Preliminary Examination Dates: February/March 2020 

Main Examination: 19th April 2020 (Tentative)

State banks of India (SBI) will be conducting SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020 for recruiting candidates interested for Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) and Junior Agricultural Associates posts available in various branches of SBI. The official notification for SBI clerk will be out in the last week of January.

Latest: SBI has recently laid down its eligibility criteria for the post of clerk.

Latest: SBI has invited specialist cadre officers on contract/regular basis. Last date to apply online is Jan 26, 2020.

  • SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020 Application form will be released in first week of February 2020.
  • Applicants who possess Graduation Degree are eligible to apply for SBI Clerk jobs. C
  • Preliminary Exam will be conducted on Feb, March, 2020 and Main exam on April 19, 2020.
  • The basic pay scale of an SBI clerk is Rs. 20520.
  • Total Number of Vacancies is expected to be around 9,445.

SBI Clerk 2020Exam Highlights

Exam Name SBI Clerk 2020
Exam Conducting Body State Bank of India (SBI)
Official website
Exam Level National
Post Clerk
Exam Mode Online
Levels in recruitment 3:- Prelims, Mains and Interview
Exam date for prelims Feb/March, 2020
Exam date for Mains April 19, 2020
Vacancies 9,445

Important Dates

Important dates to keep in mind for SBI Clerk 2020 is given below:-

Event Date (Tentative)
Online Registration Starting Date January 03, 2020
Last date for Online Registration January 26, 2020
Admit Card Release Feb 2020, 2019
SBI Clerk Recruitment 2019 Preliminary Exam Feb, March, 2020
Preliminary Exam Result Declaration March 2020 (Last Week)
Main Exam Admit Card Release April 2020(First Week)
SBI Clerk Recruitment 2019 Main Exam April 19, 2020
Main Exam Result May 2020
admit card for Interview June 2020
Date of Interview June 2020
Date of announcement of final result July 2020

SBI Clerk 2020 Notification

The official notification for the recruitment of SBI Clerk 2020 is released on January 03, 2020. There will be a prelim and a main examination. Both the examinations are conducted via online mode. Candidates have to pass in both the examinations with desired Marks to go to the next round. After the prelim and main paper candidates are required to appear for Group Discussion and then a Personal Interview session. The final result will be out sometimes in July 2020.

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

 Graduate in any subject from a government recognized institute and colleges.


A citizen of India.


A citizen of Bhutan/ Nepal/ Bangladesh is who have valid certificate showing that they have intention to permanently settle in India.

Age limit

Minimum age: 20 years old

Maximum age: 28 years old

A relaxation in the upper age limit is allowed for certain categories. Refer the following table for insights about that

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
PwD (General) 10 Years
PwD (OBC) 13 years
PwD (SC/ ST) 15 years
Ex-Servicemen To the extent of service provided by them to Armed Forces+ 3 years additional (Up to 50 Years)
Divorced women/Widows/Women judicially separated and not re-married (General) 5 Years
Divorced women/Widows/Women judicially separated and not re-married (OBC) 8 years
Divorced women/Widows/Women judicially separated and not re-married (SC/ST) 10 years
Jammu and Kashmir residents in between the period 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 5 Years

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020 Application form

The Application Form for SBI Clerk 2020 is available from January 03, 2020 on the official website. The mode of application is online. The Application fee is:

  • General and OBC- Rs.600/-
  • SC/ST/PWD and Ex-servicemen- Rs.100/-

 To apply for SBI Clerk 2020 follow the given guidelines:

  • Visit the official website of the SBI
  • Click the link “Apply Online Here”.
  • Fill in the application form with required details.
  • Read carefully all the instruction written in the application form.
  • Upload their photograph and signature.
  • Pay the requisite fee through challan or SBI Net Banking or any Credit/ Debit Card.
  • Click on submit button.
  • Download and view the application form.
  • Take printouts of your application form.
  • A registration confirmation SMS or e-mail will be sent to you

SBI Clerk 2020 Admit card

  • The admit card of SBI Clerk 2020 will be released online in the official site.
  • There will be separate Admit card for each stage of the recruitment process.
  • Candidates can download their hall ticket by entering their registration number and password.
  • The preliminary exam hall ticket is available from Feb 2020.
  • The admit card for SBI Clerk 2020 mains exam will be issued from April 2020 to those candidates who qualify the preliminary exam.

SBI Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk 2020 Preliminary Exam Pattern

Total time offered:- 1 hour

Total questions: 100

For every right answer: +1 mark

For every wrong answer: -0.2

S. No Section No. of Questions Max. Marks
1 English Language 30 30
2 Numerical ability 35 35
3 Reasoning ability 35 35
Total 100 100

SBI Clerk 2020 Main Exam Pattern

Total time offered:- 2 hours 40 minutes

Total question asked:- 190

For every right answer in objective type question: +1 mark

For every wrong answer in objective type question: -0.25

S. No Section No. of Questions Max. Marks
1 General/Financial Awareness 50 50
2 General English 40 40
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60
Total 190 20

SBI Clerk 2020 Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude

Basic 10th 11th and 12th Mathematics including profit and loss, percentage, number system, averages, ratios and proportions, speed and distance, time clock, calendars, analogies and distance, ages.

Reasoning Ability

Syllogism, Data interpretation, number series, blood relations, odd series, coding, and decoding, seating arrangement, Distance and Direction, ranking, Order and ranking, Making judgments, etc.

General English

Vocabulary, synonyms, Antonyms, Word formation, Sentence completion, Comprehension - Theme detection, Deriving conclusions, Passage completion, Error detection, Passage correction, Sentence correction, Spelling - Grammar, Phrases, Idioms.

General awareness

Knowledge of Current affairs, Sports, history, geography, culture, Indian constitutions, News related to Reserve Bank of India, Banking Awareness, Financial Awareness (Union Budget/ Railway Budget), Economics news

Marketing Aptitude

Basics of Marketing, Marketing Strategies, Market Segmentation, Marketing Management, Marketing Mix, Developing stage of organization, Brand Advertising, Products Life Cycle, 4 P’s and 4 C’s of marketing

Computer Knowledge

Ms Office, Windows Os, the internet, and emails, hardware etc.

SBI Clerk 2019 books

Following books are suggested for SBI clerk exam preparation:

Book Author ISBN
Ultimate Guide for SBI Bank Clerk Preliminary & Main Exam 3rd Hindi Edition 3 (English, Paperback) Disha Experts 9789385846830, 9385846833
SBI & Associates Banks Clerical Cadre Exam Guide 1st Edition RPH Editorial Board 9788178128320, 8178128322
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SBI Clerk 2020 Selection Procedure

The selection procedure includes two stages:

  • Preliminary examination
  • Online main examination
  • Document Verification

The last step is document verification followed by final selection.

SBI Clerk 2020 Result

The SBI clerk Result will be published in the official website of SBI. Candidates have to login with their registration number and password (birth date) to know the exam result.

  • The prelims exam results will be available on March 2020 .
  • The mains exam results will be available on May 2019.
  • Results can be viewed in official site
  • The final list of result will be released after the interview in September 2019.

SBI Clerk 2020 Cut-Off

Cut off marks depend on the number of vacancies that particular state has. Cut off is different for /prelims and Main exam. The cut off for previous years is given below:

SBI Clerk Prelims Cut off 2016 (Category Wise)

Subjects Total Marks General OBC/ST/SC/OH/VI/HI/DXS
Reasoning Ability 35 7.75 3.25
Numerical Ability 35 5.5 2
English Language 30 6.75 3.25

SBI Clerk 2016 Main exam cut-off (Category wise)

General / Financial Awareness 50 13.5 9.5 3.25
General English 40 14.25 10.25 4.5
Quantitative Aptitude 50 14.5 11.25 6.5
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 60 24 19 11.25

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