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SBI Clerk Notification 2020 Out

SBI Clerk 2020 Notification PDF: SBI or State Bank of India holds the authority to recruit Clerical cadre in different branches across India through the SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) Exam. SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2020 facilitates the recruitment for the post of Junior Associates (JA). 

SBI Clerk 2020 Notification PDF Download for recruitment to Junior Associates has been published officially. The SBI Clerk Notification PDF includes detailed information on the exam pattern, eligibility, application dates, vacancies and important details related to the recruitment.

  • SBI Clerk 2020 Recruitment process begins from January 02, 2020.
  • All the candidates shall be recruited to various branches of Junior Associates through 8000 SBI Clerk Vacancy
  • The process involves two stages- Prelims and Mains following the previous SBI Clerk Exam Pattern.
  • The candidates who are willing to apply for the exam have to be qualified with a Bachelor's degree.
  • SBI Clerk Apply Online Link shall be active from January 03, 2020.

SBI Clerk 2020 Notification PDF Highlights

Exam Name SBI Clerk
SBI Clerk Official Notification PDF 2020 SBI Clerk
Exam Conducting Authority State Bank of India
Post Name Clerk/ Junior Associates
Level of the Exam National Level
Number of Vacancies 8000+
Application Mode Online
Official Website www.sbi.co.in
Prelims Sections English, Reasoning & Maths 
Type of Questions (Prelims) Multiple Choice Questions 
Negative Marking (Prelims) Applicable (0.25 deducted on every wrong answer)
Selection Process Preliminary Exam, Main Exam & Local Language Test

SBI Clerk 2020 Vacancy

SBI Clerk Recruitment is done for hiring Junior Associates/Bank clerks from across India to various locations pan India. The total number of SBI Clerk Vacancy announced is 8000.

The total number of vacancies announced this year as per the recent SBI Clerk 2020 Notification is 7870 for General Recruitment and Special Recruitment is 130.

SBI Clerk 2020 Category-wise Vacancy List

Given below is the brief distribution of category-wise vacancies for General Recruitment through SBI Clerk Notification 2020:

Category Number of Vacancies
General 3387
SC 1209
ST 713
OBC 1784
EWS 777

Given below is the category-wise vacancies for Special Recruitment through SBI Clerk 2020 Notification:

Category Number of Vacancies
General 60 
SC 13 
OBC 33 
EWS 19 

SBI Clerk 2020 State-wise Vacancy List

Given below is the state-wise vacancy list for SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020:

Gujarat 227 55 38 82 148 550
Daman & Diu 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andhra Pradesh 61 15 24 10 40 150
Karnataka 191 47 76 33 128 475
Madhya Pradesh 205 51 76 102 76 510
Chhattisgarh 78 19 22 60 11 190
West Bengal 247 61 140 30 134 612
A&N Islands 15 2 0 2 7 26
Sikkim 7 1 0 2 2 12
Odisha 171 42 68 93 51 425
Jammu & Kashmir 23 5 4 5 13 50
Ladakh 8 1 1 1 4 15
Himachal Pradesh 77 18 46 7 37 185
Chandigarh 13 2 4 0 6 25
Punjab 61 15 43 0 31 150
Tamil Nadu 171 39 74 3 106 393
Pondicherry 5 0 1 0 1 7
Delhi 60 14 21 10 38 143
Uttarakhand 141 25 45 7 32 250
Haryana 45 9 17 0 26 97
Telangana 151 37 60 26 101 375
Rajasthan 200 50 85 65 100 500
Kerala 207 39 39 3 106 394
Lakshadweep 4 0 0 2 0 6
Uttar Pradesh 357 86 181 8 233 865
Maharashtra 384 86 86 77 232 865
Goa 7 1 0 1 1 10
Assam 82 18 12 21 49 182
Arunachal Pradesh 5 1 0 4 0 10
Manipur 11 2 0 7 2 22
Meghalaya 14 3 0 13 1 31
Mizoram 9 2 0 10 1 22
Nagaland 7 1 0 6 0 14
Tripura 16 3 5 10 0 34
Bihar 107 23 36 2 62 230
Jharkhand 20 4 5 11 5 45
Total 3387 777 1209 713 1784 7870

Given below is the state-wise vacancy list for Special Recruitment:

Kashmir Valley 23 5 4 5 13 50
Leh & Kargil Valley 10 2 1 2 5 20
Dibang Valley, Tawang 9 2 0 9 0 20
Tura 9 2 0 8 1 20
Mokokchung 9 2 0 9 0 20
Total 60 13 5 33 19 130

SBI Clerk Important/Exam Dates 2020

SBI Clerk 2020 Notification is out for Junior Associates now. Candidates must note that the Prelims exam is scheduled for February 2020.

Check all important SBI Clerk Exam Dates 2020 in the table below:

Events New Dates
SBI Clerk 2020 Notification has been published on 2nd January 2020
SBI Clerk 2020 Online Application will begin from 3rd January 2020
Last date to apply online for SBI Clerk 2020  26th January 2020
Download of Prelims Admit card shall start from February 2020
SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Exam Date February / March 2020
Download of call letter for Main Examination will start from April 2020
SBI Clerk 2020 Mains Exam is scheduled for 19th April 2020
SBI Clerk 2020 Result (Mains + Final) June 2020

SBI Clerk Salary Details: Pay Scale

SBI Clerk/Bank Clerk Recruitment involves hiring the Junior Associates for Customer Support and Sales department in the State Bank of India. The basic salary/ in-hand salary for the clerical position in SBI is INR 13075. 

Payscale for SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020 is 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230-1310/1-31450. The salary is inclusive of the DA, HRA and more.

SBI Clerk Job Profile & Career Growth

The clerk recruited for SBI operates day to day functions in the bank such as opening accounts, amount transfers, etc. He works as a head cashier.

Candidates recruited for the clerical cadres are promoted to Trainee officers after serving for 3 years. If one succeeds through the fast track promotion process in SBI then they can be promoted to the post of General Manager.

SBI Clerk 2020 Eligibility Criteria

SBI Clerk Eligibility includes analyzing a candidate's candidature on the basis of the age limit, qualification, and reservation criteria. Fulfilling the SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria is a mandate to apply for the exam. Given below are the details of the eligibility criteria:

Nationality for SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020

  • Candidate must be an Indian National OR
  • Any candidate who is a citizen of Bhutan/Nepal/Bangladesh with a valid certificate by Indian govt. is also eligible to apply.

SBI Clerk Educational Qualification

  • Any candidate holding a Graduate or any equivalent degree in any stream or subject from government recognized institute/college can apply.
  • Candidates must note that they will not be checked on any minimum marks.
  • Candidates having a dual degree certificate should ensure the date of passing is on or before August 2020.

SBI Clerk Age Limit (as on 01.01.2020)

  • The minimum age and maximum age limit for SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020 is 20 years and 28 years respectively.
  • However, there is an age relaxation for the reserved categories as per the government norms which is provided in the table below-
Category Maximum Age Limit
SC/ST 33 yrs
Other backward classes (OBC) 31 yrs
Person with disabilities (General) 38 yrs
Person with disabilities (SC /ST) 43 yrs
Person with disabilities (OBC) 41 yrs
Jammu & Kashmir Domicile 33 Yrs
Ex-Service-men/Disabled Ex-Service-men The actual period of service rendered in defence services for more than 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a max. age of 50 years
Widows, Divorced women
  • GEN- 35 yrs
  • OBC- 38 yrs
  • SC/ST- 40 yrs

SBI Clerk Application Form 2020

SBI Clerk Apply Online link will be active from January 03, 2020. The application fee is INR 750 for the General category.

Candidates from reserved categories are exempted from paying the application fee for SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020.

Here are steps to Apply Online for SBI Clerk 2020:

  • Visit the official website of SBI to access the direct apply online link.
  • Register as a New User by entering your Personal Details.
  • Accept the declaration to access the application form.
  • Basic details section will have personal information auto-filled which was asked during SBI Clerk Online Registration.
  • Fill your communication and academic details in the next step.
  • After verifying the details, Save the information to move to the next step.
  • Upload the photo and signature in the required formats.
  • After uploading documents, pay the application fee in the selected mode (online/offline)

SBI Clerk Selection Process

SBI Clerk Selection Process is a three-stage process. The following are details about the recruitment through SBI:

Stage 1: SBI Clerk Prelims Exam

It is an online exam lasting for a duration of 1 hour. There are 3 sections in the exam with 100 multiple-choice questions. 

20 minutes is allocated to each section in the exam. No minimum qualifying marks are allocated for an individual test. The candidates move to the Mains stage after calculation of aggregate scores in Prelims.

Stage 2: SBI Clerk Mains Exam 

It is a bilingual exam with Objective Type questions for Maths, Reasoning, and Computer Aptitude and Finance Awareness. The exam is descriptive for the General English section.

The total questions asked are 190. The time given to complete the questions is 2 hours 40 minutes (sectional time for each section is allotted).

Stage 3: Language Proficiency Test

Candidates qualifying the Mains stage and produce 10th/12th class certificate mentioning the opted language as one of the subjects shall be sent for training right away. For others, SBI conducts the Local Language Test before joining. Any candidate who fails this test shall not be recruited for the post.

SBI Clerk Admit Card

Candidates can download the SBI Clerk Admit Card in online mode. The call letters are published separately for the prelims and mains exam. SBI Clerk Prelims Call Letter will be published in February 2020.

How To Download SBI Clerk Admit Card?

Follow the steps given below in order to download the SBI Clerk Admit Card:

  1. Visit the official website of SBI
  2. Search 'Admit Card'
  3. Then, click on it
  4. A new page will open
  5. Now, enter registration number and password
  6. Click Submit/OK/Enter
  7. The Admit Card will appear
  8. Save it and download it and take multiple printout copies of it

It is an advice to the students to must download multiple copies of the Admit Card in order to keep a backup.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2020

The SBI Clerk Exam Pattern consists of online test (prelims and mains) along with a local language test which is compulsory for all candidates to crack.

  • The Prelims & Mains test will have a separate exam timing
  • There will be negative marks for each wrong answer in the Objective type tests. 1/4th of a mark will be deducted for every wrong answer attempted.
  • No minimum qualifying marks for anyone has been fixed
  • The candidates, for the Mains exam, will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in Prelims Exam

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

The Prelims exam will be taken in an online mode. The table below has the SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims (objective) Exam Pattern structure:

Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 

The SBI Clerk Mains exam will be taking place in an online mode. The following table has the SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern (objective) structure:

Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 25 minutes
Total 190 200 2h40m

SBI Clerk 2020 Syllabus

There are a lot of similarities in the SBI Clerk Syllabus with the syllabus of other banking exams. Each section of the syllabus has multiple other topics based on which questions appear in the exam. There are a total of 2 exams:

  1. Prelims Exam
  2. Mains Exam

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Syllabus

The table given below has the important topics of SBI Clerk Syllabus for the prelims exam.

English Reasoning Maths
Reading Comprehension Puzzles Data Interpretation
Spelling Error Error Detection Approximation
Error Detection Simplification Simplification

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus

The SBI Clerk mains exam 2020 includes 4 sections: Reasoning, Maths, English & General Awareness. Some of the most important topics from the mains exam are mentioned as follows: The SBI Clerk 2020 Mains Test has is an Objective-type paper.

SBI Clerk Mains Objective Test: The following table has the entire information regarding the Mains Objective Test 2020. The candidates must go through the information thoroughly:

  • The questions come in MCQ type
  • There will be negative marking for 1/4 marks for every wrong answer attempted by the candidate.
  • The objective test is for a total of 200 marks

SBI Clerk Previous Year Papers

SBI Clerk Previous Year Papers is the initial preparation trick one must implement, to begin with, the preparation of this exam. 

Students can also appear for Mock tests online to understand the level of difficulty, exam pattern, and type of questions asked.

Check below the links to SBI Clerk Previous Year Question Papers:

SBI Clerk Prelims Question Paper SBI Clerk Mains Question Paper

SBI Clerk Preparation Tips 2020

The dates for the Mains exam are out. In order to clear the exam, the candidates must prepare for the exam with the help of SBI Clerk preparation tips which are given below:

SBI Clerk English Section Preparation Tips

  • The students must take out at least 6-8 hours per day to study
  • Candidates have to complete 40 questions in 40 minutes in English Mains, read SBI Clerk English Preparation
  • Learn one new vocabulary word every day and practice it by forming sentences

SBI Clerk GK Preparation Tips

  • The candidates must regularly read the newspaper to enhance knowledge for GK Exam
  • Beginning your revision and preparation from the SBI Clerk Previous Year Papers is the initial trick to clear the exam.
  • Also, it is very important to focus on the weak areas in subjects

SBI Clerk Numeric Ability Preparation Tips

  • Take one Mock Test daily to improve your time-management skills as well as score.
  • Have proper rest and food to keep the skills at the optimum level.
  • Maths Section is little tricky so candidates need to allocate more time on it

SBI Clerk Reasoning Preparation Tips

  • The students must solve more and more puzzles and play logic-based games
  • Also, solving more and more quizzed and mock tests can help crack the exam

SBI Clerk Result

The State Bank of India announces SBI Clerk Result in PDF format. The students can check their scorecard and if they require, they can download it too. This year, no PDF has been updated. 

How To Check SBI Clerk Result?

Follow the steps given below in order to check the result:

  • Visit the official website of SBI
  • Look for the tab called 'Result'
  • Click on it
  • Now, fill their Registration Number & Password
  • Click on Submit/OK/Enter
  • The scorecard will show up

SBI Clerk Cut off (Prelims and Mains)

SBI Clerk Cut off is generally published along with the scores. There is no sectional cut-off in the SBI Clerk Recruitment. The Cutoff for Prelims and Mains for the previous year is mentioned below:

SBI Clerk Cut off 2019 for Prelims

The following table has SBI Clerk 2019 Prelims Cut off:

Category Cut Off 2019 (Delhi)  Cut Off 2019 (Rajasthan) 
General 71.25 71
OBC  62.5 71
ST 44.25 48
SC 60 54
EWS 51 65.75
LD 54.5
VI 63
HI 16.75
D&E 0
XS 38.25

SBI Clerk Cut Off for Mains Exam 2019

Candidates must check out the following table for Mains Exam Category-wise:

General / Financial Awareness 50 13.5 9.5 3.25
General English 40 14.25 10.25 4.5
Quantitative Aptitude 50 14.5 11.25 6.5
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 60 24 19 11.25
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