SBI Clerk 2017: State Bank of India (SBI) will release recruitment notice for approximately 20,000 vacancies to the post of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) and Junior Agricultural Associates in clerical cadre in the month of April 2017. The application process of SBI Clerk 2017 will start in April. Candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process. The SBI Clerk 2017 examination will be conducted online in two phases – Preliminary and Mains. The preliminary exam of SBI Clerk will be conducted in the month of May/June 2017. Candidates who will qualify the preliminary examination will be shortlisted for the mains exam to be held in July tentatively. The marks secured by the candidates in the mains exam will be considered for selecting candidates for SBI Clerk posts. No interview will be conducted for recruitment of candidates to the clerical cadre posts. Therefore, weightage will be given to the marks obtained by the candidates in the SBI Clerk 2017 mains exam. Allotment of candidates to the various branches of SBI will be done on the basis of the number of vacancies and ranks secured by them.
Read below for more details on SBI Clerk 2017 eligibility criteria, application process, admit card, exam dates, selection procedure, exam pattern, syllabus, result and cutoff.
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SBI Clerk 2017 Highlights
|Exam Name||SBI Clerk recruitment|
|Conducting body||State of Bank|
|Posts offered||Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) and Junior Agricultural Associates in Clerical Cadre|
|Total Number of vacancies||Approximately 20,000|
|Job Location||Anywhere in India|
|Emoluments||Rs. 20950.00 per month inclusive of D.A and other allowances at the current rate. Allowances may vary depending upon the place of posting. The employees will be entitled for reimbursement of various perquisites, Provident Fund, Gratuity, Pension under New Pension Scheme, Medical, Leave fare and other facilities|
|Stages of examination||
|Mode of examination||Online|
|Application Fee||Rs 100/- for SC/ST/PWD/XS candidates and Rs 600/- for General and OBC category candidates|
|Eligibility||Age Limit: Not below 20 years and not above 28 years Educational qualification- graduation|
|Selection Procedure||Prelims Exam – Candidates will have to qualify the prelims exam to be eligible for mains examination Mains exam – Marks obtained in the mains exam will considered for allotment|
|Allotment procedure||Top ranked candidates will be provided appointment|
SBI Clerk 2017 Exam Dates:
The important events related to SBI Clerk 2017 exam has been provided in the table below. These dates are tentative and are based on the last year’s notification. The new dates will be updated soon after the release of notification.
|1||Online registration of application form begins||April, 2017|
|2||Online registration of application form ends||April, 2017|
|3.||Closure for editing application details||April, 2017|
|4||Online Fee Payment||April 2017|
|5||Last date for printing your application||May 2017|
|6||Admit Card for Preliminary Exam||May 2017|
|7||Online written exam||May to June, 2017|
|8||Result declaration of Online Prelims Exam||June 2017|
|9||Date of Mains Exam||July 2017|
|10||Release of Admit Card for mains exam||June 2017|
|11||Declaration of result||September/October 2017|
The SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2017 has been provided below:
Nationality: Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply for the exam
Age: Applicants need to ensure that their age must not be less than 20 years and more than 28 years. However, relaxation in the upper age limit will be provided to the SC/ST/PWD/Ex Servicemen etc as per government rule.
Relaxation of upper age limit
|General PWD||10 years|
|PWD – SC/ST||15 years|
|PWD – OBC||13 years|
- For Junior Associates: Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
- For Junior Agricultural Associates: Graduation in Agriculture or Agriculture allied activities from a Government recognized university/Institute.
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The application form of SBI Clerk 2017 will be made available in April 2017. The Application Process will be online and no other mode of application will be accepted. Application fee has to be paid online using debit card/ credit card/ Internet Banking. The requisite Application Fees for the General and OBC category candidates is Rs 600. However, the Fees for SC/ST/PWD/XS candidates is Rs 100/-. SBI Clerk Application Form 2017 can be filled in five stages – filling up of basic information, uploading of signature & photograph, basic details, preview and payment of application fee.
How to fill SBI Clerk Application Form 2017?
- Filling up of basic information- Candidates have to fill their name, contact detail, email id to register them for SBI Clerk 2017.
- Uploading of signature and photograph- Candidates have to upload the signature and photograph of required dimension.
- Basic details- Candidates have to select the post applied either ‘Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales)’ or ‘Junior Agricultural Associates’. They also have to select state and circle for which they are applying. Candidates have to select their category from which they belong and information related to official language and its marks secured in standard 10th.
- Preview- Before proceeding towards payment of application fee, candidates should preview the application form and make desired correction in the particulars. No correction in the application form will be entertained after making final submission.
- Payment of application fee- Candidates at this stage will have to pay the requisite application fee.
The Admit Card for the Prelims and Mains Exam of SBI Clerk 2017 will be issued by State Bank of India. The Bank will issue Admit Card to the eligible candidates 10 to 15 days prior the commencement of the examination. The Admit Card will be made available on the official website for downloading. However, the direct link to download the Admit Card will be hosted here on this page. The candidates can download their Admit Card from here without any hassle. To access the SBI Clerk Admit Card 2017, the candidates will have to enter their Roll Number/Registration No and Date of Birth/Password. The Admit Card has to be carried to the examination centre along with Photo identity proof. No candidates will be allowed to enter the exam premises without the Admit Card.
The SBI Clerk Exam will be conducted in two phases – Prelims and Mains Examination. The details of the SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2017 as per the Prelims and Mains Exam has been explained below:
- The total mark for the Preliminary Examination will be 100 marks comprising of three sections – English, Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude.
- There is also provision for negative marking.
- Candidates will have to qualify in all the three sections to be shortlisted for the Mains Examination.
- Candidates will also have to secure the sectional and overall cutoff.
Structure of the prelims exam
|Subjects||No. of Questions||Marks||Exam Duration|
|English Language||30||30||1 hour|
- The total marks alloted to the mains exam is 200 marks. The duration of the test will be 2 hours 40 minutes.
- There will be four section in the Mains Exam of SBI Clerk 2017 – Reasoning & Computer Ability, General & Financial Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and General English.
- 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
- SBI has dispensed of the Interview, therefore, candidates will be selected on the basis of the performance in the Mains Examination.
- Candidates sufficiently high in the merit will be provided appointment.
|Topics||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|General/Financial Awareness||50||50||35 minutes|
|General English||40||40||35 minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability& Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 minutes|
|Total||190||200||2 Hours 40 minutes|
Syllabus is the detailed outline of the topics which are important for the exam. The topic-wise SBI Clerk Syllabus 2017 of Prelims and Mains Exam has been provided here. Aspirants are advised to prepare for the exam as per the syllabus. The SBI Clerk Syllabus for prelims contains important topics from Reasoning, Quantitative and English. Whereas, the syllabus of mains comprises of topics from General/Financial Awareness, English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude.
The Answer Key provides correct answers of the questions asked in the exam. The SBI Clerk Answer Key 2017 of all subjects held under Prelims and Mains Examination will be provided here for the candidates Aspirants checking the Answer Key can calculate their estimated score in the exam. The exam conducting body will not publish the answer key since the exam will be conducted online.
Solving the Sample Papers candidates can enhance their knowledge. Candidates after completion of their Syllabus should practice questions from the previous year question papers on regular basis. The SBI Clerk Sample Papers will acquaint the candidates with the Pattern of Questions, Level of Questions, Distribution of marks, topics asked in the exam etc. Besides, solving the Sample Papers, candidates should give mock tests regularly. Mock Tests will help the candidates to boost up their speed and teach them how to manage time in the exam.
SBI every year selects large number of candidates in its various branches throughout the country to the post of Clerical Cadres. The Selection Procedure of SBI Clerk includes Prelims and Mains. Candidates in the first stage will be tested on the basis of their performance in the Prelims Examination. Those who clear the Prelims Examination will appear for the Mains Examination. Those placed sufficiently high in the Mains Examination will be provided final appointment.
The SBI Clerk Result 2017 will be declared in two stages – Preliminary and Mains Examination. SBI will first declare the result of prelims exam and qualified candidates will be called for the mains exam. Candidates will have to login using their Roll No and Date of Birth or Registration No and Date of Birth for checking their result. In the Mains Examination, candidates who will secure high in the merit will recommended for appointment. SBI will release the marks of the candidates of both Prelims and Mains Examination few days after the declaration of result. The result of the prelims exam will be declared in June 2017 whereas mains exam result will be declared in September/October 2017.
State Bank of India will decide the cutoff marks for the shortlisting of the candidates for the Prelims and Main Exam. The cutoff is decided keeping in consideration a variety of factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, the number of applicants appeared in the exam and others. Candidates securing the overall and sectional SBI Clerk Cutoff will be selected for the next stage of recruitment process.
SBI Clerk cut off score of Preliminary (Category Wise)
SBI Clerk cut off score of Mains (Subject-wise)
|Subjects||Total Marks||GENERAL||SC/ST/OBC||OH/VI/HI/ XS/DXS|
|General / Financial Awareness||50||13.5||9.5||3.25|
|Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||60||24||19||11.25|
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