SBI Clerk 2019

The State Bank of India (SBI) recruits SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) candidates for clerical cadre every year in its different branches across India. 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 kick-start a career in the banking industry.

The roles and responsibilities of SBI Clerks (Junior Associates) include client interactions and customer related operations like Customer Support and Inbound & Outbound Sales. 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. In this article, we’ll take you through SBI Clerk Exam 2019 Notification, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Vacancy, Exam Dates and lots more.

SBI Clerk Notification 2019

In 2019, SBI announced to recruit 8,653 vacancies for SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2019 as per the latest official SBI Clerk notification. Candidates can check the notification link in the SBI official website. The SBI Clerk exam online registration has already begun on 12th April 2019. The last date for online registration was on 3rd May 2019.

SBI Clerk Online Application

The online application process for SBI Clerk Recruitment 2019 has begun from 12th April 2019 along with its official notification. Candidates can visit the official page of SBI to complete filling up the online application form.

SBI Clerk Application Fee 2019

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 in nature, 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

Rs. 125/- (Intimation Charges only)

SBI Clerk Exam Date 2019

State Bank of India has announced the SBI Clerk exam dates of 2019 exam along with its official notification. The SBI Junior Associates 2019 Preliminary Exam will be conducted in the month June 2019, while SBI Clerk Mains is scheduled on a tentative date i.e. 10th August 2019. 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.

Given below is the detailed schedule of SBI Clerk exam dates:

SBI Clerk 2019 Exam Schedule

Sl. No.

Events

New Dates

1.

SBI Clerk Notification 2019

11th April 2019

2.

Commencement of SBI Clerk 2019 Online Application

12th April 2019

3.

Last Date of SBI Clerk 2019 Application Form

3rd May 2019

4.

Download Call letter for Preliminary Examination

1st Week of June 2019

5.

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Date

June 2019

6.

SBI Clerk Prelims Result

July 2019 (Tentative)

7.

Download Call letter for Mains Examination

July 2019 (Tentative)

8.

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Date

10th August 2019

9.

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Result

September 2019 (Tentative)

SBI Clerk Vacancy 2019

As per the official notification for SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2019, there are 8,653 vacancies available for the post of SBI Junior Associates this year.

SBI Clerk 2019 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 exam
  2. SBI Clerk Mains exam

In order to get selected as an SBI Junior Associate and secure an Appointment Letter from SBI, it is mandatory for applicants to make it to the final list of shortlisted candidates.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

Applicants who wish to crack the SBI Junior Associates 2019 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 4 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 Syllabus 2019

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 2019 Prelims & Mains Exam:

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/Direction/Alphabet Test

Mixtures & Alligations, Time & Distance

Para jumbles

Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting

Syllogism, 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

SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who have registered for the SBI Clerk 2019 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.
  • Age Limit: He/She cannot be below 20 years nor above 28 years of age as on 01.04.2019. This implies that only those candidates are eligible who have been born not earlier than 02.04.1991 and not later than 01.04.1999 (inclusive of both days).

Sl. No.

Category

Upper Age Limit

1.

SC / ST

33 years

2.

OBC

31 years

3.

PwD (General)

38 years

4.

PwD (SC /ST)

43 years

5.

PwD (OBC)

41 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- 35 years

OBC- 38 years

SC/ST- 40 years

*PwD: Person with Disabilities

SBI Clerk 2019 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. No hard copy of the SBI Clerk Admit Card would be sent to applicants.

However, the SBI Clerk Exam 2019 Admit Card will be released in two stages:

(i) Admit Card for SBI Clerk Preliminary exam (Tentatively available from June 2019)

(ii) Admit Card for SBI Clerk Mains exam (Tentatively available from July 2019)

An applicant simply needs to login to his/her account and feed 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, it is advisable for all applicants to go through all the guidelines as provided in the SBI official website before they download their respective Admit Cards.

SBI Clerk Exam Result 2019

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 2019 will be declared in the month of July 2019 (tentatively). The SBI Clerk Main Result Date is likely to be announced during September 2019 (tentatively).

SBI Clerk Prelims 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 2019.

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

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 Exam Preparation

With only a few days left for the SBI Clerk Prelims 2019 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. 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.

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