SBI PO 2021 Notification Out: 2056 Posts (Apply Online @sbi.co.in) Complete Details

SBI PO 2021 Notification Out 2056 Posts (Apply Online @sbi.co.in) Complete Details

SBI PO 2021 Notification Out: 2056 Posts (Apply Online @sbi.co.in)

SBI PO Notification 2021 has been released by the State Bank of India on 04th October 2021 to recruit 2056 Probationary Officers (PO) in different offices of SBI in India. The official notification pdf has been released on the SBI Career page of the SBI official website i.e. sbi.co.in.  SBI PO 2021 Exam Dates, Online Application & other details have been released along with its official notification. This recruitment process has been started for the selection of candidates for the post of PO in the State Bank of India and its Associate banks. The candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India. The official notification PDF for SBI PO 2021 exam is mentioned below.

SBI PO 2021 Official Notification- Download PDF

APPLY ONLINE FOR SBI PO 2021: CLICK HERE

All eligible and interested Candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process which has been scheduled for 05th to 25th October 2021. The 3-tier selection process consists of Preliminary and Main Exams which will be conducted online, followed by the Interview. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. The final selection will be based on merit.

SBI PO 2021 Exam Summary

All important points related to SBI PO Recruitment 2021 exam are highlighted below:

Name of ExamState Bank of India Probationary Officers Exam (2021)
Conducting BodyState Bank of India
PeriodicityAnnually
Exam LevelNational
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline (CBT)
Application Process05th to 25th October 2021
Exam Rounds3 (Prelims + Mains + Interview)
Exam Dates

Prelims: November/December 2021

Mains: December 2021

Expected Candidates9-10 lakhs
Available Seats2056
Job LocationAcross India
Official Websitesbi.co.in
SBI PO Helpline022 – 2282 0427

SBI PO 2021 Exam Date

State Bank of India (SBI) has released the tentative Exam Dates for SBI PO 2021 exam along with its SBI PO notification 2021 on 04th October. Candidates are advised to visit this page regularly to remain updated about SBI PO 2021 Exam. The exam schedule for SBI PO 2021 Exam has been updated below. Let's have a look at the tentative dates for SBI PO 2021 exam as mentioned in SBI PO Notification 2021-

SBI PO 2021 Exam Schedule
SBI PO ActivityDates
SBI PO Notification 202104th October 2021
Online Registration Starts From05th October 2021
Last date for SBI PO Apply Online25th October 2021
Last Date to Pay Fee25th October 2021
PET Call Letter1st week of November 2021
Conduct Pre- Examination Training2nd week of November 2021
Download Admit Card for Prelims Exam1st or 2nd week of November 2021
SBI PO Exam Date- PreliminaryNovember/December 2021
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryDecember 2021
The download of the Call letter for the Mains ExamDecember 2021
SBI PO Exam Date – MainsDecember 2021
Result of Online Examination – MainJanuary 2022
Download Call Letter for Personal Interview1st or 2nd week of February 2022
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview2nd or 3rd week of February 2022
Declaration of Final ResultFebruary/March 2022

SBI PO 2021 Application Fee

The category-wise fee structure for SBI PO online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can they be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee for SC/ST/PWD category candidates is Nil and Rs. 750/ for General and other categories of candidates. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for the SBI PO Application

S.N.CategoryApplication Fee
1SC/ST/PWDNil
2General and OthersRs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI PO Vacancy 2021

SBI PO 2021 Vacancy has been announced along with SBI PO Notification 2021. For FY 2021-22, the State Bank of India has announced a total vacancy of 2056 posts of Probationary Officers. Let's have a look at the break-up of SBI PO 2021 Vacancies 

SBI PO Vacancy

CategoryVacancyBacklogTotal
SC30024324
ST15012162
OBC54020560
EWS200- 
GEN810-810
Total2000562056

SBI PO Vacancy (PwD Category)

CategoryVacancyBacklogTotal
LD20-20
VI200121
HI203656
d & e200929

  • *VI: Vision Impairment
  • *HI: Hearing Impairment
  • *LD: Learning Disabilities

SBI PO 2021 Salary Structure

As per the notification, the starting basic pay of a Probationary Officer (PO) is Rs 41,960/- (with 4 advance increments) on the scale of 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I.

The official will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A/ Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical, and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time. The total compensation per annum on a CTC basis be a minimum of 8.20 lacs and a maximum of 13.08 lacs depending on the place of posting and other factors.

SBI PO 2021 Eligibility Criteria 

The candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the SBI PO 201 Exam:

• Age Limit (As of 01.04.2021): The candidate must be 21 Years to 30 Years as of 01.04.2021 i.e. candidates must have been born between 02.04.1991 and 01.04.2000 (both dates inclusive)

• Educational Qualification (as of 31.12.2021): The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for an interview, they must produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01.07.2021. Candidates with an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2021. Candidates with Chartered Accountant certification may also apply.

SBI PO Selection Process

The recruitment process for Probationary Officers at SBI consists of 3 stages:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination
  3. GD/Interview

SBI PO 2021 Prelims Exam Pattern

This is an online examination where the candidates must solve the question paper in one 1 hour for 100 marks. The test consists of 3 sections. Candidates must know that the sectional cut-off in the Preliminary Exam has been removed and the overall score of all the sections will be considered for selection to the next round. The cut-off or minimum passing marks for each section is decided by the Bank each year depending on the difficulty of the test. The section-wise division of the marks is given below:

S.No.Name of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 Minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 Minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
Total1001001 Hour

SBI PO 2021 Syllabus

SBI PO Prelims exam consists of 3 sections: Reasoning Ability, English Language & Numerical Ability.

English SyllabusQuantitative Aptitude SyllabusReasoning Syllabus
Reading ComprehensionSimplification/ ApproximationAlphanumeric Series
Fill in the blanksProfit & LossDirections
Cloze TestMixtures & AlligationsLogical Reasoning
Para jumblesPermutation, Combination & ProbabilityData Sufficiency
VocabularyWork & TimeRanking & Order
Paragraph CompletionSequence & SeriesAlphabet Test
Multiple Meaning /Error SpottingSimple Interest & Compound InterestSeating Arrangement
Sentence CompletionSurds & IndicesCoded Inequalities
Tenses RulesMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SpherePuzzle
 Time & DistanceSyllogism
Data InterpretationBlood Relations
Ratio & ProportionCoding-Decoding
Number SystemsInput-Output
PercentageTabulation

SBI PO Exam Analysis

To help candidates get an idea of the exam level, questions, difficulty level, and good attempts of the SBI PO exam, we are providing here the overall and section-wise exam analysis & review of the SBI PO 2020-21 Prelims Exam of all the shifts held online on 4th, 5th & 6th January 2021. The SBI PO Prelims exam was conducted online in the Objective type MCQ format.

Quantitative Aptitude: The Quantitative Aptitude section was of a moderate to difficult level with the questions lengthy and time-consuming. Check the table below to know the detailed analysis of the Quant section:

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Data Interpretation15Moderate
Missing No. Series5Moderate
Quadratic Equation5Easy
Miscellaneous Word Problems10Moderate
Total35Moderate

Reasoning Ability: The Reasoning Ability section was time-consuming and of an easy to moderate difficulty level. Check the table below to know the detailed analysis of the Reasoning section:

TopicsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Moderate
Coding-Decoding1Easy
Direction Sense Test3Moderate
Blood Relation4Easy
Syllogism4Easy
Alphabet based1Easy
Comparison Based2Easy
Total35Easy-Moderate

English Language: The English Language section was of an easy difficulty level. Check the table below to know the detailed analysis of the English section::

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Reading Comprehension5Moderate
Error Detection6Easy
Sentence Correction5Easy
Single Filers7Easy
Cloze Test5Easy
Match the following based Sentence Formation2Easy
Total30Easy

SBI PO 2021 Exam Centre

While filling the online application form, applicants are required to enter their preferred exam centers for SBI PO 2021, based on their convenience. However, the Bank may allow an exam center other than the choices made by a candidate if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues. All the applicants have to provide 1 preference each for the Prelims exam and the Main exam.

The list of Centres for the SBI PO 2021 Prelims Exam:

State CodeExam Centres for Prelims ExamState/UT
11Port BlairAndaman & Nicobar
12Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, VizianagaramAndhra Pradesh
13Itanagar, NaharlagunArunachal Pradesh
14Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar TezpurAssam
15Arrah, Aurangabad, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, SiwanBihar
16ChandigarhChandigarh
17Bhilai, Bilaspur, RaipurChhattisgarh
18Panaji, VernaGoa
19Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, VadodaraGujarat
20Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Palwal, Sonipat, YamunanagarHaryana
21Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, UnaHimachal Pradesh
22Jammu, Kathua, Samba, SrinagarJammu & Kashmir
23Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, RanchiJharkhand
24Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, UdipiKarnataka
25Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, ThiruvananthapuramKerala
26KavarattiLakshwadeep
27Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, UjjainMadhya Pradesh
28Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, SataraMaharashtra
29ImphalManipur
30Ri-Bhoi, ShillongMeghalaya
31AizawalMizoram
32KohimaNagaland
33Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, GurgaonDelhi -NCR
34Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, SambalpurOdisha
35PuducherryPuducherry
36Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, SangrurPunjab
37Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, UdaipurRajasthan
38GangtokSikkim
39Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Thoothukodi, VelloreTamilnadu
40Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, WarangalTelangana
41AgartalaTripura
42Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bulandshahar, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Unnao, VaranasiUttar Pradesh
43Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, RoorkeeUttarakhand
44Asansol, Berhampur (West Bengal), Bardhaman, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata, SiliguriWest Bengal

The list of Centres for the SBI PO 2021 Mains Exam:

State CodeExam Centre for Mains ExamState/UT
11Port BlairAndaman & Nicobar
12Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, VishakhapatnamAndhra Pradesh
13ItanagarArunachal Pradesh
14Guwahati,Assam
15Sarah, Hajipur, PatnaBihar
16ChandigarhChandigarh
17RaipurChhattisgarh
18PanajiGoa
19Ahmedabad, GandhinagarGujarat
20Bahadurgarh, HissarHaryana
21Shimla, Solan,Himachal Pradesh
22Jammu, SrinagarJammu & Kashmir
23Jamshedpur, RanchiJharkhand
24BengaluruKarnataka
25Kochi,ThiruvananthapuramKerala
26KavarattiLakshwadeep
27Bhopal, IndoreMadhya Pradesh
28Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi MumbaiMaharashtra
29ImphalManipur
30ShillongMeghalaya
31AizawalMizoram
32KohimaNagaland
33Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, GurgaonDelhi -NCR
34Bhubaneswar,Odisha
35PuducherryPuducherry
36Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, PatialaPunjab
37JaipurRajasthan
38GangtokSikkim
39Chennai, Madurai, TirunelvelliTamilnadu
40HyderabadTelangana
41AgartalaTripura
42Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, VaranasiUttar Pradesh
43DehradunUttarakhand
44Hooghly, Kalyani, Greater KolkataWest Bengal

SBI PO 2021 Pre-Exam Training

State Bank of India may arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centers as per the guidelines issued by the Government of India. The initiative has been taken to assist such aspirants in preparations if they cannot afford to enroll themselves at coaching centers. The highlights of SBI PO Pre-exam training are given below.

SBI PO Pre-exam training is usually a 6-day program.

Pre-exam training for SBI PO 2021 is a kind of an orientation program for reserved and minority category candidates.

In the training sessions, candidates are taught some important questions and topics.

The pre-exam training is conducted across India at different centers.

Candidates belonging to the above categories can avail of the training at their own cost by indicating the same against the relevant column while applying online. Please find below an indicative list of training centers:

North IndiaSouth IndiaEast IndiaWest India
AgraBangaloreAgartalaAhmedabad
AllahabadChennaiAizwalAkola
BareillyCoimbatoreAsansolAurangabad
ChandigarhErnakulamBhubaneswarIndore
DehradunGulbargaBerhampur (Ganjam)Bhopal
GorakhpurHubliDibrugarhJabalpur
JaipurHyderabadGangtokMumbai
KanpurMaduraiGuwahatiNagpur
LucknowMysoreImphalPanaji (Goa)
MeerutPort BlairItanagarPune
NewDelhiTirupatiKohimaRaipur
SrinagarVishakhapatnamKolkataVadodara
VaranasiVijayawadaPatna 
  Purnea
Ranchi
Sambalpur
Silchar
Siliguri
Shillong

SBI may add additional centers or may remove some of the centers indicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from the Bank's website. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.

SBI PO 2021 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates must download the SBI PO 2021 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the SBI PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on to the official website, the candidates will require the following:

1. Registration No/Roll No

2. Date of Birth/ Password

The admit card or call letter for SBI PO 2021 will be issued in 3 phases:

• Online Preliminary Examination

• Online Mains Examination

• Group Exercise and Interview

Click Here to Download SBI PO Admit Card

SBI PO 2021 Result

All results about SBI PO 2021 will be made available on the official website of the State bank of India, the governing body for the SBI PO exam.

The SBI PO Result 2021 will be released after each phase of the exam has been completed. SBI PO Prelims Result decides the candidates’ eligibility for the SBI PO Mains exam. A cumulative score of the mains exam and the interview process is considered to prepare the final merit list of selected students. The merit list is prepared in descending order of marks obtained by candidates. Candidates who make it to the merit list will be given the appointment letter by the Bank of Candidate’s choice.

SBI PO 2021 Cut-Off 

SBI PO Cut-Off for the year 2021 will be declared by the State Bank of India after the result of each phase has been declared. The Cut-Off for the preliminary phase of examination will be declared after the result for the same has been declared. Similarly, a cut-off for SBI PO Mains Exam will be declared after the result for the same has been declared by the State Bank of India.

To know the expected SBI PO Cut-Off, one must be aware of the Cut-Off for SBI PO 2020. Let's have a look at the same.

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2020

CategoryPrelims Cut-off (Out of 100 marks)
General58.50
Economically Weaker Section (EWS)56.75
Other Backward Caste (OBC)56
Scheduled Caste (SC)50
Scheduled Tribe (ST)43.75

SBI PO Mains Cut-Off

CategoryMain Exam Cut-Off (Out of 250)
GEN88.93
SC73.83
ST66.86
OBC80.96
EWS84.60
LD80.45
VI93.08
HI63.10
D & E63.25

SBI PO Final Cut-Off

CategoryFinal Cut-Off (Normalised to 100)
GEN51.23
SC44.09
ST41.87
OBC45.09
EWS45.35
LD45.27
VI51.55
HI28.62
D & E29.43

Click Here to View SBI PO Previous Year Cut-Off

FAQs of SBI PO Recruitment 2021: 

Q. When is the SBI PO 2021 Notification released?

  • SBI PO 2021 Official Notification PDF has been released by the State Bank of India on 04th October 2021.

Q. When is the SBI PO Exam to be conducted?

  • The SBI PO 2021 Prelims Exam will be held in November/December 2021.

Q. Is SBI PO 2021 out?

  • Ans. Yes, SBI PO 2021 has been released on 4th October 2021.

Q. What are the vacancies in SBI PO 2021?

  • Ans. The vacancies in SBI PO 2021 are 2056.

Q. What is the last date to apply online SBI PO 2021?

  • Ans. The last date to apply online SBI PO 2021 is 25th October 2021.

Q. What is the application fee for SBI PO 2021?

  • Ans. The application fee for SBI PO 2021 is Rs. 750.

Q. What is the educational qualification required for SBI PO 2021?

  • Ans. The educational qualification required for SBI PO 2021 is graduation.

Q6. What is the age limit for SBI PO 2021?

  • Ans. The age limit for SBI PO 2021 is 21 to 30 years.

Q. What is the full form of the SBI PO exam?

  • SBI PO stands for State Bank of India Probationary Officer. State Bank of India conducts the SBI PO exam for recruiting Probationary Officers once every year. This is the most prestigious exam in bank category examinations.

Q. What is the application fee for SBI PO 2021 Exam?

  • The application fee for SBI PO 2021 exam varies according to the categories. For the General/ OBC category, it is INR 750 and Nil SC/ ST.

Q. Is the SBI PO Exam Bilingual?

  • Except for the Descriptive Test for the English Language, all the other tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi.

Q. Is there Negative Marking in SBI PO Exam?

  • Yes, there is negative marking for the wrong answers in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of SBI PO 2021. One-fourth of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.

Q. How many vacancies have been announced for SBI PO 2021 exam?

  • This year 2056 vacancies have been announced for SBI PO 2021.

Q. Will the descriptive test be conducted offline?

  • No, the test will be conducted online only. Candidates are therefore advised to practice typing before they appear for the test.

Q. What is the exam pattern of the descriptive Exam?

  • The descriptive test will consist of two questions which include a letter and an essay. The descriptive test is of a maximum of 50 marks and must be attempted within 30 minutes duration.

Q. How many marks have been allotted for PI & GD?

  • The maximum marks for Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) are 50 marks.


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