SBI Clerk Exam 2020 – Latest Update

SBI Clerk Main Exam Postponed: As you know, the lock-down across India for Novel Corona-virus. The SBI declared that SBI Clerk 2020 Main Exam which was conducted on 19th April 2020 has been postponed.

Also, for this reason, the declaration of the SBI Clerk Prelims result has been postponed. The new date for declaration of SBI Clerk Prelims result and SBI Clerk Main exam date will be released soon. So, to get any latest news and update visit the SBI official website and also, keep an eye on this page regularly.

SBI Clerk Exam 2020

SBI Clerk Exam 2020: The State Bank of India conducts the SBI Clerk exam to recruit candidates as Junior Associates in different SBI branches across India. It is one of the most sought exams for all job seekers who wish to begin a career in Indian Banking Industry.

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SBI Clerk 2020

In this article, we are going to discuss about the Official Notification, SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria, SBI Clerk Exam Date, SBI Clerk Application Form, Vacancy, SBI Clerk Syllabus, SBI Clerk Exam Pattern, and more. So, all the aspiring candidates are advised that read this article to get details of SBI Clerk 2020, if you target the SBI Clerk exam and want to start preparation.

SBI PO 2020 Overview

  • Name of the Exam: SBI Clerk 2020
  • Organization Name: State Bank of India
  • Name of the Post: Junior Associates
  • Total Vacancy: 8000+
  • Job Location: Across India
  • Exam Mode: Online
  • Selection Process: Prelims, Main Exam, Local Language Test
  • Official Website: sbi.co.in

SBI Clerk 2020 Exam Date

As per the official notification, SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam was scheduled to conduct in the month of February & March 2020 and the Main Exam was conducted on 19th April 2020. But SBI Clerk Main Exam has been postponed due to the Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19). Look at the below table to see the important dates of the SBI Clerk 2020 Exam.

Event Date
SBI Clerk Notification 2nd January 2020
Start Online Application 3rd January 2020
Last Date to Apply Online 26th January 2020
Call Letter Release Date for Prelims Exam 11th February 2020
SBI Clerk 2020 Preliminary Exam Date 22nd, 29th February and 1st , 8th March 2020
SBI Clerk 2020 Result (Preliminary) May 2020
Call Letter Release Date for Main Exam Postponed
SBI Clerk 2020 Main Exam Date Postponed
SBI Clerk 2020 Result (Final) June 2020

SBI Clerk Notification 2020

State Bank of India has been released the notification for the recruitment of SBI Clerk (Junior Associate) on 2nd January 2020. Interested candidates can check the details of SBI Clerk 2020 Recruitment in the official Notification. Candidates can download the official notification by clicking on the below link.

Click Here to Download SBI Clerk 2020 Notification PDF

The starting date of online registration for the SBI Clerk 2020 Exam is on 3rd January 2020 and the closing date for apply online is on 26th January 2020. As per the notification, State Bank of India released a total of 8000 vacancies for SBI Clerk (Junior Associate) 2020.

SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for SBI Junior Associate Exam 2020 are mentioned below in details:

Educational Qualification

Applicants must have a valid graduation degree in any discipline or any equivalent degree from a recognized university.

Age Limit

  • Minimum Age: 20 years
  • Maximum Age: 28 years

Applicant’s date of birth will not earlier than 02-01-1992 and not later than 01-01-2020.

SBI Clerk Online Application

The SBI Junior Associate 2020 Application process starts on 3rd January 2020. Candidates can able to fill up the application form online at the official website of SBI. Applicants should read the details of the application process and ready the all required documents before apply online. To check the details application process, click on the below-mentioned link.

The application fee for SBI Clerk Exam for all candidates are discussed below in this article.

Click Here to Apply for SBI Clerk Exam 2020

SBI Clerk Vacancy 2020

SBI has released a total of 8000 vacancies for SBI Clerk (Junior Associate) 2020 Recruitment. Look at the below table to know the details vacancies state wise.

State Wise SBI Clerk 2020 Vacancy
State GEN EWS SC ST OBC Total
Gujarat 227 55 38 82 148 550
Daman & Diu 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andhra Pradesh 61 15 24 10 40 150
Karnataka 191 47 76 33 128 475
Madhya Pradesh 205 51 76 102 76 510
Chhattisgarh 78 19 22 60 11 190
West Bengal 247 61 140 30 134 612
A&N Islands 15 2 0 2 7 26
Sikkim 7 1 0 2 2 12
Odisha 171 41 68 93 51 425
Jammu & Kashmir 23 5 4 5 13 50
Ladakh 8 1 1 1 4 15
Himachal Pradesh 77 18 46 7 37 185
Chandigarh 13 2 4 0 6 25
Punjab 61 15 43 0 31 150
Tamil Nadu 171 39 74 3 106 393
Pondicherry 5 0 1 0 1 7
Delhi 60 14 21 10 38 143
Uttarakhand 141 25 45 7 32 250
Haryana 45 9 17 0 26 97
Telangana 151 37 60 26 101 375
Rajasthan 200 50 85 65 100 500
Kerala 207 39 39 3 106 394
Lakshadweep 4 0 0 2 0 6
Uttar Pradesh 357 86 181 8 233 865
Maharashtra 384 86 86 77 232 865
Goa 7 1 0 1 1 10
Assam 82 18 12 21 49 182
Arunachal Pradesh 5 1 0 4 0 10
Manipur 11 2 0 7 2 22
Meghalaya 14 3 0 13 1 31
Mizoram 9 2 0 10 1 22
Nagaland 7 1 0 6 0 14
Tripura 16 3 5 10 0 34
Bihar 107 23 36 2 62 230
Jharkhand 20 4 5 11 5 45
Total 3387 777 1209 713 1784 7870
Special Recruitment Drive
Kashmir Valley 23 5 4 5 13 50
Leh & Kargil Valley 10 2 1 2 5 20
Dibang Valley,Tawang etc. 9 2 0 9 0 20
Tura 9 2 0 8 1 20
Mokokchung 9 2 0 9 0 20
Total 60 13 5 33 19 130
Grand Total 3447 790 1214 746 1803 8000

SBI Clerk Application Fee

Applicants must pay the application fee, otherwise, their application process will not be completed and they will not eligible to download the SBI Clerk 2020 Preliminary Exam call letter. The application fee/intimation charges will not be refunded.

Applicants can pay the application fee online such as Debit Card, Credit Card, and Net Banking. There is no offline mode available to pay application fees.

Sl. No. Category Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD/XS Nil
2 GEN/EWS/OBC Rs. 750/-

SBI Clerk Selection Process

State Bank of India conducts the SBI Clerk Exam every year to select new employees as Junior Associates for clerical posts. There are two phases of the exam such as the SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam and the SBI Clerk Main Exam. Both exams conduct online.

Candidates, who want to get select as Junior Associate in SBI and secure the appointment letter, then compulsory clear both phases of the exam.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

There are two phases for the selection of Junior Associates. Both are the objective type that consists of the Preliminary and Main exam will be conducted online.

Phase-I: Preliminary Exam 2020

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2020 will conduct online. It will be an objective test for 100 marks. Also, there is negative marking and for each wrong answer will be deducted 0.25 marks. Candidates must pass Preliminary Exam to qualify for the Main Exam. SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam has three sections that are given in the below table.

Sl. No. Name of Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

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SBI Clerk Syllabus

The syllabus for SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam and SBI Clerk Main Exam are mentioned below:

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Syllabus

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam has three sections which are English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability. The online preliminary exam has a total of 100 questions for 100 marks. The duration of the exam is 60 minutes. The syllabus of all three sections is mentioned below:

English Language: Fill in the Blanks, Miscellaneous, Cloze Test, Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting, Para Jumbles, Paragraph Completion, Reading Comprehension.

Numerical Ability: Data Interpretation, Mixtures and Allegations, Number Systems, Permutation, Combination and Probability, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Sequence and Series, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Surds and Indices, Simplification, Time and Distance, Work and Time, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere.

Reasoning Ability: Alphanumeric Series, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Coded Inequalities, Data Sufficiency, Input-Output, Logical Reasoning, Puzzle, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Tabulation.

SBI Clerk Admit Card

To appear in the SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam, candidates need to download the admit card from the official website of SBI. All those candidates, who have successfully completed application process and paid the application fee, will eligible to download the call letter. The admit card will be released 10 days prior to the exam.

Candidates will be notified through SMS/Email on the registered mobile number and Email id, while the admit card is available at the official website. Otherwise, visit the official website or on this page for a regular basis for any latest update.

After the prelims exam, the SBI Clerk Main Exam call letter will be issued for qualified candidates on the official website.

SBI Clerk Pre- Examination Training Centre

State wise SBI Clerk Preliminary, Main Exam, and Pre- Examination Training Centres are given in the below table:

State Code State Exam Centre
11 Andaman & Nicobar Island Port Blair
12 Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
13 Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
14 Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
15 Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad (Bihar), Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh – Mohali
17 Chhattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur
18 Goa Panaji
19 Gujarat Ahmedabad – Gandhinagar, Anand, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
20 Haryana Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar
21 Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una
22 Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Samba, Srinagar
23 Jharkhand Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
24 Karnataka Bengaluru, Belgaum, Davangere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli – Dharwad, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi
25 Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur
26 Lakshadweep Kavaratti
27 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
28 Maharashtra Amravati, Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Solapur
29 Manipur Imphal
30 Meghalaya Shilong
31 Mizoram Aizawl
32 Nagaland Kohima
33 Delhi NCR Delhi NCR (All NCR cities)
34 Odisha Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
35 Puducherry Puducherry
36 Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur
37 Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
38 Sikkim Bardang – Gangtok
39 Tamilnadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Virudhunagar
40 Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
41 Tripura Agartala
42 Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida & Gr. Noida, Varanasi
43 Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee
44 West Bengal Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

SBI Clerk Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q 1. Is SBI Clerk Exam conducted every year?

Ans: The SBI Clerk exam is conducted annually to recruit new employees as a clerk, also known as Junior Assistant. Every year lakhs of aspirants apply for this exam.

Q 2. How many vacancies have been released by SBI for SBI Clerk (Junior Associate) 2020?

Ans: State Bank of India has been released a total of 8000 vacancies for the recruitment of SBI Clerk (Junior Associate) 2020.

Q 3. What is the salary of an SBI Clerk or Junior Associates?

Ans: SBI Clerk Salary: Pay Scale- Rs. 11765 – 655/3 – 13730 – 815/3 – 16175 – 980/4 – 20095 – 1145/7 – 28110 – 2120/1 – 30230 – 1310/1 – 31450

The starting basic pay is Rs. 13075/- (Rs. 11765/- plus two advance increments admissible to graduates).

Q 4. What qualification is needed for SBI Clerk?

Ans: The educational qualification required for SBI Clerk is graduation in any discipline or any equivalent qualification from a recognized university as such by Central Government.

Q 5. Is SBI Clerk Exam tough?

Ans: SBI Clerk exam is a graduate-level exam. It is not tough so much if you prepared one year very well.

Q 6. What is the exam date of SBI Clerk?

Ans: SBI Clerk Preliminary exam will be conducted tentatively in the month of February/March and the Main exam will be conducted tentatively in the month of March every year.

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