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SBI PO 2021 Application Process

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Jan 19, 2021

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SBI PO 2021 Application Form will be released on the official website or from the beginning of April, 2021. The Application fees of SBI PO are INR. 600/- for general category and INR. 100/- for SC, ST and other reserved categories. This three-staged examination is offering 2000+ vacancies in total for the aspirants and the mode of SBI PO Application Form will be online which provides a huge opportunity for candidates to apply from anywhere and anytime they want within the given period declared on SBI official website.

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The SBI PO Application Procedure for SBI PO 2021 Preliminary Exam and SBI PO 2021 Main Exam includes 5 major steps: Registration, Uploading Documents, Filling the Application Form, Fee Payment and Printing the application form.

SBI PO Highlights

SBI PO 2021 Highlights

Mode of Application Online
Mode of Payment Online
Official Website
Application fees General/ EWS/ OBC- INR 600
Contact details Phone No. 022-22820427
SBI PO Dates

SBI PO 2021 Dates

The exact dates have not been declared yet. The tentative dates and important details related to SBI PO 2021 application are in the following chart:

Starting Date of the Registration April 2021
Online Modification or Editing of the Application April 2021
Starting of Payments April 2021
Closing date of the Application April 2021
Closing of Modification or Editing of the Application April 2021
Last date of Payments April 2021
Issue of Call letter for Preliminary Exams 3rd Week of May 2021
Online Preliminary exam date June 2021
Result of the preliminary exam 1st week of July 2021
SBI PO Application

SBI PO 2021- Application Form

You can apply only through Online Application. No other mode of application is applicable for SBI PO 2021. The steps of filling up the SBI PO Application Form is divided into 5 steps. But before jumping into those 5 steps, we must remember a few things and cautions to follow for this application form.


The following points we should maintain as per the declaration of the official website.

  • Candidates must meet the Eligibility Criteria mentioned above in the heading of SBI 2021 Eligibility Criteria.
  • Mode of payment is also Online
  • The Payments can be made via debit card/ credit card/ Internet Banking. No other options or way is applicable.
  • Documents related to date of birth and Signature and Photograph turns incorrect, the candidate will not be allowed in SBI PO Interview.
  • The registered email should be maintained. Otherwise the candidate can lose important notice or updates sent to that particular email id.
  • Not more than one application should be admitted. In such cases, if multiple applications are submitted, only the last application will be considered as the Valid Application.


Every candidate should keep in mind that the change of category will not be permitted at any stage after registration of online application. The candidates belonging to the OBC but going in the “Creamy Layer” are not counted as OBC and will not have the OBC reservation and Age relaxation. They should indicate their category as 'GEN' or 'GEN (LD)' or 'GEN (VI)' or GEN (HI) or GEN (d&e) (as applicable).

The following tabular shows the code for a particular category which will help you during filling up the SBI PO 2021 Application Form :

Category Code Category Code Category Code Category Code Category Code
SC 01 ST 06 OBC 11 GEN 16 EWS 21
SC(LD) 02 ST(LD) 07 OBC(LD) 12 GEN(LD) 17 EWS(LD) 22
SC(VI) 03 ST(VI) 08 OBC(VI) 13 GEN(VI) 18 EWS(VI) 23
SC(HI) 04 ST(HI) 09 OBC(HI) 14 GEN(HI) 19 EWS(HI) 24
SC(d&e) 05 ST(d&e) 10 OBC(d&e) 15 GEN(d&e) 20 EWS(d&e) 25

SBI PO 2021- Steps of the Application Process

1. SBI PO 2021 Registration

Candidate who are willing, are required to follow the mentioned steps down below:

  • Visit the official website or
  • Click on “New registration” option (written in yellow box)
  • You can also click on the ‘How to Apply’ option provided in the Reference Documents to check the registration process. It may help you to understand the procedure better.
  • Then, the SBI PO Registration Form will open. Enter details the mentioned below:
    • Name
    • Mobile Number: The mobile should be an active and valid one.
    • E- Mail ID: Enter your E- mail IDs correctly to get notifications regarding any update related to SBI PO examination or application procedure.
    • After filling the basic information, candidates will be asked for the confirmation regarding the information provided by them and once you press the “OK” button, you cannot go back. So be careful while filling up the basic information. These information will be needed to show in the time of Exams and Interview.
  • Press Ok to confirm your registration. You will be provided with a registration number and password.
  • Note down your registration number and password details. One can edit if required.
  • Also to take a print of your submitted SBI PO application form simply login using registration number and password, and click on the print/save button.

In order to avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web-browser used to fill up the SBI PO 2021 Application Form is one of the following:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above
  • Google Chrome 3.0 and above

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2. Uploading Photograph and Signature

Document (In JPG or JPEG) Dimension Size
Photograph 200*230 pixels 20-50 Kb
Signature 140*60 pixels Less than 20 Kb

Specifications as per the declaration of official website related to Photograph and Signature is elaborated in the following paragraph:


  • Photograph must be a recent passport style colour picture.
  • Make sure that the picture is coloured and is taken against a light-colored, preferably white background.
  • Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face.
  • If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows
  • If you have to use flash, ensure there is no "red-eye"
  • If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes are clearly visible.
  • Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover the face.
  • Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)
  • Size of file should be between 20kb–50 kb.
  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is less than 50kb.
  • The image file should be ‘JPG’ or ‘JPEG’ format.


  • The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen.
  • The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.
  • The signature will be used to put on the Call Letter and wherever necessary.
  • If the Applicant’s signature on the answer script, at the time of the examination, does not match the signature on the Call Letter, the applicant will be disqualified.
  • Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)
  • Ensure that the size of the scanned image is less than 20kb.
  • Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS shall NOT be accepted.
  • The image file should be ‘JPG’ or ‘JPEG’ format.

Precautions for Scanning the Photograph & Signature

  • Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch).
  • Set Color to True Color and the File Size should be as specified above.
  • Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/ signature, then use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above).
  • Candidates using MS Windows/ MSOffice can easily obtain photo and signature in ‘.jpeg’ format not exceeding 50kb & 20kb respectively by using MS Paint or MS Office Picture Manager.
  • If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed.
  • While filling in the Online Application Form the candidate will be provided with a link to upload his/ her/ their photograph and signature.

Procedure for Uploading the Photograph and Signature

  • There will be two separate links for uploading Photograph and Signature.
  • Click on the respective link “Upload Photograph/ Signature”.
  • Browse and select the location where the Scanned Photograph/ Signature file has been saved.
  • Select the file by clicking on it.
  • Click the ‘Open/ Upload’ button

The online registration will not be completed until the candidate uploads the Photograph and Signature as specified above.

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3. Fill SBI PO Application Form

After uploading Signature and Photograph, enter your other details:

  1. Educational qualification should be valid to the date of Application and filled correctly. The date of passing examination of Graduation or any equivalent examination should be the date appearing on the mark sheet.
  2. Fill the degree, name of the institution, place of the institution, date of passing, the percentage of marks and grade correctly.
  3. Fractional 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%.
  4. Other details option’ is also provided for the reserved classes if they are interested in participating for the Pre-exam training organized for the reserved candidates only. This section is optional.
  5. After submitting all the details, preview all the areas of the Application Form where candidates can recheck the information provided by them and they can change/edit if any incorrect information has been provided.

4. Pay SBI PO 2021 Application Fee

In case of the payment, candidates must proceed to this section otherwise their application procedure will not be completed and they will not obtain SBI PO 2020 Preliminary Exam Admit card. The online payments will be made through Credit Card/ Debit Card or Net Banking is also accepted.

Category of Candidate Amount of Fees
General category/EWS /OBC INR 600/-
  • The candidates must make a copy (hard copy) of the payment receipt as a proof for future reference.
  • For any further queries, Candidates can visit

5. Print SBI PO Application Form

After the completion of payment successfully, you will get a confirmation message in your mobile number or in your Email. It will declare that your application has been accepted. Though the application may look like it is complete, there are a few things to do.

  • Every candidate is sincerely advised to take a print out of the SBI PO 2021 Application Form for the Future use.
  • To take a print of your submitted application form simply login by using registration number and password.
  • Click on the print/save button to have a copy (hard copy / soft copy) of the submitted application form.
  • The copy of the Submitted Application Form for SBI PO 2021 Exams need not to be sent to the Bank.

Failure in Payment

There is nothing to worry about if your payment procedure has gone through yet payment has not been cleared or successful.

  • The candidate is advised to start a fresh registration from the very beginning of the Form Fill-up.
  • The amount that has been debited during the failed transaction, will be refunded back to the same account from where it has been paid within 3 -7 working days.
  • The payment links are active 24 hours continuously. So if you still cannot make the fee payment during the day time, you can do it in the night also, but it has to be before the time of the Closing date as mentioned by the Official website.

How to Retrieve SBI PO Password?

In case, a candidate has forgotten the password/registration number then they can login by revisiting the email which they received while SBI PO Registration Process. The Registration Number and Password can also be retrieved by the following process:

  • Visit SBI official website or
  • Go to the ‘Careers’ tab.
  • Click on ‘Apply Online’ for SBI PO 2021.
  • Click on “Forgot password?”
  • Enter your registered email ID.
  • A mail will be sent to this ID containing registration number and new password
  • Set the password accordingly.

The SBI PO 2021 Application procedure might look long but it is very easy. The documents you are going to submit as your proof of citizenship and Date of Birth will be needed in the time of SBI PO Exams and interview. So, make sure they are secured otherwise you can be disqualified.



Ques. If anyone’s Photograph is unclear and uploaded already, then what can be done?

Ans. If the case is something like your face is unclear in the Photograph you have uploaded, the application form can be rejected. But, the candidate can edit his/her application form and re-upload the Photograph and Signature as per his/her requirement. That is why after uploading the Photograph, you should check twice to make sure that your Photograph and signature is following the rules of the website .

Ques. If the candidate loses his/her category proof, what category he/ she will be in?

Ans. That particular candidate will be counted as a General Category. But if the certificate has been submitted in the Application form, they might need to show it in the SBI PO Exams and Interview.

Ques. I don’t wish to appear for SBI PO Exams but I have already completed the application process. Can my fee be refunded or can it be reserved for another exam?

Ans. The Application fees will not be refunded or transferred for other examination fees.

Ques. Is there any chances that I can apply for SBI PO offline?

Ans. No, the application mode of SBI PO 2020 is online, cannot be done offline.

Ques. Can I pay the application fee via Demand Draft (DD)?

Ans. No, the fee can only be paid using the online methods of payment, such as Credit card, Debit card and Net Banking.

Ques. Can anyone pay the SBI PO Application Fees through Bank Challan?

Ans. No, the only payment method is online mode via credit card/ Debit Card / Net Banking.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer to the official website of the exam.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


What is the application fee?
kavita rani

Hi Sameer. The application fee is INR 750 for General/ EWS and OBC categories while it is INR 125 for reserved candidates. More details related to the same are mentioned here.

biswajit kundu
what is there salary criteria?

Hi Biswajit

Greeting from PREEP

You can visit on our official website of SBI PO SALARY to know all the details regarding SBI PO Salary and how much you will earn per annum.

mohammed najamuddin
What is the SBI policy for the number of attempts?
kavita rani

Hi Mohammed. Candidates can give 7 attempts. While the candidates belonging to SC/ST category can apply unlimited times. Get more details related to the same here.

avinash sahu
Is any relaxation given to the reserved category?
kavita rani

Hi Avinash. The age limit for the candidates belonging to general category varies from 21 to 30 years. Also candidates in the general category are allowed to attempt the test 4 times only. However, SC/ST category candidates get age relaxation are of 5 years with Unlimited attempts. Other details are presented here.

lakshay kakkar
How can I apply for the SBI PO exam?
kavita rani

HI Lakhshay . To begin with the registration process, candidates have to refer to the official website of SBI PO. Start filling the application form, upload the image along with uploading the scanned photograph and signature in the required format. More details related to the same are presented here.  

sheetal chib
Can I submit the application form offline?
kavita rani

Hi Sheetal. No, there is no offline registration process for the SBI PO exam. Candidates are supposed to refer to the official website and complete the registration process by filling the application form online.

puja sao
What is the dimension of signature?
kavita rani

Hi Puja. The dimension must be 140 x 60 pixels (preferred). The size of the file must be between 10kb to 20kb. Candidates must ensure that the size of the scanned image must not be more than 20kb. The signatures will be put on every official document including SBI PO Admit Card, in case it does not meet with the signature in the answer script, candidate will straightaway be disqualified. 

divakar sharma
Can I get SBI PO notification offline?
kavita rani

Hi Divakar. No, the notification are made available online only. You have to visit the official website to stay updated about the latest notifications.

In how many parts the application form can be filled?
kavita rani

Hi Prahasti. The steps to fill up the SBI PO Application Form is divide into 5 steps including registration, Uploading Photograph and Signature, filling the application form, paying the application fees, and taking a print out of the same.

utkarsha khatri
What documents should I upload while filling the SBI PO application form?
kavita rani

Hi Utkarsha. Photographs, class 12th and graduation score card, signature, etc. must be uploaded in the prescribed format while applying. Further details related to the same are presented here.

rohit mehta
Maximum marks is 10400 How can i put it into column Maximum marks accept only 0000(4 digit only)?????? What can i do please tell me?

Dear Rohit Mehta

Greetings from Collegedunia. You can fill up the Application form by converting your aggregate marks in percentage and fill the percentage of marks without decimal. For more details, kindly go through this link – SBI PO Application Form

sourajit mukherjee
What is the category code in the application form?
kavita rani

Hi Sourajit. All the details related to the category code for a particular category that helps while applying are presented here.

divakar sharma
What is the dimension of the photograph?
kavita rani

Hi Divakar. The dimensions of the photographs must be 200 x 230 pixels (preferred). The size of the file must be between 20kb-50 kb, so it is important to upload the photographs as per prescribed format only. Details related to the same are mentioned here.

surabhi s
What is the last date for online applications for SBI PO 2021?
kavita rani

HI Surabhi. No exact dates have been announced as of now but the closing month of online registration is April 2021. You can check other important dates here.

raghav chugh
WHen will registration for sbi po 2020 open ?
arvind kumar

Hi Raghav, the last date to aply for SBI PO 2020 was in august 2020. For more details visit: SBI PO 2020

dimple joshi
please share the link for registration of sbi po

Dear Dimple Joshi

Greetings from Collegedunia. You can apply online for SBI PO Application Form 2021 by visiting its official website – or For more details, kindly go through this link – SBI PO 2021

shalin v rao
if i am 20 year old in 3year which is my second last year of graduation.So i can i apply

Dear Shalin V Rao

Greetings from Collegedunia. You can apply online only if you have passed Graduation or appeared in Graduation last year examination but you have to submit your passing out certificate. You should be of 21-30 years of age as of April 1, 2021 for applying SBI PO 2021 Examination. For more detail, kindly go through this link – SBI PO 2021 Eligibility Criteria

hi were to apply for po sbi can u plz share link
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Chetana, registration dates have not been announced yet by the authorities. As soon as the application link become functional, it would be mentioned here along with the date.
pahul singh
I will be turning 21 in August 2020, so can i apply for SBI PO 2020???
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Pahul, yes, as per age criteria, you are will be eligible to apply for SBI PO 2020. However, you can check other eligibility criteria as well from here: SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

monica poojary
When there will be next exam in 2020
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Monica, generally, IBPS PO exam is conducted in second week of October every year.