State Bank of India ( SBI ) has announced recruitment schedule for PO (SBI Probationary Officers). SBI PO is one of the most coveted jobs among job seekers. You can join our free coaching to prepare for this post and ensure your success.
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SBI PO Important Dates 2023
|SBI PO Recruitment
|SBI PO 2023 Dates to Remember
|SBI PO ( Probationary Officers)
|Number of Posts
|Commencement of on-line Registration
|September 7, 2023
|Closure of Registration of Application
|September 27, 2023
|Closure for Editing Application Details
|September 27, 2023
|Last date for Printing Your Application
|October 10, 2023
|Online Fee Payment
|07/09/2023 to 27/09/2023
|Online Application Link
|View SBI PO Details on SBI Official Link
|SBI Official Website
|View Key Traits SBI is Looking For its Employees
|Candidates are advised to read the advertisement carefully and refer “How to Apply” & “FAQ” pages on the main page. Application is subject to subsequent scrutiny and can be rejected if found to be ineligible at any point of time.
How to apply for SBI PO 2023
|Step – 1
|Step – 2
|Now click Join SBO & then Current Openings
|Step – 3
|Click on ‘Recruitment of Probationary Officers’ then click on ‘Apply Online. ( It will redirect you to the IBPS portal )
|Step – 4
|Now, Click for “New Registration” then Submit the Form
|Step – 5
|Here You can Login & Fill the Application Form
|Step – 6
|Make Online Payment and Upload Relevant Documents
|Step – 7
|For future reference, please don’t forget to take a printout of the confirmation page
SBI PO Eligibility Criteria
- Indian Citizens are eligible to apply for the post of SBI PO.
- In case you are selected, then you should be prepared to be posted anywhere in India.
Essential Academic Qualifications
- Graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
- Those who are in the Final year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally.
- Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before eligibility date as given in related advertisement.
- The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by the University / Institute.
You should not be below 21 years and not above 30 years (as given in related advertisement). There is also relaxation of Upper age allowed for the following categories:
|Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe
|Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)
|Persons With Disabilities (PWD) PWD (SC/ST)
|Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment.
|Persons Ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989
|The cumulative age relaxation will not be available either under the above items or in combination with any other items.
SBI PO Selection Procedure
The SBI PO (Probationary Officer) examination will be held in two phases:
In case you qualify in preliminary examination you will have to appear for Main examination. Then, finally, if shortlisted, you will be called for a Group Discussion & Interview.
Phase-I: Preliminary Examination
The SBI PO Preliminary Examination is conducted online. It consists of Objective Tests. The relevant details are given as under:
|Name of Test
|Total Marks & Duration
|30 & 30
|35 & 35
|35 & 35
Phase – II: Main Examination
Like the prelims examination, Main Examination will also be conducted online. It will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.
SBI PO Objective Test for Mains
Objective Test: The SBI PO objective test consist of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. You have to complete this test in 3 hours.
|Name of Test
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
|Data Analysis & Interpretation
|General Awareness about Economy/ Banking
|You have to complete the examination in 3 hours cumulatively.
SBI PO Descriptive Test for Mains
The Descriptive Test includes a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). It will be of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks. You are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
Number of Chances for SBI PO
|Number of Chances
|SC/SC(PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD)
Phase – III: Group Discussion & Interview
Adequate number of Candidates, as decided by the Bank, will be called for Group Discussion and Interview in each category.
|Name of the Test
Final Selection in SBI PO
The final selection in SBI PO is based on the marks obtained in the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test. The final merit is prepared by adding the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III).
|Name of Test
|Main Examination (Tier – II)
|GD & Interview (Tier – III)
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there any negative marking in the SBI PO examination?
Yes. There will be a penalty for every wrong answer in your Prelims as well as mains examination. One fourth marks will be deducted from the assigned marks of every wrong answer given by you.
What to do if I am unable to upload photo and signature?
You must follow the guidelines. The preferred photo dimensions are 200 x 230 pixels and the file size should be between 20kb-50kb.
Similarly, the signature image should be of 140 x 60 pixels (preferred) and the size between 10kb – 20kb.
What to do if I have not received confirmation mail for registration and password?
Email/SMS is sent to you on your registered email ID and Mobile number. You need to check the same.
What to do if Payment has been debited from the account but I have not received registration confirmation?
In such case, you have to take a printout of the e-receipt and online application form.
Special Note: If the e-receipt is not generated, online transaction may not have been successful. Then you are advised to login again with their registration number and password and pay the Application Fees/ Intimation Charges online.
What is the status of my Registration?
· a) Once your registration is successful then take printout of the application form with the help of registration no. and password.
· b) In case your registration/ payment is not successful; Payment gateway is expected to refund the amount in due course, if any.
What to do if I forgot my Registration Password/ Registration number?
As mentioned above, your Registration Password/Registration Number are sent to your registered mobile number and email id. Your Registration Number is also printed on the application form after successful registration. You should keep a printout, for future reference.
What to do if I have not received E-mail/SMS for call letter?
You should keep a track of call letter on your E-mail and Mobile.
What to do if I am not able to download the Pre-Exam training call letter?
You should immediately contact the recruitment board officials.
What to do if I want to change my Centre/Venue / Date /Time?
The allotted Date, Time and Venue for the exam cannot be changed.
What are the cut off marks?
These are the marks secured by last candidate who is called for that particular activity i.e. Main exam, Interview etc.
The SBI PO exam is a competitive exam, so it is important to start preparing early. This will give you enough time to cover the entire syllabus and practice enough questions.
Create a study plan
Once you have started preparing, create a study plan that outlines what you want to cover each day or week. This will help you stay on track and make progress.
Use the right study materials
There are many study materials available for the SBI PO exam. Choose materials that are comprehensive and up-to-date.
The best way to prepare for the SBI PO exam is to practice regularly. This will help you improve your speed and accuracy.
Take mock tests
Mock tests are a great way to simulate the real exam experience. They will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, and track your progress over time.
Stay positive and motivated
The SBI PO exam is a challenging exam, but it is definitely achievable with hard work and dedication. Stay positive and motivated throughout your preparation, and don’t give up.
Here are some additional tips that may help you succeed in the SBI PO exam:
Focus on your weak areas
Once you have completed a mock test, analyze your performance and identify your weak areas. Focus on these areas during your preparation.
Revise regularly: It is important to revise regularly what you have studied. This will help you retain the information in your long-term memory.
Manage your time wisely: During the exam, it is important to manage your time wisely. Do not spend too much time on a single question. If you are stuck on a question, move on and come back to it later.
Stay calm and focused: During the exam, it is important to stay calm and focused. Do not panic if you do not know the answer to a question. Take a deep breath and try to recall the information you have studied.
With hard work and dedication, you can achieve your goal of becoming an SBI PO officer. All the best!
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