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SBI Clerk (also known as a junior associate) is one of the posts offered by the State Bank of India. Exams are conducted to provide people jobs into public service banks and SBI Clerk is one of those jobs. SBI PO is another one of those jobs. It is possible for a clerk to become a PO, here is how to do it for SBI.
The exams are online. The preliminary exam comprises of 100 questions and is divided into 3 sections while the main exam is of 200 marks from 4 sections
SBI Clerk Syllabus
|SBI Clerk Syllabus|
|Reasoning Ability||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification, Sequence & Series||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series, Puzzle, Tabulation||Profit & Loss, Number Systems, Data Interpretation||Paragraph Completion|
|Ranking/Directions/Alphabet Test||Mixtures & Alligations, Time & Distance||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Syllogism||Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices||Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting|
|Blood Relations||Work & Time, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Fill in the blanks|
|0Seating Arrangement||Permutation, Combination & Probability||Cloze Test|
|Coding-Decoding, Input-Output||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage||Miscellaneous|
Some Extra Information
- The vacancy for the year 2020 is said to be 8000+
- The exam has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We urge you to stay at home and wash your hands so that we can get through these tough times faster and not spread the virus furthermore.
- Candidate needs to have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in any discipline to apply for the post of Clerk.
- The SBI Clerk exam is available in both English and Hindi language.
The Promotion from Clerk to PO
After six years of service, a clerk can become JMGS – 1 officer, after clearing a written test and interview.
Staff of banks are divided into Clerical Cadre and Officer Cadre. They are directly recruited via exams and interviews. A clerk cannot be internally recruited as a Probationary Officer as POs are directly recruited. However, clerks can shift to the officer cadre as Trainee Officers(TOs) or Junior Management Grade Officer Scale – 1 (JMGS – 1)
The Promotion/shift is possible through three means:
1. Internal Examination:
PSBs (Public Sector Banks) conduct an internal exam every 2 years for employees wanting to make a shift to the officer cadre. A clerk becomes eligible after:
- 3 years of service, along with the completion of the CAIIB (Certified association of the Indian Institute of Bankers) exam
- 4 years of service, along with the completion of JAIIB (Junior association of the Indian Institute of Bankers) exam
- Minimum 6 years of service
The perks and salary received by a trainee officer are equivalent to that of a PO. Once the clerk is promoted, he/she will be put in a probationary period of 2 years and then will be promoted to MMGS-II or back to the Clerical Cadre based on performance.
2. OJM Internal Exam:
This is another internal exam (written test and interview) for employees to make a shift to the officer’s cadre. However, to be eligible for the OJM, a clerk should have minimum 6 years of service as a clerk under the fast track promotion channel or 12 years of service under the normal promotion channel. The perks are equivalent to that od PO but the salary is relatively lesser
3. Direct Recruitment:
If you want to become a PO, you can appear in the exam conducted by the State Bank of India and get directly recruited as a Probationary Officer through the regular selection process.
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