SBI PO Recruitment 2015 – 2000 Posts, Selection Process, Exam Pattern

Advt.No.CRPD/PO/2015-16/02: State Bank of India, a multinational banking & financial service company, has issued a notification for recruitment to the posts of Probationary Officer (PO) in pay scale of Rs.14500-25700. Applications to fill up 2000 vacancies for the post have been invited from eligible Indian citizens. Out of total vacancies, 393 vacancies are backlog. The process of recruitment comprises online examination (Phase-I), Main Exam (Phase-II) and Group Discussion & Interview (Phase-III). Aspiring candidates meeting the eligibility criteria for the post can apply by filling up online application between 13th April and 2nd May 2015 through the website To see more in this context, go through the following paragraphs.
Date of Exam: June-2015

Probationary Officer (PO)
  • Vacancies: 2000 Posts (SC-308, ST-339, OBC-541, UR-812) including backlog vacancies 337 (SC-10, ST-327).
  • Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in any disciplines from a recognized university. Those candidates can also apply who are in final year of their graduation, provided that they will have to produce proof of passing graduation exam on or before 01/09/2015.
  • Age Limit: 21 to 30 years as on 01/04/2015. Relaxation for SC / ST / EXS is 05 years, for OBC (Non-creamy layer) is 03 years, and for PWD is 15 years, 13 years and 10 years for SC / ST, OBC and UR candidates respectively.
  • Pay Scale: Rs.14500-25700 (Basic Pay: Rs.16900 PM with 4 increments)

Selection Process: Selection for the post will be done by conducting Phase-I (Online Examination) and Phase-II (Main Exam) and Phase-III (GD & Interview). Final selection will be made on the basis of obtained marks in Phase-II and Phase-III..

Exam Pattern: Phase-I: It comprises objective type online examination of 100 Marks. Phase-II (Main Exam) will be of 250 Marks and Phase-III will be group discussion of 20 Marks and Interview of 30 Marks.

Type of Test
Name of Test
Objective Type
(Online Exam)
(a) English Language

01 Hour
(b). Quantitative Aptitude
(c). Reasoning Ability
Phase-II Objective + Descriptive Type
Objective Type (English Language, GA, Data Analysis & Interpretation and Reasoning). Descriptive Type (English Language - Letter Writing & Essay).
50 + 50 Marks
2 Hours + 1 Hour

Group Discussion-20 Marks and Interview-30 Marks

Paper of Descriptive Test will be evaluated of those candidates who successfully qualify in objective type paper with qualifying marks. Only those candidates who qualify in both the test will be invited by the bank for Phase-II (GD & Interview). Result of Candidates who qualify for GD & Interview as well as final select list will be made available on the Bank’s website. Final Select list will also be published in the Employment News and Rozgar Samachar.

Application Fee: Rs.100 for SC / ST / PWD and Rs.600 for UR and other candidates. Payment of fee will be made Online only using Debit / Credit Card or through NET Banking. Last date for receipt of Payment is 02/05/2015.  

How to Apply: Before online application, candidates must ensure that they have scanned photograph and signature. Online application can be filled up from 13/04/2015 to 02/05/2015 through the website Go to the “Careers” Page of said website, fill up online application form with proper details, upload photograph & signature, make online payment using Debit / Credit Card or through Net Banking through payment gateway integrated with application form. Take print out of E-receipt and application form after final submission.

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