1. SBI PO 2023 Notification

Candidates for the post of probationary officer (PO) in various branches of the State Bank of India (SBI) are recruited through SBI PO exams conducted annually by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). SBI PO  Notification 2023 was released on 6th September 2023. Students can apply for the SBI PO 2023 exam from September 7th, 2023. The link will be available on the official website https://www.sbi.co.in/careers. State Bank of India has released 2000 vacancies for Probationary officers in 2023. All the important information and Direct link for applying for the SBI PO 2023 exam is published in this blog. Do continue reading our SBI PO blog to know more about the exam.

SBI PO 2023 Exam is a very contested job for its lucrative pay, the job being within SBI, and growth potential for getting promoted to the manager. So the SBI PO job can be considered one of the toughest exams purely based on competition. For SBI PO 2023 Official Notification PDF click on the below link.

Click Here to Download SBI PO 2023 Notification

2. SBI PO 2023 Exam

SBI PO 2023 Exam is conducted to select probationary officers (PO) for SBI. In terms of cadre, this post is in between SBI Clerk and SBI Officer, with SBI Clerk being the lowest cadre job in SBI. SBI PO has a pay range of Rs. 41,960/- per month with extra amenities provided by SBI. Officers get a salary with four advance increments in the following pay ranges 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840.

SBI PO 2023 Exam is conducted in three phases-Prelims, Mains, and GD/Interview. Only Prelims and Mains are computer-based exams. The third phase of the SBI PO 2023 interview is an interactive social session evaluated for social participation and knowledge application rather than theoretical knowledge and quantitative aptitude.

2.1 SBI PO 2023 Preliminary Exam

SBI PO 2023 Preliminary Exam is an objective type exam conducted as a Computer Based Test (CBT) nationwide at selected exam centers. SBI PO 2023 Preliminary Exam question paper is available in both Languages English and Hindi for students all over India. SBI PO 2023.

Section NameNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksSectional Duration
Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 Minutes
English language303020 Minutes
Total10010060 Minutes

Note: Each wrong answer carries a negative marking of 1/4th of the marks allotted to each question.

2.2 SBI PO 2023 Mains Exam

SBI PO 2023 Mains Exam is both objective and descriptive in nature and both are conducted online as a Computer Based Test (CBT). SBI PO 2023 Mains Exam consists of four sections with their respective marks and duration.

Section NameNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksSectional Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude405050 Minutes
General Economy/ Banking Awareness506045 Minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation305045 Minutes
English language354040 Minutes
Total155200180 Minutes / 3 hours
descriptive Paper
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 250 30 minutes
Grand Total1572503 hours 30 minutes

Note: Each wrong answer carries a negative marking of 1/4th marks deducted from each wrong answer.

3. IACE coaching for SBI PO

IACE is one of the Best Institutions for aspirants striving for a job in the banking sector. IACE stands uncontested in providing the best job preparations, especially in the banking sector for almost a decade with excellent curriculum models that are prepared with the help of experienced teachers.

IACE supports our students with well-tested and adaptive programs, custom-prepared study material, experienced faculty and perfect study space.

  • Offline support through inquiry desk in the admission office and faculty guidance 
  • Offline study material for individual subjects perfected over years of research, analysis and development
  • Offline exam series, daily worksheets, Grand Tests, daily-current affairs, etc
  • Online classes from experienced faculty and Interactive live sessions. 
  • Online support through our inquiry numbers, explanation videos on our youtube channel, telegram, Whatsapp groups and other social media websites
  • Special programs to encourage competitiveness in students like Weekly Current AffairsTest (WCAT), Battle of Brains.
  • Customized and well-planned programs targeting individual exams like 40 days Intensive program, Real Intensive Program (RIP), etc
  • Techno adaptive classrooms with latest technical implementations, ambient study-halls to motivate students like group discussion halls, solo intensive study halls and computer labs for the practice of online exams

4. SBI PO 2023 Exam Highlights

SBI PO 2023 exam is one of the most anticipated so here are some highlights regarding SBI PO 2023 Notification and the exam.

Name of ExamState Bank of India Probationary Officers Exam SBI PO 2023
Conducting BodyInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Exam LevelNational
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline (CBT)
Application ProcessTo be notified
Exam Rounds3 (Prelims + Mains + Interview/Group Discussion)
Exam DurationPrelims: 1 hour

Mains: 3 hours 30 minutes

Language of ExamEnglish and Hindi
Total Exam SitesPrelims: Approximately 200 Cities and Towns

Mains: Approximately 80 Cities

Exam DatesPrelims – November 2023; Mains – December/ January 2023
SBI PO SalaryRs. 41,960/- (may vary) 
Expected Candidates9-10 lakhs
Job LocationAcross India
Official Websitehttps://www.sbi.co.in

5. SBI PO 2023 Online Application & Fee

SBI PO 2023 Online Application process begins from 07-09-2023 and the last date for submitting the online application is 27-09-2023. All the relevant information about the SBI PO 2023 Online Application process is mentioned in the notification. All registered candidates are to pay the application fee through online mode. Candidates can apply for SBI PO through the official website by following these steps:

  • View SBI’s official webpage
  • Check here for the latest SBI PO 2023 Notification
  • Visit the advertisement for “Recruitment of Probationary Officers.” 
  • “Apply Online” should be selected.
  • Click on the link that has “Click Here for New Registration” to go to the registration page.
  • To sign up, provide your name, phone number, email address, and security code.
  • The registration ID and password are generated following successful registration.

To further continue with the registration process candidates have to fill in the following details like Basic details, Personal details, Educational Qualifications, and Work Experience and upload scanned copies of the photograph and signature of the candidate.

5.1 SBI PO 2023 Application Fee

SBI PO Notification notifies any changes in exam fee but the fee for the SBI PO Online application is as tabulated below. The exam fee is exempted for all ST/SC/PWD candidates but asks for a processing fee of Rs.175/- or nil.

CategoryFee (in rupees)Remarks
General/ EWS/ OBC candidates750/-Non Refundable
SC/ ST/ PWD candidatesNilN.A

6. SBI PO 2023 Eligibility Criteria

SBI PO 2023 eligibility criteria are mainly considered in two categories – Educational qualification and Age limit. SBI PO Notification 2023 comes with both criteria mentioned.

Educational qualification
  • Any graduation degree or equivalent qualification recognized as such by the central government.


  • Medical,Engineering,Chartered accountant or cost accountant.


  • Any students who are in the final year can also apply for SBI PO but at the time of interview they have to produce an original certificate of graduation.


Age Limit: All eligible participants must not be below 21 years and not be above 30 years of age. The age relaxation of upper age limit will be given.

S.NoCategoryAge Relaxation
1SC/ST5 years
2OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
3Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWD)PWD (SC/ST)15 years
PWD (OBC)13 years
PWD (GEN/ESW)10 years
4Ex-Service Men5 years

7. SBI PO 2023- Important Dates

SBI PO 2023 Notification is released. All the tentative exam dates for all  SBI PO 2023 are mentioned below. Students are advised to stay alert regarding all the updates, hence aspirants are recommended to closely follow the IACE blog for the latest updates on the SBI PO 2023 exam.

SBI PO 2023 Notification Release Date.06-09-2023
Start Date of SBI PO 2023 Online Application. 07-09-2023
Last date of SBI PO 2023 Online Application.27-09-2023
Last date of SBI PO 2023 Online Payment. 27-09-2023
Release of Preliminary Examination Call Letters 2nd Week of October 2023 
Phase-I: Online Preliminary ExaminationNovember 2023 
Date of SBI PO 2023 Prelims examNovember/ December 2023 
Release date of SBI PO 2023 Mains Admit Card November/ December 2023 
Date of SBI PO 2023 Mains Exam December 2023/ January 2024
Declaration of Result of Main ExaminationDecember 2023/ January 2024
Phase- III Call LetterJanuary 2024/February 2024
Psychometric TestJanuary 2024/February 2024
Interview & Group ExercisesJanuary 2024/February 2024
Pre-Examination Training Date1st Week of October 2023
Conduct of Pre-Examination Training Date2nd  Week of October 2023

8. SBI PO Selection Procedure

SBI PO selection is done in multiple phases with both told and untold rules. After SBI PO 2023 Notification is released, aspirants must register in https://www.sbi.co.in/careers  with their credentials .They must fill out the SBI PO 2023 Application online with up-to-date details of their educational qualification, signature and photo, Age, and others mentioned in the application carefully. If any of the information supplied during the registration process were not correct, even if you passed all the relevant phases in the selection you will be strictly investigated and may be disqualified for discrepancies.After filling out the SBI PO 2023 Application and going through the payment procedure, the applicant must wait for the confirmation mail to download their admit card for  SBI PO 2023 exam with exam hall details. SBI PO 2023 has 3 selection stages which are mentioned below.

STAGE -I Prelims

The Prelims exam is common for every applicant and the score is given for 100 questions and 100 marks in the given 60 minutes. The candidates who are qualified in the prelims Exam as per the requirements  are eligible to write the mains exam.


Applicants that score well and pass all sectional cutoffs are eligible for SBI PO 2023 Mains. These candidates are shortlisted and intimated via email the date of the SBI PO 2023 Mains exam and to download the SBI PO Mains Admit card from sbi.co.in website. SBI PO 2023 Mains exam also has its sectional cutoff, qualified candidates are directly called for an interview and group activity.


 Call letter for Interview of SBI PO Mains is sent to qualified candidates by mail. Group activity is conducted depending on the final number of candidates . To eliminate the excess participants a pre-final round and a final interview is conducted to select the final candidates for the SBI PO vacancies. During the interview process certificate verification will be done.

After the interview round, a background check is conducted for all the selected candidates to validate all the information provided in the application and the certificates submitted in the interview. If any discrepancies or malpractices are discovered in these checks, those candidates are disqualified.

9. SBI PO Syllabus 2023

SBI PO Syllabus may be changed slightly from year to year but the SBI PO 2023 syllabus is clearly stipulated in SBI PO 2023 Notification. SBI PO 2023 Preliminary Syllabus mainly consists of three sections and each section has a separate time limit. And SBI PO 2023 Mains Syllabus contains Objective test and descriptive test.

9.1 The SBI PO 2023 preliminary Syllabus is given below.

EnglishQuantitative AptitudeReasoning
Reading ComprehensionSimplification/ ApproximationAlphanumeric Series
Fill in the blanksProfit & LossDirections
Cloze TestMixtures & AlligationsLogical Reasoning
Para jumblesPermutation, Combination & ProbabilityData Sufficiency
VocabularyWork & TimeRanking & Order
Paragraph CompletionSequence & SeriesAlphabet Test
Multiple Meaning /Error SpottingSimple Interest & Compound InterestSeating Arrangement
Sentence CompletionSurds & IndicesCoded Inequalities
Tenses Rules Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SpherePuzzle
Time & DistanceSyllogism
Data InterpretationBlood Relations
Ratio & ProportionCoding-Decoding
Number SystemsInput-Output


9.2 The SBI PO 2023 Mains Syllabus is given below. 

SBI PO 2023 Mains Syllabus contains two tests such as objective test which contains 4 subjects

The descriptive test contains two questions from letter writing and essay writing. 

Syllabus for the objective test is mentioned below.

ReasoningGeneral/Economy/Banking/ AwarenessEnglish languageData interpretation.
Blood relationsCurrent AffairsVerbal abilityTabulated graphs,bar graph, line graph, pie charts
SyllogismGeneral KnowledgeGrammerMissing Cases Data interpretation
Verbal ReasoningBanking Terminologies and Banking AwarenessReading comprehensionCharts and Tables
Critical reasoningPrinciples of InsuranceVocabularyProbability
Sitting arrangement (circular)Static AwarenessPara jumblingPermutation and combination
Setting arrangement (linear)Financial Awareness etc. Error sportingData sufficiencies
SchedulingFill in the blanksRadar graphs etc.
Direction and DistanceCloze Test
Input-Output, Decision making, course of actionSentence improvement etc.
Coding- Decoding 
Data sufficiency etc.

10. SBI PO Vacancy 2023: Category-Wise

SBI PO 2023 notification was released on 6th September 2023. State Bank of India has released 2000 vacancies for Probationary officers. The detailed category-wise vacancy for SBI PO  2023 is given below and for your reference 2022 vacancy list is also given for your comparison. 

SBI PO Vacancy 2023


SBI PO 2022 Vacancy



SBI PO 2022 Vacancy (PWD Category)

Learning Disabilities (LD)16521
Vision Impairment (VI)16218
Hearing Impairment (HI)162036
D & E (Specialized disabilities)162339

11. SBI PO Cut Off: Expected & Previous Years Cut-off Marks

SBI PO 2023 Cut-off marks vary from year to year appropriately depending on the available number of vacancies, the total number of candidates qualified for the final interview round, and many factors internal to the banking sector. SBI PO 2023 Cut off marks are not finalized till the final results are released by IBPS. Any such, released before IBPS are just values extrapolated from the previous year’s results.

 SBI PO 2021 Cut-off Marks Out

To review the cut-off marks for the SBI PO 2023 we need to first know the cut-off for the previous year and their variation for different categories of reservation. The cut-off marks of 2022 for the preliminary and Mains exam is Tabulated below,

Reservation CategorySBI PO 2022 Cut-Off Marks Preliminary
D & E                                –


Reservation CategorySBI PO 2022 Cut-Off Marks Mains( out of 250 marks)
D & E75.17

12. SBI PO 2023 Salary Structure

SBI PO salary structure remains the same every year unless a new amendment is made by SBI. Location allowance may change depending on whether you are placed in a city or town but all else tabulated below are up to date. 

SBI PO Salary Structure
Basic PayRs. 41,960
Special AllowanceRs. 6,881
DARs. 12,701
Location AllowanceRs. 700
Learning AllowanceRs. 600
HRARs. 2,937
Gross SalaryRs. 65,780
Deduction (PF/Income Tax/Professional Tax/Pension)Rs. 12,960
Net SalaryRs. 52,820

13. SBI PO Salary Deduction

SBI salary deduction policy follows the central government structure for employees with minor changes adopted for the banking sector. So they may be varied with new policies issued for central government employees in tax and PF quantities.

Criteria of DeductionAmount
PF ContributionRs. 4,196/-
Income TaxRs. 3,290/-
Professional TaxRs. 200/-
Contributory Pension FundRs. 5,274
Total DeductionsRs. 12,960

14. SBI PO 2023 Exam Center

SBI PO Exam is conducted by IBPS to recruit SBI PO candidates. Many educational institutions with computer lab facilities were hired as exam centers for the SBI PO exam, so they continued to be for the coming years if no major issues arise in those institutions. 

The centers for SBI PO Preliminary exam are Tabulated below,

State CodeState/ UTExam Centers for Prelims Exam
11Andaman & NicobarPort Blair
12Andhra PradeshTirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam,Chirala,Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Vizianagaram,Rajahmundhry,Ongole, Puttur, Srikakulam,Chittoor.
13Arunachal PradeshItanagar, Naharlagun
14AssamDibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar Tezpur
15BiharArrah, Aurangabad, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan
17ChhattisgarhBhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
18GoaPanaji, Verna.
19Gujarat Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana,Ahmedabad, Anand, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara,Gandhinagar.
20HaryanaKarnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat,Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Palwal, Yamunanagar, Sonipat.
21Himachal PradeshBilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una, Baddi, Dharamshala, Kullu, Sirmaur.
22Jammu & KashmirJammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar.
23JharkhandBokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi.
24KarnatakaHubli, Mangalore, Mysore,Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, Shimoga, Udipi
25Kerala Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kannur, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram,Palakkad.
27Madhya PradeshBhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain.
28MaharashtraAmaravati, Chandrapur, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara,Aurangabad,Pune, Dhule Jalgaon.
33Delhi -NCRDelhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon.
34OdishaBerhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada,Rourkela, Sambalpur,Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda.
36PunjabAmritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur.
37RajasthanAjmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur.
39Tamil NaduPerambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Tirunelveli, Thoothukodi, Vellore,Namakkal, Tiruchirapalli.
40TelanganaHyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
42Uttar PradeshAgra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bulandshahar, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Unnao, Varanasi
43UttarakhandDehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee
44West BengalDurgapur, Hooghly, Howrah,Asansol, Bardhaman, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata, Siliguri,Berhampur (West Bengal).


The list of Centers for the SBI PO 2023 Mains Exam:

State CodeState/ UTExam Center for Mains Exam
11Andaman & NicobarPort Blair
12Andhra PradeshGuntur, Kurnool, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
13Arunachal PradeshItanagar
15BiharArrah, Hajipur, Patna
19GujaratAhmedabad, Gandhinagar
20HaryanaBahadurgarh, Hissar
21Himachal PradeshShimla, Solan,
22Jammu & KashmirJammu, Srinagar
23JharkhandJamshedpur, Ranchi
27Madhya PradeshBhopal, Indore
28MaharashtraAurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai
33Delhi -NCRDelhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon
36PunjabBhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
39Tamil NaduChennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli
42Uttar PradeshAgra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
44West BengalHooghly, Kalyani, Greater Kolkata

15. SBI PO Preparation Tips 2023

The SBI PO exam is one of the toughest competitive exams. A candidate must have a strong command of English vocabulary and general awareness. Here are a few hints to assist candidates get ready for the test:

– Before beginning your studies, thoroughly understand the syllabus.

Read newspapers frequently to stay updated on current affairs.

Practice for the test by working through SBI Clerk past year’s papers.

– Make short notes on English vocabulary and general awareness.

16. SBI PO 2023 Pre-Exam Training

State Bank of India provides Pre-Training for eligible candidates including SC/ST/Religious minority communities at a given center. A candidate should apply for SBI PO Pre- Exam Training on the official website and download a call letter for SBI PO Pre-Exam Training. SBI provides free training for the eligible candidate but other expenses like travel costs, food, and shelter should be borne by the candidate itself. 

17. SBI PO 2023 Admit Card & Call Letter

SBI PO 2023 Admit card & Call letter are issued for three things: preliminary exam, Mains, and Interview/ group activity. 

  1. Prelims Admit card is issued within 2-3 months of filling out the SBI PO Application when the exam hall is decided. Applicants must login with their registered id to download the SBI PO Prelims admit card. 
  2. Mains Admit card is allocated to all aspirants who are qualified in the prelims exam. Shortlisted candidates are contacted through email with the exam date. SBI PO Mains Admit card is downloaded from the official website of SBI with the registration number and date of birth.
  3. An Interview call Letter is sent via mail to aspirants qualified for the SBI PO Mains examination. The mail includes the venue of the  interview and the date of the interview as per schedule. 

18. SBI PO Prelims 2023 Result

SBI PO 2023 Prelims Results will be announced soon. The Prelims results link will be available in this blog Candidates must check regularly for the latest updates on SBI PO 2023.

19. SBI PO Mains 2023 Result

SBI PO 2023 Mains results are out later than the prelims results to shortlist the final list of candidates for the interview round. For SBI PO 2023 Mains results please check this blog.

20. SBI PO Interview Process

SBI PO Interview is conducted in two stages. They are a group activity and a Personal Interview. A call letter for the SBI PO Mains qualified students is sent through the mail with Interview hall details, date and time. 

The first group activity is an interactive session emphasizing on social skills and soft skills of the candidates since the banking sector is a field majorly concerned with the services industry. In this round applicants are rated for interpersonal skills and basic knowledge of banking awareness.

Once the participants cleared the group activity stage, they qualified for the Interview round. Here participants are tested on banking awareness, banking activities in day-to-day life, and so on. Interviewed candidates are also asked to submit their respective certificates mentioned in the SBI PO Application for verification. If no discrepancies or malpractices are apparent in the submitted documents, they are asked to wait for further intimation via phone or email with the joining letter.

21. FAQ's

1. What is the best way to prepare for the SBI PO Exam?

Ans. SBI PO syllabus can be divided into two types: static and dynamic. The static syllabus consists of topics that are repeated every year and the dynamic syllabus is those topics that are changed frequently like current affairs, dynamic GK, new banking policies, etc. At least two to three months before the exam, you have to complete all of your preparation in the Static syllabus and revise the same in those months. As for the dynamic syllabus, be as thorough as possible in all the news that is trendy from 6 to 8 months before the exam date, the newer the better, always be on your toes for the latest changes and be up to date till the exam date. Refer to section 16 for more details.

2. What is the salary for the SBI PO job?

Ans. The basic pay of SBI PO is 41,960/-.

3. Is there any negative marking in the SBI PO exam?

Ans. Yes, there negative marking in both the phases preliminary and mains exam. 1/4 or 0.25 marks will be deducted from every wrong answer.  

4. What is the amount for application fees?

Ans. Application fees for general/EWS/OC candidates is 750 and for SC/ST/PWd candidates is “Nil”.

5. What is the maximum number of permissible chances of SBI PO exam?

The maximum number of permissible chances of writing the SBI PO exam is given below.

  •          General/EWS – 4 chances.
  •          General (PWBD)/ EWS (PWBD) – 7 chances.
  •          OBC – 7 chances.
  •          OBC (PWBD) – 7 chances.
  •          SC/SC (PWBD)/ST/ST (PWBD) – No restriction.


6. When is the last date for applying for SBI PO 2023?

Ans. The last date for applying for SBI PO 2023 is 27th September 2023.

7. How many vacancies were released for SBI PO in 2023?

Ans. SBI has released 2000 vacancies for Probationary officers in 2023.

8. When will the SBI PO 2023 Preliminary exam will be conducted?

Ans. The SBI PO 2023 Preliminary exam is expected to be conducted on November/ December 2023

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