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SBI Clerk 2020 Cutoff and Vacancies

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Mar 27, 2020

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The SBI Clerk Cutoff 2020 for prelims exam is expected to be out in March 2020. It is anticipated that this year, the prelims cut off will be higher as the exam was comparatively easy. The candidates who appeared for the exam can check the below-mentioned details regarding the expected SBI Clerk cut off. Also, to check the official cutoff, the candidates can log in with their registration number/roll number and date of birth at the official website. The details regarding the SBI Clerk 2020 cut off will be available category-wise and state-wise.

The candidates will be shortlisted for the mains exam based on the SBI Clerks Prelims cut off, no no sectional cut off is introduced in the SBI Clerk exam. However, the candidates must qualify each section by securing the minimum cut off marks. Previously in 2019, the highest cut off for the unreserved category was recorded for J & K with 81.75 marks. The second highest SBI Clerk cut off was for Kerala with 78 marks while the third-highest cut off was registered in the state of Chandigarh with 77.25 marks.

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What is SBI Clerk Cut off?

The minimum qualifying marks which a candidate needs to secure is the SBI Clerk cut off marks, the candidates who have scored the minimum marks will be considered for the next round of selection process of SBI Clerk. The cutoff will be decided on the normalisation of scores obtained by the candidates in the exam. The SBI Clerk result for prelims will be revealed in the month of March. The candidates can check the results online by visiting the official website. The candidates’ scorecard will be released within a few days post the declaration of result. The candidates can download the scorecard by login using their registration number or roll number and date of birth or password.

SBI Clerk Cutoff 2020 Dates

The candidates can look at the below-mentioned SBI Clerk dates 2020 related to the release of cut off marks.

SBI Clerk 2020 Cut off Events SBI Clerk 2020 Cut off Dates
Preliminary Exam February/March
Release of prelims cut off February/March
Mains exams April 19
Release of mains cut off June

Steps to check SBI Clerk Cut off 2020

The candidates who gave SBI Prelims exams are advised to follow the below-mentioned steps to check SBI Clerk cut off:

  • First of all, visit the official website
  • After that click the link 'Prelims Exam Marks'
  • The candidates have to enter details like registration number/roll number and date of birth to login
  • The cut off will be displayed on the screen
  • The students are advised to check the cutoff and save it for further reference

Factors determining SBI Clerk 2020 Cut off

Each year the SBI Clerk cut off list is prepared based on the following factors –

  • Number of vacancies
  • The difficulty level of exam
  • Number of test-takers

SBI Clerk 2020 Cut off – Different stages

The SBI Clerk cutoff list is released in two stages which include Prelims and Mains. The details of both these stages of cut off are mentioned below:

SBI Clerk Prelims Expected Cut Off 2020

The mains exam consists of three sections including English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. The cut off of the prelims exam will be calculated out of 100 marks. Based on the SBI Clerk cut off 2020, the candidates will be shortlisted for the mains exam.

Category SBI Clerk expected cut off (out of 100 marks)


EWS 60-70
OBC 60-65
SC 40-45
ST 30-45

SBI Clerk cut off 2020 for Mains Exam

The mains exam of SBI Clerk consists of four sections including General/Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude. The test will be of 200 marks. SBI Clerk cut off for mains exam will be calculated based on the total marks achieved by the last candidates provisionally selected. The candidates need to secure a minimum percentage of marks on aggregate to get shortlisted further. The bank offers 5% relaxation in the minimum qualifying marks to the candidates belonging to the SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS category. The bank each year decides the minimum qualifying marks on aggregate and the state wise and category wise, merit list will be prepared by the bank.

Previous years' SBI Clerk mains cutoff

SBI Clerk mains cut off of the last year is mentioned below:

SBI Clerk 2019 mains cut off

States Cut-off
Punjab 102.75
Andhra Pradesh 99.75
Bihar 98.00
Karnataka 85.75
Jharkhand 97.50
Haryana 103.25
Uttar Pradesh 97.50
Delhi 99.75
Madhya Pradesh 94.75
Rajasthan 97.00
Uttarakhand 96.50
West Bengal 97.25

SBI Clerk Vacancy 2020

The State Bank of India invites the applications from across the country for the post of Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) in the clerical cadre in the esteemed bank. There are more than 8000 (both regular and backlog vacancies) that will be filled through SBI Clerk 2020 exam. The vacancies for the year 2020 will be are available category-wise and state-wise. The special recruitment drive will be conducted in Kashmir Valley, Leh & Kargil Valley, Dibang Valley, Tawang, Tura, Mokokchung. Out of the total SBI Clerk vacancies 2020, the highest vacancies are announced for the states including Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra and the total number of vacancies for these two states is 865. After that, the next highest SBI Clerk vacancies are announced for West Bengal (612 vacancies). The third highest vacancies have been announced for Ahmedabad (550 vacancies). The candidates are permitted to allow for SBI Clerk vacancies in one state only and the candidates applying for vacancies in a particular state must be proficient in reading, writing, speaking and understanding the local language of the state for which they are applying.

SBI Clerk Vacancy 2020- State-wise and Category-wise

Out of the total vacancies, 3447 vacancies are reserved for the candidates belonging to the General category, 790 for EWS, 1214 for SC, 746 for ST and 1803 for OBC.

SBI Clerk Vacancies 2020 - Reservation

The seat reservation for PWD/XS/DXS candidates is a horizontal reservation and will be included in the vacancies of various parent categories.

During allotment, the top priority will be given to the Disabled Ex-Servicemen and second priority will be given to the dependents of the defence personnel who were killed in action or severely disabled.

The SBI Clerk vacancies that are reserved for the OBC category include OBC candidates who belong to Non-Creamy Layer.

The candidates that belong to the OBC category but coming in Creamy Layer will not be allowed to get relaxation/reservation under this category. They must mention their indicate their category as General or General (LD/ VI/ HI/ d&e) as applicable while filling SBI Clerk application form 2020.

Important points to know about SBI Clerk Vacancies

The vacancies announced are provisional and will depend on the actual requirement of the bank which might vary.

The bank has introduced no provision for Inter Circle Transfer/ Inter-State transfer for Junior Associates to be recruited.

The candidature of the applicant will be considered against the vacancies of the state in which they have applied.

The selection of candidates for these SBI vacancies will be considered based on their performance in the mains exam. The scores of preliminary exams will also be considered.

SBI Clerk Salary Insights

The salary break-up of SBI Clerk is mentioned below:

Pay Scale –The starting basic pay is INR 13,075 (INR 11765 plus two advance increments admissible to graduates).

Emoluments – INR 26,000 each month inclusive of DA (in metro cities) other allowances and two additional increments for newly recruited graduate junior associates.

Benefits - Provident Fund, New Pension Scheme, Medical leave, etc.

SBI Clerk Selection Process 2020

The entire selection process of SBI Clerk will include the following steps:

Preliminary exam - This is the first stage in the selection of the eligible candidates for the post of SBI Clerk. The preliminary exam includes objective time questions of total 100 marks. The entire duration of the test is one hour and the candidates 10 times the number of vacancies will be shortlisted for the mains exam.

Mains exam - The mains exam will be conducted for candidates who have qualified the preliminary exam. The test will include four sections and test will be of 200 marks. Candidates who belong to the general category must have to score minimum percentage marks on aggregate while 5% relaxation will be offered to SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates. State-wise and category-wise merit list will be prepared. The candidates who qualified the mains exam will be considered as per the aggregate marks in the list, in descending order, as per their respective states and categories.

Test of specified opted local language: Candidates post clearing the prelims and mains exam needs to appear for the test of specified local language which they selected at the time of applying. Only the candidates who have secured the qualified exams will appear for the exam and the candidates who are unable to show their proficiency in the local language will be disqualified from the recruitment process.

Final Selection: This is subject to qualifying the opted local language test and document verification. The marks achieved in the preliminary exam will not be taken into consideration for the selection. The merit list will be prepared according to the marks obtained in the mains exam only.

SBI Clerk exam is considered as one of eth most sought after banking exams in the country that is given by many young aspirants each year. The exam will be conducted for recruiting Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) and the selection of the eligible candidates will be based on the preliminary and mains exams.

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