SBI PO 2022 Notification Out: Download Official PDF, Vacancy, Apply Online, Eligibility

By Amrit Gouda|Updated : September 21st, 2022

SBI PO Notification 2022 PDF Released! Students have been eagerly waiting for the official recruitment notification of the SBI PO 2022 exam. State Bank Of India (SBI) has finally released the notification for the Probationary Officers posts on 21st September 2022 with a total vacancy of 1673. Interested candidates can apply online from 22nd September 2022 up to 12th October 2022.

Along with the SBI PO 2022 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 2022 details in a comprehensive manner. Here we are providing the information about SBI PO Notification 2022, Important Dates, Official PDF download link, vacancies, fees, eligibility, important dates, pattern, and preparation.

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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 2022 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.

Name of the examSBI PO
Conducting bodyState Bank of India
Post nameProbationary Officer
No of vacancies1673
Notification release date21 September 2022
Mode of examOnline
Frequency of examOnce a year
Stages of examPrelims, Mains, and GD/interview
Level of examNational
Exam helpdesk022-22820427
Exam languageEnglish, Hindi

Download SBI PO Notification 2022 PDF

SBI PO Vacancy - Year Wise

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

Let's go through the below table to know the exact category-wise vacancies of SBI PO 2022.

CategoryRegular VacancyBacklog Vacancy

SBI PO Application Fees 2022

The application fee for SBI PO Recruitment 2022 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 2022, organized by category:


Application Fees




₹ 750 

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2022

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 31/12/2022)

  • 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, 2022.

Age Eligibility:

Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as of 01.04.2022 i.e. candidates must have been born not later than 01.04.2001 and not earlier than 02.04.1992 (both days inclusive). Relaxation in the Upper age limit shall be as below:



Age relaxation


Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe

5 Years


Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 Years


Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWD)

- PWD (SC/ ST)

15 Years



13 Years


- PWD (Gen/ EWS)

10 Years


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 2022 Important Dates

The exam dates and recruitment notice for SBI PO 2022 have been announced. In the table below, candidates can see all of the relevant Important dates:


Tentative Dates

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

22.9.2022 to 12.10.2022

Payment of Application Fee

22.9.2022 to 12.10.2022

Download of Preliminary Examination Call Letters

1st /2nd week December 2022 onwards

Phase-I: Online Preliminary Examination

17th, 18th, 19th & 20th December 2022

Declaration of Result of Preliminary Examination

December 2022/January 2023

Download of Main Examination Call letter

2nd /3rd week December 2022 onwards

Phase-II: Online Main Examination

January/February 2023

Declaration of Result of Main Examination

February 2023

Phase-3 Psychometric Test

February/March 2023

Interview & Group Exercises

February/March 2023

Declaration of Final Result

 March 2023

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2022

Along with the official notification, the State Bank of India has also released the exam pattern for SBI PO 2022. 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


English Language


20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude


20 minutes

Reasoning Ability


20 minutes



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


Reasoning & Computer Aptitude



50 minutes

Data Analysis & Interpretation



45 minutes

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness



45 minutes

English Language



40 minutes




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 2022 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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  • SBI PO 2022 notification has been released on 21st September 2022.

  • SBI PO 2022 prelims exam is scheduled for December 2022

  • SBI PO 2022 interview round is the last phase in the selection process. It will be held on February/March 2023.

  • First, go through the complete notification in detail. Read the exam pattern, selection process, eligibility, and important details. Understand the syllabus properly and start from the basic chapters after going through the Previous year question paper, cutoff and analysis.

  • The age limit is between 21-30 years as of 1st April 2022. The candidates must have been born not later than 01.04.2001 and not earlier than 02.04.1992 (both days inclusive). 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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