SBI Exams are conducted by the State Bank of India to hire eligible candidates for various posts like:

SBI Probationary Officer (PO)
SBI Clerk (Junior Associates)
SBI Specialist Cadre Officer (SCO/ SO)

In this article, we shall explore everything that an aspirant ought to know about the different SBI bank exams.
The State Bank of India (SBI) was established on June 2, 1806 as Bank of Calcutta. It is considered as one of the largest banks by asset size. It has the highest number of domestic branches spread across the length and breadth of India and has a strong international presence too.

SBI is regarded as the prime banker to Digital India and a market leader in providing internet banking services to almost 2.5 crores(approx.) users. SBI has also championed in providing loans to farmers and is contributing its bit towards the Green Revolution. It has sparked an academic revolution by providing scholar loans too in the rural sector of the country.
SBI exams
In India, working in SBI is considered as an attractive employment opportunity. Hence, candidates who wish to benefit from this opportunity need to prepare themselves in such a way so that they can beat the competition and be one among the millions to make it to the final list of selected candidates.

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SBI Eligibility
Candidates who are interested in working at State Bank of India in the posts of Probationary Officer (PO), Clerk or Specialist Officer (SO) need to carefully examine the SBI eligibility criteria properly before applying for the respective job posting.
Given below are the essential eligibility criteria for the different SBI examinations – PO, Clerk & SO in 2021:
Educational Qualification
SBI Age Limit
SBI Admit Card
State Bank of India (SBI) releases the Admit Cards of SBI PO, Clerk & SO exams on its official website at least 10 – 15 days before the commencement date of the exam. Candidates should monitor the SBI official page regularly for latest updates on the SBI Admit Card for both Prelims & Mains Exams.
1. SBI Exam Pattern
2. SBI Recruitment
The State Bank of India conducts recruitment annually, and aspirants are now looking forward to the SBI notification for SO, PO and Clerk for the year 2021. Being the largest public sector bank in India, State Bank of India recruits new resources through the following SBI bank exams every year:
1. SBI PO Exam
It is also known as the SBI Probationary Officer (PO) Exam. The SBI PO exam mainly selects candidates for the management cadre of the Bank. The selected candidates are deputed to the role of Probationary Officers during the training phase. Later, they move on to management roles on completion of their training.
The SBI PO exam is categorized into three stages:
1.SBI PO Preliminary Exam:  The SBI PO Prelims usually skims the candidates from a huge lot for the next stage of the exam. It retains about 2.8% of the total number of applicants for the SBI Mains examination. 
  SBI PO Main Exam:  In the SBI PO Mains section, the performance of the candidates is assessed in such a way which helps in determining whether they are eligible to make it to the next stage of the exam. The SBI PO exam paper comprises of two sections:
Objective test: In this section, the focus is mainly on core knowledge areas which are required in the modern workplace. The SBI PO exam syllabus consists of Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Knowledge, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Economy, Banking Awareness and English.
Descriptive test: This test primarily measures the candidates’ ability to use written English language skills in a business setting. SBI PO Group Discussion and SBI PO Interview: Candidates who clear the SBI PO Mains exam are put through group discussion and interview, which is the final stage of selection before a merit list of final selected candidates is listed.
2. SBI Clerk Exam – The SBI Clerk Exam mainly recruits new employees in the position of Junior Associates for the clerical cadre of the Bank. There are two different stages in this SBI exam:
The SBI Clerk Exam mainly recruits new employees in the position of Junior Associates for the clerical cadre of the Bank. There are two different stages in this SBI exam:
SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam: This exam is also called as SBI Clerk Prelims. This exam is the initial stage of the clerical cadre of the banking giant which filters out candidates for the next level.
SBI Clerk Mains Exam:  This SBI exam is commonly referred to as the SBI Clerk Mains. In this stage, the marks that candidates secure usually determines the selection status of candidates as clerks in the State Bank.
SBI Interview: There is no interview in this stage, and the SBI exam results are announced in a couple of months from the SBI Clerk Mains exam, and the final selected candidates are deputed on merit-basis.
SBI SO Exam:  The SBI SO exam aims to recruit Specialist Officers(SO) for the Bank. SBI Specialist Officer aspirants have to mandatorily fulfil the minimum SBI SO eligibility requirements to appear in the SBI Selection Process set by State Bank of India. The selection process of this exam primarily consists of an interview which emphasises on the work experience and specialisation of the candidates.
SBI Exam Syllabus
The SBI bank exam syllabus is pretty similar to other bank exams. Irrespective of test type – SBI PO, Clerk or SO, candidates are assessed based on the following sections:
Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning Ability
English Language
General Awareness
Professional Banking Knowledge
There is a wide range of topics which are covered under each section type. Students should consult prior years SBI exam papers, refer sample papers and take mock tests to get a good understanding of the weightage of each section. Besides, having some necessary know-how of the exam pattern would be of great help before candidates sit for the main SBI exam.
SBI exams
The syllabus of SBI PO exam is segregated into three tiers:
Prelims (online written test)
Mains (online written test)
Group Discussion & Interview
SBI PO Prelims Syllabus
We have stated earlier that the SBI PO exam syllabus is similar to the curriculum of any other PSU banks. The SBI PO Prelims syllabus primarily consists of three major sections that a candidate needs to ace before moving to the next level, i.e. Mains.
The SBI PO Preliminary Exam syllabus comprises three sections: