State Bank of India PO Recruitment

SBI_RecruitmentIn what can be good news to millions of graduates, banking behemoth State Bank of India has lowered the minimum qualification required to apply for the post of probationary officers.

In a notification for recruiting 1,500 probationary officers issued on Wednesday, SBI prescribed graduation in any discipline as the minimum qualification without mentioning any percentage of marks.

“Till last year, candidates were required to have a minimum of 55 per cent to be eligible to apply for probationary officers. This notification does not mention this,” C. S. Vepa, Director, National School of Banking, a training institute for bank exams, said.

The candidates were happy. “Actually, many of us who do not have 55 per cent can also do well in the written exam because the skill sets required are different in academic and bank exams,” Subba Reddy, a commence graduate said.

Interested candidates can apply online between January 30 and February 23. A written examination would be conducted on April 28 this year.

Graduates in the age group 21-30 years are eligible to apply. The remuneration for a probationary officer goes up to a maximum of Rs 69,000 a month depending on the place of posting.

Important Dates

• Online Registration of Application: 30 January 2013 to 23 February 2013
• Payment of Fees – Online: 30 January 2013 to 23 February 2013
• Payment of Fees – Offline: 01 February 2013 to 28 February 2013
• Date Of Written Examination: 28 April 2013

Details of Vacancies

• Number of Posts: 1500 Vacancies
• Name of Post: Probationary Officers

Eligibility Criteria
Essential Qualification: The candidate should be graduate in any discipline any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Age Limit: Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.01.2013 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1983 and not later than 01.01.1992 (both days inclusive)

Selection Procedure
The selection of the candidate will be based on performance in written examination comprising Objective type and Descriptive type and personal interview.

How to Apply
Candidates are required to register themselves online first through Bank’s website or After which candidates are required to pay the requisite application fee through one of the following mode-

(i) Offline mode (the system will generate a cash voucher/ challan form pre-printed with the candidate’s details which will be required to be presented at any State Bank of India branch counter with the requisite fee. On payment of the requisite fee through computer generated challan form, registration of the online application will be complete).

(ii) Online mode (the payment can be made by using debit card/ credit card/ Internet Banking).

Pre-requisites for Applying Online

Candidates 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.

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