Why SBI Clerk Mains Results Are Delayed: Reasons You Must Know!!

SBI clerk recruitment is one event that many job aspirant look forward every year.In 2016, ever since the notification to recruit for the post of junior associates/ junior agricultural associates was out, expectations was in every stage.But now, even after 2 months, the SBI clerk mains results is still pending leaving many candidates confused & disappointed.Here we explain you the reasons behind this results delay.


State Bank of India announced to recruit over 17000 junior associates (customer supports & sales) & junior agricultural associates in clerical cadre in April 2016.


Due to state-wise vacancies, candidates from all states across India registered in huge numbers.


SBI Clerk Mains Results: A Long Wait

As part of SBI clerk recruitment selection process, the preliminary exam was held on May 22, 28, 29, June 4 & 5, 2016.The bank declared results of these tests on June 16, which is just 10 days after the tests were over.


Nearly 3 lakh of qualifiers of prelims appeared for SBI main examination conducted on June 25 & 26.


But it has taken been nearly 2 months & still SBI clerk mains results are not released.It is certainly a long wait for candidates who are venting out their anger on social media & online communities.


October 27 Update: SBI Clerk Mains & Final Results are Released


What is SBI saying about Results?

Any notification about exams or jobs in SBI are normally updated on their official website sbi.co.in.In recent times, they are also posting regular updates about ongoing recruitments through their dedicated pages on Facebook & Twitter.


Their last twitter update put up on July 4 says “SBI Main Exam Result for Jr.Associates  is being processed.We will come up with a notification on our website when ready




Ever since then, no new updates were published by state bank on social media nor any notification was posted on their website.


SEPTEMBER 9 UPDATE: In an official notice released by state bank of india, it is mentioned that “results are under process & will be declared on finalisation”.




Rumours spread by websites: Many websites are taking advantage of this confusion by writing fake news about result dates.


They are fixing their own result dates such as July end, before August 15, before end of August etc., without any basis.Now, they have started writing articles stating the results will be out before end of September.




Nobody knows the exact date of results apart from SBI.These websites are just making use of curious candidates like you to bring visitors to their pages.


Reasons for SBI Clerk Result Delay:

We know all of you will be in frustration after reading these fake news.At this point, one question is sure to be on all your minds - Why are SBI clerk mains results getting delayed?


Although the bank has not divulged any reason for holding back the results, ex-bank officials & legal experts point at two possible causes.


1) To Conduct Interviews or Not: Last year, Govt of India ordered all public sector units to stop conducting interviews for clerical level of posts.


Following this communication from ministry of finance, even IBPS did not conduct personal interviews for their clerical jobs selection in 19 banks.


SBI in their clerk recruitment 2016 notification mentions about conducting interview for qualifiers of mains exam, after seeking approval from the government.


It is said, that govt has not yet responded to SBI on whether they are allowed to conduct interviews or not.


True of False? Govt of India in recent times is instructing public sector companies to complete recruitments fast.So its difficult to believe that Indian government hasn't given permission to SBI for the past 2 months.


But we were not able to verify with ministry employees to check if this reason is true.


2) Case Against SBI Clerk Recruitment in Court: State bank in its eligibility condition had barred loan defaulters to apply for this recruitment.Many candidates with outstanding educational loans were affected by this rule & couldn't register.


Citing this rule as unconstitutional, an aspirant from Chennai filed a PIL case against SBI in the court to cancel the clerical recruitment completely.


The Judges on June 7, 2016 refused to cancel the recruitment & allowed SBI to continue with their selection process & reserved their final judgement to another date.


But in their interim order, they had mentioned that the final judgement will have an impact on the results of the entire recruitment process.


Why judgement still not delivered?

Lawyers in Tamilnadu were on strike for the past 2 months (from June).Few days back, it came to an end.So the next hearing of this PIL case against SBI is still pending.


Only when the court convenes, judges can hear the arguments & pronounce their verdict.

Therefore from what has happened so far, it seems State bank of India is waiting for the court`s judgement based on which they will decide on the next course of action.


The next date of case hearing is not known.But we will update you on whatever happens related to SBI clerk mains results through this website.


Stay Calm & Be Patient till then.Don't believe in any rumors!!

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