SBI PO Syllabus - Eligibility

  • Following are the essentially criteria for appearing in the SBI Bank PO exams −


Following are the essential features −

  • A citizen of India, or

  • A subject of Nepal, or

  • A subject of Bhutan, or

  • A Tibetan Refugee

  • A person of Indian origin who is a migrant of Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the purpose to settle in India permanently.

Age Limit

  • The minimum age required to appear in the SBI PO exams is 21 years

  • The age limit to appear in the SBI PO exams is 30 years

However, there are some age relaxation to the following category candidates −

Category Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC-Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons With Disabilities (PWD)

15 years (SC/ST)

13 years (OBC)

10 years (General)

Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment 5 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5 years

Educational Qualifications

Candidate must have 3-year degree from a recognized university.

Number of Attempts

Number of attempts depends on the category of the applicants as −

Category Number of Attempts
General 4
General (PWD) 7
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 7
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) No limit
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (PWD) No limit


Appearing in Preliminary Exam would not counted in attempt; It means, if you appeared in SBI PO preliminary exam and could not qualify, then your attempt would not be counted. The number of attempt starts from mains exam.

Physical Standards

As such there is no Physical Standard criteria for Bank PO exam as required for the defence or police services.

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