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SBI PO 2018 - Notification

SBI PO 2018 - Important Dates

Activity Dates 
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges 21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018
Download of call letters for online Preliminary Examination  18.06.2018 onwards
Online Examination – Preliminary  1st, 7th & 8th of July 2018
Result of Online exam – Preliminary 15.07.2018
Download of Call letter for Online Main Exam  20.07.2018
Conduct of Online Examination – Main 04.08.2018
Declaration of Result – Main 20.08.2018
Download Call Letter for Interview  01.09.2018
Conduct of Group Exercises & Interview 24.09.2018 to 12.10.2018
Declaration of Final Result  01.11.2018
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates
Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training  28.05.2018 onwards
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 18.06.2018 to 23.06.2018

SBI PO 2018 - Notification

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.

SBI PO 2018 - No Of Vacancies

Backlog vacancies detailed as under have been included in the above mentioned total vacancies.

*Vacancies reserved for OBC category are available to OBC Candidates belonging to 'Non-creamy layer'. 'Creamy layer' OBC candidates should indicate their category as 'General'. (Vacancies for LD, VI & HI category candidates are reserved horizontally.)
Vacancies including reserved vacancies are provisional and may vary according to the requirements of Bank.

SBI PO 2018 - Eligibility Criteria

(A) Essential Academic Qualifications: (AS ON 31.08.2018):
Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University 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 31.08.2018. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2018. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.
Note:
i. The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by the University/ Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University/ Institute, a certificate issued by the appropriate authority of the University/ Institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing.
ii. Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA/ OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicated in the online application. If called for interview, the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.
iii. Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/ year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours/ optional/ additional optional subject, if any. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class/ Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

SBI PO 2018 - Age Limit

Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2018 i.e. candidates must have been born not later than 01.04.1997 and not earlier than 02.04.1988 (both days inclusive)

Relaxation of Upper age limit:

NOTE: CUMULATIVE AGE RELAXATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE EITHER UNDER THE ABOVE ITEMS OR IN COMBINATION WITH ANY OTHER ITEMS.
Other:
i. Candidates with record of default in repayment of loans/credit card dues and/ or against whose name adverse report of CIBIL or other external agencies are available are not eligible for appointment.
ii. Candidates against whom there is/are adverse report regarding character & antecedents, moral turpitude are not eligible to apply for the post.

SBI PO 2018 - How To Apply

Candidates can apply online only from 21.04.2018 to 13.05.2018. No other mode of application will be accepted.
Pre-requisites for Applying Online: Candidates should have valid email ID which should be kept active till the declaration of results. It will be essentially required for receiving any communication from the bank.
GUIDELINES FOR FILLING ONLINE APPLICATION:
Candidates will be required to register themselves online through Bank's website https://bank.sbi/careers or https://www.sbi.co.in/careers. 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 lodge their query on http://cgrs.ibps.in. Candidates should mention ‘RECRUITMENT OF PROBATIONARY OFFICERS IN STATE BANK OF INDIA-2018’ in the subject of the email.
a. REGISTRATION & PAYMENT OF FEES: [Online Mode Only]:
i. Candidates should first scan their photograph and signature as detailed under guidelines for scanning the photograph and signature.
ii. Candidates to visit Bank's website https://bank.sbi/careers or https://www.sbi.co.in/careersand open the appropriate Online Application Form, available in the 'Current Openings’.
iii. Fill the application carefully. Once the application is filled in completely, candidates should submit the data. In the event of candidates not being able to fill the data in one go, they can save the data already entered. When the data is saved, a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidates should note down the registration number and password. They can re-open the saved data using registration number and password and edit the particulars, if needed. This facility will be available three times only. Once the application is filled in completely, candidates should submit the data. No change /edit will be allowed thereafter. The registration at this stage is provisional.
iv. After ensuring the correctness of the particulars of the application form, candidates are required to pay fees through the payment gateway integrated with the application, following the instructions available on the screen.
v. 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.
vi. On successful completion of the transaction, e-receipt and application form will be generated; which may be printed for record. The printout of the application form is NOT to be sent to the Bank.
vii. If the online transaction is not successfully completed, please register again and make payment online.
viii. There is also a provision to reprint the e-Receipt and Application form containing fee details, at later stage.
b. GUIDELINES FOR SCANNING THE PHOTOGRAPH & SIGNATURE
Before applying online a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/ her/ their photograph and signature as per the specifications given in Annexure-II. Online application will not be registered unless candidates upload photo and signature as specified.
Note:
i. In case the face in the photograph or signature is unclear, the applicant’s candidature may be rejected.
ii. In case the photograph or signature is unclear, the candidate may edit his/ her/ their application and re-upload his/ her/ their photograph or signature.

SBI PO 2018 - Application Fees

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.

SBI PO 2018 - Selection Procedure

The selection for Probationary Officers will be done through a three tiered process:
Phase-I: Preliminary Examination:
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. The test will have of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

SL.No Name of Test No of Questions Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 Max marks 100 20 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 20 minutes
Total 100 1 Hour

Selection criteria for Main Examination: Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Preliminary Examination. Candidates numbering approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies in each category will be short listed for the Main Examination from the top of the merit list.
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. Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after completion of the Objective Test.
(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.

Test Name of Test No of Questions Marks Duration
1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 Max marks 200 60 minutes
2. Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 45 minutes
3. General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 35 minutes
4. English Language 35 40 minutes
Total 155 3 Hour

Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with two questions for 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)
Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)

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