SBI Clerk 2020 (Delayed) - Important Dates , Application Form, Admit Card, Pattern, Result

Updated On -

Apr 21, 2020

Abanti Pramanik's profile photo

Abanti Pramanik

Exams Prepmaster

SBI Clerk exam is organized by State Bank of India once every year to hire Junior Associates for different types of customer interaction related jobs. It is a national level exam and the minimum required qualification to apply is Graduation. Even final year students can apply too. There are two parts of the exam- prelims and mains respective. The SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims was successfully conducted by March 8, 2020. The Mains have been postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic indefinitely. After the commencement of the entire exam procedure, the results are dated to be released in June 2020. There is no interview round for the post and candidates will be shortlisted for the 8653 vacancies based on their final results.

Latest Updates:

  • The SBI Clerk 2020 Mains was scheduled for April 19, 2020 but have been indefinitely postponed until further notice due to COVI-19 lockdown.

  • The new exam date will be available from sbi.co.in.

  • There are approximately 8600 vacancies for SBI Clerk 2020 across the country.

Prepp Test Series

SBI Clerk 2020- Important Highlights

Exam name Recruitment of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales)
Conducted by State Bank of India
Advertisement number Advertisement No: CRPD/CR/2019-20/20
Number of vacancies More than 8000
Exam level National
Exam category Graduation
Mode of exam Online
Selection stages Preliminary and Mains exam
Official website sbi.co.in/careers

SBI Clerk Important Dates

SBI Clerk 2020- Important Dates

Important Event Date
Online Registration  January 3- January 26, 2020
Availability of Prelims Admit Card February 11, 2020
SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020 Preliminary Exam February 22 & 29, 2020 | March 1 & 8, 2020
Availability of Main Exam Admit Card First Week of April 2020
SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020 Main Exam April 19, 2020 (Postponed)
Main Exam Result May 2020
SBI Clerk Final Results (Mains+Prelims) June 2020

SBI Clerk Eligibility

SBI Clerk 2020- Eligibility

Before applying and registering for SBI Clerk 2020, you must thoroughly go through the SBI Clerk 2020 Eligibility Criteria to double check whether you are eligible from all aspects.

SBI Clerk-Educational Qualification

  • Graduation in any discipline from any institution recognized by the Central Government. 

  • Candidates who are in the final semester/year may apply, if and only if they are able to produce the proof of degree completion on or before August 31, 2020. 

  • The candidates having integral dual degree or IDD certificate should make sure the date of passing is before January 1, 2020.

  • Verbal and written proficiency in the official language of the state/UT is mandatory.

SBI Clerk- Nationality/Citizenship

  • Citizenship of India.

  • Subject of Bhutan or Nepal.

  • Tibetan refugee whose family migrated to India before January 1, 1962.

  • Persons of Indian origin migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, or East African countries like Ethiopia, Zambia, Uganda, Zaire, Malawi, Kenya and Tanzania, with the intention of permanently settling in India.

  • In case the candidate has a different but eligible origin other than citizenship of India, they must get a certificate of eligibility issued by Government of India in their favor.

Check Here  SBI Clerk 2020 Eligibility Criteria

SBI Clerk- Age Limit

The candidate must be between the age of 20 and 28 years as on January 1, 2020. This means, they must be born no earlier than January 2, 1992.

Age Relaxation

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
PwD (General/EWS) 10 Years
PwD (OBC) 13 Years
PwD (SC/ ST) 15 years
Candidates domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989 5 years
Ex-Servicemen and disabled Ex-Servicemen Period of defence services + 3 years (8 years from SC/ST disabled candidate) with age no more than 50 years
Divorced women/Widows/Women judicially separated and not re-married 7 years (age not more than 35 years (General), 38 years (OBC) and 40 years (SC/ST))

SBI Clerk Application Process

SBI Clerk 2020- Application Process

SBI invited applications for SBI Clerk 2020 for the appointment of Junior Associates in State Bank of India on January 3, 2020. 

  • Mode of Application: Online

  • Application Fee: INR 750 (General/OBC), INR 00 (SC/ST/PWD/Ex-Servicemen)


SBI Clerk - How to apply?

SBI Clerk 2020- How to Apply?

SBI Clerk 2020 Application forms were available on the official website i.e. sbi.co.in. Candidates must pay the application fee and take a printout of the application form for future use. A registration confirmation SMS/e-mail is delivered to them. The procedure for filling SBI Clerk 2020 form involves five steps:

  1. Filling up the basic details i.e. Name, Email ID, Phone number etc.

  2. Uploading scanned images of signature and photograph.

  3. Filling up of academic and personal details.

  4. Preview of the application form.

  5. Payment of fees. (General/OBC/EWS – INR 750; SC/ ST/ PwD/ Ex-Serviceman – INR 00)

Check Here SBI Clerk Application Process


SBI Clerk Admit Card

SBI Clerk 2020- Admit Card

The SBI Clerk admit card for prelims and mains are separate. The prelims admit was published on February 11, 2020. To download the admit card, you have to follow the steps mentioned below:

  • For SBI Clerk, the admit card is released separately for both the stages i.e. Preliminary and Main

  • All the notifications regarding the admit card is released on the official website i.e. sbi.co.in

  • The admit card for Mains Exam will be released in April 2020.

  • The ones who qualify the preliminary exam will be issued the admit card for SBI Clerk 2020 Main.

  • SBI Clerk 2020 Admit Card for the Main examination will be released after the declaration of SBI Clerk 2020 Preliminary result. 

  • All candidates need to carry their admit cards on the day of the exam, failing which they won’t be allowed to take the test. 

NOTE: Last date to download SBI Clerk Prelims Admit Card is March 8, 2020.

SBI Clerk 2020 Exam Center

At the time of filling the application form, candidates have to choose an exam center. The exam is conducted in over 170 cities all over India. The call letter reflects the same. Once chosen, candidates cannot amend the exam center later. In the map, the list of exam centers is present, candidates can choose the exam center suiting them the most from the same.


SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk 2020- Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for prelims and mains is almost the same. The only difference is in the total number of questions, time duration and weightage of sections. Candidates can get a clear idea of the same from the table provided below.

For Preliminary Exam

  • Total Duration:- 1 hour

  • Correct Answer: +1 mark

  • Incorrect Answer: -0.25 mark

S. No Section No. of Questions Max. Marks
1 English Language 30 30
2 Numerical ability 35 35
3 Reasoning ability 35 35
Total 100 100

For Main Exam

  • Total Duration:- 2 hours 40 minutes

  • For every right answer in objective type question: +1 mark

  • For every wrong answer in objective type question: -0.25 mark

S. No Section No. of Questions Max. Marks
1 General/Financial Awareness 50 50
2 General English 40 40
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60
Total 190 200

SBI Clerk Syllabus

SBI Clerk 2020- Syllabus

Subject Syllabus
Quantitative Aptitude Basic 10th, 11th and 12th Mathematics including Profit and Loss, Percentage, Number System, Averages, Ratios and Proportions, Speed and Distance, Time Clock, Calendars, Analogies and Distance, and Ages.
Reasoning Ability Syllogism, Data Interpretation, Number Series, Blood Relations, Odd Series, Coding, and Decoding, Seating Arrangement, Distance and Direction, Ranking, Order and Ranking, and Making Judgments.
General English Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Word Formation, Sentence Completion, Comprehension - Theme detection, Deriving conclusions, Passage completion, Error detection, Passage correction, Sentence correction, Spelling - Grammar, Phrases, Idioms.
General awareness Knowledge of Current affairs, Sports, History, Geography, Culture, Indian Constitution, News related to Reserve Bank of India, Banking Awareness, Financial Awareness (Union Budget/ Railway Budget), and Economics News.
Marketing Aptitude Basics of Marketing, Marketing Strategies, Market Segmentation, Marketing Management, Marketing Mix, Developing Stage of Organization, Brand Advertising, Products Life Cycle, 4 P’s and 4 C’s of Marketing.
Computer Knowledge Ms Office, Windows OS, Internet, emails, hardware and more.

SBI Clerk Reference Books

SBI Clerk 2020 Reference Books

To assist the candidates for better preparation, there are few books recommended to them. These books could be an extra edge for them over other candidates.

Book Author
Ultimate Guide for SBI Bank Clerk Preliminary & Main Exam 3rd Hindi Edition 3 (English, Paperback) Disha Experts
SBI & Associates Banks Clerical Cadre Exam Guide 1st Edition RPH Editorial Board
SBI Clerk Online Exam Self Study Guide-Cum- Practice Work Book(With CD)—English  Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan, Pratiyogita Kiran & KICX
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal Arihant Publication
Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R. S. Agarwal S. Chand Publication
Plinth to Paramount (Both Volumes) KD Publication
English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin S. Chand Publication
Objective English by S. P. Bakshi Arihant Publication
Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis -
Bank Clerk English Language Chapterwise Solved Questions Kiran Prakashan
Analytical Reasoning by M. K. Pandey BSC Publication
Bank Clerk Reasoning Chapterwise Solved Papers 2003 - Till Date Kiran Prakashan
Objective Banking & Financial Awareness Dhankar Publication
Banking Awareness (Objective with Subjective) Sangram Keshari Rout
Banking Awareness (English, Paperback) RPH Editorial Board
Magical Book on Quicker Mathematics by M. Tyra BSC Publication
Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma TMH Publication
Quantitative Aptitude by R. S. Aggarwal S. Chand Publication
Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS/ SBI Bank PO/ Clerk Prelim & Mains (2010-16) Quantitative Aptitude Disha Experts

SBI Clerk Paper Analysis

SBI Clerk 2020- Prelims Paper Analysis

SBI Clerk 2020 prelims exam was conducted on February 22, 29 and March 1, 2020. As per the test takes the overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate. There were no major changes seen in the exam pattern.

  • English Language section was easy.

  • Numerical and Reasoning Ability was moderate.

  • Paper analysis will help candidates who are appearing in the upcoming shift of the SBI Clerk exam on March 8, 2020. It will also help the future aspirants to know the section-wise and overall difficulty level.

  • Candidates will also be able to know the topic-wise distribution of questions, number of good attempts and expected cut off. They can also calculate their rough score and estimate their chances to qualify for the main exam.


SBI Clerk Cut Off

SBI Clerk 2020- Cut-off 

SBI Clerk Cut-off not only varies based on reservation and social class but also varies from one state to another. The state-wise vacancies is the primary reason behind such variation which is why you should focus particularly on your region in order to predict the probable cut-off for the exam.

SBI Clerk 2019 Prelims State-wise cut-off

The state-wise cutoff of the previous year for prelims is provided in the table below which can give you an estimation of the cut-off to expect for SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims. The cut-off varies depending on the exam difficulty and the number of candidates appearing for the test as well as on the number of vacancy that each state has:

State Name Cut-Off
Uttar Pradesh 72.25
Uttarakhand 75.25
Chhattisgarh 57.50
Bihar 76.25
Jharkhand 75
Assam 57
Maharashtra 62.50
Madhya Pradesh 73.50
J & K 81.75
Karnataka 48.50
Kerala 78
Odisha 73.5
Delhi 71.25
Chandigarh 77.25
West Bengal 73.25
Rajasthan 71
Telangana 68.50
Punjab 76.25
Haryana 75.25
Gujarat  65.5
Andhra Pradesh 74.75
Tamil Nadu 61.25
Himachal Pradesh 71.75

SBI Clerk 2020- Expected Cut Off

Category SBI Clerk expected cut off (Out of 100 Marks)
General 70-80
EWS 60-70
OBC 65-75
SC 40-50
ST 30-45

SBI Clerk 2020- Result

SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Result will be published on the official website of SBI in the month of May 2020. Candidates have to log in with their registration number and password (birthdate) to know the exam result.


SBI Clerk 2020- Selection Process

The following is the selection procedure for eligible candidates in SBI Clerk exam.

  • Preliminary exam- The candidates have to qualify with the minimum required cut-off for the exam. Number of candidates selected for the Mains exam is ten times the number of available vacancies. Hence, approximately 85,000 candidates are going to be selected through SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims. 

  • Mains exam- The mains exam comprises four sections with a total marks of 200. The candidates have to get the minimum qualifying marks on the aggregate to qualify. There is 5% relaxation in the marks for the reserved quotas. The merit list is prepared both state-wise and category-wise. The SBI Clerk merit list is prepared in descending order of aggregate marks as per the respective state and category.

  • Local language test- The selected candidates must appear for a local language test as per the language they had opted for at the time of applying. If you are not proficient in the language chosen, you are liable to get disqualified from the recruitment process. 

  • Final selection- The final merit list is made based on the total marks in Mains along with local language test and document verification. The preliminary marks will not be considered here.

SBI Clerk 2020- Vacancy, Salary, Benefits

There are a total of 8653 vacancies for Junior Associates all across the country. There are specific reservations for reserved quota candidates and the vacancy varies from state to state.

  • The starting basic pay is Rs. 13,075- which is Rs. 11,765 and two advance increments for graduates.

  • In metro cities the emolument is Rs. 26,000 inclusive of DA and other allowances and also two additional increments for newly recruited graduate Junior Associates.

  • The benefits you are entitled to include Provident Funds, New Pension Scheme, Medical leaves etc.


SBI Clerk 2020- Mains Preparation Tips

SBI Clerk 2020 mains has been indefinitely postponed and hence you have more time to prepare. The first and foremost thing to note is the exam pattern and syllabus so that you have an organized study plan. Like the Prelims, SBI Clerk mains also have time bound for each section which means you must have speed and accuracy regarding solving the problems.

  • The mains exam is also conducted online, and the questions are in English and Hindi.

  • There is 1/4th deduction or negative marking for each wrong answer.

  • However, there is no subject-wise minimum cut-off required for the mains.

The following table highlights the basic features of SBI Clerk mains exam.

Topic Number of Questions Marks Time (minutes)
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45
General English 40 40 35
Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes

A few tips which will help to ace the SBI Clerk 2020 Mains:

  • The latest SBI Clerk Syllabus has the details regarding weightage of marks for each topic and the candidates must keep this in mind while preparing. For last minute preparation, focus more on the topics with maximum marks weightage.

  • Go through all the SBI Clerk Practice papers and make sure you solve at least one every day to improve your speed and accuracy. Try and maintain the section-wise time limit for better results.

  • Make a study timetable that is followed diligently everyday till the exam to make the most of the available time.

  • If you are stuck with a question or a specific topic, leave it and move on to the next and keep up this practice in the Mains as well for better time management.

  • Subdue the urge of doing guesswork in this exam as it has negative marking and can greatly reduce your score even if you have answered more than enough correctly.

SBI Clerk Mains Topic-wise Preparation tips:

  • For general English- Clear your basic grammatical conception and improve your vocabulary through rapid reading. Practice reading English newspapers which will also benefit your financial awareness. If you come across new words, immediately note them down and check their meaning. Maintain a single copy for this which you can later use for revision.

  • For reasoning ability and computer aptitude- Specifically practice problems related to seating arrangement and puzzles for this section. Inequality, input, direction sense, ranking and order are some other sections you need to focus on. There is no specific formula for these sections hence practice rigorously. Computer awareness sections consist of flow charts and diagrams mainly and questions based on their analysis.

  • For quantitative aptitude- Dedicate three days per topic and make sure you solve the maximum questions possible from these sections during this time accurately. Study and analyse previous years’ questions to determine which sections are more important and dedicate maximum time to those.

  • For financial awareness- Read the daily newspaper and make notes of the relevant news. Make sure you memorize them as you read. Interrelate the events and incidents you read about and try to find out more about them as the questions you get may not be directly about the financial happenings but yet somehow relevant.


SBI Clerk 2020 FAQ

Question: If I do not meet the state-wise cut-off for prelims, will I be eligible for mains?

Ans. No, if you must meet the state-wise cut-off according to the state which you have selected while registering for the exam in order to qualify for the mains. Check Here  SBI Clerk 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Question: Is qualifying for mains going to guarantee selection for the post as well?

Ans. No, the cut-off secured in SBI Clerk Prelims does not influence the final merit list and only the mains marks along with performance in the local language test is counted.

Question: When will the official Prelims cut-off list be declared for SBI Clerk 2020?

Ans. The SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims cut-off will be declared official along with the results for the same.

Question: Will I get selected even if I perform poorly in the local language test?

Ans. The local language test is mandatory and a candidate can get disqualified from the recruitment process if they do not qualify this particular test.

Question: What is the job role of a Junior Associate?

Ans. The junior associate has to work with customer relations and for marketing financial products of the bank like loans, schemes, deposits etc. to the potential customers.

Question: Is SBI Clerk exam a bilingual test?

Ans. Yes, the SBI Clerk exam is conducted in both English and Hindi.

Question: Is there sectional timings for SBI Clerk Mains?

Ans. There are specific sectional timings for the SBI Clerk mains as well and you cannot skip to another section without the previous section being completed.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

Comments


29 Comments
C
chintalacheruvu sai leela manasa
when will be the next exam date for sbi-clerk recruitment process.
S
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Leela, SBI has not released its calendar for 2021 yet. However, as soon as any official notification is announced, it will be updated here.
A
anil kumar
Why does not open the registration page
S
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Anil, you can apply for this exam by following this link: SBI Clerk Online Registration

N
nagendra
My wife cleared SBI Clerk 2019 mains exam also, may i know the the tentative dates for verification
S
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Nagendra, dates for document verification has not been announced by SBI. However, you can expect the procedure to start by third week of Nov, 2019.
S
sunita sinai sarkar
Hello sir... Maine April jo registration kiya thaa but huvaa nhi tha..to an new exam registration date kb tk aayegi
S
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Sunita, as the exam is conducted annually, thus, next notification would release next year in the month of April only.
D
dhanusia d
I am UG final year student but I am not completed this semester so I am elegible for apply this job or not how to apply
S
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Dhanusia, candidates who are in final year/semester may also apply for this exam if and only if they are able to produce the proof of degree completion on or before August 31, 2019.
R
radhakrishnan a
I am exservice men for 12 th pass i apply this job?
S
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Radhakrishnan, to be eligible for the exam, student must have completed his/her graduation from a recognized university. Thus, you are not eligible for the course.

S
shital patil
Respected sir, my self Shital Dinkar Patil I am going to retirement as on 30 Jun 2020.Can I apply for sbi clerk exam.
S
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Shital, those candidates who are in service must ensure that their service period is not more than for 3 years and also make sure that they do not exceed the age of 50 years. If you are lying within the age limit as prescribed by SBI, then, you are eligible for the same.
M
mitra p
sir my dob is9/6/1984.can i apply sbi clerk exam?
S
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Mitra, sorry, you are not eligible for the exam as the maximum age to which one can apply is 28 years.
V
v s sunil kumar
I have submitted my info , but i dint receive any spam in my mail. How can i register now ?
S
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Sunil, you will get the confirmation mail only when you have submitted the fee. However, registration number and password are allotted on submission of basic details. And submission of details is done only after you get registered. Please check your phone inbox for registration number. Do login and complete the form.
K
kajal 97
Hi Sir , myself kajal and . Am 21years old and my dob is 14 - 05 -1997 .Am passed my 12th in commerce ,in year 2014 .so can apply for SBI clerk exam ,Sir?
S
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Kajal, yes, you are eligible for the exam.