SBI PO Recruitment 2023 - Apply Online for 2000 Probationary Officer Vacancies, Exam Date, Eligibility

 The State Bank of India (SBI) has recently released a notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers in the organization. This is a great opportunity for banking job aspirants across the country to be a part of India's largest public sector bank.

SBI PO Recruitment 2023

The official notification number for this recruitment drive is CRPD/PO/2023-24/19. Through this recruitment, SBI aims to fill up a total of 2000 Probationary Officer vacancies in the bank. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online for SBI PO posts from 7th September 2023 to 27th September 2023.

Candidates are advised to go through the official notification carefully before applying online to avoid any mistakes in their application form. The notification contains all the important details like eligibility criteria, age limit, selection process, exam pattern, application fee, pay scale, how to apply online and more.

Let's look at some key details of the SBI PO recruitment 2023 below:

Organization Details
Name State Bank of India (SBI)
Post Probationary Officer (PO)
Vacancies 2000
Pay Scale As per SBI norms
Qualification Bachelor's Degree in any discipline
Age Limit 21 to 30 years
How to Apply Online through SBI website
Official Notification

Important Dates

The online application process begins – 7th September 2023

Last date - 27th September 2023

Last date to pay application fee- 27th September 2023

Preliminary exam date – November 2023

Mains exam date – December 2023/January 2024

Vacancy Details

A total of 2000 vacancies have been announced for SBI PO posts in this recruitment drive. The category-wise vacancy details are as follows:

General – 810 Posts

OBC – 540 Posts

EWS – 200 Posts

SC – 300 Posts

ST – 150 Posts

So candidates belonging to any of these categories can apply as per the vacancies announced for that particular category.

Age Limit

The age of the candidates should be minimum 21 years and maximum 30 years as on 1st April 2023. Age relaxation applicable as per govt rules.

Application Fee

General/OBC/EWS candidates have to pay ₹750 as the application fee.

Candidates belonging to the SC/ST/PWD categories do not have to pay any fees.

The fee can be paid online using Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, UPI, etc.

Eligibility Criteria

The basic eligibility criteria to apply for SBI PO posts are:

A bachelor's degree from a well known university in any subject. Those in final year can also apply.

Candidate must be a citizen of India.

Selection Process

The selection of candidates will be done through a 3-phase process:

Phase 1 - Preliminary Exam

Phase 2 - Mains Exam

Phase 3 - Interview

The preliminary exam will be conducted online in November 2023. Those who qualify prelims will be shortlisted for the mains exam which will be held in December 2023/January 2024. Finally selected candidates will be called for an interview round.

Exam Pattern

The SBI PO preliminary exam comprises 3 sections - English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. There will be a total of 100 questions for 100 marks to be solved in 1 hour.

The mains exam consists of 4 sections - English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning & Computers and General/Banking/Economy Awareness with a total of 155 questions for 200 marks to be solved in 3 hours.

There will be a descriptive English Language paper as well for those who qualify the PO mains exam.

How to Apply Online?

Eligible and interested candidates have to apply online through SBI's official website only. Only one way of applying will be accepted. Here are the steps to apply online:

Go to SBI's official website

Click on the "APPLY ONLINE" link for Probationary Officers posts.

Click on "New Registration" and enter your contact details correctly.

Please submit scanned images of your photo and signature according to the given requirements.

Fill the SBI PO online application form with all details carefully.

Make payment of application fees online if applicable.

Download and take print out of the final submitted application form.

Candidates must ensure that the online application is successfully submitted before last date. Incomplete applications will be rejected. Applicants should keep their registration number and password secure for login into the portal in future.

The SBI PO recruitment offers a great career opportunity for those looking for a stable job in the banking sector. The job involves working across various profiles in the bank's branches and offices. The candidates who are chosen will have to work for a probation period of 2 years. The pay scale is attractive along with other perks and allowances.