SBI Clerk 2019: State Bank of India, one of the leading banks of India will be releasing the recruitment notifications for SBI Clerk 2019. The interested candidates can apply for vacancies in one state only. However, the applicants must ensure their eligibility criteria before filling out the application form. In order to get selected, the candidates will have to clear the preliminary test, the main exam and the specified language test depending on the state for which he/she is applying. Both application form filling and examination will be in online mode. If you want to participate in the SBI Clerk 2019 recruitment process, read this post to gather information regarding its application form, online registration process, exam pattern, syllabus, important dates etc.
Highlights on SBI Clerk Recruitment Exam 2019
|Examination name||SBI Clerk|
|Conducted by||State Bank of India|
|Exam level||National level|
|Mode of examination||Online|
|Minimum eligibility||Graduation in any stream|
SBI Clerk 2019 Important Dates
Candidates can find below the tentative schedule of SBI Clerk 2019 which will be updated after the announcement of official notification. We have taken these dates based on previous years’ notification and hence students should consider it just for reference purpose.
|Events of the Exam||Tentative Dates|
|Online application form will be made available from||3rd week of January 2019|
|Registration deadline||February 2019, 2nd week|
|Admit Card for Preliminary Exam will be available||1st week of March 2019|
|Preliminary Exam will be conducted on||March/ April 2019|
|Result of preliminary exam will be published on||To be notified|
|Admit Card for Main Exam will be available from||4th week of April 2019|
|Main exam will be conducted||2nd week of May 2019|
|Date of publication of the Main Exam Result||To be notified|
|Admit Card For Interview will be issued||To be notified|
|Date of opted local language test||To be notified|
|Final Result will be published on||To be notified|
A candidate can apply for the SBI Clerk 2019 recruitment exam only if he/she fulfills the eligibility criteria defined for the exam as mentioned below:
The minimum and maximum age of candidates should be 20 years and 28 years respectively. This means the candidates born not earlier than 02.01.1991 and not later than 01.01.1999 inclusive of both dates) can apply.
Candidates of reserved category will get the relaxation in age as per the following rules:
Relaxation in Upper age limit
|PWD (Gen)||10 years|
|PWD (OBC)||13 years|
|PWD (SC/ST)||15 years|
|Persons domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 12.31.1989||5 years|
|Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen||Actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years|
8 years for SC/ ST Disabled Ex-Servicemen upto maximum 50 years of age
|Widows, Divorced women & women separated from their husbands & who are not remarried||7 years upto maximum age 35 for Gen, 38 years for OBC and 40 years for SC/ ST candidates|
The candidate should have a recognized graduation degree in any discipline. The candidates with integrated dual degree should make sure that the date of passing this degree is on or before 01.01.2019. The date of passing the qualifying exam will be the one printed on the original mark sheet/ certificate or provisional certificate issued by the University/ Institute in case the result is posted on the official University/ Institute website.
Matriculate ex-servicemen with Indian Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in Navy or Air Force with at least 15 years of service are also eligible for SBI Clerk 2019.
The candidates applying for vacancies of a particular state must be proficient in the specified opted local language of the state. A test to assess the knowledge of the candidate in the opted local language will be conducted after the SBI Clerk 2019 main exam.
SBI Clerk 2019 Application Form
SBI Clerk application form 2019 will be made available on the official website of State bank of India. The candidates are required to fill up every particular of the application form very carefully. An application form with wrong entries will lead to its rejection. The candidates can fill the form in more than one go. They can save the partly filled form and can re-open the form later to fill it again. After saving the data entered, a provisional registration number and password will be generated. This registration number and password can be used for entering and changing the remaining details. However, this provision is only allowed 3 times. Once, the complete data is entered in the application form, no change/ edit will be allowed.
The candidates must also upload their scanned photograph and signature as per the specification given below:
|Photograph||JPG/ JPEG||200 x 230 pixels||20 kb – 50 kb|
|Signature||JPG/ JPEG||140 x 60 pixels||10 kb – 20 kb|
The candidates from PwD category, who wish to use a scribe, must indicate this in the form. Such candidates will have to arrange their own scribe.
After this, the candidates should proceed towards application fee payment. The candidates need to make the payment of Rs. 600/- (Rs. 100/- for SC/ ST/ PwD and Ex-Servicemen category candidates) as application fee. The payment of the application fee can be made via online payment gateway using debit card/ credit card/ net banking. On successful completion of transaction, e-receipt and application form will be generated. The candidates should take a printout of these documents and keep it safe for further correspondence. In case of unsuccessful payment, the candidates should register again and make fee payment.
SBI Clerk 2019 Exam Pattern
Here are the crucial details about SBI Clerk exam pattern:
The SBI Clerk preliminary exam will be conducted in online mode. Candidates will be provided 100 questions distributed into three sections namely English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. The duration of the exam will be 60 minutes. The paper will be bilingual, i.e. in both Hindi and English except for the questions in the English Language subject. There will be negative marking for the wrong answers and 1/4th marks allotted to the question will be deducted.
The distribution of questions along with marks and time duration in each section is listed below:
SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern
|Section||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration (in minutes)|
The mode of SBI Clerk Main exam will also be online. Candidates will be given 190 objective types questions to solve from General English, General/ Financial Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude. The medium of the question paper will be English as well Hindi, except for the General English questions. 1/4th marks will be deducted for every incorrect attempt. The detailed info about the SBI clerk (Junior Associates) main exam 2019 is listed below:
SBI Clerk Main Exam Pattern 2019
|Section||Number of Questions||Max. Marks||Duration|
|General English||40||40||35 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 minutes|
|General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||35 minutes|
|Total||190||200||2 hours 40 minutes|
Note: The candidates eligible for using a scribe will be provided extra 20 minutes/hour even if they are not using the scribe.
The bank may arrange pre-exam training for SC/ ST/ EX-Servicemen/ Religious Minority Community. The candidates wishing to appear for this test needs to indicate this in their online application.
The SBI Clerk 2019 exam will be conducted across many centers all over India. SBI preserves the right cancel any of the Examination Centres and/ or add some other Centres and can allot the candidate any centre other than the one he/ she has opted for. Any request for change of centre will not be entertained and the center allotted by the exam authorities will be final.
The bank may conduct biometric verification of the candidates at different stages to prove their authenticity. The applicants will be asked to provide their thumb impression for this purpose. As such, the candidates should the application of any external matter like mehandi, ink, etc. on their hands.
SBI Clerk 2019 Syllabus
The entrance test will include questions from four major topics. The topic-wise syllabus for the SBI Clerk 2019 exam is provided below:
Puzzles (Linear Seating Arrangement, Seating Arrangement, Floor Based), Data Sufficiency, Syllogism, Statement Based Questions, Miscellaneous Questions, Inequality, etc
For Quantitative Aptitude
Quadratic Equations, Data Interpretation, Number Series, Profit and loss, age, average, simple and compound interest, Data Sufficiency and Some Miscellaneous questions, Boat and Stream, Time and Work, Area, etc
For English Language
Reading Comprehension Test, Spotting the Errors, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Rearrangement, etc
For General/Financial Awareness
Current Affairs and Banking and Economy, Insurance, Recent appointments, Awards and Honours, Sports, National and International News, New Schemes, Latest Developments in Science and Technology, etc
Input and Output devices, History of computers, Windows operating system, Hardware and software, Internet terms and services, Computer Abbreviations, etc
Best reference books for SBI Clerk 2019 Preparation
For Reasoning Ability
- Analytical Reasoning, (M. K. Pandey- Bsc Publications):
- A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (R. S. Aggarwal)
For General English
- A Mirror of Common Errors (English + Hindi) by A K Singh
- Objective General English by S P Bakshi (Arihant Publications)
For Quantitative Aptitude
- Fast Track Objective Arithmetic (Rajesh Verma – Arihant Publications)
- Magical Book on Quicker Maths (M Tyra- Bsc Publications)
For General Knowledge
- General Knowledge (Lucent Publication)
- Objective Marketing Knowledge & Aptitude 2050+ Objective Questions (Kiran publications)
For General Awareness + Banking + Marketing
- Manorama Yearbook 2019
- Banking and Financial Awareness: (Kiran Publications)
For Computer Awareness
- Objective Computer Awareness (Arihant Publications)
- Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy 3250 + Objective Question (Kiran Publications)
- Exam Specific Books (Guide + Practice Papers)
- State Bank of India (SBI) & Associates Banks Clerical Cadre: Previous Papers & Practice Papers (Solved) (RPH Editorial Board)
- Ultimate Guide for SBI & Associates Bank Clerk Prelim & Main Exam (Disha Publishers)
- SBI Clerk Grade Junior Associates (CSS) Preliminary Exam Superfast Practice Mock Test
SBI Clerk Admit Card 2019
The admit card/ call letter and ‘acquaint yourself’ booklet for SBI Clerk for prelims exam will be released 2-3 weeks before the examination. SBI Clerk mains admit card will be issued only to those candidates who successfully qualify the preliminary exam. Candidates can download their admit card online through the official website link. The direct link to download the SBI Clerk 2019 admit card will also be provided on this page after the official announcement. No hard copy for the same will be sent to the candidates by any means. The candidates must bring a photo identity proof (in original and photocopy) along with the admit card on the exam center.
Any of the following documents should be presented as a photo identity proof:
- PAN Card
- Driving License
- Voter’s Identity Card
- Bank Passbook with duly attested Photograph
- Identity Card issued by School or College
- Gazetted Officer in the official letterhead
Note: The candidate from PwD category and their scribe must also provide an undertaking with a photograph of the scribe at the time of online exam.
Bank Clerk Exams Previous Years Solved Papers 2009-2016
SBI Clerk 2019 Result and Selection Procedure
The result of the SBI Clerk 2019 exam for both pre and mains test will be announced on the official website of SBI. A final merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the main exam. On the basis of this merit list, provisional selection of the candidate will be done. The candidates who qualify for selection will have to give the test of specified local language. The candidates who provide 10th or 12th mark sheet proving that they have studied the specified local language will not have to appear for this test. The final selection of the applicant will be made upon the verification of eligibility and the details provided in the application form and on the performance in the specified language test.