SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Details
Posted: Feb 09, 2016
State bank of India is one of the most reputed Indian multinational, public sector banking and financial company. State Bank of India is one of the big four banks of India with its headquarters at Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is also one of the largest employers of the country with more than 222,033 employees. Every year the bank recruits many candidates for different posts. These candidates are shortlisted on the basis of an exam- SBI Clerk Exam conducted by the bank itself.
SBI Clerk exam is considered to be the toughest bank exam in the country. It is an online exam. There are five sections – GK, English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and Marketing Aptitude/ Computer Knowledge. Each section carries 40 marks with a total of 200 marks. The total time allotted is 135 minutes. There is no sectional obligation and one can crawl through the sections as per their wish. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer. However, no mark is deducted for unattempted questions.
Candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institute with minimum 50% marks. The exam takes place in the month of April and the results are out by May. Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their score and are then called in for personal interview. The final selection is done on the combined score of the exam and the personal interview. The selected candidates can be placed in any of the branch across India. The cutoffs are released once the results are out.
The online registration of the exam will begin in the first week of February and will end by the end of the same month. The application fees can be paid in both online and offline mode. The application fee for the unreserved category is 600 INR and 100 INR for the reserved category. Candidates can apply online on the official site of SBI under the careers section.
The posts that are offered by the bank are- Probationary Officers, Special Management Executives, Specialist Cadre Officers, and Assistants. This year the bank is going to recruit around 500 clerks and around 2,000 probationary officers due to bank expansion.
Anshika Srivastava, an English(H) graduate from Delhi University, currently covering all the relevant aspects of education through writing.