SBI PO 2017-18 Notification Out

SBI has announced 2403 PO posts (including 313 back log vacancies) under PO recruitment drive 2017 -18.

  1. Important dates:

    Online registration window & Payment of fee - 07-02-2017 to 06-03-2017

    Online Examination – Preliminary : 29th & 30th Apr and 6th & 7th May'17

    Conduct of Online Examination – Main : 4th June 2017

    Other dates :

    Download of Call letter for Prelim Exam - 15-04-2017 onwards

    Result of Online Exam – Preliminary : 17-05-2017

    Download of Call Letter for Online Main Exam : 22-05-2017 onwards

    Declaration of Result – Main : 19th June 2017

    Download Call Letter for Interview : 26th June 2017

    Conduct of Group Discussion & Interview : 10th July 2017 onwards

    Declaration of Final Result : 5th Aug 2017

    Download of Call letter for Main Exam - 17.06.2016 on wards

  2. Eligibility Criteria :

    Age(As on 01-04-2017) - Min 21 years and Max 30 Years (Relaxation for reserved categories as per rules)

    Min educational qualification(As on 01.07.2017) : Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent.

  3. Structure of Examination (ONLINE):

    Pattern of Exam:

    Phase 1 : Preliminary Examination (Online Test):

    S.No Name of Tests No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
    1 English Language 30 30 1 hour
    2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
    3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
    TOTAL 100 100

    Note :Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. Approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies (subject to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination.

    Phase II : Main Examination (Online Test): This 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 3 hours duration consist of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

    S.No Name of Tests No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
    1 Reasoning & Computer Ability 45 60 60 Minutes
    2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Minutes
    3 General Economy / Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Minutes
    4 English Language 35 40 40 Minutes
    TOTAL 155 200 3 Hours

    (a) Each test will have separate timing as mentioned above.

    (b) There will be negative marks (Prelim and Main Exams) for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

    (ii) Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (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 and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.

    Phase III : 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 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), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list.

    The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III 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.

  4. How to apply:

    Candidates can apply online only from 04.05.2016 - 24.05.2016 on / and no other mode of application will be accepted.

  5. Application fees / Intimation charges:

    1. Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD/XS candidates.
    2. Rs. 600 /- for General and OBC
  6. Helpdesk email id : and 022-22820427 (11am to 6 pm)

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