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SBI Clerk

SBI Clerk Recruitment is considered to be the most prestigious as far as banking jobs in the clerical cadre are concerned. Most of the Clerks & Junior Associates of other banks also appear for SBI Clerk Exam which makes it a lot harder to crack. Performance is a key element which determines the career progression at State Bank of India.


Phase I – Preliminary Exam:

Preliminary Examination consisting of objective tests for 100 marks and it is conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 sections as follows:


English Language (Duration: 20 mins, No. of Questions: 30, Maximum Marks: 30)
Numerical Ability (Duration: 20 mins, No. of Questions: 35, Maximum Marks: 35)
Reasoning Ability (Duration: 20 mins, No. of Questions: 35, Maximum Marks: 35)

There is a penalty for wrong answer. One–fourth mark is deducted for every incorrect answer. Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the bank. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the bank are shortlisted for the main examination.


Phase II– Mains Examination:


1. English Language (Duration: 35 mins, No. of Questions: 40, Maximum Marks: 40)
2. Quantitative Aptitute (Duration: 45 mins, No. of Questions: 50, Maximum Marks: 50)
3. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude (Duration: 45 mins, No. of Questions: 50, Maximum Marks: 60)
4. General/Financial Awareness (Duration: 35 mins, No. of Questions: 50, Maximum Marks: 50)

A candidate should be between 20–28 years to be eligible for SBI Clerk exam He⁄she must have be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university. Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final Year⁄Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination.

The employees with the bank are governed under the Defined Contributory Provident Funds Scheme in which the bank will make contributions to the PF account of the employee. The employees in SBI enjoy a medical benefit scheme, unmatched in the public sector. Women employees of SBI can take two-year sabbatical leave from work for purposes such as children’s education. SBI offers the best promotion policy among all the public sector banks in India. Bank also provides scholarship to meritorious children of bank employees.