SBI PO Notification 2020 – Recruitment for 2000 Probationary Officer Posts!!

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Hello Dear Candidates,

Here is the wonderful and most-awaited news of the year for youngsters who want to become bankers. Well, the State Bank of India (SBI) has announced the bumper vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer. The online applications are available on the official website to fill up 2000 vacancies under this recruitment.

Read the whole blog for more details about the recruitment process -

State Bank of India - Probationary Officer (PO) Recruitment 2020-21

Interested candidates can apply online for the direct recruitment process before the last date, for which the application process has started. If you also want to join the recruitment drive and have the required eligibility, then you can apply and join the biggest bank in the country.

  • Eligible candidates are required to register on-line for the recruitment process to take place in three stages, i.e. Phase-I, Phase – II, and Phase-III.
  • Candidates selected after Phase-I will have to appear for Phase-II.
  • Candidates selected after Phase - II will later be called for Phase - III.

Candidates are advised to visit the bank website, or regularly for more details and the latest updates.



Recruiting Bank 

State Bank of India (SBI)

Total Vacancies


Online Registration & Fee Payment Dates

14th November to 4th December 2020

Download Call Letters for Prelims Exam

3rd Week of December 2020 Onwards

Phase-I (Online Prelims Examination) 

31st December 2020, 2nd, 4th and 5th January 2021

Result Declaration for Prelims Exam

Third Week of January 2021

Download Call Letters for Mains Examination

3rd Week of January 2021 Onwards

Phase-II (Online Mains Examination)

29th January 2021

Mains Exam Result Declaration

3rd/4th Week of February 2021 Onwards

Download Call Letter for Page-3 Phase

3rd/4th Week of February 2021

Phase-III (Interview & Group Exercise)

February/March 2021

Final Result Declaration

Last Week of March 2021

SC/ST/ Pre-examination Training for Religious Minority Community Candidates

Download Call Letters for Pre-exam Training

2nd Week of December 2020 Onwards

Conduction of Pre-exam Training

Third/Fourth Week of December 2020

Vacancy Details and Eligibility Criteria

Potential candidates, who wish to join the State Bank of India as a probationary officer, be careful to ensure your eligibility before applying for the recruitment. If you’re found ineligible in any phase of the recruitment process, your candidature will be canceled immediately.

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Age Limit

Pay Scale



Graduate in any discipline or equivalent qualification from a university recognized by the Central Government

21 to 30 Years

Rs 23,700/- to 42,020/-











The bank has also provided upper age relaxation for candidates by category.

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Selection Process:

Selection for the Probationary Officer will be done through a three-tier process:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview

Phase-1 Online Preliminary Examination -

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection.

Here is the exam pattern for the Prelims Exam -


Test Name

No. of Questions 

Maximum Marks 

Time Duration 


English Language


Total Maximum Marks = 100

20 Minutes


Quantitative Aptitude


20 Minutes


Reasoning Ability


20 Minutes



1 Hour

Phase-II Mains Examination -

The category-wise merit list will be prepared based on the total marks obtained in the preliminary examination. There will be no sectional cut-off. 

  • The Mains exam will be conducted online and will include an objective test for 200 marks and a descriptive test for 50 marks.
  • The descriptive test will be given immediately after the conclusion of the objective test and the candidates will have to type the answers of their descriptive test on the computer.

Objective Test: The objective test duration is 3 hours and consists of 4 sections with a total of 200 marks. There will be different timings for each section.


Test Name

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration


Reasoning & Computer Aptitude



60 Min


Data Analysis and Interpretation



45 Min


General/Economy/Banking Awareness



35 Min 


English Language



40 Min




3 Hours

Descriptive Test: The duration of the descriptive test is 30 minutes. It will be set in English language (letter writing and essay) examination with two questions for a total of 50 marks.

Important Points:-

  • The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. 
  • The marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in Phase-III for preparing the final merit list. 

Phase-III Interview and Group Exercise -

In view of the social distortion and safety measures required due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the third phase may include: (1) Interviews only (50 points) or (2) interviews (30 points) and group exercises (20 points).

  • For final selection, candidates have to obtain minimum qualifying marks in 3rd Phase.
  • Candidates who qualify for the third phase under the 'OBC' category will be required to produce an OBC certificate with a non-creamy layer 'clause.

Application Fee:


Fee Amount

General/EWS/OBC Candidates

Rs. 750/- 

SC/ST/PwD Candidates


Payment Mode: The application fee will be submitted via Online Payment Services (e-Mitra Kiosk, BHIM UPI, Net Banking, Credit or Debit Cards.

Important Links -

Apply Online

Registration | Login


Click Here

Official Website

Click Here


Candidates will have to work very hard to get selected for the post of PO, so you should start planning for it right now. It is necessary to give your hundred percent efforts to pass this examination.

For more queries regarding SBI PO Recruitment 2020, feel free to ask us in the comment box.

All the Best!!

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