SBI PO Recruitment 2016: 2200 posts announced

SBI PO Recruitment 2016
SBI PO Recruitment 2016

The State Bank of India (SBI) has released an official notification inviting candidates for the post of Probationary Officers (POs). A total of 2200 vacancies have been announced as per the revised SBI PO exam pattern.

Interested candidates may note the highlights of the SBI PO recruitment process 2016:

  1. Datewise flow of activities is –
S. No. Flow of activities Date / Timelines
1 Online Registration 4th May 2016 to 24th May 2016
2 Call letter downloading for preliminary examination 14th June 2016 onwards
3 Online Examination – Preliminary 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th July 2016
4 Result of preliminary examination 18th July
5 Call letter downloading for main examination 21st July 2016 onwards
6 Online examination – Main 31st July 2016
7 Result of main examination 16th August 2016
8 Call letter downloading for Interview 22nd August 2016
9 Conduct of GD & Interview 1st September 2016
10 Declaration of Final result 30th September 2016


  1. Eligibility Criteria for SBI PO 2016 includes:

(i) Educational:Graduate from any recognized university as on 31st August 2016. Final year candidates can also apply provided they are able to submit a proof of completion of their graduation during the interview process.

(ii) Age: Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 1st April 2016.

(iii) No. of attempts: A general category candidate can have a maximum of 4 attempts, whereas a General(PWD) or OBC or OBC(PWD) can go for 7 attempts. There is no restriction for the number of attempts for SC/ST candidates.

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We wish you the very best for your aspired SBI PO job!




  1. “Appearing in Preliminary Examination will not be counted as a chance.” what does this statement means in the notification..then how will the chances counted? Mam, can you throw some light on this…TIA.!

    • Hi Anmol,
      Apologies for the delay in response.
      The inference that drawn from the statement implies that the candidate who has appeared in prelims exam 2015 but not in mains, then this will not be counted as a chance and the candidate will be eligible for 2016.

      Note: the two phase written exam ( Prelims + Mains) introduced since 2015.

      For example, a candidate already appeared X times before Prelims 2015 and then he/she appeared in Prelims 2015 but not in Mains 2015, then the number of chance will be counted as X ( not X + 1).

  2. What may be the expected cut-off marks for upcoming SBI PO 2016 exam for general category??
    Maximum how many questions has to be answered each section to get cleared in prelims??

    • Although, the expected depends on the level of difficulty of the question paper, but if I assume the difficulty level to be the same as that of last year, I believe the cut off should be close to 45-50 marks.

      besides that, I believe you are trying to ask a minimum number of questions in each section (although you wrote maximum- it can be all 100 :P), I believe you should be attempting at least 12-14 questions in each section so as to ensure you get through the sectional cut off. Rest you have to make up through your strong section(s) to stretch your scores to 48 or 50.

      Wish you all the best!!

  3. Plz tell me about the eligibility required for IBPS PO & CLERK with the required percentage in graduation for IBPS PO & CLERK ???