SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2019: Apply Online & FAQs

SBI has released the notification for recruiting apprentice in Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. Candidates or fresher who wants to enter or take training for banking sector can apply. This is a good chance for graduate students as this internship recruitment will provide them the platform to explore the largest public sector bank and kick start their career in banking organisation. Candidates can directly apply on the official website of the SBI and can go through the official notification of SBI.

We have come with everything a candidate need to know for SBI Apprentice 2019. Here are some frequently asked question with appropriate answers.

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FAQs for SBI Apprentice 2019

QUESTION: What are the important dates for SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2019?

Candidates aspiring to join SBI or the largest public sector bank can apply online as this can be a great chance for them to experience a training/internship process after graduation. The important dates related to examination are:

Events  Dates
Starting date of Application 17th September 2019
Closure of Application 6th October 2019
Admit card download 15th October 2019
Online Examination (tentative) 23rd October 2019


QUESTION: What is the pattern of SBI Apprentice recruitment examination?

The pattern for SBI Apprentice examination is very general and candidate can easily ace through if prepared religiously. This recruiting process is a one stage task containing only the preliminary examination which is online and objective in nature. Merit list is made on the marks of prelims exams only. 

Here is a pattern for the SBI Apprentice examination 2019:

Preliminary Examination 

This is objective in nature and time for each section is fixed. Also, it is conducted in online mode.

Sr. No. Subjects No. of Question Maximum Marks Duration
1. Quntitative Aptitude 25 25 15 minutes
2. Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge 25 25 15 minutes
3. General English 25 25 15 minutes
4. General/ Financial Awareness 25 25 15 minutes
  Total 100 100 60 minutes


Note: 1/4th marks per question for every wrong answer as a penalty.

QUESTION: What is the age criteria for applying in the SBI Apprentice engagement?

The age will be calculated from 31st august 2019. According to the official notification released by SBI, the following age criteria is fixed for the candidates:

Category Minimum Age Maximum Age
General 20 years 28 years


The maximum/ upper age limit for SC/ST/OBC/PWBD will be as per the government norms.

QUESTION: What is the education qualification for the post of apprentice in SBI?

According to the official notification of SBI Apprentice, a candidate should have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university to meet the educational qualification level for this exam.

QUESTION: What is the stipend and duration of internship/apprenticeship?

The duration for SBI Apprenticeship is one year. The stipend released for the internee will be as per apprentices act, 1961 which fixes it to be 70% of semi-skilled wages. It will be around Rs. 8000. However, the internee will not be able to enjoy any allowances given to the regular employees. 

QUESTION: What is the total state-wise vacancy for the SBI Apprentice?

There are a total of 700 seats for internship in SBI in 3 states: Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.

Sr. No. State Vacancy
1. Haryana 150
2. Punjab 400
3. Himachal Pradesh 150
  Total 700


QUESTION: What is the selection procedure for the SBI Apprentice 2019?

Candidate must first apply for the apprenticeship from the official website after meeting the educational and other criteria. There is a preliminary examination which contains four sections: english, quants, reasoning and general awareness. A merit list will be prepared after checking the performance of all candidates. After appearing in merit list, a local language test will be conducted so as to test the language proficiency of a candidate. Candidate who will clear the cut-off marks and find a place in the merit list according to his/her score will be alloted a particular area to work as an internee in SBI. 

QUESTION: Is there any interview for SBI Apprentice?

No, there is no interview conducted for apprenticeship of SBI. However, candidates have to go through the language test which is basically a local language test. Here is local language test assigned to a particular state for 2019:

State Language Test
Haryana Hindi/ Punjabi
Punjab Punjabi/ Hindi
Himachal Pradesh Hindi

A candidate must be proficient (reading, writing, speaking, etc) in the local language described by the institution to get the final selection. 

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