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SBI Clerk JA Career Progression

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SBI Clerk Recruitment is considered to be the most prestigious as far as banking jobs in the clerical cadre are concerned. Most of the Clerks & Junior Associates of other banks also appear for SBI Clerk Exam which makes it a lot harder to crack. Performance and potential are the key elements which determine SBI Clerk JA Career Progression at State Bank of India.


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SBI Clerk JA Career Progression

Promotions for SBI Clerk can be of two types:

1. In-Cadre Promotions for SBI Clerk

    ✶ A person in the clerical cadre who has completed ten years of service will be promoted to the post of Senior Assistant. This post shall carry a special allowance of Rs.1800/-.

    ✶ A person in clerical cadre who has completed twenty years of service will be promoted to the post of Special Assistant. This post shall carry a special allowance of Rs.2500/- which will be ranked for Dearly Allowance (DA) & House Rental Allowance (HRA).

    ✶ A person in clerical cadre who has completed thirty years of service will be promoted to the post of Senior Special Assistant. This post shall carry a special allowance of Rs.3500/- which will be ranked for Dearly Allowance (DA) & House Rental Allowance (HRA).


2. Promotions for SBI Clerk to Officer Cadre

To Trainee officer

    ✶ After completing three years of service, a clerk can become a trainee officer after clearing a written test and interview. Such clerks are put under probation for a period of two years.

    ✶ After successful completion of probation, the trainee officer based on performance will be either recruited into Middle Management Grade Scale-II (MMGS-II) cadre or sent back to clerical cadre.


Directly to JMGS-I

    ✶ After completing six years of service under fast-track promotion channel or after twelve years of service under normal promotion channel, a clerk can become a Junior Manager Grade Scale (JMGS-I) officer, after clearing a written test & Interview. This promotion is subject to an upper age limit.

    ✶ Clearly, SBI Clerks get more opportunities and are likely to become officers early in comparison to those working at other banks. Due to the presence of fast-track promotion process in SBI, an entry-level clerk can hope to retire at a post as high as General Manager which is usually not possible for clerks employed in other banks.


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Many of you would be wondering about getting transfers if posted in a distant branch.

Junior Associates are not eligible for transfers within or outside the state for the first 5 years of service (8 years for candidates selected under special recruitment drive for Tura and Kashmir Valley & Ladakh).

So if you get posted in a branch, away from your hometown – you need to work in that branch only for the first 5 years. After that, your transfer request may be taken up based on seniority & vacancy position.


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