State Bank Of India (SBI) has invited applications for Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) in clerical cadre. SBI has announced a total of 8593 vacancies across different states; however, candidates can apply for Vacancies in one State only. SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) is one of the most prominent clerk exams, therefore, the number of candidates applying for this exam has seen an increasing trend year-on-year. This is a golden opportunity for candidates who want to make a career in most prestigious SBI.
Before starting your preparation for SBI Junior Associate (Clerk), let us look at exam details:
SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) 2019 Important Dates:
|Online Registration Dates||April 12 – May 3, 2019|
|Preliminary Examination Date||June 2019|
|Mains Examination Date||August 10, 2019|
SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) 2019 Eligibility Criteria:
Candidates can apply for SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) if he/she is Graduate in any discipline from a recognized university. Any student in the final year/semester of their graduation can also apply subject to the condition that they produce proof of passing the examination on or before August 31, 2019. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before August 31, 2019.
SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) 2019 Age Limit:
SBI has announced that a candidate should not be below 20 years and not above 28 years as on April 1, 2019, i.e. birth date should not be earlier than April 2, 1991, and not later than April 1, 1999 (both days inclusive).
Let us look at SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) relaxation of Upper Age Limit:
|Sr. No.||SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) Category||Age Relaxation|
|2||Other Backward Classes (OBC)||3 years|
|3||PWD (Gen/ EWS)||10 years|
|4||PWD (SC/ST)||15 years|
|5||PWD (OBC)||13 years|
|6||Persons domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989||5 years|
|7||Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen”||Actual period of service Disabled Ex-Servicemen” rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex- Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years|
|8||Widows, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried||7 years (subject to women judicially separated maximum age limit of from their husbands & who are 35 years for General/EWS, not remarried 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/ST candidates)|
SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) 2019 Selection Procedure:
SBI will conduct Junior Associate (Clerk) in three phases; online tests (preliminary & main examination) and test of specified opted local language.
Lets us look at the exam pattern of all three phases
SBI Clerk Phase I-Prelims Exam Pattern:
|SL.||Name of the Test||No. Of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|1.||English Language||30||30||20 Minutes|
|2.||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 Minutes|
|3.||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 Minutes|
SBI Clerk Phase II- Mains Exam Pattern:
|SL.||Name of the Test||No. Of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|1.||General/Financial Awareness||50||50||35 Minutes|
|2.||General English||40||40||35 Minutes|
|3.||Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 Minutes|
|3.||Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 Minutes|
|Total||190||200||2 Hour 40 Minutes|
*There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th of the mark assigned for the question will be deducted for each wrong answer.
SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) 2019 Test of specified opted local language:
Those who qualify for selection and produce 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specified opted local language will not be subjected to any Language test. In case of others (qualified for selection), specified opted local language test will be conducted after provisional selection but before joining. Candidates not found to be proficient in specified opted local language would be disqualified.
Candidates should note that Preliminary exam marks will not be added for the selection and only the aggregate marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be considered for preparation of the final merit list. Provisional selection will be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in Mains examination.
SBI Junior Associate Final selection:
Final selection of candidates will be subject to:
- Verification of eligibility for the post and information furnished in the online application.
- Qualifying in the test of specified opted local language, where applicable.
Results of the candidates who have provisionally qualified for selection will be made available on SBI’s website.
SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) Pay Scale and Emoluments:
PAY SCALE 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110- 2120/1- 30230-1310/1-31450. The starting Basic Pay is `13075.00 (`11765.00 plus two advance increments admissible to graduates.
The total starting emoluments of a Clerical Cadre employee payable at Metro like Mumbai will be around `25,000/- per month inclusive of D.A., other allowances at the current rate and two additional increments for newly recruited graduate junior associates. They will be eligible for reimbursement of various perquisites, provident fund, Pension under New Pension scheme (Defined Contribution Benefit), Medical, Leave fare and other facilities, as per instructions of the Bank as may be issued from time to time.
SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) 2019 Probation Period:
The selected candidates will be on probation for a Minimum Period of 6 months. SBI Junior Associates will be required to complete e-lessons as prescribed by SBI during the probation, for getting confirmation in the Bank, failing which their probation will be extended till completion of the same. Further, before the probation period comes to an end, the performance of New Junior Associates will be evaluated and the probation period of those employees whose performance fails to meet Bank’s expectation may be extended.
SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) Application Fees:
|1||SC/ST/PWD/XS||Rs.125/- (Intimation Charges only)|
|2||General/OBC/EWS||Rs.750/- (App. Fee Including Intimation Charges)|
How to Apply for SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) 2019
Online registrations for SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) will start from April 12, 2019, and will end on May 3, 2019. Candidates can apply online only from the mentioned dates and no other mode of application will be accepted.
Candidates should keep the following documents ready before applying online:
- Scanned photograph
- Signature (with Black Ink Pen)
Candidates should keep in mind the following points before applying:
- Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted.
- Signature to be signed only by the applicant and no other person
- Photograph dimensions (200 x 230 pixels (preferred))
- Signature Dimensions (140 x 60 pixels (preferred)
- Have a valid personal email ID and mobile no., which should be kept active till the completion of this Recruitment Process. SBI may send intimation to download call letters for the Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID.