If you read the SBI PO Recruitment 2019 official advertisement, you will find the following paragraph at point number 10 in the notification about the category available chances.
Candidates who have already appeared for the maximum number of permissible chances are not eligible to apply. The number of chances will be counted from the examination held on 18.04.2010. Appearing in Preliminary Examination will not be counted as a chance. In the years in which only one written examination has been held (i.e. no Preliminary Examination has been held), appearing in this examination will be counted as a chance.
Number of Chances
||Max. Permissible Number of Chances
|General/ EWS (PWD)
|SC/ SC (PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD)
Criteria for Counting Chances
Chance will not be counted, if
- Someone apply for SBI PO and doesn't appear in the preliminary exam.
- Someone appears in the preliminary but not appear in the main examination.
An attempt will be counted, if
- Someone appeared in the SBI PO main examination.