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SBI Recruitment 2021: PO Prelims Analysis, Call Letter (Out)

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SBI Recruitments 2021: The State Bank of India (SBI) has announced the SBI PO Prelims Admit Card 2021 on November 8, 2021, for the November 20, 21 and 27, 2021 exam. The SBI had asked the interested candidates to fill the online application forms for PO posts before the deadline, i.e. October 25, 2021. An immense number of eligible candidates filled out the forms online and now they are looking forward to taking the preliminary exam on aforesaid dates. A total of 2056 vacancies are to be filled in this hiring and the final result of SBI Recruitment shall be declared in March 2022. Continue reading to find out more about this SBI Recruitment.

State Bank of India (SBI) will shortlist candidates based on the entrance exam and interview while for other posts SBI selects based on educational qualification, age, and work experience. After the interview, a merit list will be made based on the marks that candidates have secured. For detailed information about the SBI Recruitments, candidates can go through the article. 

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SBI Recruitments 2021 – Notification 

Interested candidates can check below the notifications that will release for various posts – 

Notification of State Bank of India 

Name of the Posts Notifications 
SBI Probationary Officer (PO)SBI Notification
SBI ClerkTo be released
SBI Specialists Officer (SO)To be released
SBI Two Year Post-doctoral Research FellowshipTo be released
SBI Recruitment Of Circle Based OfficersTo be released
SBI Engagement of Apprentices In SBI Under The Apprentices Act, 1961To be released
Recruitment of Specialist Cadre Officers in SBI on Regular BasisTo be released

SBI Recruitments Exam Dates 2021 

Those who are willing to appear for the entrance exam can check below the exam as well as other important dates of State Bank of India  Recruitments – 

Dates of SBI Probationary Officer

Events Important Dates 
Availability of application form November 14, 2020
Last date to apply  December 4, 2020
Last date to pay the feesDecember 4, 2020
SBI prelims admit card Third week of December
SBI Prelims examDecember 31, 2020, and January 2, 4 and 5, 2021
SBI Prelims result Third week of January 2021
Online Main examJanuary 29, 2021
SBI result of the main examinationThird or fourth week of February, 2021
Interview and Group ExercisesThird or fourth week of February, 2021
Final result of SBI POLast week of March 2021

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Dates of SBI Clerk 

Events Important Dates 
Availability of application form To be notified
Last date to apply To be notified
Last date to pay the fees via net banking or debit cardTo be notified
SBI prelims admit card To be notified
SBI Prelims examTo be notified
SBI Prelims result To be notified

Dates of SBI Specialists Officer

Events Important Dates 
Availability of application form To be notified
Last date to apply To be notified
Last date to pay the application fees To be notified
SBI written test admit cardTo be notified
SBI SO written examTo be notified
SBI SO written test resultTo be notified

Dates of SBI Two Year Post-doctoral Research Fellowship 

Events Important Dates 
Release of application form To be notified
Last date to apply To be notified
Last date to pay the application fees of SBITo be notified
Interview and presentation dateTo be notified
SBI interview result date To be notified

Dates of SBI Recruitment Of Circle Based Officers

Events Important Dates 
Release of application form of Circle Based OfficersTo be notified
Last date to apply for Circle Based OfficersTo be notified
Last date to pay the application fees of SBITo be notified
Date of interviewTo be notified
SBI Circle Based Officers interview result date To be notified
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SBI Recruitments Eligibility Criteria 2021  

State Bank of India (SBI) decides the eligibility criteria for the above-mentioned posts. It is important for the candidates to check the eligibility criteria of SBI for different posts in order to avoid any rejection at any later stage. The eligibility criteria include requirements based on age and educational qualification. Check below the detailed post-wise information –  

SBI Recruitments – Age 

Name of the Posts Age Limit
SBI Probationary Officer (PO)Minimum age –  21 yearsMaximum age – 31 years
SBI ClerkMinimum age – 20 yearsMaximum age – 28 years
SBI Specialists Officer (SO)The age limit is different for different posts
SBI Two Year Post-doctoral Research FellowshipMaximum – 40 years
SBI Recruitment Of Circle Based OfficersMaximum – 30 years
SBI Engagement of Apprentices In SBI Under The Apprentices Act, 1961Minimum age – 20 yearsMaximum age – 28 years
Recruitment of Specialist Cadre Officers in SBI on Regular BasisThe age limit is different for different posts

SBI Recruitments – Educational Qualification for SBI Probationary Officer (PO) 

Only those candidates who have completed their graduation in any discipline will be eligible to apply for the SBI PO.

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SBI Recruitments – Educational Qualification for SBI Clerk

Those who have completed their graduation in any stream will be eligible to apply for the SBI Clerk. 

SBI  Recruitments – Educational Qualification for SBI SO 

The educational qualification for different posts is different. Every year the authorities release many posts. Along with educational qualification, candidates are also required to have work experience. Check below the detailed information – 

  1. Analytics Translators – Candidates with MCA/MBA (Business Analytics)/ M. Stat. (ISI Kolkata) B.Tech/ B. E. (Computer Sciences). However, candidates with Data Analytics qualification will be preferred. Work experience is also required. 
  2. Portfolio Management Specialists – Those who have a degree in MBA with (Finance)/Chartered Accountant can apply for this post. Also, a maximum of 8 years of work experience is required. 
  3. Sector Credit Specialists – Candidates with MBA (Finance) or PGDM (Finance) Chartered Accountant or Masters in Finance Control or Master in Management Studies will be eligible. At least five years of experience is required. 
  4. Sector Risk Specialists – Those who have an ICWA/Chartered Accountant /CFA/MBA (Finance). Work experience is also required. 

SBI Recruitments – Educational Qualification for SBI Two Year Post-doctoral Research Fellowship

They must have done PhD in Banking/Finance/IT/Economics related to the BFSI sector and they must have a minimum of three year’s work experience in Teaching/Research work in Premier Institution/ University (like IIMs, IITs, ISB, XLRI or equivalent) or Consultancy. 

SBI Recruitments – SBI Recruitment Of Circle Based Officers

Candidates with a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university to apply for the  Circle Based Officers. Also, they must not be more than 30 years of age. Also, a minimum of two years’ experience as an officer in any Scheduled Commercial Bank or any Regional Rural Bank is required. 

SBI Recruitments Application Form 2021  

State Bank of India (SBI) releases the application form for the various posts released by SBI in online mode. The application form will be available on the official website for the candidates who wish to apply. Also, while filling up the form, candidates must keep the following documents along with them – 

  1. Photocopy of mark sheets of class 10th, 12th and Graduation
  2. Scanned copy of passport size photograph 
  3. Scanned copy of the signature 
  4. Card details to pay the application fees

The steps to fill in the State Bank of India application form are as follows – 

1st Step – Go to the official website of State Bank of India – sbi.co.in/web/careers.

2nd Step – The official page of the State Bank of India will appear on the screen.

3rd Step – Click on the link SBI application for the selected post. 

4th Step – Click on the tab new registration. 

5th Step – To register, enter the name, mobile number, address and email id.

6th Step – After entering all the details, click on the generate OTP button.

7th Step – For further procedure, enter the OTP that has been sent to the registered number/email ID.

8th Step – Now, enter other details like – name, date of birth, category, address, educational details, work experience (if any).

9th Step – After entering all the details, upload the scanned copy of certificates, photograph and signature.

10th Step – Also, pay the required application fee to complete the application procedure. 

To complete the application process, candidates have to pay the application fee of SBI as decided by the exam conducting authority. The payment of State Bank India can be made by using Debit Card (Rupay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Card, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Card/Mobile Wallets.

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SBI Recruitments Admit Card 2021 

State Bank of India (SBI)  will release the admit card for various recruitment exams in online mode. The SBI admit card will be released on the official website for the candidates who have successfully filled in the application form. The authorities will release the admit card of the State Bank of India recruitment exam in online mode only. The authorities will not send any admit card via post or any other medium. Candidates can download the SBI admit card by entering the required login credentials – Roll Number or Registered ID and Date of Birth or Password. 

Candidates must also carry anyone valid photo ID and a  photograph along with the State Bank of India hall ticket on the day of examination. The admit card will contain details about the candidate and the venue of the exam.  

SBI Recruitments Exam Centre 2021 

State Bank of India (SBI) releases the exam centre for all the recruitment exams. The venues where the entrance exam will be held are the exam centres of SBI. Candidates have to select the exam centres as per their preference (where they want to take the entrance test) while filling out the SBI application form. Also, exam centres for different stages of exams will be different. The exam conducting body might drop any exam centre of SBI if an adequate number of candidates are not available. Some of the common exam centres of SBI PO and SBI Clerk are – 

Exam Cities of SBI 

Exam CityExam City
ChiralaSrikakulam
VisakhapatnamGuwahati
RaipurPatna
PurneaThiruvananthapuram
KozhikodeBhopal
MumbaiNagpur
ChandigarhNew Delhi
BhubaneswarJaipur
ChennaiHyderabad
KolkataAhmedabad
RanchiBengaluru

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SBI Recruitments Exam Pattern 2021  

State Bank of India  (SBI) determines the exam pattern of the recruitment entrance exam of various posts of SBI. The exam pattern State Bank of India is released along with the notification on the official website.  The SBI exam pattern for various posts will be different and have all the important information about the number of questions, type of questions, mode of exam, duration of the exam and marking scheme etc. Candidates can check below the paper pattern of different posts in the table provided below- 

SBI Recruitments – SBI PO Prelims 

SectionsNumber of questionsDuration
Reasoning Ability3520 minutes
English Language3020 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude3520 minutes

SBI PO Mains Paper Pattern 

Name of the testNumber of questionMarksDuration
Data analysis and interpretation356045 minutes
Reasoning and Computer aptitude456060 minutes
English Language354040 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness404035 minutes
Total1552003 hours
Online Descriptive Test25030 minutes

SBI Recruitments – SBI Clerk Prelims 

SectionsNumber of questionsMarks allottedTime
English Language303020 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Numerical Ability353520 minutes

SBI Recruitments – SBI Clerk Mains 

SectionsNumber of questionsMarks allottedTime
General English404035 minutes
General/Financial Awareness505035 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude506045 minutes

SBI Recruitments – SBI SO Paper Pattern 

The exam pattern of SBI SO varies for different posts. For some of SBI SO posts, there will be shortlisting of candidates based on their educational and work experience and then personal interview while for others it includes online written exam followed by personal interview. For some Senior Managerial posts, SBI shortlists candidates based on the educational qualification, age, and work experience. However, SBI SO paper pattern will be decided as per the post applied. After the personal interview, a merit list will be made on the basis of the score that candidates have obtained in the interview. 

SBI Recruitments – Two Year Post-doctoral Research Fellowship

There will be no entrance exam for the Two Year Post-doctoral Research Fellowship. The authorities will conduct interviews for the selection of candidates. 

SBI Recruitments – Recruitment of Circle Based Officers

The authorities will conduct an interview. However, the Bank reserves the right to conduct written examinations as well. 

SBI Recruitments – Engagement of Apprentices In SBI Under The Apprentices Act, 1961

The authorities will conduct an online written test and test of the local language. The questions will be in English and Hindi, except for the test of General English. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. One-fourth of the mark assigned for the question will be deducted for each wrong answer. 

SBI Recruitments Syllabus 2021 

Candidates preparing for the entrance test must go through the SBI syllabus to score better marks. The State Bank of India syllabus outlines the topics from – General English, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning etc. It is important that the candidates must be aware of the SBI syllabus for efficient preparation. With the help of the SBI syllabus, candidates can get an idea about the sections, sub-topics, markings in the exam. Candidates can check below the syllabus of some of the posts – 

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus – Reasoning Ability 

  1. Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
  2. Input-Output
  3. Puzzle
  4. Blood Relations
  5. Data Sufficiency
  6. Logical Reasoning
  7. Seating Arrangement

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus – English Language 

  1. Paragraph Completion
  2. Reading Comprehension
  3. Para jumbles
  4. Cloze Test
  5. Fill in the blanks 

SBI PO Prelims Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude 

  1. Simplification
  2. Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  3. Simple Interest, Compound Interest and Indices
  4. Permutation, Combination and Probability
  5. Percentage 

SBI PO Mains Syllabus – Data analysis and interpretation 

  1. Permutation and Combination
  2. Bar Graph
  3. Data Sufficiency
  4. Probability

SBI PO Mains Syllabus – Computer Aptitude 

  1. Computer Software
  2. Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
  3. Computer Abbreviation
  4. Microsoft Office
  5. Computer Hardware
  6. Computer Software

SBI PO Mains Syllabus -General / Economy / Banking Awareness 

  1. General Knowledge
  2. Financial Awareness
  3. Banking and Financial Awareness
  4. Current Affairs 

SBI Recruitments Selection Process 2021  

SBI PO – SBI PO exam is held in three stages – Prelims, Mains and Group Exercises & Interview. 

Candidates qualifying for the prelims exam will be shortlisted for the mains exam. Further selected candidates will have to appear for group exercises and interviews. The marks secured by the candidates in the mains exam and Interview will be calculated for the final selection. 

SBI Clerk – SBI Clerk exam is conducted in two stages – Prelims and Mains. The authorities also held local language tests for those candidates who have not studied the local language in class 10th and 12th. However, the final SBI clerk selection will be done based on fulfilling the eligibility requirement and qualifying in the mains examination and language test. 

SBI SO – The selection process of  SBI Specialists Officer for some posts includes selecting of candidates on the basis of their educational qualification and work experience while for some of the posts State Bank of India conducts an online written exam followed by an interview. Also, the State Bank of India reserves the right to determine the shortlisting parameter based on the posts released for recruitment. After final selection, a merit list will be prepared based on the score secured in the interview and the final shortlisted candidates will be appointed for the post they have applied for. 

SBI Two Year Post-doctoral Research Fellowship – The selection process of Two Year Post-doctoral Research Fellowship will be based on Interview with Presentation. The authorities will hold an Interview with the presentation for 100 marks. The qualifying marks in the interview will be decided by the State Bank of India. The merit list for selection will be prepared in descending order on the basis of scores obtained in the interview only. In case more than one candidate securing the cut off marks will be ranked according to their age in descending order, in the merit list.

SBI Recruitment of Circle Based Officers – The selection for the recruitment Of Circle Based Officers will be based on the shortlisting of candidates based on application and interview. However, the Bank reserves the right to conduct written examinations as well. The Shortlisting Committee constituted by the Bank will decide the shortlisting parameters and an adequate number of candidates, as decided by the Bank will be shortlisted and called for interview. The decision of the bank to select the candidates for the interview will be final. A merit list for selection will be prepared in descending order on the basis of scores secured in an interview only.  

SBI Engagement of Apprentices In SBI Under The Apprentices Act, 1961 – The selection for the engagement of apprentices will be based on the online written test and test of the local language. 

SBI Recruitments Cut Off 2021 

State Bank Of India (SBI) will also release the cut off for SBI for the candidates who appeared in the exam. State Bank of India cut off is the minimum mark that is required to be obtained by the candidates in order to get shortlisted. The exam conducting body has released the minimum SBI cut off percentile along with the notification.

SBI Recruitments Result 2021 

State Bank Of India (SBI) will announce the result of SBI for all the posts in online mode. SBI result will be available on the official website. Candidates will be able to check their SBI exam result by using the required credentials – registration number and password in the provided login window. Also, the result of SBI will not be sent via post or any other medium. The State Bank of India result will contain the personal details of the candidate, marks in each section and rank.

After the declaration of the SBI result, the exam conducting body will also release the scorecard of the exam. Candidates will be able to download the SBI scorecard by using their form number and date of birth. All the selected candidates will be recruited in various posts they have applied for. 

SBI Recruitments PayScale 

Candidates will get the following salary after recruitment – 

Name of the Posts Pay Scale
SBI Probationary Officer (PO)Rs 27, 620
SBI ClerkRs.19589.87 (as per 2020)
SBI Specialists Officer (SO)The salary will be different for different posts
SBI Two Year Post-doctoral Research FellowshipRs 1,00,000  (Monthly Stipend)
SBI Recruitment Of Circle Based OfficersRs. 23,700
SBI Engagement of Apprentices In SBI Under The Apprentices Act, 1961Rs. 8000 per month (Stipend)
Recruitment of Specialist Cadre Officers in SBI on Regular BasisData Trainer – Rs. 42,020Data Translator – Rs. 50, 030Senior Consultant Analyst (SMGS-V) – Rs. 59, 170Assistant General Manager – Rs. 59, 170

SBI Recruitments – FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Question 1 – When is the SBI PO prelims examination?
Answer – The State Bank of India PO prelims examination is scheduled to be held on December 31, 2020, and January 2, 4 and 5, 2021. 

Question 2 – In what mode can I apply for any of the above-mentioned posts released by SBI?
Answer – You will have to apply only in online mode for any of the above-mentioned posts. 

Question 3 – What is the age limit to apply for State Bank of India Clerk?
Answer – To apply for SBI Clerk, candidates must be between 20 to 28 years of age. Also, those belonging to the reserved category will be given upper age relaxation. 

Question 4 – Where will the notification and application form of various posts of SBI be available?
Answer – The SBI notification and application form for various posts will be available on the official website. Also, the same will be updated on this page as well. 

Question 5 – What type of questions will be there in the State Bank of India PO examination?
Answer – In the entrance exam of SBI PO prelims, there will be objective type of questions whereas in the mains exam there will be an objective and descriptive type of questions. 

Question 6 – What is the educational qualification required to apply for SBI Two Year Post-doctoral Research Fellowship?
Answer – They must have done PhD in Banking/Finance/IT/Economics related to the BFSI sector and they must have a minimum of three year’s work experience in Teaching/Research work in Premier Institution/ University (like IIMs, IITs, ISB, XLRI or equivalent) or Consultancy. 

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