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SBI PO 2020 Exam Notification to be Out Soon

SBI PO 2020 exam will be conducted by State Bank of India (SBI) to select eligible candidates to the post of Probationary Officer. SBI PO is one of the most coveted jobs in Banking industry and a dream job for millions of aspirants across India. SBI PO is considered as a premium job opportunity in Banking sector because of following reasons:

• Brand value of SBI and reputation associated with SBI PO post

• Lucrative pay scale which is highest among PSU Banks

• Growth opportunities where even a PO can progress to the level of Chairperson

• Job satisfaction and social prestige

Before beginning with your preparation, you should get an idea about the latest updates, selection procedure, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, previous year cut off etc. Please go through this article to get all the important information for the SBI PO 2020 Exam.

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SBI PO 2020 Notification

The SBI PO 2020 Notification has not been released yet. As per the previous years trend, the official notification for SBI PO 2020 exam was expected to be released in the month of April to recruit 2000+ Probationary Officers (PO) but due to COVID-19 epidemic in India, It has been delayed. Like other exam conducting body, SBI has also delayed it onging exams (SBI Clerk Mains Exam). Now, all candidates who are waiting for this recruitment notification will have to wait till lockdown. If we get any news related to SBI PO 2020 exam will update here. All candidates can check this page regularly to get latest updates about SBI PO 2020 exam notification.

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SBI PO 2020 Exam Dates, Online Application & other details will be released with its official notification. This recruitment process will be started once the official notification has been released and it will be conducted for selection of candidates to the post of PO in State Bank of India and its Associate banks. The candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India.

SBI PO Official Notification [Previous Year]

SBI PO 2020 Exam Date

State Bank of India (SBI) will release Exam Dates for SBI PO 2020 exam along with its official notification. Candidates are advised to visit this page regularly to remain updated about SBI PO 2020 Exam. The exam schedule for SBI PO 2020 Exam will be updated below. Let's have a look at the tentative dates for SBI PO 2020 exam.

SBI PO 2020 Exam Schedule (Tentative)
SBI PO Activity Dates
SBI PO 2020 Notification August-September 2020
On-line Registration Starts From August-September 2020
Last Date to Pay Fee August-September 2020
Download Admit Card for Prelims Exam To be notified later
SBI PO 2020 Exam Date- Preliminary To be notified later
Result of Online exam – Preliminary To be notified later
Download of Call letter for Mains Exam To be notified later
SBI PO 2020 Exam Date – Mains To be notified later
Result of Online Examination – Main -
Download Call Letter for Personal Interview -
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview -
Declaration of Final Result -
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SBI PO Exam Dates: Last Year
SBI PO Events Dates
Release of SBI PO Official Notification 1st April 2019
SBI PO Online Registration (Inclusive of Edit/Modification of Application) 2nd – 22nd April 2019
SBI PO Last Date of Application 22nd April 2019
Download Call Letter for Pre-Examination Training 7th – 25th May 2019
Pre- Examination Training Commencement 4th Week of May 2019
Download SBI PO Prelims Admit Card 17th May – 9th June 2019
SBI PO Prelims Exam Dates 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019
SBI PO Prelims Result 29th June 2019
Download SBI PO Mains Admit Card 5th – 20th July 2019
SBI PO Mains Exam Date 20th July 2019
SBI PO Mains Result 3rd week of August 2019
Download Call Letter for Personal Interview 4th week of August 2019
Conduct of Group Discussion & Interview September 2019
SBI Bank PO Result Declaration (Final) 2nd week of October 2019

All Eligible and interested Candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process. The 3-tier selection process consists of Preliminary and Main Exams which will be conducted online, followed by Interview. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. Final selection will be based on merit.

SBI PO 2020 Exam Summary

All important points related to SBI PO 2020 exam are highlighted below:

Name of Exam State Bank of India Probationary Officers Exam (SBI PO 2020)
Conducting Body State Bank of India
Periodicity Annually
Exam Level National
Mode of Applicaion Online
Mode of Exam Online (CBT)
Exam Rounds 3 (Prelims + Mains + Interview)
Candidates Expected to Register for SBI PO 2020 9-10 lakhs
Available Seats 2000+
Job Location Across India
Official Website sbi.co.in
SBI PO Helpline 022 – 2282 0427

SBI PO 2020 Application Fee

The category wise fee structure for SBI PO online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for SBI PO Application

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.125/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI PO Vacancy 2020

SBI PO 2020 Vacancy will be announced along with SBI PO 2020 Notification. The State Bank of India declared a total vacancy of 2000 posts for SBI PO 2019 Exam. So we can expected 2000+ vacancy for 2020 exam.

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Let's have a look at the SBI PO Vacancies for 2019 exam:

Vacancy (PwD Category)

Category Vacancy Backlog Total
LD 20 - 20
VI 20 - 20
HI 20 53 73
d & e 20 - 20

*VI: Vision Impairment

*HI: Hearing Impairment

*LD: Learning Disabilities

Vacancy (All Other Categories)

Category Vacancy Backlog Total
SC 300 - 300
ST 150 - 150
OBC 540 - 540
GEN 810 - 810
Total 2000 - 2000

SBI PO Salary

As per the last year notice, the starting basic pay of a Probationary Officer (PO) is 27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I.

The official will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A/ Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time. The total compensation per annum on CTC basis be a minimum of 8.20 lacs and maximum of 13.08 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors.

Check SBI PO Salary Structure, Allowances & Perks

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2020

The candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the SBI PO Exam 2020:

• Age Limit: The candidate must be 21 Years to 30 Years as on 01.04.2020 i.e. candidates must have been born between 02.04.1990 and 01.04.1999 (both dates inclusive)

• Educational Qualification: The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they must produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01.07.2020. Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2020. Candidates with Chartered Accountant certification may also apply.

SBI PO Selection Procedure: Important Points

The candidates should keep in mind the following points related to the SBI PO selection process:

• Biometric Verification: To ensure an error-free and secure selection procedure for SBI PO 2020, the bank may digitally capture the thumb impression of the candidate. This is done to verify the genuineness of the candidates. Any inconsistency in the biometric verification will lead to rejection of the candidature and punitive legal actions. Candidates are thus advised not to apply any kind of external matter like ink, mehandi, chemical etc. on their hands.

• Number of Attempts: The maximum number of chances are fixed for each category. Candidates who have used up all the chances are not eligible to apply. Appearing in Preliminary Exam is not counted as an attempt but appearing in Mains Exam is counted.

Category Number of Chances
General 4
General (PWD) 7
OBC/ OBC(PWD) 7
SC/SC(PWD)/ST/ST(PWD) No restriction

SBI PO 2020 Online Application

The online application process for SBI PO Exam 2020 will start in the month of August-September 2020. Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for SBI PO Online Applicaion. All candidates can apply online for SBI PO 2020 exam by clicking on the link mentioned below:

Apply Online for SBI PO 2020 Exam [Link Inactive]

SBI PO 2020 Recruitment

The SBI PO recruitment exam is the most premier among the public-sector bank exams in India. It is considered a little difficult compared to the bank entrance exams conducted by IBPS. The recruitment process for Probationary Officers at SBI consists of 3 stages:

1. Preliminary Examination

2. Main Examination

3. GD/Interview

SBI PO 2020 Exam Pattern

The SBI PO selection process consists of 3 stages. The written examinations are conducted online, followed by an interview round. The structure of exams is as follows:

Phase-1: SBI PO Preliminary Examination

This is an online examination where the candidates must solve the question paper in one 1 hour for 100 marks. The test consists of 3 sections. Candidates must know that the sectional cut-off in the Preliminary Exam has been removed and the overall score of all the sections will be considered for selection to the next round.. The cut-off or minimum passing marks for each section is decided by the Bank each year depending on the difficult of the test. The section-wise division of the marks is given below:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

Click Here to View Detailed SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020

SBI PO 2020 Syllabus

While SBI issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The every stage of the exam is very important stage in the selection process. So without knowing SBI PO syllabus and exam pattern, you cannot make your study plan in a proper manner. The SBI PO syllabus 2020 for the prelims and the mains exam are mostly similar with slight changes. So thoroughly go through the complete SBI PO syllabus and make note of it without any mistake.

SBI PO Pre Exam Syllabus

SBI PO Prelims exam consists of 3 sections: Reasoning Ability, English Language & Numerical Ability.

English Language Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability
Reading Comprehension Number Series Puzzle and Arrangements
Cloze Test Simplification/ Approximation Inequality
Parajumbles Quadratic Equations Syllogism
Spotting Errors Data Interpretation Coding - Decoding
Sentence Improvement Miscellaneous Blood Relations
Fill in the Blanks Direction senseg
Order and Ranking

Click Here to View detailed SBI PO 2020 Syllabus [Prelims + Mains + Interview]

SBI PO Previous Year Exam Analysis

To help candidates get an idea of the exam level, questions, difficulty level and good attempts of the SBI PO exam, we are providing here the overall and section wise exam analysis & review of SBI PO 2019 Prelims Exam of all the shifts held online on 8th and 9th June 2019. The SBI PO Prelims exam was conducted online in the Objective type MCQ format.

Quantitative Aptitude: The Quantitative Aptitude section was of a moderate to difficulty level with the questions lengthy and time-consuming. Check the table below to know detailed analysis of Quant section:

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate
Missing No. Series 5 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Miscellaneous Word Problems 10 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

Reasoning Ability: The Reasoning Ability section was time-consuming and of an easy to moderate difficulty level. Check the table below to know detailed analysis of Reasoning section:

Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 1 Easy
Direction Sense Test 3 Moderate
Blood Relation 4 Easy
Syllogism 4 Easy
Alphabet based 1 Easy
Comparison Based 2 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

English Language: The English Language section was of an easy difficulty level. Check the table below to know detailed analysis of English section::

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Error Detection 6 Easy
Sentence Correction 5 Easy
Single Filers 7 Easy
Cloze Test 5 Easy
Match the following based Sentence Formation 2 Easy
Total 30 Easy
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SBI PO 2020 Exam Centre

While filling the online application form, applicants are required to enter their preferred exam centres for SBI PO 2020, based on their convenience. However, the Bank may allot an exam centre other than the choices made by a candidate if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues. All the applicants have to provide 1 preference each for the Prelims exam and the Main exam.

The list of Centres for SBI PO 2020 Prelims Exam:

State Code Exam Centres for Prelims Exam State/UT
11 Port Blair Andaman & Nicobar
12 Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram Andhra Pradesh
13 Itanagar, Naharlagun Arunachal Pradesh
14 Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar Tezpur Assam
15 Arrah, Aurangabad, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan Bihar
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh
17 Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur Chhattisgarh
18 Panaji, Verna Goa
19 Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara Gujarat
20 Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Palwal, Sonipat, Yamunanagar Haryana
21 Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una Himachal Pradesh
22 Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir
23 Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi Jharkhand
24 Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi Karnataka
25 Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
26 Kavarrati Lakshwadeep
27 Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain Madhya Pradesh
28 Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara Maharashtra
29 Imphal Manipur
30 Ri-Bhoi, Shillong Meghalaya
31 Aizawal Mizoram
32 Kohima Nagaland
33 Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon Delhi -NCR
34 Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur Odisha
35 Puducherry Puducherry
36 Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur Punjab
37 Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur Rajasthan
38 Gangtok Sikkim
39 Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Thoothukodi, Vellore Tamilnadu
40 Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal Telangana
41 Agartala Tripura
42 Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bulandshaher, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Unnao, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
43 Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee Uttarakhand
44 Asansol, Berhampur (West Bengal), Bardhaman, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata, Siliguri West Bengal

The list of Centres for SBI PO 2020 Mains Exam:

State Code Exam Centre for Mains Exam State/UT
11 Port Blair Andaman & Nicobar
12 Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh
13 Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh
14 Guwahati, Assam
15 Arrah, Hajipur, Patna Bihar
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh
17 Raipur Chhattisgarh
18 Panaji Goa
19 Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar Gujarat
20 Bahadurgarh, Hissar Haryana
21 Shimla, Solan, Himachal Pradesh
22 Jammu, Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir
23 Jamshedpur, Ranchi Jharkhand
24 Bengaluru Karnataka
25 Kochi,Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
26 Kavarrati Lakshwadeep
27 Bhopal, Indore Madhya Pradesh
28 Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai Maharashtra
29 Imphal Manipur
30 Shillong Meghalaya
31 Aizawal Mizoram
32 Kohima Nagaland
33 Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon Delhi -NCR
34 Bhubaneswar, Odisha
35 Puducherry Puducherry
36 Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala Punjab
37 Jaipur Rajasthan
38 Gangtok Sikkim
39 Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelvelli Tamilnadu
40 Hyderabad Telangana
41 Agartala Tripura
42 Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
43 Dehradun Uttarakhand
44 Hooghly, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata West Bengal

SBI PO Pre-Exam Training

State Bank of India may arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the guidelines issued by Government of India. The initiative has been taken to assist such aspirants in preparations if they cannot afford to enroll themselves at coaching centers. The highlights of SBI PO Pre-exam training is given below.

SBI PO Pre-exam training is usually a 6-day program.

Pre-exam training for SBI PO 2020 is a kind of an orientation program for reserved and minority category candidates.

In the training sessions, candidates are taught of some important questions and topics.

The pre-exam training is conducted across India at different centers.

Candidates belonging to the above categories can avail the training at their own cost by indicating the same against relevant column while applying on-line. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:

North India South India East India West India
Agra Bangalore Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Aizwal Akola
Bareilly Coimbatore Asansol Aurangabad
Chandigarh Ernakulam Bhubaneswar Indore
Dehradun Gulbarga Berhampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Gorakhpur Hubli Dibrugarh Jabalpur
Jaipur Hyderabad Gangtok Mumbai
Kanpur Madurai Guwahati Nagpur
Lucknow Mysore Imphal Panaji (Goa)
Meerut Port Blair Itanagar Pune
NewDelhi Tirupati Kohima Raipur
Srinagar Vishakhapatnam Kolkata Vadodara
Varanasi Vijayawada Patna
Purnea
Ranchi
Sambalpur
Silchar
Siliguri
Shillong

SBI may add additional centres or may remove some of the centres indicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank's website. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.

SBI PO 2020 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates must download the SBI PO 2020 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the SBI PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

• Registration No/Roll No

• Date of Birth/ Password

The admit card or call letter for SBI PO 2020 will be issued in 3 phases:

• Online Preliminary Examination

• Online Mains Examination

• Group Exercise and Interview

Click Here to Download SBI PO Admit Card

SBI PO 2020 Results

All results pertaining to SBI PO 2020 will be made available on the official website of State bank of India, the governing body for the SBI PO exam.

The SBI PO Result 2020 will be released after each phase of the exam has been completed. SBI PO Prelims Result decides the candidates’ eligibility for SBI PO Mains exam. A cumulative score of the mains exam and the interview process is considered to prepare the final merit list of selected students. The merit list is prepared in the descending order of marks obtained by candidates. Candidates who make it to the merit list will be given the appointment letter by the Bank of Candidate’s choice.

SBI PO Final Result

All candidates can check SBI PO 2019 (previous year) final result & cut-off by clicking on the link mentioned below:

Click Here to View SBI PO Result & Cut-Off

SBI PO Preparation

SBI PO preparation must be done in a systematic manner, with latest exam pattern in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well.

SBI PO 2018 left everyone startled with the unexpected pattern. This is the reason we have decided to provide you with the relevant new pattern questions that were asked in the last year banking exams. New pattern questions are simply the application of concepts in a new form. You just need to practice them a lot so that you don't face issue in SBI PO 2020.

Candidates should go through previous year SBI questions, so that they have an idea of what to expect in SBI PO 2020. In fact, we have also provided you with an Study Plan for SBI PO Exam. This plan includes all the topics that may be asked this year.

SBI PO Cut-Off 2020

SBI PO Cut-Off for year 2020 will be declared by State Bank of India after the result of each phase has been declared. Cut-Off for preliminary phase of examination will be declared after the result for the same has been declared. Similarly cut-off for SBI PO Mains Exam will be declared after the result for the same has been declared by State Bank of India.

To know the expected SBI PO Cut-Off, one must be aware of the Cut-Off for SBI PO 2019. Let's have a look at the same

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2019

Category Prelims Cut-off (Out of 100 marks)
General 71
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 68.25
Other Backward Caste (OBC) 68.25
Scheduled Caste (SC) 61.75
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 54.75
LD 59.50
VI 64.75
HI  16.25
D&E 0.25

SBI Clerk Mains Cut-Off

Category Main Exam Cutoff (Out of 250 marks)
General 104.42
EWS 100.89
OBC 94.28
SC 82.50
ST 77.63
LD 86.51
VI 101.75
HI  75.36
D&E 75.14

SBI Clerk Final Cut-Off

Category Final Cut Off (Normalised to 100 marks)
General 54.11
EWS 50.13
OBC 48.78
SC 45.74
ST 43.90
LD 47.11
VI 52.58
HI  35.29
D&E 33.37

Click Here to View SBI PO Previous Year Cut-Off

SBI PO 2020: FAQs

Q. When is the SBI PO 2020 Notification expected to be out?

SBI PO 2020 Official Notification is expected to be released in the month of August-September 2020.

Q. When is the SBI PO Exam to be conducted?

The exam date for SBI PO 2020 exam will be released along with the official notification of SBI PO 2020 exam.

Q. What is the application fee for SBI PO 2020 Exam?

Application fee for SBI PO 2020 exam varies according to the categories. For General/ OBC category it is INR 750 and INR 125 for SC/ ST.

Q. Is the SBI PO Exam Bilingual?

Except the Descriptive Test for English Language, all the other tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi.

Q. Is there Negative Marking in SBI PO Exam?

Yes, there is negative marking for wrong answer in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of SBI PO 2020. One fourth of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.

Q. Are there fixed timings for different sections?

Yes, Both in Prelims & Mains.

Q. Will the descriptive test be conducted offline?

No, the test will be conducted online only. Candidates are therefore advised to practice typing before they appear for the test.

Q. What is the exam pattern the descriptive test?

The descriptive test will consist of two questions which include letter and essay. The descriptive test is of maximum 50 marks and must be attempted within 30 minutes duration.

Q. How much marks has been allotted for PI & GD?

The maximum marks for Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) are 50 marks.

SBI PO 2020 Exam Notification to be Out Soon

SBI PO 2020 exam will be conducted by State Bank of India (SBI) to select eligible candidates to the post of Probationary Officer. SBI PO is one of the most coveted jobs in Banking industry and a dream job for millions of aspirants across India. SBI PO is considered as a premium job opportunity in Banking sector because of following reasons:

• Brand value of SBI and reputation associated with SBI PO post

• Lucrative pay scale which is highest among PSU Banks

• Growth opportunities where even a PO can progress to the level of Chairperson

• Job satisfaction and social prestige

Before beginning with your preparation, you should get an idea about the latest updates, selection procedure, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, previous year cut off etc. Please go through this article to get all the important information for the SBI PO 2020 Exam.

SBI Circle Based Officers (CBO) 2020 Notification Out: Click Here to Check

SBI PO 2020 Notification

The SBI PO 2020 Notification has not been released yet. As per the previous years trend, the official notification for SBI PO 2020 exam was expected to be released in the month of April to recruit 2000+ Probationary Officers (PO) but due to COVID-19 epidemic in India, It has been delayed. Like other exam conducting body, SBI has also delayed it onging exams (SBI Clerk Mains Exam). Now, all candidates who are waiting for this recruitment notification will have to wait till lockdown. If we get any news related to SBI PO 2020 exam will update here. All candidates can check this page regularly to get latest updates about SBI PO 2020 exam notification.

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SBI PO 2020 Exam Dates, Online Application & other details will be released with its official notification. This recruitment process will be started once the official notification has been released and it will be conducted for selection of candidates to the post of PO in State Bank of India and its Associate banks. The candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India.

SBI PO Official Notification [Previous Year]

SBI PO 2020 Exam Date

State Bank of India (SBI) will release Exam Dates for SBI PO 2020 exam along with its official notification. Candidates are advised to visit this page regularly to remain updated about SBI PO 2020 Exam. The exam schedule for SBI PO 2020 Exam will be updated below. Let's have a look at the tentative dates for SBI PO 2020 exam.

SBI PO 2020 Exam Schedule (Tentative)
SBI PO Activity Dates
SBI PO 2020 Notification August-September 2020
On-line Registration Starts From August-September 2020
Last Date to Pay Fee August-September 2020
Download Admit Card for Prelims Exam To be notified later
SBI PO 2020 Exam Date- Preliminary To be notified later
Result of Online exam – Preliminary To be notified later
Download of Call letter for Mains Exam To be notified later
SBI PO 2020 Exam Date – Mains To be notified later
Result of Online Examination – Main -
Download Call Letter for Personal Interview -
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview -
Declaration of Final Result -
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SBI PO Exam Dates: Last Year
SBI PO Events Dates
Release of SBI PO Official Notification 1st April 2019
SBI PO Online Registration (Inclusive of Edit/Modification of Application) 2nd – 22nd April 2019
SBI PO Last Date of Application 22nd April 2019
Download Call Letter for Pre-Examination Training 7th – 25th May 2019
Pre- Examination Training Commencement 4th Week of May 2019
Download SBI PO Prelims Admit Card 17th May – 9th June 2019
SBI PO Prelims Exam Dates 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019
SBI PO Prelims Result 29th June 2019
Download SBI PO Mains Admit Card 5th – 20th July 2019
SBI PO Mains Exam Date 20th July 2019
SBI PO Mains Result 3rd week of August 2019
Download Call Letter for Personal Interview 4th week of August 2019
Conduct of Group Discussion & Interview September 2019
SBI Bank PO Result Declaration (Final) 2nd week of October 2019

All Eligible and interested Candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process. The 3-tier selection process consists of Preliminary and Main Exams which will be conducted online, followed by Interview. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. Final selection will be based on merit.

SBI PO 2020 Exam Summary

All important points related to SBI PO 2020 exam are highlighted below:

Name of Exam State Bank of India Probationary Officers Exam (SBI PO 2020)
Conducting Body State Bank of India
Periodicity Annually
Exam Level National
Mode of Applicaion Online
Mode of Exam Online (CBT)
Exam Rounds 3 (Prelims + Mains + Interview)
Candidates Expected to Register for SBI PO 2020 9-10 lakhs
Available Seats 2000+
Job Location Across India
Official Website sbi.co.in
SBI PO Helpline 022 – 2282 0427

SBI PO 2020 Application Fee

The category wise fee structure for SBI PO online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for SBI PO Application

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.125/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI PO Vacancy 2020

SBI PO 2020 Vacancy will be announced along with SBI PO 2020 Notification. The State Bank of India declared a total vacancy of 2000 posts for SBI PO 2019 Exam. So we can expected 2000+ vacancy for 2020 exam.

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Let's have a look at the SBI PO Vacancies for 2019 exam:

Vacancy (PwD Category)

Category Vacancy Backlog Total
LD 20 - 20
VI 20 - 20
HI 20 53 73
d & e 20 - 20

*VI: Vision Impairment

*HI: Hearing Impairment

*LD: Learning Disabilities

Vacancy (All Other Categories)

Category Vacancy Backlog Total
SC 300 - 300
ST 150 - 150
OBC 540 - 540
GEN 810 - 810
Total 2000 - 2000

SBI PO Salary

As per the last year notice, the starting basic pay of a Probationary Officer (PO) is 27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I.

The official will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A/ Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time. The total compensation per annum on CTC basis be a minimum of 8.20 lacs and maximum of 13.08 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors.

Check SBI PO Salary Structure, Allowances & Perks

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2020

The candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the SBI PO Exam 2020:

• Age Limit: The candidate must be 21 Years to 30 Years as on 01.04.2020 i.e. candidates must have been born between 02.04.1990 and 01.04.1999 (both dates inclusive)

• Educational Qualification: The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they must produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01.07.2020. Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2020. Candidates with Chartered Accountant certification may also apply.

SBI PO Selection Procedure: Important Points

The candidates should keep in mind the following points related to the SBI PO selection process:

• Biometric Verification: To ensure an error-free and secure selection procedure for SBI PO 2020, the bank may digitally capture the thumb impression of the candidate. This is done to verify the genuineness of the candidates. Any inconsistency in the biometric verification will lead to rejection of the candidature and punitive legal actions. Candidates are thus advised not to apply any kind of external matter like ink, mehandi, chemical etc. on their hands.

• Number of Attempts: The maximum number of chances are fixed for each category. Candidates who have used up all the chances are not eligible to apply. Appearing in Preliminary Exam is not counted as an attempt but appearing in Mains Exam is counted.

Category Number of Chances
General 4
General (PWD) 7
OBC/ OBC(PWD) 7
SC/SC(PWD)/ST/ST(PWD) No restriction

SBI PO 2020 Online Application

The online application process for SBI PO Exam 2020 will start in the month of August-September 2020. Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for SBI PO Online Applicaion. All candidates can apply online for SBI PO 2020 exam by clicking on the link mentioned below:

Apply Online for SBI PO 2020 Exam [Link Inactive]

SBI PO 2020 Recruitment

The SBI PO recruitment exam is the most premier among the public-sector bank exams in India. It is considered a little difficult compared to the bank entrance exams conducted by IBPS. The recruitment process for Probationary Officers at SBI consists of 3 stages:

1. Preliminary Examination

2. Main Examination

3. GD/Interview

SBI PO 2020 Exam Pattern

The SBI PO selection process consists of 3 stages. The written examinations are conducted online, followed by an interview round. The structure of exams is as follows:

Phase-1: SBI PO Preliminary Examination

This is an online examination where the candidates must solve the question paper in one 1 hour for 100 marks. The test consists of 3 sections. Candidates must know that the sectional cut-off in the Preliminary Exam has been removed and the overall score of all the sections will be considered for selection to the next round.. The cut-off or minimum passing marks for each section is decided by the Bank each year depending on the difficult of the test. The section-wise division of the marks is given below:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

Click Here to View Detailed SBI PO Exam Pattern 2020

SBI PO 2020 Syllabus

While SBI issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The every stage of the exam is very important stage in the selection process. So without knowing SBI PO syllabus and exam pattern, you cannot make your study plan in a proper manner. The SBI PO syllabus 2020 for the prelims and the mains exam are mostly similar with slight changes. So thoroughly go through the complete SBI PO syllabus and make note of it without any mistake.

SBI PO Pre Exam Syllabus

SBI PO Prelims exam consists of 3 sections: Reasoning Ability, English Language & Numerical Ability.

English Language Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability
Reading Comprehension Number Series Puzzle and Arrangements
Cloze Test Simplification/ Approximation Inequality
Parajumbles Quadratic Equations Syllogism
Spotting Errors Data Interpretation Coding - Decoding
Sentence Improvement Miscellaneous Blood Relations
Fill in the Blanks Direction senseg
Order and Ranking

Click Here to View detailed SBI PO 2020 Syllabus [Prelims + Mains + Interview]

SBI PO Previous Year Exam Analysis

To help candidates get an idea of the exam level, questions, difficulty level and good attempts of the SBI PO exam, we are providing here the overall and section wise exam analysis & review of SBI PO 2019 Prelims Exam of all the shifts held online on 8th and 9th June 2019. The SBI PO Prelims exam was conducted online in the Objective type MCQ format.

Quantitative Aptitude: The Quantitative Aptitude section was of a moderate to difficulty level with the questions lengthy and time-consuming. Check the table below to know detailed analysis of Quant section:

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Data Interpretation 15 Moderate
Missing No. Series 5 Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Easy
Miscellaneous Word Problems 10 Moderate
Total 35 Moderate

Reasoning Ability: The Reasoning Ability section was time-consuming and of an easy to moderate difficulty level. Check the table below to know detailed analysis of Reasoning section:

Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20 Moderate
Coding-Decoding 1 Easy
Direction Sense Test 3 Moderate
Blood Relation 4 Easy
Syllogism 4 Easy
Alphabet based 1 Easy
Comparison Based 2 Easy
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

English Language: The English Language section was of an easy difficulty level. Check the table below to know detailed analysis of English section::

Topic No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Error Detection 6 Easy
Sentence Correction 5 Easy
Single Filers 7 Easy
Cloze Test 5 Easy
Match the following based Sentence Formation 2 Easy
Total 30 Easy
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SBI PO 2020 Exam Centre

While filling the online application form, applicants are required to enter their preferred exam centres for SBI PO 2020, based on their convenience. However, the Bank may allot an exam centre other than the choices made by a candidate if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues. All the applicants have to provide 1 preference each for the Prelims exam and the Main exam.

The list of Centres for SBI PO 2020 Prelims Exam:

State Code Exam Centres for Prelims Exam State/UT
11 Port Blair Andaman & Nicobar
12 Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram Andhra Pradesh
13 Itanagar, Naharlagun Arunachal Pradesh
14 Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar Tezpur Assam
15 Arrah, Aurangabad, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan Bihar
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh
17 Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur Chhattisgarh
18 Panaji, Verna Goa
19 Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara Gujarat
20 Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Palwal, Sonipat, Yamunanagar Haryana
21 Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una Himachal Pradesh
22 Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir
23 Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi Jharkhand
24 Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi Karnataka
25 Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
26 Kavarrati Lakshwadeep
27 Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain Madhya Pradesh
28 Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara Maharashtra
29 Imphal Manipur
30 Ri-Bhoi, Shillong Meghalaya
31 Aizawal Mizoram
32 Kohima Nagaland
33 Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon Delhi -NCR
34 Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur Odisha
35 Puducherry Puducherry
36 Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur Punjab
37 Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur Rajasthan
38 Gangtok Sikkim
39 Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Thoothukodi, Vellore Tamilnadu
40 Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal Telangana
41 Agartala Tripura
42 Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bulandshaher, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Unnao, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
43 Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee Uttarakhand
44 Asansol, Berhampur (West Bengal), Bardhaman, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata, Siliguri West Bengal

The list of Centres for SBI PO 2020 Mains Exam:

State Code Exam Centre for Mains Exam State/UT
11 Port Blair Andaman & Nicobar
12 Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh
13 Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh
14 Guwahati, Assam
15 Arrah, Hajipur, Patna Bihar
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh
17 Raipur Chhattisgarh
18 Panaji Goa
19 Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar Gujarat
20 Bahadurgarh, Hissar Haryana
21 Shimla, Solan, Himachal Pradesh
22 Jammu, Srinagar Jammu & Kashmir
23 Jamshedpur, Ranchi Jharkhand
24 Bengaluru Karnataka
25 Kochi,Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
26 Kavarrati Lakshwadeep
27 Bhopal, Indore Madhya Pradesh
28 Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai Maharashtra
29 Imphal Manipur
30 Shillong Meghalaya
31 Aizawal Mizoram
32 Kohima Nagaland
33 Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon Delhi -NCR
34 Bhubaneswar, Odisha
35 Puducherry Puducherry
36 Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala Punjab
37 Jaipur Rajasthan
38 Gangtok Sikkim
39 Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelvelli Tamilnadu
40 Hyderabad Telangana
41 Agartala Tripura
42 Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
43 Dehradun Uttarakhand
44 Hooghly, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata West Bengal

SBI PO Pre-Exam Training

State Bank of India may arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the guidelines issued by Government of India. The initiative has been taken to assist such aspirants in preparations if they cannot afford to enroll themselves at coaching centers. The highlights of SBI PO Pre-exam training is given below.

SBI PO Pre-exam training is usually a 6-day program.

Pre-exam training for SBI PO 2020 is a kind of an orientation program for reserved and minority category candidates.

In the training sessions, candidates are taught of some important questions and topics.

The pre-exam training is conducted across India at different centers.

Candidates belonging to the above categories can avail the training at their own cost by indicating the same against relevant column while applying on-line. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:

North India South India East India West India
Agra Bangalore Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Aizwal Akola
Bareilly Coimbatore Asansol Aurangabad
Chandigarh Ernakulam Bhubaneswar Indore
Dehradun Gulbarga Berhampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Gorakhpur Hubli Dibrugarh Jabalpur
Jaipur Hyderabad Gangtok Mumbai
Kanpur Madurai Guwahati Nagpur
Lucknow Mysore Imphal Panaji (Goa)
Meerut Port Blair Itanagar Pune
NewDelhi Tirupati Kohima Raipur
Srinagar Vishakhapatnam Kolkata Vadodara
Varanasi Vijayawada Patna
Purnea
Ranchi
Sambalpur
Silchar
Siliguri
Shillong

SBI may add additional centres or may remove some of the centres indicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank's website. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.

SBI PO 2020 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates must download the SBI PO 2020 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the SBI PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

• Registration No/Roll No

• Date of Birth/ Password

The admit card or call letter for SBI PO 2020 will be issued in 3 phases:

• Online Preliminary Examination

• Online Mains Examination

• Group Exercise and Interview

Click Here to Download SBI PO Admit Card

SBI PO 2020 Results

All results pertaining to SBI PO 2020 will be made available on the official website of State bank of India, the governing body for the SBI PO exam.

The SBI PO Result 2020 will be released after each phase of the exam has been completed. SBI PO Prelims Result decides the candidates’ eligibility for SBI PO Mains exam. A cumulative score of the mains exam and the interview process is considered to prepare the final merit list of selected students. The merit list is prepared in the descending order of marks obtained by candidates. Candidates who make it to the merit list will be given the appointment letter by the Bank of Candidate’s choice.

SBI PO Final Result

All candidates can check SBI PO 2019 (previous year) final result & cut-off by clicking on the link mentioned below:

Click Here to View SBI PO Result & Cut-Off

SBI PO Preparation

SBI PO preparation must be done in a systematic manner, with latest exam pattern in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well.

SBI PO 2018 left everyone startled with the unexpected pattern. This is the reason we have decided to provide you with the relevant new pattern questions that were asked in the last year banking exams. New pattern questions are simply the application of concepts in a new form. You just need to practice them a lot so that you don't face issue in SBI PO 2020.

Candidates should go through previous year SBI questions, so that they have an idea of what to expect in SBI PO 2020. In fact, we have also provided you with an Study Plan for SBI PO Exam. This plan includes all the topics that may be asked this year.

SBI PO Cut-Off 2020

SBI PO Cut-Off for year 2020 will be declared by State Bank of India after the result of each phase has been declared. Cut-Off for preliminary phase of examination will be declared after the result for the same has been declared. Similarly cut-off for SBI PO Mains Exam will be declared after the result for the same has been declared by State Bank of India.

To know the expected SBI PO Cut-Off, one must be aware of the Cut-Off for SBI PO 2019. Let's have a look at the same

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2019

Category Prelims Cut-off (Out of 100 marks)
General 71
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 68.25
Other Backward Caste (OBC) 68.25
Scheduled Caste (SC) 61.75
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 54.75
LD 59.50
VI 64.75
HI  16.25
D&E 0.25

SBI Clerk Mains Cut-Off

Category Main Exam Cutoff (Out of 250 marks)
General 104.42
EWS 100.89
OBC 94.28
SC 82.50
ST 77.63
LD 86.51
VI 101.75
HI  75.36
D&E 75.14

SBI Clerk Final Cut-Off

Category Final Cut Off (Normalised to 100 marks)
General 54.11
EWS 50.13
OBC 48.78
SC 45.74
ST 43.90
LD 47.11
VI 52.58
HI  35.29
D&E 33.37

Click Here to View SBI PO Previous Year Cut-Off

SBI PO 2020: FAQs

Q. When is the SBI PO 2020 Notification expected to be out?

SBI PO 2020 Official Notification is expected to be released in the month of August-September 2020.

Q. When is the SBI PO Exam to be conducted?

The exam date for SBI PO 2020 exam will be released along with the official notification of SBI PO 2020 exam.

Q. What is the application fee for SBI PO 2020 Exam?

Application fee for SBI PO 2020 exam varies according to the categories. For General/ OBC category it is INR 750 and INR 125 for SC/ ST.

Q. Is the SBI PO Exam Bilingual?

Except the Descriptive Test for English Language, all the other tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi.

Q. Is there Negative Marking in SBI PO Exam?

Yes, there is negative marking for wrong answer in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of SBI PO 2020. One fourth of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.

Q. Are there fixed timings for different sections?

Yes, Both in Prelims & Mains.

Q. Will the descriptive test be conducted offline?

No, the test will be conducted online only. Candidates are therefore advised to practice typing before they appear for the test.

Q. What is the exam pattern the descriptive test?

The descriptive test will consist of two questions which include letter and essay. The descriptive test is of maximum 50 marks and must be attempted within 30 minutes duration.

Q. How much marks has been allotted for PI & GD?

The maximum marks for Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) are 50 marks.