SBI PO – Eligibility & Exam Pattern




  • Minimum: 21 Years; Maximum: 30 Years
  • The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates.
  • Relaxation of Upper age limit
  • Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe –  35years
  • Other Backward Classes  – 33 years
  • Persons With Disabilities – 10 years
  • Ex-Servicemen – 35 years
  • Candidates from Kashmir Division – 35 years


The candidate should be a graduate or equivalent. The same should be in any stream from a recognized university with a minimum requisite of 65% average mark for general category 60% for other classes is a must. The candidate selected for the post of Probationary Officer(PO) must also have knowledge about basic computer handling.



Exam Format Test Subjects Marks Duration
Objective Test of English Language, General Awareness, Data analysis and interpretation, Reasoning 200 Marks 2 Hrs
Descriptive English Language (comprehension, small outline, article and letter writing 50  Marks  1Hr 


Group Discussion 20 Marks
Group Discussion  (Rural) 10 Marks
Interview 30 Marks
Experience 10 Marks

The exam will be conducted in various centers in almost all parts of India.


The marks of Group Discussion and SBI Bank PO Interview will be put together and the candidates who secure minimum 40% marks (minimum 35% in case of SC / ST / OBC / PWD) in group discussion and interview will be considered for final selection. The candidate has to pass both in Phase I & II separately.

Phase I & Phase II marks will be aggregated and arranged in descending order (category wise) for candidates who have qualified in both the phases separately and depending on the Latest PO Vacancies in SBI Bank 2011, selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

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