SBI Clerk 2017: State Bank of India (SBI) will release the official notification for recruitment of 20,000 Junior Associates (JA) and Junior Agricultural Associates (JAA) posts in clerical cadre in August 2017. The recruitment of SBI clerk will consist of two stages, preliminary and mains examination. On the basis of their performance in the prelims, candidates will be shortlisted to appear for the mains examination. The bank will shortlist candidates approx 20 times the number of vacancies. The preliminary exam of SBI clerk 2017 recruitment will be qualifying in nature and only the marks secured in the mains exam will be taken in consideration for preparation of merit list. Final selection of candidates will be done as per their ranks in the merit list and post preferences. The preliminary examination of SBI Clerk will be conducted tentatively in the month of September. While, the mains exam is likely to be held in October. The online application form of SBI Clerk will be released in August. All the aspirants will have to fill and submit their applications online as applications submitted from any other mode will not be accepted. Candidates can check below for SBI Clerk 2017 recruitment eligibility, exam dates, application, selection procedure, exam pattern, syllabus etc.
Salient Features of SBI Clerk 2017 recruitment
SBI is the largest banking recruitment authority. The bank has a total work force of around 207,739 and 13,000 branches. Candidates who aspire to join SBI as a JA & JAA should check in the table below the salient features of the exam. Aspirants should have every knowledge of the recruitment process they are interested in applying for.
|Name of the exam||Recruitment of Junior Associates and Junior Agricultural Associates|
|Exam conducting body||State Bank of India|
|Total number of vacancies||Around 20,000 (exact figures will be updated once the recruitment notice is released)|
|Salary||Rs. 20950.00 per month inclusive of DA and other allowances|
|Stages of recruitment process||Prelims and Mains exam|
|Eligibility||Graduation in any discipline|
The important dates of SBI Clerk indicates the dates for release of notification, application form, admit card etc. These dates will help the candidates to track all the events. We will update the table of the important dates once the notification is released.
|S: No||SBI Clerk 2017 events||Important dates|
|1||SBI Clerk 2017 notification||August 2017|
|2||SBI Clerk 2017 application begins on||August 2017|
|3||SBI Clerk prelims exam||November 2017|
|4||SBI Clerk 2017 admit card||October 2017|
|5||SBI Clerk result of prelims||December 2017|
|6||SBI Clerk mains exam||January 2018|
|7||SBI Clerk 2017 (Mains) admit card||December 2017|
|8||SBI Clerk 2017 final result||February/March 2018|
The eligibility criteria of SBI Clerk recruitment is the set of rules in terms of age, nationality and educational qualification. The candidates who will fulfill the eligibility criteria as laid down in the notification will be allowed to participate in the further recruitment process. The requirements of SBI Clerk eligibility criteria has been provided below.
- Nationality: Only Indian citizens can apply for the recruitment process of SBI Clerk.
- Educational Qualification: The educational qualification for JA and JAA posts are different. Candidates apply for the post of JA must be a graduate in any discipline. The educational qualification for JAA posts is graduation in agriculture or agriculture allied activities.
- Age limit: Candidates should not be below 20 years and not above 28 years i.e candidates must have been born earlier than 02.04.1988 and not later than 01.04.1996 (both days inclusive).
|Serial .No||Category||Upper Age Limit|
|1||SC / ST||33 years|
|2||Other backward classes (OBC)||31 years|
|3||Person with disabilities (General)||38 years|
|4||Person with disabilities(SC /ST)||43 years|
|5||Person with disabilities(OBC)||41 years|
|6||domiciles of Jammu & Kashmir||33 Years|
|7||Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen||Actual period of service rendered in defense services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years|
|8||Widows, Divorced women( No remarried)||GEN- 35 years OBC- 38 years SC/ST- 40 years|
The application process of SBI Clerk recruitment is online. The application form will be available in five parts – registration by filling up the basic info, uploading of scanned photograph and signature, entering details such as educational qualification of secondary, higher secondary and graduation level, languages known, post preference etc, previewing of application and fee payment in online mode. The application fee for general category candidate is Rs 600. Candidates are advised to fill the details in the SBI Clerk application form 2017 carefully. Only after ensuring that all the details entered are correct, candidates should submit the application form. The online correct window will be made available for a specified time-frame. After which, no correction will be entertained. The registration number and password provided during the time of registration should be kept safely till the recruitment process is over. Candidates should check the eligibility criteria before applying for SBI Clerk 2017.
The admit card of SBI Clerk will be made available in two phases – prelims and mains exam. Candidates will have to download the admit card online. All the candidates who will register successfully for the exam will be issued admit card for the prelims exam. To download the SBI Clerk 2017 admit card, candidates will have to enter their registration number/roll number and password/date of birth. The admit card serves as a entry ticket for the exam and without this candidates will not be allowed to appear for the test. The hall ticket for mains exam will be issued to only those candidates who will qualify the prelims. Candidates should read instructions carefully before downloading the admit card. The pre-exam training call letter will be issued to the candidates belonging to the SC/ST/minority community. Aspirants to avail the pre-exam training should indicate the same while filling up the application form.
Aspirants appearing for the SBI Clerk 2017 exam should be thorough with the exam pattern. The exam pattern of SBI Clerk 2017 provides details to the candidates regarding the number of sections, sectional weightage, total marks, marking scheme, time-duration etc. The preliminary examination will be conducted for 100 marks comprising of three subjects – English Language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude. Candidates will have to qualify in each section to clear the prelims exam. The mains exam of SBI Clerk recruitment will carry total 200 marks. The mains exam will comprise of questions from sections General/Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the objective tests. 1/4 th mark will be deducted for each wrong answers. The passing marks in each of the tests will be decided by the bank on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test.
The syllabus of SBI Clerk details about the topics important for the exam. The candidates through the syllabus will get an idea what to study and what to avoid. The SBI Clerk 2017 syllabus has been released by the coaching institutes. The topics in the prelims and mains exam of SBI Clerk are asked based on the syllabus. Therefore, candidates should be thorough with the syllabus for preparing better.
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 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 a 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 a 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 the 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 log in using their roll number and date of birth or registration number and Date of Birth for checking their result. In the Mains Examination, candidates who will secure high in the merit will be recommended for an 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 Oct 2017 whereas mains exam result will be declared in Nov/Dec 2017.
State Bank of India (SBI) will decide the cutoff marks for 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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