SBI Associate Bank exam scrapped-The Government has decided to merge the five Associate Banks with State Bank of India (SBI). The five Associate Banks of State Bank of India (SBI) – State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ), State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH), State Bank of Mysore (SBM), State Bank of Patiala (SBP) and State Bank of Travancore (SBT) has finally merged to SBI. According to the reports published by some leading dailies, Cabinet has approved the merger of SBI and its five subsidiaries. With this merger, SBI will likely to increase the existing workforce to meet the goals. Also now onwards, the number of posts for SBI Probationary Officer (PO), Clerk and Specialist Officer (SO) will likely to increase as SBI will have to fill the vacant as well as newly created posts.
SBI every year releases notification for approximately 20,000 vacancies for recruitment of PO, Clerk and SO in the bank. The recruitment exam for the post of SBI PO is held in two phases – Preliminary and Mains Exam. Candidates who qualify the preliminary examination will be shortlisted for the mains exam. Candidates shortlisted in the mains examination will be subsequently called for a Group Exercises & Interview. The recruitment process of SBI Clerk exam includes only preliminary and mains exam. Aspirants under SBI SO recruitment exam is selected on the basis of their performance in Professional Knowledge and interview.
At present, SBI has around 18,000 branches, including 200 foreign offices spread across 36 countries.