SBI PO 2016 Notification released.

Dear Puys,

State Bank of India has released the official notification for Probationary Officer positions in SBI. 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.

No. of vacancies :

Category                      No. of vacancies 

General                                  1028

OBC                                        590

SC                                            351

ST                                            231

PWD                                          60

Remuneration (in Rs. per month) : 23,700 – 42,020 + Allowances

Maximum age limit (as on 01-04-2016) : Candidate’s age should be in between 21 to 30 years.

Educational qualification (as on 31-08-2016) : Candidate should have completed graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Those who are in the Final Year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply. But such candidates will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.08.2016 if called for interview.

Category        No. of attempts

General                      04

General (PWD)           07

OBC                            07

OBC (PWD)                 07

SC/ST                  No restriction

The number of attempts will be counted from the examination held on 18.04.2010. Appearing in Preliminary Examination will not be counted as a chance.

Method of selection : 

a) Selection of candidates will be done on the basis of a 3 phased exam. Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. 

b) Candidates who will clear the preliminary exam will be eligible for Mains exam. . Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.

c) Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online.

d) Phase – III of the examination will have Group Discussion (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks).

Major changes introduced in pattern of the exam :

Phase II of SBI PO 2016 exam will have Objective test. (200 marks) & Descriptive Test (30 marks). Both the tests will be conducted Online. Descriptive test will be held after completion the Objective test.

Objective test :

a) The Objective test in Phase II will consist of 4 sections worth 200 marks, which are to be solved within 3 hours in total.

b) Interestingly, from this year every section will have a separate time limit.

c) SBI will also consider the sectional cutoff in Objective test.

Descriptive test :

a) The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).b) The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

c) Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in Objective Test.

How to apply : Candidate can apply for this post only through the online mode of application at



For further details, refer to the official notification here :


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