SBI PO Recruitment 2019 ||Selection Procedure, Exam pattern, Syllabus, Career Growth etc

SBI PO Recruitment 2019 || 2000 Posts || Selection Procedure,  Exam pattern, Syllabus, Career Growth, etc.






State Bank of India(SBI) has invited Online Applications from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) in State Bank of India(SBI)



SELECTION PROCEDURE: SBI JOBS

The selection process for Probationary Officers(POs) will be done through a three-tiered process: 
1) Phase-I : Preliminary Examination: Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted in online mode

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

TOTAL MARKS- 100 marks, Time Duration- 1 hour
1. English Language- 30 questions - 20 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude- 35 questions - 20 minutes 
3. Reasoning Ability- 35 questions- 20 minutes

Selection criteria for Main Examination: Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Preliminary Exam. There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering 10 times the numbers of vacancies (approx.) in each category will be short listed for Main Examination from the top of above merit list. 

2) Phase-II: Main Examination: Main Examination will consist of a)Objective Tests for 200 marks and b)Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online mode. Candidates will have to answer the Descriptive Test by typing on the computer. The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after completion of the Objective Test. 

a) Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section

TOTAL MARKS- 200 marks, Time Duration- 3 hours
I.Reasoning & Computer Aptitude - 45 questions 60 maximum marks - 60 minutes 
II. Data Analysis & Interpretation - 35 questions - 60 maximum marks- 45 minutes 
III. General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness - 40 questions - 40 maximum marks - 35 minutes 
IV. English Language - 35 questions-  40 maximum marks - 40 minutes 

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

Selection criteria for Group Exercise and Interview: Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Main Examination. There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise & Interview 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 and Main Exam): 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. 

3) Phase-III: Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

 Candidates qualifying for Group Exercises & Interview 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' certificate and request to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained. Final Selection The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection. Only 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 GE & Interview (Phase-III) for preparing the final merit list. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Main Examination (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 marks and Group Exercises & Interview scores of candidate (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 Main Examination and Group Exercises & Interview. Selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category. Results of the candidates who qualify for Main Examination and Group Exercise & Interview as well as the final select list will be made available on the Bank's website. 


SBI PO Recruitment 2019 || EMOLUMENTS/SALARY: 


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. The total compensation per annum on CTC basis be a minimum of 8.20 lacs and maximum of 13.08 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors. SBI may offer, subject to necessary approvals, a SMART Compensation Package which would enable candidates a choice to monetize specific elements of the salary package.


SBI PO Recruitment 2019 || JOINING, TRAINING & CAREER PATH: 


The selected candidates will be exposed to basic banking knowledge, before joining, 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 will be on probation for two years. They will be subjected to continuous assessment 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). Further, those officers who achieve higher standards/ scores stipulated by the Bank, may be considered for direct placement in the next higher grade, Middle Management Grade Scale-II (MMGS-II) immediately after confirmation. 
If any candidate fails to achieve minimum standards stipulated, his/ her services may be 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 to the meritorious and exceptionally brilliant officers to reach the Top Management Grade in a reasonably quick time.