The SBI (State Bank of India), India’s top public sector bank invites applications from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) in State Bank of India. The Bank purposes to fill 1544 vacancies. SBI is the nation`s largest bank with over 2 lakh employees in about 12400+ branches.

Application Fees:

For SC/ST/PWD Candidates: Rs. 50/-
For General and Others: Rs. 200/-

Important Dates:

Online Registration of Application: 30.01.2013 TO 23.02.2013
Payment of Fees – ONLINE: 30.01.2013 TO 23.02.2013
Payment of Fees – OFFLINE: 01.02.2013 TO 28.02.2013
Date of Written Examination: 28.04.2013

Eligibility Criteria: (As on 01.01.2013):

(A) Essential Academic Qualifications:

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

(B) 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)

Pay Scale:

The basic pay is Rs.16900 in the scale of Rs.14500-25700.For an officer posted in Mumbai, the monthly emoluments (including allowances & benefits) will be Rs.69000 (approx.)

Please Note:

  • Relaxation in the Upper Age Limit to Reserved category candidates as per Government extant rules.
  • Probation Period: 2 years

Selection Procedure:

 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 précis, letter writing & essay)”. The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

Note: Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests.

Phase- II: GD and PI

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. Approx 4500 students will be called for GD and PI.

The Final Selection will be on the basis of considering the scores of Phase I & II.

 How to Apply?

  •  Candidates have to pay the requisite fees via offline mode or online mode.

For OFFLINE MODE: The system will generate a cash voucher/ challan form pre-printed with the candidate’s details 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 completed.

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.

For ONLINE MODE: The payment can be made by using debit card/ credit card/ Internet Banking. On successful completion of the transaction, e-receipt and application form will be generated; which may be printed for record

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  • mmmmmmm says:

    date of birth 08/12/82 can i give exam….

  • magesh says:

    i did my UG through distance edcaution…………..shall i apply 4 this post?

  • Shikha says:

    I am a Management Graduate , i have completed my graduation last year but i am still 20 yr old.
    What Should i do? Will i be not allowed to sit in exam..
    Need Some assistance..

  • SUZYTH says:

    @akanksha singh
    not eligible….

    wtz ur caste…

  • Gopi says:

    Can anyone suggest some books for Sbi po? Should be with model papers (not previous papers), with new standard model questions. I found some books but they are very outdated.

  • sumit_gwa says:

    beta gopi Abhi tu book hi search kar raha hai,,,,
    1500 vacancies Hain, 150000 nahin Hain

  • reshmisabu says:

    hi all

    schedule for ibps clerk II common interviews will be published on IBPS website by 20-Feb-2013.


    2.Conduct of Interview: 14.03.2013 onwards

    3.Declaration of result of Common Interview: Mid APRIL 2013

    4.Notification of vacancies of each of the Participating Bank In each state : Third week of APRIL 2013

    5.Registration of order of preference for banks by the successful candidates: Fourth week of APRIL 2013

    6. Allotment: MAY 2013

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