FAQs – SBI CLERK 2016

FAQs – SBI CLERK 2016

SBI

Dear Aspirants,

As you all know that SBI has released the notification for the recruitment of clerks in the bank. So, in order to clear all your doubts regarding the vacancy here we are sharing with some Frequently Asked Question. Have a look.
What are the post under SBI Clerk Vacancy ?
Ans – The current vacancy are for the post of JUNIOR ASSOCIATES (CUSTOMER SUPPORT & SALES) and JUNIOR AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATES IN CLERICAL CADRE IN STATE BANK OF INDIA
 How many vacancies will be there ?

Ans – The number of vacancies are around 17000 for clerial cadre.
 What is the age criteria to apply in this common written exam?

The candidate should Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01.04.2016 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1988 and not later than 01.04.1996 (both days inclusive).
What is the educational qualification required for various posts in this recruitment process?
(i) For Junior Associates: Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.
(ii) For Junior Agricultural Associates : Graduation in Agriculture or Agriculture allied activities from a Government recognised university/Institute.
What is the application Fee?
Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
Rs. 600 /- for all others
When will the registration start?
Registration will start from 05-04-2016 to 25-04-2016
 I have given my final year graduation exams but the result has not been declared yet. Can I apply?
Yes, If the result is expected to be cleared before 30th June 2016, then you can apply. Otherwise you can’t.

When will be the exam conducted?

The Tentative dates for Preliminary Exams are expected to be in May end or early June.
The Tentative dates for Mains Exam are expected to be in June end or early July.
 When will the result be declared?
Tentative Date for declaration of Main Results is expected to be in July 2016.
 Will there be an interview after the written result?
As per the notification, there will be an interview which is subjected to Govt. Approval.
 Will the exam conducted online or offline (OMR Based)?
Common Written Exam for SBI Clerical cadre will be conducted online (Both Prelims and Mains).
I have scored 55% in Graduation. Am I eligible to sit for the exam?
Yes, you can apply as there is no percentage criterion. You just need to be a graduate.
I am 19 years old. Can I sit for the exam?
No, You have to wait another year in order to appear for the exam. You must be at least 20 years of age and not more than 28 years of age as on as on 01.04.2016.
I have given exams of my final year graduation but result has not yet been declared. Can I apply?
If the result is expected to be out on or before 30.06.2016, only then you can apply. Those who are in the final year of Graduation/Semester may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the Graduation Examination on or before 30.06.2016.
How to calculate the Percentage?
The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

What is the Structure of the exam?

Preliminary Exam

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Numerical Ability35

35

English

30

30

Total

100

100


Mains Exam

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

(in minutes)

General/Financial Awareness

50

50

35

General English

40

40

35

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45

Reasoning Ability/Computer

50

60

45

Total190200

2 hrs 40  minutes

Is the exam Bilingual?

The tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

What is the cut-off for being recruited?
There is no fixed cutoff for SBI Clerical Cadre. It depends on the performance of the candidates each year. Your final score is calculated based on your performance in the written test and the interview.
Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?
Yes, there is a sectional cut-off in the exam. You have to clear every section in order to secure a seat for the Interview.
I have cleared the overall cutoff of the exam. However, I could not clear the cutoff for the general knowledge section. Am I still eligible?
Unfortunately, you are not eligible to move to the interview stage. You must clear the cutoff for each section individually and the overall cutoff as well.
Is there a criterion for negative marking?
There is negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer.
What is the pattern of score in SBI Clerical Exam?
The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equipercentile method. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.