State Bank of India has released their notification for recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO) for 2403 vacancies in various branches of the bank across the country on February 6, 2017. Online registration for SBI PO commenced on February 7, and the last date is March 6, 2017.

To make the entire registration process easier for you, we have put together a few frequently asked questions (FAQs) for SBI PO.

Q. What is the eligibility criterion?

Age limit: 21 to 30 years only (as on April 1, 2017)

Essential educational qualification: Graduation in any discipline from a recognised university or any equivalent qualification recognised by the Central Government. Those who are in the final year / semester of their graduation may also apply, if called for interview. However, they will have to provide a proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before July 1, 2017.

Record of default: Candidates having a record of default in repayment of loans or credit card dues are not eligible.

Q. What is the last date for online applications for SBI PO 2017?

The online registration will conclude on March 6, 2017. Do ensure to register before the deadline.

When will the SBI PO exam be conducted?

The Preliminary Examination (Prelims) for SBI PO 2017 will be conducted on April 29 and April 30, 2017, and May 6 and May 7, 2017.

The Main Examination of SBI PO will be conducted on June 4, 2017.

How many vacancies have been announced?

The following table lists the number of vacancies announced.

General 1010
OBC 606
ST 350
TOTAL 2313
Vacancies (PWD)
OH 25
HI 25
VI 40

What is the category code in the application form?

While filling out your online registration form, you need to mention the following category codes:

Code Category Code Category
01 SC 09 OBC
02 SC (OH) 10 OBC (OH)
03 SC (VI) 11 OBC (VI)
04 SC (HI) 12 OBC (HI)
05 ST 13 GEN
06 ST (OH) 14 GEN (OH)
07 ST (VI) 15 GEN (VI)
08 ST (HI) 16 GEN (HI)

What is the SBI policy for the number of attempts?

Category No. of chances
General 4
General (PWD)/ OBC (PWD) 7
SC/ SC (PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD) No Restrictions

Please note: The number of chances will be counted from the examination held on April 18, 2010. Also, appearing in Preliminary Examinations will not be counted as a chance.

What is the selection process for SBI PO?

The various stages of the SBI PO are as follows:

  • Preliminary exam
  • Mains exam
  • Group Exercises and Personal Interview

How can I apply for the SBI PO exam?

Aspirants have to register online through the bank’s website As soon as the registration is completed, the students have to pay the application fees through online mode by using debit card / credit card / internet banking options.

What is the application fee?

The application fee is Rs 600 for General category and OBC, and Rs 100 for SC/ ST/ PWD category.

If I have a query, whom should I call?

SBI has made a helpline number available for candidates who have any doubts. Any queries related to filling up the form, payment of fees, or receipt of admission/call letter, candidates can call on 022-22820427 (between 11 AM to 6 PM on working days). They can also drop in their query on


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