SBI Clerk Selection Process 2020

The State Bank of India had released the SBI Clerk Application  recently on January 3rd, 2020. Hence it is crucial for the interested candidates to go through the SBI Clerk Selection Process in detail. According to the SBI Clerk Selection Process, the candidates have to clear 3 stages which are the Prelims Exam, Mains Exam & a local language test.

  • The candidates should check the SBI Eligibility Criteria before filling up the application
  • All the interested candidates should go through the SBI Clerk Vacancy details before applying for the exam

SBI Clerk Selection Process 2020

The SBI Clerk Prelims Exam is going to take place by February. The second stage of the SBI Clerk Selection Process 2020 is the Mains Exam which is compulsory to crack for everyone because, at the time of recruitment, the officials will only consider the performance in this examination.

  • In the Prelims Exam, there is a sectional time limit of 20 minutes each fixed and candidates must complete each section of the exam within that time
  •  The Prelims Exam covers 3 sections which are Reasoning, Maths & English according to SBI Clerk Syllabus
  • The marks secured in Prelims will only be put to use to shortlist candidates for the Mains Exam and will not be considered at the time of recruitment
  • It is compulsory for the students to score marks according to the cut off which is minimum qualifying marks to crack the exam
  • The SBI Clerk Language Test is the third stage of the exam which all candidates have to clear in order to be recruited

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SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Exam Pattern

The SBI Clerk Prelims Exam is the first stage of SBI Clerk Recruitment. It is an objective type test which is conducted online according to the elaborated SBI Clerk Exam Pattern.
The time limit of this exam is 1 hour in which the candidates have to complete 3 sections according to the SBI Clerk Selection Process for Associate.

  • A total of 100 questions appear in the Prelims Exam
  • The sectional time of this exam is 20 minutes each
  • The Prelims exam does not have any sectional cut off
Section Total Questions  Maximum Marks  Time Allotted Medium 
Reasoning Ability 35 35  20 Minutes English/Hindi
Numerical Ability 35 35  20 Minutes English/Hindi
English Language 30 30  20 Minute English
Total  100  100   1 hour 

SBI Clerk 2020 Mains Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk Mains Exam is a very important stage of the SBI Clerk Selection Process 2020 because students will be selected only based on their performance in this very stage of the recruitment. There is no, further, interview round.

  • The Mains Exam does not have any sectional cut off, check detailed SBI Clerk Cut Off 
  • Overall Cut Off is required for this examination 
  • The students will have to secure a minimum percentage of the total marks, check SBI Clerk Preparation Tips
  • The aspirants who belong to SC/ST/PWD/OBC/XC will get 5% relaxation on the overall total marks
  • In accordance with the overall total score acquired by the students in descending order, they will be given positions in respective categories and states  
Section Total Questions  Maximum Marks  Time Allotted Medium
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Minutes English/Hindi
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes English/Hindi
General English 40 40 35 Minutes English
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes English/Hindi
Total 190  200  2 Hours 40 Minutes 

SBI Clerk Local Language Test (Opted)

The students who will clear the SBI Clerk Mains Exam will have to appear for the third phase of the SBI Bank Clerk Selection Procedure which is the Local Language Test.

  • The students who can show their 10th or 12th Certificate, proving that they have already studied the opted local language in their higher secondary do not require to appear for the Language Test. 
  • For the other candidates who have cleared Mains Exam and do not have any such proof or certificate have to appear for an opted local language test  
  • This language test will be taken place after the provisional selection but prior to the joining procedure 
  • This opted local language test takes place in order to affirm the speaking, reading and writing proficiency of the students  
  • Students who do not clear this test will be disqualified from the recruitment procedure

SBI Clerk Provisional Selection

There is a total of 3 parameters that candidates are meant to satisfy after which the final selection will take place. Read the following to know the parameters for SBI Clerk Selection Pattern:

  1. The total marks secured by the candidates in the Mains Exam
  2. The information the candidates have filled in the application form will be verified. Also, their eligibility for the position they applied for will be checked 
  3. The local language test qualification will also be verified (in case, applicable) 

The merit list shall be concluded state as well as category wise. The officials of SBI will do the posting for the candidates according to the city/state preference the candidates have filled in the application form. Once the joining process is completed, the candidates cannot transfer for the next 5 years.

SBI Clerk Waiting List

The officials maintain a waiting list which will be up to 50% state, vacancies, and category wise. Any student who wants to be on the waiting list has to secure the least qualifying marks which are framed by the SBI.

  • Whenever the case appears where the people from the current batch are resigning or when there are vacancies in the non-joining case, the officials will release the candidates’ names from the waiting list once every quarter of the year  
  • The waiting list will be only valid from one year from the final result declaration date of SBI Clerk

SBI Clerk Probation Period

Students who will be in the final selection for the position of Junior Associate/Clerk will have to serve a probation period of 6 months. In the duration of 6 months, the clerks/junior associates will be required to finish 15 authorized e-lessons.

  • If any student fails to complete those 15 e-lessons, the officials may extend the time duration of their probation period
  • Moreover, before the probation period ends, the performance of all the newly hired Clerks/Junior associates will be assessed according to the SBI Clerk Junior Associate Selection Process
  • In case, the newly recruited individuals fail to come up to the expectations of the SBI, again the probation period will be stretched

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