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All about SBI PO Exam

SBI PO exam consists of 3 phases – Prelims, Mains and GD/ Interview round. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. The final selection will be based on merit.

March 05, 2022

By Coaching Select


What is SBI PO?

The State Bank of India Probationary Officer is the full form of SBI PO. SBI PO Exam is an annual officer recruitment exam held by the State Bank of India for a variety of positions throughout its branches. The SBI PO Exam is an Objective style exam that is held at various locations around the country. The manner of examination is online. State Bank of India, the organizing authority, is India’s largest commercial bank, with over 2,00,000 branches across the country. Because the organization’s legacy and brand reputation are so important, they make no compromises when it comes to hiring leaders who will lead them in the future.

SBI PO Eligibility

To be eligible for the SBI PO Exam, the candidate must meet the following two requirements:

  • Age Limit (as of 01.04.2022): Candidates must be between the ages of 21 and 30 as of 01.04.2022, i.e. they must have been born between the dates of 02.04.1991 and 01.04.2000. (both dates inclusive)
  • Educational Qualifications (as of December 31, 2012): The candidate must be a graduate of any discipline from a recognized university or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government. Those in their final year/semester of study may also apply provisionally, subject to the requirement that, if invited for an interview, they present proof of passing the graduation exams on or before July 1, 2022. Candidates who hold an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must guarantee that their IDD was completed on or before August 31, 2021. Candidates who hold a Chartered Accountant certificate are also eligible to apply.


The pricing structure for applying for an SBI PO online is broken down into categories below. After fees/intimation charges have been paid, they cannot be returned or held in reserve for any subsequent examination or selection. SC/ST/PWD applicants pay no application fee, while General and other candidates pay Rs. 750. The entire application fee must be paid online.



General / Unreserved

INR 750/-

Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

INR 750/-

Economically Weaker Section

INR 700/-




SBI PO Syllabus

In terms of the syllabus, the SBI PO Exam covers a wide spectrum. Questions come from a variety of sources that are appropriate for the banking exam. Section-by-section syllabuses are supplied below for your convenience.



English Langauge

Noun, Pronoun, Linking Verbs, Adjectives, Prepositions, Spelling Test, Comprehension, Adverbs, Active and Passive Voice, Fillers, Synonyms, Antonyms, One-word substitution, Comprehension

Quantitative Aptitude

Time, Speed, and Distance, Time and Work, Number System, Profit and Loss, Average, Time, Speed, and Distance, Time and Work, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Percentage, Mensuration, LCM and HCF, Allegation Mixture, and Ratio and Proportion are all terms used in mathematics.

Reasoning Ability

Analogy, Classification Syllogism, Word Formation, Statement and Assumption, Series, Sitting Arrangement, Venn Diagrams, Calendar and Time, Missing Character, Blood Relations, Conclusions and Arguments, Coding-Decoding Completion of the Classification Series, Direction Sense Test, and Ranking Test

Data Analysis and Interpretation

Pie Charts, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Tabular Graphs, Case Lets, Radar Graphs, Data Sufficiency, and Probability are all examples of permutation combinations.

General Economics and Banking Awareness

Non-Performing Assets, Micro Economics, Macro Economics Roles, Types, Risks, and Characteristics of the Banking Sector Financial Awareness, Basic Accounting, Investments, Risk Markets, Oligopoly and Monopoly, Liquidity, Insurance Securities, and Exchange Boards are some of the topics covered in this course.

SBI PO Exam Pattern

We have mentioned the latest 2022 exam pattern for the SBI PO exam for both Prelims as well as the main exams below.

Prelims Exam

The portions of the SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern are as follows:

Name of the Section

No of Questions



English Language


30 x 1

20 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude


35 x 1

20 Minutes

Reasoning Ability


35 x 1

20 Minutes


100 Questions

100 Marks

1 hour

Mains Exam

Every successful candidate will be eligible to sit for the SBI PO Mains Examination after passing the SBI PO Preliminary Examination. The examination, as the name implies, will be the final criterion for determining whether or not a student is eligible for the Personal Interview.



Mode of Examination

Online Computer Based Test Mode

Type of Questions

155 MCQs + 2 Descriptive Questions

Number of Questions

157 Questions

Total Weightage

230 Marks

Duration of Examination

3 and a half hours and 30 minutes (210 Minutes)

Negative    Marking Criteria

For each incorrect response, a 0.25 deduction is applied.


SBI PO Exam – Selection Process

SBI PO authorities shortlist candidates at every stage, here are stepwise selection process of SBI PO Exam:

  1. All candidates have to appear for prelimiary exams in order to qualify for the next round, based on the result merit list is prepared
  2. All the candidates selected have to appear for Mains Examination and again merit list will be released
  3. After SBI PO Prelims and SBI PO Mains Examination and got their Call Letter for the GD / PI will be eligible for this round
  4. After successfully qualifying in all the stages, the SBI PO authority will finalize the list of qualified candidates who will join the Bank as Probationary Office

How to Check SBI PO Exam Result?

Follow the steps below to check your SBI PO Exam Results:

  • Visit any of the official websites of the SBI PO Exam –https://sbi.co.in/
  • Go to the Career tab on the website.
  • The tab searches the career for the Result Announcement.
  • When you find the link, click it to open a new window.
  • Submit your Registration No. / Roll No. and Password / D.O.B. in that portal.
  • Your result will appear on your device screen once you have entered all of the relevant information. It is recommended that you save it to your computer and print it for future reference.

SBI PO Salary & Job Profile 2022

The SBI PO basic salary ranges between Rs. 41960-980 (7) – 48820 – 1145 (2) – 51110 – 1310 (7) – 60280 as applicable for Junior Management Grade Scale I. The starting basic pay will be Rs. Rs.27,620/- with 4 advance increments. Here’s the basic pay structure:

Basic Pay

INR 41,960/-

1st Increment

Increment of Rs. 980/- for the next 7 years

2nd Increment

Increment of Rs. 1145/- for the next 2 years

3rd Increment

Increment of Rs. 1310/- for the next 7 years



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