State Bank of India (SBI) Associates Recruitment of Probationary Officers (POs) 2011

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State Bank of India (SBI) requires 1000 Probationary Officers (POs), 2011 recruitment

Recruitment of probationary Officers in Associate Banks of State Bank of India
State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur(SBBJ- 1000), State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH-1416), State Bank of Mysore (SBM- 843),State Bank of Patiala (SBOP-1328),State Bank of Travancore (SBT-400)



Central Recruitment& Promotion Department, Corporate Centre, Mumbai invites on- line applications from Indian citizens for appointment to the post of Probationary Officers (Junior Management Grade Scale-1) in Associate Bank of State Bank of India.

Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Probationary Officers in Associate Banks of State Bank of India. Candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India.

Total Vacenty 4987 POS

Vacancies: Probationary Officer (Pos)

Bank-SBBJ, SC-147, ST-90, OBC-265, GEN-498, Total-1000, VH-12, OH-20, Total-32
Bank-SBH, SC-213, ST-106, OBC-382 GEN-715, Total-1416, VH-21, OH-21, Total-42
Bank-SBM, SC-128, ST-64, OBC-228, GEN-423, Total-843, VH-12, OH-13, Total-25
Bank-SBP, SC-180, ST-205, OBC-337, GEN-606, Total-1328, VH-22, OH-23, Total-45
Bank-SBT, SC-60, ST-30, OBC-108, GEN-202, Total-400, VH-6, OH-6, Total-12

Note: Above mentioned vacancies include Backlog vacancies as mentioned below:

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Bank-SBBJ, SC-16, OH-2
Bank-SBP, ST-115, OBC-13, VH-4, OH-5

(i) Vacancies for OH & VH category candidates are reserved horizontally. Vacancies including reserved vacancies are provisional and may vary according to the requirements of Bank.

There will be one common written test for all 6 Associate Banks. Candidates should indicate 3 Banks in order of preferences in the on-line application. Preferences given once cannot be changed

Important Dates Recruitment Of Probationary Officers In Associate Banks Of State Bank Of India

Written Examination : 07.08.2011 (Sunday)
Payment Of Fees : From 02.06.2011 to 23.06.2011
Online Registration Will Start From 04.06.2011
Last Date For Receipt Of On-Line Applications : 25.06.2011

There will be one common written test for all 6 Associate Banks. Candidatesshould indicate 3 Banks in order of preferences in the on-line application.Preferences given once cannot be changed

1. Eligibility Criteria: (as on 01/06/2011)

(A) Essential Academic Qualifications:

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized College / University

(B) Age Limit: As on 01.06.2011

Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.06.2011 i.e. candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.06.1981 and not later than 01.06.1990 (both days inclusive)

Relaxation in the Upper Age Limit to Reserved category candidates

Upper age is relaxable by

(1) 3 years in the case of OBC candidates.

(2) 5 years in the case of: i) SC/ST candidates.

ii) Ex-servicemen (including Emergency Commissioned Officers/Short Service Commissioned Officers) who have rendered at least five years continuous Military Service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year)

Otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or /on account of physical disability or have been released on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service or on invalidment

iii) Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir between 1st January, 1980 and 31st December, 1989. (3) 10 years for VH/OH (Gen); 13 years for VH/OH (OBC) and 15 years for VH/OH (SC/ST) candidates.


Note: Cumulative age relaxation will not be available either under the above items or in combination with any other items.


(2) Notes for Orthopaedically Handicapped (OH)/Visually Handicapped (VH) candidates:

OH/VH Candidates who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability should posses disability certificate issued by Medical Board duly constituted by Central or State Government.

Issued on or before last date of online submission of application:

a) Only those OH candidates who have loco motor disability or cerebral palsy with locomotors impairment of minimum of 40% and only those who fall in the following categories are eligible to apply:

BL - Both legs affected but not arms

OA - One arm affected (R or L) - (a) Impaired reach; (b) weakness of grip; (c) ataxia

OL - One leg affected (R or L)

MW - Muscular weakness and limited physical endurance

b) Only those visually handicapped persons who suffer from any one of the following
Conditions are eligible to apply.

i) Total absence of sight.

ii) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses.

iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degrees or worse.

c) Candidates having low vision as defined in Chapter I, Para 2 (u) of The persons with disabilities (Equal opportunities, protections of rights and full participation) Act 1995.

d) At the time of written examination, only blind/low vision candidates and those candidates whose writing speed is affected by cerebral palsy can use own scribe/ writer at his/her own cost. In all such cases where a scribe/writer is used, the following rules will apply:

i) The candidate will have to arrange his/her own scribe/writer at his/her cost.

ii) Scribe/writer must be essentially one grade lower in educational qualification than the minimum eligibility educational qualifications of the candidate (i.e. graduation in this recruitment). Thus the qualification of scribe/ writer should not be more than XII standard pass.

iii) Both the candidate as well as the scribe/writer will have to give a suitable undertaking, confirming that the scribe/writer fulfils all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe / writer as mentioned above. Further, in case it later transpires that he/she did not fulfill any of the laid-down eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts, the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the written test.

iv) Only those candidates who use a scribe/writer shall be eligible for extra time of 20 minutes and/or part there of for every hour of the examination provided that the candidate uses scribe writer for both the objective & descriptive test


Phase-I - Written Examination : Time 3 Hrs. (Combined Objective & Descriptive
Type Tests)
The duration of objective type test will be 2 hours and will consist of :
i) Test of English Language (Grammer, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)
ii) Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
iii) Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
iv) Test of Reasoning (High Level)

The duration of descriptive type test will be 1 hour and the test will be "Test of English Language (Comprehension, short precis, letter writing & essay)" Descriptive test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who are adequately high in percentile ranking in each of all the four objective tests and have scored overall aggregate 40% in case of General category and 35% in case SC/ST/OBC/PWD category. The qualifying marks for descriptive test will also be 40% for General category and 35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD. The merit list of written examination will be based on the aggregate of the marks obtained by the candidates in objective and descriptive tests.

Phase-II : Group Discussion & Interview :
The aggregate marks of objective test and descriptive test will be arranged in descending order and the candidates who have qualified in written examination will be called for group discussion and interview depending upon the vacancies in each category subject to maximum of three times the number of vacancies. The marks of group discussion and interview will be put together and the candidates who secure 40% marks (35% in case of SC/ST/OBC/PWD) in group discussion and interview will be considered for final selection. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each
category. The candidate will have to pass both in Phase I & II.

5. Date of Written Examination: 07/08/2011 (Sunday)


Pay: Selected candidates will be on probation for a period of two years. They will draw a starting basic pay of Rs. 10000/- in the scale of Rs. 10000-470/6-12820-500/ 3-14320-560/7-18240 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale I. They will also be eligible for D.A., H.R.A. & C.C.A. as per rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly emoluments of Probationary Officers, including D.A., H.R.A. and C.C.A., are approximately Rs. 17,600/- at Metropolitan centre’s.

8. Application Fee and Postage: (Non Refundable) can be deposited from 02.06.2011 to 23.06.2011

Sr. No. Category Total

1. SC / ST / PWD Rs. 50/- (Postal Charges only)
2. All others Rs. 500/- (App. fees plus postage charges)

9. Associate Banks may arrange pre-examination training at centre’s as below for SC/ST/ religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Government of India.

Candidates belonging to the above categories who desire to avail themselves of such training at their own cost may indicate to that effect against the relevant column while applying on line.

Sr. Name of the Bank Name of Centres where Pre-examination

No. training will be held

1. State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur Jaipur, Bikaner & Udaipur
2. State Bank of Hyderabad Hyderabad
3. State Bank of Indore Indore
4. State Bank of Mysore Bangalore & Mysore
5. State Bank of Patiala Patiala
6. State Bank of Travancore Thiruvananthapuram & Ernakulum

How to apply:

i) Candidates are required to download from Bank’s website / / the Cash Voucher (fee payment voucher) for payment of the application fee. The cash voucher is in duplicate.

ii) Candidates are required to go to any Branch of State Bank of India and pay the amount of prescribed fees (fee details see Para 8) and postage and get the receipt.

iii) Application fees to be paid between 02-06-2011 to 23-06-2011.

iv) Obtain the duplicate copy of the cash voucher duly receipted by the branch and ensure that this cash receipt contains i) Journal number (7-10 digits) ii) Branch Name

iii) Branch code No.

iv) Date of deposit

v) Amount this fee receipt needs to be produced at the time of written examination

Before applying online candidates are required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below.

Candidates are required to upload a scanned copy of his/her photograph along with a scanned copy of signature in the online application.

(Guidelines for scanning and uploading photograph and signature are detailed below)

Guidelines for filling application are as under:

i) Candidates should first scan their photograph and signature, ensuring that both the photograph and signature are within the required specifications. If the size of the file is more than the specified limit then adjust the settings of the scanner.

ii) Candidates to visit Bank’s website and open the appropriate Online Application Format.

iii) Candidates should have valid email ID. This will help him/her in getting call letter/ interview advices etc. by e-mail.

iv) Fill the application carefully. Fill in the fee payment details at the appropriate places.

v) After filling the application form candidates are required to submit the application online.

vi) Once submitted a registration number and password will be generated by the system. Please note the registration number and password for future use.

vii) Candidates to take a printout of the system generated application form immediately.

viii) The printout of the application form must not be sent to the Bank

ix) The original fee receipt will have to be submitted along with the call letter at the time of written test.
x) Candidates who fail to produce the original cash receipt at the time of written test will not be allowed to appear for the written test. 

Last date for registration of on-line applications: application must be registered on or before the 25.06.2011.

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