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SBI CBO Recruitment 2023: Check Dates, Eligibility, Selection Process


SBI CBO Recruitment 2023: The State Bank of India (SBI) released the official notification on November 21, 2023, for the recruitment of Circle Based Officers (CBO) across various branches in India. Interested candidates can check the notification and apply online for the post on the official website, i.e., sbi.co.in. Furthermore, they must ensure their eligibility and then only proceed to fill out the application form.

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Latest Update:
— SBI has announced the tentative exam date for CBO 2024 exam. The SBI CBO 2024 exam will likely be conducted on January 21, 2024.
— SBI has issued an official notification for 5447 vacancies of Circle Based Officer (CBO). Download the SBI CBO notification in PDF from this page and fill out the SBI CBO 2023 application form before December 12, 2023.

The SBI CBO selection process consists of two stages, i.e., an online exam and interviews. SBI verifies the applications and documents of candidates who cleared the online exam. Furthermore, candidates who fulfil the eligibility are called for the interview round. This article provides complete details on SBI Circle-Based Officer recruitment, including the vacancy, eligibility, selection process, exam pattern, salary, and more. So, read on to know more!

SBI CBO Recruitment 2023

Before getting into the details, let us have an overview of the SBI CBO recruitment 2023:

Exam Conducting AuthorityState Bank of India (SBI)
Name of RecruitmentSBI Circle Based Officer (SBI CBO)
Name of PostCircle Based Officer (CBO)
ScaleJMGS Scale 1 Officer
Selection ProcessOnline Exam and Interview
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline
Job LocationAll Over India
Official Websitesbi.co.in

SBI CBO Important Dates 2023

Check out the important dates for the SBI CBO exam 2023 from the table mentioned below:

SBI CBO Official NotificationNovember 21, 2023
SBI CBO Apply Online StartsNovember 22, 2023
Last Date for SBI CBO Application FormDecember 12, 2023
Online Fee PaymentTo Be Notified
SBI CBO Admit Card 2023January 2024
SBI CBO 2023 Exam DateJanuary 21, 2024 (Tentative)
SBI CBO 2023 Result To Be Notified
SBI CBO Interview DateTo Be Notified
SBI CBO 2023 Final Result DeclarationTo Be Notified

SBI CBO Vacancy 2023

The State Bank of India released the vacancy details for Circle-based Officer positions in the notification as follows:

Regular Vacancies:

North EasternAssamese
LucknowHindi / Urdu904516260243600
Mumbai MetroMarathi1362493890
New DelhiHindi45228130122300

Backlog Vacancies:

North Eastern072633

Steps To Practice SBI CBO Exam Questions on Embibe

Aspirants can know the steps to practice questions on the SBI CBO exam below:

  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Use the mobile number/email to log in.
  • 3rd Step: Click on the menu bar “Getting a Government Job”.
  • 4th Step: Select the Goal “Banking” from the Dropdown and click “Next”.
  • 5th Step: Search and Select “SBI CBO” on the search bar and click “Next”.
  • 6th Step: Select the preferred language and click “Done”.
  • 7th Step: Click “Practice” from the Header Section.
  • 8th Step: Scroll down to the “Subjects” section.
  • 9th Step: Click on any SBI CBO subjects.
  • 10th Step: Scroll down to click on the chapters from the selected subject to begin the practice.

SBI CBO Selection Process 2023

The SBI CBO selection process consists of the following two stages:

  • Online Exam
  • Interview

The online exam consists of two parts. Part A is Objective in nature and Part B is Descriptive. Candidates qualifying in the online exam will be called for the Interview.

The SBI CBO Interview will be conducted for 100 marks. Candidates will have to score the minimum qualifying marks in the Interview to be considered for final selection. The final selection is based on the Interview score (out of 100). A state- and category-wise merit list will be drawn based on the Interview score. The final merit list will be prepared in descending order based on the scores obtained in the interview only.

SBI CBO Eligibility 2023

The eligibility criteria are determined by factors such as educational qualifications, age limit, experience, and proficiency in the local language. Candidates must check the detailed SBI CBO eligibility criteria below:

Age Limit

The lower age limit and upper age limit of candidates applying for SBI CBO 2023 are 21 years and 30 years as on October 31, 2023, respectively.

There is a provision for relaxation in the upper age limit of candidates belonging to certain categories. Check the age-relaxation criteria from the table below:

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ ST5 Years
OBC (NCL)3 Years
PWD – (SC/ ST)15 Years
PWD – OBC13 Years
PWD – (Gen/ EWS)10 Years
Ex-Servicemen5 Years

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have a Graduation degree from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.

Experience Criteria

A minimum of 2 years of experience as of October 31, 2023, is needed as an Officer in any Scheduled Commercial Bank or any Rural Regional Bank as listed in the second schedule of RBI.

Local Language

Candidates must have studied the local language as one of the subjects in Class 10 or 12. Candidates will have to produce the 10th & 12th Standard mark sheet/certificate as evidence that the candidate has studied the specific local language of the applied State.

SBI CBO Application Form 2023

Candidates have to fill out and submit the SBI CBO application form via online mode. The steps to apply online for SBI CBO 2023 are given below:

  • 1st Step: Visit the official website – sbi.co.in
  • 2nd Step: Click on the ‘Careers’ link present on the top right-hand side of the page.
  • 3rd Step: A new page will open. Click on ‘Join SBI’.
  • 4th Step: Click on the link ‘RECRUITMENT OF CIRCLE BASED OFFICERS’.
  • 5th Step: Now click on the ‘Apply Online’ link. A new page will open.
  • 6th Step: Click on the button ‘Click Here For New Registration’ (for new registration).
  • 7th Step: An instruction page will appear on-screen. Click on ‘Continue’. Enter your ‘Name’, ‘Mother’s Name’, ‘Email ID’, ‘Mobile Number’ and ‘Security Code’.
  • 8th Step: Click on the ‘Register’ link. An instruction page will appear, go through it and click on ‘OK’. A ‘Registration Number’ and ‘Password’ will be generated and will be sent to the registered Mobile Number and Email.
  • 9th Step: Now select the ‘Post Name’, ‘Grade’ and ‘Category’ and click on the ‘Save & Next’ button.
  • 10th Step: Enter your Personal details, Contact details, Name of State, and other details. Then click on the ‘Save & Next’ button.
  • 11th Step: In the next stage, enter your qualifications and experience details. Click on the ‘Save & Next’ button.
  • 12th Step: Upload your Photo, Signature, and other documents in prescribed formats. Click on ‘Save & Next’ to proceed.
  • 13th Step: Preview your filled details and make changes if necessary. Click on ‘Save & Next’ to proceed for fee payment.
  • 14th Step: Check the fee amount and complete the transaction. Once the fee is paid, take a printout of the fee receipt and the filled application form for future reference.

SBI CBO Application Fee

The SBI CBO application fee is to be paid via online mode only. Check the application fee details from the table below:

CategoryApplication Fee
General/ EWS/ OBC CandidatesRs.750/-
SC/ ST/ PWD CandidatesNil

Note: The application fee is non-refundable.

SBI CBO Exam Pattern 2023

The SBI CBO online exam has the following two parts:

  • Part A: Objective Test
  • Part B: Descriptive Test

Let’s go through the SBI CBO exam pattern for the objective test below:

Test NamesNumber of QuestionsMarksTime Duration
Computer Aptitude2020 Marks20 Minutes
Banking Knowledge4040 Marks40 Minutes
General Awareness/ Economy3030 Marks30 Minutes
English Language3030 Marks30 Minutes
Total120120 Marks2 Hours

Key Points:

  • The total time duration to complete the objective test is 2 hours.
  • One mark is awarded for every correct answer.
  • No marks will be deducted for wrong answers.

Let us check the exam pattern for the descriptive test below:

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Letter Writing125 Marks
Essay (250 words on Banking-related Topics)125 Marks
Total250 Marks

Key Points:

  • The total time duration to complete the descriptive test is 30 minutes.
  • There is no negative marking for the descriptive paper.

SBI CBO Salary Structure

The SBI CBO salary for selected candidates will be on the scale of Junior Management Grade Scale 1 (JMGS-1). The initial basic pay of SBI CBO is Rs.36,000 plus two advance increments for candidates with work experience of two years or more in the officer cadre in any Scheduled Commercial Bank or Regional Rural Bank. Furthermore, the pay scale for SBI CBO is Rs. 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840.

Besides the basic pay, candidates will also be eligible for allowances such as:

  • Dearness Allowances (DA)
  • House Rent Allowance (HRA)/ Lease Rental
  • City Compensatory Allowance (CCA)
  • Medical and Other Allowances

Also, check:

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FAQs on SBI CBO Recruitment 2023

Here, we have enlisted the most frequently asked questions related to the SBI CBO recruitment 2023:

Q: When will the official notification for SBI CBO recruitment 2023 be released?

Ans: The State Bank of India published the official notification on November 21, 2023.

Q: What is the age limit for SBI CBO 2023?

Ans: Candidates applying for SBI CBO posts must have a lower age limit of 21 years and an upper age limit of 30 years.

Q: What are the educational qualification requirements for SBI CBO?

Ans: Candidates must have a Graduation degree from a recognised University. Furthermore, they must have a minimum of two years of experience as an officer in any Scheduled Commercial Bank / any Regional Rural Bank.

Q: How many vacancies announced for SBI CBO 2023?

Ans: The bank has announced vacancies for SBI CBO 2023. The total vacancy for the 2023 recruitment cycle is 5447.

Q: What is the salary of SBI CBO?

Ans: The initial basic pay of SBI CBO is Rs.36,000.

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