SBI PO Bank Exam......
State Bank of India conducts SBI PO exam for
recruitment of candidates to the post of Probationary Officers in different
branches of the bank across India and abroad. This is a Junior Management
Level direct entry point for dynamic young graduates. SBI PO exam is held in
three stages - Prelims, Main, Group Exercises & Interview. The candidates
who are shortlisted after Preliminary examination will have to appear for
Main examination. The candidates shortlisted after the main examination have
to appear in a Group Exercises & Interview for final selection. A
probationary officer gets exposed to challenging assignments and also gets
the opportunity to involve in pioneering technological and financial
activities for the Indian Banking industry. They get opportunities to work
in the various departments of SBI in India and abroad ranging from Personal
Banking to Rural Banking.
All Indian Citizens are eligible to apply for the
interview. Candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India.
Essential academic qualifications
Candidate must have 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 eligibility date as given in related
advertisement. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate
should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before eligibility
date as given in related advertisement.
Age of the candidate should not below 21 years and not
above 30 years. Reservation
rules apply to SC/ST/ExS/J&K Migrants/OBC/PwD candidates.
Number of chances:
General category candidate can attempt maximum 4 times
in SBI PO exam. There is no restriction in the number of attempts for SC/SC
(PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD) candidates. Other categories like General (PWD), OBC and
OBC (PWD) can attempt maximum 7 times.
The SBI PO examination held in two phases: preliminary
and main. Both the exam held online only in selected exam centres across
India. Candidates who qualify in the preliminary examination are shortlisted
for the Main examination. Once candidates qualify in the main examination
will subsequently be called for a Group Discussion & Interview.
Phase-I: Preliminary Examination
The Preliminary Examination held online at selected
examination centre each year. Preliminary Examination is consisting of
Objective Tests for 100 marks.
The exam duration is of 1 hour and consisting of 3 Sections as follows: English
Language (30 mark), Quantitative Aptitude (35 marks) and Reasoning Ability
(35 marks). Candidates have to
qualify in each of the three tests. Approximately 20 times numbers of
candidates against vacancies are short listed for the Main Examination.
Phase - II: Main Examination
Main Examination consists of both objective (200 marks)
and descriptive questions (50 marks) and held online. The objective test is
of 3 hours duration consisting of 4 Sections.
Each section has fixed timing to complete. The four sections are:
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude (60 marks), Data Analysis & Interpretation (60
marks), General Awareness about Economy/ Banking (40 marks) and English
Language (40 marks).
Immediately after completion of Objective Test,
Descriptive Test is administered. The Descriptive Test is of 30 minutes
duration with 50 marks. It is a Test of English Language (Letter Writing &
Negative marking is applicable to both preliminary and
Main examination for wrong answer.
One fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as
penalty to arrive at corrected score.
Phase - III: Group Discussion & Interview
Once candidates qualify the main examination, Sate Bank
invites them for Group Discussion and Interview. The qualifying marks in
Group Discussion &Interview are decided by the Bank.
Only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II)
and in GD & Interview (Phase-III) are considered for the preparation of the
final merit list. The candidates have to qualify both in Phase-II and
Phase-III separately. The selection is made from the top merit ranked
candidates in each category.
After qualify in the PO Exam, in SBI a probationer
joins in the scale of JMGS-I (Assistant Manager). The Probationary Officers
will be on probation of two years during which they are given training.
Towards the end of training period, they have to go through a screening
process. If they successfully qualify the screening test, they are directly
become Scale 2 (MMGS-II). others who qualify
but fail to achieve the standards set for placement in Middle
Management Grade Scale-II, will be confirmed as Officer Junior Management
Grade Scale-I. Others who fail to qualify in this process will be
terminated. As regards the salary
at each grade, the scales are revised once in 5 years with merger of DA.
How to apply
Candidates have to register themselves online through
Bank's website www.statebankofindia.com or www.sbi.co.in. After
registration, application fees can be paid through online by using debit
card, credit card or Internet Banking during specified dates given in
respective advertisement. Fee/Intimation charges once paid are
not be refunded.