SBI Clerk 2020 Notification Out – Apply for 8000+ Vacancy

SBI Clerk 2020 Notification

SBI Clerk 2020 notification PDF is released by the State Bank of India on 2nd January 2020. The recruitment notification is for the post of SBI Clerk/Junior Associate that is available This is a good opportunity in one of the most reputed banks of India, where the candidates get to have a secured career in terms of salary as well as growth. SBI Clerk exam is thus something a candidate look for. Check detailed information for SBI Clerk Notification- Eligibility, Vacancy, Exam Date, Application form.

SBI Clerk 2020 Notification PDF

SBI Clerk Exam 2020 is conducted to appoint Junior associate (Clerk), which a national level exam is conducted. The recruitment has offered 7870 vacancies. As a huge number of candidates apply for the exam too, there’s always a tough competition in this exam.

SBI Clerk Exam Dates

Event Date
Application Date 3rd January 2020 to 26th January 2020
Prelims Exam Date Feb/March 2020
Mains Exam Date 19th April 2020

SBI Clerk Eligibility 2020

    1. Age Limit-
      The minimum age for a candidate to apply for the SBI examination is 20 years old but not more than 28 years old at the time of registration. Besides this, there is age relaxation relevant to category wise candidates as per the government rules:

      S.No Category Upper Age Limit
      1 SC/ST 33 Years
      2 OBC 31 Years
      3 Person with Disabilities (General) 38 Years
      4 Person with Disabilities (SC/ST) 43 Years
      5 Person with Disabilities (OBC) 41 Years
      6 Jammu & Kashmir Migrants 33 Years
      7 Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen The actual period of service rendered in defense services + 3 years, (8 years for disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a max. age of 50 years.
      8 Widows, Divorced, Women (No Married)
      • 1 GEN – 35 Years
      • 2 OBC – 38 Years
      • 3 SC/ST – 40 Years
        7 years (subject to maximum age limit of 35 years for General/EWS, 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/ST candidates)


    2. Nationality
      Indian Citizenship
      A Subject of Nepal or Bhutan OR
      A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement OR
      A Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India OR
      Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.
    3. Educational Qualification
      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 provisionally subject to the condition that, if provisionally selected, they will
      have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination.
      Please note that 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.
      Candidates should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree, that is a certificate that supports that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam. The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at the time of registration for the SBI Bank-Clerk examination.
      Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is necessary for SBI Clerk exam, as the exam takes place through the online mode

Download SBI Clerk Official Notification 2020 PDF

SBI Clerk Vacancy 2020

The SBI Clerk Vacancy 2020 includes 7870 vacancies as compared to SBI Clerk 2018 which had 8000+ vacancies. The number is estimated to increase this year. The state-wise vacancy for last year is provided here.

a) Reservation For Pwd/Xs/Dxs Candidates Is Horizontal Reservation And These Are Included In The Vacancies Of Various Parent Categories.

(b) 4.5% of the total vacancies are reserved for Disabled Ex-servicemen and dependents of Servicemen killed in action, clubbed together. First priority in the matter of appointment will be given to the Disabled Ex-Servicemen and second priority will be given to dependents of defence personnel killed in action or severely disabled (with over 50% disability attributable to defence services).

c) Vacancies reserved for OBC category are available to OBC candidates belonging to ‘’Non-creamy layer’’. Candidates belonging to OBC category but coming in ‘’CREAMY LAYER’’, are not entitled for any relaxation/reservation available to OBC category. They should indicate their category as General OR General (LD/VI/HI/ d&e) as applicable.

d) The OBC category candidate should submit the OBC certificate on format prescribed by Govt. of India, having “Non-Creamy Layer’’ clause issued during period 01.04.2019 to the date of taking up the appointment, if selected.

e) Reservation for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in recruitment is governed by Office Memorandum no. 36039/1/2019-Estt (Res) dated 31.01.2019 of Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance & Pensions, Government of India.

f) “EWS vacancies are tentative and subject to further directives of Government of India and the outcome of any litigation. The appointment is provisional and is subject to the income & Asset certificate being verified through the proper channels.”

g) The benefit of reservation under the EWS category can be availed upon production of an ‘Income and Asset Certificate’ issued by a competent Authority on the format prescribed by Government of India.

h) The candidates who are working in SBI in the Clerical or Officer cadre are not eligible to apply under this project. The candidates who were earlier employed in State Bank of India and resigned from the Bank while in clerical or officer cadre will also be not eligible to apply
for the post.

i) Candidates against whom there is/are adverse report regarding character & and antecedents, moral turpitude etc. are not eligible to apply for the post

j) Candidates with record of default in repayment of loans/credit card dues and/or against whose name adverse report of CIBIL or other agencies is available, will not be appointed in case of selection. The position in this regard will be verified before joining.

SBI Clerk Syllabus & Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk exam comprises a prelims and mains exam, where the topics and difficulty level will differ.

Check Syllabus Topics of prelim phase:

Reasoning Syllabus– Logical Reasoning | Alphanumeric Series | Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test | Data Sufficiency | Coded Inequalities | Seating Arrangement | Puzzle | Tabulation | Syllogism | Blood Relations | Input-Output | Coding-Decoding

Numerical Ability SyllabusSimplification | Profit & Loss | Mixtures & Alligations | Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices | Work & Time | Time & Distance | Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere | Data Interpretation | Ratio & Proportion, Percentage | Number Systems | Sequence & Series | Permutation, Combination &Probability

English Language SyllabusReading Comprehension | Cloze Test | Para jumbles | Miscellaneous | Fill in the blanks | Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting | Paragraph Completion

Check Syllabus of SBI Clerk Mains Phase:

General/Financial Awareness Syllabus

Current Affairs – news on banking industry, awards and honors, books and authors,latest appointments, obituaries, new schemes of central and state governments, sports, etc. | Static GK – country-capital, country-currency, headquarters of financial organizations (of insurance companies), constituencies of ministers, dance forms, nuclear and thermal power stations, etc | Banking/Financial terms | Static Awareness | Banking and Financial Awareness

Reasoning Ability Syllabus

Internet | Machine Input/Output | Syllogism | Blood Relation | Direction Sense | Inequalities | Puzzles | Coding-Decoding | Ranking | Statement and Assumptions

Computer Awareness Syllabus

Basics of Computer: Hardware | Software | Generation of Computers | DBMS | Networking |Internet | MS Office | Input-Output Devices |Important Abbreviations

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

Section No of Questions Maximum Marks Duration Negative Marks
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes 0.25 Mark will be deducted as penalty for every wrong answer
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 hour

SBI Clerk Main Exam Pattern

Section No of Questions Maximum Marks Duration Negative Marks
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes 0.25 Mark will be deducted as penalty for every wrong answer
General English 40 40 35 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
Reasoning Ability& Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 minutes

SBI Clerk Selection

SBI Clerk consists of 2 phases (preliminary and mains).

  • Online Preliminary Examination: A certain number of candidates from different categories are shortlisted by SBI depending upon the requirements for Online Main Examination
  • Online Mains Examination: Candidates are required to score passing marks and above in the main exam to qualify each section as well as the overall cut-off in the main exam to be eligible for the Final Selection.
  • Final Result: A merit list is released under the Final result is declared on the basis of the merit list in SBI Clerk Mains Exam.
  • SBI provides allotment to the candidates on the basis of preference made during registration. SBI is thus important for provisional allotment, date of exam and joining dates and other formalities will be informed soon

SBI Clerk Online Application Form 2020

SBI Clerk Online Application Form date will soon be available along with the notification. The apply online link, instructions for an Online Application as well as the requirements of the form will be informed soon.

Click here to Apply Online for SBI Clerk 2020

How to Apply Online for SBI Clerk 2020?

Step 1: Click on the official link, provided above.
Step 2: Click on the Apply Link given on the page. A registration link will open up in the new window.
Step 3: Click on New Registration in the application window. Then click on the register button.
Step 4: Candidates need to provide personal credentials like name, parents’ name, date of birth, email id, mobile number etc.
Step 5: Click on submit button to the completed online registration. All the candidates will be issued Registration ID. Then, login with the provided Registration ID, date of birth and password to complete registration for SBI Clerk 2020
Step 6: In the next step, upload photograph and signature following the requisites mentioned by SBI.
Step 7: Login with registered ID and password to fill up the Part-2 of the application form.
Step 8: After filling up the application form, candidates need to preview the application form once to verify the entire data entered
Step 9: Click on Final Submit button after verifying the entire online SBI Clerk Application Form 2020

Candidates can download and get print copies of the submitted application form. Finally, submit the application fee either via online mode or offline mode of fee payment. A candidate must pay Rs. 100/- as Online Application Fee.

The Application Fee has to be paid online along with the online form. This Fee/ Intimation Fee charge is non-refundable.

Category Application Fee
General Rs.750
SC/ST/PWD Rs.125

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