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SBI CBO 2021 Notification Out for 1226 Circle Based Officer Vacancies

Mahendra Guru

State Bank of India (SBI) has released a recruitment notification to recruit 1226 Circle Based Officers (CBO) in different offices of SBI across India. The selection will be based on the performance of a candidate in an Online Test and Interview. The online registration process for SBI CBO 2021 will be active from 09th to 29th December 2021. The official advertisement of SBI Circle Based Officer (CRPD/ CBO/ 2021-22/19) states all details related to vacancy, eligibility, fees, selection process, salary & career path, etc are mentioned below in this post.

SBI Circle Based Officer 2021 Notification Out

In this article, we will be providing you the gist of the notification like: Eligibility Criteria, Number of vacancies, Selection Procedure and Other requirement if any. The Last date to apply for SBI CBO is 29.12.2021, So candidates apply before the last date to avoid any technical glitches on the last date. You can get the complete information of SBI Circle Based Officer recruitment process by downloading the SBI CBO 2021 Notification from the link given below.

SBI Circle Based Officer Recruitment 2021 Notification PDF

The State Bank of India has released the official notification pdf for the recruitment process of Circle Based Officers on 08.12.2021. All the candidates who are interested in SBI Recruitment process can check the official notification given below:

SBI CBO 2021 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 2021, the online test will be conducted in January 2022 for which the call letter will be made available from 12th January 2022 onwards. The important dates for SBI CBO 2021 exam are as follows:

Activity Date
SBI Circle Based Officer Notification 08th December 2021
Online registration Starts From 09th December 2021
On-line registration Ends on 29th December 2021
Last Date for Editing the Application 29th December 2021
Download of Call Letter For Online Test 12th January 2021 Onwards
Online Test
January 2022

SBI CBO Vacancy 2021

State Bank of India has announced 1226 Circle Based Officer posts through the SBI CBO Notification 2021, out of which 1100 are regular vacancies and the remaining 126 are backlog vacancies. Check the complete vacancy distribution for SBI CBO 2021 from the below table-

SBI CBO Regular Vacancy
Circle State SC ST OBC EWS GEN Total
Ahmedabad Gujarat 37 24 87 30 122 300
Bengaluru Karnataka 37 19 69 25 100 250
Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 24 11 40 15 60 150
Chhattisgarh 08 04 04 05 29 50
Chennai Tamil Nadu 33 44 48 25 100 250
Jaipur Rajasthan 19 05 24 10 42 100
Total 158 107 272 110 453 1100

SBI CBO Backlog Vacancy
Circle State SC ST OBC Total
Ahmedabad Gujarat -- 16 38 54
Bengaluru Karnataka -- 07 21 28
Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 08 02 02 12
Chhattisgarh 01 01 -- 02
Chennai Tamil Nadu -- 26 -- 26
Jaipur Rajasthan 04 -- -- 04
Total 13 52 61 126

SBI CBO Notification 2021: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria for the SBI CBO Notification 2021 before applying online for the SBI CBO Recruitment 2021.

SBI CBO Notification 2021: Educational Qualification

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

SBI CBO Notification 2021: Age Limit 

Not below 21 years and Not above 30 years as on 01.12.2021 i.e. candidates must have been born not later than 01.12.2000 and not earlier than 02.12.1991 (both days inclusive).

SBI CBO Notification 2021: Age Limit (As on 01.12.2021)
Minimum Age 21 Years
Maximum Age 30 Years

SBI CBO Recruitment 2021: Application Fees

Fee/ charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

SBI CBO Recruitment 2021: Application Fees
Categories Fees
General/EWS/OBC Rs. 750

SBI CBO Selection Procedure 2021

The selection process consists of Online Written Test, Screening and Interview.

Online Written Test:

Online written 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.

(i) 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.

Name of Test No of Questions Max Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 30 mins
Banking Knowledge 40 40 40 mins
General Awareness/Economy 30 30 30 mins
Computer Aptitude 20 20 20 mins
Total 120 120 2 hours

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


Online application and documents of candidates, who are shortlisted based on performance in online examination, will be placed before the Screening Committee.


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 Written Test and Interview separately. The marks obtained in Online written 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 Written Test and Interview with 75:25 weightage respectively. Marks secured by the candidates in the Online Written 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 (State wise and category wise) is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of Online Written test and Interview. Selection will be made from the top ranked candidates in merit list prepared on State wise and Category wise.


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