SBI CBO Exam 2022: Exam Date, Vacancy, Notification PDF Download

SBI CBO Exam 2022: Exam Date, Vacancy, Notification PDF Download

ByAkash Mishra  |  Updated on: Oct 19, 2022
SBI CBO notification 2022 has been released on the official website. Candidates can check details regarding the SBI CBO exam date 2022, syllabus, eligibility, exam pattern, strategy and more.

SBI CBO notification 2022 was released on October 17, 2022. All the interested candidates can check their eligibility and other details provided in the SBI CBO notification and then move on to the next round of online application. 

All interested candidates should go through the complete SBI CBO notification 2022 to make themselves aware of all the important details from an exam point of view. Candidates must know the SBI CBO exam dates, apply online procedure, the selection process, and other aspects of the exam. 

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Important Dates
SBI CBO Exam Date 2022  -Jan 23, 2022

Latest Updates on SBI Circle Officer Recruitment

SBI released the SBI CBO Notification on 17th October 2022. The State Bank of India has notified important dates and other relevant details along with the notification pdf. SBI has released 1422 vacancies for various circles. However, the applicants can only apply for vacancies in one state.

The SBI CBO application form 2022 direct link was activated officially on 18th October 2022. Thus, candidates are requested to fill up the online application form without waiting for the last day to avoid last-minute trouble. The SBI CBO apply online link will remain active till 7th November 2022.

Latest Updates:

  • 4th December 2022- SBI CBO Exam (Tentative)
  • November/December 2022- SBI CBO admit card download.
  • 7th November 2022- SBI CBO apply online link closes.
  • 18th October 2022- SBI CBO Apply online begins today.
  • 17th October 2022- SBI CBO Notification 2022 released.

SBI CBO Notification 2022 PDF, Available Here!

SBI CBO 2022 Notification out! The State Bank of India officials rolled out the SBI CBO recruitment notification PDF 2022 on their official website. A total of 1422 SBI CBO vacancy has been disclosed in the official notification PDF.

SBI Circle Based Officer (CBO) is an excellent opportunity for graduates seeking career opportunities in public sector banks. Candidates who are interested and find themselves eligible for this opportunity can fill up the SBI CBO application form 2022-23 from 18th October onwards until 7th November 2022.

The tentative SBI CBO exam date 2022 is 4th December. Thus, candidates have sufficient time to prepare for the exam in the best way possible.

The SBI CBO selection process 2022 will be conducted in three stages: an online objective test, a descriptive test, and interview. The SBI CBO online objective test consists of four subjects: the English Language, Banking Knowledge, General Awareness/Economy, and Computer Aptitude.

Therefore, candidates waiting to grab this opportunity can download the SBI CBO Notification 2022-23 PDF through the link shared below. Further, you can also check out the other important dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, salary, cut off and other important details required to participate in the competition.

SBI CBO Notification 2022-23, PDF Download!

What is SBI CBO Recruitment 2022-23?

A Circle Based Officer in SBI is equivalent to an 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, leading to many HR-related issues.

The Probationary Officer appointments across the country are subject to frequent transfers and out-of-parent circle postings, resulting in severe HR issues like imbalance and attrition. Thus, to resolve this issue, SBI has devised 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 2022-23 Exam Overview

The SBI Circle Officer recruitment is conducted at regular intervals year after year as per the bank requirements. The vacancies have been notified in the official notification and are distributed across various circles (states).  

Name of the Exam

SBI Circle-Based Officer

Exam conducting body

State Bank of India


Circle-Based Officer (CBO)

Exam Mode


Exam Level


Selection Process

Online Objective Test

Descriptive Test




Language of Exam

English and Hindi

SBI CBO Exam Notification 2022-23: Important Dates

The tentative SBI CBO exam date 2022 has been revealed along with other important dates such as SBI CBO apply online 2022, admit card download and more. We have updated all the relevant SBI CBO 2022-23 important dates. Candidates must keep checking to avoid missing an important event.



SBI CBO Notification 2022 Release17/10/2022

SBI CBO apply online 2022


SBI CBO apply online last date


Payment of the application fee


SBI CBO last date of fee payment


SBI CBO exam 

04/12/2022 (Tentative)

 SBI CBO Admit card download

November 2022

SBI Circle Officer Vacancy 2022-23

SBI CBO vacancy 2022-23 has been revealed officially. SBI has notified a total of 1422 Circle-Based Officer vacancies. SBI CBO total vacancy includes vacancies distributed across different circles (state) along with backlog vacancies. The SBI CBO recruitment process will take place such that the applicant may apply for the vacancy of one State only. The selection and posting will be made based on the selected state.

SBI CBO Vacancy 2022 (Regular)
CircleState NameSCSTOBCEWSGENTotal
North Eastern Assam/ Arunachal Pradesh/
Manipur/ Meghalaya/ 
Mizoram/ Nagaland/ Tripura 
BhopalMadhya Pradesh/Chhattisgarh2613471771175
 West BengalWest Bengal/ 
Sikkim/ A & N Islands
MaharashtraMaharashtra/ Goa3015 542081200

SBI CBO Vacancy 2022 (Backlog)

Look at the detailed break-up of the SBI CBO Vacancy given state-wise and category-wise for 2022.

CircleState NameSCSTOBCTotal
BhopalMadhya Pradesh/

SBI Circle Based Officer Eligibility 2022-23

SBI CBO eligibility is an important aspect of participating in the recruitment process. The eligibility norms have been clearly stated in the official notification PDF. All candidates with at least 2 years of experience in a scheduled commercial bank or any regional rural bank are eligible to apply for the post.

Other SBI CBO eligibility requirements include age limit, educational qualification, and others. Candidates who fail to fulfil the SBI CBO eligibility will not be able to participate in the recruitment process. Thus, check out the detailed SBI CBO eligibility criteria 2022-23 below. 

SBI CBO Nationality

All eligible Indian citizens are invited to apply for the SBI CBO 2022 examination.

SBI CBO Age Limit (As of 30/09/22)

As per the notification, the SBI CBO age limit is 30 years. The SBI CBO age limit will be calculated as 30.09.2022, i.e. candidates must have been born between 30.09.2001 and 01.10.1992 and must be between the ages of 21 and 30 as of 30.09.2022. (both days inclusive); whereas there is age relaxation for a few reservation categories.

  • Minimum Age - 21 years
  • Maximum Age - 30 years

SBI Circle Officer Age Relaxation

SBI CBO age relaxation for various categories is mentioned below. SBI CBO age limit for SC is 35 years, and the age limit for OBC is 33 years.

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ ST)5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC NCL)3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) (SC/ST)15 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) (OBC)13 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) (Gen)10 years

SBI CBO Qualification

SBI CBO educational qualification requires an applicant to be a graduate of any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the central government. The educational qualification percentage for SBI Circle Officer is accepted as the total sum aggregate of all the subjects divided by the aggregate maximum marks of all the subjects. Applicants must thoroughly check the SBI CBO educational criteria before applying for the examination.

  • There is an additional eligibility criterion regarding the local language. Candidates applying for vacancies in a State will have to produce a 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate as evidence of having studied the specific local language of the applied State as one of the subjects.

SBI CBO Work Experience

Minimum 2 years of work experience (Post Essential Academic Qualification Experience) as of 30.09.22 is required to participate in SBI CBO recruitment 2022-23. A candidate must hold work experience as an Officer in any Scheduled Commercial Bank or any Regional Rural Bank as listed in the Second Schedule of the Reserve Bank of India.

Local Langauge

Candidates applying for the SBI CBO vacancy of a particular State should be proficient with reading, writing, and understanding skills in the specified opted local language of that State (mentioned against each State). The test of knowledge of the specified opted local language of the applied state will be conducted as a part of the selection process. It will be conducted for provisionally selected candidates (based on performance in Online written test, Screening, and Interview) before joining the Bank. The candidate who fails to qualify local language test will be disqualified and not be entertained further. 

  • Candidates who produce a 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specified opted local language of the applied state as one of the subjects will not be required to undergo the language test. 

SBI CBO Recruitment 2022: List of Documents Required

Students will require a certain list of documents. It is mandatory for all the candidates who are willing to apply for SBI CBO recruitment to produce the list of documents mentioned below.

Recent Photograph,


Proof of Date of Birth (PDF),

Brief Resume – detailing educational/ professional qualification, experience and assignments handled (PDF),

Educational Certificates: Relevant Mark-Sheets/ Degree/ Certificate (PDF),
Professional Qualification Certificate (eg. MBA, CA, CFA, ICWA etc.), if any.
JAIIB/ CAIIB certificate (if any),
Form-16/ Salary Slip (PDF),
10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specified local language of the applied State as one of the subjects
ID Proof (PDF),
Experience certificates (PDF),

SBI CBO Salary and Job Profile 2022-23

SBI Circle Based Officer salary 2022-23 will be based on Junior Management Grade Scale 1. The pay scale will be Rs.36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840. This implies the SBI Circle Officer will be paid a base salary of Rs 36,000 with an annual increment of Rs 1490 for the following seven years, then a basic salary of Rs 46,430 with an annual increment of Rs 1740 for the next two years, and so on. Rs 63,840 will be the maximum basic wage.

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 forced from time to time.

SBI CBO Job Profile

SBI CBO is a Circle Based Officer who will be posted in the chosen circle or state. The selected candidates have to go through a probation period of 6 months. The Circle Based Officer will be subjected to continuous assessment during the probation period to judge their suitability for confirmation. After the probation period, all the suitable candidates are posted as permanent officers of SBI.

SBI CBO Selection Process 2022-23

The SBI CBO selection process 2022 includes three different stages which are as follows: -

  • Online Objective Test
  • Descriptive Test
  • Interview

The candidates will have to qualify both in online written test and Interview separately. The marks obtained in the online written 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 will be prepared on the basis of normalization of marks scored in the Online Written Test and Interview with a ratio of 75:25 weightage respectively. Marks secured by the candidates in the Online Written Test (out of 120 marks) are converted to out of 75 marks and Interview scores of candidates (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25 marks.

The final merit list (State-wise and category-wise) is arrived at after aggregating (out of 100) converted marks of the Online Written Test and Interview. Selection will be made from the top ranked candidates in the merit list prepared State wise and Category wise. Moreover, the Bank reserves all the rights to change the shortlisting parameters and will notify them later.

SBI CBO Exam Pattern 2022-23

SBI CBO exam pattern for the online objective test has been defined below. Candidates must know the number of questions asked from each section along with the marking scheme and time allotment. This can only be possible by being aware of the latest SBI CBO 2022 exam pattern. Let's have a look at the detailed exam pattern in the tabular form below.

Name of the test

No. of Qs.

Max. Marks


English Language



30 minutes

Banking Knowledge



40 minutes

General Awareness/ Economy



30 minutes

Computer Aptitude



20 minutes




2 hours

  • There is no negative marking system.
  • Sectional marks will not be administered in the exam.

SBI CBO Descriptive Test

Candidates are providedwith 30 minutes for the Descriptive Test. It will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) with two questions for a total of 50 Merit list will be drawn State wise and Category wise on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in Online Written Test. There will be no sectional qualifying marks.

Candidates numbering up to 3 times (approx.) of the State wise and Category wise vacancies will be shortlisted for Screening from the top of the merit list drawn on State wise and Category wise subject to a candidate scoring the minimum aggregate qualifying score, as decided by the Bank.

SBI CBO Interview

SBI CBO Interview will carry a total of 50 marks. Candidates will have to score minimum qualifying marks in the CBO interview to be considered for final selection. The minimum qualifying marks will be decided by the bank officials.

Candidates qualifying for the SBI CBO interview under the 'OBC' category would be required to submit an OBC certificate containing the Non-Creamy layer clause. Candidates who have registered themselves as OBC but do not submit OBC 'Non-Creamy layer' certificate and request for the interview under the General category will not be entertained.

Candidates qualifying for the SBI CBO interview under the EWS category would be required to submit an EWS certificate. Candidates who have registered themselves as EWS but do not submit EWS certificate and request for an interview under the General category will not be entertained.

SBI CBO Admit Card 2022-23: Exam Centre, Steps to Download

Candidates who have applied successfully for the exam are only eligible to download the SBI CBO admit card through the direct link which will be shared once released on the official website.

Make sure you hold the registration number and password as received while filling up the application form. Moreover, don't forget to download and print out of SBI CBO admit card prior to the exam date. The SBI CBO admit card is an important document required in order to appear for the exam.

SBI CBO Admit Card 2022, Download Now!

How to download SBI CBO Admit Card 2022?

  • Visit the official website or the admit card download direct link mentioned above.
  • Log in using your registration number and other relevant credentials.
  • Download the SBI Circle officer admit card 2022-23.
  • Make sure you go through the admit card and check if all the mentioned detail is correct.

SBI CBO Exam Centre 2022

  • The examinations will be conducted online at venues across many centres in India. A tentative list of centres for the Online Examination is attached as Annexure-II.
  • No request for change of Examination Centre/Date/Session shall be entertained.
  • SBI reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres and/ or add some other Centres, at its discretion, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc.
  • SBI also reserves the right to allot any centre to the candidate other than the one he/ she had opted for.
  • Candidate will appear for the examination at an Examination Centre at his/ her own risk and expenses and SBI will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature.
  • Any unruly behaviour/ misbehaviour in the examination hall may result in cancellation of candidature/ disqualification from future exams conducted by SBI.

SBI CBO Result 2022-23

SBI CBO result 2022-23 will be made available on the official website separately for the online objective test, descriptive test, and interview. We will update the SBI CBO result PDF as soon as it will be made available. 

The candidates who are able to make their place in the merit list will be able to grab the desired job. Candidates can download the SBI CBO result PDF and check their roll numbers once the exam is conducted successfully across all test centers in the country.

Good Luck!


  •  SBI CBO 2022-23 notification has been released officially on 17th October 2022.

  • The official exam date 2022 has been announced tentatively in the official SBI CBO notification PDF. The exam is tentatively scheduled to be held on 4th December 2022.

  • You can download the SBI CBO 2022-23 notification PDF from the official website of SBI or through the direct link shared above.

  • Yes, SBI CBO 2022-23 application form is available on the official website of SBI and also share above. The last date to fill the SBI CBO application form is 7th November 2022.

  • A total of 1442 SBI CBO vacancies are rolled out officially under SBI CBO recruitment 2022.

  • The SBI Circle Based Officer basic salary begins at Rs. 23,700/- plus increments as stated in the notification. The pay scale is based on JMGS-I Grade pay.

  • The SBI has released CBO vacancies as per various circles. The candidates may apply only for one particular circle vacancy and once selected, they will be posted in the same circle.

  • To join SBI as a Circle Officer, you must have at least 2 years of experience in Scheduled Commercial Banks or Regional Rural Banks.

  • The SBI CBO age limit for general category is minimum of 21 years and maximum of 30 years. There is a provision of age relaxation for various reserved categories.

  • Yes, there is an interview in the SBI CBO exam. The final merit list will be based on your performance in the online written test, descriptive test and interview.

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