SBI PO 2023 Mains Exam Date: Every year, the SBI PO 2023 exam is conducted by the State Bank of India (SBI) to select eligible candidates for the Probationary Officers (PO) vacancies in different branches of the State Bank of India. SBI PO Recruitment 2023 Notification has been released along with SBI PO Online Registration and Exam Dates. SBI PO is one of the most coveted jobs in the Banking industry and a dream job for millions of aspirants across India. SBI PO 2023 Interview is scheduled from from 24th to 30th January 2024. 

SBI PO is considered a premium job opportunity in the banking sector because of the 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

The SBI PO exam consists of 3 phases – Prelims, Mains and GD/ Interview round. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. The final selection will be based on merit. 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 2023 Exam.

SBI PO 2023 Notification

The SBI PO Notification 2023 has been released by the State Bank of India to recruit 2000 vacancies for Probationary Officers (PO) in different offices of SBI in India. The official notification pdf has been released on the SBI Career page of the SBI official website i.e. sbi.co.in. SBI PO 2023 Exam Dates, Online Application & other details are released along with its official notification. The candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India. The official notification PDF for SBI PO 2023 exam is mentioned below for reference.

SBI PO Notification 2023- Click to Download PDF

SBI PO Recruitment 2023 Exam Summary

State Bank of India has announced 2000 Probationary Officer vacancies through SBI PO Notification 2023 for which a three-phase selection process (Prelims, Mains, Interview) will be conducted. All important points related to the SBI PO Recruitment 2023 exam are highlighted below:

SBI PO Recruitment 2023- Overview
Conducting BodyState Bank of India
Post NameProbationary Officers
PeriodicityAnnually
Exam LevelNational
Vacancy2000
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline (CBT)
SBI PO Interview Datesfrom 24th to 30th January 2024
Exam Rounds3 (Prelims + Mains + Interview)
SBI PO SalaryRs. 65,780- Rs. 68,580 per Month
Job LocationAcross India
Official Websitewww.sbi.co.in

SBI PO 2023 Important Dates

State Bank of India (SBI) has announced the SBI PO Recruitment 2023 Online Registration & tentative Exam Dates along with the release of the SBI PO Notification. We have updated all important dates for the SBI PO 2023 Exam as announced through the SBI PO Notification here-

SBI PO 2023 Exam Schedule
SBI PO ActivityDates
SBI PO Notification 202306th September 2023
Online Registration Starts From07th September 2023
Last date for SBI PO Apply Online03rd October 2023
Last Date to Pay Fee03rd October 2023
Conduct of Pre- Examination TrainingTo be notified
SBI PO Admit Card 202323rd October 2023
SBI PO Exam Date 20231st, 4th and 6th November 2023
SBI PO Prelims Result 202321st November 2023
SBI PO Mains Admit Card 202322nd November 2023
SBI PO Mains Exam Date 20235th December 2023
SBI PO Mains Result 202311th January 2024
SBI PO Interview Call LetterJanuary 2024
SBI PO Interview Dates24th to 30th January 2024

SBI PO Vacancy 2023

SBI PO 2023 Vacancy has been announced along with SBI PO Notification 2023. For FY 2023-24, the State Bank of India has announced a total vacancy of 2,000 posts of Probationary Officers. Let's have a look at the break-up of this year's SBI PO Vacancy.

SBI PO Vacancy 2023
CategoryVacancy
SC300
ST150
OBC540
EWS200
GEN810
Total2000

SBI PO Vacancy (PwD Category)

CategoryVacancyBacklogTotal
LD20--20
VI20--20
HI201636
d & e201636

*VI: Vision Impairment

*HI: Hearing Impairment

*LD: Learning Disabilities

SBI PO 2023 Online Application

The online application process for SBI PO Exam 2023 has started from 07th September 2023 as mentioned in SBI PO notification 2023. The last date to apply online for the SBI PO 2023 Exam is 03rd October 2023. Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for the SBI PO Online Application. 

SBI PO 2023 Apply Online- Click to Check

SBI PO 2023 Application Fee

The category-wise fee structure for the SBI PO 2023 online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can they be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee for SC/ST/PWD category candidates is Nil and Rs. 750/ for General and other categories of candidates. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for the SBI PO Application.

SNo.CategoryApplication Fee
1SC/ST/PWDNil
2General and OthersRs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI PO 2023 Eligibility Criteria 

The candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the SBI PO 2023 Exam:

SBI PO Educational Qualification (as on 31/12/2023)

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 an interview, they must produce proof of having passed the graduation examination. Candidates with an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate must ensure that the date of passing the IDD is as mentioned in notification. Candidates with Chartered Accountant certification may also apply.

SBI PO Age Limit (as on 01/04/2023)

The candidate must be 21 Years to 30 Years i.e. candidates must have been born between 02.04.1993 and 01.04.2002 (both dates inclusive)

CategoryAge relaxation
Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) (SC/ ST)15 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) (OBC)13 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) (Gen/EWS)10 years
Ex Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency
Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers
(SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been
released on completion of assignment (including those whose
assignment is due to be completed within 6 months from the last date
of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or
discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability
attributable to military service or invalidment.
5 years

SBI PO 2023 Selection Process

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 Recruitment 2023- 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 2023, 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, chemicals 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 the Preliminary Exam is not counted as an attempt but appearing in the Mains Exam is counted.

CategoryNumber of Chances
General/ EWS4
General/ EWS (PWD)7
OBC/ OBC(PWD)7
SC/SC(PWD)/ST/ST(PWD)No restriction

SBI PO 2023 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. A negative marking of ¼ marks for each incorrect answer will be applicable. 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 section-wise division of the marks is given below:

SBI PO 2023 Prelims Exam Pattern
S.No.Name of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 Minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 Minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
Total1001001 Hour

Click Here to View Detailed SBI PO Exam Pattern 2023

SBI PO 2023 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. Every stage of the exam is a very important stage in the selection process. So without knowing the SBI PO syllabus and exam pattern, you cannot make your study plan in a proper manner. The SBI PO syllabus 2023 for the prelims and the main exam are mostly similar with slight changes. So thoroughly go through the complete SBI PO syllabus and make note of it without any mistakes.

SBI PO Prelims Exam Syllabus

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

SBI PO 2023 Prelims Syllabus
English SyllabusQuantitative Aptitude SyllabusReasoning Syllabus
Reading ComprehensionSimplification/ ApproximationAlphanumeric Series
Fill in the blanksProfit & LossDirections
Cloze TestMixtures & AlligationsLogical Reasoning
Para jumblesPermutation, Combination & ProbabilityData Sufficiency
VocabularyWork & TimeRanking & Order
Paragraph CompletionSequence & SeriesAlphabet Test
Multiple Meaning /Error SpottingSimple Interest & Compound InterestSeating Arrangement
Sentence CompletionSurds & IndicesCoded Inequalities
Tenses RulesMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SpherePuzzle
 Time & DistanceSyllogism
Data InterpretationBlood Relations
Ratio & ProportionCoding-Decoding
Number SystemsInput-Output
PercentageTabulation

Click Here to View SBI PO 2023 Syllabus [Prelims + Mains + Interview]

SBI PO Previous Year Question Paper PDF with Solution

SBI PO 2023 Exam Preparation

SBI PO preparation must be done in a systematic manner, keeping the latest exam pattern in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of topics, it is important to choose the right study material and platform so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well. Candidates can prepare through SBI PO Online Coaching and SBI PO Mock Tests provided by our expert faculties. 

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SBI PO Mock Test 2023- Click to Practice

SBI PO 2023 Salary Structure

As per the notification, the starting basic pay of a Probationary Officer (PO) is Rs 41,960/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840 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 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 the SBI PO 2020-21 Prelims Exam of all the shifts held online on 4th, 5th & 6th January 2021. 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 difficult level with the questions lengthy and time-consuming. Check the table below to know the detailed analysis of the Quant section:

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Data Interpretation15Moderate
Missing No. Series5Moderate
Quadratic Equation5Easy
Miscellaneous Word Problems10Moderate
Total35Moderate

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

TopicsNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement20Moderate
Coding-Decoding1Easy
Direction Sense Test3Moderate
Blood Relation4Easy
Syllogism4Easy
Alphabet based1Easy
Comparison Based2Easy
Total35Easy-Moderate

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

TopicNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Reading Comprehension5Moderate
Error Detection6Easy
Sentence Correction5Easy
Single Filers7Easy
Cloze Test5Easy
Match the following based Sentence Formation2Easy
Total30Easy

SBI PO 2023 Exam Centre

While filling the online application form, applicants are required to enter their preferred exam centres for SBI PO 2023, 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 the SBI PO 2023 Prelims Exam:

State CodeStates/UTExam Centres for Prelims Exam
11Andaman & NicobarPort Blair
12Andhra PradeshChirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
13Arunachal PradeshItanagar, Naharlagun
14AssamDibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar Tezpur
15BiharArrah, Aurangabad, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan
16ChandigarhChandigarh
17ChhattisgarhBhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
18GoaPanaji, Verna
19GujaratAhmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
20HaryanaAmbala, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Palwal, Sonipat, Yamunanagar
21Himachal PradeshBaddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una
22Jammu & KashmirJammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar
23JharkhandBokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
24KarnatakaBelgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi
25KeralaAlappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram
26LakshwadeepKavaratti
27Madhya PradeshBhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain
28MaharashtraAmaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara
29ManipurImphal
30MeghalayaRi-Bhoi, Shillong
31MizoramAizawal
32NagalandKohima
33Delhi -NCRDelhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon
34OdishaAngul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur
35PuducherryPuducherry
36PunjabAmritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur
37RajasthanAjmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
38SikkimGangtok
39TamilnaduChennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Thoothukodi, Vellore
40TelanganaHyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
41TripuraAgartala
42Uttar PradeshAgra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bulandshahar, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Unnao, Varanasi
43UttarakhandDehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee
44West BengalAsansol, Berhampur (West Bengal), Bardhaman, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata, Siliguri

The list of Centres for the SBI PO 2023 Mains Exam:

State CodeStates/UTExam Centre for Mains Exam
11Andaman & NicobarPort Blair
12Andhra PradeshGuntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam
13Arunachal PradeshItanagar
14AssamGuwahati,
15BiharArrah, Hajipur, Patna
16ChandigarhChandigarh
17ChhattisgarhRaipur
18GoaPanaji
19GujaratAhmedabad, Gandhinagar
20HaryanaBahadurgarh, Hissar
21Himachal PradeshShimla, Solan,
22Jammu & KashmirJammu, Srinagar
23JharkhandJamshedpur, Ranchi
24KarnatakaBengaluru
25KeralaKochi,Thiruvananthapuram
26LakshwadeepKavaratti
27Madhya PradeshBhopal, Indore
28MaharashtraAurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai
29ManipurImphal
30MeghalayaShillong
31MizoramAizawal
32NagalandKohima
33Delhi -NCRDelhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon
34OdishaBhubaneswar,
35PuducherryPuducherry
36PunjabBhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
37RajasthanJaipur
38SikkimGangtok
39TamilnaduChennai, Madurai, Tirunelvelli
40TelanganaHyderabad
41TripuraAgartala
42Uttar PradeshAgra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
43UttarakhandDehradun
44West BengalHooghly, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata

SBI PO 2023 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 the Government of India. The initiative has been taken to assist such aspirants in preparations if they cannot afford to enrol themselves at coaching centres. 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 2023 is a kind of an orientation program for reserved and minority category candidates.

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

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

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

North IndiaSouth IndiaEast IndiaWest India
AgraBangaloreAgartalaAhmedabad
AllahabadChennaiAizwalAkola
BareillyCoimbatoreAsansolAurangabad
ChandigarhErnakulamBhubaneswarIndore
DehradunGulbargaBerhampur (Ganjam)Bhopal
GorakhpurHubliDibrugarhJabalpur
JaipurHyderabadGangtokMumbai
KanpurMaduraiGuwahatiNagpur
LucknowMysoreImphalPanaji (Goa)
MeerutPort BlairItanagarPune
NewDelhiTirupatiKohimaRaipur
SrinagarVishakhapatnamKolkataVadodara
VaranasiVijayawadaPatna 
  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 2023 Result

All results pertaining to SBI PO 2023 will be made available on the official website of the State bank of India, the governing body for the SBI PO exam. The SBI PO Result 2023 will be released after each phase of the exam has been completed. SBI PO Prelims Result decides the candidates’ eligibility for the 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 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 2023 Cut-Off 

SBI PO Cut-Off for year 2023 will be declared by the State Bank of India after the result of each phase has been declared. The Cut-Off for the preliminary phase of examination will be declared after the result for the same has been declared. Similarly, a cut-off for SBI PO Mains Exam will be declared after the result for the same has been declared by the State Bank of India.

To know the expected SBI PO Cut-Off, one must be aware of the Cut-Off for SBI PO 2022. Let's have a look at the same.

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2022

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2022
CategoryCut-Off Marks
GEN59.50
SC52.50
ST47.75
OBC58.25
EWS59.50
LD46.25
VI50.50
HI 21.50
D & E-

Click Here to View SBI PO Previous Year Cut-Off

SBI PO 2023- FAQs

Ans. SBI PO recruitment 2023 Interview is to be held from 24th to 30th January 2024.

Ans. There will be 3 rounds to shortlist candidates for SBI PO 2023- Prelims, Mains & Interview.

Ans. SBI PO stands for State Bank of India Probationary Officer. State Bank of India conducts SBI PO exam for recruiting Probationary Officers once every year. This is the most prestigious exam in bank category examinations.

Ans. Application fee for SBI PO 2023 exam varies according to the categories. For General/ OBC category it is INR 750 and Nil SC/ ST.

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

Ans. Yes, there is negative marking for wrong answer in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of SBI PO 2023. One fourth of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.

Ans. 2000 vacancies of Probationary Officers has been announced along with the release of SBI PO Notification 2023.

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

Ans. 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.

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

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