SBI PO exams,eligibility, salary, job profile

SBI PO exams, eligibility, salary, jo profile.

Every year lakhs of candidates apply for the post of SBI PO. The recruitment of SBI PO is a sophisticated process. The SBI PO Recruitment comprises of the following three stages.

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Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in each stage of the SBI PO Exam. A candidate has to clear the cut off set by the Bank Officials for the final recruitment as SBI PO.

SBI PO eligibility

SBI PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria

SBI PO 2020: Educational Qualification

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

SBI PO 2020: Age Limit

The minimum age limit for a candidate to apply for the SBI examination is 21 years old but not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. Besides this, there is age relaxation relevant to category wise candidates as per the government norms.

SBI PO Exam Pattern For Prelims

S.No. Name of Tests
No. of
1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

SBI PO Exam Pattern For Mains

Introduction of Descriptive Test

The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The English Language Paper is to assess the candidates’ writing skills and it is compulsory to pass in this paper by securing a minimum Cut Off by the commission.

SBI PO Exam Pattern: Mains

S.No. Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted
for each

1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 General Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
3 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours
5. English Language
(Letter Writing & Essay)
02 50 30 minutes

SBI PO Interview

Candidates qualifying in the objective and descriptive test will be called for a group exercise & interview.

  1. The SBI PO Group Exercises will be of 20 marks while the Interview will be of 30 marks. Thus, making it a total of 50 Marks.
  2. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.

SBI PO Final Scores

The preliminary exam of SBI PO or the Tier 1 is only considered for the selection or qualification into the mains(tier 2) exam.

  1. Candidates have to qualify both Prelims & Mains round. Phase 2 and the Interview round will be deciding the final selection.
  2. Only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE & Interview (Phase-III) for preparing the final merit list.
  3. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.
  4. Marks secured by the candidates in the Main Examination (out of 250) are converted to out of 75 marks and Group Exercises & Interview scores of candidate (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25 marks.
  5. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of Main Examination and Group Exercises &


  • Working upon daily customer transactions, passing a cheque, draft issuance, cash management etc.
  • Working as a public relations officer, handle customer complaints and address various customer related issues
  • Supervision of clerical work, taking decisions for the benefit of the bank, managing cash balance
  • Verifying all the work done by bank clerk. Taking care of the loan related documents and performs on site visit of the loan taking parties as and when required.
  • Issuing of ATM cards, cheque books, Demand Drafts etc.

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A PO can be transferred to Rural or Urban Areas. Transfers happen every 2 to 3 years.

SBI PO: Salary and Perks

  • According to the official notification, the salary of SBI PO will be Rs. 7.55 Lakhs (minimum) to Rs. 12.93 lakhs (maximum) per annum. Also, the salary of Bank employees are revised after every 5 years.

Following are the perks provided with SBI PO Salary -:

  1. Contribution Pension Scheme/New Pension Scheme
  2. Medical Aid for self (100%) and for family (75%)
  3. LTC
  4. Home Travel Concession/ Leave Fare Concession
  5. Concessional interest rates for Housing/Car/Personal Loans has the most effective and most scientific course pack which is trusted by 8950+ students of various exams. We also cover CWC  exams and our Course pack and mock test series will help you ace the Prelims and Mains of these exams.

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SBI PO eligibility, salary, career growth

SBI PO: Promotion & Growth

SBI PO is considered as one of the most prestigious banking jobs. The Bank has a strong work culture that encourages dedicated employees to grow professionally, by providing them immense growth opportunities.

SBI conducts promotion exams annually and have a clearly defined system for promotions and growth of its employees. SBI POs have faster promotions and can rise up much faster in comparison to POs of other banks.

The annual appraisal that happens at SBI is fair and transparent. Dedicated and hardworking employees can reach higher in hierarchy in a very short time, due to huge number of vacancies in all grades of their promotion channels.

Following is the promotion ladder which the a PO can climb in SBI -:

  1. PO/AM
  2. Deputy Manager
  3. Manager
  4. Chief Manager
  5. Asst General Manager
  6. Deputy General Manager
  7. General Manager
  8. Chief General Manager
  9. Deputy Managing Director
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