RECRUITMENT OF PROBATIONARY OFFICERS IN STATE BANK OF INDIA
ONLINE REGISTRATION OF APPLICATION: 30.01.2013 TO 23.02.2013
PAYMENT OF FEES - ONLINE : 30.01.2013 TO 23.02.2013
PAYMENT OF FEES - OFFLINE : 01.02.2013 TO 28.02.2013
DATE OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION : 28.04.2013
ONLINE APPLICATION LINK
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.
1. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA : (AS ON 01.01.2013)
(A) Essential Academic Qualifications:
Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as
such by the Central Government.
(B) Age Limit: As on 01.01.2013
Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.01.2013 i.e candidates must have been born not
earlier than 02.01.1983 and not later than 01.01.1992 (both days inclusive)
(a) Phase-I: Written Examination (250 marks) consisting of Objective Tests and Descriptive Test.
(i) Objective Tests (200 marks): The Objective Tests with 2 hour duration will consists of 4 Sections
with 50 marks each as follows:
(a) Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc)
(b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing and Computers
(c) Test of Data Analysis and Interpretation
(d) Test of Reasoning (High Level)
The candidates are required to qualify in the Objective Tests by securing passing marks, in
each of the tests, to be decided by the Bank on the basis of the performance of all the competing
candidates taken together in each test to a minimum required level for each category.
(ii) Descriptive Test (50 marks): The Descriptive Test with 1 hour duration will be of “Test of English
Language (comprehension, short précis, 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 as stated above in (i).
(b) Phase-II: Group Discussion (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 and the candidates in the order of merit, subject to 3 times
the number of vacancies in each category, will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The qualifying
marks in Group Discussion & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.
(c) Final Selection:
The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-I and Phase-II separately.
Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks maximum) are converted to out of
75 and marks secured in Group Discussion & Interview (out of 50 marks maximum) are converted to out
of 25. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group
Discussion & 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 Phase II and thereafter, the list of candidates finally
selected will be available on the Bank’s website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/
DATE OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION: 28.04.2013 (SUNDAY)