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SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2022: Age limit, educational qualifications, number of attempts

Safalta Expert Published by: Saloni Bhatia Updated Wed, 06 Apr 2022 04:19 PM IST


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Do you know the SBI PO Eligibility? The SBI PO exam is held to recruit Probationary Officers for State Bank of India branches throughout the country. SBI PO is one of the most desirable positions in the banking industry, and millions of people aspire to work there. Preliminary test, Main Exam, and GD/Interview round are the three stages of the recruiting process. Candidates can know the eligibility criteria for SBI PO in this space. As compared to other PSU banks in India, the SBI PO exam is considered one of the most difficult.


To enter SBI as a probationary officer, you must pass all stages and advance through each stage successfully. If you are preparing for Bank exams then download our free e-book: A Complete Book of Data Interpretation and Analysis.

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SBI PO Highlights

Exam name SBI PO
Exam Full form State Bank Of India Probationary Officer
Conducted by State Bank of India
Post Junior Management Grade Scale-I
Exam level National
Exam category Graduation
Frequency of exam Once a year
Exam stages Phase I - Preliminary exam
Phase II - Mains exam
Phase III - Interview
Exam mode Online
Exam duration Preliminary exam: 1 hour (20 minutes for each section)
Mains: 3 hours (With sectional timings)
Exam pattern Prelims: 100 questions Mains: 155 questions
Language English and Hindi
Exam helpdesk 022-22820427
Official website
Check out SBI PO Syllabus here.

SBI PO Eligibility 2022

Candidates must fulfill certain eligibility conditions as laid down by SBI before applying for the PO post. Here are the basic SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021.

SBI PO Eligibility: Nationality

  • The candidate must be an Indian National.
  • SBI PO Educational Qualification Requirements
  • The applicants must be a graduate in any stream from a recognized university.
  • The final year graduates can also apply.
Check out  SBI PO Exam Pattern here.

SBI PO Eligibility: Age Limit

  • Candidates must be between 21 to 30 years as of April 1, 2021.
  • SC/ST/ExS/J&K Migrants get a relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit
  • OBC candidates with an upper age limit of 33 years can apply for the exam
  • PwD category candidates reserve a relaxation of 10- 15 years depending on the category.


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SBI PO Eligibility FAQs

Q1. What are the various Stages in SBI PO exams?

A1.  The stages in SBI PO Exams are :
  • Prelims 
  • Mains
  • Interview  

Q2. What is the age limit for the SBI PO exam?

A2. The age limit for SBI PO and IBPS PO is 21 to 30 years.

Q3. Is it necessary to have work experience for Bank PO Exams?

A3. No, there is no requirement for work experience in any Bank PO exam.

Q4. What functional skills are needed for the SBI PO exam?

A 4. For the SBI PO exam, a candidate must be proficient in computer skills.

Q5. What is the duration of the probation period after the SBI PO exam?

A5. There is a probation period of 2 years after the SBI PO Exam.

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