SBI Clerk Exam 2020: The official notification for SBI Clerk was out on January 2, 2020 and the registrations had started from January 3rd, 2020. The registrations were open until 26th January 2020. The exam facilitates the recruitment of the posts of- Junior Associates (JA).
State Bank of India is one of the largest public sector banks in India and is also one of the finest banks in the country. Lakhs of aspirants appear every year for the SBI Clerk exam. In this article, we will be discussing everything from the notification to Pattern to Books.
SBI Clerk 2020 Important Highlight
|SBI Clerk 2020 Event||Tentative Dates|
|Name of Organization||State Bank of India|
|Job Role||Junior Associates|
|Job Category||Clerical Cadre Officer|
|Official Notification Released||2nd January 2020|
|Official Notification||Click here|
|Application starts||3rd January 2020|
|Application ends||26th January 2020|
SBI Clerk Notification
The State Bank of India had released the official notification for SBI Clerk Exam on 2nd January 2020. The application form was active from January 3rd to January 26th. There are two phases of this exam- the Prelims and Mains examination. The Preliminary exam will be conducted on 22nd and 29th February and 1st and 8th March 2020. Whereas, the Mains exam will be conducted on 19th April 2020. It is to be noted that, candidates who clear both the exams are called for an interview and it is only after the interview SBI gives a Job Offer.
SBI Clerk 2020 Important Events
SBI Clerk Examination will be held every year, lakhs of the candidates appear in this examination, Check SBI Clerk important dates.
|SBI Clerk 2020 Notification||2nd January 2020|
|Start of SBI Clerk 2020 Online Application||3rd January 2020|
|SBI Clerk 2020 Application Form Closes||26th January 2020|
|Download of call letter for Preliminary Examination||11th February 2020|
|SBI Clerk 2020 Preliminary Exam Date||22nd and 29th February 2020
1st and 8th March 2020
|Download of call letter for Main Examination||April 2020|
|SBI Clerk 2020 Mains Exam Date||19th April 2020|
SBI Clerk 2020 Application Form
After the official notification released, the SBI Clerk Application Form was available from 3rd-26th January 2020. The application form was available in online mode on the official website. Check below for some important highlights of the application form.
- The Application Form will be available in the online mode only
- The Online Application form available from 3rd-26th January 2020
- Candidates may visit the official website of SBI to fill the online Application form.
SBI Clerk 2020 Application Fee
- The Application Fee will be Paid in Only Online Mode.
- Candidates can Pay the SBI Clerk Application Fee either by Credit/Debit Card or by Internet banking.
SBI Clerk 2020 Vacancies
As per the official notification, there are nearly 8000+ vacancies this year across the various branches in different states.
SBI Clerk 2020 Eligibility Criteria
The Candidates must fulfill the SBI Clerk 2020 Eligibility Criteria in order to Apply for the examination.
- The candidate is required to be a citizen of India.
- A candidate is required to be between 20-28 years to be eligible for SBI Clerk 2020 exam.
- He/she must hold a valid graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
|Serial No.||Category||Upper Age Limit|
|1||SC / ST||33 years|
|3||Person with disabilities (General)||38 years|
|4||Person with disabilities(SC /ST)||43 years|
|5||Person with disabilities(OBC)||41 years|
|6||Jammu & Kashmir Migrants||33 Years|
|7||Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen||Actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years|
|8||Widows, Divorced women( No remarried)||GEN- 35 years
OBC- 38 years
SC/ST- 40 years
SBI Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern
The State Bank Exam will be conducted in 2 phases,
- Mains Examination.
It is very important to know the exam pattern for both the exam- Prelims and Mains before writing the exam. In the Prelims, there are three sections – Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language. Whereas, in the Mains exam there is an additional section – General/Financial Awareness. The candidates should also know that there are sectional timings applicable in both of these exams. However, there is no sectional cutoff applicable.
SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam
|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|
- The SBI Clerk Prelims Examination will be conducted on February 22nd and 29th and March 1st and 8th 2020
- There are three sections in the Prelims examination- English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability
- Each section will have separate timing of 20 Minutes
- There are a total number of 100 questions in the Prelims examination
- There are 30 questions in the English section and 35 each in the other two sections
- All the Candidates must clear the Cutoff in order to appear for Mains examination
- Negative marking is applicable
SBI Clerk Mains Exam
|S.N||Name Of Test||No. Of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|1||General/ Finance 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|
- Those Candidates who clear the Prelims examination can appear in the Mains Examination
- The Mains Examination will have 4 Sections- General/ Finance Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude.
- The number of questions for Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, General/ Finance Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude is 50 and the Number of questions for General English is 40.
- The Total Time duration for the Mains Examination is 2 Hrs 40 Minutes.
SBI Clerk Salary: Pay Scale
This indicated that the starting salary for a fresher will be Rs 11,765 with year on increment Rs 665. Whereas the maximum basic pay is Rs 31,450.
There are allowances along with the basic pay. The allowances for SBI employees are,
- House Rent Allowances
- Furniture Allowances
- Medical Allowances
- City Allowances
- Transport Allowances
- Newspaper Allowances
- Special Allowances
There are perks included too- few of the perks are,
- Provident Fund
- Medical Leaves
- Leave fare
- Medical Insurance
- Financial Security
SBI Clerk 2020 Syllabus
The Syllabus for SBI Clerk 2020 is the same as in previous years. However, the candidates must note that the syllabus for the Preliminary and Mains exam isn’t the same. It is very important to not confuse both of these syllabus.
|Quantitative Aptitude||Reasoning||Computer Knowledge||English||General Awareness|
|Simplification||Machine Input/Output||Basics of computer, different generations, hardware/software, etc.||Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms||Current Affairs – news on banking industry, awards and honors, books and authors,latest appointments, obituaries, new schemes of central and state governments, sports, etc.|
|Number Series||Syllogism||DBMS||Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles||Static GK – country-capital, country-currency, headquarters of financial organizations (of insurance companies), constituencies of ministers, dance forms, nuclear and thermal power stations, etc.|
|Data Sufficiency||Blood Relation||Networking||Sentence Correction/ Error Finding||Banking/Financial terms|
|Data Interpretation||Direction Sense||Internet||Spell Checks|
|Quadratic Equations||Inequalities||MS Office and Shortcuts used in MS Officers||Fillers|
|Time and Work||Puzzles – Seating Arrangement, Floor puzzle, etc.||Input/output Devices, their types||Cloze Test|
|Partnership||Coding Decoding||Important abbreviations|
|Profit and Loss||Ranking|
|Mensuration||Statement and Assumptions/Conclusions|
|Time, Distance and Speed – Trains, Boats n Streams|
|Simple and Compound interest|
|Mixture and Alligation|
|Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Averages|
SBI Clerk 2020 Admit Card
Those candidates who have successfully registered for the SBI Clerk preliminary exam can download their admit card on 11th February 2020. The admit card is released via online mode only. The candidates must note that there are separate Admit cards for the Preliminary and Mains exam. The admit card for the Prelims will be released 15 days prior to the exam.
However, it is only those candidates who clear Preliminary examination who will be able to download the Mains admit card. The admit card for the Mains exam will be released in April.
SBI Clerk 2020 Result
The candidates can check their results online. The results will be declared on the offical SBI site. The result for Prelims will be released in the second week of March. However, the results for the Mains exam will be released in the fourth week of April.
Candidates can Check SBI Clerk 2020 Result by following the below steps;
- Visit the official website of SBI (Link will provide above).
- Go to SBI Clerk Result Link.
- The Link will open in the new tab.
- Enter Registration No., Password and Security Pin and press Submit button.
- The Result will display on the Candidates computer screen.
SBI Clerk 2020 Cutoff
The State Bank of India also releases the separate cutoff for both prelims and mains examination. the SBI Clerk 2020 Cutoff will be release with the SBI Clerk Result. The Cutoff will be different for the different states, check below previous years cut off.
SBI Clerk 2018 Cutoff
Here we discuss the SBI Clerk 2018 Cutoff for different states;
SBI Clerk Category wise cutoff;
SBI Clerk Cut off 2018 (Category Wise)
SBI Clerk Cut off 2018 (State Wise)
SBI Clerk 2019 Important Topis
In Banking Examination, some of the topics are which will give high marks in the less time, check below some of the topics are;
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Best Books for SBI Clerk 2020
Books are the most important part of every exam preparation. it gives about the brief knowledge about each and every topic. So it’s important to choose the best books for every examination. Here we discuss some of the Best books for SBI Clerk 2020 Candidates which helps all the candidates to boost their preparation and make the high chances to crack the examination.
English Books for SBI Clerk 2018
|Name of Book||Author||Buy Now|
Topic-Wise Solved Papers for IBPS/ SBI Bank PO/ Clerk Prelim & Mains
|Word Power Made Easy||Norman Lewis||Click Here|
|Objective General English 2nd Edition||S.P Bakshi||Click Here|
Quantitative Aptitude Books for SBI Clerk 2018
|Name of Book||Author||Buy Now|
|Practice Book on Quicker Maths, 2nd Edition||M.Tyra, K.Kundan||Click Here|
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations 17th Edition||R.S Aggarwal||Click Here|
|Fast Track Objective Arithmetic||Rajesh Varma||Click Here|
SBI Clerk 2020 Preparation
Aspirants need to know the syllabus of the exam and make a proper strategy for each and every topic, candidates must know their strong and weak areas.
- Try to solve previous years’ papers.
- Need to know the exam pattern.
- Try to the practice of Mock Test and make a proper analysis of the test.
- Be aware of the current syllabus.
|Stages||3 (Preliminary, Main, and Test of Opted Local Language)|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Level of Difficulty||Easy-moderate|
|Negative Marking||0.25 marks|
|Time Duration||1 hour for Prelims and 2 hours 40 minutes for Mains (Both separately timed)|
|Maximum Marks||100 for Prelims and 200 for Mains|