SBI - PO Exam - State Bank Probationary Officers Exam


SBI PO Exam 2015 - State Bank of India Probationary Officer Exam acronym as SBI PO Exam will be conducted by Central Recruitment Board for the recruitment of 1897 aspiring candidates as PO in SBI.

The brake up of the posts is as given below:

Vacancies Vacancies(PWD)
SC        ST        OBC      GENERAL        TOTAL      VH     OH     TOTAL    
235 439 405 758 1837 29 31 60

 

SBI Probationary Officers Exam - SBI PO Exam Eligibility

Eligibility conditions for taking SBI Bank PO Exam Papers are as follows:

Educational Qualification

General candidates and others should have First division in Graduation in any discipline with 65% or more marks

SC/ST/Physically Handicapped Candidates should have First Division in Graduation In any discipline with 60 % or more marks or

Degrees which are considered equivalent to graduation E.g. CA, ICWA, CS, as also qualifications in management like MBA / PGDBM, subject to fulfillment of criteria as regards division and marks as stipulated above.

In addition to above, Proficiency in Computers and certificate of having completed training from a reputed institute is also essential.

Age

Not below 21 years and not above 30 years. Relaxation in upper age limit is as per rules for specified categories including SC/ST/OBC etc.

Nationality

A candidate must be either a citizen of India or one holding eligibility certificates issued by the Government of India.

 

SBI PO Exam Pattern

The SBI Bank Recruitment Exam consists of following two steps selection process.

Step 1


Written Test
Candidate will be called for an objective and descriptive type written Examination. Question paper will be in bilingual form. i.e. in Hindi and English except the test of English language. The Objective type examination will consist of:

Subject No of Question  (Objective Questions) Time Allowed
Test of Reasoning 50

2 Hrs.for 

all the sections

Test of English Language 50
Data Analysis and Interpretation 50
Test of General Awareness, Marketing and Computers 50


Note:
There is negative marking of ¼ marks for each wrong question

The descriptive type of test will consist of test of English language of 50 marks. Time allotted is 1 Hr.  

It serves to measure the candidate's higher order cognitive abilities such as comprehension and analysis of situations, generation of unique ideas or situations as well as language ability. Three out of four questions have to be answered on a given situation with answers to be restricted to the space provided in the question-cum-answer sheet.

Note: There will no negative marks for questions pertaining psychometric tests and in descriptive type examination.

Step 2


Group Discussion & Interview:
Qualifying candidates will be called for Group Discussion and Interview and the shortlisted candidates from Step 2 will be considered for final selection to the post of probationary officer.

NOTE: Candidates have to pass both in Step 1 and Step 2 for final selection. The marks secured in the written test will be convered to 75 out of 250 and marks secured into GD and Interview will be converted into 25 out of 50. The final merit list is made after agreegating the total marks from 100 for each category.

 

SBI PO Exam Syllabus

Part A

 1. Test of Reasoning:
This test would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test may include questions on

  • Analogies
  • Similarities
  • Differences
  • Space visualization
  • Problem-solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgment
  • Decision-making
  • Visual memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Verbal and figure classification
  • Arithmetical number series, etc. 

The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate's abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.

2. Test of English Language:
This is a test to see how well you know English. English language ability would be tested through questions on:

  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence completion
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms and 
  • Comprehension of a passage, etc. 

3. Test of Numerical Ability/ Data Analysis and Interpretation
Questions will be designed to test the ability of arithmetical computation of:

  • Whole numbers
  • Decimals and fractions and
  • Relationship between numbers.

The questions would be based on arithmetical concepts and relationship between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical computations.

4. Test of General Knowledge and General Awareness
The questions in GK and General Awareness will test the candidates General Awareness about the happening in the society.

Part B:

Subjective exam will consists of question intended to measure higher order cognitive abilities.

Important:
Candidates have to pass each of the Objective and Descriptive Tests separately. It is a question paper-cum-answer sheet in Hindi and English and the Regional Language and you have to restrict your answers to the space provided on the answer-sheet. Use of supplements is not allowed



How to apply for SBI PO Exam?

Candidates, who fulfill the eligibility criteria and are willing to apply, can fill online application form available on the official link of SBI: http://www.sbi.co.in/user.htm

The online application form will be filled in two parts i.e., Part I & Part II.

After successful submission of Part I Form, the system will generate a unique Registration No. with Password, which candidates should keep with them as it will be used for the further process.

In Part II of Online Application Form, candidates have to make fee payment through Challan or through Master Card / Debit Card / Credit card / Internet Banking.

After successful submission of the online application form, the system will generate an eReceipt (if online payment made) and complete application form, which candidates are required to print out and keep with them for future reference.

 

SBI PO Exam Date

SBI PO Exam date is normaly held in the month of June.

 

SBI PO Contact Details

State Bank of India
State Bank Bhavan, Central Office
8th Floor, Madame Cama Marg
Mumbai (Maharashtra) - 400021 
Website: http://www.sbi.co.in/user.htm


SBI PO Exam Centres

Name of the examination center and Address of the recruitment cell which will arrange for issue of duplicate call letter.

Kamal (Haryana), Jalandhar, Patiala, Chandigarh, Shimla, Jammu, Palampur, Ludhiana, Ambala,
Hissar Asst General Manager
Recruitment Cell
State Bank of India, Local Head Office
P.B No, 139, IIIrd Floor
Sector- 17-B
Chandigarh - 130017

Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Bareilly, Lucknow, Gorakhpur
Asst. General Manager (P&HRD)
Recruitment Cell
State Bank of India, Local Head Office,
4th floor, New Administrative Bldg.
Moti Mahal Marg, Hazratganj
Lucknow-226001

New Delhi, Dehradun, Meerut, Agra, Udaipur, Jaipur,Ajmer, Jodhpur
Asst. General Manager (P&HRD)
Recruitment Cell,
State Bank of India, Local Head Office, 13th Floor,
11, Sansad marg, P.B. No. 398
New Delhi - 110001

Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat
Asst. General Manager (P&HRD)
Recruitment Cell
State Bank of India, Local Head Office,
4th Floor, Bhadra
Ahmedabad -380001

Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa)
Asst. General Manager (P&HRD)
Recruitment Cell,
State Bank of India, Local Head Office,
State Bank Bhavan , 5th Floor

Madame Cama Road, Mumbai- 400021
Indore, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Raipur, Gwalior
Asst. General Manager (P&HRD)
Recruitment Cell,
State Bank of India, Local Head Office,
P.B. No 6, Hoshangabad Road,
Bhopal - 462011

Hyderabad, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Vishakapatnam
Asst. General Manager (P&HRD)
Recruitment Cell,
State Bank of India, Local Head Office, 1st floor, North wing, Koti, Bank Street,
Hyderabad- 500095

Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli, Gulbarga
Asst. General Manager (P&HRD)
Recruitment Cell,
State Bank of India, Local Head Office,
4th floor, 65, St. marks Road,
Bangalore - 56000

Chennai, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Coimbatore
Asst. General Manager (P&HRD)
Recruitment Cell,
State Bank of India, Local Head Office, 'Circletop House, Vth Floor, Aparna Complex, 16th College Lane, Nugambakkam, Chennai - 600006

Kottayam, Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram,
Asst. General Manager (P & HRD)
Recruitment Cell,
State Bank of India, Local Head Office,
LMS Compund,
Thiruvananthapuram - 695033

Kolkata, Asansol, Siliguri, Port Blair
Asst. General Manager (P&HRD)
Recruitment Cell,
State Bank of India, Local Head Office, Samriddhi Bhavan, Ground Floor, 1 Standard Road, Kolkata-700001

Bhubaneswar, Berhampur, Cuttack, Sambalpur

Asst. General Manager (P&HRD)
Recruitment Cell,
State Bank of India, Local Head Office,
2nd Floor, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Marg,
Bhubaneswar.

Patna, Ranchi, Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur
Asst. General Manager (P&HRD)
Recruitment Cell,
State Bank of India, Local Head Office, Chamber Bhavan, 5th floor, Judges Court Road, Patna-800001

Guwahati, Shillong, Agartala, Imphal, Kohima, Silchar, Dibrugarh, Aizwal
Asst. General Manager (P&HRD)
Recruitment Cell,
State Bank of India, Local Head Office,
K.R.B Road, Sarmah Bldg. Bharalumukh, Guwahati-781009.


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SBI PO Exam 2015 Important Dates

Date of Notification

  • Opening Date for Registration: 07 April 2014
    Closing Date for Registration: 24 April 2014
    Date Fee Payment  (On line): 07 April 2014 - 25 April 2014
    Date Fee Payment  (Off line): 10 April 2014 - 28 April 2014
    Tentative Date of Examination: June 2014
    Apr, 2015

Date of start of Online Registration

  • Apr, 2015

Last Date of Online Registration

  • Apr, 2015

Date of  Fee Payment

  • Online : Apr, 2015
  • Offilne : Apr, 2015

Date of Exam

  • Jun, 2015

SBI PO Exam 2014 was held on:

  • Jun, 2014
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