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SBI PO 2022 Recruitment Exam: Notification, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

SBI PO 2022: State Bank of India, Probationary Officer examination is popularly known as the SBI PO exam. This exam is conducted every year to recruit thousands of candidates as Probationary Officers in the different branches of SBI by the officials of SBI itself. SBI offers one of the most premium jobs like PO, SO, etc. in the public bank sector. Applicants who want to pursue and excel in their career in the public bank sector then this is the most demanding and reputed job profile in the banking sector for them. 

The SBI PO examination consists of three stages: Preliminary, Mains, and Interview. Applicants must have to go through all the stages after the qualifying one. So if you want to appear for the SBI PO 2022 examination then you must have to read this full article to get a better understanding of this examination.


SBI PO 2022 Overview

Exam NameState Bank of India Probationary Officers Exam 2022
Popularly Known AsSBI PO 2022
Conducting AuthorityState Bank of India
PeriodicityOnly once in a year
Exam LevelNational
Application ModeOnline
Examination ModeOnline (Computer Based Test)
No. of Stages3 (Prelims + Mains + Interview)
Expected no. of candidates for SBI PO registration 20229-10 lakhs
Expected SeatsNear about 2000
Location of JobAll over India
Official Websitesbi.co.in
SBI PO Helpline no.022 – 2282 0427

SBI PO 2022 Important Dates

Before filling the application form, it is necessary to check the important dates about Application, Registration, Admit Card, Exam, Result, etc. Applicants are instructed to visit the official website of SBI  regularly for the latest updates regarding the SBI PO exam.

EventsDates
Registration starts fromTo be announced
Last date of RegistrationTo be announced
Admit card releasing date for PrelimsTo be announced
Prelims exam dateTo be announced
Announcement of Prelims result To be announced
Admit card releasing date  for MainsTo be announced
Mains exam dateTo be announced
Announcement of Mains resultTo be announced
Interview DateTo be announced

Note- All the dates are yet to announce by the officials of SBI. We will update the date column after the official announcement of dates regarding important events.  


SBI PO 2022 Application Form

The application form for SBI PO 2022 will be filled in online mode. The step by step procedure of form filling is given as under. 

How to Apply SBI PO 2022?

SBI PO 2022 application form will be filled on the official website of SBI i.e. sbi.co.in. The procedure for form filling process for SBI PO 2022 involves the following steps:

  • Visit the website and open the registration section.
  • Fill the basic details such as Name, Mobile Number, and Email ID, etc.
  • Upload scanned images of a handwritten signature and recent passport size photograph.
  • Fill the qualification and personal details as required.
  • Pay the online fee for registration.

Note- Applicants must have to pay the application fee and take a print out of the application form for future reference. After successful registration of the SBI PO 2022 application form, a confirmation SMS/e-mail will be delivered to applicants for the same.

Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
General/ OBCRs. 750/- (Application Fee + Intimation Charges)
SC/ ST/ Ex-servicemen/ PWDRs. 125/- (Intimation Charges only)

SBI PO 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application form, applicants must have to check all the eligibility criteria needed for SBI PO 2022 examination. Here we are giving some basic and necessary eligibility criteria as mentioned below.

Qualification Criteria

  • Applicants must have passed in Bachelor’s degree from any recognized University by Central Govt.
  • Final year applicants are also eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be proficient in Vocal and Written in the official language of the State / UT.

Age Limit

  • The age of the applicants should be lies between 21 to 30 years as of 01 January 2022.
  • The age relaxation will be given for reserved category applicants are as follow.
Category Age Relaxation
OBC3 years
SC / ST5  years
PwD (General)10 years
PwD (OBC)13 years
PwD (SC /ST)15 years
Applicants domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the time of 01.01.1980 to 31.12.19895 years
Ex-Servicemen5 years

Number of Attempts: All the candidates have only limited no. of attempts to appear for the SBI PO examination. We have provided the list below, which describes the no. of attempts for each category.

General4
PwD (General)7
OBC7
PwD (OBC)7
PwD (SC/ST)No Restriction

SBI PO 2022 Exam Pattern

SBI PO examination is conducted in three stages namely- Prelims, Mains, Interview. The pattern for all three stages is different as described below.

For Prelims Exam

  • No. of Questions- 100
  • Maximum Marks- 100
  • Question Type- Objective
  • Duration- 1 hour
  • No. of Sections- Three
  • Marking Scheme- 1 mark is awarded for every correct answer and one-fourth mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.

Section-wise Marks Distribution

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
English Language303020 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

For Mains Exam 

  • No. of Questions- 155
  • Maximum Marks- 200
  • Question Type- Objective
  • Duration- 3 hours
  • No. of Sections- Four
  • Negative Marking Scheme- One-fourth mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.

Section-wise Marks Distribution

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
English Language354040 minutes
Total1552003 Hours

Mains Exam consists of two parts- the first one is an objective test and the second one is a descriptive test.

  1. Objective Test: The objective test for the mains exam consists of 4 Sections of 3 hours duration & for 200 marks and each section has a separate time boundation. 
  2. Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test for the mains exam consists of 2 questions- One for Letter Writing and the Other for Essay Writing of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks is a Test of English Language. It is necessary to qualify in the Descriptive Test by obtaining a minimum of passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

For Group Discussion and Interview Round

After releasing the mains merit list, eligible applicants will be called for Group Discussion and Interview Round. The maximum marks for GD are 20 marks and the marks for Interview Round are of 30 marks. The Qualifying marks for GD and IR will be decided by the Bank itself.


SBI PO 2022 Syllabus

Prelims Syllabus-  The syllabus of the Prelims examination has been mentioned below.

Reasoning AbilityQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Language
Alphanumeric Series Number SystemReading Comprehension
Logical ReasoningProfit & LossPara jumbles
Coded InequalitiesSimplification Fill in the blanks
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound
Interest 
Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Ranking/Direction/
Alphabet Test
Mixtures &AlligationsCloze Test
TabulationMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph Completion
PuzzleSequence & SeriesMiscellaneous
Input-Output Time & Distance 
Coding-DecodingRatio & Proportion  
Blood RelationsSurds & Indices 
SyllogismPercentage 
 Permutation, Combination &
Probability
 

Mains Exam Syllabus: The syllabus for the Mains examination has been mentioned below.

ReasoningData Analysis & interpretationComputer
Awareness
English
Language
General
Economy
Banking Awareness
SyllogismLine GraphKeyboard
Shortcuts
Reading
Comprehension
Current Affairs
Double LineupTabular GraphInternetWord AssociationGeneral
Knowledge
Verbal ReasoningBar GraphMemorySentence
Improvement
Static Awareness
Directions and
Distances
Pie ChartNetworkingVocabularyFinancial
Awareness
Circular Seating
Arrangement
Radar Graph CaseletComputer
Abbreviation
GrammarBanking and
Financial
Awareness
Blood RelationsCaselet DIOperating SystemVerbal Ability 
Input OutputMissing DIComputer SoftwarePara Jumbles 
SchedulingPermutation and
Combination
Computer HardwareCloze Test 
Linear Seating
Arrangement
ProbabilityComputer  –
Fundamentals /
Terminologies
Error Spotting 
Critical
Reasoning
Data SufficiencyMicrosoft OfficeFill in the blanks 
Ordering and
Ranking
    
Course of Action    
Code Inequalities    
Coding and
Decoding
    
Data Sufficiency    
Analytical and
Decision Making
    
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SBI PO 2022 Admit Card

The Admit Card will be released by the official authorities of SBI PO on the official website of www.sbi.co.in.

The admit card is a very important document for applicants because, without the admit card, you cannot enter in the examination hall. Here is the step-by-step procedure to download the Admit Card for both the stages Pre and Mains.

  • First, visit the official website and go to the Admit Card Section.
  • Now open the link and enter the required details such as application no. date of birth.
  • After the above process, The admit card will be shown to you.
  • Download the admit card and take a print out for future reference.

SBI PO 2022 Result

After a successful examination of each round, the officials of SBI conducts the result for each round separately. The result will be published on the official website of SBI. Here we have mentioned all the steps to download the online result.

  • Go to the official website of SBI i.e. www.sbi.co.in
  • Find the result section and click on that link.
  • Enter the required details such as Roll No. and DoB/ Password.
  • After entering the details, you will be able to see the result card.
  • Download the result and take a printout of it for future reference.

SBI PO 2022 Examination Center

Every year, SBI conducts the SBI PO exam for all over India candidates. So the examination centers are also spread all over the country. Here we have mentioned examination centers for different states.

Examination Centres for Prelims Exam

State CodeExam Centres for Prelims ExamState/UT
11Port BlairAndaman & Nicobar
12Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, VizianagaramAndhra Pradesh
13Itanagar, NaharlagunArunachal Pradesh
14Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar TezpurAssam
15Arrah, Aurangabad, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, SiwanBihar
16ChandigarhChandigarh
17Bhilai, Bilaspur, RaipurChhattisgarh
18Panaji, VernaGoa
19Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, VadodaraGujarat
20Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Palwal, Sonipat, YamunanagarHaryana
21Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, UnaHimachal Pradesh
22Jammu, Kathua, Samba, SrinagarJammu & Kashmir
23Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, RanchiJharkhand
24Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, UdipiKarnataka
25Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, ThiruvananthapuramKerala
26KavarratiLakshwadeep
27Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, UjjainMadhya Pradesh
28Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, SataraMaharashtra
29ImphalManipur
30Ri-Bhoi, ShillongMeghalaya
31AizawalMizoram
32KohimaNagaland
33Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, GurgaonDelhi -NCR
34Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, SambalpurOdisha
35PuducherryPuducherry
36Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, SangrurPunjab
37Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, UdaipurRajasthan
38GangtokSikkim
39Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Thoothukodi, VelloreTamilnadu
40Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, WarangalTelangana
41AgartalaTripura
42Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bulandshahar, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Unnao, VaranasiUttar Pradesh
43Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, RoorkeeUttarakhand
44Asansol, Berhampur (West Bengal), Bardhaman, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata, SiliguriWest Bengal

Examination Centres for Mains Exam

State CodeExam Centre for Mains ExamState/UT
11Port BlairAndaman & Nicobar
12Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, VishakhapatnamAndhra Pradesh
13ItanagarArunachal Pradesh
14Guwahati,Assam
15Arrah, Hajipur, PatnaBihar
16ChandigarhChandigarh
17RaipurChhattisgarh
18PanajiGoa
19Ahmedabad, GandhinagarGujarat
20Bahadurgarh, HissarHaryana
21Shimla, Solan,Himachal Pradesh
22Jammu, SrinagarJammu & Kashmir
23Jamshedpur, RanchiJharkhand
24BengaluruKarnataka
25Kochi,ThiruvananthapuramKerala
26KavarratiLakshwadeep
27Bhopal, IndoreMadhya Pradesh
28Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi MumbaiMaharashtra
29ImphalManipur
30ShillongMeghalaya
31AizawalMizoram
32KohimaNagaland
33Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, GurgaonDelhi -NCR
34Bhubaneswar,Odisha
35PuducherryPuducherry
36Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, PatialaPunjab
37JaipurRajasthan
38GangtokSikkim
39Chennai, Madurai, TirunelvelliTamilnadu
40HyderabadTelangana
41AgartalaTripura
42Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, VaranasiUttar Pradesh
43DehradunUttarakhand
44Hooghly, Kalyani, Greater KolkataWest Bengal

SBI PO 2022 FAQs

Yes, all the questions (except the English Language) are bilingual i.e. available in both the languages Hindi and English.

No. The State Bank of India is one of the largest public sector banks and GOI holds its significant share but the employees working in SBI are not considered as government employees. That’s why the SBI post does not come under the Government job.

There are a total of three stages in the SBI PO examination and they are- Prelims, Mains, and Interview.

Yes, the descriptive paper of the SBI PO Mains examination will be conducted in online mode. Therefore, the candidates are strictly advised to do the practice of typing before the mains test.

To know about all the information related to the SBI PO post, you can visit the official website of SBI i.e. www.sbi.co.in.

The application fee for SBI PO for all the different categories is different as mentioned below.

For General/OBC- Rs.750/- and for SC/ ST- Rs. 125.

The full form of PO is Probationary Officer.

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