SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020 - Important Dates, Vacancy, Eligibility and Selection Procedure

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020 - Important Dates, Vacancy, Eligibility and Selection Procedure

Updated on Apr 07, 2020

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020

SBI clerk recruitment in 2020 is conducted by the State Bank of India (SBI) in the different branches across the country. SBI clerk exam facilitates the recruitment for the post of Junior Associates (customer support & sales) as per advertisement no. CRPD/CR/2019-20/20. A considerable number of candidates appear in the SBI clerk exam every year across the country.  

The responsibility of the SBI clerks (Junior Associates) are as follows:-

  • Clearing cheques and drafts,
  • Working on documentation and back-office work like ledger maintenance, balance tallying, and data entry,
  • Solving bank-related disputes of the customers,
  • Handling the operations on deposit counters and cash withdrawals,
  • Marketing bank’s products, services, and schemes to customers.

Important dates of SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020

All the important dates that candidate must know regarding SBI clerk recruitment in 2020 are as follows:-

  • Notification:- 2nd January 2020
  • Online Application:- 3rd January 2020
  • Application Form Closing:- 26th January 2020
  • Downloading call letter for Preliminary Examination:- 11th February 2020
  • Exam Date (Preliminary):- 22nd, 29th February, 1st and 8th March 2020
  • Prelims Result Release Date:- April 2020 (After Lockdown)
  • Downloading of call letter for Main Examination:- April 2020
  • Exam Date (Mains):- Postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak
  • Result (Mains + Final):- June 2020

SBI Clerk 2020 Vacancy list

As per the official notification, 8134 SBI Clerk jobs are currently to be filled. 

SBI Clerk 2020 Vacancies

(State Wise/Language Wise/Category Wise)

Regular Vacancies 

 

Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) 

 

State

Language

GEN

EWS

SC

ST

OBC

Total

 

Gujarat

Gujarati

227

55

38

82

148

550

 

Daman & Diu

Gujarati

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Andhra Pradesh

Telugu/ Urdu

61

15

24

10

40

150

 

Karnataka

Kannada

191

47

76

33

128

475

 

Madhya Pradesh

Hindi

205

51

76

102

76

510

 

Chhattisgarh

Hindi

78

19

22

60

11

190

 

West Bengal

Bengali/ Nepali

247

61

140

30

134

612

 

A&N Islands

Hindi/ English

15

2

0

2

7

26

 

Sikkim

Nepali/ English

7

1

0

2

2

12

 

Odisha

Odia

171

42

68

93

51

425

 

Jammu & Kashmir

Urdu/ Hindi

23

5

4

5

13

50

 

Ladakh

Ladakhi/ Urdu/ Dogri

8

1

1

1

4

15

 

Himachal Pradesh

Hindi

77

18

46

7

37

185

 

Chandigarh

Punjabi/ Hindi

13

2

4

0

6

25

 

Punjab

Punjabi/ Hindi

61

15

43

0

31

150

 

Tamil Nadu

Tamil

171

39

74

3

106

393

 

Pondicherry

Tamil

5

0

1

0

1

7

 

Delhi

Hindi

60

14

21

10

38

143

 

Uttarakhand

Hindi

141

25

45

7

32

250

 

Haryana

Hindi/ Punjabi

45

9

17

0

26

97

 

Telangana

Telugu/ Urdu

151

37

60

26

101

375

 

Rajasthan

Hindi

200

50

85

65

100

500

 

Kerala

Malayalam

207

39

39

3

106

394

 

Lakshadweep

Malayalam

4

0

0

2

0

6

 

Uttar Pradesh

Hindi/ Urdu

357

86

181

8

233

865

 

Maharashtra

Marathi

384

86

86

77

232

865

 

Goa

Konkani

7

1

0

1

1

10

 

Assam

Assamese/Bengali/ Bodo

82

18

12

21

49

182

 

Arunachal Pradesh

English

5

1

0

4

0

10

 

Manipur

Manipuri

11

2

0

7

2

22

 

Meghalaya

English/Garo/Khasi

14

3

0

13

1

31

 

Mizoram

Mizo

9

2

0

10

1

22

 

Nagaland

English

7

1

0

6

0

14

 

Tripura

Bengali/ Kokborok

16

3

5

10

0

34

 

Bihar

Hindi/ Urdu

107

23

36

2

62

230

 

Jharkhand

Hindi/ Santhali

20

4

5

11

5

45

 

Total

3387

777

1209

713

1784

7870

 

 

 

 

         

Special Recruitment Drive

 

Kashmir Valley

Urdu/Kashmiri/Dogri

23

5

4

5

13

50

 

Leh & Kargil Valley

Urdu/ Ladakhi/ Dogri

10

2

1

2

5

20

 

Dibang Valley,Tawang etc.

English

9

2

0

9

0

20

 

Tura

Garo

9

2

0

8

1

20

 

Mokokchung

Ao (Naga)

9

2

0

9

0

20

 

 

60

13

5

33

19

130

 
 

Total

3447

790

1214

746

1803

8000

 

 

             

SBI Clerk Recruitment Eligibility 2020

Candidates should check their eligibility criteria first before applying. The eligibility requirement of the SBI clerk are as follows:-

  • Educational qualification
  • Age criteria 

Education Qualification

  • Candidates should have completed graduation from a recognised university in any bachelor course.
  • The candidate who is appearing in the final year can also apply, and they have to provide relevant qualification certificates on or before 31st August if they pass the exam.

Age Criteria

As on 1st January 2020 the candidate’s minimum age should be 20 years, and maximum should be 28 years.

Relaxation of upper age limit is also provided to various reserved category candidates. The age relaxation for SBI clerk posts are as follows:-

  • OBC:- 3 years
  • SC/ST:- 5 years
  • PWD (General/EWS):- 10 years
  • PWD (OBC):- 13 years
  • PWD (SC/ST):- 15 years
  • Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled ExServicemen:- 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.
  • Widows, Divorced women, and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried:- for the general category- 35 years, OBC- 38 years and SC/ST- 40 years.

How to fill SBI clerk application form 2020?

The following are the steps that candidates need to follow to fill the online application form 2020:-

  • Step 1:- Visit the official website of SBI, i.e. https://sbi.co.in/.
  • Step 2:- Then, click “Careers.”

  • Step 3:- After that, click on “Join SBI” and then, you will find an option of “Current Openings.”

  • Step 4:- Select the “Recruitment of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales)" link.

  • Step 5:- After that, click on the “Apply Now”.
  • Step 6:- Open the “Click Here for Registration Number”.

  • Step 7:- To generate registration number and password, you will have to enter the necessary details in the given space. Fill all the information carefully and after that, click on save and next button.  

  • Step 8:- After that, upload a scanned image of photograph and signature in the prescribed format.

  • Step 9:- Now you have to fill three main details:- the necessary information, qualification, experience and language details.

  • Step 10:- After the preview, review the information carefully before the final submission of the Application.

  • Step 11:- Now, make payment of the prescribed application fee using options provided. After that, e-receipt of application fee will be generated.

  • Step 12:- Take a printout of the application form and e-receipt.

SBI Clerk 2020 Recruitment Application Fee

  • For the General/OBC/EWS:- Rs.750
  • For the SC/ST/PWD/XS:- Nil

Selection Procedure of SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020

The Selection Procedure of SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020 are as follows:-

  • Phase I is Preliminary Examination:- It is an online exam of 100 marks. There will be no sectional cut off in this paper.
  • Phase II is the Main Examination:- The total marks will be 200 marks. I is also an online examination only those candidates will give mains examination who have qualified the preliminary examination.
  • Language proficiency test:- This is a compulsory and important stage in which a candidate has to clear the specified local language of the state applied in.  

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern for phase I- Preliminary exam

The total duration of the exam is 60 minutes. There is a sectional timing of 20 minutes each.

There are three sections in the preliminary examination. Following is the list of subjects, questions and marks:-

Sections

Number of questions

Marks

English Language

30

30

Numerical Ability

35

35

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

Exam Pattern for phase II- Main examination

The total duration of the exam is 160 minutes. The following is the list of subjects with the sectional timing:-

  • English Language:- 35 minutes
  • General/Financial Awareness:- 35 minutes 
  • Quantitative Aptitude:- 45 minutes
  • Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude:- 45 minutes

There are four sections in the mains and following is the list of subjects, questions and marks:-

Sections

Number of questions

Marks

English language

40

40

General/Financial awareness 

50

50

Quantitative aptitude

50

50

Reasoning ability & computer aptitude

50

60

Total

190

200

The SBI clerk exam also has negative marking for each wrong answer. For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks would be deducted from the final score.

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2020

The following is a syllabus for the English language:-

  1. Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)
  2. Cloze Test
  3. Phrases and Idioms
  4. Fill in the Blanks
  5. Spelling Error/Error Detection
  6. One word Substitution
  7. Sentence Correction
  8. Error Detection
  9. Para Jumbles/ Sentence rearrangements
  10. Irrelevant Statements

The following is a syllabus for reasoning ability:-

  1. Puzzles - Seating Arrangement, Circle-based, Box-based, Square-based
  2. Alphanumeric/Numeric Series
  3. Coding-Decoding
  4. Word Formation
  5. Venn Diagram
  6. Analogy
  7. Data Sufficiency
  8. Direction and Distance
  9. Blood Relations
  10. Verbal reasoning
  11. Non-Verbal Reasoning
  12. Syllogism
  13. Input-Output

The following is a syllabus of numerical:-

  1. Data Interpretation (Pie charts, Table chart, Bar Graphs, Line chart)
  2. Number System
  3. Quadratic Equation
  4. Simplification
  5. Approximation
  6. HCF and LCM of Numbers
  7. Speed, Distance and Time
  8. SI & CI
  9. Averages
  10. Percentage
  11.  Ratio and Proportion
  12. Problems based on age
  13. Time and Work
  14. Problem on Ages

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus 2020

Syllabus of General / Financial Awareness:- Some of the important topics for this section are as follows:-

  1. Current affairs related to national and international issues of the last 6 months.
  2. Main functions of RBI
  3. Overview of the Indian Financial System
  4. History of the Indian banking system.
  5. Fiscal and Monetary policy
  6. Work and responsibilities of National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC (Financial Stability and Development Council )etc. and of International organisations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UNO, SWIFT(The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), IBA, United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), Bank Board Bureau(BBB) Bank for International Settlements (BIS)etc.
  7. International organisations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN, WTO, etc.
  8. Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
  9. Banking Terms like NPA, Current Account and Savings Account (CASA), Capital to Risk (Weighted) asset ratio (CRAR).
  10. Important Government Schemes
  11. Important National and International days
  12. Sports
  13. Indian Constitution
  14. Culture of India
  15. The currency of countries etc
  16. Awards and Honours

Syllabus for Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude are as follows:-

  1. Seating arrangement (Circular Or Linear)
  2. Logical Reasoning
  3. Data Sufficiency
  4. Alphanumeric Series
  5. Puzzle
  6. Coding-decoding
  7. Inequalities
  8. Input-Output
  9. Blood Relation
  10. Ranking
  11. Direction and Sense
  12. Series

The following are the syllabus for Computer Aptitude:- 

  1. History of computers
  2. Input and Output devices
  3. Hardware and software
  4. Windows operating system
  5. Internet terms and services
  6. Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
  7. Computer Abbreviations
  8. Logic gates
  9. Networking and communication
  10. Database Management system
  11. Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses
  12. Shorty Keys
  13. Modern Day Technology

The following is the syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:-

  1. Data Interpretation( Pie charts, Table chart, Bar Graphs, Line charts)
  2. Number system
  3. Approximation
  4. HCF and LCM of Numbers
  5. Problems based on age
  6. Percentages
  7. Ratio and proportion
  8. Average
  9. Mixture and Allegations
  10. Time and work
  11. Pipe and Cistern
  12. Speed, Distance and time
  13. Partnership
  14. Simple and compound interest
  15. Permutation and Combination
  16. Profit, Loss and Discount
  17. Mensuration
  18. Data Sufficiency

The following is the Syllabus for General English:-

  1. Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)
  2. Cloze Test
  3. Sentence Improvement
  4. Para Jumbles/ Sentence rearrangements
  5. Spotting Errors
  6. Double Fillers (Sentence Completion)
  7. Phrase Replacement
  8. Irrelevant Statements
  9. Main Idea of Passage

SBI Clerk Admit Card 2020

Candidates appearing for any of the exams are required to carry a printed copy of the admit card to the exam hall along with the admit card they are also required to submit ID proof.

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. Can I fill out the SBI clerk application form on my mobile phone?

No, candidates are requested to fill the application form either on a laptop or desktop.

Q. How to edit the SBI clerk application form?

The following are the steps to edit the SBI clerk application form:-

  • Step 1:- Visit the official website.
  • Step 2:- On the right-hand side, you will see the “careers” on the website.

  • Step 3:- Now click on join SBI where you find the option of “current openings”. Click on it.

  • Step 4:- Select the “Recruitment of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales)” link.

  • Step 5:- After that, click on the “Apply Now.”
  • Step 6:- Now enter your details like Registration Number, password and security code. Enter these details carefully to login.
  • Step 7:- Click on the “submit” option. Now you can edit the information.

Q. Can I edit the form after paying the application fees?

No, the candidate cannot edit the form after paying the application form, so it is suggested that the candidate should check the information carefully before making payment.

Q. How many marks are given for the right answer and are there negative markings?

For every right answer, the candidate will get 1 mark. Yes, there is a negative marking for every wrong answer 0.25 marks are deducted.

Q. When will the SBI clerk mains examination?

Exams are postponed because of the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Q. How to view the official notification of the SBI clerk’s mains examination 2020?

The following are the steps to view the official notification of the SBI clerk mains examination 2020:-

  • Step 1:- Visit the official website of the SBI.
  • Step 2:- After that, click on “Careers.”

  • Step 3:- Then, click on “Latest Announcement.”

  • Step 4:- Now, click on “Important Notice - Postponement of the Main Exam.”

  • Step 5:- Now, you will be able to see the official notice. 

Q. How to check the SBI clerk examination result?

The following are the steps to check the SBI clerk examination result:-

  • Step 1:- Visit the official website.
  • Step 2:- On the right-hand side, you will see the “Careers” on the website.
  • Step 3:- Now, click on 'Join SBI' where you will find the option of “Recruitment Results & Achievement” where you will need to click.
  • Step 4:- You can check your result here. 

Q. Is there a sectional cutoff for the SBI clerk examination 2020? 

Yes, for both the examinations there is a sectional cutoff for the SBI clerk examination 2020.

Q. Is the SBI Clerk exam Bilingual?

Yes, the SBI clerk exam is bilingual, and candidates can choose between English and Hindi language.

Q. Are there fixed timings for different sections in the SBI Clerk Exam?

Yes, there is a fixed timing for both the preliminary and mains examination.

Q. What is the basic salary of the SBI clerk?

The basic salary of the SBI clerk is Rs 13,075.

Q. Is there any interview with the SBI Clerk?

No, there is no interview with the SBI Clerk.

Q. Are SBI Clerk and SBI Associates the same?

Yes, both are the same exam. 


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