SBI PO Notification is Announced.
Introduction to SBI PO
State Bank of India provides many opportunities for young graduates as well as experienced professionals for accelerated career growth. Discover all the opportunities below to join the largest bank of the country and work in an exciting, motivating, meritocratic and truly collaborative environment.
Prospective candidates, who aspire to join State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer, can apply after carefully reading the advertisement released on official website. https://bank.sbi/careers or https://www.sbi.co.in/careers
On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of Application by candidates & Payment of Application Fee
|22.09.2022 to 12.10.2022|
|Download of Preliminary Examination Call Letters||1st / 2nd week of December 2022 onwards|
|Phase-I: Online Preliminary Examination||17th/18th/19th/ 20th of December 2022|
|Declaration of Result of Preliminary Examination||December 2022 / January 2023|
|Download of Main Examination Call letter||January 2023 / February 2023|
|Phase-II: Online Main Examination||January 2023 / February 2023|
|Declaration of Result of Main Examination||February 2023|
|Download of Phase-III Call Letter||February 2023 onwards|
|Phase-III: Psychometric Test||February / March 2023|
|Interview & Group Exercises||February / March 2023|
|Declaration of Final Result||March 2023 onwards|
Examination Centres in Karnataka
Nationality / Citizenship: A candidate must be –
A Citizen of India
Age Limit– Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2022 i.e. candidates must have been born not later than 01.04.2001 and not earlier than 02.04.1992
Reservation for Persons With Benchmark Disability
|Category||Age-relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit|
PwD (Gen/ EWS)
PWD (SC/ ST)
Ex- Service men/ Disabled Ex – Service men
Actual period of service rendered in defense services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex- Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years
Widows, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried
7 years (subject to maximum age limit of 35 years for General/ EWS, 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/ST candidates)
Essential Academic Qualifications (as on 31.12.2021):
Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final Year/ Semester of their Graduation 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. Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.12.2021. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant or Cost Accountant may also apply.
Visual Impairment (VI):
Only those Visually Impaired (VI) persons who suffer from any one of the following conditions, after best correction, are eligible to apply.
Hearing Impaired (HI):
Only those Hearing Impaired (HI) persons who suffer from any one of the following conditions, after best correction, are eligible to apply.
Only those persons with benchmark disabilities would be eligible for reservation. “Benchmark disability” means a person with not less than 40% of a specified disability where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes the persons with disability, where disability has been defined in a measurable term, as certified by the certifying authority. A person who wants to avail benefit of reservation will have to submit a disability certificate issued by a Competent Authority as per Government of India guidelines. Such certificate will be subject to verification/ re-verification as may be decided by the competent authority. The certificate should be dated on or before last date of registration of application.
How to Apply Online
Candidates can apply online only from 05.10.2021 to 25.10.2021. No other mode of application will be accepted. Pre-requisites for 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/ call letters/ advices from the bank by email/ SMS.
GUIDELINES FOR FILLING ONLINE APPLICATION:
Candidates will be required to register themselves online through Bank’s ‘Career’ 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.
APPLICATION FEE AND INTIMATION CHARGE (Non-Refundable)
Application Fee will be 750/- for General/ EWS/ OBC candidates and ‘Nil’ for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates. Application Fee once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.
Number Of Chances:
For General Max. 4 attempts and for OBC 7 permissible number of chances. And for SC /ST category there is no limitations.
Presently, the starting basic pay is 41,960/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of 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
DOWNLOAD OF CALL LETTERS:
The candidates should download their 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 Bank’s website. NO HARD COPY OF THE CALL LETTER/ ACQUAINT YOURSELF BOOKLET WILL BE SENT BY POST
Exam Pattern & Selection
Phase – I :
Preliminary Examination- Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. The test will have of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:
Phase – II:
Main Examination: Main Examination will be conducted online and will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after conclusion of the Objective Test and candidates will have to type their Descriptive Test answers on the computer.
Objective Test: The duration of objective test is 3 hours, and it consists of 4 Sections of total 200 marks. There will be separate timing for every section.
Descriptive Paper: English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) is for 30 minutes.
Penalty for Wrong Answers
(Applicable to both – Preliminary & Main Examination): There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, 1/4th of marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by candidate, there will be no penalty for that question. Sectional Marks will not be maintained for both Preliminary & Main Examinations.
Phase – III:
In view of the Social Distancing and safety measures necessitated due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 3 rd Phase may comprise of (i) Interview only (50 marks) OR (ii) Interview (30 marks) & Group Exercises (20 marks). Candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks in Phase-III to be considered for final selection. The minimum qualifying marks will be decided by the Bank. Candidates qualifying for Phase-III under ‘OBC’ category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the ‘Non-Creamy layer’ clause. Candidates who have registered themselves as OBC but do not submit OBC ‘Non-Creamy layer’ certificate and request for interview under General category will not be entertained. Candidates qualifying for Phase-III under EWS category would be required to submit EWS certificate issued based on gross annual income for the financial year 2020-21 as per DoPT guidelines. Candidates who have registered themselves as EWS but do not submit EWS certificate issued based on gross annual income for the financial year 2020-21 as per DoPT guidelines and request for interview under General category will not be entertained.
The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. The marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in Phase-III for preparing the final merit list. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection. Marks secured by the candidates in the Phase-II (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 marks and Phase-III scores of candidates (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25 marks. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of Phase-II and Phase-III. Selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.
Group Exercise & Interview
Publication Results of the Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and the Final Result will be made available on the Bank’s website.
PROOF OF IDENTITY TO BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF EXAMINTION:
The candidates must bring one photo identity proof such as passport/ Aadhar/ PAN Card/ Driving License/ Voter’s Id Card/ Bank Passbook with duly attested Photograph/ Identity Card issued by School or College/ Gazetted Officer in the official letterhead in original as well as a self-attested Photocopy thereof. The photocopy of Identity proof should be submitted along with call letter to the invigilators in the examination hall, failing which, (or if identity of candidates is in doubt) the candidate will not be permitted to appear for the test.
The Bank, at various stages, may capture photo and thumb impression/ IRIS Scan of the candidates in digital format for biometric verification of the candidates. Candidate will ensure that his/ her correct thumb impression/ IRIS Scan is captured at various stages as any inconsistency will lead to rejection of their candidature. Accordingly, candidates are advised to follow the guidelines that shall be provided to them in their call letter. In case, if any candidate is found not to be genuine, then apart from taking legal actions against him/ her, his/ her/ their candidature will be cancelled. Further, the candidate is advised not to apply any external matter like menhadi, ink, chemical etc. on his/ her hands.
Bank may arrange pre-examination training (PET) at certain centres for SC/ ST/ Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories who desire to avail themselves of such training at their own cost may indicate to that effect against relevant column while applying on-line. An indicative list of training centres is given as Annexure-I. Bank may add additional centers or may delete some of the centers indicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training from Bank’s website by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent. In view of the situation arising out of COVID-19 pandemic, Bank may, depending on feasibility, hold the PET through physical classes OR by way of Online tools.
Note : Hand Written Declaration
Should be uploaded as mentioned-
The text for the hand-written declaration is as follows: “I________(Name of the candidate), _______(Date of Birth) hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required. The signature, photograph and left-hand thumb impression is of mine”.