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RECRUITMENT OF PROBATIONARY OFFICERS SBI

Fri 13 Nov, 2020

Prospective candidates, who aspire to join State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer, can apply after carefully reading the advertisement regarding eligibility criteria, online registration processes, payment of application fee, issuance of call letters, process & pattern of examinations/ interview, etc. and ensure that they fulfil the stipulated criteria and follow the prescribed processes. Eligible candidates are required to register on-line for the recruitment process which will be held in three phases viz. (i) Phase-I; (ii) Phase-II; and (iii) Phase-III. Candidates who are shortlisted after Phase-I will have to appear for Phase-II. Candidates who are shortlisted after the Phase-II will be subsequently called for Phase-III.

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:

On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of Application by candidates 14.11.2020 to 04.12.2020
Payment of Application Fee 14.11.2020 to 04.12.2020
Download of Preliminary Examination Call Letters 3rd week of Dec 2020 onwards
Phase-I: Online Preliminary Examination 31st Dec 2020 & 2nd, 4th, 5th Jan 2021
Declaration of Result of Preliminary Examination 3rd week of January 2021
Download of Main Examination Call letter 3rd week of January 2021 onwards
Phase-II: Online Main Examination 29th January 2021
Declaration of Result of Main Examination 3rd/ 4th week of February 2021
Download of Phase-III Call Letter 3rd/ 4th week of February 2021 onwards
Phase-III: Interview (Or Interview & Group Exercises) February/ March 2021
Declaration of Final Result Last week of March 2021
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ ST/ Religious Minority Community candidates
Download of call letters for Pre-Examination Training 2nd week of Dec 2020 onwards
Conduct of Pre- Examination Training 3rd/ 4th week of Dec 2020

1. ELIGIBLITY CRITERIA:

(A) Essential Academic Qualifications (as on 31.12.2020): Graduation

(B) Age Limit: (As on 01.04.2020): Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2020

2. SELECTION PROCEDURE:

The selection for Probationary Officers will be done through a three-tier process:

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination:

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conductedonline. The test will have of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

Name of test No. of Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30

Total

Maximum

Marks

100

20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 minutes
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. There will be nosectional cut-off. Candidates numbering 10 times (approx.) the numbers of vacancies in each category will be short listed for Main Examination from the top of above merit list.

Phase-II: Main Examination:

Main Examination will be conducted online and will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after conclusion of the Objective Test and candidates will have to type their Descriptive Test answers on the computer.

(i) Objective Test: The duration of objective test is 3 hours and it consists of 4 Sections of total 200 marks. There will be separate timing for every section.

Name of the test No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours

(ii) Descriptive Test: The duration of Descriptive Test is 30 minutes. It will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) with two questions for total 50 marks.

Selection criteria for Phase-III:

Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in Phase-II (Main Exam).

There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for Phase-III from the top of the category wise merit list subject to a candidate scoring the minimum aggregate qualifying score.

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both - Preliminary & Main Examination):

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, 1/4th of marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Sectional Marks will not be maintained for both Preliminary & Main Examinations.Phase-III:

In view of the Social Distancing and safety measures necessitated due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 3rd Phase may comprise of (i) Interview only (50 marks) OR (ii) Interview (30 marks) & Group Exercises (20 marks). Candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks in Phase-III to be considered for final selection. Candidates qualifying for Phase-III under 'OBC' category would be required to submit OBC certificate containing the 'Non-Creamy layer' clause. Candidates who have registered themselves as OBC but do not submit OBC 'Non-Creamy layer' certificateand request to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained.

Final Selection

The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. The marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in Phase-III for preparing the final merit list. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection.

Marks secured by the candidates in the Phase-II (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 marks and Phase-III scores of candidates (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25 marks. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of Phase-II and Phase-III. Selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates ineach category.

Result Publication

Results of the Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and the Final Result will be made available on the Bank's website.

3. EXAMINATION CENTERS:

i. The examinations will be conducted online at venues across many centres in India. Atentative list of centres for Preliminary Examination is attached as Annexure I.

ii. No request for change of Examination Centre shall be entertained.

iii. SBI reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres and/ or add someother Centres, at its discretion, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc.

iv. SBI also reserves the right to allot any centre to the candidate other than the one he/ she had opted for.

v. Candidate will appear for the examination at an Examination Centre at his/ her/ theirown risk and expenses and SBI will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc.of any nature.

vi. Any unruly behaviour/ misbehaviour in the examination hall may result in cancellation of candidature/ disqualification from future exams conducted by SBI.

vii. The centres for the Main Examination will be limited.

4. EMOLUMENTS:

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 (theemoluments are likely to be revised shortly).

5. JOINING, TRAINING & CAREER PATH:

The selected candidates will be exposed to basic banking knowledge through an online course and will have to complete this course before joining. The selected candidates, at the time of joining, will have to execute a Bond for a value of 2.00 lac (Two lac only) to serve the Bank for a minimum period of three years. The Bond will be invoked by the Bank if the candidate resigns from the service of the Bank before expiry of three years from the date of joining.

On joining, the selected candidates will be designated as “Probationary Officers” and may be on probation for two years. They will be subjected to continuous assessment, as per Bank’s extant policy, during the probation period. Those candidates who qualify in the assessment as per standards determined by the Bank from time to time, will be confirmed in the Service of the Bank in Junior Management Grade Scale-I (JMGS-I).

If any candidate fails to achieve minimum standards stipulated, his/ her services maybe terminated as per policy of the Bank in force at the material time. Bank provides immense opportunities for growth in career, including opportunities for posting abroad. The attractive promotion policy of the Bank provides an opportunity tothe meritorious and exceptionally brilliant officers to reach the Top Management Gradein a reasonably quick time.

6. APPLICATION FEE AND INTIMATION CHARGE (Non-Refundable):

Application Fee will be 750/- for General/ EWS/ OBC candidates and ‘Nil’ for SC/ ST/PWD candidates. Application Fee once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

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