SBI PO Recruitment Notification-SBI Recruitment 2016-Probationary Officer 2200 Posts- Apply for

State Bank of India are invited Applications from eligible Indian citizens for appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) in State Bank of India.

Probationary Officer 2200 Posts.
Apply Online: 
Activity Dates

VACANCIES                                              VACANCIES (PWD)
SC            ST          OBC*        GEN      TOTAL         OH            VI             HI    
351           231           590          1028        2200           20             20            20

Qualifications (As on 31/08/16):

Graduation in any discipline or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.
Those who are in the Final Year/ Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.08.2016.
Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2016.
Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.

Age Limit (As on 01/04/16): 21 - 30 years.
Selection Procedure: 


Preliminary Examination: Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 sections as follows:

Name of Test
No. of Questions
English Language
Composite Time
1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning Ability

Phase – II: 

Main Examination: Main Examination 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 consists 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.

Name of Test
No. of Questions
Max. Marks
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
60 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation
45 minutes
General/ Economy/
Banking Awareness
35 minutes
English Language
40 minutes
3 hours

(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.


Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination): There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. Each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

Application Fee: Rs.100/- for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates and Rs.600/- for General, OBC candidates.

How to Apply: Candidates can apply online only.


Sr. No.         Category                        Total
1.                 SC/ST/PWD                   `100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2.                 General, OBC                 `600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve
for any other examination or selection.

Bank may arrange pre-examination training at certain centres for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community
candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to
the above categories who desire to avail themselves of such training at their own cost may indicate
to that effect against relevant column while applying online. An indicative list of training
centres is given below:
Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Akola, Allahabad, Asansol, Aurangabad, Bareilly, Bhubaneswar,
Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhopal, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dibrugarh,
Ernakulam, Gangtok, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar,
Jabalpur, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Meerut, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, New
Delhi, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Purnea, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Silchar, Siliguri,
Shillong, Srinagar, Tirupati, Vadodara, Varanasi, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada
The Bank may add additional centers or may delete some of the centers indicated for training.
Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by
entering their registration number and password/date of birth from 13-06-2016 onwards from Bank's
website. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.

Number of chances:

Category                                                                  Number of Chances
General                                                                    4
General (PWD)                                                        7
OBC                                                                         7
OBC(PWD)                                                              7
SC/SC(PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD)                                  No Restriction

Important Dates:

Online registration including edit/modification of application by candidates
04-05-2016 to 24-05-2016
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges
04-05-2016 to 24-05-2016
Download of call letters for Online Preliminary Examination
14-06-2016 onwards
Online Examination – Preliminary
2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10 July 2016
Result of Online Exam – Preliminary
Download of Call Letter for Online Main Exam
21-07-2016 onwards
Conduct of Online Examination – Main
31st July 2016
Declaration of Result – Main
16th August 2016
Download Call Letter for Interview
22nd August 2016
Conduct of Group Discussion & Interview
1st September 2016
Declaration of Final Result
30th September 2016
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community Candidates
Download of Call Letters for Pre-Exam Training
13-06-2016 onwards
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training
20-06-2016 to 25-06-2016


State Code     State/UT                                 Preliminary Examination Center              
     Main Examination Center
11                    Andaman & Nicobar               Port Blair                                    
                       Port Blair
12                    Andhra Pradesh                     Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kakinada, 
Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam,                   Guntur, Kurnool, 
Vijaywada, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram                                         
13                    Arunachal Pradesh                Itanagar, Naharlagun                         
14                    Assam                                    Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, 
Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur                                                                          
15                    Bihar                                      Arrah, Aurangabad, Bihar Sharif, 
Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur                                       Arrah, 
Hajipur, Patna
Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan
16                    Chandigarh                            Chandigarh                              
17                    Chhattisgarh                          Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur                
18                    Goa                                        Panaji, Verna                      
19                    Gujarat                                   Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, 
Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara                     Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar
20                    Haryana                                 Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Karnal, 
Kurukshetra, Panipat, Palwal, Rohtak, Sonipat, Yamunanagar              Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Rohtak
21                    Himachal Pradesh                 Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, 
Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una                           Shimla, Solan,
22                    Jammu & Kashmir                 Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar                
   Jammu, Srinagar
23                    Jharkhand                              Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, 
Jamshedpur, Ranchi                                                                                  
          Jamshedpur, Ranchi
24                    Karnataka                              Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, 
Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi                                            Bengaluru
25                    Kerala                                    Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, 
Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur,                            Kochi, 
26                    Lakshadweep                         Kavarrati                                 
27                    Madhya Pradesh                    Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, 
Sagar, Ujjain                                                                                       
Bhopal, Indore
28                    Maharashtra                           Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule 
Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai / Thane / Navi Mumbai,             Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, 
Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara                                              
                                        Mumbai/ Thane / Navi Mumbai
29                    Manipur                                  Imphal                               
30                    Meghalaya                             Ri-Bhoi, Shillong                       
31                    Mizoram                                 Aizawl                                
32                    Nagaland                               Kohima                                 
33                    Delhi -NCR                             Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater 
Noida, Gurgaon                                                                                      
 Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon
34                    Odisha                                   Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, 
Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal,                       Bhubaneswar
Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur
35                    Puducherry                            Puducherry                              
36                    Punjab                                    Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh 
Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara,                  Bhatinda, 
Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Sangrur                                                                        
37                    Rajasthan                               Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, 
Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur                                                               
38                    Sikkim                                    Gangtok                             
39                    Tamilnadu                              Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, 
Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem,                      Chennai, 
Madurai, Tirunelvelli
Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Thoothukodi, Vellore
40                    Telangana                              Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, 
41                    Tripura                                    Agartala                           
42                    Uttar Pradesh                         Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, 
Bulandshahr, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut,         Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, 
Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Unnao, Varanasi                                                           
                                           Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
43                    Uttarakhand                           Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee   
44                    West Bengal                           Asansol, Berhampur (West Bengal), 
Bardhaman, Dumkal, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani,                     Hooghly, Kalyani, 
Kolkata, Kolkata, Siliguri
Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm) & Signature: Before applying
online, a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/her photograph and 
signature as per the specifications given below.
•   Photograph must be a recent passport size colour picture and must be true image representation 
of the candidate. Any attempt to use morphed photograph will result in immediate rejection of the 
•   Make sure that the picture is in colour, taken against a light-coloured, preferably white, 
•   Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face.
•   If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself in the 
shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows.
•   If you have to use flash, ensure there's no "red-eye".
•   If you wear glasses, make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be clearly seen.
•   Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious headwear is allowed but it must not 
cover your face.
•   Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)
•   Size of file should be between 20Kb–50 Kb
•   Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50Kb. If the size of the file is 
more than 50 Kb, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, no. of colours 
etc., during the process of scanning.
•   The applicant has to sign on white paper with black ink pen.
•   The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.
•   The signature will be used to put on the Call Letter and wherever necessary.
•   If the Applicant’s signature on the answer script, at the time of the examination, does not 
match the signature on the Call Letter, the applicant will be disqualified.
•   Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred).
•   Size of file should be between 10Kb – 20Kb
•   Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20Kb
•   Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 DPI (dots per inch)
•   Set Color to True Color.
•   File Size as specified above.
•   Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature, then use the upload 
editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above).
•   The image file should be JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is : image01.jpg or 
image01.jpeg. Image dimensions can be checked by listing the folder files or moving the mouse over 
the file image icon.
•   Candidates using MS Windows/MS Office can easily obtain photo and signature in .jpeg format not 
exceeding 50Kb & 20Kb respectively by using MS Paint or MS Office Picture Manager. Scanned 
photograph and signature in any format can be saved in .jpg format by using ‘Save As’ option in the 
File menu and size can be reduced below 50 Kb (photograph) & 20 Kb(signature) by using crop and 
then resize option (Please see point (i) & (ii) above for the pixel size) in the ‘Image’ menu. 
Similar options are available in other photo editor also.
•   If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed.
•   While filling in the Online Application Form, the candidate will be provided with a link to 
upload his/her photograph and signature.
•   There will be two separate links for uploading Photograph and Signature.
•   Click on the respective link “Upload Photograph / Signature”.
•   Browse and Select the location where the Scanned Photograph / Signature file has been saved.
•   Select the file by clicking on it.
•   Click the ‘Open/Upload’ button.
Your  Online  Application will  not  be registered unless  you  upload  your  photograph and 
signature as specified.
1  In case the face in the photograph or signature is unclear, the candidate’s application may be 
rejected. After uploading the photograph/ signature in the online application form candidates 
should check that the images are clear and have been uploaded correctly. In case the photograph or 
signature is not prominently visible, the candidate may edit his/ her application and re-upload 
his/ her photograph or signature, prior to submitting the form.
2  After registering online, candidates are advised to take a printout of their system generated 
online application forms.


The Probationary Officers will be on probation of two years during which they will be given intensive
training. Towards the end of their probation/training period, they will be subjected to a screening
process. While those Officers who achieve the predetermined standards may be confirmed and
given placement in the next higher grade i.e., Officer Middle Management Grade Scale-II, others
who qualify in the test but fail to achieve the standards set for placement in Middle Management
Grade Scale-II, will be confirmed as Officer Junior Management Grade Scale-I. The services of
those Officers who fail to qualify in this process will be terminated. Bank provides immense
opportunities for growth in the Bank including opportunities for postings abroad. The attractive
promotion policy of the Bank provides an opportunity to the meritorious and exceptionally brilliant
officers to reach the Top Management Grade in a reasonably quick time.


Presently, the starting basic pay is `27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of
`23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020 applicable to Junior Management Grade
Scale-I. The official will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A/Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical and other
allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time. The total compensation per annum
would be a minimum of `7.55 lacs and maximum of `12.93 lacs depending on place of posting and
other factors.
SBI plans to offer, subject to necessary approvals, a SMART Compensation Package which would
enable candidates a choice to monetize specific elements of the salary package.


The candidates should download their call letter and an “acquaint yourself “booklet by entering their
registration number and password / date of birth from the Bank's website. NO HARD COPY OF THE


Candidates will be required to register themselves online through Bank's website or After registration, candidates are
required to pay the requisite application fee through online mode by using Debit Card/ Credit
Card/Internet Banking.
Helpdesk: In case of any problem in filling up the form, payment of fee/intimation charges or receipt of
Admission/Call letter, queries may be made at telephone no. 022-22820427 (between 11:00 AM to
06:00 PM on working days) or Candidates are advised not to forget to
mention ‘Recruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India-2016’ in the subject of the email.
Pre-requisites for Applying Online: Candidate should have valid email ID which should be kept active till
the declaration of results. It will help him/her in getting call letter/interview advices etc. by email


The candidates must bring one photo identity proof such as Passport/Adhar/PAN Card/Driving
Licence/Voter's Card/Bank Passbook with duly attested Photograph/Identity Card issued by School
or College/Gazetted Officer in the official letterhead in original as well as a self-attested photocopy
thereof. The photocopy of identity proof should be submitted along with call letter to the invigilators
in the examination hall, failing which or if identity of candidates is in doubt, the candidate will not be
permitted to appear for the test.


The Bank, at various stages, may capture thumb impression of the candidates in digital format for
biometric verification of genuineness of the candidates. Candidate will ensure that this correct
thumb impression is captured at various stages and any inconsistency will lead to rejection of the
candidature. In case of any candidate found to be not genuine, apart from taking legal actions
against him/her, his/her candidature will be cancelled. As such, they are advised not to apply any
external matter like mehandi, ink, chemical etc. on their hands.


i) Candidates are advised to take a printout of their system generated online application form
after submitting the application.
ii) Candidates should satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the post applied for. The Bank
would admit to the test all the candidates applying for the posts with the requisite fee on the
basis of the information furnished in the online application and shall determine their eligibility
only at the time of interview.
iii) Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply online much before the closing date and
not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection / inability / failure to log on to
the website on account of heavy load on internet or website jam.
iv) SBI does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their
applications within the last date on account of aforesaid reasons or for any other reason
beyond the control of SBI.
v) Not more than one application should be submitted by a candidate. In case of multiple
applications, only the last valid (completed) application will be retained and the application fee /
intimation charges paid for the other registrations will stand forfeited. Multiple attendance/
appearance by a candidate in examination and / or interview will be summarily rejected/
candidature cancelled.
vi) The possibility for occurrence of some problems in the administration of the examination
cannot be ruled out completely, which may impact test delivery and/ or result from being
generated. In that event, every effort will be made to rectify such problems, which may include
the conduct of another examination if, considered necessary.
vii) Candidates serving in Govt./Quasi Govt. offices, Public Sector undertakings including
Nationalised Banks and Financial Institutions are advised to submit 'No Objection Certificate'
from their employer at the time of interview, failing which their candidature may not be
considered and travelling expenses, if any, otherwise admissible, will not be paid.
viii) In case of selection, candidates will be required to produce proper discharge certificate from
the employer at the time of taking up the appointment.
ix) Caste certificate issued by Competent Authority on format prescribed by the Government of
India will have to be submitted by the SC/ST candidates, if called for interview.
x) A declaration will have to be submitted in the prescribed format by candidates seeking reservation
under OBC category stating that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer as on 24.05.2016.
OBC certificate containing the 'Non-creamy layer' clause, issued during the period 01.04.2016 to
the date of interview, should be submitted by such candidates, if called for interview.
xi) Candidates are advised to keep their e-mail ID alive for receiving advices, viz. call letters/
interview advices etc.
xii) Appointment of selected candidates is subject to his /her being declared medically fit as per the
requirement of the Bank.
xiii) Any legal proceedings in respect of any matter of claim or dispute arising out of this
advertisement and/or an application in response thereto can be instituted only in Mumbai and
courts/tribunals/forums at Mumbai only shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction to try any
Important Events DatesCommencement of on-line registration of application 04/05/2016Closure of registration of application 24/05/2016Closure for editing application details 24/05/2016Last date for printing your application 08/06/2016Online Fee Payment 04/05/2016 to 24/05/2016
Apply Online: 
more details, please visit:
Frequently Asked Questions: For On-Line Registration Process
What should I do if there is lot of delay in accessing the page?

Speed for Registration of On-Line Application on Internet, is based on various factors like Internet Speed, large number of applicants trying to register the application at the same time etc. Therefore if you are not able to get the pages for registration immediately, please retry after a gap of 15 minutes or during off-peak hours during the night.
How do I know that my application is registered?

Successful Registration is indicated by the Page displayed after clicking the Submit Button indicating the generated "REGISTRATION NO." and "PASSWORD". Please note down the same carefully and preserve it. If you do not preserve it, you will not be able to Re-Print the Application and download the Call Letter.
I did not receive the email intimation for registration of my application?

"REGISTRATION NO." and "PASSWORD" are also sent by auto-response Confirmation emails. Delivery of these emails purely depends upon the correctness of E-Mail ID provided, Policy of your E-Mail Service Provider to accept and Divert such emails under Bulk or Spam Mails or bounce back such mails without accepting it due to heavy number of emails generated by our Applications. In case of Govt./official /company Email Ids, delivery is controlled by your Company Policies. Therefore, please do not expect replies from us, if you do not receive such confirmation / auto-response Emails.
How do I re-confirm that my application is saved?

In case of doubt about the successful Registration, candidates are advised to visit the Page for Re-Print of Application, generate the Printout and preserve the soft copy and hard copy (printout) of the Application.
I got Blank / Zero Registration No. after submission of application on-line?

In rare cases Candidates may get Zero (0) Registration No. with valid Password. Candidates are advised to Re-Register the Application and check the Printout through Re-Print Application.
After filling up the complete form, I got Blank Screen / Internet got disconnected / My PC closed / hanged / shutdown. Is my application saved / registered?

Please refer to Point No.4. If you do not get the application printout through Re-Print option, your application is not saved. Please re-apply.
I did not receive the acknowledgement / reply to my email communication?

"Reply to" Email Id for the Application is created for the convenience of the Candidates for genuine communications. Please do not use this address to send back the emails for "Acknowledgment", "Vacation Mail", "Friendship Offers", "Sales Offers" etc. Our Email Server is configured to delete such emails automatically.
What details should I retain while replying to auto-response emails?

While writing back by replying the confirmation emails for genuine problem, please retain the text containing "REGISTRATION NO." and "PASSWORD" details on the email.
What details should I provide while writing for the problem?

Please do not forget to provide following details while writing to us: (1) REGISTRATION NO. (2) MOBILE NO. (3) DATE OF BIRTH & (4) FULL NAME as entered in application. In case of application failure or any error message, we would like to have the screenshot of the error in JPG, GIF format or as MS Word file. Additionally, you may provide the PC Details including the Operating System (like Windows XP, Vista, Linux etc.) & Internet Browser & version (like Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla 3.0, Firefox 3.5 etc.) used.
I want to change / correct the details I entered in the Application?

Prior to submission of the online application, please choose the 'EDIT' option to correct the details. Please remember to take fresh print out after modifying any details. Candidate should note that the data entered in Basic Info cannot be modified.

"In case you face any difficulty in online registration or if you haven't received auto response mail within 24 hours, inform us at giving following specific details to enable us to provide quick resolution of the error encountered by you - (a) Registration Number (b) Name of the Bank (c) Name of the Post applied for (d) Your Email Id (f) Your contact telephone number (preferably your Mobile no ) (g) Your Operating System Windows XP SP2 or Linux ( with Version number) (h) Browser with its version number (i) Whether java script is enabled (j) Copy of Exact Text of error message you encounter.

Please make one more attempt from any other PC with either Internet Explorer (5.5 or above), Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or above, Google chrome 2.0 or Opera 7.0 above. with java script enabled before filing the report with our help desk."
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