State Bank of India has released the notification for the SBI PO (Probationary Officer) post. It is a golden opportunity for aspiring candidates opting to work in India’s leading banking sector. A total of 2056 SBI POs are to be recruited, and the candidates will have to increase their preparation level and do everything it takes to secure a seat in the SBI PO examination. The aspirants appearing for the examination will have clear all the three phases i.e. Preliminary, Mains and Interview to be selected as SBI PO across the country. 
The candidates must be well versed with the eligibility criteria and exam pattern before applying for the SBI PO examination.  The application process will begin on October 5, 2021, and will end by October 25, 2021. For this, they will have to visit the official website of SBI i.e. to know the details of the SBI PO examination and fill their application form. In this article, we have discussed some important details regarding the SBI PO 2021examination.

SBI PO 2021 Overview

An overview of the SBI PO 2021 is available in the table below, check the same to get a quick idea regarding the recruitment process:
Exam Conducting Body State Bank of India
Name of Exam SBI PO 2021
Posts Available Probationary Officer
SBI Eligibility The candidate should have completed Graduation from any discipline
SBI Selection Process Preliminary Exam
Mains Exam
Total Vacancies 2056
SBI Exam Dates Preliminary - November/December 2021.
Mains - December 2021
Interview - 2nd/3rd week of February 2022
Provisional Allotment February/March 2022

SBI PO 2021 Important Dates

SBI has released the official SBI PO timeline and the candidates can check the important dates corresponding to the major events in the table mentioned below:
SBI PO Events Major Dates
SBI PO Notification Releases on      October 05, 2021
Online Application Starting from October 05, 2021
Dates of Payment of Application Fees       October 25, 2021
Call Letters Pre Exam Training  1st/2nd week of November 2021 onwards
SBI PO Preliminary Examination  November/December 2021.
Prelims Result   December 2021
Main Examination December 2021
Result of Officer Scale I Mains Exam           January 2022
Release of Call letters for Interview 1st/2nd week of February 2022 onwards
Interview Date for SBI PO 2nd/3rd week of February 2022
Provisional Allotment (Final Result)           February/March 2022

SBI PI 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must be aware of the SBI PO eligibility criteria before applying for the SBI PO examination. For those who are not able to fulfil the required eligibility criteria of SBI PO, their candidature can be cancelled at any stage of the examination. The aspirants can check out the eligibility criteria of SBI PO on the official website of SBI i.e.

Age Limit

The minimum age limit to apply for the SBI PO examination is 21 years and the maximum age must not be above 30 years. Apart from this, the age relaxation for different categories has been listed below:

Educational Qualification

The candidate must have completed their Graduation from a recognised university in any discipline. There are no minimum qualifying marks mentioned for any category.

SBI PO 2021 Application Process

The SBI PO Application Process 2021 is very simple however the candidates have to be very vigilant while doing so as there is the provision of editing the application form once the final application fee is paid and the application form is submitted. The candidates can check out the important steps required to complete the application process of SBI PO in the space below:


The first phase of the SBI application process is the registration part, the important steps to register for the upcoming probationary officer exam is mentioned in the space below:
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Online Application Form


Scanned Documents Required for an Application form

The candidate is required to upload the scanned documents on the application i.e. Scanned photograph, signature, left thumb impression, and handwritten declaration. The documents should be scanned using a scanning machine in the size and resolution as specified separately for each below:
Documents Dimensions File Size
Signature 140 x 60 Pixels 10-20 KBS
Left Thumb Impression 240 x 240 Pixels 20-50 KBS
Hand Written Declaration 800 x 400 Pixels 50-100 KBS
Passport Size Photograph 200 x 230 Pixels 20-50 KBS

Application Fees

The Application fee for the SBI PO 2021 application form has to be paid online via any of the online merchants i.e. Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI channel. The application fee for SBI PO is Rs 750 for General candidates while it is NIL for the SC/ST/PWD candidates.

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