SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

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
SBI PO
  • 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.

CategoryCodeCategoryCodeCategoryCodeCategoryCodeCategoryCode
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
OBC 7
OBC(PWD) 7
SC/ ST No Restriction
SC(PWD)/ST (PWD) No Restriction

SBI PO Exam Centres

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

SBI will be allocating the exam centres to all the SBI PO  applicants according to their selected choice of the state/city. No request pertaining to change the exam centre for the 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1:  

Can those students who are appearing in final year of Graduation apply for any post in SBI PO  2021 recruitment?

A:  

Yes. Those who are in the final year of their Graduation / Semester may also apply provisionally, subject 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.

Q2:  

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

A:  

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.

Q3:  

 Is the SBI PO  2021 Examination ONLINE or OFFLINE ?

A:  

The SBI PO  2021 Exam will be in online mode.

Q4:  

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

A:  

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.

Q5:  

Is SBI PO a transferable job?

A:  

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.

Q6:  

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

A:  

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.

Q7:  

What is the age limit for the SBI PO?

A:  

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

Q8:  

What is the meaning of EWS category?

A:  

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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