SBI PO 2024: Notification, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

SBI PO is a national-level exam organized by the State Bank of India for the post of Probationary Officer. SBI PO is one of the most prestigious jobs in the banking sector. The entrance exam is conducted every year to select the candidates for the job of Probationary Officer.

The official notification for SBI PO Exam 2024 will be announced tentatively on 7 September 2024. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online from the official website of the concerned authority. The exam will be held in online mode only.

The selection process of SBI PO includes the following stages- a preliminary exam, mains examination, and psychometric test, interview & group exercises. Aspirants can check this article to get complete information regarding the SBI PO exam pattern, registration process, syllabus, and other details.

SBI PO 2024 Highlights

Exam NameSBI PO 2024
Conducting BodyState Bank of India
Level of ExamNational-level
Frequency of examOnce a year
Exam phasesThree (preliminary exam, mains exam, interview)
Mode of ExamOnline
DurationPrelims (60), Mains (180)
Application feeRs 600/ (Rs 100 for reserved category)
Language of paperEnglish & Hindi

SBI PO Exam Date 2024

SBI PO EventTentative Schedule
Official notification7 September 2024
Registration date7 September 2024 to 27 September 2024
Admit card2nd week of October 2024
Date of prelims examNovember 2024
Prelims exam resultNovember or December 2024
Date of Mains examDecember 2023 or January 2024
Date of InterviewJanuary or February 2024
Final result will announce byFebruary or March 2024

SBI PO 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to satisfy the important eligibility criteria as prescribed by the SBI before applying for the exam.

The candidate must be a citizen of India.

Applicants should have done Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized University/Institute.

Candidates who are pursuing in the final year of graduation may also be eligible to apply. However, they have to submit their passing certificate at the time of the selection process.

Candidates should be between the age group of 21 to 30 years

SBI PO 2024 Application Form

The application form for the SBI PO exam 2024 will be available online mode only. The SBI PO application process will include the stages like online registration, filling out the detailed form, uploading the required documents, and fee payment etc. To fill out the SBI PO application form, candidates can follow the below steps.

Visit the official website link.

Click on the link for “Current Openings”.

Click on the SBI PO Recruitment link.

After that, the candidate needs to open the “New Registration” link.

Complete the registration by providing details like name, contact number & Email ID.

Then, click on the submit button.

After successful registration, the candidate will receive a registration number and password on the screen.

By using these login credentials, candidates can access the application form. Enter all the required details like educational qualification, personal details etc.

Upload the scanned copies of the photograph and signature.

Candidates have to the application fee via internet banking/ debit card/ credit card.

Don’t forget to take the printout of the duly filled form.

Application form fee

Candidates from the General/ OBC Category will have to pay- Rs 750/

There will be no application fee for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.

SBI PO Exam Pattern

The entrance exam is divided into three phases i.e., preliminary exam, mains exam, and Psychometric Test, Group Exercises & Interview.

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination

SBI PO Prelims 

Subject Questions Marks Exam duration 
English Language303020
Quantitative Aptitude353520
Reasoning Ability353520
Total1001001 hour

SBI PO Mains Examination 

Subject Questions Marks Exam duration 
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude405050
Data Analysis & Interpretation305045
General/Economy/Banking Awareness506045
English Language354040
Total1552003 hours

Descriptive Paper 

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)25030 minutes

SBI PO- Psychometric Test, Group Exercises & Interview. 

To analyze, the candidate’s personality profiling the organization conducts a Psychometric Test. After that, group exercises and interview rounds will be held in phase 3.

SBI PO 2024 Syllabus 

The syllabus for SBI PO will be will different for Prelims, Mains, and descriptive exam. Each exam will comprise various topics from different sections. Candidates can check the exam-wise syllabus for SBI PO from the table below.

SBI PO Syllabus for prelims 

Subjects Topics
Reasoning AbilityData Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning, Seating Arrangement, Puzzles, Coding-Decoding, Syllogism, Input-Output and many more.
English LanguageReading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para Jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting, etc.
Quantitative AptitudeSimple Interest & Compound Interest, Surds & Indices, Simplification, Time & Distance, Ratio & Proportion, Work & Time, Percentage, Number Systems, and Data Interpretation etc.

SBI PO Syllabus for Mains

Subjects Topics 
Reasoning AbilityData Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning, Seating Arrangement, Puzzles, Syllogism, Input-Output Coding-Decoding, and many more
Computer AptitudeMemory, Internet, Keyboard Shortcuts, Computer Hardware and Software, Computer Abbreviations, Operating System, Networking etc.
English LanguageCloze Test, Para Jumbles, Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting, etc.
Data Analysis & InterpretationLine Graph, Tabular Graph, Bar Graph, Data Sufficiency, Charts & Tables, Pie Charts, Permutation & Combination, etc.
General/Economy/Banking AwarenessFinancial Awareness, Current Affairs, Banking Awareness, General Knowledge, Principles of Insurance, etc.

Admit Card

The organization will release the SBI PO Admit Card in online mode only. The admit card for all three phases will be issued separately. To download the SBI PO Hall Ticket, candidates need to provide some requisite details like their registration number, date of birth or password.

Candidates should take the printout of admit card as it is a very important document to carry on the day of the exam. No candidates will be allowed to appear in the exam without holding a valid admit card.


The result for SBI PO will be announced separately for prelims, mains, and final recruitment round. The authority will announce the result online on its official website. Candidates can check their SBI PO Scorecard from the website by providing their registration number or roll number.

The SBI PO merit list will be based on the candidate’s marks obtained in the mains exam and the group exercises and interview.

Preparation tips

Candidates willing to appear in the exam are advised to first check the syllabus and exam pattern thoroughly and then prepare themselves accordingly. They need to work on their speed and time management which can be improved by attempting the SBI PO mock tests.

SBI PO Salary

Generally, the starting basic salary is Rs 41,960. The pay scale is Rs 36,000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840.


What Is the age limit for SBI PO?

The minimum age limit is 21 and the maximum age limit is 30 years.

Who organizes SBI PO exam?

State Bank of India.

Is SBI PO easy to crack?

The difficulty level of exam is moderate to tough.

Is there any negative marking in SBI PO Exam?

Yes, ¼ of total marks allotted for that question will be reduced for each incorrect answer

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2 thoughts on “SBI PO 2024: Notification, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern”

  1. My graduation percentage is 54.64. Am I eligible for SBI po exam ?

    • Yes, you are eligible.


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