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SBI PO Recruitment Notification 2023 Released

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SBI PO Recruitment Notification 2023 Released

 SBI PO Notification 2023 has been issued by the State Bank of India on 7 September 2023. Eligible Indian citizens are invited to apply for the Probationary Officer (POs) position at the State Bank of India. Candidates who get selected in this recruitment exam will be assigned any job location to work in across India. 

SBI PO Recruitment registration process concludes on 27th September 2023. Candidates who want to apply for the SBI PO Exam 2023 can check the SBI PO detailed Notification 2023 and apply to avoid the last-minute hustle.

SBI PO 2023 Notification

The State Bank of India (SBI) issued the SBI PO Notification 2023 on September 7, 2023, aiming to fill 2000 vacancies of Probationary Officers (PO) in various SBI offices located across India. The official notification PDF is now available on the SBI Career page of the SBI's official website, sbi.co.in. 

Alongside the notification, SBI has also specified the SBI PO 2023 Exam Dates, Online Application process, and other relevant details. Read this article carefully to know the whole information related to the SBI PO 2023 Recruitment.

SBI PO Notification Overview 2023

The State Bank of India (SBI) has released the SBI PO Notification 2023, with the 2000 Probationary Officer vacancies. To select suitable candidates, SBI will conduct a comprehensive three-phase selection process consisting of Prelims, Mains, and an Interview. Below, you will find key highlights concerning the SBI PO Exam 2023:

                                   Important Updates

Exam Conducting Body 

State Bank Of India 

Post Name 

SBI PO (Probationary Officer)



Application Dates

7 September to 27 September 2023 

Application Mode


Examination Mode


Exam Frequency 


Job Location

All Over India

Selection Process

  • Preliminary 
  • Mains 
  • Interview

SBI PO 2023 Important Dates

The State Bank of India (SBI) has issued the SBI PO Notification 2023, along with the announcement of SBI PO 2023 Online Registration and tentative Exam Dates on September 6, 2023. 

The SBI PO Online Registration for 2023 will be accepted from 7 September  to 27 September 2023. We have provided important dates for the SBI PO 2023 Exam, as per the information released in the SBI PO Notification.



Notification Release Date

7 September 2023

Application Start Date

7 September 2023

Last Date to Apply

27 September 2023

Last Date to Submit The Application Fee

27 September 2023

SBI PO Preliminary Examination Call Letters 

2nd Week of October 2023 onwards

SBI PO Preliminary Examination Date

November 2023

Declaration of Result of Preliminary Examination

November-December 2023

Download of Main Examination Call letter

November-December 2023

SBI PO Main Examination Date

December 2023- January 2024

Declaration of Result of Main Examination

December 2023- January 2024

Download of Phase-III Call Letter

January-February 2024

Phase-III: Psychometric Test 

January-February 2024

Interview & Group Exercises 

January-February 2024

Declaration of Final Result

February / March 2024

Pre-Examination Training is available for candidates belonging to SC (Scheduled Caste), ST (Scheduled Tribe), OBC (Other Backward Classes), and Religious Minority Communities.

Download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training

1st week of October 2023 onwards

Conduct of Pre-Examination Training

2nd week of October 2023 onwards

SBI PO 2023 Important Links

Candidates can apply online for the SBI PO 2023 Recruitment. We are providing the SBI PO Online application link in this post for your reference. Just click on the link and follow the steps mentioned below to apply. Don’t forget to submit your application before 27th September 2023:-

Official Website

SBI PO Notification 2023 PDF

SBI PO Apply Link

SBI PO Admit Card 2023 Link (Inactive)

SBI PO 2023 Answer Key Link (Inactive)

SBI PO Mains Result PDF 2023 Link

SBI PO Vacancy 2023 

A total of 2,000 vacant seats are going to be filled through the SBI PO Recruitment drive 2023. Category-wise SBI PO vacancy details are tabulated below:-















SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2023

Before applying for the SBI PO Recruitment 2023, candidates must check the SBI PO Eligibility Criteria to ensure that they are eligible to appear for the SBI exam 2023. Here we are providing the SBI PO Eligibility Criteria details, which consist of nationality, age limit and educational qualification:-

(a) Nationality:

The candidate should be an Indian citizen for applying in the SBI PO Recruitment 2023.

(b) Age Limit:

Candidates are required to be between 21 and 30 years of age as of April 1, 2023. In other words, candidates should have been born no later than April 1, 2002, and no earlier than April 2, 1993, with both dates inclusive.

Relaxation Age:

Specific categories will be granted certain relaxations in the upper age limit. The relaxation in the upper age limit is provided as follows:


Relaxation in Age

Schedule Caste/ Schedule Tribe

5 years

Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 Years

Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) 

SC/ST:- 15 Years

OBC:-    13 Years

GEN/ EWS:- 10 Years

Ex-Servicemen, ECOs/ SSCOs

5 Years

(c) Educational Qualification

To apply for the SBI PO examination, a candidate should have below-mentioned academic qualifications:-

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree from a recognised University in any discipline or an equivalent qualification recognised by the Central Government.
  • Candidates in their Final Year/Semester of Graduation can also apply for the SBI PO Position provisionally. However, if selected for an interview, they must provide proof of graduating by December 31, 2023.
  • For candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificates, the completion date of the IDD program must be on or before December 31, 2023. 
  • Candidates with qualifications in fields such as Medicine, Engineering, Chartered Accountancy, Cost, Accountancy and similar qualifications are also eligible to apply.  

SBI PO 2023 Application Process                              

To apply for the SBI PO 2023 Exam, candidates must complete the online registration process through the designated website. Registration is considered complete only when the application fee is submitted to the bank in online mode on or before the specified deadline of September 27, 2023. 

If you are facing any trouble in applying for the SBI PO exam then below we are providing the steps for submitting an SBI PO application, which candidates should follow carefully to apply:-

  1. Visit the official website of the SBI and click the “NEW REGISTRATION” tab.
  2. Now, a screen will appear where you have to enter your basic details, such as educational qualifications. Provide category information, disability status, previous SBI employment, etc.
  3. Review your form and receive registration details via email and SMS. Agree to terms and conditions and submit.
  4. Upload required documents like Signature, Photograph, and SBI PO Hand Written Declaration in the specified format.
  5. To complete the application process, pay the application fee online using a Credit Card, Debit Card, or Net Banking.
  6. Click on Submit to complete the application process. Take a printout of the final submission for future reference. 

Application Fees 

Below is the category-wise fee structure for the SBI PO 2023 online application. Please note that once the fee or intimation charges are paid, they cannot be refunded or reserved for any other examination or selection.



Application Fee





General and Others

Rs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI PO Selection Process

SBI Bank PO Recruitment Selection Process consists of 3 rounds which are as follows:-

1. Preliminary Examination

2. Main Examination

3. GD/Interview

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2023

Here we are providing the detailed SBI PO exam pattern for preliminary, mains and interviews. Applicants can check this pattern before applying & preparing for the examination

Preliminary Examination Pattern

  • The Exam will be conducted in online mode for a duration of 1 hour.
  • Exam will be conducted for 100 marks.
  • 1/4th marks deduction for each incorrect answer will be applicable as a negative marking.
  • The examination will be divided into three sections.

Section-wise Mark Distribution of Preliminary SBI PO exam:-

SBI PO 2023 Prelim Exam Pattern


Name of Tests (Objective)

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



English Language



20 Minutes


Numerical Ability



20 Minutes


Reasoning Ability



20 Minutes




1 Hour

Main Examination Pattern 

The Main Examination will be conducted online. It will comprise two parts:

  • Objective Test: This test carries 200 marks and will last for 3 hours. It consists of four sections, each with separate timings.
  • Descriptive Test: This test carries 50 marks and will be conducted immediately after the Objective Test ends. Candidates are required to type their Descriptive Test responses on the computer.

SBI PO 2023 Main Exam Pattern

Objective Test


Name of Test (Objective)

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



Reasoning & Computer Aptitude



50 minutes


Data Analysis & Interpretation



45 minutes


General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness



45 minutes


English Language



40 minutes




3 hours

Descriptive Test

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)



30 minutes

Grand Total




SBI PO Interview 2023

The Bank will administer a Psychometric test to profile the personalities of candidates shortlisted for Phase III. The test results may be presented to the Interview panel to provide a comprehensive understanding of the candidates.

Test Structure 

Group Exercise 



Maximum Marks 




SBI PO Final Selection 2023 

  • Candidates must qualify both Phase-II and Phase-III separately.
  • Marks obtained in Phase II (Main Examination - Objective and Descriptive) will be added to Phase III (Group Exercise & Interview) marks to create the final merit list.
  • Marks obtained in Phase-I (Preliminary Examination) will not be considered in the final merit list.
  • Marks of Phase-II (Main Examination) and Phase-III (Group Exercise & Interview) will be normalised to a total of 100 marks.

The detailed process of normalisation is provided below:- 


Main Exam 

Group Exercise & Interview 


Maximum Marks 




Normalised Marks




SBI PO  Syllabus 2023

To perform effectively in the SBI PO Prelims exam, which comprises three sections – Reasoning Ability, English Language, and Numerical Ability, it's essential to have a solid understanding of the SBI PO Preliminary syllabus. Below, we have provided the comprehensive curriculum for your preparation:

SBI PO 2023 Prelims Syllabus

English Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Reasoning Syllabus

Reading Comprehension

Simplification/ Approximation

Alphanumeric Series

Fill in the blanks

Profit & Loss


Cloze Test

Mixture & Alligation

Logical Reasoning

Para jumbles

Permutation, Combination & Probability

Data Sufficiency


Work & Time

Ranking & Order

Paragraph Completion

Sequence & Series

Alphabet Test

Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

Seating Arrangement

Sentence Completion

Surds & Indices

Coded Inequalities

Tenses Rules

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere



Time & Distance


Data Interpretation

Blood Relations

Ratio & Proportion


Number Systems




SBI PO 2023 Mains Syllabus 

SBI PO Mains syllabus will be updated here soon, till then Candidates are advised to start preparing themselves by practising the topics from the pre-syllabus. Once, the syllabus is updated by the SBI, we will update it here too for your reference. 

SBI PO Exam Centres 2023

SBI PO exam will be conducted all over India in various exam centres. Here we are providing the examination cetres list for both pre & mains. Candidates will have a choice to opt for their examination centre while submitting their applications. Have a look at the table for the examination centre list:-

SBI PO Exam Centres (Tentative List)  

Andaman & Nicobar

Andhra Pradesh 

Arunachal Pradesh








Himachal Pradesh 

Jammu & Kashmir 






Madhya Pradesh















Uttar Pradesh 


West Bengal 


SBI PO Salary & Growth 2023 

SBI PO stands for State Bank of India Probationary Officer. This designation is highly esteemed in the banking sector for several compelling reasons:

  • The prestigious SBI brand and the esteemed reputation linked with the SBI PO position.
  • An attractive and competitive salary scale, which is the highest among Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) Banks.
  • Remarkable growth prospects, enabling even a Probationary Officer to advance to the esteemed role of Chairperson.
  • Job satisfaction and a sense of social prestige associated with the position.

According to the notification, the initial basic pay for a Probationary Officer (PO) in SBI is Rs 41,960/-, which includes four advance increments. This pay is within the scale of 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840, which is applicable to the Junior Management Grade Scale-I.

SBI PO Promotion

SBI's promotion policy is designed to recognise and reward exceptional talent, allowing deserving officers to ascend to the top management level at a relatively accelerated pace.

After two years of service as a Probationary Officer, the candidates will be appointed as  Assistant Manager in JMGS – I. Now, you will have the opportunity to explore various roles both within and outside the bank. 

The progression path for an assistant manager includes:

  • Deputy Manager (MMGS)
  • Manager (MMGS)
  • Chief Manager (MMGS)
  • Assistant General Manager (SMGS)
  • Deputy General Manager (TEGS)
  • Chief General Manager (TEGS)
  • General Manager (TEGS)

Additionally, SBI offers international assignments to selected officers based on their performance. With a global presence encompassing more than 190 foreign offices across 36 different countries, these assignments provide officers with valuable international exposure and opportunities for professional growth.

SBI PO Admit Card 2023

Candidates are required to download the SBI PO 2023 admit card directly from the official bank's website. Physical copies of the SBI PO Admit Card will not be dispatched via post. To access the official website and obtain the admit card, candidates will need the following information:

  1. Registration Number/Roll Number
  2. Date of Birth/Password

SBI PO Exam 2023 Result

All results related to the SBI PO Scorecard 2023 can be accessed through the State. Bank of India's official website, which oversees the SBI PO examination. The SBI PO Result 2023 will be published after each phase of the examination. 

The SBI PO Prelims Result determines candidates' eligibility for the SBI PO Mains examination.

The final merit list of selected candidates is prepared by considering the cumulative scores of the Mains examination and the interview process. The merit list is arranged in descending order of candidates' marks. Those who secure a place in the final merit list will receive an appointment letter from the State Bank of India.

SBI PO Recruitment Cut-off Marks

Before embarking on your SBI PO Preliminary examination preparation journey, it's crucial to establish a clear goal and align your efforts accordingly. It's advisable to set your target score above the cut-off score (minimum requirement level). To aid you in this process, we've provided details of the previous year's SBI PO Cut-off scores, which can serve as a valuable reference for setting your goal:-

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2022


Cut-Off Marks

















D & E


FAQs On SBI PO Recruitment 2023


The SBI PO Recruitment 2023 is an opportunity for eligible Indian citizens to apply for Probationary Officers (POs) in the State Bank of India.

The SBI PO Notification 2023 was published on 7 September 2023 by the State Bank of India.

There are 2,000 vacancies notified for the SBI Probationary Officers (POs) in various offices across India.

The selection process includes three phases: Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, and Group Exercise & Interview.

Candidates must be between 21 and 30 years of age as on April 1, 2023.

The application fee is Rs. 750/- for General and other categories, while it is Nil for SC/ST/PWD category candidates.

To prepare effectively, you should understand the SBI PO Prelims syllabus, practise sample questions regularly, and set a clear goal based on the previous year's cut-off scores.

The initial basic pay for an SBI Probationary Officer (PO) is Rs 41,960/-. The pay scale is within the range of 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840.

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