SBI Clerk 2019

14 Mar, 2019

SBI Clerk 2019– SBI Clerk 2019 will be conducted by State Bank of India to recruit eligible candidates for the designation of Clerk. The official notification will be released in the first week of April, tentatively on the official website of SBI. Candidates having the motivation and wish to nurture their career in the banking sector with government authorized bank SBI are advised to take part in the process of recruitment. Every year, SBI announce various vacancies to be filled by eligible candidates as Clerk. The candidates will be required to fill the online application form and before that candidates must check their eligibility criteria set by the examination body before filling the Application Form. The Applications will be accepted online only until the last week of April. The candidates must have submitted the Application Fee before the deadline to be able to appear for the exam. The application fee of SBI Clerk 2019 is 600 rupees for general and OBC category candidates and 100 rupees for candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS (Ex-servicemen) category. The exam is conducted online on a national level for candidates all over the country to recruit for various branches across the country.

Highlights of SBI Clerk 2019

SBI Clerk 2019 accomplish in three stages that are preliminary, mains and interview round. A candidate needs to complete successfully all three stages in order to get hired. Admit card for all three stages will be released consecutively before the commencement of each examination. Candidates are required to follow the SBI Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2019 in order to prepare in the right direction.

    This article is motivated to make all the pursuing candidates aware of the Notification for SBI Clerk 2019, important dates, application form, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, admit card, result, and most importantly the preparation tips. 



    Recruitment Name

    SBI Clerk 2019

    Official Body

    State Bank of India (SBI)

    Official website

    Level of SBI Clerk 2019 Examination


    Position offered


    Mode of SBI Clerk 2019


    Stages of SBI Clerk 2019

    Preliminary Examination

    Mains Examination

    Interview Round

    Notification: SBI Clerk Exam 2019

    SBI is the apex body to announce the official notification of SBI Clerk 2019 on its official website. The candidates can simply go to the web portal and download the notification for SBI Clerk 2019 in PDF form. The release date for the same will fall in the month of April 2019.

    The purpose of this SBI Clerk 2019 exam is to recruit the Clerks for various branches of SBI and its associates. SBI Clerk exam consists of three stages and these are Prelims, Mains and Interview. The preliminary and Main exam will be online and the Personal Interview will be taken by the panel. The candidates need to clear all the three stages if they wish to be recruited as SBI Clerk.

    Important Dates: SBI Clerk 2019

    The aspirants must be aware of the events and dates pertaining to the exam of SBI Clerk 2019. State Bank of India hasn’t announced the official schedule for the process of recruitment. So, we have provioded with the tentative schedule below. Candidates are advised to stay connected with us to know the exact schedule. The details for the same are mentioned below in tabular form: 


    Important Dates (Tentative)  

    Release of Official Notification

    April 2019

    Release of online application for SBI Clerk 2019

    April 2019

    Last date for application submission of SBI Clerk 2019

    April 2019

    Admit card for preliminary exam

    May 2019

    SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2019

    May 2019

    Publish of Prelims result

    June 2019

    Admit card availability for Main Exam

    June 2019

    SBI Clerk Main Exam 2019

     July 2019

    Result declaration for main exam

    July 2019

    Admit card for Interview

    August 2019

    SBI Clerk Interview 2019

    August 2019

    Release of Final Result

    September 2019

    SBI Clerk 2019 Vacancies

    The vacancies for the post of clerk for SBI 2019 will be released in the official notification on the official website of SBI. The vacancies announced the previous year are 8301 candidates across the country. 

    The official authority hasn’t advertised the number of vacancies for the academic year 2019, so we are furnishing the previous year’s vacancies:

    S. No.


    Number of Vacancies


    General category



    SC category



    ST category



    OBC category



    Backlog vacancies




    SBI Clerk Application Form 2019

    The SBI Clerk Application Form 2019 will be uploaded by the authority on its official web portal that is the website of State Bank of India. The candidates who wish to apply in this exam need to go to the website and click on the given link for the application form to access the same online. The details on the form should be accurately filled by the candidates and any mistake or error cannot be rectified once the form is submitted. The applicants then have to upload the documents like the scanned image of signature and photograph. The candidates need to review the form once the personal and educational details will be filled and the documents will be uploaded. Any error post submission in the form will not be entertained.

    Steps to fill SBI Application form 2019

    1. Firstly, candidates are required to visit the official website as mentioned above of SBI.
    2. Now, if candidate has already registered then he/she can move forward for further process. Else, candidate is first required to complete the process of registration.
    3. Candidate can click on register online. Candidate is required to provide with working mobile number and email ID.
    4. The official authority will generate a new registration number and password which is required to be preserved by the candidate.
    5. After getting the registration number and password, Candidate can click on login by entering the credentials.
    6. Application form will appear on your computer screens. You are now required to provide with the details demanded by the authority. Candidates enter the personal, educational and other details carefully.
    7. After completing the filling up of details, candidate is required o upload the scanned documents as per the format and dimensions stated by the official authority. Scanned documents demanded are photograph and signature of the candidate only.
    8. Candidate can now pay the application fee as per their category.
    9. Candidate now preview the application form carefully. Now, click on the submit tab.
    10. Take print out of your application form and keep it safe.
    11. Official authority will send a confirmation SMS to the candidates after successful submission of application form.

    SBI Clerk Application Fee 2019

    • For General and OBC candidates, the application fee will be Rs.600/-.
    • For SC, ST and PWD applicants, the amount of application fee will be Rs.100/-.
    • All the candidates need to pay the application fee for SBI Clerk exam 2019 through online channel and for this, they need to make use of their credit card or debit card or net banking.

    SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2019

    The foremost thing that the aspirants need to do is to verify whether they are eligible to appear for SBI Clerk 2019 exam or not. The below-given details are the requirements that come under the SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2019:

    • As far as the age restriction is concerned, the applicants who fall under the age of 20 to 28 years will be eligible for this exam.
    • The candidates need to possess the degree of Graduation in any field or stream from the reputed college or university.
    • The applicants who are in the final year of Bachelor’s degree can also appear in this exam.
    • The candidates who belong to the reserved category will get relaxation in the age.

    SBO Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

    SBI notifies the candidates about the exam pattern of SBI Clerk 2019 through online mode and suggests them to go through it before starting the preparation for the exam. The paper pattern consists of the details like mode of exam, type and number of questions, the time duration for the test, marking scheme and much more. It is mandatory for the candidates to know about such things in advance to stay away from any last minute surprises. The exam pattern for prelims, mains and interview is mentioned below:

    Preliminary Exam 2019

    • The mode of SBI Clerk Prelims will be online.
    • The type of questions in the preliminary exam of SBI Clerk 2019 will be objective or multiple choices.
    • There will be total 100 questions in this exam.
    • The bank specifies the total scores out of which the marking will be granted and for this exam, the total marks will be 100.
    • For each right response, the applicants will be awarded one mark.
    • There will be a deduction of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
    Section name Number of Questions Maximum Marks
    English Language 30 30
    Numerical Ability 35 35
    Reasoning Ability 35 35
    Total (60 minutes) 100 100

     Mains Exam 2019

    • The main exam of SBI Clerk 2019 will contain total 190 questions.
    • All the questions will be of multiple choice type.
    • The applicants will be given total time of 2 hours 40 minutes to complete the paper. No extra time will be granted to any of the candidates in any case.
    • The question paper will be in the languages of Hindi (except the section of English) and English.
    • The main exam paper will be of 200 marks
    • If the applicant will give the right answer, he or she will be granted one mark.
    • In case the applicants give the wrong answer, they will have to bear the penalty of 0.25 marks as the negative marking.
    Subjects Total Questions Total Marks
    General & Financial Awareness 50 50
    General English 40 40
    Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
    Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 60 60
    Total 200 200


    • The applicants who will qualify the rounds of Prelims and Mains of SBI Clerk exam can participate in the process of the interview as per the approval from the Government of India.
    • In order to appear in the round of interview, it is mandatory for the aspirants to attain the marks that will come under the minimum criteria of qualification
    • After the completion of the interview, the final result will be released by SBI and the selected candidates will get the golden chance to join the bank for the post of SBI Clerk.

    SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019

    Candidates can check the SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019 framed by the official authority below:

    SBI Clerk syllabus 2019: Preliminary Examination




    Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Paragraph Completion, Cloze Test, Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting, Miscellaneous


    Numerical/Quantitative Ability

    Simplification, Percentage, Time and Work, Ratio and Proportion, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Allegations, Speed, Time and Distance, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Number System, Data Interpretation

    Permutation& Combination, Mensuration, Sequence & Series, Probability, Surds and Indices.


    Reasoning Ability

    Data Sufficiency, Coding & Decoding, Seating, Arrangements, Blood Relations, Syllogisms, Directions & Distances, Classification & Analogy, Mathematical, Inequalities, Ordering and Ranking, Machine, Input-Output, Arrangement & Pattern, Double line-up, Scheduling, Grouping and Selection, Alpha-numeric Series, Ranking.

    SBI Clerk syllabus 2019: Mains Examination



    Quantitative Ability

    Simplification, Number Series, Data Sufficiency, Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equation, Distance, Time & Speed, Time and Work, Partnership, Profit & Loss, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Mixtures & Allegations, Ration and Proportion, Average, Percentage. 


    General English

    Reading Comprehension, Antonyms and Synonyms, Cloze Test, Spell-check, Fillers, Sentence Re-arrangement/Para Jumbles

    · Sentence Correction/Error Finding


    General/financial awareness

    · Banking/Financial terms, Current Affairs, Static GK, Banking and Financial Awareness, Static Awareness


    Reasoning Ability

    · Direction Sense, Syllogisms, Blood Relations

    · Inequalities, Puzzles, Statement and Assumptions, Coding and Decoding, Ranking, Machine Input, and Output 


    Computer Awareness

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

    SBI Clerk Admit Card 2019

    • The candidates need to go to the official portal of SBI or State Bank of India to get the access of the admit card link from where they can download the same.
    • Admit Card for the preliminary examination will be available in May 2019. 
    • Candidates qualifying the preliminary examination successfully can download the admit card of mains examination in June 2019. 
    • Admit card or call letter for the interview round will be available in August 2019. 
    • The applicants are suggested to take the hard copy of SBI Clerk admit card and keep it safe for further use.

    SBI Clerk Result 2019

    • The candidates need to visit the website of SBI to see the final result for SBI Clerk 2019 exam.
    • The candidates need to enter the login details on the login page of SBI and get the access of the link from where the SBI Clerk Result 2019 can be downloaded.
    • The candidates who will qualify the Mains of SBI Clerk exam 2019 will have to then appear in the round of Interview.
    • Those who will be selected finally after the Interview process will get the opportunity to be recruited as SBI Clerk.

    SBI Clerk Cut Off 2019

    It is mandatory for the candidates to download the cut off list released by the official authority in order to know the qualifying marks required. SBI releases the cut off list consecutively for the process of recruitment. The official authority will first release the cut off list of preliminary examination and then for the mains examination. We are furnsing the cut off lists below:

    SBI Cut Off 2019: Preliminary Examination




    Unreserved category

    Reserved category

    Reasoning Ability




    Numerical Ability




    English Language




    SBI Cut Off 2019: Mains Examination


    Maximum Marks

    Unreserved Category

    Reserved category


    General / Financial Awareness





    General English





    Quantitative Aptitude





    Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude





    SBI Clerk Selection procedure  2019

    • The SBI clerk 2019 selection procedure starts with submitting the application form and qualifying two basic exams- preliminary exam and main exam.
    • The exam will be conducted in three stages. The applicant has to qualify all the three stage to get shortlisted for the job. The three stages of recruitment procedure are- preliminary exam, main exam and personal interview.

    • The candidates who qualify the preliminary exam will only be eligible to appear in the main exam. After qualifying the mains exam, the candidates who rank highest in accordance with the cutoff released after the mains exam will be selected for the interview session.

    • Before the final selection, an additional language test of official/ local language will be conducted. The candidates who pass the local language test will be considered for the final selection of shortlisted of candidates.
    • Although, the candidates who submit their 10th or 12th standard mark sheet as the proof of qualifying the local language from a recognized board can skip the local language test in SBI Clerk 2019.
    • It is important that candidates focus more on the mains exam as the preference for the final selection will be given to the candidates who score high on the mains exam.
    • The final result after the completion of the selection process will be announced on the official website of SBI. The result of SBI Clerk 2019 is expected to be announced by the month of September 2019.

    Important books for the preparation of SBI Clerk 2019

    Quantitative Aptitude or Mathematics

    • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma  (from Arihant Publications)
    • Magical Book On Quicker Maths by M Tyra (BSC Publications)

    Reasoning Ability

    • Analytical Reasoning by M. K. Pandey from BSC Publications)
    • A Modern Approach To Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal

    General English

    • A Mirror Of Common Errors (English & Hindi) by A K Singh
    • Objective General English by SP Bakshi (from Arihant Publications)

    General Awareness & Banking & Marketing

    • Banking and Financial Awareness of Kiran Publications
    • General Knowledge of Lucent Publication
    • Manorama Yearbook 2019
    • Objective Marketing Knowledge and Aptitude 2050 + Objective Questions of Kiran publications

    Computer Awareness

    • Objective Computer Awareness (Arihant Publications)
    • Objective Computer Knowledge and Literacy 3250 + Objective Question (Kiran Publications)

    Books that are specific for this exam (Practice Papers)

    • Ultimate Guide for SBI & Associates Bank Clerk Prelim and Main Exam (Disha Publishers)
    • SBI Clerk Grade Junior Associates (CSS) Preliminary Exam Superfast Practice Mock Test
    • State Bank of India (SBI) & Associates Banks Clerical Cadre: Previous Papers & Practice Papers (Solved) (RPH Editorial Board)

    SBI Clerk Question Papers 2019

    • Solving the SBI Clerk Question papers will help all the candidates in getting a rough idea about the pattern of the examination, marking scheme and type of questions.
    • As time management is a very important part of the preparation to do list, so candidates will learn to manage time while solving the questions papers.
    • SBI released the sample papers or question papers every year on their official website via online mode only.
    • Question papers for the preliminary and mains examination are released consecutively by the official authority.

    SBI Clerk Preparation Tips 2019

    • The applicants who aspire to clear the SBI Clerk 2019 exam need to possess the best reading skills in order to gain General knowledge. For this, they need to read magazines and newspapers.
    • As practice is the tool that is capable of making you the master of anything, the applicants must practice what they learn and prepare. The revision is required after the preparation of every topic and subject.
    • Learn about the complete syllabus of the exam and know what re the subjects and topics that will be included in the paper of prelims and mains. Do not leave even a single topic as given in the syllabus.
    • Invest more time on the subjects that you think are a bit tougher and never leave them unread as you never know about the difficulty level of the exam.
    • Gather the study material for SBI Clerk exam and always prefer the authentic and genuine sources.
    • Try to solve the sample papers and the last year question papers to gain speed and accuracy.
    • Instil the sense of confidence while learning and at the time of giving the exam.
    • Practice more and more for the accuracy and speed. The candidates can appear for the mock tests that will be available online.
    • Read the questions sincerely before jumping into the solution of the same. As there is the scheme of negative marking, never try to solve the doubtful questions.
    • Time management is very crucial at the time of examination and the applicants need to learn the same.
    • Say no to tension and stress during the examination period as this will lessen your confidence.
    • Save the time for the tough questions in the exam and attempt the easiest ones in the beginning. Do not waste or invest time on the difficult part of the paper in the beginning.
    • No need to spend the sleepless nights in preparations as this will be quite stressful on the day of the exam.
    • Take the best care of your diet and health during the examination time.

    SBI Clerk FAQ 2019

    Ques. In what language will the exam be conducted?

    Ans. The exam will be conducted in both Hindi and English language except for the English exam; it will only be conducted in the English language.

    Ques. what if unfortunately, I make few mistakes in the application form, can the correction be done?

    Ans. the opportunity to correct the mistake made during filling the form will not be given after the submission of application form. However, you can fill a new application form and the new form will be considered for the recruitment procedure.

    Ques.what is the mode of SBI Clerk 2019 exam?

    Ans both the stages of the exam will be conducted in online mode.

    Ques. how many attempts to clear the exam are allowed?

    Ans there is no limitation on how many times you can apply for the SBI Clerk 2019 exam.


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