SBI Exam : Exciting and Valuable Insights

State Bank Of India (SBI) is the largest bank of India with 23% of the market share in assets.

 

SBI is an Indian multinational, public sector banking and financial services statutory body, headquartered in Mumbai.

 

The Bank of Madras merged with, the Bank of Calcutta and the Bank of Bombay to form Imperial Bank of India, which in turn became State Bank of India in 1955.

 

The Government Bank of India took the control of the Imperial Bank of India in 1955, with the Reserve Bank of India taking 60% stake, and renaming it to State Bank of India.

 

SBI Clerk Exam 

SBI Clerk is a post in the State Bank Of India, also known as Junior Associate. This exam is conducted on a national level annually and lakhs of candidates appear for this exam.

 

Highlights of Exam: SBI Clerk

Name of the exam SBI Clerk Exam
Organizing Body State Bank of India (SBI)
Post Clerk
Frequency of Exam Annually
Selection Process Preliminary & Mains Exam
Official Website www.sbi.co.in

The official notification of the SBI Clerk exam is generally released in the month of April :

Exam Event Tentative Month
SBI Clerk Notification April
SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam June
SBI Clerk Mains Exam August
SBI Clerk Result September

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

SBI CLERK

 

 

1. Nationality 

  1. The candidate must fulfill any one of the following :
  2. Candidates must be a citizen of India
  3. Candidates  must be a citizen of India
  4. Must be a subject of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan.
  5. Candidates should be Tibetan refugees who came to India before January 1, 1962, for settling permanently in India.
  6. Candidates should be a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Myanmar, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Vietnam, Zaire with the motive to settle permanently in India.

 

2. Age Limit 

The age limit of the candidate must be a minimum of 21 years and must not be more than 28 years.

 

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PwD ( General) 10 years
PwD (SC/ST) 15 years
PwD (OBC) 13 years
Candidate domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir 5 years
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen 3 years  (8 years for Disabled ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST)
Widow/Divorced women separated from husband and not remarried GEN-7 years

OBC- 10 years

SC/ST- 12 years

 

Exam Pattern for SBI Clerk 

The SBI Clerk exam is conducted in two phases mentioned below :

  1. Phase 1 Preliminary Examination
  2. Phase 2 Mains Examination

 

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern: Phase 1

Section Mark Duration Language Negative Mark
English Language 30 20 minutes Hindi & English Yes
Numerical Ability 35 20 minutes Hindi & English Yes
Reasoning 35 20 minutes Hindi & English Yes
Total 100 60 minutes
Note: This is an Online Exam

 

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern: Phase 2

Section Mark Duration Language Negative Mark
General English 40 35 minutes English Yes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 45 minutes Hindi & English Yes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 45 minutes Hindi & English Yes
General /Financial Awareness 50 35 minutes Hindi & English Yes
Total 190 2 hours 40 minutes
Note: This is an Online Exam. Qualifying marks are decided by the bank.

 

SBI PROBATIONARY OFFICER

 

The State Bank of India PO Exam is conducted every year for the post of probationary officer.

 

Highlights of Exam: SBI PO

Exam Name SBI PO
Organizing Body State Bank Of India (SBI)
Post Probationary Officer
Exam Level National
Exam Mode Online
Frequency of Exam Once a year
Language Hindi & English
Official Website www.sbi.co.in

The official notification of the SBI PO exam is generally released in the month of June:

Exam Event Tentative Month
SBI PO  Notification June
SBI PO Preliminary Exam August
SBI PO Mains Exam September
SBI PO Interview Yet to be announced
SBI PO Result Yet to be announced

 

sbi po

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

1. Nationality 

The Candidate must be a citizen of India.

 

2. Educational Qualification

Candidate must be graduate or its equivalent in any discipline from a recognized University

 

3. Age Limit 

The age limit of the candidate must be a minimum of 21 years and must not be more than 30 years.

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PwD ( General) 10 years
PwD (SC/ST) 15 years
PwD (OBC) 13 years
Candidate domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir 5 years
Ex-Servicemen 5 years

 

Exam Pattern: SBI PO

The SBI PO exam is conducted in three phases mentioned below :

  1. Phase 1 Preliminary Examination
  2. Phase 2 Mains Examination
  3. Phase 3: Group Discussion-Personal Interview (GD-PI)

 

SBI PO Preliminary Exam Pattern: Phase 1

Subject Mark Duration Exam Type Negative Mark
English Language 30 20 minutes Objective Yes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 minutes Objective Yes
Reasoning Ability 35 20 minutes Objective Yes
Total 100 60 minutes Objective Yes
Note: This is an online exam

Phase 2 Mains Examination: It consists of two tests. Objective and Descriptive.

 

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern: Phase 2: Objective Test

Subject Mark Duration Exam Type Negative Mark
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 60 60 minutes Objective Yes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 60 45 minutes Objective Yes
General/Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 35 minutes Objective Yes
English Language 40 40 minutes Objective Yes
Total 200 180 minutes

SBI PO Mains Exam Pattern: Phase 2: Descriptive Test

Subject Mark Duration Exam Type
Letter Writing 50 marks 30 minutes Descriptive
Essay

 

Phase 3 Group Discussion & Personal Interview 

 

The candidate who qualifies for the preliminary exam and mains exam is called for GD-PI.

 

Test Maximum Mark
Group Discussion 20 marks
Personal Interview 30 marks

 

After the candidate has gone through the interview process, the merit list is prepared by the State Bank of India.

SBI SPECIALIST OFFICER

SBI SO exam is the exam conducted on a national level annually by the State Bank Of India (SBI). Lakhs of candidates appear for this exam for making their career as specialists officer in different departments.

 

Highlight of Exam: SBI SO

Exam Name SBI SO
Organizing Body State Bank Of India (SBI)
Post Specialist Cadre Officers (SCO)/Specialist Officers (SO)
Exam Level National
Exam Mode Online
Frequency of Exam Once a year
Selection Process Online Exam & Interview
Language Hindi & English
Official Website www.sbi.co.in

 

The official notification of the SBI SO exam is generally released in the month of June:

Exam Event Tentative Month
SBI SO  Notification June
SBI SO Online Exam March
SBI SO Interview Not yet announced
SBI SO Result Not yet announced

 

SBI SPECIALIST OFFICER

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

1. Nationality 

The Candidate must be a citizen of India.

 

2. Age

SBI Post Age Limit
Deputy Manager (Law) 35 years
Senior Specialist Executive (Data Analyst) 37 years
Senior Executive (Statistics) 35 years
Defense Banking Advisor (Navy & Air Force) 62 years
Chief Defense Banking Advisor 60 years
HR Specialist (Recruitment) 35 years
Manager (Data Scientist) 26- 35 years
Deputy Manager (Data Scientist) 24-32 years
Deputy Manager (System Officer) 24-32 years
Chief Financial Officer 57 years
Data Protection Officer 55 years

 

3. Educational Qualification

Different posts require a different set of qualifications as mentioned below :

1.Educational Qualification of Deputy Manager (Law)

Post Qualification Experience
Deputy Manager (Law) Degree in Law (3 or 5 years) from a recognized University Law Officer in the legal department of Scheduled Commercial Bank OR
4 years combined experience as a practicing advocate and law officer in the legal department of a Scheduled commercial bank
Enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council and have 4 years of experience as a practicing advocate.

2. Educational Qualification of Senior Special Executive (Data Analyst) and Senior Executive (Statistics)

Post Qualification Experience
Senior Special Executive (Data Analyst) Full-time Postgraduate in Statistics/Math’s/Economics with a minimum of 60% marks from a recognized Institute/University

Additional qualification of MBA/PGDBM/B-Tech will be advantageous

Min 6 years of experience in BANK/PSU/Corporate in the field of data handling/ data analysis/data interpretation using advanced statistical & analytical tools viz SPSS, SAS, STATA
Programming language viz R/Python
Experience in data analysis will be preferred
Senior Executive (Statistics)

 

 

 

Full-time Postgraduate in Statistics/Math’s/Economics with a minimum of 60% marks from a recognized Institute/University

Additional qualification of MBA/PGDBM/B-Tech will be advantageous

Min 4 years of experience in BANK/PSU/Corporate in the field of data handling/ data analysis/data interpretation using advanced statistical & analytical tools viz SPSS, SAS, STATA
Programming language viz R/Python
Experience in data analysis will be preferred

3.Educational Qualification of Defence Banking Advisor (Navy & Air Force) & Circle Defence Banking Advisor :

Post Qualification
Defence Banking Advisor (Navy & Air Force) Retired in the rank of Air Vice-Marshal or above ( For Air Force)

 

Retired in the rank of Rear Admiral or above ( For Navy Force)

 

Circle Defence Banking Advisor Retired in the rank of Major General or Brigadier.

 

4.Educational Qualification of HR Specialist (Recruitment), Manager (Data Scientist), Deputy Manager (Data Scientist), Deputy Manager (System Officer)

Post Qualification Experience
HR Specialist (Recruitment) MBA/PGDM or its equivalent with specialization in HR Minimum 7 years of full-time post-qualification experience
Manager (Data Scientist) B.Tech/M.Tech in Computer Science/IT/Data Science/Machine Learning & AI/ with a minimum of 60% marks Minimum 5 years of full-time post-qualification experience in a related field
Preference is given to the candidate having MBA/PGDM with specialization in Finance and any other certification in ML & AI/ Natural Language Processing, Web Crawling, and Neutral Networks. Preference is given to candidates having experience in Financial Sector/Bank/ NBFC/Insurance/Investment firms.
Deputy Manager (Data Scientist) B.Tech/M.Tech in Computer Science/IT/Data Science/Machine Learning & AI/ with a minimum of 60% marks Minimum 3 years of full-time post-qualification experience in a related field
Preference is given to the candidate having MBA/PGDM with specialization in Finance and any other certification in ML & AI/ Natural Language Processing, Web Crawling, and Neutral Networks. Preference is given to candidates having experience in Financial Sector/Bank/ NBFC/Insurance/Investment firms.
Deputy Manager (System Officer) B.Tech/M.Tech in Computer Science/IT/Data Science/Machine Learning & AI/ with a minimum of 60% marks Minimum 3 years of full-time post-qualification experience in a related field
Preference is given to candidates having experience in Financial Sector/Bank/ NBFC/Insurance/Investment firm

5. Educational Qualification of Chief Financial Officer & Data Protection Officer

Post Qualification Experience
Chief Financial Officer Chartered Accountant
Preference is given to candidates having FRM Certification and /or CFA Minimum 15 years full-time post qualification experience
Data Protection Officer Graduate or it’s equivalent
Preference is given to candidates having following Certified EU GDPR Foundation, CIPP( Certified Information Privacy Professional), CIPT ( Certified Information Privacy Technologist), CIPM (Certified Information Privacy Manager) Minimum 15 years full-time post qualification experience

 

Exam Pattern: SBI SO

 

There are different exam patterns for different posts.

 

Selection Process of Deputy Manager (Law):  Online exam followed by Interview. Candidates who qualify for this exam are called for Interviews.

Selection Process of Deputy Manager (Law)

Subject Mark Duration Exam Mode Language
Reasoning 70 90 minutes Online Hindi & English
English Language 50 Online English
Professional Knowledge 100 45 minutes Online Hindi & English

 

Selection Process of Senior Special Executive (Data Analyst) and Senior Executive (Statistics) :

  • Selection for this post is done by shortlisting their application followed by an interview.
  • Eligible candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their academic records and experience.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for Interviews.
  • Candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in the Interview.

 

Selection Process of Defence Banking Advisor (Navy & Air Force), Circle Defence Banking Advisor, HR Specialist (Recruitment), Manager (Data Scientist), Deputy Manager (Data Scientist), Deputy Manager (System Officer):

  • Selection for this post is done by shortlisting their application followed by an interview.
  • Eligible candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their academic records and experience.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for Interviews.
  • Candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in the Interview.

 

Selection Process of Chief Financial Officer & Data Protection Officer :

  • Selection for this post is done by shortlisting their application followed by an interview.

 

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