SBI PO Selection Process 2022 - Prelims, Mains, Interview & Final Selection

SBI PO Selection Process 2022 - Prelims, Mains, Interview & Final Selection

ByAkash Mishra  |  Updated on: Feb 25, 2022SBI PO Selection Process 2022- Get here the complete details of the Selection Process 2022. The complete details of the Preliminary, Mains and the interview stages have been elaborated here.
SBI PO Selection Process 2022- Get here the complete details of the Selection Process 2022. The complete details of the Preliminary, Mains and the interview stages have been elaborated here.
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SBI PO Selection Process 2022 beholds utmost importance for the aspirants preparing for the SBI PO exam. The State Bank of India recruits eligible and interested candidates as Probationary Officers every year. The applicants have to undergo three stages of the SBI PO Selection Process to grab the job and fulfil their dreams. They ought to be well-acquainted with each step of the screening process before kick-starting their preparation.  The accurate knowledge will aid them in analyzing and strategizing the level of each step of the SBI PO Selection Process, and they can further start their preparation accordingly.  Go through the complete post to be well acquainted with the Preliminary, Mains and Interview/ GD levels and move a step forward in accomplishing your dreams.

SBI PO Selection Stages

The official notification of the SBI PO Recruitment 2022 is awaited. There are mainly three stages, it is mandatory for all the candidates to successfully clear every stage to get the post of Probationary Officer in SBI.  The standards under the selection procedure for SBI PO are defined by the officials of the State Bank of India. Here we discussed the detailed selection criteria of the SBI PO exam to assist you to apprehend the recruitment structure. 

The three stages are as follows; 

  • Phase I- Preliminary (Prelims) Exam, 
  • Phase II- Main Exam & 
  • Phase III- Group Exercise and Interview

SBI PO Selection Process 2022 - Preliminary

The first phase of the SBI PO recruitment process is the preliminary examination. Check out the below-mentioned details of the Preliminary exam of the SBI PO Selection Process. This is the qualifying stage, meaning the scores obtained in this stage will not be added to the final result. But, the aspirants have to qualify at this stage to advance to the next level of the SBI PO Selection Process. 

Details 

Attributes 

Exam 

SBI PO Preliminary Exam 

Phase 

Type of exam 

Qualifying 

Type of Questions 

Objective 

Mode of Exam 

Online 

No. of Sections 

Sections 

  • English 
  • Quantitative Aptitude 
  • Reasoning 

Total Marks 

100 

Duration 

1 Hour 

No. of Questions 

100 

Sectional Timing

20 Minutes for each section 

Marks awarded for the right answer 

1

Marks deducted for the wrong answer 

¼ 

Marks awarded for the unattempted question 

Sectional Cut-Off 

No 

  • The candidates will be shortlisted for the Mains examination from a list of the total number of candidates who appeared for the Prelim Examination 
  • The number of candidates to be shortlisted for SBI PO Mains will be decided by the SBI based on the vacancies available. In each category, the number of candidates to be selected for the next phase (Main Examination) will be approximately 10 times the number of total vacancies.
  • The Marks obtained in the Prelim Exam will not be added anywhere in the selection procedure. But the candidates need to get qualified in this stage to move further. 

SBI PO Recruitment Process 2022-Mains

This is the second phase of the SBI PO Recruitment 2022. The applicants who will ace the Preliminary stage of the SBI PO Recruitment Process will advance to the Mains stage. The details of the second phase of the screening process are schematized in tabular format herewith; 

Details 

Attributes 

Exam 

SBI PO Mains Exam

Phase 

2

Type of questions 

Objective and Descriptive 

Total marks of Objective Test 

200 

Total sections Objective Test 

Subjects of Objective Test 

  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 
  • Data Analytics and Interpretation 
  • General/ Banking Awareness/ Economy 
  • English 

Number of questions in Objective Test 

155

Duration of Objective Test 

3 Hours 

Negative Marking in the Objective Test 

¼ 

Subjects of Descriptive Test 

English [Letter Writing & Essay] 

Total Marks of Descriptive Test 

50 Marks 

Duration of Descriptive Test 

30 Minutes 

  • Both the tests will be conducted online. 
  • Candidates have to answer the Descriptive test by typing on their keyboards.
  •  Descriptive Tests will be administered immediately after completion of the Objective Test.
  • Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Main Examination. 
  • Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approximately) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise & Interview from the top of the merit list, subject to a candidate scoring a minimum qualifying score in aggregate. 

SBI PO Selection Process 2022 - Interview/GD

This is the second phase of the SBI PO Recruitment 2022. The applicants who will ace the Preliminary stage of the SBI PO Recruitment Process will advance to the Mains stage. The details of the second phase of the screening process are schematized in tabular format herewith; 

Details 

Attributes 

Exam 

SBI PO Mains Exam

Phase 

2

Type of questions 

Objective and Descriptive 

Total marks of Objective Test 

200 

Total sections Objective Test 

Subjects of Objective Test 

  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 
  • Data Analytics and Interpretation 
  • General/ Banking Awareness/ Economy 
  • English 

Number of questions in Objective Test 

155

Duration of Objective Test 

3 Hours 

Negative Marking in the Objective Test 

¼ 

Subjects of Descriptive Test 

English [Letter Writing & Essay] 

Total Marks of Descriptive Test 

50 Marks 

Duration of Descriptive Test 

30 Minutes 

  • Both the tests will be conducted online. 
  • Candidates have to answer the Descriptive test by typing on their keyboards.
  •  Descriptive Tests will be administered immediately after completion of the Objective Test.
  • Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Main Examination. 
  • Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approximately) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise & Interview from the top of the merit list, subject to a candidate scoring a minimum qualifying score in aggregate. 

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SBI PO Final Selection

  • The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection.
  • Only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE & Interview (Phase-III) for preparing the final merit list. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. 
  • Marks secured by the candidates in the Main Examination (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25.
  • The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Main Examination and Group Exercises & Interview out of 100
  • The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category
  • Results of the candidates who qualify for the Main Examination and Group Exercise & Interview as well as the final select list will be made available on the Bank's website.

SBI PO Selection Process FAQs

  • There are mainly three stages of the SBI PO Selection Process 2022, Preliminary, Mains, Interview/ GD. Phase-1 [Preliminary] is the qualifying stage, the applicants acing this stage will advance to Phase -2[Mains Exam]. The shortlisted candidates will advance to Phase-3 of the screening process, the Interview or GD. The aspirants making their names to the final merit lists will be recruited as the Probationary Officer in the State Bank of India.

  • Yes, the SBI PO Preliminary stage is qualifying in nature. That means the marks obtained in this test will not contribute to the final result.  But, the candidates have to qualify at this stage to be able to advance to the next level.

  • The final stage is the Interview or Group Discussion round. The top-ranked candidates will be recruited as the Probationary Officer of the State Bank of India. 




  •  It is the Phase-1 of the SBI PO Selection Process. It contains objective questions and is qualifying in nature. The  sections of the objective test are English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. There are a total of 100 questions to be solved at a duration of 60 Minutes.

  • The official notification stating the SBI PO Recruitment Process hasn’t been released yet. We will update the candidates about the SBI PO Mains exam dates as it is released officially. 

  • The official notifications of the SBI PO will be released soon. Stay tuned with us for receiving the latest notifications of the SBI PO Recruitment Process 2022.

  • The State Bank of India conducts the SBI PO Recruitment Process.

  • For receiving updates on the screening process, you can keep an eye on the official website, or bookmark this page. We will be updating all the latest notifications on our page.  

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