SBI PO 2020: Exam Date, Application Form, Syllabus, Admit Card and Vacancy Details

SBI PO Exam

SBI, a multinational, public sector banking and financial services organisation, conducts various exams throughout the year to recruit eligible candidates for its branches across India. SBI PO is a national-level exam held to hire Indian nationals for appointment as Probationary Officer in State Bank of India. The State Bank of India Probationary Officer (SBI PO) exam 2020 will be completed in a three-tiered process – Phase I, Phase II and Phase III. Aspiring candidates must complete the registration process online within the deadline. Qualified candidates are liable to be posted anywhere in India at 18,354 branches.

SBI PO 2019 Latest Updates - The SBI PO 2020 registration is scheduled to start in July/ August 2020. Interested candidates can apply through the official website - sbi.co.in. Check out important dates (tentative) below.

SBI PO 2020 Overview:

Name of Exam

SBI Probationary Officer (PO)

Exam-conducting Authority

State Bank of India

Purpose

Appointment as Probationary Officer

Exam Type

Computer Based Test

Exam Level

National Level

Official Website

https://www.sbi.co.in

https://bank.sbi/careers

https://www.sbi.co.in/careers

Exam Commences

To be announced later

 


SBI PO Exam 2020 Important Dates

Last year, the SBI PO notification was released on 1st April 2019 and the registration process started on 2nd April. This year, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there is a delay in the notification. It might release in July/ August 2020.

SBI PO 2020 Activity

SBI PO 2020 Dates (Tentative)

Online registration to begin

July/ August 2020

Last date to submit the online application

July/ August 2020

Application fee payment

July/ August 2020

Admit card issuance for the preliminary exam

To be announced later

Online Preliminary Exam commences

To be announced later

Preliminary exam result

To be announced later

Admit card issuance for the Main exam

To be announced later

Online Main Exam

To be announced later

Main exam result announcement

To be announced later

Admit card issuance for interview

To be announced later

Interview and group exercise commence

To be announced later

Final result announcement

To be announced later

Pre-exam training for the reserved category (SC/ST) and religious minority community applicants

Admit card issuance for pre-exam training

To be announced later

Pre-exam training commences

To be announced later


SBI PO Exam Previous Years Solved Papers


SBI PO Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

The Authority filters out the right candidates through a 3-tiered process. They are – Phase I (Preliminary Examination), Phase II (Main Examination) and Phase III (Group Exercises & Interview). All three phases have broadly been described below.

Phase-I (Preliminary Examination) -

The online preliminary exam will be held for 100 marks. There will be 100 objective type questions from 3 sections (English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning).

Sections

Questions

Marks

Duration

Reasoning Ability

35

100

20 minutes

English Language

30

20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

35

20 minutes

TOTAL

100

100

60 minutes

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Negative Marking - 1/4th of the marks awarded to the question will be deducted for wrong answer.

Phase-II (Main Examination) -

The Main exam comprises two sections -  Objective test of 200 marks and Descriptive test of 50 marks. The duration of the objective type test is 180 minutes and comprises 4 sections. The descriptive type test will be of 30 minutes duration for 50 marks consisting of two questions. As far as the penalty for the wrong answers is concerned, 1/4th of the marks assigned to a particular question will be subtracted for wrong answers in case of objective test.

Objective Type Test for 200 Marks

Sections

Questions

Marks

Duration

English Language

35

200

40 Minutes

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60 Minutes

Banking/Economy/ General/ Awareness

40

35 Minutes

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

45 Minutes

TOTAL

155

200

180 minutes

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Descriptive Type Test for 50 Marks

The test would be of 30 minutes with 2 questions for 50 marks. The questions will be on Letter Writing and Essay. Candidates are required to type the essay and letter on the computer.

Phase-III (Group Exercises & Interview) -

This is the last level where candidates’ Phase II marks would be considered for preparing the final merit list. The marks secured in the Phase I test will not be considered or added. The exam-takers must pass Phase II and III individually to make it to the final selection list. Phase-III will be of total 50 marks - Group Exercises (20 marks) and Interview (30 marks).

Final Merit List Preparation

Marks secured out of 250 in the Main Exam are converted to be out of 75 marks. Similarly, marks secured out of 50 marks in the Interview round are converted to be out of 25 marks. Thus, the final merit list is prepared out of 100 marks. Those who come under OBC non-creamy layer category need to produce an OBC certificate.


SBI PO 2020 Syllabus

The SBI PO syllabus 2020 comprises the following subjects or sections.

SBI PO Syllabus for Objective Type Test –

  • General Awareness: Current Affairs (around the World), Major Financial/ Economic News, Who’s Who, Abbreviations, Books, Sports, and Authors, Science – Inventions and Discoveries, Banking & Financial Awareness, Budget and Five Year Plans, Important Days, Awards and Honours.
  • English Language: Fill in the Blanks, Reading Comprehension, Spotting Errors, Deriving Conclusions, Vocabulary, Cloze Test, Paragraph Completion, Grammar Correction, Synonyms, Para Jumbles, Antonyms, Idioms & Phrases, Sentence Rearrangement Miss Spelt & Inappropriate Words.
  • Reasoning Ability: Coding-Decoding, Blood Relation, Syllogism, Data Sufficiency, Diagram, Sitting Arrangement, Order and Ranking, Puzzle, Inequality, Direction and Distance, Statement & Course of Action, Machine Input, Input & Output, Inference, Alphabetical and Miscellaneous Series, Statements & Assumptions.
  • Computer Knowledge: History of computers, Internet terms and services, Input and Output devices, Windows Operating system, Security  and Viruses, Hardware and software, Hacking, Computer Abbreviations, Networking and communication, Logic gates, Database Management system, Basic Functionalities of MS-Office (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint), Modern Day Technology, Shorty Keys.
  • Data Analysis/ Data Interpretation & Quantitative Aptitude: Speed, Time and Distance, Percentage, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Mixture and Alligation, Partnership, Pipes and Cisterns, Time and Work, Number series, Quadratic Equations, Boats and Streams, Problems on trains, Simplification, Inequality, Probability, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, Probability, Area and Volume, Permutation and Combination, Data Analysis/Data Interpretation (Mix DI, Pie Chart, Table Graph, Bar Graph, Permutation & Combination, Line Graph, Ages, Average Ratio and Proportion, Language DI).

SBI PO Syllabus for Descriptive Type Test (English Language) –

  • Precise Writing: Chief Vigilance Officer
  • Letter Writing:
    • Formal Letter: Writing Letter to Govt Department Officers, Bank Managers and News Editors.
    • Informal Letter: Writing letters to parents, siblings, relatives and friends
    • Letters on education loan, saving the account and net banking
  • Paragraph Writing: Rural Banking and Impact of Autonomy
  • Essay Writing: Right to Education General Topics, Financial Inclusion and Technology

SBI PO 2020 Preparation Tips

Candidates must start their exam preparation as early as possible keeping the latest syllabus and exam pattern in mind. Here are some useful tips:

  • Select the right study material which covers all the topics in the syllabus. You must be able to understand the language of the author.
  • Prepare a time-table that you can follow on a routine basis. Study all the subjects daily. Keep a break between study-sessions. Breaks help in relaxing the brain.
  • If you are ot interested in joining full-time coaching for the SBI PO preparation, join online crash courses or weekend classes. These classes help in clearing your doubts.
  • Solve previous years’ question papers.
  • Appear for online mock tests.

 Consistency is the key to success in the SBI PO exam. So, don’t skip even a day of your preparation.

SBI PO Previous Year Exam Analysis

Here is the previous year’s exam analysis for the preliminary phase exam. This will help the candidates in getting an idea about the difficulty level of the paper.

SBI PO 2019 Preliminary Exam Analysis

Topics

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Quantitative Aptitude

Data Interpretation

15

Moderate

Quadratic Equation

5

Easy

Missing Number Series

5

Moderate

Miscellaneous Word Problems

10

Moderate

Reasoning Ability

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

20

Moderate

Syllogism

4

Easy

Blood Relation

4

Easy

Direction Sense Test

3

Moderate

Comparison Based Questions

2

Easy

Alphabet Based Questions

1

Easy

Coding-Decoding

1

Easy

English Language

Reading Comprehension

5

Moderate

Single Filers

7

Easy

Error Detection

6

Easy

Cloze Test

5

Easy

Sentence Correction

5

Easy

Sentence Formation (Matching)

2

Easy

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SBI PO 2019 Main Exam Analysis

Topics

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

Seating Arrangement

15

Moderate to Difficult

Input-Output

5

Moderate

Coding-Decoding

5

Moderate

Data Arrangement

5

Moderate to Difficult

Direction - Symbol Based

3

Easy to Moderate

Direction - Puzzle Based

1

Easy to Moderate

Data Sufficiency

1

Easy to Moderate

Concentric Square Based

1

Easy to Moderate

Logical Reasoning

9

Easy to Moderate

Data Analysis & Interpretation

Data Interpretation

20

Moderate to Difficult

Data Sufficiency

3

Moderate

Comparison of Quantities

3

Moderate

Mensuration

3

Moderate

Number Series

2

Moderate

Profit, Loss and Discount

1

Moderate

Ages

1

Moderate

Miscellaneous

2

Moderate

English Language

Reading Comprehension

20

Easy to Moderate

Para Jumbles

5

Moderate

Phrase Replacement

5

Moderate

Fill in the Blanks

5

Moderate

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General/ Banking/ Economy Awareness

The difficulty level of this section was moderate. Questions were from Current affairs of the last 3 to 4 months, Financial Awareness, Banking Awareness, Static GK, and Government Schemes. Maximum number of questions were from current affairs.



SBI PO Exam 2020 Eligibility

Nationality –

  • The applicants should be the residents of India.

Essential Academic Qualifications –

  • Must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognised Institution or University.
  • Must have an equivalent qualification recognised by the Central Government.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year or the final semester of their graduation are eligible for the exam. Such applicants will be required to produce proof of having passed the test at the time of appearing for the interview.
  • Those pursuing an Integrated Dual Degree course will have to give proof of passing IDD.
  • If you are studying CA (Chartered Accountant), you too can submit the online certificate.

Age Limit –

  • Not above 30 years and not below 21 years at the time of online form submission

Relaxation of Upper Age Limit –

Category

Age Relaxation

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

SC/ST

5 years

PWD – General

10 years

PWD – OBC

13 years

PWD – SC/ST

15 years

Ex-servicemen

5 years

Persons domiciled of J&K state from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 years

Note: The official notification states, “Cumulative age relaxation will not be available either under the above items or in combination with any other items”.


SBI PO Exam 2020 Application Process

State Bank of India has started the SBI PO online registration process 2019 from 2nd April onwards. Interested candidates who aspire to join SBI as a PO will have to submit the form online through the official website. The last date to submit the application is 22nd April 2019. Before going ahead with the application process, make sure you have the prerequisites for the application form. Some of them are valid email ID, mobile number, ID proof, scanned images of photograph and signature, etc.

Specification for Photograph and Signature (Scanned Images)

Photograph

  • The photograph must be recent, coloured, and passport size.
  • The background of the photograph must be light-coloured (preferably white).
  • There should be no ‘red-eye’ in the photograph.
  • If you wear glasses, there should be no reflections and the eyes must be clearly visible.
  • Hats, cats, and dark glasses are not acceptable. However, religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover the face.
  • The size of the scanned image should be between 20 KB to 50 KB.
  • The dimension of the image must be 200 x 230 pixels.

Signature

  • The signature must be done only by the applicant.
  • The signature must be done on white paper with black ink pen.
  • The dimension of the scanned image must be 140 x 160 pixels.
  • The size of the scanned image should be between 10 KB to 20KB.

Steps to Fill Online SBI PO Application Form

  • Visit https://www.sbi.co.in/careers or https://bank.sbi/careers
  • Open ‘Online Application Form’ under ‘Current Openings’
  • Read the instructions carefully and fill the form as instructed
  • Upon successful registration, the applicants will receive a system-generated registration number and password to complete the process
  • While entering the details, ensure the correctness of all the details and particulars
  • Upload the scanned copies of the photograph and signature (as per the specifications)
  • Remit the application fee amount through the payment gateway. The amount can be paid using the credit card, debit card and internet banking
  • Upon successful payment, an e-receipt and form will be generated
  • Take a printout of the same for future use

Note: Anyone failing to complete the process in one go can save the data and come back later. “This facility will be available three times only”.

SBI PO Application Fee 2020

The application fee amount is non-refundable in nature and should be released using the above-mentioned techniques.

  • General/EWS/OBC Category Candidates: ₹ 750/- (application fee + intimation charges)
  • SC/ST/PWD Candidates: ₹ 125/- (Only intimation charges)

Other Details

SBI PO 2020 Vacancies

The vacancies for the 2020 recruitment will be released along with the notification. Last year, a total 2,133 vacancies were announced. The category-wise details for the vacancies are as under:

Categories

Vacancies

General

810

OBC

540

SC

300

ST

150

TOTAL

2,000

LD (Learning Disabilities)

20

VI (Vision Impairment)

20

HI (Hearing Impairment)

73

d&e

20

The 2020 vacancies will be updated once the notification is out.

SBI PO Examination Centers

State Code

State/ UT

Preliminary Exam Center

Main Examination Center

11

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Port Blair

12

Andhra Pradesh

Anantapur, Chittoor, Chirala, Guntur, Kakinada, Kadapa, Kurnool, Ongole, Nellore, Puttur, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam

Guntur, Kurnool, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada

13

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, Naharlagun

Itanagar

14

Assam

Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Guwahati, Kokrajhar, Silchar Tezpur

Guwahati

15

Bihar

Aurangabad, Arrah, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Gaya, Patna, Purnea, Siwan, Samastipur

Arrah, Patna

16

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

17

Chhattisgarh

Bilaspur, Bhilai, Raipur

Raipur

18

Goa

Panaji, Verna

Panaji

19

Gujarat

Anand, Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara

Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar

20

Haryana

Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Palwal, Yamunanagar

Bahadurgarh, Hissar

21

Himachal Pradesh

Bilaspur, Baddi, Dharamshala, Hamirpur Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Sirmaur, Shimla, Solan, Una

Shimla, Solan

22

Jammu & Kashmir

Baramulla, Jammu, Kathua, Srinagar, Samba

Jammu, Srinagar

23

Jharkhand

Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Hazaribag, Ranchi

Jamshedpur, Ranchi

24

Karnataka

Belgaum, Bengaluru,Bellary, Bidar, Dharwad, Davangere, Gulbarga Hubli, Mangalore, Mandya, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi

Bengaluru

25

Kerala

Alappuzha, Kochi, Kannur, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Palakkad, Malappuram, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram

Kochi,Thiruvananthapuram

26

Lakshadweep

Kavaratti

Kavaratti

27

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain

Bhopal, Indore

28

Maharashtra

Aurangabad, Amaravati, Chandrapur, Dhule Jalgaon, Latur, Kolhapur, Mumbai/ Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Nanded, Pune, Ratnagiri, Satara, Sangli

Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane/Navi Mumbai

29

Manipur

Imphal

Imphal

30

Meghalaya

Ri-Bhoi, Shillong

Shillong

31

Mizoram

Aizawl

Aizawl

32

Nagaland

Kohima

Kohima

33

Delhi-NCR

Delhi, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon

Delhi, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon

34

Odisha

Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Bhubaneswar, Berhampur (Ganjam), Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur

Bhubaneswar

35

Puducherry

Puducherry

Puducherry

36

Punjab

Amritsar, Fatehgarh Sahib, Bhatinda, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur

Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala

37

Rajasthan

Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Bhilwara, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

Jaipur

38

Sikkim

Gangtok

Gangtok

39

Tamilnadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Kanchipuram, Madurai, Namakkal, Nagercoil, Perambalur, Salem, Tiruchirapalli, Thanjavur, Tirunelveli, Thoothukodi, Virudhunagar, Vellore

Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli

40

Telangana

Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal

Hyderabad

41

Tripura

Agartala

Agartala

42

Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Allahabad, Aligarh, Bareilly, Bulandshaher, Faizabad, Gorakhpur, Gonda, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Moradabad, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Varanasi

Agra, Allahabad, Lucknow, Kanpur, Meerut, Varanasi

43

Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Haridwar, Haldwani, Roorkee

Dehradun

44

West Bengal

Asansol, Berhampur (West Bengal), Bardhaman, Durgapur, Howrah, Hooghly, Kolkata, Kalyani, Siliguri

Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata

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Number of Attempts

Those who have already appeared for the maximum number of permissible attempts are not eligible to apply for the exam. The category-wise maximum number of attempts are:

Categories

Maximum Number of Chances/ Attempts

General/ EWS

4

General EWS (PwD)

7

OBC

7

OBC (PwD)

7

SC/ ST and SC (PwD)/ ST (PwD)

No restrictions

The number of attempts will be counted from the exam held on 18th April 2010.

SBI PO Admit Card 2020

The bank will issue different admit cards/call letters for all the three stages. Candidates will be able to download their SBI PO 2020 admit cards from the official website using their application number and password. Here are the important dates for admit cards availability:

  • Call Letters for Preliminary Exam - To be announced
  • Call Letters for Main Exam - To be announced
  • Call Letters for Interview and GD phase - To be announced

The hall tickets/admit cards will contain all the important details such as the date and venue of the exam, timing of the exam, the name of the candidate, etc. Contact the officials in case there’s a discrepancy. “No hard copy of the call letter/ Acquaint Yourself Booklet will be sent by post.”

Documents To Be Carried to the Examination Center

  • Admit Card
  • One photo identity proof (in original and a photocopy) such as Aadhaar/ Passport/ PAN Card/ Voter’s ID Card/ Driving License/ Identity Card issued by School or college or Gazetted Officer /Bank Passbook with duly attested Photograph. The photocopy of the ID proof must be submitted with the invigilator in the examination hall.

Pre-Exam Training Centres

It is the responsibility of the exam-conducting body to organise the training for the reserved and minority community candidates at certain centres across the country. Those who would undergo the training need to download the admit card from the official website of SBI. Remember, State Bank of India may delete or add training centres as per its wish. The list would include the following names –

Vijayawada, Agra, Bareilly, Aizawl, Akola, Asansol, Hyderabad, Aurangabad, Vadodara, Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bangalore, Chandigarh, Dibrugarh, Coimbatore, Chennai, Dehradun, Jabalpur, Gangtok, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Ernakulam, Hubli, Tirupati, Imphal, Siliguri, Itanagar, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Bhopal, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Meerut, Visakhapatnam, Mysore, Nagpur, Allahabad, New Delhi, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Kohima, Purnea, Pune, Indore, Ranchi, Mumbai, Silchar, Guwahati, Shillong, Raipur, Toora, Srinagar, Port Blair, Varanasi, Agartala.

SBI PO Result 2020

Separate results will be announced for the Preliminary and the Main phase exam. Candidates who qualify the Prelims will be eligible for the Main exam and those who qualify the Main exam will be eligible for the Interview round. After the interview round, the final result will be declared. Here are the details for result dates:

  • Preliminary Exam Result - To be announced
  • Main Exam Result - To be announced
  • Final Result - To be announced

The result will be declared by the State Bank of India on its official website.

SBI PO Salary

According to last year’s notice, the basic pay of a Probationary Officer (PO) is 27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of ₹ 23,700-980/7-30,560-1145/2-32,850-1310/7-42,020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I. The official will also be eligible for D.A., H.R.A/ Lease Rental, C.C.A., Medical and other allowances as per the prevailing rules.

SBI PO Cut-Off 2020

The SBI PO cut-off is released after every phase of the examination. The cut-offs are released category-wise. Here, we are providing the details of the 2019 cut-off so that candidates can get an idea about the expected cut-off of 2020.

SBI PO 2019 Preliminary Cut-Off

Categories

Cut-Off (Marks out of 100)

General

71

EWS

68.25

OBC

68.25

SC

61.75

ST

54.75

LD

59.50

VI

64.75

HI

16.25

D&E

0.25

SBI PO 2019 Main Cut-Off

Categories

Cut-Off (Marks out of 250)

General

104.42

EWS

100.89

OBC

94.28

SC

82.50

ST

77.63

LD

86.51

VI

101.75

HI

75.36

D&E

75.14

SBI PO 2019 Final Cut-Off

Categories

Cut-Off (Marks out of 100 - Normalised)

General

54.11

EWS

50.13

OBC

48.78

SC

45.74

ST

43.90

LD

47.11

VI

52.58

HI

35.29

D&E

33.37

SBI PO Selection Process 2020

It is a three-stage exam where candidates have to clear one level to get into the next level. There will be the preliminary test, main test and group exercise & interview.

  • Clear the preliminary test to appear in the main exam
  • Clear the main exam to appear in the Phase III test
  • After the third level exam, the authority will make a merit list based on the scores of Phase II and Phase III tests
  • That’s it!

SBI PO Joining and Training

The finally selected candidates are to go through an online course to gain basic knowledge about banking. Candidates are required to complete the course before joining. The selected candidates are required to fill a bond (at the time of joining) of ₹ 2 lakh to serve the Bank for a minimum period of three years.

On joining, the candidates are designated as ‘Probationary Officers’ and are on the probation of two years. Candidates are assessed from time to time during their probation. Those who qualify the assessment are confirmed in the Service in Junior Management Grade Scale-I. Candidates who score high in the assessment can also be considered directly for the next higher grade i.e. Middle Management Grade Scale-II. If any candidate fails to achieve the minimum standards, his/ her services will be terminated.

The Bank offers immense growth opportunities and meritorious candidates can reach the Top Management Grade in a quick time through attractive promotion policy. It also offers opportunities abroad.


SBI PO 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

SBI PO exam is conducted for recruitment of Probationary Officers in the State Bank of India. Check out the frequently asked questions related to the SBI PO 2020 recruitment to know about the exam.

Question 1: I’ve completed my Bachelor’s Degree in 2012 in Commerce. Am I eligible to appear in the SBI PO 2020 exam?

A: If you are below 30 years, you are eligible to apply for the exam.

Question 2: There’s a friend of mine from Schedule Caste who is above 30 years. Can’t he apply?

A: In that case, he will enjoy the upper age limit relaxation. But make sure the SC candidate is below 35 years.

Question 3: When can I submit the application form? Will it be available offline?

A: The SBI PO application form 2020 will be available in July/ August through the official website. No, the forms will not be available offline.

Question 4: What is the selection process?

A: It involves three important phases. Phase I is the Preliminary Exam, Phase II is the Main Exam and Phase III is Interview. For more details, refer to the above section.

Question 5: What is the mode of the test?

A:Computer-Based mode

Question 6: Will the reserved and minority category candidates be bestowed some facilities?

A: Yes, of course. There's pre-exam training for such personnel. Such candidates have to fill the form and print the admit card to participate in the training programme.

Question 7: Are there sectional timings in the exam?

Yes, for both Preliminary and Main phase.

Question 8: Will there be any scribe facility?

Yes, scribe facility is allowed to a person with a disability of 40% or more, if desired by the candidate. For other norms related to the use of scribe, candidates must check the official notification.

Question 9: Is there any negative marking in the exam?

Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/4th marks in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Main phase.

Question 10: Will the descriptive test be offline?

No. The descriptive test will also be conducted online. If any question is left unanswered, no marks will be awarded or deducted for the same.


4 Comments

Akshaya - March 18, 2019REPLY

I know to read write and speak only English and Kannada, know to read and write Hindi but doesn’t know to speak Hindi. Is Hindi speaking is mandatory?

Exams Planner - March 19, 2019REPLY

No.

Nithya - March 4, 2019REPLY

Hi, I am 29 right now and while submitting the online application I will be still the same. But during exam I would have 30. Am I eligible to apply for this post. Kindly reply

Atul mishra - August 5, 2019REPLY

whine filling the form if your are below 30 then feel free to do.

singh sen - January 3, 2019REPLY

Sbi po 2019 exam date notification kab aega

Garima Punwani - December 20, 2018REPLY

Is there any specific percentage criteria of graduation or is it that u just have to be a graduate ?

Exams Planner - December 24, 2018REPLY

As per the official notification, the candidates must hold a Bachelor?s degree (any discipline) from a recognized university.