SBI Recruitment 2017 Eligibility Criteria

SBI Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) Recruitment 2017 Eligibility criteria / SBI Junior Agricultural Associate Recruitment 2017 Selection Process / SBI Recruitment 2017 Apply Online for or

The Central Recruitment & Promotion Department, Corporate Centre, Mumbai is going to announce Employment Notification Recruitment of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) And Junior Agricultural Associates In Clerical Cadre In State Bank Of India, Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as (i) Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) (ii) Junior Agricultural Associates in clerical cadre in State Bank of India. Candidates can apply for vacancies in one State and for one post only. Under Special Recruitment Drive for Tura (Meghalaya) and Kashmir Valley & Ladakh candidates can apply for one District only. Candidates can appear for the test only once under this recruitment project.

The candidates applying for vacancies, other than for Special Recruitment Drive for Tura (Meghalaya), Kashmir Valley & Ladhak , should be proficient (reading, writing, speaking and understanding) in official language of the State. The candidates applying for vacancies under special Recruitment drive for Tura (Meghalaya), Kashmir Valley & Ladhak should be proficient (reading, writing, speaking and understanding) in official language of the State and local language of the concerned District (mentioned in the vacancy table against each District). Test of knowledge of official and/or local language will be conducted as a part of the selection process

Name of The Post
  • Junior Associates
  • Junior Agricultural Associates
Age Limit - Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01.01.2017 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1988 and not later than 01.04.1996 (both days inclusive)

Relaxation of Upper Age Limit

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC / ST5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC)3 years
PWD (Gen)10 years
PWD (SC /ST)15 years
PWD (OBC)13 years
Persons domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir
State during the period from
01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989
5 years
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-ServicemenActual period of service rendered in defence
services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-
Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max.
age of 50 years
Widows, Divorced women and women
judicially separated from their husbands
& who are not remarried
9 years (subject to maximum age limit of 35 years
for General, 38 years for OBC & 40 years for
SC/ST candidates)

Pay Scale - 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230-1310/1-31540

Essential Academic Qualifications

For Junior Associates - Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government

For Junior Agricultural Associates - Graduation in Agriculture or Agriculture allied activities from a Government recognised university/Institute.

Application Fee
  • SC/ST/PWD/XS - Rs. 100/- (Intimation Charges only)
  • General and OBC Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)
Selection Procedure - The selection process will consist of on-line test (preliminary & main examinations), test of official and/or local language and subject to Government of India approval, interview

Phase-I - Preliminary Examination: Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows

SL.Name of testNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
(1)English Language3030Composite Time
of 1 hour
(2)Numerical Ability3535
(3)Reasoning Ability3535

NOTE - Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination

Phase – II Main Examination - The structure of main examination (online objective type) would be as follows

SL.Name of testNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
(1)General/Financial Awareness505035 minutes
(2)General English404035 minutes
(3)Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
(4)Reasoning Ability
& Computer Aptitude
506045 minutes
(5)Total1902002 Hours 40 minutes

NOTE - Each test will have separate timing as mentioned above. The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English &Hindi. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective tests. The passing marks in each of the tests will be decided by the Bank on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test to a minimum required level. Candidates are also required to score a minimum percentage marks on aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon). Minimum percentage marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank.

Phase – III - Interview (subject to Govt. of India approval) Candidates qualified in the test (main examination) will be placed according to their marks in descending order in respective categories. Depending upon the number of vacancies only certain number of candidates from amongst those who qualify by ranking high enough in the merit will be called for interview in the ratio of maximum 3 candidates for each vacancy. Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks (to be decided by the bank) in interview to be considered for final selection. 5% relaxation for SC/ST/ OBC/PWD/XS category will be available thereon

Final Selection - The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in Interview (Phase-III) (if interview is held) for preparation of the final merit list. Final selection will be made on the basis of candidate's performance in the test (main examination) and interview (if interview is held) taken together. Results of the candidates who have qualified for Interview and the list of candidates finally selected

How to Apply - Candidates will be required to register themselves online through Bank's website or After registration candidates are required to pay the requisite application fee through online mode by using debit card/ credit card/Internet Banking