SBI lunch time: State Bank of India has an official lunch time duration of 30 minutes. The official Lunch Time of State Bank of India (SBI) is 2:00 P.M. to 2:30 P.M.

In this post, we reveal the mystery and answer your most burning questions related to SBI lunch time.

You want to go to your bank but don’t want to get caught up in their lunch break? Then you are in the right place. We will discuss everything in detail regarding it in this post.

State Bank of India is often mocked by the phrase “lunch ke baad aana” (Come after lunch break ).

Of course, no one wants to get caught up in the SBI lunch time and waste their 30 minutes waiting for staff to resume their duties.

It is very frustrating when you were in middle of some banking work and the bank employee used to say, “Oh, it’s our lunch time. Please come back after the break.”

What is SBI lunch time?

In an attempt to find a solution for this problem, we called 19 branches of State Bank of India and inquired about their lunch timings.

At the end of this article, you will have an exact idea of the lunch hours of State Bank of India.

A couple of years back, SBI branches used to have an official lunch time or lunch break.

SBI Lunch Time:

Lunch time of SBI is from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m as it is a public-sector bank. SBI banks started implementing no lunch break policy but then the government released a letter according to which every public-sector bank should have a lunch break. But don’t worry, the lunch time is fixed in all the branches across India.

The employees of SBI go to lunch in batches in rotation so uninterrupted service is provided. But they do go for lunch. (As it’s a basic need.)

SBI lunch time

For branches that have adequate staff, they make sure that the counter is open for all business hours and service is not hindered due to lunch hours.

At some SBI bank branches, even if the staff is limited, they make sure that the services are not hindered and counter is open all the time for customers.

Does SBI close at lunch?

No, SBI does not close at lunch.

You don’t need to worry about the services, services will be provided to you irrespective if there is any lunch recess or not.

How do I not get caught up in the lunch hours of SBI bank?

Avoid going to the bank during SBI lunch time. This is the only way to avoid waste of time.

But, just in case, you might want to go to the bank in the morning to avoid getting caught up in the lunch hours of the bank.

Of course, there are many memes surfacing the internet regarding SBI not giving proper services during the lunch time, but from what I can see, they make every attempt to provide full and quality service to public.


Irrespective of lunch hours, you’ll be given full services in the business hours of the branch.

If you face any problem during the lunch time and would like to help us to let people know about it, you can simply enter the branch name and their lunch time in the comments section below.

Also, let us know your views about the lunchtime rotation thing that SBI has implemented for the lunch of their employees.


Lunch Time of SBI in Delhi