SBI CBO (Circle Based Officer)

SBI (CBO) Circle Based Officer Highlights 2021

State bank of India or SBI is counted as one of the leading sector banks in India. It’s headquartered in Mumbai, India. SBI conducts exams for various posts such as Probationary Officer (PO), Junior Associate (Clerical) and Specialist post (SO) along with other posts to recruit eligible candidates. SBI CBO is one such post released by SBI to recruit eligible Indiansinto the organization. SBI has released the official notification for the Post of Circle Based Officer on July 27,2020. Before starting the application process, you should know the highlights of the SBI Circle Based Officers exam.

SBI (CBO) Circle Based Officer Highlights 2021

Conducting BodySBI
Post Circle Based Officer (CBO)
Mode of Exam Interview
Selection Process Shortlisting and Interview
Number of Vacancies 3850
Scale JMGS-I
Official website
Notification Date To be notified later

SBI (CBO) Circle Based Officer Notification 2021

State bank of India has released the official notification for the post of SBI Circle Based Officers. You can apply for the post from July 27, 2020 to August 16, 2020. It is advised to go through the notification of SBI Circle Based Officers thoroughly to avoid any confusions later. SBI Circle Based Officers Notification has all the information such as vacancies, Syllabus, Exam pattern, Exam Dates etc.

SBI (CBO) Circle Based Officer Selection Process 2021

The selection procedure of SBI Circle Based Officers 2021 will take place through shortlisting and Personal interview (as per official notification). However, SBI reserves the right to conduct written examination for the same. It is advisable to be aware of the exam format and exam pattern of SBI Circle Based Officer 2021 to avoid any errors later. You are required to register online after carefully reading the official notification regarding the selection process, eligibility criteria, Payment etc.

  • Shortlisting
  • Interview

SBI CBO Exam Pattern Objective Test(Online)

Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Alloted
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness/ KYC-AML/ Preventive Vigilance/ Legal Issues 30 60 30 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 20 40 30 minutes
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 30 60 30 minutes
English Language 20 40 30 minutes
Total 100 200 2 hours

SBI CBO Exam Pattern Descriptive test(Online)

Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Alloted
Letter Writing 1 25 30 minutes
Essay (250 words on banking related topics) 1 25
Total 2 50 30 minutes

SBI CBO Exam Dates 2021

The official notification for SBI Circle Based Officers has been released in the official website of SBI. In the detailed official notification, all the relevant information related to the examination dates has been provided such as opening date of application form, closure of application form etc. The link for the online registration has been started from July 27, 2021 . It is advised to keep visiting the official website of SBI to get updated with the interview dates.

SBI CBO Exam Dates 2021

SBI Circle Based Officer EventsSBI Circle Based Officer Dates
Online Registration Starts On To be notified later
Last Date of Registration To be notified later
Last Date to Edit Application To be notified later
Last Date of Printing Application To be notified later
Online Fee Payment Will Start To be notified later
Last Date of Fee Payment To be notified later
Download of Call Letters To be notified later
Submition of exam centres( To be notified later
Online Examination To be notified later

SBI CBO Salary 2021

To work with a bank like State Bank of India is a dream of many. One of the key reasons why SBI is preferred by most of the aspirants is that along with being one of the popular banks in India it also provides handsome salary to its employees . Before applying for the job, it is extremely necessary to know about the salary/pay scale of the job you are aiming for. The salary structure of SBI Circle Based Officers is provided below:

SBI Circle Based Officer(CBO)
  • Starting Salary - Rs. 23, 700
  • The pay scale - Rs. 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020
  • Other Allowances - D.A, H.R.A/ Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical

SBI (CBO) Circle Based Officer Vacancy 2021

State Bank of India has released 3850 vacancies for the post of Circle based officers. As the number of vacancies are huge, this can be a golden opportunity to be a part of a bank like SBI. Detailed vacancies are provided in the table below:

Ahmedabad Gujarat 112 56 202 75 305 750 8 8 7 7
Bengaluru Karnataka 112 56 202 75 305 750 8 8 7 7
Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 44 22 79 29 122 296 3 3 3 3
Chhattisgarh 15 7 28 10 44 104 2 1 1 1
Chennai TamilNadu 82 41 148 55 224 550 6 6 5 5
Hyderabad Telangana 82 41 148 55 224 550 6 6 5 5
Jaipur Rajasthan 45 22 81 30 122 300 3 3 3 3
Maharashtra Maharashtra(excluding Mumbai) 77 38 139 51 212 517 6 5 5 5
Goa 4 2 8 3 16 33 1 0 0 0
Total 573 285 1035 383 1574 3850 43 40 36 36

SBI (CBO) Circle Based Officer Eligibility Criteria 2021

It is essential to ensure your eligibility criteria before applying for the SBI Circle Based Officer 2021 exam. You must be aware of the fact that if you fail to fulfil any criteria, your candidature will be rejected. It is advised to go through the eligibility criteria once before proceeding for the exam. 

SBI CBO Educational Criteria

To apply for the SBI Circle Based Officer Exam you need to have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university. Detailed information about the educational criteria for SBI Circle Based Officer is provided below:

Name of the PostEducational Criteria
SBI (CBO) Circle Based Officer
  • Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.
  • Experience - Minimum 2 years experience (as on August 01, 2020) as an officer in any Scheduled Commercial Bank or any Regional Rural Bank.

SBI (CBO) Circle Based Officer Age Criteria(As on August 01, 2021)

In order to apply for SBI Circle Based Officer, you must not be above 30 years of age i.e. you must have been born not earlier than August 02, 1990.

Name of the PostAge Criteria
SBI (CBO) Circle Based Officer Not above 30 years as on August 01, 2020 i.e.candidates must have been born not earlier than August 02, 1990

SBI CBO Age Relaxation

Government has a provision of giving an upper age relaxation to certain candidates like SC/ST/PwD. To know the detail on the SBI Circle Based Officer age relaxation please refer to the table below:

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
Persons With Disabilities (PWD)
  • (SC/ST) - 15 Years
  • (OBC) - 13 Years
  • (Gen/EWS) - 10 Years
Eligible -Ex Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years militaryservice and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 6 monthsfrom the last date of receipt of application)otherwise than by wayof dismissal ordischarge on account of misconductor inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment. 5 Years

SBI (CBO) Circle Based Officer 2021 : How to Apply Online

Before applying for SBI Circle Based Officer, you first need to ensure your eligibility for the post. Please note that any incorrect information will lead to disqualification of the application form. You will have to apply for a vacancy in one state only. Selected candidates will be posted in the circle of the state they opted for. Here is the step by step process to fill the SBI Circle Based Officer 2021 application form:

  • Step 1: You first need to go to the Official Website of SBI i.e. and register yourself.
  • Step 2: Click on "Apply Online". It will take you to a new screen.
  • Step 3: Click on the tab "Click here for New Registration" and register yourself with entering your Name, Mother’s Name, Contact details and Email-id etc.
  • Step 4: A system generated Registration Number and Password will be provided to you via an Email and SMS.
  • Step 5: You will be asked to upload Photo and Signature. After fully verifying the details click on the Final Submit Button to submit your application. Please note that no modification will be made to the final submission.

Guidelines for Uploading the Photograph

  • Dimensions: 200 X 230 pixels.
  • The photograph must be clear and passport size.
  • The file size of the photograph should be between 20KB - 50 KB.
  • Format: JPG/JPEG.
  • The preferred background is White.

Guidelines for Uploading the Signature

  • The signature should be clear and legible.
  • Dimensions: 140 X 160 pixels.
  • The file size of the signature should be between 10KB and 20KB. If it is below the limit or if it exceeds the mentioned limit, the application will be rejected.
  • The preferred background is White and it should be done with running hand.

After complete registration you need to make payment through online mode only via Debit Card/Credit Card/ Internet Banking.

List of Documents that need to be submitted

  • Recent Photograph
  • Signature
  • ID Proof (PDF)
  • Proof of Date of Birth (PDF)
  • Brief Resume – detailing educational/ professional qualification, experience and assignments handled (PDF)
  • Educational Certificates: Relevant Mark-Sheets/ Degree/ Certificate (PDF)
  • Professional Qualification Certificate (eg. MBA, CA, CFA, ICWA etc.), if any
  • JAIIB/ CAIIB Certificate (if any)
  • Experience certificates (PDF)
  • Form-16/ Salary Slip (PDF)
  • 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specified local language of the applied State as one of the subjects

Category Codes

At the time of filling the online application, you need to mention one category you belong to among provided below. Please note that you will not be entitled to change the category once submitted. Please see the Category Codes against each each category below:

SC 01 ST 06 OBC 11 GEN 16 EWS 21
SC (LD) 02 ST (LD) 07 OBC (LD) 12 GEN (LD) 17 EWS (LD) 22
SC (VI) 03 ST (VI) 08 OBC (VI) 13 GEN (VI) 18 EWS (VI) 23
SC (HI) 04 ST (HI) 09 OBC (HI) 14 GEN(HI) 19 EWS (HI) 24
SC (d&e) 05 ST (d&e) 10 OBC (d&e) 15 GEN (d&e) 20 EWS (d&e) 25

SBI (CBO) Circle Based Officer Application Fee

After successful registration, you will now be redirected towards the payment gateway through which you can pay the application fee. It is very important that you pay the application fee on time and don’t wait for the last day. Details about the SBI Circle Based Officer application fee is provided in the table below:

CategoryApplication Fee
General/EWS/OBC Rs. 750/-

SBI CBO Admit Card 2021

Few days before the date of the interview, admit cards of the SBI Circle Based Officer will be released on the official website of SBI. You can download the admit card with registration number and password. The SBI Circle Based Officer 2021 admit card will contain all the important information like Interview Venue, Interview shift (time) and date. If you fail to bring any of the required documents, you will not be allowed to attend the Interview.

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