SBI PO 2020 (Prelims)- Notification(soon), Application Form, Syllabus

sbi poSBI PO 2020 exam will be organized by the State Bank of India to select candidates for the post of Probationary Officer within the bank. This exam is conducted at a national level and a large number of graduates appear for this exam every year. The interested candidates can apply online for the exam from the month of April. The exam will be conducted in two rounds- preliminary and mains, followed by group exercise and interview. Candidates clearing all these rounds will be eligible for selection. This article provides important information related to SBI PO 2020 such as exam pattern, syllabus, application, eligibility, etc on this page.

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Important dates for SBI PO 2020

The below given are the tentative dates for the SBI PO 2020 exam. These dates will be updated as per the official notification, once it is released.

Events Dates (Tentative)
Starting of online registration April 2020, 3rd week
Last date to register online May 2020, 2nd week
Issue of call letters for pre-exam training May 2020, last week
Pre-exam training date June 2020, 3rd week
Issue of call letter for preliminary exam June 2020, 3rd week
Preliminary exam date July 2020, 1st week
Declaration of result July 2020, 3rd week
Release of call letter for main exam July 2020, 3rd week
Main exam date August 2020, 1st week
Declaration of result August 2020, 3rd week
Issue of call letters for interview September 2020, 1st week
Group exercises & interview September 2020, 3rd week to October 2020, 2nd week
Declaration of final result November 2020, 1st week

Ques: Am i eligible for SBI PO 2020 exam?

Ans: The basic eligibility criteria for the candidates to appear in the SBI PO 2020 are mentioned below:

  • Candidates of Indian nationality are eligible to apply.
  • The minimum and maximum age of the applicants should be 21 and 30 years respectively as on 1st April 2020. Relaxation will be provided in the upper age limit to the reserved category candidates.
  • Candidates who have graduated from a recognized university or have any equivalent qualification can apply. Final year candidates, whose results will be declared on or before 31.08.2020, can apply too. Candidates with Chartered Accountant qualification are also eligible.

SBI PO 2020 Application Form

Ans: The interested can apply for SBI PO 2020 exam online by visiting the official website of State Bank of India or In the application form, the candidates will have to provide their personal, academic and other details. Scanned copies of photograph and signature will also be uploaded in the form. After filling all the particulars of the application, it can be submitted along with the required application fee. The fee payment can be done by debit card/ credit card/ net banking.

SBI PO Application Fee

  • For General/ OBC candidates: Rs. 600/-
  • For SC/ ST/ PWD category candidates: Rs. 100/-

* Transaction charges will be applicable additionally

Exam Pattern for SBI PO 2020 exam

The exam pattern for both preliminary and main is given as:

  • Mode of exam: Online
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Negative marking: One-fourth of the allotted marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Preliminary exam:

Topics No. of Questions Total Marks Duration (in minutes)
English Language 30 100 20
Quantitative Aptitude 35 20
Reasoning Ability 35 20
Total 100 60

Main exam:

Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Duration (in minutes)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 200 60
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 45
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 35
English Language 35 40
Total 155 180

Subjective (Descriptive) Test

The subjective test will consist of 2 questions from English Language- Letter writing & Essay. Duration will be 30 minutes.

Syllabus of SBI PO 2020

The list of topics from which the questions in the SBI PO exam 2020 will be asked is provided below. Here is the quick description of SBI PO syllabus:

  • English Language: Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Spotting Errors, Fill in the blanks, Deriving Conclusions, Sentence Rearrangement, etc
  • Reasoning Ability: Sitting Arrangement, Direction, Distance, Statements & Assumptions, Blood Relation, Coding-Decoding, Data Sufficiency, Alphabetical and Miscellaneous Series, etc
    • Quantitative Aptitude and Data Analysis & Interpretation: Number series, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Simple and Compound Interest, Data Interpretation, Probability, Table Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart, Permutation & Combination, Line Graph, etc
  • Computer Knowledge: History of computers, Input and Output devices, Windows operating system, Hardware and software, Basic Functionalities of MS Office, Internet terms and services, etc
  • General Awareness: Major Financial and Economic News, Current Affairs (National and International), Books and Authors, Sports, Awards and Honours, Banking & Financial Awareness, Science– Inventions and Discoveries, etc

Syllabus for Descriptive subjects

  • Letter Writing: Formal Letter, Informal Letter, Letters on saving the account, education loan and net banking
  • Essay Writing: Financial Inclusion, Right to Education, Technology, etc

How to prepare for SBI PO recruitment 2020?

Banking sector is a field of interest for numerous candidates after they complete their graduation. As such, there is no need to say that the competition is going to be quite tough. This also means that you need to prepare vigorously for this exam in order to get selected. We are providing here certain tips that might help you in preparing for the exam:

  1. Study according to a proper strategy. Make a proper timetable for your studies to prepare well for SBI PO 2020.
  2. Collect study material from authentic sources. Study only from the books of good authors.
  3. Practice previous year exam papers to get a clearer understanding of the exam pattern.
  4. Do revision on a regular basis.
  5. Proper sleep and food is also very important. Try to study with a relaxed mind and do not rush through your studies.

Prescribe books for SBI PO 2020 preparation

Below here, we are providing a list of certain books that can be followed for basic preparation of SBI PO 2020 exam:

  • Quantitative Aptitude by R. S. Aggarwal
  • Objective English by Edgar Thorpe
  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal
  • Computer Awareness Arihant Publication

How to download my SBI PO 2020 admit card

Official link to download the SBI PO 2020 admit card will be provided on the official website. The candidates will be able to download the admit card and an ‘acquaint yourself’ booklet by providing the required credentials. It is important to carry the admit card to the exam center along a valid and original identity proof. No hard copy of the admit card/ call letter will be sent to the candidates by post.

here to check my SBI PO 2020 result

The result of SBI PO 2020 exam will be published on the official website. The candidates who qualify the preliminary exam will be allowed to give the main exam. Those who clear both preliminary and main exam will have to appear for the interview round. The final result will be declared on the basis of performance in preliminary exam, main exam and the interview.

SBI PO Previous Year Brochure PDF

SBI PO brochure

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  1. Bindu says:

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  2. Jyotsna panda says:

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