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July 18, 2019 • 16:56 pm

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Age Limit, Qualification, Attempts

SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2019

SBI PO Exam is conducted for the recruitment of Probationary Officers in the State Bank of India. Candidates who are going to appear in this exam should first check the SBI PO Eligibility Criteria.

Meeting all the eligibility factors will make your seat booked for the exam. So, it’s important for every candidate to meet all the SBI PO Eligibility Factors.

Here, in this article you will be reading the complete eligibility criteria for SBI Probationary Officer.

So, keep reading this article till the end to know what all eligibility factors have been set by the State bank of India.

Let’s have a look.



SBI Probationary Officer Eligibility 2019


Candidates who will be appearing in the SBI PO Exam will have to meet the following three SBI PO Eligibility Factors:


Age Limit

Educational Qualification





A candidate must be either –

A Citizen of India or

A Subject of Nepal or

A Subject of Bhutan or

A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.



SBI PO Age Limit


The minimum age for a candidate to appear in the SBI PO Exam is 21 Years and maximum age is 30 years. Candidates must have not been born not later than 01st April 1998 and not earlier than 02nd April 1989 (both days inclusive).

The State Bank of India also provides age relaxation to some of the categories. So, have a look at the table below to know the age relaxation for different category candidates:



Age Relaxation



5 Years


OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 Years


Persons With Disabilities (PWD) - (SC/ST)

15 Years

Persons With Disabilities (PWD) - (OBC)

13 Years

Persons With Disabilities (PWD) - (Gen/EWS)

10 Years


Ex Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 6 months from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment.

5 Years


Persons Ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the

period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 Years



SBI PO Qualification


Candidates having a Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification are eligible for the SBI PO Exam.

Candidates who are in the final year of their graduation are also eligible for the exam. But they have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31st August 2019.

Candidates having qualification of Chartered Accountant are also eligible for this exam.


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SBI PO Eligibility 2019 – No. of Attempts


Yes, there are limitations for the number of attempts in SBI PO Exam. Unlike IBPS PO and other bank exams, SBI PO Exam have number of attempts.

Below you can check how many attempts are allowed for every category candidates in the SBI PO Exam:



Number of attempts



Gen (PWD)







No restriction 




SBI Probationary Officer Eligibility – Reservation for PwD Candidates


The State Bank of India provides reservation to the Persons with Disability (PwD) candidates. As per section 34 of “Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”, the PwD candidates are provided with the 4% horizontal reservation.

Following are the sub-categories of the PwD category that are given the reservation in SBI PO Exam:


1. Locomotor Disabilities (LD):

Orthopedically challenged persons are covered under Locomotor Disability with following benchmark:

OA - One arm affected (Right or Left)

OL - One leg affected (Right or Left)

OAL - One arm & One Leg affected

BL - Both legs affected but not arms


2. Visual Impairment (VI):

Candidates suffering from any of the following conditions are eligible for the exam:


Low Vision


3. Hearing Impaired (HI):

Candidates suffering from any of the following conditions are eligible to apply:


Hard of Hearing


4. ‘d’ & ‘e’:

Only those who suffer any of the following conditions are eligible for SBI PO Exam:

Specific Learning Disability (SLD)

Mental Illness (MI)

Multiple Disabilities


So, these all were the SBI PO Eligibility conditions that a candidate have to meet to apply for the Probationary Officer Recruitment.

If you have any queries/doubts regarding SBI PO Eligibility Criteria 2019, then you can mention them in the comments’ section below. We will be ready with the solution as soon as possible.





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