SBI Clerk 2019 Exam: Important Dates, Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern and Result

Last Modified: 08 Jun 2024

The State Bank of India conducts Specialist Officer (SO), Probationary Officer (PO) and Clerk examinations to fill out various positions at branches across the country. For all banking aspirants, it is a dream to work with the leading public sector and multinational banking institution. This space covers the SBI Clerk exam, which is a national level test held by the State Bank of India to recruit eligible candidates for Junior Associates or Clerical Cadre posts. The recruited candidates will, mainly, be bestowed with responsibilities to handle all the client interactions and operations. They are posted as cashiers, depositors, etc. at the SBI branches.

SBI Clerk 2019 Latest Update - The SBI clerk notification will be tentatively released in the month of March 2019. It was expected to release in the 3rd week of January as per the previous year schedule. However, there is no such update on the official website.

SBI Clerk Exam 2019 – Quick Overview

Name of the examination

SBI Clerk 2019/Recruitment of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) in State Bank of India

Exam conducting authority

State Bank of India (SBI)

Official website

Type of Questions

Objective Type

Mode of exam


Negative Marking

Yes, 1/4th  of the marks assigned to the question

Selection Procedure

Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, and Local Language Test

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SBI Clerk 2019 Important Dates

The SBI clerk 2019 exam notification is expected to release in the 1st week of March 2019. Here are the tentative dates for SBI clerk recruitment 2019:

Events of the exam

Dates (tentative)

SBI clerk 2019 notification

1st week of March 2019

Availability of online application form

1st week of March 2019

Deadline for registration

1st week of April 2019

Availability of admit card for preliminary exam

1st week of June 2019

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam

June 2019

Declaration of preliminary exam’s result

July 2019

Availability of Admit Card for Main exam

Last week of July 2019

SBI Clerk Main Exam

1st week of August 2019

Declaration of Main Exam’s Result

September 2019

Date of opted local language test

To be notified

Declaration of final result

To be notified

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SBI Clerk 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for the SBI Clerk 2019 exam must ensure that they meet the following eligibility criteria:

Age Limit (as on 1st January 2019)

  • Minimum age: 20 years
  • Maximum age: 28 years

Reserved category candidates will get relaxation in the upper age limit as per the following rules:


Age Relaxation


By 5 years


By 3 years

PWD (Gen)

By 10 years


By 13 years


By 15 years

Persons domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 12.31.1989

By 5 years

Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen

Actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years (8 years for SC/ ST Disabled Ex-Servicemen) up to maximum 50 years of age

Widows, divorced women & women separated from their husbands & who are not remarried

7 years up to maximum age 35 for Gen, 38 years for OBC and 40 years for SC/ ST candidates

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Educational Qualification (as on 1st January 2019)

  • Graduation (any discipline) or equivalent qualification from a recognized University.
  • For Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate, date of passing (date appearing on the mark sheet) the IDD must be on or before 1st January 2019.
  • Ex-servicemen with matriculate certificate who have obtained the Indian Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate from Air Force or Navy after completing minimum 15 years of service in Armed Forces are also eligible for the post.

SBI Clerk 2019 Application Process: How to apply?

Candidates will be able to fill the SBI clerk application form online through the official website. Please note that no other mode of application will be accepted. Candidates are advised to complete the application process within the given period of time. The application form can be filled in more than a single attempt (maximum three attempts) i.e. candidates can save the partly filled-in form and log-in later to complete the rest of the application details. Here are the steps to complete the application form:

Steps to Apply for SBI Clerk 2019 Exam

  • Go to SBI ongoing recruitment page - SBI Clerk 2019 Link
  • Find the link for Junior Associate/Clerk Recruitment 2019 and click on the advertisement link.
  • Read the advertisement carefully and click on ‘Click Here to Apply’ link on the top.
  • Click on ‘Click here for New Registration’ link.
  • Fill the details asked for and complete the registration process. After successful registration, a registration number and password will be generated.
  • Use the registration number and password to log-in and complete the form and upload the scanned images of your photograph and signature.
  • After completing the form, check the details carefully. No change in the details will be allowed thereafter.
  • Make fee payment. On successful payment, an e-receipt and completed application form will be generated. Take a printout of the same for future reference.

Specifications for Scanned Photograph and Signature




File Size



200 x 230 pixels

20 kb – 50 kb



140 x 60 pixels

10 kb – 20 kb

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Application Fee and Intimation Charges




₹ 600/- (application fee + intimation charges)


₹ 100/- (intimation charges only)

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SBI Clerk 2019 Exam Pattern

SBI clerk recruitment process consists of:

  • Preliminary exam (Phase I)
  • Main exam (Phase II)
  • Test of Local Language

Preliminary Exam (Phase I)

The preliminary phase examination will be conducted online. It consists of 100 objective type questions from the following three sections which are to be completed in maximum 1-hour duration.

The distribution of questions along with marks and duration of time is tabulated below:


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration (in minutes)

English Language




Numerical Ability




Reasoning Ability








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Main Exam (Phase II)

It will be an online test comprising of 190 objective type questions. The detailed information is tabulated below:


Number of Questions

Max. Marks


General English



35 minutes

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude



45 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude



45 minutes

General/ Financial Awareness



35 minutes




2 hours 40 minutes

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Negative Marking (Applicable to Phase I and Phase II) – There will be negative marking for wrong answers. 1/4th of the total marks allotted to a question will be deducted for the wrong answer.

Test of Local Language

Candidates who qualify the Main phase exam will have to appear for the test of opted local language. However, those who produce the 10th or 12th mark sheet supporting that they have studied the opted local language, will be exempted from the language test.

SBI Clerk 2019 Syllabus

The preparation books available in the market (online and offline) are the best source for preparation as the State Bank of India doesn’t specify any syllabus for the SBI Clerk exam. These preparation books, mock tests, and sample papers are prepared by the experts after analyzing previous years’ papers. Thus, they offer a good insight into the SBI Clerk syllabus and exam pattern.

SBI Clerk 2019 Admit Card

Separate admit cards will be issued for the Preliminary and Main phases of the examination. Admit cards will be issued 2-3 weeks prior to the exam dates. For the Main phase examination, admit card will be issued only for those who qualify the Preliminary exam. Candidates are required to download the admit cards only from the official website using their registration ID and password.

It is necessary to carry the admit card to the examination hall along with a photo identity proof. No hard copy of admit card/call letters will be sent by post.

Documents accepted as Photo ID Proof

Candidates can carry any of the following documents as Photo ID proof along with the Admit Card on the day of examination:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • Bank Passbook with attested Photograph
  • Voter’s Card
  • Identity Card issued by School/College/Gazetted Officer

SBI Clerk 2019 Result

SBI releases different results for Preliminary and Main phase examination after the SBI Clerk answer key has been released. Those who qualify Preliminary phase become eligible for Main and those who qualify the Main phase become eligible for the Test of Local Language. The final merit list (list of qualified candidates) is released after the local language test. It is prepared on the basis of Main exam marks. Candidates can check all the results at the official website.

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sonu, February 7, 2019

i cannot apply for sbi clerk junior associate 2019 dob :09/05/1989. pls reply

Exams Planner, February 12, 2019


MAKOMA SHELTER, February 4, 2019


B Heren Kumar, February 2, 2019

I am trying to register for clerk job but it does`nt show me the clerk post. It shows only deputy manager & Manager post. Please let me know how to register

Exams Planner, February 15, 2019

The application process for SBI clerk 2019 has not yet started and the recruitment notice will release as Recruitment of Junior Associates.

Nitesh Barla , January 30, 2019

When the application form will come out for applying?

Riya kundu, January 27, 2019

Is a diploma passout candidate can fill the form?????

Ashish Kumar, January 25, 2019

How we apply for SBI clerk exam .no any official link are available for that....

MONISHA SAHA, January 25, 2019

SIR, Please tell me how can i apply for clerk in sbi. i have tried heard to get into the application form but i was not able to get the correct site. its my request to u sir kindly if u can suggest me any of the website or any other way to get into the application form.

Priyanka naray, January 24, 2019

Plzzz tell us that what is the start date of sbi clerk 2019 application date.

Banking Aspirant, January 21, 2019

SBI clerk vacancies are come out on every alternate year. are you sure about 2019 ? how you know guys ?

Hmangaihkima, January 13, 2019

i am about to gradute on june 2019, am i eligible to apply for the job