SBI PO 2021: Notification, Exam Date, Syllabus, Vacancy, Eligibility Criteria

State Bank of India (SBI) has an every-year drill for hiring candidates for the role of Probationary Officers. The official website will soon release the SBI PO notification regarding the tentative dates for the financial year 2021-22. The selection process for the post of Probationary Officers includes three phases – Prelims, Mains, and lastly, the Interview.

The candidates willing to become Probationary Officers should qualify for all these stages. The aforesaid job title holds high prestige, decent salary, and job guarantee, resulting in a huge candidature every year. As there are a huge number of candidates for 1000-2000 posts, the selection committee conducts a strict selection process. To ace, this selection procedure must thoroughly go through the syllabus.

Notification for SBI PO 2021:

SBI PO 2021 notifications would soon be released on the official website of SBI – Every year a good number of people apply for the post and go through a robust process. The exams take place in three segments: Preliminary, Mains, and Interview. Each segment holds high significance as a set of good scores would build your candidature even stronger. 

A merit list is drawn based on the average marks scored in each category. The candidates have to clear the cut-off set issued by the bank to appear for the final round of the recruitment procedure. The updated and latest news related to SBI PO 2021 will soon be published on this website.

Overview of SBI PO 2021:

Exam Conducting Body State Bank of India
Post Probationary Officer (PO)
Vacancies Not updated
Frequency of exam Takes place once a year
Selection Process Preliminary exam > Mains exam > Group Exercise & Interview
Exam Process Online
Exam duration & pattern
  1. Preliminary exam: 1 hour to answer 100 questions
  2. Mains: 3 hours to answer 155 + 50 questions
Language  English and Hindi
Notification Date (tentative) Between September/October 2021
Official website
Exam helpdesk 022-22820427


Exam Date for SBI PO 2021:

The dates of notification release to the examination date are very important. Here is the list is given below with tentative date information of all stages of the SBI PO 2021 examination.

SBI PO 2021 Events Dates (Tentative)
SBI PO 2021 Notification Release Date September/October 2021
SBI PO Apply Online Start Dates September/October 2021
SBI PO Apply Online Last Date Soon to be notified
SBI PO Prelims Admit Card Soon to be notified
SBI PO Prelims Exam Date Soon to be notified
SBI PO Prelims Result Soon to be notified
SBI PO Mains Admit Card Soon to be notified
SBI PO Mains Exam Date Soon to be notified
Interview Date Soon to be notified
Declaration of Final Result Soon to be notified


Vacancy for SBI PO 2021:

The vacancy for the post of SBI PO is usually announced in March. However, the pandemic has disturbed the mechanism of the world, and thus, to keep the security of the people intact the announcement is perhaps shifted. The same would be soon announced, and we will be the first ones to bring it up to you. Last year, i.e., 2020, SBI posted 2000 vacancies for the post of PO. Have a look at the categorized vacancy posted last year by SBI.

Category Vacancy
SC 300
ST 150
OBC 540
EWS 200
GEN 810
Total 2000


The below-mentioned table shows the trends in SBI PO Vacancy.

Year Vacancies
2020 2000
2019 2000
2018 2313
2017 2200
2016 2000

Eligibility for SBI PO 2021:

The eligibility criteria for SBI PO states the following and all of them must be met.

  1. Nationality
  2. Age Limit
  3. Education Qualification


  1. The candidate applying for the post of PO must hold the citizenship of India.
  2. A subject of Bhutan or Nepal.
  3. A refugee from Tibet who migrated to India before 1st January 1962 for permanent settlement.
  4. An Indian origin person migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Vietnam, or East African countries of Zaire, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi willing to permanently settle in India.

Important note: Candidates subject to categories 2, 3, and 4 must have an eligibility certificate issued by the government of India.

Education Qualification

  1. The candidate must hold a graduation degree in any discipline from any university or any equivalent qualification recognized by the central government.
  2. Final semester/ year pursuing candidates only if they can produce graduation certificates till the interview.

Age Limit

The minimum age limit prescribed by the SBI PO is 21 years but not more than 30 years. However, here are the relaxations given as per the government norms based on the category –

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) / Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel) / Persons with Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir during 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years


Syllabus of SBI PO 2021: 

Each stage of the exam is crucial and therefore going through the syllabus is essential. The syllabus for the SBI prelims and SBI mains is mentioned below.

SBI PO Prelims 2021 Syllabus

  • Logical Reasoning
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude

Here is the detailed structure of logical reasoning – 

  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Alphabet Test
  • Ranking/Direction
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Puzzle
  • Tabulation
  • Syllogism
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Input-Output

Here is the detailed structure of quantitative aptitude –

  • Simplification
  • Mixtures & Alligations
  • Profit & Loss
  • Interest & Surds & Indices
  • Simple Interest & Compound
  • Time & Distance
  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Work & Time
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
  • Sequence & Series
  • Number Systems
  • Permutation, Combination &
  • Probability

Here is the detailed structure of the English language-

  • Reading and Comprehension
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Phrasal Verbs
  • Fill in the qualifying words
  • Cloze Test
  • Vocabulary Test
  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para jumbles
  • Miscellaneous

SBI PO Mains 2021 Syllabus

  1. Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
  2. Data Analysis & Interpretation
  3. Data Analysis & Interpretation
  4. English language
Reasoning Data Analysis & interpretation English General Economy/ Banking Awareness Computer Awareness
Verbal Reasoning Tabular Graph Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness Internet
Syllogism Line Graph Grammar Static Awareness Memory
Circular Seating Arrangement Pie Chart Vocabulary General Knowledge Keyboard Shortcuts
Linear Seating Arrangement Bar Graph Verbal Ability Current Affairs Computer Abbreviation
Double Lineup Radar Graph Caselet Word Association Banking and Financial Awareness Microsoft Office
Scheduling Missing DI Sentence Improvement Computer Hardware
Input-Output Caselet DI Para Jumbles Computer Software
Blood Relations Data Sufficiency Cloze Test Operating System
Directions and Distances Probability Error Spotting Networking
Ordering and Ranking Permutation and Combination Fill in the blanks Computer Fundamentals/ Technologies
Data Sufficiency
Coding & Decoding
Code Inequalities
Course of Action
Critical Reasoning
Analytical and Decision making


Salary of SBI PO 2021: 

The salary of the PO is decent at SBI even at the entry level. The basic pay is Rs. 27, 620. Alongside, the allowance includes: 

  • Dearness Allowance (DA)
  • HRA
  • CCA
  • Furniture Allowance
  • Travelling Allowance
  • Medical Insurance

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