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RECRUITMENT OF PROBATIONARY OFFICERS IN STATE BANK OF INDIA-2017

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. Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer , is required to register on-line for the Recruitment Process. The examination will be held in two phases preliminary and main. candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Main examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Group Exercises & Interview .

Prospective candidates will have to apply to after carefully reading the advertisement regarding the process of examinations and interview , eligibility criteria, online registration processes, payment of prescribed application fee/ intimation charges, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters etc. and ensure that they fulfill the stipulated criteria and follow the prescribed processes.

SBI PO RECRUITMENT 2017: IMPORTANT DATES

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:

Activity Dates
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
Download Call Letter for Interview
Declaration of Final Result 5th Aug 2017
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

SBI PO 2017 VACANCIES (including backlog vacancies):

Vacancies Vacancies (PWD)
SC ST OBC* GEN Total OH VI HI Total
347 350 606 1010 2313 25 25 40 90

*Backlog vacancies detailed as under have been included in the above mentioned total vacancies.

SC ST OBC* Total OH VI HI
47 200 66 313 5 5 20

*Vacancies reserved for OBC category are available to OBC Candidates belonging to 'Non-creamy layer'. 'Creamy layer' OBC candidates should indicate their category as 'General'. (Vacancies for OH, VI & HI category candidates are reserved horizontally.

Vacancies including reserved vacancies are provisional and may vary according to the requirements of Bank.

ELIGIBLITY CRITERIA FOR SBI PO 2017:

(A) Essential Academic Qualifications: (AS ON 01.07.2017)

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized 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.

Note:

(1) The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by the University / Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University / Institute, a certificate issued by the appropriate authority of the University / Institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing.

(2) Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA / OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicated in online application. If called for interview , the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating that the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.

(3) Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any . This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%

(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)

Relaxation of Upper age limit:

Sr. No. Category Age Relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
3 Persons With Disabilities (PWD PWD (SC/ST)-15 Y ears
PWD (OBC)- 13 Y ears
PWD (Gen)- 10 Y ears
4 Ex Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service 5 years
5 Persons Ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years

CATEGORY CODE INFORMATION FOR SBI PO 2017

Instructions for writing Category Name and Category Code no. Various category names and their code numbers are given below. Please note that change of category will not be permitted at any stage after registration of online application

Category Code Category Code Category Code Category Code
ST 01 ST 05 OBC 09 CEN 13
SC(OH) 02 ST(OH) 06 OBC(OH) 10 GEN(OH) 14
SC(VI) 03 ST(VI) 07 OBC(VI) 11 GEN(VI) 15
SC(HI) 04 ST(HI) 08 OBC(HI) 12 GEN(HI) 16

SELECTION PROCEDURE FOR SBI PO RECRUITMENT 2017:

Phase-I: Preliminary Exam Pattern:

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:

SL Name of test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 Composite Time of 1 hour
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35
  Total 100 100

**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.

SBI PO RECRUITMENT 2017 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.

SL Name of test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2. Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
3. General/Economy/Banking Awareness 35 40 35 minutes
4. English Language 35 40 40 minutes
  Total 155 200 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, 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 and Interview . The qualifying marks in Group Exercises &Interview will be decided by the Bank.

SBI PO RECRUITMENT 2017 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 &Interview out of 100 for each category . The selection will be made from the top Exercises 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.

EMOLUMENTS:

Presently, the starting basic pay is Rs. 27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of Rs.23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I. The official will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A/Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time. The total compensation per annum on CTC basis would be a minimum of Rs.7.93 lacs and maximum of Rs.12.95 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors. SBI plans to offer , subject to necessary approvals, a SMART Compensation Package which would enable candidates a choice to monetize specific elements of the salary package.

SBI PO RECRUITMENT 2017 APPLICATION FEE: (Non Refundable)

S.No Category Total
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.

NUMBER OF CHANCES:

Category Number of chances:
General 4
General (PWD) 7
OBC 7
OBC(PWD) 7
SC/SC(PWD)/ ST/ ST(PWD) No Restriction

Candidates who have already appeared for the maximum number of chances permissible are not eligible to apply. The number of chances will be counted from the examination held on 18.04.2010. Appearing in Preliminary Examination will not be counted as a chance.

HOW TO APPLY SBI PO RECRUITMENT 2017

Candidates can apply online only from 07.02.2017 to 06.03.2017 and no other mode of application will be accepted.

(a) GUIDELINES FOR FILLING ONLINE APPLICATION:

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.

Helpdesk: In case of any problem in filling up the form, payment of fee/intimation charges or receipt of Admission/call letter , queries may be made at telephone no. 022-22820427 (between 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM on working days) or lodge his/her query on http://cgrs.ibps.in. Candidates are advised to not to forget to mention 'Recruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India-2017' in the subject of the email.

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.

PROOF OF IDENTITY TO BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF EXAMINATION:

The candidates must bring one photo identity proof such as passport/Adhar/PAN Card/Driving License/Voter's Card/Bank Passbook with duly attested Photograph/Identity Card issued by School or college/Gazette Officer in the official letterhead in original as well as a self-attested Photocopy thereof. The photocopy of Identity proof should be submitted along with call letter to the invigilators in the examination hall, failing which or if identity of candidates is in doubt the candidate will not be permitted to appear for the test.

BIOMETRIC VERIFICATION:

The Bank, at various stages, may capture thumb impression of the candidates in digital format for biometric verification of genuineness of the candidates. Candidate will ensure that this correct thumb impression is captured at various stages and any inconsistency will lead to rejection of the candidature. In case of any candidate found to be not genuine, apart from taking legal actions against him/her, his/her candidature will be cancelled. As such, they are advised not to apply any external matter like mehandi, ink, chemical etc. on their hands.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  1. Candidates are advised to take a printout of their system generated online application form after submitting the application.
  2. Candidates should satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the post applied for . The Bank would admit to the test all the candidates applying for the posts with the requisite fee on the basis of the information furnished in the online application and shall determine their eligibility only at the time of interview .
  3. Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply online much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection / inability / failure to log on to the website on account of heavy load on internet or website jam.
  4. SBI does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of SBI.
  5. Not more than one application should be submitted by a candidate. In case of multiple applications, only the last valid (completed) application will be retained and the application fee / intimation charges paid for the other registrations will stand forfeited. Multiple attendance/ appearance by a candidate in examination and / or Group Exercises and interview will be summarily rejected/ candidature cancelled.
  6. The possibility for occurrence of some problems in the administration of the examination cannot be ruled out completely , which may impact test delivery and/ or result from being generated. In that event, every effort will be made to rectify such problem, which may include the conduct of another examination if considered necessary .
  7. Candidates serving in Govt./Quasi Govt. offices, Public Sector undertakings including Nationalized Banks and Financial Institutions are advised to submit 'No Objection Certificate' from their employer at the time of interview , failing which their candidature may not be considered and travelling expenses, if any , otherwise admissible, will not be paid.
  8. In case of selection, candidates will be required to produce proper discharge certificate from the employer at the time of taking up the appointment.
  9. Caste certificate issued by Competent Authority on format prescribed by the Government of India will have to be submitted by the SC/ST candidates, if called for interview .
  10. A declaration will have to be submitted in the prescribed format by candidates seeking reservation under OBC category stating that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer as on 06.03.2017. OBC certificate containing the 'Non-creamy layer' clause, issued during the period 01.04.2017 to the date of interview , should be submitted by such candidates, if called for interview .
  11. Candidates are advised to keep their e-mail ID alive for receiving advices, viz. call letters/ Interview advices etc.
  12. Appointment of selected candidates is subject to his /her being declared medically fit as per the requirement of the Bank.
  13. Any legal proceedings in respect of any matter of claim or dispute arising out of this advertisement and/or an application in response thereto can be instituted only in Mumbai and courts/tribunals/ forums at Mumbai only shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction to try any cause/dispute.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

All further announcements/ details pertaining to this process will only be published/ provided on SBI authorized website www.sbi.co.in from time to time.

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