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SBI Clerk JA Selection Process

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SBI Clerk JA Selection Process

shape Introduction

The SBI Clerk JA Selection Process involves two phases: Preliminary and Main Examinations. Preliminary examination would be held in the month of June 2019 (Tentatively). Candidates who will clear the prelims exam will proceed to the SBI Clerk JA Main exam to be held on 10th August 2019. Candidates will have to qualify in the Main Exam to proceed to the final stage of the selection procedure.


shape Phases

The different phases of the SBI Clerk JA 2019 Selection Procedure are as described below:

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 Hour duration consisting of 3 sections as follows. Each section will have a separate timing.

S.No Name Of Test No.of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour


Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.

No minimum qualifying marks for individual subject as well as for aggregate (overall) are prescribed.


The structure of main examination (online objective type) would be as follows:

S.No Sections No. of Questions Maximum marks Time allocated
1 General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
2 General English 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 minutes


Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.


The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi.



Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks on aggregate (For SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD/ XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon). Minimum qualifying marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank. No minimum qualifying marks for individual subject are prescribed. Merit list will be drawn State wise, category wise. Candidates qualified in the test (main examination) will be placed according to their aggregate marks in descending order in respective States and Categories.

Test of specified opted local language:

Those who qualify for selection and produce 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specified opted local language will not be subjected to any Language test. In case of others (qualified for selection), specified opted local language test will be conducted after provisional selection but before joining. Candidates not found to be proficient in specified opted local language would be disqualified.


Provisional Selection (Subject to qualifying specified opted local language):

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the aggregate marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be considered for preparation of the final merit list. Provisional selection will be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the test (main examination).

Final selection will be subject to:

I) Verification of eligibility for the post and information furnished in the online application.
II) Qualifying in test of specified opted local language, where applicable, as detailed above.

Results of the candidates who have provisionally qualified for selection will be made available on the Bank’s website.


Wait List:
A wait list of up to 50% of vacancies (State-category wise) will be maintained. Candidates will be released from this waitlist on quarterly basis against non-joining and resignation out of the current batch only, subject to the candidates securing minimum qualifying marks as may be stipulated by the Bank for selection. This wait list will be valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of final result.


Click Here – To know about the List of Documents at the time of Joining.

SBI Clerk JA – Related Information
SBI Clerk JA 2019 – Official Notification
SBI Clerk 2018 JA – Exam Syllabus
SBI Clerk 2018 JA – Results