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SBI CBO Notification 2023

SBI CBO Notification 2023: The State Bank of India has announced the SBI CBO Recruitment 2023 on its official website on 21st November 2023. Candidates interested in joining the recruitment for Circle Based Officers should go through the following article for the all the information. 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 2023.

SBI CBO Notification – Download Link

The SBI CBO 2023 Notification PDF is a very important document for the recruitment process. It has all the information about when to apply, how to apply, the number of job openings, the different stages of recruitment, salary details, and more. The official release of the SBI CBO 2023 Notification is 21st November 2023 and the direct link to download the notification is given below.

Download SBI CBO Notification 2023 Here

SBI CBO Notification 2023 – Apply Link

The State Bank of India will open the application link for SBI CBO Recruitment 2023 on November 22, 2023. You can apply until December 12, 2023. Make sure to finish the registration within this time. We’ll provide the link in this article for you to apply easily. Just click on the link to complete your registration.

SBI CBO Application Link 2023 LIVE HERE

SBI CBO Notification 2023 – Overview

The SBI CBO stands for State Bank of India Circle Based Officers, which is one of the very sought-after positions among graduates. State Bank of India announced the recruitment for SBI CBO 2023 on 21st November 2023. Before that, let’s have a look at a glimpse of the SBI CBO 2023 Exam through the table below- 

Conducting BodyState Bank of India
Post NameCircle Based Officer (CBO)
Vacancies5280 (+167 backlog)
Exam LevelNational
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline (CBT)
Application Process22nd November to 12th December 2023
Exam RoundsOnline Test, Interview
SalaryRs 36,000/-

SBI CBO Notification 2023 – Important Dates

For any candidate joining a recruitment process, it is necessary to know the schedule of the process. This includes dates for events like application closure, call letter download, exam dates, result announcements, etc. Candidates can find the SBI CBO 2023 dates below.

SBI CBO Notification PDF21st November 2023
SBI CBO Apply Online Starts22nd November 2023
Online Registration Ends on12th December 2023
Last Date for Editing the ApplicationJanuary 2024
SBI CBO Call LetterJanuary 2024
SBI CBO 2023 – 24 Exam DateJanuary 2024

SBI CBO Notification 2023 – Vacancy

State Bank of India has released a total of 5280 regular vacancies and 167 backlog vacancies for SBI CBO 2023. The vacancies for SBI CBO 2023 are announced on the latest notification released on 21st November 2023. The SBI CBO 2023 vacancy details are shared below.

SBI CBO Regular Vacancies

There are a total of 5280 regular vacancies that have been released. Candidates can find the circle and category-based distribution of the same in the table below.

North EasternAssamese
LucknowHindi / Urdu904516260243600
Mumbai MetroMarathi1362493890
New DelhiHindi45228130122300

SBI CBO Backlog Vacancies 2023

The backlog vacancies for SBI Circle Based Officers 2023 recruitment is as follows:

North Eastern702633

SBI CBO Notification 2023 – Eligibility Criteria

The SBI CBO recruitment has a set of stipulations and criteria that candidates have to meet. Those who meet the criteria can apply and appear for the recruitment process. Conversely, those who are ineligible cannot appear for the exam and will be disqualified. Hence, candidates should go through the eligibility criteria carefully. This section covers the eligibility criteria for SBI CBO 2023.

Educational Qualification

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

Age limit

The age limit for SBI CBO is as follows-

Age limitAge
Minimum 21 Years
Maximum30 Years

Below is the age relaxation provided according to various categories.

SBI CBO Age Relaxation

Specific categories of students will receive upper age limit relaxation. The following table gives the details for this.

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
General (PWD)10 years
OBC/ OBC(PWD)13 years
SC/SC(PWD)/ST/ST(PWD)15 years
Eligible – Ex Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ 
Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and 
have been released on completion of assignment 
(including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 6 months 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

SBI CBO Experience

SBI CBO is a post that demands prior work experience in a bank setting. The following are the conditions for the same.

  1. Recent graduates cannot apply for the SBI CBO as SBI is demanding a minimum of 2 years experience as an officer in any Scheduled Commercial Bank / any Regional Rural Bank.
  2. Candidates working with subsidiaries of Scheduled Commercial Banks will not be eligible to apply.
  3. Candidates working in SBI in a clerical/ supervisory cadre or employees engaged on a contract basis will not be eligible to apply.
  4. Candidates who have resigned from officer grade in SBI will not be eligible to apply.

SBI CBO local language

Those applying for SBI CBO should know the local language requirements.

  • Candidates applying for vacancies of a State have to produce 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specific local language of the applied State as one of the subjects.
  • The candidates applying for vacancies of a particular Circle, should be proficient (reading, writing and understanding) in any one of the specified local languages of that Circle (mentioned against each Circle) to be selected by candidate at the time of registration of application.

SBI CBO Notification 2023 – Application Form

This section covers the prerequisites and steps to apply for SBI CBO 2023.


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.

Steps to Apply Online for SBI CBO 2023 Exam

The following are the steps to apply for SBI CBO 2023.

  1. Visit the official website of the State Bank of India
  2. In the bottom left corner of the homepage, click on the “Careers” option.
  3. A new page with URL- opens.
  4. Click on the “Current Openings” tab.
  5. Search for “Recruitment of Circle Based Officer (Advertisement No. CRPD/ CBO/ 2023)” in the Current Opening section and then click on it.
  6. Click for the “Apply Online” button and then a new page appears on the screen. 
  7. Click on the “NEW REGISTRATION” button provided in the topmost right corner.
  8. Start your application process for SBI CBO 2023 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.
  9. Login with the registration ID and password generated 
  10. Upload your photograph and signature in the required format as provided by the State Bank of India. 
  11. Fill in your academic details, professional qualification, and experience in this step of your online application process for the SBI CBO 2023 Exam. Click on the save and next button after filling in the details.
  12. Preview your application form and pay the required application fee through online mode. 
  13. Click on the “Submit” button. Your application form will be submitted successfully, download, and keep it for future reference. 

SBI CBO 2023 Application Fee

The online application fee for SBI CBO 2023 exam fee has already been released. A total of Rs. 750/- is to be paid by candidates belonging to General Category as the application fee for SBI Circle Based Officer 2023 exam. The same amount is narrowed down to Rs. 0/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.

Other CategoryRs. 750

Points to keep in mind

Please keep in mind the following points while applying for SBI CBO 2023.

  • The candidate will have to apply for vacancy of one Circle only. A candidate applying
    against vacancy of one Circle will not be eligible to apply against vacancy of any other
  • Candidature of the applicant will be considered only against the vacancies in the Circle for which he/ she has applied/ opted. Merit list will be drawn Circle wise and category wise.
  • Selected candidates will be posted in the Circle against whose vacancy they are selected.
  • The selected candidates will not be entitled to inner-circle transfer up to his/ her promotion to SMGS-IV Grade OR 12 years of service, whichever is later.

SBI CBO Notification 2023 – Selection Procedure

SBI CBO Selection will be done on the basis of performance in the written test, Screening test, and interview.

Online Test 

Merit list will be drawn Circle wise and Category wise on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in Online Test. There will be no sectional qualifying marks. Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the Circle wise and Category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for Screening from the top of the merit list drawn on Circle wise and Category wise subject to a candidate scoring the minimum aggregate qualifying score, as decided by the Bank.


Online applications and documents of candidates, who are shortlisted based on performance in online examinations, will be placed before the Screening Committee. The Screening Committee constituted by the Bank will examine whether the candidates fulfill the required eligibility criteria of experience.

The Committee will match the job profile submitted by the candidates (certified by their existing/ previous employer(s) with whom they are/were employed) with the job profile of Scale-I Generalist Officer of the State Bank of India. In case their job profile does not match substantially or is different than the job profile of Scale-I Generalist Officer of State Bank of India, then the application of the candidate will be summarily rejected.

Note –

The 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. The candidates, who fulfil the required experience as decided by the Screening Committee, will be called for interview.


The 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.

Final selection

The candidates will have to qualify both in Online Test and Interview separately. The marks obtained in Online Test, both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in Interview for preparing the final merit list. Final merit list would be prepared based on normalization of marks scored in Online Test and Interview with 75:25 weightage respectively.
Marks secured by the candidates in the Online Test (out of 170 marks) are converted to out of 75 marks and Interview scores of candidates (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25 marks. The final merit list (Circle wise and category wise) is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of Online Test and Interview. Selection will be made from the top ranked candidates in merit list prepared on Circle wise and Category wise.

SBI CBO Notification 2023 – Exam Pattern 

The total time duration for SBI CBO Online test is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Check the section-wise exam pattern for the online examination below.

SBI CBO Online test

The exam pattern for the SBI CBO online test is as follows-

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

The descriptive test will test the candidate’s ability to write long-form content. The type of questions will be as given below.

Descriptive TestNo of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
Letter Writing12530 min
Essay-250 words on banking related125 
Total25030 min

Penalty for Wrong Answers: There will be 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 too.

SBI CBO Notification 2023 – Syllabus

The exam for SBI CBO consists of 4 subjects – English, Banking Knowledge, Computer Aptitude, General/Economic Awareness. Here the SBI CBO syllabus 2023 is tabulated below.

English LanguageBanking KnowledgeGeneral Awareness/EconomyComputer Aptitude 
Cloze Test
Reading Comprehension
Spotting Errors
Sentence Improvement
Sentence Correction
Para Jumbles
Fill in the Blanks
Para/Sentence Completion
Word Association
Latest Banking updates
Important banking concepts
Government schemes related to Banking sector
Monetary Policy
Types of money and measures of money supply
Financial institutions and Financial regulators in India
Currency circulation and management
Financial inclusion
Financial Awareness
Current Affairs
General Knowledge
Static Awareness
Banking and Financial Awareness
Preventive Vigilance
Legal Issues
Keyboard Shortcuts
Computer Abbreviation
Microsoft Office
Computer Hardware
Computer Software
Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Operating System
Basic of Logic Gates

SBI CBO Notification 2023 – Salary

The initial salary of a “Circle Based Officers” (CBOs) will be in the scale of JMGS-I (36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2- 49910-1990/7-63840), at the start of the scale i.e. Rs. 36,000/- plus one increment for each completed year of service rendered in officer cadre in the Scheduled Commercial Bank and Regional Rural Bank.

Pay ScaleRs.36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2- 49910-1990/7-63840
Basic PayRs. 36,000
Dearness Allowance (DA)Rs. 16,884 (46.9% of basic)
House Rent Allowance (HRA)Rs. 2520
City Compensatory Allowances (CCA)Rs. 1080
Other AllowancesRs. 2000
Gross Salary Rs. 58,484
DeductionRs. 8187.60
Net Salary Rs. 50,296.4

SBI CBO Career Path

After joining, the selected candidates will be designated as “Circle Based Officers” (CBOs) and will be on probation for a period of 6 months.

The CBOs will be subjected to continuous assessment during the probation period for judging their suitability for confirmation. The candidates who qualify in their assessment as per standards determined by the Bank from time to time will be confirmed in the service of the Bank in Junior Management Grade Scale-I (JMGS-I). If any candidate fails to achieve the minimum standards stipulated, his/ her services may be terminated as per the policy of the Bank in force at the material time.

The selected officers will be in the general cadre and will be governed by the promotion policy applicable for Bank’s general cadre officers. The selected candidates will not be entitled to inner-circle transfer up to his/ her promotion to SMGS-IV Grade OR 12 years of service, whichever is later.

SBI CBO Notification 2023 – Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. When will the SBI CBO 2023 notification be released?

A1. SBI has released the SBI CBO 2023 notification on 21st November 2023.

Q2. What is the last date to apply for the SBI CBO exam 2023?

A2. The last date to apply online for SBI Circle Based Officers (CBO) is 12th December 2023.

Q3. Is a fresh graduate eligible to appear in SBI CBO exam 2023?

A3. No, Minimum 2 years’ experience required for SBI Circle Based Officers (CBO) 2023 exam.

Q4. How many vacancies SBI released for the post of Circle Based Officer?

A4. SBI released a total 5280 vacancies are announced for the post of Circle Based Officer.

Q5. When will the SBI CBO 2023 Exam be conducted?

A5. The SBI CBO exam date will be informed the official notification.

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