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.

ELIGIBILITY

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.

AGE LIMIT

Sr No.CategoryUpper Age Limit
1SC / ST33 years
2OBC31 years
3Person with disabilities (General)38 years
4Person with disabilities(SC/ST)43 years
5Person with disabilities(OBC)41 years
6Jammu & Kashmir Migrants33 years
7Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-ServicemenActual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-Ser. SC/ST). age of 50 years
8Widows, Divorced women( No remarried)GEN- 35 years , OBC- 38 years , SC/ST- 40 years

Educational Qualification

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.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

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.

PRE-EXAMINATION TRAINING

PRE-EXAMINATION TRAINING

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

AgartalaAgraAhmadabadAizawlAkolaAllahabad
AsansolAurangabadBaripadaBareillyBhubaneswarBerhampur (Ganjam)
BhopalBangaloreChandigarhChennaiCoimbatoreDehradun
Delhi NCRDibrugarhRajkotGangtokGorakhpurGulbarga
GuwahatiHubliHyderabadImphalIndoreItanagar
JabalpurJaipurJammuKanpurKeonjharKohima
MysoreNagpurPanaji (Goa)PatnaPort BlairPurnea
PuneRaipurRanchi (Goa)Ri-BhoiRayagadaSambalpur
SilcharSiliguriShillongSrinagarTirupatiTura
VadodaraVaranasiVijayawadaVishakhapatnamSurat
JorhatTejpurKokrajharThiruvananthapuramJeypore (Odisha)
RourkelaJharsugud

Exam Pattern

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. NoSubjectsNo. of QuestionTotal MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3Reasoning353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

Mains Exam Pattern

Sr. NoSubjectsNo. of QuestionTotal MarksDuration
1General English404035 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
3Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
4General/Financial Awareness505035 minutes
Total1902002hr 40 minutes

Syllabus

  • Reasoning

Coded Inequality

Statement Inequality

Direction

Logical Alphabets

Ranking

Mathematical Operation

Coding Decoding

Blood Relation

Syllogism

Input Output

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

Data Sufficiency

  • Quantitative Aptitude

Number System

LCM/HCF

Decimal Fractions

Simplifications – BODMAS

Squares/Cubes/Surds

Percentage

Profit/Loss

Ratio

Partnership/Ages

Average

Allegation/Mixture

Time & Work

Chain Rule/Pipes & Cistern

Speed/Time/Distance

Trains/Boats

Simple Interest

Compound Interest

Areas (2D)

Volume (3D)

Linear/Quadratic Equations

Permutation/Combination

Probability

Data Interpretation

  • English

Fill in the Blanks

Synonyms/Homonyms

Antonyms

Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words

Active/Passive Voice

Verbs, Idioms & Phrases

One word substitution

Cloze Test

Comprehension Passage

  • Computer

Number System

History of Computers

Hardware

Software

Database (introduction)

Communication (Basic Introduction)

Networking (LAN, WAN)

Internet (Concept, History, working environment, Application)

Security Tools, Virus, Hacker

MS Windows & MS Office

  • Marketing

Introduction and Scope of Marketing

Market classification and Marketing research

Marketing Mix, Marketing Environment

Functions of Marketing

Market Segmentation

Market Target and Positioning

Product Planning and Management

Branding decisions

Pricing Decisions

Promotion Decisions

Advertising

Salesmanship

Sales forecasting

Distribution Management

Current trends in marketing like-green marketing, green banking, relationship marketing etc

  • General Awareness

Current Affairs

This would primarily focus on all news based items from various fields like sports, awards, summits, new appointments, obituaries, Indian Defence etc.

Banking Awareness

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

Call/Notice Money

Treasury Bills

Term Money

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.

Exam Center

State codeState/UTCentre
11Andaman & NicobarPort Blair
12Andhra PradeshChirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
13Arunachal PradeshNaharlagun
14AssamDibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
15BiharArrah, Aurangabad (Bihar), Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
16ChandigarhChandigarh
17ChhattisgarhBhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur
18GoaPanaji
19GujaratAhmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
20HaryanaAmbala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Yamunanagar
21Himachal PradeshBilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una
22Jammu & KashmirJammu, Samba, Srinagar
23JharkhandBokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
24KarnatakaBelgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi
25KeralaAlappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram
26LakshwadeepKavarrati
27Madhya PradeshBhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain
28MaharashtraAmaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur
29ManipurImphal
30MeghalayaShillong
31MizoramAizawl
32NagalandKohima
33Delhi –NCRDelhi & New Delhi
34OdishaBalasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
35PuducherryPuducherry
36PunjabAmritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur
37RajasthanAjmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
38SikkimGangtok, Bardang
39Tamilnadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar
40TelanganaHyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
41TripuraAgartala
42Uttar PradeshAgra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Banda, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/ Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi.
43UttarakhandDehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee
44West BengalAsansol, Durgapur, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri