SBI PO Notification 2021 Out: Check Dates, Download Official PDF, Vacancy, Apply Online, Eligibility

By Amrit Gouda|Updated : October 4th, 2021

SBI PO Notification 2021 PDF Released! Students have been eagerly waiting for the official recruitment notification of the SBI PO 2021 exam. State Bank Of India (SBI) has finally released the notification for the Probationary Officers posts on 4th October 2021 with a total vacancy of 2056. Interested candidates can apply online from 5th October 2021 up to 25th October 2021.

Along with the SBI PO 2021 official notification, the State Bank of India has also released the online application form link, prelims, mains, and interview exam important dates. So let's discuss all the SBI PO recruitment 2021 details in a comprehensive manner. Here we are providing the information about SBI PO Notification 2021, important Dates, Official PDF download link, vacancies, fee, eligibility, important dates, pattern, and preparation.

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SBI PO 2021 Notification Out: Students have been eagerly waiting for the official recruitment notification of the SBI PO 2021 exam. State Bank Of India (SBI) has finally released the notification for the Probationary Officers posts on 4th October 2021 with a total vacancy of 2056. Interested candidates can apply online from 5th October 2021 up to 25th October 2021.

Along with the notification, the State Bank of India has also announced the official online application link, prelims, mains, and interview exam important dates. So let's discuss all the recruitment details in a comprehensive manner. Here we are providing the information about SBI PO Notification 2021 important Dates, Official PDF download link, vacancies, fee, eligibility, important dates, pattern, and preparation. 

What is SBI PO Recruitment/Exam?

  • Every year State Bank of India recruits talented and energetic young minds for its baseline employees.
  • A Probationary Officer is an entry-level post for any PSU bank for an officer-level cadre.
  • Similarly SBI every year recruits around 2000 young and passionate candidates as Probationary Officer.
  • Candidates have to go through a series of stages like prelims, mains, interview, and group discussion to finally become the employee of the largest public sector bank of India.
  • After selecting as a Probationary Officer, he/she can be posted anywhere in India to take forward his/her responsibilities.

SBI PO Notification 2021 Overview

Overview of any official recruitment notification is an important aspect. Students must go through the exam overview to collect all the important details like recruiting body, number of vacancies, application fees, exam dates, etc. Let's discuss all the details of notification and exam details in a comprehensive manner in the following table.

CategoryOverview
Name of the examSBI PO
Conducting bodyState Bank of India
Post nameProbationary Officer
No of vacancies2056
Notification release date4 October 2021
Mode of examOnline
Frequency of examOnce a year
Stages of examPrelims, Mains, and GD/interview
Level of examNational
Official websitesbi.co.in
Exam helpdesk022-22820427
Exam languageEnglish, Hindi

Download SBI PO Notification 2021 PDF

SBI PO Notification 2021 Vacancy

Let's discuss the vacancy of SBI PO recruitment over the last few years. Also, you will get a fair idea of the upcoming vacancy.

YearNumber of vacancies
20162200
20172313
20182000
20192000
20202000
20212056

Let's go through the below table to know the exact category-wise vacancies of SBI PO 2021.

CategoryRegular VacancyBacklog Vacancy
General8100
EWS2000
OBC54020
SC30024
ST15012
Others8046

SBI PO Notification 2021 Application Fee

The application fee for SBI PO Recruitment 2021 will be paid online. The price/intimation fee is non-refundable and non-transferable to another exam. The following are the application fees for SBI PO 2021, organized by category:

Category

Application Fee

SC/ST/PWD

Nil

General/OBC/EWS

₹ 750 

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021

This is the first step where a candidate will first check whether he/she is eligible to apply for the SBI PO recruitment or not. In this phase, he/she has to check educational criteria and age criteria.

Candidates who want to work as probationary officers for SBI must meet all of the SBI PO eligibility requirements. Officials from the State Bank of India set the requirements for SBI PO eligibility criteria.

Education Qualification:(as of 31/12/2021)

  • Graduate in any discipline from a recognized University
  • Those in their final year/semester of study may also apply provisionally, subject to the requirement that, if called for an interview, they produce proof of passing their graduation examination on or before December 31, 2021.

Age Eligibility:

Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as of 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). Relaxation in the Upper age limit shall be as below:

Sr.

Category

Age relaxation

1.

Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe

5 Years

2.

Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 Years

3.

Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWD)

- PWD (SC/ ST)

15 Years

 

- PWD (OBC)

13 Years

 

- PWD (Gen/ EWS)

10 Years

4.

Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service

5 Years

Click to know more about SBI PO eligibility criteria here.

SBI PO Notification 2021 Important Dates

The exam dates and recruitment notice for SBI PO 2021 have been announced. In the table below, candidates can see all of the relevant Important dates:

Activity

Tentative Dates

On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of Application by candidates

05.10.2021 to 25.10.2021

Payment of Application Fee

05.10.2021 to 25.10.2021

Download of Preliminary Examination Call Letters

1st /2nd week November 2021 onwards

Phase-I: Online Preliminary Examination

November/ December 2021

Declaration of Result of Preliminary Examination

December 2021

Download of Main Examination Call letter

2nd /3rd week December 2021 onwards

Phase-II: Online Main Examination

December 2021

Declaration of Result of Main Examination

January 2022

Download of Phase-III Call Letter

1st /2nd week of February 2022 onwards

Phase-III: Interview (Or Interview & Group Exercises)

2nd/ 3rd week of February 2022

Declaration of Final Result

February / March 2022

Pre-Examination Training for SC/ ST/ Religious Minority Community candidates

Download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training

1st week of November 2021 onwards

Conduct of Pre- Examination Training

2nd week of November 2021

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2021

Along with the official notification, the State Bank of India has also released the exam pattern for SBI PO 2021. As you know that, SBI always shocks the aspirants by either any change in the SBI PO exam pattern or with the new types of questions in the exam, this year also you have to be ready to accept such vital changes in the official notification.

Overview of the Prelims Exam Pattern

Name of test

No. of Questions

Duration

English Language

30

20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

35

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

20 minutes

Total

100

1 hour

  • The SBI PO prelims exam is qualifying in nature.
  • The total mark is 100 marks.
  • The total time duration is 1 hour.
  • There are a total of 3 sections i.e English, reasoning ability, and quantitative aptitude.
  • There will be 30 questions from English and 35 questions each from reasoning ability and quantitative aptitude.
  • There is a sectional time of 20 minutes for each section.
  • For each wrong answer. 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Overview of the Mains Exam Pattern

Name of the test

No. of Qs.

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

155

200

3 hours

  • It consists of both objective and subjective questions.
  • There are 4 sections in the objective test i.e reasoning ability & computer aptitude, data analysis and interpretation, English, and general/financial awareness.
  • Reasoning ability & computer aptitude section will consist of 45 questions with 1 hours time,
  • The data analysis and interpretation section will consist of 35 questions with 1 hour time.
  • English language section will consist of 35 questions with 40 minutes time.
  • The general awareness/financial awareness section will consist of 40 questions with 40 minutes time.
  • In the subjective test, you will have to type 1 letter and 1 essay.
  • The subjective test will be of 50 marks with 30 minutes time.
  • There is no sectional mark for both prelim and main.

Phase-III: In view of the Social Distancing and safety measures necessitated due to the 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

Some Important Tips to Start SBI PO 2021 Preparation

  • First, go through the syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Start from the basics of every section.
  • Make a proper study plan and stick to it.
  • Cover 1-2 chapters every week and practice questions.
  • Practice quizzes from BYJU'S Exam Prep.
  • Do revise properly.
  • Attempt mock tests.
  • Analyze properly and assess your strong and weak areas.

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Sandeep

SandeepJul 2, 2021

Can those students whose final year result is not declared but their exams are finished....will elligible for apply or not?
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Aadresha

AadreshaJul 2, 2021

Is there any specific no. Of attempt that an aspirant can take to crack SBI PO or Clerk?
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M D

M DJul 5, 2021

I have given the previous year exam of SBI PO but didn't cleared prelim so will this be considered as an attempt?
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Annu Kumari
Fee Rs. 50 R u sure???
Samikshya Behera
Sorry sir but exam fee is 750 according to the official notification
Mani Kanta

Mani KantaOct 4, 2021

Are these posts countrywide or state-wide??
Sejal Jajodiya
My birth date is:- 21st July 2000 and I hv. Completed my graduation, also I hv. My degree proff with me, now say me that whether I'm eligible for this post or not.
If in case I'm not eligible then tell me whether I can give preliminary &mains exam? As there is clearly mentioned that final yr students hv to show the proff of their graduation
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Shilpa Siingh
Sir kya ma abhi se study plan ke sath class avail ho payga kyu ki M starting my preparation from today only....
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  • SBI PO 2021 notification has been released on 4th October 2021.

  • SBI PO 2021 prelims exam is scheduled for November/December 2021

  • Due to the global Covid pandemic, SBI PO 2021 notification is getting delayed.

  • SBI PO 2021 interview round is the last phase in the selection process. It will be held on 2nd/3rd week of Februrary 2022.

  • Kindly go through this article to know all the details.

  • The age limit is between 21-30 years. Also, there is relaxation for the reserved categories.

  • The probation period for SBI PO will be 2 years from the date of joining.

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