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SBI PO Recruitment 2016: How to Apply Online

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Following are guidelines for applicants to follow while filling up the application form for the post of Probationary Officer.

Important note to those registering: You should have a valid email ID and Mobile Number at the time of registration till the entire PO recruitment process is complete. All communications from SBI will be made to the email ID & Mobile No provided during the time of application. So make sure you have a valid email ID & an active Mobile no which you check frequently.

How to apply:

Applicants need to go the official SBI site ( and click on ‘Careers with Us’. Upon scrolling down, there’ll be an ‘Apply Online’ option for SBI PO Recruitment 2016-17.


Click here to Apply Online

Step 1: Basic Info

  • Fill in personal details: Details such as First and Last name, Mobile number, Email ID need to be entered here.
  • Once this step is complete, a registration number and password would be sent to the given email ID and as an SMS to the mobile number entered in the details. This ID and password can be used to log in on or before 24.05.2016 to edit the application form.
  • If an applicant is unable to complete all the required steps in one go, then he/she can log in at any given time before the last date and complete it.

Note: The facility to edit and enter data is only available three times. Candidate should note that the data entered in Basic Info cannot be modified.

Step 2: Photo & Signature:

  • Upload photograph and signature. Candidates should scan their photographs and signatures as given in the guidelines for scanning photographs and signatures. This is very important to ensure the application does not get rejected so please follow the instructions carefully.
  • Size of File: For Photo – 20KB to 50KB, For Sign – 10KB to 20KB

Step 3: Details:

  • Basic
  • Qualification/Experience/Languages
  • Survey


  • In Basic details you have to fill category, Religion, Personal details including Residential Address.
  • You can Choose Examination Centre for both Prelims & Mains

Some of the questions are:

  • Do you hold Aadhar Card? – Yes or No – If yes No:_____
  • Please mention the number of occasions on which you have appeared for the examination for recruitment of PO in SBI (Chances will be counted from the last examination which was held on 18.04.2010)  – Check your e-mail inbox and fill it correctly
  • Do you have record of default in repayment of loans/credit card dues and/or against whose name adverse report of CIBIL or other external agencies? – Yes or No

If yes note that you are not eligible as per the notification.

Candidates with record of default in repayment of loans/credit card dues and/or against whose name adverse report of CIBIL or other external agencies are available are not eligible to apply for the post.

Qualification/Experience/Languages :

You have to fill your educational details, experience as well as the languages.

Note: The date of passing the eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the Mark sheet or provisional certificate issued by University/Institute


It includes two questions:

  • How do you know about the vacancy? – Newspaper/Bank’s website/Social Media/ …..
  • Do you came across branding campaign run by State Bank of India – Yes/No
    If yes Venue name —-

Step 4: Preview

Preview the details entered and check if everything is correct before moving on to payment.

Step 5: Payment

Payment needs to be made through the payment gateway integrated with the application. Applicants are required to pay the specified application fee online either by using Debit/Credit card or Net banking.

On successful completion of application, an e-receipt and application form will be generated which needs to be printed by the candidate for record.There is also a provision to reprint the e-Receipt and Application form containing fee details, at later stage.

If the online transaction is unsuccessful, the candidate can register again and make the payment online.