SBI PO Notification 2020 PDF – Exam Date, SBI PO Vacancy, Online Application Form

SBI PO Notification 2020:

The State Bank of India will release the SBI PO notification soon for this year. The last year’s vacancy is 2000. This year also the same range of vacancies is expected with SBI PO notification 2020. Candidates check here the complete details of the notification.

Last year there are 2000 Probationary Officers jobs were allotted by State Bank of India. The SBI PO 2020 notification date will arrive soon. SBI PO Recruitment invites online application from the prominent candidates. In the recruitment of SBI PO 2020, the 2 most important eligibility norms are age and educational qualification. The candidates can apply for the exam, if and only if they satisfy all the mandatory norms. Alsop the exam fee you are paying is non refundable. The procedure of selection, apply online, and other important details details are provided for your reference. SBI PO online application is available till the last date mentioned in the SBI PO official notification 2020.

SBI PO Exam Dates:

In the SBI PO official notification 2020, you can find every detail in a clear manner. From the start and end date for online application to the date of final exam are available in the notification. Also it will discuss all the procedures of the recruitment process in detail. Here the list of important dates are mentioned in the below table.

ActivityTentative Dates
On-line application start dateApril 2020
Online application end dateApril 2020
Download of call letters for Pre-Examination TrainingMay 2020
Download of call letters for online Preliminary ExaminationMay 2020
Conduct of Pre- Examination TrainingMay 2020
Online Preliminary ExaminationJune 2020
Result of Online Preliminary ExaminationJuly 2020
Download of Call letter for Online Main ExaminationJuly 2020
Conduct of Online Main ExaminationAugust 2020
Declaration of Result of Main ExaminationAugust 2020
Download of Call Letter for Group Exercises & InterviewAugust 2020
Conduct of Group Exercises & InterviewSeptember 2020
Declaration of Final ResultOctober 2020

SBI PO Selection Process:

As mentioned in the SBI PO recruitment 2020 notification, the selection process will take place in 3 stages. They are,

1st Stage2nd Stage3rd Stage
Online Preliminary examOnline Mains examGroup exercise and interview

Candidates should pass in all the stages to get the provisional allotment order. As it is a 3 stage process with interview and group exercise, candidates have to work hard. Only candidates with immense talent and hard working nature can clear this exam.

SBI PO Vacancy:

Candidates are eagerly waiting for the SBI PO 2020 notification date. Once the notification gets release, all the important details get revealed. As this is one of the important exams, candidates are preparing in a full fledged manner. “When will be SBI PO 2020 notification come?” is the question right now in the minds of the candidates. More importantly candidates will be eager to know the vacancy details. Once the notification gets released, the candidates will come to know the category wise vacancy details.

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria:

The SBI recruitment board has given all the information related to the eligibility criteria in the official notification. The hundred percent eligible candidates can apply for the exam. If you are talented and hardworking candidate, you can easily crack this exam. In this recruitment candidates have to pass in the three stages of selection. The first two stages prelims and mains are the online examinations. The final stage includes group exercise and interview. Here detailed information are provided qualification, age limit, age relaxation and other norms the candidate have to fulfil the norms that are mandatory to apply for this post. The important eligible norms as per the SBI PO official notification 2020 are discussed here.

Educational Qualification:

Candidates should have completed graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University. This is the minimum qualification regarding the educational criteria. Also the final year candidates can also apply for this SBI PO recruitment. But if they attend the interview, it is compulsory that those candidates should show the valid proof of passing their graduation exam. As per the SBI PO official notification 2020, candidates should fulfil all these educational eligibility criteria without fail.

Age Criteria:

  • Minimum Age – 21 years
  • Maximum age – 30 years

Age relaxation is applicable for each category as per the SBI PO notification 2020 pdf. The age relaxation details are given in the below table.

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste (SC) / scheduled Tribe (ST)5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) – Non creamy layer3 years
PWD (SC / ST)15 years
PWD (OBC)13 years
PWD (Gen / EWS)10 years
Ex-servicemen5 years
Person domiciled of Jammu and Kashmir during the period  01.01.1980 to 31.12.19895 years

Other Criteria:

As mentioned in the SBI PO 2020 notification pdf, candidates check these important conditions given below.

  • The applicants should not have any record of default in dues and loan repayments.
  • Candidates’ name should not have unfavourable reports against CIBIL and other external agencies.
  • Candidates should not have unfavourable reports regarding their character, moral turpitude and antecedents.

SBI PO Apply Online:

Candidates check the SBI PO notification 2020 apply online dates. Before the final date, submit your completely filled online application. If the applicants not fulfil even any single criteria, they can’t apply for this exam. As all the details are explained in a clear manner, check them twice before you apply for this exam. If you satisfy the qualifications are matched with above notification then start to apply for SBI PO 2020 recruitment. When you start to fill up the online application you should keep all the requisites. Fill up the form without any error and upload all the required documents. Hope this below steps will help you to apply very easily to apply SBI PO 2020.

Steps to Fill SBI PO Online Application:

Here we have explained the SBI PO notification 2020 apply online procedures. Individuals those who are applying for this recruitment, follow the procedure given below. So that you can continue the apply online process in a smooth manner, without any doubts.

  • Visit the Official Website – www.sbi.co.in.
  • There click the SBI PO apply online link. In the first step you have to register your basic information. For that click the tab for new registration.
  • After completing the registration process login to your SBI PO online application. For that you should use the login credentials that you got through the registered mobile number and email Id.
  • In your application form, fill the details without any mistake.
  • At required spaces, upload the relevant scanned documents and submit the application.
  • Finally complete your online fee payment.

The size and format of the scanned documents are given below. You should upload the documents in this format only.

DocumentDimensionsFile Size
Photograph200*300 pixels20 Kb to 50 Kb
Signature140*60 pixels10 Kb to 20 Kb

SBI PO 2020 Application Fee:

As mentioned in the SBI PO notification 2020 pdf, the application fee details are mentioned below.

Application Free for SC / ST / PWD candidatesRs.125/-
Application Fee for General / OBC / EWS candidatesRs.750
Mode of Fee paymentOnline

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern:

The given SBI PO 2020 Exam Pattern is for Probationary Officers Jobs.  Actually the preliminary examination of SBI PO 2020 will consist of 100 Mark with 3 subjects included that are Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language. It will be an objective type and the time duration will be 1 hour. The exam pattern as mentioned in the SBI PO official notification 2020, is given in below. The important schemes of the exam are,

  • Marks for each correct answer – 1 mark
  • Negative marks for each wrong answer – 0.25 marks (will be deducted)
  • Sectional time – 20 minutes for each section.

There is no sectional cut off for this exam. Candidates clearing the overall cut off are called for the mains exam.

S No.SectionNo. Of questionsMaximum marksDuration
1.Reasoning ability353520 minutes
2.Quantitative  aptitude353520 minutes
3.English language303020 minutes
Total1001001 hour

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern:

SBI PO Mains Exam has 4 Sections and also has a descriptive type test. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language, and Descriptive Type Test. Here in the below tabular column you can find the detailed information of Exam Pattern as mentioned in SBI PO notification.

S No.SectionNo. Of questionsMaximum marksDuration
1.Reasoning ability & computer aptitude456060 minutes
2.Data interpretation and analysis356045 minutes
3.General/ Economy/ Banking awareness404035 minutes
4.English language           354040 minutes
Total1552003 hours
Descriptive test: Letter and essay writing25030 minutes

The SBI PO 2020 Main Examination will be in online mode. There two types of tests will be conducting for SBI PO Mains. One will be an Objective type and the another one will be a Descriptive Test. Both examinations are in online mode only. Objective type has the maximum marks of 200 and the descriptive test is conducted for a total of 50 marks. The Descriptive Test will be immediate to after of Objective Type exam. In the mains exam you will lose 1/4th of the marks assigned to the question if your answer is wrong.

As per the SBI PO official notification 2020, the Descriptive Test is conducted for total time duration of 30 minutes. For a total of 50 marks, you will have to type a Letter Writing & Essay. This test will is conducted in typing mode. The candidates have to type the contents in the computer within the given time period.

Final selection:

As per the SBI PO notification 2020 pdf, the candidates clearing the mains exam are invited for the final round. The final round consists of interview and group exercise.

  • Group exercise – 20 marks
  • Interview – 30 marks.

Hence the final round is conducted for a total of 50 marks. The mains mark of the candidate is converted to a total of 75. The marks of the final round are converted to a total of 25 marks. If you add these two marks, the candidates’ final score out of 100 is obtained. Similarly, out of 100, a final cut off is fixed to prepare the merit list.

Is SBI PO Job Stressful?

In today’s scenario, some people are considering any bank job as stressful. As SBI PO is a high cadre job, there will be surely some difficulties and challenges in the work. But if you enjoy your work it will not be that much stressful. Also clearing the SBI PO exam itself is a hectic task. The cansdidates clearing this exam will have the talent and qualities to tackle the work pressure. So don’t bother it as a stressful job before you join the bank. Instead, take it as a challenge and enjoy your work. So interested candidates check you eligibility as per the SBI PO notification 2020 pdf, and apply for the exam.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Here some FAQs regarding the SBI PO recruitment 2020 notification are added. Candidates check it for your reference.

Q: Is there any bond in SBI PO 2020?

A: Yes there is a bond involved after the final selection. The valuation of the bond is Rs.2 lakhs. It is an agreement that the candidate should work in the bank for a minimum of 3 years.

Q: What is PO post in SBI?

A: In SBI the PO post means ‘Probationary officer’. The candidates selected as an SBI PO will have the probation period of 2 years.

Q: What is the maximum number of permissible chances for candidates to appear in the SBI PO exam?

A: The candidates have limit in the maximum chances to appear in the SBI PO exam. It will vary depending upon the category of the candidate. As per the SBI PO recruitment 2020 notification, the maximum chances for candidates are,

  • SC / SC (PWD) / ST / ST (PWD) – No restriction
  • OBC / OBC (PWD) – 7
  • General / EWS (PWD) – 7
  • General / EWS – 4

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