SBI Clerk Notification 2022: Eligibility, Syllabus, Salary, Books & More Details

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The State Bank of India (SBI) will soon release the SBI Clerk Notification 2022 for the recruitment of Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales). State Bank of India will tentatively release SBI Clerk Notification 2022 in the month of July at their official website’s career section.

About SBI Clerk 2022

SBI Clerk is one of the most popular banking exams, with numerous candidates appearing each year. The candidates can only apply for vacancies in one state. Candidates can appear for the test only once under this recruitment project. 

The candidates applying for vacancies in a particular State should be proficient (reading, writing, speaking, and understanding) in the specified local language of that State/UT/Special area. 

Under SBI Clerk recruitment, there is no provision for Inter Circle Transfer / Inter State Transfer for Junior Associates to be recruited.

SBI Clerk Eligibility

  • Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by Central Government. 
  • Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificates should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 16.08.2021.
  • Those 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 on or before 16.08.2021.

Note 

  1. The date of passing the 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.
  2. 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 the Armed Forces of the Union are also eligible for the post. Such certificates should be dated on or before 16.08.2021.

Age Limit for SBI Clerk

Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as of 01.04.2021, i.e. candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1993 and no later than 01.04.2001 (both days inclusive).

Relaxation of Upper age limit: 

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CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ ST5 years
OBC3 years
PWD (Gen/ EWS) 10 years
PWD (SC/ ST)15 years
PWD (OBC) 13 years
Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled ExServicemenActual 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
Widows, Divorced women, and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried 7 years (subject to a maximum age limit of 35 years for General/ EWS, 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/ST candidates) 

SBI Clerk 2022 Exam Pattern

The selection process will consist of on-line test (Preliminary & Main exam) and test of specified opted local language.

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination

Online Preliminary SBI Clerk Exam consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
English language303020 mins
Numerical Ability353520 mins
Reasoning Ability353520 mins
Total1001001 Hour

Each test will have separate timing as mentioned above. 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. 

No minimum qualifying marks are prescribed for individual tests OR for the aggregate scores. 

Section-wise marks will not be maintained.

An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 10 times the number of vacancies. subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Exam from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored.

Phase – II: Main Examination for SBI Clerk

Structure of the Online Mains SBI Clerk exam would be as follows: 

Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
General/ Financial Awareness503035 mins
General English 404035 mins
Quantitative Aptitude503545 mins
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude5010045 mins
Total1902002 Hr. 40 min.

Note

  • Each test will have separate timing as mentioned above.
  • The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi. 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.
  • Candidates are required to score minimum percentage marks on aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS/DXS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon). Minimum qualifying marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank. 
  • No minimum qualifying marks for individual subjects are prescribed. Section-wise marks will not be maintained. 
  • Merit list will be drawn State wise, category-wise. Candidates qualified in the test (main examination) will be placed according to their aggregate marks in descending order in respective States and Categories.

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 the case of others (qualified for selection), specified opted local language tests will be conducted after provisional selection but before joining. Candidates not found proficient in specified opted local language would be disqualified.

SBI Clerk Salary

  • The total starting emoluments of a Clerical Cadre employee payable at Metro like Mumbai will be around Rs.29,000/- per month inclusive of D.A., other allowances at the current rate and two additional increments for newly recruited graduate junior associates. 
  • Allowances may vary depending upon the place of posting. 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.

Pay Scale: Rs.17900-1000/3-20900-1230/3-24590-1490/4-30550- 1730/7-42600-3270/1-45930-1990/1-47920. The starting Basic Pay is Rs.19900/- (Rs.17900/- plus two advance increments admissible to graduates)

SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2022 for Reasoning 
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Input Output
  • Coding Decoding
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations
  • Tabulation
SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2022 for Numerical Ability
  • Number Systems
  • Sequence and Series
  • Permutation, Combination, and Probability
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio and Proportion, Percentage
  • Simplification
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Surds, and Indices
  • Time & Distance
  • Work & Time
  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
SBI Clerk Prelims 2022 for the English Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Para jumbles
  • Cloze Test
  • Multiple Meaning/ Error Spotting
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Match the Following
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Odd one out
  • Miscellaneous
SBI Clerk Mains 2022 Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude
  • Number Series
  • Simplification
  • Data Interpretation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time & Distance, Work
  • Partnership
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Percentages
SBI Clerk Mains 2022 Syllabus for General English
  • Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles
  • Sentence Correction/ Error Finding
  • Spell Checks
  • Fillers
  • Cloze Test
SBI Clerk Mains 2022 Syllabus for General/ Financial Awareness Syllabus
  • Current Affairs- news on the 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
SBI Clerk Mains 2022 Syllabus for Reasoning Ability
  • Machine Input/Output
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense
  • Inequalities
  • Puzzles
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Ranking
  • Statement and Assumptions
SBI Clerk Mains 2022 Syllabus for Computer Awareness
  • Basics of Computer: Hardware, Software, Generation of Computers
  • DBMS
  • Networking
  • Internet
  • MS Office
  • Input-Output Devices
  • Important Abbreviations

SBI Clerk Exam Date 2022

EventsDates
SBI Clerk 2022 notificationJuly 2022 (Tentative)
Admit card release datePrelims: To be NotifiedMains: To be Notified
SBI Clerk 2022 ExamPrelims: To be NotifiedMains: To be Notified
SBI Clerk result 2022Prelims: To be NotifiedMains: To be Notified

How to apply online for SBI Clerk?

  • Candidates can apply online and no other mode of application will be accepted. 
  • Candidates will be required to register themselves online through Bank’s website https://bank.sbi/careers OR https://www.sbi.co.in/careers 
  • After registration candidates are required to pay the requisite application fee through online mode by using debit card/ credit card/ Internet Banking. 

SBI Clerk Application Fee

The SBI Clerk application fee and intimation fee are non-refundable.

CategoryFee/ intimation Charges
SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS/DXSNil
General/ OBC/ EWSRs. 750/-

SBI Clerk 2022 Exam: Important Books for Prelims and Mains Exams

  1. SmartBook by Testbook/S.Chand [4.4 out of 5 (According to Amazon rating)]
  2. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R S Aggarwal [4.4 out of 5 (According to Amazon rating)]
  3. English Grammar Basic to Advance by R K Mittal [4.3 out of 5 (According to Amazon rating)]
  4. A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal [4.4 out of 5 (According to Amazon rating)]
  5. Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams by Arihant Publishers [4.2 out of 5 (According to Amazon rating)]
  6. Banking And Financial Awareness by Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan [4.1 out of 5 (According to Amazon rating)]

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