SBI PO 2017 APPLICATION & REGISTRATION
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SBI PO (State Bank of India Probationary Officer) entrance examination is conducted for recruiting worthy candidates to fill the coveted posts of Probationary Officer. Several aspiring candidates apply for this examination every year in hopes to become a part of the one of the biggest banks in India.
SBI PO will be conducted in online mode. SBI PO application processwill commence from Feb 7, 2017. The last date to register is March 06, 2017. Only those candidates who will be able to qualify the Prelims will be considered eligible for the next round.
SBI PO 2017 application process is similar to that of other competitive exams and will be conducted online. Candidates wishing to build a career in the banking sector must register for this exam. Before applying, it is important for the candidates to check the SBI PO Eligibility Criteria, in order to ensure that they meet all specified requirements.
The application process for SBI POexam will begin on Feb 7, 2017. The detailed schedule for the application process of SBI PO 2017 can be found below.
|Start of online registration||Feb 7, 2017|
|End of online registration||March 06, 2017|
|Form filling and application fee payment||Feb 07 to March 06, 2017|
|Download of Call letters for Preliminary Exam||April 15, 2017|
|Dates of Preliminary Online Examination||April 29 & 30, 2017 and May 06 & 07, 2017|
|Result declaration of Prelims Exam||May 17, 2017|
|Download of Call letters for Main Exam||May 22, 2017|
|Date of Main Exam||June 04, 2017|
Out of the total 2260 seats available for recruitment, some are reserved by SBI for the candidates belonging to reserved categories. Candidates who are found eligible will be able to make use of this provision. Hence, proper knowledge regarding the available vacancies is essential.
The details regarding the SBI PO 2017 vacancies are provided below:
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||377|
|Backlog vacancies for SC||47 (included in the figure given above)|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||350|
|Backlog vacancies for ST||200 (included in the figure given above)|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)||606|
|Backlog vacancies for OBC||66 (included in the figure given above)|
|Persons with Disabilities (PWD)||OH - 25|
|VI – 25|
|HI – 40|
NOTE: The reservation for OH, VI, HI candidates is available on a horizontal basis. (OH – Orthopedically Handicapped, VI – Visually Impaired, HI – Hearing Impaired). Reservation for OBC category is available for “Non-Creamy Layer” candidates only. Creamy Layer applicants are advised to indicate their category as “General”.
An applicant must meet various criteria in order to be eligible for appearing in SBI PO Exam. These specifications include educational background and age of the candidate. It is strongly advised to check the details of SBI PO 2017 Eligibility before applying, as the application may be rejected if the candidate is found unable to meet the standards.
The candidate must be above 21 years of age and below 30 years, as on 01.04.2017, to satisfy the SBI PO Eligibility Criteria.
For candidates suffering from physical disabilities, the SBI authorities provide the assistance of a scribe. Some additional time is also offered, keeping in mind the disadvantage that such candidates face compared to other test takers.
The facility of scribe will be provided to a candidate who has a physical disability of 40% or more, if it is desired by the person. This assistance is available to only those candidates with disability who have physical limitation to write including that of speed.
In all instances where a scribe is used, the following will be applicable:
The amount of fees to be paid for the application process of SBI PO 2017 varies according to the category the candidate belongs to. The details are given below:
The following table represents the SBI PO application fee-
|Category||SBI PO Application Fee|
|General and OBC||INR 600|
|SC, ST and PwD||INR 100|
Candidates should note that, application fee once paid, will not be refunded in any case.
The entire SBI PO 2017 Application Form will be conducted online at the official website. Candidates will be required to make the fee payment using one of the available online methods. The fee can be paid by using a credit card, a debit card or through the service of net banking.
If the candidate wishes to pay by credit or debit card, he must provide his name, his card number, expiry date on the card and CVV. For using net banking facility, the candidate must provide his username and password to log into the bank portal and make the fee payment.
In case the candidate faces any issue while filling the form or making the fee payment, he can get in touch with the official authorities. The contact number is - 022-22820427 and calls should be made between 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM on working days.
Alternatively, the candidate can choose to write a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with regards to the query. The subject line must be ‘Recruitment of Probationary Officers in State Bank of India-2017’ in order for the mail to be noticed.
Before the candidate can start the process of form filling, he will need to possess the following:
It must be noted that the application process for SBI PO 2017 will be conducted online. After registration, the candidate will be able to begin the process of filling the forms. Candidates will not be able to apply in any other way. The step by step process is explained below:
The candidate will be required to upload a scanned copy of his photograph and signature as part of the SBI PO 2017 application form. It must be noted that the online application will not be registered if these documents uploaded do not meet the specifications mentioned by SBI.
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The face in the photograph and the letters in the signature must be clear and easy to decipher. The photograph must be a recent one and the size of the digital image must be between 20 kb to 50 kb. For the signature image, this limit is between 10 kb to 20 kb. The preferred dimension of the photograph is 200 x 230 pixels and that of the signature is 140 x 60 pixels.
Particulars to fill
The candidate will have to provide the following details while filling the application form:
|Gender||Mention the appropriate option|
|Date of birth of the candidate||In dd-mm-yyyy format|
|Husband’s or father’s name||First name, Middle name, Last name|
|Mother’s name||First name, Middle name, Last name|
|Category of the candidate||Choose the appropriate option|
|Religion||Mention the relevant choice|
|Community||Select the appropriate option|
|Nationality||Mention the correct answer|
|Details regarding Ex-Servicemen, Divorced women, Domicile of Jammu and Kashmir||If applicable, then answer the specified questions|
|Loan details, if any||If applicable, then answer the specified questions|
|Number of attempts of SBI PO||Fill in the relevant number|
|Physical Disability details, if any||Provide the details, if applicable|
|Aadhar Card details||Mention your Aadhar number|
|Correspondence Address of the candidate||State your full address|
|Marital Status||Unmarried, Married or Divorced|
|Test city and code||Name of test city and corresponding code|
|State / UT name and code||Name of state or UT and corresponding code|
|Contact number and email id||Phone number and valid email id|
|Educational Qualifications||Degree, Institute, Marks obtained, Year of passing|
|Details of language fluency||Reading, Writing, Speaking ability|
Following are some common queries regarding the SBI POexam that candidate face often:
Ans. The application process is entirely online.
Ans. No, the fee can only be paid using the online methods of payment, such as Credit card, Debit card and Net Banking.
Ans. In such a case, use the DPI settings of the scanner to adjust the resolution of the images. Additionally, if there is some extra space around the scanned image that is unnecessary, it can be cropped to reduce the size.
Ans. Register again with a different email address and start the application process once more.
Ans. The fee will not be refunded or reserved for another exam under any circumstances.
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