SBI Clerk Exam 2019: 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 2019 Latest Update - SBI Clerk Final Result 2019 is out. Candidates can download their SBI Clerk Main 2019 Results by log in to official website.

SBI Clerk 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

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 2019 Important Dates

As per the official schedule, here are the important dates for the SBI clerk exam 2019:

Exam Events

Exam Dates

SBI Clerk 2019 Notification

12th April 2019

SBI Clerk 2019 Online Application Starts

12th April 2019

SBI Clerk 2019 Online Application Closes

3rd May 2019

Last date of printing completed application form

18th May 2019

Download Admit Card for Preliminary Exam

1st week of June 2019

SBI Preliminary Exam Commences

27th June 2019

Download Admit Card for Main Exam

4th week of July 2019

SBI Clerk Main 2019 Exam

10th August 2019 and 20th September 2019

Declaration of results

29th October 2019

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SBI Clerk Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2019 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 2019:

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 2019:

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 marksheet specifying that the candidate have 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 2019 Eligibility

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2019 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 2019 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 12th April to 3rd May 2019. 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 2019 Exam Centres -

Candidates can check the list of examination centres in the official website. 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 2019 Admit Card

Admit cards for Preliminary and Main Examinations will be released by SBI separately at the official website tentatively two/three weeks before the exam. Candidates who have successfully submitted the application form can download their admit cards using the registration ID and password.

SBI Clerk 2019 Result

SBI Clerk 2019 final result has been released by 29th October 2019 at the official portal of SBI which is The SBI Clerk Main examination was held on 10th August 2019 to 20th September 2019. Candidates can check the result at the official website and can download their scorecards using the log-in credentials.

SBI Clerk 2019 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):

Q: When will SBI clerk 2019 exam commence?

A: The SBI Clerk 2019 Preliminary exam will be held in June, while the Main examination will take place on 10th August.

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.


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