SBI PO Recruitment 2016 – All Your Doubts Answered Here [Must Read]

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To help you better understand the conditions for SBI 2016 PO recruitment, we have compiled a list of frequently asked doubts that normally comes to your mind.


They have been answered in very simple words so that everyone can get to know the conditions clearly.


All your doubts are mostly related to few topics only.So it is categorized under the following sections, for you to navigate easily.

Click on your desired links above to proceed to that part directly.


Eligibility & Qualifications

Q: I am completing 20 years in May.Shall I apply?

A: No.The age limit for applicants is 21 – 30 yrs as on April 1, 2016.


Those who have not attained 21 years on 01.04.2016 are not eligible for this SBI PO recruitment.


In simpler words your date of birth should be within Apr 2, 1986 & Apr 1, 1995


Q: I have scored only 50% in degree.Can I register?

A: There is no mimimum percentage required.If you have passed in degree, it is enough for you to submit application.


So you are eligible to apply even with 50% marks


Q: Are final semester/year students allowed?

A: Yes.Students who are currently in their final year/ sem are also eligible to apply.


But they should be able to provide proper proof of having passed the degree exam on or before August 31, 2016 at the time of Interview.


Q: Can all employees get Rs.12.93 lakh annual salary?

A: No.The total compensation as advertised by SBI would be between 7.55 lakhs to 12.93 lakhs /year, which includes allowances such as house rental/ accomodation, C.C.A, medical  & othe benefits.


Some of these allowances wont be paid in cash along with your salary.For example, SBI offers Rs.8000 – 20,000 as house rent allowance that differs for each city.


This amount shall be paid directly to landlord`s account & no cash would be given to the employee.


After deducting all these perks, the SBI PO salary (take home) would be approximately Rs.35,000-39,000 /month


Q: I completed my degree through distance education.Am I eligible?

A: Yes.Candidates who have completed graduation through correspondence/ part –time/ open university /distance education may also apply BUT the college/ university should be govt recognized.


Q: Explain about the SBI`s limit on chances

A: State Bank has fixed the number of chances for a candidate to apply for its PO recruitments.According to it,

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For example, if a general category candidate had appeared for 4 previous PO recruitments (from 18.04.2010) conducted by State Bank of India, then he/she cannot apply now.


If you appeared for preliminary exam only & did not qualify for mains, it WILL NOT be counted as a chance.


Q: I had taken loan from another bank & did not pay a single rupee.Am I eligible to apply?

A: As per the latest rule mentioned in SBI notification, candidates with record of default in repayment of loans & credit card dues are not eligible for this PO recruitment.


So if you have not regularly repaying the loan EMI, you are NOT eligible to apply.See no jobs in SBI for loan defaulters, where we had explained about this condition in detail.


Payment/ Registration Related

Q: Can I visit the bank to pay fees?

A: Not required.There is no facility to pay the fees at SBI branches.All applicants should compulsorily remit the fees only through online payment.


Q: Should I have to wait 2 days to pay fees?

A: No.You can make online payments via Debit/ Credit card/ Net banking immediately on submitting your application.


Remember to take a print of the e-receipt on successful completion of transaction.


Q: Will I receive registration no. & password by Email/ SMS?

A: After entering your personal details, an email/ sms containing your registration number & password will be sent.

Candidates are advised to save or write it in a place that you wont forget.These details are required to download your call letter & view results.

If you lose the reg number, there is no facility to recover it.


Q:I submitted the application with a mistake.Can I modify it or register again?

A: It is not possible to edit any details after submission.


But you are allowed to submit a new application with correct information.The old application will not be considered in this case.The registration fee must be paid again, though.


SBI PO Exam Related

Q: Is this an online exam?

A: Yes.SBI PO recruitment exam 2016 is a computer based written examination similar to IBPS bank exams.


It will conducted in two stages:

  • Preliminary exam for 100 marks (duration: 1 hour) in July 2016
  • Main exam for 200 marks (descriptive test included)

Your marks in preliminary exam is only for qualifying purpose & will not be taken for final selection.


Q: What were SBI PO cutoffs last year?

A: Knowing about the SBI PO cutoffs is important to prepare for the exams.So we had already published the scores for candidates to benefit.


Checkout our detailed coverage of SBI PO prelims cutoffs & SBI PO mains cutoffs & final scores.


Q: Suggest some books & online mock tests for SBI PO exams

A: We know many would not know how to prepare for the SBI PO prelims exam.But if you have all the necessary materials, its more than enough to study & practice.


The latest edition SBI PO exam books with previous year solved papers are not yet released.We shall inform on this website once the new books are launched in a week.

In the mean time, you may buy the online mock tests for revisions.

SBI PO Prelims Mock Tests (20 sets) for Rs.749 - Buy online from Oliveboard


Q: When will i receive call letters for the exam?

A: SBI PO exam call letters/ admit cards can be downloaded from the bank`s website from June 14, 2016.Do not expect to receive the hall tickets by post.


Apply Before Last Date:

The online registration links close on May 24 & for more details on eligibility & selection read our detailed article on SBI PO recruitment 2016 notification


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