SBI Bank PO 2020: Cut off, Admit card, Exam Pattern

SBI Bank PO 2018
SBI Bank Probationary Officer 2018 Exam

SBI (State Bank of India) conducts the national recruitment test for the appointment of SBI Officers For that, SBI will release the next official notification soon. So, Start Preparation Prior!! SBI BANK PO 2020 will follow the same Pattern as IBPS PO 2020 as the written exam will be conducted in two Stages that is Preliminary and Main Exam followed by GD and Interview.

SBI PO not only Provides you with Good Banking Sector Life but also Exciting Salary Package ranging from 27,000 to 42,000 per month and good Medical Facilities and much more. Before Candidates start, They should know more about upcoming SBI PO 2020.

SBI BANK PO 2020 Important dates

Event Date (Tentative)
Release of online application 21 April 2020
Preliminary Examination 15 May 2020
Result of Preliminary Examination 15 July 2020
Main Examination 4 August 2020
Result of Main Examination 20 August 2020
GD & Interview 24 September 2020 – 12 October 2020
Final Result 1 November 2020

SBI BANK PO 2020 Eligibility

Educational Qualifications

  • Graduation degree: Any Graduation Degree in any discipline from recognized university by the Government of India and must possess valid mark sheet / Degree certificate. Candidates in last year of graduation in 2020 can also apply.
  • Computer Literacy: Basic working knowledge of Computers is necessary
  • Nationality/citizenship of Applicants: A citizen applying must be a citizen of India.

Know the number of chances Candidates can clear the State Bank of India PO exam.

Here is the complete information about the number of changes according to reservation category.

Category Chances
General 4 chances
General (PWD) 7 chances
OBC 7 chances
OBC (PWD) 7 chances
SC/ST No Restriction

Age Eligibility: Candidates while applying should not be less than 21 years and not more than 30 years but age Relaxation for certain categories as follows:

Reservation Category  Relaxation in Years
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
Ex-serviceman 5 years
A person domiciled of J&K 10 years

Before The Notification came, Candidates should be familiar with Exam Pattern of SBI PO 2020 and Minimum  Cut off went last year.

SBI BANK PO Exam Pattern

Firstly, the selection will be conducted in 3 phases mainly:

Phase 1: Preliminary exams (Test will be for 1 hour and 100 marks)

  1. English language (30 marks)
  2. Quantitative aptitude (35 marks)
  3. Reasoning ability(35 marks)

Phase 2: Mains Exam

  1. Objective test (Test will be of 3 hours and 200 marks)
    1. Reasoning & computer aptitude
    2. Data Analysis and Interpretation
    3. Genera/economy/banking awareness
    4. English Language
    5. Descriptive Test (Test will be of 30 minutes with 50 marks)

But, candidates only need to qualify this test with minimum passing marks.

Also, there will be a Penalty for marking wrong answers

Phase 3: Group Exercise will be of 20 Marks and Interview will be of 30 marks.

Final Selection Process

Total Marks of Phase 2 + Phase 3 will be considered for making final merit List and Marks of Phase 1 will not be considered as they are just eligibility criteria for entering Phase 2 and so on.

SBI BANK PO 2020 Application Fee

For General/OBC candidates: Rs. 600

For SC/ST/PWD Candidates: Rs. 100

Before The Notification came, Candidates should be familiar with Exam Pattern of SBI PO 2020 and Minimum Cutt off went last year.

SBI 2017 cut off: Preliminary Exam

  • General:  47.50 Mark
  • OBC: 44.50 Marks
  • SC: 38.75 Marks
  • ST: 29.25 Marks
  • OH: 36.00 Marks
  • VH: 37.00 Marks
  • HI: 15.75 Marks.

How to Apply for SBI PO Exam

Firstly, for applying login to for 2020 SBI PO Exam.

All candidates must apply online for SBI PO 2020 Recruitment by following the Procedure as follows:

  • Firstly, the candidates should scan their photograph and signature as per guidelines.
  • Secondly, the candidate is required to visit the bank’s website or and open the application form given in the ‘Current Openings’.
  • Then fill the application form carefully. after the data is entered, a registration number and password is generated. the candidate must keep the registration number and the password carefully with them.
  • After that, the candidate is required to pay the fee through the online gateway only. Furthermore, the payment can be done with debit card/credit card/internet banking.
  • after the payment is done, e-receipt and application form will be generated which may be printed for record.


Basic pay-27,620. Apart from SBI PO Salary, SBI offers many allowances like DA(Daily allowances), city housing Allowance (HRA), Medical Benefits, Leave Policy, Leave Policy and Travel Allowance and salary varies from City.


Admit card will be displayed on SBI Official Site. The admit card contains all the details regarding candidates and venue of the exam. It is an important document and to be kept till the allotment letter.


The cut-off for the year 2017 is given below. So, the cut-off for the year 2020 will look somewhat same with few minor or major updates

objective test 40 40 40 50 40 40
Descriptive Type Test (English Language)(Evaluated only for those candidates who have qualified in each level of the Objective Test) 17.5 17.5 17.5 20 17.5 17.5
Minimum marks to be secured to be shortlisted for GE-cum Interview (Objective + Descriptive Test) 62.5 62.5 79.5 89.25 62.5 88.09
Total : GE + Interview 18 18 18 20 18 18
Total marks secured by last ranked selected candidate(Out to 100) 38.95 28.88 40.83 46.59 37.24 46.11

Sectional Cut Off for the SBI PO Prelims 2017

Category Quantitative Aptitude English Language Reasoning Ability
Cut Off Marks (GEN) 10.25 8.75 6.50
Cut Off Marks (OBC/SC/ ST/PWD) 7.00 5.75 4.00

SBI PO Prelims 2017 Cut off

Marks 51.50 48.25 43.25 31.25 38.75 42.50 18.50

SBI BANK PO 2020 Result

SBI PO 2020 final result will be displayed on its official website in the month of November 2020 and SBI PO 2020 Mains will be displayed in the month of August 2020. And Final Merit List will be displayed on the official site itself in the month of November, and Final, candidates will be recruited as “SBI BANK PO 2020”.

SBI BANK PO Preparation:

Preparation for the SBI Bank PO 2020 is not very different from the IBPS BANK PO Preparation. As the candidates have enough time for Preparation, Candidates can use many Book resources, websites available on the internet and can Follow the Tips given below:

  • Candidates can improve their English at a high pace more with Reading English newspapers, listening to English News. Moreover, You can also watch English movies with subtitles.
  • Solving Puzzles can Improve your level of Reasoning.
  • Making a proper timetable can help you a lot in doing planned and Informed Studies.
  • One can use the Pomodoro technique for efficient learning ( the technique where one study for 25 minutes and take the break for 5 minutes).
  • Candidates should practice more and more MOCK Tests, especially Last Year Papers.
  • Time Management plays a key role in such exams. Learn to manage time wisely.
  • For Group Discussions and Interview, Try practising in front of a Mirror.
  • General Awareness, Marketing, and computer science is the highest scoring section. Focus on it more!!

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