SBI PO Exam 2022: Notification PDF, Exam Date, Online Form & Latest News

State Bank of India Probationary Officer Exam 2022 ( SBI PO )

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Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on May 20, 2022 17:53 IST

SBI PO 2022 Notification: State Bank of India (SBI) will conduct SBI PO 2022 exam to select candidates for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) in its different branches. Banking aspirants dream for a job in SBI due to its handsome salary package, job security and career growth. The reasons why large number of candidates appear for SBI PO exam are given below:

  • SBI has brand value and reputation associated with the post
  • SBI offer lucrative salary package 
  • SBI offer immense growth opportunities and candidates joining as PO are promoted upto the level of Chairperson
  • SBI offer job security 

The selection process of SBI PO comprises three phases-Prelims, Mains and GD/ Interview round. Candidates securing equal to or more than the cutoff marks are declared qualified in each stage. In this article, we have explained about SBI PO 2022 latest updates, selection process, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, previous years' cutoff marks. 

SBI PO 2022 Notification

SBI PO 2022 notification PDF will be released soon. Every year large number of candidates appear for SBI PO exam. Thus, the competition is high for the exam. SBI PO 2022 exam dates will be announced along with the official notification. In 2021, a total of 2000 probationary officers vacancies were announced. Candidates selected through SBI PO are posted anywhere in India. For reference, candidates can check below previous year's notification. 

Download Here SBI PO 2021 Notification PDF

What is SBI PO exam?

State Bank of India (SBI) every year conducts SBI PO exam to select eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officer. A large number of candidates apply for the exam, out of which only a few are selected depending on the number of vacancies. SBI PO is considered one of the most sought-after banking exams in the country. Successful candidates are posted as Probationary Officers in various branches of the bank. SBI PO exam comprises three phases-Prelims, Mains, and Interview (Or Interview & Group Exercises). Approximately 10 lakh candidates apply for SBI PO exam every year. SBI is a prestigious organisation that offers handsome salaries and job security to its employees as a result of which a large number of candidates rush to apply for the various exams conducted by the bank. 

SBI PO Highlights

Check below for some important highlights related to the SBI PO exam.

Exam Particulars Exam Details

Exam Name

SBI PO

Conducting Body

State Bank of India

Exam Level

National level

Exam Frequency

Once a year 

Mode of Exam

Online

Total Registrations

Approximately 10 lakh

Stages of Exam

Prelims, Mains and Interview

Exam Fees

INR 750 for General/EWS/OBC categories

SC/ST/PWD categories are exempted from fee payment

Exam Duration

Prelims: One hour
Mains: 3 hours 30 minutes

No. of Papers and Total Marks

Prelims: Three (100 marks)
Mains: Four (250 marks)

Total Questions

Prelims: 100 questions
Mains: 156 questions

Marking Scheme

0.25 marks are deducted for wrong answers

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

Exam Purpose

For the selection of Probationary Officers in various branches of SBI

No. of Test Cities

Prelims: 200 cities (Approx.)

Mains: 70 cities (Approx.)

Official Website

sbi.co.in/careers

Contact Details

022-22820427

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SBI PO Dates 2022

The complete schedule of SBI PO exam will be announced along with the notification. The table provides tentative SBI PO 2022 dates related to the exam, application process, declaration of result, issue of admit card, etc.

SBI PO 2022 Events SBI PO 2022 Dates Salient Features

Notification

To be notified

The notification will be released in PDF form and comprised all information related to the exam

Online registration

To be notified

Eligible candidates can fill the application form online within the prescribed deadline

Fee payment date

To be notified

Candidates can pay the fees online only

Pre-exam training 

To be notified

Pre-exam training will be conducted for SC/ST/PWD/Minority candidates

Pre-exam training call letter

To be notified

Pre-exam training call letter will be released online

Prelims admit card

To be notified

The admit card for the prelims exam will be released for all registered candidates

Online preliminary examination

To be notified

The preliminary exam will be conducted online across various cities and in multiple shifts

Prelims result

To be notified

Prelims result will be announced online on the official website. Candidates 10 times the number of vacancies will be selected for the mains exam

Mains admit card

To be notified

The mains admit card will be released for the qualified candidates of the preliminary exam

SBI PO Mains exam

To be notified

The mains exam will be conducted for the shortlisted candidates of the prelims exam

Mains result

To be notified

Mains result will be declared online on the official website in PDF format

Call Letter for Interview 

To be notified

Interview call letters will be issued to the qualified candidates of the mains exam

 Interview 

To be notified

The interview will be conducted for the shortlisted candidates of mains exam

Declaration of final result

To be notified

The final result will be announced based on candidates' performance in the mains exam and Interview

Stay tuned with SBI PO 2022 dates so that candidates do not miss any event.

SBI PO 2022 Application Process

SBI PO Application Form will be released online. The application fee for the exam is INR 750 for General/EWS/OBC categories and SC/ST/PWD categories are exempted from fee payment.

How to Apply Online for SBI PO?

The steps to fill SBI PO 2022 application form are given below:

  • Visit the official website of SBI
  • Click the 'Apply Online' against the advertisement
  • Register for the exam by entering the required credentials
  • Upload the scanned images of photograph and signature
  • Fill the detailed application form
  • Upload handwritten declaration and left thumb impression
  • Pay the application fees
  • Submit the application form and take its printout

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2022

SBI prescribes SBI PO eligibility criteria in terms of educational qualification, nationality and age limit.

Age Limit: The age limit prescribed for SBI PO exam is 21 and 30 years. Relaxation in age limit is given to unreserved categories.

Educational Qualification: The educational qualification prescribed for the exam is graduation.

Number of Attempts: The maximum number of attempts are fixed for each category. Candidates who have used up all the chances are not eligible to apply. Appearing in prelims exam is not counted as an attempt but appearing in mains exam is counted.

Category Attempts

General

4

General (PwD)

7

OBC

7

OBC (PwD)

7

SC/ST (PwD)

No Restriction

SBI PO 2022 Recruitment Process

SBI PO selection process comprises three stages: Phase I (Preliminary), Phase II (Mains), and Phase III (Interview only or Group Exercises and Interview). All registered candidates are first required to appear for the Phase I prelims exam. On the basis of the marks in the prelims exam, candidates are called for the mains exam. Candidates qualifying the mains exam are called for the Phase III Interview only or Group Discussion and Interview.

Refer to the infograph below for SBI PO selection process

SBI PO Selection Process

SBI PO Selection Process

SBI PO 2022 Exam Centres

SBI PO exam centres are the cities where the prelims, mains and interview are conducted. Candidates are required to select the exam cities while filling the application form. The details regarding the exam centres are mentioned on the admit card. Candidates can check below SBI PO exam centres for prelims and mains exams.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Centres

State Code State/UT SBI PO Prelims Exam Centre

11

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

12

Andhra Pradesh

Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

13

Arunachal Pradesh

Naharlagun

14

Assam

Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur

15

Bihar

Arrah, Aurangabad (Bihar), Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea

16

Chandigarh

Chandigarh/ Mohali

17

Chhattisgarh

Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur

18

Goa

Panaji

19

Gujarat

Ahmedabad/ Gandhinagar, Anand, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara

20

Haryana

Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar

21

Himachal Pradesh

Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una

22

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu, Samba, Srinagar

23

Jharkhand

Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

24

Karnataka

Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi

25

Kerala

Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram

26

Ladakh

Leh

27

Lakshwadeep

Kavarrati

28

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain

29

Maharashtra

Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur

30

Manipur

Imphal

31

Meghalaya

Shillong

32

Mizoram

Aizawl

33

Nagaland

Kohima

34

Delhi -NCR

Delhi & New Delhi

35

Odisha

Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur

36

Puducherry

Puducherry

37

Punjab

Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur

38

Rajasthan

Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur

39

Sikkim

Bardang-Gangtok

40

Tamilnadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar

41

Telangana

Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal

42

Tripura

Agartala

43

Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Aligarh, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Bareilly, Banda, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/ Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi.

44

Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee

45

West Bengal

Asansol, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri

SBI PO 2022 Mains Exam Centres

State Code State/UT SBI PO Mains Exam Centre

11

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

12

Andhra Pradesh

Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam,

13

Arunachal Pradesh

Naharlagun

14

Assam

Guwahati

15

Bihar

Arrah, Patna, Muzzafarpur

16

Chandigarh

Chandigarh/ Mohali

17

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

18

Goa

Panaji

19

Gujarat

Ahmedabad/ Gandhinagar

20

Haryana

Ambala, Hissar, Faridabad, Gurugram

21

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Solan

22

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu, Srinagar

23

Jharkhand

Jamshedpur, Ranchi

24

Karnataka

Bengaluru

25

Kerala

Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram

26

Ladakh

Leh

27

Lakshwadeep

Kavarrati

28

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Indore

29

Maharashtra

Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai

30

Manipur

Imphal

31

Meghalaya

Shillong

32

Mizoram

Aizawal

33

Nagaland

Kohima

34

Delhi -NCR

Delhi & New Delhi

35

Odisha

Bhubaneswar

36

Puducherry

Puducherry

37

Punjab

Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala

38

Rajasthan

Jaipur,

39

Sikkim

Bardang - Gangtok

40

Tamilnadu

Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli

41

Telangana

Hyderabad

42

Tripura

Agartala

43

Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Ghaziabad, Noida/ Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi

44

Uttarakhand

Dehradun

45

West Bengal

Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata

Also Read: SBI PO Exam Centres

SBI PO Syllabus 

SBI PO syllabus for the prelims exam comprises topics from sections such as Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Candidates can check below SBI PO prelims syllabus:

Reasoning Ability: Logical Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Seating Arrangement, Puzzles, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Input-Output and many more.

English Language: Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para Jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude: Simplification, Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices, Time & Distance, Work & Time, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Data Interpretation, Number Systems, etc.

SBI PO Exam Pattern

SBI PO exam pattern is such that it is divided into prelims, mains, and Interview only (Or Interview & Group Exercises). According to the exam pattern, the prelims exam carries 100 objective-type multiple-choice questions. SBI PO prelims exam is divided into three sections-English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative Aptitude. The duration of the test is one hour with separate timings for each section. The test carries a total of 100 marks. SBI PO mains exam comprises both objective-type and subjective-type questions. The total marks allotted to the exam are 250. The duration of the test is 3.5 hours. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, the third phase of SBI PO exam comprises Interview only (50 marks) or Interview (30 marks) and Group Exercises (20 marks). 

SBI PO Preparation Tips 2022

The tips and tricks to prepare for SBI PO 2022 exam are given below:

  • Candidates must prepare well for the exam with sincerity and dedication
  • Candidates must go through the exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly
  • Time-management is important for the exam and this can be improved by attempting the mock tests
  • Candidates should prepare a proper section-wise strategy for the exam
  • Candidates should through the previous years' question papers, practice papers, and mock tests

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SBI PO 2022 Admit Card 

SBI PO 2022 admit card is released online separately for prelims, mains and GD/interview. To download the admit card, candidates were required to enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post.

SBI PO Exam Analysis

SBI PO 2022 exam analysis will be provided separately for prelims and mains exams. In 2021, the overall difficulty level of the mains exam was moderate. The overall difficulty level of SBI PO mains exam was moderate. Check below the feedback shared by students on the difficulty level of SBI PO 2021 exam.

SBI PO 2021 Exam Analysis for Prelims

SBI PO 2021 Exam Analysis for Mains

  Also Read:  SBI PO 2022 Exam Analysis

SBI PO Result 202

SBI PO 2022 result will be released separately for prelims, mains and final selection. The marks of the prelims exam are not counted for final selection. To select candidates for the post of SBI PO, the marks of the mains and GD/Interview are taken into consideration. The result is available in PDF form and comprises the roll numbers of qualified candidates. The marks can be downloaded logging with the required credentials. 

SBI PO Topper

Candidates can check below the tips and tricks shared by SBI PO topper.

SBI PO Topper Preparation Tips
Tinkeshwari Swami, cracked SBI PO 2019 
  • Candidates need to prepare well as the competition is high
  • Focus on studies
  • Buy the best study materials
 

SBI PO Cutoff 2022

SBI PO cutoff is applied on overall score. The cutoff is released category-wise for prelims, mains and final selection. To check the cutoff, candidates need to enter registration number or roll number, date of birth, and verification code. There is no sectional cutoff in the exam. Candidates are only required to secure the overall aggregate cutoff marks.

Previous Years' SBI PO Cutoff

The previous years' SBI PO cutoff for prelims and mains are given below.

SBI PO 2021 Prelims Cutoff

Category SBI PO 2021 Prelims Cutoff

GEN

58.5

SC

53

ST

53

OBC

53.75 

EWS

58.25 

PWD

58.25

SBI PO 2021 Mains Cutoff

Category SBI PO Mains Cutoff (Out of 250)

Gen

94.85

SC

77.32

ST

75.01

OBC

86.54

EWS

90.01

LD

75.35

VI

97.72

HI

75.77

D & E

75.17

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SBI PO Vacancies 2022

SBI PO 2022 vacancies will be announced along with the notification. A total of 2056 vacancies were announced in 2021. Candidates can check below the SBI PO vacancy break-up of 2021.

Categories Backlog Vacancies
SC 24
ST 12
OBC 20
Total  56
Categories Regular Vacancies

SC

300

ST

150

OBC

540

EWS

200

General

810

Total

2000

SBI PO Salary 

The salary structure of SBI PO in terms of basic pay, payscale, and allowances is given below:

Basic Pay: The starting basic pay is INR 41,960 (With four advance increments).

Payscale: INR 36,000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63,840 applicable to Junior Management.

Allowances: DA, HRA/Lease rental, CCA, Medical, and other allowances & perquisites as per rules.

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SBI PO FAQs 2022

Q: When SBI PO 2022 notification will be released?

A: SBI PO 2022 notification will be released soon by SBI.

Q. What is the age limit for applying to SBI PO exam?

A. The age limit for applying to SBI PO is between 21 and 30 years. However, relaxation in the upper age limit is provided to candidates belonging to the reserved categories.

Q. I have completed graduation from the Science stream. Can I apply for SBI PO?

A. Yes, candidates from any discipline can apply for the SBI PO exam.

Q. I am in the final year of graduation. Can I apply for SBI PO exam?

A.Yes, candidates can apply for SBI PO exam provisionally. However, at the time of the document verification, candidates are required to produce their degree certificates.

Q: Which one is better Bank PO or MBA?

A. MBA is not a career, it is a Postgraduation course that may prove beneficial to your career. Probationary Officer or PO, on the other hand, is a career. Candidates clearing SBI PO exam are recruited in any of the branches of SBI as PO.

Q. Do graduation marks matter in SBI PO exam?

A. There is no minimum percentage of marks in graduation prescribed for applying to SBI PO.

Q. How many times can I give SBI PO exam?

A. There is capping on the number of attempts in SBI PO exam. General Category candidates can take four attempts. For other categories, the number of attempts is limited to seven. Candidates within the prescribed age limit can apply for the exam.

Q. Is there any bond in SBI PO?

A. The selected candidates, at the time of joining, are required to execute a bond of Rs 2 lakh to serve the bank for a minimum period of three years.

Q. Will the selected SBI PO candidates be on probation?

A. Yes, the selected SBI PO candidates are on probation for two years.

Q. What is the career growth of SBI PO?

A. Candidates can be promoted from the Middle Management Grade Scale-II (MMGS-II) to Junior Management Grade Scale-I (JMGS-I) based on performance.

Q: How is the final appointment of candidates done through SBI PO exam?

A: The final appointment of candidates through SBI PO exam is done based on the mains exam and group exercises and interview.

SBI PO 2022 Contact Information

Candidates can contact on the below-mentioned telephone number (between 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on working days) in case they face any difficulty in filling the application form:

Contact Number: 022-22820427

Note: Candidates can also lodge their query on http://cgrs.ibps.in. The official website informs, “Candidates are advised to not to forget to mention 'Recruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India' in the subject of the email.”

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My age is 19 now, I will be 20 this May, when I can take up the SBI PO exam?

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As per SBI notification, any candidate with a Bachelors Degree and between the age of 21 to 30 years can apply for the SBI PO.

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