(Notification) SBI : Probationary Officer Examination - 2013


State Bank of India

(Central Recruitment & Promotion Department Advertisement No. Crpd/Po/2012-13/04)

Recruitment of 1500 Probationary Officer - 2013

Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) in State Bank of India. Candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India.

Probationary Officers (POs)

Total Posts: 1500

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

Age Limit: As on 01.01.2013: 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)

 Selection Procedure:

(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 précis, 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 times
the number of vacancies in each category, will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The qualifying
marks 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 of 75 and marks secured in Group Discussion & Interview (out of 50 marks maximum) 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 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

Application Fee And Intimation Charge: (Non Refundable)

  • For SC / ST / PWD : Rs.50/- (Intimation Charges only)
  • For General and Others : Rs.200/- (App. fee including intimation charges)

Number of Chances:

  • General : 04
  • General (PWD): 07
  • OBC : 07
  • OBC (PWD) : 07
  • SC/ SC (PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD) : No Restriction

In respect of General (PWD), OBC & OBC (PWD) candidates chances will be counted prospectively from the examination held on 18.04.2010

How To Apply

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

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 complete).

Online mode (the payment can be made by using debit card/ credit card/ Internet Banking).Pre-requisites for Applying Online Candidates 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.

  • Option- I : Payment of Fee (Offline)
  • Option- II: Payment of Fees : (Online)

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

Website : http://www.statebankofindia.com

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