SBI PO 2021 Notification, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus & Vacancy & Other Details

SBI PO 2021 Notification Out

The State Bank of India (SBI) has finally released the official notification for the recruitment of SBI PO (Probationary Officers) examination on the official website of SBI on 4th October 2021 and also started online registration on 5th October 2021 for the aspirants who are willing to appear for the SBI PO 2021 examination. Candidates must check all the details for the SBI PO Recruitment and apply till 25th October 2021.

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SBI PO 2021 Recruitment

Introduction

SBI PO 2021 Notification Out: Check out Exam Dates, Eligibility, Selection Criteria, And Other Details Here

SBI PO recruitment exam will be conducted by State Bank of India (SBI) for selecting candidates for the post of PO (Probationary Officers). SBI PO is one of the most sought-after job in Banking industry and a dream job for millions of candidates across India.

Eligible candidates who want to join SBI as a Probationary Officer, can apply after carefully going through the advertisement/notification regarding eligibility criteria, registration processes, payment of online application fee, etc. and must ensure that they fulfil all the required eligibility criteria.

SBI PO 2021: Important Dates

Important Dates

Activity Name Important Dates
SBI PO Notification 2021 October 04, 2021
Online Registration Starting date October 05, 2021
Last Date for Fee payment October 25, 2021
Pre- Examination Training November 2021 (1st week onward)
Admit Card for Prelims Exam November 2021 (1st /2nd week)
SBI PO Preliminary Exam date November/ December 2021 (tentative)
Result of Preliminary exam December 2021(Tentative)
Availability of Call letter for Mains Exam December 2021(2nd /3rd week)
SBI PO Mains Exam Date December 2021
Results of Mains Exam January 2022
Availability of Call Letter for Personal Interview February 2022 (1st /2nd week onward)
Group Exercises & Interview February 2022(2nd/ 3rd week)
Declaration of Final Result February / March 2022

Exam Pattern

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2021

Candidates must be aware of the exam pattern and marks distribution for Preliminary and Mains exam before appearing for the SBI PO 2021 Examination process.

The examination process of SBI PO consists of 3 stages:

a. Prelims Examination,
b. Mains Examination
c. Interview round
The structure of exams is as follows:

SBI PO Prelims 2021 Examination:

This Prelims exam will be conducted in online mode wherein the candidates are required to attempt 100 questions having 1 mark each, in a composite duration of 60 minutes. It is to be noted that the sectional cut-offs in the Prelims Exam has been removed now and the overall score of all 3 sections shall be considered for selection to the next round of recruitment process.

S.No. Name of the Section Total Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 60 Minutes
SBI PO Mains 2021 Examination:

The Mains examination will also be conducted in online mode & will have one objective and a descriptive test.

Objective Test Pattern:

The objective test section in Mains Examination will consist of 155 Objective questions having a total of 200 marks and a separate Descriptive online Test having 2 questions for 50 marks.

S. No. Name of Test (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
4 English Language 30 30 40 minutes

Total
155 200 3 hours
Descriptive Test Pattern:

A total of 2 questions shall be asked in this test and the test will be of 50 marks which needs to be completed in a duration of 30 minutes.

S.No Name of the Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 50 30 Minutes

Exam Date

SBI PO Exam Date 2021

The Exam Dates for SBI PO 2021 has not been released yet by SBI in its official notification.

The tentative exam dates for SBI PO 2021 Recruitment is mentioned below:

Activity Name Important Dates
SBI PO Notification 2021 October 04, 2021
Online Registration Starting date October 05, 2021
Last Date for Fee payment October 25, 2021
Pre- Examination Training November 2021 (1st week onward)
Admit Card for Prelims Exam November 2021 (1st /2nd week)
SBI PO Preliminary Exam date November/ December 2021 (tentative)
Result of Preliminary exam December 2021(Tentative)
Availability of Call letter for Mains Exam December 2021(2nd /3rd week)
SBI PO Mains Exam Date December 2021
Results of Mains Exam January 2022
Availability of Call Letter for Personal Interview February 2022 (1st /2nd week onward)
Group Exercises & Interview February 2022(2nd/ 3rd week)
Declaration of Final Result February / March 2022

How To Apply

SBI PO 2021 Apply Online

Pre-Requisites for Applying Online for SBI PO 2021:

Before applying for SBI PO 2021, applicants must make sure that they should have a valid e-mail ID and an active mobile number which will be needed for receiving all kind of communications related to availability of call letters/ advices from SBI via e-mail/ SMS. It must be kept working till the final declaration of results.

Steps for Applying Online for SBI PO 2021:

(1) Candidates need to visit the official website of SBI for applying online for SBI PO 2021

(2) Candidates will have to click on "CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION" to register their application by entering their basic mandatory information in the online application form for SBI PO 2021 like Candidate’s name, Father’s Name, DOB, E-mail Address, etc .

(3) After successful registration, log into your account using the credentials sent to your email ID/mobile no & fill all the mandatory information in the application form like educational details, your previous experience detail(if any) etc.

(4) After that you need to upload your scanned Photograph, Signature, Left thumb impression, etc.

(5) Applicants are advised to carefully fill all the details in the online application as no change in any of the data filled in the online application will be possible/ entertained after clicking on FINAL SUBMIT Button.

Guidelines for Scanning Photograph and Signature

At the time of applying online, applicant must possess a scanned (digital) image of his/ her photograph and signature as per the specifications given in the notification of SBI PO 2021. Online application shall not be entertained unless the applicant uploads his photo and signature as per specification.

Note: If the face of the candidate in the photograph or signature is not clear his candidature might get rejected. In such cases, applicants must edit their application form and again re-upload their photograph or signature for successfully submitting the application.

Syllabus

SBI PO Syllabus 2021

SBI PO Pre Exam Syllabus

The syllabus of SBI PO 2021 Prelims exam will constitute Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The detailed syllabus of SBI PO Prelims exam can be further subdivided into various topics based on the previous year questions that have been asked in SBI PO Prelims exams over the past few years. The SBI PO syllabus 2020-21 for the prelims and the mains exam are quite similar having slight changes in respective topics.

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Series-Alphanumeric Simplification Cloze Test 
Inequalities Profit & Loss Reading Comprehension
Ranking/Direction Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds& Indices Paragraph Completion
Coding-Decoding Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Miscellaneous 
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability
SBI PO Mains Exam Syllabus
Data Interpretation & Analysis Reasoning English Language General/Economy/ Banking Awareness Computer Aptitude
Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Line Graph Syllogism Grammar Current Affairs Memory
Pie Chart Circular Seating Arrangement Vocabulary General Knowledge Keyboard Shortcuts
Bar Graph Linear Seating Arrangement Verbal Ability Static Awareness Computer Abbreviation
Radar Graph Case let Double Line-up Word Association Banking and Financial Awareness Microsoft Office
Missing Case DI Scheduling Sentence Improvement Computer Hardware
Let it Case DI Input Output Para Jumbles Computer Software
Tabular Graph Verbal Reasoning Cloze Test Internet
Probability Directions and Distances Error Spotting Networking
Permutation and Combination Ordering and Ranking Fill in the blanks Number System
Data Sufficiency Operating System
Coding and Decoding Basic of Logic Gates
Code Inequalities
Course of Action
Critical Reasoning
Analytical and Decision Making

Cut Offs:

SBI PO Previous Year Cut offs:

A minimum score will be required to be obtained by each candidate in each test of Online examination and a minimum total score will be needed to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies, cut-offs will be decided, and candidates will be shortlisted for the interview process. SBI PO Cut-Off 2021 will be declared by the board once the result of each phase has been declared.

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SBI PO Prelims 2020 Cut Off

Category Name Prelims Cut-off (From 100 marks)
General 58.5
EWS 56.75
OBC 56
SC 50
ST 43.75

SBI PO Mains 2020 Cut Off

Category Name Mains Cut-off (out of 250 marks)
General 88.93
EWS 84.60
OBC 80.96
SC 73.83
ST 66.86
LD 80.54
VI 93.08
HI 63.10
D&E 63.25

SBI PO Final Cut Off 2020

Category Name Final list Cut Off (Normalised to 100 marks)
General 51.23
EWS 45.35
OBC 45.09
SC 44.09
ST 41.87
LD 45.27
VI 51.55
HI 28.62
D&E 29.43

Vacancies

SBI PO Vacancy 2021

The vacancy list for the session 2021 has not been released yet. The shall be updated once it is declared by SBI.

The total no. of vacancies released in the year 2020 was around 2000 which are tabulated below categorically:

Category SC ST OBC EWS Gen Total LD VI H I d & e
Vacancy 300 150 540 200 810 2000 20 20 20 20
Backlog - - - - - - - - 49 7
Total 300 150 540 200 810 2000 20 20 69 27

Note :

1. Above mentioned vacancies are provisional and may change in future as per Bank’s requirements.

2. Vacancies reserved for OBC category candidates are only for the 'Non-creamy layer' OBC applicants. The 'Creamy layer' OBC candidates must indicate their category as 'General' in the online application form.

Salary & Job Profile:

SBI PO 2021 Salary:

SBI PO Salary 2021 includes a basic pay of Rs.27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 as applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I. Along with salary you will also get other benefits like DA, HRA, CCA etc. as per the norms laid down by govt. There will be a probation period of 2 years for a candidate recruited as SBI PO.

SBI PO 2021 Job Profile:

The in-hand salary given to SBI PO is approx. around Rs 40000 to 45000.The gross pay/total pay-out earned like house rent allowance etc. lies between Rs 8.00 Lakhs to Rs. 13.00 lakhs per annum. The amount usually varies as per the location of the PO where he is posted.

Other Allowances associated with SBI PO Post
Dearness Allowance 46.9% of the basic pay
CCA City (Compensatory Allowance) 3% to 4% (depending on the place of posting)
Leased House Accommodation Rural Minimum- Rs 8000/-(Rural)
Leased House Accommodation Urban Maximum- Rs 29500/-(Urban)
Furniture Allowance Rs 120000/-
Medical Insurance 100% for employees
Medical Insurance Extended 75% for families
Travelling Allowance Reimbursement for AC-2Tier (Exclusively for officialtravels)
Petrol Rs 1100-Rs 1300( in case of non-availability ofpersonal vehicle)
Miscellaneous Rs 4000/-
Loan Benefits Concession on interest rates

Eligibility Criteria:

SBI PO Recruitment 2021: Eligibility Criteria

The candidates are required to fulfil the below criteria in order to be eligible for the SBI PO selection process:

Age Limit (As on 01.04.2021):

The candidate applying for SBI PO must be 21 Years to 30 years of age as on 01.04.2021 i.e. candidates must have been born between 02.04.1991 and 01.04.2000 (both dates are inclusive)

S. No Category Age limit
1 Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
3 Persons With Disabilities (PWD) PWD (SC/ ST) 15 years
PWD (OBC) 13 years
PWD (Gen/ EWS) 10 years
4 Ex Servicemen, Commissioned officers includingEmergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs)who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released oncompletion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to becompleted within 6 months from the last date of receipt of application)otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct orinefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service orinvalidment. 5 years
5 Persons Ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu& Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years
Educational Qualification (as on 31.12.2021):

• The applicant must be a graduate in any aforesaid discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government as specified in the notification.

• Those applicants who are in their Final year/Semester of their Graduation can also apply subject to the condition that if they are called for interview, they must be able to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.12.2021.

• Applicants having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing Integrated Dual Degree certification must be on or before 31.12.2021. Also, Candidates having Chartered Accountant certification may also apply.

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