18 Feb 2017

State Bank PO Recruitment 2017 Eligibility, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result




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.

Key Dates-

The tentative schedule of events is as follows : 
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 07-02-2017 to 06-03-2017 
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges 07-02-2017 to 06-03-2017 
Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination 15-04-2017 onwards 
Online Examination – Preliminary 29th & 30th Apr and 6th & 7th May'17 
Result of Online exam – Preliminary 17-05-2017 
Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam 22-05-2017 onwards 
Conduct of Online Examination – Main 4th June 2017 
Declaration of Result – Main 19th June 2017 
Download Call Letter for Interview 26th June 2017 
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview 10th July 2017 onward 
Declaration of Final Result 5th Aug 2017 
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates 
Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training 07-04-2017 onwards 
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 17-04-2017 to 22-04-2017

No. of Vacancies (including backlog vacancies) :

SC- 347
ST- 350 
OBC*- 606 
GEN- 1010
Total- 2313

Vacancies (PWD)

OH- 25 
VI- 25
HI- 40
Total- 90


(A) Essential Academic Qualifications: (AS ON 01.07.2017) 
Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised 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 01.07.2017. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 01.07.2017. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.

(B) Age Limit : (As on 01.04.2017) 

Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2017 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1987 and not later than 01.04.1996 (both days inclusive)


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:
1. English Language 30 Questions 30 Marks 
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions 35 Marks  
3. Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 35 Marks 
Total 100 Questions 100 Marks
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 short listed 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 be administered. 
(I) Objective Test: 
The objective test of 3 hours duration consist 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.
1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 Questions 60 Marks 60 minutes 
2. Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 Questions 60 Marks 45 minutes 
3. General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 Questions 40 Marks 35 minutes 
4. English Language 35 Questions 40 Marks 40 minutes 
Total 155 Questions 200 Marks 3 hours
(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. For 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 Exercises (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. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises &Interview will be as decided by the Bank. Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises & 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 the marks obtained in GE& Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list. 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 Exercises & 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 Exercises &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 Group Exercises & 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 in Bank’s website.


1. SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only) 
2. General and Others Rs. 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.


Candidates can apply online only from 07.02.2017 to 06.03.2017 and no other mode of application will be accepted. 
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 card/Internet Banking.
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Admit Cards-
Admit Cards are available for download on the official website of the Bank. Candidates can download their admit cards.
To download Admit cards- Click here

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