State Bank of India conducts exams to recruit junior assistants (customer care and sales) and other posts for different branches. SBI is the only Forune500 Indian bank with a tradition of over two hundred years. It is the largest banking and financial institute in India with an asset base of over INR 20 00,000 crores with over sixteen thousand branches spreading across the remote corners of the country. If you get selected for junior assistant, you get the opportunity to serve the Fortune500 Company and the second most valuable brand as per the Brand Finance Report 2015.
For the above-mentioned reasons, the SBI job is most sought after among job aspirants. Usually, notification about SBI clerk junior assistant (customer care and sales) is given in the month of August along with the exam date, pattern, and online application link. You can see the notification on their official website www.sbi.co.in. The in-hand salary at the initial stage ranges from twenty-six thousand to twenty-nine thousand, depending on the location of the posting. The basic salary for the post is INR 17,900 with an increment of INR 1,000 for three years, and the ceiling level is INR 47,920. The DA depends upon the consumer price index and HA on the location of the job.
Every SBI employee enjoys other perks other than a basic salary. The DA is directly proportional to inflation. If the consumer price index increases, DA enhances, and vice versa. Other allowances are transport, house rent, city, special, medical, newspaper and furniture. The allowances vary according to the job location of the employee. Gender diversity is another prominent feature of SBI; women constitute around 20% of the total employment. A woman employee can take a leave of up to two years with pay for personal reasons like childcare, education and others. The bank formulated a stern policy against sexual harassment.
2 phase exam
The exam is held in two phases, prelim and main in online mode, and a test of a specific local language opted by the candidate. The prelim exam consists of English language, thirty questions with thirty marks, numeric ability comes with thirty-five questions and thirty –five marks, reasoning with same as numerical paper. The total number of questions is a hundred with full marks of hundred duration is one hour. The paper is objective. Wrong answers attract a negative marking of 1/4th.
Around ten times of candidates for vacancies are shortlisted for the main exam. Phase two mains consists of four papers; English language, quantitative aptitude, reasoning ability and general/financial/banking awareness. The English language comes with forty questions with a total mark of forty. Other papers consist of fifty questions each. The total number of questions is one hundred ninety with a total mark of two hundred, and the duration is two hours forty minutes.
In the SBI clerk mains exam, each paper has a specific duration and objective type except the English language. The question papers are bilingual English/ Hindi. For a wrong answer, 1/4th mark will be deducted. For eligibility, you need to score a minimum threshold. A 5% relaxation is applicable to SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates. To qualify, you need to score the minimum aggregate percentage prescribed. The merit list is published state and merit-wise.