State Bank of India Probationary Officer
State Bank of India Probationary Officer

SBI PO 2024: Result, Final Cut Off, Interview, Syllabus

The State Bank of India conducts the SBI PO exam for probationary officer vacancies every year. Check information about exam dates, result, interview, and syllabus here.
SBI PO 2024

SBI PO 2024

SBI PO 2024: The State Bank of India conducts the SBI PO exam every year. This is one of the most sought-after PO exams held in the country and it is taken by nearly 10 lakh candidates every year. The State Bank of India conducts the SBI PO exam every year to select eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officer. Aspirants who are between 21 and 30 years of age are eligible to apply for the exam. Check more: SBI PO Eligibility

Latest Updates:

  • SBI PO Result for final exam (2023) session has been released on the official website.
  • As per the official notification, this recruitment drive will fill 2,000 probationary officer posts. 

SBI PO 2024

Check the table below for the SBI PO exam highlights-

Exam Particulars

Exam Details

Examination Name


Conducting Body

State Bank of India

Examination Level

National level

Examination Frequency

Once a year 

Examination Mode


Exam Stages

Prelims, Mains and Interview

Exam Application Fees

INR 750 for General/EWS/OBC categories

SC/ST/PWD categories are exempted from fee payment

Duration of Examination

Prelims: One hour

Mains: 3 hours 30 minutes

No. of Papers and Total Marks

Prelims: Three (100 marks)

Mains: Four (200 marks)

Total Questions

Prelims: 100 questions

Mains: 155 questions

Marking Scheme

0.25 marks are deducted for wrong answers

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

Examination Purpose

Selection of Probationary Officers in different branches of SBI

No. of Test Centers

Prelims: 200 cities (Approx.)

Mains: 70 cities (Approx.)

Contact Details


SBI PO 2023 Dates

As stated above, the SBI PO notification for the year 2023 is yet to be released. Once it is made public, candidates can study the details of the exam on the official website of SBI. Till then, students can check the table below for important and expected dates.

Following is a table of important dates of the SBI PO examination:


Important  Dates

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Date 2023

November 1, 4 and 6, 2023

SBI PO Prelims Result

November 21, 2023

SBI PO Mains Exam Date 2023

December 5, 2023

SBI PO Mains Result 2023

January 11, 2024

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2024

Candidates interested in the SBI PO exam should meet the eligibility criteria which require the fulfilment of the following conditions as per the exam conducting body:

  • Candidate’s Age 
  • Candidate’s Nationality
  • Candidate’s Educational Qualification

SBI PO Exam Age Limit

Candidates applying for the SBI PO exam should be under 30 and above 21 as per the official notification. Relaxation in the upper age limit for the following categories is as follows: 


Age Relaxation


5 years


3 years

Candidates with Benchmark Disabilities(PWD) – PWD (SCT/ST)


PWD (Gen/EWS) 

15 years

13 years

10 years


5 years

SBI PO Nationality

Candidate must be a citizen of India to appear for the SBI PO examination.

SBI PO Educational Qualification

Candidates applying for the SBI PO must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification as such accepted by the central government.

Number of Attempts: 

For each category, the number of attempts allowed in the SBI PO Exam is as follows:


No. of Attempts

General/ EWS


General (PwD)/ EWS (PwD)






SC/SC (PwD)/ ST/ST (PwD)

No Restriction

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2024

The SBI PO examination comprises three phases: prelims, mains, and an interview round which are followed by a group discussion. 

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

This exam is conducted online. Candidates are required to solve a test paper with a maximum mark of 100 consisting of the following sections: 

  • English Language
  • Numerical Ability
  • Reasoning Ability

The exam pattern and structure of the SBI PO prelims exam are given below: 


English Language

Numerical Ability 

Reasoning Ability

No. of questions




Maximum Marks





20 minutes

20 minutes

20 minutes

Note- 0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate. If a candidate skips a question or leaves it blank, there will be no deduction.

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 

The SBI PO mains examination consists of two rounds. They are as follows:

Objective section- This section has a weightage of 200 marks. Candidates need to finish all 4 sections in a duration of 3 hours. 

Descriptive section- This test consists of two questions for 50 marks and needs to be answered within a duration of 30 minutes.

Following are the sections that constitute the paper: 

  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  • General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
  • English Language

The exam pattern of the SBI PO mains exam is given below: 


Data Analysis & Interpretation

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

English Language



No. of questions






Maximum Marks







45 minutes

60 minutes

35 minutes

40 minutes

30 minutes

SBI PO Group Discussion and Personal Interview- This is the final round of the SBI PO exam. In this round, shortlisted candidates will appear for an interview session along with a group discussion round. The group discussion carries 20 marks while the interview carries 30 marks. This round plays a pivotal role in deciding the final recruitment of the candidate.

SBI PO Syllabus 2024

Candidates appearing for the SBI PO exams must go through the detailed syllabus of the exam. Further, candidates must have a strong hold on section-wise topics. Following is the syllabus for the SBI PO prelims and mains examination: 

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus - The exam syllabus consists of the following 3 sections:

  • Logical Reasoning
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude

The syllabus of the aforesaid sections is listed below in the table: 

Logical Reasoning

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Ranking/Direction/
  • Alphabet Test
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Tabulation
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations
  • Input-Output
  • Coding-Decoding

  • Reading and Comprehension
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Vocabulary Test
  • Phrasal Verbs
  • Fill in the qualifying words
  • Cloze Test
  • Para jumbles
  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Miscellaneous
  • Probability
  • Simplification
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Simple Interest & Compound
  • Interest & Surds & Indices
  • Work & Time
  • Time & Distance
  • Mensuration, Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Number Systems
  • Sequence & Series
  • Permutation, Combination & P

SBI PO Mains Syllabus - The exam syllabus consists of the following 4 sections:

  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Computer Aptitude
  • Logical Reasoning
  • General / Economy / Banking Awareness

The syllabus of the aforementioned sections is listed below in the table:

Data Analysis

Computer Aptitude

Logical Reasoning

General/Economy/ Banking Awareness

  • Data Sufficiency
  • Probability
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Line Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Bar Graph
  • The Internet
  • Microsoft Office
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Software
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Operating System
  • Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
  • Computer Abbreviation
  • Directions and Distances
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Double Lineup
  • Blood Relations
  • Analytical and Decision Making
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Code Inequalities
  • Input-Output
  • Course of Action
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Static Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • General Knowledge
  • Banking and Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs

SBI PO Vacancy 2024

Every year, the details pertaining to the SBI PO vacancy is released by the SBI official website and around 2000 vacancies are rolled out by the organization. This information is made available along with the official notification, hence the SBI PO vacancies 2023 are yet to be announced. For the year 2022, the vacancy figures of SBI PO are 1673.

Following is the category-wise tabulated data of the previous year’s (2022) vacancies:















SBI PO Salary 2024

The SBI PO Salary comes with many other benefits for all employees. The basic pay of SBI PO as of now is Rs. 41960/- (with 4 advance increments) on the scale of 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I.

  • After the final recruitment process, candidates are exposed to knowledge catering to the banking sector.
  • As per the guidelines, candidates also get DA, HRA, CCA, and other benefits.
  • The CCA differs from place to place and depends entirely on the job location.
  • Recruited candidates are required to serve a probationary period of 2 years.

Read the detailed pay scale structure here: SBI PO Salary

SBI PO Application Form & Fees 2024

The SBI-PO has a category-wise online application fee structure. Once the amount is paid, it cannot be refunded nor can it be used for any other examination or selection process fee. Applicants must know that registration for the exam does not guarantee any employment opportunity at the concerned organization. Further, the application must be paid online and candidates must have knowledge of the SBI PO application process before applying. 

As stated in the article above, the application form for 2023 is yet to be released. 

Below is the list of the SBI PO Fee Structure: 


Application Fee


INR 750



SBI PO Registration 2024

  • Candidates are required to visit the official website of SBI and click on the official link.
  • After clicking on ‘apply’, candidates will be redirected to the registration page
  • Candidates are required to provide their personal details and submit the information
  • After completion of the registration process, a registration id along with a password will be sent to the candidates’ registered email address and phone number.
  • Candidates are required to keep an email ID that will be used for the registration process for the SBI PO examinations.

SBI PO Login

  • Candidates are required to log in with the credentials sent to their registered email address and phone number
  • Applicants are then required to upload a scanned image of their passport-size photograph (size- 20kb to 50kb) and signature (10kb to 20kb) in JPEG format.
  • After this, candidates will be required to verify the details and preview the application form carefully.
  • The final step to complete the process is the submission of the application fee online

SBI PO Admit Card 2024

Three separate admit cards are released for the Prelims, Mains, and Interview rounds of the SBI PO Exam. The admit card can be downloaded from the official website of SBI by logging in using your credentials. For the year 2023, the admit card will be issued to the registered candidates a few days prior to the exam date. 

The admit card for the exam is a very important document for a candidate. Students appearing for the exam are advised to keep their admit card handy as it is one of the most essential documents. All candidates must carry their hall ticket to the examination centre, as without it they will be disqualified from taking the exam.

Check Admit Card details here: SBI PO Admit Card

SBI PO Result 2024

The SBI PO result is declared by the conducting body, the State Bank of India, on its official website. Candidates can check their results using their login credentials. SBI releases a round-by-round cut-off list for the tests that were conducted, and candidates can check the minimum passing score by visiting the official website.

SBI PO Cut-Off 2024

The SBI PO exam cut-off marks are released on the official portal by SBI after the completion of prelims, mains, and the interview round. In order to check the cutoff, candidates need to enter their registration number or roll number, date of birth, and verification code on the official portal. The cut-off marks are applied to the overall score of the candidate. Check Previous Year Cut-off Trends: SBI PO Cut Off

SBI PO Books 2023

Candidates can refer to the following books in order to effectively prepare for the SBI PO examination: 

For English: 

  1. SP Bakshi-Objective General English 
  2. SP Bakshi and Richa Sharma- Descriptive General English
  3. Wren and Martin- High School English Grammar and Composition 
  4. Normal Lewis- Word Power Made Easy 
  5. S.P. Bakshi and Richa Sharma- Descriptive General English (Old Edition) 
  6. S.J. Thakur and S.K. Rout- Descriptive English (For All Competitive Examinations) 

For Quantitative Aptitude:

  1. M Tyra- Magical Book on Quicker Math 
  2. Rajesh Verma-Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Quantitative Aptitude
  3. RS Aggarwal- Quantitative Competitive Exams 

For Reasoning:

  1. B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali- A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal 
  2. Pandey-Analytical Reasoning (For the chapters required for analytical reasoning)
  3. RS Agarwal- A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning 

For General and Banking Awareness:

  1. Arihant Publications- Banking Awareness 
  2. Arihant Publications-Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams
  3. NS Toor-Banking Awareness Handbook of Banking Information 
  4. Manorama Year Book
  5. Lucent General Knowledge

SBI PO Preparation 2024

The SBI PO exam is comprehensive and difficult to crack. Candidates appearing for the exam must prepare accordingly and cover all the essential topics and domains. Candidates can also refer to the previous year’s question papers and cut off and plan their studies accordingly. Aspirants are also advised to take multiple mock tests in order to comprehend the level of the actual test. Further, applicants must have a study plan that is efficient and resonates well with the curriculum of the SBI PO examination.

SBI PO Center 2023

The SBI PO is a national-level examination that is conducted across the country. State Bank of India releases the list of test cities for SBI PO prelims and mains examinations along with the notification. Candidates are required to visit the official website and enter the exam centre of their preference for both prelims and mains examinations while filling up the application form.

Following are the states where SBI PO exams are  generally conducted:

  • Andaman & Nicobar
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Bihar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Goa
  • Gujarat
  • Haryana
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Jammu & Kashmir
  • Jharkhand
  • Karnataka
  • Kerala
  • Ladakh
  • Lakshwadeep
  • Maharashtra 
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Meghalaya
  • Manipur
  • Mizoram
  • Nagaland
  • NCR Region
  • Odisha
  • Punjab
  • Puducherry
  • Rajasthan 
  • Sikkim
  • Telangana
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Tripura
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand
  • West Bengal

SBI PO Selection Process 2024

The SBI PO selection process consists of three rounds: prelims, mains, and interview round. Candidates who have cleared all three rounds are shortlisted for the further recruitment process. Shortlisting of candidates is done through the merit list which is drawn on the basis of the candidate’s aggregate performance in the qualifying examinations

SBI PO Prelims

  • The first round of the selection process is to determine the general aptitude of the candidate.
  • The objective rounds last 60 minutes.
  • The exam consists of the following 3 sections: English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative Aptitude.
  • The overall cut-off will be released by the bank once all the 3 rounds are successfully completed
  • Candidates numbering 10 times the number of vacancies (approx.) in each category will be shortlisted for main exams from the top of the merit list.

SBI PO Mains

  • Only candidates who have qualified in the preliminary round of the SBI PO are eligible for the mains round
  • This round consists of an objective and a descriptive test
  • The exam consists of the following 4 sections: English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning & Computers, and General/Economy/Banking Awareness
  • Based on the aggregate marks scored in the Main Examination and SBI PO Interview, the final merit list will be prepared
  • From the top of the category-wise merit list, candidates up to three times (roughly) the number of openings will be shortlisted for the group exercise and interview, provided they achieve the minimum aggregate qualifying score

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the purpose of the SBI PO exam?

The SBI PO exam is conducted by the State Bank of India every year to recruit Probationary Officers. Selected applicants get to work in different SBI branches across the country as POs. 

What is the SBI PO 2023 eligibility?

The requirements that must be met to take the SBI PO exam are: Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited university in any discipline. The limit on age is set between 21 to 30. Additionally, candidates must be Indian citizens.

When will the SBI PO 2023 notification release?

The release date for the SBI PO notification (2023) is yet to be announced. Although, it is expected that it would be released by September 2023 (Tentatively.)

What is the job responsibility of a PO in SBI?

SBI PO's duties include overseeing customer accounts, offering banking services, promoting financial products, and processing cash transactions. The SBI PO salary is an advantage and ranges between Rs. 44,000 to Rs. 55,000 per month, including various additional perks and benefits.

How many rounds are there in SBI PO exam?

Applicants are expected to clear 3 stages in order to be recruited as Probationary Officers. These rounds are: Prelims, Mains, and an interview/Group Discussion round. The Prelims exam is a qualifying test, and the score in Mains and Interview will be used to create a merit list.