WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY for SBI Clerk AND SUCCEED
The country’s largest commercial Bank viz.
State Bank of India has called for applications for appointment as Clerk in the
Bank. The total number of vacancies is 5092. Graduates in any discipline and
those in the Final year of Graduation/Semester can apply.
Age criteria for the exam is: Minimum Age
: 20 years ; Maximum Age : 28 years (as on 01.05.2014). Candidates born between
02.05.1986 and 01.05.1994 (both days inclusive) are only eligible to apply.
Regularly check Bank's website
www.statebankofindia.com or www.sbi.co.in for full / further details and
The Selection is based on
All eligible candidates should apply
online before the last date for registration of application.
a. Final selection will be made on
the basis of performance in the online test and interview taken together. Merely
satisfying the eligibility norms does not entitle a candidate to be called for
test or interview.
b. The test will be online objective
type, consisting of (i)
General Awareness (ii)
General English (iii)
Quantitative Aptitude (iv)
Reasoning Ability (v)
Marketing Aptitude /
Knowledge. The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General
English, will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi. Each test will be of 40 marks. For these objective type tests of total 200 marks candidates will be given
a composite time of 2 Hours 15 minutes
There will be negative marks for wrong
answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong
answer. Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective tests. The passing
marks in each of the tests will be decided by the Bank on the basis of the
performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test to a
minimum required level. Candidates are also required to score a minimum
percentage marks on
aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS
candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon) for being considered for interview.
Minimum percentage marks in aggregate will be decided by the bank.
NOTE: Other detailed information
regarding the examination will be given in the ‘Acquaint Yourself’ booklet,
which will be made available to the eligible candidates along with the call
letter for the test.
c. Interviews: Candidates qualified
in the test will be placed according to their marks in descending order in
respective categories. Depending upon the number of vacancies only certain
number of candidates from amongst those who qualify by ranking high enough in
the merit will be called for interview in the ratio of maximum 3 candidates for
each vacancy. Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks (to be
decided by the bank) in interview to be considered for final selection. 5%
relaxation for SC/ST/ OBC/PWD/XS category will be available thereon. Weightage
for knowledge of local language will be given in accordance with the Govt.
guidelines. Final selection will be made on the basis of candidate’s performance
in the test and interview taken together.
Note: Interview call letters will be
uploaded on the Bank’s website after declaration of result of online test.
Candidates will have to download the same from our website. No hard copy of
interview call letter will be sent by post. Date of written examination: Various
dates in the month of July/August (Tentatively).(Bank reserves the right to
change the dates of examination.)
Why you should not only apply for SBI
Clerk post, but secure it.
a. Largest Indian Bank - State Bank
of India is India's largest bank (In fact, India’s largest Financial company.)
with a network of over 13,000 branches, 5 associate banks and seven non-banking
subsidiaries. It is even located in several foreign countries. It is certainly
prestigious to be part of this Fortune 500 Company, which is truly global.
b. SBI is a Prestigious Organisation,
worth being part of – This is how the world sees SBI.
Ranked 298th in the Fortune Global 500
rankings of the world's biggest corporations for the year 2012. Only seven
other Indian corporate are listed there.
Won "Best Public Sector Bank" award in
the D&B India's study on 'India's Top Banks 2013.
Was the only bank featured in the "top
10 brands of India" list in an annual survey conducted by Brand Finance and
The Economic Times in 2010.
Best Bank 2009 by Business India.
SBI was named the 29th most reputed
company in the world according to Forbes 2009 rankings.
SBI was 11th most trusted brand in
India as per the Brand Trust Report 2010.
Now you have a chance to be a part of this
corporate gem; grab it.
c. Compensation - The compensation
for the finally selected candidates is certainly attractive compared to other
industries or even other banks in the Banking Industry itself. The total
starting emoluments of a Clerical Cadre employee payable at Metro like Mumbai
will be around Rs.17500.00 per month inclusive of D.A. and other allowances at
the current rate. Allowances may vary depending upon the place of posting. The
perquisites are excellent. In fact, SBI has always considered its own officers a
notch above those of other banks, and has treated them so.
d. Residential Accommodation - A
great advantage is the Bank’s own accommodation or the facility of Leased
Housing. At major centres, Bank has its own accommodation for officers. At other
places, the Bank pays the Rent on the house you choose to stay in, subject to
ceilings which are adequate even in metros. So, you need not have any fear of
getting accommodation in any place you are posted / transferred to.
e. Chance of confirmation in a higher
grade & Scale – In the other Public Sector Banks, for whom IBPS selects POs,
the POs are confirmed as officers in the lowest rung of the Officers’ cadre viz.
as a Junior Management Grade Scale I Officer, on successful completion of the
two-year probation. But in SBI, the POs have a chance of being confirmed in the
next higher level viz. as a Middle Management Grade Scale II Officer. The POs
will be subjected to a screening process towards end of their probation /
training period, and those who achieve the predetermined standards may be
confirmed and given placement in the next higher grade i.e., Officer Middle
Management Grade Scale II. Others who qualify the test but fail to be placed in
Middle Management Grade Scale II, will be confirmed as Officer Junior Management
Scale Grade I.
f. Career Path – SBI provides
immense opportunities for growth. The attractive promotion policy of the Bank
provides an opportunity to the meritorious and exceptionally brilliant officers
to reach the Top Management Grade in a reasonably quick time.
g. Opportunities for postings abroad.
– SBI has a mighty global presence, with nearly 200 branches / subsidiaries
/ representatives offices in nearly 40 countries. Many officers at these offices
/ branches are from India. Some are India Based Trainee Officers; so, you could
get a chance to work at these offices, very early in your career itself.
h. Opportunities at non-banking
subsidiaries of SBI - Apart from its five associate banks, SBI also has
seven non-banking subsidiaries in the areas of Merchant Banking, Funds /
Treasury Management, Bill & Receivable Financing, Credit Cards, Life Insurance,
General Insurance etc. An officer of SBI gets opportunities to prove his mettle
at these institutions also.
i. Many doors open for an SBI Officer
– SBI is truly a professionally managed bank, with professionalism evident
in all areas of its activities. And, there is no area of the financial world,
not touched by SBI. Therefore, the grooming and experience an SBI officer gets
is unmatched elsewhere. It is therefore no wonder, that when a new bank
Financial Institution is set up, or when some senior position in another bank /
FI is to be filled, everyone looks to SBI officers first. The doors open to an
experienced SBI officer are plenty.
So, go for it with all earnestness. SBI
Clerk post is something for which, no effort should be spared. See you in SBI
“If you are not willing to risk the
unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary”. ~ Jim Rohn
All the Best Candidates