SBI PO 2022 | Notification | Syllabus | Selection Process

Robin Singh | Updated On - January, 14 2023

SBI PO Notification 2022

The State Bank of India (SBI) has issued the SBI PO 2022 Notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers on its official website, i.e. @sbi.co.in. Along with its official notification this year, SBI has announced 1673 Probationary Officer vacancies to be filled through SBI PO Exam 2022. The SBI PO Online Registration will be available until October 12th, 2022. SBI PO Exam 2022 details, including important dates, exam pattern, SBI PO syllabus, selection process, and salary, are available to interested graduate/final-year graduates.

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SBI PO Important Dates 2022

The candidates applying for SBI PO Exam 2022 must know about the important dates which are mentioned below:

Events SBI PO Important  Dates
SBI PO Exam 2022 Notification Release Date September 21, 2022
Commencement of SBI PO Exam 2022 Online Registration September 22, 2022
Last date to apply for the SBI PO Exam 2022 October 12, 2022
Last Date to Pay the SBI PO 2022 Exam Fee October 12, 2022
SBI PO 2022 Preliminary Exam Admit Card Release Date  5th December 2022
SBI PO 2022 Preliminary Exam Date 17th/18th/19th/20th of December 2022
Declaration of SBI PO 2022 Preliminary Exam Results January 2023
SBI PO 2022 Main Exam Admit Card Release Date January 2023 / February 2023
SBI PO 2022 Main Exam Date January 2023 / February 2023
Declaration of SBI PO 2022 Main Exam Results February 2023
SBI PO 2022 Group Exercises and Interview Admit Card Release Date  February 2023 onwards
SBI PO 2022 Group Exercises and Interview Date February / March 2023
Declaration of SBI PO 2022 Final Results March 2023

SBI PO Admit Card 2022

From the 17th to the 20th of December 2022, SBI will hold the SBI PO 2022 Prelims test for the position of Probationary Officer (PO). The SBI PO prelims test dates have been notified along with the SBI PO Notification pdf to fill 1673 Probationary Officer posts. SBI PO Prelims will be the first round of selection for SBI PO Recruitment 2022, and will be used to shortlist candidates for the Mains Exam. In the section below, we have discussed SBI PO Admit Card details such as how to download it, important dates, exam centers, and much more.

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SBI PO 2022 Vacancies

The authorities have released information about the SBI PO 2022 Vacancy along with the SBI PO Notification. Along with the SBI PO 2022 Notification, a total of 1673 Probationary Officer vacancies have been released for the year 2022-23. Take a look at the vacancies by category for the year 2022.

Category SC ST OBC EWS GEN Total
Regular 240 120 432 160 648 1600
Backlog 30 11 32 73
Total 270 132 464 160 648 1673
SBI Probationary Officer Vacancies (PwD Category)
Category Regular Vacancy Backlog Vacancy Total
HI 16 20 36
VI 16 2 18
LD 16 5 21
D & E 16 23 39
Note: *VI: Vision Impairment, *HI: Hearing Impairment, *LD: Learning Disabilities

SBI PO Application Fee 2022

The category-wise application fee for SBI PO 2022 Recruitment Exam is discussed below in the table.

Category Application Fee
SC/ST/PWD Nil
General/EWS/OBC Rs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

Any candidate applying for SBI PO 2022 must meet the eligibility criteria, which include the following, according to the SBI PO Notification 2022.

The eligibility Criteria for SBI PO consist of three factors which are given below:

  • Nationality
  • Age Limit
  • Educational Qualification

SBI PO Nationality

  1. The candidates must hold Indian Citizenship
  2. A Subject of  Nepal or  Bhutan
  3. A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
  4. A 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, or Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India

SBI PO Age Limit

A candidate must be at least 21 years old and no older than 30 years old at the time of registration to apply for the SBI PO 2022 examination. Aside from that, there is age relaxation applicable to category-wise candidates for SBI PO 2022 as per government norms.

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes 5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) (SC/ ST) 15 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) (OBC) 13 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) (Gen/EWS) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 5 years

SBI PO 2022 Educational Qualification

  1. A candidate must be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  2. Final Year/Semester candidates can also apply only if they produce proof of their graduation on the date of the interview.

SBI PO 2022 Number of Attempts

The candidates who are applying for SBI PO have a specific number of attempts which are mentioned below:

Category No. of Attempts for SBI PO
General/ EWS 04
General (PwD)/ EWS (PwD) 07
OBC 07
OBC (PwD) 07
SC/SC (PwD)/ ST/ST (PwD) No Restriction

SBI PO 2022 Salary

The salary criteria for the SBI Probationary Officer post are mentioned below:

Criteria Pay
Basic Pay Rs. 41,960
Special Allowance Rs. 6,881
HRA Rs. 2,937
DA (26% of Basic) Rs. 16,300
Location Allowance Rs. 700
Learning Allowance Rs. 600
Gross Salary Rs. 69,378
Deduction (PF/Income Tax/Professional Tax/Pension) Rs. 12,401
In-hand Salary Rs. 56,977

SBI PO Perks and Allowances

The SBI PO candidates have various benefits along with in-hand salary, all the benefits are given below:

Allowances Pay
Dearness Allowance DA is 46.9% of the basic pay.
City Compensatory Allowance (CCA) This depends on the place of posting and varies from 3% to 4%.
Leased House Accommodation SBI PO may take a house on rent, the amount of which varies with the place of posting between a minimum of. Rs. 8000/- (rural areas) and a maximum of Rs. 29500/- (in Urban).
Furniture Allowance Rs. 120000/- per annum for the purchase of furniture
Medical Insurance 100% medical coverage for SBI employees and 75% for their family members
Travelling Allowance For official travels, reimbursement of AC 2-tier fare is provided to the employees.
Petrol 50 Lts (For 2 wheelers) Or 55 Lts (For 4 wheelers) Or  Approximately Rs. 1100-1250 if you don't have 2/4 wheelers (conveyance allowance).

SBI PO 2022 Selection Process

The SBI PO recruitment exam is a three-phased exam which is listed below:

Phase 1- SBI PO Prelims
Phase 2- SBI PO Mains
Phase 3- SBI PO Group Discussion & Interview

SBI PO 2022 Exam Pattern

Candidates applying for SBI PO 2022 exam must know the exam pattern which is mentioned below:

SBI PO 2022: Prelims Exam Pattern

The SBI Preliminary Examination consisting of an Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. The test will have 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

Sections No. of Questions Maximum marks Sectional Duration
English language 30  30  20 minutes
Quantitative aptitude 35  35  20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35  20 minutes
Total 100 100  60 minutes
Note: 1/4th mark is deducted for every wrong answer.

Selection criteria for Main Examination: Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Preliminary Examination. There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering 10 times (approx.) the number of vacancies in each category will be shortlisted for the Main Examination from the top of the above merit list.

SBI PO 2022: Mains Exam Pattern

The main examination will be held online and will consist of 200-mark Objective Tests and a 50-point Descriptive Test. The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately following the Objective Test, and candidates will be required to type their answers on the computer.

Sections No. of Questions Maximum marks Time duration
(i) Objective Test
Reasoning and computer aptitude 40  50 50 minutes
Data analysis and Interpretation 30 50 45 minutes
General/economy/banking awareness 50  60 45 minutes
English language 35  40 40 minutes
Total 155  200 3 hours
(ii) Descriptive Test
English (Letter Writing and Essay Writing) 2 50 30 minutes
Total 157 250 3.5 hours

Selection criteria for Phase III: A category-wise merit list will be created based on the total number of marks secured in Phase II (Main Exam). There will be no sectional severance.
Candidates from the top of the category-wise merit list, numbering up to three times (approx.) the number of vacancies, will be shortlisted for Phase III, subject to a candidate scoring the minimum aggregate qualifying score, as determined by the Bank.

SBI PO 2022: Group Discussion & Interview

Psychometric Test: The Bank may conduct a Psychometric test for personality profiling, of those candidates who will be shortlisted for Phase III. The finding of the test may be placed before the Interview panel for having a thorough perspective on the candidates.

Phase III of SBI PO consists of two tests which are given in the table below:

S.No Name of the Test Maximum Marks
1 Group Discussion 20
2 Interview 30
Note: The minimum qualifying marks will be decided by the Bank.

SBI PO 2022: Final Selection

Candidates must qualify in both Phase II and Phase III separately. For preparing the final merit list, the marks obtained in the Main Examination (Phase II), both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in Phase III. The Preliminary Examination (Phase I) marks will not be added when preparing the final merit list for selection.

The marks obtained by the candidates in Phase II (Main Examination both Objective & Descriptive Tests) and Phase III (Group Exercise & Interview) will be normalized to 100 marks as detailed below.

Test Main Exam Group Discussion & Interview Total
Maximum Marks 250 50 300
Normalized Marks 75 25 100
Note: The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of Phase II and Phase III. Selection will be made from the top merit-ranked candidates in each category.

SBI PO 2022 Syllabus

The SBI PO syllabus will allow the students to know the exam they are preparing for in detail and help them to be aware of minute details about the syllabus:

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus

The SBI PO Prelims Syllabus comprises three sections:

  • Reasoning Ability
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude

The syllabus for each of the sections is mentioned below.

  1. Alphanumeric Series
  2. Ranking/Direction/
  3. Alphabet Test
  4. Data Sufficiency
  5. Coded Inequalities
  6. Seating Arrangement
  7. Puzzle
  8. Tabulation
  9. Syllogism
  10. Blood Relations
  11. Input-Output
  12. Coding-Decoding
  1. Simplification
  2. Profit & Loss
  3. Mixtures & Allegations
  4. Simple Interest & Compound
  5. Interest & Surds & Indices
  6. Work & Time
  7. Time & Distance
  8. Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  9. Data Interpretation
  10. Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
  11. Number Systems
  12. Sequence & Series
  13. Permutation, Combination &
  14. Probability
  1. Reading and Comprehension
  2. Synonyms and Antonyms
  3. Idioms and Phrases
  4. Vocabulary Test
  5. Phrasal Verbs
  6. Fill in the qualifying words
  7. Cloze Test
  8. Para jumbles
  9. Error Spotting
  10. Fill in the blanks
  11. Miscellaneous

SBI PO Mains Syllabus

The Mains Examination of the SBI PO exam comprises 4 sections:

  1. Data Analysis & Interpretation
  2. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  3. General/Economy/Banking Awareness
  4. English Language
  1. Tabular Graph,
  2. Line Graph,
  3. Pie Chart,
  4. Bar Graph,
  5. Radar Graph Case-let,
  6. Missing Case DI,
  7. Let it Case DI,
  8. Data Sufficiency,
  9. Probability,
  10. Permutation and Combination
  1. Verbal Reasoning,
  2. Syllogism,
  3. Circular Seating Arrangement,
  4. Linear Seating Arrangement,
  5. Double Lineup,
  6. Scheduling,
  7. Input-Output,
  8. Blood Relations,
  9. Directions and Distances,
  10. Ordering and Ranking,
  11. Data Sufficiency,
  12. Coding and Decoding,
  13. Coded Inequalities,
  14. The course of Action,
  15. Critical Reasoning,
  16. Analytical and Decision Making
  1. Reading Comprehension,
  2. Grammar,
  3. Vocabulary,
  4. Verbal Ability,
  5. Word Association,
  6. Sentence Improvement,
  7. Para Jumbles,
  8. Cloze Test,
  9. Error Spotting,
  10. Fill in the blanks
  1. Financial Awareness
  2. Current Affairs
  3. General Knowledge
  4. Static Awareness
  5. Banking and Financial Awareness
  1. Internet,
  2. Memory,
  3. Keyboard Shortcuts,
  4. Computer Abbreviation,
  5. Microsoft Office,
  6. Computer Hardware,
  7. Computer Software,
  8. Operating System,
  9. Networking,
  10. Computer Fundamentals/ Terminologies,

How to Download SBI PO Admit Card?

Below are some simple steps to download SBI PO admit card 2022:

  1. Visit the career page of SBI, https://sbi.co.in/web/careers
  2. Go to the ‘current opening’ section from the ‘join SBI’ tab
  3. Click the link ‘Recruitment of Probationary Officers in SBI’
  4. From the drop-down click, the admit card link of SBI PO 
  5. Enter the registration number or roll number and date of birth or password
  6. SBI PO admit card appears on the screen
  7. Download the admit card and take its printout for future reference.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q1. How much Salary does SBI PO get?

Ans. The starting salary for an SBI PO is INR 41,960. SBI PO Salary is divided into four advance increments with pay sizes of 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840.

Q2. Is SBI PO a government job?

Ans. As one of the top nationalized banks, the State Bank of India Probationary Officer (PO) position is considered the most demanding and prestigious government job in India. When a candidate is hired as a PO at SBI, his or her basic salary begins at Rs. 41,960. (with 4 advance increments).

Q3. What is the eligibility for SBI PO?

Ans. A candidate who is aspiring to apply for the SBI PO exam must be an Indian citizen. Candidates must hold a Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Central Government.

Q4. What is an SBI PO post?

Ans. The full form of Bank PO is Bank Probationary Officer, It is a managerial level position available in various Public Sector Banks in India and is known as Assistant Manager in any Public Sector Bank. The SBI PO exam and the IBPS PO exam are the two most important.