State Bank of India (SBI) Recruitment 2015 to the vacancy of Probationary officers in its Indian and foreign offices has been notified on the official website. SBI seems to have introduced a radical change into its online recruitment in 2015. From this year, the recruitment will include two online exams; a typical objective-style preliminary exam and then a Main exam with objective and descriptive questions. Aspiring to become a State Bank PO in 2015? Your time has arrived. Have a look the procedure of the online registration, SBI PO exam dates, latest syllabus and the full eligibility for the recruitment in this page.
SBI PO recruitment in nutshell
- Selects officers and management trainees to State Bank of India (SBI) in 2016 cadre.
- Enrollment to the recruitment is done through the internet from 13-04-2015 to is 07-05-2015.
- Degree holders can apply.
- Number of PO vacancies in 2015: 2000
- The age limit is 21-30 as on 01-04-2015.
- SBI PO Exam 2015 will start on June 2015, starting with the preliminary exam in online mode.
- The final placement to the bank will be on the basis of the scores in Main exam and Interview.
- The starting (in-hand) salary of an SBI PO officer will be 35000 INR.
Eligibility for SBI PO recruitment in 2015.
A degree holder can registrar for the SBI PO Recruitment in 2015 provided he/she belongs to the 21-30 age band as on 01-04-2015. Students pursuing the final year of the degree course may also apply for the recruitment if they could pass the graduation examination before 01.09.2015. An exception to the age criteria is available to the candidates entitled to the law permitted relaxation in India.
There are approximately 2000 PO vacancies open at the moment, and to be filled through this recruitment. Please note that the OBC vacancies listed here is reserved for non-creamy layer candidates, and such candidates have to submit a certificate proving their reservation at the time of SBI PO interview.
There is a limit to the number of times a candidate can apply for SBI PO Recruitment, counting from 18-04-2010. You have to mention your previous appearance while filling the online PO registration form. A general category aspirant is only eligible for a total of four appearances in the SBI PO exam. However, SBI grants PWD and OBC candidates up to seven chances, and SC/ST category gets unlimited turns.
SBI PO recruitment 2015: important dates.
SBI usually outs its PO notification in the month of April, every year. This year the online registration for the PO recruitment will begin on 13th of April 2015 and will continue until 7th of May 2015 (extended).
A candidate fulfilling the essential qualifications may apply for the SBI PO Recruitment in the time-frame mentioned above. Post the application phase a call letter will be released to the appliers through email on 09.06.2015. The date of the examination will be in June itself, but it may vary; the applicant may find the exact schedule in the call letter.
Update: Download your SBI PO Preliminary exam call letter here.
Proceed to link above to complete the formalities of SBI PO registration. The required documents and procedure for filling the application form may look familiar if you have applied for IBPS exams in the past. IBPS is the agency responsible for the online SBI PO exam and registration; however, the interviews and group discussion are organized by the State Bank of India by its facilities.
SBI PO exam 2015 syllabus and pattern.
This year’s SBI PO exam will see a preliminary exam as the first phase like mentioned above. The marks in the prelims will only be a basis for the preparation of the initial list of candidates eligible for Main exam. There will be 100 objective questions in SBI PO preliminary exam 2015- each questions will carry one mark and the exam should be completed in one hour time limit. The syllabus of the SBI PO prelims is given below.
There was confusion among the aspirants about the syllabus and pattern of the Preliminary exam when IBPS announced one for the upcoming PO recruitment; the latest SBI PO notification throws some light on it. Winners of the Prelims can appear for the SBI PO Main examination in July 2015. The second exam of this year’s SBI recruitment will have objective and descriptive (English) questions carrying 200 and 50 marks respectively.
Candidates passing the PO Main examination will be invited for the SBI PO GD and Interview in 2016. The group discussion and interview section carries 50 marks. The total marks in the Main exam (250) and Interviews (50) will be reduced to out of 75 and 25 marks respectively using a formula. A candidate’s final score prepared by this calculation will be in 100, and a list of all the eligible participants forms the SBI PO Recruitment 2015 results.
The CTC of a successful candidate enrolling as a Probationary Officer in State Bank of India is around 70000/- if posted in a Metro city. However, in hand salary of a new State Bank PO staff in 2015 is just be around 36000 pm, the rest of the CTC comprises of HRA, PF and other allowances. State Bank officers are also eligible for Medical aids (100%), Travel concessions and low-interest loans.