Recent Updates on SBI Clerk 2020


Banking sector jobs are in high demand throughout the country. Be it a private bank or a government undertaking, a large number of candidates apply from across the country. SBI is the second most prestigious bank in the country after RBI. The notification for the recruitment of SBI Clerk 2020has been issued.

SBI Clerk 2020 Notification

SBI has issued a notification on the 2nd of January stating that it will hold the SBI Clerk 2020 exam for the post of Junior Associates or also called Clerks. It is to fill up the Clerical vacancies for the different branches across the country.

They will be responsible for all types of client interactions and operations. They will be designated as cashiers, depositors, etc. forming the face of the branch.

The online registration for SBI Clerk 2020 has begun from the 3rd of January and the last date to apply is the 26th of this month.

Let’s see all the details of the exam:

Official Dates of SBI Clerk 2020

Before we see the dates of the exam, we must know that the number of vacancies for the post is 8000. Here’s the table containing all the details of the exam :

Events Dates
SBI Clerk Notification 2nd January 2020
Online Registration 3rd January 2020
Last Date to apply 26th January 2020
The download of Call Letter for Preliminary of SBI Clerk 2020 February 2020
Preliminary Exam Date February or March 2020
Mains Exam Call Letter April 2020
SBI Clerk 2020 Mains Exam Date 19th April 2020
SBI Clerk 2020 Result Date (Preliminary + Mains) June 2020 tentatively

How to apply for SBI Clerk 2020

The entire application process of the exam is online. You can check the official site of SBI for all the details of the application process. There are no application fees for the SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates while the fees for the General category students is Rs. 750.

SBI Clerk Selection Procedure and Exam Pattern

The exam is comprised of 2 stages: Preliminary and Mains. It is compulsory for the candidates to meet the cut-off in both the prelims and mains to bag an appointment letter from SBI.

This year there are no minimum qualifying marks in individual subjects. There will also be no sectional cut-off for this year’s SBI Clerk 2020 exam. Now, let’s take a look at the exam pattern of SBI Clerk 2020:

Number Section Number of Questions Total Marks Duration (in minutes)
1 Numerical Ability 35 35 20
2 English 30 30 20
3 Reasoning 35 35 20
Total 100 100 60

SBI Clerk 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus is very much the same for both preliminary and mains examination of SBI Clerk 2020. There will be three sections: English, Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. However, the difficulty level will be different for the two exams. Here’s the tabular representation of the detailed syllabus:

Reasoning Aptitude English
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehensions
Alphanumeric Series Mixtures Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Profit & Loss Para Jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple & Compound Interest and Surds and Indices Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the Blanks
Seating Arrangement Time and Distance Error Spotting
Tabulation Data Interpretation Paragraph Completion
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone and Sphere
Syllogism Ratio and Proportion and Percentage
Input-Output Sequence & Series
Blood Relations Number Systems
Coding and Decoding Probability and Permutation & Combination

Eligibility Criteria for SBI Clerk 2020

Just two conditions are required to be fulfilled to appear for the exam. They are:

  • Educational Qualifications: You need to have a valid degree from any recognized university.
  • Age Limit: Candidates need to be minimum 20 years old and maximum 28 as of  1st January 2020.

However, there is age relaxation for the SC, ST, OBC, PWD and Retired Armymen. You can check that out on the official website of SBI.

Exam Analysis to prepare for SBI Clerk 2020

The previous year’s exam was dubbed as Easy to Moderate. Let’s check the exam level and the number of questions in each category.


Topic No. of Questions Level of Questions
Comprehension 8 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 5 Easy
Error Detection 7 Easy
Spelling Error 5 Easy
Fill in the Blanks 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy


Topic Number of Questions Level
Puzzles 19 Easy-Moderate
Direction 3 Easy-Moderate
Alphanumeric Series 5 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 4 Easy
Inequality 3 Easy
Alphabet 1 Easy
Total 35 Easy

Numerical Ability

Topics Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Number Series 5 Easy
Quadratic Equations 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation 5 Moderate
Simplification 10 Easy
Arithmetic 10 Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

SBI Clerk 2020 Admit Card

Candidates who have registered for the post are requested to keep an eye on the official website of SBI to know about the admit card issuance date which will be released in 2 stages: Preliminary and Mains.

You are requested to download the admit card online and take a printout of the same. You need to remember your registration and roll number along with DOB and password to download your admit card.

SBI Clerk cut-off varies depending upon several factors like the level of difficulty of questions, the number of candidates appeared and the total number of vacancies. Although this year there is no sectional cut-off, candidates need to achieve the minimum overall cut-off fixed by SBI to get the job. Cut-offs are different for different states. The cut-off marks are different for prelims and mains. But you need to achieve both the cut-offs separately to get the appointment letter.

Candidates belonging to the backward classes and religious minority communities can attend the pre-exam training to be conducted across the country by enrolling online and paying their own cost.

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