SBI PO 2021: Eligibility Criteria & Study Plan for You!


On October 4, 2021, the State Bank of India released an official notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers. More than 2050 vacancies have been announced for aspirants all over India. This is a highly-coveted post and therefore what precedes it is a highly-competitive exam. 

If you too want to work with a pioneering public sector bank, such as the SBI, you will be pleased to learn that the application window is now open! You can apply for the exam by October 25, 2021. 

Read the complete SBI PO Notification 2021 to check all details. 

In this article, we will first discuss the eligibility criteria for this exam. So, if you are planning on taking this exam or you know somebody who is, read all the details carefully so that you don’t miss out on any important information. 

We have also put together a sure-fire study plan for you that you can use during your preparation. 

Take a look at the complete SBI PO Vacancies 2021

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021

Criteria Detail 
Age (as on April 1, 2021)Minimum age – 21 years / Maximum – 30 yearsCandidates must have been born before April 1, 2000 and after April 2, 1991, both dates inclusive. 
Educational Qualification Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University. Candidates possessing Integrated Dual Degree must ensure the passing date is before or on December 31, 2021. 
Qualified Chartered Accountants may also apply.
Aspirants who are in their final year/semester of graduation are also eligible to apply. However, if they are selected for the interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before December 31, 2021.

SBI PO 2021 Study Plan

The SBI PO exam 2021 is scheduled to be held some time in November or December, 2021. This gives us roughly 30-40 days for preparation. 

Before we proceed further, we will encourage you to take a look at a few things so that you have a proper background before we can begin. You should:

Now that you have consolidated your base, it’s time to move on and begin your preparation.

  • First things first, you should have a clear idea of how much time you can dedicate daily. 
  • If you are studying full-time, you should give at least 8-10 hours of your day to your SBI PO exam preparation. 
  • Draw a proper timetable. Divide the subjects and the topics within them over the period of the next 3 weeks.
  • Earmark Week 1 for Reasoning, Week 2 for Quantitative Aptitude and Week 3 for English Language. 
  • Now within each week, spread out all the topics in such a way that by the end of the week you have covered all the topics. It is advisable that you begin with topics that are completely new for you and keep the familiar topics for the later part of the week that can be covered in less(er) time. 
  • Take an SBI PO mock test every Friday evening. 
  • On Saturday, pick a subject to prepare for the Mains paper. Remember, you must go in with the idea that you’re going to make it all the way through. So, do not wait for the Prelims to be over or the results to be out to study for the Mains. 
  • If the exam date is not announced by the end of the next 3 weeks, repeat the cycle again. However, now that you have covered all the topics once, you can speed up your revision cycle. 
  • Increase the frequency with which you take mock tests. 
  • For the best study materials and unparalleled coaching, join ixamBee’s SBI PO Exclusive Online Course

Please remember, we are here to guide you and help you, however, the onus to actually make use of all the resources is on you. If you need someone to keep you motivated throughout your journey to ultimately achieve your dreams, ixamBee is here for you!

75 Hours of Free Study with ixamBee!

Yes, you read that correctly!

You will be pleased to learn that ixamBee is providing free live classes for 75 hours via YouTube for SBI PO preparation. 

  • These classes are free.
  • Study from the convenience of your home.
  • Our faculty members encourage students to make the class interactive. So, if you have any doubts, you can clarify them in the live classes through the chat option.
  • In case you do miss any class on a particular day, you can always go back and watch it later. However, you may miss your chance to interact with the concerned faculty member.
  • These 75 hours have been roughly divided into 4-hour classes for every day.

A rough itinerary for the schedule of the upcoming classes has been provided for you below.

For more details about the live classes, check out the video below.

At ixamBee, you can find free Online Test Series, GK updates in the form of BeePedia, as well as latest updates for SBI PO, Bank Clerk, SSC, RBI, NABARD and Other Government Jobs.

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