SBI PO Notification 2020- Notification Date Update

SBI PO is the first preference of every bank aspirant owing to its status and lavish brand. The perk of working in SBI and being called as an SBI PO is a dream for many students. Every year SBI releases notification for filling in various posts under the Scale 1 officers alias SBI PO. This year SBI PO is expected in June/July citing the coronavirus pandemic. In this article, we will talk about the SBI PO notification 2020 in-depth and try to unfold its layers for your better understanding.

SBI PO 2020 Important Dates

The important dates of SBI PO 2020 will be released later, but in due course, the important highlights are given in the below table:

SBI PO 2020 Events Tentative Dates
Online Application June 2020
SBI PO Phase 1 Exam July 2020
SBI PO Phase 2 Exam September 2020
SBI PO Interview November 2020
Final Results December 2020
SBI Official Website

SBI PO 2020 Eligibility

The eligibility of SBI PO is decided on 3 factors viz Age, Citizenship and Educational Qualification. SBI gives age relaxation to students of various reserved categories. The total fee of SBI PO for General/OBC students is Rs 750 while for the SC/ST is Rs 125.

Age Criteria

  • The candidate should fall between the age group of 21-30 years.
  • The candidates who come in the creamy layer are given age relaxations viz 5 years for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC candidates.


The candidate should be a citizen of India.

Educational Qualification

  • The candidate should have completed his graduation from a recognised university.
  • There is no minimum percentage required for appearing in the exam.

SBI PO 2020 Selection Process

The selection process of SBI PO is divided into 3 levels. The 3 levels are Preliminary exam, Mains exam and GD/PI. Let’s now have an in-depth analysis of the 3 levels:

Level 1- Preliminary Exam

This is the first stage of the recruitment process it is a 1-hour exam comprising of 3 subjects. There are prescribed sectional timing for each subject and a total of 100 questions are asked at this level.

Subject No of questions Total Marks Sectional timing Mark/question
Correct answer Wrong answer
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes +1 -0.25
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes +1 -0.25
English Language 30 35 20 minutes +1 -0.25
Total 100 100 60 minutes


Level 2- Mains Exam

The candidates who will be successful in clearing the cut-off of pre-exam will be called for the mains exam. The mains exam is slightly difficult in terms of level as compared to the preliminary exam.

Subject No of questions Total Marks Sectional timing Mark/question
Correct answer Wrong answer
English Language 35 40 40 minutes +1 – ¼
General Knowledge 40 40 35 minutes +1 – ¼
Data Interpretation and Analysis 35 60 45 minutes +1 – ¼
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes +1 – ¼
Descriptive writing 2 50 30 minutes


Level 3- GD/PI

The 3rd level of the selection process is the GD/PI in which only those candidates appear who have successfully cleared the level 2. The GD/PI is also allotted marks and candidates have to acquire the minimum cut-off as well to get finally placed in the merit list. The total marks allotted to the GD/PI round is 50 marks.

SBI PO Tentative Vacancies

Going by the past trend the tentative vacancies for the SBI PO has been total 2000 which is spread into various categories according to the prescribed limits.

Salary Breakup

The salary of a candidate selected as an SBI PO is approximately 8 lc-13 lc depending in the city of posting. The grade pay of a Scale 1 officer is 27,620 apart from this an employee is entitled to receive other allowances and perks.

Previous year cut-offs

There is no provision of sectional cut-off in the SBI PO exam. The candidates have to only secure the minimum qualifying cut-off to pass the level. Let’s have a quick look at the previous year cut-off for all the phases viz Pre, Mains and the final cut-off.

Preliminary cut-off 2019

Category Cut-off
General 71
EWS 68.25
OBS 68.25
SC 61.75
ST 54.75
LD 59.75

Mains Exam Cut-off 2019

Category Cut-off
General 104.42
EWS 100.89
OBC 94.29
SC 82.50
ST 77.63
LD 86.51

Final Cut-off (Mains + GD/PI)

Category Cut-off
General 54.11
EWS 50.13
OBC 48.78
SC 45.74
ST 43.90
LD 47.11


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