SBI PO 2023 | Notification, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Robin Singh | Updated On - March, 23 2023

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SBI PO 2023 Notification

The State Bank of India (SBI) will issue the SBI PO 2023 Notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers on its official website, i.e. @sbi.co.in. Along with its official notification this year, SBI will also announce 1700+ Probationary Officer vacancies to be filled through SBI PO 2023. The SBI PO Online Registration 2023 will be available in the month of April 2023. SBI PO 2023 details, including important dates, exam pattern, SBI PO syllabus, selection process, and salary, are available to interested graduate/final-year graduates.
Download SBI PO 2022 Notification PDF

SBI PO 2023 Overview

The SBI PO exam is held once a year. The Overview of SBI PO 2023 is given below:
Particulars Details
Name of the exam SBI PO 2023
Conducting Authority State Bank of India
Exam Level National level
Exam frequency Once a year
Exam Stages
  • Preliminary exam
  • Mains exam
  • Interview & Group Discussion
Application mode Online
Application fees
  • General/ EWS/ OBC Rs. 750/-
  • SC/ST/PwBD- Nil
Mode of examination Online
Exam duration
  • Prelims- 60 minutes
  • Mains - 180 minutes
Language Hindi and English
Official website www.sbi.co.in.

SBI PO 2023 Application Fee

The category-wise application fee for the SBI PO 2023 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 2023 Important Dates

The candidates applying for SBI PO Exam 2023 must know about the important dates which are mentioned below:
Events Important Dates (Tentative)
Online application form starting date April 2023
Last date of application form May 2023
Admit card for prelims exam to be notified
Preliminary exam date to be notified
Declaration of prelims exam to be notified
Admit card for the main exam January 19, 2023 (for 2022 exam)
Main exam date January 30, 2023 (for 2022 exam)
Result To be announced (for 2022 exam)
Issue of call letters for interview to be notified
G.D. & interview to be notified
Final result to be notified

SBI PO 2023 Vacancy

The authorities will release information about the SBI PO 2023 Vacancy along with the SBI PO Notification 2023. Along with the SBI PO 2023 Notification, a total of 1700+ (Expected) Probationary Officer vacancies will be released for the year 2023-24. Take a look at the vacancies by category for the year 2022 (Previous Year Vacancies).
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 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Any candidate applying for SBI PO 2023 must meet the eligibility criteria, which include the following, according to the SBI PO Notification 2023.
The eligibility Criteria for SBI PO consists of three factors which are given below:
  • Nationality
  • Age Limit
  • Educational Qualification

SBI PO Nationality

  • The candidates must hold Indian Citizenship
  • A Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
  • 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 2023 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 2023 examination. Aside from that, there is age relaxation applicable to category-wise candidates for SBI PO 2023 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 2023 Educational Qualification

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

SBI PO 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates applying for the SBI PO 2023 exam must know the exam pattern which is mentioned below:

SBI PO 2023 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 the 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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:
Subject Syllabus
Reasoning Ability
  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
English Language
  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
Quantitative Aptitude
  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

SBI PO Mains Syllabus

The Mains Examination of the SBI PO exam comprises 4 sections:
Subject Syllabus
Data Analysis & Interpretation
  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
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  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
General/Economy/Banking Awareness
  1. Financial Awareness
  2. Current Affairs
  3. General Knowledge
  4. Static Awareness
  5. Banking and Financial Awareness
English Language
  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
Computer Aptitude
  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,

SBI PO 2023 Admit Card

The State Bank of India (SBI) is the main authority to conduct the exams for the recruitment of banking personnel in SBI banks. The SBI PO Admit card 2023 will be released soon. The admit card for SBI PO 2023 exam will be published 10-15 days before the exam.

How to Download SBI PO Admit Card 2023?

Below are some simple steps to downloading the SBI PO admit card 2023:
  • Visit the career page of SBI, https://sbi.co.in/web/careers.
  • Go to the ‘current opening’ section from the ‘join SBI’ tab.
  • Click the link ‘Recruitment of Probationary Officers in SBI’.
  • From the drop-down click, the admit card link of SBI PO.
  •  Enter the registration number or roll number and date of birth or password.
  • The SBI PO 2023 admit card appears on the screen.
  • Download the admit card and take its printout for future reference.

SBI PO 2022 Exam Details

To better understand, we have included SBI PO 2022 exam details:
Particulars Details
Name of the exam SBI PO 2022
Conducting Authority State Bank of India
Exam Level National level
Exam frequency Once a year
Exam Stages
  • Preliminary exam
  • Mains exam
  • Interview & Group Discussion
Application mode Online
Mode of examination Online
Application Begin 22nd September 2022
Last Date for Apply Online 12th October 2022
Exam Date Prelim 17-20 December 2022
Phase I Admit Card Available 5th December 2022
Phase I Result Available 17th January 2023
Mains Exam Date January 2023
Phase II Result Available 10th March 2023
Exam duration
  • Prelims- 60 minutes
  • Mains - 180 minutes
Official website www.sbi.co.in.

SBI PO 2023 English Book

SBI PO 2023 | 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.

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