SBI PO 2020

SBI PO-2020

Every year State Bank Of India conducts a national level recruitment examination to appoint probationary officers ( PO) in different parts of the country. Every year lakhs of candidates appear for the SBI PO exams but the seats are limited to only 2000 candidates. The SBI PO exam is held in two phases preliminary examinations and mains examination. The official notification of SBI PO 2020 will be released in the month of April 2020.

If you are also interested in appearing for the SBI PO 2020 examination then here are the complete details that will help you in the better understanding of the exam structure.

SBI PO 2020 Exam Overview

Exam Name SBI PO ( State Bank Of India Probationary Officer)
Exam Conducting BodyState bank Of India
Mode of ExaminationOnline
Exam Level National
Total Number of Vacancies2000-2500
Mode of filling Application FormOnline

SBI PO 2020 Important Dates

SBI PO 2020-Important Dates
Events Dates
Online Application Form Start DateApril 2020
Last Date To Apply OnlineMay 2020
Application Fees SubmissionApril& May 2020
Admit Card Download of Preliminary ExamsMay 2020
Preliminary Examination DateJuly 2020
SBI PO Preliminary Examination ResultsJuly 2020
Admit Card Download Of Mains ExaminationJuly 2020
SBI PO Mains ExaminationAugust 2020
SBI PO Mains Exam Result DeclarationAugust 2020
Downloading of Admit Card for SBI PO InterviewSeptember 2020
Group Exercise and Interview DatesOctober 2020
SBI PO Final Result Announcement November 2020

SBI PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria

All the applicants must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the SBI PO exams. Here are the eligibility criteria that an applicant must meet in order to appear for the SBI PO 2020.

SBI PO 2020-Eligibility Ctiteria

1. Educational Qualifications

  • A candidate should have a bachelors degree in any discipline from a recognised university to appear for the SBI PO exams.
  • Candidates who are appearing for the final year examination are also eligible to apply but they should submit a pass certificate in the final interview.

2. Age

  • The minimum age of a candidate should be 21 years and maximum should be 30 years. However, upper age relaxation is provided to reserved candidates on the following basis.
SC/ST5 Years
OBC ( Non -creamy Layer )3 Years
PWD ( Person with disabilities )PWD SC/ST – 15 Years
PWD OBC – 13 Years
PWD General – 10 Years
Ex-Serviceman ( Army Personnel)5 Years
Persons having domicile certificate of Jammu& Kashmir during the period of 1.1.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 Years

3.Number of Attempts

A candidate cannot appear multiple times for the SBI PO exams so SBI has imposed certain restrictions on the number of attempts that a candidate can appear for.

CategoryNumber Of Attempts
(PWD)SC/ST CandidatesNo Limit
(PWD) OBC Candidates7 Attempts
General Category ( With PWD )7 Attempts
General Category4 Attempts

SBI PO 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates who are appearing for the SBI PO exams 2020 should know the exam pattern clearly in order to achieve the desired results. The following is the exam pattern of the SBI PO 2020.

1. Preliminary Examination

Preliminary exams are the very first step in the whole process of SBI PO recruitment. So it is important to understand the structure of prelims first.

ParticularsExam details
Mode Of ExaminationOnline
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Maximum Marks100 
Number of Questions100 Questions
1. English Language ( 30 Questions)2. Numerical Ability ( 35 Questions) 3. Reasoning Ability ( 35 Questions)
Duration of the Exam 1 Hour ( 60 Minutes )
Subjects1. English Language
2. Numerical Ability 
3. Reasoning Ability
Marking Pattern1 mark for every right answer and 1\4 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Preliminary Examination Syllabus

English Language– Cloze Test
– Fill in the blanks
– Sentence correction
– Reading comprehension
– Para Jumbles
– Paragraph completion
Quantitative Aptitude– Percentage
– Mixture and Allegations
– Ratio and Proportions
– Simple Interest
– Compound Interest
– Data Interpretation
– Permutation & combination
– Probability
– Sequence & series
– Cone, SphereMensuration
– Profit and Loss
– Number System
Reasoning Ability– Data sufficiency
– Input-Output
– Seating Arrangements
– Data Sufficiency
– Blood relations
– Alpha-numeric Series
– Coded Inequalities
– Puzzle Testing
SBI PO 2020- Syllabus

2. Mains Examination

Mains examination is held in the month of August and it is mandatory to clear the prelims exam in order to appear for the mains examinations.

ParticularsExam Details
Mode of Examination Online
Exam Duration3 Hours
Type of QuestionsObjective and Subjective
Maximum Marks200

Section-wise marks are given below.

SubjectNo of QuestionsMax. Marks
English Language4040
General Awareness/Banking3560
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude4560
Data Analysis and Interpretation3540

SBI PO 2020- Mains Examination Syllabus

SectionsSBI PO Syllabus
Reasoning– Blood Relations
– Coding and Decoding
– Code Inequalities
– Input and Output
– course of Action
– Directions and Distance
– Verbal Reasoning
– Syllogism
– Data sufficiency
– Analytical and Decision Making
General Awareness/Banking Awareness– Basic General Knowledge
-Static Awareness
– Current Affairs
– Banking and Financial Awareness
Computer Aptitude– Computer Hardware
– Computer Software
– Computer Abbreviations
– Keyboard Shortcuts
– Internet and its functions
– Microsoft office
– Operating systems
– Computer Fundamentals
Data Analysis and Interpretation– Pie Chart
– Line Graph
– Bar Graphs
– Probability
– Data Sufficiency
– Permutations and Combinations