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The notification for SBI PO 2023 has been released on 6th September 2023 on the official SBI website

SBI PO Notification 2023  The notification for SBI PO 2023 has been released on 6th September 2023 on the official SBI website SBI offers vacancies for PO positions every year to meet the manpower needs of its various branches. A total of 2000 vacancies are up for grabs. Candidates can check the blog for more details.

SBI PO Notification 2023

The term SBI stands for State Bank of India, and it has several job openings throughout the year. PO stands for Probationary Officer, which is one of the most sought-after positions among graduates. Prelims, Mains, and GD/Interview are the three stages of the SBI PO Recruitment Exam. To be selected as a PO in SBI branches, candidates must pass all three phases. In this article, we will brief you on each detail of the SBI PO Examination 2023.

SBI PO Notification 2023 – Overview 

Candidates who are willing to appear for the SBI PO examination must be aware of the overview details of the examination. We have mentioned below the overview details of the examination.

Name of ExamSBI PO 2023
Exam Conducting BodyState Bank of India
Exam CategoryBank Exam
Exam LevelNational
Exam ModeOnline
Language of ExamEnglish and Hindi
PeriodicityOnce a Year
Selection Process3 (Prelims, Mains, and Interview)
Exam Helpdesk No.022-22820427

SBI PO Notification 2023 – Important Dates 

In this table, we will provide you with all the details regarding the important dates of the SBI PO examination. The SBI PO Notification 2023 has been released and the dates provided for various important events in the recruitment are as follows.

ActivityTentative Dates
On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of Application by candidates07.09.2023 to 27.09.2023
Payment of Application Fee07.09.2023 to 27.09.2023
Download of Preliminary Examination Call Letters2nd Week of October 2023 onwards
Phase-I: Online Preliminary ExaminationNovember 2023
Declaration of Result of Preliminary ExaminationNovember / December 2023
Download of Main Examination Call letterNovember / December 2023
Phase-II: Online Main ExaminationDecember 2023/ January 2024
Declaration of Result of Main ExaminationDecember 2023 / January 2024
Download of Phase-III Call LetterJanuary / February 2024
Phase-III: Psychometric TestJanuary / February 2024
Interview & Group ExercisesJanuary / February 2024
Declaration of Final ResultFebruary / March 2024
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ ST/ OBC/Religious Minority Community candidates
Download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training1st week of October 2023 onwards
Conduct of Pre- Examination Training2nd week of October 2023 onwards

SBI PO Notification 2023 PDF Link

SBI has released the SBI PO Notification 2023 PDF on the official website of SBI on 6th September 2023. The number of SBI PO vacancies is 2000. With the release of the notification, candidates will be able to access the details of the examination. The notification will help candidates in having a better knowledge of the vacancies, registration date, and other details. Candidates can download the SBI PO Notification 2023 PDF here.

SBI PO Notification 2023 – Vacancies

The number of SBI PO vacancies 2023 is 2000. Candidates can find a breakdown of the vacancies here:

CategorySCSTOBC*EWS^GENTotalVI#HI#LD#d & e# @
Current Vacancy300150540200810200020202020
Backlog Vacancy1616
Total Vacancy300150540200810200020362036

Abbreviations for reference: SC- Scheduled Castes, ST- Scheduled Tribes, OBC- Other Backward Classes, EWS- Economically Weaker Section, GEN- General Category, PwBD-Person with Benchmark Disability, VI- Visually Impaired, HI- Hearing Impaired, LD- Locomotor Disability.

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 a maximum of 13.08 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors.

SBI PO Notification 2023 – Apply Online Link

Candidates can apply online for the SBI PO 2023 recruitment. Candidates can do registration only in online mode as offline applications are not accepted by the SBI. Aspirants must be fully aware of the online application procedure so they don’t make any mistakes while applying online. We have mentioned below the detailed procedure to apply online for the SBI PO 2023.

How to Apply Online for SBI PO Notification 2023?

The following is a step-by-step guide to filling out the SBI PO application form without difficulty:

  1. Click on the official link, or
  2. Click the ‘Current Openings’ link at the bottom of the page.
  3. Now, select Probationary Officers from the drop-down menu.
  4. Then, click on the link to apply online.
  5. Go to the ‘Click here for New Registration’ section now.
  6. Select “Submit” from the drop-down menu.
  7. On the screen, you’ll see a Registration Number and a Password.
  8. Upload a scanned signature and a photo of yourself.
  9. Fill in your personal information as it appears on your educational certificate.
  10. Pay the application fee now with a debit card, credit card, or internet banking account.
  11. Finally, double-check the information and save a copy of the SBI PO form.
  12. Download it for future reference.

SBI PO Notification 2023 – Application Fees

Candidates who are willing to appear in the examination must be aware of the application fees of the SBI PO. To submit the application form, candidates need to make a payment of a particular amount. We have mentioned below the category-wise application fees for all the candidates.

CategoriesApplication Fees

SBI PO Notification 2023 – Eligibility Criteria

SBI has a particular set of eligibility criteria that needs to be fulfilled by the candidates in order to be eligible to apply online for the SBI PO examination. We have mentioned below the detailed eligibility criteria to give a better idea to the candidates.:


  • Candidates must be citizens of India.
  • A Subject of Nepal or Bhutan.
  • As per Indian government regulations.

Age Limit

Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2023 i.e. candidates must have been born not later than 01.04.2002 and not earlier than 02.04.1993 (both days inclusive). Aside from that, according to government regulations, there is an age relaxation for some categories of candidates:

  • For SC/ST/EX-SM, there is a 5-year age relaxation.
  • Persons with Benchmark Disabilities have been given a 4% horizontal reserve.
  • 3 years for OBC and Relaxation defense the 10 years for PWDs.
Serial No.CategoryRelaxation
1SC / ST5 years
2OBC3 years
3A person with disabilities (General/EWS)10 years
4A person with disabilities(SC /ST)15 years
5A person with disabilities(OBC)13 years
7Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-ServicemenService period in defence services 3 years (8 years in the case of Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a max. age of 50 years
8Widows, Divorced women( No remarried)7 years (subject to maximum age limit of 35 years for General/ EWS, 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/ST candidates)

Educational Qualification

  • A candidate must be a graduate of a recognized university in any discipline or have an equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.
  • Candidates in their last year/semester are also eligible to apply, but only if they can show proof of graduation on the day of the interview.

SBI PO Number of Attempts

There are a specific number of attempts that candidates are allowed for SBI PO. The following table details the number of attempts according to the category.

CategoryMax. Permissible Number of Chances
General / EWS4
General (PwBD) / EWS (PwBD)7
SC/ SC (PwBD)/ ST/ ST (PwBD)No Restriction

SBI PO Notification 2023 – Selection Process

The SBI PO Selection Procedure involves three phases: Prelims, Main, and Interview. Each round is equally significant, and thus qualifying in each round is necessary to advance to the next round till final selection.

SBI PO Notification 2023 – Exam Pattern 

Exam Pattern is very crucial for the candidates to create their preparation strategy for the upcoming examination of SBI PO. As the notification has not been released yet, we have provided below the exam pattern and syllabus details as per the last year notification. 

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The SBI PO exam pattern as of last year is given below. A new exam format for the SBI PO Prelims test was introduced in 2018. The feature of a 20-minute sectional time limit for each portion of the SBI PO Prelims has been incorporated. However, there has been no change in the total time duration.

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English Language303020 Minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 Minutes
Total10010060 Minutes
  • Category-wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Preliminary Examination.
  • There will be no sectional cut-off.
  • Candidates numbering 10 times (approx.) the number of vacancies in each category will be shortlisted for Main Examination.

SBI PO 2023: Mains Exam Pattern

This year the mains exam pattern has been changed, following are the details of the SBI PO mains exam pattern.

  • The main Examination will be conducted online and will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Tests for 50 marks.
  • The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after the conclusion of the Objective Test and candidates will have to type their Descriptive Test answers on the computer.
TestName of the testNo. of Qs.Max. MarksDuration
IReasoning & Computer Aptitude405050 min
IIData Analysis & Interpretation305045 min
IIIGeneral/ Economy/ Banking Awareness506045 min
IVEnglish Language354040 min
 Total1552003 hour
 Descriptive Paper-English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)25030 min
 Grand Total 250 marks 

Note :

  • A negative marking of 1/4th will be applicable in both prelims and mains exams.
  • Sectional Marks will not be maintained for both Preliminary & Main Examinations

SBI PO Psychometric Test

The Bank may conduct a Psychometric test for personality profiling, of those candidates who will be shortlisted for Phase III. Here is the exam pattern for the SBI PO phase-III exam.

Maximum Marks203050

SBI PO Final Selection 2023

  • The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase II and Phase IIIseparately.
  • The marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase II), both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in Phase III for preparing the final merit list.
  • The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added to preparing the final merit list for selection.
  • The marks obtained by the candidates in Phase II (Main Examination both Objective & Descriptive Tests) and Phase III (Group Exercise & Interview) will be normalized to 100 marks as detailed below.
TestMain ExamGroup ExerciseTotal
Maximum Marks25050300
Normalized Marks7525100

SBI PO Notification 2023 – Syllabus 

We have mentioned below the SBI PO Syllabus as per the previous year notification. Although, the syllabus is expected to remain same for this year too. We will update you with the latest syllabus once the notification is released. Under the SBI PO Exam Syllabus, there are minor differences in the topics asked in the Prelims and Mains examinations. 

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus 2023

TopicsSBI PO Prelims Exam Syllabus
English LanguageReading and Comprehension, Synonyms and Antonyms, Vocabulary Test, Phrasal Verbs Para jumbles, Error Spotting, Fill in the qualifying words, Idioms and Phrases, Cloze Test, Fill in the blanks, Miscellaneous
Quantitative AptitudeSimplification, Mixtures & Alligations, Profit & Loss, Interest & Surds & Indices, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Work & Time, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Number Systems, Sequence & Series, Permutation, Combination &Probability, Time & Distance, Mensuration- Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Data Interpretation
Logical ReasoningSyllogism, Inequality, Coding-Decoding, Series-based Question (Alphanumeric and Numeric), Machine Input-Output, Puzzles and Seating Arrangement, Miscellaneous Questions (Blood Relations, Direction Sense, Order and Ranking, etc.)

SBI PO Mains Syllabus 2023

  • Reasoning
  • Data Analysis & interpretation
  • English
  • General Economy/ Banking Awareness
  • Computer Aptitude

SBI PO Notification 2023 – Exam Centre

We have mentioned below the list of exam centres of the SBI PO Mains examination.

Andaman & NicobarPort Blair
Andhra PradeshChirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Arunachal PradeshNaharlagun
AssamDibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
BiharArrah, Aurangabad (Bihar), Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
ChandigarhChandigarh/ Mohali
ChhattisgarhBhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
GujaratAhmedabad/ Gandhinagar, Anand, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
HaryanaAmbala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar
Himachal PradeshBilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una
Jammu & KashmirJammu, Samba, Srinagar
JharkhandBokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
KarnatakaBelgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi
KeralaAlappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram
Madhya PradeshBhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain
MaharashtraAmaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur
Delhi -NCRDelhi & New Delhi
OdishaBalasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
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