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SBI PO 2014 -- A FEW IMPORTANT POINTS

SBI PO 2014 Recruitment: --A FEW IMPORTANT POINTS.

The much awaited SBI PO 2014 vacancies have been announced (Click here to see the notification) and it has come a boon to lacs of candidates, who could not get an allocation in just concluded IBPS PO III or IBPS Clerk III. Although, number of vacancies in this recruitment project are very few as compared to IBPS PO (just 1837), but, SBI PO commands respect more than any other job in banking sector and hence, one should give his/her best try to grab this opportunity.

 Many of our readers have asked queries regarding this vacancy. Here, we will try to clarify these.

Q. What is the significance of the SBI Probationary Officer (PO) examination?

Ans.  The SBI PO examination is the most prestigious examination as far as bank examinations are concerned. A job in SBI puts a person in a league of his own.


SBI is the biggest bank in India and is among the top 100 banks in the world, it has a rich legacy and culture. It has the largest branch network and customer base in India.

Q. What is the frequency of the SBI PO examination  ?

Ans.  SBI examinations are usually held every 12-18 months, the following table gives a snapshot of the examinations held in the previous years.

Year
Month of Exam
No. of Posts (approx.)
No. of Applicants
Applicants/post
2010
April
4500 (2500 Rural business)
3.66 Lac
81
2011
August
1000
5.1 Lac
510
2013
April
1500
17.0 Lac
1142
2014
June
1800




If you look carefully at the table above the no. of applicants per post has increased tremendously, read our previous article. http://www.bankersadda.com/2013/03/an-insight-into-why-sbi-po-job-is.html.

Q. What is different about the SBI PO examination from IBPS PO examination

Ans. Refer Table below
  

A. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

S.no
Description
SBI PO 2014
IBPS PO 2013
1
Educational Qualification
Graduate
Graduate
2
Final Year Students Eligible
Yes, if result is produced on or before 10.08.2014
No
3
No. of Attempts
4 - General, 7 OBC, and SC/ST unlimited, PWD-7, PWDSC/ST- unlimited
No. Such restrictions


B. EXAMINATION STRUCTURE

S.no
Description
SBI PO 2014
IBPS PO 2013
1
No. of Sections
4 Sections of 50 marks each
5 sections of 40 marks each
2
Maths Section
More focus on Data Interpretation
More focus on Numerical ability
3
Marketing Section
Included in Syllabus
Excluded from Syllabus
4
GA Section
Combined Section with Computer and Marketing
Separate Section
5
Computer Section
Combined Section with GA and Marketing
Separate Section
6
Descriptive Section
Included
Excluded
7.
Time allowed
2 hours
2 hours
8.
Sectional Cut off
Yes
Yes
9.
Phase- II
Group Discussion and Interview
Interview only


Q. What is the difference in  Basic Pay between SBI PO and other PO posts ?

Ans  The  starting basic pay  of a SBI PO is Rs 16,900 while the basic pay of other POs is Rs 14500/- with Rs 600 increment initially. So an SBI PO is already 4 increments higher than other POs. Please note that this is only Basic Pay and does not include any other allowance

Q. I am a final year graduate can I apply ?

Ans. Yes , you can apply , provided you can provide proof of your having passed the examination by 10.08.2014

Q. I have been giving SBI from the past many years can I apply ?


Ans.   Your attempts will be counted from the SBI 2010 examination held on 18.04.2010, if you have not exceeded the attempts restriction from this date then you can apply. In other words it means that attempts given in earlier years shall not be counted. However if you have given any of the SBI PO April 2010, SBI PO August 2011, SBI PO April 2013 , these attempts will be counted, subject to applicable category attempts restrictions.

source:  thanks to 

 http://www.bankersadda.com/2014/04/sbi-po-2014-recruitment-all-doubts.html#ixzz2xyuxm4SQ
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