Tuesday, May 17, 2011


State Bank of India (SBI) is all set for recruitment 2011 as the top public sector bank in India has announced plans to appoint 1000 Probationary Officers.

Post - Vacancies
Probationary Officers - 1000 posts

Dates : Online registration – 18.05.2011 to 09.06.2011
Written test : July 24, 2011


* Should have completed graduation (degree) in any discipline, as on May 1, 2011

* Must be within 21 - 30 yrs, as on 1.05.2011

Phase- I : Written Examination — Combined Duration 3 Hrs. (Combined Objective
& Descriptive Type Tests) — [Max marks-250 (combined)]

The duration of objective type test will be 2 hours, Max. marks 200 and will consist of :

i) Test of English Language (Grammer, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)
ii) Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
iii)Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
iv) Test of Reasoning (High Level)

The duration of Descriptive type test will be 1 hour, Max. marks-50 and the test will
be of “Test of English Language (Comprehension, short precis, letter writing & essay)”

Descriptive test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who are adequately
high in percentile ranking in each of all the four objective tests and have scored overall
aggregate 40% and above in case of General category and aggregate 35% and above
in case SC/ST/OBC/PWD category. The qualifying marks for descriptive test will also
be overall aggregate 40% for General category and overall aggregate 35% for SC/
ST/OBC/PWD. The merit list of written examination will be based on the aggregate of
the marks obtained by the candidates in Objective and Descriptive tests.

Phase-II : Group Discussion & Interview :
Max Marks - 50. [GD - 20 Interview - 30]

The aggregate marks of objective test and descriptive test will be arranged in descending
order and the candidates who have qualified in both the written examinations will be
called for group discussion and interview depending upon the vacancies in each
category, subject to maximum of 3 times of the vacancies.

Application fees of Rs.500(Gen/OBC) or Rs.50(SC/ST) have to be paid at any branch of State bank of India before June 6, 2011. The details of payment & other personal details must be filled in the application & submitted online.(Candidate`s photo & signature & photo must be scanned & attached along with the online application).The application printout can be preserved for reference purposes.

Applicants can download the SBI PO recruitment 2011 notification from their website here