SBI Clerk 2016: Last Date Extended & Official Languages Revised

SBI Clerk 2016 recruitment official languages,SBI Clerk 2016 recruitment last date extendedThere is an important news about SBI clerk 2016 recruitment, which will enable more candidates to submit their applications.State Bank of India has released a notification revising the official languages list of various states.They have also extended the last date of online registrations to April 28 before which, applicants have to register their online applications.


Everybody would have known now about the SBI clerk 2016 recruitment, the notification of which was released recently.17140 clerk jobs in SBI is to be filled through this 2016 recruitment for Junior associates (customer support & sales) & Junior agricultural associates.


Is sbi clerk exam date postponed?

No.The SBI Clerk Exam date IS NOT postponed.Only the last date to submit your applications was postponed to April 28th, which is ofcourse over now.


State Bank of India has released the call letters for its preliminary exam (see important instructions about sbi clerk call letter). As per it, the SBI clerk exam dates are:

  • May 22, 28, 29
  • June 4 & 5

With the exam dates released, make sure you have the best SBI clerk exam books to prepare within this limited time.


SBI Clerk 2016 Last Date Postponed

Because of this change in eligibility criteria, State Bank of India has extended the last date to submit applications to April 28, 2016.Earlier it was April 25th.


The official notification of this latest modification can be downloaded from the bank`s website here


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SBI Clerk Recruitment: Change in Official Language Rule

State Bank of India has announced clerical vacancies for each state in India & as per sbi clerk job profile, clerical employees should be proficient in official language of that particular state.

Being proficient means, a candidate must be able to read, write, speak & understand the official (local) language of the state they are applying for.

To avoid confusions, SBI had infact provided a list of official languages for each state in their notification itself.


According to the revised list, applicants from the states of West Bengal, J & K, Himachal Pradesh, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Uttakarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Jharkhand & Bihar have a choice to select from any of the given official languages.


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I dont see the language listed in the application form.What to do?

You cannot choose the revised language in the current application form.A separate link to change the official language will be activated by the bank on their website after the last date.


So for the moment, apply for the state/ circle even though you don't see the language listed.


Why choosing the official language is important in SBI clerk 2016 recruitment?

At the time of document verification,

  • SBI will check whether you had studied the local language in school (std 10 marksheet) OR
  • You need to appear for a language test before final selection wherein you may be asked to write or speak in the regional language of the state.

All those who didn't study the language & also couldn't clear the language test will be disqualified from the selection process.

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