SBI (State Bank of India) and its Associated banks: SBI conducts a common recruitment process for recruitment in the following participating Public Sector Banks.

State Bank of India State Bank of Mysore
State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur State Bank of Patiala
State Bank of Hyderabad State Bank of Travancore
  • Participating Banks: SBI and its 5 associated banks
  • Exam Conducting Organization: SBI
  • Posts: PO (Probationary Officer), SO (Specialist Officer) and Clerk

 

1. SBI PO

Total Vacancies: 2400

Eligibility criteria:

  • Age: The lower & upper age limit to apply for the examination is 21 years and 30 years.
  • Education: The candidates must have completed graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

The relaxation in upper age limit will be provided to certain limits for reserved categories.

ST/SC: 5 Years
OBC: 3 Years
PwD: 10 Years
Original Domiciles of Kashmir, 1984 Riot Affected People and EX-Servicemen (Other Military Persons): 5 Years

  • Number of Attempts:
Category Number of Attempts
General                         4
General (PwD)                         7
OBC                         7
OBC (PwD)                         7
SC/SC (PwD) – ST/ST (PwD)           No Restriction

Selection procedure:

  1. Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) (100 Marks)
  2. Main Examination (Objective Type – 200 Marks) (Descriptive Type – 50 Marks)
  3. Group Discussion (20) & Interview (30 Marks)

 

Examination pattern

  • Preliminary Examination

ibps-prelims

Note:

  1. There is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
  1. Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank.

 

  • Main Examination

 sbi-mains-pattern

Note:

  1. There is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
  1. Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank.

 

  • Descriptive Test:
  1. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

 

  • Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks):

The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in the main examination i.e. both the Objective Tests and the Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. An 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:

  1. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection.
  1. 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 the preparation of the final merit list.
  1. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

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Key Points:

  1. Age as on date specified in the notification.  Relaxation in age for reserved categories as per rules.
  2. Application, fee payment and examinations are online.
  3. Application Fee – Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates & Rs. 600/- for all others.
  4. There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer in prelim and mains examination both.
  5. Prelim examination is qualifying in nature. Marks obtained in Prelims examination will not be counted in the preparation of the final merit list.
  6. Marks obtained only in the main examination will be considered for shortlisting for GD and interview.
  7. Final merit list will be prepared by getting a combined score of mains examination and interview.
  8. A candidate should qualify both in the Mains examination and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process.

 

2. SBI Clerk

Vacancy – 11000 (Expected in 2017)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Age  Limit: 20 – 28 years
  • Education:
    • (i) For Junior Associates: Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
    • (ii)For Junior Agricultural Associates: Graduation in Agriculture or Agriculture allied activities from a Government recognized university/Institute.

Selection procedure:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Personal Interview

Examination pattern:

  • Preliminary Examination

ibps-prelims

Note:

  1. There is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
  1. Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank.

 

  • Mains Examination


Note:
sbi-clerk-mains

  1. There is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
  1. Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank.
  1. The passing marks in each of the tests will be decided by the Bank on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test to a minimum required level.
  1. Candidates are also required to score a minimum percentage marks on aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon). Minimum percentage marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank.

 

  • Personal Interview
  1. Candidates qualified in the test (main examination) will be placed according to their marks in descending order in respective categories. Depending upon the number of vacancies only certain number of candidates from amongst those who qualify by ranking high enough in the merit will be called for interview in the ratio of maximum 3 candidates for each vacancy. 
  1. Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks (to be decided by the bank) in interview to be considered for final selection. 5% relaxation for SC/ST/ OBC/PWD/XS category will be available thereon.

 **Test of knowledge of official and/or local language: Those who produce 10th standard mark sheet/certificate evidencing having studied official (local) language will not be subjected to any Language test. In case of others, language test will be conducted at the time of interview (if interview is held) /before final selection (if interview is not held). Candidates not found to be proficient in official and/or local language would be disqualified. 

Final Selection:

  1. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection. 
  1. Only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in Interview (Phase-III) (if interview is held) for preparation of the final merit list. 
  1. Final selection will be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the test (main examination) and interview (if interview is held) taken together.

 

Important Dates for  SBI Clerk Recruitment 2017

sbi-clerk-date

Key Points:

  1. Age as on date specified in the notification.  Relaxation in age for reserved categories as per rules.
  2. Application, fee payment and examination are online.
  3. Application Fee – Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates & Rs. 600/- for all others.
  4. All papers will be in both languages (Hindi & English) except the test of language i.e. English.
  5. There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer in prelim and mains examination both.
  6. Prelim examination is qualifying in nature. Marks obtained in Prelims examination will not be counted in the preparation of the final merit list.
  7. Marks obtained only in the main examination will be considered for shortlisting for interview and final merit list will be prepared by getting a combined score of mains examination and interview.
  8. A candidate should qualify both in the mains examination and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process.