SBI PO 2020 exam will be conducted by State Bank of India (SBI) to select eligible candidates to the post of Probationary Officer. SBI PO is one of the most coveted jobs in Banking industry and a dream job for millions of aspirants across India. SBI PO is considered as a premium job opportunity in Banking sector because of following reasons:
• Brand value of SBI and reputation associated with SBI PO post
• Lucrative pay scale which is highest among PSU Banks
• Growth opportunities where even a PO can progress to the level of Chairperson
• Job satisfaction and social prestige
Before beginning with your preparation, you should get an idea about the latest updates, selection procedure, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, previous year cut off etc. Please go through this article to get all the important information for the SBI PO 2020 Exam.

SBI PO 2020 Notification

The SBI PO 2020 Notification has not been released yet. As per the previous years trend, the official notification for SBI PO 2020 exam was expected to be released within the month of April to recruit 2000+ Probationary Officers (PO) but thanks to COVID-19 epidemic in India, it’s been delayed.Like other exam conducting body, SBI has also delayed it ongoing exams (SBI ClerkMains Exam). Now, all candidates who are waitingfor this recruitment notification will have to wait till lockdown. If we get any news associated with SBI PO 2020 exam will update here. All candidates can heckthis page regularlyto get latest updates about SBI PO 2020 exam notification.

SBI PO 2020 Exam Dates, Online Application & other details are gettingto be released with its official notification. This
recruitment process are gettingto be started once the official notification has been released and it will be conducted for
selection ofcandidates to the post of PO in depositoryfinancial institution of India and its Associate banks. The candidates selected are vulnerable to be posted anywhere in India.

SBI PO 2020 Exam Date

State Bank of India (SBI) will release Exam Dates for SBI PO 2020 exam alongside its official notification. Candidates are advised to go to this page regularlyto stay updated about SBI PO 2020 Exam. The exam schedule for SBI PO 2020 Exam are goingto be updated below.Let’s have a glance at the tentative dates for SBI PO 2020 exam.

 SBI PO 2020 Exam Schedule
SBI PO ActivityDates
 SBI PO 2020 NotificationJune 2020 
 On-line Registration Starts FromJune 2020 
 Last Date to Pay FeeJune 2020 
 Download Admit Card for Prelims ExamTo be notified later 
 SBI PO 2020 Exam Date- PreliminaryTo be notified later  
 Result of Online exam – PreliminaryTo be notified later  
 Download of Call letter for Mains ExamTo be notified later  
 SBI PO 2020 Exam Date – Mains 
 Result of Online Examination – Main 
 Download Call Letter for Personal Interview 
 Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview 
 Declaration of Final Result 

All Eligible and interested Candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process. The 3-tier selection process consists of Preliminary and Main Exams which can be conducted online, followed byInterview. Candidates must pass each exam to urge shortlisted and reach subsequent stage.Final selection will be based on merit.

SBI PO 2020 Exam Summary

All important points related to SBI PO 2020 exam are highlighted below:

 Name of ExamState Bank of India Probationary Officers Exam (SBI PO 2020) 
 Conducting Body State Bank of India
 Periodicity Annually
 Exam Level National
 Mode of Applicaion Online
 Mode of Exam Online (CBT)
 Exam Rounds 3 (Prelims + Mains + Interview)
 Candidates Expected to Register for SBI PO 2020 14-15 lakhs
 Available Seats 2000+
 Job Location Across India
 SBI PO Helpline 022 – 2282 0427

SBI PO 2020 Application Fee

The category wise fee structure for SBI PO online application isgiven below.Fee/Intimation charges once paid won’t be
refunded on any account nor can it’s held in reserve for the opposite examination or selection. the appliance fee must be paid online itself. to understand more checkthe whole guide for SBI PO Application

 S. No. Category Application Fee
 1 SC/ST/PWDRs.125/- (Intimation Charges only) 
 2 General and Others Rs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2020

The candidate must fulfill the subsequent two criteria to be eligible for the SBI PO Exam 2020:

Age Limit: The candidate mustbe 21 Years to 30 Years as on 01.04.2020 i.e.candidates must are born between 02.04.1990 and 01.04.1999 (both dates inclusive)

Educational Qualification: The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized intrinsically bythe Central Government. Those who are within the ultimate year/Semester of their Graduation also can apply provisionallysubject to the condition that, if involved interview, they have to supply proof ofgetting passed the graduation examination on or before 01.07.2020. Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must confirm that the date of passingthe IDD is on or before 31.08.2020. Candidates with Chartered Accountant certification may also apply.

SBI PO Selection Procedure:

The candidates should confine mind the subsequent points associated with the SBI PO selection process:

Biometric Verification: to make sure an error-free and secure selection procedure for SBI PO 2020, the bank may digitally capture the thumb impression of the candidate. This is done to verify the genuineness of the candidates. Any inconsistency within the biometric verification will cause rejection of the candidature and punitive legal actions. Candidates are thus advised to not apply any quite external matter like ink, mehandi, chemical etc. on their hands.

Number of Attempts: the utmost number of likelihood is that fixed for every category. Candidates who have used up all the chances are not eligible to apply. Appearing in preliminary examination isn’t counted as an effort but appearing in Mains Exam is counted.

 CategoryNumber of Chances 
 General 4
7 General (PWD)
 SC/SC(PWD)/ST/ST(PWD) No restriction

SBI PO 2020 Recruitment:

The SBI PO recruitment exam is that the most premier among the public-sector bank exams in India.It is considered a touch difficult compared to the bank entrance exams conducted by IBPS.

The recruitment process for Probationary Officers at SBI consists of three stages:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination
  3. GD/Interview

SBI PO 2020 Exam Pattern

State Bank of India are goingto be conducting SBI PO 2020 Exam in three phases: Online Prelims Exam, Mains Exam and Interview Process. To ace SBI PO 2020, it’s necessaryfor all the aspirants to be versed with the Exam Pattern for an equivalent. As the vacancy has been reduced considerably as compared to last year, clearingthe exam won’t be a simple cup of tea.Thus, a previous knowledge of SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020 is important because it will offer you a platform to start out your efficient preparation for the exam.Let’s have a glance at the detailed Exam Pattern for SBI PO 2020.

SBI PO 2020 Prelims Exam Pattern

SBI PO Exam date for Preliminary & Mains Exam has not been released yet. The Exam are goingto be conducted online and can comprise of three sections namely Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude & English . The entire paper is to be completed during a time span of 1 hour.

 S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
 1English Language3030 20 minutes
 2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
 3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
   100 100 1 Hour

Selection criteria for Main Examination: Category wise merit list are goingto be drawn on the idea of the mixture marks scored within the preliminary examination . There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering 10 times the numbers of vacancies (approx.) in each category are goingto be short listed for Main Examination from the highest of above merit list.
Penaltyfor Wrong Answer: 0.25 marks are goingto be deducted for each question attempted wrong by a candidate. No deduction are goingto be there in marks if an issue is left unattempted or blank by a candidate

SBI PO 2020 Mains Exam Pattern

The SBI POMains Exam will comprise of 4 sections namely Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation & General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English . The entire paper is to be completed during a time span of three hours. A descriptive paper will be conducted along with the above mentioned online test. It must be completed during a time span of half-hour and therefore the maximum marks alloted to the present test is 50

(i) Objective Test: the target test of three hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timingfor each section

 S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration 
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
3General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
4English Language354040 minutes
 Total 155 200 3 Hours

(ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of half-hour duration with two questions for 50 marks are goingto be a Test of English (Letter Writing & Essay).
Penaltyfor Wrong Answer: 0.25 marks are goingto be deducted for each question attempted wrong by a candidate in SBI POMains Exam. No deduction are goingto be made in marks if an issue is left unattempted or blank by a candidate within the exam

Interview Process

A candidate who clears both the Prelims & Mains Exam of SBI PO 2020 are goingto be further involved a GD-PIsession
wherein they’re goingto face a panel ofselectors discussing on their past experience and questions associated with public knowledge and of the Banking Sector. it’s essential for a candidate to clear the Interview Process so as to make sure their final selection within the SBI PO 2020 Exam. The qualifying marks for this round are goingto be decided by the Bank and therefore the marks alloted to those rounds are:conference – 20 marks, Interview – 30 marks

Final Selection

After a candidate has skilled Personal Interviews, a merit list are going to be prepared by depository financial institution of India wherein the candidate’s score of Mains Exam and Interview Round are going to be taken under consideration . supported the score obtained by candidates and therefore the available vacancies, a final cut-off marks are going to be declared. All candidates who clear the cut-off range are going to be granted the Appointment Letter by depository financial institution of India for the post of Probationary Officer.

SBI PO 2020 Syllabus

SBI PO syllabus is far almost like that of the other bank exam. There are three major sections that a candidate must prepare to ace the preliminary examination . These are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The sections have a wide range of topics on which questions are based. It is recommended that candidates must have a look at the previous year papers and know about the weightage of each topic.

SBI PO Prelims


Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle, Tabulation, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input Output, Coding Decoding

Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification, Profit & Loss, Mixtures &Alligations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Data Interpretation, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Number Systems, Sequence & Series, Permutation, Combination &Probability

English Language

Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Miscellaneous, Fill in the blanks, Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting, Paragraph Completion

SBI PO Mains

The Mains Examination of SBI PO exam 2020 will constitute of 4 sections: Reasoning + Computer Aptitude, English , Data Analysis & Interpretation and General/Economy/Banking Awareness. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

Data Interpretation & Analysis

Tabular Graph, Line Graph, Pie Chart, Bar Graph, Radar Graph Caselet, Missing Case DI, Let it Case DI, Data Sufficiency, Probabilit, Permutation and Combination,


Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Double Lineup, Scheduling, Input Output, Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Code Inequalities, Course of Action, Critical Reasoning, Analytical and Decision Making.

English Language

Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary, Verbal Ability, Word Association, Sentence Improvement, Para Jumbles, Cloze Test, Error Spotting, Fill in the blanks

General/Economy/ Banking Awareness

Financial Awareness, Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Static Awareness, Banking and Financial Awareness.

Computer Aptitude

Internet, Memory, Keyboard Shortcuts, Computer Abbreviation, Microsoft Office, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies, Networking, Number System, Operating System, Basic of Logic Gates.

SBI PO Descriptive Test

The Descriptive Paper of half-hour duration with two questions for 50 marks are goingto be a Test of English (Letter Writing & Essay).

Besides the preliminary exam and the mains exam, an interview process is also conducted for candidates who qualify the first two phases of SBI PO exam.

The final merit list is formed on the idea ofmarks obtained by a candidate in his/ her mains exam and interview process