SBI PO 2023 notification out: Check registration deadline

SBI PO 2023: State Bank of India released the official notification for vacancies of Probationary Officers on 6th September 2023. The recruitment is open for 2000 candidates across pan India. According to the notification, the candidates could be posted anywhere in India.

Detailed instructions for the online application are given at the official website 

SBI PO exam details 2023

Notification/ AdvertisementCRPD/PO/2023-24/19
Registration Start07/09/2023
Registration Deadline27/09/2023
Payment Deadline27/09/2023
Last date for printing application12/10/2023
Prelim Call letter downloadOctober 2nd week
Prelim Exam dateNovember 2023 
Declaration of result November/ December 2023
Mains Call letter downloadNovember/ December 2023
Mains Exam dateDecember 2023/ January 2024
Declaration of result December 2023/ January 2024
Phase III Call letter downloadJanuary/ February 2024
Psychometric testJanuary/ February 2024
Interview/ Group exercisesJanuary/ February 2024
Final result declarationFebruary/ March 2024

Application fees

  • General/ EWS/ OBC candidates- ₹750
  • SC/ ST/ PwBD- Nil

Application fees will not be refunded once paid.

Important links

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Educational Qualification

It is mandatory to have graduation or equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government. Fill complete information regarding your qualification in the application form. 

Students in their final year/ semester can also apply provisionally but they’ll have to produce the proof of passing the graduation before 31/12/2023. Similarly candidates with Integrated Dual Degree certificate should ensure the date of passing on or before 31/12/2023. Candidates with qualifications such as Medical, Engineering, Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant, etc. are also eligible.

Age Limit

Candidates should not be born earlier than 02/04/1993 and not later than 01/04/2002, the age limit is from 21 years to 30 years.

SC/STOBC (Non creamy)PwBDEx Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment.

UR/General= Unreserved, SC= Scheduled Castes, ST= Scheduled Tribes, OBC= Other Backward Classes, EWS= Economically
Weaker Section, PwBD= Person with Benchmark Disability

Date of Birth will be taken as mentioned in the certificate of Matriculation or equivalent.


OBS candidates from creamy layer are not eligible for reservation, they should be marked as General category.

If reservation is not claimed in the reservation section, reservation will not be given. 

SBI PO Salary/ Pay

Starting basic pay is 41,960/– (with 4 advance increments) in the scale 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I

Probationary officer will be eligible for DA, HRA, CCA, PF, Contributed Pension Fund i.e. NPS, LFC, Medical Facility, Lease rental facility etc. and other allowances from time to time as per rules in force.

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Training and Probation

Candidates will be given basic banking knowledge online before joining the service. The candidate will have to execute a Bond for a value of 2.00 Lacs to serve the Bank for a minimum period of three years. The Bond will be invoked by the Bank if the candidate resigns before expiry of three years from the date of joining.

Candidate will be designated as “Probationary officer” and may be on probation for two years during which he will be assessed based on the bank’s Junior Management Grade Scale-I (JMGS-I) policies and standards. Post assessment he will be chosen as Junior Management Grade Scale-I (JMGS-I) officer. 

Candidates who are hard working and brilliant reach the top management in a short amount of time and enjoy the benefits of promotion including foreign postings.

Pre-examination training

Pre-examination training (PET) will be given to SC/ ST/ OBC/Religious Minority Community category in online mode as issued by Government of India. These candidates can fill the training column in the online application.

Candidates can view the list of training centers given in Annexure-I and should download their call letter from the Banks website by entering their registration number and password. No hard copy will be sent for the call letter.

Number of attempts

Category Number of attempts
General / EWS4
General (PwBD) / EWS (PwBD)7
SC/ SC (PwBD)/ ST/ ST (PwBD)No Restriction

Attempts will be counted from examinations held on or after 18/04/2010. Preliminary exam is not counted as an attempt, Mains exam is counted as an attempt.

Category Wise total posts


To check caste reservation for each post, read the notification.

Examination Structure

Preliminary Exam

Name of the testNumber of ques.Max. marksDuration
English language303020 minutes
Reasoning ability353520 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
Total1001001 hour

Mains Exam

Objective type
Name of the testNumber of ques.Max. marksDuration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 405050 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation305045 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 506045 minutes
English Language354040 minutes
Total1552003 hours
Descriptive type
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)25030 minutes
Grand Total250

Phase III

TestMain examGroup exercisesInterviewTotal
Maximum Marks2502030300
Normalized Marks 7525100

SBI PO Cutoff under each category

Category wise cutoff is released every year after the declaration of result. Here is the cutoff from the previous year, 2022.


UR/General= Unreserved, SC= Scheduled Castes, ST= Scheduled Tribes, OBC= Other Backward Classes, EWS= Economically
Weaker Section, PwBD= Person with Benchmark Disability, VI= Visually Impaired, HI= Hearing Impaired, LD= Locomotor Disability.

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus

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

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SBI PO Mains Syllabus

  • Data Analysis & Interpretation-Tabular Graph, Line Graph, Bar Graph, Charts & Tables, Missing Case DI, Radar Graph Caselet, Probability, Data Sufficiency, Let it Case DI, Permutation and Combination, Pie Charts
  • Reasoning– Verbal Reasoning, Syllogism, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Double Lineup, Scheduling, Input Output, Blood Relations, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Code Inequalities, Course of Action, Critical Reasoning, Analytical and Decision Making
  • General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness– Current Affairs, Financial Awareness, General Knowledge, Static Awareness, Banking Terminologies Knowledge, Banking Awareness, Principles of Insurance
  • English Language– Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Verbal Ability, Vocabulary, Sentence Improvement, Word Association, Para Jumbles, Error Spotting, Cloze Test, Fill in the blanks
  • Computer– Internet, Memory, Keyboard Shortcuts, Computer Abbreviation, Microsoft Office, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies, Networking, Number System, Operating System, Basic of Logic Gates

SBI PO 2023 Admit Card

SBI PO call letter for Prelim exam will be made available in 2nd week of October i.e. 2-3 weeks before the Prelims exam. Candidates should download his/her admit card and mandatorily bring it to the Exam center.

SBI PO 2023 Result

SBI PO result will be announced followed by Mains result and Phase III result. In the preliminary round, 10x the number of vacancies will be selected and in the Mains exam, 3x the number of vacancies will be shortlisted.

How to fill online form?

sbi po 2023

Candidates can apply for the SBI PO recruitment exam from 7th September 2023. The deadline for registration is set to 27 September 2023. 

  • Candidates must read the notification before filling out the application form. 
  • Collect all the necessary documents and attach them in the online application form- Hand written declaration, Photo, Id proof, Signature, Thumb print, etc.
  • Preview all the details before submitting the application form. 
  • Finally make the payment for the application and Submit the application.

Frequently asked Questions

What is a SBI PO salary?

Starting basic pay is 41,960/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale 36000-1490/7-
46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I.

Is SBI PO exam very tough?

SBI PO exam is not very tough as compared to other competitive exams of India like JEE, UPSC, CAT, GATE, NEET, etc. With regular practice, accuracy and speed, anyone could crack the SBI PO exam.

Is 1 year enough for SBI PO exam?

Yes, 1 year is more than enough for SBI PO exam. It is not a tough exam but a competitive exam, you need more accuracy and speed than others.

SBI PO full form

Full form for SBI PO is State Bank of India Probationary Officer.

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