SBI Recruitment 2012 | Bank Clerical Exam

SBI Clerical Exam
Bank jobs are considered the most reliable jobs, and working for SBI is a dream of many young graduates. State Bank of India, with the corporate centre in Mumbai calls for the position of clerk as and when requirement arises and notifications are published in all major news dailies almost 5 months prior to the exam. Candidates who clear this exam get shortlisted for interview rounds, and those selected get placed at clerical posts in State bank of India and its five associate banks. These exams are a fair opportunity for those who want to make a career in bank. Exams are carried out at all India level, the competition is quite tough. It becomes important for you to prepare yourself to face the hefty competition.  Although a number of banking exam coaching institutes have come up with faculty from the banking sector to provide you hands on knowledge of the domain, still you can check your preparedness only by attempting previous year test paper questions of SBI clerical exams. These will help you get a hang of the type of questions you will face in the exam hall.

SBI Clerical Exam Application Form 
Bank Clerical Cadre exams are relatively simple compared to Probationary Officer exam conducted by State Bank of India. This exam for Clerical Cadre (Assistant and Stenographer) is conducted in the month of October. After the submission of application, you get about three months before appearing for the final exam. The SBI clerical exam application form is out in the month of July. You can apply easily from the official website of State Bank of India:

Eligibility Criteria for SBI Clerical Exam
Only Indian citizens can apply for this exam. For general category, anyone with 18 years of age to 26 years can apply for the exam, whereas for the non-creamy class, it can be extended up to 28 years. As far as education qualifications are concerned, aspirants who have passed 10+2/ 12th class with 60% marks are eligible to apply. However for the reserved categories, 55% marks are necessary.
Or aspirants with graduation in any discipline with pass marks are eligible to apply for SBI clerical exam.

SBI Clerical Exam Test pattern
SBI Clerks Selection Process is based on Written Test and Personal Interview. The SBI clerical written exam pattern is as follows:
The clerical exam consists of questions on five topics:
General Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning Ability
Marketing Aptitude/Computer Knowledge
All the questions are of equal marks. For every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks are deducted. Those who qualify the written test are called for the face-to-face round by SBI.

SBI Clerical Exam Preparation Books
The preparation for the exam in three months can easily be done by studying from bank clerical previous year test papers. You can know the pattern as well as the method in which the paper should be attempted by obtaining bank clerical guide books and study material.
People planning on appearing for the bank clerical exams will have to work on the five mentioned segments – English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, Computers and General Banking Knowledge. To attempt these sections with confidence, you have to expose yourself to the kind and variety of questions that you would see in the exam. You can prepare yourself from the SBI clerical exam preparation books like:
SBI Recruitment of Clerical Staff published by Unique Publishers
Clerical Cadre Recruitment SBI published by New Light Publishers
R Gupta's SBI Clerical Staff Bharti Pariksha published by Ramesh Publishing House

SBI Clerical Exam Results
The SBI clerical exam results are declared by the end of October, or in the beginning of November. Candidates can check their results on SBI’s official website by putting in details such as Registration Number and Date of Birth or Password.


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