SBI PO Notification 2022 | Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Salary

SBI PO 2022 Notification will be released soon on the official website of the State Bank of India. Eligible and Interested candidates check complete details here regarding the SBI PO 2022 Notification. More than a lakh of aspirants apply for the SBI Post every year which leads to the rise in competition. The selection process of SBI PO 2022 will be held in three stages that are Prelims, Mains, and Interview (or Interview & Group Exercise). The candidates need to score more than or equivalent to the cut-off to be qualified for the next round of the exam. Scroll down the article to get complete information about the SBI PO 2022 notification, apply online, exam date, etc.

Table Of Content:

SBI PO Notification 2022 SBI PO Exam Overview 2022 SBI Exam Date 2022
SBI PO Vacancy 2022 SBI PO Eligibility 2022 SBI PO Apply Online 2022
SBI PO Exam Pattern 2022 SBI PO Syllabus 2022 SBI PO Salary 2022
SBI PO Exam Analysis 2022 SBI PO Preparation 2022 SBI PO Cut off 2022

SBI PO 2022 Recruitment

State Bank of India invites applications to recruit eligible applicants for the post of Probationary Officer in SBI.  The selection of the applicants for the SBI PO 2022 is done in three phases that include the Prelims exam, Mains exams, and Interview (or Interview & Group Exercise) rounds. Candidates need to qualify in all three rounds to be considered eligible for the final appointment of the Post. State Bank of India is one of the reputed organizations that offer lucrative salary packages along with several perks to the employees which enable a huge number of candidates to apply for the exam every year. Candidates can check the complete information about number of vacancies, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, exam analysis, syllabus, and other related info from this article.

How to crack SBI PO Exam 2022

SBI PO Exam Summary

SBI PO 2022 Exam is held in three phases: Prelims, Mains, and Interview & group exercise round. The candidates need to qualify each round to be eligible for the next round till the selection process is over. Candidates can check the complete exam summary from the table mentioned below

Post Name Probationary Officers
Conducting Authority State Bank of India
Exam Level National
Frequency Annually
Application mode Online
Exam mode Online 
Selection Rounds
  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview and group exercise
Negative Marking 1/4th of marks allotted to the question
Job Posting Across India
Official Website sbi.co.in

Note:

  • Preliminary Examination is conducted for a total of 100 marks which will be held online.
  • The Main Examination will also be held through online mode and will contain Objective type Questions carrying a total of 200 marks and Descriptive Test Questions carrying a total of 50 marks. 
  • Due to the outbreak of covid, the interview round may contain

(i) Interview round only carrying 50 marks OR

(ii) Interview (30 marks) & Group Exercises (20 marks). 

  • Candidates need to obtain minimum qualifying marks in the Interview round to be considered eligible for final selection. 
  • The aspirants are required to qualify for both Mains and Interview rounds separately. The score obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), will be added to the marks obtained in the Interview round while preparing the final merit list.

Download SBI PO Previous Year Question Paper PDF

SBI PO 2022 Exam Date

Candidates can check the following table mentioned below to know the important dates of the SBI PO 2022. It is important for the candidates to check the exam dates during their exam preparation.

Activity

SBI PO 2022 Tentative Dates

On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of Application by candidates

To be announced

Payment of Application Fee

To be announced

The download of Preliminary Examination Call Letters

To be announced

Phase-I: Online Preliminary Examination

To be announced

Declaration of Result of Preliminary Examination

To be announced

The download of the Main Examination Call letter

To be announced

Phase-II: Online Main Examination

To be announced

Declaration of Result of Main Examination

To be announced

The download of Phase-III Call Letter

To be announced

Phase-III: Interview (Or Interview & Group Exercises)

To be announced

Declaration of Final Result

To be announced

Pre-Examination Training for SC / ST / Religious Minority Community candidates

Download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training

To be announced

Conduct of Pre- Examination Training

To be announced

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SBI PO 2021 recruitment dates are available here for your reference.

Activity

SBI PO 2021 Dates

On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of Application by candidates

05.10.2021 to 25.10.2021

Payment of Application Fee

05.10.2021 to 25.10.2021

The download of Preliminary Examination Call Letters

8th November 2021

Phase-I: Online Preliminary Examination

20th, 21st & 27th November 2021

Declaration of Result of Preliminary Examination

16th December 2021

The download of the Main Examination Call letter

16th December 2021

Phase-II: Online Main Examination

2nd January 2022

Declaration of Result of Main Examination

January 2022

The download of Phase-III Call Letter

1st / 2nd week of February 2022 onwards

Phase-III: Interview (Or Interview & Group Exercises)

2nd / 3rd week of February 2022 

Declaration of Final Result

February / March 2022

Pre-Examination Training for SC / ST / Religious Minority Community candidates

Download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training

1st week of November 2021 onwards

Conduct of Pre- Examination Training

2nd week of November 2021

Click Here to Download SBI PO 2021 Notification PDF

SBI PO Vacancy 2022

State Bank of India has released 2056 vacancies along with the Notification on the official website. The previous year, they announced a total of 2000 vacancies of Probationary Officer. Refer to the SBI PO Vacancy 2021 for each category.

Category

Regular Vacancy

Backlog Vacancy

Total Vacancy for SBI PO 2021

SC

300

24

324

ST

150

12

162

OBC

540

20

560

EWS

200

-

200

GEN

810

-

810

Total

2000

56

2056

SBI PO Vacancy 2021 (PwD Category)

Category

Regular Vacancy

Backlog Vacancy

Total Vacancy

LD

20

-

20

VI

20

01

21

HI

20

36

56

d & e

20

09

29

 *VI: Vision Impairment

*HI: Hearing Impairment

*LD: Learning Disabilities

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2022

The SBI PO Eligibility Criteria depends on three factors mentioned below

  • Nationality
  • Age Limit
  • Educational Qualification

Nationality

The aspirant must be an Indian citizen in order to be eligible to apply for the exam.

Age Limit:

As of 1-04-2021, the candidate’s age must be not below 21 years and not above 30 years. i.e. candidates must have been born not later than 01.04.2000 and not earlier than 02.04.1991 (both days inclusive).

Relaxation in the Upper age limit is mentioned below:

Category Age relaxation
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
Persons With Benchmark Disabilities
  1. PWD (SC/ ST) - 15 Years
  2. PWD (OBC) - 13 Years
  3. PWD (Gen/ EWS) - 10 Years
Ex-servicemen 5 Years

Educational Qualifications

  • As of 31-12-21, Candidates must possess a Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification.
  • Those who are in the Final Year / Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.12.2021.

How to Apply Online for SBI PO?

The first and foremost step to apply for the exam is to fill the SBI PO Application Form. There are two steps involved in this process as Online Registration and Online Application Process. In the first place, candidates need to have an active email id and mobile no. It should be available in SBI PO Recruitment Process to receive details or information related to the exam. SBI PO Steps to apply online has two steps

  • Registration
  • Login

SBI PO Apply Online 2021 Link

 SBI PO Online Registration

  • Visit the official website and click on the career link mentioned on the homepage of the website.
  • After that, click on the apply online link of SBI PO available on the page. A registration link will be displayed on the screen
  • Click on New Registration available on the page.
  • Enter personal details such as candidate’s name, parents’ name, email id, date of birth, contact number, etc.
  • Hit the submit button to successfully complete the SBI PO online registration form.
  • Soon after the completion of the registration, the candidates will receive a Registration ID and a password at their contact number and email ID.

SBI PO Login Steps

  • Firstly, the candidates need to log in with their Registration No, Password, and date of birth to fill the application form of the SBI PO 2021.
  • Then, upload the photograph and signature as per the prescribed format discussed below.
  • After that, aspirants need to upload the scanned copy of the passport size photo as per the prescribed format discussed below.

Photograph 

20 to 50 Kb

200 x 230 pixels

Signature 

10 to 20 Kb

140 x 60 pixels

Left-Hand Thumb Impression

20 kb to 50 kb

240 x 240 pixels

Hand-Written Declaration

50 kb to 100 kb

800 x 400 pixels

 

  • After the candidates have uploaded the photograph and signature, then they need to click on the preview button and check the submitted details in a careful manner.
  • Last but not the least, candidates are required to make the payment of fees online to complete the application process.

 SBI PO Application Fees 2022

Candidates can pay the application through modes such as Credit Card, Debit Card, Internet Banking, SBI Challan, and etc. Refer to the SBI PO Application Fee category wise discussed below in the following table/

Category

Application Fee

SC/ST/PWD

Nil

General/EWS/OBC

Rs. 750/

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2022

SBI PO exam will be conducted in three stages that is Prelims Exams, Mains Exams, and Interview. It is important for the candidates to know the exam pattern in a detailed manner. With the help of the SBI PO Exam Pattern and Syllabus, candidates can prepare well for the exam. Candidates should understand the exam pattern and syllabus before they start the preparation of the exam. Let’s discuss the SBI PO Exam Pattern below in a detailed manner.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

SBI PO Prelims exam is conducted online and contains objective or multiple-choice questions. The medium of the question paper will be both in English and Hindi Language. There will three sections in the exam with separate timings. There will be a deduction of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer in the exam.

 

Section

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Medium

English Language

30

30

20 mins

English

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 mins

English/Hindi

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 mins

English/Hindi

Total

100

100

60 mins

-

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SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2022

SBI PO Mains exam is conducted online and contains both objective and descriptive type questions. The medium of question paper of the objective exam will be both in English and Hindi Language. There will a total of five sections in the exam with separate timings. There will be a deduction of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer in the exam.

Section

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Medium

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 mins

English/Hindi

English Language

35

40

40 mins

English

Data Analysis and Interpretation

35

60

45 mins

English/Hindi

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

40

35 mins

English/Hindi

Total

155

200

3 hours

 

Letter Writing and Essay section

2

50

30 minutes

 

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SBI PO Syllabus 2022

It is very crucial to know the exam pattern and syllabus before starting the exam preparation. Candidates can get to know the important topics for the exams that need to be covered in their preparation and they would not waste their time on the unimportant topics with the help of the syllabus. It would save a lot of time for the aspirants. With the intention to guide the aspirants in the right direction, we have shared the mains and prelims exam syllabus in the following table discussed below.

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SBI PO Prelims Syllabus 2022

There are three sections in the SBI PO Prelims exam which are:

Candidates can check the following table mentioned below to know the SBI PO Preliminary Syllabus 2021.

Logical Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Puzzle

Simplification

Reading and Comprehension 

Alphabet Test

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Synonyms and Antonyms

Ranking/Direction/

Surds & Indices

Phrasal Verbs

Seating Arrangement

Sequence & Series

Fill in the qualifying words

Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest & Compound

Para jumbles

Coded Inequalities

Profit & Loss

Idioms and Phrases 

Syllogism

Data Interpretation

Error Spotting

Input-Output

Work & Time

Fill in the blanks

Tabulation

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere 

Vocabulary Test

Alphanumeric Series

Permutation, Combination & Probability

Cloze Test

Blood Relations

Mixtures & Alligations

Miscellaneous

Coding-Decoding

Number Systems

 

 

Time & Distance

 

SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2022

There are four sections in the SBI PO Mains Objective exam which are:

  • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
  • English Language
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • General/Economy/Banking Awareness

Candidates can check the following table mentioned below to know the SBI PO Mains Objective Syllabus 2021.

Data Analysis & Interpretation

Reasoning

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

English

Tabular Graph

Syllogism

Current Affairs

Reading Comprehension

Data Sufficiency

Scheduling

Banking Awareness

Fill in the blanks

Charts & Tables

Linear Seating Arrangement

General Knowledge

Vocabulary

Missing Case DI

Circular Seating Arrangement

Banking Terminologies Knowledge

Sentence Improvement

Let it Case DI



Input-Output, Analytical and Decision Making

Financial Awareness

Error Spotting

Radar Graph Caselet

Double Lineup

Static Awareness

Word Association

Probability

Verbal Reasoning

Principles of Insurance

Grammar

Probability

Directions and Distances

 

Verbal Ability

Bar Graph

Data Sufficiency

 

Cloze Test

Permutation and Combination

Blood Relations, Critical Reasoning

 

Para Jumbles

Line Graph 

Ordering and Ranking, Code Inequalities

   

SBI PO Salary 2022

State Bank of India offers lucrative salary packages along with several perks to the employees which enable a huge number of candidates to apply for the exam every year. In comparison with other govt job, the entry pay of the SBI PO is much higher. The starting basic pay is 41,960/- (with 4 advance increments) on a scale of 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840 The candidates will also be eligible for allowances and perks along with an attractive salary package. The allowances offered for the post of SBI PO mentioned below:

Get more details about SBI PO Salary 2022

  • Dearness Allowance
  • H.R.A/ Lease rental
  • CCA
  • Travelling Allowances
  • Medical Insurance
  • Furniture Allowances

SBI PO Exam Analysis 2022

SBI PO Exam Analysis can play an important role while preparing for the exam. With the help of the previous year’s exam analysis, candidates can get a rough idea about the number of questions that can be expected in each topic along with its difficulty level. Candidates willing to apply for SBI PO must check the previous year’s exam analysis to get a fair idea about the exam and must implement that strategy during their exam preparation. Here in this article, we have shared SBI PO Exam Analysis for both Prelims and Mains exams. Scroll down to read more.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis

The online preliminary exam of SBI PO was conducted online from 4th to 6th January 2021 in four different shifts. The English Language was easy to moderate whereas the reasoning section was a bit lengthy and the Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate to difficult. Hence, the overall difficulty level of the SBI PO Prelims exam was moderate to difficult. Candidates need to check the table given below that states the number of good attempts and section-wise and overall difficulty level of the SBI PO Prelims 2020.

Subject

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempt

English Language

Easy to Moderate

22-23

Quantitative Aptitude

Moderate to Difficult

17-20

Reasoning Ability

Moderate

18-21

Total

 

57-64

 

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis

SBI PO 2020 mains exam was held on 29 January 2021. As per the candidates who have appeared for the exam, this year’s paper was more difficult if compared with the exam held in 2019. The Data Analysis & Interpretation was the most difficult section of the exam. The question asked in the General Awareness section was of moderate level/ The Reasoning & Computer Aptitude section was nearly moderate to difficult whereas the English Language section was easy to moderate level. The question asked in the descriptive test was of moderate level. Candidates need to check the table given below that states the number of good attempts and section-wise and overall difficulty level of the SBI PO Mains 2020.

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis 2020-Objective Test

Section

No of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Good Attempt

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

Moderate-Difficult

24 to 29

English Language

35

Easy to Moderate

23 to 26

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

Difficult

22 to 26

General Awareness

40

Moderate

28 to 32

Total

155

Moderate -Difficult

97 to 113

 

SBI PO Mains Exam Analysis-Descriptive Test

This descriptive test contains questions like letter writing and essay writing. The aspirants need to write a letter of 150 words on the given topics and an essay of 150 words on the given trending news. Candidates can check the topics related to the Essay and Letter Writing that was asked in the previous year given below:

 

Essay Writing

Advantage and Disadvantage of Online Education

Efficient use of natural resources. 

Letter Writing

To the editor to motivate youth to join armed forces

To the Bank Manager by a customer regarding the closing of bank account

SBI PO Preparation Strategy 2022

Every year more than lakhs of the aspirant apply for the SBI PO post. With the rise in the number of applicants, the competition also increases every year. As the exam dates are not yet declared but can be announced at any point in time. Therefore, it is important for the applicants to start their preparation beforehand. We have shared below a few preparation tips for the candidates who are willing to apply for the SBI PO 2021.

  1. In the first step, candidates need to be familiar with what is SBI PO exam all about and then prepare an effective strategy accordingly.
  2. Secondly, they must create and stick to the study plan in an efficient manner
  3. Candidates must check and understand the exam pattern and syllabus before starting the preparation. It is important for the candidates to know the exam format, marking scheme, subject names, number of questions, maximum marks, and etc.
  4. Candidates must select the right study resources during the preparation to perform well in the exam
  5. It is important for the candidates to clear the basic concept of each section and its sub-topics to build a firm grip in every subject.
  6. While preparing for the exam, candidates must prepare short notes and regularly revise till the exam dates
  7. Candidates must practice section-wise and overall mock tests on a regular basis to increase their speed and accuracy.
  8. The applicants should also solve the previous year’s question papers to understand the difficulty level of the exam, the types of questions asked every year along with its mark weightage.
  9. Aspirants should daily read the newspaper and stay up to date with current affairs to perform well in the General Awareness section. Guidely's Free General Awareness PDFs will help you to enhance your preparation.
  10. They must read different books to improve their grammar, sentence formation, vocab, and so on as it will be helpful for them in both Prelims and Mains exams.
  11. Last but not the least, candidates are advised to stay calm, stress-free, healthy, and focused during their exam preparation

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SBI PO Admit Card 2022

The SBI PO mains admit card 2021 is out. Candidates must note that admit cards for each round are released separately on the official website of SBI. 

Steps to Download SBI PO Admit Card

  1. Firstly, visit the official website of SBI
  2. Then click on the download link of the admit card
  3. Next, enter the “Registration ID” and “Date of Birth/Password”.
  4. Then, enter the Captcha in the required space.
  5. After that, hit the Login button.
  6. Finally, the admit card will be available on the computer screen
  7. Last but not least, click on the download button or take a printout of the SBI PO 2021 Mains Admit Card for future reference.

Download SBI PO Mains Admit Card 2021

SBI PO Result 2022

The SBI PO result is out. Candidates follow the steps to check SBI PO Prelims Result 2021.

  • Visit the official site of the SBI.
  • You can find the SBI PO 2021 result link on the home page.
  • Click that link. You will be directed to the result login page.
  • Log in using your roll number and password.
  • Take a printout of the SBI PO prelims result 2021 for your reference.

SBI PO Prelims Result 2021 Link

SBI PO Cut Off 22

SBI PO Cut-off releases after the completion of every round of the exam. The candidates are required to clear the cut-off of every round to be qualified for the next stage of the exam. After the candidates clear the SBI PO Cut-off of all three rounds then they will be considered eligible for the appointment of the Post. The cutoff plays a pivotal role in the selection of candidates for the exam. With the help of the cut-off, the candidates will be able to know whether they have qualified for the exam or not. The cut-off is a minimum qualifying mark that the candidates need to secure to qualify for the round. Several factors help in determining the SBI PO Cut-off mentioned below:

Check out SBI PO Previous, Expected Cut Off

  • Number of appearing candidates
  • Availability of Vacancies
  • Difficulty Level
  • Previous Year Cut-off
  • Candidate’s category

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2021

We have shared the SBI PO Prelims 2021 cut off in the following table mentioned below.

Category SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2021
General 63
OBC 61.25
EWS 62.75
SC 54.75
ST 49.25
LD 51.50
VI 55.25
HI 19
D&E 8.50

SBI PO 2022: FAQs

Que: When is the SBI PO 2021 Notification expected to be declared?

Ans. SBI PO 2021 Official Notification is is out on 4th of October 2021.

Que: How many times does the SBI PO exam is held in a year?

Ans. SBI PO exam is conducted annually.

Que: In how many stages SBI PO recruitment is conducted?

Ans. There are three stages in the SBI PO selection process such as Prelims, Mains & Interview.

Que: What is the age limit to apply for the SBI PO exam?

Ans. The age of the candidates should be between 21 years to 30 years to be considered eligible to apply online for SBI PO 2021.

Que: Is there Negative Marking in the SBI PO Exam?

Ans. Yes, there will be negative marking for incorrect responses to the objective questions asked in both the Preliminary and Mains Exam. There will be a deduction of 1/4th or 0.25 marks for every wrong answer marked by the applicants.

 

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