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SBI CBO 2024 Exam

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About SBI CBO Exam

Circle Based Officer, CBO in SBI is equivalent to Assistant Manager post, however, SBI CBO is not equivalent to the Probationary Officer post. State Bank of India has recently come up with the new Circle Officer post to address the issue of all India-based officers which is leading to a lot of HR-related issues.

The Probationary Officer appointments across the country are subject to frequent transfers as well as out-of-parent circle postings which results in severe HR issues like imbalance and attrition. Thus, to resolve this issue, SBI has come up with this innovative solution to create a circle-based officer post bound by the circle and will be posted in the same circle for a minimum of 10 years or 15-20 years at max.

SBI CBO Exam Date

The selection of an SBI Circle Based Officer will be based on a Computer based online exam and interview. The interview dates will be announced along with the SBI CBO call letter will be available in February 2022 [tentatively]. The important dates for SBI CBO 2021 exam are as follows:

Events Date
Notification 08th December 2021
Apply Online Starts 09th December 2021
Online Registration Ends on 29th December 2021
Online Fee Payment 09th to 26th December 2021
Last Date for Editing the Application 29th December 2021
Last Date of Printing Online Application 13th January 2022
Call Letter 11th January 2022
Exam Date 23rd January 2022
Result 2022 06th June 2022
Interview Call Letter 06th June 2022
Final Result To Be Notified
Official website

SBI CBO Eligibility

The candidate must give in mind the eligibility criteria of the exam before filling up the application form. Candidates can check out the eligibility criteria of the SBI CBO exam which is provided below:

Age Limit:

The upper age limit to apply for the SBI CBO exam 2022 is 30 years. However, there is some relaxation for the reserved categories:

Category Age Relaxation
OBC (NCL) 3 years
ST/SC 5 Years
Eligible Ex-Servicemen 5 years
PwD (Gen/EWS) 10 years
PwD (OBC) 13 years
PwD (SC/ST) 15 years

Educational qualification:

The candidate should be having a graduation degree from any recognized University. Candidates must know the local language of the selected states, one of the subjects studied in Class 10 or 12 Level. Candidates must produce class 10th & 12th Mark sheets as evidence.

Work Experience

The candidate must have a minimum of 2 years of experience as an Officer in any Rural regional Bank or Scheduled Commercial Bank as of August 01, 2022.

SBI CBO Vacancy

SBI CBO Notification 2022 is yet to be announced. SBI CBO official notification 2022 is expected to be released in the month of July 2022 on the SBI official website. In the SBI CBO 2022 official notification, candidates will be able to check the exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern as well as syllabus. 

Vacancies SBI CBO Vacancies 2022

The job vacancies for SBI CBO 2022 are as follows:

Circle Name State Vacancy
Ahmedabad Gujarat 750
Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 296
Chhattisgarh 104
Bengaluru Karnataka 750
Maharashtra Maharashtra (Mumbai excluded) 517
Goa 33
Chennai Tamil Nadu 550
Jaipur Rajasthan 300
Hyderabad Telangana 550

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SBI CBO Admit Card

The SBI CBO Admit card or Exam Call Letter will be released right before the Examination. Candidates can download the admit card of SBI CBO examination 2022 in the following way:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Under the Latest Announcement Section, click on the’ Download Exam Call Letter’ in the ‘Recruitment of Circle Based Officers’ tab.
  • A new page will open up where candidates will have to put their Registration number or the provided roll number along with their date of birth to Log in.
  • After successfully logging in, the candidates can download the SBI CBO Call letter.

SBI CBO Salary

SBI CBO salary 2021-22 will be based on Junior Management Grade Scale 1. The basic pay of SBI CBO salary is  36000 on the scale of 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840. The initial SBI CBO salary structure begins at  36000/- along with one increment for each completed year of service. The service must be in the Scheduled Commercial Bank and Regional Rural Bank, as on 01.12.2021.

However, the maximum advance increment has been capped at 2  (two), irrespective of the duration of experience gained in previous employment. SBI CBO salary package also consists of various components such as D.A, H.R.A/ Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical, and other allowances & perquisites as per rules force from time to time.

SBI CBO Selection

Candidates are mainly selected based on the online computer Test, Interview and Written Examination. The scores which will be earned by the Candidates in the round of Interviews will be out of 100 Marks. The Merit List will be created state-wise and category-wise. The Candidates scoring the minimum qualifying marks will be considered for Final Selection based on which the merit-List will be prepared.

Merit List SBI CBO 2022 Merit List

The Merit List is generally released after the announcement of the cut off marks. After the publication of the Merit list of 2022, Candidates can view the SBI CBO Merit list by the following process:

  • Visit the official website of SBI.
  • Click on the “Careers” tab.
  • Click on the ‘SBI CBO MERIT LIST 2022’ which is available under the Latest announcement section.
  • The Merit list is available in pdf format; Candidates can check their names and download them for future reference.

Candidates must be aware of the exam's competitiveness now that we have provided the overview of the SBI CBO Examination. Candidates must improve their preparation skills in order to pass the exam with flying colours.

Knowing the syllabus and selection process assists you to prepare better and strategize your preparation. Use the above information to boost your study strategy and set a goal for the upcoming examination.

SBI CBO Syllabus

The subject-wise SBI CBO Syllabus has been discussed below. If you are preparing for SBI CBO 2023 Exam, then you must begin with your preparation for SBO CBO 2023 Exam topic-wise. Each topic holds its own importance, therefore, skipping any topic may not be a good idea if you want to be selected for the post of Circle Based Officer. 

Subjects Syllabus
English Language

The candidate's English skills will be analysed through their performance in this section. This section contains 30 questions which will be asked from the following topics- 

  1. Cloze Test
  2. Reading Comprehension
  3. Spotting Errors
  4. Sentence Improvement
  5. Sentence Correction
  6. Para Jumbles
  7. Fill in the Blanks
  8. Para/Sent
General Awareness 

The candidate must be well known of the below-listed topic to score good marks in this section. 

  1. Current Affairs
  2. Banking Awareness
  3. GK Updates
  4. Currencies
  5. Important Places
  6. Books and Authors
  7. Awards
  8. Headquarters
  9. Prime Minister Schemes
  10. Important Days
  11. Basic Computer Knowledge
Computer Knowledge

The candidates preparing for SBI CBO Exam must not skip the topics from the Computer Knowledge subject which are as follows-

  1. History and Generation of Computers
  2. Introduction to Computer Organisation
  3. Computer Memory
  4. Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  5. Computer Software
  6. Computer Languages
  7. Operating System
  8. Computer Network
  9. Internet
  10. Computer and Network Security
Banking Awareness

In this section, the questions will relate to bank Banking Awareness and candidates must be aware of all schemes & rules and regulations followed by the State Bank of India. 

  1. Banking Terminologies Knowledge
  2. Financial Awareness
  3. Knowledge on financial institutions of importance
  4. Principles of Insurance
  5. Money and Banking

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SBI CBO Exam Pattern

Candidates who are appearing for the SBI CBO Examination must have a thorough understanding of the exam pattern which is important to excel in their first attempt. 

  • There is no negative marking in the objective test. 
  • The online examination of SBI CBO consists of objective type questions and descriptive questions. 
  • No sectional qualifying marks are provided. 

SBI CBO Exam Pattern 2022

Objective Test

Name of the test

No. of Ques




English Language



30 minutes


Banking Knowledge



40 minutes


General Awareness/Economy



30 minutes


Computer Aptitude



20 minutes




2 hours

Descriptive Test

English Language (Letter and Essay Writing)



30 minutes

SBI CBO Cut off

Cut off is the minimum marks decided by the officials, which is required to qualify for the SBI CBO Examination and get the job role. Aspirants need to score the minimum qualifying mark to be considered for the further selection processes. The SBI CBO Cutoff is decided based on:

  • Number of vacancies for the job role
  • The difficulty level of the examination
  • The total number of candidates appearing for Exam
  • The Maximum marks scored by the Candidate.

According to the research, the approximate Cutoff of the SBI CBO 2022 exam was:

Category Approx. Cut-off (in Numbers)
General 101-105
OBC 91-96
EWS 88-93
ST 72-78
SC 71-78
PwD 72-76

Note: The SBI CBO expected Cutoff 2022 will be released by the officials soon on the official website.

SBI CBO How to Apply

  • Candidates need to visit the official website of SBI –
  • Click on the ‘Careers’ tab which is On the top right side of the Homepage.
  • Candidates will be redirected to a new page.
  • Candidates have to click on the ‘Join SBI’ tab.
  • Candidates then can click on the ‘RECRUITMENT OF CIRCLE BASED OFFICERS’ tab and then click on ‘Apply Online. Candidates will be directed to a new page.
  • Candidates then have to click on ‘Click Here For New Registration’.
  • Candidates then need to fill in their Name, Email-ID, father’s name, mobile number etc and the Security code which is given and generate the Registration Number and Password.
  • After successfully registering themselves, candidates can proceed to select the ‘Grade’, ‘Post Name’ and ‘Category’ and proceed further by clicking on the ‘Save & Next’ tab.
  • Candidates then have to upload their photo and signature as well as other documents of qualification and experience and proceed further.
  • Candidates can now preview the filled details and can even edit it if necessary and finally can proceed with payment.
  • Candidate must pay the application fee amount in Online mode through Debit/Credit Card/Wallet/UPI/Net banking.
  • After the payment of the fee, the printout of the filled SBI CBO application form and fee receipt must be taken out by the candidate for future use.

Documents Required for SBI CBO 2022

Here is the list of required documents for the selection process and application process of the SBI CBO 2022 exam:

  • ID Proof
  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • Brief Resume
  • Scanned Signature – File size 10-20kb ( JPEG/JPG format)
  • Scanned Recent Photograph – 20-50 kb ( JPEG/JPG format)
  • Experience Certificate
  • Form 16/Salary Slip
  • Educational Certificates- Mark sheets/Degree/Certificate or equivalent
  • CAIIB/JAIIB certificate (if any)
  • Class 10th & Class 12th Mark sheet/ Certificate as evidence of having studied one of the local languages

Note- (All document file size must be less than 500kb; Page size should be A4 & the file format should be PDF)

Application Fees:

The application fee that must be paid by the candidates during filling up of the Application form is given below:

Category Application Fees
EWS/OBC/General INR 750/-
PwD/ST/SC No Fee

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) SBI CBO Exam

Q. What is the Syllabus of SBI CBO Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest syllabus of the SBI CBO exam. The syllabus of SBI CBO comprises the topics and sub-topics under sections, Knowledge of SBI CBO syllabus helps candidates to focus on their preparation and important areas of each subject.
Q. What is pattern of SBI CBO Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest exam pattern of the SBI CBO exam . The pattern of comprises the subject wise pattern and no. of questions will come in exam, go to our article section of exam pattern for more details.
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Q. How to prepare for the SBI CBO Exam?
A. To prepare for SBI CBO exam, candidates should go through the exam syllabus and exam pattern, solve mock tests, practice previous years' question papers. Try to clear the concepts of each and every topic rather than cramming. Set a time to go over the chapters, Differentiate weak areas and work to improve them. Solve puzzles to improve logical skill.
Q. How to Download SBI CBO Exam Syllabus PDF?
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