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SBI PO Eligibility 2021 - Age, Education

SBI PO 2021 Notification has been released on 4th October 2021. So it will be good to know about SBI PO Eligibility. We will look at all factors related to SBI PO Eligibility in this blog. It would Include Age Limit & Age relaxation, Educational qualification, Nationality.

SBI PO Eligibility 

Let us take a closer look at the SBI PO eligibility criteria for 2021, which are stated below.

  1. Age limit
  2. Educational qualification
  3. Nationality
  4. Number of attempts
  5. Age relaxation
  6. Persons with disabilities PWD

SBI PO Eligibility: Age Limit

Candidates who are applying for the SBI PO Exam 2021 should examine the age restriction that has been established for them. There will be a minimum and maximum age limit, both of which must be met by the candidates.

Candidates must be between the ages of 21 and 30 to be considered. Candidates under the age of 21 years and over the age of 30 years will be ineligible for the position of SBI Probationary Officer 2021.

  • Minimum Age: 21 years
  • Maximum Age: 30 years

There is also some flexibility of the upper age limit, which varies depending on the category. Please see the table below for a better understanding of the Age Relaxation for the SBI PO 2021.

CategoryAge Relaxation Limit
General Category0 years
Scheduled Caste (SC)5 years
 Scheduled Tribe (ST)5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
Personal with disabilities Gen/ EWS)10 years
Persons with disabilities (SC/ ST)15 years
Persons with disabilities (Other Backward Classes)13 years
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during 1-1-1980 to 31-12-19895 years
Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel), Commissioned officers, Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs)5 years

Please note that there are some additional eligibility requirements for applicants who are not qualified for the SBI Probationary Officer (PO) position indicated below in addition to the above qualifying criteria.

  1. Applicants with a history of defaulting on loan repayments, a CIBIL poor report, or credit card dues are ineligible to apply for the SBI Probationary Officer (PO) post.
  2. Applicants with a history of moral turpitude, improper character, or antecedents are ineligible as well.

SBI PO Eligibility: Nationality

Now for the SBI’s nationality criteria for the position of Probationary Officer, which are as follows:

  1. Candidates must be citizens of India.
  2. Applicants must be Nepali or Bhutan nationals.
  3. A Tibetan refugee who arrived in India before January 1, 1962, with the purpose of establishing a permanent residence.

SBI PO Eligibility: Educational Qualification 

Applicants who are aspiring to apply for the SBI PO exam must meet one or more of the educational requirements specified below.

  1. A degree in any discipline from a recognised university or any equivalent qualification recognised by the Central Government is required of all applicants.
  2. On a provisional basis, applicants who are in their final year/semester of graduation are also eligible to apply for the SBI PO. However, if they are called for an interview, they must present documentation of having passed the graduation.
  3. Candidates with an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should check the official website  https://bank.sbi/web/careers to confirm that the date of IDD graduation matches the SBI PO notice.
  4. Candidates having a Chartered Accountant degree also are eligible to apply for the SBI PO position.

Calculation of Percentages for SBI PO Educational Qualifications

Applicants must consider the SBI PO percentage criteria when filling out the application form, as marks will be calculated only on this basis.

  • In the application form, the CGPA/OGPA candidates’ marks must be converted to percentages.
  • Candidates having a graduation percentage of less than 60% are also eligible to take the SBI PO exam.
  • The fraction of percentage so calculated will be ignored, i.e., 59.99 per cent will be treated as less than 60%, and 54.99 per cent will be treated as less than 55%.
  • A certificate issued by the relevant University showing the date on which the result was posted on the website will be accepted as the date of passing.

Total Number Of Attempts For The SBI PO Exam

For the SBI PO Exam 2021, candidates are limited to a particular number of attempts. The table below shows the SBI PO number of attempts classified by type.

CategoryNumber of Attempts
General Category4
General Category – Persons with Disabilities (PWD)7
Other Backward Classes7
Other Backward Classes (Persons with Disabilities7
Scheduled Caste (SC)No Limit/ restriction
Scheduled Tribe (ST)No Limit/ restriction

Please note Candidates who have taken the maximum number of tries will be ineligible to apply for the position of PO.

SBI PO Reservations for Persons with Disabilities

Vacancies are reserved for physically challenged people under Section 33 of the RPWD Act, according to government standards.

Applicants with hearing impairments, vision impairments, and orthopaedic disabilities are encouraged to apply. The following are the details of SBI PO qualifications for Persons with Disabilities:

Please note: Candidates who fall into one of the following categories of the disabled and have a disability of at least 40% are eligible to apply for the SBI PO exam.

Locomotor Disabilities (LD): This group includes people with any of the Locomotor Disabilities (LD).

  • OL – Either the left or right leg is affected.
  • OA – Either the left or right arm is affected.
  • BL- Both legs are affected, but the arms are unaffected.
  • OAL- One arm & One Leg affected
  • Leprosy cured person
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Dwarfism
  • Acid attack victims

Visually Impaired: This group includes people suffering from any of the Visually Impaired conditions

  • Total Blindness
  • Poor eyesight/ low vision

Hearing Impaired (HI): This group includes people suffering from hearing problems

  • Complete hearing loss: This refers to a person who has a 70 DB hearing loss in both ears at conversation frequencies.
  • Hard of hearing: It refers to a person who has a 60 DB to 70 DB hearing loss in both ears at speech frequencies.

Multiple Disabilities refer to a combination of LD, VI, HI, SLD, and MI.

Mental illness (MI): A significant disturbance of thinking, mood, perception, orientation, or memory that substantially impairs judgment, behaviour, capacity to comprehend reality, or ability to satisfy the usual demands of life.

Specific Learning Disability” (SLD): Perceptual disabilities, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, dyslexia, developmental aphasia, and dyscalculia are examples of specific learning disabilities (SLDs).

SLDs are a diverse set of conditions characterised by difficulty understanding, speaking, reading, writing, spelling, or performing mathematical computations due to a weakness in processing spoken or written language.

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria For Scribe Services

For candidates who fall within the Person with disabilities category, SBI provides scribe assistance. If a person has a disability of 40% or more, he or she can use scribe services by meeting the below conditions.

  1. The need for a scribe must be specified when filling out the SBI PO Application Form.
  2. Only those candidates who have limitations that impair their ability to write, such as speed, are eligible for the Scribe service.
  3. Candidates will be given a compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour of exam time.
  4. Candidates are responsible for appointing their own scribe.

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FAQs

What is the full form of the SBI PO exam?

SBI PO is an acronym for State Bank of India Probationary Officer. SBI PO test is held once a year for the recruitment of Probationary Officers by the State Bank of India. This is the most renowned exam in the banking area.

How many times is the SBI PO exam held each year? +

The SBI PO Exam is held once a year.

Is the SBI PO a government position? +

Yes, SBI PO is a government job.

What is the SBI PO salary? +

SBI PO basic base pay is Rs. 27,620/-, with four advance increments on the scale of 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020.

What is the age limit for the SBI PO exam? +

The age limit for SBI PO Exam is 21 years to 30 years.

Is it possible for final-year students to apply for SBI PO? +

Yes, candidates in their last year are eligible to apply. If they are summoned for an interview, they must provide proof of their date of passing out.

Is there a cut-off for each area in the SBI PO Prelims? +

In the SBI PO preliminary examination, there is no sectional cut-off.

What is the application fee for the SBI PO exam 2021? +

The application fee for SC/ST/PWD category students is NIL, whereas the application fee for general and other category students is Rs. 750.

How many attempts are there in the SBI PO exam? +

The general candidate can apply only 4 times, while an OBC can apply 7 times. Moreover, SC/ST does not have any restrictions.

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