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SBI Recruitment – Bank on the Bank that the Nation Banks On

Updated on April 19, 2012

SBI, or State Bank of India is a nationalized bank of India, and is considered as the very first of the banks started inIndia, and has a legacy that spans almost two centuries. The bank has various business strategies, and is not just into general banking, they have so many products to offer including, General Insurance, Point of Sale Merchant Acquisition, Private Equity, and so on. The bank boasts of having more than 10000 branches acrossIndia, and almost 21000 ATMs, catering to the requirements of the bank’s customers.

With such a huge network of branches and its many associate banks, like PNB, etc, one can only guess the amount of job opportunities SBI has to offer. SBI recruitment, or PNB recruitment drives are conducted to hire staff for clerical positions, probationary officers, specialist officers, and so on, or as how requirements come up. SBI recruitment for clerical posts and probationary officer posts happens every year, and the announcements are made well in advance, for the interested to bring their job applications forward.

SBI recruitment focuses on recruiting Indians to fill the vacancies. Eligible candidates who are interested in applying should constantly monitor the SBI website for job alerts, these announcements are also made in all the leading newspapers ofIndia. SBI clearly specifies the start date and last dates before which and after which applications will not be accepted. The website would clearly specify the posts for which the SBI recruitment is happening, eligibility, emoluments for the post applied, etc.

State Bank of India recruits probationary officers in the thousands. The eligibility requirements for these posts are clearly specified. The age limit of the applicants for probationary officer’s post should not be below 21 years of age and the applicant should not be more than 30 years of age. The educational qualification of the applicant is a degree in any of the various disciplines, and the degree should be from a recognized college or university.

The SBI recruitment for probationary officers is conducted in some three phases. There is a written examination which the applicant needs to clear, which is followed by group discussions and interview, and then comes the final selection. The written phase of the exam has varied topics like English, GK, computer literacy, data interpretation and analysis, and reasoning. The applicants who clear this test enter the next phase. In the last phase, the marks obtained in two phases of the test are tallied and the candidates who have scored more than 40% marks are selected. 35% is the cut off for candidates who are SC/ST, ex-servicemen, etc. The written exam is usually objective type of questioning, with negative marking for wrong answers.

The eligibility criteria for clerical positions of SBI recruitment is 10+2, or an equivalent qualification, with a minimum of 60% marks. The cut off is 55% for SC/ST, ex-servicemen, etc. Diploma candidates who took up the course after the 10th standard could also apply, the mark criteria is the same as previously mentioned for 10+2 candidates.

While applying candidates should also make note of the nationality requirements, satisfying these requirements is also a must.

Eligible candidates could forward their applications before the last date, after which the registration closes.

Candidates should be careful filling the application - SBI recruitment follows certain definite procedures, candidates not fulfilling them, or filling in wrong information, may lead to application rejection.

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