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SBI PO Probationary Officers Recruitment 2018 : State Bank of India

Organisation : State Bank of India
Post Name : Recruitment Of Probationary Officers 2018
Opening Date : 21.04.2018
Time of Closing : 13.05.2018
Total Vacancies : 2000
Advertisement NO : CRPD/ PO/ 2018-19/ 01
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SBI Probationary Officers Recruitment

SBI PO 2018 will be conducted by State Bnak of India to select eligible candidates to the post of Probationary Officer. 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.

Related : SBI PO Probationary Officers Recruitment 2019

** The examination will be held in three phases i.e. Preliminary examination, Main examination and Group Exercise & Interview.

** Prospective candidates will have to apply 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.

Schedule Of Events

Activity Dates
On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of

Application by candidates

21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges 21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018
Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination 18.06.2018 onwards
Online Examination – Preliminary 1st, 7th & 8th of July 2018
Result of Online exam – Preliminary 15.07.2018
Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam 20.07.2018
Conduct of Online Examination – Main 04.08.2018
Declaration of Result – Main 20.08.2018
Download Call Letter for Interview 01.09.2018
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview 24.09.2018 to 12.10.2018
Declaration of Final Result 01.11.2018
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates
Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training 28.05.2018 onwards
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 18.06.2018 to 23.06.2018


Vacancies Vacancies (PWD)
300 150 540 1010 2000 27 26 65 118

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


*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’.

Eligibility Criteria

Essential Academic Qualifications

** Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University

** 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 31.08.2018.

Age Limit

Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2018 i.e. candidates must have been born not later than 01.04.1997 and not earlier than 02.04.1988

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 Years

PWD (OBC)- 13 Years

PWD (Gen)- 10 Years

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 or invalidment.

5 Years
5 Persons Ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu &

Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 Years


Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming in the ‘CREAMY LAYER’, are not entitled to OBC reservation and age relaxation.

Various category names and their code numbers are given below.

Category Code Category Code Category Code Category Code
SC 01 ST 05 OBC 09 GEN 13
SC(LD) 02 ST(LD) 06 OBC(LD) 10 GEN(LD) 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

The selection for Probationary Officers will be done through a three tiered process:

Phase – I Preliminary Examination

** Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online.

The test will have of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows :

SL.No Name of Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1 English Language 20 Total




20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 20 minutes
Total 100 1 hour

Phase – II Main Examination

Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks.

(i) Objective Test :
** The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks.
** The objective test will have separate timing for every section.

SL.No Name of Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
I Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 Total




60 minutes
II Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 45 minutes
III General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 35  minutes
IV English Language 35 40 minutes
Total 155 3 hours

(ii) Descriptive Test :
** The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Phase – III Group Exercises

** Candidates qualifying for GE & 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

** The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection.

** 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 preparing the final merit list.

** Marks secured by the candidates in the Main Examination (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.

Examination Centers

** The examination will be conducted online in venues across many centres in India.
** No request for change of centre for Examination shall be entertained


** Presently, the starting basic pay is 27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of 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 be a minimum of 8.20 lacs and maximum of 13.08 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors.

Application Fee & Intimation Charge

Sr.No Category Total
1 SC/ST/PWD 100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General, OBC 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 Max. Permissible Number of Chances
General 4
General (PED) 7
SC/SC(PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD) No Restriction

** Candidates who have already appeared for the maximum number of permissible chances are not eligible to apply.

** The number of chances will be counted from the examination held on 18.04.2010.

How To Apply

Candidates can apply online only from 21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018. No other mode of application will be accepted.

Online Application

Go to the Official Bank website and fill the online application form to apply SBI PO 2018. After registration candidates are required to pay the requisite application fee through online mode by using debit card/ credit card/ Internet Banking.

Current Opening page will be opened. click apply online button, new Registration screen will be opened.

New User Registration

Registration screen will be displayed click “Here for New Registration” tab.

Read all the instruction carefully, then click continue button. Application form will be displayed.

Application Form

Step 1 : Enter Your First name[Arun]
Step 2 : Re enter Confirm first name[Arun]
Step 3 : Enter Your Second Name[Arun]
Step 4 : Re Enter Your Confirm Second Name[Arun]
Step 5 : Enter your Last name[M]
Step 6 : Re enter your Confirm Last name[M]

Step 7 : Enter your mobile number[9876543210]
Step 8 : Re enter your confirm mobile number [9876543210]
Step 9 : Enter your Alternative number[9812345670]

Step 10 : Enter Your Email ID[]
Step 11 : Re enter Your Confirm Email ID []
Step 12 : Enter Security Code shown below. [66VH7h]
Step 13 : Click Save & next button

Conformation message screen will be displayed click OK button.

A Registration Number and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password.

Upload Photo & Signature

Step 1 : Browse and select the location where the scanned Photograph files have been saved.
Step 2 : Select the file by clicking on it.

Step 3 : Browse and select the location where the scanned Signature files have been saved. Again follow the step 2.
Step 4 : Click the ‘Upload’ button. then Click “Save Photo & Signature” Button.

** After successfully creating Profile, candidate can fill application by pressing “Apply” button. Click on the Preview Tab to preview and verify the entire application form before “FINAL SUBMIT”.

** Modify details, if required, and click on ‘FINAL SUBMIT’ only after verifying and ensuring that the photograph, signature and & PWD certificate uploaded and other details filled by you are correct.

Payment Mode

** The payment can be made by using debit card/ credit card/ Internet Banking by providing information as asked on the screen.

** Transaction charges for online payment, if any, will be borne by the candidates.
** On successful completion of the transaction, e-receipt and application form will be generated; which may be printed for record.

** The printout of the application form is NOT to be sent to the Bank.
** If the online transaction is not successfully completed, please register again and make payment online.

** There is also a provision to reprint the e-Receipt and Application form containing fee details, at later stage.

Call Letters For Examination

** The candidates should download their call letter and an “acquaint yourself “booklet by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from the Bank’s website.
** No Hard Copy Of The Call Letter / Acquaint Yourself Booklet Will Be Sent By Post.

Proof Of Identity

Proof Of Identity To Be Submitted At The Time Of Examintion :
** The candidates must bring one photo identity proof such as
** Passport
** Aadhar Card
** PAN Card
** Driving License
** Voter’s Id Card
** Bank Passbook with duly attested Photograph
** Identity Card issued by School or College
** Gazetted 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.

General Information

** Candidates are advised to take a printout of their system generated online application form after submitting the application.

** 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 13.05.2018.

** Candidates are advised to keep their e-mail ID alive for receiving advices.

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