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SBI announces 1500 POs. Exam on 28-04-2013

Yet another excellent way to begin 2013 !!!

First, it was the announcement of results of the Online Clerical CWE in a record time of 10 days and now this notification by SBI, announcing 1500 PO posts !!

The PO notification by SBI was the most awaited notification by candidates aspiring for Bank PO jobs. For almost over 8 months now, SBI has kept every body guessing about the release of this notification.

(a) Important dates :

Date of Written Examination - 28-04-2013

Online Registration Window - 30-01-2013 to 23-02-2013

Payment of application Fee (Online) -30-01-2013 to 23-02-2013


The starting basic pay is 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 I. The official will also be eligible for D.A., H.R.A & C.C.A as per rules in force from time to time. At present monthly compensation at Mumbai will be approximately Rs 69,000/- inclusive of lease rental. The salary scales are under revision with effect from November 2012.

(c) Eligibility :

Age : 21 - 30 years (As on 01-01-2013). Relaxation for reserved category as per rules.

Education : Graduate Degree in any discipline from a recognised university.

(d) Pattern of Test and Marks :

(a) Phase-I: Written Examination (250 marks) consisting of Objective Tests (200 Marks) and Descriptive Test ( 50 Marks)

(i) Objective Tests (200 marks): The Objective Tests with 2 hour duration will consists of 4 Sections with 50 marks each as follows:

(a) Test of English Language (Grammer, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc) (b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing and Computers

(c) Test of Data Analysis and Interpretation (d) Test of Reasoning (High Level) The candidates are required to qualify in the Objective Tests by securing passing marks, in each of the tests, to be decided by the Bank.

(ii) Descriptive Test (50 marks): The Descriptive Test with 1 hour duration 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. Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests

(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 and the candidates in the order of merit, subject to 3 times the number of vacancies in each category, will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Discussion & Interview will be as decided by the Bank.

(e) Final Selection :

The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-I and Phase-II separately.
  • Marks of the Written Test (out of 250 marks maximum) are converted to out of 75 .
  • Marks secured in GD & Interview (out of 50 marks maximum) are converted to out of 25.
The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and GD & Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

(f) Application fee:

Rs 200 ( Gen and Others ) and Rs 50 (SC/ST/PWD).

(g) Number of Chances :

General category candidates who have appeared on 4 occasions in the recruitment examination of POs for SBI are not eligible to apply. General (PWD) / OBC / OBC (PWD) - 7 Chances SC / ST - No restriction as regards to number of chances.

(h) Call Letters :

The candidates can download their call letter and an "acquaint yourself" booklet after 08.04.2013 from the Bank's website.

(i) Probation :

The selected candidate will be on Probation for a period of 2 years.

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