SBI PO Recruitment
State Bank of India conducts recruitment drive for the posts of Assistant/Clerk and Probationary Officers. SBI Clerk is a bright opportunity for every candidate aspiring to start a career in the SBI as a banker. SBI first releases notification for vacancies for Clerk and then conducts the online examination in two phases: the preliminary exam, and the Mains exam. There is no process of Group Discussion or Personal Interview for the Clerical post, this is an added advantage as this makes it relatively easier to secure a seat in clerk recruitment as compared to PO recruitment.
The Applicant must have the certificate of a citizen of India. A citizen from Bhutan or a citizen of Nepal or a citizen of Bangladesh is allowed only when they have a valid certificate which states that they have permanent intention to settle in India.
- Not below 21 years and not above 30 years
Relaxation of Upper age limit
|SC/ ST||5 years|
|Person with disabilities (General)||10 years|
|Person with disabilities (SC /ST)||15 years|
|Person with disabilities (OBC)||13 years|
|Persons domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir 5 years State during the period from
01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989
|Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen||Actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled ExServicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years|
|Widows, Divorced Women ( No remarried)||GEN- 35 years
OBC- 38 years
SC/ST- 40 years.
Essential Academic Qualifications
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.
(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/ OGPAis 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%.
The selection process will consist of on-line test (preliminary & main examinations), test of official and/or local language and subject to Government of India approval, interview
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:
|Serial No.||Section||No. of Question||Total Marks||Serial No.|
|1.||English Language||30||30||Composite time 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
|Serial Number||Section||No. of Question||Total Marks||Duration|
|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|
(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.
- 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
Candidates who are applying for SBI Clerk Recruitment 2017 Notification they have to pay application fee through Challan or SBI net banking or from any credit/ debit card.
|Category||Amount to be paid|
|General and OBC Categories||Rs.600/-|
|SC/ST/PWD and Ex-servicemen||Rs.100/-|
Number of chances
- General : 4
- General (PWD) : 7
- OBC : 7
- OBC(PWD) : 7
- SC/SC(PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD) No Restriction
HOW TO APPLY
The application form of SBI PO 2017 exam will be notified in the official SBI PO 2017 notification. It is always advisable to the students to read the instruction carefully while filling SBI Clerk Application form or else the candidature can be cancelled
How to apply for SBI PO 2017?
- Visit the official website of the SBI http://www.sbi.co.in/.
- Click on the link “Apply Online” provided on the page.
- Now application form window will be displayed, fill it properly.
- Read all the instructions carefully before filling the SBI Clerk application form.
- Upload clear scanned copy of the photograph along with the signature.
- Go ahead and make the application fee payment through challan/ SBI Net Banking/ Credit/ Debit Card.
- Once done, take the print out of the application form.
- Once the registration is successful you will receive the confirmation by SMS or e-mail.
You can read the SBI PO 2017 Notification official notification here – To be updated soon
Also, Click here to Apply Online – To be updated soon
Mode of Payment
Candidates have the option of making the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges through the ONLINE mode only:
Payment of fees/ intimation charges via the ONLINE MODE