SBI PO Recruitment 2023

SBI PO Recruitment 2023

Now your wait is over! because State Bank of India has announced the vacancies for Probationary Officer Post (PO). The bank has released the SBI PO Recruitment 2023 notification for inviting the candidates to apply. So, now become a part of a universal bank with over 1000 different roles across different businesses. This opportunity provides you a diversity of work and ensures constant learning throughout your career. SBI has open the dates to the opportunity to explore different financial services like insurance, investment banking, asset management, etc.

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SBI PO Recruitment 2023 Notification

As SBI has released the PO Recruitment 2023 notification on 6th September, so now candidates like you will have the chance to showcase your skills, knowledge, and potential, and compete for a position that promises growth, professional development, and job security that too in the government sector. Moreover, candidates can easily get to know all the details related to the exam and its selection procedure through this blog. So, before applying for the exam, one must read the official notification given below-

Download the SBI PO Recruitment 2023 Notification PDF

Download the SBI PO Recruitment 2022 Notification PDF

SBI PO Recruitment 2023 Overview

You don’t miss out the major details of this recruitment, we have presented the important data in the overview table given below. So, check out this incredible opportunity to kickstart or advance your career.

Organization NameDetails
Post NameProbationary Officer (PO)
Conducting BodyIBPS + State Bank of India (SBI)
Application modeOnline
Exam ModeOnline
Advt No.CRPD/PO/2023-24/19
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Selection ProcessPreliminary exam, Mains exam, Interview & Group Discussion
Salaryup to 41,960/-
Job LocationAll over India

In order to make things easier for you, we are providing you a table which contains all the important links related to the SBI PO Recruitment 2023 exam

Apply OnlineClick Here
SBI PO 2023 NotificationDownload
SBI PO 2022 Notification (Previous)Download
Official WebsiteClick Here
Admit cardDownload
ResultDownload (inactive)

SBI PO Recruitment 2023 Important Dates

To check all the major events and to note down the important dates related to the exam, let’s have a look at the table given below-

EventsImportant Dates (Tentative)
Online application form starting date07/09/2023
Last date of application form27/09/2023
Last Date of Payment of Fees27/09/2023
Admit card for prelims exam23/10/2023
Preliminary exam dateNovember 2023
Declaration of prelims examNovember / December 2023
Admit card for the main examNovember / December 2023
Main exam dateDecember 2023 / January 2024
ResultDecember 2023 / January 2024
Phase III Call LettersJanuary / February 2024
Phase III Psychometric TestJanuary / February 2024
G.D. & interviewJanuary / February 2024
Final resultJanuary / February 2024

SBI PO Recruitment 2023 Vacancy

As per the official notification of PO Recruitment 2023 PDF, SBI has released 2000 Vacancies. The State Bank of India has released the vacancies category-wise for candidates. So, all interested candidates can check the vacancies from the tables given below-


SBI PO Recruitment 2023 Application Fees

In order to apply for the SBI PO Recruitment Exam, candidates need to pay the application fees before the dead line. Candidates can also pay the fees online through debit card, credit card, UPI, Net banking, etc. Moreover, all the details related to application fee structure is given in the table below-

CategoryApplication Fee
General/EWS/OBCRs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI PO Recruitment 2023 Salary

SBI PO will get Salary after every month. SBI has set the amount of the salary for the Apprentices. Furthermore, the apprentices are eligible for any other allowances/ benefits apart from the salary. They will get DA, HRA, CCA, PF, Contributed Pension Fund i.e., NPS, LFC, Medical Facility, Lease rental facility etc. and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time. Moreover, the basic pay for PO position is Rs 41,960/-. The increments will be 41960-980 (7) – 48820 – 1145 (2) – 51110 – 1310 (7) – 60280/-. However, detailed description is given below in the table-

Dearness AllowanceDA is 46.9% of the basic pay.
City Compensatory Allowance (CCA)This depends on the place of posting and varies from 3% to 4%.
Leased House AccommodationSBI PO may take a house on rent, the amount of which varies with the place of posting between a minimum of. Rs. 8000/- (rural areas) and a maximum of Rs. 29500/- (in Urban).
Furniture AllowanceRs. 120000/- per annum for the purchase of furniture
Medical Insurance100% medical coverage for SBI employees and 75% for their family members
Travelling AllowanceFor official travels, reimbursement of AC 2-tier fare is provided to the employees.
Petrol50 Lts (For 2 wheelers) Or 55 Lts (For 4 wheelers) Or  Approximately Rs. 1100-1250 if you don’t have 2/4 wheelers (conveyance allowance).


SBI PO Recruitment 2023 Eligibility

Any candidate applying for SBI PO 2023 must meet the eligibility criteria, which include the following, according to the SBI PO Notification 2023.

The eligibility Criteria for SBI PO consists of three factors which are given below:

  • Nationality
  • Age Limit
  • Educational Qualification

SBI PO Nationality

  • The candidates must hold Indian Citizenship
  • A Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
  • Lastly, a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, or Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India.

SBI PO 2023 Age Limit (As on 1/04/2023)

A candidate must be at least 21 years old and no older than 30 years old at the time of registration to apply for the SBI PO 2023 examination. Aside from that, there is also age relaxation applicable to category-wise candidates for SBI PO 2023 as per government norms.

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) (SC/ ST)15 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) (OBC)13 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) (Gen/EWS)10 years
Ex-Servicemen (ESM)5 years

SBI PO 2023 Educational Qualification

  • A candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  • Final Year/Semester candidates can also apply only if they produce proof of their graduation on the date of the interview.

SBI PO Recruitment 2023

The candidates who are applying for SBI PO have a specific number of attempts which are mentioned below:

CategoryNo. of Attempts for SBI PO
General/ EWS04
General (PwD)/ EWS (PwD)07
OBC (PwD)07
SC/SC (PwD)/ ST/ST (PwD)No Restriction

SBI PO Recruitment 2023 Selection Process

The SBI PO recruitment exam is a three-phased exam which is listed below:

  • Phase 1- SBI PO Prelims
  • Phase 2- SBI PO Mains
  • Phase 3- SBI PO Group Discussion & Interview

How to Apply Online for SBI PO 2023?

Before applying for the required position, always first read the notification very carefully. Candidate will have to apply for the vacancy in one State only. Moreover, given below are the steps to apply online-

  1. Visit the official registration portal to access the online application form i.e.
  2. Click on the New Registration option and register yourself by providing your essential details such as name, email address, mobile number, and creating a login ID and password.
  3. Fill out the online application form.
  4. Scan and upload the required documents, such as your photograph, signature, and any other documents mentioned in the application form.
  5. Pay the application fee online through the provided payment gateway.
  6. Review the application form for accuracy and completeness and then submit it.
  7. Take a print out of the form and save it.

SBI PO Recruitment 2023 Exam Pattern

To prepare for any examination, candidate must have the complete knowledge of that particular exam. Similarly, to prepare for SBI PO 2023 Exam, one should have the knowledge of its Exam Pattern. The structure of online written examination would be as follows-

SBI PO 2023 Prelims Exam Pattern

The SBI Preliminary Examination consisting of an Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. Furthermore, the test will have 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum marksSectional Duration
English language30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative aptitude35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability3535 20 minutes
Total100100 60 minutes
  • Note: 1/4th mark is deducted for every wrong answer.
  • Selection criteria for the Main Examination: Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Preliminary Examination. However, there will be no sectional cut-off. Hence, candidates numbering 10 times (approx.) the number of vacancies in each category will be shortlisted for the Main Examination from the top of the above merit list.

SBI PO 2023 Mains Exam Pattern

The main examination will be held online and will consist of 200-mark Objective Tests and a 50-point Descriptive Test. The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately following the Objective Test, and candidates will be required to type their answers on the computer.

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum marksTime duration
(i) Objective Test
Reasoning and computer aptitude40 5050 minutes
Data analysis and Interpretation305045 minutes
General/economy/banking awareness50 6045 minutes
English language35 4040 minutes
Total155 2003 hours
(ii) Descriptive Test
English (Letter Writing and Essay Writing)25030 minutes
Total1572503.5 hours
  • Selection criteria for Phase III: A category-wise merit list will be created based on the total number of marks secured in Phase II (Main Exam). Additionally, there will be no sectional severance.
  • At last, candidates from the top of the category-wise merit list, numbering up to three times (approx.) the number of vacancies, will be shortlisted for Phase III, subject to a candidate scoring the minimum aggregate qualifying score, as determined by the Bank.

SBI PO 2023 Group Discussion & Interview

Psychometric Test: The Bank may conduct a Psychometric test for personality profiling, of those candidates who will be shortlisted for Phase III. The finding of the test may be placed before the Interview panel for having a thorough perspective on the candidates.

Phase III of SBI PO consists of two tests which are given in the table below:

S.NoName of the TestMaximum Marks
1Group Discussion20

Note: The minimum qualifying marks will be decided by the Bank.

SBI PO 2023 Final Selection

Candidates must qualify in both Phase II and Phase III separately. For preparing the final merit list, the marks obtained in the Main Examination (Phase II), both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in Phase III. The bank will not add the Preliminary Examination (Phase I) marks when preparing the final merit list for selection.

The marks obtained by the candidates in Phase II (Main Examination both Objective & Descriptive Tests) and Phase III (Group Exercise & Interview) will be normalized to 100 marks as detailed below.

TestMain ExamGroup Discussion & InterviewTotal
Maximum Marks25050300
Normalized Marks7525100
  • Note: The final merit list will arrive after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of Phase II and Phase III. Selection will be made from the top merit-ranked candidates in each category.

SBI PO Recruitment 2023 Syllabus

The organizing body has meticulously crafted syllabus for the SBI PO Recruitment 2023 to evaluate candidates’ knowledge and expertise. It encompasses a wide range of topics, ensuring a comprehensive assessment. a typical syllabus for the exam includes the following core areas:

BI PO Prelims Syllabus

The SBI PO Prelims Syllabus comprises three sections:

Reasoning AbilityAlphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle, Tabulation, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input-Output, both Coding and Decoding.
English LanguageReading and Comprehension, Both Synonyms and Antonyms, Both Idioms and Phrases, Vocabulary Test, Phrasal Verbs, Fill in the qualifying words, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Error Spotting, Fill in the blanks, Miscellaneous.
Quantitative AptitudeSimplification, Both Profit and Loss, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple Interest & Compound, Interest & Surds & Indices Work & Time Time & Distance Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Data Interpretation Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Number Systems, Both Sequence and Series Permutation, Lastly, Combination &Probability.

SBI PO Mains Syllabus

The Mains Examination of the SBI PO exam comprises 4 sections:

Data Analysis & InterpretationTabular Graph,Line Graph,Pie Chart,Bar Graph,Radar Graph Case-let,Missing Case DI,Let it Case DI,Data Sufficiency,Probability,Permutation and Combination
Reasoning & Computer AptitudeVerbal Reasoning,Syllogism,Circular Seating Arrangement,Linear Seating Arrangement,Double Lineup,Scheduling,Input-Output,Blood Relations,Directions and Distances,Ordering and Ranking,Data Sufficiency,Coding and Decoding,Coded Inequalities,The course of Action,Critical Reasoning,Analytical and Decision Making
General/Economy/Banking AwarenessFinancial AwarenessCurrent AffairsGeneral KnowledgeStatic AwarenessBanking and Financial Awareness
English LanguageReading Comprehension,Grammar,Vocabulary,Verbal Ability,Word Association,Sentence Improvement,Para Jumbles,Cloze Test,Error Spotting,Fill in the blanks
Computer AptitudeInternet,Memory,Keyboard Shortcuts,Computer Abbreviation,Microsoft Office,Computer Hardware,Computer Software,Operating System,Networking,Computer Fundamentals/ Terminologies,

SBI PO Recruitment 2023 Admit Card

The State Bank of India (SBI) is the main authority to conduct the exams for the recruitment of banking personnel in SBI banks. The Official body has released the SBI PO Admit card 2023 on its official website. However, as per the notification the authoritative bank will publish the admit card for SBI PO 2023 exam 10-15 days before the exam. However, important dates table, contains all the details related to the exam dates.

How to Download SBI PO Admit Card 2023?

Below are some simple steps to downloading the SBI PO admit card 2023:

  • Visit the career page of SBI,
  • Go to the ‘current opening’ section from the ‘join SBI’ tab.
  • Now, click the link ‘Recruitment of Probationary Officers in SBI’.
  • Then, from the drop-down click, the admit card link of SBI PO.
  • Enter the registration number or roll number and date of birth or password.
  • Then the SBI PO 2023 admit card appears on the screen.
  • At last, download the admit card and take its printout for future reference.

SBI PO Recruitment 2023 Answer Keys

Answer keys promote transparency in the examination process. Furthermore, it provide a clear and standardized method for evaluating candidates’ responses, reducing the potential for subjectivity or bias in grading. So, SBI will release the answer keys on its official website few days after the commencement of the exam.

SBI PO Recruitment 2023 Result/Cut-Off

State Bank of India (SBI) will release the SBI PO Prelim Exam Result 2023 November/December 2023. However, SBI will call only those candidates for Mains Exam who qualify the prelim examination. After this, the SBI will release the Mains Exam result in the month of December /January. Consequently, SBI will release the final result in February or March 2024. In order to give you an idea of estimated Cutoff, given below is the previous year cutoff for the SBI PO-

CategoryCut-Off Marks
D & E

SBI PO Recruitment Previous Year Exam Details

To better understand, we have included SBI PO 2022 exam details:

Name of the examSBI PO 2022
Conducting AuthorityState Bank of India
Exam LevelNational level
Exam frequencyOnce a year
Exam StagesPreliminary exam, Mains exam, Interview & Group Discussion
Application modeOnline
Mode of examinationOnline
Application Begin22nd September 2022
Last Date for Apply Online12th October 2022
Exam Date Prelim17-20 December 2022
Phase I Admit Card Available5th December 2022
Phase I Result Available17th January 2023
Mains Exam DateJanuary 2023
Phase II Result Available10th March 2023
Exam durationPrelims- 60 minutesMains – 180 minutes

SBI PO Recruitment Previous Year Questions

In order to get more clear idea about the exam pattern, checkout the previous year question papers given in the table below-

SubjectQuestion Paper Link
English Paper 2021Click Here
Quantitative Aptitude Paper 2021Click Here
Reasoning Paper 2021Click Here

How Can You Prepare for the SBI PO Exam?

Preparing for the SBI PO exam requires a structured and focused approach. Familiarize yourself with the exam pattern, and get a clear understanding of the syllabus. Here are some tips which you can follow to start preparing for the exam-

Create a Study Schedule: Allocate specific time slots for each section based on your strengths and weaknesses. Make sure to include time for revision and practice tests.

Strengthen the Basics: Focus on building a strong foundation in subjects like Mathematics, English, and Reasoning. Understand the core concepts and practice regularly.

Practice Regularly: Solve a variety of problems to improve your speed and accuracy. This is particularly crucial in sections like Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning.

Take Mock Tests: Regularly take full-length mock tests to simulate the exam environment and track your progress. Analyze your performance to identify areas that need improvement.

Focus on Weak Areas: Identify your weaker subjects or topics and allocate more time to them. Seek help from mentors, teachers, or online forums if you’re struggling with specific concepts.

Improve Time Management: Learn to manage your time effectively during the exam. Work on strategies to quickly solve questions without compromising accuracy.

Stay Updated with Current Affairs: General Awareness is an important section. Stay updated with current events, banking, and financial news.

Study Material: In order to prepare for the exam, you need a good study material. So, given below are some recommendations of the most important books for preparing for SBI PO Exam.

Best Books for Preparing Reasoning, Maths and English

SBI PO Recruitment 2023 FAQs

Q1. How much Salary does SBI PO get?

Ans. The starting salary for an SBI PO is INR 41,960. Moreover, SBI has divided PO Salary into four advance increments with pay sizes of 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840.

Q2. Is SBI PO a government job?

Ans. As one of the top nationalized banks, the State Bank of India Probationary Officer (PO) position is the most demanding and prestigious government job in India. When the bank hires a candidate as a PO at SBI, his or her basic salary begins at Rs. 41,960. (with 4 advance increments).

Q3. What is the eligibility for SBI PO?

Ans. A candidate who is aspiring to apply for the SBI PO exam must be an Indian citizen. Candidates must hold a Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification.

Q4. What is an SBI PO post?

Ans. The full form of Bank PO is Bank Probationary Officer. Moreover, it is a managerial level position available in various Public Sector Banks in India. However, this position is generally known as Assistant Manager in any Public Sector Bank. Hence, the SBI PO exam and the IBPS PO exam are the two most important.