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SBI Clerk Exam

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11th April 2019

SBI Clerk 2019 Notification Out: Check Here

The much-awaited notification i.e. SBI Clerk Notification has been finally released. Eligible candidates, who aspire to join State Bank of India as a Junior Associates, are required to register online for the Recruitment Process. Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) in clerical cadre in State Bank of India. Candidates can apply for vacancies in one State only.

Check Official Notification of SBI Clerk 

 Apply Online for SBI Clerk 

About Exam

A fulltime career in State Bank of India is something most banking aspirants live for. But, can you blame them? Being one of the oldest and most lucrative PSBs, State Bank of India has made a unique brand of its own. With 10000+ Branches and over 2 Lakh+ Workforce, SBI stands a league apart from every other Public Sector Bank in the country. It is one of the most desired competitive exams in India as it is offering a prestigious career option to the candidates looking for banking and government sector jobs. 

Exam Dates/Notifications

 

EventsNew Dates
SBI Clerk 2019 Notification 11th April 2019
Start of SBI Clerk 2019 Online Application 12th April 2019
SBI Clerk 2019 Application Form Closes 3rd May 2019
Download of call letter for Preliminary Examination June 2019
SBI Clerk 2019 Preliminary Exam Date June 2019
Download of call letter for Main Examination July 2019
SBI Clerk 2019 Mains Exam Date 10th August 2019

Application Process

The candidates who aspire to apply for the SBI Clerk Recruitment must make sure that they fulfill the required eligibility criteria and educational qualifications for the post. If you do not meet the required specifications in certain fields like age limit, qualification, etc, you will not be able to submit the SBI Clerk Application Form

Candidates can apply online for SBI Clerk 2019 from 12th April 2019. The online application will end on 3rd May 2019. The application fee for this exam is Rs. 750/- for General category and Rs. 125/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD category.

  • Candidates should first scan their latest photograph and signature. The online application will not be registered unless the candidate uploads his / her photo and signature as specified.
  • Candidates should visit either the direct link given above or the Bank’s website www.statebankofindia.com or www.sbi.co.in and open the appropriate Online Application Format, available in the ‘Recruitment link’.
  • Candidates should fill the application carefully. Once the application is filled in completely, the candidate should submit the data.
  • Candidate should note down the registration number and password. They can re-open the saved data using registration number and password and edit the particulars if needed. This facility will be for three times only.
  • Once the application is filled in completely, the candidate should submit the data and proceed for online fee payment.

Direct Link to Apply: Click Here

Vacancies

For the Recruitment of Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales), there are a lot of job vacancies this year in various branches of the State Bank of India. As per exam notification, 8653 clerk vacancies will be filled this year

Selection Process

SBI Clerk Selection Procedure:

In order to get selected in State Bank Of India as a Junior Associate, you have to cross two hurdles viz.
1. Preliminary Exam
2. Mains Exam

After crossing both the hurdles, SBI will conduct a small test called Language Proficiency Test (LPT). Once you are through, then SBI will call you for Document Verification.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for SBI Clerk 2019 Examination has been clearly specified in the Exam Notification published by State Bank of India recently. Each SBI aspirant must go through all the important details regarding SBI Eligibility Criteria before applying online. SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2019 consists of a set of requirements and clauses in terms of age, educational qualification and nationality.

Age Limit

Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01.04.2019, i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1991 and not later than 01.04.1999 (both days inclusive).

The relaxation in the upper age limit has been applied according to government norms. They are as follows

  • SC/ ST: 5 Years
  • OBC: 3 Years
  • PH: 10 Years
  • PH + OBC: 13 Years
  • PH + SC/ST: 15 Years
  • J&K Domicile: 5 Years
  • Ex-Servicemen: Actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 Years
  • Widows, Divorced Women Judicially Separated: 9 Years


All SBI Aspirants must fall within the proper age limit. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of SBI Clerk Application Form.

Educational Qualification

The candidates must a Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognized college or university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.  

Syllabus

Reasoning: Logical Reasoning Questions will contain both Verbal and Non-Verbal Problems based on multiple concepts. Brainstorming will be required while solving these questions.

  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Sitting Arrangements
  • Series Completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Decision Making
  • Statement Reasoning
  • Classification
  • Mirror Image, Hidden and Embedded Images
  • Cubes, Cuboid and Dices


Quantitative Aptitude: The level of questions asked in Quantitative aptitude will be similar to Maths of Class X. Try to memorize all the basic formulas and square & cube roots of numbers upto 30. It will be extremely helpful while solving questions in SBI Clerk Exam.

  • Number System
  • Simplifications
  • Roots & Averages
  • Surds & Indices
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Partner Ship
  • Chain Rule
    Time & Work
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats & Streams
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Stocks & Shares
  • Clocks & Algorithms
  • Mensuration
  • Volume& Surface area
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Heights & Distances
  • Line Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Tabulation


English Language: Questions in SBI Clerk English Section will be based on language skills as well as reading and writing skill. Overall, the level of questions will be similar to the elementary level.

  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion
  • Theme Detection
  • Deriving Conclusions
  • Passage Completion
  • Error Detection
  • Passage Correction
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Correction
  • Grammar
  • Idioms
  • Phrases


General/Financial Awareness: The questions in this test will be from Current Affairs and Banking and Economy, Insurance. In the current affairs, questions can be asked from

  • Recent Appointments
  • Awards and Honours
  • Sports
  • New Schemes
  • National and International News
  • Latest Developments in Science and Technology


Computer Ability: Knowledge of Computer Hardware and Software will be asked in Computer Section of SBI Clerk Recruitment Exam.

  • Computer Hardware
  • Operating System concepts
  • Shortcut Keys
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS Power Point
  • MS Access
  • Internet & Networks
  • Basic Security Concepts
  • Latest Technologies

Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2019

For the first time, SBI has introduced the sectional timing factor in SBI Clerk Prelims exam pattern. Check out the new exam pattern

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
 Total 100 100 1 hour

Some highlights of the changes made in the exam pattern are given below:

  • Each section of the Prelims exam will now have a separate time slot (20 Minutes each).
  • Also, there will not be any sectional or overall cut-off.
  • An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (83010 candidates) will be shortlisted for the Mains Exam from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern for Mains Exam 2019

Name Of Section No. of Qs Marks Duration (Min)
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35
General English 40 40 35
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45
Reasoning  Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45
Total 190 200 2 Hour 40 Mints

Job Profile

There main objective/ job role of an SBI Clerk is to guide and assist customers, civilians and probable clients through the various banking processes. They need to highly trained and confident to answer each and every query put forward. The various set of tasks assigned are as follows

  • Document Verification
  • Manning Single Window Counter
  • Issue Cash Receipts at Counters
  • Verification of  Vernacular Signatures
  • Attending to Government Treasury Work
  • Clearing and Transferring Cheques and Receipts as per request
  • Update Pass Books

Result

Cutoff

SBI Clerk Prelims Cutoff 2018

STATE-WISE GENERAL CATEGORY CUT-OFFS

  • Uttar Pradesh – 69.25
  • Chhatisgarh – 67.25
  • Bihar – 66.5
  • Assam – 51.25
  • Maharashtra – 57
  • Madhya Pradesh – 66.25
  • Karnataka – 63
  • Kerala – 69
  • Odisha – 62.75
  • Delhi – 71.75
  • West Bengal – 66.5
  • Rajasthan – 69Telangana – 68
  • Punjab – 71.5
  • Haryana – 70.5

SBI Clerk Prelims Previous Year Cutoff (Overall)

The following Overall SBI Clerk Cut Off are for different states

State Overall Cutoff (General) 
Rajasthan 64.5
Gujrat 42
West Bengal 51.25
Madhya Pradesh 54.75
Jharkhand 38.5
Bihar 51.5
Chattisgarh 22.5
Tamil Nadu 21.25
Andhra Pradesh 39.25
Maharashtra 51.5
Himachal Pradesh 57.5
Punjab 67.5
Haryana 60.75
Delhi 66.25
Kerela 61.5
Uttar Pradesh 59
Orissa 52
Telangana 27
Meghalaya 37.25
Assam 42.25
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 51.75
Karnataka 45.5
Sikkim 150
Jammu & Kashmir 21.25
Uttarakhand 59.25
Tripura 132
Goa 150
Nagaland 150
Arunachal Pradesh 150
Mizoram 155
Manipur 150

That was the previous year cutoff for 2016. Lets us talk about the changes made this year.  

SBI Prelims 2018: No Sectional Cutoff this year

As you know SBI is conduction the the clerk exam after 2 years, with this SBI has introduced a lot of changes in the exam pattern. For the first time, SBI has introduced the sectional timing factor in SBI Clerk Prelims exam pattern. Check out the new exam pattern:

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
 Total 100 100 1 hour

FAQs

Q. How many vacancies are announced for SBI Clerk in 2018?

There are a total of 8653 vacancies announced by SBI for the requirement of SBI Clerk in 2018.

Q. What is the Selection Process for SBI Clerk 2019?

The selection process for SBI Clerk 2019 is divided into three phases:

Phase I: Prelims Examination
Phase II: Mains Examination
Phase III: Interview

Q. What is the age criteria to apply in this common written exam?

Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01.04.2019, i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1991 and not later than 01.04.1999 (both days inclusive).

Q. What is the educational qualification required for various posts in this recruitment process?

  • Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.
  • Candidate having integrated dual degree(IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 01.01.2018

Q. What are the Exam Dates for SBI Clerk 2019?


SBI Clerk Prelims Exam will be conducted tentatively in the month of June.

Q. Is the exam Bilingual?

The tests except for the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

Q. Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?

As per the official notification released by SBI "No minimum qualifying marks for individual subjects are prescribed". Thus, there will not be any sectional cut off for this year's SBI Junior Associates Recruitment's Online Examinations.

Q. Is there a criterion for negative marking?

There is negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer

Q. What is the percentage criteria to apply for SBI Clerk 2019 Exam?

There is no definite percentage criteria to be eligible for this exam. A candidate who is graduate with any percentage can apply for the SBI Clerk 2018 examination.

Q. Do I need to clear both SBI clerk prelims and mains to qualify for interview round?

Yes, it is mandatory for the candidates to meet SBI clerk cut-off criteria of both the exams. However, SBI clerk prelim score is not taken into consideration for the final selection.

Q.  I have made a few errors in submitting my application form, can I modify it?

It is not possible to modify an application, but you can resubmit a new application with the correct information.

Q.  What is the Application fee for SBI Clerk Exam 2019?

The application fee for ST/SC/PWD candidates will be Rs. 100 and for all others it will be Rs. 600

Q. Will SBI Clerk 2019 exam be online or offline?

Both the preliminary and Mains examination for SBI Clerk 2019 will be conducted online.

 

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