SBI PO 2017: Recruitment Notification for 2313 Vacancies

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SBI PO 2017: Recruitment Notification for 2313 Vacancies

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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, is required to register on-line for the Recruitment Process. The examination will be handled in two stages Preliminary and Main. Candidates who will shortlist is eligible to appear for the Main Examination, and the candidate who has shortlisted in the Main test will be called for an interview and Group Exercises.

The prospective candidate should have the information regarding the process of eligibility criteria, online registration, examination, a pattern of examination, issuance of call letters, payment of prescribed application fee/information charges, interview, etc. The candidate should also ensure that they fulfil the pre-defined criteria and follow the prescribed processes.

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:



On-line registration including Edit or 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
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges 07-02-2017 to 06-03-2017
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


Vacancies (including backlog vacancies):







347 350 606 1010 2313







25 25 40 90


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








47 200 66 313 5 5 20


For OBC category, Reserved vacancies are available to OBC Candidates who belongs to ‘Non-creamy layer’. OBC Candidate who belongs to the ‘Creamy layer’ should indicate their category as ‘General’. According to the requirements of Bank, vacancies and reserved vacancies are provisional and may vary.



A) Essential Academic Qualifications:

Graduation in any discipline from any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government or any recognised University.

Those who are in their graduation’s final Semester/year may also apply provisionally subject to the condition. If they called for an interview, will have to give proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01.07.2017.

Candidates with integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure about the passing date of the IDD is on or before 01.07.2017.

Candidates who have the qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.


(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.

The date appearing on the mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by institute or university will be same as the date of passing eligibility examination.

And if the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of university or 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. The same should be converted into the percentage and indicated in the online application, where CGPA/ OGPA is awarded. If the candidate called for an interview will have to give a certificate issued by the appropriate authority among other things stating that the norms of the University regarding the conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate regarding 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 year(s)/semester(s) by aggregate maximum marks into all the subjects irrespective of honours/optional/additional optional subject if any.

This will be applicable for those Universities also where Grade / Class is decided by Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 54.99% will be treated as less than 55% and 59.99% will be treated as less than 60%.

B) Age Limit:

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

Relaxation of Upper age limit:

Sr. No.


Age Relaxation

1 Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backwards Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
3 Persons With Disabilities (PWD) PWD (SC/ST)-15 Years PWD (OBC)- 13 Years PWD (Gen)- 10 Years
4 Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs), Ex-Servicemen 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 discharge on account of misconduct or dismissal or physical disability attributable to military service or inefficiency or invalided. 5 years
6 Persons Ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years


Under Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996), Vacancies are reserved for Disabled (Physically Challenged) Persons as per government guidelines.

Candidates are eligible to apply as per the definitions are given in the above act with following disabilities:

a) Orthopedically Handicapped,

b) Visual Impaired,

c) Hearing Impaired.

A person (OH/VI/HI) who wants to avail the benefit of reservation and suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability will have to submit a Disability Certificate issued by Medical Board duly constituted by State or Central Government. The certificate should be dated on or before the last date of application registration.

A) Orthopedically Handicapped(OH):

Only those OH candidates who have cerebral palsy with locomotor impairment of minimum 40% or locomotors disability and only those who fall in the following disabled categories are eligible to apply for the post:

OA – One arm affected (left or right);

BL – Both legs affected but not arms;

OAL – One Arm & One Leg affected;

OL – One leg affected (Left or Right)

b) Visually Impaired (VI):

Blindness: Only those Visually Impaired persons who suffer from any one of the following conditions are eligible to apply.

  1. Visual acuity is not exceeding 20/200 or 6/60 (Snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses.
  2. Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse.
  3. The total lack of sight.

Low Vision: Candidates are having low vision of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal opportunities, protections of rights and full participation) Act 1995.

C) Hearing Impaired:

The deaf is the persons, whose sense of hearing is non- functional for ordinary purposes of life i.e. total loss of hearing in both ears. They do not hear and understand sounds at all even with amplified speech.Hearing impairment means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.


How to write Category Name and Category Code no. while applying online?

OBC Candidate who belongs to ‘CREAMY LAYER’, are not entitled to age relaxation and OBC reservation. They should indicate their category such as ‘GEN’  or ‘GEN (VI)’ or  GEN (HI) or ‘GEN (OH)’ as applicable.

Different category names and their code numbers are as follows:









SC 01 ST 05 OBC 09 GEN 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



Phase-I: Preliminary Examination:

Preliminary Examination is conducted online. This examination consists of Objective Tests of 100 marks. This test would be of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as given below:


Name of Test

Number of question



1 English Language 30 30 Composite Time of 1 hour
2 Quality Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
4 Total 100 100

Candidates have to pass in each of the above three tests by obtaining passing marks. This passing marks is to be decided by the Bank. If the candidate gets the passing marks which are decided by the bank according to his category, will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.

Phase – II: Main Examination:


Name of Test

Number of Question



1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Minutes
3 General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 Minutes
5 Total 155 200 3 Hours

Main Examination will also consist of Objective Tests of 200 mark. This main also consists of  Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. After completion of Objective Test, immediately Descriptive Test will be processed. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive Test by typing on the computer.

(I)   Objective Test:

The Objective test has a duration of three hours and consist of 4 sections of 200 marks. Every section has its separate timing. The candidate has to be qualified in each test for securing the passing marks, decided by the bank.

(ii) Descriptive Test:

The Description test has a duration of 30 minutes with 50 marks. This is a test of the English language (Essay and letter writing). To qualify in the Descriptive Test, the candidate has to be gained the passing marks, decided by the bank.

Descriptive Test paper is for only those candidates who has passed in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in the Objective test.

Penalty for each Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)

In the Objective Tests, there will be the penalty for wrong answers marked. If the wrong answer has been given, one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted. If the candidate gives no answer, there will be no penalty for that questions.

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. An 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 and 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

Only the marks obtained in Main Examination, both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in Group Exercise and Interview for the preparation of the final merit list. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination will not be added to the selection.

The candidates will have to qualify both in Main Examination and GE and Interview separately. In the Written Test, marks obtained by the candidates (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks obtained in Group Exercises, and 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 and Interview out of 100 for each category. The candidate who has top merit ranked in each category will be selected.

The list of candidates finally selected and the results of the candidates who have qualified for GE and Interview and will be available on the Bank’s website and the final select list will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar and also in Bank’s website.

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