Wednesday, 4 May 2016

SBI PO Recruitment 2016 ~ Apply Online Now

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. Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer, is required to register online for the Recruitment Process. The examination will be held in two phases - preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for main examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Group Discussion & Interview. Prospective candidates will have to apply after carefully reading the advertisement regarding the process of examinations and interview, eligibility criteria, online registration processes, payment of prescribed application fee/intimation charges, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters etc. and ensure that they fulfil the stipulated criteria and follow the prescribed processes.


Total number of posts: 2420 posts

Number of Vacancies: 2200 (SC-351, ST- 231,OBC- 590,GEN- 1028)
Number of Vacancies For PWD: 60 (OH-20, VI-20, HI-20)

Backlog vacancies detailed as under have been included in the above mentioned total vacancies.
Number of Vacancies: 168 (SC-47, ST- 79,OBC- 42)

*Vacancies reserved for OBC category are available to OBC Candidates belonging to 'Non-Creamy Layer'. 'Creamy Layer' OBC candidates should indicate their category as 'General'. (Vacancies for OH, VI & HI category candidates are reserved horizontally.)

Vacancies including reserved vacancies are provisional and may vary according to the requirements of Bank.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
(A) Essential Academic Qualifications: (As on 31.08.2016) 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 provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.08.2016. Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2016. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.

Note:
(1) The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by the University/Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University/Institute, a certificate issued by the appropriate authority of the University/Institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing.
(2) Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA/OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicated in online application. If called for interview, the candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating that the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.
(3) Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours/optional/additional optional subject, if any. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class/Grade is decided on the basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

Age Limit: (As on 01.04.2016)
Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2016 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1986 and not later than 01.04.1995 (both days inclusive).

The Relaxation of Upper age allowed for various categories are as under:
1. Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe: 5 Years
2. Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)    3 Years
3. Persons With Disabilities (PWD):
PWD (SC/ST)-15 yrs.
PWD (OBC) - 13 yrs.
PWD (Gen)- 10 yrs
4. Ex Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment.: 5 Years
5. Persons Ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989: 5 Years

Emoluments (As on 31.03.2016):
Presently the starting basic pay is Rs.27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of Rs. 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 would be a minimum of Rs. 7.55 lacs and maximum of Rs. 12.93 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors.
SBI plans to offer, subject to necessary approvals, a SMART Compensation package which would enable candidates a choice to monetize specific elements of the salary package.

Selection Procedure
The examination will be held in two phases preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Main examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Group Discussion & Interview.

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

Sr.No.    Name of test    No. of Questions    Marks    Duration
1.    English Language    30    30   
2.    Quantitative Aptitude    35    35   
3.    Reasoning Ability    35    35
Total    100    100    Composite Time of 1 hour

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination.

Phase - II: Main Examination
Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 25 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consist of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
Test    Name of the test    No. of Qs    Max. Marks    Duration
1.    Reasoning & Computer Aptitude    45    60    60 minutes
2.    Data Analysis & Interpretation    35    60    45 minutes
3.    General Awareness about Economy/ Banking    40    40    35 minutes
3.    English Language    35    40    40 minutes
Total    155    200    3 hours

Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 25 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

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.
Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both - Preliminary and Main examination) There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Phase - III: Group Discussion & Interview
The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Discussion and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Discussion &Interview will be as decided by the Bank.
Sl.    Name of the test    Max. Marks
1.    Group Discussion    20
2.    Interview    30
Total    50

Final Selection

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GD & Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of 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 Written Test (out of 225 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Discussion & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Discussion &Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.
SL.    Name of the test    Maximum Marks    Normalized to
1.    Main Examination (Tier - II)    225    75
2.    GD & Interview (Tier - III)    50    25
Total    275    100

Career Path
The Probationary Officers will be on probation of two years during which they will be given intensive training. Towards the end of their probation / training period, they will be subjected to a screening process. While those Officers who achieve the predetermined standards may be confirmed and given placement in the next higher grade i.e., Officer Middle Management Grade Scale-II, others who qualify in the test but fail to achieve the standards set for placement in Middle Management Grade Scale-II, will be confirmed as Officer Junior Management Grade Scale-I. The services of those Officers who fail to qualify in this process will be terminated. Bank provides immense opportunities for growth in the Bank including opportunities for postings 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.


HOW TO APPLY
The candidates can apply only for one post. Candidates can apply online only from 29.04.2016 to 13.05.2016 and no other mode of application will be accepted.

APPLICATION FEE AND INTIMATION CHARGE: (Non Refundable)

1. SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2. General, OBC: Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)
Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

EXAMINATION CENTERS (Tentative List)
I). The examination will be conducted online at venues across many centers in India. The tentative list of examination centers for the Preliminary Exams is available in Annexure I.
ii). No request for change of center for examination shall be entertained.
iii). SBI, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the examination centers and/or add some other centers, at its discretion, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc.
iv). SBI also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any center other than the one he/she has opted for.
v). Candidate will appear for the examination at an examination center at his/her own risk and expenses and SBI will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature.
vi). Any unruly behaviour/misbehaviour in the examination hall may result in cancellation of candidature/disqualification from future exams conducted by SBI.
vii). The centers for the Main Examination will be limited.

HOW TO APPLY
Candidates can apply online only from 04-05-2016 to 24-05-2016 and no other mode of application
will be accepted.

GUIDELINES FOR FILLING ONLINE APPLICATION:
Candidates will be required to register themselves online through Bank's website
www.sbi.co.in/careers or www.statebankofindia.com/careers. After registration, candidates are
required to pay the requisite application fee through online mode by using Debit Card/ Credit
Card/Internet Banking.

Helpdesk: In case of any problem in filling up the form, payment of fee/intimation charges or receipt of
Admission/Call letter, queries may be made at telephone no. 022-22820427 (between 11:00 AM to
06:00 PM on working days) or sbirect@ibpsorg.org. Candidates are advised not to forget to
mention ‘Recruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India-2016’ in the subject of the email.
Pre-requisites for Applying Online: Candidate should have valid email ID which should be kept active till
the declaration of results. It will help him/her in getting call letter/interview advices etc. by email.

PAYMENT OF FEES: [ONLINE MODE ONLY]:
i). Candidates should first scan their photograph and signature as detailed under guidelines for
scanning the photograph and signature.
ii). Candidates to visit Bank's website www.sbi.co.in/careers or www.statebankofindia.com/careers and open the appropriate Online Application Form, available in the 'Current Openings'.
iii). Fill the application carefully. Once the application is filled in completely, candidates should submit the data. In the event of candidates not being able to fill the data in one go, they can save the data
already entered. When the data is saved, a provisional registration number and password will be
generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidates should note down the
registration number and password. They can re-open the saved data using registration number
and password and edit the particulars, if needed. This facility will be available three times only.
Once the application is filled in completely, candidates should submit the data. No change /edit will
be allowed thereafter. The registration at this stage is provisional.
iv). After ensuring the correctness of the particulars of the application form, candidates are
required to pay fees through the payment gateway integrated with the application, following the
instructions available on the screen.
v). The payment can be made by using Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Internet Banking by providing
information as asked on the screen. Transaction charges for online payment, if any, will be
borne by the candidates.
vi). On successful completion of the transaction, e-receipt and application form will be generated;
which may be printed for record. The printout of the application form is not to be sent to the Bank.
vii). If the online transaction is not successfully completed, please register again and make
payment online.
viii). There is also a provision to reprint the e-Receipt and Application Form containing fee details, at
a later stage.

CALL LETTERS FOR EXAMINATION
The candidates should download their call letter and an “acquaint yourself “booklet by entering their
registration number and password / date of birth from the Bank's website. NO HARD COPY OF THE
CALL LETTER / ACQUAINT YOURSELF BOOKLET WILL BE SENT BY POST.

GENERAL INFORMATION
i) Candidates are advised to take a printout of their system generated online application formafter submitting  the application.
ii) Candidates should satisfy themselves about their eligibility for the post applied for. The Bank would admit to the test all the candidates applying for the posts with the requisite fee on the basis of the information furnished in the online application and shall determine their eligibility only at the time of interview.
iii) Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply online much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection / inability / failure to log on to the website on account of heavy load on internet or website jam.
iv) SBI does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of SBI.
v) Not more than one application should be submitted by a candidate. In case of multiple applications, only the last valid (completed) application will be retained and the application fee / intimation charges paid for the other registrations will stand forfeited. Multiple attendance/ appearance by a candidate in examination and / or interview will be summarily rejected/ candidature cancelled.
vi) The possibility for occurrence of some problems in the administration of the examination cannot be ruled out completely, which may impact test delivery and/ or result from being generated. In that event, every effort will be made to rectify such problems, which may include the conduct of another examination if, considered necessary.
vii) Candidates serving in Govt./Quasi Govt. offices, Public Sector undertakings including Nationalised Banks and Financial Institutions are advised 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.
viii) In case of selection, candidates will be required to produce proper discharge certificate from the employer at the time of taking up the appointment.
ix) Caste certificate issued by Competent Authority on format prescribed by the Government of India will have to be submitted by the SC/ST candidates, if called for interview.
x) A declaration will have to be submitted in the prescribed format by candidates seeking reservation under OBC category stating that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer as on 24.05.2016. OBC certificate containing the 'Non-creamy layer' clause, issued during the period 01.04.2016 to the date of interview, should be submitted by such candidates, if called for interview.
xi) Candidates are advised to keep their e-mail ID alive for receiving advices, viz. call letters/ interview advices etc.
xii) Appointment of selected candidates is subject to his /her being declared medically fit as per the requirement of the Bank.
xiii) Any legal proceedings in respect of any matter of claim or dispute arising out of this advertisement and/or an application in response thereto can be instituted only in Mumbai and courts/tribunals/forums at Mumbai only shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction to try any cause/dispute.

Important Dates:
Online registration including edit/modification of application by candidates : 04-05-2016 to 24-05-2016
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges:  04-05-2016 to 24-05-2016
Download of call letters for Online Preliminary Examination:  14-06-2016 onwards
Online Examination – Preliminary : 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10 July 2016
Result of Online Exam – Preliminary:  18-07-2016
Download of Call Letter for Online Main Exam: 21-07-2016 onwards
Conduct of Online Examination – Main :31st July 2016
Declaration of Result – Main : 16th August 2016
Download Call Letter for Interview :22nd August 2016
Conduct of Group Discussion & Interview: 1st September 2016
Declaration of Final Result: 30th September 2016
Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community Candidates
Download of Call Letters for Pre-Exam Training :13-06-2016 onwards
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training: 20-06-2016 to 25-06-2016

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