SBI PO 2016

SBI PO 2016 Recruitment Notification Out. New Pattern, Salary, Eligibility, Age, Application Fees, application chances.

SBI PO 2016 Recruitment Notification – 2200 Vacancies

Dear Mockbankers

State Bank of India Probationary Officer SBI PO 2016 recruitment notification is out now. This is the most awaited banking notification of this year and is out now with some changes in the pattern. Click below to apply now for SBI PO 2016 Recruitment exam.

State Bank of India Probationary Officers 2016 Vacancies

Category Vacancies
GEN (UR) 1028
OBC 590
SC 351
ST 231
Total 2200

SBI PO 2016 Eligibility criteria

All Indian nationals confirming to the following criteria’s will be eligible to apply.

sbi po 2016 educational criteria

You should hold a graduate degree in any discipline from a University recognized by Central Government or any equivalent qualification.  If you are in the Final Year/Semester of your Graduation, you may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, you will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.08.2016.

sbi po 2016 age limit

To be eligibile for sbi po 2016, you should not be below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2016 i.e your birthday must have been between 02.04.1986 and 01.04.1995 (both days inclusive).

SBI PO Salary

Presently the starting salary (basic pay) of SBI PO is Rs.27,620/- (with 4 advance increments) in the scale of Rs. 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020. The total compensation for a sbi po per year would be a minimum of Rs. 7.55 lacs and maximum of Rs. 12.93 lacs depending on place of posting and other factors. This includes D.A, H.R.A/ Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical and other allowances.

State Bank of India PO 2016 New Pattern

The State Bank of India (SBI) has published the sbi po 2016 recruitment notification with some changes in the exam pattern. As per official news, SBI has changed the pattern of SBI PO 2016 Mains Exam. According to the new pattern, there will be section wise timings in SBI PO Mains examination. i.e. there will be fixed time allotted to each section.

SBI PO 2016 Recruitment Prelims and Mains Pattern

The sbi po 2016 recruitment exam will be held in two phases prelims and mains. Candidates who will qualify in sbi po prelims will be shortlisted for sbi po mains examination, clearing which they will subsequently be called for a Group Discussion & Interview.

SBI PO 2016 Prelims Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

Section Questions Marks Time
English Language 30 30 Composite Time of 1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

You will have to qualify in each of the three sections by securing cutoff marks to be decided by the Bank. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.

SBI PO 2016 Mains Exam New Pattern

SBI PO Mains Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 25 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. You can answer descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

  • Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consist of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank. The SBI PO 2016 Mains New Pattern is given below:
    Name of the Section No. of Qs Max. Marks Duration
    Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
    Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
    General Awareness about Economy/ Banking 40 40 35 minutes
    English Language 35 40 40 minutes
    Total 155 200 3 hours
  • Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 25 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
    Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.
    There will be NEGATIVE MARKING (1/4th of the max marks) for both Objective and Descriptive Tests.

SBI PO 2016 Group Discussion & Interview

All candidates who score qualify in prelims and mains would be called for GD and Interview.

Sl. Name of the test Max. Marks
1. Group Discussion 20
2. Interview 30
Total 50

As per the official website of SBI (, the details regarding the eligibility are clearly stated.

SBI PO 2016 application fees.

SL. Category Total
1. SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2. General, OBC Rs.600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

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  1. sir i hv completed 21years on 16.02.16 but still i wont be able to appl this year. i think there was no such clause previously. i was waiting fr dis xam frm 1 year. now wht shuld i do?? plz hepl

  2. Ayush
    descriptive will not have negative marking.
    Only the objective part of both pre and mains exam will have negative marking which will be 1/4 of the marks allotted to that question

  3. hello sir i have completed my graduation on the year 2011. i have all my certificates with me but the problem is my certificate has the month and year of passing my exam( may 2011 only) and not the exact date. the exact date of passing my exam is not mentioned anywhere in my certificate. what to do?

  4. i have done bba . so sir i can fill the form . i am giving it 1 time . what is the
    course . please help .

  5. sir my DOB is 31-may-1995
    i have completed my graduation
    am i eligible…………….because the form says DOB
    between 02.04.1986 and 01.04.1995

  6. Sir I am applying for SBI PO. Filled up the form and submitted it but cannot make the payment. Whenever I am being directed to the payment form it is being shown that the site took too long to respond. What should I do?

  7. sir i have to pay my fee for BEd in installment so i had paid 20 thousand n i have to pay 25 thousand more for 1st sem exams .n for 2nd sem 40 thousand more.

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  10. You have not paid your college fees or your bank loan??
    actually your question is a bit unclear

  11. mujhe pata nahi chal paa raha hai ki mujhe sbi ke all india rank test main kitna number mila tha , kitna sahi thaa kitna galat thaa , kaise pata chalega ?

  12. its good that u are a po but from the above comment made by you just shows that u are a conceited person boasting about ur achievments…everyone has different goals…all i wanted to know from this site whether ssc cgl is better than sbi po in long term prospect…ultimately i am the only one who has to make the last decision…but before taking that final decision its good to hear some opinions regarding these two exams..but u didn’t have that etiquettes infact netiquettes about how to reply to a person’s question socially..talking rudely to any person on informative sites like this is really unpalatable….

  13. Clause from the notification “The number of chances will be counted from the examination held on 18.04.2010.Appearing in Preliminary Examination will not be counted as a chance. ”

    Admin does it means we can appear in the preliminary examination any number of times? only main attempt will be count?

  14. sir actually i m in first year now n it is my first semester.i have one year more to study for my degree.still i havnt pay my fee complete yet.thats y m in doubt .kya ma continue kru or full fee pay kru?



  17. Sir i have 59.23% in graduation and 71% in post graduation is there is any problem in filling the form or somewhat

  18. bhai padhai pe dhyan h aur career ki tension h isi liye ye query puchi…ek peon ko kahan se ye query dimag me aegi…wo to peon ki job me khush h like u:)

  19. Vibhuti it looks like that if anyone offers u a peon job u will happily accept that sitting on a chair outside a room with nothing to do….because u dont want a good career and better future…u are happy in that fucking peon job…best of luck peon:)

  20. Manjinder
    B. Ed will not be having any benefit in Bank.
    What you can do is continue both. Join the bank and go for Leave without pay for a month or two during your B Ed exams.

  21. sir i m in B.Ed 2 year regular course now.
    i m seleced in corporation bank in ibps 5 clerk .sir m confused to continue my B.Ed is there any chance of promotion in bank through BEd degree. or may bank allow me to continue my B.Ed degree after joining?

  22. If You r really a sincere and focused person the you should not ask such type of foolish questions You should hove the ability on your own that what is right for me and one more thing you are comparing jobs on the basis of POWER AND MONEY I M SORRY BUT Same On You ….You Don’t deserve even a peon job don’t you….

  23. YOu Are A big Fool …..padai pe dhyan nai de raha faltu ki baat karva lo….

  24. why anil..please elaborate…since i have decided to focus on ssc cgl 2016….i want to have power and money..but the attractive package of sbi po is diverting my focus…since both exams are totally different in nature…so please give better view regarding comparison between ssc cgl and sbi po so that i could make up my mind regarding what to go for.

  25. MB I want to ask something………i hv selected as clerk in syndicate bank (IBPS CLERK 5)…..they mail me this:-[The following documents in original and self attested photocopies in support of the candidate’s eligibility and identity are to be invariably submitted to Syndicate Bank,through Speed post latest by 21.05.2016]………..have i to send original documents too….i m in confusion…they told me for both original and photocopies…….

  26. Namrata
    It is most likely to be notified by the month end.
    The descriptive part will be having approx 3-4 questions

  27. Sir what is the expected date of sbi po exam? And how many questions will be there in the descriptive section?

  28. sir,can i have video lectures of maths subject of all chapters for the preparation of sbi clerk &po cuz m finding very difficulties in maths pls help me out.

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