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SBI PO Notification 2023-24: 2,000 Posts | Exam Details

The State Bank of India (SBI) has announced 2000 vacancies for the position of Probationary Officer (PO) and is actively seeking qualified candidates eager to join their ranks. The SBI PO selection process comprises three distinct stages: Prelims, Mains, and Interviews. Successful candidates must clear all three stages to secure the coveted position of Probationary Officer within SBI branches. Below, you will find a summarized overview of the key details for SBI PO 2023.

                                          SBI PO Notification 2023: Overview
Organization State Bank of India
Exam Name SBI PO Exam 2023
Post Probationary Officer
Vacancy 2000
Category Bank Job
Job Location All Across India
Mode of Exam Online
Selection Process Prelims, Mains, Psychometric Test and Interview
Language of Exam English as well as Hindi
Application Mode Online
Official Website

SBI PO Notification 2023: Important Dates

Candidates can check all the important dates related to SBI PO Notification 2023 here. Aspiring candidates must go through these dates to acquire knowledge about the important events.

SBI PO Notification 2023: Important Dates
Events Dates
SBI PO Notification 2023 Release Date 6 September 2023
SBI PO Apply Online 7 September 2023
SBI PO Apply Online Last Date 27 September 2023
SBI PO Prelims Exam Date 2023 November 2023
SBI PO Mains Exam Date 2023 December 2023/ January 2024

SBI PO 2023 Exam Dates

The official notification for SBI PO 2023 has unveiled the tentative schedule, providing candidates with much-needed clarity regarding the exam dates. According to the notification, the preliminary examination is scheduled for November 2023. This information offers aspiring candidates a clear picture of the SBI PO 2023 Exam Dates.

SBI PO 2023: Exam Date 
SBI PO Prelims Exam November 2023
SBI PO Mains Exam December 2023/ January 2024

SBI PO Notification 2023 Application Fees

The application fee for the SBI PO Notification 2023 is given below on the basis of last year’s notification.

SBI PO Application Fees
Category Fees
Unreserved, OBC, EWS Rs. 750

SBI PO Vacancy 2023

SBI PO Vacancy 2023 has been released with the SBI PO 2023 Notification PDF. In the following table, candidates can check category-wise SBI PO Vacancy.

SBI PO Vacancy 2023
Categories No. of Vacancies
SC 300
ST 150
OBC 540
EWS 200
General 810
Total 2000

SBI PO 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the SBI PO Eligibility Criteria before applying online for the SBI PO 2023. Here the complete eligibility criteria for SBI PO 2023 are given below.

Education Qualification

Candidates must be graduates of any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the central government.

Age Limit

SBI PO 2023 Age Limit
Minimum Age 21 Years
Maximum Age 30 Years

Exam Pattern

The SBI PO Exam Pattern is the same as it was last year and there is no change as per the latest SBI PO Notification 2023. There will be three stages that a candidate has to go through. The SBI PO exam will be conducted online at various examination centres.

SBI PO 2023 Prelims Exam Pattern

Prelims is the first phase of the SBI PO Exam 2023. A candidate must clear this stage to be eligible for the next round.

However, candidates need to remember that each wrong attempt will make them lose 0.5 marks in the prelims round.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2023
Subject Name No. of questions Max Mark Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
English language 30 30 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 hour

SBI PO 2023 Mains Exam Pattern

SBI PO 2023 Exam consist of the Mains round after the Prelims stage. Candidates can appear this round only if they will crack the first round.

This test is going to be an objective type and for each wrong answer, it will deduct 1/4 marks given to the question. The wrong answer can act as a penalty.

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2023
Name of the subject No. of questions Max marks Duration
Data analysis and interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
General Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours

SBI PO 2023 Interview and Group Discussion

To qualify for the interview phase in the SBI PO 2023 selection process, a candidate must successfully navigate both the preceding stages. In this particular entrance examination, candidates will have the opportunity to participate in a high-quality Group Discussion (GD) round, where they are expected to demonstrate their knowledge before a panel of experts. The discussion may encompass topics related to the candidate’s prior experiences, fundamental inquiries, and their awareness of the banking sector.

SBI PO 2023 Selection Process

To get the final selection for SBI PO 2023, candidates will have to pass all the stages. The SBI PO Selection process consists of 3 stages which are given below:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Psychometric Test
  • Interview

Stage 1: SBI PO Prelims

  • The SBI PO Prelims Exam serves as the initial screening round for candidates to assess their general aptitude.
  • The SBI PO Prelims Exam is conducted as an online objective test and has a duration of 1 hour.
  • This examination comprises three sections: English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative Aptitude.
  • In the SBI PO Prelims Exam, there won’t be any sectional cut-off marks. However, the bank will establish an overall cut-off based on the candidates’ categories.
  • From the top of the merit list, candidates numbering approximately ten times the number of vacancies in each category will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.

Stage 2: SBI PO Mains

  • Candidates who successfully clear the SBI PO Preliminary Examination become eligible to participate in the SBI PO Mains Exam.
  • The SBI PO Mains Exam consists of both an Objective Test and a Descriptive Test.
  • The Objective Test in the SBI PO Mains Exam encompasses four sections: English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning & Computers, and General/Economy/Banking Awareness.
  • The Descriptive Test carries a weightage of 50 marks and is conducted immediately after the Objective Test.
  • Merit lists will be compiled for each category based on the total marks obtained in the Main Examination, without any sectional cut-offs.

Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the category-wise vacancies will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise & Interview from the top of the category-wise merit list subject to a candidate scoring the minimum aggregate qualifying score

Stage 3: SBI PO Group Exercises & 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.

The final stage of the selection process unfolds here. Candidates who have successfully passed the SBI Mains Exam will receive invitations to participate in the Interview and Group Exercise. This phase carries paramount significance as it ultimately determines the candidate’s fate in the context of final selection. The combined scores from the SBI Mains and Interview serve as the decisive factor for a candidate’s appointment as an SBI PO.

SBI PO 2023 Salary Structure

SBI PO offers a great salary and profile to candidates in public sector banks.

Now, a Probationary officer is a job that has entry pay, which is higher than almost all jobs at any other govt bank job. The basic pay of SBI PO is Rs 41,960. The increments will be 41960-980 (7) – 48820 – 1145 (2) – 51110 – 1310 (7) – 60280.