Apply for SBI PO Exam 2017 online: recruitment starts

Who is an SBI PO? How to become an officer at State Bank of India? How is it different from IBPS PO? When is the next date to apply for SBI PO exam? What is the procedure for online registration? If these are your questions, you have reached the correct website. We will tell you everything about State Bank PO Recruitment in 2016 in the following segments.

About the SBI PO Recruitment

State Bank being the biggest financial company in India has around 15000 branches, and for this reason, they recruit staffs pretty often and in a large-scale. Most of the SBI vacancies are in PO, Clerk, and Specialist positions, and for each, they conduct yearly online entrance tests as per their requirements. SBI PO Exam is exclusively intended for the selection of junior managers within the company. The probationary officers chosen through this recruitment will undergo a training period of two years before they are moved to higher management divisions and scales. The POs have to complete their probation successfully to confirm their work at the bank. There will be a screening process after the probation.

Those who achieve a pre-determined and exceptional standard in this training will be directly posted to Middle Management Scale 2, and those who just pass the screening process will start their career from Middle Management Scale 1. The trainees who fail the tests will get terminated from the employment. Upon confirmation, the officers will be installed to manage credit, loans, personal banking, establishments, sales, advertising, technology and other sections at SBI branches in India and abroad. SBI conducts a separate registration for the PO recruitment to it’s Associates banks like SBT, SBM, SBH, SBBJ and SBP.
SBI PO or IBPS PO, which is better: advantages and disadvantages

  •  The job role of an SBI and IBPS PO is the same; the only difference is in the recruitment process, and certain benefits the officers get.
  • SBI PO officers get a higher initial salary of 45000, whereas IBPS POs get 38000, without considering the tax and DCPS deductions around 11%.
  • The higher initial salary is on account of the 4 additional increments with contributes to the Basic and the DA.
  • IBPS PO Recruitment selects officers to all other public-sector banks expect SBI, and it’s associates.
  • There are approximately 25000 PO vacancies through IBPS, but it’s around 2500 through SBI PO.
  • The training procedure and promotion of the POs to higher scales is a bit different at SBI.
  • There is a descriptive test in SBI PO exam.
  • Candidates need to pass the CIBIL verification to qualify for SBI PO job.

SBI PO Salary Structure

SBI PO salary

On completion of the training, an SBI PO is eligible for a monthly emolument of 40000 INR; that is the in-hand salary cutting 5000 towards taxes and contributory pension scheme. Apart from this SBI offers leased accommodation (max of 30000), medical aid (8000), and loans at preferential rates. As we already mentioned, POs who excel in the training phase are directly selected to MMG Scale 2, after the 2 year probation. The starting salary for such candidates will be above 50000 INR as their Basic Pay is 31705.

SBI PO Recruitment Dates in 2017

Thinking of applying for SBI PO Exam in 2017? What you see below is the schedule and dates of the ongoing recruitment. IBPS assists SBI in handling the following stages of the recruitments. IBPS system is what used for SBI PO registrations, fee payment, SMS based intimations, Online Exams, etc.

That’s so lengthy isn’t it? Candidates have to pass through all these phases for getting selected as a probationary officer.

Eligibility Requirements for SBI PO registration

The eligibility conditions for SBI PO Exam is exactly similar to the IBPS PO Exam expect for the CIBIL score part. Match your qualifications to the criteria given below to validate whether you’re eligible to apply for SBI PO in the ongoing or upcoming sessions.

Age: The Age is calculated as on 01-04-2017. Aspirants in the 21-30 age group and permitted to register for the exam. However, a relaxation of the upper age limit applies to some classes as shown below.


SBI PO Recruitment Eligibility

Educational Qualification: Pass in degree course as on 01-07-2017. Merely as a pass from a recognized university is enough, there is no percentage requirement. Aspirants perusing the final months of their degree course may also apply, provided they get the course certificate before the date mentioned above.

CIBIL status: In 2016, SBI introduced a new clause to the eligibility conditions for PO, Clerk and other careers with the Bank. Only those candidates who have a satisfactory credit score are eligible to apply. That means, loan defaulters and those who have a bad credit history in CIBIL database need not apply for the PO Exam.

Steps to apply for SBI PO Recruitment

We have prepared a full video of the SBI application process for the PO Exam in 2017. If you’re applying SBI recruitment for the first-time, we advice you watch the video or the instructions given below, before you start with the registration.

Click here to open the registration form and to apply online

  1. Refer the eligibility requirements for SBI PO Exam and cross-check your age and educational qualifications.
  2. Apply online for a CIBIL score at if you have had defaulted your loan/credit card, or if you’ve any doubt on your credit history. It may take a few days for your CIBIL score to arrive.
  3. The application form is collected online, and candidates are required to upload their photo and signature to the form during registration. There is a particular format for this photo and signature that you use for SBI PO recruitment and is similar to the IBPS requirements.
  4. Download the SBI PO advertisement here. Details like syllabus, pattern of the exam, and location of examination centers are given in the notification.
  5. Open careers link on SBI website, or the link provided above to open the SBI PO application form.
  6. The registration has multiple stages. The first page collects candidate’s Full Name, email address, and the phone number.
  7. Candidates at least need to complete 1st page of the application form to get their registration number and password. After this, they may use this information to log in and fill out the rest of the form, anytime during the online registration dates.
  8. Currently, a general category applicant has to pay 600 INR to confirm the SBI PO registration; it’s only 100 INR for SC/ST and other backward communities.
  9. Candidates should download the full page application form and e-payment receipt for future use.
  10. For any help on this recruitment process, you may mail at, or call 022-22820427 on banking hours.

It is not possible to change the center or any part of the application form after making the payment/ clicking the final submit button. It is wise to use the save and edit option if you encounter any error during the registration.



    hello i am not able to download my call letter for sbi po prelims for 2017
    i tried many times
    please help

  2. tamanna sharma says:

    sir i lost my registration id and password.. but i do have the transaction id through which i paid fees, and my registered mobile no and email id,, pls send me back my registration id and password.
    email id-
    contact no- 9812271105
    ibps transaction id : sbiposjan17LV1540339428v1
    payment date : 11/02/17 00:26:23

  3. nupur says:

    i have lost my sbi po registration id /roll no and password.. please help. i dont know how to download my admit card.
    registered phone- 9549561233
    d.o.b- 07-08-1993

  4. Yashswa Ahire says:

    How to know the examination venue or centre where we need to attempt for exam….??
    Hope for best output ASAP.
    Regards: Yashswa Ahire

  5. Narasanna.h says:

    Dear Sir,
    Help me to download call letter for SBI PO 2017.
    I lost My login ID and Password.
    I forgot my mail id Password.

    Please send the login id and password for the registered mobile number 8179744342.

    Waiting for your help very badly.

    Please help me.


  6. Narasanna.h says:

    Dear Sir
    Help me to download Call letter for SBI PO 2017.
    I Lost my Login ID and password.
    I forgot My mail ID
    But I have registered Mobile number.

    Please send login ID and Password to registered mobile number.

  7. Cronzy Gautam says:

    i want to apply for sbi po exam 2017 but the last date mentioned here is 6 march
    Please tell me what should I do? Am I eligible for this exam ?
    Can I apply for it.
    Please let me know Sir.

  8. Fatima says:

    I want to apply for sbi po exam 2017 but the last date mentioned here is march 6
    Please tell me what should i do knw

  9. LAVLEEN says:

    Please extend last date for SBI bank PO 2017 atleast UPTO 10TH MARCH.
    my registration done but photo n sign. cannot be uploaded…..

  10. Archana says:

    I am unable to apply online as mentioned in the video. It shows “Last Date for the Application is Over” “Continue to Home Page”.

    Please help, on the other website, I saw last date of registration is 1-8-2016 for post “PO”

  11. Priya says:

    i wanna apply for ibps po 2016 exam, so on which link should i go n apply? can u guide plzz..

  12. nitish tomar says:

    the given date of spi po main exam is wrong on your website

  13. Ran rio Basumatary says:

    Sir please tell me where can i download call letter?

  14. Romil Shah says:

    please tell me how to download prelims call letter??

  15. Romil Shah says:

    Today is the date for downloading prelims call letter. How to download the same???

  16. jdp says:

    i registered only once but if i opened with username and password it showed me the payment way so again i did the payment and got the confirmation message.2nd time again i paid. so it is possible to refund the amount 1st i paid??

  17. Ran rio Basumatary says:

    When and where can i download my admit?

  18. jdp says:

    i completed my payment and got the confirmation message from SBIPOS.but i paid the amount again so please refund me the money back and thank you for ur help.

    • IBPS says:

      Did your register the application twice? Usually you can pay once .

  19. Nishanth K says:

    As for your date schedule 21-07-2016 will be the date for downloading call letters for main exam. IBPS PO main exam will be 31-06-2016. How it will possible? Please clarify.

    • IBPS says:

      There is may be slight change on this schedule on account of the payment delay. Regarding IBPS PO, the main exam date is 20-11-2016.

  20. aparajita says:

    HI I have already registered and paid the amount on 12 may 2016 but still no confirmation message had reached me about the payment. what shall I do .

    • IBPS says:

      Your registration is successful, you may confirm it by login to the the SBI PO application page.

    • IBPS says:

      So, you’re saying that your didn’t get SMS/email notification confirming your registration?

  21. KHYATI says:

    I have done my registration but when i began to pay the fees the window is not allowing to pay the fees showing” LAST DATE OF REGISTRATION HAS EXPIRED”

  22. jayashree says:

    i had paid and the money has been deducted from my account but still the status is unpaid…and now the payment window is locked and i cant make the payment also and the paid amount is not refunded yet to my account..hate it!!

    • IBPS says:

      SBI took-down the website for maintenance. Candidates may start paying their registration fees from 27-05-2016 to 30-05-2016.

  23. Vikas Yadav says:

    plz extend the payment date ……trying hard for last 5 days now again the same problem
    india largest bank has such problem ….. unfortunate plz do something

    • IBPS says:

      Maintenance is going on. The site will be back soon.

  24. mahalakshmi says:

    I paid the payment and the money has been taken from my account also but i dint get any confirmation message from your side and also in application form its showing unpaid.

  25. ankur bishnoi says:

    payment had succesfully done message flashed on my laptop screen but cant move further and balance had been also deducted from my account can’t recieve any message yet. what should i have to do now ? kindly reply

    • IBPS says:

      Login and check whether your application is accepted or not.

  26. ciby naveen says:

    pls provide a solution for the payment case the site does not respond till tomorrow..

    • IBPS says:

      The last date is 30-07-2016. You can pay and confirm your registration before this date.

  27. salil nayyar says:

    trying hard since last 7 days
    same payment issue
    Please suggest a remedy

  28. Sangeeta kujur says:

    I have losted my registration no.Can you please tell me that how can I able to recover my registration no.

    • IBPS says:

      Check your email or mobile messages.

      • Sangeeta kujur says:

        In mobile phone there is no notification. How I will able to recover my registration no…

  29. jdp says:

    i paid the payment and also got the message that transaction done and money has been taken from account. but in the application form it is displaying unpaid. what shall i do???

    • IBPS says:

      Login and check whether your application is accepted or not.

  30. karan says:

    Payment is still not working….

  31. mahinoor says:

    I have registered for sbi po 2016but there is a problem in payment of fee from last 7 days

  32. IBPS says:

    There is a temporary issue with the payments.

  33. sudheer says:

    yesterday payment was not working and today i got this on payment.. what can be done? Registration number : 381458264

    • IBPS says:

      The issue has been reported to SBI authorities; they said they know about it and working on a fix.

  34. satheesh kumar says:

    I have already registered 2 days before and i tried a lot to pay the fees,it was not connected properly.Finally fees payment page opened and i paid through by credit card,but it shows like your transaction was failed.
    And from today morning after enter my reg ID & Password ,it goes up to second page, but after clicking check your previous transaction status and submit. It shows like Dear User due to certain unavoidable circumstances you are not permitted to access the further information.
    So what shall i do now???

  35. Javed says:

    During payment, its displaying a message that “Due to unavoidable circumstances you are not allowed to for further process”. Can I know the reason why is that happening.

  36. ashutosh says:

    i have problem with is not displaying page.after 24/05 it displayed date is over.what shall i do?

  37. Debmalya Banerjee says:

    “Dear User due to certain unavoidable circumstances you are not permitted to access the further information”
    this the error i am getting while payment what to do?

  38. fatema says:

    facing problem for online payment, payment page is not displaying. plz do something

  39. jdp says:

    i too have the same problem of is not displaying the payment page.what shall i do??

  40. Romil Shah says:

    Is pre exam training of 5 days compulsory?? Because its not possible for me to take 5days training

  41. jdp says:

    i am also having the same problem.i cant able to open online payment is still loading the can i pay my fee???

  42. Romil Shah says:

    please can anyone tell me that is the above mentioned salary of 45000 being paid to candidate even when he is on training for 2years???

    • IBPS says:

      The candidate is called as a probationary officer or PO during his/her training. Hence, the above mentioned salary is applicable. However, the in-hand salary will be around 40k deducting the taxes and allocation to contributory pension scheme.

  43. dtr says:

    I am not able to open payment page for paying fee , what can i do

  44. swathi karthick says:

    I have paid 600 rupees, the amount has detected from my account but it shows unpaid can u please help…. i have tried tat customer care number but its busy…. My id is 381223613

    • IBPS says:

      Please login with your temporary user ID and password and check whether your application is accepted or not. If it is not accepted, pay again and confirm the registration. The amount deducted during the failed transaction will be credited to your account in a few days.

  45. nandini says:

    i have been trying to pay online since yesterday..but no result !! server is so slow of SBI that it is mind boggling..dates have been extended till 27..but if the payment page won’t open how can we complete it ? plz help..also tried post midnight,still it didn’t to do ?

    • IBPS says:

      Don’t worry! Everything will come normal from tomorrow.

  46. Adda Laxman says:

    did they changed the last date for online payment?? Pls comment

    • Harsha says:

      yes for registered candidates payment date has been extended till 27th

      • Adda Laxman says:

        The website is not opening now.What to do?

    • IBPS says:

      Yes. They have extended the date for online payment.

    • muhammed asif k says:

      I’m also facing the same problem of payment. Suggest me a solution please.

  47. nimesh says:

    Hi I am not able to make the payment. Iy says page cant be displayed.And today is the last date to make payment

    • Harsha says:

      it has been extended by 3 days for payment 27th is last date

    • Romi Hashmi says:

      Yes I am also having the same problem since yesterday, unable to make payment. Have made a call to SBI and asked to reach nearest SBI branch of yours for further assistance.

  48. Anuradha Gupta says:

    Hi i am not able to make payment. From last two days i am trying to do but showing up error

    • IBPS says:

      SBI extends the last date for online payment to 27-05-2016.

  49. Anil Mishra says:

    after filling the form payment procedure is not completed yet. I m trying it from last 4-5 day but still payment is not done.kindly help toady is last date

    • IBPS says:

      They have extended the dates. The last date is now 27-05-2016 for registered candidates.

  50. adi says:

    how to modify our details after payment submission in the SBI PO form??

  51. shakthi says:

    II filled everything but the payment procedure is not coming yet its still searching. I tried it in my cousin home nd some other net centre but the network is too bad. Tomorrow will be the last date. Fees accepted by e-payment only. So pls check wat is the problem in the server. Am trying tis one for last 4 days

    • IBPS says:

      Many applicants have already reported this error to SBI’s helpline and email. They might extend the last dates, but no confirmation as of now. Wait a few more hours, and try initiating the payment around 2-3 AM.

  52. adi says:

    is it compulsory to signature with a blank ink for sbi po exam form?

    • IBPS says:

      Yes it states Black Ink on SBI PO notification.

  53. Harsha says:

    Not able to make payment since morning , it ask to verify previous payment and on submitting verify button…The page isn’t working didn’t send any data.


    Please help

  54. Aditi Shinde says:

    Same here! I have registered and paid but I am also facing a problem with the “Check your previous transaction status” Page… After clicking on the button the next page is not loading at all..This is the message that I received

    “The page isn’t working didn’t send any data.”

    Please guide

    • IBPS says:

      Just login and check whether your application is accepted or not. If not, wait until night to try again. Heavy traffic might be the issue.

  55. priya says:

    sir i completed till survey part in online application…but i cant do the payment option……its just loading it cant move to next step……tmr s last date to apply …can u pls make something to move to payment option

    • IBPS says:

      Try at night. You can login with your temp username, password and pay.

  56. sangeetha ravichandran says:

    sir i have not paid back my education loan completely.Am i eligible to apply sbi po 2016.It is mentioned that loan defaulters need not to apply

    • IBPS says:

      You can apply for this exam, however, your employment is subject to cibil verification. If your unpaid loan is reflecting on CIBIL report, SBI might deny you a posting.

  57. avi says:

    cant able to make payment online, it ask to verify previous payment and on submitting verify button…it goes static …no webpage display.

    • IBPS says:

      Minimum age is 21 as on 04-05-2016. Hence, you’re not eligible for SBI PO exam in this session.

  58. Leena says:


    Sir, I thank you for the info and chart you have provided for us. I have completed my degree this year(a month ago). But as for the age limit…..I was born on 1995/July. Am I eligible for applying to the SBI PO 2016 exam?. Thank you and awaiting your reply!

  59. Arvesh says:

    Sir what is last date for sbi po exam

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