State Bank of India, one of the largest banks, has invited applications for recruitment to 1,897 posts of Probationary Officers (POs) through a competitive examination, which is likely to be held on 14 June, 2014.
The application process for the exam ended on April 24, 2014. Out of all the candidates, 758 seats will be given to the general category candidates, 405 seats are reserved for OBC candidates, SC and ST category candidates will be allotted 235 and 439 seats respectively. Also, 29 seats are kept reserved for VH category candidates and 31 seats for OH category candidates.
Besides, the candidates need not worry about their attempts as those who belong to general category can attempt the examination four times, the candidates from OBC category can attempt it for seven times and the SC/ST category candidates are eligible to apply as many times as they want to as there is no limit for them.
The exam will consist of two phases mentioned below:
Phase I (Objective Test and Descriptive Exam):
The objective-type test will include multiple-choice questions containing 200 marks, divided into four sections, namely: English Language (grammar, vocabulary, comprehension etc.), General Awareness, Marketing & Computers, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning (high level). The exam will be over in two hours.
The descriptive test of one-hour duration will carry 50 marks to test the candidates’ English language.
Phase II: (Group Discussion and Interview):
The candidates who qualify in the objective test and descriptive exam will be called for the interview and group discussion.
The marks secured in first phase will be converted and calculated out of 75, whereas marks secured in second phase will be converted and calculated out of 25. Thereby, out of the total of 100 marks, a merit list will be published.