SBI PO 2020: State Bank of India has released SBI PO prelims result online at sbi.co.in. The SBI PO 2020 Prelims Exam was held on December 31, 2020 and January 02, 04, 05 2021. The qualified candidates will now have to appear for the main examination scheduled on January 29, 2021. Candidates can download SBI PO 2020 admit card for mains exam from the official website. The recruitment is conducted in three phases consisting of the Prelims exam in phase I, Main exam in phase II & Interview in phase III. Overall, 2000 vacancies are available for SBI PO 2020 recruitment. Read this article for the complete details of SBI PO 2020 including eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, preparation tips & more.
SBI PO 2020
As per the official advertisement (Advertisement No: CRPD/PO/2020-21/12), candidates who qualify the Phase I exam will be allowed to appear in the Phase II exam. Similarly, one must qualify the Phase II exam to appear in the Phase III exam. Selected candidates can be posted anywhere in India. Check out the schedule of events related to SBI PO 2020 here below.
|SBI PO 2020||Date|
|Start of online registration||14 Nov 2020|
|End of online registration||04 Dec 2020|
|Prelims Admit Card||22 Dec 2020|
|Phase I Exam Date (Prelims)||31 Dec 2020 & |
02, 04, 05 Jan 2021
|Results of Prelims||18 Jan 2021|
|Mains Admit Card||19 Jan 2021|
|Phase II Exam Date (Mains)||29 Jan 2021|
|Result of Mains||3rd/4th week of Feb 2021|
|Interview admit card||3rd/4th week of Feb 2021 onward|
|Phase III dates (Interview)||Feb/Mar 2021|
|Final result||Last week of Mar 2021|
SBI PO 2020 Result
SBI PO 2020 result is released online at the official website sbi.co.in as per schedule. Separate merit lists are drawn and published after the Prelims exam, Main exam and after Final selection. Candidates can check the results from the website after the conclusion of each stage of the exam. Only those who are selected in the final merit lists are eligible for final appointment.
Check out the number of chances given to candidates below.
|Category||No. of Chances|
|SC/ST (PWD)||No restriction|
SBI PO 2020 Admit Card
State Bank released the Admit card of SBI PO exam online at the official website sbi.co.in. Candidates must note that without a valid admit card, they may not be allowed to appear in the exam. As such, candidates must download the SBI PO 2020 admit card from the website in their own interest. Separate admit cards are released for each phase as well as the pre-exam training.
In addition to the SBI PO 2020 admit card, the SBI also releases the “acquaint yourself booklet”. Candidates can download the SBI PO 2020 admit card by logging in to the website using the Registration Number & Password. It must be noted that admit cards are not sent in hard copy to any candidate.
Important points to note about SBI PO 2020 Admit Card
- In addition to the SBI PO 2020 admit card, candidates must also carry a valid photo identity proof (e.g. passport, voter card, AADHAR card etc.) to the exam centre.
- Candidates must carry photocopies of the ID proof. It must be submitted to the invigilator along with the SBI PO 2020 admit card.
- There will be provisions for Biometric verification at different stages.
SBI PO 2020 Exam Centres
As per the detailed advertisement of SBI PO 2020, a tentative list of exam centres is published by the State Bank for both the Prelims as well as the Main exam. Candidates can check the details below.
SBI PO 2020 Exam Scheme & Pattern
The State Bank has indicated the complete details of the recruitment selection tests. A three phase selection process is involved where the first two phases consist of selection tests. These are identified as the Prelims exam and the Mains exam respectively. Candidates can check the exam scheme and pattern and other details of marks distribution in this section. Read on to know more.
|SBI PO 2020 Exam Pattern|
|Both Prelims & Main exam is conducted in online mode|
|The duration of the Prelims exam is 1 hour|
|The duration of the Main exam is 3 hours for Objective part & 30 mins for Descriptive part|
|There will be negative marking of 1/4 marks per incorrect answer|
Phase I (Preliminary Exam)
The prelims exam consist of an objective type paper of 100 marks. The test is to be conducted online in designated centres. There are 3 sections in the question paper for Prelims. Candidates have to finish the test in a duration of 1 hour. Check out the details below.
|Name of Test||No. of Questions||Duration|
|English Language||30||20 mins|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35||20 mins|
|Reasoning Ability||35||20 mins|
Phase II (Main Exam)
Similar to the Prelims, the Main exam is conducted online in designated centres only. However, the question paper for the Main exam consist of both objective type and descriptive type questions. The objective part carry 200 marks while the descriptive part carry 50 marks. Check out the details below.
|Name of Test||No. of Questions||Max. Marks||Duration|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 mins|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 mins|
|General/Economy/Banking Awareness||40||40||35 mins|
|English Language||35||40||40 mins|
The descriptive test is administered after candidates have completed the objective test. Candidates have to type in the answers of the descriptive test on the computers provided at the test centre. The exam is conducted for a duration of 30 minutes. The subject of the test is English language and the questions are based on Essay & Letter Writing. Candidates will have to answer 2 questions. The total marks of the descriptive test is 50.
How to Prepare for SBI PO 2020?
Candidates intending to appear in the SBI PO 2020 exam must be aware that there is only a limited number of chances one can get. As such, candidates must be very focused on preparations and always aim to crack the exam in the first attempt. Here, we are providing some preparation tips for SBI PO 2020.
#1: Always have a plan. Make a study schedule and allocate timelines to complete preparations of each topic based on the exam pattern.
#2: Make sure to get access to previous year question papers of SBI PO exam. This way, candidates can become acquainted with the type & nature of the questions asked.
#3: Candidates are also advised to refer to mock tests for SBI PO exam available free of cost online. While solving mock tests, candidates must work on their time management strategies.
#4: For the descriptive paper of the Main exam, practice typing on Computer. Candidates must be able to type fast as the descriptive paper is only for a duration of 30 minutes.
#5: Various solved paper & question banks are available in the market for preparations of SBI PO exam. Candidates must refer to these and practice the questions that have been most frequently asked in previous iterations of the exam.
SBI PO 2020 Selection Process
The State Bank of India conducts a three stage selection process for recruitment to fill up vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer. Candidates are advised to ensure that they refer to the detailed advertisement for the complete understanding of the selection process. Read on to know more about the SBI PO 2020 selection process below.
Phase I (Prelims exam) – Registered candidates are issued admit card to appear in the Prelims exam which is conducted as a online test in designated centres. Category-wise merit lists are drawn based on the aggregate marks secured in the Prelims. There is no sectional cut-off. The number of candidates selected is approximately 10 times the available number of vacancies. Candidates must qualify the Phase I exam to appear in the Phase II exam.
Phase II (Main exam) – Similar to the Phase I exam, the Phase II exam is also conducted online in test centres. However, the Main exam consist of an Objective & a Descriptive paper. Category-wise merit lists are drawn based on the aggregate marks secured in the exam. There are no sectional cut-offs. Candidates, about 3 times the number of vacancies are shortlisted from the merit lists of Phase II. Only those who are shortlisted become eligible to appear in the Phase III selection stage.
Phase III (Interview/Group Exercise) – Those who qualify the Phase II exam are issued admit cards to appear in the Phase III selection test. The tests may include an interview of marks or interview (30 marks) & group exercise (20 marks). Candidates must secure the minimum qualifying mark as decided by the Bank in Phase III to qualify for final selection.
Final selection of the candidates is decided as per merit lists drawn on the basis of the marks secured in the Phase II & III exams. The Phase I exam is only qualifying in nature. Check out the details of marks conversion to draw the final merit lists below.
SBI PO 2020 Vacancy
As per the detailed advertisement released in regard to the recruitment of Probationary Officer, a total of 2000 vacancies are advertised. Candidates can check the vacancy details in the table below.
SBI PO 2020 Pay Scale
As per the detailed advertisement of SBI PO 2020, candidates will be appointed at a starting basic pay of Rs 27620 (with 4 advance increments). The appointment is at the scale of Rs 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I.
In addition to the aforementioned emoluments, candidates are also entitled to receive DA, HRA, Lease Rental, CCA, Medical and other allowances and perquisites.
SBI PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria
As per the detailed advertisement of SBI PO 2021, candidates must fulfil certain minimum eligibility conditions in order to apply for the recruitment. It must be noted that selection may be cancelled if a candidate is found ineligible during the later stages of the recruitment. Check out the details below.
Age (As on 01.04.2020)
- Candidates must be at least 21 years of age.
- Candidates must not be above 30 years of age.
- Relaxations are available on the upper age limit as per the table below.
|OBC (NCL)||3 years|
|PWD (SC/ST)||15 years|
|PWD (OBC)||13 years|
|PWD (Gen/EWS)||10 years|
- Candidates must have a Graduate degree in any discipline obtained from a recognized University.
- Candidates having equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government are also eligible to apply.
- Candidates in the final year/semester of graduation are also eligible to apply. However, if called for interview, candidates have to provide proof of having passed the graduate degree exam on or before 31.12.2020.
- Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree can also apply provided that they pass the exam on or before 31.12.2020.
SBI PO 2020 Application Form
The application process of SBI PO 2020 is conducted online. No other form of application is accepted in this context. Candidates must note that an application fee has to be paid. In addition, necessary documents must be scanned and prepared as per specification before starting the online registration and application process at sbi.co.in. Check out the details below.
How to apply?
Step 1: Go to the official website of SBI at sbi.co.in and click on “Careers”.
Step 2: Click on “Current Openings” and go to the list of available vacancies.
Step 3: Under the SBI PO 2020 recruitment option, click on “Apply Online”.
Step 4: Click on “Click Here For New Registration”.
Step 5: Enter the necessary details including Name, Mobile Number & Email ID and click on Save & Next.
Step 6: Candidates can log in using the registration number & password to fill up the application form.
Step 7: Upload the scanned copies of photograph & signature.
Step 8: Enter other necessary details including percentage marks.
Step 9: Make the payment of the application fee online.
Step 10: Generate print out of the submitted SBI PO 2020 Application Form & e-receipt for future reference.
As per the detailed advertisement of SBI PO 2020, candidates have to pay a fee in order to apply. However, certain constitutional categories are exempted from the payment of any fee. Check out the details below.
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Currently, the PSU bank has its head quarters in Mumbai, India. It operates through more than 22000 branches and 58000 ATMs across the world. SBI deals in retail banking, corporate banking, investment banking, mortgage loans, private banking, wealth management, credit card & finance and insurance.
SBI PO 2020 FAQs
Ans. It is not impossible but difficult. Candidates are advised to start preparations now that the detailed advertisement is out.
Ans. The application fee for SBI PO 2020 is Rs 750.
Ans. No. Only candidates of SC/ST category are offered unlimited chances.
Ans. The official website is sbi.co.in