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Selection Procedure for SBI PO 2014


State Bank of India invites applications from eligible Indian Citizens for the appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) for 2014. The post can only be applied for online for the 1837 PO vacancies at SBI. Eligible candidates can apply online from April 07, 2014 to April 25, 2014

Selection Procedure for SBI PO 2014

Let us discuss in the detail the selection procedure for the post Probationary Officer at State Bank of India for 2014.



There is an examination consisting of Objective Tests for 200 marks and a Descriptive Test for 50 marks. The objective test will be online and immediately after the online objective test, the descriptive test will be administered. Candidates need to attempt the descriptive Test by paper/pen mode.

Paper Scheme
  1. The Objective Test is of two hours which consists of four sections of 50 marks each, which makes the total for the objective test to be 200 marks. The test consists of:
    a) Test of English Language (Grammar, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)
    b) Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers
    c) Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation
    d) Test of Reasoning (High Level)
    (The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks which are decided by the Bank.)
  2. The Descriptive Test is conducted with one hour and is of 50 marks. The test will consist of questions from the English Language (comprehension, short précis, letter writing & essay). Descriptive Test is only for those candidates who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.
    (The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.)


For the second phase a Group Discussion (20 marks) and Interview (30 marks) is conducted for the qualifying candidates of Phase I. The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate
number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group
Discussion and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Discussion & Interview will be
as decided by the Bank. Candidates qualified for GD & Interview under ‘OBC’ category are required to
submit OBC certificate containing the ‘Non Creamy layer’ clause. Candidates not submitting the OBC certificate containing the ‘Non Creamy layer’ clause and requesting to be interviewed under General category will not be entertained.

Final Selection

The candidates are requires to qualify both in Phase-I and Phase-II separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test are converted to be out of 75 and marks secured in Group Discussion and Interview is converted to be out of 25. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Discussion and Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category.

The examination will be held in the month of June 2014 (Tentatively) . 

Also See SBI PO 2014 recruitment – Simple steps to apply online (See Video)

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