SBI CBO Recruitment 2021

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SBI CBO Recruitment 2021


SBI CBO Recruitment 2021: Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Cut-offs, Salary etc.

Recently, State Bank of India (SBI) has announced a total of 1226 vacancies for the post of SBI CBO. The official notification for the recruitment of Circle Based Officers (CBO) across the country was released on Dec 08,2021. The selection process will include an Online Test and Interview round.

SBI CBO 2021 Exam: Overview
Exam conducting body State Bank of India
Official Website
Post Name SBI CBO
SBI CBO full form State Bank of India-Circle Based Officer
Notification Release Date Dec 08, 2021
Online Application Start Date Dec 09, 2021
Last Date for Apply online Dec 29, 2021
Exam Date January 2022 (Tentative)
Vacancies 1226 (Regular Vacancies: 1100, Backlog Vacancies: 126)

Exam Pattern

SBI CBO Exam Pattern 2021

The recruitment process for SBI CBO 2021 shall consist of an Online Written Test & an Interview round as explained below:

Online Written Test
a. Objective Test:

The Online test will be having 2 subsections/tests namely, an Objective Tests having 120 marks and a Descriptive Test having 50 marks.

Sr. No. Test Name No. of Questions Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 30 min
2 Banking Knowledge 40 40 40 min
3 General Awareness/Economy 30 30 30 min
4 Computer Aptitude 20 20 20 min
Total 120 120 120 min

Note:There will be No Negative Marking for wrong answers marked in Objective Tests.

b. Descriptive Test:

The total duration of Descriptive Test will be of 30 minutes. This test shall include a Test of English Language having 2 questions (Letter Writing & Essay) for 50 marks.

The Merit list will be prepared on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in Online Written Test. There will be no sectional qualifying marks.

Note:The Descriptive Test will be conducted on the same day after the completion of the Objective Test in online mode only.

Interview Round

The Interview round will be of 50 marks total. A minimum qualifying mark (as decided by the bank) will be required to be scored by the candidate in the interview so as to be considered for final merit list.

The candidates need to qualify separately in both 'Online Written Test' and 'Interview'. The marks obtained in Online written Test shall be included along with the marks obtained in Interview round for preparing the final merit list. The final merit list shall be prepared according to the normalization method having 75:25 weightage respectively. The Marks scored by the candidate in the 'Online Written Exam' (out of 170 marks) will be converted to (out of 75 marks) and Interview scores of candidates (out of 50 marks) are converted to (out of 25 marks). Hence, the final merit list will be prepared after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of Online Written test and Interview (State wise and category wise).

Exam Date

SBI CBO Exam Date 2021

Activity Name Important Dates
SBI CBO Notification 2021 Released On Dec 08, 2021
Online Registration Starts From Dec 09, 2021
Online Registration Ends on Dec 29, 2021
Last Date for Editing Application form Dec 29, 2021
Last Date for Printing Application form Jan 13, 2022
SBI CBO Admit card Release Date January 2022(tentative)
SBI CBO 2021 Exam Date January 2022(tentative)
SBI CBO Interview Date 2021 To Be Notified soon
SBI CBO Result2021 To Be Notified soon

How To Apply

Step 1: Open the official website of SBI careers

Step 2: Now locate the link in the name "SBI Recruitment of Circle Based Officer" and open it by clicking on it.

Step 3: Click for "Apply Online" tab, then click on the NEW REGISTRATION button available on the top right corner.

Step 4: Provide the necessary details such as your name, contact number, email address etc.

Step 5: After successful registration, Login again with the new registration ID and password received on your mail id & phone & complete the remaining portion of application form such as academic details, professional qualification, experience etc.

Step 6: Then as per the prescribed format of SBI, upload your passport size photograph and signature.

Step 7: Finally, click on ‘Preview’ to cross check your application form and make the payment of the required application fee as the available modes.

Step 8: After that submit your application by clicking on ‘Submit’ Button & take printout of a few copies for future reference.

SBI CBO Application Fee 2021

The Application Fee for SBI CBO 2021 is Rs. 750/- for General Category Candidates. However, SC/ST/PWD category candidates do not require to pay any application fees.

Category Name Application Fee
General, OBC & Other Category Rs. 750


SBI CBO Previous Year Cutoffs

The detailed SBI CBO 2021 syllabus is mentioned below:

a. English Language -- Synonym and Antonym, fill in the blanks, Reading Comprehension, Error Detection, Cloze Test, Sentence Improvement, Para Jumbles, Para/Sentence Completion, Verbal Ability, Grammar etc

b. General Awareness/Economy -- Country and Capitals, Static GK, Current Affairs, Airport and Ports in India, Indian Constitution, Culture of India, Tallest and biggest in India and the world, Currency of countries, Geography, History, Government Schemes, National and International Holidays, General Science, Sports, Awards and Honours, Economics, Indian Financial System, Indian Economy, Bank Headquarters, Slogans of Banks, Regulatory Bodies in India

c. Banking KnowledgeIn this section, questions related to Banking Awareness such as Functions of RBI, Bank Terminologies, Indian Banking System, etc. would be asked.

d. Computer AptitudeComputer Abbreviations, Input and Output, Keyboard Shortcuts, Hardware and Software, Operating System, Microsoft Office, Networking, Computer Terminologies, Internet etc.

Cut Offs

SBI CBO Previous Year Cutoffs

How to Check SBI CBO 2021 Cut off?

Step 1: After declaration of results, Open the official website of SBI

Step 2: On its Home Page, click on the link in the name "SBI CBO Cut off marks".

Step 3: A PDF will open in a new Tab from where you may check your score & cut off marks.

SBI CBO Expected Cut off 2022
Name Expected Cut-off (Out of 170)
General 105-110
OBC 90-105
EWS 80-90
SC 75-80
ST 70-75
PWD 70-80


SBI CBO Vacancy 2021

The State Bank of India has announced a total of 1226 vacancies for the post of CBO (Circle Based Officers). Out of these 1226 vacancies, 1100 are regular vacancies & 126 are backlog vacancies. The detailed SBI vacancy 2021 list for CBO post is tabulated below:

SBI CBO 2021 Vacancy (Regular Vacancy)
Circle Name State GEN SC ST OBC EWS Total
Ahmedabad Gujarat 122 37 24 87 30 300
Bengaluru Karnataka 100 37 19 69 25 250
Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 60 24 11 40 15 150
Chhattisgarh 29 08 04 04 05 50
Chennai Tamil Nadu 100 33 44 48 25 250
Jaipur Rajasthan 42 19 05 24 10 100
Total Vacancies 453 158 107 272 110 1100
SBI CBO 2021 Backlog Vacancy
Circle Name 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 Vacancies 13 52 61 126

Salary & Job Profile:

SBI CBO Salary Structure 2021

The pay scale of SBI CBO employee lies under INR 36000-1490/7, INR-46430-1740/2, INR 49910-1990/7, INR.63840.

The Basic Pay of the candidates selected as SBI CBO would be Rs. 36,000 & the Total Salary Per Annum would be around INR 4,32,000/- INR 12,0000/-

SBI CBO Job Profile 2021

The job profile for the candidates selected as SBI CBO is mentioned below:

o SBI CBO Employees are responsible for managing core branch functions.

o They are responsible for Monitoring bank operations for maintaining correct accounting.

o Responsible for Developing better relationships with customers.

o They are also responsible for approving loan packages.

o The Circle Based Officer ensures smooth implementation of essential policies.

Eligibility Criteria

SBI CBO Eligibility Criteria 2021

SBI CBO Age Limit 2021:

Candidates applying for SBI CBO 2021, must be below 30 years of age as on Dec 01, 2021 (i.e., he/she must not have born before 02.12.1991)

SBI CBO Age Relaxation 2021:
Category Name Age Limit
Scheduled Cast/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
OBC (Non-creamy layer candidates) 3 years
General PWD/EWS 10 years
PWD (SC/ST) 15 years
PWD (OBC) 13 years
Ex-serviceman 5 years
SBI CBO Education Qualification 2021:

The applicants must be having a Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised college/University or any equivalent qualification as recognised by the Central Government.