SBI CBO Exam 2022

SBI CBO stands for Circle Based Officers. Those willing to apply for this position in the year 2022 will have to keep track of the examination details, as passing the exam is vital for the selection process. They can also refer to the direct link given on the website.

State Bank of India (SBI) has not notified about the final examination date yet. Candidates, however, should start preparing for the examination based on the previous year syllabus for recruitment.

To know the important dates, syllabus, selection process, eligibility, etc. for the other SBI exams at the linked article. Aspirants can get details about the exams conducted by the State Bank of India at the links given below:


SBI Clerk Exam


SBI Apprentice

SBI Syllabus

SBI Notification

An Overview of SBI CBO Recruitment

  • Periodicity: Annually
  • Post: Circle Based Officers (CBO)
  • Vacancies: 1226
  • Application fee: Rs.750 (General), Rs.0 (Reserved)
  • Examination method: online
  • Examination level: National
  • Salary: Rs.36,000 per month
  • Website:

Important Dates and Information of the Exam

State bank of India has announced that on 11th January 2022, the exam will be held. The examination will be a computer-based one taken online. Candidates will also find the admit card for the exam on the bank’s official site. Here is the information that the candidates might need for preparation.

  • Date of online examination: 23rd January 2022
  • Date of availability of the call letter: 11th January 2022
  • The final date of printing the online application: 13th January 2022
  • Interview date of SBI CBO 2021: To be notified later

The State Bank of India is one of the leading PSBs in the country and having a career in the banking industry is dreamt by lakhs of candidates. Apart from SBI, other important bank exams which are conducted to appoint candidates in various clerical and Officer cadre posts can be reviewed at the linked article.

How to Apply for SBI CBO Examination 2022?

The application procedure remains the same every year. Below are the steps to consider to apply for the vacant position of SBI CBO recruitment?

  1. Go to and click on “Apply Online”.
  2. You will find the “Careers” option on the bottom left corner of the page. Click on it.
  3. A new page will appear on our screen.
  4. A link named “Join SBI” will appear on the menu bar.
  5. Click on the link that says “Current Openings”.
  6. In the current tab, you will find the recruitment of a circle-based officer in the opening section. Click on it.
  7. You will find the “Apply Online” option. Click on it.
  8. There will be a “New registration” button on the top right corner. Click on it.
  9. Use your basic details for the application process and click on the “Save” button before moving on to the next step.
  10. A password will be generated. Use the login ID and password for registration.
  11. You will need to add your photograph and signature as per SBI’s format mentioned.
  12. The dimensions of the passport-size photograph is 4.5cm/3.5 cm. It should be on a white background. The photo and signature should be legit. The photo’s file size should be a minimum of 20 kb and 50 kb at max. The size of the scanned signature should be 10KB minimum and 20 KB maximum.
  13. Next, fill in your academic information and experience in the field. Click “Save” and proceed.
  14. Candidates should preview their form and pay the fee online for the final submission of the application.
  15. Finally, click on the submission button, and the process will be completed successfully.

SBI CBO Exam Pattern

  • Total time: 2 hours
  • Total marks: 120
  • Negative marking: none
  • Total number of questions: 120

Each subject will carry different marks as follows:



English language


Computer aptitude


Banking Awareness


General Awareness


Eligibility for Appearing in CBO Exam

  • Minimum age: 21 years
  • Maximum age: 30 years
  • Educational qualification: Graduate from any recognised board or university with minimum 60% marks
  • Work experience: minimum 2 years
  • Age relaxation: according to the following-


Age Relaxation


5 years


3 years


15 years


13 years

OWD (General/EWS)

10 years

SBI CBO is a highly competitive exam with a large number of candidates attempting it every year. Hence, aspiring candidates should prepare strategically. 

For information about other government exams, candidates can visit the linked article. Furthermore, the latest exam updates, study material and preparation tips are available at BYJU’S for the candidate’s reference.

Other Related Links

List of Government Exams in India

List of Bank Exams in India

Preparation Strategy for Competitive Exams

Salary Range for Bank Employees

Latest notifications for Competitive Exams

Bank PO

Frequently Asked Questions on SBI CBO


How many vacancies were filled last year?

In the previous year’s recruitment, SBI notified that out of 1226 circle-based officer vacancies, 1100 are regular vacancies. The rest of the 126 vacant positions were backlog vacancies. These vacant positions were available across the various circles of SBI.


What is the application fee for SBI CBO?

As per the latest SBI CBO notification, the application fee for the general category candidates is RS. 750. For the SC, ST and PWD candidates, no fee is required.


What are the documents required forthe exam?

The list of documents that students must have to appear in the exam is identification proof, signature, photograph, birth certificate, brief resume, experience and educational certificates, Form 16 salary slip, mark sheet of 10+2, proof of proficiency in local language.


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