SBI PO Exam 2023 - 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. SBI offers vacancies for PO positions every year to meet the manpower needs of its various branches. 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. SBI is expected to soon release the notification for the SBI PO 2023. In this article, we will brief you on each detail of the SBI PO Examination 2023.

SBI PO 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 2023: Important Dates 

In this table, we will provide you with all the details regarding the important dates of the SBI PO examination. The 2023 notification has not been released, once the notification is out we will update you with the latest information.

SBI PO Exam 2023 EventsDates
SBI PO Notification 2023 Release DateAugust 2023 (Tentatively)
Start Date to Apply for SBI PO 2023August 2023 (Tentatively)
Last Date to Apply for SBI PO 2023To be announced
Preliminary Admit card release dateTo be announced
SBI PO 2023 Exam Date- PrelimsTo be announced
SBI PO 2023 Exam Date- MainsTo be announced

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 III separately.
  • 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 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 is expected to release the SBI PO Notification 2023 in the month of August. Once the notification is released 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. We will update you with the direct link to download the notification once it is released on the official website of the State Bank of India.

Download the SBI PO Notification 2023 From Here (Link Inactive)

SBI PO 2023: Apply Online Link

Once the notification is released, candidates will be able to apply online for 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 Exam 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 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.

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