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State Bank of India (SBI) Associate Banks notifies Recruitment of 2986 Probationary Officers(POs) 2014

SBI 2015 PO Exam Results Are Out

Recruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India (2014-15)

Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) in Associate Banks of State Bank of India

Candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India

Number of Vacancies

The total number of vacancies is 2986, excluding 60 vacancies for Persons with Disabilities

The category-wise break-up of vacancies is as follows:

SBBJ [SC - 45, ST - 71, OBC - 81, Gen - 153, VH - 15, OH - 08, Total - 350]

SBH [SC - 112, ST - 157, OBC - 253, Gen - 378, VH - 38, OH - 18, Total - 900]

SBM [SC - 70, ST - 69, OBC - 126, Gen - 235, VH - 14, OH - 16, Total - 500]

SBP [SC - 07, ST - 56, OBC - 13, Gen - 24, VH - 14, OH - 02, Total - 100]

SBT [SC - 181, ST - 180, OBC - 270, Gen - 505, VH - 15, OH - 15, Total - 1136]

Total [SC - 415, ST - 533, OBC - 743, Gen - 1295, VH - 96, OH - 59, Total - 2986]

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Backlog vacancies included in the above mentioned total vacancies:

SBBJ [ST - 49, VH - 12, OH - 02, Total - 49]

SBH [ST - 109, OBC - 51, VH - 27, OH - 07, Total - 152]

SBM [ST - 34, VH - 07, OH - 09, Total - 34]

SBP [ST - 53, VH - 14, OH - 01, Total - 53]

SBT [SC - 31, ST - 105, Total - 136]

Total [SC - 31, ST - 342, OBC - 51, VH - 60, OH - 19, Total - 424]

*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 (As on 01st Sept 2014)

Academic Qualifications: Candidates should posses Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Govt.

Candidate having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before the eligibility date

Note: The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the marksheet 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 then 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

Age limit: Candidates age should not be below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01st September 2014 i.e. candidates must have been born not earlier than 02nd September 1984 and not later than 01st September 1993 (both days inclusive) Age Relaxation is applicable for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD/ EXS candidates

Relaxation in upper age limit

1) Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe - 5 Years

2) Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) - 3 Years

3) Persons with Disabilities (PWD): a) PWD (SC/ST) - 15 Years; b) PWD (OBC) - 13 Years; c) PWD (Gen) - 10 Years

4) Ex-Servicemen - 5 Years

Ex Servicemen, Commissioned officers  - 5 Years [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]

5) Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989 - 5 Years

Selection Process: Candidates are selected based on Objective Test, Descriptive Test, Group Discussion & Interview

Phase-I: Examination consisting Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks

The objective test will be online

Immediately after online Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered

Candidates will have to answer Descriptive Test on paper/Pen mode

i) Objective Test: The objective test with 2 hour duration consists of 4 sections with 50 marks each (total 200 marks) as follows:

a) Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc)

b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers

c) Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation

d) Test of Reasoning (High Level)

The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank

ii) Descriptive Test: The descriptive test with 1 hour duration (50marks) 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 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

Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Discussion and Interview

The qualifying marks in Group Discussion & Interview will be as decided by the Bank

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) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Discussion & 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 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 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


Pay: The starting basic pay is Rs 14,500/- (with 4 increments) in the scale of Rs.14500-600/7-18700-700/2-20100-800/7-25700 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale I

The compensation package includes attractive salary and perquisites such as furnished accommodation or HRA, Conveyance Allowance, Medical benefit, LFC/HTC, Loans at concessional rates etc

Total compensation varies depending upon the place of posting and the perquisite offered by individual Banks and on an average is about Rs 65,000/- per month at Mumbai

The salary Scales are due for revision

Application Fee and Intimation Charges: (Non Refundable)

SC/ST/PWD - Rs.100 (Intimation Charges only); All Others - Rs.500/- (Application fee and 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

Bank transaction charges for online payment of application fees/intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate

How to Apply

Candidates will be required to register themselves online first through Bank’s website or

After which candidates are required to pay the requisite application fee through one of the following modes:

Offline: The system will generate a cash voucher/ challan form pre-printed with the candidate’s details which will be required to be presented at any State Bank of India branch counter with the requisite fee
On payment of the requisite fee through computer generated challan form, registration of the online application will be complete

Online: The payment can be made by using debit card/ credit card/Internet Banking

Pre-requisites for Applying Online: Candidates should have valid email ID which should be kept active till the declaration of results. It will help him/her in getting call letter/interview advices etc. by e-mail

Option-I: Payment of Fee (Offline)

i) Candidates should first scan their photograph and signature as detailed under guidelines for scanning the photograph and signature

ii) Candidates to visit Bank’s website or and open the appropriate Online Application Format, available in the ‘Careers with us’

iii) Fill the application carefully. Once the application is filled in completely, candidate should submit the data. In the event of candidate not able to fill the data in one go, he can save the data already entered
When the data is saved, a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen

Candidate should note down the registration number and password

They can re-open the saved data using registration number and password and edit the particulars, if needed

This facility will be available for three times only; once the application is filled in completely, candidate should submit the data and take a printout of the system generated fee payment challan immediately
No change /edit will be allowed thereafter; the registration at this stage is provisional

iv) Fee Payment: Fee will be accepted from 2nd working day after registration and can be made within three working days at any branch of State Bank of India

System generated fee payment challan will be used for depositing fee. Once fee is paid, the registration process is completed

v) Candidate will receive registration confirmation by SMS/e-mail after three working days from the date of payment of fees

Please ensure to furnish correct Mobile number/ email address to receive the registration confirmation

vi) Three days after fee payment, candidates will also have a provision to reprint the submitted application containing fee details

The printout of the application form and fee receipt should be retained with the candidate for their reference

Online Instructions:

1) Before applying candidates have to make payment as mentioned above

2) Candidates should have valid Email ID which should be kept active till the declaration of results

3) Candidates should first scan their photograph and signature before applying online

4) Log on to or

5) Click on ‘Apply Online’

6) Fill all the details in the application form and the fee payment details at the appropriate places

7) Upload Photo and Signature also

8) After filling all the details click on ‘Submit’ button

9) A registration number and password will be generated by the system, note the registration number and password for future reference and use

10) After successfully submission of online application, take a print out of the online application form and retain it for further assistance

Important Dates

Online Registration and Payment of Charges Dates: 01st September 2014 to 18th September 2014

Payment of Fees (Online): 01st September 2014 to 18th September 2014

Payment of Fees (Offline): 03rd September 2014 to 20th September 2014

Recruitment Examination will be conducted tentatively in November 2014

For details and Apply Online:

Exam Centers (Tentative List)

The examination may be at the following centres and the address of the venue will be advised in the call letters

Andaman & Nicobar (Port Blair); Andhra Pradesh (Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Hyderabad, Kakinada, Karimnagar, Khammam, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Warangal); Arunachal Pradesh (Itanagar, Naharlagun); Assam (Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur); Bihar (Arrah, Aurangabad, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan); Chandigarh (Chandigarh); Chhattisgarh (Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur); Goa (Panaji, Verna); Gujarat (Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara); Haryana (Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Palwal, Rohtak, Sonipat, Yamunanagar); Himachal Pradesh (Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una); Jammu & Kashmir (Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi); Karnataka (Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore Shimoga, Udipi); Kerala (Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram); Lakshwadeep (Kavarrati); Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain); Maharashtra (Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara); Manipur (Imphal); Meghalaya (Ri-Bhoi, Shilong); Mizoram (Aizawal); Nagaland (Kohima); Delhi - NCR (Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon); Odisha (Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur); Punjab (Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur); Rajasthan (Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur); Sikkim (Gangtok); Tamilnadu (Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Puducherry, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Thoothukodi, Vellore); Tipura (Agartala) Uttar Pradesh (Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bulandshahar, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzzaffarnagar, Unnao, Varanasi); Uttarakhand (Dehradun Haldwani); West Bengal (Asansol, Berhampur (West Bengal), Bardhaman, Dumkal, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri)

State Bank of India (SBI)

Central Recruitment & Promotion Department,
Corporate Centre, Mumbai
Tel: 022-2282-0427, Email:, Website
(Advt No CRPD/PO/AB/2014-15/04)



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