SBI PO Apply Online 2021: Check Step by Step Registration Process

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May 11, 2021

SBI PO Notification 2021 will be released very soon on the official website It can be assumed that the SBI PO apply online process will also be started from the same date of releasing the notification. The Application fees of SBI PO are INR. 750/- for general category and OBC Category Candidates. This three-staged examination is offering 2000+ vacancies in total for the aspirants and the mode of the 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. Also, check the Upcoming Bank Exams Dates 2021

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

The aspirants, who are willing to appear for the SBI PO exam, can check the SBI PO previous year question paper. It will help the desired candidates to find out the question pattern and the weightage of the questions. 

SBI PO Highlights

SBI PO 2021 Highlights

Mode of Application Online
Mode of Payment Online
Official Website
Application fees General/ EWS/ OBC- INR 750
Contact details Phone No. 022-22820427
SBI PO Dates

SBI PO Exam Dates 2021

The SBI PO Notification 2021 is not yet announced. However, based on the past years’ trend, the tentative dates of SBI PO 2021 can be highlighted. 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 Apply Online 2021- Steps of the Application Process

1. SBI PO 2021 Registration

A 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 the 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 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. This 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.
  • Take a print of your submitted SBI PO application form simply login using your 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 Application Form 2021 is one of the following:

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

2. Uploading Photograph and Signature

Document (In JPG or JPEG) Dimension Size
Photograph (Must be a coloured photo) 200*230 pixels 20-50 Kb
Signature (Signature must be on white paper with black ink) 140*60 pixels Less than 20 Kb

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


  • The 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 a 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/MS Office can easily obtain photos and signatures 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.

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 in 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 2021 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 750/-
  • 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 which 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 printout of the SBI PO 2021 Application Form for future use.
  • To take a print of your submitted application form simply log in by using the 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 Exam 2021 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 daytime, you can do it at the night also, but it has to be before the time of the closing date as mentioned by the Official website.

SBI PO Application Form 2021

The aspirants have to apply only through an Online Application. The steps of applying online SBI PO Application Form is divided into 5 steps. But before jumping into those 5 steps, one should 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 Eligibility Criteria 2021.
  • 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 the 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 that will help you during filling up the SBI PO Application Form 2021:

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

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 the 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 interviews. So, make sure they are secured otherwise you can be disqualified.

Details Need to Provide while Filling SBI PO Application Form 2021

The aspirants need to provide the below mentioned details in the SBI PO Application Form 2021:

  • Name of the candidates
  • Name of the Father and mother
  • Age
  • Valid email id
  • Blood group
  • Language
  • Fee Remission Claimed
  • Postal Address
  • Details of the application fee payment
  • Date of birth (DD/MM/YYYY)
  • Gender
  • Valid mobile number
  • Nationality
  • Marital status
  • Educational qualification
  • Selected exam centres
  • Photograph and signature of the aspirants
Important Guidelines

SBI PO Application Form 2021: Important Guidelines

While filling the SBI PO Application form, the aspirants should keep in mind a few of the important guidelines. Till the results are declared, the SBI exam authority will provide the valuable information and exam notices through SMS/email to the aspirants.

  • Saved information: The information provided during the SBI PO registration process, is needed to be saved. The aspirants will get a provisional number and password in case the SBI PO form is not filled at a first attempt.
  • Contact: The registration information will be received through a test message on the provided contact number after three working days.
  • Secured payment: The aspirants should make the SBI PO payment through online mode by secure gateway, so that the aspirants should be carefully filled in.
  • Alteration: No alteration will be done after the last day of submission of SBI PO Application form fill up.
  • Clear Photograph: The aspirants should assure that the face in the uploaded photograph is needed to be clear, otherwise the SBI PO application form will be rejected.
  • Government Employees: If the aspirants are serving Quasi Government offices/ government offices/ public sector, should submit a ‘No objection Certificate’ from their employer.
  • Discharge Certificate: Once the candidates will be selected, they have to provide a proper discharge certificate from their former employer.
  • ‘Acquaint Yourself’ book: The candidates need to fill the registration number and password in the ‘Acquaint Yourself’ book, which is required to be downloaded.

SBI PO Registration- Helpline Number

If the aspirants will face any problems in filling the SBI PO Application form, they need to contact the concerned person over the phone (022-22820427) between 11 AM to 6 PM on the working days. Apart from that, the aspirants can mail at SBI will not take any responsibility for those candidates, who will not be able to submit their SBI PO Application Form within the last date.



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 2021 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 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.

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


ibashisha mukhim
Can I wear Caps or hats while getting clicked for application form’s photo?
jaya garg

Hi. Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious headwear is allowed make sure that it is not covering your face. Moreover if you wear glasses, make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes are clearly visible.

I have submitted 2 applications, which one will be considered?
jaya garg

Hi. Not more than one application must be admitted. In cases where many applications are submitted, only the last application will be considered as the Valid Application. So your last application will be considered.

deep jyoti das
Do you have an idea about SBI PO Exam Dates 2021?
jaya garg

Hi. The SBI PO Notification 2021 is not yet announced. However, as per the past years’ trend, the tentative dates of SBI PO 2021 are June. The tentative dates and other important details related to SBI PO 2021 application are mentioned here.

ritik tripathi
When will sbi po 2021 application form be released ??
mrittika mallick

The SBI PO 2021 exam has already been conducted in February 2021. The final results are out on the official website of SBI PO. If you want to apply for the exam, you need to apply for it next year in the session 2022-23. 

ritik tripathi
when will sbi po application form be released for 2021 ?
simran singh

Hey, the application form for SBI PO will be released on its official website. The application form is expected to release in the month of April, 2021. The aspirants have to apply online and submit the application form online only. For more information you can refer to this link: SBI PO application process 2021

tanishka shah
I use MS Windows but don’t know how to obtain photo and signature in the jpeg format?
jaya garg

Hi. Candidates using MS Windows/ MSOffice can easily get the photo and signature converted into jpeg’ format. The photograph and sign must not be more 50kb & 20kb respectively, they can use MS Paint or MS Office Picture Manager to convert it in the required format.

What is the process to upload the Photograph and Signature?
jaya garg

Hi. Candidates will see two separate links at the time of uploading Photograph and Signature. They are supposed to tap on the respective link “Upload Photograph/ Signature”. Further details related to the SBI PO application process are mentioned here.

vishal sharma
I have obtained 55.6% in my graduation, will it be considered a 55 or 56% ?
jaya garg

The authorities will consider fractional percentage, so if you have obtained 59.99 it will be considered as 60% while 54.89 % will be treated as less than 55%. Make sure that you fill details like degree, name of the institution, place of the institution, date of passing, percentage, etc. accurately.

Can I sign in the capital letters?
jaya garg

Hi. Make sure that the size of the scanned image is less than 20kb. Moreover the ignature in CAPITAL LETTERS will not be accepted. So make sure that you adhere to the complete SBI PO application process mentioned here.

arushi thankur
Will a red background photo get acceptance while applying?
jaya garg

Hi. Photograph must be a recent passport style colour picture. Candidates must submit coloured photo and it must be taken against a light-colored, preferably white background. A red background photo will not be considered.

I tried applying twice, but everytime some network error comes?
jaya garg

Hi. To avoid any kind of technical errors, candidates must be sure that the web-browser they are using to apply must be either Internet Explorer 8 and above, Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above, or Google Chrome 3.0 and above.

koyena biswas
From where can I download SBI PO application form and what is the fees?
jaya garg

SBI PO Application Form 2021 will be made available at the official website only from where the candidates can easily download the form. The Application fees of SBI PO is INR. 750 for general category candidates.

What is the application fee?
jaya garg

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?
gurpreet singh

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?
jaya garg

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?
jaya garg

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?
jaya garg

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?
jaya garg

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?
jaya garg

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?
jaya garg

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