Recruitment of Probationary Officers in SBI 2013 | SBI PO Recruitment

State Bank of India is the largest banking and financial services company in India by market capitalization, revenue and assets. It is a Govt-owned bank with its headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra. As of March 2012, it had assets of US$360 billion with more than 13,500 outlets including 157 overseas branches and agents globally. The bank was earlier known as Imperial Bank of India. Bank of Madras merged into the other two presidency banks—Bank of Calcutta and Bank of Bombay—to form the Imperial Bank of India, which in turn became the State Bank of India. In 1955, Government of India nationalised the Imperial Bank of India, with the RBI taking a 60% stake, and renamed it the State Bank of India. In 2008, the Government of India took over the stake held by the RBI. State Bank of India has been ranked 285th in the Fortune Global 500 rankings of the world's biggest corporations for the year 2012.

Recruitment of Probationary Officers in SBI

State Bank of India (SBI) had issued the Notification for the Recruitment of Probationary Officers for 1500 vacancies in its own bank and its 5 Associate Banks. SBI SO Recruitment 2013 is good opportunity for all those who have Experience in concerned Discipline and are looking for Jobs in India's Largest Public Sector Banks. Post Name : Probationary Officers Total Vacancies: 1500 posts

Educational Qualification

Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.

Age Limit

Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.01.2013 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1983 and not later than 01.01.1992 (both days inclusive) Relaxation in the Upper Age Limit to Reserved category candidates are applicable.

Selection Process

(a) Phase-I: Written Examination (250 marks) consisting of Objective Tests and Descriptive Test. 
 (i) Objective Tests (200 marks): The Objective Tests with 2 hour duration will consists of 4 Sections with 50 marks each as follows: 
(a) Test of English Language (Grammer, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc) 
(b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing and Computers 
(c) Test of Data Analysis and Interpretation 
(d) Test of Reasoning (High Level) The candidates are required to qualify in the Objective Tests by securing passing marks, in each of the tests, to be decided by the Bank on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test to a minimum required level for each category. 

 (ii) Descriptive Test (50 marks): The Descriptive Test with 1 hour duration will be of “Test of English Language (comprehension, short prĂ©cis, letter writing & essay)”. The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank. Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests as stated above in (i). 

(b) Phase-II: Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks) The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category and the candidates in the order of merit, subject to 3 timesthe number of vacancies in each category, will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The qualifyingmarks in Group Discussion & Interview will be as decided by the Bank. 

 (c) Final Selection: The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-I and Phase-II separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks maximum) are converted to out of75 and marks secured in Group Discussion & Interview (out of 50 marks maximum) are converted to outof 25. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and GroupDiscussion & Interview out of 100 for each category. 

The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.Results of the candidates who have qualified for Phase II and thereafter, the list of candidates finally selected will be available on the Bank’s website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar.

How to Apply

Candidates will be required to register themselves online first through Bank's website or After which candidates are required to pay the requisite application fee through one of the following mode- 

(i) Offline mode (the system will generate a cash voucher/ challan form pre-printed with the candidate'sdetails which will be required to be presented at any State Bank of India branch counter with the requisite fee. On payment of the requisite fee through computer generated challan form, registration of the online application will be complete). 

(ii) Online mode (the payment can be made by using debit card/ credit card/ Internet Banking). Pre-requisites for Applying OnlineCandidates should have valid email ID which should be kept active till the declaration of results. It will help him/her in getting call letter/interview advices etc. by email. 


 i) Candidates should first scan their photograph and signature as detailed under guidelines for scanning the photograph and signature. 

 ii) Candidates to visit Bank’s website or and open theappropriate Online Application Format, available in the 'Recruitment link'. 

 iii) Fill the application carefully. Once the application is filled in completely, candidate should submit thedata. In the event of candidate not able to fill the data in one go, he can save the data already entered. When the data is saved, a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the registration number and password. They can re-open the saved data using registration number and password and edit the particulars, if needed. This facility will be available for three times only. Once the application is filled incompletely, candidate should submit the data and take a printout of the system generated fee payment challan immediately. No change/ edit will be allowed thereafter. The registration at this stage is provisional. 

 iv) Fee Payment: Fee will be accepted from 2nd working day after registration and can be made within three working days at any branch of State Bank of India. System generated fee payment challan will be used for depositing fee. Once fee is paid, the registration process is completed. 

v) Candidate will receive registration confirmation by SMS/e-mail after three working days from the date of payment of fees. Please ensure to furnish correct Mobile number / email address to receive the registration confirmation. 

 vi) Three days after fee payment, candidates will also have a provision to reprint the submitted application containing fee details. The printout of the application form and fee receipt should be retained with the candidate. It will have to be submitted at the time of interview, if called for. 

OPTION- II: PAYMENT OF FEES : [ONLINE] : I. FOLLOW STEPS i) to iii) GIVEN UNDER OPTION-I ABOVE. No fee payment challan will be generated. Fee payment will have to be made online through payment gateway available thereat. 

 II. After ensuring the correctness of the particulars of the application form, candidates are required to pay fees through the payment gateway integrated with the application, following the instructions available on the screen. No change/edit will be allowed thereafter. III. The payment can be made by using debit card/ credit card/ Internet Banking by providing information as asked on the screen. Transaction charges for online payment, if any, will be borne by the candidates. 

IV. On successful completion of the transaction, e-receipt and application form will be generated; which may be printed for record. V. If the online transaction is not successfully completed, please register again and make payment online.

Important Dates

On-line registration of application & fee payment will be available from 30.01.2013 to 23.02.2013. 
Last date for cash deposit will be 28.02.2013 for offline registration. 
Downloading of call letter for written test after 08.04.2013 from the Bank’s website 
Date of Written Test: 28.04.2013 (Sunday)

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