SBI PO Notification

By Himani Dhauni | Updated on: Apr 22, 2022

Notification 2021

SBI PO Notification

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).

SBI PO 2021-22 final result is out on the official website.

For the Detailed SBI PO Notification PDF, Please click here

Vacancy 2021

SBI has been the most awaited notification of all times for government job aspirants. The number of vacancies surely gives a lot of clarity regarding the expected exam level. A higher number of vacancies would probably lead to a moderate or comparatively easier level of the exam and vice-versa. There are 2056 vacancies announced for the year 2021. The detailed breakup of SBI PO 2021 exam vacancies is provided below. 

SBI PO 2021 Vacancy Details

CategorySCSTOBC*EWS^GENTotalLD#VI#HI#d & e# @
Regular Vacancy 300 150 540 200 810 2000 20 20 20 20
Backlog Vacancy 24 12 20 - - 56 - 1 36 9
Total 324 162 560 200 810 2056 20 21 56 29


* Vacancies reserved for OBC category are available only to the 'Non-creamy layer' OBC candidates. 'Creamy layer' OBC candidates should indicate their category as 'General'. OBC category candidates should submit the OBC certificate on format prescribed by Govt. of India containing the 'Non-creamy layer' clause, issued during the period 01.04.2021 to the date of interview, should be submitted by such candidates, if called for interview.

# Vacancies for Person with Benchmark Disability (PWD) category candidates are reserved horizontally.

@ PWD categories under clauses ‘d’ & ‘e’ of Section 34 (i) of RPWD Act 2016 suitable for the post are: (i) “Specific Learning Disability” (SLD); (ii) “Mental Illness” (MI); (iii) Autism Spectrum Disorder (Mild)- ASD (M) (iv) “Multiple Disabilities” (multiple disabilities amongst LD, VI, HI, SLD, MI & ASD-M).

^ Reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in recruitment is governed by Office Memorandum no. 36039/1/2019-Estt (Res) dated 31.01.2019 of Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance & Pensions, Government of India.

How to Apply Online

The recruitment notification for any exam is followed by an application process. Interested candidates are advised to apply as soon as possible. The detailed SBI PO 2021 online application procedure is mentioned below.

  • Go to the official website of SBI: and click on the ‘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 therein 
  • 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 with entering the details, the preview of your form will be shown, so that if you find any errors, you may edit and correct them. Once the application is submitted, you will not be able to edit it
  • In the end, you will have to choose a preferred online payment method to submit the application fee for SBI PO. You can pay the fees through credit card/debit card / net banking and any other online mode
  • Click on the 'Submit' button to complete the application form
  • Guidelines for Uploading the Photograph
    • Dimensions: 200 X 230 pixels
    • The photograph must be clear and passport size
    • The file size of the photograph should be between 20KB - 50 KB
    • Format: JPG/JPEG
    • The preferred background is White
  • Guidelines for Uploading the Signature
    • The signature should be clear and legible
    • Dimensions: 140 X 160 pixels
    • The file size of the signature should be between 10KB and 20KB. If it is below the limit or if it exceeds the mentioned limit, the application will be rejected
    • The signature should be done with a running hand in a white background

Left thumb impression:

  • The applicant has to put his left thumb impression on white paper with black or blue ink.
  • The handwritten declaration should be of the applicant and not by any other person.
  • File type: jpg / jpeg


  • 240 x 240 pixels in 200 DPI (Preferred for required quality) i.e 3 cm * 3 cm (Width * Height)
  • File Size: 20 KB – 50 KB

Hand-written declaration:

  • The handwritten declaration should not be written in CAPITAL LETTERS.
  • You have to write the declaration in English clearly on white paper with black or blue ink.
  • The handwritten declaration should be in your own handwriting.
  • File type: jpg / jpeg
  • Dimensions: 800 x 400 pixels in 200 DPI (Preferred for required quality) i.e 10 cm * 5 cm (Width * Height)
  • File Size: 50 KB – 100 KB

“I________(Name of the candidate), _______(Date of Birth) hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required. The signature, photograph and left-hand thumb impression is of mine”

Application Fee

As soon as you finished filling all the personal details in the application form, you will be required to submit the SBI PO application fee online.You will be provided with various online payment options where you will have to fill in the required details and pay the required fee according to your category. The SBI PO application fee details are as follows.

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

Admit Card 2021

SBI has released the SBI PO Prelims admit card on Novemner 08,2021. It has released SBI PO Prelims Admit Card 2021. You can dowload your admit card through your registration number and password.  The SBI PO admit card will have all the details like venue, date and time of the exam along with other important instructions. You can download the admit card from the SBI official website. The call letter, photocopy of identity proof and its original need to be produced at the SBI PO exam venue.

Number of Chances

Candidates who have exhausted their maximum number of permissible chances are not eligible to apply. The number of chances will be counted from the examination held on April 18,2010. Please note that, appearing in Preliminary Examination will not be counted as a chance. Appearing in the Main Examination will only be counted as a chance.

Important Note: In the years in which only one written examination has been held (i.e. no Preliminary Examination has been held), appearing in this examination will be counted as a chance.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

Additional Information (Pre-exam training)

SBI also provides the facility of Pre-exam training to the reserved 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.  SBI has released Pre exam training for SC/ST/ Religious minority candidates who have opted for such trainig. They can download their SBI PO Pre-exam trainig call letter through their registration number and password. 

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

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

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Yes. The applicants are allowed to appear for the SBI PO examination for a fixed number of times depending on the category they belong to.
SBI has announced 2056 vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer.
You will able to download the Admit card in the 1st/2nd week of November 2021 (as per the Official Notification).
No, as a EWS candidate, you will not get any concession in the application fee, however, 200 seats will be reserved for you. Also, you will be able to get an advantage in the cut off score as well.
Yes, you can change your details after registration. But, once theSBI PO 2021 application form is finally submitted you cannot change or edit it.
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