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SBI CBO Exam Pattern - Complete Details For Online Objective Test

SBI CBO Exam Pattern 2022-23

SBI CBO Exam Pattern: The State Bank of India has announced the recruitment of 1422 candidates for the position of CBO or Circle Based Officers through an official notification released on 18th October 2022. In this blog, SBI CBO Notification 2022-23 we will cover all of the relevant information about the recruiting procedure, eligibility criteria, vacancies, salary and more.

SBI CBO Exam pattern consists of two parts:

  • Online and descriptive Test
  • Interview

Following the online and descriptive test, there will be a screening process to check the shortlisted candidate's eligibility for the post. If the candidate satisfies the criteria then they are shortlisted for the interview. Else, they are rejected.

SBI CBO Exam Pattern for Objective Test

Here is a tabular view of the question pattern of the SBI CBO online written exam – Objective Section.

  • Time Limit- 120 minutes
  • Number of Questions- 120
  • Maximum Marks- 120
Name of TestNo of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
English Language303030 mins
Banking Knowledge404040 mins
General Awareness/Economy303030 mins
Computer Aptitude 202020 mins
Total1201202 hours

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SBI CBO Exam Pattern For Descriptive Test

The descriptive Test for SBI CBO included Letter Writing and Essay Writing with the following time and marks distribution.

  • Time Limit- 30 minutes
  • Number of Questions- 02
  • Maximum Marks- 50
Descriptive TestNo of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
Letter Writing12530 min
Essay-250 words on banking related125
Total25030 min

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Wrong-answer penalties

In Objective Tests, there is no penalty for wrong answers. There will be no penalty if a question is left blank, that is if the candidate does not mark an answer.

Screening for Interview

The online application and documents of the shortlisted candidates will be placed before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee will cross-check the job profile submitted by the candidate to the job profile of the Scale-I Generalist Officer of the State Bank of India. If the candidate's job profile does not match that of the Scale - I Generalist Officer of SBI then the candidate's application will be summarily rejected. This decision will be final and binding for all candidates.
Candidates whose job profile and experience does match that of the Scale-I Generalist Officer of SBI will be shortlisted and called for the Interview. 

Interview

The maximum score for the interview will be 50, and to be considered for final selection, the candidate must achieve the minimum qualifying score in the interview, which is decided by the Bank. Candidates in the 'OBC' category who qualify for an interview must submit an OBC certificate with the 'Non-Creamy Layer' clause. Candidates who have enrolled as OBC but have not submitted their OBC 'Non-Creamy Layer' certificate and have requested to be interviewed in the General category will not be entertained.

Final Selection

Candidates have to qualify both the Online Test and the Interview. The final selection is done with normalization of marks with a 75:25 weightage between the online test and the interview. The marks secured by the candidate in the online test out of 120 marks will be converted into out of 75. The marks for the interview out of 50 will be converted into out of 25. The final merit list (Circle wise and category-wise) is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of the Online Test and Interview. Selection will be made from the top-ranked candidates in the merit list prepared on Circle wise and Category wise. 

SBI CBO 2022-23 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 2022-23, the online test will be conducted on 4th December 2022 for which the call letter will be made available from November onwards. The important dates for SBI CBO 2022 exam are as follows:

ActivityDate
SBI CBO Notification PDF17th October 2022
SBI CBO Apply Online Starts18th October 2022
Online Registration Ends on7th November 2022
Online Fee Payment17th October to 7th November 2022
Last Date for Editing the Application7th November 2022
SBI CBO Call LetterNovember 2022
SBI CBO 2022 Exam Date4th December 2022

FAQs

When will the SBI CBO 2022 Exam be conducted?

The SBI CBO exam will be conducted in December 2022.

What is the last date to apply for the SBI CBO exam 2022? +

The last date to apply online for SBI Circle Based Officers (CBO) is 7th November 2022.

Is a fresh graduate eligible to appear in SBI CBO exam 2022? +

No, Minimum 2 years' experience required for SBI Circle Based Officers (CBO) 2022 exam.

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

A total of 1422 vacancies has been released for the SBI CBO exam 2022.

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