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  • Last Modified 15-06-2022
  • Written By Monica_Kumari
  • Last Modified 15-06-2022

SBI PO Recruitment 2021-22: Check All Details

SBI PO Recruitment 2022: On February 2, 2022, the State Bank of India (SBI) released the SBI PO Interview Dates as well as the SBI PO Interview Call Letter 2022. Interviews for the position of Probationary Officers (PO) will be held by SBI in the second or third week of February 2022. Through SBI recruitment different branches of SBI will get new Probationary Officers.

SBI PO Interview Call Letter can be downloaded until February 16, 2022. Furthermore, the roll number of those who pass the interview round will be included in the final result. On October 4, 2021, SBI released a notification for PO recruitment 2022 to fill vacant positions.

SBI PO Recruitment Exam 2022 Notification (Latest): SBI has released SBI PO Interview Hall Ticket 2021-22 on February 02, 2022. Scroll down to find a direct link.

SBI PO Recruitment 2022 Overview

Before getting into the details of SBI PO Recruitment, let us have an overview of the exam:

Exam Name SBI PO
Conducting Body State Bank of India
Name of the PostProbationary Officer
Exam Level National 
Frequency of the Exam Once a year
Exam stages – Preliminary Exam
– Mains Exam and
– Group Exercise & Interview
Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration Preliminary Exam: 1 hour
Mains Exam: 3 hours
Language English and Hindi 

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SBI PO Exam Date 2021-22

All the important SBI PO 2022 Recruitment Exam Date have been announced by SBI. Check the table below to know the SBI PO exam date, admit card, and result dates.

ParticularsSBI PO Upcoming Exam Dates (Tentative)
Issue of NotificationApril 2022
Last date for the Online ApplicationApril 2022
Availability of Admit Card (Prelims)To be notified
Prelims ExaminationJune 2022
Availability of Admit Card (Mains)To be notified
Declaration of Mains ExaminationAugust 2022
Availability of Call Letters (GD & PI)To be notified
Commencement of GD and PITo be notified
Final result declarationTo be notified

SBI PO Recruitment Vacancy

Every year, the State Bank of India releases around 2000 vacancies for SBI PO recruitment. For the past several years, SBI PO vacancies announced were around 2000 and a similar trend can also be seen this year. This year, SBI announced a total of 2056 vacancies of PO. Check the category-wise SBI PO 2021-22 recruitment vacancy details from below:

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SBI PO Recruitment Exam 2021-22 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 fulfill the SBI PO Eligibility Criteria. Here, we have enlisted the eligibility as per age limit, educational qualification, nationality, and more.

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Educational Qualification

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

  1. Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.
  2. 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
  3. Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that 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:

  1. Applicants below 21 years and above 30 years are not eligible for the exam. That means candidates must have been born not later than 01.04.2000 and not earlier than 02.04.1991 (both days inclusive).
  2. The age relaxation for different categories are as follows:
CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) – SC/ST15 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) – OBC13 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) – GEN/EWS10 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 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

The candidate should be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking the official language of his State/UT.


Candidates applying for SBI PO 2021-22 Exam should be one of the following:

  1. Citizen of India
  2. A subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam or from East India countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Zaire, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi with the intention of settling permanently in India.
  4. 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 2021-22

Applicants must be ready with the following to SBI recruitment 2021-22 apply online

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


– Candidates must upload a recent colour photograph with a light background, preferably white.
– Applicants must sign on white paper with a black ink pen. A signature in ‘Capital Letters’ is not accepted.

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How to Apply for SBI PO 2022?

The conducting body has released the SBI PO application form via online mode on the official website. There is no other way to application form apart from submitting it on SBI’s Career portal. Candidates must check the step-by-step procedure given below to fill and submit the SBI PO application form for the year 2022 aptly.

1st step: Go to the official website of SBI PO –
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 hand-written 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

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

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: Group Exercises and Interview

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The SBI PO Exam Pattern for Prelims exam is as under:

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMax. Marks
English Language3030
Numerical Ability3535
Reasoning Ability3535

– The total time duration to complete the test is 1 hour. However, each section is separately timed. Candidates need to complete each section in 20 minutes.
– One mark is awarded for every correct answer
– For every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted from the total score.
– All the questions are multiple-choice questions (objective type).
– There will be no sectional cutoff. To qualify for the Prelims exam, candidates need to clear the overall cutoff.

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern

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 SBI PO Mains exam pattern from below:

SBI PO Main Objective Test Exam Pattern

SectionsNo. of Questions/MaxMarksTime Duration
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude45/6060 minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation35/6045 minutes
Banking/General/Economy Awareness40/4035 minutes
English Language35/4040 minutes
Total155/200180 minutes

– The total time to complete the Mains objective test is 180 Minutes (3 hours). However, every subject/ section is separately timed.
– Category wise merit list will be drawn based on the aggregate marks scored in the Main exam. There will be no sectional cutoff.

SBI PO Mains Descriptive Exam Pattern

SubjectNo. of Questions/Max MarksTime Duration
English Language – Letter Writing & Essay2 Questions/ 50 Marks30 Minutes

SBI PO Interview

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 Interview 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:

  1. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection.
  2. 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.
  3. Candidates will have to qualify both in the Prelims and Main exams separately.
  4. 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.
  5. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of Main Examination and Group Exercise & Interview.
  6. The final selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category. SBI PO Result 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

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 Books

The most relevant and best SBI PO Books are mentioned below:

SBI PO Books for Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Advanced Maths for General Competitions.
  2. Data Interpretation Magical Book Series.
  3. Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma.
  4. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S.Agarwal.

SBI PO Books for Reasoning Ability

  1. Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey.
  2. A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S.Agarwal.
  3. A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal by BS Sijwali.

SBI PO Books for English Language

  1. Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis.
  2. High School English Grammar by Wren & Martin.
  3. Descriptive General English by S P Bakshi and Richa Sharma.

SBI PO Books for General Awareness

  1. Banking Awareness by Arihant.
  2. Banking Awareness by RPH Editorial Board Ramesh Publishing House.
  3. Banking Awareness for SBI/IBPS Bank Clerk/PO/SO/RRB & RBI exams by Disha Publications.

SBI PO Books for Computer Awareness

  1. Computer by Rani Ahilya Lucent.
  2. Objective Question Bank of Computer Awareness for General Competitions by Arihant.
  3. Objective Computer Awareness by R Pillai Arihant.

SBI PO Preparation Tips

Here are some preparation tips for SBI PO 2022:

  1. The preparation for SBI PO demands candidates to be serious and methodical right from the beginning as SBI PO Recruitment is one of the toughest exams.
  2. Create your study plan in a manner that you do not have to fret at the last moment.
  3. The syllabus for the exam is vast and requires preparation right from the release of notification.
  4. It is very essential to choose the right study material in order to score well in the exam.
  5. In order to get through the cutoff score of SBI PO, start your preparation by first understanding the related topics.
  6. The theory and concept behind each topic should be clear to you.
  7. Do not go for rote learning as that is not advisable for any entrance examination.
  8. Go through the examples of each topic before solving questions. Sections like Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude requires you to practice as many questions as you can.
  9. Practicing SBI PO mock test papers is also necessary as it will help you in improving your problem-solving efficiency, understanding the difficulty level of the exam and the types of questions asked.
  10. General Awareness, Computer Awareness, and English Language need extensive reading. Reading will enhance your knowledge of current affairs, sentence formation, grammar, vocabulary, and much more.

SBI PO Admit Card 2022

SBI PO issues separate admit cards for each stage of the exam. The official authority released the Interview admit card to all the shortlisted applicants on February 02, 2022. The admit cards will be available online at till February 16, 2022. The Interview Call Letter has been issued to candidates who clear the Mains exam.

No aspirant will be allowed to appear in the Interview without their SBI PO Admit Card. While issuing the admit card, candidates will be notified about it through their registered email and mobile number. To download the admit card from the official website of SBI, aspirants need to log in using their Provisional Registration Number and Password.

SBI PO Result 2021-22

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 Cutoff Score

The SBI PO cutoff keeps altering every year based on the following factors:

  1. The total number of aspirants taking the exam.
  2. The total number of vacancies.
  3. The difficulty level of the paper.

The SBI PO declares the cutoff score after the completion of the SBI PO exam. Check below the category-wise SBI PO prelims cutoff 2020-21.

UR (General)58.5

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-I (JMGS-I).

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 I.

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.

FAQs on SBI PO Recruitment 2021-22

Given below are some of the frequently asked questions related to the SBI PO Recruitment 2022:

Q.1: What type of questions are asked in the SBI PO Interview?
Ans: In the SBI PO Interview round, questions might be both personal and profile-based. Therefore, candidates have to be ready for everything during the interview. There will be around 3-4 juries while the interview takes place. It is best that aspirants are fully aware of the current affairs, know about general knowledge, etc. 

Q.2: How to ace SBI PO Interview round?
Ans: We suggest all applicants stay focused on Banking and Finance, Current Affairs, and Economy because these are the field of study they are most likely to see the questions coming from. Candidates need to know what is happening in their state, country, and around the world.

Q.3: Is SBI PO GD different from Interview?
Yes, although these rounds may be conducted on the same day, there is a slight difference between the both. In a group discussion round, candidates will be given a topic that they have to speak about based on the guidelines given by the juries. Aspirants might be given a maximum of 2 minutes to present their views, thoughts, or opinions

Q.4: When will SBI conduct Interview round?
As per the latest news, the SBI PO Interview is likely to be held in the 2nd or 3rd week of February 2022. We will add the exact interview schedule on this page once it is confirmed officially.

Q.5: When will SBI declare PO Mains exam result?
SBI has declared the SBI PO Mains result on January 25, 2022.

We have provided you with all the details on SBI PO Recruitment 2022. Go through the details and start preparing for the upcoming exam. Go through the syllabus and exam pattern and design a preparation strategy accordingly. Practice by taking mock tests to improve your speed and accuracy.

Also, check:

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SBI PO SyllabusSBI PO Exam PatternSBI PO Exam Centres
SBI PO PreparationSBI PO BooksSBI PO Salary
SBI PO Question PapersHow To Crack SBI PO In First AttemptSBI PO Admit Card
SBI PO ResultSBI PO Cutoff 

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