The call letters for the State Bank of India (SBI) probationary officer (PO) examination 2016 can be downloaded from the official website from June 22, according to the latest notification issued by the bank. In the recruitment notification issued earlier, the bank had given June 14 as the date from which the call letters for the online preliminary examination can be downloaded.
Steps to download the call letters:
1) Go to the official website of SBI
2) Click on the career
3) Click on the link for ‘SBI PO 2016 call letter’
4) Log in with the required details (registration number and password/date of birth)
5 Call letter will be displayed on the screen
6) Take a print-out of the same.
SBI will not send any hard copies of the call letters. All candidates are required to print a copy of the admit card and carry it to their examination hall along with an ID proof. Without the call letter, the candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.
The preliminary examination will have objective type questions of 100 marks. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 sections. The English language section will have 30 questions and will carry 30 marks while the quantitative ability and aptitude section will have 35 questions and 35 marks each.
Candidates need to qualify in each of the three sections by securing passing 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.
The application process for 2,200 SBI probationary officer jobs had begun on May 4 and continued till May 24.
Of the total 2,200 vacancies, 1,028 posts are for general candidates, 590 jobs are reserved for Other Backward Class (OBC) candidates, 351 seats are for Scheduled Castes (SC) and 231 seats are for the Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates.
The examination will be held in two phases: 1) preliminary and 2) main. The shortlisted candidates in the main examination will be called for a group discussion and interview. The preliminary exam will be conducted on July 2, 3, 9 and 10 and result will be declared on July 18.
Last date for printing your application: July 9, 2016.
Candidates should regularly visit the authorised SBI website for details and updates.