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SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

19 Oct 2021 12:44:31 PM

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021: In this article, we are going to share the complete eligibility criteria including the age, upper age limit, educational qualification(s), and the maximum number of attempts limit for SBI PO Recruitment 2021. Check detailed SBI PO Eligibility for 2056 Vacancies and apply online

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021: SBI PO 2021 Online Application Process has started already from 5th October 2021 and will last till 25th October 2021 for recruitment of 2000 Vacancies to the posts of Probationary Officers (POs). Eligible candidates, who aspire to join the State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer, are required to register online for the Recruitment Process. In order to apply online, candidates must fulfill the SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2021. In this article, we have shared the detailed eligibility criteria including the age, upper age limit, educational qualification(s), and the maximum number of attempts limit for SBI PO Recruitment 2021. Check detailed SBI PO Eligibility here and apply online now

Download SBI PO 2021 Notification

Below are the Important Dates for SBI PO 2021 Recruitment:

SBI PO 2021 Recruitment 
SBI PO 2021 Exam Important Dates
SBI PO Notification 2021 Release Date 04th October 2021

Online Registration Opening Date

5th October 2021

Last date for SBI PO Apply Online

Direct Link to Apply Online

25th October 2021
Last Date for Payment of Application Fee 25th October 2021
PET Call Letter 1st week of November 2021
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ ST/ Religious Minority Community candidates 2nd week of November 2021
Download Admit Card for Prelims Exam 1st or 2nd week of November 2021
SBI PO Exam Date- Preliminary November/December 2021
Result of Online exam – Preliminary December 2021
Download of Call letter for Mains Exam December 2021
SBI PO Exam Date – Mains December 2021
Result of Online Examination – Main January 2022
Download Call Letter for Personal Interview 1st or 2nd week of February 2022
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview 2nd or 3rd week of February 2022
Declaration of Final Result February/March 2022

SBI PO 2021 Group Exercises & Interview Details

Let's first have a look at the SBI PO Vacancy 2021:


SBI PO 2021 Vacancy

Category Vacancy Backlog Total
SC 300 24 324
ST 150 12 162
OBC 540 20 560
EWS 200 -  
GEN 810 - 810
Total 2000 56 2056

SBI PO 2021 Vacancy (PwD Category)

Category Vacancy Backlog Total
LD 20 - 20
VI 20 01 21
HI 20 36 56
d & e 20 09 29

*VI: Vision Impairment

*HI: Hearing Impairment

*LD: Learning Disabilities

SBI PO Syllabus 2021: 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 the maximum number of attempts limit. So, let’s look at the Eligibility Criteria for SBI PO 2021 Exam:


Age limit for SBI PO Posts should be not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 1st April 2021,  i.e., candidates must have been born not later than 01.04.2000 and not earlier than 02.04.1991 (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


15 Years



5 Years

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EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION (As on 31st December 2021)

Below are the educational qualification details for the SBI PO 2021 Exam:

Post Name

Educational Qualification for SBO PO 2021 Exam

SBI Probationary Officer (PO)

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized 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 an interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31st December 2021.

Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31st December 2021.

Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant or Cost Accountant may also apply.


1. The date of passing the 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 a percentage and indicated in the online application. If called for an 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 honors/ 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)







No Restriction

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 the 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 canceled by the Commission. So, the candidates are advised to look thoroughly at the above-mentioned eligibility criteria, before applying for SBI PO 2021 Exam.

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