SBI PO 2022: Study Material, Syllabus and Exam Pattern, Notification, Exam Date & More

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About SBI PO

SBI PO Highlights 2022

SBI PO Notifications 2022

SBI PO Vacancies 2022

SBI PO Exam Syllabus

SBI PO Exam Pattern

SBI PO Eligibility

SBI PO Exam Dates 

SBI PO Application Process 

SBI PO Admit Card 

SBI PO Result 

SBI PO Selection Process 

SBI PO Salary

SBI PO Cut-off

About SBI PO

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SBI PO 2022 Highlights

The detailed recruitment for the SBI PO exam will be published by the state bank of India on its official website in July 2022.

Here are some key points in the table below about this respective exam:

Particulars Details
Name of the Exam State Bank of India Probationary Officer
Name of the Post SBI PO
Conducting Organisation State Bank of India (SBI)
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Exam Frequency Annually
Vacancy To be notified
Application Process To be notified
Exam Level National
Exam Mode Online
Exam Purpose To recruit eligible candidates to the post of probationary
Language English and Hindi
Level of Recruitment
  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview
Official Website

SBI PO 2022 Notifications

The details of the SBI PO notification 2022 Exam will be released on the
official website

SBI PO Vacancies 2022

Please find below expected vaccancies of Physically Fit Candidates and Physically Handicapped / Person with Disability Candidates based as per the FY 2021-22.

Released Date Number of Vacancies
Physically Fit Candidates
General 810
Other Backward Classes – Non-Creamy Layer 540
Schedules Caste 300
Scheduled Tribe 150
Economically Weaker Section 200
Total 2000
Physically Handicapped / Person with Disability Candidates
Learning Disabilities (DL) 20
Visual Impairment (VI) 20
Hearing Impairment (HI) 69
Mental Illness & Multiple Disabilities ( d & e) 27
Total 136

SBI PO 2022 Exam Syllabus for Prelims and Mains

The SBI Prelims exam comprises 3 subjects namely Reasoning, Quantitative Ability and English Language.

SBI PO Syllabus for each subject of Prelims is given below.

SBI PO Syllabus Prelims

Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language

Seating Arrangements






Data Sufficiency

Blood Relations

Order and Ranking

Alphanumeric Series

Distance and Direction

Verbal Reasoning

Number Series


Data Interpretation

Simplification/ Approximation

Quadratic Equation

Data Sufficiency



Profit and Loss

Ratio and Proportion

Work, Time, and Energy

Time and Distance



Simple and Compound Interest

Permutation and Combination

Cloze Test


Reading Comprehension

Spotting Errors

Sentence Improvement

Sentence Correction

Para Jumbles

Fill in the Blanks

Para/Sentence Completion

SBI PO Syllabus Mains

The SBI Prelims exam comprises 4 subjects namelyReasoning & Computer Aptitude,General/Economy/Banking Awareness,Data Analysis & Interpretation and English Language.

SBI PO Syllabus for each subject of Mains 2022 is given below.

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude General/Economy/Banking Awareness English Language Data Analysis & Interpretation



Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning


Seating Arrangements (Circular and Linear)

Double and Triple Lineups



Blood Relations

Ordering and Ranking

Coding and Decoding

Sufficiency of Arguments and Data

Directions and Displacement

Code Inequalities

Alphanumeric Series

Computer Aptitude:



Keyboard Shortcuts

Computer Related Terms Abbreviations

Computer Fundamentals

Microsoft Office and Related Word Processing and
Spreadsheet Applications

Computer Hardware and Software

Operating Systems and GUI Basics

Computer Network

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Windows

Banking Awareness


Financial Knowledge

Basic Economics

Current Affairs

Current Events of National and International Importance
with focus on financial news

Static GK

General Knowledge on various topics of importance to
financial institutions

Reading Comprehension




Usage of English in Business

Letter Writing

Essay Writing

Verbal Ability



Statistics (Averages, Mean, Median etc.)

Representational Statistics (Graphs and Charts)

Ratio and Proportion


Data Interpretation

Data Sufficiency



Linear Equations

Quadratic Equations

Simple and Compound Interest

Speed, Distance and Time

Profit, Loss and Discounts

Time and Work Equations

Permutations and Combinations

Age Calculation Equations

Systems of Equation in Two Variables

Number Systems

Mixtures and Allegations

SBI PO  2022 Exam Pattern

The SBI PO 2022 Exam Pattern consists of three stages namely

  • Prelims
  • Main and
  • Interview

SBI PO 2022 Prelims Exam Pattern

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 hour

SBI PO 2022 Mains Exam Pattern

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
Data Interpretation & Analysis 35 60 45 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours
Descriptive Test- Letter and Essay Writing 2 25 30 minutes

Descriptive Test Pattern

The descriptive test includes 2 sections, the same will carry a total of 25
marks with a time limit of 30 minutes to attempt.

  • Letter Writing – The candidates can be asked to write a formal, semi-formal, informal, letter based on general topics, banking awareness and current affairs.
  • Essay Writing – An essay is a long article on any topic. The topics may range from
    descriptive, current affairs, contemporary issues, narrative, argumentative etc.

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

Given below are the eligibility guidelines as per the SBI.


  • Candidate should be a citizen of India
  • The subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee who came over to India prior to the 1st of January, 1962
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, East African Countries i.e. (Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania) and/or Vietnam and Zaire with the intention of residing in India permanently.

Age Limit

  • Minimum age limit- 21 years
  • Maximum age limit- Not more than 30 years.
  • (All the candidates must have been born not later than 01.04.1999 and not earlier than 02.04.1990)

Please find below the Maximum Age limits for Reserved Candidates


Maximum Age Limit

Scheduled Caste 35 Years
Scheduled Tribe 35 Years
Other Backward Classes – Non-Creamy Layer 33 Years

Please find below the Maximum Age Limits for PwD Candidates


Maximum Age Limit

PwD Scheduled Caste (PwD – SC) 45 Years
PwD Scheduled Tribe (PwD – ST) 45 Years
PwD ( OBC NCL) 43 Years
PwD ( General / EWS) 40 Years

Please find below the Maximum Age Limits for Special Categories (Ex-Military Servicemen)


Maximum Age Limit

Commissioned Officer (CO) 35 Years
Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECO) 35 Years
Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCO) 35 Years

Educational Qualification

All SBI PO aspirant must have one of the two educational qualifications

  • Graduation degree in any field/discipline from a university recognized by the Government of India as of 31.12.2022.
  • Any equivalent qualification of the above mentioned is recognized by the Central Government.

SBI PO Exam Dates 2022

Please find below the Exam Dates of SBI PO 2022.


SBI PO Upcoming Exam Dates (Tentative)

Issue of Notification July 2022
Last date for the Online Application To be notified
Availability of Admit Card (Prelims) To be notified
Prelims Examination To be notified
Availability of Admit Card (Mains) To be notified
Declaration of Mains Examination To be notified
Availability of Call Letters (GD & PI) To be notified
Commencement of GD and PI To be notified
Final result declaration To be notified

SBI PO Application Process

Please follow the below steps to fill out the SBI PO online application form:

Step 1: Visit the website of SBI

Step 2: Click on the Careers tab.

Step 3: Under current openings open the Application Form.

Step 4: To register fill in all the required data.

Step 5: Upon registration log in to the portal using the Registration No and Password given in the registered mail id.

Step 6: Fill in all the required information in the Application Form carefully.

Step 7: Upload Passport Size Photograph and Signature on the field given.

Step 8: After filling up the form recheck to make any corrections if required.

Step 9: Pay the application fee to submit the application form.

Step 10: Upon paying the required fees take a printout of the e-Receipt and Application form for further reference.

a) Needed Documents

Document Dimension (pixels) File Size (KB) Type
Photograph 200*230 20-50 JPEG/JPG
Left Thumb Impression 240*240 20-50 JPEG/JPG
Signature (in capital letters) 140*60 10-20 JPEG/JPG
Hand Written Declaration 800*400 50-100 JPEG/JPG

b) Application Fees

Categories Application Fee
General INR 700/-
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) INR 700/-
Economically Weaker Section INR 700/-

SBI PO Admit Card Download 

Please find the following steps to download admit card:

Step 1: Visit the website of the SBI PO Exam

Step 2: In the portal insert Registration No and D.O.B / Password.

Step 3: After inputting all the required credentials a different window will open having the Admit Card / Call Letter of the Candidate.

SBI PO Result Download

Please find the following steps to view Result

Step 1: Visit any of the official websites of SBI PO Exam - or

Step 2: In the website refer to the Career tab.

Step 3: In the career, tab looks for the Result Announcement.

Step 4: Once you find the link click on that, a new window will appear

Step 5: In that portal submit your Registration No / Roll No and Password / D.O.B

Step 6: Once you enter all the required credentials, your result will appear on your device screen. Save it and take a printout of the same for further reference.

SBI PO Selection Process

The SBI PO 2022 selection process involves 3 stages.

Stage 1: Prelims

Stage 2: Mains

Stage 3: GD / PI

Final Stage


SBI PO Salary

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.

SBI PO Cut-off

SBI PO Cut-Off for the year 2022 will be declared by the State Bank of India after the result of each exam came out.

Please find below the prelim’s exam cut-off as per the FY 2021:

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2021

SBI PO Prelims Cut Off 2021
Category Cut-Off Marks
GEN 63
SC 54.75
ST 49. 25
OBC 61.25
EWS 62.75