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SBI Clerk 2017 Recruitment

“The real secret of success is enthusiasm”- Walter Chrysler

The SBI Clerk examination is back again in the year 2017 with new surprises for every aspirant. All the students who could not perform up-to- mark in the SBI Clerk 2016 can take up this opportunity as a golden chance to perform well this year. All they need is focus from the very beginning, the right attitude and enthusiasm. Proper and effective preparation can enable the students to be second to none and success- it’s in the bag. Dedication along with proper preparation can be the “icing on the cake”.

The SBI Clerk examination will be basically held in two phases: Preliminary and Mains. The candidates who will qualify the preliminary examination will be able to appear for the mains examination and the candidates who will be able to qualify the mains examination will be able to go for personal interview.

Let us take a look at the pattern of both SBI Clerk 2017- Prelims and Mains

SBI Clerk 2017: Pattern

  • Preliminary Examination: The Preliminary Exam would consist of objective type questions worth 100 marks & will be conducted in online mode. The total duration of the examination would be of 1 hour. It will have 3 sections:

(1) English Language

(2) Quantitative Aptitude

(3) Reasoning Ability

  • Main Exam: The Main Exam would be of 200 marks & will be conducted online. The duration of exam would be 2 hours 40 mins time duration.

  • There will be negative marking of 1/4th marks for each wrong answer (only for objective type questions)

SBI Clerk 2017: Significant Dates (Tentative)

Let us take a look at the important dates related to SBI Clerk 2017 (tentative dates):



Online registration of online applications will start from

April 2017

Closing date for online registration of applications

April 2017

Correction in application details-

April 2017

Payment of application fee online-

April 2017

Last date to print your applications-

May 2017

Availability of admit cards for preliminary examination-

May 2017

Examination date for written examination-

May to June 2017

Declaration of results-

July 2017 

SBI Clerk 2017: Eligibility Criteria

  • For the post of Junior Associates, the candidate must hold a graduation degree from a recognized university or any course with recognition from the central govt.
  • For the post of Junior Agriculture Associates, the candidate must hold a graduation degree in agriculture or agriculture allied activities from a recognized university.
  • Applicants can apply before the completion of their graduation (in the last year of their graduation) but when called for interview they need to carry their graduation passing proof along with them.
  • The applicants applying for SBI Clerk 2017 must have ages between 20 to 28 years as on 1st April 2017.

Given below is the table containing relaxation in ages:


Age relaxation


5 years


3 years

PWD (Gen)

10 years


15 years


13 years

Applicants domicile in J&K state during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989

Actual period of service rendered in defence service + 3 years subject to max. age of 50 years

Divorced women

9 years (subject to max age limit of 35 years for gen, 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/ST) 

SBI Clerk 2017: Application Fee


Application Fee

Candidates belonging to both reserved and unreserved category

600 (Application fee ) + 100 (Intimation charges)

We hope that this article helps you to get a lucid insight regarding details of SBI Clerk 2017 examination. Stay connected for more updates. Good luck!

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SBI Clerk Mains 2016 Result Declared - Check here

The SBI Clerk Mains exam 2016 Result has been declared today.The result is available at the official website of State bank of India. SBI has declared the Probationary Officer (PO) Main exam 2016 Result on August 16. 

SBI Clerk Mains Result 2016

The State Bank of India had released the notification for filling up 19575 vacancies in clerical cadre of the Bank. The SBI Clerk Prelims result was declared on 17th June 2016.

An Overview of SBI Clerk Mains exam held on 25th and 26th June 2016:

SBI Clerk Mains exam


No. of Questions


General Awareness



General English


Easy to Medium

Quantitative Aptitude


Medium to Tough



Medium to Tough



Above Moderarte

Steps to check SBI PO Mains exam 2016 result:
Visit the official website of sbi
• Click on the Careers tab
• Click on the relevant result link
• Enter the essential details to access the results
• Save the result for further reference

Why the result of SBI Clerk mains was delayed :

Their are two scenarios which directly or indirectly are responsible for the Delay in Results.

(a) No Decision finalized on the Interview Part:

As per a notification given by the Union Government last year, Interview were stopped from the recruitment process of Clerical Level Jobs.

(b) No Decision Finalized in the Court Case as Well:

The probability of this scenario is very less, but it can’t be ignored as well. A Case was Filed against the Eligibility Criteria of SBI Clerk 2016 Exam that barred loan defaulters to apply for this recruitment. The Interim decision came in favour of SBI, but final judgement is still not delivered.

SBI Clerk Mains Expected Cut offs

SBI Clerk Prelims exam cut offs were very unexpected as there were lot of single digit numbers.


The prelims cutoffs was expected to be in the range of 55 – 62 but in some states like New Delhi and Punjab, it even reached to 66.On the other hand, candidates of Tamilnadu, Telengana, Andhra pradesh saw a low cut off scores.

Based on the exam difficulty level and feedback received from the candidates, here are SBI Clerk Mains expected cut off:

  • General awareness: 12 - 17
  • English: 10 - 15
  • Reasoning: 9 - 13
  • Quantitative aptitude: 8 – 14

There are separate state-wise cutoffs on the total scores as well which will differ for junior associates & junior agricultural associates.

  • General: 90 – 110
  • OBC: 85 – 100
  • SC: 80- 90
  • ST: 60 – 75

We wish you All the Best !!

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SBI Clerk Mains Result 2016 to Be Announced This Week

With all those anticipations growing high, finally here is some good news for the SBI clerk mains aspirants. SBI has given the clear indication on the announcement of SBI Clerk Mains results to be announced by this week as a positive sign for all those people waiting in the queue for their dream career in banking . It has been clearly indicated that the SBI Clerk Mains results will be upcoming within the next 2-3 days itself. The SBI clerk mains exam 2016 was conducted on June 25th and 26th, respectively; for all those candidates who successfully qualified in the preliminary exams conducted during the early part of this year in the month of May.

These results will be good news to some of the folks giving them the next step towards building the perfect career in the banking sector. The qualified individuals will get the right chance to claim and enjoy the perks of the banking career with an esteemed banking body-State Bank of India.

As per the reports, it comes to notice that the bank received approx 25 lakh applications for this recruitment cycle of approx 13700 posts of clerical cadre which includes 10,726 posts for Junior Associate and 3,008 posts for Junior Agricultural Associate. Approx 3 lakh candidates could finally make their way to the short listing for the Sbi Clerk Mains exams held in May ‘16.

The SBI Clerk Mains results will be declared in the merit list by the bank that will be uploaded online at the official website of SBI- www.sbi.co.in and approx 60k candidates are expected to be shortlisted in the same, as per reports. The next procedure follows a face to face personal interview round for the further selection procedure. The candidates qualifying the round will only be honoured in the form of issued final appointment letters for both the posts of JA & JAA. Both the final merit list of SBI Clerk Mains 2016 and the PI scores will be validated for the final appointment.

The SBI Clerk Mains results will directly be available in the form of merit list on the SBI’s official website and as per the official notification no marks list/score cards will be dispatched to candidates separately.

Stay connected with SBI Clerk Mains Results 2016.

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SBI PO & Clerk mock test package, Preparation tips & strategy

State Bank of India is known for conducting two major examinations, SBI PO Exam and SBI Clerk Exam. SBI hires thousands of candidates for available posts in these categories. Aspiring candidates must be especially aware of two things, SBI PO & Clerk mock test package, Preparation tips & strategy that will help in qualifying such exams.

How to choose SBI PO & Clerk mock test package online?

You will find numerous online paid test packages for the SBI exams easily. If you want to go for the paid SBI PO & Clerk mock test package online then you must take care of various things as mentioned here:

  • First, research well about the companies who offer such paid PO & Clerk mock test package online. You must know about their exam specialization and must ensure that they provide good mock test series/drills/packages on SBI PO and Clerk exams.

  • Do read feedback and comments from the candidates who bought such test series and packages.

  • Next, you must take one free demo test of SBI PO & Clerk mock test package.

  • Compare companies with each other on the basis of prices of SBI PO & Clerk mock test package.

SBI PO & Clerk Preparation tips & strategy


SBI PO & Clerk Preparation tips & strategy

English Language

  • A lot of practice of long and lengthy comprehensions is a must.

  • Work hard on your vocabulary/words by reading English books/novels, newspapers such as The Hindu and The Economic Times.

  • Practice Grammar by taking online quizzes and mock drills/tests.

Data Analysis and interpretation

  • Practice medium to high level questions daily to qualify in this section.

  • Invent your own shortcuts and techniques to quickly sole questions.

Reasoning, Computer Aptitude and Financial Awareness

  • Get a good grip on basic concepts and topics.

  • Online mock tests/series/packages are highly recommended.

GK and Marketing

Learn about all the recent updates and current affairs.

This article on SBI PO & Clerk mock test package, Preparation tips & strategy ensures you are well acquainted with the SBI examinations.

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SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis and Expected Cut off

With the SBI prelims results already out, congratulations to all the aspirants who have qualified for the mains exams. With the exam dates nearing, even the minute guidance can make wonders during the exams. The marks secured in the  SBI Clerk Mains Examination is going to  play the major role whereas the Final Merit List as obtained from the Prelims Examination was only a qualifying round. .

 The SBI Clerk Mains Exam expected cutoff will be however based the following trends:

  1. The cut off trend for previous year
  2. Any related change in the pattern of exam
  3. The competition level in the SBI Clerk Main exam

As per the previous exams for JA/JAA and some other related exams, presented below is the expected cut off and the related exam analysis section wise during series of years.







Andhra Pradesh/ Telangana










Madhya Pradesh




















Tamil Nadu

























Uttar Pradesh










*Note: No exams were conducted during 2013 & 2015

Category Wise- Cutoff 2014 

  • General: 140
  • OBC: 138
  • SC: 123
  • ST: 108

Changes in Exam Pattern

For the first time a 3 Step Recruitment process will be conducted in 2016, whereas initially it was conducted for 100 Marks and a little different from the previous ones . Here are some of the major modifications:

  1. Time bound section appearance
  2. Default section appearance pattern to be  followed as per the server

SBI Clerk Mains Exam-2016 Expected Cutoff

As per previous factor’s analysis mentioned here are the probable Section-Wise cutoff-2016:-




Expected Cutoff

General/ Financial Awareness




General English




Quantitative Aptitude




Reasoning/ Computer Aptitude








Category wise Cutoff-2016:










It must be kept in mind that these are probable scores as per trends and not the official ones.

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SBI Clerk Prelims Marks Announced

The good news for the SBI Clerk aspirants has arrived with the upcoming news of the marks for the prelims exams been announced on Friday 24th June 2016 by the State Bank of India (SBI). The much awaited result for the exam that was conducted on 5th June 2016 has been produced by State Bank of India (SBI), mentioning the candidates who have qualified for appearing in the main examination. The SBI clerk aspirants can check their qualifying eligibility on the official website of SBI (sbi.co.in) now onwards. However the updated marks list for the exam will be updated shortly on the official website. This will contain the entire subject wise marks as achieved in the marks list.

The candidates falling under the qualified category will have to fasten their seat belts to get prepared for the main examination that will be conducted very shortly on 25th and 26th June according to the information laid on the official site. One important needs to be marked that the call letters will only be available for the candidates who have qualified the exam. In case of non-qualification you cannot get the desired result. To download the call letter for the following exam, candidates can follow the following set of steps:-

    Visit the official website of SBI (sbi.co.in)
    Click on the “career” section and then on the related link 
    Visit the column of “latest announcements” and click the fourth dot at the bottom
    Then click on “call letter for candidates qualified for Main exam” link to move to the login page
    Enter the login details as needed such as- registration number/roll number and password/date of birth
    Then after click on the “login” button
    The call letter for the qualified candidates appears on the screen 
    Check and verify the details to match your personal details and take a print out to be preserved for the mains exam

Carrying this call letter to the main exam hall is mandatory failing which your appearance in the exam will be as per the discretionary power of the current invigilator.

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SBI Clerk 2016: Last date to download Main Exam call Letter June 26

State Bank of India has declared result for the SBI Clerk preliminary Exam 2016 and those who have qualified this examination are called for the SBI Clerk Main examination. The SBI Clerk main examination is scheduled to be held on June 25 and June 26.

SBI has released the main examination admit card/call letter of junior associates (customer support and sales) and junior agricultural associates exam. If you are among the lucky ones who have qualified the SBI Clerk Preliminary exam, then it is mandatory to download your admit card for the SBI Clerk Main Exam 2016.

Here is the table showing important dates that you must keep in mind about SBI Clerk 2016 Main Exam call Letter/admit card.

Commencement of Call letter

17th June, 2016

Closure of Call letter

26th June, 2016

How to download SBI Clerk Main Exam call Letter June 26?

This article helps you download your call letter/admit card for the SBI main Exam 2016 through simple steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of SBI or follow the link given in this article from the organisation’s website to download your call letter.

  • On the Left hand side of this page, you will see login credential section and here you are supposed to enter the REGISTRATION NO. & PASSWORD








ROLL NO. & DATE OF BIRTH at the required places.

  • You can retrieve your admit card; download it and take its print out.

Things that must be taken care while downloading SBI Clerk Main Exam call Letter

  • SBI Clerk Main Exam Call Letter will be available online from the above mentioned date. That is why it is necessary to download your call letter before the closure date. If you will try to get call letter after 26th June, 2016, it shall not be available for the download.

  • Keep all the details ready before hand and enter correct credentials to download SBI Clerk main Exam call letter immediately.

Link to download admit card: http://ibps.sifyitest.com/sbijacmar16/cloea_jun16/login.php?appid=b384efc399fb9ef7cb07db6b220de92b

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Interim order issued by Madras High Court on SBI clerk prelims 2016 exam

With the announcement of the SBI Clerks Prelims 2016 exam result, the candidates who have received their call letters are still under the influence of confusion. Considering the PIL filed by one of the aspirants in Madras High Court, fate of one of the biggest recruitment drives in the banking sector has been left undecided. However, the students need not worry, at least for now.

Good news for the selected candidates

Even though the final verdict by the Madras High Court on SBI clerk prelims 2016 exam is yet to be announced, but the court has given some relief to the candidates. The court recently said that SBI can, as of now, go ahead with its SBI clerk selection procedure 2016, but also cautioned the bank to consider its final judgement.

The Madras High Court said that the final order by the court still had the capacity to impact the SBI clerk 2016 recruitment for 17000 junior agricultural associates and junior associates.

A short background of the case

Among various eligibility criteria, SBI also mentioned that the candidates who were educational loan defaulters were not eligible to appear for this exam. This left thousands of educational loan defaulters barred from applying/ appearing for the exam.

One of the aspirants for SBI Clerk 2016 exam, in turn, filed a PIL in the Madras High Court against SBI.

The court, after this, also ordered the bank for explanation on the matter. Final verdict of the court is still pending. But, the short shower of relief has been given by the court on the examination.

It is vital to note here that the interim order issued by Madras High Court on SBI clerk prelims 2016 exam will bring about a few positive notions among the candidates. But, it is still too early to say what the Madras High Court shall decide on SBI clerk prelims 2016 exam.

As of now, the candidates who have been selected for the SBI clerk 2016 should download their call letters and prepare for the SBI Clerk Mains exam 2016

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SBI Clerk Prelims 2016 Results Declared

SBI Clerk Prelims 2016 Results Declared

After a lot of hay-hum, the largest bank of India, the State Bank of India announced the SBI Clerk Prelims 2016 Results. The SBI Clerk Prelims 2016 result was declared by the SBI on 17 June 2016. The qualified candidates shall now be required to appear for SBI Clerk Mains exam 2016. The call letters can be downloaded by the selected candidates from bank’s official website.

Here is how the candidates can check their result of SBI Clerk Prelims 2016.

1: Go to the SBI official website- https://www.sbi.co.in/

2: Click the link that says: ‘SBI Clerk Prelims Results’

3: Enter the details requisite for checking your result

All the best for your results!

How to download your call letters?

1: Go to SBI official website.

2: Click on link that leads you to the “CAREER” section of their site.

3: Check for the latest announcements from the bank and click on requisite link.

4: Thereafter, click where it’s written- ‘call letter for candidates qualified for Main exam.’ This will take you to login page.

5: At the login page, enter details like registration number, your roll number, password & date of birth.

6: Click login.

7: Your call letter shall be now displayed on your computer screen in case you have qualified the SBI Clerk Prelims 2016.


You may click this link for knowing in detail about your SBI clerk call letters for mains exam 2016.


The SBI Clerk Main exam 2016 shall be conducted on June 25 and June 26, 2016.

The SBI clerk 2016 prelim exam was conducted from May 22 to June 5, 2016. The exam was conducted for recruitment of 18,000 junior agricultural associates & junior associates in SBI. Thousands & lakhs of candidates appeared for this exam.

Check the link and know whether you have been able to make it to the second stage of SBI clerk exams 2016. Qualified candidates shall be able to take up SBI clerk Mains exam 2016 by downloading their call letters.

The final selection of the candidates shall depend upon their performance in SBI clerk mains exam 2016 & interview round. 

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Most Useful Tips to Crack SBI Clerk Exam

Candidates are all set to go for SBI Clerk Exam 2016 these days. SBI Preliminary Exam 2016 is being conducted online from 22nd May, 2016 till 6th June, 2016. Aspiring students need to qualify this level so that they are called for the SBI Main 2016 Exam that will be conducted online on 30th June, 2016 at various centers.

Here are the most important Tips to crack SBI Clerk Exam 2016

SBI Clerk Exam Sections based tips

  • SBI Clerk Exam 2016 English section tests your English skills and grammar. You must practice comprehensions and unseen passages through free online mock tests for SBI Clerk and sample papers for SBI Clerk Exam 2016. You must work on your vocabulary and writing skills as well.

  • SBI Clerk Exam 2016 reasoning section demands a lot of tricks and shortcuts so that you hit questions correctly in the first time. Learn all the best methods, techniques and concepts to save your time.

  • SBI Clerk Exam 2016 numerical ability section tests all the basic mathematical concepts. You must grab mathematical books from 8th to 10th and start practicing topics consistently.

  • SBI Clerk Exam 2016 GK section need you to be well aware of all the current and important scenarios going nationally and internationally. You must keep your knowledge base updated with the banking domain as well.

  • SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Computer awareness section is all about basic knowledge of computers. Learn basic concepts and commonly asked definitions.

  • SBI interview round checks your confidence, personality and skills. It is necessary to stay prepared and keep calm throughout it.

It is very important to revise your SBI Clerk Exam strategy and time management plan that you will follow at each and every level of this exam.

In short, make sure that the following tips and strategies are followed to crack SBI Clerk 2016 exam in one go:

  • Sharpen yourself in Data Interpretation & Data Analysis.

  • Have a good and fast Calculation Speed.

  • Make sure that your reading English capability is well polished. This is required for finding the grammatical mistakes and completing Para jumbles, vocabulary, fill in the blanks and comprehension section.

  • For reasoning section, move ahead with utmost confidence. For this purpose, you’ll have to polish Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning and Syllogism.

  • GK & Current Affairs is the huge and endless section. Have the nose and eyes for important events around you. Make sure you are sticking to good websites that has the important exam point of view GK & Current affairs update daily.

Good luck to all SBI CLERK 2016 Exam aspirants !!!

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