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SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2019: Age Limit, Qualification & Attempts Limit

In this article, we are going to share all the eligibility criteria including the age, upper age limit, educational qualification(s), and maximum number of attempts limit, needed to be fulfilled before applying for the SBI PO 2019 Exam.

May 27, 2019 16:51 IST
    SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2019: Age Limit, Qualification & Attempts Limit
    SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2019: Age Limit, Qualification & Attempts Limit

    SBI PO 2019 Online Application Process has already been commenced from 2nd April 2019 and will last till 22nd April 2019 for total 2000 Vacancies. Eligible candidates, who aspire to join State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer, are required to register on-line for the Recruitment Process. For applying, a candidate must be a Graduate from Recognised University and not below 21 years and not above 30 years of age.

    Below are important dates for SBI PO 2019 Exam:

    SBI PO 2019 Exam

    Important Dates

    On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of Application by candidates

    2nd April 2019 to 22nd April 2019

    Payment of Application Fee/ Intimation Charges

    2nd April 2019 to 22nd April 2019

    Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination

    3rd week of May 2019 onwards

    Online Preliminary Examination

    8th, 9th, 15th & 16th June 2019

    Result of Online Preliminary Examination

    1st week of July 2019

    Download of Call letter for Online Main Examination

    2nd week of July 2019

    Conduct of Online Main Examination

    20th July 2019

    Declaration of Result of Main Examination

    3rd week of August 2019

    Download of Call Letter for Group Exercises & Interview

    4th week of August 2019

    Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview

    September 2019

    Declaration of Final Result

    2nd week of October 2019

    Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates

    Download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training

    2nd week of May 2019 onwards

    Conduct of Pre-Examination Training

    4th week of May 2019

    Click here to know how to apply online for SBI PO 2019 Exam



    SBI PO 2019 Vacancies













    PwD Category

    SBI PO 2019  PwD Vacancies

    LD (Learning Disabilities)


    VI (Visual Impairment)


    HI (Hearing Impairment)

    20 + 53 Backlog

    d & e



    133 out of 2000 Vacancies


    • EWS vacancies are tentative and subject to further directives of Government of India and outcome of any litigation. The appointment is provisional and is subject to the Income & Asset certificate being verified through the proper channels.

    • PWD categories under clauses ‘d’ & ‘e’ of Section 34(i) of RPWD Act 2016 – (i) “Specific Learning Disability” (SLD); (ii) “Mental Illness” (MI); (iii) “Multiple Disabilties”(multiple disabilities amongst LD, VI, HI, SLD & MI).

    SBI PO Syllabus 2019: Detailed Syllabus for Prelims & Mains Exam

    Before applying for the SBI Probationary Officer (PO) Post, candidates should make sure that they fulfill all the eligibility norms including age, upper age limit, educational qualification(s), and maximum number of attempts limit. So, let’s look at the Eligibility Criteria for SBI PO 2019 Exam:

    AGE LIMIT and UPPER AGE LIMIT RELAXATION (As on 1st April 2019)

    Age limit for SBI PO Posts should be not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 1st April 2019, i.e., candidates must have been born not later than 1st April 1998 and not earlier than 2nd April 1989 (both days inclusive).

    Permissible relaxation in Upper age limit for different categories is as under:

    S. No.


    Age Limit Relaxation (Upper Age)


    Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe

    5 years


    Other Backward Classes (OBC- Non-Creamy Layer)

    3 years



    Person with Disabilities (PwD)

    General/ EWS

    10 years


    13 years

    SC/ ST

    15 Years



    5 Years


    Persons Ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

    5 years

    Salary and Allowances of SBI PO

    EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION (As on 31st August 2019)

    Below are the educational qualification details for the SBI PO 2019 Exam:

    Post Name

    Educational Qualification for SBO PO 2019 Exam

    SBI Probationary Officer (PO)

    Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.

    Those who are in the Final Year/ Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31st August 2019.

    Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31st August 2019.

    Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.


    1. The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by the University/ Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University/ Institute, a certificate issued by the appropriate authority of the University/ Institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing.

    2. Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA/ OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicated in the online application. If called for interview, the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of these norms.

    3. Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all the semester(s)/ year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours/ optional/ additional optional subject, if any. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class/ Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%

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    Candidates who have already appeared for the maximum number of permissible chances are not eligible to apply. Let’s look at the maximum permissible number of attempts for each category in SBI PO Exam:


    Maximum Permissible Number of Attempts

    General/ EWS


    General/ EWS (PWD)




    OBC (PWD)


    SC/ SC (PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD)

    No Restriction


    • The number of chances will be counted from the examination held on 18th April 2010.

    • Appearing in Preliminary Examination will not be counted as a chance. Though, in the years in which only one written examination has been held (i.e. no Preliminary Examination has been held), appearing in this examination will be counted as a chance.

    The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If, on verification, at any time before or after the written examination, it is found that they do not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission. So, the candidates are advised to look thoroughly at the above mentioned eligibility criteria, before applying for SBI PO 2019 Exam.


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