The official website has announced the SBI CBO Exam Date 2024 for Circle Based Officer (CBO) posts, scheduled for January 21, 2024.

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SBI CBO Recruitment 2024 Notification

The SBI CBO Notification 2023, available for download on the official website or in PDF format, is crucial for candidates to read before applying for the SBI PO Prelims, with a PDF download link provided for easy access.

SBI CBO Recruitment 2024: Overview

Candidates should be familiar with all the details of the SBI CBO Vacancy 2023 and the SBI CBO Exam Date 2024 by reviewing the overview table.

Conducting BodyState Bank of India
OrganizationState Bank of India (SBI)
Post NameCircle Based Officer (CBO)
Advt No.CRPD/ CBO/ 2023-24/18
Job LocationAll India
Exam Date21st January 2024
Mode of ApplyOnline

SBI CBO Important Dates

The SBI CBO 2024 schedule and official notification PDF have been released, with the exam starting on January 21, 2023. Important dates for the exam are listed below.

SBI CBO Notification 2023 PDF21st November 2023
SBI CBO Apply Online Starts22nd November 2023
Apply Online Ends on17th December 2023
Online Fee Payment22nd November to 12th December 2023
SBI CBO Admit Card 202417th January 2024
SBI CBO Exam Date 202421st January 2024

SBI CBO Application Fee

The candidates have to pay the application fee in order to apply for the SBI CBO Post.

Other CategoryRs. 750

SBI CBO Vacancy 2024

Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Circle Based Officer in the State Bank of India. The selected candidates shall be posted in the applied Circle only. The SBI CBO 2024 vacancy details are given below:

SBI CBO Vacancy 2024 (Regular )

CircleState NameSCSTOBCEWSGENTotal
North Eastern Assam/ Arunachal Pradesh/
Manipur/ Meghalaya/ 
Mizoram/ Nagaland/ Tripura 
BhopalMadhya Pradesh/Chhattisgarh2613471771175
 West BengalWest Bengal/ 
Sikkim/ A & N Islands
26  13471772175
MaharashtraMaharashtra/ Goa3015 542081200

SBI CBO Vacancy 2022 (Backlog )

CircleState NameSCSTOBCTotal
BhopalMadhya Pradesh/

SBI CBO 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria consist of education qualification, age limit, experience, and local language, which are given below:

SBI CBO 2024 Education Qualification:

  • Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government including an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD).
  • Candidates possessing qualifications such as Medical, Engineering, Chartered Accountant, and Cost Accountant would also be eligible.

SBI CBO 2024 Age Limt:

  • Minimum Age: 21 Years
  • Maximum Age: 30 Years
  • Age Limit: As of 30.09.2022, i.e. candidates must have been born not later than 30.09.2001 and not earlier than 01.10.1992 (both days inclusive)

SBI CBO 2024 Age Relaxation:

SBI is giving relaxation in the upper age limit for several categories which have been mentioned below:

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
General (PWD)10 years
OBC/ OBC(PWD)13 years
SC/SC(PWD)/ST/ST(PWD)15 years
Eligible – Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ 
Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years of military service and 
have been released on completion of an assignment 
(including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 6 months from the last date of receipt of application) 
otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct inefficiency or 
physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment. 
5 years

SBI CBO 2024 Experience:

Freshers are ineligible for SBI CBO because SBI demands a minimum 2 years experience (Post Essential Academic Qualification Experience) as of 30.09.2022 as an officer in any Scheduled Commercial Bank or any Regional Rural Bank as listed in the Second Schedule of Reserve Bank of India.

SBI CBO 2024 Local Language:

  • The candidates applying for vacancies in a particular Circle should be proficient (reading, writing, and understanding) in any one of the specified opted local languages of that Circle (mentioned against each Circle).
  • The test of knowledge of the specified opted local language of the applied circle will be conducted as a part of the selection process. It will be conducted for provisionally selected candidates (based on performance in online tests, Screening, and interviews) before joining the Bank.
  • A candidate who fails to qualify for this test will not be offered an appointment.
  • Candidates who produce a 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specified opted local language of the applied circle as one of the subjects will not be required to undergo the language test.

SBI CBO 2024 Selection Process

The SBI Circle Based Officer’s selection process consists of three stages which are mentioned below:

  • Online Test
  • Screening
  • Interview

SBI CBO 2024 Exam Pattern

The online test will consist of Objective-type questions for 120 marks and Descriptive Tests 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.

Note: There will be no penalty for wrong answers marked in Objective Tests

SBI CBO Test A: Objective Test (Online)

Name of TestNo of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
English Language303030 mins
Banking Knowledge404040 mins
General Awareness/Economy303030 mins
Computer Aptitude 202020 mins
Total1201202 hours

SBI CBO Test B: Descriptive Test (Online)- 30 minutes

Name of TestNo of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
Letter Writing12530 mins
Essay-250 words on banking related125
Total25030 mins

SBI CBO 2024 Screening

  • Online applications and documents of candidates, who are shortlisted based on performance in online examination, will be placed before the Screening Committee.
  • The Screening Committee constituted by the Bank will examine whether the candidates fulfill the required eligibility criteria of experience.
  • The candidates, who fulfill the required experience as decided by the Screening Committee, will be called for an interview.

SBI CBO 2024 Interview

The interview will consist of 50 marks. Candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks in an interview to be considered for final selection. The minimum qualifying marks will be decided by the Bank.

SBI CBO 2024 Final Selection

The candidates will have to qualify both in the Online Test and Interview separately. The marks obtained in the Online Test, both in the Objective Test and the Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in the Interview for preparing the final merit list. The final merit list would be prepared based on the normalization of marks scored in the Online Test and Interview with 75:25 weightage respectively.

SBI CBO Salary

Presently, the starting salary for SBI Circle Based Officer is 36,000/- in the scale of (36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2- 49910-1990/7-63840) applicable to Junior Management Grade Scale-I plus 2 advance increments (For work experience of 2 years or more in officer cadre in any Scheduled Commercial Bank/ Regional Rural Bank). The official will also be eligible for D.A., H.R.A/ Lease rental, C.C.A., Medical, and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time.

SBI CBO Joining, Training & Career Path

  • On joining, the selected candidates will be designated as “Circle Based Officers” (CBOs) and will be on probation for a period of 6 months from their joining the Bank.
  • The selected officers will be in the general cadre and will be governed by the promotion policy applicable to the Bank’s general cadre officers.
  • The selected candidates will not be entitled to inter-circle transfer/ Corporate Centre Posting/ Corporate Centre Establishment Posting/ Foreign Posting up to his/ her promotion to SMGS-IV Grade OR 12 years of service, whichever is later.

How to apply for SBI CBO 2024?

The candidate can apply for SBI CBO 2024 by following the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official Website i.e.
Step 2: Select the notification of SBI CBO 2024.
Step 3: Fill all the required details.
Step 4: Pay the application Fee.
Step 5: Submit the application form and take a printout for further reference.

SBI CBO Syllabus

The SBI CBO online test consists of four sections which are listed below:

Reasoning Ability

  1. Seating Arrangements
  2. Puzzles
  3. Inequalities
  4. Syllogism
  5. Input-Output
  6. Data Sufficiency
  7. Blood Relations
  8. Order and Ranking
  9. Alphanumeric Series
  10. Distance and Direction
  11. Verbal Reasoning

English Language

  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/Sentence Completion

Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Number Series
  2. Data Interpretation
  3. Simplification/ Approximation
  4. Quadratic Equation
  5. Data Sufficiency
  6. Mensuration
  7. Average
  8. Profit and Loss
  9. Ratio and Proportion
  10. Work, Time, and Energy
  11. Time and Distance
  12. Probability
  13. Relations
  14. Simple and Compound Interest
  15. Permutation and Combination

General Awareness and Computer Knowledge

  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

You can also check the SSC CHSL Syllabus from here.

These are the most recommended books from Agrawal Examcart for this Exam:

Subject NameBook Link
Reasoning AbilityView Book
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Quantitative AptitudeView Book
General Awareness View Book
Computer KnowledgeView Book


Q1. What is the full form of SBI CBO?

Ans. The full form of SBI CBO is ‘State Bank of India Circle Based Officer’.

Q2. What is the salary of SBI CBO 2024?

Ans. The salary of SBI CBO is 36,000/– per month which is subject to be increased by the time.

Q3. Who can apply for SBI CBO?

Ans. The candidate must have graduated from a recognized board of India and a 2-year experience.

Q4. SBI CBO is permanent or not?

Ans. The SBI Circle-Based Officers come under the Junior Management Grade Scale- 1 (JMGS-I) and are permanent in nature.

Q5. Are freshers eligible for the SBI CBO 2024 Exam?

Ans. Freshers are eligible for SBI CBO 2024 Exam, only if they have 2 years of experience in order to apply for the post.