SBI PO Apply Online 2024: Online Application Link for 2000 PO Posts

State Bank of India Probationary Officer Exam 2023 ( SBI PO )

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Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Dec 1, 2023 17:09 IST

SBI PO Apply Online 2024State Bank of India (SBI) will release SBI PO application form 2024 in September 2024. The deadline to fill the application form will be notified by the examination authority. The application process of SBI PO comprises several stages such as registration, uploading the photograph & signature, filling the detailed application form, previewing the application form, uploading left thumb impression & handwritten declaration, paying the application fee, and submitting the application form.The application fees is INR 750 and SC/ST/PWD categories are not required to pay the application fees. The application fees needs to be paid online. Read below to learn about SBI PO apply online process. 

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SBI PO 2023

SBI PO Dates 

SBI PO notification

Q:   What if I am not able to save SBI PO application form details?

Q:   How can I apply for SBI PO?

Q:   How to edit SBI PO application form?

How to fill SBI PO Application Form?

Candidates can fill the application form of SBI PO in the following steps:

Step 1: SBI PO Registration 

  • Visit the official website of SBI
  • Go to the advertisement 'Recruitment of Probationary Officers' 
  • Click the 'Apply Online' link
  • Go to the registration page by clicking the 'Click Here for New Registration' link
  • To register enter names, mobile numbers, email ID, and security code
  • Upon successful registration, registration ID and password are generated

Also Read: SBI PO recruitment 

Step 2: Uploading the images 

Applicants had to upload their scanned photographs and signatures as per the format prescribed by SBI. The specifications for uploading the photograph and signature are given below:


  • The dimension should be 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)
  • The size of the file should be between 20kb and 50 kb
  • Candidates need to ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50kb


  • The dimension should be 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)
  • The size of the file should be between 10kb and 20kb
  • Candidates are required to ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20kb
  • The signature in capital letters is not accepted

Procedure to upload the scanned photograph and signature

The process to upload the scanned photograph and signature is given below:

  • There are two separate links for uploading photograph and signature
  • Click on the respective 'Upload Photograph/Signature' link
  • Browse and select the location where the scanned photograph and signature files are saved
  • Select the file by clicking on it
  • Click the 'Open/Upload' button

Step 3: Filling the detailed SBI PO application form 

In the SBI PO application form, candidates need to fill in the following details:

Basic details: In this part of SBI PO application form, candidates need to enter details such as the circle, state, official language, category, nationality, centre for preliminary and mains exams, etc.

Personal details: Here, candidates need to enter their date of birth, gender, father's name, and mother's name, address, etc.

Educational Qualification: Candidates need to enter the details of Graduation, Postgraduation, professional qualification, and other qualifications

Work Experience: Candidates need to enter their total years of work experience

Step 4: Preview

After entering the details, candidates can preview the duly filled SBI PO application form. Candidates can edit the details entered in the application form before final submission. Candidates are allowed to edit the details in the application form three times only within the application deadline. Once the application is filled, candidates are required to submit the same. No change or editing of details is allowed. 

Step 5: SBI PO Application Fee

  • After ensuring that the details entered in SBI PO application form are correct, candidates are required to pay the fees through the payment gateway integrated with the application form
  • The fee can be paid through debit card/credit card/internet banking by providing the information asked
  • On successful completion of the fee payment, an e-receipt and application form are generated 

The category-wise application fee is given below.


Application Fee (In INR)



General/ OBC

750 (application fee including intimation charges)

Watch this video on how to fill SBI PO Application Form 

SBI PO 2023 Application Form: Specifications for Scanning Documents

The dimensions and specifications for photograph, signature, left thumb impression and handwritten declaration.  

Parameters Details


  • Dimension of the photograph should be 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)
  • Size of file should be between 20kb-50 kb
  • Candidates must ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50kb. If the size of the file is more than 50 kb, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, no. of colours etc., during the process of scanning
  • Dimension of the signature should be 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)
  • Size of file should be between 10kb to 20kb
  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20kb
  • Signature in Capital Letters is not accepted
Left Thumb Impression
  • The file type of the left thumb impression should be in jpg/jpeg format
  • The dimension of the left thumb impression should be 240 x 240 pixels in 200 DPI (Preferred for required quality) i.e. 3 cm x 3 cm (Width x Height)
  • The file size should be 20 kb-50 kb
Handwritten declaration
  • The handwritten declaration should be written in English on a white paper with black ink
  • The file type should be in jpg/jpeg
    The dimension should be 800 x 400 pixels in 200 DPI (Preferred for required quality) i.e. 10 cm x 5 cm (Width x Height)
  • The file size should be 50 kb-100 kb
  • The handwritten declaration in capital letters is not accepted

SBI PO Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for SBI PO are given below:

SBI PO Age Limit

Candidates between 21 and 30 years are eligible to apply for the exam. Age relaxation given to candidates is given below.

Category Age relaxation (in years)



OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)






PWD (Gen/ EWS)


Ex Servicemen


Persons ordinarily domicile of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989



SBI PO Educational Qualification

Any graduate candidate can apply for SBI PO exam. Candidates who are in the final year/semester of graduation can apply provisionally, subject to the condition that if they are called for an interview then they must produce proof of having completed graduation. Candidates possessing the qualification of a chartered accountant may also apply. Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) can also apply for the exam. 

Also Read: SBI PO Eligibility 

Q:   What if I am not able to pay the SBI PO application fees?

Q:   What if I am not able to save SBI PO application form details?

Q:   I am unable to upload the scanned photograph and signature while filling SBI PO application form. What to do?

SBI PO 2023 Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of SBI PO 2023 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

Dec '23 - Jan '24

SBI PO Mains Exam 2023


Jan '24 - Feb '24

SBI PO GE & Interview 2023

DatesPast Exam Dates

Nov '23

SBI PO Prelims Exam (Day 3)

Nov '23

SBI PO Prelims Exam (Day 2)

1 Nov '23

SBI PO Prelims Exam 2023

SBI PO Handwritten Declaration

SBI PO handwritten declaration plays an important part while filling the application form. The application form is not accepted if candidates do not upload the handwritten declaration. The text for SBI PO handwritten declaration is given below:

“I,______(Name of the candidate), Date of Birth ______hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true, and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required. The signature, photograph and left thumb impression is of mine”.

How to Upload SBI PO Handwritten Declaration?

The steps to upload SBI PO handwritten declaration are given below:

  • Click on the 'SBI PO Handwritten Declaration' link
  • Browse and select the location where the handwritten declaration file is saved
  • Select the file by clicking on it
  • Click the ‘Open/ Upload’ button
  • If the file size and formats are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed
  • Preview of the uploaded image will help to see the quality of the image. In case of unclear/smudged, the same may be re-uploaded to the expected clarity/ quality

Pre-Requisites for Filling SBI PO Application Form

Candidates are required to keep the following details ready before filling the application form for SBI PO:

  • Bank details
  • Valid email ID and mobile number
  • Scanned photograph in the prescribed format
  • Scanned signature in the specified dimension
  • Marksheet of graduation 

Q:   What is SBI PO handwritten declaration?

Q:   What is the text for SBI PO handwritten declaration?

Q:   What is the procedure for uploading photograph, signature, left-thumb impression & handwritten declaration for SBI PO exam?

SBI PO Exam Centres

SBI PO prelims exam is conducted at around 200 cities. The mains exam is conducted in around 70 citiesSBI PO exam centres are allotted to candidates as per their choice. Candidates need to select the test cities while filling the SBI PO application form. The examination authority will not entertain any change in the exam city after final submission of application form. The list of cities where SBI PO prelims exam is conducted is given below.

State Code State/UT Pre-Examination Training Centre/SBI PO Prelims Exam Centre


Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair


Andhra Pradesh

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


Arunachal Pradesh




Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur



Arrah, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea



Chandigarh/ Mohali



Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur






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



Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram,


Himachal Pradesh

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


Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu, Samba, Srinagar



Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi



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



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








Madhya Pradesh

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



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














Delhi -NCR

Delhi & New Delhi



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






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



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



Bardang - Gangtok



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



Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal







Uttar Pradesh

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



Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee


West Bengal

Asansol, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri


Q:   In how many cities SBI PO prelims exam is conducted?

Q:   Where is SBI PO Mains exam conducted?

Q:   How many exam cities can I choose to appear for the SBI PO exam?

SBI PO Application Form 2024 FAQs

Candidates can check below SBI PO application form 2023 FAQs.

Q:   Do I need to choose the exam centre while filling SBI PO application form?

Q:   What if I submit more than one SBI PO application form?

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SBI PO 2023 prelims result was announced on November 21, 2023 by SBI. The result was announced online on the official website of SBI. Candidates can access their results through the login window. To download SBI PO result 2023 result for the prelims exam, candidates need to enter registration number



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The SBI PO result display the candidate's name, roll number, registration number, category, date of birth, subjects, overall cut-off marks, section-wise marks obtained, total marks obtained, and other relevant details. For incorrect answers, one-fourth of marks assigned to a particular question in t



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Answered a month ago

Yes, the State Bank of India sends an email/SMS notification to candidates regarding their SBI PO result. Candidates can also download their result PDF from the official SBI website. SBI PO result is announced online by SBI. The result is announced in different phases-prelims, Mains and final result



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Answered a month ago

Candidates can check below some last minute preparation tips for SBI PO:

  • It is crucial that candidates must be clear with the exam pattern and syllabus
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SBI PO descriptive paper is a part of the Mains phase of the examination. The descriptive paper is an online test of 30 minutes and comprises questions from Essay Writing and Letter Writing. Candidates can follow the tips below to ace the descriptive paper:

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The difficulty level of SBI PO prelims exam held in 2022 was moderate. The section-wise difficulty level is given below.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2022 for English

The distribution of questions in the English section are given below.

TopicNo. of QuestionsLevel

Reading Comprehension


Easy to Moderate

Error detection






Word Usages



Phrase Rearrangement

Word Arrangement


Easy to Moderate

Word Rearrangement






SBI PO Prelims Exam Analysis 2022 for Reasoning

The distribution of



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