The origin of SBI goes back to establishment of Bank of Calcutta on 2nd June, 1806. Later, with two other banks, the entity was amalgamated as Imperial Bank of India on 27th January 1921. Finally, by an Act of Parliament of India in May 1955, Imperial Bank of India was taken over and the present SBI was constituted on 1st July, 1955.
SBI PO Recruitment
Age BarBetween 21 and 30 years with respect to a specific date as per Notification for general candidates. Age relaxation for OBC, SC/ST etc. as per Central Government Rules.
Academic QualificationCandidate must be Graduate from any recognized university with minimum marks of 50% in aggregate.
Selection Processi. Online submission of application within a specified date according to instructions in Notification.
ii. Candidates are primarily tested by written examinations consisting of multiple choice questions. The questions are usually from Computer Awareness, General Knowledge, Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability and English Language.
iii. After written tests, candidates are selected according to cut-off marks decided by the authority for Interview and Personal Evaluation. This process consists of Group Discussion, Mock Test, One to One interview etc.
EmolumentsBasic for P.O. at present is Rs.14,500/- + IN the first two years of job training in the same circle T.A., Accommodation Allowance, Halting etc. are paid. So, initial total emoluments for P.O. is not less than Rs. 28,000/- at present.
SBI Clerk Recruitment
General InformationAccording to initial plan of SBI, the bank will recruit one lakh (1,00,000) clerical staff starting from 2008. Up to 2012 the bank has recruited nearly 55,000 staff. In 2012, the bank has recruited 9500 clerical staff and is going to recruit more than 10,000 in 2013.
SBI clerical written test questions are set by an agency other than IBPS (IBPS conducts similar clerical written tests for other nationalized commercial banks). 3 sets of questions are supplied by 3 agencies and the bank authority choose one of them for the examination all over India. Selection of venue, vigilance during the test are done by SBI personnel.
Employment NoticeThe employment notice for SBI clerical, 2013 will be available in SBI website, Employment News and major english dailies. The notice is likely to be published in April and the written test will be held in June or July.
Academic QualificationMinimum academic qualification for SBI is 60% marks in Higher Secondary or same standard of other examination recognized and accepted by the bank. Out of 14 circles of SBI, candidates can opt for any specific circle, e.g. Bengal Circle.
- 60% marks for General Category
- 55% marks for Other Categories
Age Limit- General Category : 18 to 26 years
- SC/ST : 5 years relaxation as per government rules
- OBC : Up to 29 years
- Widows, Divorced Women : Up to 35 years
- Ex-servicemen : 18 + Defense service period + 3 years
Nature of Written Test200 marks equally divided into five parts...
i. Math: Time and Distance, average, mensuration related
ii. English: Comprehension, error in sentence, re-arrangement of jumbled up paragraph, fill in the blanks
iii. General Knowledge or Current Affairs
iv. Computer and Marketing: Basics of computer use required in a bank's job and preliminary ideas of marketing
v. Test of Reasoning
- Time allotted for written test: Two(2) hours
- One(1) negative mark for three(3) wrong answers
Interview30 marks are allotted for interview and five times the number of vacancy declared are offered in interview opportunity. Usually SBI officials are interviewers. Experience indicates that minimum 140 or 150 marks in written test is required for getting a chance in interview.
MedicalSuccessful candidates after interview, according to the number of vacancy declared, will have to go through a normal medical test where nature of the test and pathological laboratories are selected or approved by SBI.
Gross EmolumentNearly Rs. 16,000/-, inclusive of 15 liter petrol price, cost of periodicals etc., at present.
Bank PO Mock Test and Bank Clerical Mock Test may be helpful for SBI exam preparation.
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