SBI – Banking exam details 2020, eligibility, course details and examFree
About this course
What is the SBI Banking exam?
The State Bank of India conducts recruitment annually and aspirants are now looking forward to the SBI notification for SO, PO and Clerk for the year 2020. Being the largest public sector bank in India, State Bank of India recruits new resources through the following SBI bank exams every year:
1. SBI PO Exam
It is also known as the SBI Probationary Officer (PO) Exam. The SBI PO exam particularly selects candidates for the management cadre of the bank. The selected candidates are deputed to the role of Probationary Officers during the training phase and are moved on to management roles on completion of their training. The exam is categorized into three stages:
- SBI PO Preliminary Exam: The SBI PO Prelims usually skims the candidates from a huge lot for the next stage of the exam. It retains about 2.8% of the total number of applicants for the SBI Mains examination.
- SBI PO Main Exam: In the SBI PO Mains section, the performance of the candidates is assessed in such a way which helps in determining whether they are eligible to make it to the next stage of the exam. The SBI PO exam paper comprises of two sections:
- Objective test: In this section, the focus is mainly on core knowledge areas which are required in the modern workplace. The SBI PO exam syllabus consists of Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Knowledge, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Economy, Banking Awareness and English.
- Descriptive test: This test primarily measures the candidates’ ability to use written English language skills in a business setting.
- SBI PO Group Discussion and SBI PO Interview: Candidates who clear the SBI PO Mains exam are put through group discussion and interview, which is the final stage of selection before a merit list of final selected candidates is listed.
2. SBI Clerk Exam
The SBI Clerk Exam mainly recruits new employees in the position of Junior Associates for the clerical cadre of the bank. There are two different stages in this SBI exam:
- SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam: This exam is also called as SBI Clerk Prelims. This exam is the initial stage of the clerical cadre of the banking giant which filters out candidates for the next level.
- SBI Clerk Mains Exam: This SBI exam is commonly referred to as the SBI Clerk Mains. In this stage, the marks that candidates secure usually determines the selection status of candidates as clerks in the State Bank.
- SBI Interview: There is no interview in this stage and the SBI exam results are announced in a couple of months from the SBI Clerk Mains exam and the final selected candidates are deputed on merit-basis.
3. SBI SO Exam
The SBI SO exam aims to recruit Specialist Officers(SO) for the bank. SBI Specialist Officer aspirants have to mandatorily fulfil the minimum SBI SO eligibility requirements to appear in the SBI Selection Process set by State Bank of India. The selection process of this exam primarily consists of an interview which emphasizes on the work experience and specialization of the candidates.
SBI releases the official notification of each competitive exam – Probationary Officer, Clerk and Specialist Officer every calendar year in which it updates about the tentative exam dates, call letter download and application closure dates for its prospective aspirants.
The SBI Clerk notification 2020 has been released by SBI on January 3, 2020, for more than 8000 vacancies and the last date to apply for the exam is January 26, 2020.
The SBI notification for the year 2020 is yet to be released for the post of PO and SO and candidates willing to apply for either of the two posts can expect the notifications to release soon. Given below is the SBI notification for SBI Clerk exam 2020 and SBI PO and SBI SO exam 2019:
|Sl. No.||SBI Exams 2019||SBI Notification|
|1||SBI PO||SBI PO Notification 2019|
|2||SBI Clerk||SBI Clerk Notification 2020|
|3||SBI SO||SBI SO Contract Notification 2019SBI SO Regular Notification 2019|
The SBI notification clearly mentions the number of vacancies released for each post and aspirants can check the official notification at the official site of SBI.
8000+ vacancies have been released for the post of SBI Clerk 2020.
State Bank of India conducts recruitment of SBI officers/personnel for different competitive bank exams. Given below is the list of SBI exams along with the number of vacancies in 2019:
SBI PO Vacancy – 2,000 vacancies
SBI Clerk Vacancy – 8,653 regular vacancies
SBI SO Vacancy – 579 vacancies
Candidates can estimate approximately the same number of vacancies to release for the year 2020 as well. However, SBI holds the right to declare the number of vacancies to be released. Hence, it may increase or decrease in number.
The SBI bank exam syllabus is pretty similar to other bank exams. Irrespective of test type – SBI PO, Clerk or SO, candidates are assessed on the basis of the following sections:
- Quantitative Aptitude
- Reasoning Ability
- English Language
- General Awareness
- Computer Knowledge
- Professional Banking Knowledge
There is a wide range of topics which are covered under each section type. It is advisable for students to consult prior years SBI exam papers, refer sample papers and take mock tests to get a good understanding of the weightage of each section. Besides, having some basic know-how of the exam pattern would be of great help before candidates sit for the main SBI exam.
SBI Exam Dates
The State Bank of India (SBI) has released the official notification for SBI Clerk exam 2020 on January 3, 2020.
Candidates need to constantly keep an eye on the official SBI website(www.sbi.co.in) to stay updated about any important updates with respect to the different exams.
Since the notification for SBI exam 2020 has not yet been released, candidates can refer to the below mentioned tentative SBI exam calendar 2020 for their reference:
|SBI Bank Exam Dates (Tentative)|
|SBI PO Online Registration||April 2020|
|SBI PO Pre Exam Date(Preliminary)||July 2020|
|SBI PO Mains Exam Date||August 2020|
|SBI PO Group Exercises & Interview||September 2020|
|SBI Clerk 2020 Online Registration||January 3, 2020, to January 26, 2020|
|SBI Clerk Exam Date (Preliminary Exam)||February/March 2020|
|SBI Clerk Mains Exam Date||April 19, 2020|
|SBI SO Online Registration||October 2020|
|SBI SO Exam Date||November 2020|
SBI Apply Online
For the SBI Apply Online process, candidates are required to have a valid email ID and mobile number while registering themselves online through Bank’s official website i.e. bank.sbi/careers or www.sbi.co.in/careers.
Applicants should fill the SBI exam form once they are fully aware of the exam pattern, SBI syllabus and eligibility criteria, SBI exam dates before they decide to take up any of the SBI online exams.
SBI Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who are interested to work at State Bank of India in the posts of Probationary Officer (PO), Clerk or Specialist Officer (SO) need to carefully examine the SBI eligibility criteria properly before applying for the respective job posting.
Given below are the essential eligibility criteria for the different SBI examinations – PO, Clerk & SO in 2020:
- Educational Qualification
- SBI Age Limit
SBI Admit Card
State Bank of India (SBI) releases the Admit Cards of SBI PO, Clerk & SO exams on its official website at least 10 – 15 days prior to the commencement date of the exam. It is advisable for candidates to monitor the SBI official page regularly for latest updates on the SBI Admit Card for both Prelims & Mains Exams.
The State Bank of India (SBI) was established on 2nd June, 1806 as Bank of Calcutta. It is considered as one of the largest banks by asset size. It has the highest number of domestic branches spread across the length and breadth of India and has a strong international presence too.
SBI is regarded as the prime banker to Digital India and a market leader in providing internet banking services to almost 2.5 crores(approx.) users. SBI has also championed in providing loans to farmers and is contributing its bit towards the Green Revolution. It has sparked an academic revolution by providing scholar loans too in the rural sector of the country.
In India, working in SBI is considered as an attractive employment opportunity. Hence, candidates who wish to benefit from this opportunity need to prepare themselves in such a way so that they can beat the competition and be one among the millions to make it to the final list of selected candidates.
The State Bank of India conducts recruitment annually and aspirants are now looking forward to the SBI notification for SO, PO and Clerk for the year 2020. In this course, we will provide the students with the basic course details related to the SBI Banking exam for 220, its details, the eligibility and so much more.
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