SBI Probationary Officer (PO) Recruitment 2016

State Bank of India (SBI) invites application from eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officer (PO) (Junior Management Grade Scale-I). There are total 2260 vacancies, out of which 60 posts are reserved for Persons with Disability (PWD) and 168 are for backlog vacancies. Last date for submission of online application is May 24, 2016.

SBI PO 2016


In 2016 SBI PO recruitment, there are total 2260 posts, out of which 351 are reserved for SC, 231 reserved for ST and 590 reserved for OBC category. Also, 60 posts are reserved for PWD. Thus, posts available for General or open category is 1028.
Reserved for SC: 351
Reserved for ST: 231
Reserved for OBC: 590
Reserved for PWD: 60 (OH – 20, VI – 20, HI -20)
General or open category: 1028

Job Profile and Emoluments:

Bank PO is a lucrative job in banking sector. SBI PO is Junior Management Grade Scale-I job with basic pay of Rs. 27,620. The pay scale is 23700 – 980 / 7 – 30560 – 1145 / 2 – 32850 – 1310 / 7 – 42020. The total compensation will be Rs. 7.55 lacs to Rs. 12.93 lacs per year, depending on posting location and other factors. After joining, a PO undergoes a probation period of two years. After completion of the probation period, most candidates are absorbed in Officer Middle Management Grade II.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Educational Qualification: Graduate in any discipline from an recognized university or equivalent institute recognized by Central Govt.
  • Age limit: Candidate must be 21 to 30 years old. That means candidate must have been born between April 2, 1986 and April 1, 1995.
  • Age relaxation: SC/ST: 5 years; OBC: 3 years; PWD (SC/ST): 15 years; PWD (OBC): 13 years; PWD (General): 10 years; Ex-servicemen: 5 years; Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir: 5 years

How to apply?

Candidates are required to apply online between May 4, 2016 and May 24, 2016. Before applying online, read the instructions available at the website or the original notification. Keep scanned image of your photograph and signature ready. Then start the registration process by visiting the official website ( or Follow the steps, enter your details and pay the application fees. Don’t forget to keep copies of your application form.

Application fee:

  • General and OBC: Rs. 600
  • SC/ST/PWD: Rs. 100

Application fees is to be paid online during the application process by using Debit Card/ Credit Card/Internet Banking.

Recruitment process:

The SBI PO recruitment process involves preliminary examination, main examination, group discussion and interview. Candidates who qualifies in preliminary examination will be required to appear for main examination. Candidates shortlisted in the main examination will be called for a Group Discussion and Interview. After that final selection will be made from those candidates.

Important dates:

  • Start of online application: May 4, 2016
  • End of online application: May 24, 2016
  • Issue of admit cards (call letters) for Preliminary exam: June 14, 2016 onwards
  • Date of Preliminary (online) exam: July 2, July 3, July 9 and July 10, 2016
  • Issue of admit cards (call letters) for Main exam: July 21, 2016 onwards
  • Date of Main (online) exam: July 31, 2016
  • Issue of admit cards (call letters) for group discussion and interview: August 22, 2016 onwards
  • Group discussion and Interview: September 1, 2016
  • Final result declaration: September 30, 2016

For further information and queries, visit the official SBI website or download the original advertisement from this link.

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