SBI Circle Based Officers Recruitment Notification 2021

  SBI Circle Based Officers Recruitment 2021

SBI CBO Recruitment 2021: The most popular in India, the State Bank of India (SBI) has released an SBI CBO recruitment 2021 notification to recruit 1226 Circle Based Officers (CBO) in different offices of SBI across India. The selection will be based on the performance of a candidate in an Online Test and Interview. The
online registration process for SBI CBO 2021 has been started from 09th
December 2021 and is going to be active till 29th December 2021.
official advertisement of SBI Circle Based Officer (CRPD/ CBO/
2021-22/19) states all details related to vacancy, eligibility, fees,
selection process, salary & career path, etc are mentioned below in
this post.

SBI CBO Notification 2021

The official notification PDF for the SBI CBO (Circle Based Officer) 2021 exam has been released on 08th December 2021 at the official website of SBI by State Bank of India. The online registration process for SBI CBO recruitment 2021 has started on 9th December 2021.
All the candidates can download the SBI CBO Notification 2021 by
clicking on the link given below and check the details about SBI CBO
Recruitment 2021 from here.

Download Notification Click here
Click Here to apply online for SBI CBO 2021

SBI CBO Recruitment 2021- Overview

Bank of India has recently announced SBI CBO Recruitment 2021
notification PDF for 1226 Circle Based Officer posts to be recruited for
FY 2022. Have a look at the glimpse of the SBI CBO 2021 Exam from the
below table-

Conducting Body State Bank of India
Periodicity Annually
Post Name Circle Based Officer (CBO)
Vacancies 1226
Exam Level National
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online (CBT)
Application Process 09th December to 29th December 2021
Exam Rounds Online Test- Interview
Salary Rs. 36,000/-
Official Website

SBI CBO 2021 Exam Date

The selection of an SBI Circle Based Officer will be based on a Computer based online exam and interview.
As mentioned in SBI CBO Notification 2021, the online test will be
conducted in January 2022 for which the call letter will be made
available from 12th January 2022 onwards. The important dates for SBI
CBO 2021 exam are as follows:

Activity Date
SBI Circle Based Officer Notification 08th December 2021
SBI CBO Apply Online Starts 09th December 2021
Online Registration Ends on 29th December 2021
Online Fee Payment 09th to 26th December 2021
Last Date for Editing the Application 29th December 2021
Last Date of Printing Online Application 13th January 2022
SBI CBO Call Letter 12th January 2022
SBI CBO 2021 Exam Date January 2022
SBI CBO 2021 Interview To Be Notified
SBI Circle Based Officer Result To Be Notified

SBI CBO Vacancy 2021

State Bank of India has announced 1226 Circle Based Officer vacancies
through the SBI CBO Notification 2021, out of which 1100 are regular
vacancies and the remaining 126 are backlog vacancies. Check the
complete vacancy distribution for SBI CBO 2021 from the below table-

SBI CBO Regular Vacancy
Circle State SC ST OBC EWS GEN Total
Ahmedabad Gujarat 37 24 87 30 122 300
Bengaluru Karnataka 37 19 69 25 100 250
Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 24 11 40 15 60 150
Chhattisgarh 08 04 04 05 29 50
Chennai Tamil  Nadu 33 44 48 25 100 250
Jaipur Rajasthan 19 05 24 10 42 100
Total 158 107 272 110 453 1100
SBI CBO Backlog Vacancy
Circle State SC ST OBC Total
Ahmedabad Gujarat 16 38 54
Bengaluru Karnataka 07 21 28
Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 08 02 02 12
Chhattisgarh 01 01 02
Chennai Tamil  Nadu 26 26
Jaipur Rajasthan 04 04
Total 13 52 61 126

SBI CBO 2021 Online Application

SBI has started accepting online applications for Circle Based Officer vacancies from 09th December 2021 onwards and the registration process will be carried till 29th December 2021.
The candidates who are eligible and interested can apply for the Circle
Based Officer 2021 exam through the official site of SBI at
or from the direct link below which is provided for your easy access. Click on the link mentioned below to apply online for SBI CBO 2021 exam and apply now without waiting for the last date.

Steps to Apply Online for SBI CBO 2021 Exam

Below we have
discussed the complete SBI CBO Apply Online 2021 procedure to help you
in filling the application form with an ease.

Step 1- Visit the official website of State Bank of India or click on the SBI CBO Apply Online Link which is provided above.

Step 2- On the bottom left corner of the homepage, click on the “Careers” option.

Step 3- A new page with URL- opens.

Step 4- Click on the JOIN SBI link on the menubar and then click on the “Current Openings” tab.

Step 5-
Search for “Recruitment of Circle Based Officer (Advertisement No.
CRPD/ CBO/ 2021-22/19)” in the Current Opening section and then click on

Step 6- Click for “Apply Online”, then a new page appears on the screen.

Step 7- Click on the NEW REGISTRATION button provided on the topmost right corner.

Step 8- Start your application process for SBI CBO 2021 by providing your basic details such as name, contact number, email id, address etc. and click on the save and next button.

Step 9- Login with the registration ID and password generated.

Step 10- Upload your photograph and signature in the required format as provided by the State Bank of India.

The permissible size of the photograph must be 4.5 cm * 3.5 cm and
the photograph must be of passport size with white background. Both the
photograph and the signature must be clear and legible. Permissible
file size of the photograph must be of minimum 20 KB and of maximum 50 KB and that of the signature must be of minimum 10 KB and of maximum 20 KB.

Step 11- Fill
in your academic details, professional qualification, and experience in
this step of your online application process for the SBI CBO 2021 Exam.
Click on the save and next button after filling in the details.

Step 12- Preview your application form and pay the required application fee through online mode.

Step 13- Click on the “Submit” Button. Your application form will be submitted successfully, download and keep it for future reference.

SBI CBO 2021 Application Fee

The online application fee for SBI CBO 2021 exam fee has already been released. A total of Rs. 750/- is to be paid by candidates belonging to General Category as the application fee for SBI Circle Based Officer 2021 exam. The same amount is narrowed down to Rs. 0/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.

Category Fee
Other Category Rs. 750

List of Documents to be Required for SBI CBO 2021

The list of the documents to be uploaded is as below.

1. Recent Photograph,
2. Signature,
3. ID Proof (PDF),
4. Proof of Date of Birth (PDF),
5. Brief Resume – detailing educational/ professional qualification, experience and assignments handled (PDF),
6. Educational Certificates: Relevant Mark Sheets/ Degree/ Certificate (PDF),
7. Professional Qualification Certificate (eg. MBA, CA, CFA, ICWA etc.), if any.
8. JAIIB/ CAIIB certificate (if any),
9. Experience certificates (PDF),
10. Form-16/ Salary Slip (PDF),
10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied
the specified local language of the applied State as one of the

Points to know before applying online

• The
candidate will have to apply for a vacancy in one State only. A
candidate applying against a vacancy of one State will not be eligible
to apply against a vacancy of any other State.

• Candidature of
the applicant will be considered only against the vacancies in the State
for which he/ she has applied/ opted. Merit list will be drawn State
wise, category wise.

• Selected candidates will be posted in the Circle of that State against whose vacancy they are selected.

The selected candidates will not be entitled to inner-circle transfer
up to his/ her promotion to SMGS-IV Grade OR 12 years of service,
whichever is later.

SBI CBO 2021 Eligibility Criteria

eligibility criteria of any bank exam depend on Educational
Qualification, Age Limit, Experience, Local Language etc. A detailed
analysis of these factors are given below:

SBI CBO Educational Qualification

in any discipline from a recognised University in India or any
equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.

SBI CBO Age Limit

Not above 30 years as on 01.12.2021 i.e. candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.12.1991.

SBI CBO Age Relaxation

SBI is giveing relaxation in upper age limit for several categories which has been discussed below:

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit
Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
General (PWD) 10 years
OBC/ OBC(PWD) 13 years
SC/SC(PWD)/ST/ST(PWD) 15 years
– Ex Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned
Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have
rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion
of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed
within 6 months from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise
than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or
inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or
5 years

SBI Circle Based Officer Experience

Bad news for all fresh graduates because SBI is demanding a minimum of 2 years’ experience (as on 01.12.2021) as an officer in any Scheduled Commercial Bank / any Regional Rural Bank.

SBI CBO Local Language

applying for vacancies of a State have to produce 10th or 12th standard
mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specific local
language of the applied State as one of the subjects.

SBI CBO Selection Process

The selection process of SBI CBO will be based on Online Computer Based Test and Interview.
However, Bank reserves the right to conduct a written examination. The
Shortlisting Committee constituted by the Bank will decide the
shortlisting parameters and thereafter, an adequate number of
candidates, as decided by the Bank will be shortlisted and called for
interview. The decision of the bank to call the candidates for the
interview shall be final. No correspondence will be entertained in this

Merit List: Merit list for selection of
SBI Circle Based Officer 2021 exam will be prepared in descending order
on the basis of scores obtained in interview only.

Merit list will
be drawn State wise, category wise. In case more than one candidate
scores the cut-off marks (common marks at cut-off point), such
candidates will be ranked according to their age in descending order, in
the merit.

SBI CBO Exam Pattern 2021

total time duration for SBI CBO Online test is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Check the section-wise exam pattern for the online examination below.
Check the updated SBI CBO Exam Pattern 2021 described here.

SBI CBO Test A: Objective Test (Online)

Name of Test No of Questions Max Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 30 mins
Banking Knowledge 40 40 40 mins
General Awareness/Economy 30 30 30 mins
Computer Aptitude 20 20 20 mins
Total 120 120 2 hours

SBI CBO Test B: Descriptive Test (Online)- 30 minutes

B. Name of Test (Descriptive Test) No of Questions Max Marks Duration
Letter Writing 1 25 30 mins
Essay-250 words on banking related 1 25
Total 2 50 30 mins

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in Objective Tests. For each
question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate,
1/4th of marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty
to arrive at a corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. if no
answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that

SBI CBO Syllabus 2021

subject-wise syllabus for SBI Circle Based Officer has been tabulated
below for your reference. If you are planning to begin with the
preparation for SBI CBO 2021 Exam, then do not skip any topic from the
below table-

Reasoning Ability English Language Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness and Computer Knowledge
  1. Seating Arrangements
  2. Puzzles
  3. Inequalities
  4. Syllogism
  5. Input-Output
  6. Data Sufficiency
  7. Blood Relations
  8. Order and Ranking
  9. Alphanumeric Series
  10. Distance and Direction
  11. Verbal Reasoning
  1. Cloze Test
  2. Reading Comprehension
  3. Spotting Errors
  4. Sentence Improvement
  5. Sentence Correction
  6. Para Jumbles
  7. Fill in the Blanks
  8. Para/Sentence Completion
  1. Number Series
  2. Data Interpretation
  3. Simplification/ Approximation
  4. Quadratic Equation
  5. Data Sufficiency
  6. Mensuration
  7. Average
  8. Profit and Loss
  9. Ratio and Proportion
  10. Work, Time, and Energy
  11. Time and Distance
  12. Probability
  13. Relations
  14. Simple and Compound Interest
  15. Permutation and Combination
  1. Current Affairs
  2. Banking Awareness
  3. GK Updates
  4. Currencies
  5. Important Places
  6. Books and Authors
  7. Awards
  8. Headquarters
  9. Prime Minister Schemes
  10. Important Days
  11. Basic Computer Knowledge


SBI CBO Salary 2021

As per the official SBI CBO Notification 2021, the initial salary of a “Circle Based Officers” (CBOs) will be in the scale of JMGS-I (36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2- 49910-1990/7-63840),
at the start of the scale i.e. Rs. 36,000/- plus one increment for each
completed year of service rendered in officer cadre in the Scheduled
Commercial Bank and Regional Rural Bank, as on 01.12.2021.

official will also be eligible for D.A, H.R.A/ Lease rental, C.C.A,
Medical and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force
from time to time.

SBI CBO Career Path

After joining, the selected candidates
will be designated as “Circle Based Officers” (CBOs) and will be on
probation for a period of 6 months.

The CBOs will be subjected to
continuous assessment during the probation period for judging their
suitability for confirmation. The candidates who qualify in their
assessment as per standards determined by the Bank from time to time
will be confirmed in the service of the Bank in Junior Management Grade
Scale-I (JMGS-I). If any candidate fails to achieve the minimum
standards stipulated, his/ her services may be terminated as per the
policy of the Bank in force at the material time.

The selected
officers will be in the general cadre and will be governed by the
promotion policy applicable for Bank’s general cadre officers. The
selected candidates will not be entitled to inner-circle transfer up to
his/ her promotion to SMGS-IV Grade OR 12 years of service, whichever is

SBI CBO 2021 Admit Card

State Bank of India has
announced that the online test will be held in January 2022 and the call
letter for the same will be issued on 12th January 2022. The candidates
have to carry a hard copy of their SBI CBO Admit Card to the exam hall
which can be downloaded only from the official website of SBI

SBI CBO 2021 Result

Once the SBI CBO 2021
Exam is over, the State Bank of India will announce the roll numbers of
the candidates who are qualified for the next phase of the selection
process. The SBI CBO Result will be published on the official website
& candidates can check their results from there only. No SMS or mail
will be sent to the candidates in regards of their qualifying status.

Download Notification Click here
Click Here to apply online for SBI CBO 2021

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