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 updates.

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 / Computer 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 soon.

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