(Bank Jobs) Recruitment of Probationary Officers at State Bank of India : May, 2011

State Bank of India (SBI)


( Recruitment of Probationary Officers in SBI )

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.

Post Name : Probationary Officers

Total Posts: 1000

Pay Scale: 27800 Per Month.


Graduation in any discipline from a recognised College / University

Age Limit: As on 01.05.2011 Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.05.2011 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.05.1981 and not later than 01.05.1990 (both days inclusive)

Fees: (Non Refundable) Can be deposited from 18.05.2011 and 07.06.2011 in any branch of State Bank of India.

  • Sr. No. Category Total (for any one or both the posts)
  • 1. SC / ST / PWD Rs. 50/- (Postal Charges only)
  • 2. General and Others Rs. 500/- (App. fee including postal charges)

Selection Process:

Phase- I : Written Examination -- Combined Duration 3 Hrs. (Combined Objective & Descriptive Type Tests) -- [Max marks-250 (combined)]
The duration of objective type test will be 2 hours, Max. marks 200 and will consist of :

  • Test of English Language (Grammer, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)
  • Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers.
  • Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation.
  • Test of Reasoning (High Level)

The duration of Descriptive type test will be 1 hour, Max. marks-50 and the test will be of "Test of English Language (Comprehension, short precis, letter writing & essay)" Descriptive test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who are adequately high in percentile ranking in each of all the four objective tests and have scored overall aggregate 40% and above in case of General category and aggregate 35% and above in case SC/ST/OBC/PWD category. The qualifying marks for descriptive test will also be overall aggregate 40% for General category and overall aggregate 35% for SC/ ST/OBC/PWD. The merit list of written examination will be based on the aggregate of the marks obtained by the candidates in Objective and Descriptive tests.

Phase-II : Group Discussion & Interview

The marks of group discussion and interview will be put together and the candidates who secure minimum 40% marks (minimum 35% in case of SC/ST/OBC/PWD) in group discussion and interview will be considered for final selection. The candidate will have to pass both in Phase I & II separately. Phase I & Phase II marks will be aggregated and arranged in descending order (category wise) for candidates who have qualified in both the phases separately and depending on the vacancies, selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category. Results of the candidates who have qualified for Phase I and thereafter the list of candidates finally selected will be available on the Bank's website in addition to publication in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar.

How to Apply:

i) Candidates are required to download from Bank’s website www.sbi.co.in / www.statebankofindia.com / www.timesjob.com the CASH VOUCHER (fee payment voucher) for payment of the application fee. The cash voucher is in duplicate.

ii) Candidates are required to go to any Branch of State Bank of India and pay the amount of prescribed fees (fee details see para 7 ) and postage and get the receipt .

iii) Application fees to be paid between 18-05-2011 to 07-06-2011.

iv) Obtain the duplicate copy of the cash voucher duly receipted by the branch and ensure that this cash receipt contains

  • Journal number (7-10 digits)
  • Branch Name
  • Branch code No.
  • Date of deposit v) Amount

This fee receipt needs to be produced at the time of written Examination.


(a) While applying on-line for the posts, the applicant should ensure that he / she fulfils the eligibility and other norms mentioned above as on the specified dates and that the particulars furnished by him / her are correct in all respects. 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

(b) Admission to written test will be purely provisional without verification of age / essential minimum educational qualification / category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) etc. of the candidates with reference to documents.

(c) Use of Mobile Phones, pagers, calculator or any such devices : Candidates before entering examination premises are likely to be frisked to ensure compliance with followings :
(i) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail cancellation of candidature and disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
(ii) Candidates are not permitted to use or have in possession of calculators in examination premises.
(iii) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned item including mobile phones/ pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safekeeping can not be assured.

(d) The candidates will have to appear for the written tests, at their own cost. Candidates called for INTERVIEW are entitled to IInd class to & fro railway fare/bus fare by shortest route on production of evidence of travel (Rail/bus ticket/receipt etc.).

(e) Candidates uploading more than one application for any reason will be treated as in eligible.

Contact Details:
Website : http://statebankofindia.com

Full Details

Date :Written Examination : 24.07.2011 (SUNDAY)
On-Line Registration will start from : 18.05.2011

Last Date : 09 June, 2011

Courtesy: sbi.co.in