SBI PO 2021 Notification Out for 2056 Posts


SBI PO 2021 Notification Out: The State Bank of India has finally published the official notification for SBI PO Recruitment 2021 on 4th October 2021. The SBI will be recruiting 2056 vacancies for the Probationary Officers. Lakhs of aspirants keenly wait for this opportunity every year and for this year candidates can now apply online as the online registration process for SBI PO 2021 Exam has started on 5th October 2021.  Candidates interested in appearing for the SBI PO exam can get more updates on eligibility, selection process, and vacancy details shared below. Read more information on the notification PDF which is mentioned below.

SBI PO 2021 Notification Out

As mentioned above, SBI has released an official notification PDF for the recruitment of SBI PO 2021 on 4th October 2021. The SBI PO Apply Online link is given below in the article. This is a great opportunity as SBI is recruiting 2056 Probationary Officers (PO) for the financial year 2021-22. SBI PO 2021 exam date would be announced as expected in the month of November/December. The final selection will be made after Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

SBI PO 2021 Recruitment: Important Dates

SBI PO 2021 prelims exam are scheduled to be held in the month of November/December and the last date to apply is 25th October 2021. Candidates must check the complete table of all the important dates of SBI PO 2021.

SBI PO 2021: Important Dates

SBI PO 2021 Notification Released4th October 2021
Application Starts5th October 2021
Application Ends25th October 2021
PrelimsNovember/December 2021
MainsDecember 2021
Interview2nd/3rd Week of February 2021

SBI PO 2021 Apply Online

The application process has been started for SBI PO 2021 on 5th October 2021. Candidates are advised to check all the important details and eligibility criteria before applying online for SBI PO 2021. Candidates also must not delay in form filling process for SBI PO 2021. The last date is 25th October 2021. The direct link to apply online for SBI PO 2021 is given below.

SBI PO Notification 2021: Vacancies

CategoriesRegular VacanciesBacklog Vacancies

SBI PO 2021: Exam Summary

SBI has not released any details for the SBI PO examination, but it is expected, that it will be released soon, so we are providing you with a short exam summary of SBI PO 2021.

Name of ExamSBI PO 2021 Exam
Conducting BodyState Bank of India
Exam LevelNational
Mode of ExamOnline
Exam Rounds3 (Prelims + Mains + Interview)
SBI PO 2021 Selection StagesPrelims, Main Exam, Group Discussion/ Interview
Candidates Expected to Register for SBI PO 20219-10 lakhs
Available Seats 20212000
Job LocationAcross India
SBI PO Helpline022 – 2282 0427

SBI PO 2021 Application Fees

The application fee for SBI PO 2021 is given below in the table.

SBI PO 2021 Notification: Application Fees

Unreserved, OBC, EWSRs. 750

SBI PO Recruitment 2021: Selection Process

The selection process of SBI PO 2021 consists of three stages:

Prelims Exam

Mains Exam- Objective Test and Descriptive Test


The prelims exam is of qualifying nature and the final selection will be made after the mains examination and interview.

SBI PO Recruitment 2021: Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  • A candidate must be graduate from a recognized university.

Age Limit (As on 21st April 2021)

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

SBI PO Recruitment 2021: Salary & Emoluments

It is a dream of many students to work with SBI which is India’s leading public sector bank. The SBI offers a fair amount of salary to its employees. Candidates who will get recruited under the SBI PO Recruitment 2021 will get the salary as a Basic Pay – Rs. 41,960 on a scale of Rs. 36,000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840. Candidates can check the detailed SBI PO Salary 2021 from the link mentioned below.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2021

SBI PO is a three-tier exam i.e. preliminary exam, main exam followed by Group Discussion & Personal Interview. Following is the expected exam pattern of SBI PO 2021 according to the previous year’s notification.

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks 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 Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language                                                303020 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude                                             353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability                                            353520 minutes
                  Total                                                                  10010060 minutes

Phase – II: Main Examination

Main Examination consists of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests are online. Candidates have to answer the 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 QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2English Language354040 minutes
3Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
4General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
 Total1552003 Hours

Objective Test: The objective test is of 3 hours duration & consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test has separate timing for every section.

Descriptive Test: 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 (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination): There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each 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 a penalty to arrive at a 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.

Phase – III: Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test are arranged in descending order in each category. The adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank are called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises & Interview are decided by the Bank.

SBI PO Syllabus 2021

The three-tier process in the SBI PO exam was introduced in the year 2015. Generally, the syllabus of SBI PO remains the same. Click below to view SBI PO Syllabus. The syllabus is subject to change.

SBI PO Number of Attempts

Given below are the number of attempts for each category that are allowed in SBI PO 2021.

General (PwD)7
OBC (PwD)7
SC/ST (PwD)No Restriction

SBI PO Previous Year Cut off Analysis

The SBI PO Cut-Off depends upon certain factors:

  • Total Number of Vacancies
  • No. of aspirants who appeared for the exam
  • Difficulty level and average good attempts

SBI PO 2021 Preparation Tips

This exam needs a lot of dedicated hours of preparation. You cannot just sit there and clear this exam. Make sure you stick to the syllabus given above and work accordingly. Do not study extra and unnecessary as it will only kill your time. Given below are some tips that will help you to get an edge in your preparation:

  • Take mock tests timely and analyze them properly.
  • Make sure that you devote extra time to the subject which is weak.
  • Practice puzzles and data interpretation on a daily basis.
  • Go through the previous year’s papers as they will help you to understand the exam pattern.
  • Prepare the general awareness section from the beginning. Do not leave it for the last minute.
  • Read the Newspaper daily as it will help you to cover the majority of your syllabus.

SBI PO Result 2021

Once the examination will be conducted through the SBI, the result for the same will be declared within a month.

FAQs: SBI PO 2021

Q1. Is SBI PO 2021 out?

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

Q2. What are the vacancies in SBI PO 2021?

Ans. The vacancies in SBI PO 2021 are 2056.

Q3. 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.

Q4. What is the application fee for SBI PO 2021?

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

Q5. 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.

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