Monday, 4 April 2016

SBI Clerk 2016 - Notification FAQs

Dear Readers,


As you all know that SBI has released the notification for the recruitment of clerks in the bank. It is a blessing in disguise for those who were feeling low as a result of failure in IBPS exams. Encash this opportunity as the vacancies are huge and that too in the MASTER Bank SBI.


What are the posts available under this recruitment project?
The post which will be available in this recruitment project is SBI clerical cadre.

When will be the exam conducted?
The Tentative dates for Preliminary Exams are expected to be in May end or early June.
The Tentative dates for Mains Exam are expected to be in June end or early July.

When will the result be declared?
Tentative Date for declaration of Results is expected to be in July 2016.

How many vacancies will be there?
The number of vacancies are more than 15000 for clerial cadre.

Will there be an interview after the written result?
As per the notification, there will be an interview which is subjected to change for the time being.

Will the exam conducted online or offline (OMR Based)?
Common Written Exam for SBI Clerical cadre will be conducted online (Both Prelims and Mains).

What is the age criteria to apply in this common written exam?
The candidate should Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01.04.2016 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than
02.04.1988 and not later than 01.04.1996 (both days inclusive).

What is the educational qualification required for various posts in this recruitment process?
(i) For Junior Associates: Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.
(ii) For Junior Agricultural Associates : Graduation in Agriculture or Agriculture allied activities from a Government recognised university/Institute.

I have given my final year graduation exams but the result has not been declared yet. Can I apply?
Yes, If the result is expected to be cleared before 30th June 2016, then you can apply. Otherwise you can't.

What is the application Fee?
Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates. 
Rs. 600 /- for all others 

When will the registration start?
Registration will start from 5-04-2016 to 25-04-2016

I have scored 55% in Graduation. Am I eligible to sit for the exam?
Yes, you can apply as there is no percentage criterion. You just need to be a graduate.

I am 19 years old. Can I sit for the exam?
No, You have to wait another year in order to appear for the exam. You must be at least 20 years of age and not more than 28 years of age as on as on 01.04.2016.

I have given exams of my final year graduation but result has not yet been declared. Can I apply?
If the result is expected to be out on or before 30.06.2016, only then you can apply. Those who are in the final year of Graduation/Semester may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the Graduation Examination on or before 30.06.2016.

How to calculate the Percentage?
The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

What is the Structure of the exam?

Preliminary Exam
Subject
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Reasoning Ability
35
35
Quantitative Aptitude
35
35
English
30
30
Total
100
100

Mains Exam
Subject
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Time Duration
(in minutes)
General/Financial Awareness
50
50
35
General English
40
40
35
Quantitative Aptitude
50
50
45
Reasoning Ability/Computer
50
60
45
Total
190
200
2 hrs 40  minutes


Is the exam Bilingual?
The tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

What is the cut-off for being recruited?
There is no fixed cutoff for SBI Clerical Cadre. It depends on the performance of the candidates each year. Your final score is calculated based on your performance in the written test and the interview.

Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?
Yes, there is a sectional cut-off in the exam. You have to clear every section in order to secure a seat for the Interview.

I have cleared the overall cutoff of the exam. However, I could not clear the cutoff for the general knowledge section. Am I still eligible?
Unfortunately, you are not eligible to move to the interview stage. You must clear the cutoff for each section individually and the overall cutoff as well.

Is there a criterion for negative marking?
There is negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer.

What is the pattern of score in SBI Clerical Exam?
The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equipercentile method. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

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