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Exam Info

Information about eligibility criteria, selection procedure and exam pattern.

SBI Clerk: State Bank of India Clerical Exam

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) Exam is held by SBI or State Bank of India to recruit candidates for Clerical Cadre in its different branches across the country. SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) facilitates the recruitment for the post of Junior Associates (JA). SBI Clerk is one of the most sought after bank exams today and a huge number of candidates appear for the same every year.

SBI Clerks (Junior Associates) are responsible for all client interactions and related operations. Candidates who are recruited as SBI clerks are designated as cashiers, depositors and other posts that form the face of a particular SBI Bank branch. 

Eligibility criteria

Age  Limit: 20 – 28 years

Education:

(i)   For Junior Associates: Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

(ii) For Junior Agricultural Associates: Graduation in Agriculture or Agriculture allied activities from a Government recognized university/Institute.

Selection procedure:

1.       Preliminary Exam

2.       Mains Exam

3.       Personal Interview

Examination pattern:

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Preliminary Examination

S.No. Section No of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 Mins
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Mins
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Mins
Total 100 100 1 hour

Note:

  1. There is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question. 
  2. No minimum qualifying marks for the individual subject as well as for aggregate (overall) are prescribed. 
  3. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies. subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored.
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Mains Examination

S.No. Section No of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Mins
2 English Language 40 40 35 Mins
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Mins
4 General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Mins
Total 190 200 160 Mins

Note:

  1. There is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

  2. Candidates are also required to score minimum percentage marks on aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon). Minimum percentage of marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank.

**Test of knowledge of official and/or local language: Those who produce 10th standard mark sheet/certificate evidencing having studied official (local) language will not be subjected to any Language test. In the case of others, language test will be conducted at the time of interview (if interview is held) /before final selection (if interview is not held). Candidates not found to be proficient in official and/or local language would be disqualified. 

Final Selection:

  1. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection. 
  2. Aggregate Marks obtained only in the Mains examination will be considered for the final merit list.
  3. Provisional selection will be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the test (main examination).
  4. Final selection: will be subject to:-
    1. Verification of eligibility for the post and information furnished in the online application.
    2. Qualifying in the test of specified opted local language, where applicable, as detailed above. Results of the candidates who have provisionally qualified for selection will be made available on the Bank’s website.