Join SBILateral Hire

Recruitment for the various posts in the Lateral Hire is conducted as per vacancies indented by State Bank of India and its Associate Banks viz. State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala and State Bank of Travancore. Some of the Lateral Hire Posts for which recruitment is carried out in various Grades are Economist, Chartered Accountant, Hindi (Official Language) Officers, Law Officers, Security Officers, System Officers, Electrical Engineers, Civil Engineers, Network Engineers, Fire Officers, Medical Officers (Permanent-Part-Time), Risk Analysts etc.

Eligibility Criteria

Only Indian Citizens are eligible to apply.

Age, Educational qualifications & Experience varies as per the Post and Grade.

Reservation and Relaxation in upper age for reserved category candidates will be applicable as per Government Guidelines.

Selection Procedure

Online Examination is conducted for most of the posts. For posts relating to Security, Fire, Medical Officers and also for Senior positions and where the number of applications is less, no examination is conducted. However, the applications are scrutinised and shortlisted by a Short listing Committee. Depending on the Post, the number of candidates shortlisted for the Interview is generally 3 to 10 times the number of vacancies.

Online Examination

The Examination consists of two parts, Part-I consists of Test of Reasoning, Test of English/Hindi Language and in respect of certain posts Quantitative Aptitude is also tested. Minimum qualifying marks (Mean Marks) in these tests are decided by the Bank depending upon the performance of all the candidates. Only those candidates who score marks equal to the mean and above are considered for interview. Since these tests are qualifying in nature the marks scored are not reckoned for the Final Merit List.

Part-II of the examination is the Test of Professional Knowledge which is objective type and relates to the Post applied for.

Candidates have to qualify all the Tests of Part-I. The papers of Part-II are evaluated only for those candidates who qualify in each paper in the Part-I. Minimum qualifying marks will be decided by the Bank.

Only Part-II, the marks obtained by the candidates in the Test of Professional Knowledge will be reckoned for preparation of the Merit List.

For some post(s), viz. Economist, Descriptive Test is conducted which is also reckoned in addition to the Professional Knowledge test for preparing the Merit List.

Interview and Final Selection

Only those candidates who find place in the above Merit List and ranking high enough will be called for Interview. Depending upon the number of vacancies and subject to availability of candidates, the number of candidates called for interview will be in the ratio of 3 to 5 candidates where online test is conducted and a minimum 5 to 10 candidates where no test is conducted.

Candidates who score a minimum percentage marks (to be decided by the bank) in the interview will be considered for final selection. 5% relaxation for reserved category will be available thereon.

Final selection will be made on the basis of candidate's performance in the Professional Knowledge test and Interview. Descriptive test marks, if any, will also be added to the interview marks for preparation of the final merit list. Where no test is held, the selection is made on the basis of marks awarded in the interview.

What is the educational/age Criteria for applying for selection process?

The advertisement clearly mentions the eligibility criteria in detail.
Please refer to the relevant clause mentioned in the advertisement, which can be accessed by visiting "Current Openings" page in Join SBI. All the other openings along with the link to the advertisement will be available at the page.

What are the dates of registration/payment of fees for online application form?

The advertisement /notification mentions in detail the schedule of registration /payment of fees. The candidate should refer to the relevant clause mentioned in the advertisement, which can be accessed by visiting "Current Openings" page in Join SBI. All the other openings along with the link to the advertisement will be available at the page.
Regularly visit the official SBI website www.sbi.co.in/careers or www.statebankofindia.com/careers for latest updates.

I am unable to find the link to apply for the new openings. Can you please help?

Please visit "Current Openings" page in Join SBI. The list of all the openings along with the link to apply will be available during the schedule as stipulated in the respective advertisements. Candidates are advised to register much before the last date to avoid last minute problems.

I am unable to upload photo and signature.

The advertisement as well as the relevant registration page prescribes detailed guidelines for uploading the photo and signature. The preferred photo dimensions are 200 x 230 pixels and the file size should be between 20kb-50kb. The signature image should be of 140 x 60 pixels (preferred) and the size between 10kb - 20kb. Other details will be available in the advertisement which can be accessed by visiting "Current Openings" page in Join SBI.

I have not received confirmation mail for registration and password.

Email/SMS is triggered and the same is sent to the candidates on the email ID and Mobile number registered by them while applying for the post. Kindly check the same.

Payment has been debited from the account but I have not received registration confirmation.

Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-receipt and online application form. Please note that if the e-receipt is not generated, online transaction may not have been successful. Then candidates are advised to login again with their registration number and password and pay the Application Fees/ Intimation Charges online.
If candidate's account is debited and the said transaction is also showing as failed, the amount debited is expected to be credited to the respective account in the due course as per failed transaction rules of the Banks.

What is the status of my Registration?

a) If the candidate's registration is successful he/she has to take printout of the application form with the help of registration no. and password.
b) If candidate's registration/ payment is not successful; Payment gateway is expected to refund the amount in due course, if any.

By mistake I have submitted incorrect information (Date of Birth, Category, Name, Gender, Percentage of marks, address, mobile number etc.) Please make these changes at your end (after final submit)

No change in the data already registered by the candidate in the online application form is possible as per the terms and conditions of the advertisement /notification. There is save and edit option available through which changes can be made in the online application PRIOR TO SUBMISSION before the last date for registration. The candidates are advised to check all the entries made by them and only then SUBMIT the application.

I forgot my Registration Password/ Registration number

Registration Password/Registration Number are sent to the mobile number and email id mentioned in the online application form. Candidates are advised to check and preserve the same for registration number and password. Registration No. is also printed on the application form printed after successful registration, of which a candidate is required to keep a printout. We do not provide registration number password repeatedly.

I have not received E-mail/SMS for call letter.

Email/SMS is triggered and the same is sent to the candidates on the email ID and Mobile no. registered by them in the application form.

I am not able to download the Pre-Exam training call letter.

Pre exam training call letter is only for SC/ST/Minority candidates for Officers Cadre and SC/ST/Minority /EXS/PWD candidates for Clerical Cadre. It will not be available if the Pre-Exam training option is NOT REGISTERED for at the time of online registration.

I cannot download the Exam call letter.

This may be due to unsuccessful registration/incorrect login credential/s.

I want to change my Centre/Venue / Date /Time.

The allotted Date, Time and Venue for the exam cannot be changed as per the terms and conditions mentioned in the advertisement

My allotted Exam center not as per selected exam center.

Candidates who opt for a particular centre of exam might not be accommodated therein for reason beyond the control of SBI. Such candidates will be allotted other centres and they are required to appear for the examination at the allotted Centre only.

I am unable to find exact location of exam centre.

The candidates are advised well in advance about the venue of the online examination. There is sufficient time available for the candidate to visit or confirm the exact location of the examination venue.

I am not allowed to appear for exam (Late entry, ID proof, Name mismatch).

The advertisement /notification /call letter mentions in detail about the procedures/conditions to be followed for online examination .The candidates are expected to follow these guidelines to avoid these problems.

I forgot my password.

The password is shared on the mobile number and email id registered in the online application form.

My login is showing Invalid.

This indicates the details provided are not correct as per registered application. The candidates may check the result status/ scores using their correct login credentials.

What are the cut off marks?

These are the marks secured by last candidate who is called for that particular activity i.e. Main exam, Interview etc.

I am not satisfied with the score mentioned in the score card. Can you recheck exam score?

There is no provision of rechecking of answers/exam score.

What is the reason for cancellation of candidature.

Please refer section "ACTION AGAINST CANDIDATES FOUND GUILTY OF MISCONDUCT" in the advertisement

Provide answer sheet copy/ Question paper /Right Answer key (model Answer key).

As per SBI Policy we do not provide answer sheet / question paper/ Right Answer key.

I am not able to download my Interview call letter.

Visit official SBI recruitment website. Candidate can download call letter with the help of Registration number and Password during the stipulated period.

How do I reprint my application form

Reprint Link is available on official SBI recruitment website during the stipulated period mentioned in the advertisement.

I want to request for a change in category (OBC, SC, ST, EX-SERVICEMEN)

No change in the data already registered by the candidate in the online application form is possible, which is also mentioned in the advertisement. Before SUBMITTING the online application form, edit option may be exercised carefully.

What are the interview document related information.

The advertisement /notification /call letter elaborately indicates the list of documents to be submitted at the time of interview.

Is it compulsory to provide Category/disability certificate as per format prescribed by Government / Bank?

Candidates are required to submit documents as per SBI format as mentioned in the advertisement /Interview call letter.

Panel members have not allowed me for the Interview because of not having carried Original Certificates.

The list of documents to be submitted at the time of interview has been displayed well in advance in the advertisement/notification. Hence the candidates, who fail to adhere to the terms & conditions of the advertisement/interview call letter, will not be allowed to appear for the interview.

I have not received any communication from your end hence I could not attend interview. Please arrange interview for me.

All the candidates who have been provisionally shortlisted for interview have been intimated through email/SMS on the mobile number registered for in the online application form. Furthermore, Career with us link on website of SBI is to be visited from time to time.

I want a review of my Interview marks as I am not satisfied with the marks obtained.

There is no provision for review of interview marks. Awarding of marks in interview depends upon the performance of the candidate.

I have not received any email regarding Bank appointment.

The offer of appointment is done by the bank to which (in case of Associate Banks of SBI) the candidate has been provisionally allotted.

I want to change my Bank Preference.

CIRCLE/BANK preference once submitted, cannot be changed .The decision of SBI in allotment of CIRCLE/BANK shall be final and binding upon the selected candidates.

When will my results / marks be declared?

Marks are made available online after declaration of final result. Kindly keep checking official SBI career site.

I got bank allotment but bank has not contacted me yet.

The candidates may contact the allotted Bank (in case of Associate Banks of SBI) for appointment. SBI has no role to play in the same.

When is the next examination?

All openings are declared on the official website of SBI in Careers link, leading newspapers of India and Employment news. Candidate shouls regularly check the official SBI career website alongwith other avenues as mentioned above.

What is the qualification criteria for Probationary Officer, Clerk, Specialist officer?

The candidates are requested to refer to the relevant clause of the advertisement available on official SBI career website for the same.

Ambiguity with release date for Ex-Servicemen.

Candidates are requested to follow the terms and conditions mentioned in the advertisement for the relevant post.

Why is PET not given to General candidate?

PET is provided as per the Govt. guidelines in this regard.

How to enroll with SBI?

There is no general enrollment system in SBI. Candidates can only apply to posts in Participating Organizations in response to posts advertised for, on the official SBI career website.

What are the common issues faced by the candidates at the time of examination?

(i) Non-collection of call letters, signature missing in the attendance sheet:
The candidates will be allowed to enter the lab on Submission / Authentication of
a. Call letter
b. ID proof bearing exactly the same name
c. Photo ID and other identity related credentials
(ii) Signatures of all the candidates present in the lab are to be obtained on the attendance list. If the candidates forget or do not sign the attendance sheet, their presence will not be considered only on the basis of online exam responses.