State Bank of India (SBI) Recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO) 2018

State Bank of India (SBI) Recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO)  this year was announced with a changed pattern with the introduction of PRELIMS AND MAINS Examinations.

Name of Post Age Limit
Probationary Officers (PO) 21 to 30 Years as on 01/04/2015 [born not earlier than 02.04.1985 and not later than 01.04.1994 (both days inclusive)]

Age Relaxation: 05 Years for SC / ST; 03 Years for OBC (NCL); Plus 10 Years for PWD Category with Reserved Category Relaxation; 05 Years for Ex-Serviceman and Jammu & Kashmir domiciled candidates (during the period of 01/01/1980 to 31/12/1989).

Emoluments: Rs.16,900/- (with 4 increments) in the scale of Rs. 14500-600/7-18700-700/2¬20100-800/7-25700 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale.

Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification. Candidates who are in the Final year / Semester of their Graduation may also Apply, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01/09/2015.

Selection Process: Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Interview.

Phase-I – Preliminary Examination: The Exam 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 Marks
English Language 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total = 100 100

Phase-II – Main Examination: The Exam 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 2 hour duration consists of 4 Sections with 50 marks each (Total 200 marks) as follows:-

  1. a) Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)
  2. b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing &Computers
  3. c) Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
  4. d) Test of Reasoning (High Level)

(ii) Descriptive Test -> The Descriptive Test of 1 hour duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

Phase-III – 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) will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list.


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