SBI PO 2021

The notification of SBI PO 2021 recruitment was released on 21st OCT for 2000 vacancies of Bank PO. The online exam of SBI PO Mains has been successfully concluded on 4th FEB 2021.

As per the latest notice, the result of SBI PO Mains is scheduled to be announced on 31st FEB 2021. SBI will prepare a merit list of the candidates according to their marks obtained in the exam and call them for Group Discussion and Interview round.

The final selection of the candidates will be based on their performance in Interview & GD.

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Moreover, you can find here exam syllabus, pattern, salary, previous year question papers, cut off, free mock test, and all other information to prepare for the SBI PO exam.

SBI PO 2021 Notification Summary Exam Date Eligibility Vacancy Apply Online Admit Card Salary Selection Syllabus Exam Pattern Cut Off Question Papers Preparation Online Videos Test Series Result

What is the SBI PO Exam?

SBI PO, a national level exam is being conducted by State Bank of India for the recruitment of Probationary Officers. SBI PO is known for the most coveted job profile among other bank PO post where almost 30 Lakh students participate in the exam annually.

Candidates who get selected after the final interview round, get the opportunity to work with SBI as a Probationary Officer (PO) in Junior Management Grade Scale-I (JMGS-I).

SBI PO Recruitment 2021: Important Dates

Events Important Dates
Start Date of SBI PO Application Form 21st OCT 2021
Last Date to Apply Online for SBI PO 13th NOV 2021
SBI PO Admit Card Download Date 18th DEC 2021
SBI PO Exam Date 2021 (Prelims) 1st, 7th, & 8th JAN 2021
SBI PO Result Date 15th JAN 2021
SBI PO Mains Call Letter Date 20th JAN 2021
SBI PO Mains Exam Date 4th FEB 2021
SBI PO Mains Result Date 31st FEB 2021
SBI PO Interview Call Letter 1st MARCH 2021
Group Exercises & Interview Date 24th Sep to 12th Oct 2021
SBI PO Final Result Declaration Date 1st November 2021

What’s New in SBI PO Exam 2021?

Unlike last year, this time SBI PO recruitment has come up with following two major changes:

1. First, a sectional time limit has been introduced for each section in SBI PO Prelims exam.

2. Second, there is no sectional cut off for SBI PO Preliminary as well as Mains exams. The final selection of the candidates will be based on their performance in each phase of the exam.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for SBI PO Exam is as follows-

  1. Age-Based Eligibility
    Minimum 21 years and maximum 30 years as on 1st OCT 2021.
  2. Educational Qualification
    Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government as on 31st FEB 2021.


The SBI PO notification 2021 has been released officially for a total of 2000 vacancies. The details of the vacancies (category-wise) are as follows. 

SBI PO Vacancies PWD Vacancies
SC ST OBC General Total LD VI HI Total
300 150 540 1010 2000 27 26 65 118

Application Form

The registration process for SBI PO is over now. However, you can check the following steps on how to fill the application form online.

  • Visit official site’s “” page.
  • Go to the “Click here for New Registration”.
  • Enter your valid details such as Name, Email ID & Contact Number.
  • Now click on “Submit”.
  • You will get Registration Number and Password on the screen.
  • Upload your scanned signature and photograph.
  • Enter your personal details as per educational certificate.
  • Now pay the application fee via debit card/credit card/internet banking.
  • The final step is to check the details and save the copy of the SBI PO form.
  • Download it for future reference.

Admit Card

The admit card download link for SBI PO is closed.

Job Profile

It is essential to understand what kind of tasks one might have to undertake after getting selected as a probationary officer in SBI. The candidates after selection undergo a probation period of 2 years. Candidates undergo training in this period to understand the various aspects of banking procedures in a practical way. 


One of the most asked questions among students is the in-hand salary that they would receive as a probationary officer in SBI. The basic grade pay is Rs. 27620/- which is accompanied by 4 increments.

Apart from this, the salary component involves Dearness Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, Leased House Accommodation, Furniture Allowance, Medical Insurance, Travelling Allowance, etc. For more details, you can check the SBI PO Salary.

Promotion and Career Growth

The career growth of an SBI PO is mentioned below-

Selection Procedure

The Selection Procedure of SBI PO involves the following phases-

  1. Preliminary Exam (Objective)
  2. Mains Exam (Objective + Descriptive)
  3. Group Exercise and Interview

Biometric Verification: The biometric verification system is being launched for the secure SBI PO 2021 selection procedure. For Biometric Verification, the bank will take your digital thumb impression, to check your authenticity.

Any discrepancy in your biometric data NOV leads to rejection and legal actions against you. Thus, it is advisable not to apply things like Mehandi (Henna), Chemical, Ink, etc. on your hands. 

Exam Pattern

This year, a new exam pattern has been introduced for the SBI PO Prelims exam. Now, there is a sectional time limit of 20 minutes to attempt each section in the online test of SBI PO Prelims. However, there is no change in the total time duration.

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks  Duration
English 30 30 20 Minutes
Reasoning 35 35 20 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 60 Minutes

The preliminary exam of SBI PO consists of 3 sections:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability
  • English Language. 


There are slight changes in the topics that are asked in the prelims as well as the Mains phase of the SBI PO Exam. For instance, the preliminary exam in SBI PO consists of the Quantitative Aptitude Section.

which changes to Data Interpretation and Analysis in Mains and comprises questions specifically from this topic. You can go through the detailed syllabus of SBI PO Prelims & Mains here.

Cut Off

From now onwards, there will be no sectional cutoff in the exam of SBI PO 2021 recruitment. The final selection will be based on the performance in the online test. However, you can check the official cutoff of SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2021 below:

Prelims Cut Off 2021

Sections/ Exam Total Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks (Cutoff Score)
Prelims Exam  100 49 43 54.25 56.75 45.25 49 14.75

SBI PO Mains Cutoff 2021

Sections/ Exam Total Marks Minimum Qualifying Marks (Cutoff Score)
Overall Mains Exam (Objective) 200 40 40 40 50 40 40 40
Descriptive Test of Mains Exam 50 17.5 17.5 17.5 20 17.5 17.5 17.5
Minimum marks to be secured, to be shortlisted for GE & PI Round
(Objective + Descriptive)
250 62.5 62.5 79.5 89.25 62.5 88.09 62.5
Group Exercise + Interview 50 18 18 18 20 18 18 18
Total Cutoff Marks after Normalisation 100 38.95 28.88 40.83 46.59 37.24 46.11 32.92

Question Papers

SBI PO Previous year question papers would help you identify the actual level of this exam. You can start your preparation once you have a clear idea of the previous year’s question paper of SBI PO. You can go through the SBI PO Prelims question paper 2017 to know more.

Preparation Tips

The approach for the preparation of the SBI PO Preliminary and Mains Exam varies as per the exam pattern. It is crucial to have a proper understanding of the study plan and the exam strategy. You can check the preparation strategy for SBI PO Prelims. Go through these links to understand this better.

Online Videos

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Test Series

Attempting test series on a regular basis is essential in order to enhance your exam preparation. You can take the test series for SBI PO 2021.

Exam Analysis

The Exam Analysis of SBI PO Prelims will help you identify the overall difficulty level of the SBI PO exam for preliminary as well as the Mains phase.

For instance, the overall difficulty level of the Reasoning Ability Section was on a higher side in 2017. You can go through the overall analysis of the SBI PO  Prelims Exam for more details.


As per the latest notice, the result of SBI PO Mains is scheduled to be out on 31st Aug 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions : Students come across various queries while filling out the application form as well as at various other stages of the recruitment process.

a very common doubt among students is the number of attempts after which they are not eligible to apply for this exam. To address such concerns of students in a better way, we have shared the Frequently Asked Questions for SBI PO Exam.

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