SBI PO 2020 Notification, Exam Date, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card

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SBI PO 2020: State Bank of India has invited online application to recruit applicants for the posts of Probationary Officers (POs) in State Bank of India. The notification for the SBI PO 2020 is expected to be released in the month of October 2020. Eligible candidates need to submit the application form was on or before the given deadline. The exam dates along with the detailed notification will be released soon on the official website.

The selection for the post comprises of three stages that is Phase-I (Preliminary Examination) and Phase II (Mains Examination), Phase III (Group Exercise &Interview). Students are advised to regularly check the official website for the latest update of the recruitment. You can get the complete details about SBI PO 2020 from this article.

SBI PO 2020

State Bank of India conducts competitive examination for the recruitment of eligible candidates for the posts for Probationary Officers (POs) every year. . The notification for the SBI PO 2020 is expected to be released in the month of October 2020 and the application form for the same need to be submitted before the given deadline.

SBI PO Notification

There is no official notification regarding exam dates till now on the official website. The selection process for the post comprises of three stages that is Phase-I (Preliminary Examination) and Phase II (Mains Examination), Phase III (Group Exercise &Interview).   The applicants need to download the admit card before each stage of the examination on the official website. The result will be uploaded for all the four stages separately after the completion of each phase of the exam. Read this article to know the complete details about the SBI PO 2020.

SBI PO 2020 Exam Dates

The applicants can check the exam dates of the SBI PO 2020 from the table given below:

EventsDates
NotificationTo be notified soon
Application FormTo be notified soon
Phase-I (Preliminary Examination)To be notified soon
Preliminary ResultTo be notified soon
Phase II (Mains Examination)To be notified soon
Official WebsiteClick here

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

The applicants can check the eligibility criteria from the table given below:

AGE LimitThe age limit of the applicant should be between 21 years to 30 years. There is  relaxation in the upper age limit for different categories
Educational QualificationThe applicants must have completed Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification

SBI PO Selection Process

The selection process for the post will be conducted in three stages that are as follow:

  • Phase-I (Preliminary Examination)
  • Phase II (Mains Examination)
  • Phase III (Group Exercise &Interview)

The candidates need to qualify Phase-I that is Preliminary exam to be eligible to appear for the next stage. The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the mark secured in prelims exam for the next stage that is Phase II (Mains Examination). The applicants need to qualify both the stages of the exam to appear for the next stage of the selection process that is Phase III (Group Exercise &Interview). The applicants need to qualify the third and the final stage of the selection process that is Group Exercise &Interview to be considered for the final selection.

SBI PO  Exam Pattern:

Here we will discuss exam pattern of each stages in the tables given below:

Phase-I (Preliminary Examination)

  • Type: Objective, Multiple Choice
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Sections: 3
  • Negative Marking: 1/4th of marks will be deducted for wrong answers
Name of the SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language303020 min
Quantitative Aptitude353520 min
Reasoning Ability353520 min
Total1001001 hour

Phase-II (Mains Examination)

Part 1:

  • Type: Objective, Multiple Choice
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Sections: 4
  • Negative Marking: 1/4th of marks will be deducted for wrong answers
Name of the SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
General/Economy/Banking Awareness404035 min
English Language354040 min
Data Analysis and Interpretation356045 min
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 min
Total1552003 Hour

Part II: Descriptive

  • Time Duration: 30 minutes
  • Questions: 2
  • Total Marks: 50
  • Subject: English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

Phase III (Group Exercise &Interview)

After the applicants qualify both the stages of the exam to appear for the next stage of the selection process that is Phase III (Group Exercise &Interview). The applicants need to qualify the third and the final stage of the selection process that is Group Exercise &Interview to be considered for the final selection.  The final merit list for the selection process will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in mains examination and Group Exercise &Interview.

SBI PO 2020 Syllabus

The applicants can check the table given below to know the syllabus for SBI Clerk 2020:

SubjectSyllabus
Quantitative AptitudeSet theory, Number System, Simplification, Discount, Averages, Time and Distance, Percentage, Interest, , Profit & Loss,  Surds & Indices, LCM & HCF, Trigonometry, Permutations & Combinations Inequalities, Speed, Time and Work, Logarithm, Bar Diagram, Pie Chart, Binomial Theorem and etc
English LanguageError Spotting, Sentence Completion, Vocabulary, Sentence Structure, Fill in the blanks, Jumbled Paragraphs, Synonyms/Antonyms, Word usage Reading Comprehension, and etc
General AwarenessHistory, World Events, Culture, Science,  Business & Economy, Sports, Current Affairs, Static GK, General Polity, Important Schemes, Geography,  and etc
General Intelligence and ReasoningCoding & Decoding Decision Making, Analogy, Syllogism, Series, Visual Memory, Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification, Problem Solving,  Similarities and Differences, Statement-Conclusion, and etc

SBI PO 2020 Important Books

The applicants need to select right study material from a wide variety of books available in the market both in online and offline mode to qualify this exam. Here we are sharing list of the names of the book which the applicants can consider while applying for the exam:

Quantitative Aptitude

Name of the BookAuthor Name
Magical books on Quicker MathsM. Tyra
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR S Aggarwal
Advance MathsRakesh Yadav
How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CATArun Sharma

English Language

Name of the BookAuthor Name
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionArun Sharma
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
Objective General EnglishS.P. Bakshi
High School English Grammar & CompositionWren & Martin

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Name of the BookAuthor Name
How to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CATArun Sharma
Modern Approach to Verbal & Non Verbal ReasoningR.S Agrawal
Analytical ReasoningM.K Pandey

General Awareness

Name of the Book/SourcesAuthor Name
Current Affairs: Hindu, Times of India, Business Today, and etc
General KnowledgeLucent’s

SBI PO 2020 Salary Structure

It is very important for the applicants who will be applying for the SBI PO 2020 to understand the pay scale of the post they are applying for, so they can check the pay scale from the below points:

  • 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

SBI PO Salary And Job Profile Complete Details

SBI PO Admit Card

The admit card will be released by State Bank of India on the official website. The applicants need to download the admit card before each phase of the examination. They will be required to carry the admit card to the exam hall on the day of the examination. The admit card consists of Roll No, Candidate name, and many other important and relevant details. No hard copy of the admit card will be sent via post at any stage of the examination.

The admit card will be declared on the official website from where all the eligible applicants have to download it via their correct credentials such as Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth, and other details. The applicants need to refer to the official website frequently for further updates on exam.

Direct Link Download IBPS Admit Card

SBI PO Result

The result will be released by State Bank of India on the official website. The result will be released for all the four stages separately after the completion of each stages of the exam. The applicants need to check the official website to view and download the result and the scorecard for each phase of the exam. They can check the result via their correct login credentials such as Roll No and other relevant details. The applicants can refer to the official website frequently for the further updates on exam.

SBI PO Previous Year Cut off

Phase-I (Preliminary Examination)

The applicants can check the cut-off of Prelims Exam of SBI PO 2019 from the tables given below:

CategoryPrelims Cut Off
General71
EWS68
OBC68
SC61
ST55
PWD (LD)59
PWD (VI)64.75
PWD (HI)16.25

Phase-II (Mains Examination)

CategoryMains Cut Off
General105
EWS100
OBC95
SC83
ST77
PWD (LD)87
PWD (VI)101
PWD (HI)76

How to prepare for SBI PO 2020

Here in this article, we have discussed important and relevant details of the SBI PO 2020 for the eligible applicants who are willing to appear and qualify the exam. We have discussed all the possible tips and tricks that can be a great source of help to the applicants preparing for the exam for the first time or anyone who wants to change their strategy of the exam preparation. Read more to know the important tips and tricks to crack the exam:

  • Stick to a daily schedule for the exam preparation in a disciplined an effective manner
  • Cover and clear all the basic concept of the important and relevant topics of the exam
  • Understand the exam pattern and analyze the syllabus carefully before starting the exam preparation
  • The applicants need to make the right selection of the important books, notes, mock tests, and etc both online and offline mode for the better preparation of the exam. Refer to the “Important Books” section from this article for further information.
  • Attempt previous year question paper and practice mock test and then analyze them to understand your strength and weakness in each topic or subject.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the notification for SBI PO be out?

There is no official notification as of now, but it is expected that the notification can be released by the end of the September 2020. Check the official website regularly for the further updates on the notification.

When will the SBI PO Prelims Exam be conducted?

There is no official notification regarding mains exam dates till now on the official website. Check the official website regularly for the further updates on exam.

What is the selection process of the SBI PO 2020?

The selection process for the post comprises of three stages that is Phase-I (Preliminary Examination) and Phase II (Mains Examination), Phase III (Group Exercise &Interview). For more information, the applicants can check the section “Selection Process” mentioned above in the article.

Is there any negative marking in the SBI PO Preliminary and Mains Exam?

Yes, there will be negative marking for wrong answers.

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