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SBI Exams.

The State Bank of India (SBI) was established on 2nd June, 1806 as Bank of Calcutta. It is considered as one of the largest banks by asset size. It has the highest number of domestic branches spread and has a strong international presence .

Every year , State bank of India conducts SBI Exams. to hire eligible candidates for various posts like :

  1. SBI Probationary Officer (PO)
  2. SBI Clerk (Junior Associates)
  3. SBI Specialist Cadre Officer (SCO/ SO)                                                                   


Being the largest public sector bank in India, State Bank of India recruits new candidates through the following SBI bank exams every year :

SBI PO Exam.

The SBI Probationary Officer (PO) Exam. selects candidates for the management cadre of the bank.

The SBI PO exam. can be categorized into three stages :

SBI PO Preliminary Exam. :

It usually selects the candidates for the next stage of the exam. It retains about 2.8% of the total number of applicants for the SBI Mains examination .

SBI PO Main Exam:

The SBI PO main exam. comprises of two sections :

    • Objective test : In this section, the focus is mainly on core knowledge areas which are required in the modern workplace.

It consists of  :

  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • General Knowledge
  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  • Economy, Banking Awareness and
  • English


Descriptive Test  :  This test primarily measures the candidates’ ability to use written English language skills in a business setting.

SBI PO Group Discussion and SBI PO Interview: Candidates who clear the SBI PO Mains exam are put through group discussion and interview, which is the final stage of selection before a merit list of final selected candidates is listed .

SBI Clerk Exam.

It recruits new employees in the position of Junior Associates for the clerical cadre of the bank .

It consists of  two stages  :

  • SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam. :  This exam. is the initial stage which filters out candidates for the next level .
  • SBI Clerk Mains Exam.              :  In this stage, the marks that candidates secure usually determines the selection of candidates as clerks in SBI .
  • SBI Interview                                  : There is no interview and the SBI exam results are announced in a couple of months . The final selection is done on the basis of merit .

SBI SO Exam.

It aims to recruit Specialist Officers (SO) for the bank .

SBI Specialist Officer aspirants have to mandatorily fulfil the minimum SBI SO eligibility requirements .

The selection process of this exam primarily consists of an interview which emphasizes on the work experience and specialization of the candidates .

SBI Notification

SBI releases the official notification of each competitive exam. : Probationary Officer, Clerk and Specialist Officer every calendar year . Here , it updates about the tentative exam dates, call letter download and application closure dates for its prospective aspirants.

The SBI Clerk notification 2020 has been released by SBI on January 3, 2020, for more than 8000 vacancies and the last date to apply for the exam was January 26, 2020. 

The SBI notification for the year 2020 is yet to be released for the post of PO and SO and candidates willing to apply for either of the two posts can expect the notifications to release soon .

>> The candidates can  check  on the official website of SBI for vacancies and Important dates .

Given below is the SBI notification for SBI Clerk exam 2020 and SBI PO and SBI SO exam. 2019 :

Sl. No.

SBI Exams 2019

SBI Notification



SBI PO Notification 2019


SBI Clerk

SBI Clerk Notification 2020



SBI SO Contract Notification 2019

SBI SO Regular Notification 2019

SBI SO Regular & Contract Notification 2019

SBI SO Wealth Management Contract Notification 2019

SBI Clerk Vacancy

Over 8000 vacancies have been released for the post of SBI Clerk 2020. 

SBI Syllabus

The SBI bank exam. syllabus is similar to IBPS bank exams. SBI PO / Clerk / SO candidates are assessed on the basis of the following sections :

  1. Quantitative Aptitude
  2. Reasoning Ability
  3. English Language
  4. General Awareness
  5. Computer Knowledge
  6. Professional Banking Knowledge

SBI Exam. Dates

The State Bank of India (SBI) has released the official notification for SBI Clerk exam 2020 on January 3, 2020.

You need to constantly keep an eye on the official SBI website ( to stay updated about any important updates .

Since the notification for SBI exam 2020 has not yet been released, candidates can refer to the below mentioned tentative SBI exam calendar 2020 for their reference:

Event Name


SBI PO Online Registration

May 2020

SBI PO Pre Exam Date(Preliminary)

June 2020

SBI PO Mains Exam Date

August 2020

SBI PO Group Exercises & Interview

To Be Notified Later

SBI Clerk 2020 Online Registration

January 3, 2020, to January 26, 2020

SBI Clerk Exam Date (Preliminary Exam)

February 22, 2020

February 29, 2020

March 1, 2020

March 8, 2020

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Date

To Be Notified Later

SBI SO Online Registration

October 2020

SBI SO Exam Date

November 2020

Apply Online

Candidates are required to have a valid email ID and mobile number while registering themselves online through Bank’s official website .

SBI Eligibility Criteria

The essential eligibility criteria for the different SBI examinations : PO, Clerk & SO in 2020 is given below :

  1. Nationality
  2. Educational Qualification
  3. SBI Age Limit

You can check the details in Bank’s official website  :

SBI Admit Card

You should  monitor the SBI official page regularly for latest updates on the SBI Admit Card for both Prelims & Mains Exams.

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