SBI Clerk FAQ’s 2020

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State Bank of India releases the recruitment for different posts in SBI. This year SBI released a total of 80000 vacancies for the post of Junior Assistant (Clerk) for various locations all over India. Here is the list of the question which candidates have in their mind while applying for the exam, go through the article for the SBI Clerk FAQs list.

SBI Clerk FAQs 2020

The SBI Clerk Recruitment is one of the most awaited recruitment of 2020 in the Indian Banking Sector. Now the interested candidates must be curious to know the changes in the Recruitment process, eligibility criteria, and selection procedure. SBI has introduced a few major changes in the Exam Pattern. From now onwards there will be restricted sectional timing in the Preliminary Exam also. Also, there is no sectional cutoff in the prelims and the mains exam of this year.

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SBI Clerk FAQs (Questions & Answer)

Before applying for SBI Clerk posts, it is obvious to have certain doubts on your mind. To clear them out, we have compiled various common questions that arise before applying. Go through the SBI Clerk FAQs in the form of questions and answers.

Q. How many vacancies have been released by SBI Clerk this year?

State Bank of India has released the notification for a total of 8000 vacancies. Check out the below tables to know the breakup of vacancies;

General EWS SC ST OBC Total
3447 790 1214 746 1803 8000

SBI has also released the backlog vacancies this year, the details of which are mentioned below;

Sc ST OBC Total
0 130 04 134

SBI has also released Ex-servicemen and PWD candidate vacancies.


Q. What are the opening and closing date for online registration of SBI Clerk Exam 2018?

The online registrations for SBI Clerk 2020 are started from 3rd to 26th January 2020. The last date to edit your application is also 10th February 2018.

Q. What are the Exam Dates for SBI Clerk 2018?

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam will be conducted expectedly in the month of February or March 2020 and the mains exam will be conducted on 19th April 2020 tentatively. The SBI Clerk Admit Card 2020 will be available on the official website around two weeks before the exam.

Q. Is the exam Bilingual?

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

Q. What is the percentage criteria to apply for SBI Clerk 2020 Exam?

There are no definite percentage criteria to be eligible for this exam. A candidate who is graduate with any percentage can apply for the SBI Clerk 2020 examination.

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Q. What are the posts available on this recruitment project?

  The post which will be available in this recruitment project is the SBI Clerk cadre.

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

Yes, it is mandatory for the candidates to meet the SBI clerk cut-off criteria for both the exams. However, the 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.  I will complete 20 years in May, may I apply?

No. The age limit for applying is 21-30

Q.  What is the Application fee for SBI Clerk Exam 2020?

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

category Fees
ST/SC/PWD Rs. 100
Candidates other than SC/ ST/ PWD Rs. 600

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Q. Will SBI Clerk 2020 exam be online or offline?

Both the preliminary and Mains examination for SBI Clerk 2018 will be conducted online.

Q. I completed my graduation through the distance learning program. Am I eligible to apply for the exam?

Yes, you may still apply, as long the university is recognized by the Government of India

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 any penalty for marking wrong answers in SBI Clerk Prelims and Mains Exam 2020?

Yes, there will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

Q. What is the exam pattern of the Prelims exam for SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020?

SBI has introduced Sectional Time Limit in SBI Clerk Prelims Examination 2020. There is no sectional cutoff in the prelims exam. Following is the exam pattern of the SBI Clerk 2020;

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

Q. What is the exam pattern of the Mains exam for SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020?

There will be no sectional cutoff in the mains exam. The pattern of the main exam will be as follows-

Name of Test No. Of Questions Marks Duration
General/ Finance Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
General English 40 40 35 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Minutes
Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes

Q. When will the results be declared?

Tentatively, the results will be declared in the month of April 2020.


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5 thoughts on “SBI Clerk FAQ’s 2020


    1. Hi Harkirat,
      It is not compulsory to print the application form and admit card along with ID proof are the mandatory documents needed to sit in the exam.

    1. Hi Narender,
      It is not compulsory to print the application form. However, it will be better to have a print out for use at later stages of recruitment.

  2. Hello sir I am from odisha. My sbi clerk exam is on 23rd June but on the same date I have another exam of OPSC for OTE and TS lecturer cadre which is a big headache for me. So can I change my slot for sbi clerk 2018 exam. Is it possible?? Please kindly reply….

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