SBI PO 2020

Apr 10, 2019 - 16:32

SBI PO 2020 Notification, Eligibility, Exam Pattern

The State Bank of India is the largest Government Sector Bank having branches all over India and out of the Country too. The State Bank of India conducts various examination for filling up the vacant post of Clerical staff and Probationary Officers from time to time. Each year a large number of applicants appears in this exam as it is one of most attractive job in the banking sector. Interested candidates who are looking for banking sector jobs must apply for SBI PO exam.

The notification for SBI PO 2020 exam is expected to be released in the month of April 2020. Eligible candidates can fill the application form via online mode. Candidates can check information pertaining to the exam like the process of SBI PO application form, eligibility conditions, exam pattern, syllabus and important dates here in this article below.

Every year more than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the SBI PO examination. The vacancies for the post of Probationary Officers in SBI for 2020 will be updated soon once the SBI PO 2020 official notification is released:

Category ST ST  OBC* EWS^ Gen Total LD# VI# HI# d&e#@
Vacancy 300 150 540 200 810 2200 20 20 20 20
Backlog - - - - _ - - - 53 -
Total 300 150 540 200 810 2200 20 20 73 20
 

SBI PO 2019 : Exam Dates

Activity Tentative Dates
Online Application Form Date April 2020
Application Form of SBI PO Last date May 2020
E-Admit Card Start Date for Preliminary Exam June 2020
SBI PO 2020 Exam Date (Preliminary) 2nd week of June 2020
Preliminary Exam Result 1st week of July 2020
Release of Admit Card for Main Exam 2nd week of July 2020
SBI PO Exam Date 2020 (Main) August 2020
Main Exam Result Date of SBI PO 3rd week of August 2020
SBI PO Admit Card Release Date for Interview 4th week of August 2020
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview September 2020
Declaration of Final Result 2nd week of October 2020
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates
Download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training 2nd week of May 2020 onwards
Conduct of Pre- Examination Training 4th week of May 2019

 

Application for the Probationary Officer (PO) will be subject to various eligibility criteria as mentioned in the official SBI 2019 PO Notification. Applicants need to fulfill the required eligibility to apply for SBI PO 2020.

Age Eligibility: (01.04.2020)

Not  below  21  years  and  not  above  30  years  as  on  01.04.2020 i.e. candidates  must  have been born not later than 01.04.1998 and not earlier than 02.04.1989 (both days inclusive)

Relaxation in upper age limit
There are various age relaxations provided by the exam conducting authority to the candidates belonging to the reserved category. The table below contains details about the age relaxations provided by SBI.

Category

Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
Other Backward Class (Non Creamy Layer) 3 Years
Persons With Disability (PWD) PWD(SC/ST) 15 Years
PWD(OBC) 13 Years
PWD(Gen/EWS) 10 Years
Ex Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment. 5 Years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period of 1-01-1980 to 3-12-1989 5 Years
 
Essential Educational Qualification( As on 31.08.2020)

Graduation  in  any  discipline from  a  recognized  University  or  any  equivalent  qualification recognized  as  such  by  the  Central  Government.
Those who are in the Final year/ Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.08.2019. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2019. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.

Nationality / Citizenship – Participants must have this citizenship which is given below.

  • Citizen of Indian
  • Citizen of Nepal
  • Citizen of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee
  • Migrated Peoples from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

SBI PO Selection Process
The selection for SBI PO is will be done through three phases.
Phase-1: Preliminary Examination:
Phase-2: Main Examination:
Phase-3: Group Excersises & Interview

SBI  PO 2019 : Exam Pattern

State Bank of India will be conducting SBI PO 2020 Exam in three phases: Online Prelims Exam, Mains Exam and Interview Process.

Phase-1 : SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2020
It consists of a paper of objective type (multiple choice questions) and carries a maximum of 100 marks to be solved in the duration of 60 Min. This is a screening test only to qualify for the next step and its marks will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.
The scheme of this test is given below in a table:

Sr. No. Name of the Test No.Of Question Maximum Marks Time Allotted
1. English Language  30 30 20 Min
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 Min
3. Reasoning Ability   35 35 20 Min
Total 100 100 1 Hour
Selection criteria for Main Examination:
Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Preliminary Exam. There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering 10 times the numbers of vacancies (approx.) in each category will be short listed for Main Examination from the top of above merit list.
Penalty for wrong answer:
0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate. No deduction will be there in marks if a question is left unattempted or blank by a candidate.

Phase-2 : SBI PO Mains Exam 2020

SBI PO Mains exam will be conducted at 2 levels, namely –
Mains Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer the Descriptive Test by typing on the computer. The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after completion of the Objective Test.
1. Objective Exam
2. Descriptive Exam

(i) Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section.

Sr.
No.
Name of Tests   No. of Questions  Maximum Marks Time allotted
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Min
2 General/ Economy/ Banking
Awareness 
40 40 35 Min
3  English Language  35 40 40 Min
4  Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Min
Total 155 200 3 Hours
 
(ii) Descriptive Test:
The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
Penalty for wrong answer:
0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate. No deduction will be there in marks if a question is left unattempted or blank by a candidate.
Note:-1. As per official Notification, descriptive papers of only those students would be evaluated, who qualify the objective mains exam.
2. Marks obtained in Objective, as well as Descriptive tests, will be added to the final Merit list along with marks of Group discussion & Interview.
3. There  will be no sectional Cut-off in Preilims and Mains exam.
 
Group Exercises(20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)Candidates qualifyingfor  GE&  Interview  under  'OBC'  category would  berequired  to submit OBC certificate containing the 'Non Creamy layer' clause. Candidates who have registeredthemselves  as  OBC  but  do  not  submit OBC  'Non  Creamy  layer' certificate and request to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained.
Final Selection
The  marks  obtained  in  the  Preliminary  Examination  (Phase-I)  will  not  be  added  for preparing the final merit list for selection. Only themarks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II),  both  in the Objective  Test  and the Descriptive  Test,  will  be  added  to  the marks  obtained  in  GE&  Interview  (Phase-III)  for  preparingthe  final  merit  list.The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.Marks  secured  by  the  candidates  in  the Main  Examination(out  of  250marks)  are converted to out of 75 marks and Group Exercises & Interview scores of candidate (out of 50  marks)  are  converted  to  out  of  25marks.  The  final  merit  list  is  arrived  at  after aggregating (out  of  100) converted  marks  of Main  Examinationand  Group Exercises&Interview. Selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.
 

SBI PO syllabus is much similar to that of any other bank exam. There are three major sections that a candidate needs to prepare to ace the preliminary exam. These are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The sections have a wide range of topics on which questions are based. It is recommended that candidates must have a look at the previous year papers and know about the weightage of each topic.

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus 2020

Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixture & Allegations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation  
Syllogism
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage  
Blood Relations Number Systems  
Input Output Sequence & Series  
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability  
 

SBI PO Mains Exam Syllabus 2020

The Mains Examination of SBI PO exam 2019 will constitute of 4 sections: Reasoning + Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation and General/Economy/Banking Awareness. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

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

Bank may  arrange  pre-examination  training  at  certain  centres  for  SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories who desire to avail themselves of such  training  at  their  own  cost  may  indicate  to  that  effect  against  relevant  column  while applying on-line. An indicative list of training centres is given below:

North India South India East India West India
Agra Bangalore Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Aizwal Akola
Bareilly Coimbatore Asansol Aurangabad
Chandigarh Ernakulam Bhubaneswar Indore
Dehradun Gulbarga Berhampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Gorakhpur Hubli Dibrugarh Jabalpur
Jaipur Hyderabad Gangtok Mumbai
Kanpur Madurai Guwahati Nagpur
Lucknow Mysore Imphal Panaji (Goa)
Meerut Port Blair Itanagar Pune
NewDelhi Tirupati Kohima Raipur
Srinagar Vishakhapatnam Kolkata Vadodara
Varanasi Vijayawada Patna  
    Purnea  
    Ranchi  
    Sambalpur  
    Silchar  
    Siliguri  
    Shillong  

Bank  may  add  additional centersor  may  delete  some  of  the center  sindicated  for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for  training from  Bank's  website by  entering  their  registration  number  and  password/ date of birth. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent.

Presently, the starting basic pay is  27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I. The official will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A/ Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time. The total compensation per annum on CTC basis be a minimum of 8.20 lacs and maximum of 13.08 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors.

SBI PO 2020  :Application Fees

S. No. Category Total
1. SC/ST/PWD/XS 125/- (Intimation Charges only)
2. General and OBC 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)
 

SBI PO 2020: Admit Card & Other Info

Candidates must download the SBI PO 2019 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the SBI PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

  • Registration No/Roll No
  • Date of Birth/ Password

The admit card or call letter for SBI PO 2019 will be issued in 3 phases:

  • Online Preliminary Examination
  • Online Mains Examination
  • Group Exercise and Interview

SBI PO 2019: Result

SBI PO Final Result 2019 Out

SBI PO final examination that included group exercise and interview was held in September 2019. The SBI PO prelims exams was conducted on 08th and 09th of June followed by Main exam was conducted on 20th of July 2019.State Bank of India has released the final result for the post of selected Candidates as a PO. You can check the list of selected candidates from the link given below.

SBI PO Final Result 2019 Out: How to check SBI PO 2019 Final Result

i. Visit the careers section of official website of State Bank of India
ii. Go to the latest announcements section
iii. Click on SBI PO 2019 final result
iv. Find your roll number in the merit list

Check the List of Selected Candidates Here

SBI PO Mains Result 2019 Out
SBI PO Mains Result 2019: SBI PO 2019 Mains exam was conducted on 20th July 2019. All candidates who have appeared in SBI PO 2019 Mains exam can check their exam.

All candidates can check SBI PO Mains Result 2019 by clicking on the link mentioned below:

Click Here to Download PDF of SBI PO 2019 Mains Result

The results of SBI PO will be released after completion of two phases ( Prelims and Mains). The SBI PO Result for each stage is declared separately on the official website of SBI. In order to check the SBI PO 2019 result, aspirants are required to log in using their Registration Number and Date of Birth to check their result.

State Bank of India has released the SBI PO Prelims Exam Result. SBI PO Prelims Exam was held on 8th and 9th June 2019. Team MME congratulate all the Selected Students for SBI PO Mains. SBI PO Mains Exam held on 20th July 2019.Candidates who appeared for the Preliminary exam of SBI PO can check their result from the link provided below.

Click here to Check SBI PO Prelims Result 2019

SBI PO 2019 : Previous Year Exam Analysis

Topic wise analysis of SBI PO Preliminary Exam 2018 is as follows:

Section Name Questions Level of Difficulty Good Attempts Time Taken (In Minutes)
English Language 30 Moderate 20-23 20
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Moderate 18-22 20
Reasoning Ability 35 Moderate 17-20 20
Total 100 Moderate 57-65 60
 

Section wise cut off for SBI PO Prelims 2018 is given below:

Subject General OBC SC ST
English Language (Out of 30) 8.5 -10.5 5.5-7.5 5.5-7.5 5.5-7.5
Quantitative Aptitude (Out of 35) 10 -12 6.5-8.5 6.5-8.5 6.5-8.5
Reasoning Ability (Out of 35) 6 – 8 3.5-5.5 3.5-5.5 3.5-5.5
Overall Objective Test (Out of 100) 51-55 48-52 43-47 31-35
 

Topic wise analysis of SBI PO exam 2018  English Language Section:

Name of the Topic Number of questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 7 Moderate
Para-jumbles 5 Moderate
Cloze Test 5 Easy-Moderate
Phrase/Word Replacement 5 Easy-Moderate
Spot the Error 3 Easy-Moderate
Match the Column A and Column B 5 Moderate
 

Reading Comprehension (RC) had moderate level questions.  It had two questions from Vocabulary (1 Synonym and 1 Antonym). Therefore, overall difficulty level of this section had moderate level.

Topic wise analysis of SBI PO 2018 Exam for Quantitative Aptitude Section:

Name of the Topic Number of questions Difficulty Level
Number Series (Series Completion) 5 Easy-Moderate
Simplification/Approximation 5 Easy-Moderate
Comparison of two quantities : Quantity I and Quantity II 5 Moderate-Difficult
DI (Double Pie Charts) 5 Moderate
DI (Table – Profit/Loss based) 5 Moderate
Comparison of Variables 5 Easy
Time, Speed and Distance 1 Easy-Moderate
Profit, Loss and Discount 1 Easy-Moderate
Percentage 1 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous (Quant based) 2 Easy-Moderate
 

Topic wise analysis of SBI PO 2018 EXAM Reasoning Ability Section:

Name  of the Topic Number of Questions Difficulty Level
AR (Data Arrangement – 8 persons/Arts, Science/Commerce/Different Age based) 5 Moderate-Difficult
AR (Linear Seating Arrangement – 2 Parallel Rows) 5 Moderate-Difficult
AR (Data Arrangement – 8 People/Month based) 5 Moderate
AR (Data Arrangement – 6 people with different No. of factories) 5 Moderate
Coding-Decoding –Set based 5 Easy-Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Direction based 1 Easy-Moderate
Alphabet Arrangement / Alphabet Series 1 Easy
Ranking based – Total 15 peoples/Rank from top and bottom 2 Moderate
 

SBI PO Previous Year Cut Off

The SBI PO Cut Off 2019 has been announced by the State Bank of India after the declaration of the result. As per the SBI selection process, candidates will have to undergo 3 phases for the recruitment of probationary officers at SBI – Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and, finally,  Group Exercise & Interview.

SBI PO Final cut Off 2019

SBI PO Cut-Off 2019: State Bank of India (SBI) has released the SBI PO final cut-off marks for SBI PO 2019 exam. The Mains exam for SBI PO 2019 was conducted on 20th July 2019 while the interview was held in the month of September. Here we are sharing SBI PO 2019 Prelims, Mains, Interview & Group Exercise and FInal Cut-Off.

SBI PO Mains Cut Off 2019

SBI PO 2019 Mains exam was conducted on 20th July 2019. The category wise mains cut-off marks for shortlisting Group Exercise & Interview are mentioned below:

Category Cut-Off Marks (Out of 250)
GEN 104.42
SC 82.50
ST 77.63
OBC 94.28
EWS 100.89
LD 86.51
VI 101.75
HI 75.36
D & E 75.14

SBI PO Cut Off for Group Exercise & Interview

The category wise qualifying marks for shortlisting Group Exercise & Interview are mentioned below:

Category Cut-Off Marks (Out of 50)
GEN 20
SC 17.50
ST 17.50
OBC 17.50
EWS 20
LD 17.50
VI 17.50
HI 17.50
D & E 17.50

SBI PO Final Cut-Off

Category Cut-Off Marks (Normalised to 100)
GEN 54.11
SC 45.74
ST 43.90
OBC 48.78
EWS 50.13
LD 47.11
VI 52.58
HI 35.29
D & E 33.37

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2019

Candidates can check below the category wise SBI PO cutoff score 2019 from the table below.

Category Cutoff Score out of 100 marks
General 71
EWS 68.25
OBC 68.25
SC 61.75
ST 54.75
LD 59.5
VI 64.75
HI 16.25

SBI PO Preparation Tips:-

As you all know that SBI PO 2020 notification is released, you should start preparing for this with sheer determination. The State Bank of India has released expected 2200 vacancies this year. SBI PO Prelims examination will begin from 8th June, 2020. So, it’s great time for you to grab the opportunity and crack this examination. It may be difficult to prepare for this exam as it is a national level competitive examination and a large number of candidates are preparing for the same. Additionally, the difficulty level of this exam increases every year. So, here are some important tips and tricks which can help you to prepare for this examination:
1. Time management is one of the crucial concerns while attempting this exam. It is to be noted here that like previous year, there is a sectional timing in prelims exam. This is the reason candidates have to be more conscious about the time management. Additionally, it is suggested that you not think that you will attempt your favourite subject as there is no sectional cut off in both Prelims and Mains. On the contrary, you should prepare for each of the subject cautiously as you will be given a sectional timing in Prelims
exam.
2. Another important point to be kept in mind is that it does not work if you first prepare for Prelims examination and start preparing for Mains after you clear the Prelims because there is not much time between Prelims and Mains. So, you might not get enough time to prepare for Mains. The best way is to prepare for both simultaneously. This way you can get ample time to prepare each of the subjects well.
3. Practice is the key to success. Students should go through all SBI PO previous year question papers. Sectional or full-length mock tests can be taken for the practice. You can also visit www.makemyexam.in for practice as it provides questions according to the updated syllabus and updated pattern of nearing examination. Some of the benefits of practice are:

  • By practicing, you will know where you stand and how much preparation is required to crack the exam in the single attempt.
  • By practicing, you will also know about silly mistakes you make which can be avoided.
  • All in all, regular practice boosts your preparation.

4. Candidates should know that what the pattern of the examination is going to be. You can have look at the pattern of SBI PO Prelims examination 2019:

By practicing, you will become habitual of dealing with the questions appear in the exam in fixed amount of time.

Sr. No. Name of the Test(Objective) No.Of Question Maximum Marks Duration
1. English Language  30 30 20 Min
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 Min
3. Reasoning Ability   35 35 20 Min
Total 100 100 1 Hour

There will be three tests – English Test, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability. Sectional time of 20 minutes will be allotted for each of the test. There is a negative marking of ¼ marks for every incorrect answer marked by candidate.
The golden tip to qualify the exam is to keep composure while answering the questions. Since nervousness can reduce your efficiency. Hopefully, you will prepare well and give your best in the SBI PO exam.

SBI PO Exam FAQ’s

1. How many vacancies are announced for SBI PO in 2020?
Total 2200 Number of vacancies are announced for SBI PO in 2020.

2. What is the eligibility criterion for SBI PO 2020?
(A) Age Limit:
Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2020 i.e. candidates must have been born not later than 01.04.1997 and not earlier than 02.04.1988 (both days inclusive) .
(B)Essential Academic Qualifications: (AS ON 31.08.2020)
Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final year/ Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.08.2019. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2019. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.

3. I am 1 Month less than 21 years old, am I eligible to apply SBI PO 2020?
Sorry, you are not eligible to apply this exam because the minimum age required is 21 years and the maximum age is 30 years.

4. I am just crossed 1 month from 30 years old, am I eligible to apply SBI PO 2020?
If you belong to any reserved category only then you are eligible to apply the exam by looking the age relaxation criteria otherwise sorry you are not eligible.

5. How many attempts are there for SBI PO 2020?
Candidates who have already appeared for the maximum number of permissible chances are not eligible to apply. The number of chances will be counted from the examination held on 18.04.2010. Appearing in Preliminary Examination will not be counted as a chance. In the years in which only one written examination has been held (i.e. no Preliminary Examination has been held), appearing in this examination will be counted as a chance. The total no. of chances for for applying SBI PO are as follows:

Category Max. Permissible Number of Chances
General 4
General (PWD) 7
OBC 7
OBC(PWD) 7
SC/SC(PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD) No Restriction
 

6. When will the registration start to fill the application form for SBI PO 2019 ?

Event Date
Release of Application Form 02.04.2019
Last Date of Registration Process 22.04.2019
 

7. What is the Selection Process for SBI PO 2020?
The selection process for SBI PO 2019 is divided into three phases:

  • Phase I: Prelims Examination
  • Phase II: Mains Examination
  • Phase III: Interview & Group Discussion

8. What is the exam pattern of SBI PO Prelims online examination 2020?
Phase-I : Preliminary Examination:
Preliminary Examination (online) consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows. Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned below.
Online Test:

Sr. No. Name of the Test No.Of Question Maximum Marks Time Allotted
1. English Language  30 30 20 Min
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 Min
3. Reasoning Ability   35 35 20 Min
Total 100 100 1 Hour
 

9. What is the exam pattern of SBI PO Mains online examination 2020 ?
Phase – II: Mains Examination:
SBI PO Mains exam will be conducted at 2 levels, namely -
1. Objective Exam
2. Descriptive Exam
SBI PO Mains Objective Exam Pattern -

Sr.
No.
Name of Tests   No. of Questions  Maximum Marks Time allotted
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Min
2 General/ Economy/ Banking
Awareness 
40 40 35 Min
3  English Language  35 40 40 Min
4  Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Min
Total 155 200 3 Hours
 

SBI PO Mains Descriptive Exam Pattern -

Sr. No Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1. Letter Writing 1 50 Marks 30 Minutes
2. Essay Writing 1

Note: - As per official Notification, descriptive papers of only those students would be evaluated, who qualify the objective mains exam.
Marks obtained in Objective as well as Descriptive tests will be added in the final Merit list along with marks of Group discussion & Interview.

8. What is the application Fee for SBI PO 2020?
Application Fees:

S. No. Category Total
1. SC/ST/PWD/XS 125/- (Intimation Charges only)
2. General and OBC 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)
 

9. What is the pay scale for SBI PO 2020?
Presently, the starting basic pay is  27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I. The official will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A/ Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time. The total compensation per annum on CTC basis be a minimum of 8.20 lacs and maximum of 13.08 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors.

10. Is there any age relaxation in SBI PO 2020?

Relaxation of Upper age limit:

Category

Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
Other Backward Class (Non Creamy Layer) 3 Years
Persons With Disability (PWD) PWD(SC/ST) 15 Years
PWD(OBC) 13 Years
PWD(Gen/EWS) 10 Years
Ex Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment. 5 Years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period of 1-01-1980 to 3-12-1989 5 Years

NOTE: Cumulative Age Relaxation will not be available either under the above items or in combination with any other items.   

11. How should I prepare for the SBI PO 2020 if I have a 9-10 hour job?
Dear, You can crack SBI PO 2019 by following a youtube channel and daily quizzes of MAKEMYEXAM after your working hours.

12. Which test series is good for SBI PO Exam?
IBT Institute is providing Test series for every Banking and SSC exams on their official website.
You can purchase test series from the following links: https://www.ibtindia.com/

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