SBI Clerk 2016 Notification | 17000 Junior Associates Posts

SBI Clerk 2016 recruitment notification,SBI Clerk Recruitment 2016,SBI Junior Associate Recruitment 2016,SBI Clerk Junior Associates vacancies SBI Clerk 2016 Notification has been released but for post that they call as Junior Associate & Junior Agricultural Associate. Having over 10000 branches & 5000 branches of its associate bank spread across India, SBI is the oldest & largest public sector bank.It also has strong foreign presence with nearly 82 offices in 32 countries.


The news about SBI Clerk Recruitment 2016 was being expected for long & the announcement has come at a time when candidates were down after IBPS results & LIC AAO results die


And now it is the turn of SBI to pep up things with recruitment of 17000 clerical cadre jobs.It is sure a jackpot for aspirants looking to enter govt banks.


Post & Vacancies

In SBI 2016 clerk recruitment, the post name may look different but they come under the normal clerical cadre only.


Junior Associate (Customer support & sales) 10726 posts (state wise)
Junior Agricultural Associate 3008 posts (state wise)


The following are backlog vacancies for OBC, SC, ST , PWD & Ex-SM.General category candidates are not eligible for the below posts

  • Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales): 3218 positions

The following vacancies are part of a special recruitment for the regions: Tura (Meghalaya) and Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh regions.

  • Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales): 188 posts

So the total vacancies in SBI Clerk 2016 recruitment is 13734 posts without considering the backlog vacancies & Kashmir special recruitment.


For more details on salary, job description & transfers, do read our detailed article on SBI Clerk Junior Associate Job Profile


SBI Junior Associates Salary

The total starting emoluments at a metro city like Mumbai will be around Rs.20,950 per month which could vary slightly based on place of posting.


The payscale for this clerical cadre employee shall include all benefits such as PF, Gratuity, Pension etc.,



Important Events:

Online application process – April 5 to 28, 2016 (last date extended)
Preliminary Exam: May & June 2016 | Main exam dates will be informed later
Update on April 21: SBI has revised the list of official languages for some states.Click here to read know more about this change 


Who are Eligible

The conditions to apply for this SBI clerk recruitment 2016 are,
  • Age: 20 - 28 years, as on April 1, 2016 [+3 yrs for OBC, +5 yrs for SC/ST]
  • Local language proficiency (able to read, write & speak) of the state you are applying is required
  • Must be able to write & speak English

Junior Associate: Pass in any degree, as on June 30, 2016

Junior Agricultural Associate: Degree in Agriculture or Agriculture allied activities as on 30.06.2016


Final year students are also eligible to apply for this SBI clerk (junior associates) 2016 recruitment but should be able to produce proof of passing the degree exam on or before June 30, 2016 if called for interview.


Local language test: Candidates who produce 10th standard mark sheet/certificate to show that they had studied the official language need not appear for language test.


For all others, language test will be conducted at the time of interview or before final selection (if interview is not held)


Procedure of Selection

State Bank of India will conduct the selection process for Junior Associate & Junior Agriculture Associate in the 3 phases.SBI clerk book guide


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Phase I: Preliminary Examination for 100 marks shall be conducted in the month of May. It would contain 3 sections.




Candidates have to pass in each objective test that also carries 0.25 negative mark.


Phase II: Main Exams would be conducted for candidates who qualify in prelims.It will be for 200 marks.




Phase III: Interview (subject to Govt of India approval):

Those who get clear the main exams will be called for personal interview.


Since govt of India had advised banks not to conduct interviews for clerical cadre jobs, it is not known whether SBI will continue with interview or not.


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How to Register?

The registration/application fee is Rs.600 (Gen/OBC) & Rs.100 (others) which must be paid only through online mode only.
  • Fill the online application available at ‘careers’ page on
  • After filling the details, upload your recent photo & signature
  • Complete payment by debit card, credit card or net banking

After submitting the online application form take a print of the generated application form & e-receipt for future reference.


Download Notification

Candidates interested to apply for this 2016 SBI Clerk/ Junior Associates Recruitment must download the original notice from the bank website here (.pdf)


The online application form is available on a seperate site here

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