Vacancies of Probationary Officer in State Bank of India



  • Last Date for ONLINE Application & Payment ONLINE : 23rd February 2013
  • Payment of Fees OFFLINE : 1st February 2013 – 28th February 2013
  • Date of written Examination : 28th April 2013

Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) in State Bank of India. Candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India.

Name of the Post : Probationary Officer

No. of Posts : 1500 Posts (UR – 758 ; OBC – 405 ; SC – 225 ; ST – 112) – out of which PH 44 Posts (VH – 22 ; OH – 22)

PAY: 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. The compensation per annum at Mumbai is
Rs.8,00,000/- plus. 
The break-up of monthly compensation is as under:

  • Cash Component Rs. 30, 370/-
  • Bank’s contribution to PF & Pension Scheme Rs. 4,673/-
  • Housing (Lease Rental) Rs. 29,500/-
  • Perquisites (Conveyance, Newspapers, Entertainment
  • allowance, House & Furniture Maintenance etc. Rs. 4,130/-

In addition, the Officers are also entitled to other benefits like –

  1. Medical Aid for self (100%) and for family (75%)
  2. Home Travel Concession/Leave Fare Concession
  3. Concessional Interest Rates for Housing/Car/Personal Loans

The salary scales are under revision with effect from November 2012.

Qualification : Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.

Age Limit : 21 – 30 years as on 1st January 2013 (Relaxation : SC/ST – 5 yrs ; OBC – 3 yrs ; PH – 10 yrs)

Selection Procedure :
Phase-I : Written Examination (250 marks) consisting of Objective Tests and Descriptive Test.

(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 (Grammar, 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 on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test to a minimum required level for each category.

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.

Important : Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests as stated above in (i).

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,

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 maximum) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Discussion & 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 Group Discussion & Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

Final List : Results of the candidates who have qualified for Phase II and thereafter, the list of candidates finally selected will be available on the Bank’s website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar.

Examination Centre : All the Major Cities and Towns spread across the Country. (for a list of Examination centres please refer the full Advertisement)

Application fee : Rs.200/- for General and OBC Candidates (Rs.50/- for SC/ST/PH Candidates) – The payment may be made OFFLINE or ONLINE.

OFFLINE 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.

ONLINE Payment : No fee payment challan will be generated. Fee payment will have to be made online through payment gateway available thereat. The payment can be made by using debit card/ credit card/ Internet Banking by providing information as asked on the screen. Transaction charges for online payment, if any, will be borne by the candidates. n successful completion of the transaction, e-receipt and application form will be generated; which may be printed for record.

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 above said mode (Offline or Online).

Very Important : The candidates should download their call letter and an “acquaint yourself” booklet by entering their registration number and password / date of birth, after 08.04.2013 from the Bank’s website. NO HARD COPY OF THE CALL LETTER / ACQUAINT YOURSELF BOOKLET WILL BE SENT BY post.

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