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SBI PO Notification 2023 Out: SBI PO Notification 2023 is out! The State Bank of India (SBI) conducts the SBI PO exam every year to select candidates for Probationary Officer (PO) positions in different branches of the bank. The notification for SBI PO 2023 was released on September 6, 2023, along with the dates for online registration and the exam. SBI PO is a highly sought-after job in the banking industry and a dream job for many people in India. The online application link for SBI PO 2023 will be active from September 7, 2023, onwards on the official website www.sbi.co.in.

SBI PO Notification 2023

The State Bank of India (SBI) has announced that they are looking to hire 2000 Probationary Officers (PO) for various SBI offices in India. They released an official notification on September 6th, 2023, which can be found on the SBI Career page of their official website, sbi.co.in. The notification includes important information such as the exam dates, how to apply online, and other details. If you are selected, you may be posted to any location in India.

The SBI PO exam consists of three phases: Prelims, Mains, and Group Discussion/Interview round. Candidates need to pass each phase to move on to the next stage. The final selection is based on merit. Before starting your preparation, it is important to know about the latest updates, selection procedure, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, and previous year’s cut-off marks. Please read this article to get all the important information for the SBI PO 2023 Exam.

SBI PO 2023 – Summery

SBI PO 2023 – Overview
Conducting Body State Bank of India
Post Name Probationary Officers
Periodicity Annually
Exam Level National
Vacancy 2000
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online (CBT)
Online Registration 7th September to 27th September 2023
Exam Rounds 3 (Prelims + Mains + Interview)
SBI PO Salary Rs. 65,780- Rs. 68,580 per Month
Job Location Across India
Official Website www.sbi.co.in

SBI PO Notification 2023 – All Activities and Important Dates

Activity Tentative Dates
On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of Application by candidates 07.09.2023 to 27.09.2023
Payment of Application Fee 07.09.2023 to 27.09.2023
Download of Preliminary Examination Call Letters 2nd Week of October 2023 onwards
Phase-I: Online Preliminary Examination November 2023
Declaration of Result of Preliminary Examination November / December 2023
Download of Main Examination Call letter November / December 2023
Phase-II: Online Main Examination 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 for SC/ ST/ OBC/Religious Minority Community candidates

Activity Tentative Dates
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 Vacancy 2023

Category SC ST OBC* EWS^ GEN Total VI# HI# LD# d & e
Current Vacancy 300 150 540 200 810 2000 20 20 20 20
Backlog Vacancy 16 16
Total Vacancy 300 150 540 200 810 2000 20 36 20 36

Abbreviations: 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 Notification 2023: Eligibility Criteria

Essential Academic Qualifications:

  • You should have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.
  • If you are in the final year/semester of your graduation, you can apply provisionally. However, if you are called for an interview, you must provide proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before December 31, 2023.
  • Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificates should ensure that they have passed the IDD on or before December 31, 2023.
  • Candidates with qualifications in fields like Medical, Engineering, Chartered Accountancy, Cost Accountancy, etc., are also eligible.


  • The date of passing the eligibility examination will be the date mentioned on your mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by the university/institute.
  • If the result of a particular examination is posted on the university/institute’s website, the date on which the result was posted on the website will be considered as the date of passing.
  • In the online application, you should indicate the percentage obtained in graduation. If your university awards CGPA/OGPA, you should convert it into a percentage and mention it in the application.
  • During the interview, you will need to provide a certificate issued by the appropriate authority, stating the university’s norms for converting grades into percentages.

Calculation of Percentage:

  • The percentage marks will be calculated by dividing the total marks obtained in all subjects in all semesters/years by the aggregate maximum marks in all subjects.
  • This calculation applies even if your university determines the class/grade based on honors marks only.
  • Fractions of a percentage will be ignored. For example, 59.99% will be considered less than 60%, and 54.99% will be considered less than 55%.

Age Limit: (As on 01.04.2023):

  • The minimum age requirement is 21 years, and the maximum age limit is 30 years as of 01.04.2023. This means that candidates must have been born between 02.04.1993 and 01.04.2002 (both days inclusive).

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit:

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes 5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)
– PwBD (SC/ST) 15 years
– PwBD (OBC) 13 years
– PwBD (Gen/EWS) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned officers, including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have served 5 years in the military and have been released on completion of assignment 5 years


  • Candidates seeking age relaxation must submit copies of the necessary certificate(s) during the interview or joining process, if they qualify.
  • Once the online application is registered, no changes in the category of any candidate will be allowed.
  • Any correspondence via email, phone, or other means regarding a change in category will not be entertained.

SBI PO Notification 2023: Application Fee

  • Application Fee:
    • General/ EWS/ OBC candidates: 750/-
    • SC/ ST/ PwBD candidates: Nil (No fee)
  • Intimation Charge: Non-refundable
  • The Application Fee is non-refundable and cannot be reserved for any other exam or selection.

How to Apply Online for SBI Probationary Officers 2023

To apply for current openings at State Bank of India (SBI), please follow these steps:

  • Visit SBI’s ‘Career’ website at https://bank.sbi/careers/current-openings.
  • Register yourself online on the website.
  • Pay the application fee online using debit card, credit card, or internet banking.
  • Make sure you have a valid email ID and mobile number, which should remain active until the declaration of results. This is important for receiving any communication, call letters, or advice from the bank via email or SMS.

SBI PO Notification 2023 – SBI PO Selection Process

The selection process for Probationary Officers consists of three phases:

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination

  • The Preliminary Examination is conducted online and consists of objective tests.
  • The test has three sections: English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability.
  • Each section has a separate time limit, and the total duration of the exam is 1 hour.
  • The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination are used to create a merit list for the Main Examination.
SL. Name of Test No. of Questions Duration
1. English Language 30 20 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 20 minutes
Total 100 1 hour

Phase-II: Main Examination

  • The Main Examination is conducted online and consists of objective tests and a descriptive test.
  • The objective test has four sections: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, and English Language.
  • The descriptive test is conducted immediately after the objective test, and candidates have to type their answers on the computer.
  • The objective test has a duration of 3 hours, and the descriptive test has a duration of 30 minutes.
  • The marks obtained in the Main Examination are used to create a merit list for Phase-III.
Test Name No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
I Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 40 50 50 minutes
II Data Analysis & Interpretation 30 50 45 minutes
III General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 50 60 45 minutes
IV English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours
Descriptive Paper
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 50 30 minutes
Grand Total 250
Penalty for Wrong Answers
(Applicable to both – Preliminary & Main Examination)
– 1/4th of marks deducted for each wrong answer
– No penalty for leaving a question blank

Phase-III: Psychometric Test, Group Exercise, and Interview

  • Candidates shortlisted from the Main Examination undergo Phase-III.
  • Phase-III includes a psychometric test, group exercise, and interview.
  • The psychometric test helps in understanding the candidate’s personality.
  • The group exercise and interview are conducted to assess the candidate’s skills and suitability for the position.
  • The maximum marks for the group exercise and interview are 50.
  • Candidates must meet the minimum qualifying marks set by the bank to qualify for Phase-III.
Test Structure Group Exercise Interview Total
Maximum Marks 20 30 50

SBI PO Final Selection Process:

  • To be selected, candidates must pass both Phase-II and Phase-III separately.
  • The Main Examination (Phase-II) consists of an Objective Test and a Descriptive Test.
  • The marks obtained in the Main Examination will be added to the marks obtained in Phase-III to create a final merit list.
  • The Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) marks will not be considered for the final selection.
  • The marks obtained in Phase-II (Main Examination) and Phase-III (Group Exercise & Interview) will be converted to a scale of 100 marks.
Test Main Exam Group Exercise Total
Maximum Marks 250 50 300
Normalized Marks 75 25 100
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SBI PO Notification 2023 – Preliminary Examination Centre

State Code State/UT Pre-Examination Training Centre/ Preliminary Examination Centre
11 Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
12 Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
13 Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
14 Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
15 Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad (Bihar), Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh/ Mohali
17 Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
18 Goa Panaji
19 Gujarat Ahmedabad/ Gandhinagar, Anand, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
20 Haryana Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram
21 Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una
22 Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Samba, Srinagar
23 Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
24 Karnataka Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi
25 Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram
26 Ladakh Leh
27 Lakshwadeep Kavarrati
28 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain
29 Maharashtra Amaravati, ChhatrapatiSambhaji Nagar (Aurangabad, Maharashtra), Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur
30 Manipur Imphal
31 Meghalaya Shillong
32 Mizoram Aizawl
33 Nagaland Kohima
34 Delhi -NCR Delhi & New Delhi (All NCR cities)
35 Odisha Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
36 Puducherry Puducherry
37 Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur
38 Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
39 Sikkim Bardang – Gangtok
40 Tamilnadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar
41 Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
42 Tripura Agartala
43 Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Bareilly, Banda, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/ Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi
44 Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee
45 West Bengal Asansol, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri

SBI PO Notification 2023 – Main Examination Centre

State Code State/UT Main Examination Centre
11 Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
12 Andhra Pradesh Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam
13 Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
14 Assam Guwahati
15 Bihar Arrah, Patna, Muzaffarpur
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh/ Mohali
17 Chhattisgarh Raipur
18 Goa Panaji
19 Gujarat Ahmedabad/ Gandhinagar
20 Haryana Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram
21 Himachal Pradesh Shimla, Solan
22 Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Srinagar
23 Jharkhand Jamshedpur, Ranchi
24 Karnataka Bengaluru
25 Kerala Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
26 Ladakh Leh
27 Lakshwadeep Kavarrati
28 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Indore
29 Maharashtra Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai
30 Manipur Imphal
31 Meghalaya Shillong
32 Mizoram Aizawl
33 Nagaland Kohima
34 Delhi -NCR Delhi & New Delhi
35 Odisha Bhubaneswar
36 Puducherry Puducherry
37 Punjab Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
38 Rajasthan Jaipur
39 Sikkim Bardang – Gangtok
40 Tamilnadu Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli
41 Telangana Hyderabad
42 Tripura Agartala
43 Uttar Pradesh Agra, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Ghaziabad, Noida/ Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
44 Uttarakhand Dehradun
45 West Bengal Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata