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SBI PO Recruitment 2022 for 1673 Posts: Registration & Application Process


SBI PO Recruitment 2022: The State Bank of India (SBI) will conduct the SBI PO 2022 exam to select eligible candidates for the 1673 Probationary Officers (PO) vacancies in various State Bank of India branches. SBI PO notification has been released on September 21, 2022, and online registration has been started from September 22, 2022, onwards.

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The SBI PO 2022 exam consists of 3 phases: Prelims, Mains and GD/ Interview round. The SBI PO prelims exam will be conducted on December 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2022. And the SBI PO mains exam will be conducted in January /February 2023. Check out the article to know more about the dates, vacancies, eligibility criteria, selection process, and other relevant details.

Latest: The State Bank of India released the SBI PO 2022 notification on September 21, 2022.

SBI PO Recruitment 2022: Exam Overview

Let us have an overview of the SBI PO 2022 exam before getting into other details.

Conducting BodyState Bank of India
Post NameProbationary Officers
Exam LevelNational
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline (CBT)
Application ProcessSeptember 22 to October 12, 2022
Exam RoundsPrelims
SBI PO SalaryRs. 65,780 – Rs. 68,580 / Month
Job LocationAcross India

SBI PO Exam Date 2022

SBI has announced all the important SBI PO 2022 Recruitment exam dates. Check the table below to know the SBI PO exam date, admit card, and result dates.

Release of SBI PO 2022 NotificationSeptember 21, 2022
SBI PO Registration Start DateSeptember 22, 2022
Last Date to Submit the Online Application FormOctober 12, 2022
Last Date to Pay the Application FeeOctober 12, 2022
SBI PO Prelims Admit Card DateDecember 2022
SBI PO Prelims Exam DateDecember 17 to 20, 2022
SBI PO Mains Admit Card DateJanuary/February 2023
SBI PO Mains Exam DateJanuary/February 2023
Release of Phase 3 Admit CardFebruary/March 2023
Date of Psychometric Test (Interview & Group Exercises)February/March 2023
Declaration of Final ResultMarch 2023

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SBI PO Recruitment Vacancy 2022

SBI PO vacancies have been announced along with SBI PO 2022 notification. The SBI had announced a total vacancy of 1673 posts of Probationary Officers. Candidates can check the SBI PO vacancies from the table below:

CategoriesRegular VacanciesBacklog VacanciesGrand Total

SBI PO Recruitment Exam 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling out the SBI PO application form, candidates must check the eligibility criteria thoroughly. The conducting body can revoke the candidature of such candidates who don’t fulfil the eligibility criteria. Here, we have enlisted the eligibility as per age limit, educational qualification, nationality, and more.

Educational Qualification

Listed below are the educational qualifications for the SBI PO recruitment process:

  • Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised 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 an Interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination.
  • Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure the date of passing the IDD. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.

Age Limit

The age limit details for SBI PO recruitment process are listed below:

  • Candidates must be 21 years to 30 years, i.e. candidates must have been born between 02.04.1992 and 01.04.2001 (both dates inclusive).
  • The age relaxation for different categories are as follows:
CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes5 Years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)3 Years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) (SC/ ST)15 Years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) (OBC)13 Years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) (Gen/EWS)10 Years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers, including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years of military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 6 months 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 invalided.5 Years

Language Proficiency

Candidates should be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking the official language of their State/UT.


Candidates applying for SBI PO 2022 exam should be one of the following:

  • Citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, and Vietnam or from East India countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Zaire, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, and Malawi with the intention of settling permanently in India.
  • Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement. Candidates belonging to categories (2), (3), or (4) must possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.

Documents Required to Apply Online for SBI PO Recruitment 2022

Applicants must be ready with the following for applying SBI recruitment 2022 online.

  • Valid Mobile Number
  • Valid Email ID
  • Scanned copy of Photograph and Signature
  • Class 10 (Matriculation) Certificate/ Mark Sheet (to fill the application form)
  • Educational Qualification Certificates/ Mark Sheets (to fill the application form)
  • PwD Certificate (if applicable)
Scanned CopyDimensionsFormat
Photograph200 x 230 pixels20 KB to 50 KB
Signature140 x 60 pixels10 KB to 20 KB

How to Apply for SBI PO 2022?

The conducting body has released the SBI PO application form via online mode on the official website. Candidates must check the step-by-step procedure given below to fill and submit the SBI PO application form for the year 2022:

  • 1st step: Go to the official website of SBI PO – sbi.co.in.
  • 2nd step: Go to the top right corner of the screen and click on ‘Careers’.
  • 3rd step: Click on ‘Latest Announcements’.
  • 4th step: Click on the link for the official notification and ‘Apply Online’ for the SBI PO Application Form.
  • 5th step: Click on ‘Click Here for New Registration’.
  • 6th step: Read the instructions carefully and click on ‘Continue’.
  • 7th step: Enter your basic details, like Name, Mobile Number, and Email ID.
  • 8th step: Enter the security code and click on ‘Save & Next’. At this point, a Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated for you and sent through SMS and Email. Note them down.
  • 9th step: Upload scanned images of your Photograph and Signature in the prescribed specifications, and click on ‘Next’.
  • 10th step: Enter the post you applied for, your category, and other personal details. Enter your postal address along with your PIN code. Validate the details and click on ‘Save & Next’.
  • 11th step: Enter your educational and experience details, etc. Validate them and click on ‘Save & Next’.
  • 12th step: Check all the entered details. If everything is correct, check the box against the declaration statement. Also, confirm your signature. Click on ‘Final Submit’.
  • 13th step: Upload a scanned image of a handwritten declaration in the prescribed format.
  • 14th step: Make the payment of your SBI PO application fee and take a printout of the application form and confirmation page for future reference.

SBI PO Application Fee 2022

SBI PO Recruitment 2022 application fee is to be paid online. The fee/intimation charge is non-refundable and non-transferable for any future exam. The category-wise application fee for SBI PO 2022 is as under:

CategoryApplication Fee
SC/ST/PWDRs. 125 (Intimation charges only)
General/OBC/EWSRs. 750 (Inclusive of intimation charges)

Applicants can pay the application fees through Credit Card, Debit Card, Internet Banking, Mobile Wallet/ Cash Card, and IMPS. It is to be noted that there is no offline payment of the application fee.

SBI PO Selection Process 2022

The SBI PO exam follows a three-tier selection process. Candidates are required to get through each of the stages to reach the next level. The stages involved in the selection of aspirants are as under:

  • 1st Stage: SBI PO Preliminary exam
  • 2nd Stage: SBI PO Main exam
  • 3rd Stage: Psychometric Test, Group Exercises and Interview

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

The SBI PO exam pattern for Prelims exam is as under:

Name of Tests (Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total1001001 hour

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2022

SBI PO Mains exam consists of Objective Tests for 200 and Descriptive Tests for 50 marks. The Descriptive Test will be conducted immediately after the objective test. Check the SBI PO Mains exam pattern below:

Sections QuestionsMarksDuration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 405050 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation305045 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness506045 minutes
English Language 354040 minutes
Total1552003 hours
Descriptive (Letter Writing & Essay)25030 minutes

SBI PO Interview 2022

The selection of candidates for the Personal Interview is based on their performance in the Mains exam. The officials will prepare a category-wise merit list of those who have been shortlisted for the Interview. Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approximately) of the category-wise vacancies will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise and Interview; 20 marks will be given for Group Exercises and 30 marks for the Interview.

Candidates need to score the minimum qualifying marks in Group Exercises and Interviews to be considered for final selection. Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises and Interview under the ‘OBC’ category would be required to submit the OBC certificate containing the ‘Non-creamy Layer’ clause.

SBI PO Recruitment Exam 2022 Final Selection

Go through the below pointers to learn more about the SBI PO recruitment exam 2022:

  • The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection.
  • Only the marks obtained in the Main examination, both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in Group Exercise and Interview for preparing the final merit list.
  • Candidates will have to qualify both in the Prelims and Main exams separately.
  • Marks secured by the candidates in the Main examination (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 marks, and marks secured in the Group Exercise & Interview out of 50 marks are converted to out of 25 marks.
  • The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of Main examination and Group Exercise & Interview.
  • The final selection will be made from the top merit-ranked candidates in each category. SBI PO results of the candidates who qualify in Main examination, Group Exercise & Interview, as well as the final selection list, will be made available on the official website.

SBI PO Syllabus 2022

The SBI PO Syllabus has many similarities with other bank exams. Both the Prelims and Mains have the English Language, Quantitative Section, and Reasoning section, and the syllabus for all of these sections is relatively the same barring a few topics.

Candidates must go through the syllabus of SBI PO before they start the preparation for the exam. Preparing as per the syllabus is important as the question will be asked from the syllabus only.

SBI PO Admit Card 202

The conducting authority will issue the hall ticket via online mode around 2-3 weeks before the exam date. Separate admit cards will be issued for each stage of the recruitment process. The applicants must download the hall ticket and carry the same to the examination, along with an identity card.

The officials will not allow aspirants without the admit card to appear for the exam. SBI PO admit card will mention the exam details such as centre, timings, date etc. In case of any discrepancy in the hall ticket, aspirants must inform the concerned authority for correction.

SBI PO Result 2022

The SBI PO Result is declared separately for each stage on the official website of SBI. To check the SBI PO 2022 result, aspirants need to log in using their Registration Number and Date of Birth. The conducting body will release the SBI PO result a few days after the examination. Candidates are advised to take a printout of the result for their future reference.

SBI PO 2022 Joining and Training

The selected aspirants will need to undergo training before joining for basic banking knowledge via an online course. Aspirants need to execute a bond of INR 2 lakhs at the time of joining to serve the bank for a minimum duration of three years. On Joining, the selected aspirant will be designated as a probationary officer.

Candidates need to serve a probation period of two years. The bank will assess the performance of the aspirants from time to time. Candidates will join the service of the Bank in Junior Management Grade Scale-1 (JMGS-1).

SBI PO Salary 2022

As per the latest notification, the starting basic pay is Rs. 27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) on a scale of 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale 1.

The official will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A/Lease rental, CCA, Medical, and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time. The total compensation per annum on the CTC will be a minimum of 8.20 lacs and a maximum of 13.08 lacs, depending on the place of posting and other factors.

Following are the frequently asked questions and their answers related to SBI PO Recruitment 2022:

Q.1: Is SBI PO Notification 2022 released?

Ans: The SBI PO Official notification 2022 has been released by the State Bank of India on September 21, 2022.

Q.2: How can I apply for the SBI PO 2022 exam?

Ans: Candidates need to apply online for the SBI PO 2022 exam. The link to fill out the application is available on the official website.

Q.3: What is the selection process for SBI PO 2022 Exam?

Ans: The SBI PO selection process comprises of three stages: Prelims, Mains, and Psychometric Test, interview (or group exercises and interview).

Q.4: How many vacancies are announced for SBI PO 2022 Exam?

Ans: The SBI had announced a total vacancy of 1673 posts of Probationary Officers.

Q.5: What is the mode of the SBI PO exam?

Ans: The officials conduct the recruitment exam of SBI PO in online mode.

Also, check:

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SBI PO SyllabusSBI PO Exam Pattern
SBI PO PreparationSBI PO Books
SBI PO Question PapersHow To Crack SBI PO In First Attempt
SBI PO ResultSBI PO Cutoff

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