SBI Clerk 2020 Delayed- Check Official notice by the bank

SBI is the top bank of India in terms of market capitalisation and customer base. It is the dream of every bank aspirant to work under this bank. SBI invites applications under two posts viz SBI PO and SBI Clerk via annual recruitments.

State Bank of India has invited applications for various vacancies under the SBI Clerk 2020. The students who aspire to work with the biggest bank of India had successfully filled the form. SBI has successfully commenced the preliminary exams in the month of February- March 2020. But citing Coronavirus, there has been a delay in the further process of the recruitment.

SBI Clerk 2020 Delayed

Post the coronavirus attack, there has been anxiety among the students regarding the preliminary exams result and the mains exam. The students were awaiting an announcement from the bank regarding the ongoing recruitment. The bank has, therefore, released an official press release about the future process for the recruitment. The notice reads that until the impact of COVID-19 is lessened, the results and the Mains exam stands deferred.

Check the official notice here

SBI Important Highlights

Events Important Timeline
Online Applications 03-01-2020 to 26-01-2020
Preliminary Exam 22-02-2020, 28-02-2020, 01-03-2020, 08-03-2020
Preliminary Exam Results Delayed
Mains Exam 19-04-2020 (Delayed)
Mains Result Delayed


SBI Clerk Preliminary Result

According to the notice, the preliminary result of the SBI Clerk 2020 has also been delayed. This has created panic among the students, who have appeared for the exam. The only choice students are left is to continue their preparations for the mains.

SBI Exam pattern

Phase 1- Preliminary Exam

This is the first stage of the recruitment process it is a 1-hour exam comprising of 3 subjects. There are prescribed sectional timing for each subject and a total of 100 questions are asked at this level.

Subject No of questions Total Marks Sectional timing Mark/question
Correct answer Wrong answer
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes +1 -0.25
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes +1 -0.25
English Language 30 35 20 minutes +1 -0.25
Total 100 100 60 minutes


Level 2- Mains Exam

The candidates who will be successful in clearing the cut-off of pre-exam will be called for the mains exam. The mains exam is slightly difficult in terms of level as compared to the preliminary exam.

Subject No of questions Total Marks Sectional timing Mark/question
Correct answer Wrong answer
English Language 50 40 35 minutes +1 – ¼
General Knowledge 50 50 35 minutes +1 – ¼
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes +1 – ¼
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes +1 – ¼


SBI Clerk Final Selection

The final selection in the SBI Clerk is based on the marks obtained by the candidate in the Mains exam. The students have to obtain the minimum cut-off that has been decided by the bank state wise. The cut-off is depended on the number of vacancies, the number of students who appeared for the exam.

SBI Clerk 2020 Pay-scale

The candidates who are selected in the clerical cadre fall under the basic pay of ₹13,075 which is exclusive of the DA and other allowances. The in-hand salary of an SBI clerk falls in the range of 25,000 to 30,000.

SBI Junior Associates Total vacancies

The total vacancies reported under the SBI Clerk recruitment 2020 is approximately 8000. The vacancies are distributed state wise. We will now have a quick look at the total number of vacancies that have been reported under the SBI Clerk 2020 recruitment:

SBI Circle Total Vacancies Reported
Ahmedabad 550
Amravati 150
Bengaluru 475
Bhopal 700
Bengal 650
Bhubaneshwar 425
Chennai 400
Hyderabad 375
Delhi 393
Jaipur 500
Kerala 400
Lucknow 865
Maharashtra 875
North East 273
Patna 285


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