SBI Invites Applications for 2313 Probationary Officers from Graduates; Apply Online, Last date 06-03-2017

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SBI has announced of 2313 vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer.  Candidates have to register at the official portal by submitting all valid credentials. Thereafter candidates shall have to undergo strict selection process for being appointed as a PO in SBI. Candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India.

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.

Candidates will be required to register themselves online through Bank’s website or Candidates should have valid email ID which should be kept active till the declaration of results.
Candidates should first scan their photograph and signature as detailed under guidelines for scanning the photograph and signature.
Once the application is filled in completely, candidates should submit the data. In the event of candidates not being able to fill the data in one go, they can save the data already entered. When the data is saved, a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidates should note down the registration number and password. They can reopen the saved data using registration number and password and edit the particulars, if needed. This facility will be available three times only. Once the application is filled in completely, candidates should submit the data. No change /edit will be allowed thereafter. The registration at this stage is provisional

After registration candidates are required to pay the requisite application fee through online mode by using debit card/ credit card/Internet Banking. On successful completion of the transaction, e-receipt and application form will be generated; which may be printed for record.

Summary of the SBI PO 2017 Notification

State Bank of India Job Notification: State Bank of India (SBI) invited applications for the post of Probationary Officer. The eligible candidates can apply to the post through the prescribed format on or before 06 March 2017.

Important Date:

  • Opening Date of Application: 07 February 2017
  • Last Date of Application: 06 March 2017

State Bank of India Vacancy Details

Probationary Officer: 2313 Posts

Eligibility Criteria for Probationary Officer Job

Educational Qualification:

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

Age Limit for Probationary Officer

21-30 years of age

Selection Procedure for Probationary Officer Job

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


Name of test


No. of Questions




1. English Language 30 30  


Composite Time of 1 hour

2. Quantitative Aptitude


35 35
3. Reasoning Ability


35 35


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.

Phase – II: Main Examination: 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



40 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.

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 as Exercises decided by the Bank. Candidates qualifying for & Interview under ‘OBC’ category would be required to submit OBC Group Exercises 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 G& 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 Ex(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.

How to Apply for the SBI PO Jobs 2017

Candidates can apply online through from 07 February 2017 to 06 March 2017 and no other mode of application will be accepted.

Application Fees

Gen & OBC : Rs 600/-

SC/ST: Rs 100/-

Detailed Notification

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