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SBI PO 2024: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

July 1, 2024

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The State Bank of India (SBI) will hold the SBI PO 2024 to choose qualified applicants for the Probationary Officers (PO) positions in various State Bank of India locations.

SBI PO

Latest Updates from SBI PO

  • SBI PO Final results are out on its official website on 19th March 2024.
  • Psychometric Test and Interview & Group Exercises dates are announced.
  • The psychometric Test will be held on 16th January 2024 onwards.
  • Interview & Group Exercises will be held on 21st January 2024 onwards.
  • SBI PO mains were conducted on 5th December 2023.
  • SBI PO Notification has been released on 6th September 2023. The online application process has started from 7th September 2023 onwards at www.sbi.co.in.
  • SBI PO Prelims Admit Card released on 23rd October 2023.

What is SBI PO?

The State Bank of India is the largest Indian bank and a public sector financial institution with over 45 crore customers and 22,000 branches. The SBI PO exam is conducted by the State Bank of India for the post of probationary officer and 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 nationwide for applicants wanting a banking and financial sector career. The exam is divided into three phases – Prelims, Mains exam, and Group Discussion & Interview.

SBI PO 2024: Highlights

Conducted byState Bank of India
Geographic coverageNational
SBI Vacancies2000
PostProbationary Officer
Educational EligibilityGraduate from a recognized university
Age Criteria21 to 30 years
How often in a yearOnce every year
Recruitment phasesPreliminary Exam
Mains Exam
Group Discussion and Interview
Mode of examOnline (Objective)
DurationPrelim (60 minutes)
Mains ( 3 hours)
MarksPrelim (100 marks)
Mains (200 marks)
GD & Interview (50 marks)
SBI PO SalaryRs. 65,780- Rs. 68,580 / Month (Gross Pay)
Probation period6 months
Official websitehttps://www.sbi.co.in/web/careers

SBI PO Notification 2024

The SBI PO official notification has not yet been released on their official website. You may access the most recent recruitment announcements and exam dates by visiting the SBI’s official website. However, we have added the previous year’s notification for reference:

sbi-po-notification-2023

SBI PO Vacancies

SBI PO Vacancy 2023
CategoryVacancy
SC300
ST150
OBC540
EWS200
GEN810
Total2000

SBI PO Exam Dates 2024

The notification for SBI PO 2024 exam is yet to be announced by SBI on their official website. The notification contains the details about the position, registration details, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, prelim & main syllabus, etc.

EventsImportant Dates for SBI PO 2023
SBI PO Notification 20236th September 2023
SBI PO Apply Online (Start Date)7th September 2023
SBI PO Apply Online (Last Date)27th September 2023
Fee Payment’s last date27th September 2023
SBI PO Prelims Exam Date1st, 4th and 6th November 2023
SBI PO Mains Admit Card22nd November 2023
SBI PO Mains Exam Date5th December 2023
SBI PO Mains Exam11th January 2024
Psychometric Test16th January 2024 onwards
Interview & Group Exercises21st January 2024 onwards
Final Result19th March 2024

Why to Choose SBI PO as a Career?

SBI PO is regarded as a top job opportunity in the banking industry for the following reasons:

  • SBI has a brand value, and SBI PO posts are highly reputed.
  • SBI provides a premium pay scale, the highest among PSU banks.
  • Candidates for the position of PO can advance to the level of Chairperson.
  • SBI PO provides work security.

SBI PO Salary

An SBI Probationary Officer will first receive a base salary of Rs. 41,960 (with 4 advanced increments). According to the amended Bipartite Settlement, a probationary officer’s salary is 36,000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840, with four advance increments. This means that the PO will start out with a basic salary of Rs. 36,000 and an annual raise of Rs. 1490 for the following 7 years, then a basic salary of Rs. 46430 and an annual raise of Rs. 1740 for the following 2 years, and so on. The highest basic wage is Rs 63840.

The Pay Structure for the revised SBI PO Salary is provided below. Candidates who are interested in the SBI Probationary Officer position should be aware of the increased SBI PO Salary.

SBI PO Salary Structure in India:

Basic PayRs. 41,960
Special AllowanceRs. 6,881
DARs. 12,701
Location AllowanceRs. 700
Learning AllowanceRs. 600
HRARs. 2,937
Gross SalaryRs. 65,780
Deduction (PF/Income Tax/Professional Tax/Pension)Rs. 12,960
Net SalaryRs. 52,820

The initial monthly in-hand salary for an SBI PO is between Rs. 52000 and Rs. 55000, with a base salary of Rs. 41,960. The annual gross remuneration ranges from Rs. 13.08 lakhs (the most) to Rs. 8.20 lakhs (the least). Besides the base pay, SBI probationary officers are eligible for lease rental/ HRA, DA, medical, CCA, and other benefits. The sum varies depending on where the job posting is located.

The SBI POs will receive an annual raise that is set for a specific period. See the table below to learn more about the SBI PO Increment cycle.

SBI PO year-wise Increment:

PeriodIncrementBasic Salary
First 7 yearsRs. 1490/-Rs. 36,000/-
Next 2 yearsRs. 1740/-Rs. 46,430/-
Another 7 yearsRs. 1990/-Rs. 63,840/-

How to apply for SBI PO?

Candidates who wish to appear for the exam should register their details on the SBI website and apply online. They can apply directly on this link.

Candidates should follow the steps given below to register on the SBI website.

Step 1: Registration

  • SBI PO exam information is given through notification by SBI official website
  • Candidates should go to register and apply for SBI PO exam
  • Candidates should click on Click here for New Registration button
  • Enter Basic Info in the section, such as First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Mobile number, email id, and security code displayed
  • After clicking submit button candidate will receive the roll number and password

Step 2: Upload Photo and Signature

  • After registration, Candidates should upload their photo and signature
  • The image file should be clear and not smudged.
  • The image size and pixel should be as mentioned.
  • There should be a fast internet connection while uploading photos and signatures on the website.

Step 3: Fill out the detailed application form

Basic details: 

Candidates should enter their first name, middle name, last name, mobile number, alternative number, email address, and security code on the website, click 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. A mark sheet soft copy should be attached to match the entered values. The language candidate can write, read and speak and has total work experience.

Preferences: 

Candidates should enter their preferred exam center.

Step 4: Preview of the SBI PO application form

Candidate should carefully review the entire application in preview mode and ensure the details entered are correct and nothing is incomplete or incorrect.

Step 5: SBI PO fee payment

  • Candidates can pay the exam fees online through a payment gateway.
  • Payment can be made by using a debit card, credit card, internet banking, or mobile wallet.
  • Candidates should keep a copy of fee receipts by downloading and taking a printout showing the payment done.

Things to keep handy while applying 

While applying online for SBI PO application candidates should keep a soft copy of the following.

  • Scanned image of the candidate’s photograph
  • Scanned Signature of the candidate
  • Bank details if fees are paid offline
  • Active and accessible email id and mobile number

SBI PO Application Fee

Candidates can pay online through a debit/credit card, internet banking, or wallet.

CategoryApplication fees
General / OBC / EwS candidatesRs. 750/-
SC/ST/PWD candidatesNil

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

Candidates aspiring to become probationary officers in the State Bank of India should satisfy the following SBI PO eligibility criteria.

Nationality –

Candidates applying for the SBI PO exam should be a citizen of India.

Educational Qualification – 

Candidates applying for the SBI PO exam should have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. Applicants may also apply provisionally if they are in their final year of study or are awaiting their final results. If they are summoned for the interview, they must present documentation proving they passed the graduation exam on or before the deadline.

SBI PO Age Limit – 

Candidate should be of age 21 and should not cross 30 years as on 01/04/2024

Relaxation of Upper age limit based on category

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) (SC/ ST)15 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) (OBC)13 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) (Gen/EWS)10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned officers, including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years of military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 6 months from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalid.5 years

SBI PO Chances:

CategoryNumber of Chances
General4
General (PWD)7
OBC7
OBC(PWD)7
SC/SC(PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD)No Restriction

Applicants who previously took the maximum number of allowed chances to apply are ineligible. The examination that was held on April 18, 2010, will be used to calculate the number of chances. Appearing in the Preliminary Examination will not be counted as a chance

SBI PO Admit Card

Follow the instructions listed below to access your SBI PO (Probationary Officer) exam admit card:

  • Step 1: Check out SBI’s official website at https://www.sbi.co.in.
  • Step 2: The “Career” link is at the homepage’s bottom.
  • Step 3: Click the link to apply for the SBI PO job.
  • Step 4: Find the download link for the admissions card and click on it.
  • Step 5: The mandatory fields require your registration number, roll number, date of birth, and password.
  • Step 6: Simply press the “Submit” button.
  • Step 7: On the screen, your admit card will be visible.
  • Step 8: Download the admit card, then print it out.

Bringing a printed copy of the admission card and a valid photo ID to the exam location is crucial. Applicants must carefully review all the information on their admit card and alert SBI officials if there are any inconsistencies. Downloading and printing extra copies of the admission card is advised for reference in the future.

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SBI PO Exam Pattern

There are three stages to the SBI PO selection procedure. The written tests are given online, and an interview round follows. Exams are structured as follows:

SBI PO Preliminary Examination

The candidates for this online test get one hour to complete the 100-point question paper. Three sections make up the test. The sectional cut-off in the preliminary exam has been eliminated, and candidates will now only be chosen for the next stage based on their overall score in all areas. The Bank determines the minimum score required to pass each component each year based on the test’s complexity. Below is a breakdown of the scores by section:

S.No.Name of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 Minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 Minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
Total1001001 hour

Selection criteria for the Main Examination: A merit list for each category will be compiled based on the overall Preliminary Exam score. No sectional cut-off will exist. The top candidates on the aforementioned merit list—roughly 10 times the number of openings in each category—will be chosen to take the Main Examination.

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern

The SBI PO Mains Exam will comprise of Objective & Descriptive Section, which is described below in detail:

  • The objective paper has to be submitted in three hours, and the descriptive paper is to be submitted in thirty minutes.
  • There will be four sections in the objective part, including English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/Economic/Banking Awareness, and Reasoning & Computer Aptitude.
  • A descriptive paper with two questions will be given.
  • A candidate would lose 0.25 marks for each incorrectly answered the question they attempted in the SBI PO Mains Test. No deduction will be imposed in marks if a candidate leaves a question unattempted or blank in the exam.
S.No.Name of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude405060 minutes
2Data Analysis & Interpretation305045 minutes
3General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness506035 minutes
4English Language354040 minutes
Total1552003 hours
1Descriptive Test025030 minutes

Descriptive SBI PO Test

The descriptive paper will test your knowledge of the English language and will last 30 minutes and have two questions (Letter Writing & Essay). Candidates who pass the first two phases of the SBI PO test are also subjected to an interview process in addition to the preliminary and main exams.

Interview Process

A candidate who passes the SBI PO 2024 Preliminary and Main Exams will also be invited to a GD-PI session, where they will speak with a panel of selectors about their prior experiences and answer questions about general knowledge and the banking industry.

Call Letter

Candidates who pass the written exam and qualify for the interview round will receive an SBI PO (Probationary Officer) call letter, which is also referred to as an interview letter. The call letter is an important document that enables applicants to participate in the interview round and includes crucial details regarding the interview procedure.

The call letter is often made available on the SBI official website, where applicants can access it by logging in with their registration number, roll number, date of birth, and password. The call letter includes guidelines on how to conduct yourself during the interview and information about the interview’s date, time, and location.

Applicants must bring a valid photo ID and a printed copy of their call letter to the interview location. Candidates cannot attend the interview without the call letter, which should be noted as a key document.

A candidate must complete the interview process to be selected for the SBI PO. The Bank will determine the qualifying marks for this round, and the marks assigned to these rounds are: Group Talk – 20 marks, Interview – 30 marks.

Final Selection

The State Bank of India will create a merit list after a candidate has completed Personal Interviews, considering both the candidate’s performance on the Mains Exam and the Interview Round. Final cut-off scores will be announced based on candidates’ scores and the number of open positions. State Bank of India shall provide the Appointment Letter for the position of Probationary Officer to those candidates who meet the cut-off range.

SBI PO Syllabus

While SBI issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided into individual topics based on the questions appearing in the exams over the past few years. Every exam stage is a critical stage in the selection process. The SBI PO syllabus for the prelims and the main exam is mostly similar, with slight changes.

Prelims Syllabus

The section-wise topics from which the SBI will ask questions in SBI PO Prelims Exam have been tabulated below:

Quantitative Aptitude SyllabusReasoning SyllabusEnglish Syllabus
Simplification/ ApproximationAlphanumeric SeriesReading Comprehension
Profit & LossDirectionsFill in the blanks
Mixtures & AllegationsLogical ReasoningCloze Test
Permutation, Combination & ProbabilityData SufficiencyPara jumbles
Work & TimeRanking & OrderVocabulary
Sequence & SeriesAlphabet TestParagraph Completion
Simple Interest & Compound InterestSeating ArrangementMultiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Surds & IndicesCoded InequalitiesSentence Completion
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SpherePuzzleTenses Rules
Time & DistanceSyllogism 
Data InterpretationBlood Relations
Ratio & ProportionCoding-Decoding
Number SystemsInput-Output
PercentageTabulation

Mains Syllabus

The Reasoning + Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, and General/Economy/Banking Awareness portions will comprise the four SBI PO Mains Examination sections.

Data Analysis & InterpretationReasoningGeneral/Economy/Banking AwarenessEnglish LanguageComputer 
Tabular GraphVerbal ReasoningCurrent AffairsReading ComprehensionInternet
Line GraphSyllogismFinancial AwarenessGrammarMemory
Bar GraphCircular Seating ArrangementGeneral KnowledgeVerbal AbilityKeyboard Shortcuts
Charts & TablesLinear Seating ArrangementStatic AwarenessVocabularyComputer Abbreviation
Missing Case DIDouble LineupBanking Terminologies KnowledgeSentence ImprovementMicrosoft Office
Radar Graph CaseletSchedulingBanking AwarenessWord AssociationComputer Hardware
ProbabilityInput OutputPrinciples of InsurancePara JumblesComputer Software
Data SufficiencyBlood Relations Error SpottingComputer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Let it Case DIPermutation and CombinationCloze TestNetworking
Pie ChartsAnalytical and Decision MakingFill in the blanksOperating System
Data SufficiencyNumber SystemCritical ReasoningCode Inequalities
Coding and DecodingDirections and Distances
Ordering and Ranking

You can also read SBI PO Previous Year Question Papers.

SBI PO Selection Process

The State Bank of India (SBI) Probationary Officer (PO) selection process typically consists of the following stages:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Interview
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Examination
  • Final Merit List
  • Joining and Probation

SBI PO Results

Exam authorities generally declare the result 15 days after the exam date. Candidates who have appeared in the exam can view and download their results by entering their login credentials, i.e., application number and date of birth.

SBI PO Cut-Off

The State Bank of India probationary exam has three phases for recruitment- prelims, mains, and interviews. There are two types of cut-offs – sectional and overall. Sectional cutoff depends on how candidates have performed in each section for the exam, and the overall cutoff is the total cut-off. Candidates must score cut-off, which is the minimum score in the both sectional and overall cutoff, to qualify for the exam. The prelim exam is only an initial screening test, mains, and interviews will constitute the marks required for candidates to qualify for the post of probationary officer. 

Read more about the Previous Year SBI PO Cutoff

SBI PO Cut Off 2020-2021

Category Cut-Off Marks for Prelims Cut-Off Marks for Mains Final Cut off for  
2020-21 
GEN 63 94.85 58.5 
SC 54.75 77.32 50 
ST 49. 25 75.01 43.75 
OBC 61.25 86.54 56 
EWS 62.75 90.01 56.75 

How to check SBI PO Cut Off? 

Follow the below-mentioned steps to check the SBI cut-off 

  • Step 1. Visit SBI website 
  • Step 2. Click on the cut-off on the home page (cut off link should be available on the notification/notification bar of the SBI website if not, click on the SBI PO section) 
  • Step 3. Once you click the cut-off link, the SBI PO cut-off will appear on the screen 

You can also check our blog on SBI PO Salary in India.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is SBI PO?

SBI PO’s full form is State Bank of India Probationary Officer. The exam is conducted by the State Bank of India. Candidates can register for the exam by visiting their official website. The exam is divided into three phases – prelims, mains exam, and GD & Interview.

What is the salary of SBI PO?

After successfully qualifying for the SBI PO exam and being appointed Probationary Officer, you should receive an in-hand salary ranging from Rs. 52000 and Rs. 55000 per month. The basic pay will be Rs 41,960; Gross annual compensation will be between 8.20 lacs to 13.08 lacs per annum.

How to crack SBI PO on the first attempt?

Candidates appearing for the SBI PO exam can crack in the first attempt by following the below steps.
1. Candidates should have a daily action plan where at least 8 hours should be spent after preparing topics and subjects listed in a syllabus.
2. Preparation on grammar, comprehension, speed, and accuracy of appearing questions, reasoning, and quantitative aptitude requires an understanding of algebra and numeric problems.
3. Candidates should prepare for the mock test and prepare from previous papers of the SBI PO exam.
4. Candidates should attempt each question carefully in a given time quickly but accurately and should not attempt with guesswork as papers have negative markings.
5. Candidates should prepare each topic and start from scratch, increasing the speed of attempting questions and accuracy.
6. Candidates should prepare and improve on weak areas and not leave any topic optional.

What is the eligibility for SBI PO?

Candidates who wish to become probationary officers at the State Bank of India should hold Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university in India, be a citizen of India, and be between 21 and 30 years old.

What is the work of SBI PO?

The probationary officer for the State Bank of India is responsible for working with customers with existing accounts with banks and new customers to open their accounts and process loans. They must supervise all the clerical activities and assist the clerks whenever required.