SBI PO 2020 Application Form, Registration Dates, Eligibility, Fees

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Aug 29, 2020

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SBI PO 2020 Application Form will be released on the official website or from the beginning of April, 2020. The Application fees of SBI PO 2020 are INR. 750/- for general category and INR. 125/- 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 they want and anytime they want within the given period declared in SBI official website.

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The SBI PO Application Procedure for SBI PO 2020 Preliminary Exam and SBI PO 2020 Main Exam includes 5 major steps: Registration, Uploading Documents, Filling the Application Form, Fee Payment and Printing the application form.

  •  Every Indian citizen within the age limit (20-30), having any sort of Bachelor Degree meets the Eligibility Criteria of SBI PO Exam.

  • There are limits for the number of attempts which the aspirants can try for SBI PO Exams.

  • Candidates who are willing to appear in SBI PO 2020 Preliminary, Main and Interview, have to fill up the online Application Form. Check Here SBI PO Selection Process

  • Candidates who have completed procedures of the Application form, can visit the official website to have the SBI PO 2020 Admit Card for SBI PO Preliminary Exam.

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SBI PO 2020 Highlights

The exact dates has not been declared yet due to the deadly outbreak of COVIT- 19 all over the world and turned into a worldwide pandemic situation. The tentative dates and important details related to SBI PO 2020 Application are in the following chart:

Starting Date of the Registration Beginning of April, 2020
Online Modification or Editing of the Application Beginning of April, 2020
Starting of Payments Beginning of April, 2020
Closing date of the Application 3rd week or ending of April , 2020
Closing of Modification or Editing of the Application The last date of application
Last date of Payments 3rd week or ending of April, 2020
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Payment Online
Official Website
Application fees General/ EWS/ OBC- INR 750 SC/ST/PWD- INR 125
Contact details Phone No. 022-22820427 Website:

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria

SBI PO 2020 Eligibility criteria:

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidates having any kind of Graduation degree or equivalent any degree issued by any university/ educational institution which has been recognized by State/ Central Government, is eligible to apply for SBI PO 2020 Exams.

  • Candidates who are in their final year/semester also can apply for SBI PO 2020 Exams. But they have to show their certificate of passing the exam of the degree which has been issued before August 2020. They might need to show their certificate in the SBI PO Interview. Check Here SBI PO Selection Process

  • 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 percentage and indicated in the online application.

Check out SBI PO 2020 Eligibility Criteria 

Age limit and Relaxation:

The age limit for every candidate is 21 to 30 years for general candidates. In the following the word “unlimited” means the candidate under that particular category has no limit of their attempts to clear SBI PO Exam until their specified age exceeds. But there are relaxations for other categories:

Category Age Relaxation Number of Attampts
General Category 0 years 4
Scheduled Caste(SC) 5 years Unlimited
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 5 years Unlimited
People affected by 1984 riots 5 years N/A
Kashmiri Migrants 5 years N/A
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years 7
SC/ ST under Persons With Disabilities (PWD) 15 years Unlimited
PWD (OBC) 13 years 7
- PWD (Gen/ EWS) 10 years 7

Practice as much as possible Previous years questions papers to know more about the exam pattern of SBI PO 2020 


Candidates applying for SBI PO Examination should be one of the following:

1. Citizen of India

2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan

3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement.

4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India

Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. of India in their favor.


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 2020 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

How to fill up the Application Form?

How to fill up the Application Form of SBI PO 2020?

You can apply only through Online Application. No other mode of application is applicable for SBI PO 2020. The steps of filling up the SBI PO Application Form is divide into 5 steps. But before jumping into those 5 steps, we must remember few things and cautions to follow for this application form.


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

  • Candidates must meet the Eligibility Criteria mentioned above in the heading of SBI 2020 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 send 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.

SBI PO Registration

1. SBI PO 2020 Registration:

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

1. Visit the official website or

2. Click on “New registration” option (written in yellow box)

3. 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.

4. Then, SBI PO Registration Form will open. Enter details the mentioned below:

  • Name: Enter your full name properly (includes First name, Middle name and Last name). If candidates don’t have any Middle name then they can ignore option of the Middle Name. Name entered should be same as that of the given ID proof that you will show during the time of the examination as well as Interview.

  • Mobile Number: Mobile number should remain the same till the end of procedure. No changes in the mobile number will be accepted later. No need to add prefix like 0 or +91. 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. If you do not have any email ID, then create one before entering the 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.

5. Press Ok to confirm your registration. You will be provided with registration number and password.

6. Note down your registration number and password details. One can edit if required.

7. Also to take a print of your submitted SBI PO application form simply login using registration number and password, and click on print/save button.

In order to avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web-browser used to fill up the SBI PO 2020 Application Form is one of the following:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above

  •  Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above

  • Google Chrome 3.0 and above

Check Sectional Tests for Prelims before appearing the SBI PO 2020 Exam

Uploading Photograph and Signature

2. Uploading Photograph and Signature:

 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 applicants 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)

  •  Size of file should be between 10kb to 20kb.

  • 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. The scanned photograph and signature in any format can be saved in ‘.jpg’ format by using ‘Save As’ option in the File menu and size can be reduced to below 50 kb (photograph) & 20 kb(signature) by using crop and then resize option {Please see point (i) & (ii) above for the pixel size} in the ‘Image’ menu. Similar options are available in other photo editor also.

  • 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 upload the Photograph and Signature as specified above.

Check Sectional Tests- Mains during the preparation time of SBI PO 2020

3. Fill SBI PO 2020 Application Form:

After uploading Signature and Photograph, enter your other details:

a) 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 or provisional certificate issued by the University/Institute which has been recognized by State/Central Government of India.

b) Fill the degree, name of the institution, place of the institution, date of passing, the percentage of marks and grade correctly.

c) 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%.

d) ‘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. 

e) 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.

Pay SBI PO 2020 Application Fee

4. Pay SBI PO 2020 Application Fee:

In case of the payment, candidates must proceed 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 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 2020 Application Form

After the competition the 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 2020 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 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 2020 Exams need not to be sent to the Bank.

If the Payment Was Not Successful:

There is nothing to worry about is 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 From 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?

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 ‘Careers’ tab.

  • Click on ‘Apply Online’ for SBI PO 2020.

  • 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 2020 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. 

Take a look of the questions pattern of SBI PO 2019 for getting an idea about the exam thoroughly


SBI PO 2020 FAQs:

Question: 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 upload, 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 .

Question: 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.

Question: 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.

Question: 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

Question: 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.

Question: 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 the official website of the exam.


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.
s jeyanthi
Now i am doing my UG can i apply the SBI PO exam
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Jeyanthi, candidates can apply for this exam only when they are in final year of their graduation or have already graduated. You may check other Eligibility Criteria of the exam from here.

Change email in sbi po exam
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Nikhil, after registration and submission of application form, no details can be edited. Thus, you cannot change email ID now. However, if you apply for the exam in next session, then, you will be able to register with the new ID.
When will come bank vacancy PO post etc in 2019 when u will update this?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Abhishek, the notification for SBI PO has not yet released. It would be updated as soon as the notification is out on the official website.
surabhi joshi
I forgot to download my SBI PO application form 2018. Will it be available again if I clear Mains and before I go to interview. Please reply. I am really tensed. If it will be available again for downloading can you please tell the date also?
garima bansal
Hi Surabhi, Yes you can download the SBI PO application by using your registration no. and the password.
I had applied for the SBI PO 2018 exam. I didn't take the print out of my application form. It says re-print is closed. Is it ok if I don't have the application? What shall I do now?
garima bansal
Hi Logeshwari. you can print the SBI PO application by using your registration no. and the password.
kritika vijay
what can i do after complete registration online and received registration no. and password .. how i know my form is accepted or not??
akansha expert
Hi Kartika, When you pay the registration fee online you received a payment successful application you save that or You can check the details again from Entering the registration no. or password that your registration is completed.
I've recently relocated to India from US and have plans to take SBI PO exam. How do I fit my US master's degree details in the education section? There is no provision to convert GPA to percentage(%) over there. I can't produce documents specifying norms for conversion to percentage. What do i do?
garima bansal
Hi Siddhartha, You may check the official website of sbi po for the information regarding filling the application form