SBI PO 2022 Exam Highlights

Below are some of the notable key highlights of the SBI PO Exam 2021:

Particulars Details
Exam Name SBI PO
SBI PO Full Form State Bank of India Probationary Officer
Name of the Organization State Bank of India (SBI)
Exam Level National
Frequency Annual
Mode of Application Online
Application Fees UR/OBC/EWS: INR 750/-
Mode of Examination Online
Examination Centre All India
Duration of the Examination 2 Hours
Examination Stages Prelims, Mains, Group Discussion / Personal Interview
Language English & Hindi
Official Website

SBI PO Exam Important Date-

The tentative schedule of events for SBI PO exam released on

Event   Date
Notification 21 September 2022
Online Application form 22 September 2022
Last Date of Application 12 October 2022
Prelim Admit Card 5 December 2022
Prelims Exam Date 17 to 20 December 2022
Prelims Result 17 January 2023
Mains Admit Card 19 January 2023
Mains Exam Date 30 January 2023
Mains Result 10 March 2023
Group Exercises & Interviews March 2023
Declaration of Final Result March 2023

SBI PO Exam Eligibility-

Topic Details
Nationality ✔  Citizen of India.

✔  The subject of Nepal or Bhutan.

✔  Tibetan refugees who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement.

✔  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, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. of India in their favor.

Educational Qualification ✔  Candidates interested in applying for the post of PO must be a Graduate in any discipline from a state or central-recognized university or possess any other equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government

✔  Candidates in their final semester/year are also eligible to apply, but they will have to mention the result stating pass on the date mentioned by the organization.

✔  Candidates will have to present proof of passing their graduation or having the graduation degree pass as per the deadline stipulated by the bank.

✔  Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before December 31, 2023.

Age Limit ✔  Minimum Age: 21 years

✔  Maximum Age: 30 years

                               Age Relation
OBC – (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
SC 5 years
ST 5 years
PWD (Gen/EWS) 10 years
PWD (OBC) 13 years
PWD (SC/ST) 15 years

SBI PO Exam Pattern Quick Facts:-

SBI PO Prelims

  • The exam is held in online mode.
  • There are 100 objective-type questions.
  • The duration of SBI PO Prelims is 60 minutes.
  • This paper has 3 sections (English language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability).
  • Sectional Weight age in SBI PO Prelims
  • The following table represents the distribution of questions in SBI PO Prelims exam:


Section Name No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
Quantitative Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100  Questions 100 Marks 60 Minutes


       SBI PO 2019 Mains

  • The exam is held in online mode.
  • There are 155 objective-type and a letter/ essay writing questions weighing to 50 marks.
  • The duration of objective paper is 3 hours, while for subjective paper, it is 30 minutes.
  • This paper has 4 sections in the objective paper (Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Awareness about Economy/ Banking, English language).
  • In the subjective paper, you have to write a Letter and an Essay.

      SBI PO Group Exercise & Personal Interview

  • Candidates, who qualify SBI PO Mains, appear for the GD/PI rounds.
  • Marks for Group Exercise round are 20.
  • Marks for Personal Interview round are 30.

Every year, the competition for PO increases by 5%. Hence, it is important for all candidates to be thorough with SBI PO Exam Pattern and Syllabus.

Sectional Weight age in SBI PO Mains

The following table represents the distribution of questions in SBI PO Prelims exam:

Section Total Questions Maximum Marks Duration (minutes)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45
General Awareness (Economy & Banking) 40 40 35
English Language 35 40 40
Total 155 Questions 200 Marks 3 Hours


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