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SBI Clerk 2016: State Bank of India will conduct the SBI Clerk Exam 2016 for selecting eligible candidates for recruitment to the post of Clerk. The exam shall be held in online mode over a duration of one month comprising of Preliminary and Main Examination. Tentatively, the process of application will begin by 1st week of February 2016. There are multiple stages of selection, description of which is given in this article. Every candidate must strive to achieve as many marks as possible to strengthen the chances of final recruitment. Read here complete details on the process of examination and related aspects such as application form, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, admit card and tentative schedule.
Name of the exam – State Bank of India Clerk Exam 2016
Also known as – SBI Clerk Exam, SBI Assistant Exam
Mode of exam – Online
Type of exam – All India Level Recruitment Exam
Category of exam – Graduation
Conducting authority – State Bank of India
Selection process – Written Exam followed by Interview
SBI Clerk 2016: Schedule (Tentative)
|1||Online registration of application form begins||1st week of February 2016|
|2||Online registration of application form ends||3rd week of February 2016|
|3||Last date to reprint application form||3rd week of February 2016|
|4||Online fee payment||1st to 3rd week of February 2016|
|5||Offline fee payment||1st to 3rd week of February 2016|
|6||Admit card release||March 2016|
|7||Online written exam||April 2016|
|8||Result declaration||May 2016|
SBI Clerk 2016 Application Form
To register for the online exam, candidates have to fill the application form, which would be issued exclusively in the online mode. To fill the application form, candidate has to access the official website of SBI and enter some basic details. Afterwards, he has to upload scanned images of photograph and signature in appropriate format. The last step is to pay the application fees in either online mode or offline mode. Once the form is filled, candidates have to take its printout. Care must be taken that only correct and complete details are filled in the application form else the candidate would be barred from personal interview at the round of document verification.
Candidates belonging to unreserved category and reserved category have to pay Rs. 600 and Rs. 100, respectively. The application fee can be paid in online mode or offline mode. For online mode, remittance can be made thru credit/debit card or online banking. Offline mode involves payment thru a challan, which can be downloaded from the official website. This challan has to be deposited at any specified branch. Details of the transaction ID has to be filled in the application form to complete the process. Receipt of fee must be preserved to produce later on.
SBI Clerk 2016 Selection Process
The part and parcel of selection process includes several stages – online examination, document verification, and personal interview. The candidates who qualify in the online written exam are called for personal interview and document verification round. Finally, a merit list is drawn using the normalized scores of online exam and personal interview. Candidates in the final merit list are designated as assistant in clerical cadre in any of the branches of SBI. Selection is purely made on the basis of inter-se merit list.
SBI Clerk 2016 Eligibility Criteria
Every candidate must read the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. It is a set of terms and conditions set in the aspects of age, nationality, and educational qualification which a candidate must satisfy in order to become eligible. We have compiled all the conditions of eligibility in the following paragraph:
Candidate must have completed his graduation degree or equivalent in any discipline from a state or central recognized university.
Age of the candidate must be between 20 to 28 years as on the date specified.
Upper age limit is granted to candidates belonging to some specific categories.
SBI Clerk 2016 Exam Pattern
Candidates must read the exam pattern before starting preparation for the exam. It is a blueprint of the exam and the question paper which tells about number, type of questions, marking scheme and exam duration. By reading the pattern, candidates can plan their attempt strategy in a better way and thus score more in lesser attempts and time.
Exam will be held in online mode only.
Candidates have to mark their answers, online using mouse.
Use of keyboard is prohibited during the exam.
Question will be flashed on the screen one by one.
A candidate can surf between questions/sections as many times as he wants.
As per the SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2016, total duration of the exam is 135 minutes.
There shall be 5 sections in the exam – General Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and Marketing Aptitude/Computer Knowledge.
Total marks in the exam are 200.
Each section carries 50 marks.
For each correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded.
For each incorrect answer, ¼ marks will be deducted.
SBI Clerk 2016 Admit Card
Admit card would be made available to those candidates who fill the application form and pay the application fees successfully. The link to download the admit card would be made available on the official website of SBI. Hall ticket would not be sent to the candidate’s address in post or courier. To download the admit card, access the official website of SBI and enter some basic details such as application number, date of birth etc. On entering the details, admit card would be screened. You can press the print command to generate SBI Clerk 2015 Hall Ticket printout. It is mandatory to bring the hall ticket at the exam venue else the candidate would not be permitted to give the exam. Also, you must paste your photo on the admit card and attach a photocopy of the government approved photo ID proof. On the photocopy, mention your roll number, registration number, name and signature. You must keep the admit card safe till the recruitment process is complete.
SBI Clerk Result 2016
SBI will issue the result of the exam on its official website. Candidates have to open the official website and download the PDF file of roll number of selected candidates. In the PDF, if they are selected, they would find their roll number. Based on the result, candidates would be selected for next round of selection. If a candidate crosses the cutoff, he would be selected. All the rest will be rejected. Scorecard will be issued once the recruitment process is over. To see the scores, candidates have to enter their roll number, password and date of birth. Final SBI Clerk Result 2016 of the merit list will be posted similarly on the official website. Additionally, an email and SMS will be dropped to the candidate’s email ID and mobile number respectively informing about the result.
State Bank of India is the largest bank of India with majority of holding owned by the Government of India. It has several associate banks as well which are as follows – State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Hyderabad, and State Bank of Mysore. Headquarters of SBI is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It has over 17,000 branches which includes domestic as well as foreign branches. At present, CMD of SBI is Mrs. Arundhati Bhattacharya. Every year it conducts an entrance examination to recruit candidates on the post of Assistant in Clerical Cadre and Probationary Officer.