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SBI Circle Based Officer Recruitment 2023

Published on Wednesday, November 22, 2023
State Bank of India has invited applications for Circle Based Officers. Today we are providing a syllabus and exam pattern for the exam.

Important Dates



Commencement date of on-line application


Last Date of the online application


Download of call letter for online test

In January 2024 (Tentative)

Online Test

January 2024(Tentative)


Number of Vacancies

Post / s

Minimum Age

Maximum Age as on (01.10.2023)

Total Vacancies

Circle Based Officers

21 Years

30 Years


Note: A candidate must have been born not earlier than 31.10.2002 and not later than 01.11.1993 (both days inclusive)

Relaxation in Age Limit



Age relaxation (in years)


Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe

5 years


Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years




Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)


15 years


13 years


10 years


Eligible - Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years of military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year 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 invalidment.

 5 years

Note: Cumulative age relaxation will not be available either under the above items or in combination with any other items.

Qualification (As on 31.10.2023)



Circle Based Officers

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government including an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD). Candidates possessing qualifications such as Medical, Engineering, Chartered Accountant, and Cost Accountant would also be eligible.
Note: The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by the University/ Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University/ Institute, a certificate issued by the appropriate authority of the University/ Institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing.

Experience (As on 31.10.2023)



Circle Based Officers

Minimum 2 years’ experience (Post Essential Academic Qualification Experience) as on 31.10.2023 as an officer in any Scheduled Commercial Bank or any Regional Rural Bank as listed in Second Schedule of Reserve Bank of India.
Note: Candidates shall have to submit job profile certified by their existing/ previous employer(s) with whom they are/were employed. In case their job profile does not match substantially or is different than the job profile of a Scale-I Generalist officer of State Bank of India then the application of such candidates will be summarily rejected at any stage of the recruitment process. Decision of the Bank in this regard would be final and binding on all candidates. No representation or correspondence
will be entertained by the Bank in this regard.

Probation Period & Pay Scale 


Probation Period

Pay Scale

Circle Based Officers

6 months

Rs.36000/- p.m

Note: Presently, the starting basic pay is 36,000/- in the scale of 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2- 49910-1990/7-63840 applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I plus 2 advance increments (For work experience of 2 years or more in officer cadre in any Scheduled Commercial Bank/ Regional Rural Bank). The 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.

Selection Procedure

The selection process consists of Online Test, Screening and Interview. 
(a). Online Test: Online test will consist of Objective Tests for 120 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. The Descriptive Test will be administered immediately after conclusion of the Objective Test and candidates will have to type their Descriptive Test answers on the computer. 
  • Objective Test: The duration of objective test is 2 hours and it consists of 4 Sections of total 120 marks. There will be separate timing for every section.
  • Descriptive Test: The duration of Descriptive Test is 30 minutes. It will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) with two questions for total 50 marks.
There will be no sectional qualifying marks. 
There is minimum qualifying marks on aggregate and the minimum qualifying marks will be as decided by the Bank.
Penalty for Wrong Answers: There will be no penalty for wrong answers marked in Objective Tests. 
Sectional Marks will not be maintained for Online Examination.
(b). Screening: Online application and documents of candidates, who qualified in online examination, will be placed before the Screening Committee. The Screening Committee constituted by the Bank will examine whether the candidates fulfil the required eligibility criteria of experience.
(c). Interview: Interview will consist of 50 marks. Candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks in interview to be considered for final selection. The minimum qualifying marks will be decided by the Bank.

Online Examination (Exam pattern)

Name of section

No. of questions


English Language


30 Mins.

Banking Knowledge


40 Mins

General Awareness/ Economy


30 Mins.

Computer Aptitude


20 Mins.



2 Hours

List of Documents to be Uploaded

  • Recent Photograph (jpg/jpeg),
  • Signature (jpg/jpeg),
  • ID Proof (PDF),
  • Proof of Date of Birth (PDF),
  • Job Profile (certified by existing/previous employers) (PDF)
  • Brief Resume – detailing educational/ professional qualification, experience and assignments handled (PDF),
  • Educational Certificates: Relevant MarkSheets/ Degree/ Certificate (PDF),
  • Experience Certificate/ Appointment Letter /Job Offer Letter (PDF)
  • Form-16/ Salary Slip (PDF)


English Language

  • Reading Comprehensions
  • Para Jumbles
  • Para Completion
  • Vocabulary
  • Error Spotting
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Cloze test
  • Rearrangement of sentences

Banking Knowledge

  • Banking Reforms
  • Regulatory Bodies in India- NABARD, SEBI etc.
  • International Banking
  • Latest circulars of RBI and SEBI
  • Latest Updates in Financial & Capital Markets
  • Financial Terms
  • Banking Terms
  • Latest Acts related to Banking
  • Priority Sector Lending
  • NPA - latest news
  • RBI Monetary Policy
  • Capital & Money Market Instrument
  • Commercial Banks, NBFCs, HFC - Latest news
  • Mergers and Acquisitions in Banking Companies
  • Credit Rating and Agencies
  • Payment Options- NEFT, RTGS, Bharat Bill payment etc.

General Awareness / Economy

  • Complete List of Obituaries 2023
  • Recently Appointed Brand Ambassadors List
  • Monthly GK Digests
  • Ministry of Cabinet Ministers
  • Renamed Govt. Schemes, Cities, Airports & Railway Stations
  • Indian Financial System
  • Financial market instruments
  • International reports and indices
  • Important committees
  • Foreign investment and trade
  • Growth numbers by various organization
  • Union budget
  • Latest mergers and MOUs of banks and financial institutions
  • Heads of various financial organizations
  • Mutual Funds
  • Basel Norms
  • Regulatory organizations: SEBI/NABARD/RBI
  • Joint Military Exercises of India
  • List of Summits and Conferences
  • India's Rankings in Different Indices
  • List of Appointments 
  • List of Important Days With Themes
  • List of MoUs signed by India
  • Upcoming Sports Event From
  • List of Sports Events & Winners 
  • Awards and Honors

Computer Knowledge

  • Hardware and Software
  • Operating System Basics
  • Internet Terms and Services
  • MS-Office (MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
  • History of Computers
  • Networking and Communication
  • Database
  • Security Tools and Viruses

Descriptive Test Syllabus

  • Letter Writing
  • Essay

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