SBI PO-2020 ADVERTISEMENT OUT

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SBI is the largest public sector bank in India has released advertisement for SBI PO(Probationary Officer)-2020 for a total of 2000 vacancies this year.Prospective candidates, who aspire to join State Bank of India as a Probationary Officer,can apply after carefully reading the advertisement regarding eligibility criteria, online registration processes, payment of application fee, issuance of call letters, process & pattern of examinations/ interview, etc.

Eligible candidates are required to register on-line for the recruitment process which will be held in three phases viz. (i) Phase-I; (ii) Phase-II; and (iii) Phase-III. Candidates who are shortlisted after Phase-I will have to appear for Phase-II. Candidates who are shortlisted after the Phase-II will be subsequently called for Phase-III.

Vacancies:-

VacancySCSTOBC*EWS^GENTotalLD*VI*HI*d & e # @
Category300200540200810200020202020
Backlog—-—-—–—–—–———–—-497
Total300200540200810200020206927

Age Limit:-(As on 01.04.2020)

Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2020 i.e. candidates must have been born not later than 01.04.1999 and not earlier than 02.04.1990 (both days inclusive). Relaxation in Upper age limit shall be as below:

Sr.CategoryAge relaxation
1Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe5 Years
2Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)3 Years
3Persons With Benchmark Disabilities – PWD (SC/ ST)15 Years
                                                                     – PWD (OBC)13 Years
                                                                     – PWD (Gen/ EWS)10 Years
4Ex 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 6 months 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

Eligibility Criteria:

(A) Essential Academic Qualifications (as on 31.12.2020):
Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised 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 31.12.2020. Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.12.2020.Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:

ActivityTentative Dates
On-line registration including Editing/ Modification of Application by candidates14.11.2020 to 04.12.2020
Payment of Application Fee14.11.2020 to 04.12.2020
Download of Preliminary Examination Call Letters3 rd week of Dec 2020 onwards
Phase-I: Online Preliminary Examination31st Dec 2020 & 2 nd, 4th , 5 th Jan 2021
Declaration of Result of Preliminary Examination3 rd week of January 2021
Download of Main Examination Call letter3 rd week of January 2021 onwards
Phase-II: Online Main Examination29th January 2021
Declaration of Result of Main Examination3 rd/ 4th week of February 2021
Download of Phase-III Call Letter3 rd/ 4th week of February 2021 onwards
Phase-III: Interview (Or Interview & Group Exercises)February/ March 2021
Declaration of Final ResultLast week of March 2021

How to apply:

Selection Procedure:

The selection for Probationary Officers will be done through a three-tier process: Phase-I: Preliminary Examination: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:

SLName of testNo. of QuestionsDuration
1English Language3020 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude3520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability3520 minutes
 Total/Marks1001 hour

Selection criteria for Main Examination: Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Preliminary Examination. There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering 10 times (approx.) the numbers of vacancies in each category will be short listed for Main Examination from the top of above merit list.
Phase-II: Main Examination:
Main Examination will be conducted online and will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after conclusion of the Objective Test and candidates will have to type their Descriptive Test answers on the computer.
(i) Objective Test: The duration of objective test is 3 hours and it consists of 4 Sections of total 200 marks. There will be separate timing for every section.

SLName of testNo. of QuestionsMax. marksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
3General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
4English Language352040 minutes
 Total1652003 hours

(ii) Descriptive Test: The duration of Descriptive Test is 30 minutes. It will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) with two questions for total 50 marks.Selection criteria for Phase-III: Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in Phase-II (Main Exam). There will be no sectional cut-off.Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for Phase-III 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 & Main Examination):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.Sectional Marks will not be maintained for both Preliminary & Main Examinations.Phase-III: In view of the Social Distancing and safety measures necessitated due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 3rd Phase may comprise of (i) Interview only (50 marks) OR (ii) Interview (30 marks) & Group Exercises (20 marks).Candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks in Phase-III to be considered for final selection.Candidates qualifying for Phase-III 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 candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. 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 Phase-III for preparing the final merit list. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for preparing the final merit list for selection.Marks secured by the candidates in the Phase-II (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 marks and Phase-III scores of candidates (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 Phase-II and Phase-III. Selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

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