Wed. Mar 29th, 2023

State Bank of India has released the much awaited SBI PO Notification 2021 on its official website A total of 2056 vacancies for probationary officers in SBI have been notified on 04 October 2021. Eligible candidates can apply online for SBI PO 2021 from 05 October 2021 to 25 October 2021. Here, you can find all important details about SBI PO 2021 – Application form, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Vacancy Details etc.

SBI PO 2021 Vacancy Details

A total of 2056 vacancies (including backlog) have been notified by State bank of India for the post of probationary officers across India. The details for SBI PO Vacancy 2021 are given below-


SBI PO 2021 Important Dates

As per official notification, all important dates for SBI PO 2020 are mentioned here-

S. No.SBI PO 2021 ActivityDates
1Apply Online05 October to 25 October 2021
2SBI PO Prelims ExamNovember/December 2021
3Result of Online exam – PreliminaryDecember 2021
4SBI PO Mains ExamDecember 2021
5Result of Online Examination – MainJanuary 2022
6Download Call Letter for Personal Interview1st/2nd week of February 2022 onwards
7Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview2nd/3rd week of February 2022
8Declaration of Final ResultFebruary/March 2022

SBI PO 2021 Apply Online

Apply online link is active from 05 october 2021. All eligible candidates can apply online by clicking the following link-

SBI PO 2021 Apply Online

Make sure you follow all necessary steps – online registration, fill your personal and educational details in the online application form, make payment and submit your application.

SBI PO 2021 Application Fee

Given below is the category wise fee structure for SBI PO 2020 to apply online.

Sr. No.CategoryApplication Fee
2General and OthersRs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI PO 2021 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria to apply for the SBI PO 2021 are-

Graduation: Completed degree in any discipline, as on Dec 31, 2021

Age Limit: to be within 21 & 30 years as on April 1, 2021 (OBC: +3yrs, SC/ST: +5 yrs)

Are you a loan defaulter? If you had taken any home loan, personal loan, educational loan & defaulted in repayment (not paying the monthly installments) – you are not eligible to apply for SBI PO.

Number of Chances: There is a limit on the number of times a person can appear for the SBI PO 2021.

The chances for different categories are-

  • General – 4 chances
  • OBC – 7
  • SC/ ST – No restriction

The no. of attempts should be counted from the exam held on April 18, 2010. Appearing in preliminary examination will not be counted as a chance.

SBI PO 2021 Exam Pattern

SBI PO 2021 is a three-tier exam – Preliminary exam, main exam followed by Group Discussion & Personal Interview.

SBI PO 2021 Prelims Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination consists of objective tests for 100 marks and is conducted online. This test is of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

S. No.Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

Note: Candidates have to qualify the test by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) are shortlisted for the Main Examination.

SBI PO 2021 Main Exam Pattern

SBI PO 2021 Main Examination consists of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests is online. Candidates have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of the Objective Test, Descriptive Test is administered.

S. No.Name of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2English Language354040 minutes
3Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
4General / Economy / Banking Awareness404035 minutes
Total1552003 Hours

Note: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks is a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank. Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in the objective test.

Penalty for wrong answers: There is penalty for wrong answers for both – Preliminary and Main examination. For each objective type question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

SBI PO 2021 Group Discussion and Interview

This is phase 3 of SBI PO recruitment which comprises of Group Exercises (20 marks) and Interview (30 marks). First, the aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test of SBI PO Main Exam, are arranged in descending order for each category. The adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank is called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview are decided by the Bank.

SBI PO 2021 Selection Process

It is a three stage recruitment process namely: Prelims, Mains and G.D and Interview. The final merit list is prepared by considering the mains examination marks and GD/Interview marks in the 75 : 25 ratio.

SBI PO Salary

SBI offers one of the greatest salary package along with other benefits as given below:

SBI PO Salary (Basic Pay)Rs 27620/-
Dearness Allowance46.9% of the basic pay
City Compensatory Allowance(CCA)3% or 4%(depending on the place of posting)
Leased House AccommodationMinimum – Rs 8000/-(Rural areas) Maximum- Rs 29500/-(Urban Areas)
Furniture AllowanceRs 120000/-
Medical Insurance100% for employees75% for families
Travelling AllowanceReimbursement for AC-2Tier (Exclusively for official travels)
PetrolRs 1100-Rs 1300
MiscellaneousRs 4000/-
Total Compensation(Annually)7.5 lakhs to 12.9 lakhs
Loan BenefitsEmployees get Concession on interest rates

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