SBI Clerk EXAM 2019
SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) Exam is held by SBI or State Bank of India to recruit candidates for Clerical Cadre in its different branches across the country. SBI Clerk (Junior Associates)facilitates the recruitment for the post of Junior Associates (JA). SBI Clerk is one of the most sought after bank exams today and a huge number of candidates appear for the same every year.
SBI Clerks are responsible for all the client interactions and related operations. Candidates who are recruited as SBI clerks are designated as cashiers, depositors and other posts that form the face of a particular SBI Bank branch. Here, in this article we talk about SBI Clerk Notification, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus & more.
The eligibility criteria of SBI Clerk 2019 exam is mainly about two pre-requisites:
A candidate is required to be between 20-28 years to be eligible for SBI Clerk 2019 exam.
He/she must hold a valid degree in any discipline from a recoginized university.
A candidate is required to be: A citizen of India, A subject of Nepal, A subject of Bhutan, A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of settling permanently in India or a person of Indian origin who migrated to India from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam and have the intention of settling permanently in India.
|Sr 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-Ser. SC/ST). age of 50 years|
|8||Widows, Divorced women( No remarried)||GEN- 35 years , OBC- 38 years , SC/ST- 40 years|
Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD .
Those who are in the final year/semester of their graduation may also apply.
Note (a) The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet/certificate or provisional certificate issued by the University/Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University/ Institute, a certificate issued by the appropriate authority of the University/Institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing.
(b) Matriculate Ex-servicemen, who have obtained the Indian Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force, after having completed not less than 15 years of service in Armed Forces of the Union are also eligible for the post.
The selection process will consist of On-line test
- Preliminary Examination
- Main Examination and
- Test of specified opted local language.
Final selection will be subject to
Verification of eligibility for the post and information furnished in the online application.
Qualifying in test of specified opted local language .
Results of the candidates who have provisionally qualified for selection will be made available on Bank’s website.
SBI may arrange pre-examination training at certain centres for SC/ST/XS/ Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories who desire to avail themselves of such training at their own cost may indicate to that effect against relevant column while applying on-line. An indicative list of training centers is given below
|Mysore||Nagpur||Panaji (Goa)||Patna||Port Blair||Purnea|
To crack SBI Clerk 2019 exam it is very important to know the exam pattern in and out. Here is the exam pattern of SBI Clerk Prelims and SBI Clerk Mains exam:
Preliminary Exam Pattern
|Sr. No||Subjects||No. of Question||Total Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
Mains Exam Pattern
|Sr. No||Subjects||No. of Question||Total Marks||Duration|
|1||General English||40||40||35 minutes|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 minutes|
|4||General/Financial Awareness||50||50||35 minutes|
|Total||190||200||2hr 40 minutes|
Number Series & Letter Series
Statement Argument, Assumption, Cause Effect
Statement Conclusion, Course of Action
Analytical Reasoning – 1:1 ratio
Analytical Reasoning – Grouping
Sitting Arrangement – Row
Sitting Arrangement – Circle, Square
- Quantitative Aptitude
Simplifications – BODMAS
Time & Work
Chain Rule/Pipes & Cistern
Fill in the Blanks
Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
Verbs, Idioms & Phrases
One word substitution
History of Computers
Communication (Basic Introduction)
Networking (LAN, WAN)
Internet (Concept, History, working environment, Application)
Security Tools, Virus, Hacker
MS Windows & MS Office
Introduction and Scope of Marketing
Market classification and Marketing research
Marketing Mix, Marketing Environment
Functions of Marketing
Market Target and Positioning
Product Planning and Management
Current trends in marketing like-green marketing, green banking, relationship marketing etc
- General Awareness
This would primarily focus on all news based items from various fields like sports, awards, summits, new appointments, obituaries, Indian Defence etc.
Indian Financial System – Overview of Financial Markets (Money Market, Capital Market, Forex Market, and Credit Market), Financial Intermediaries involved (like investment bankers, underwriters, stock exchanges, registrars, depositories, custodians, portfolio managers, mutual funds, primary dealers, Authorised dealers, self regulatory organizations, etc. Important committees and its recommendations.
History of Indian Banking Industry
(Pre Independence, Post Independence, Nationalisation), Structure of Indian Banking, Types of Banks (Scheduled, Co-operatives), categorisation of Bank (Pvt, PSU, Foreign), NHB, SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, IDBI its role etc and concept of NBFC.
Regulatory Bodies like
RBI, (RBI History/ Functions/ Roles/) SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC etc its role functions and fact based details
Capital Market & Money Market
Concept, Types of Instruments they deal in like
Certificate of Deposit
Commercial Papers or Capital Market Instruments like equity Shares, preference shares, or Debt segment like Debentures etc also talk about Stock Exchanges in India and world.
|11||Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair|
|12||Andhra Pradesh||Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram|
|14||Assam||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur|
|15||Bihar||Arrah, Aurangabad (Bihar), Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea|
|17||Chhattisgarh||Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur|
|19||Gujarat||Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara|
|20||Haryana||Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Yamunanagar|
|21||Himachal Pradesh||Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una|
|22||Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu, Samba, Srinagar|
|23||Jharkhand||Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi|
|24||Karnataka||Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi|
|25||Kerala||Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram|
|27||Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain|
|28||Maharashtra||Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur|
|33||Delhi –NCR||Delhi & New Delhi|
|34||Odisha||Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur|
|36||Punjab||Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur|
|37||Rajasthan||Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur|
|39||Tamilnadu||Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar|
|40||Telangana||Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal|
|42||Uttar Pradesh||Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Banda, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/ Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi.|
|43||Uttarakhand||Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee|
|44||West Bengal||Asansol, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri|