State Bank of India (SBI) has issued a notification for its 2019 recruitment drive for the post of SBI Junior Associates Clerk for Customer Support & Sales on 12th April 2019. The online application being the only mode of application, the bank is said to fill up as many as 8904 vacancies out of which 251 are backlog vacancies. The online application was available only on the official website of the SBI, who had opened the window on 12th April, which was closed on 03rd May 2019. The candidates had paid application fees online at the time of form submission.

Eligibility Criteria:-

The candidates who wish to be employed with SBI bank for the post of Junior Associate Clerk must be an Indian Citizen, must hold the following educational qualification and must also fulfil the age limit criteria.

Educational Qualification:

  1. Must be a Graduate or it’s equivalent in any discipline from a recognized University.
  2. Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) must make sure that the date of passing the IDD Course is on or before 01.01.2018.
  3. Matriculate Ex-servicemen, who have earned the Indian Army Special Certificate of Education or a corresponding certificate in the Indian Navy or the Indian Air Force after completing not less than 15 years of service in Armed Forces of the Union are also eligible for this post.
  4. Should be able to speak, write and read the English Language fluently.
  5. Knowledge of local language will be an added advantage.

Age Limit:

As on 01.04.2019, the candidates must be between 20 years to 28 years of age. Candidates who are born before 02.04.1991 and after 01.04.1999 (both days inclusive) are not eligible for this post.

Relaxation in age is per the government rules.

Selection Process:

SBI bank’s selection process is one and the same for hiring across any departments. The process consists of three vital rounds, first being a Preliminary Written Test, second being Main Examination for the those who pass the prelims and the third round is a Face-to-Face Interview round for those who successfully clear the prelims and main examination.

Exam Date For The Junior Associate Clerical Post:

The Preliminary examination dates are not yet finalised but are scheduled to be held in the month of June only. And the Main examination has been scheduled and is slated to be conducted on 10th August 2019. It is advisable to keep a check on the bank’s official website for any changes in the examination dates or the venue which is a regular feature in such competitive examinations.

Syllabus for Both Preliminary and Main Examination:-

Both Preliminary and Main examination will be an online objective based exam, consisting of multiple choice questions each carrying 1 mark with 1/4th of marks being deducted for every wrong answer. The syllabus for Prelims and Mains are as follows:

Preliminary Examination

a.) English Language- Total of 30 questions to be finished within 20 minutes, each question carrying 1 marks i.e. total 30 marks.

b.) Numerical Ability: Total 35 questions of 1 mark each (total 35 marks) to be answered within 20 minutes.

c.) Logical Reasoning Ability: Total 35 questions of 1 mark each (total 35 marks) to be attempted in 20 minutes.

So, the above Prelims will be of 100 marks with a total of 100 questions to be answered only in 1-hour duration.

Main Examination

a.) General/Financial/Banking Awareness- 50 questions of a total of 50 marks to be answered in 35 minutes.

b.) General English- 40 questions of total 40 marks to be answered in 35 minutes.

c.) Quantitative Aptitude- 50 questions of a total of 50 marks to be answered in 45 minutes.

d.) Logical Reasoning & Computer Aptitude- 50 questions of 60 marks to be answered in 45 minutes.

So, the above Mains will be of 200 marks with a total of 190 questions to be attempted only in 2 hours 40 minutes.

The admit card for the PET or Preliminary examination is now available for download on the bank’s official website with last day to download is 1st June 2019.

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