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SBI Circle Based Officer (CBO) Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SBI has released the official notification for the recruitment of Circle Based Officer (CBO) posts. There is a huge vacancy of 5753 posts. Candidates will have more possibility of getting this job by clearing the Online Examination, Screening and Interview. Aspirants can easily get all the details regarding the exam pattern and syllabus in this post.

SBI Circle-Based Officer (CBO) Selection Process

The selection process for the recruitment of Circle Based Officer (CBO) involves three stages,

  1. Online Examination
  2. Screening
  3. Interview

A. Online Examination Details

  • This examination will be conducted online
  • This examination consists of an objective type of questions for 120 marks and a descriptive test for 50 marks. 
  • The duration of the examination is 2 hours 30 minutes.

(i) Objective Test: 

The exam pattern for the objective test is as follows,

S.No.Name of the TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303030 min
2Banking Knowledge404040 min
3General Awareness / Economy303030 min
4Computer Aptitude202020 min
Total1201202 hour

There is no negative mark for the wrong answer and no sectional qualifying marks. 

(ii) Descriptive Test:

The exam pattern for the descriptive test is as follows,

S.No.Name of the TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English – Letter Writing & Essay25030 min

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The minimum qualifying mark on aggregate will be decided by the bank.

B. Screening Details

  • Candidates who qualified in the online examination will be called for screening.
  • The job profile submitted by the candidates will be matched with the job profile of the Scale-I Generalist Officer of the SBI for screening the candidates.
  • Merit list will be prepared Circle wise and Category wise based on the aggregate marks scored in the online tests for candidates who passed through the screening committee.

C. Interview Details

  • Candidates called for interview will be 3 times for the circle-wise and category-wise vacancies.
  • The interview will consist of 50 marks. 
  • The minimum qualifying mark as decided by the bank has to be scored by the candidate for final selection.

Final Selection

  • The candidates will have to qualify both in the online test and interview separately.
  • Marks obtained by the candidates in the online test (out of 170) are converted to out of 75 marks and interview marks (out of 50) are converted to out of 25 marks. 
  • The final merit list (circle-wise and category-wise) is drawn after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of the Online Test and Interview. 
  • Candidates will be selected from the top rankers in the merit list prepared Circle wise and Category.

Examination Centres in Tamilnadu

The examination centres in Tamilnadu are,

  • Chennai
  • Madurai
  • Tirunelveli

Important Links

SBI Official Notification Click Here
SBI Circle based officer Post Apply detailsClick Here

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