SBI PO Recruitment 2011 Application Forms

Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Probationary Officers (POs) in State Bank of India. Candidates selected are liable to be posted anywhere in India.

Important Dates:




i) Candidates are required to download from Bank’s website / / the CASH VOUCHER (fee payment voucher) for payment of the application fee. The cash voucher is in duplicate.
ii) Candidates are required to go to any Branch of State Bank of India and pay the amount of prescribed fees (fee details see para 7 ) and postage and get the receipt .
iii) Application fees to be paid between 18-05-2011 to 07-06-2011.
iv) Obtain the duplicate copy of the cash voucher duly receipted by the branch and ensure that this cash receipt contains
i) Journal number (7-10 digits)
ii) Branch Name
iii) Branch code No.
iv) Date of deposit
v) Amount This fee receipt needs to be produced at the time of written examination Before applying online candidates are required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below. Candidates are required to upload a scanned copy of his/her photograph along with a scanned copy of signature in the online application.

(guidelines for scanning and uploading photograph and signature are detailed below)
i) Candidates should first scan their photograph and signature, ensuring that both the photograph and signature are within the required specifications. If the size of the file is more than the specified limit then adjust the settings of the scanner.
ii) Candidates to visit Bank’s website and open the appropriate Online Application Format.
iii) Candidates should have valid email ID. This will help him/her in getting call letter/
interview advices etc. by e-mail.
iv) Fill the application carefully. Fill in the fee payment details at the appropriate places.
v) After filling the application form candidates are required to submit the application online.
vi) Once submitted a registration number and password will be generated by the system. Please note the registration number and password for future use.
vii) Candidates to take a printout of the system generated application form immediately.
viii) The printout of the application form must not be sent to the Bank
ix) The original fee receipt will have to be submitted along with the call letter at the time of written test.
x) Candidates who fail to produce the original cash receipt at the time of written test will not be allowed to appear for the written test.
Before applying online a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below .
Photograph must be a recent passport size colour picture.
The picture should be in colour, against a light-coloured, preferably white, background.
Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face
If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows
If you have to use flash, ensure there’s no “red-eye”
If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be clearly seen.

Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover your face.

Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)

Size of file should be between 20kb–50 kb

Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50KB. If the size of the file is more than 50 KB, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, no. of colours etc., during the process of scanning.


The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen.

The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.

The signature will be used to put on the Hall Ticket and wherever necessary.

If the Applicant’s signature on the answer script, at the time of the examination, does not match the signature on the Hall Ticket, the applicant will be disqualified.

Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)

Size of file should be between 10kb – 20kb

Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20KB SCANNING THE PHOTOGRAPH & SIGNATURE :

Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch)

Set Color to True Color

File Size as specified above

Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature, then use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above).

The image file should be JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is : image01.jpg or image01.jpeg Image dimensions can be checked by listing the folder files or moving the mouse over the file image icon.

Candidates using MS Windows/MSOffice can easily obtain photo and signature in .jpeg format not exceeding 50KB & 20KB respectively by using MS Paint or MSOffice Picture Manager. Scanned photograph and signature in any format can be saved in .jpg format by using ‘Save As’ option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50KB(photograph) & 20KB(signature) by using crop and then resize option (Please see point (i) & (ii) above for the pixel size) in the ‘Image’ menu. Similar options are available in other photo editor also.
If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed.
While filling in the Online Application Form the candidate will be provided with a link to upload his photograph and signature.
Procedure for Uploading the Photograph and Signature
(i) There will be two separate links for uploading Photograph and Signature
(ii) Click on the respective link “Upload Photograph / Signature”
(iii) Browse & Select the location where the Scanned Photo / Signature file has been saved.
(iv) Select the file by clicking on it
(v) Click the ‘Upload’ button
Your Online Application will not be registered unless you upload your photo and signature as specified.
Note :
a. In case the face in the photograph or signature is unclear the candidate’s application may be rejected.
b. Candidates are advised to take a printout of their system generated online application forms afterregistering.
c. In case the photograph or signature is unclear, the candidate may edit his application and re-upload his photograph or signature.
d. Candidates should keep a copy of the Application printout and Fee Receipt for their record. An ‘Acquaint Yourself’ booklet and bio-data will be sent to the candidates along with the call letter for written test. Candidates serving in Government/Quasi Government offices, Public Sector undertaking including Nationalised Banks and financial Institutions will be required to submit ‘No Objection Certificate’ from their employer at the time of interview, failing which their candidature may not be considered and travelling expenses, if any, otherwise admissible, will not be paid. Original payment receipt and bio-data form will have to be submitted with the call letter at the time of written examination.

e. The reserve category candidate will have to produce his/her original caste certificate/ relevant certificates issued by the competent authority along with a declaration for availing reservation of OBC on prescribed format at the time of interview, failing which his/her candidature shall be cancelled and he/she will not be admitted for interview. OBC candidates, availing reservation will have to produce OBC certificate with Noncreamy layer clause issued on or before 09.06.2011, at the time of interview.

13. NOTE : The Bank would be analyzing the responses of a candidate with other appeared candidates to detect patterns of similarity. On the basis of such an analysis, if it is suspected that the responses have been shared, the Bank reserves the right to cancel his/her candidature.
14. Any legal proceedings in respect of any matter of claim or dispute arising out of this advertisement and/or an application in response there to can be instituted only in Mumbai and courts/ tribunals/ forums at Mumbai only shall have sole & exclusive jurisdiction to try any clause/ dispute.



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  1. priyanka says:

    sir i m not getting the sbi po application form 2011….where should i search for???
    plz reply

  2. manoj kumar says:

    my final year exam have finished . so in this case can i apply for this exam or not because my graduation result is awaited

  3. kompally ravinder says:

    sbi new applicant

  4. vishal says:

    i just complete my final exam. result is unknown. can i fill the sbi po form.

  5. ravi pandya says:

    how to get call leter

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