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SBI PO Exam Dates

The exam dates for SBI PO 2020 are yet to be released and the tentative schedule for the recruitment of Probationary Officers in SBI for the year 2020 is as mentioned below

SBI Probationary Officer Recruitment EventsImportant Dates (tentative)
Official NotificationNovember 14, 2020 to December 4, 2020
Admit Card Release for PrelimsDecember 2020
Preliminary ExamDecember 31, 2020 & January 2, 2021 & January 4, 2021 & January 5, 2021
Preliminary Exam ResultJanuary 2021
Admit Card Release for MainsJanuary 2021
Mains ExamJanuary 29, 2021
Mains Exam ResultFebruary 2021
InterviewFebruary/ March 2021

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

SBI PO Age Limit: An applicant must be at least 21 years of age and not more than 30 years, as mentioned in the official notification.

Educational Qualification: The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
Other Backward Class OBC-(Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
Persons With Disabilities (PWD) (GENERAL)10 years
Persons With Disabilities (PWD) (OBC)13 years
Persons With Disabilities (PWD) (SC/ST)15 years
Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)5 years
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during 1-1-1980 to 31-12-19895 years

SBI PO Exam Pattern

Preliminary Exam pattern

S.No.Name of SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes

Mains Exam pattern

S.No.Name of SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning Ability456060 minutes
2Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
3General & Banking Awareness404035 minutes
4English Language354040 minutes
5English (Descriptive Test)25030 minutes

SBI PO Syllabus

Preliminary Exam Syllabus

ReasoningQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Language
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading Comprehension
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossFill in the blanks
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures & AlligationsCloze Test
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Para jumbles
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeVocabulary
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceParagraph Completion
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereMultiple Meaning /Error Spotting
TabulationData InterpretationSentence Completion
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, PercentageTenses Rules
Blood RelationsNumber Systems
Input OutputSequence & Series
Coding DecodingPermutation, Combination & Probability

Mains Exam Syllabus

Data Analysis & InterpretationReasoningGeneral/Economy/Banking AwarenessEnglish Language
Tabular GraphSyllogismCurrent AffairsReading Comprehension
Line GraphVerbal ReasoningFinancial AwarenessGrammar
Bar GraphCircular Seating ArrangementGeneral KnowledgeVerbal Ability
Charts & TablesLinear Seating ArrangementStatic AwarenessVocabulary
Missing Case DIDouble LineupBanking Terminologies KnowledgeSentence Improvement
Radar Graph CaseletSchedulingBanking AwarenessWord Association
ProbabilityBlood Relations, Critical ReasoningPrinciples of InsurancePara Jumbles
Data SufficiencyInput-Output, Analytical and Decision MakingError Spotting
Let it Case DIDirections and DistancesCloze Test
Permutation and CombinationOrdering and Ranking, Code InequalitiesFill in the blanks
Pie ChartsData Sufficiency
Coding-Decoding, Course of Action


Age limit: 21 to 30 years only
Educational qualification:  Graduation in any discipline from a recognised university or any equivalent qualification recognised by the Central Government. Those who are in the final year / semester of their graduation may also apply, if called for interview. However, they will have to provide a proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before notification date.
CategoryNo. of chances
General (PWD)/ OBC (PWD)7
SC/ SC (PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD)No Restrictions
Please note: The number of chances will be counted from the examination held on April 18, 2010. Also, appearing in Preliminary Examinations will not be counted as a chance.
The various stages of the SBI PO are as follows:
  • Preliminary exam
  • Mains exam
  • Group Exercises and Personal Interview

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