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SBI PO Prelims 2021 Exam Day Instructions: Documents to Carry, Guidelines

Rahul Raj
Rahul RajUpdated On: November 11, 2021 | SBI PO

SBI PO Prelims exam is all set to take place on 20th, 21st & 27th November 2021. With the exam date approaching, candidates must get acquainted with SBI PO Prelims exam day instructions along with the latest COVID-19 guidelines. 

SBI PO Prelims 2021 Exam Day Instructions

The State Bank of India has released the SBI PO Prelim 2021 admit card on 8th November. The SBI PO Prelims 2021 are now all set to take place on 20th, 21st & 27th November 2021. Through this examination, eligible candidates will be selected for the next round of the selection process i.e. SBI PO Mains. 

With the examination date approaching, candidates must get acquainted with the SBI PO Prelims 2021 Exam Day Instructions, including Social Distancing standards, prohibited items, and documents to bring on the day of the entrance exam. Through this article, candidates will get all the information required to appear successfully in the examination.

Following the SBI PO Prelims exam day instructions in detail would help one avoid any last-minute confusion on exam day. Candidates who have already downloaded their SBI PO prelims admit cards can double-check the instructions by confirming all the pointers listed below.

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SBI PO Exam Highlights 2021 

Following are the important highlights of the SBI PO Recruitment 2021 exam:

Exam Name

State Bank of India Probationary Officers Exam - SBI PO 2021

Conducting By

State Bank of India


Probationary Officer



Exam Level


Mode of Application


Mode of Exam

Online (CBT)

Availability of Admit Card

8th November 2021

Prelims Exam Dates

20th, 21st & 27th November 2021 

Per Month Salary

Rs. 65,780 to Rs. 68,580 / Month

Also Read:SBI PO Selection Process 2021

SBI PO Prelims 2021 Exam Day Instructions

Let's go over all of the important instructions that must be followed in the SBI PO Prelims 2021 Exam.

  • To avoid any problems on exam day, candidates are advised to take a printout of their SBI PO Preliminary admit card and a photocopy of valid id proof.

  • Candidates must arrive 15 minutes prior to the reporting time at the exam venue.

  • To avoid overcrowding at the venue, an email and SMS will be sent to candidates a day before the exam, specifying the standard or exact time of reporting. 

  • COVID-19 basics such as a mask, personal hand sanitiser, ballpoint pen, and transparent water bottle should be carried by students.

  • Examinees must attach their recent passport-size photograph to the call letter and bring it with them. The photograph should be the same as the one uploaded in the online application form. Two additional images must also be brought to be pasted on the attendance sheets.

  • A candidate will not be permitted to sit for the exam if she/ he does not bring the original identity proof and a photocopy of it.

  • Candidates must bring glue and an ink stamp pad to attach left thumb imprints to attendance sheets.

  • Candidates must follow the instructions given by test administrators and invigilators. If an examinee fails to follow the instructions, she/ he will be disqualified and may be asked to leave the exam room.

  • Inside the examination hall, no separate calculators, watches, cell phones, books, slide rulers, notebooks, or written notes will be allowed.

  • Candidates should bring their own stationery items such as pencils, a ballpoint pen, and an eraser to the exam.

  • Candidates should do rough work on the provided sheet, but after the exam, they should submit the rough sheet.

  • Unless given permission, candidates must not leave their seats.

  • Candidates for the PWBD, who wish to use the scribe must complete a Declaration form (Scribe declaration form) which may be accessed from the Bank's website.

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The candidates must keep the following documents ready to carry to the SBI PO Prelim 2021 exam centre:-

  • Three passport-size pictures with them.

  • An original ID (same as the one submitted during the online application process)

  • A photocopy of the candidate's original documents

  • Call letter of SBI PO prelims 

  • Admit Card of SBI PO prelims, i.e. Corona Declaration, is also required to be carried to the exam venue

  • Candidates must bring their own pen to the exam.

  • At the exam centre, wearing a face mask is required.

  • Although gloves and sanitisers are not required, it will be useful if candidates bring these items with them.

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