State Bank Of India Probationary Officers Exam


State Bank of India Probationary Exam is conducted by Central Recruitment and Promotion Department of State Bank of India (SBI). State Bank of has the history of 200 years. Probationary Officer is the Junior Management Level. SBI recruits its personnel through its own channel of recruitment process. The number of chances to appear for the exam 4 for General Category and 7 for OBC/PWD and no restriction for SC/ST.

Why to Take the State Bank of India Probationary Exam?

The exam enables young graduates to enter directly to the Junior Management Level. The job profile includes working in any of the departments like Personal Banking, Rural Banking, Forex, Treasury etc. The appointment may be in any branch of State Bank of India in whole India. The candidates selected must be ready to work anywhere in India. The career possesses higher chances of career development. After the probationary period, candidates are provided with all regular facilities of an officer.

State Bank of India Probationary Exam Eligibility

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent is the educational qualification. Final Year Graduation Students also can apply on the condition of submitting the proof of having passed during the time of interview.

Minimum age limit is 21 and maximum age limit is 30. The upper age limit is relaxed for certain categories like SC/ST, OBC, PWD, Ex-servicemen etc.

State Bank of India Probationary Exam Pattern

Selection procedure includes three states – Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Group discussion & Interview.

Preliminary Examination is online objective type. Total marks are 100 with the duration of 1 hour time. The pattern of the exam includes English Language of 30 marks, Quantitative Aptitude of 35 marks and Reasoning Ability of 35 marks. Candidate those who qualify the Preliminary Exam are eligible for Main Examination.

Main Examination includes objective and descriptive test. Both are conducted online. Objective test is for 200 marks with the duration of 2 hours. It includes 4 sections that carry 50 marks each. English Language, General Awareness, Marketing & Computers, Data Analysis & Interpretation and High Level Reasoning are the sections. Candidates must qualify in each of the sections individually. The objective test is followed by Descriptive Test which is of 50 marks with the duration of 1 hour. The test is of English Language (Letter Writing and Essay Writing). Descriptive Test paper is evaluated for the qualifiers of objective test.

The final phase is Group discussion and Interview. 20 marks are allotted for Group Discussion and 30 marks for Interview. Candidates’ mannerism, communication skills, body language and social skills are tested during the phase.

While final selection, preliminary marks are not added as it is the primary selection procedure. Selected candidates list would be available on Bank’s Website and published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar.

How To Apply State Bank of India Probationary Exam?

Candidates must apply online through official website. The fee can be paid using valid online payment modes. Candidates must be ready with valid email ID, scanned passport sized color photograph and scanned clear signature of the candidate before applying. The guidelines of filling the applications must be read before filling the form. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post. Candidates must download the call letter using the registration number and password from the bank website after mentioned date. The hard copy of call letter, photocopy of identity proof must be submitted to the invigilator at the examination hall.

How to Prepare State Bank of India Probationary Exam?

Several books are published with the topics covered in the exam with particularization of pattern.

Mock Tests and Practice Tests are available with the coaching institutes and online coaching websites. IBPS also provide mock tests. These help to gain knowledge of questioning and time management, which is rather important. Few Training institutes provide CD’s with the syllabus.

Reading newspapers and magazines enhance the knowledge of general awareness and English language skills. As the exam questions bank industry related questions in general awareness, candidates must be following the banking news and information.

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