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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

SBI Recruitment 2011 Probationary Officers Jobs State Bank of India PO Vacancy

State Bank of India (SBI) 1000 Probationary Officers (PO) Recruitment 2011

State  Bank of India

Date of Written Examination :
( State Bank Of India Probationary Officer Written Test Date rescheduled ) 
Last Date for Receipt of Applications :
Advertisement no. CRPD/PO/ 2011-12/01


State Bank Of India Probationary Officer Written Test Date

Recruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India; and recruitment of probationary officers (rural business) in State Bank of India

Date of common written examination: 24.07.2011 (Sunday)

On-line registration will start from: 18.05.2011

Last date for registration of online applications: 09.06.2011

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. In case of POs (RB) the selected officers will remain under Rural Business Group (RBG) for a minimum period of 10 years.
Vacancies: Vacancies for OH/VH category candidates are reserved horizontally. Vacancies including reserved vacancies are provisional and may vary according to the requirements of Bank.

Vacancies for POs in SBI 2011 recruitment

Post: Probationary Officers: SC-150, ST-75, OBC-270, GEN-505, Total-1000

Eligible candidates desirous of applying for both the posts should register single on-line application by depositing fees only once
There will be a common written examination for both the posts. Candidates have an option to apply for both the posts while registering on-line application.

Eligibility criteria (as on 01/05/2011)

Essential Academic Qualifications: 
Graduation in any discipline from a recognised college / university

Age limit : as on 01.05.2011

Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.05.2011 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.05.1981 and not later than 01.05.1990 (both days inclusive)

Selection procedure (common for both the posts)

Phase- I: Written examination - combined duration 3 Hrs (combined objective and descriptive type tests) - Max marks-250 (combined). Duration of objective type test will be 2 hours, maximum marks 200 and will consist of (i) test of English language (grammar, vocabulary, comprehension etc.) (ii) test of general awareness, marketing and computers (iii) test of data analysis and interpretation (iv) test of reasoning (high level), duration of descriptive type test will be 1 hour, maximum marks-50 and the test will be of test of English language (comprehension, short precis, letter writing and 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 and interview (a) for POs – maximum 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.

(b) for POs (RB) – maximum marks – 50, GD - 10, Interview - 30, Experience – 10. 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. Out of 50 marks of phase II, 10 marks are earmarked for experience i.e. candidates will be given 2 marks for each completed year of experience in the field of agriculture and rural banking in scheduled commercial bank subject to maximum 10 marks. Candidates found eligible for phase II i.e. group discussion and interview will have to produce experience certificate(s) from their employer(s) (scheduled commercial banks) certifying the number of completed years of service as on 28.02.2010 in the field of agricultural/rural banking in scheduled commercial bank(s).

(c) Final selection: The marks of group discussion and interview will be put together and the candidates who secure minimum 40% marks (minimum 35% in case of SC/ST/OBC/PWD) in group discussion and interview will be considered for final selection. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category. The candidate will have to pass both in phase I and II separately. Phase I and phase II marks will be aggregated and arranged in descending order (category wise) for candidates who have qualified in both the phases separately and depending on the vacancies, selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

Results of the candidates who have qualified for phase I and thereafter the list of candidates finally selected will be available on the bank’s website in addition to publication in employment news/ Rozgar samachar.

NOTE : Those candidates who do not receive call letters latest by 04/04/2010 should contact in person at the relative address indicated against examination centre opted by them along with print out of application and original fee receipt. No action is possible if contacted after 09/04/2010. Duplicate call letters will be issued on production of the fee receipt in original and print out of application, provided the application has not been rejected.
The candidates are advised to preserve fee receipt in original and the print out ofon-line application. While original fee receipt will have to be submitted at the timeof written examination, the print out of the on-line application will have invariablyto be submitted at the time of phase II.


Written examination will be held at following centres, Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Bangalore, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mysore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Raipur, Bhubaneswar, Berhampur (Ganjam), Cuttack, Sambalpur, Ambala, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Jammu, Ludhiana, Patiala, Palampur, Shimla, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Puducherry, Tiruchirapalli, Nungambakkam, Agartala, Aizwal, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Imphal, Dispur, Itanagar, Kohima, Shillong, Silchar, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Asansol, Gangtok, Kolkata, Port Blair, Siliguri, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Hazratganj, Varanasi, Agra, Ajmer, Dehradun, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Meerut, Nainital, New Delhi, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Pune, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Ranchi, Kochi, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thampanoor, Thiruvananthapuram

Pay: Selected candidates will be on probation for a period of two years. They will draw a starting basic pay of Rs. 16,900/- in the scale of Rs.14500-600/7-18700-700/ 2 -20100-800/7-25700 applicable to junior management grade scale i. They will also be eligible for D.A., HRA & CCA. As per rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly emoluments of Probationary Officers, including D.A., HRA & CCA, are approximately Rs. 27,800/- at metropolitan centres

Application fee and postage (non refundable) can be deposited between 01.02.2010 and 28.02.2010 in any branch of State Bank of India.

SC / ST / PWD Rs. 50/- (postal charges only), general and others Rs. 500/- (application fee including postal charges)

How to Apply

How to apply for State Bank of India PO Exam 2011

How to apply:
Candidates are required to download from bank’s website / / the cash voucher (fee payment voucher) for payment of the application fee. The cash voucher is in duplicate. Candidates are required to go to any branch of state bank of india and pay the amount of prescribed fees (fee details see para 7 ) and postage and get the receipt

Application fees to be paid between 18-05-2011 to 07-06-2011. Obtain the duplicate copy of the cash voucher duly receipted by the branch and ensure that this cash receipt contains journal number (7-10 digits) ii) branch name branch code no.; date of deposit; amount this fee receipt needs to be produced at the time of written examination

Before applying online candidates are required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below. Candidates are required to upload a scanned copy of his/her photograph along with a scanned copy of signature in the online application.
Guidelines for filling application are as under

Candidates should have a valid e-mail id. This will help him/ her in getting call letter/ interview advices etc. by e-mail.

Last date for registration of on-line applications: application must be registered on or before the 09.06.2011. Mumbai, General Manager
Date : 13.05.2011


Before applying online a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below.

Photograph must be a recent passport size colour picture.
The picture should be in colour, against a light-coloured, preferably white, background.
Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face
If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows
If you have to use flash, ensure there’s no “red-eye”
If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be clearly seen.
Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover your face.
Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)
Size of file should be between 20kb–50 kb
Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50KB. If the size of the file is more than 50 KB, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, no. of colours etc., during the process of scanning.

The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen.
The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.
The signature will be used to put on the Hall Ticket and wherever necessary.
If the Applicant’s signature on the answer script, at the time of the examination, does not match the signature on the Hall Ticket, the applicant will be disqualified.
Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)
Size of file should be between 10kb – 20kb
Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20KB

Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch)
Set Color to True Color
File Size as specified above
Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature, then use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above).
The image file should be JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is : image01.jpg or image01.jpeg Image dimensions can be checked by listing the folder files or moving the mouse over the file image icon.

Candidates using MS Windows/MSOffice can easily obtain photo and signature in .jpeg format not exceeding 50KB & 20KB respectively by using MS Paint or MSOffice Picture Manager. Scanned photograph and signature in any format can be saved in .jpg format by using ‘Save As’ option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50KB(photograph) & 20KB(signature) by using crop and then resize option (Please see point (i) & (ii) above for the pixel size) in the ‘Image’ menu. Similar options are available in other photo editor also.

If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed.
While filling in the Online Application Form the candidate will be provided with a link to upload his photograph and signature.
Procedure for Uploading the Photograph and Signature
(i) There will be two separate links for uploading Photograph and Signature
(ii) Click on the respective link “Upload Photograph / Signature”
(iii) Browse & Select the location where the Scanned Photo / Signature file has been saved.
(iv) Select the file by clicking on it
(v) Click the ‘Upload’ button

Your Online Application will not be registered unless you upload your photo and signature as specified.

Note :
a. In case the face in the photograph or signature is unclear the candidate’s application may be rejected.

b. Candidates are advised to take a printout of their system generated online application forms afterregistering.

c. In case the photograph or signature is unclear, the candidate may edit his application and re-upload his photograph or signature.

d. Candidates should keep a copy of the Application printout and Fee Receipt for their record. An 'Acquaint Yourself' booklet and bio-data will be sent to the candidates along with the call letter for written test. Candidates serving in Government/Quasi Government offices, Public Sector undertaking including Nationalised Banks and financial Institutions will be required to submit 'No Objection Certificate' from their employer at the time of interview, failing which their candidature may not be considered and travelling expenses, if any, otherwise admissible, will not be paid. Original payment receipt and bio-data form will have to be submitted with the call letter at the time of written examination.

e. The reserve category candidate will have to produce his/her original caste certificate/relevant certificates issued by the competent authority along with a declaration for availing reservation of OBC on prescribed format at the time of interview, failing which his/her candidature shall be cancelled and he/she will not be admitted for interview. OBC candidates, availing reservation will have to produce OBC certificate with Noncreamy layer clause issued on or before 09.06.2011, at the time of interview.

13. NOTE : The Bank would be analyzing the responses of a candidate with other appeared candidates to detect patterns of similarity. On the basis of such an analysis, if it is suspected that the responses have been shared, the Bank reserves the right to cancel his/her candidature.

14. Any legal proceedings in respect of any matter of claim or dispute arising out of this advertisement and/or an application in response there to can be instituted only in Mumbai and courts/ tribunals/ forums at Mumbai only shall have sole & exclusive jurisdiction to try any clause/ dispute.


About SBI
The oldest commercial bank of India was established in 19th century.  Initially it was established as bank of Calcutta on June2, 1809 in Calcutta. After three years this bank was converted to Bank of Bengal. This was the first ever joint venture of Bengal government and Britishers. On the same lines the Bank of Madras and Bank of Bombay were established. These three banks dominated the banking sector of that time. In the year of 1921 these three banks were combined to give birth to Imperial Bank of India on January 27, 1921

the turning point in the bank lifetime was when first five year plan was launched, this plan aimed to development of India as hole and major focus on the rural sector. ,at that time no other commercial banks were available and these banks also confines there services to the urban sector only. They are not even equipped to handle to the growing needs and to reciprocate them.. In order to serve the rural economy it was decided that to open state sponsored bank.

On July 1st 1955, State Bank of India was born when Impearl Bank of India took over all the state sponsored banks and integrated them. This all happened under an act which was passed in parliament. This act was taken to make India banking system more powerful. Later one more act was passed which allowed SBI to form the state banks as its subsidiary bank. 

SBI has a huge net of branches which is spreads all across the India. Its head office is in Mumbai.  It has local head offices and Zonal offices located in different parts of the country. SBI, approximately has 10000 branches distributed all across the country. Bank provide a service of ATM’s with over 8500 banks located all across India, from where you can withdraw your cash anytime and free of cost.  One can also withdraw money free of cost from the associated bank.

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