SBI PO Age Limit
Minimum Age – 21 years
Maximum Age – 30 years

SBI PO Age Relaxation
SC/ST – 5 years
OBC (Non Creamy Layer) – 3 years
PwD (SC/ST) – 15 years
PwD (OBC) – 13 years
PwD (Gen) – 10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers with 5 years’ service completed and released – 5 years
Jammu & Kashmir domiciled during 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 –  5 years

SBI PO Educational Qualifications
You should be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government OR
Students in Final Year/Semester of their Graduation provided they produce proof of having passed the graduation examination
Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate, provided date of passing the IDD.
Candidates possessing the qualification of Chartered Accountant.

SBI PO Percentage
Calculation of Percentage:
The percentage marks will be calculated by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours/optional/additional optional subject, if any.
This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class/Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.
A Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in their online application. In case where CGPA/OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicated in the online application.
If called for Interview, the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.

SBI PO Exam Pattern – Prelims (Phase I)

Section No. of Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes


  • As negative marking (penalty) for wrong answers, marks equal to one-fourth
  • of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.
  • No negative marking for unattempted questions.
  • No sectional cut offs.

SBI PO Exam Pattern – Mains (Phase II)
SBI PO Mains is divided into Objective Test (200 marks) and Descriptive Test (50 marks). Both the parts will take place online.

Mains Objective Test Exam Pattern

Section No. of Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General Awareness about Economy/Banking 40 40 40 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hour
  • As negative marking (penalty) for wrong answers, marks equal to one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.
  • There will be no sectional cut off in Mains as well.

Exam Pattern of the Mains Descriptive Test
The descriptive paper will be of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks assigned to the test of English Language. You will be tested on Letter Writing & Essay. You will have to pass in the  Descriptive Test, to be decided by the Bank.

NOTE: The Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in Objective Test.

SBI PO Exam Pattern– Group Exercise & Interview (Phase III)
Aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both Objective and Descriptive Tests will be arranged in descending order in each category. The selected candidates will be called for the Group Discussion and Interview.

Test Max. Marks
Group Discussion 20
Interview 30

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will NOT count towards the final merit list. Only the marks obtained in the Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) to prepare the final merit list.
The candidates need qualify the Phase-II and Phase-III separately. The marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and the marks secured in Group Discussion & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. The final merit list is arrived at after adding the converted marks of the Written Test and Group Discussion & Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.


SBI PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus:
The preliminary examination of SBI PO exam will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Here is the detailed syllabus:

Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation Sentence improvement
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Sentence connectors
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability