Tuesday, October 05, 2021

SBI PO Recruitment 2021 - Apply for 2056 No Probationary Officer Vacancy

SBI invited Applications from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) in State Bank of India. The selected candidates may be posted anywhere in India.

SBI PO Recruitment 2021 - Probationary Officer Vacancy 2056 No


 Details of SBI PO Recruitment 2021

Name of post: Probationary Officer (PO)

No of posts: 2056
Category-wise vacancy: 

  • SC: 324
  • ST: 162
  • OBC: 560
  • EWS: 200
  • GEN: 810

Pay Scale: Rs 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840

Eligibility Criteria of SBI PO Recruitment

Age Limit: Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2021 i.e. candidates must have been born not later than 01.04.2000 and not earlier than 02.04.1991 (both days inclusive).
Age Relaxation: The upper age limit is relaxable :

  • (i) By 5 years for SC/ST candidates.
  • (ii) By 3 years for OBC/MOBC candidates.
  • (iii) For Persons with benchmark disability (PWD) by 10 years (upto 15 years for SC/ST and upto 13 years for OBC (NCL) candidates).

Educational Qualification: Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.
Final Year Students: Those who are in the Final Year/ Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.12.2021.


Others: Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.12.2021. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant or Cost Accountant may also apply.

Application Fee: Category-wise application fee is as mentioned below

  • UR/ EWS/ OBC -  Rs 750/-
  • SC/ ST/ PWD - NIL

Payment Mode:Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Internet Banking


How to Apply for SBI P.O. Recruitment

Candidates  will  be  required  to  register  themselves  online  through  Bank's  ‘Career’ website  https://bank.sbi/careers  or  https://www.sbi.co.in/careers.  After  registration candidates  are  required  to  pay  the  requisite  application  fee  through  online  mode  by using debit card/ credit card/ Internet Banking.

Candidates  can  apply  online  only  from  05.10.2021  to  25.10.2021.  No  other  mode  of application will be accepted. 

Important Dates and Links Details
Details of Events Crucial Dates and Links
Commencement of Application 05/10/2021
Last Date of Application 25/10/2021
Official Notification Click Here
Apply Online Click Here
Official Website Click Here


Selection Process of SBI PO Recruitment
The selection for Probationary Officers will be done through a three phase process. All stages are as mentioned below:

Preliminary Examination (Phase I)
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. The test will have of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

Details of Events No. of Questions Duration
English Language  30 20 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 Minutes
 Reasoning Ability 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 60 Minutes

Main Examination (Phase II)
Main Examination will be conducted online and will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after conclusion of the Objective Test and candidates will have to type their Descriptive Test answers on the computer.

Objective Test: The duration of objective test is 3 hours and it consists of 4 Sections of total 200 marks. There will be separate timing for every section.
Details of Events No. of Questions Max Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude  45 60 60 Minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Minutes
English Language 35 40 40 Minutes
Total 100 200 180 Minutes

Descriptive Test: The duration of Descriptive Test is 30 minutes. It will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) with two questions for total 50 marks.

Interview (Phase III)

In view of the Social Distancing and safety measures necessitated due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 3rd Phase may comprise of  ---

(i) Interview only (50 marks) OR 

(ii) Interview (30 marks) & Group Exercises (20 marks).

Candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks in Phase-III to be considered for final selection. The minimum qualifying marks will be decided by the Bank.