SBI Clerk Exam 2020: Application Form, Exam Schedule, Admit Card, Result, Bank Vacancies Detail

SBI Clerk Exam

Every year, the State Bank of India (SBI) conducts various exams for selecting eligible candidates to fill in vacancies for different posts at different branches spread across the country. SBI Clerk exam is one of such exams which is popular among banking. This exam is held in two phases – Preliminary and Main. Selected candidates are posted as depositors and cashiers at different bank branches and are responsible for client interactions and related operations.

SBI Clerk Exam 2020 Latest Update - The State Bank of India (SBI) has finally announced the Mains result for the post of Clerk (Junior Associate) on its official website. All such candidates who have appeared in SSC Clerk Exam 2020 can download SBI Junior Associate Clerk Result from the official website. The Main phase exam was successfully conducted on 31st October and 07th November 2020. Candidates must check the official website for SBI Clerk 2020 recruitment details.

SBI Clerk 2020 – Quick Overview

Name of the examination

SBI Clerk 2020/Recruitment of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) in State Bank of India

Exam conducting authority

State Bank of India (SBI)

Official website

Mode of exam


Type of Questions

Objective Type

Negative Marking

1/4th  of the marks assigned to the question

Selection Procedure

Preliminary, Main, and Local Language Test

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SBI Clerk Exam 2020 Important Dates

As per the official schedule, here are the important dates for the SBI clerk exam 2020:

Exam Events

Exam Dates

SBI Clerk 2020 Notification

2nd January 2020

SBI Clerk 2020 Online Application Starts

3rd January 2020

SBI Clerk 2020 Online Application Closes

26th January 2020

Download Admit Card for Preliminary Exam

11th February 2020

SBI Preliminary Exam Commences

22nd February 2020

29th February 2020

1st March 2020

8th March 2020

Preliminary result announcement

20th October 2020

Download Admit Card for Main Exam

20th October 2020

SBI Clerk Main 2020 Exam

31st October and 07th November 2020

Declaration of results

25th December 2020

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SBI Clerk Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2020 Syllabus:

An SBI clerk aspirant needs to be proficient in three major areas. They are – Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. These three sections are important for both preliminary as well as main examinations. The only difference that the candidates will come across is the additional section of Computer Knowledge and General Awareness.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern:

SBI conducts the exam in two phases – preliminary and main examination. The preliminary exam consists of 100 questions carrying 100 marks, while the main examination will have 190 questions carrying 200 marks.

Exam Pattern of SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2020:

Name of Test

No. Of Questions



English Language



20 Minutes

Numerical Ability



20 Minutes

Reasoning Ability



20 Minutes




1 Hour

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Exam Pattern of SBI Clerk Main Exam 2020:

Name of Test

No. Of Questions



General/Financial Awareness



35 Minutes

General English



35 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude



45 Minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude



45 Minutes


190 Questions

200 Marks

160 Minutes

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Negative Marking:

There is negative marking for every incorrect answer. 1/4th of mark assigned for each question will be deducted in case of the wrong answer.

In objective tests, candidates will have bilingual (English and Hindi) questions, except for General English test.

Test of Local/Opted Language -

The test will be conducted for those who have qualified the Main examination. If a candidate produces his 10th/12th mark sheet specifying that the candidate has studied the language opted for, he/she will be exempted from the language test. For others, the test will be conducted before the joining and those who fail to qualify will not be considered for appointment.

SBI Clerk Exam 2020 Eligibility

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2020 Eligibility Criteria:

SBI considers candidates for the posts of Junior Associates if they meet the following eligibility criteria –

  • Must be a Degree holder (a graduate) from any recognised university.
  • Should be between 20-28 years old.
  • Must be a citizen of India, a subject of Bhutan, a subject of Nepal, a refugee of Tibet who settled down in India permanently before January 1, 1962 or someone of Indian origin came back to India (from Kenya, Zambia, Vietnam, Zaire, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Burma, United Republic of Tanzania, etc.) to settle down permanently.

Educational Requirements:

The minimum educational requirement for SBI Clerk is graduation. The aspirant must have completed his or her graduate degree in any stream from a government approved university (both state and central government). He is further required to produce a valid mark sheet or their degree certificates at the time of registration for the exam.

The concerned person must be proficient in the official language of the state of the union territory. He or she should be well-versed in computer operation.

Age Requirements:


Age Relaxation (in Years)





PWD (General)






Jammu & Kashmir Migrants


Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen

Actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years


7 years from the maximum age limit as per their category

SBI Clerk Exam 2020 Application Process

To apply for SBI clerk, candidates need to visit the career section of the official website of the bank. Remember, no other mode of application will be entertained or accepted. The application forms can be submitted from 3rd to 26th January 2020. Guidelines to fill the online application form –

  • Log on to the bank’s official website – or and click on “New Registration” button.
  • Read the guidelines carefully before filling the fields. Once you are done with reading the instructions, provide details, such as your name, contact number, residential address, valid email ID, etc. and click on the “Save and Next” button.
  • Applicants will receive registration ID and password in their registered email ID.
  • Log-in using your registration ID and password and complete the application form.
  • Now you need to upload your photograph and signature. The size of the photograph should be 4.5cm x 3.5 cm, and the file size should be between 20kb-50kb. The file size of the signature should not exceed 20kb, and the minimum size should be between 10kb-20kb. Be assured with the correctness of the particulars being entered in the application form.
  • Provide correct inputs related to your academic as well as professional details. Click on “Save and Next” button.
  • Go through the form for the last time to ensure that it is filled with correct particulars. Make the changes if required and go ahead with the application fee payment.
  • Once the registration process is over, aspirants are required to release the application fee via online modes, such as net banking, credit card and debit.
  • Take a print of the completed application form.

Application Fee:

  • General/OBC/EWS - ₹ 750/-
  • SC/ST/PWD/XS - ₹ 125/-

SBI Clerk 2020 Exam Centres -

Candidates can check the list of examination centres in the official website. The state-wise list is available with the names of tentative exam cities.

Note: “No request for change of centre for examination shall be entertained.”

Other Details

SBI Clerk 2020 Admit Card

SBI Clerk 2020 mains admit card is live now at the official website. Candidates can obtain their hall tickets by using their login details such as registration number and password. One must note that the admit cards for Preliminary and Main Examinations will be released by SBI separately at the official website before the exam. The admit card would be available on the official site of SBI till 31st October 2020.

SBI Clerk Mains Admit Card 2020: How to download

  • Visit the official site of SBI on
  • Click on SBI Clerk Mains Admit Card 2020 link available on the home page.
  • A new page will open where candidates will have to enter registration number and password along with the captcha code.
  • Your admit card would be displayed on the screen.
  • Check the admit card and download it.
  • Keep a hard copy of the same for further need.

SBI Clerk 2020 Result

The SBI has released the Mains result for the SBI Clerk exam which was conducted on 31st October and 07th November 2020. It’s almost 6 months since the exam was conducted, the result for SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2020 is delayed due to the COVID-19 lockdown. SBI has also released the exam dates for the mains exam of Clerk 2020. The SBI Clerk Result is released on the official site of the State Bank of India. Candidates can check the result at the official website and can download their scorecards using the log-in credentials.

The SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2020 was conducted on 22nd, 29th February, 1st, and 8th March 2020.

How to Download SBI Clerk Result 2020 online?

  • Go to the SBI official website i.e.
  • Click on the link “Main Exam Results’ given against RECRUITMENT OF JUNIOR ASSOCIATES (CUSTOMER SUPPORT & SALES) (Mains Exam Result announced: Main Exam Scheduled on 31st October and 07th November 2020) (Advertisement No. CRPD/CR/2019-20/20)’.
  • Then, the result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download SBI Junior Associate Result for future use.

SBI Clerk 2020 Cut-off

SBI has made changes in regards to the cut-off for the Junior Associate posts. There will be no sectional cut-off or any minimum qualifying marks this year. It solely lies in the hands of the bank.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Following are the most commonly asked questions related to SBI 2020 recruitment with answers:

Q: When will SBI Clerk Mains 2020 exam commence?

A: The SBI Clerk 2020 Mains exam is schedule to be held on 31st October 2020, while the preliminary was held on 22nd, 29th February and 1st, 8th March 2020.

Q: Is SBI Clerk (Junior Associate) exam bilingual?

A: Yes, the test-takers will have questions in both English as well as Hindi languages, except for the General English test.

Q: Will there be objective type questions?

A: Yes, there will be objective type questions.

Q: And what about the negative marking scheme?

A: Candidates need to be extra careful as an incorrect answer will deduct 1/4th mark.

Q: Is it compulsory to hold a degree from a recognised university?

A: Those who don’t have a graduation degree from a government recognised university couldn’t apply for SBI clerk.

Q: Talking about age, can a widow from OBC category apply for the exam?

A:Of course, she will be considered eligible for the exam. Just ensure her age is not exceeding 38 years.

Q: I’m a bit doubtful about the cut-off thing. What’s the matter exactly?

A: SBI has waived off sectional cut-off. That means there will be no minimum marks to qualify. It solely lies in the hands of the bank.

Q: When will be the Preliminary exam result announced?

A: The result has been announced on the official website on 20th October 2020.


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