SBI Clerk 2020

SBI Clerk Exam
Last Updated: 9th Jun, 2021

What is SBI Clerk ?

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2019 is a national-level career examination conducted by the State Bank of India (SBI) for the position of Junior Associate (Customer Support and Sales) and Junior Agricultural Associates in various branches of the SBI across the country.

Highlights of SBI Clerk 2019:

  • The Application form of SBI Clerk Recruitment 2019 was released on January 20, 2019. Read More
  • The State Bank of India has altered the eligibility criteria for SBI Clerk examination, know who can apply
  • The SBI Clerk Preliminary examination for the year 2019 is scheduled to be conducted on June 23, 24 and 30, 2019 and Mains examination will be conducted on August 5, 2019.
  • The SBI has announced the vacancy for 15 thousand candidates.
  • The basic pay that would be awarded to the qualifying candidate will be INR 20,520

Facts About SBI Clerk 2019:

Why Apply for SBI Clerk Recruitment?

The State Bank of India conducts the common entrance examination for various posts in the branches of the State Bank of India across the country. The examination is conducted for over 20 thousand positions of Clerical Level and Probationary Officers. The candidate seeking to apply for SBI Clerk Career 2019 must have completed Graduation from a recognized University.

Who can Apply for SBI Clerk Recruitment?

Education: The aspirant must have completed Graduation in any subject from a University recognized by The Government of India.

Nationality: The candidate must be a citizen of India. A citizen of Bhutan/ Nepal/ Bangladesh can also apply for the examination provided they must have a valid document stating their intention to permanently settle in India.

Age: The candidate must be a minimum of 20 years old to appear for SBI Clerk Careers. The maximum age to appear for SBI Clerk is 28 years. However, relaxation in the upper age limit is provided to the candidates of the reserved category. Know SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria

How to Apply for SBI Clerk?

The candidate is required to visit the official website of SBI Clerk to apply for the exam. Following are the steps to apply for SBI Clerk Careers:

Step 1: Visit the official website of SBI at

Step 2: Click the link saying, ‘Apply Online Here'

Step 3: Fill the application form and upload the required documents

Step 4: Pay the application fee

Step 5: Download the confirmation page

SBI Clerk 2020 Important Dates

Registration Starts on 07-Sep-2023
Registration Ends on 27-Sep-2023
Exam Starts on 12-Nov-2023
Exam Ends on 20-Nov-2023
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SBI Clerk 2020 Eligibility

The candidate interested in applying for SBI Clerk Recruitment 2019 must satisfy the following SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria:

Academics Requirement:

  • The candidate applying for SBI Clerk Careers must be a Graduate in any subject from a recognized University.


  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • The candidate can be a citizen of Bhutan/ Nepal/ Bangladesh but must possess valid certificate showing the candidate's intention to settle in India permanently. 

Age Limit:

  • Minimum age is 20 years and the maximum age is 28 years. The age relaxation that would be given to reserved category candidates is as follows:

SBI Clerk 2020 Application Procedure

SBI Clerk Application Form has been released by the State Bank of India on the official website at The last date to fill the SBI Clerk Application Form is May 3, 2019. The examination will be held in two phases i.e. Preliminary and Mains, however, the candidate is required to fill a common SBI Clerk Application Form.  

Things to know before filling the SBI Application Form:

  • The process for the application would be online.
  • The application form would not be submitted in any other mode apart from online.
  • Application fees should be paid online.
  • The payment can be made using a debit/credit card or online banking.

Application Fees

The candidate is required to pay SBI Clerk Application Fee while filling the SBI Application Form. Following are the details of SBI Clerk Application Fee:

Unreserved Category (General and OBC) INR 600
Reserved Category (SC/ ST/ PwD) INR 100

The application fees can be paid via both online and offline mode.

SBI Clerk 2020 Admit Card

SBI Clerk Admit Card is expected to be released on June 6, 2019. The candidates who successfully register for SBI Clerk examination can download their SBI Clerk Admit Card/ call letter from the official website of SBI at

The candidate must note that the State Bank of India will be releasing separate Admit Cards for Preliminary as well as Mains examination. The candidate is required to enter their Registration Number and Password or Username and Date of Birth to download the Admit Card. 

Facts About SBI Clerk 2019 Admit Card:

  • The admit card for the prelims and mains shall be issued by the State bank of India.
  • The admit card shall be issued 10-15 days prior to the exam.
  • The admit card link shall be posted on the official website.
  • The admit card needs to be kept in hand on a mandatory basis to the exam center.

SBI Clerk 2020 Preparation Tips

SBI Clerk Careers prelim and main examination for Juinor Associate Post would be organized but selection would purely be based on the scores obtained in the exam. Section-wise strategies are mentioned below:


  • This section is easy to score and the candidates can do well by focusing on this section.
  • Most of the questions are comprehensive-type reasoning. A paragraph is given and 4 to 5 questions are asked related to that paragraph.
  • Solving passages can help examinees gain good marks in the exam.
  • Candidates must be careful while solving puzzles as if the wrong strategy is used to solve, the entire question can go wrong. 
  • Coding and decoding questions can be easily answered if one chooses to practice regularly.
  • In the Mains exam, this part would come along with the Computer section, so you must save ample time to solve reasoning.
  • Topics to focus on- Venn Diagrams, Seating arrangement, Coding, decoding, problem-solving, puzzles, statement and conclusion type questions.

SBI Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern

The SBI Clerk Recruitment would be conducted in two phases:

1) Prelims Examination:

  • The total marks for the exam would be 100 comprising of the sections - English, reasoning and aptitude.
  • There will be negative marking.
  • Candidates are required to qualify in all the three sections to be able to attempt the mains exam.
  • The overall and sectional cutoff should have been secured. Name of test Questions Marks
1. English section 30 30
2. Numerical 35 35
3. Reasoning 35 35
  Total 100 100

SBI Clerk 2020 Syllabus

The exam consists of five sections- Quantitative aptitude, Logical reasoning, Marketing/Computers, Current affairs, and English language.

SBI Clerk Syllabus has been listed below:

SBI Clerk Syllabus for Preliminary Examination is the following:

Reasoning Syllabus

Numerical Ability Syllabus

English Language Syllabus

Logical Reasoning


Reading Comprehension

Alphanumeric Series

Profit & Loss

Cloze Test

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Mixtures & Allegations

Para jumbles

SBI Clerk 2020 Study Material

Best Books for SBI Clerk Recruitment 2019:



  • Objective English 6th Edition- Edgar Thorpe

  • Word Power Made Easy- Norman Lewis

  • Objective General English- S P Bakshi
  • Practice Book on Quicker Maths- M Tyra, K Kundan
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination- R S Aggarwal
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic- Rajesh Varma

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SBI Clerk 2020 Result

The State Bank of India will be releasing SBI Clerk Results separately for Preliminary and Mains examinationSBI Clerk is a National-level career examination conducted by the State Bank of India for recruitment in various clerical positions across the country.

Highlights of SBI Clerk Result 2019:

  • SBI Clerk Result will be in the form of scorecard.
  • The result for the preliminary round is expected to be released in the month of June.
  • The Result will be declared on the official website of SBI.
  • The final selection of the candidate depends entirely on the candidate's performance in the Mains examination.

SBI Clerk Cut-Offs

What is SBI Clerk Cut Off?

  • SBI Clerk cutoff is the minimum marks a candidate must score for getting selected in the next round. The cutoff scored in the preliminary exam helps the candidate advance to the next phase. Whichever candidate scores the required cutoff in the mains would be going to the next phase.
  • The SBI cutoff that has to be scored section-wise is the minimum to go to the next round. Candidates would have to score in the following sections: General/Financial Awareness, English Language, Quantitative, Reasoning and Computer Aptitude.
  • The overall cutoff is required to be scored by the candidates to proceed to the next round. Along with the sectional, only when a candidate scores the overall cutoff, the candidate would be going to the next round.
Subject Total Marks General SC/ST/OBC OH/VI/HI
General/Financial Awareness 50 13.5 9.5 3.25
General English 40 14.25 10.25 4.5
Quantitative 50 14.5 11.25 6.5
Reasoning and Computer skills 60 24 19 11.25

SBI Clerk 2020 Selection Procedure

The candidate will be selected on the basis of the following SBI Clerk Guidelines:

  • Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their score in SBI Clerk. The high score holders would be immediately recruited on the job.
  • Candidates would have to pass in each section by gaining marks to be decided by the Bank.
  • The adequate number of candidates in every category as shortlisted by the Bank would be shortlisted for the mains exam.
  • The questions in the objective section except for English would be bilingual.
  • Negative marks for the wrong answer in the objective test would be 1/4 marks that would be awarded.
  • Passing marks would be determined on the basis of the performance of all the candidates in the exam.
  • An 'Acquaint yourself' booklet would be given to the candidates appearing for the exam.


You can view the total number of candidates Selected Last Year for SBI Clerk:

SBI Clerk Posts

Number of Candidates Qualified

Junior Associates Regular & Backlog Vacancies


Junior Agricultural Associates


Junior Associates (Special Drive for Tura (Meghalaya) / Kashmir Valley / Ladakh




Test Centres

State code State Center
11 Andaman and Nicobar Port Blair
12 Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Chittoor, Guntoor,Kakinada,Kurnool,Nellore,Ongole,Puttur,Rajahmundhry,Srikakulam,Tirupati,VIjaywada,Visakhapatnam,Vizianagaram
13 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar,Naharlagun
14 Assam Dibrugarh,Guwahati,Jorhat,Kokrajhar,SilcharTezpur
15 BIhar Arrah,Aurangabad,Bihar Sharif,Bhagalpur,Darbhanga,Gaya,Hajipur,Muzzafarpur,Patna, Purnea,Samastipur,Siwan
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh
17 Chattisgarh Bhilai,Bilaspur,Raipur
18 Goa Panaji,Verna
19 Gujarat Ahmedabad,Anand,Gandhinagar,Himmatnagar,Jamnagar,Mehsana,Rajkot,Surat,Vadodara
20 Haryana Ambala,Bahadurgarh,Hissar,Karnal,Kurukshetra,Panipat,Palwal,Rohtak,Sonipat,Yamunanagar
21 Himachal Pradesh  Baddi,Bilaspur,Dharamshala,Hamirpur,Kangra,Kullu,Madi,Shimla,Sirmaur,Solan,Una
22,23 and 24

Jammu and Kashmir






25 Kerala Alappuzha,Kannur,Kochi,Kollam,Kottayam,Kozhikode,Malappuram, Palakkad,Thrissur,Trivandrum
26 Lakshadweep Kavarrati
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,Sangli,Satara.
29 Manipur Imphal
30 Meghalaya Ri-Bhoi,Shillong,Tura
31 Mizoram Aizawal
32 Nagaland Kohima
33 Delhi-NCR Delhi,Faridabad,Ghaziabad,Greater Noida,Gurgaon
34 Odisha Angul,Balasore,Bargarh,Baripada,Behampur(Ganjam),Bhubaneshwar,Cuttack,Dhenkanal,Jharsuguda,Rourkela,Sambhalpur
35 Puducherry Puducherry
36 Punjab Amritsar,Bhatinda,Fatehgarh Sahib,Jalandhar,Ludhiana,Mohali,Pathankot,Patiala,Phagwara,Sangrur
37 Rajasthan Ajmer,Alwar,Bhilwara,Bikaner,Jaipur,Jodhpur,Kota,Sikar,Udaipur
38 Sikkim Gangtok
39 Tamilnadu Chennai,Coimbatore,Dindigul,Krishnagiri,Madurai,Nagercoil,Namakkal,Perambalur,Salem,Thanjavur,Trichy,Tirunelveli,Thootukudi,Vellore
40 Telangana Hyderabad,Karimnagar,Khammam,Warangal
41 Tripura Agartala
42 Uttar pradesh Agra,Aligarh,Allahabad,Bareilly,Bulandshaher,Gorakhpur,Jhansi,Kanpur,Lucknow,Mathura,Meerut,Moradabad,Muzaffarnagar,Unnao,Varanasi
43 Uttarakhand Dehradun,Haldwani, Haridwar,Roorkee
44 West Bengal Asansol,Berhampur (WB),Bardhaman,Dumkal,Durgapur,Hooghly,Howrah,Kalyani,Kolkata,Siliguri

Score Evaluation

The SBI Clerk mains result would contain particulars about the score card. The scorecard would would include the marks that you received section-wise. It would contain your overall marks. If your marks fall within the cutoff range specified, you get selected.

In order to view the marks in SBI Clerk exam held for recruitment of Junior Associates and Junior Agricultural Associates you can follow these instructions:

Go to the direct link mentioned.

Roll number and date of birth can be mentioned.

Select your role and check your result.

Go to the link for marks obtained.

SBI Clerk FAQs

1) Who does the SBI Clerk exam cater to?

The exam is conducted for recruitment of Junior Associates and Junior Clerical Associates in the Agricultural cadre.

2) What are the emoluments that are available?

INR 20,950 per month inclusive of DA and other allowances. Allowances may change according to the place of posting. The employees are eligible for Gratuity,

Pension, Medical, Leave fare and other facilities.

3) How is the selection procedure?

The Selection procedure is by way of preliminary and mains examination.

4) How is the exam conducted?

The exam is conducted in an online mode. 

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