SBI PO Highlights 2021

The State Bank of India or SBI is an Indian multinational, public sector banking and financial service company. SBI conducts exams every year to recruit eligible candidates for various posts like Probationary Officer (PO), Junior Associate (Clerical), and Specialist Officer (SO). SBI PO recruitment is released by the State Bank of India almost every year. It is considered one of the best jobs in the banking industry. Let's look at the highlights of the SBI PO exam 2021.

SBI PO Highlights 2021

Conducting BodySBI
Mode of Exam Online
Phases 3 (Prelims, Main, Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interview(PI))
Negative Marking 0.25 marks
Time Duration 1 hour for Prelims, 3 hours for Mains, 30 minutes for Descriptive Test
Maximum Marks 100 marks for Prelims and 200 marks for Mains 50 marks Descriptive Test

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SBI PO Notification 2021

SBI is one of the largest banking organizations in the country which has its branches in India as well as abroad. It is a government-owned corporation with its headquarter in Mumbai, Maharashtra. SBI releases an official notification almost every year where it announces vacancies for the post of PO (Probationary Officer). The official  SBI PO notification 2021 will consists of all the details regarding the eligibility, exam pattern, and application process. You will need to confirm the eligibility criteria specified in the SBI PO notification 2021 to avoid the cancellation of your candidature at the later stage. SBI PO notification details will be updated here once the information regarding the same releases. 

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2021

Being among the most awaited jobs, SBI offers great opportunities for career growth and thus the SBI exam cannot be taken lightly. Therefore, it is advisable to be aware of the exam format and exam pattern of SBI PO to avoid any errors later. The SBI PO exam 2021 will be conducted in three phases:

  • Phase 1 - Prelims Exam.
  • Phase 2 - Mains Exam.
  • Phase 3 - GD & Interview.

After all the phases of SBI PO are completed, the final list of the selected candidates will be released.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

The SBI PO Prelims 2021 will be an online test consisting of three sections - English Language, Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ability respectively, not in any fixed order. You do not have any option to switch to another section in between unless the time for that section is exhausted.

SL. No.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
1. English Language 30 100 20 Minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 Minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 hour

  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer. It means that for one incorrect answer, one-fourth of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted.
  • There is no sectional cut-off in the SBI PO Prelims. The overall score in all three sections will be considered for selection.

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2021

Once the SBI PO exam for Prelims is over, those who are able to qualify will appear in the SBI PO Mains exam. The SBI PO Mains exam will consist of 4 sections: English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude and General / Economy / Banking Awareness respectively. Apart from this objective test, the SBI PO Mains exam also consists of a ‘Descriptive Test’ of 30 minutes duration in which English writing skills will be tested. Thus, the total time duration of the SBI PO Mains exam will be 3 hours 30 minutes. 

(i) Objective Test

The Objective Test of SBI PO Mains exam consists of four sections namely: English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, and General / Economy / Banking Awareness. Weightage is different for each section in SBI PO Mains. For complete details on the SBI PO mains exam pattern refer to the table below.

SL. No.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMarksTime Alloted
1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2. Data Analysis Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
3. General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
4. English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours

(ii) Descriptive Test

The Descriptive Test of the SBI PO Mains 2021 will be held in continuation with the Objective one, though the test will be evaluated only for those who manage to score qualifying marks in the SBI PO objective test. 

Descriptive TestMarksTime Duration
Letter Writing & Essay 50 30 Minutes

  • There will be a similar kind of negative marking in the SBI PO Mains exam, where 0.25 or 1/4th marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • There will not be any sectional cut-off in the SBI PO Mains Exam too. 

SBI PO Phase 2021: Group Discussion & Personal Interview

If you are able to qualify for the SBI PO Mains 2021 exam, then you will be called for Phase 3, i.e. Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interview (PI), in the ratio of 3:1 with respect to the vacancies, where you will have to participate in group exercises and face an interview board. The qualifying marks or cut-off for this round will be decided later and the distribution of marks for both is given below.

Group Discussion 20
Personal Interview 30
Total 50

SBI PO Final Selection 2021

After all the three phases of the SBI exam 2021  is complete, a final merit list will be declared depending upon the number of vacancies in SBI PO recruitment. The list of selected candidates will be given, based on their scores in the SBI PO Mains and Interview round. 

Exam PhaseTotal MarksConverted To
Written Test 250 75
G.D & PI 50 25
Total 300 100

SBI PO Exam Syllabus 2021

The SBI PO exam test you on the basis of various subjects depending upon the phases, i.e Prelims & Mains. It is advisable to get hold of the complete SBI PO 2021 exam syllabus of all the subjects, so that you do not miss out on any important part and fall short of anything in your preparation phase.

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus

SBI PO Prelims will consist of three tests - English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability, which have different chapters from which questions are asked with varying difficulty levels. By knowing the complete SBI PO Prelims syllabus, you can prepare well and ensure your success in the first stage and reach the next. The detailed syllabus for SBI PO Prelims is as follows.

Reasoning Ranking / Direction / Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Coded Inequalities, Puzzle, Seating Arrangement, Tabulation, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input Output, Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination & Probability, Analogy, Classification, Word Formation, Statement and Conclusion
Quantitative Aptitude Mixtures & Alligations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Simplification, Profit & Loss, Work & Time, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Time & Distance, Data Interpretation, Ratio & Proportion, Number Systems, Sequence & Series, Surds & Indices, Percentage, Percentages, Profit,Loss and Discount
English Language Para jumbles, Miscellaneous, Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Fill in the blanks, Paragraph Completion, Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting, Passage Completion, Deriving Conclusion, Rearrangement of Passage, Sentence correction, Spotting Errors, Grammar, Theme Detection

SBI PO Mains Syllabus

SBI PO Mains exam consists of five tests, unlike the SBI PO Prelims where there are only three. As it is the next phase, therefore, it is important to understand that the level of the SBI PO Mains exam will be higher than the previous phase. Here, your General Awareness will also be tested along with your computer knowledge. Having information on all the subjects and respective topics will help in forming a fair preparation plan. The complete SBI PO syllabus 2021 for Mains is as follows.

Data Analysis & Interpretation Tabular Graph, Line Graph, Pie Chart, Bar Graph, Radar Graph, Missing Case, Let it Case DI, Data Sufficiency, Probability, Permutation and Combination
Reasoning Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Caselet Double Lineup, DI Scheduling, Input Output, Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Code Inequalities, Course of Action, Critical Reasoning, Analytical and Decision Making
English Language Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary, Verbal Ability, Word Association, Sentence Improvement, Para Jumbles, Cloze Test, Error Spotting, Fill in the blanks
General / Economy / Banking Awareness Banking terms, Abbreviations and Economic terminologies, Overview of Indian Financial System, History of Indian Banking System, Recent Credit and Monetary Policies, Important Government Schemes on capital and money market, Introduction to national financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc, Introduction to International organisations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc, Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months
Computer Aptitude Internet, Memory, Keyboard Shortcuts, Computer Abbreviation, Microsoft Office, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies, Networking, Number System, Operating System, Basic of Logic Gates

SBI PO Exam Dates 2021

The SBI PO Official Notification 2021 exam contains the Exam Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria, and Exam Dates along with other important information related to the exam. The SBI PO exam dates 2021 contains all the important dates related to SBI PO 2021. Keep visiting our website to keep yourself informed of all updates for the SBI PO exam 2021.

SBI PO Dates 2021

SBI PO EventsSBI PO Tentative Dates
On-line registration including Editing
/ Modification of Application by candidates
To be notified later
Payment of Application Fee To be notified later
Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination To be notified later
Online Preliminary Examination To be notified later
Result of Online Preliminary Examination To be notified later
Download of Call letter for Online Main Examination To be notified later
Online Main Examination To be notified later
Result of Main Examination To be notified later
Download of Call Letter for Group Exercises & Interview To be notified later
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview To be notified later
Declaration of Final Result To be notified later
Download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training
(SC/ ST/ Religious Minority Community)
To be notified later
Conduct of Pre- Examination Training To be notified later

SBI PO Salary 2021

One of the reasons why SBI PO is preferred by most of the students who all are preparing for the government exams and wish to enter into the banking sector is because it is one of the largest public sector banks in our country and it will be a boost for any candidate’s career to associate with such brand name. The job of an SBI PO (Probationary Officer) is quite an attractive job and rewarding as well. An SBI PO is entitled to receive many benefits in career and going by last year notification, the basic pay of an SBI PO is around Rs 27,620/- (with four advance increments).

Probationary Officer
  • Basic Pay - Rs. 27,620/- (with 4 advance increments)
  • Pay Scale - Rs. 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020

SBI PO Job Profile

SBI offers excellent career opportunities, being one of the top banking organizations in India. Starting off as an SBI PO (Scale I) gives you a good chance to enter the organization and further grow in your career path. SBI offers great promotion policies where you can move forward in your career at an exceptional pace to higher scales. For further details, you can check out the video below.

SBI PO Vacancy 2021

To start your preparation, it is necessary that you should have an idea about the number of SBI PO vacancies so that you are aware of what you can expect in the examination as far as the level is concerned. The lower number of vacancies is directly proportional to the higher level of the paper and vice-versa. Since the SBI PO recruitment 2021 is not out yet, till then vacancies for the previous year is provided in the table below.

CategoryNo. of Vacancies
General 810
EWS 200
OBC 540
SC 300
ST 150
Total 2000
LD 20
VI 20
HI 69
d & e 27

SBI PO Marking Scheme

SBI PO exam 2021 marking scheme is the same for both Prelims and Mains. For every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted whereas for every correct answer 1 mark will be given. No marks for an unattempted question. The details for SBI PO 2021 marking scheme is given below.

SBI PO Marking Scheme

SBI PO 2020 Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers 1 mark
For wrong answers -0.25 or 1/4th marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

SBI PO Exam Language

SBI PO exam 2021 will be bilingual in nature which means you can attempt the exam in either of the languages i.e. English or Hindi. One thing that should be kept in mind that the English Language section will be provided in English Language only. The Descriptive test to judge writing skills in the SBI PO mains exam 2021 will also be available in English Language only.

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021

In order to ensure a successful SBI PO application, it is extremely necessary to check the complete SBI PO eligibility criteria. SBI specifies certain eligibility criteria that need to be fulfilled by you if you wish to apply for the SBI PO exam. More details on this are specified below.

SBI PO Educational Criteria

You need to confirm the specified SBI PO eligibility criteria to ensure your candidature for the SBI PO exam 2021. You need to have a certain educational qualification in order to be eligible to fill the application form for the SBI PO exam. To be able to apply for the SBI PO  exam 2021  you must hold a bachelor's degree from a recognized university. For complete details on the SBI PO educational qualifications please refer to the table below.

Name of the PostEducational Criteria
  • Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.
  • Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.12.2020. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.

SBI PO Age Criteria

One of the most worrisome thing for those who wish to apply for any exam is age eligibility. Age limit criteria is one thing that needs to be taken care of in order to apply for the SBI PO exam. If you lie out of this range, you are not eligible to apply for the SBI PO exam 2021.

Name of the PostAge Criteria
Probationary Officer (PO) Minimum age - 21 years / Maximum - 30 years (As on April 01, 2020 i.e. candidates must have been born not later than April 01, 1999 and not earlier than April 02, 1990

SBI PO Age Relaxation

SBI provides a certain relaxation in age according to the various categories of applicants. The purpose behind providing an age relaxation to certain categories of applicants is probably to support them and not deprive them of the job facilities. There is an upper age relaxation of 5 years if you belong to SC/ST category whereas if you belong to the OBC category you enjoy an upper age relaxation of 3 years. For more details on SBI PO exam 2021 age relaxation please refer to the table below.

Name of the PostAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
Persons With Disabilities (PWD)
  • PWD (SC/ST) - 15 Years
  • PWD (OBC) - 13 Years
  • PWD (Gen/EWS) - 10 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 invalidment. 5 Years

Reservation For Persons With Disability (PWD):

A reservation has been provided for persons with benchmark disabilities of about 4%, as per Section 34 of the “Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”. The categories that are covered under the PWD category are as follows-

  • Locomotor Disabilities
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impaired

Category Codes

  • The official notification for SBI PO 2021 will specify that any change in the category will not be entertained later on. Thus, it is advised to fill in your category carefully at the start of the application. If you belong to the OBC category but come in the creamy layer, you are not entitled to OBC reservation or age relaxation. You are supposed to indicate your category as ‘GEN’ / ‘GEN’ (LD) / ‘GEN’ (VI) / ‘GEN’ (HI) / ‘GEN’ (d&e) - as applicable.
  • The benefits provided under EWS category can be availed only if the ‘Income and Asset Certificate’ is produced.

SC 01 ST 06 OBC 11 GEN 16 EWS 21
SC (LD) 02 ST (LD) 07 OBC (LD) 12 GEN (LD) 17 EWS (LD) 22
SC (VI) 03 ST (VI) 08 OBC (VI) 13 GEN (VI) 18 EWS (VI) 23
SC (HI) 04 ST (HI) 09 OBC (HI) 14 GEN(HI) 19 EWS (HI) 24
SC (d&e) 05 ST (d&e) 10 OBC (d&e) 15 GEN (d&e) 20 EWS (d&e) 25

SBI PO Number of Chances

The number of chances by an applicant will be counted after the year 2010. If you have appeared in SBI PO Prelims and have not been able to qualify it that will not be counted as an attempt. Further details on the number of attempts for SBI PO can be deduced from the table below.

CategoryNo. Of Chances
General/EWS 4
General (PWD) 7
SC/ ST No Restriction
SC(PWD)/ST (PWD) No Restriction

SBI PO 2021: How to Apply Online

It is advised to have a look at the SBI PO notification thoroughly in order to avoid any kind of misinformation. It should also be noted that you should fill out the SBI PO application form very carefully because any mistake in the application form can lead to disqualification from the exam. The SBI PO application process has been simplified in a few steps given below-

  • Go to the official website of SBI: and click on the ‘CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION tab provided on the top right corner of the page
  • You will be redirected to the first page of the application form where you will be required to fill in all the basic details and click on the Save & Next button to move forward
  • You will now be redirected to the second page of the form where you will be asked to upload your scanned passport size photograph and signature based on the specification mentioned there and click on the Next button
  • Guidelines for uploading photograph and signature:
    • The size of the photograph must be between 20KB and 50KB.
    • The size of the signature should be between 10KB to 20KB
  • After you move on to the next page, you will have to fill in your personal details including your educational qualifications
  • The next step would be filling the exam centres preference list. You will be required to fill in 4 centres
  • After you are finished entering the details, the preview of your form will be shown, so that if you find any errors, you may edit and correct it. Once the application is submitted, you will not be able to edit it
  • In the end, you will have to choose a preferable online payment method to submit the application fee for SBI PO. You can pay the fees through credit card/debit card/net banking and other online modes
  • Click on the 'Submit' button to complete the application
  • Take a print out of the application form and fee receipt for future use

SBI PO Application Fee

Once the SBI PO application form is submitted, you have to fill the application fee for the same. The payment of the application fee for SBI PO can be done through online mode only. No offline payment facility will be provided. For complete details on the SBI PO exam application fee, the table is given below.

S. No.CategoryApplication Fee
2 General/ EWS/ OBC Rs. 750/-

SBI PO Exam Centres

SBI will be allocating the exam centres to all the SBI PO  applicants according to the selected choice of the state/city. No request pertaining to change the exam centre for SBI PO exam will be entertained by SBI, though SBI itself reserves the right to make any change in the list of exam centres. Exam centres for both SBI PO Prelims and Mains will be asked at the time of filling out the application form. No change in the SBI PO exam centre shall be entertained once the application form is submitted.

State codeState/ UTPreliminary Examination CentreMain Examination Centre
11 Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair Port Blair
12 Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam
13 Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun Naharlagun
14 Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur Guwahati
15 Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad (Bihar), Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea Arrah, Patna, Muzzafarpur
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh/ Mohali Chandigarh/ Mohali
17 Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur Raipur
18 Goa Panaji Panaji
19 Gujarat Ahmedabad/ Gandhinagar, Anand, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara Ahmedabad/ Gandhinagar
20 Haryana Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Yamunanagar Ambala, Hissar, Faridabad, Gurugram
21 Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una Shimla, Solan
22 Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Samba, Srinagar Jammu, Srinagar
23 Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi Jamshedpur, Ranchi
24 Karnataka Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi Bengaluru
25 Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
26 Ladakh Leh Leh
27 Lakshwadeep Kavarrati Kavarrati
28 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain Bhopal, Indore
29 Maharashtra Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai
30 Manipur Imphal Imphal
31 Meghalaya Shillong Shillong
32 Mizoram Aizawl Aizawl
33 Nagaland Kohima Kohima
34 Delhi -NCR Delhi & New Delhi Delhi & New Delhi
35 Odisha Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur Bhubaneswar
36 Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry
37 Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
38 Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur Jaipur
39 Sikkim Bardang - Gangtok Bardang - Gangtok
40 Tamilnadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli
41 Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal Hyderabad
42 Tripura Agartala Agartala
43 Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Banda, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/ Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi. Agra, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Noida/ Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
44 Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee Dehradun
44 West Bengal Asansol, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata

SBI PO Admit Card

SBI will be releasing the SBI PO admit card for the Prelims exam few days before the actual exam. The SBI PO admit card for Prelims will be updated on the official website of the State Bank of India. You are advised to keep visiting the official website in order to keep yourself updated about the admit card. As there will not be a long gap between SBI PO Prelims and Mains exam so keep your preparation updated. Along with the SBI PO admit card you are required to bring a photo identity proof in xerox and original.

SBI PO Previous Year Cut-off

Being well prepared for any examination means being well-informed about it. Collecting all information related to the examination includes not only the syllabus and exam pattern, but knowing the previous year cut-off also prove very helpful and beneficial in the preparation. Below are the SBI PO previous year cut off for some years.

SBI PO Final Cut Off 2020-21: Mains & Interview

Given below is the category wise final cut off for the SBI PO exam. The list includes marks obtained by a candidate in the objective test and Interview

CategoryCut Off Marks
Mains (out of 250)Interview (out of 50)Final (normalised to 100)
General 88.93 20 51.23
SC 73.83 17.50 44.09
ST 66.86 17.50 41.87
OBC 80.96 17.50 45.09
EWS 84.60 20 45.35
LD 80.45 17.50 45.27
VI 93.08 17.50 51.55
HI 63.10 17.50 28.62
D & E 63.25 17.50 29.43

SBI PO Cut Off 2020-21: Prelims

The detailed category wise cutoff for SBI PO Prelims is given below

CategoryCut Off Marks
General 58.5
SC 50
ST 43.75
OBC 56
EWS 56.75

SBI PO Online Course 2021

ixamBee provides a detailed SBI PO 2021 Online Course which enables the students to cover each and every topic that is given in the SBI PO exam syllabus. It is extremely important to work at your best in order to ensure success in the SBI PO exam 2021. Thus, the SBI PO Online course has been formulated by experienced educators - Ms.Arunima Sinha (Coach for Banking exams for 6 years, Ex-Manager SIDBI, Ex-Bank PO), Mr. Chandraprakash Joshi (ex-RBI GR B, MBA-Finance, PhD) and Mr. Karan Sardana (Coach for Bank, SSC, Insurance, Police MAT, CLAT Exams for 10 years). They have tried to incorporate all necessary information which is precise and all that is required for your preparation.

  • 350 + Videos covering the entire syllabus of Prelims and Mains Exam including videos on writing skills for Descriptive English.
  • 100+ videos out of total of 350 videos prepared exclusively for Mains examination
  • 125+ Study notes in PDF format 
  • 150 + Difficulty Based Chapter Tests 
  • 33 Full-Length Mock Tests (20 for pre, 8 for Mains and 5 for Descriptive English.
  • 8500 + practice questions 
  • Live Classes for doubt clarification with the subject experts.
  • Guidance for Group Discussion and Interview Rounds.

SBI PO Free Mock Tests 2021

Practice forms a major and important part of the preparation of any examination. SBI PO is one of the toughest competitions in India that offer great opportunities to eligible candidates. To help you out in your SBI PO preparation journey, ixamBee is providing 700+ free mock tests for SBI PO for practice. You just need to register yourself on our website and you can attempt the mock test for the SBI PO exam 2021 as per your availability.

SBI PO Preparation Strategy 2021

SBI PO is one of the most sought-after jobs in the banking industry and thus requires a well-planned preparation strategy where you focus on your strengths and weaknesses equally. You need to design a full-fledged plan well before time so that you do not happen to rush off with the SBI PO syllabus at the last minute. Now is the right time to devise a plan for your preparation. Here are some steps that you must follow in order to reserve a seat in SBI PO 2021 exam.

  • Once you divide the syllabus - the chapters and topics - you need to set a timeline for the same
  • Attempt and analyze SBI PO Previous year papers, this will give you an idea about the difficulty level of the exam
  • Keep enough time for ‘revision’
  • Make sure that you include enough practice in the preparation plan, which will help in assessing your knowledge from time to time. For that try to attempt as many mocks as you can. Mock tests will boost your confidence and will shove out any fear you might have for the real exam

SBI PO Books 2021

Good study material is one of the main prerequisites that are essential to ensure success in any examination. Be it online (E-books) or offline, books help immensely in building the basics of any subject. A good book can make or break the preparation therefore it is very important to choose books that prove helpful in the examination. We have listed down some SBI PO books that may help you in your preparation.

SBI PO SubjectsUseful Books for SBI POSBI PO Exam Book’s Author
Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Analysis Quantum CAT Sarvesh Kumar Verma
Data Interpretation for CAT Arun Sharma
Magical book on Quicker Maths M Tyra
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Verma
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams RS Aggarwal
Reasoning Ability A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
Analytical Reasoning MK Pandey (For the chapters required for analytical reasoning)
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S. Aggarwal
English Language Objective General English SP Bakshi
Descriptive General English SP Bakshi and Richa Sharma
High School English Grammar and Composition Wren and Martin
Word Power Made Easy Normal Lewis
General/Economy/Banking Awareness Banking Awareness Handbook of Banking Information N.S.Toor
Banking Awareness Arihant Publication
Static GK General Knowledge Arihant
Lucent General Knowledge -
Pratiyogita Darpan SQ Sachdeva Mahendra Jain
Data Analysis & Interpretation Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency Ananta Ashisha (Arihant)
Data Interpretation BSC Publication
Data Interpretation Magical Book Series

SBI PO Blogs

We have various online material available for SBI PO exams related preparation. You just need to click on a link and you will be directed through the vast storage of information available online. Blogs are also one of the ways of receiving good information and knowledge. ixamBee also provides the following blogs related to SBI PO exam.

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Preparing for Bank PO Exams? Here’s What You Ought to Know!

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Important SBI PO Reasoning Questions| Series 2

SBI PO Last Six Year Cut-Offs

SBI PO Exam Analysis

Before starting off your preparation for the SBI PO exam, it is advisable to study the exam analysis for the previous year SBI PO exam that will give better clarity in setting your goals and knowing the exam level and the type of questions. The video given below will give an insight of how to approach questions in the SBI PO exam, what can be the good attempts and difficulty level. Though the cut off depends on the exam paper level but still a rough idea can be get so that we have some useful information in our store.

SBI PO Useful Videos

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SBI PO Additional Information (Pre-exam training)

SBI also provides the facility of Pre-exam training to certain categories of candidates, to ensure that they are not deprived of the necessary information required to qualify for the examination. The pre-exam training call letter will be released a few days before the SBI PO exam for Prelims. Candidates need to download the call letter from the website itself. The SBI PO pre-exam training will be held in selected centres only.

Please find below an indicative list of SBI PO training centres:(Pre Exam Training )

North IndiaSouth IndiaEast IndiaWest India
Agra Bangalore Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Aizwal Akola
Bareilly Coimbatore Asansol Aurangabad
Chandigarh Ernakulam Bhubaneswar Indore
Dehradun Gulbarga Berhampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Gorakhpur Hubli Dibrugarh Jabalpur
Jaipur Hyderabad Gangtok Mumbai
Kanpur Madurai Guwahati Nagpur
Lucknow Mysore Imphal Panaji (Goa)
Meerut Port Blair Itanagar Pune
New Delhi Tirupati Kohima Raipur
Srinagar Visakhapatnam Kolkata Vadodara
Varanasi Vijayawada Patna  

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Frequently Asked Questions


Students appearing in final of graduation are eligible for SBI PO recruitment?


Yes, those who are in the final year of their Graduation / Semester can also apply provisionally, subjected to the condition that if called for Document Verification they will have to produce proof of having passed the Graduation examination on or before the exam.


Can I choose Hindi language as the medium in SBI PO  2021 Exam?


Yes, SBI PO  2021 Exam is bilingual (i.e, Hindi & English). You can choose your preferred language either Hindi or English, except in the English Language section.


 Is the SBI PO  2021 Examination ONLINE or OFFLINE ?


The SBI PO  2021 Exam will be in online mode.


Is there any sectional CUT-OFF in SBI PO 2021 Exam?


No, SBI PO has no sectional Cut off, you have to score an overall cut-off decided by the bank in both prelims and mains exam.


Is SBI PO a transferable job?


Yes, SBI PO is a transferable job. You will be given a posting in your probation period and may further be transferred to a different area once you are permanent.


Is there a limit of the number of attempts in the SBI PO Exam?


Yes. The applicants are allowed to appear for the SBI PO examination for a fixed number of times depending on the category, which will be indicated in the official notification.


What is the age limit for the SBI PO?


The minimum age of the candidates must be 21 years & maximum age should be 30 years.


What is the meaning of EWS category?


EWS category refers to 'Economically Weaker Sections'. The Central Govt. has introduced this reservation for Economically Weaker Sections among the General category of candidates.This provision was introduced to provide 10% reservation in higher education and government jobs to those who although belong to General category but:  * their gross family annucal income lies below 8 Lakh.  * if the agricultural land owned by their family is less than 5 acres. * if the residential flat owned by the family is less than 1000 sq.ft. * if the residential plot owned by the family is less than 100 sq. yards (in notifiied municipalities) & less than 200 sq yards in other than notififed municipalities.

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