Company Name : SBI (State Bank of India)Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer, is required
to register online for the Recruitment Process. The examination will be held in two phases -
preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will
have to appear for main examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will
subsequently be called for a Group Discussion & Interview.
Prospective candidates will have to apply after carefully reading the 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.
The Tentative Schedule of Events is as follows :
|Online registration including edit/modification of application |
|04-05-2016 to 24-05-2016|
|Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges||04-05-2016 to 24-05-2016|
|Download of call letters for Online Preliminary Examination||14-06-2016 onwards|
|Online Examination – Preliminary||2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10 July 2016|
|Result of Online Exam – Preliminary||18-07-2016|
|Download of Call Letter for Online Main Exam||21-07-2016 onwards|
|Conduct of Online Examination – Main||31st July 2016|
|Declaration of Result – Main||16th August 2016|
|Download Call Letter for Interview||22nd August 2016|
|Conduct of Group Discussion & Interview||1st September 2016|
|Declaration of Final Result||30th September 2016|
|Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community Candidates|
|Download of Call Letters for Pre-Exam Training||13-06-2016 onwards|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training||20-06-2016 to 25-06-2016|
1. ELIGIBILITYCRITERIA :
(A) Essential Academic Qualifications: (As on 31.08.2016)
Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized
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 31.08.2016. Candidates
having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on
or before 31.08.2016. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may
(1) The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet or
provisional certificate issued by the University/Institute. In case the result of a particular
examination is posted on the website of the University/Institute, a certificate issued by the
appropriate authority of the University/Institute indicating the date on which the result was
posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing.
(2) Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two
decimals in the online application. Where CGPA/OGPA is awarded, the same should be
converted into percentage and indicated in online application. If called for interview, the
candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating
that the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the
percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.
(3) Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks
obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum
marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours/optional/additional optional subject, if any. This
will be applicable for those Universities also where Class/Grade is decided on the basis of
Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be
treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.
(B) Age Limit: (As on 01.04.2016)
Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2016 i.e candidates must have been born
not earlier than 02.04.1986 and not later than 01.04.1995 (both days inclusive).
Relaxation of Upper Age Limit:
|Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe|| |
|Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)|| |
Persons With Disabilities (PWD)
|PWD (SC/ST)-15 Years |
PWD (OBC)- 13 Years
PWD (Gen)- 10 Years
|Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including |
Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service
Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5
years military service and have been released on
completion of assignment (including those whose
assignment is due to be completed within one year from the
last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of
dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or
inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military
service or invalidment.
Persons ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu &Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989
NOTE: CUMULATIVE AGE RELAXATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE EITHER UNDER THE ABOVE ITEMS OR IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER ITEMS.
(C) Other :
(i) Candidates with record of default in repayment of loans/credit card dues and/or against whose
name adverse report of CIBIL or other external agencies are available are not eligible to apply
for the post.
(ii) Candidates against whom there is/are adverse report regarding character and antecedents,
moral turpitude are not eligible to apply for the post.
2. RESERVATION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY(PWD)
Vacancies are reserved for Disabled (Physically Challenged) Persons under Section 33 of the
Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995
(1 of 1996) as per government guidelines. Candidates with following disabilities are eligible to apply
as per the definitions given in the above act: a) Orthopedically Handicapped, b) Visually Impaired, c)
A person (OH/VI/HI) who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability and wants to avail the
benefit of reservation will have to submit a Disability Certificate issued by the Medical Board duly
constituted by Central or State Government. The certificate should be dated on or before last date of
registration of application.
a) Orthopedically Handicapped (OH):
Only those OH candidates who have locomotor disability or cerebral palsy with locomotor
impairment of minimum 40% and only those who fall in the following categories of the disabled
are eligible to apply for the post
OA - One arm affected (Right or Left)
OL - One leg affected (Right or Left)
OAL - One arm & One Leg affected
BL - Both legs affected but not arms
b) Visually Impaired (VI):
BLINDNESS: Only those Visually Handicapped (VH) persons who suffer from any one of the
following conditions are eligible to apply.
• Total absence of sight
• Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses
• Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse
Candidates having low vision as defined in Chapter I, Para 2 (u) of the Persons with
Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protections of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995.
c) Hearing Impaired:
The deaf are those persons in whom the sense of hearing is non-functional for ordinary purposes of
life i.e. total loss of hearing in both ears. They do not hear, understand sounds at all even with
amplified speech. Hearing impairment means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the
conversational range of frequencies.
Use of Scribe & Compensatory Time:
The facility of scribe would be allowed to a person who has disability of 40% or more if so desired by
the person and is meant for only those persons with disability who have physical limitation to write
including that of speed. In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:
• Candidates eligible for and who wish to use the services of scribe in the examination should
carefully indicate the same in the online application form.
• The candidate will have to give a suitable undertaking, in the prescribed format at the time of
• Such candidates who are eligible for use of a scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of 20
minutes for every hour of the examination whether availing the facility of scribe or not.
• The candidate will have to arrange his/her own scribe at his/her own cost.
• The scribe will be allowed to be used as per the guidelines issued vide Office Memorandum
F.No.16-110/2003-DDIII dated February 26, 2013 of Government of India, Ministry of Social
Justice and Empowerment, Department of Disability Affairs, New Delhi and clarification issued
by Government of India, Ministry of Financial, Deptt. of Financial Services vide letter No.
F.No.3/2/2013-Welfare dated 26.04.2013.
4. SELECTION PROCEDURE
Phase-I: Preliminary Examination:
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This
test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 sections as follows:
Name of Test
No. of Questions
|English Language||30||30||Composite Time of 1 hour|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||Composite Time of 1 hour|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||Composite Time of 1 hour|
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three 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 shortlisted for the Main Examination.
Phase – II: Main Examination:
Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks.
Both the 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
(I) Objective Test: The Objective Test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 sections for total 200 marks.
The Objective Test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to
qualify in each of the tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
Name of Test
No. of Questions
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|General / Economy / Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
(ii) Descriptive Test:
The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of
English Language (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 and are placed adequately high as per total marks in Objective Test.
Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. Each question for which a
wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question
will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is
marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
Phase – III: Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and the Descriptive Test
will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each
category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The qualifying
marks in Group Discussion & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.
Candidates qualifying for GD & 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.
Final Selection :
The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and
only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test,
will be added to themarks obtained inGD&Interview(Phase-III)forpreparationof thefinalmeritlist.
The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the
candidates in the 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 final merit list is
arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Discussion &Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each
Results of the candidates who have qualified for GD & Interview and the list of candidates finally
selected will be made available on the Bank's website. Final select list will be published in
Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and also on Bank’s website.
5. EXAMINATION CENTERS (Tentative List)
I). The examination will be conducted online at venues across many centers in India. The tentative
list of examination centers for the Preliminary Exams is available in Annexure I.
ii). No request for change of center for examination shall be entertained.
iii). SBI, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the examination centers and/or add some
other centers, at its discretion, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc.
iv). SBI also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any center other than the one he/she has
v). Candidate will appear for the examination at an examination center at his/her own risk and
expenses and SBI will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature.
vi). Any unruly behaviour/misbehaviour in the examination hall may result in cancellation of
candidature/disqualification from future exams conducted by SBI.
vii). The centers for the Main Examination will be limited.
Presently, the starting basic pay is `27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of
`23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 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. The total compensation per annum would be a minimum of `7.55 lacs and maximum of `12.93 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors.
SBI plans to offer, subject to necessary approvals, a SMART Compensation Package which would
enable candidates a choice to monetize specific elements of the salary package.
7. CAREER PATH :
The Probationary Officers will be on probation of two years during which they will be given intensive
training. Towards the end of their probation/training period, they will be subjected to a screening
process. While those Officers who achieve the predetermined standards may be confirmed and
given placement in the next higher grade i.e., Officer Middle Management Grade Scale-II, others
who qualify in the test 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. The services of
those Officers who fail to qualify in this process will be terminated. Bank provides immense
opportunities for growth in the Bank including opportunities for postings abroad. The attractive
promotion policy of the Bank provides an opportunity to the meritorious and exceptionally brilliant
officers to reach the Top Management Grade in a reasonably quick time.
8. APPLICATION FEE AND INTIMATION CHARGE: (Non Refundable) :
100/- (Intimation Charges only)
600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)
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.
9. PRE-EXAMINATION TRAINING
Bank may arrange pre-examination training 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 online. An
indicative list of training centres is given below:
Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Akola, Allahabad, Asansol, Aurangabad, Bareilly,
Bhubaneswar, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhopal, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore,
Dehradun, Dibrugarh, Ernakulam, Gangtok, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad,
Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Meerut,
Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Purnea, Pune, Raipur,
Ranchi, Sambalpur, Silchar, Siliguri, Shillong, Srinagar, Tirupati, Vadodara, Varanasi,
The 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 by
entering their registration number and password/date of birth from 13-06-2016 onwards from
Bank's website. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.
10. Number of chances :
Number of Chances
SC/SC(PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD)
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 Preliminary Examination will not be counted as a chance.
11. HOW TO APPLY
Candidates can apply online only from 04-05-2016 to 24-05-2016 and no other mode of application
will be accepted.
(a) GUIDELINES FOR FILLING ONLINE APPLICATION:
Candidates will be required to register themselves online through Bank's website
www.sbi.co.in/careers or www.statebankofindia.com/careers. After registration, candidates are
required to pay the requisite application fee through online mode by using Debit Card/ Credit
Helpdesk: In case of any problemin 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates are advised not to forget to
mention‘RecruitmentofProbationaryOfficers inStateBank ofIndia-2016’inthesubjectoftheemail.
Pre-requisites forApplyingOnline:Candidate should have valid email IDwhich should be kept active till
thedeclaration ofresults.Itwill helphim/herin getting call letter/interviewadvices etc. by email.
(b) PAYMENT OF FEES: [ONLINE MODE ONLY]:
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 www.sbi.co.in/careers or www.statebankofindia.com/careers
and open the appropriate Online Application Form, available in the 'Current Openings'.
iii). Fill the application carefully.Once the application is filled in completely, candidates should submit
the data. In the event of candidates not being able to fill the data in one go, they 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. Candidates 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 three times only.
Once the application is filled in completely, candidates should submit the data.No change /editwill
beallowedthereafter.Theregistration atthis stageis provisional.
iv). 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.
v). 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.
vi). On successful completion of the transaction, e-receipt and application form will be generated;
whichmay beprinted forrecord.Theprintoutoftheapplication formis nottobesentto theBank.
vii). If the online transaction is not successfully completed, please register again and make
viii). There is also a provision to reprint the e-Receipt and Application Form containing fee details, at
a later stage.
(c) GUIDELINES FOR SCANNING THE PHOTOGRAPH & SIGNATURE
Before applying online, a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/her
photograph and signature as per the specifications given in Annexure-II. Online application will not
be registered unless candidates upload photo and signature as specified.
i). In case the face in the photograph or signature is unclear, the candidate's application may be
ii). In case the photograph or signature is unclear, the candidate may edit his application and reupload
his photograph or signature.
12. CALLLETTERS FOR EXAMINATION :
The candidates should download their call letter and an “acquaint yourself “booklet by entering their
registration number and password / date of birth from the Bank's website. NO HARD COPYOF THE
CALLLETTER / ACQUAINTYOURSELF BOOKLETWILLBE SENTBYPOST.
13. PROOF OF IDENTITYTO BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF EXAMINATION
The candidates must bring one photo identity proof such as Passport/Adhar/PAN Card/Driving
Licence/Voter's 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.
14. BIOMETRIC VERIFICATION
The Bank, at various stages, may capture thumb impression of the candidates in digital format for
biometric verification of genuineness of the candidates. Candidate will ensure that this correct
thumb impression is captured at various stages and any inconsistency will lead to rejection of the
candidature. In case of any candidate found to be not genuine, apart from taking legal actions
against him/her, his/her candidature will be cancelled. As such, they are advised not to apply any
external matter like mehandi, ink, chemical etc. on their hands.
15. ACTION AGAINST CANDIDATES FOUND GUILTYOF MISCONDUCT
(a) Candidates are cautioned that they should not furnish any particulars that are false, tampered/
(b) At the time of examination/interview, if a candidate is (or has been) found guilty of:
(i) using unfair means during the examination or
(ii) impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person or
(iii) misbehaving in the examination hall or
(iv) resorting to any irregular or improper
means in connection with his/her candidature for selection or
(v) obtaining support for his/her
candidature by any unfair means, such a candidate may, in addition to rendering himself/herself
liable to criminal prosecution, will also be liable:
a) to be disqualified from the examination for which he/she is a candidate
b) to be debarred, either permanently or for a specified period, from any examination or
recruitment conducted by Bank.
(c) The Bank would be analyzing the responses of a candidate with other appeared candidates to
detect patterns of similarity. On the basis of such an analysis, if it is found that the responses
have been shared and scores obtained are not genuine / valid, the Bank reserves the right to
cancel his/her candidature.
(d) USE OF MOBILE PHONES, PAGERS, CALCULATOR OR ANYSUCH DEVICES:
i) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the
premises where the examination/interview is being conducted. Any infringement of these
instructions shall entail cancellation of candidature and disciplinary action including ban
from future examinations.
ii) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including
mobile phones/ pagers to the venue of the examination/interview, as arrangement for
safekeeping cannot be assured.
iii) Candidates are not permitted to use or have in possession calculators in examination
i) Candidates are advised to take a printout of their system generated online application form
after submitting the application.
ii) Candidates should satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the post applied for. The Bank
would admit to the test all the candidates applying for the posts with the requisite fee on the
basis of the information furnished in the online application and shall determine their eligibility
only at the time of interview.
iii) Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply online much before the closing date and
not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection / inability / failure to log on to
the website on account of heavy load on internet or website jam.
iv) SBI does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their
applications within the last date on account of aforesaid reasons or for any other reason
beyond the control of SBI.
v) Not more than one application should be submitted by a candidate. In case of multiple
applications, only the last valid (completed) application will be retained and the application fee /
intimation charges paid for the other registrations will stand forfeited. Multiple attendance/
appearance by a candidate in examination and / or interview will be summarily rejected/
vi) The possibility for occurrence of some problems in the administration of the examination
cannot be ruled out completely, which may impact test delivery and/ or result from being
generated. In that event, every effort will be made to rectify such problems, which may include
the conduct of another examination if, considered necessary.
vii) Candidates serving in Govt./Quasi Govt. offices, Public Sector undertakings including
Nationalised Banks and Financial Institutions are advised to submit 'No Objection Certificate'
from their employer at the time of interview, failing which their candidature may not be
considered and travelling expenses, if any, otherwise admissible, will not be paid.
viii) In case of selection, candidates will be required to produce proper discharge certificate from
the employer at the time of taking up the appointment.
ix) Caste certificate issued by Competent Authority on format prescribed by the Government of
India will have to be submitted by the SC/STcandidates, if called for interview.
x) Adeclarationwill have to be submitted in the prescribed format by candidates seeking reservation
under OBC category stating that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer as on 24.05.2016.
OBC certificate containing the 'Non-creamy layer' clause, issued during the period 01.04.2016 to
thedateofinterview, shouldbe submittedby suchcandidates,if calledforinterview.
xi) Candidates are advised to keep their e-mail ID alive for receiving advices, viz. call letters/
interview advices etc.
xii) Appointment of selected candidates is subject to his /her being declared medically fit as per the
requirement of the Bank.
xiii) Any legal proceedings in respect of any matter of claim or dispute arising out of this
advertisement and/or an application in response thereto can be instituted only in Mumbai and
courts/tribunals/forums at Mumbai only shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction to try any
All further announcements/ details pertaining to this process will only be published/ provided on SBI
authorised website www.sbi.co.in from time to time.
In case it is detected at any stage of recruitment that a candidate does not fulfil the eligibility norms
and / or that he / she has furnished any incorrect / false information or has suppressed any material
fact(s), his /her candidature will stand cancelled. If any of these shortcomings is / are detected even
after appointment, his /her services are liable to be terminated. Decisions of bank in all matters
regarding eligibility, conduct of written examination, other tests and selection would be final and
binding on all candidates. No representation or correspondence will be entertained by the bank in
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