SBI PO Exam Pattern 2021 (Prelims & Mains) – Check Here
SBI PO Exam Pattern 2021 (Prelims & Mains) – Check Here

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2021 (Prelims & Mains)

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2021.As we all know The State Bank of India (SBI) has released the official notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO) in various branches of SBI. This year SBI PO Recruitment Notification 2021 drive is taking place to fill 2056 Probationary Officers (PO) vacancies.The introduction of the sectional time limit in the prelims exam of SBI PO 2021 surprised many students.The online registrations for SBI PO Recruitment 2020 start from 05th October 2021 to 25th October 2021.

Before appearing in any competition exam all you need to know the complete detailed syllabus for Exam.It is also important to know the latest exam pattern and syllabus for the particular exam.The questions will be asked in SBI PO Exam will be based on official SBI PO New Exam Pattern 2021 (Prelims & Mains).In this post, we are providing you the detailed Exam Pattern of SBI PO Exam 2021.

SBI PO Recruitment 2021: Important Dates

Event Name Important Dates
SBI PO Recruitment 2021 Start date of Online Registration 05th October 2021
Last date of Online Application of SBI PO Recruitment 2021 25th October 2021
Date of Online Fee Payment of SBI PO Recruitment 2021 25th October 2021
Date of SBI PO Prelims Exam 2021 Nov/Dec 2021
Date of SBI PO Mains Exam 2021 December 2021
Dates of Admit Card Download (Prelims) 1st /2nd week November 2021 onwards
SBI PO 2021 Mains Exam Result January 2022
SBI PO 2021 Downloading of Interview Call Letter 2nd/ 3rd week of February 2022
SBI PO 2021 Final Result February / March 2022

SBI PO 2021 Selection Process

As per the SBI PO 2021 official notification released by SBI for recruitment of Probationary Officers, the recruitment will take place with the help of online examination and Group Exercise & Personal Interview.

  1. Online Preliminary Examination (Objective Test).
  2. Online Mains Examination (Objective Test).
  3. Phase III: Group Discussion & Personal Interview Round

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) are not added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) and Interview (Phase-III) are added for the preparation of the final merit list. Final selection will be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the main examination and the Phase-III.

SBI PO Exam Pattern 2021

SBI PO Prelims Exam will comprise of 3 sections, with a total of 100 marks and total time of 60 minutes has been allotted for this exam. This year SBI has introduced sectional time limit in the exam. You can go through the new exam pattern and sectional time division of SBI PO Prelims exam from the table below:-

SBI PO Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

S. No. Name of Test No. of questions Total Marks Time Duration
1. English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2. Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern 2021

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Ques. Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time Allotted for Each Test
1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 Minutes
2. General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 Minutes
3. English Language 35 40 English 40 Minutes
4. Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 Minutes
Total 155 200   3 Hours
5. English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 50 English 30 Minutes


  • The above tests except for the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
  • For each wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.
  • The exam will be conducted online and it will carry objective type questions.
  • The descriptive paper will be of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks assigned to the test of English Language. You will be tested on Letter Writing & Essay. You will be needed to secure passing marks to qualify the Descriptive Test, to be decided by the Bank.
  • The Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in Objective Test.

SBI PO Exam Pattern – Group Discussion & Personal Interview

Marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Main Examination and Group Exercises & Interview out of 100.The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

 SBI PO 2021 – Important Links

SBI PO 2021 Official Notification – Click Here
SBI PO Exam Syllabus 2021 (Prelims & Mains) – Click Here
SBI PO New Exam Pattern 2021 (Prelims & Mains) – Click Here
SBI PO Previous Year Cut Off Marks (2015-2020) – Click Here
SBI PO Previous Year Questions Paper PDF (2015-2020)- Click Here
How to Prepare for SBI PO Exam 2021– Preparation Tips & Tricks – Click Here
SBI PO Study Plan for Prelims Exam 2021 – Click Here
Best Books for SBI PO Exam 2021 (Prelims+Main) – Click Here
Get Complete SBI PO 2021 Study Material – Previous Year Papers PDF, Books & Online Quizzes