SBI Clerk 2020 - SBI Clerk Mains [Postponed]

The SBI Clerk is a post in The State Bank of India, also known as Junior Associate. The SBI Clerk exam is conducted annually, and every year lakhs of candidates apply for the Bank Clerk.

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The SBI Clerk Notification 2020 is out for more than 8000 vacancies. In this article, we’ll take you through the SBI Clerk Exam, Official Notification, Exam Pattern, SBI Clerk Syllabus & Eligibility, SBI Clerk Online Application & Vacancy, Exam Dates and lots more.

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Postponed: In view of the threat of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, SBI has declared that the SBI Junior Associate Mains exam which was scheduled to be conducted on April 19, 2020, has now been postponed.

Apart from this, the declaration of SBI Clerk Prelims result has also been postponed. The State Bank of India shall release a new date for the declaration of result and the SBI Clerk mains exams soon on its official website.

SBI Clerk 2020 - Mains Exam Postponed

The State Bank of India recruits SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) candidates for clerical cadre every year in its different branches across India.

SBI Clerk Notification 2020:- Download PDF Here

SBI Clerk is one of the most sought-after jobs among young graduates who are fresh out of college or even experienced professionals who wish to begin a career in the banking industry.

To know more about other SBI exams, check at the linked article.

The roles and responsibilities of an SBI Clerk (Junior Associate) include client interactions and customer-related operations like Customer Support and Inbound & Outbound Sales.

Government Exam 2020

SBI Junior Associates who clear the SBI Clerk Prelims and Mains exams are designated as cashiers, accountants and other posts depending upon the requirement in a particular SBI bank branch.

Given below are the list of topics that we’ll cover in this article on SBI Clerk Exam:

Table of Contents:

  1. SBI Clerk Notification
  2. SBI Clerk Vacancy
  3. SBI Clerk Selection Process
  4. SBI Clerk Exam Dates
  5. SBI Clerk Syllabus
  6. SBI Clerk Exam Pattern
  7. SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria
  8. SBI Clerk Apply Online & Application Fee
  9. SBI Clerk Admit Card
  10. SBI Clerk Result
  11. SBI Clerk Cut-off
  12. SBI Clerk Preparation

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SBI Clerk Notification

SBI Clerk Notification 2020 released. Candidates can know more about the SBI Clerk Notification at the linked article. 8000+ vacancies for the post of Junior Associate has been released by SBI.

In 2019, SBI announced SBI Junior Associates Recruitment to hire 8,653 vacancies as per the latest official SBI Clerk notification. Candidates can check the notification link in the SBI official website (www.sbi.co.in).

The SBI Clerk exam online registration 2020 has started from January 3, 2020. The last date for online registration was January 26, 2020.

SBI Clerk Vacancy

As per the latest official notification for SBI Clerk (Junior Associates), 8000+ vacancies available for the post of SBI Junior Associates this year. Given below is the vacancy details for the SBI Clerk recruitment 2020:

SBI Clerk Vacancy 2020

SBI Clerk Vacancy 2020

SBI Clerk Vacancy 2020

To know more about SBI Vacancy of other exams, check at the linked article.

SBI Clerk Selection Process

The SBI Clerk exam is held every year to recruit Junior Associates for clerical cadre posts in the banking giant. There are two different phases of SBI Clerk exam:

  1. SBI Clerk Prelims
  2. SBI Clerk Mains

To get finally selected as an SBI Junior Associate, applicants must make it to the final list of shortlisted candidates.

Aspirants can check the SBI Clerk salary at the linked article.

SBI Clerk Exam Dates

State Bank of India has announced the SBI Clerk exam dates of 2020 along with its official notification.

The SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2020 was conducted in February/March 2020, while SBI Clerk Mains date shall be released shortly by the conducting body.

Given below are the tentative exam dates for the SBI Clerk exam 2020 as per the official notification. Candidates can refer to the dates and prepare themselves accordingly for the exam:

SBI Clerk 2020
Events Exam Dates 
Online Registration Starts January 3, 2020
Online Registration Closes January 26, 2020
Preliminary Exam February 22, 2020 

February 29, 2020

March 1, 2020

March 8, 2020 

Admit Card for Prelims February 11, 2020
Mains Exam To Be Notified Later
Admit Card for Mains To Be Notified Later

To check the detailed exam schedule for the SBI Junior Associates exam 2020, candidates can visit the SBI Clerk Exam Dates page.

It is advisable for prospective applicants to regularly visit the SBI official page to stay tuned for any latest updates regarding the SBI Clerk Exam. You may also want to check out BYJU’S latest content on SBI Exams for regular updates.

Candidates interested in knowing the SBI Exam Dates for other exams conducted by SBI can visit the linked article.

SBI Clerk Syllabus

Although the exam pattern of the Preliminary and Mains exam might look similar, the difficulty level of the latter is higher in comparison to the former.

Here is a comprehensive guide to the syllabus for SBI Clerk Prelims & Mains Exam:

SBI Clerk Syllabus
Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification, Sequence & Series Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series, Puzzle, Tabulation Profit & Loss, Number Systems, Data Interpretation Paragraph Completion
Ranking/Directions/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Alligations, Time & Distance Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Syllogism Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Blood Relations Work & Time, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Permutation, Combination & Probability Cloze Test
Coding-Decoding, Input Output Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Miscellaneous

Visit the linked article to discover the SBI Clerk Syllabus at length.

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus:-Download PDF Here

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

No change has been made in the SBI Clerk exam pattern 2020. Applicants who wish to crack the SBI Junior Associates exam in the first attempt need to be thoroughly aware of the SBI Clerk exam pattern. The structure of the exams is discussed below:

1. SBI Clerk Prelims Exam: In this online examination, the candidates need to answer 100 questions comprising of 3 sections – Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

2. SBI Clerk Mains Exam: This online test comprises of 200 marks. The paper is divided into four sections – General/ Financial Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude and General English.

We have discussed the 2018 sectional cut-off of both Prelims & Mains further down in the article. The bank has the ultimate authority to make any changes to the exam policy whatsoever.

SBI Clerk Eligibility

Candidates who have registered for the SBI Clerk exam need to fulfil the eligibility criteria as stated below:

  • Educational Qualifications: He/ She must be a graduate in any stream from a recognized university.
  • SBI Clerk Age Limit: He/ She cannot be below 20 years nor above 28 years of age as on 01.01.2000. This implies that only those candidates are eligible who have been born not earlier than 02.01.1992 and not later than 01.01.2000 (inclusive of both days).
Sl. No. Category Age Relaxation
1. SC / ST 5 years
2. OBC 3 years
3. PwD (General) 10 years
4. PwD (SC /ST) 15 years
5. PwD (OBC) 13 years
6. Persons domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir 33 Years
7. Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen The actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age of 50 years
8. Widows, Divorced women judicially separated from their husbands (Not remarried) GEN- 7 years

OBC- 10 years

SC/ST- 12 years

*PwD: Person with Disabilities

For a detailed understanding of the SBI Clerk Eligibility, you may check the linked article.

SBI Clerk Eligibility:-Download PDF Here

SBI Clerk Apply Online & Application Fee

The SBI Clerk online application process has started from January 3, 2020, along with its official notification.

Candidates can visit the official page of SBI to complete filling up the online application form.

To explore the SBI Online Application of other exams, check at the linked article.

The SBI Clerk online application has a category-wise fee structure.

Candidates should take note that Registration fee/Intimation charges once paid are non-refundable, neither can the amount be utilized as a reserve for attempting any other SBI bank exam.

Given below is the SBI Clerk Application Fee Structure:

Sl. No. Category Application Fee
1. General/OBC/MOBC/Others Rs. 750/- (Application Fee + Intimation Charges)
2. SC/ST/PWD Nil

SBI Clerk Admit Card

Candidates who have registered themselves for the upcoming SBI Clerk exam should download the Admit Card once it’s available on the SBI official page.

Applicants for the SBI Clerk exam 2020 can download the SBI Clerk admit card at the linked article.

No hard copy of the SBI Clerk Admit Card would be sent to applicants.

However, the SBI Clerk Admit Card will be released in two stages:

(i) Admit Card for SBI Clerk Preliminary exam

(ii) Admit Card for SBI Clerk Mains exam

The SBI Clerk admit card for preliminary examination 2020 is expected to release in February 2020. Candidates must keep themselves updated will all important dates of the recruitment procedure.

An applicant needs to login to his/her account and feeds the following details on the displayed pop-up window to download the Admit Card:

  1. Registration No./ Roll No.
  2. Date of Birth/ Password

Besides, all applicants should go through all the guidelines as provided in the SBI official website before they download their respective Admit Cards.

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SBI Clerk Result

Once both the SBI Clerk Prelims & Mains exam are over, SBI will publish the results for both the exams individually.

The SBI Clerk Pre Exam Result was declared on 24th July 2019. The SBI Clerk Mains Result Date was announced in September 2019. For the 2020 result dates, candidates will be intimated shortly, once the preliminary exam is conducted.

To know more about SBI Clerk Result of other exams, check at the linked article.

SBI Clerk Cut-off

Applicants need to meet the section-wise cut-offs to make it to the final merit list.

Candidates can take into consideration the cut-off for SBI Clerk Exam 2018 to determine the expected SBI Clerk cut-off in 2020.

For the detailed section-wise and category-wise SBI Clerk cut off, candidates can visit the linked article.

SBI Clerk Prelims Cut-off

SBI Clerk Prelims exam had the following cut-off in 2018:

Subjects Total Marks General SC/ST/OBC/VI/OH/HI/DXS
Reasoning Ability 35 7.75 3.25
Quantitative Aptitude 35 5.50 2
English Language 30 6.75 3.25

To learn more about SBI Recruitment, check at the linked article.

SBI Clerk Mains Cut-off

SBI Clerk Mains exam has the following cut-off in 2018:

Subjects Total Marks General OBC/SC/ST HI/VI/OH/ XS/DXS
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 60 24 19 11.25
Quantitative Aptitude 50 14.5 11.25 6.5
General English 40 14.25 10.25 4.5
General / Financial Awareness 50 13.5 9.5 3.25

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus: –Download PDF Here

SBI Clerk Exam Preparation

With only a few days left for the SBI Clerk Mains exam, candidates should ensure that they follow a well-defined study plan and refer to SBI Clerk previous year question papers to get an idea of the exam format.

Candidates preparing for the ongoing SBI Junior Associate exam can refer to the SBI Clerk Prelims exam analysis for their reference.

Practising the SBI Clerk previous year papers will give the candidates an overview of the actual test and help them to gear up their preparation accordingly. They can also take a few SBI Clerk mock tests to identify their strengths and weaknesses and work closely on those areas that need improvement.

To learn more about Preparation Tips For SBI Associate Exam, check at the linked article.

Do you need guidance to prepare for the SBI Clerk exam? You can refer to BYJU’S which provides well-defined study materials and courses which will help you to take the SBI Clerk exam with utmost confidence.

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Frequently Asked Questions on SBI Clerk

Q 1. Can the SBI Clerk exam be given immediately after passing class 12th?

Ans. No, a candidate cannot apply for the post of SBI Clerk immediately after class 12th. Candidate needs to have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in any discipline to apply for the post of Clerk.

Q 2. How many vacancies have been released by the State Bank of India for the post of Junior Associate in 2020?

Ans. 8000+ vacancies have been released for the State Bank of India for recruitment of Junior Associates in the Clerical cadre for the 2020 recruitment.

Q 3. Which subjects are included in the SBI Clerk syllabus?

Ans. The syllabus for the SBI Clerk exam includes Reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude and English language. For the mains exam, the syllabus includes quantitative aptitude, reasoning ability, English language and general awareness.

Q 4. Which are the best books to study for the SBI Clerk exam?

Ans. Given below is a list of books that candidates can consider to prepare for the SBI Clerk exam:

      • Verbal & Non-verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
      • Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
      • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by R.S.Agarwal
      • Wren & Martin for English

      The best source to prepare for the current affairs section in the SBI exam is by reading the daily newspaper and being aware of all current news all the world.

Q 5. Is the SBI Clerk exam Bilingual?

Ans. Yes, the SBI Clerk exam is available in both English and Hindi language. Candidates can choose the language they want to appear in the examination. Only the English language section is not bilingual.

Q 6. What are the important dates for the SBI Clerk recruitment 2020?

Ans. SBI has released the SBI Clerk notification 2020 and the prelims exam is scheduled to be conducted February or March 2020 and mains exam date shall be released shortly by the conducting body.

Q 7. Can a candidate with a B.Tech degree apply for the SBI Clerk examination?

Ans. Yes, a B.Tech graduate is eligible to apply for the SBI Clerk exam. The educational criteria notified by SBI clearly states that a Graduate from any discipline is eligible to apply for the Junior Associate examination.

Q 8. Is the age relaxation available for candidates belonging to the OBC “Creamy Layer” category?

Ans. No, there is no age relaxation for candidates belonging to the “Creamy layer” of the OBC category. Candidates availing for the relaxation need to present the “non-creamy layer” category certificate at the time of document verification.

Q 9. Which among SBI Clerk and IBPS Clerk is a better job opportunity?

Ans. Candidates can get the comparative analysis between SBI Clerk vs IBPS Clerk at the linked article.

2 Comments

  1. Thokchom Surat Singh

    Which are the best books in the SBI Clerk Prelim Exam?

    1. Hi,
      Check the list of importnat SBI cleck Booklist given on SBI Clerk Syllabus page.

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