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SBI CBO Exam 2021-22 | Complete Details

About SBI CBO Exam 2021-22

SBI CBO Exam 2021: SBI stands for State Bank of India, and it has several job openings throughout the year. CBO stands for Circle Based Officers, which is one of the most sought-after positions among graduates. A total of 1226 Circle Based Officers (CBO) vacancies have been released in different offices of SBI across India. The selection will be based on the performance of a candidate in an Online Test and Interview. Read below to know everything on SBI CBO Exam 2021/22.

SBI CBO 2021-22 Notification

The official notification PDF has been released for the SBI CBO (Circle Based Officers) exam on 8th December 2021. The online registration has started on 9th December 2021 and will end on 29th December 2021. Candidates can download the SBI CBO 2021 official notification from the below link.


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SBI CBO Recruitment 2021- Overview

State Bank of India has recently announced the SBI CBO Recruitment 2021 notification PDF for 1226 vacancies to be recruited for FY 2022. Have a look at the glimpse of the SBI CBO 2021-22 Exam from the below table- 

Conducting BodyState Bank of India
Post NameCircle Based Officer (CBO)
Exam LevelNational
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline (CBT)
Application Process09th December to 29th December 2021
Exam RoundsOnline Test- Interview
SalaryRs 36,000/-

SBI CBO 2021-22 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 10th January 2022 onwards. The important dates for SBI CBO 2021 exam are as follows:

SBI Circle Based Officer Notification08th December 2021
SBI CBO Apply Online Starts09th December 2021
Online Registration Ends on29th December 2021
Online Fee Payment09th to 26th December 2021
Last Date for Editing the Application29th December 2021
Last Date of Printing Online Application13th January 2022
SBI CBO Call Letter10th January 2022 onwards
SBI CBO 2021 Exam Date23rd January 2022
SBI CBO 2021 InterviewTo Be Notified
SBI Circle Based Officer ResultTo Be Notified

SBI CBO Vacancy 2021-22

State Bank of India has announced 1226 Circle Based Officer vacancies, 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-

BhopalMadhya Pradesh2411401560150
ChennaiTamil Nadu33444825100250
BhopalMadhya Pradesh08020212
ChennaiTamil Nadu--26--26

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SBI CBO Recruitment 2021 – Eligibility Criteria

Educational Criteria

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

Age Limit for SBI Circle Based Officer 2021-22

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

Relaxation in Upper age limit:

1. Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe – 5 Years
2. Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) – 3 Years
3. Persons With Disabilities (PWD) – PWD (SC/ ST) – 15 Years
– PWD (OBC) – 13 Years
– PWD (Gen/ EWS) – 10 Years

Relevant Work Experience

Minimum 2 years experience (as of 01.12.2021) as an officer in any Scheduled Commercial Bank or any
Regional Rural Bank.

Local Language

The candidates applying for vacancies of a particular State should be proficient (reading, writing, and understanding) in the specified opted local language of that State (mentioned against each State) The test of knowledge of specified opted local language of the applied state will be conducted as a part of the selection process. It will be conducted for provisionally selected candidates (based on performance in online written test, Screening, and interview) before joining the Bank. A candidate who fails to qualify for this test will not be offered an appointment. Candidates who produce 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specified opted local language of the applied state as one of the subjects will not be required to undergo the language test.

SBI CBO Selection Procedure

The selection process consists of Online Written tests, Screening, and interviews.

SBI CBO Objective Test (Online)

Online Written Test: Online written tests will consist of Objective Tests for 120 marks and Descriptive Tests for 50 marks. The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after the conclusion of the Objective Test and candidates will have to type their Descriptive Test answers on the computer. 

Name of TestNo of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
English Language303030 mins
Banking Knowledge404040 mins
General Awareness/Economy303030 mins
Computer Aptitude 202020 mins
Total1201202 hours

SBI CBO Descriptive Test (Online)- 30 minutes

Name of Test (Descriptive Test)No of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
Letter Writing12530 mins
Essay-250 words on banking related125
Total25030 mins

Penalty for Wrong Answers:
There will no penalty for wrong answers marked in Objective Tests. If a question is left blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Steps to Apply Online for SBI CBO 2021 Exam

Step 1- Visit the official website of the State Bank of India @sbi.co.in

Step 2- In the bottom left corner of the homepage, click on the "Careers" option.

Step 3- A new page with URL- https://sbi.co.in/web/careers opens.

Step 4- 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 it.

Step 6- Click for the "Apply Online" button and then a new page appears on the screen. 

Step 7- Click on the "NEW REGISTRATION" button provided in 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, etc., and click on the save and next button. You will get a mail & message containing login id & password.

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. 

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SBI CBO 2021 Application Fee

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

Other CategoryRs. 750

Exam Date

January 2022 (Tentative)

Total Vacancies



When will the SBI CBO 2021 Exam be conducted?

The SBI CBO exam will be conducted in January 2022.

What is the last date to apply for the SBI CBO exam 2021? +

The last date to apply online for SBI Circle Based Officers (CBO) is 29th December 2021.

Is a fresh graduate eligible to appear in SBI CBO exam 2021? +

No, Minimum 2 years' experience required for SBI Circle Based Officers (CBO) 2021 exam.

How many vacancies SBI released for the post of Circle Based Officer? +

A total of 1226 vacancies has been released for the SBI CBO exam 2021.

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