First time after the merger of its assocites since the last year, SBI announces a mega recruitment drive of about 8,300 clerks including 7,200 clerical posts in customer support and sales roles, and 1,101 backlog vacancies.
“This is quite unexpected. With reports of excess staff after the merger and rationalisation, nobody in the job market expected SBI to come up with this recruitment now,” CS Vepa, Director, National School of Banking.
As the recruitment is state-wise and circle-based, a proficiency test for non-local candidates to ascertain knowledge of local language becomes compulsory and the exam has been made tougher at the preliminary level. It is open to all graduates.
SBI has rationalised its 1344 branches/administrative officers, saving Rs 1,150 crores per annum.
The total staff strength as on September 30, 2017, was 2,69,219 against 2,79,803 as on March 31, 2017.