SBI PO 2014 : HOW TO APPLY ONLINE – A Step by Step Guide to avoid Mistakes

SBI PO 2014 : HOW TO APPLY ONLINE – A Step by Step Guide to avoid Mistakes

A. For Immediate Attention

1. Normally, heavy rush for applying is seen towards the last date. This may result in System congestion. Apply early to avoid the rush and disappointment.

2. Be aware of these Important Dates:

Online Registration of Application

07.04.2014 to 25.04.2014

Closure of Edit facility


Payment of Fees - Online

07.04.2014 TO 25.04.2014

Payment of Fees - Offline

10.04.2014 TO 28.04.2014

Last Date for Reprint of Application


Examination Date

June 2014 (Tentatively)

B. Before Actual Registration of Application

  1. From site or, take a printout of the 2014 Notification and keep it handy; you will have to refer it frequently. On this Notification printout itself, identify and mark the important instructions as applicable to you. Keep crossing them out, as you attend to them one by one

  2. Candidates serving in Govt./Quasi Govt. offices, Public Sector undertakings including Nationalised Banks and Financial Institutions have to submit a  'No Objection Certificate' (NOC) from their employer at the time of interview. So, such candidates, should better obtain NOC now itself, to avoid complications later.

  3. Ensure that you have not crossed the number of chances mentioned in item 9 of the Notification. Counting of chances is from the exam held on 18-04-2010.

  4. Ensure you have a valid email ID which should be kept active till the declaration of results. It will help you in getting call letter / interview advices etc. by email.

  5. Decide on the Mobile number you have to provide during the Registration process. Bank will send SMS / Alerts to this mobile number only. Please retain this mobile number till the final results are announced.

  6. Refer item 1 of the Notification and ensure you satisfy the Eligibility criteria regarding (a) Academic Qualifications (b) Age and from item 2 of Notification (c) Age relaxations if applicable (d) Degree of disability if applicable (e) Availability of Scribe / Writer if proposed to be used.

  7. The date of passing eligibility examination is on or before 10-08-2014.  For this purpose, it will be the date appearing on the mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by the University / Institute. If the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University / Institute, then a certificate issued by the appropriate authority of the University / Institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website is the date of passing. Please keep the Date of Passing, ready.

  8. Those in final year of Graduation / Semester may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, you will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 10.08.2014.

  9. From Item 3 of the Notification, identify the Code relating to the Reservation Category you are eligible for, if any. Here, please note:-

  10. 'Creamy layer' OBC candidates should indicate their category as 'General'.

  11. If Reservation under any category is claimed, necessary proof / certificate will have to be produced at the time of Interview. So, DO NOT apply under a wrong Category / Quota. If you are not able to produce it then, you may not be permitted to appear for Interview.

  12. See item 7 of the Notification and ascertain the Fee payable by you. It is Rs.100/ for SC / ST / PWD (Persons With Disabilities) candidates, and Rs.500/- for all other candidates

  13. Decide how you wish to pay the Fee – Offline (From 2nd working day after registration and within three working days at any branch of State Bank of India.) OR Online

  14. If you propose to pay the Fee online, keep readily available, the Credit Card / Debit Card / Internet Banking Account details you propose to use

  15. Refer item 8 of the Notification and see if you are eligible for any Pre-Examination Training, and if so, note down from the list, the centre where you propose to avail the Training.

  16. See Item 11 and Annexure I of the Notification and strictly abide by the instructions therein regarding Photograph and Signature. Scan them as per the instructions and keep the scanned copies readily available in your computer for uploading

  17. Banking is traditionally a conservative profession. Ensure that for the photograph, you are groomed, dressed and attired conservatively.

  18. See item 12 of the Notification and note your preferred centre for the Examination and the Code number of the State to which it belongs.

C. Online Registration of Application

  1. On-line registration of application & fee payment will be available from 07.04.2014 to 25.04.2014. Last date for offline fee payment is 28.04.2014.

  2. The Application should be filled very carefully. Mistakes, though unintentional, may adversely affect your selection.

  3. Be meticulous while filling the form. The attention you pay to detail, should reflect your personality, your diligence and your desire to perform with perfection. For instance, if any item is not applicable, do not write NA; write Not Applicable. Then, use only well-known abbreviations & short forms.

  4. To register online - Bank's website or

  5. Click on  On-line registration of application:  07.04.2014 TO 25.04.2014  available in the 'Recruitment link'.

  6. Click on “How to Applyand “Frequently Asked Questions” . Read them carefully and note important instructions. If necessary, take their printouts; you may have to refer to them often.

  7. Then click on Apply Online

  8. The online application is available only for twenty minutes; complete it within 20 minutes. If you are not able to complete within 20 minutes, Save it for Editing later. You can reopen the form and edit it for maximum three occasions.

  9. While Final Submission / Saving for Editing, note and keep safely, the Registration number and the Password generated by the system. You will require them for accessing the Registration form for editing / Examination Hall Ticket / interview call letter etc. later.

  10. Fill / complete each item. Ensure to furnish complete information against items marked with *. They are mandatory items; if not furnished, the Registration / Application may be rejected.

  11. Final year / semester students about to appear for the final exams or whose results are expected, should select the Subject / Stream against Exam passed (*) and click on “Appearing / Appeared”.

  12. Upload Photo and Signature.

  13. Against Payment Mode (*) click on Online or Offline depending on your chosen mode of payment of Fee.

  14. Enter the amount of Fees correctly. It is Rs.100/ for SC / ST / PWD (Persons With Disabilities) candidates, and, Rs.500/- for all other candidates.

  15. Before Each time you Save the form for editing later and / or Final Submission, Recheck the data / inputs furnished. You cannot edit / change any particulars after the final submission.

  16. After Final Submission of Online Form take the printout/print-screen, it might be useful later.

  17. After Final Submission of the Registration form, pay the application fee through the mode (Online or Offline) indicated by you in the Registration form.

  18. In case of any problem for online registration Or if you do not receive an auto response mail within 24 hours, send email to furnishing (a) Registration Number (b) Name of Bank (c) Name of post applied for (d) your email id (e) your mobile number (f) your operating system (g) browser with version number (h) whether java script enabled (i) copy of exact text or error message you encounter.

D. Offline Payment of Fees

  1. System will generate a cash voucher/ challan form pre-printed with your  details.

  2. Present this challan and the fee stated therein from 2nd working day after registration and within three working days at any branch of State Bank of India.

  3. Candidates who registered on the last day of registration i.e, on 25.04.2014 and opted for offline payment,  must remit the fee on 28.04.2014 positively

  4. Registration of the application will be complete only on payment of the fee.

  5. You 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.

  6. Three days after fee payment, you 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 you for reference.

E. Online Payment of Fees

  1. he payment is to be made using debit card / credit card /Internet Banking facility at the time of Registration itself through the System Payment Gateway.

  2. Transaction charges for online payment, if any, will be borne by the candidates.

  3. Registration of the application will be complete only on payment of the fee.

  4. If the online fee payment is not successful, register again and make payment online.

  5. On successful completion of the transaction, e-receipt and application form will be generated; print them for record.

  6. There is also a provision to reprint the e-Receipt and Application form containing fee details, at later stage.

F. After Online Registration of Application and Payment of Fees

  1. Regularly check Bank's website or for details and updates.

  2. Prepare for the Test diligently and SMARTLY.


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