SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020: Notification, Exam Date, Form

In India, working in any government department is like a dream for anyone in the country. Everyone in India, especially the youth of the country, is preparing for getting into the government department as government jobs are termed as secure as compared to working in others. 

With this main benefit of security, government jobs are creating a huge impact on the minds of the youth of the country. Everyone in the country is willing to get a government job and are preparing to get placed in any of the government department. The best example for this is the SBI Clerk which the best way to get a government job in the best and the biggest public sector bank.

SBI Clerk is the best opportunity for a candidate to get into the government job in an easy way. As compared to all the other exams to get a government job SBI Clerk is the best and the great way to get a government job.

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SBI Clerk

State Bank of India Clerk is an exam organized by the SBI for the recruitment of candidates for Clerical posts for its branches situated in the nation. “State Bank of India Clerk” exam is conducted every year by the world’s largest bank i.e. State Bank of India (SBI). It is one of the most attempted exams as lakhs of candidates appear for the examination.  

The SBI “Clerical” or “Junior Assistants” are responsible for all the interactions with the clients and their operations. SBI Clerks are designated as a cashier, a depositor and also for other front office related posts in the bank.

Why is SBI Clerk a better option for a job?

  • SBI is the best brand that everybody wants to work for.
  • This job contains a wide variety of rewards.
  • The salary is very good for entry-level graduates.
  • Best career growth in the next years.
  • Job security and stability.
  • Better learning perspectives.

Important Dates for SBI Clerk 2020

Release of the Notification 2nd of January 2020
The start date for online application registration 3rd of January 2020
Closing date for applications 26th of January 2020
Date of issue for admit cards for Preliminary 11th of February 2020
Date of Preliminary Exam 2020 22nd February, 29th February, 1st March and 8th March 2020 respectively.
Call Letter for SBI Clerk Mains Examination In the first week of April 2020
SBI Clerk Exam Date 2020 19th of April 2020
Publishing of the Final Result  June 2020

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Exam Syllabus for SBI Clerk

Syllabus for Arithmetic Aptitude

  • Basic Mathematics of class 10th, 11th, and 12th.
  • Problems on Profit and Loss
  • Percentage
  • Number Systems
  • Average
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Analogy
  • Direction and Distance
  • Problems based on ages.

Reasoning Syllabus:

  • Syllogism
  • Interpretation of Data
  • Numeric Series
  • Blood Relations Puzzles
  • Finding Odd one out
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction and Distance problems
  • Problems based on Rankings
  • Order Arrangements
  • Judgments and Conclusions.

English Awareness

  • General English Vocabulary
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Formation of Words
  • Sentence Completing
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Detecting Errors
  • Cloze Test Puzzles
  • Error Omission
  • Spellings and Grammar
  • Problems based on Idioms and Phrases.

General Knowledge syllabus

  • Knowledge about Current Events
  • Questions related to Sports
  • History of India and the World
  • Indian and World Geography
  • Different Cultures in India and The Indian Constitution
  • Current News related to the Reserve Bank of India(RBI)
  • Banking and Financial Awareness

Syllabus for Marketing Awareness

  • Basics about Marketing
  • Knowledge of various Marketing Strategies
  • Segmentation of Market
  • Marketing Mix
  • Various Stages of Organization
  • Brand Advertising and Promotion
  • Product Life Cycle Model
  • 4 P’s and 4 C’s of Marketing Mix.

Computer Awareness Syllabus

  • Basics about the Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of operating systems
  • Basic Understanding of Internet and email
  • Knowledge of hardware and software.

SBI Junior Assistants Exam pattern

  • Basic exam features for Preliminary Exam
Duration For Exam 60 Minutes
Marks awarded for every correct 1 mark
Negative Marking 0.20 mark 
  • Subjects/Marks allocation for SBI Clerk Preliminary
English 30 30 marks
Mathematics 35 35 marks
Reasoning 35 35 marks
Total 100 100 marks
  • Subjects for SBI Junior Assistants Mains Exam
General Awareness  50 50
English 40 40
Quants 50 50
Reasoning 50 60
Total 190 200

State Bank of India Vacancies For Junior Assistants 2020:

Categories Number of Vacancies
General 3387
Economic Weaker Sections 777
OBC 1209
Schedule Casts 793
Scheduled Tribes 1784
Total 7870

Eligibility Criteria for SBI Clerk

Education Qualifications for Clerk (as on 1st January 2020)

  • Candidates must have completed their graduation in any stream from a  recognized university.
  • Those students who are in the final year for their graduation can also apply for the post.

Age Criteria For SBI Clerk 

Candidates who want to apply have to be between 20 to 28 years of age.

Age Relaxation For SBI Clerk

Category Age Relaxation as per rule
Scheduled Castes 5 years
Scheduled Tribes 5 years
OBC Category 3 years
Ex-Serviceman 3 years
Widow / Divorced 7 years

SBI Clerk Apply Online Procedure

  • Visit the website of State Bank of India- HTTPS://WWW.SBI.CO.IN/WEB/CAREERS.
  • Select the displayed “Recruitment of Junior Associates” link on the website.
  • Click on the “Apply Online for Clerk” link on the website.
  • Open the “Click here for new registration” link.
  • Enter your basic details asked in the form at the given spaces and click on the “save and next” button.
  •  A registration number and password will be generated after your basic registration. 
  • Upload your scanned photograph and signature in the described format on the official notification.
  • The next step is to fill-out the personal details, qualification details and other details asked in the form.
  • Preview your information carefully before clicking to the final submission of the application.
  • Make your payment by the options provided to you. 
  • E-receipt of application fees will be shown on the screen after the final application of the form.
  • Take a printout of the application form and electronic-receipt. Kept the form for future needs and references.

Application Fee for SBI Clerk 2020

Catagory Fees
General/OBC/EWS 600
SC/ST/PWD/ES Nil

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the minimum educational qualification for SBI Clerk?

The minimum qualification for the SBI clerk is graduation.

Can final year graduation students apply for the SBI clerk 2020?

Yes, you can apply for SBI Clerk 2020 if you are pursuing it.

Is there any negative marking in SBI junior assistant 2020 exam?

Yes, a 1/4th or 0.25 of the mark will be deducted for every wrong answer in the exam.

What would be the selection procedure for SBI Clerk 2020?

The SBI Clerk examination is divided into 2 phases.
(i) Preliminary Examination
(ii) Main Examination

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