SBI PO 2024 Notification, Application form, Exam Date, Vacancies, Exam Pattern

State Bank of India carries out a national-level recruitment exam to appoint qualified and eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) in various branches of India. The SBI PO 2024 Exam will take place in three distinct phases-Preliminary examinations, Main examination, and Interviews.

Interested candidates who are graduates can appear for the national level exam and every year a large number of candidates participate in the exam. The interested candidates can apply online for the SBI PO Recruitment Exam from the month of April 2024 Tentatively. Candidates clearing all three rounds will be eligible for recruitment in SBI branches within the country.

SBI PO 2024 Overview

Organization Name State Bank of India
Name of the recruitment State Bank of India PO Recruitment 2024
Position Name Probationary Officer
Vacancy Approx. 2000 vacancies
Application starting date 3rd week of April 2024
Selection process Preliminary exam, Mains exam, and Interview/ Group Discussion
Job location Across India
Official website
Application mode Online

SBI PO 2024 Important Dates

Events Dates (Tentative)
Starting of online registration April 2024, 3rd week
Last date to register online May 2024, 2nd week
Issue of call letters for preliminary-exam training May 2024, last week
Preliminary-exam training date June 2024, 3rd week
Issue of call letter for preliminary exam June 2024, 3rd week
Preliminary exam date July 2024, 1st week
Declaration of result July 2024, 3rd week
Release of call letter for main exam July 2024, 3rd week
Main exam date August 2024, 1st week
Declaration of result August 2024, 3rd week
Issue of call letters for interview September 2024, 1st week
Group exercises & interview September 2024, 3rd week
Release of final result November 2024, 1st week

Eligibility Requirements

Educational Qualification

Candidates who possess a graduation degree in any discipline from any University/College recognized by the State/Central Government or its equivalent examination are eligible to apply. Moreover, final year/semester students can also apply but they need to show their final passing certificate/ document.

Age Criteria

The minimum and maximum age of the applicants need to be 21 and 30 years respectively as of April 1st, 2024. Relaxation will be provided in the upper age limit to the applicants belonging to the reserved category for SBI PO Recruitment 2024.

Total Attempts in Exam (Category Wise):

Category No. of Attempts
General category 4
OBC category 7
General (PwD) category 7
SC/ ST (PwD) No Restriction
OBC (PwD) 7

SBI PO 2024 Application Process

Those candidates who are willing to apply for the exam, can visit the authorized web portal of the State Bank of India i.e. or In the application form, the applier needs to enter his/ her personal, academic, contact, and other details in a proper manner. After completing this step, they will have to attach or upload scanned copies of their passport photograph and signature as per the mentioned format and size. After filling in all the particulars, it should be submitted along with the required application charges. The fee payment can be made using facilities such as debit card/ credit card/ net banking.

Application Fee

Category Application fee
General/ OBC candidates INR 600/-
SC/ ST/ PWD candidates INR 100/-

Exam Pattern

The written exam will involve two phases: Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam

Preliminary Exam:

Sections Number of questions Marks Duration
English language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 hour

Mains Exam:

Sections Number of questions Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
Data analysis and interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
Banking awareness/ economy/ general 40 40 35 minutes
English language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours  

Descriptive Test Exam Pattern:

Topic Questions Marks Duration
Letter writing and essay 02 50 30 minutes
Total 02 50 30 minutes

Interview/ Group Exercise Paper Pattern:

Sections Total marks
Group exercises 20
Interview 30
Total 50

Topic Wise Paper Pattern:

Topics Expected no. of questions
Puzzle 10
Number series 5
Seating arrangement 5
Input output 5
Passage and conclusion 4
Making judgments 4
Data inefficient 3
Coding decoding 3
Order and ranking 3
Statement and argument 3
Blood relation 3
Local reasoning 2

SBI PO 2024 Result

In order to collect the result for the preliminary exam, main exam, and interview round, participants can visit the official portal of SBI i.e. The final results of SBI PO Recruitment 2024 will be published once the interview and group discussion are commenced. Those candidates who will be nominated in the final results of SBI PO Recruitment 2024 will get appointed for the post of PO in any branch of SBI across India.

Selection Process

The selection process of the aspirants will be completed considering following components:

  • SBI PO Recruitment 2024 principally consists of Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Group Discussion & Interview. Thus, each round needs to be qualified for the final selection by the participants.
  • Aspire candidates should qualify for the preliminary exam based on which only the officials will call them to appear in Main Exam.
  • Those who qualify for both SBI Preliminary & Main Exam of the Recruitment Process will be allowed to undergo Group Discussion & Interview Round.
  • The merit list of finalized candidates will be decided and prepared based on their performance in the Preliminary Exam and Mains
  • Exam.
    Post the completion of the Main Exam, the authority will invite the candidates to participate in Group Discussion (GD) or Interview Round.

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