SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit Category Wise, Qualification

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit Category Wise, Qualification

ByAkash Mishra  |  Updated on: May 7, 2021SBI PO 2021 Notification PDF to be out soon for Probationary Officers vacancies. The direct link to apply online for SBI PO 2021 will be released by the State Bank of India. Stay tuned to get latest updates on SBI PO 2021 recruitment here.
SBI PO 2021 Notification PDF to be out soon for Probationary Officers vacancies. The direct link to apply online for SBI PO 2021 will be released by the State Bank of India. Stay tuned to get latest updates on SBI PO 2021 recruitment here.
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SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021

SBI PO eligibility criteria is the foremost step to participate in the recruitment process. Candidates who desire to grab the probationary officer post in SBI must fulfill all the stages of SBI PO eligibility criteria. The standards of SBI PO eligibility criteria are defined by the officials of the State Bank of India.

SBI PO official notification clearly mentions fulfilling these aspects, failing to any may result in cancelling of your candidature. These qualifications are Educational Qualification, SBI PO Age limit, Number of attempts etc. in SBI PO.

Only eligible candidates will be allowed to participate in the three-phase SBI PO selection procedure - Preliminary examination, Mains exam and Group exercises (GE) & Personal Interview. Therefore, you must scroll down to read the complete details of the SBI PO eligibility criteria 2021 before applying for the exam.

Stages of SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021

  • Stage 1: Nationality
  • Stage 2: Age Limit Criteria
  • Stage 3: Educational Qualification

SBI PO Nationality

Candidates with Indian Nationality would only be allowed to participate in the SBI PO 2021 examination as per the eligibility norms mentioned by the organization. In short, a person has to be a citizen of India to be eligible for this recruitment.

SBI PO Age Limit Criteria

To acknowledge the SBI PO age limit criteria is important before applying for the exam. The candidate applying for the SBI PO exam should be of the age group 21 years to 30 years as on 01.04.2021. There is also the provision for age relaxation for certain categories of aspirants.

  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Maximum Age: 30 years

SBI PO Age Relaxation

SBI also species some age relaxation to the categories other than unreserved. Below are the details of SBI PO age relaxation for reserved categories under the eligibility criteria.

S. No.

Categories

Age Relaxation Offered

1

Other Backward Classes

3 years

2

SC/ST

5 years

3

Ex-servicemen (includes Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers) who have given 5 years of military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year) other than through dismissal on a charge of misconduct/inefficiency/physical disability

5 years

4

Those who are domiciled in Kashmir division of the state of J&K between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 1989

5 years

5

PWD (SC/ST)-

15 years

6

PWD (OBC)

13 years

7

PWD (Gen)

10 Years

SBI PO Educational Qualification

As per the SBI PO 2021 notification, candidates require to fulfill SBI PO educational qualification subject to norms of the organization (as on 01.04.2021):

  • Those candidates who are interested in applying for the post of PO must be a graduate in any discipline from a state or central recognized university or possess any other equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  • Candidates who are in their final semester/year are also eligible to apply but they will have to mention the result stating pass on the date mentioned by the organization.
  • Candidates will have to present the proof of passing their graduation or having the graduation degree as pass as per the deadline stipulated by the bank
  • Aspirants who have pursued an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must ensure about the date of passing should be as per the date bounded by the organizing authority.
  • Candidates with the degree of Chartered Accountant are also eligible to apply for the SBI PO recruitment process.

Percentage Calculation under Educational Qualification

Candidates must make sure that they are filling the application form according to SBI PO percentage criteria as marks will be considered according to this only.

  • The candidature will be cancelled if the mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by the University/Institute is not in accordance with the date mentioned by the bank. The result of any examination posted on the website of the University/Institute will be taken as the final date of passing that exam or semester.
  • The candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application where CGPA/ OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into the percentage and indicated in the online application.
  • If called for the interview, an aspirant will have to show the original certificate issued under the concerned authority stating the norms of the university regarding the conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate
  • Calculation of Percentage: The percentage will be calculated by the marks arrived in the mark sheet and dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours/optional/additional optional subject, if any. Marks obtained in a fraction of percentage will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

SBI PO Number of Attempts

The category-wise classification of the SBI PO number of attempts has been discussed in the table below. Aspirants who have already appeared for the maximum number of attempts permissible are not eligible to apply. please note appearing in SBI PO preliminary examination will not be considered as a chance or attempt for SBI PO.

Category

Number of attempts

General/EWS

4

General/EWS(PWD)

7

OBC

7

OBC (PWD)

7

SC/SC (PWD)/ST/ST(PWD)

No restriction

This was all about SBI PO Eligibility criteria and other basic things a candidate must know to be eligible for SBI PO 2021 exam. We hope this article will help you in getting all the relevant details as required.

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  • According to the notification of SBI PO, the minimum age for applying for SBI PO exam is 21 years. 

  • The maximum age limit for SBI PO exam is 30 years.

  • The candidates should have a graduate degree in any discipline from a state or central recognized university or possess any other equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

  • There are no restrictions on the appearance of a candidate of SC/ST category in SBI PO Exams. You can attempt the SBI PO exam as many times as you like.

  • Yes, a person with a degree of Charted Accountant is eligible to apply for SBI PO.

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