SBI Clerk 2019: Notification, Exam Date, Syllabus & Pattern

SBI Clerk 2019

SBI Clerk Recruitment is one of the most sought-after recruitments in the banking sector. It provides one with an excellent job in India's largest Public Sector Bank with a handsome salary and other perks & benefits. Before going for a competitive examination, one must always have an adequate knowledge of the eligibility criteria, application process, syllabus, examination pattern, the changes introduced in the pattern of examination, so that, she knows how she should plan her preparations in a way to do with the syllabus and its revision before the examination takes place.

SBI Clerk 2019 Notification

The much-awaited notification of SBI Clerk has been released on the offcial website of the State Bank of India. Eligible candidates, who aspire to join State Bank of India as a Junior Associates, are required to register online for the Recruitment Process. Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for their appointment as Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) in clerical cadre in the State Bank of India. Here is the link to the official SBI Clerk 2019 Notification:


SBI Clerk 2019 Apply Online

The link to apply online for SBI Clerk 2019 Exam is available on the offcial website of the bank. The registrations and mode of payment for SBI Clerk 2019 Application are both online. Here is the link to apply online for SBI Clerk 2019:


SBI Clerk 2019 Application Fees

1. Rs. 125 for SC/ ST/ PWD/XS Candidates.
2. Rs. 750 for all others.

SBI Clerk 2019 Vacancies

The number of vacancies for the post of SBI Clerk 2019 is 8653. 

SBI Clerk 2019 Exam Dates

SBI Clerk Prelims and Main exam dates will be announced when the official notification for the recruitment process is released. Following is the schedule for the recruitment process of SBI Clerk 2018:

Events Dates
SBI Clerk 2019 Notification 11th April 2019
Start of SBI Clerk 2019 Online Application 11th April 2019
SBI Clerk 2019 Application Form Last Date 3rd May 2019
SBI Clerk 2019 Preliminary Exam June 2019
SBI Clerk 2019 Mains Exam 10th August 2019

SBI Clerk 2019 Exam Pattern

The examination for SBI Clerk recruitment process is carried out in two phases i.e. Preliminary Exam and Main Exam. Following is the exam pattern of SBI Clerk 2019 Exam and it is the same as last year's:

For the first time, SBI introduced Sectional Timing in Prelims Exam.

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks is conducted online. This test is of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 Sections with each section having sectional timing of 20 minutes each.

Serial No. Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes


Phase – IIMain Examination

The structure of main examination (online objective type) is as follows:

Serial Number Section No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
2. General English 40 40 35 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 Minutes


There is no sectional cut off for this year's SBI Junior Associates Recruitment's Online Examinations. There are negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests.

A Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination): There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question on which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question is deducted as penalty to arrive at final scores. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there is no penalty on that question.

SBI Clerk 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The Eligibility Criteria for the SBI Clerk 2019 Recruitment Process was as follows:

(A) Essential Academic Qualifications: (AS ON 31.08.2019)
Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31.08.2019 Those who are in the final year/semester of their graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if provisionally selected, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 31.08.2019.

Note:
(a) The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet/certificate or provisional certificate issued by the University/Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University/ Institute, a certificate issued by the appropriate authority of the University/Institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing.
(b) Matriculate Ex-servicemen, who have obtained the Indian Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force, after having completed not less than 15 years of service in Armed Forces of the Union are also eligible for the post. Such certificates should be
dated on or before 31.08.2019


(B) Age Limit: (As on 01.04.2019)
Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01.04.2019, i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1991 and not later than 01.04.1999 (both days inclusive).

SBI Clerk 2019 Salary


SBI Clerk 2019 Syllabus

S. No. Subject Syllabus
1. English Language
Reading comprehension, Cloze test, Double fillers/ sentence/ multiple sentence fillers , Sentence correction/ improvement, Vocabulary based questions, Odd one out cum para jumbles, Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph 1, 2, 3..., Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement).

2. Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
Puzzles & Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Blood, Relation, Syllogism, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol, Series, Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument), History and Generation of Computers, Introduction to Computer Organisation, Computer Memory, Computer Hardware and I/O Devices, Computer Software, Computer Languages, Operating System, Computer Network, Internet, MS Office Suit and Shortcut keys, Basics of DBMS, Number System and Conversions, Computer and Network Security.

3. Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart), Inequalities (Quadratic Equations, Quantity 1, Quantity 2), Number Series, Approximation and Simplification, Data Sufficiency, Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns).

4. General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry) Banking and Insurance Awareness, Financial Awareness, Govt. Schemes and Policies, Current Affairs, Static Awareness.

SBI Clerk 2019 Admit Card/ Call Letter

The admit cards for the Prelims Exam and Main Exam will be released 10-15 days before they are held. We will update the links to download them as soon as they are made available on the official website of the State Bank of India.

SBI Clerk 2019 Final Result

The State Bank of India releases the results for different phases of examinations separately. The results are usually declared within a month after the examinations are conducted. We will provide the links to them as soon as they are available on the official website.

SBI Clerk 2019 Cut Off Scores

The cut-off scores released by SBI depend on the number of vacancies announced in that particular year, number of candidates who appear for the examination as well as the level of the examination that is conducted in order to carry out the recruitment process. So, one cannot predict the cut-off score of future SBI Clerk Examination by simply relying on the previous year cut-off scores. To get you acquainted with the previous year cut off scores of SBI Clerk Examination, here is the analysis of previous years' SBI Clerk 2016 Cut-off:


The State-wise Cut-offs (UR) for SBI Clerk 2018 are:

State Cut-off
Uttar Pradesh 96.00
Haryana 99.00
Madhya Pradesh 92.60
Punjab 100.65
Rajasthan 96.75
Bihar 96.00
Gujarat 85.00
Chhattisgarh 91.50
Maharashtra 85.65
Jharkhand 86.00
Tamil Nadu 93.75
Karnataka  83.90
Himachal Pradesh  98.25
Delhi 104.80
West Bengal 95.30
Odisha 88.80



The Cut off for Mains exam of SBI Clerk for the state Uttar Pradesh in 2016 was:

SL. Test Total Marks SC/ST/OBC General
1 General/Financial Awareness 50 9.50 13.50
2 General English 40 10.25 14.25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 11.25 14.50
4 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 60 19.00 24.00
Total/Overall For General - 132.25

Overall State-wise Cut off - SBI Clerk 2016 (out of 100)

SL. State GEN OBC SC ST
1 Rajasthan 64.5 64.5 53.5 23.25
2 Gujrat 42 42 42 28
3 West Bengal 51.25 35.25 37 20.75
4 Madhya Pradesh 54.75 54.75 36.5 9
5 Jharkhand 38.5 38.5 31.25 29.25
6 Bihar 51.5 51.5 33.5 27.25
7 Chhatisgarh 22.5 22.5 9.5 9.25
8 Tamil Nadu 21.25 21.25 21.25 21
9 Andhra Pradesh 39.25 39.25 39.25 10
10 Maharashtra 51.5 51.5 51.5 24.5
11 Himachal Pradesh 57.5 57 42.75 48.25
12 Punjab 67.5 56.5 45 45
13 Haryana 60.75 55 44.25 44.25
14 Delhi/Haryana 66.25 50.75 56 10
15 Kerela 61.5 61.5 48 28
16 Uttar Pradesh 59 56.25 42.75 31.5
17 Orissa 52 52 37.75 17
18 Telangana 27 27 27 27
19 Meghalya 37.25 30.75 30.75 31.5
20 Assam 42.25 43.25 48 48
21 Andaman & Nicobar 51.75 48.25 13.25 13.25