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STATE BANK OF INDIA RECRUITMENT OF PROBATIONARY OFFICERS
Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) in State Bank of India. The selected candidates may be posted anywhere in India.
Online SBI PO Phase-I Preliminary Examination: November/ December 2021
Online SBI PO Phase-II Main Examination: December 2021
SBI PO ONLINE REGISTRATION OF APPLICATION : 05.10.2021 to 25.10.2021
SBI PO PAYMENT OF FEES - ONLINE : 05.10.2021 to 25.10.2021
Download of call letters for SBI PO online Preliminary Examination : 1st /2nd week November 2021 onwards
Download of Call letter for SBI PO Online Main Exam: 2nd /3rd week December 2021 onwards
STATE BANK OF INDIA PROBATIONARY OFFICERS RECRUITMENT EXAMS (SBI PO)
State Bank of India (SBI) from time to time invites application from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Probationary Officers in State Bank of India.
Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer, is required to register on-line for the Recruitment Process.
The SBI PO examination will be held in three phases i.e. Preliminary examination, Main examination and Group Exercise & Interview.
The candidates who are shortlisted after SBI PO Preliminary examination will have to appear for SBI PO Main examination. The candidates shortlisted after the SBI PO main examination will be subsequently called for a group Exercises & Interview.
Prospective candidates will have to apply after carefully reading the SBI PO advertisement regarding the process of examinations and interview, eligibility criteria, online registration processes, payment of prescribed application fee/ intimation charges, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters etc. and ensure that they fulfil the stipulated criteria and follow the prescribed processes
No. Of SBI PO 2021 Vacancies : 2056
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SBI PO ELIGIBLITY CRITERIA:
(A) Essential Academic Qualifications : (AS ON 31/12/2021)
Graduation in any discipline from a recognised College / University. Those who are in the Final year of their Graduation/Semester may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.12.2021
(B) Age Limit : As on 01.04.2021
Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2021 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 01.04.2000 and not later than 02.04.1991 (both days inclusive)
Relaxation in the Upper Age Limit to Reserved category candidates
Upper age is relaxable by
(i) 3 years in the case of OBC candidates.
(ii) 5 years in the case of : (a) SC/ST candidates. (b) Ex-servicemen (including Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers) who have rendered at least five years continuous Military Service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or /on account of physical disability or have been released on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or on invalidment.
(iii) 10 years for VH/OH (Gen); 13 years for VH/OH (OBC) and 15 years for VH/OH(SC/ST) candidates.
NOTE : CUMULATIVE AGE RELAXATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE EITHER UNDER THE ABOVE ITEMS OR IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER ITEMS.
SBI PO SELECTION PROCEDURE:
The selection for SBI PO Probationary Officers will be done through a three tiered process :
Phase - I : SBI PO Preliminary Examination : SBI PO Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This SBI PO test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows :
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three SBI PO tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be short listed for the SBI PO Main Examination.
Phase – II : SBI PO Main Examination : SBI PO Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the SBI PO Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.
SBI PO MAIN Objective Test : The SBI PO MAIN objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks.
The SBI PO MAIN objective test will have separate timing for every section.
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
Data Analysis & Interpretation
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
SBI PO Descriptive Test : The SBI PO Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language ( Letter Writing & Essay )
Phase –III Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
Candidates qualifying for GE & Interview under OBC category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the Non Creamy layer clause. Candidates not submitting the OBC certificate containing the Non Creamy layer clause and requesting to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained
SBI PO Final Selection
The marks obtained in the SBI PO Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in SBI PO Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in GD & SBI PO Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list. The candidates will have to qualify both in SBI PO Phase-II and Phase-III separately.
Marks secured by the candidates in the SBI PO Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Discussion & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. The SBI PO final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Discussion & Interview out of 100 for each category. The SBI PO selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.
Results of the SBI PO candidates who have qualified for GD & Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Banks website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar.
SBI PO EXAMINATION CENTERS : The SBI PO examinations will be conducted online at venues across many centres in India.
A tentative list of centres for Preliminary Examination is attached in the prospectus.
No request for change of SBI PO Examination Centre shall be entertained.
SBI PO EMOLUMENTS: Presently, the starting basic pay is Rs. 41,960/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of Rs. 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I. The official will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A/ Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time.
SBI PO JOINING, TRAINING & CAREER PATH : The selected candidates will be exposed to basic banking knowledge, before joining, through an online course and will have to complete this course before joining. The SBI PO selected candidates, at the time of joining, will have to execute a Bond for a value of 2.00 lac (Two lac only) to serve the Bank for a minimum period of three years. The Bond will be invoked by the Bank if the candidate resigns from the service of the Bank before expiry of three years from the date of joining. On joining, the selected candidates will be designated as Probationary Officers and will be on probation for two years.
NUMBER OF CHANCES FOR SBI PO Exam :
General / EWS : 4
General / EWS ( PWD): 7
OBC : 7
OBC (PWD): 7
SC/SC(PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD) : No Restriction
Candidates who have already appeared for the maximum number of chances permissible are not eligible to apply. The number of chances will be counted from the examination held on 18.04.2010.
Appearing in SBI PO Preliminary Examination will not be counted as a chance.
HOW TO APPLY FOR SBI PO APPLICATION FORM:
SBI PO Candidates can apply online only from 05.10.2021 to 25.10.2021. No other mode of application will be accepted.
Pre-requisites for SBI PO Applying Online : Candidates should have valid email ID and mobile no. which should be kept active till the declaration of results. It will be essentially required for receiving any communication from the bank by email / SMS.
GUIDELINES FOR FILLING SBI PO ONLINE APPLICATION :
Candidates will be required to register themselves online through Banks website https://bank.sbi/careers or https://www.sbi.co.in/careers. After registration candidates are required to pay the requisite application fee through online mode by using debit card/ credit card/Internet Banking.
Helpdesk : In case of any problem in filling up the form, payment of fee/intimation charges or receipt of Admission/call letter, queries may be made at telephone no. 022-22820427 (between 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM on working days) or lodge their query on http://cgrs.ibps.in. Candidates should mention RECRUITMENT OF PROBATIONARY OFFICERS IN STATE BANK OF INDIA-2021 in the subject of the email.
SBI PO APPLICATION FEE AND INTIMATION CHARGE: (Non Refundable)
Sr. No. Category Total
1. SC/ST/PWD NIL
2. General and OBC 750/-
Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.
DOWNLOAD OF SBI PO CALL LETTERS : The candidates should download their SBI PO call letter (Pre-exam Training/ Preliminary Exam/ Main Exam/ GE & Interview) and an acquaint yourself booklet, by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from the Banks website. NO HARD COPY OF THE SBI PO CALL LETTER/ACQUAINT YOUR SELF BOOKLET WILL BE SENT BY POST.
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