SBI PO

State Bank of India will be conducting SBI PO 2020 Exam in three phases: Online Prelims Exam, Mains Exam and Interview Process. To ace SBI PO 2020, it is necessary for all the aspirants to be well versed with the Exam Pattern for the same. As the vacancy has been reduced considerably as compared to last year, clearing the exam won't be an easy cup of tea.

ELIGIBILITY

Graduation

SUBJECTS

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

English Language

Computer Awareness

Financial / Banking Awareness

PAPER PATTERN

Prelims

English Language - 30

Quantitative Aptitude - 35

Reasoning Ability - 35

Total – 100

Mains

DI - 35

Reasoning & Computer - 45

Banking Awareness - 40

English Language - 35

Total 155

SALARY

Rs. 40,000 to 50,000

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Overview

State bank of India (SBI) has recently decided to release SBI PO 2020 notification pdf for around 2200 vacancies in April 2020. State Bank of India is the leading bank of India and it is a dream of many candidates to be a part of this prestigious institution. Now that the golden opportunity is here, aspiring candidates wouldn’t want to miss out on their chance to join SBI.

According to the official SBI PO notification 2020, there are also some changes introduced in the examination pattern. After the release of notification, the registration process has already started to recruit candidates in SBI and its Associate banks. After joining the bank, candidates will be posted anywhere in India. To qualify for the interview, candidates must clear prelim and main examination. The final selection of the candidates will be based on merit.


Notification Details

As of previous year it was expected that SBI will release Probationary Officer Notification in the month of April 2020 but due to COVID-19 Epidemic SBI has delayed the recruitment. It is expected that SBI will launch the official Notification soon after the lockdown opens. Once we get any news regarding notification we will update instantly, candidates are requested to visit this page regularly. Moreover we will also update candidates in this regard through sms/email.


SBI is expected to release 2000+ Probationary officer vacancies this year. This recruitment will be for SBI as well as its associate banks also. Each and everything will be mentioned in the Official Notification itself.

SBI PO Vacancies 2020

Every year more than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the SBI PO examination. The vacancies for the post of Probationary Officers in SBI for 2020 would be nearly upto 2200.

The exam schedule for SBI PO 2020 Exam will be provided in detail after the official release. According to the latest updates by SBI, some tentative dates are given below:

Online Application Form Date: May 2020

Application Form of SBI PO Last date: June 2020

E-Admit Card Start Date for Preliminary Exam: To be notified later

SBI PO 2020 Exam Date (Preliminary): To be notified later

Preliminary Exam Result: To be notified later

Release of Admit Card for Main Exam: To be notified later

SBI PO Exam Date 2020 (Main): To be notified later

Main Exam Result Date of SBI PO: To be notified later

SBI PO Admit Card Release Date for Interview: To be notified later

Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview: To be notified later

Declaration of Final Result: To be notified later


Salary and Job Profile

Salary

Basic Pay of SBI PO is higher among other public sector banks. The entry-level of basic pay is higher in SBI when contrasted with other nationalized banks. The beginning basic pay is Rs 27620 with four advance increments in the compensation size of 23700-980 (7) – 30560 – 1145 (2) – 32850 – 1310 (7) – 42020

Job Profile

After selection as Probationary Officer, candidates are placed in Junior Management Grade Scale-I.

They need to undergo a probation period of 1 year.

During this probation period, candidates undergo various training in order to learn practical aspects of banking.

The SBI PO job profile is a multitasking job, it includes customer service, Supervision of Clerical work, loan processing, etc

Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Prelims Exams

Reasoning ability

- Puzzle

- Alphanumeric Series/ Alphabets/ Numeric Series

- Direction sense

- Data Sufficiency

- Inequalities

- Seating Arrangement

- Input-Output

- Syllogism

- Blood Relation

- Order and Ranking

- Coding-decoding

- Logical Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

- Simplification & Approximation

- Number Series

- Inequality (Quadratic & Quantity based)

- Ratio & Proportion, Partnership

- Percentage

- Mixtures &Alligations

- Average & ages

- Profit & Loss

– Time and work & Pipe and cistern

- Simple Interest & Compound Interest

- Time & Distance, Boat & stream

- Permutation, Combination & Probability

- Mensuration (2D&3D)

- Data Interpretation ( Bar, line, pie, mixed, missing, arithmetic, caselet)

- Data sufficiency

English

- Reading Comprehension

- Cloze Test

- Para jumbles

- Vocabulary Based

- Fill in the blanks

- Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting

- Paragraph Completion

- Spelling Errors

- Word Replacement

- Column based Fillers and Sentence Connectors

- Word Usage

- Idioms and Phrases

- Sentence Completion

Mains Exam

Quants

- Data Analysis

- Inequality (Quantity based)

- Ratio & Proportion, Partnership

- Percentage

- Mixtures & Alligations

- Average & ages

- Profit & Loss

- Time and work

- Pipe and cistern

- Simple Interest & Compound Interest

- Time & Distance

- Boat & stream

- Permutation, Combination & Probability

- Mensuration (2D&3D)

- Data Interpretation (Bar, line, pie, mixed, missing, arithmetic, radar)

English

- Reading Comprehension

- Error Detection

- Vocabulary

- Phrase Replacement

- Word Association

- Sentence Improvement

- Para Jumbles

- Cloze Test

- Spelling Errors

- Fill in the blanks

- Column Based Fillers

- Sentence Connectors

- Word Replacement

- Word Usage

- Sentence Rearrangement

- Sentence Completion

Reasoning & Computer aptitude

- Puzzle

- Syllogism

- Seating Arrangement

- Input-Output

- Blood Relations

- Direction sense

- Data Sufficiency

- Coding-Decoding

- Inequalities

- Logical Reasoning

- Internet

- Memory

- Keyboard Shortcuts

- Computer Abbreviation

- Microsoft Office

- Computer Hardware

- Computer Software

- Operating System

- Networking

- Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies

- Number System

- Basic of Logic Gates

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

- Banking and Financial Awareness

- Current Affairs (4-5 Months)

- Static

Eligibility Criteria

Qualification

Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the SBI exam is a graduation degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India. A candidate who possesses the same qualification from the university recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.

Candidates should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree: 

The certificate which supports that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam. 

The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at the time of registration for the SBI-PO examination.

Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as SBI PO exam is conducted online.

Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in the official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

Candidates applying for SBI PO Examination should be one of the following:

1. Citizen of India

2. Subject of  Nepal or  Bhutan

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

4. 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 favour.

Age

Candidates applying for the SBI examination should be 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 rules for specific categories and their respective age relaxations:

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST): 5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer): 3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD): 10 years

Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel): 5 years

Persons with Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989: 10 years

Selection Process

The selection process of SBI PO consists of 3 phases (Preliminary, Mains and Interview).  The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase.

The important steps of the SBI PO Recruitment Procedure are as follows:

Online Preliminary Examination:

Sufficient number of candidates in each category is shortlisted by SBI depending upon  the requirements for Online Main Examination

Online Mains Examination:

Candidates need to qualify each section as well as the overall cut-off in the main exam to be eligible for an interview but in the year 2017, there is no Sectional cut off in SBI PO mains exam.

SBI PO Interview

The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. An adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises Interview will be as decided by the Bank.

Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises & Interview under the 'OBC' category would be required to submit an OBC certificate containing the 'Non-Creamy layer' clause. Candidates  not submitting the OBC certificate containing the 'Non Creamy layer' clause and requesting to be interviewed under the General category will not be entertained.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

A penalty for every incorrect answer will be marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. Every wrong answer will be penalized by deducting 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. in case, no answer is marked by the candidate.

Final Score Calculation for SBI PO Exam:

There are certain important points on the basis of which the final score for the SBI PO exam is calculated:

Marks scored in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score. These are only taken into account to qualify Mains Exam (Tier-2).

Candidates need to qualify Phase-2 and GE/Interview individually to be eligible for the final worth.

The ratio of marks between the Main exam and interview for the final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.

The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25

The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Exercises Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

Results of the candidates who have qualified for Group Exercises & Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Bank's website. The final select list will be published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and also on Bank’s website.

Mains Syllabus

Quants

- Data Analysis

- Inequality (Quantity based)

- Ratio & Proportion, Partnership

- Percentage

- Mixtures & Alligations

- Average & ages

- Profit & Loss

- Time and work

- Pipe and cistern

- Simple Interest & Compound Interest

- Time & Distance

- Boat & stream

- Permutation, Combination & Probability

- Mensuration (2D&3D)

- Data Interpretation (Bar, line, pie, mixed, missing, arithmetic, radar)

English

- Reading Comprehension

- Error Detection

- Vocabulary

- Phrase Replacement

- Word Association

- Sentence Improvement

- Para Jumbles

- Cloze Test

- Spelling Errors

- Fill in the blanks

- Column Based Fillers

- Sentence Connectors

- Word Replacement

- Word Usage

- Sentence Rearrangement

- Sentence Completion

Reasoning & Computer aptitude

- Puzzle

- Syllogism

- Seating Arrangement

- Input-Output

- Blood Relations

- Direction sense

- Data Sufficiency

- Coding-Decoding

- Inequalities

- Logical Reasoning

- Internet

- Memory

- Keyboard Shortcuts

- Computer Abbreviation

- Microsoft Office

- Computer Hardware

- Computer Software

- Operating System

- Networking

- Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies

- Number System

- Basic of Logic Gates

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

- Banking and Financial Awareness

- Current Affairs (4-5 Months)

- Static

How to Apply

How to apply for SBI PO 2020 Exam?

Before applying for the SBI PO 2020 Exam there are some steps that every candidate needs to know. These are as follows:

Step 1: Visit the official website and click on the link ( mention the link for registration ), then click on the NEW REGISTRATION button at the top right corner of the home page of the link given above to begin your registration procedure for SBI PO 2020 Exam.

Step 2: Begin your application process for SBI PO 2020 by giving your basic information like name, contact number, email id, etc. and click on save and next button.

Step 3: Upload your recent photograph and specimen signature in the format desired by SBI in the official notification of SBI PO 2020. The size of the photograph should be 4.5 cm * 3.5 cm and must have passport size with white background. Photograph and signature should be clear and legible. The photograph should be of 20 KB to 50 KB minimum size and signature should have 10 KB to 20 KB.

Step 4: First of all one needs to mention the following

Section-1

- Category (SC/ST/GEN/OBC) and the caste to which you belong.

- Mention if you are a person with any disability

- Mention if there is any pending dispute related to loan/credit cards etc.

- Give details in case you were an ex-employee of SBI or currently working in SBI as Clerk/any other Officer

- Character related details

- Aadhar Card and PAN Card Number to be mentioned

- How many attempts given SBI PO Exam before applying for the current exam

- Opt for the desired centre for the exam for the Prelims & Mains Exam.

Section-2

Step 5: In the second part of the third section of the Application Form, fill in the educational qualifications

Step 6: further mention the category in case you belong to the reserved category. It is necessary to mention in case you wish to take SBI PO Pre-Exam Training and do mention the centre option for pre-exam training.

Step 7: After successfully clicking the Submit button, a preview of the form will be generated on the screen. It will be followed by a mail to your registered email address where a confirmation message with authorized registration number and subsequent password for the application form will be sent.

Finally, click the declaration box to confirm your acceptance of the terms and conditions of the exam and submit the form.

Step 8: Pay the Application Fee through Online Payment Option, i.e. through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking for SBI PO 2020 Exam.

Step 9: Then click Submit Button and the application form will be submitted successfully

Step 10: Further mention your Personal Details such as Father's Name, Mother's Name, Correspondence Address, Permanent Address, etc.

Tips to Clear

1) As the official notification for the SBI PO exam 2020 are out, the candidates should follow the syllabus thoroughly. The students must note carefully that from last year, there were two major changes and these changes are- the introduction of sectional timing in the SBI PO Prelims exam and no sectional cut-off in the Prelims and Mains exam.

2) The students should properly check out the SBI PO Cut-off marks of previous years (as mentioned above) and set their targets.

3) As the syllabus is wide-spread and elaborate, the students are required to organize a strategy that should have proper time-table date-wise and topic-wise, so that maximum topics can be covered in a few months.

4) Do an honest self-analysis and then plan a strategy for preparation. You should understand your strengths and weaknesses and work hard on weaknesses and polish your strengths.

5) The students should properly examine previous year papers to understand the important topics from examination point of view.

6) In order to crack this highly competitive exam, regularity and punctuality are the prime requisites. You should study regularly at a proper time table.

7) For reasoning ability section preparations, you should try to solve maximum word problems and number problems.

8) In the Quantitative Aptitude section, you should focus on Arithmetic based topics and try to polish your basics and solve numerical problems.

9) For the English section, you should develop a habit of reading English newspapers, informative magazines, noted books, and novels etc. It will enhance your word power, vocabulary and polish your grammar skills to the greatest extent.

10) In the General/Economy/Banking Awareness section, you should try to accumulate knowledge about the banking sector and the latest economic developments in India. In the Static GK section, you can refer to standard books while reading English newspapers will help you in preparing current affairs properly.

11) In your entire preparation period, you should always make a list or notes of important aspects of each topic. It will summarize the entire syllabus into short notes which will be of great use in your revision stage before the exam.

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