Online Registration-State Bank of India (SBI) has
released notification inviting application from eligible candidates for the
post of Probationary Officers (PO). The application process for SBI PO 2017
begins from February 07, 2017. Interested applicants can fill the forms online
by registering on the SBI website. The written exam will be conducted in two
phases that is Preliminary and Mains, followed by a group exercise and an
interview. The Preliminary Exam for SBI PO recruitment will be conducted from April
29, 2017 onwards. 

Number
of vacancies are 2403
The tentative schedule of events is as follows :
 
On-line
registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 07-02-2017
to 06-03-2017
 
Payment of
Application Fees/Intimation Charges 07-02-2017 to 06-03-2017  
Download
of call letters for online Preliminary Examination 15-04-2017 onwards  
Online
Examination – Preliminary 29th & 30th Apr and 6th & 7th May’17  
Result of
Online exam – Preliminary 17-05-2017  
Download
of Call letter for Online Main Exam 22-05-2017 onwards  
Conduct of
Online Examination – Main 4th June 2017  
Declaration
of Result – Main 19th June 2017  
Download
Call Letter for Interview 26th June 2017  
Conduct of
Group Exercises & Interview – 10th July 2017 onward
 
Declaration
of Final Result –  5th Aug 2017
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Eligibility
Criteria

Age
Limit- 

The age of the candidate should
be 21- 30 years (As on April 1, 2017)
Relaxation in upper-age limit
Category
Max Age
Limit
SC/ST
35 years
OBC
33 years
Gen+ PwD
40 years
OBC+ PwD
43 years
SC/ST+ PwD
45 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu
& Kashmir during the period of 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989
35 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers
including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service Commissioned
Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service.
35 years

Educational
Qualification

  1. Minimum
    Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or
    equivalent.
  2. Those
    candidates who are in final year or semester may also apply.

Maximum
Number of Attempts

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

Candidates who have already appeared for the maximum number of permissible
chances are not eligible to apply. The number of chances will be counted from
the examination held on 18 April 2010.

Selection
Process

The exam will be held in three phases
Phase 1: Prelims Exam
Phase 2: Mains Exam
Phase 3: Interview & Group Discussion
  1. Prelims
    and Mains exams will be held online. 
  2. Candidate
    who will clear the prelims exams are eligible to appear in the mains
    exams.
  3. After
    clearing the mains exams, candidates will be called for the group
    discussion and interview.
  4. Final
    selection will be based on the  mains exams, interview and group
    discussion.

Exam
Pattern

SBI PO
Preliminary Exam Pattern

  1. The
    Preliminary Exam would be Objective type for 100 marks & will be
    conducted online. 
  2. Duration
    of exam would be 1 hour. 
  3. Exam
    will have 3 sections such as : (1) English Language, (2) Quantitative
    Aptitude and (3) Reasoning Ability.
Section 
No. of Questions
Marks
Duration
English Language
30
30
1 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude
35
35
Reasoning Ability
35
35
Total
100
100

SBI PO
Main Exam Pattern

  1. The
    Main Exam would be both Objective & Descriptive type for 250 marks
    & will be conducted online. 
  2. Exam
    will have 4 sections such as: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Data
    Analysis and Interpretation, General Economics & Banking Awareness
    English Language. 
  3. Duration
    of exam would be 3 hour. 
Paper I
Name of the Test
Questions
Marks
Duration
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
45
60
60 Minutes
Data Analysis and Interpretation
35
60
45 Minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness
40
40
35 Minutes
English Language
35
40
40 Minutes
Total
155
200
3 Hours
Paper
II
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

Penalty
for Wrong Answers

  1. One-fourth
    (1/4)of the marks will be deducted as penalty for each incorrect
    answer. 
  2. This
    is applicable to Preliminary and Main examination

 Group
Discussion & Interview

Group Discussion: 20 marks
Interview: 30 marks
  1. The
    aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and
    the Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each
    category. 
  2. Adequate
    number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be
    called for Group Discussion and Interview. 
  3. The
    qualifying marks in Group Discussion & Interview will be as decided by
    the Bank. 
  4. Candidates
    qualifying for GD & Interview under ‘OBC’ category would be required
    to submit OBC certificate containing the ‘Non-Creamy Layer
    clause. 
  5. Candidates
    not submitting the OBC certificate containing the ‘Non-Creamy Layer’
    clause and requesting to be interviewed under General category will not be
    entertained.

Interview
Weightage

  1. The
    marks obtained in the Mains Exam (Phase-II) will have 75% weightage
  2. The
    marks obtained in the Group Discussion & Personal Interview
    (Phase-III) will have 25% weightage

Syllabus
for Pre and Mains Exams

Reasoning
Ability

  1. Verbal
    reasoning & Non Verbal Reasoning
  2. Analogy
  3. Coding
    & decoding
  4. Blood
    relations 
  5. Sitting
    arrangements
  6. Series
    completion
  7. Syllogisms
  8. Decision
    making
  9. Statement
    reasoning
  10. Series
    completion, Classification

English

  1. Vocabulary
  2. Synonyms
  3. Antonyms
  4. Idioms, 
  5. Phrases
  6. Word
    formation
  7. Sentence
    completion
  8. Comprehension 
  9. Deriving
    conclusions
  10. Passage
    completion
  11. Error
    detection
  12. Passage
    correction
  13. Parajumbles

Quantitative
Aptitude

  1. Number
    system
  2. Simplifications
  3. Roots
    & Averages
  4. Surds
    & Indices
  5. Percentages
  6. Profit
    & Loss
  7. Ratio
    & Proportion
  8. Partnership
  9. Time
    & work
  10. Pipes
    & Cisterns 
  11. Time
    & Distances
  12. Problems
    on trains
  13. Boats
    & streams
  14. Allegation
    & mixtures 
  15. Simple
    Interest & Compound interest
  16. Volume
    & surface area
  17. Mensuration

Data
Interpretation and Analysis

  1. Charts
  2. Graphs 
  3. Diagrams
    including Line charts, pie charts, bar charts and tabular data
  4. Probability
    and statistics

General
and Banking Awareness

  1. Current
    Affairs (National and International)
  2. Major
    Financial/Economic News
  3. Budget
    and Five Year Plans
  4. Banking
    & Financial Awareness
  5. Who’s
    Who
  6. Sports
  7. Books
    and Authors
  8. Awards
    and Honours
  9. Science
    – Inventions and Discoveries
  10. Abbreviations
  11. Important
    Days
  12. International
    and National Organizations

SBI PO
Descriptive Paper

  1. Letter
    writing
  2. Essay
    and Paragraph writing 
  3. Precis
    writing
  4. Reading
    comprehension.

Previous Year ( 2016) Cut off for Prelims
and Mains Exam

SBI PO Cut off 2016
of Preliminary Exam

Subject wise

Subjects
Total Marks
SBI PO 2016 Cut off marks Subject
Wise
General
OBC/SC/ST/VH/OH/HI
English Language
30
8.75
6.00
Quantitative Aptitude
35
7.25
4.25
Reasoning Ability
35
7.00
4.25



Overall
Cut off out of 100 marks

Candidate’s Category
SBI PO 2016 Cut off for
Preliminary out of 100
General
47.50
OBC
44.50
SC
38.75
ST
29.25
OH
36.00
VH
37.00
HI
15.75



SBI PO
Pre Cutoff Marks out of 100 (category-wise)

Category
Marks
General
47.5
OBC
42.25
SC
37.25
ST
19.75
OH
29.25
VH
30.75

SBI PO 2016 Mains Cut
off (Subject-wise)
Subject
Maximum Marks
SC /ST/ OBC/OH/VI/HI
General
Reasoning
60
6
9
Data Analysis & Intepretation
60
6
9
General Awareness/ Marketing/ Computer Knowledge
40
10
13
English Language
40
4
6
Total
Cut Off
200
60
70

SBI PO 2016
Descriptive and Interview Cut off
Paper
Maximum Marks
SC
ST
OBC
GEN
OH
VI
HI
Descriptive test
50
17.5
17.5
17.5
20
17.5
17.5
17.5
GD & Interview
250
78
78.75
87.25
90
82.75
79.5
79.25
GD + Interview
50
18
18
18
20
18
18
18

SBI
PO 2016 Final Cutoff

Category
Cut off (Out of 100)
SC
34.25
ST
34.73
OBC
44.43
GEN
49.75
OH
38.45
VI
43.08
HI
40.78

Salary of
SBI PO 

According to this year’s notification regarding SBI PO
Salary,
  1. The
    pay scale for SBI PO is:`23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020
    applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I.
  2. Presently,
    the starting basic pay is `27,620/- (with 4 advance increments).
  3. Not
    only this, 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. Allowances may vary depending upon the place of
    posting.
  4. The
    total compensation per annum would be a minimum of `7.55 lakhs and maximum
    of `12.93 lakhs depending on place of posting and other factors.
  5. Also,
    SBI plans to offer SMART Compensation Package which would enable
    candidates a choice to monetize specific elements of the salary package.