The State Bank of India (SBI) will hold the SBI PO 2022 exam to choose qualified applicants for the 1673 Probationary Officers (PO) positions in various State Bank of India locations. SBI PO Exam Dates and the SBI PO Notification 2022 have both been made public. As per the official notification, the SBI PO 2022 prelims test will be held from December 17 through December 20, and the SBI PO Mains exam will be held in January or February of 2023.
The State Bank of India is the largest Indian bank and a public sector financial institution with more than 45 crore customers and 22,000 branches. The SBI PO exam is conducted by the State Bank of India for the post of the probationary officer as well as other openings in various departments. SBI on its official website announces the exam through notification every year to recruit deserving and qualified candidates as probationary officers from applicants. The SBI PO exam is one of the most desired tests across the country for applicants who want a career in the banking and financial sector.
The exam is divided into three phases – prelims, mains exam, and pre-joining induction (online certification course) with 100 marks – continuous assessment for confirmation in banking service followed by an online test.
|Conducted by||State Bank of India|
|SBI Vacancy 2022||1673|
|Educational Eligibility||Graduate from a recognized university|
|Age Criteria||21 to 30 years|
|How often in a year||Once every year|
|Recruitment phases||Preliminary Exam|
Training & online test
|Mode of exam||Online (Objective)|
|Duration||Prelim (60 minutes)|
Mains ( 2 hours 40 minutes)
|Marks||Prelim (100 marks)|
Mains (200 marks)
|Probation period||6 months|
SBI PO examination has four phases of recruitment starting with the preliminary exam which has 100 questions and 100 marks divided into three sections English language, Numerical ability and Reasoning ability. The duration of the prelims is 1 hour. After qualifying prelims exam, successful candidates are invited for the Mains exam which has 190 questions and 200 marks divided into four sections – General/Financial Awareness, General English, quantitative aptitude, reasoning ability & computer aptitude. The duration of the mains is 3 hours. Successful candidates will have to undergo pre-joining induction training and an online test after the course. Announcement of the SBI PO exam will be done over SBI official website in the form of a notification.
|General||Rs. 750/- (including intimation charges)|
The notification for SBI PO 2022 exam has been announced by SBI on their official website on 21st September 2022 for a total of 1673 PO vacancies for the post of probationary officer. Registration for the exam started on 22nd September 2022. The notification contains the details about the position, registration details, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, prelim & main syllabus etc.
There is immense competition as this year over 10 lakhs applicants have applied online for the exam which has 1673 PO vacancies.
|SBI PO Notification 2022||21st September 2022|
|SBI PO Apply Online (Start Date)||22nd September 2022|
|SBI PO Apply Online (Last Date)||12th October 2022|
|Fee Payment’s last date||12th October 2022|
|SBI PO Admit Card (Prelims)||November 2022 / December 2022 (Tentative)|
|SBI PO Exam Date (Prelims)||17th to 20th December 2022|
|SBI PO Admit Card (Mains)||Dates yet to be announced|
|SBI PO Exam Date (Mains)||January 2023 / February 2023 (Tentative)|
|SBI PO Result||Dates yet to be announced|
Candidates can pay the application fees offline by visiting banks and sending a soft copy of the receipt or pay online through a debit/credit card, internet banking or wallet
|General / OBC / EwS candidates||Rs. 750/-|
Candidates aspiring to become probationary officers in the state bank of India should satisfy the following SBI PO eligibility criteria
Candidates applying for the SBI PO exam should be a citizen of India.
Candidates applying for the SBI PO exam should have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
Candidate should be of age 21 and should not cross 30 years as on 01/04/2022
Relaxation of Upper age limit based on category
based on Category
|OBC (NCL)||3 years|
Vacancies for the post of SBI probationary officer category-wise for 2022
|Scheduled Cast (SC)||240||30||270|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||120||11||131|
SBI Vacancy 2022 for the post of SBI probationary officer (PwD wise)
|d & e||16||23||39|
SBI PO exam centres are across India – prelims exam centres are in 200 cities whereas mains exam centres are in 70 cities. Candidates have to select their preference of exam centres while filing the application for SBI PO exam. Candidates are advised to submit their application well in advance in order to get their preferred exam centre.
SBI PO exam is organized by the state bank of India for the post of probationary officer to fill their current 1673 vacancies. The recruitment process has three phases. Candidates who qualify in first phase become eligible to appear in the second phase and those who qualify in the second phase will be selected for pre-selection training and an online test. The three phases are prelims, mains and pre-selection training.
Phase I – preliminary test
SBI PO preliminary test has the objective type of paper with multiple choice questions. there are 100 questions and total marks for the paper is 100. prelims has three sections – English language, quantitative aptitude and reasoning ability.
Phase II – mains test
SBI PO mains test has objective type of paper with 190 questions and total marks for paper is 200. mains has four sections General/Financial awareness, General English, quantitative aptitude, reasoning ability & computer aptitude.
Phase III – pre-joining induction training
Candidates qualified in Mains exam have to undergo induction training program which has online test at the end of the course. There is continuous monitoring and marking on candidate’s performance and based on this they will be recruited as probationary officer.
SBI PO exam authorities declare the result after 15 days of the exam date. The prelims exam in 2021 was on 20,21 and 27th November 2021 and results were declared on 14th December 2021. Mains exam in 2021 was on 2nd January 2022 and results were declared on 26th January 2022. The results are announced on SBI official website. Candidates who have appeared in the exam can view and download their result by entering their login credentials i.e. application number and date of birth
SBI PO 2021 prelim cut off
SBI PO 2021 mains cut off
After successfully qualifying exam and being appointed as Probationary Officer should receive an in-hand salary ranging from Rs. 52000 and Rs. 55000 per month. The basic pay will be Rs 41,960, gross compensation will be between 8.20 lacs to 13.08 lacs per annum.
Know More – SBI PO Exam Pattern & Syllabus
Candidates who wish to appear for the exam should register their details on the SBI website and apply online.
Candidates should follow the steps given below to register on the SBI website
Step 1: Registration
Step 2: Upload Photo and Signature
Step 3: Fill out the detailed application form
Candidates should enter their first name, middle name, last name, mobile number, alternative number, email address, and security code on the website and click on save and continue in the Basic info section.
Educational Qualification, Work Experience & Languages:
Candidate should enter the information about the year of passing, college attended, percentage of marks and grade. Marksheet soft copy should be attached to match the entered values. The languages candidate can write, read and speak and has total work experience
Candidates should enter their preference of exam centre.
Step 4: Preview of SBI PO application form
Candidate should carefully review entire application in preview mode and make sure details entered are correct and nothing is incomplete or incorrect.
Step 5: SBI PO fee payment
While applying online for SBI PO application candidates should keep soft copy of following
Answer – SBI PO is short for State Bank of India Probationary Officer Exam conducted by State Bank of India. For 2022, the registration already started since 22nd September 2022 and will end on 12th October 2022. Candidates can register for the exam by visiting their official website http://www.sbi.co.in. The exam is divided into three phases – prelims, mains exam and pre-joining induction (online certification course) with 100 marks – continuous assessment for confirmation in banking service followed by online test.
Answer: Candidates should prepare all the topics covered in syllabus of SBI PO without leaving anything aside.
Answer: After successfully qualifying SBI PO exam and being appointed as Probationary Officer should receive an in-hand salary ranging from Rs. 52000 and Rs. 55000 per month. The basic pay will be Rs 41,960, gross compensation will be between 8.20 lacs to 13.08 lacs per annum.
Answer: There are maximum 4 (four) attempts allowed for candidates with general category to appear for SBI PO exam. Candidates with Other backword class and persons with disabilities (OBC and PwD) are allowed 7 (seven) attempts to appear for SBI PO exam.
Answer: Candidates appearing for SBI PO exam can crack in first attempt by following steps listed below
Answer: Candidates who wish to become probationary officers at State Bank of India should hold Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from recognized univesity from India, should be a citizen of India and should be of age between 21 and 30 years. Candidates should apply for SBI PO exam online over official website http://www.sbi.co.in by registering themselves within the dates declared for registeration. Prepare for the exam, appear in both phases prelims and mains exam and qualify in these exams.
Answer: Candidates should keep a watch on official website http://www.sbi.co.in for a notification about SBI PO exam and register on the website and apply for SBI PO examination and pay for the application fees.
Answer: Probationary officer for State Bank of India is responsible for working with customers with existing accounts with bank and new customers for opening their accounts and processing loans. They need to supervise all the clerical activities and assist the clerks whenever required.
Answer: Notification and application for SBI PO exam has category code for each category as listed below
|SC (LD)||2||OBC (LD)||12||EWS (LD)||22|
|SC (VI)||3||OBC (VI)||13||EWS (VI)||23|
|SC (HI)||4||OBC (HI)||14||EWS (HI)||24|
|SC (d&e)||5||OBC (d&e)||15||EWS (d&e)||25|
|ST (LD)||7||GEN (LD)||17||–||–|
|ST (VI)||8||GEN (VI)||18||–||–|
|ST (d&e)||10||GEN (d&e)||20||–||–|
Answer: SBI PO exam is difficult compared to the IBPS PO exam. IBPS PO is an exam conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for participating banks except the State Bank of India. SBI PO is an exam to select probationary officers for the state bank of India
Answer: Yes, SBI is a top nationalized bank in India, with 4 advance increments in salary, appointed as probationary officer is prestigious government job of India.