SBI Recruitment 2016 for 17140 JA & JAA Posts in Clerical Cadre

State Bank of India (SBI) invited applications for recruitment to 17140 Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) and Junior Agricultural Associates in Clerical cadre. The candidates eligible for the post can apply through prescribed format on or before 25 April 2016.

Under SBI Recruitment 2016 out of total 17140 posts, 14132 posts are for Junior Associates (Customer Sales & Support) and 3008 posts for Junior Agricultural Associates.

Eligibility for Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales): Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.

Eligibility for Junior Agricultural Associates: Graduation in Agriculture or Agriculture allied activities from a Government recognised university/Institute.

Those who are in the final Semester/ year of Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview/joining, they will have to produce proof of having passed the Graduation Examination on or before 30 June 2016. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 30 June 2016.

 SBI Recruitment 2016 for 17140 Junior Associates: Last Date Extended to 28 April 2016

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.


SBI Recruitment 2016 for 16690 JA & JAA Posts in Clerical Cadre – Vacancy Details

SBI Recruitment 2016 Vacancy Details:

Name of the Post Number of Vacancies

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification Age Limit
Junior Associates (Customer Sales & Support) 10726 Graduation in any discipline 20-28 years
Junior Associate (Special Recruitment Drive) 3218 Graduation in any discipline
Junior Associate (Special Recruitment Drive for Tura (Meghalaya and Kashmir Valley & Ladakh) 188 Graduation in any discipline
Junior Agricultural Associates 3008 Graduation in Agriculture or Agriculture allied activities

Total Post


Selection Procedure for

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.

About the Examination

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:

Name of Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 Composite Time of 01 hour
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

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 :

Name of Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability& Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Total 190 200 2 hours and 40 minutes

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.

Test of knowledge of official and/or local language: Those who produce 10th standard mark sheet/certificate evidencing having studied official (local) language will not be subjected to any Language test. In case of others, language test will be conducted at the time of interview (if interview is held) /before final selection (if interview is not held). Candidates not found to be proficient in official and/or local language would be disqualified.

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 will be made available on the Bank’s website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar

How to Apply: Interested and eligible candidates are required to send their application through online mode only. Candidates should have valid email ID which should be kept active till the declaration of results. Candidates should first scan their photograph and signature as detailed under guidelines for scanning the photograph and signature. Candidates to visit Bank’s website or and open the appropriate Online Application Format, available in the ‘careers with us’ link. Once the application is filled in completely, candidates should submit the data. In the event of candidates not being able to fill the data in one go, they can save the data already entered. When the data is saved, a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and

displayed on the screen. Candidates should note down the registration number and password. They can reopen the saved data using registration number and password and edit the particulars, if needed. This facility will be available three times only. Once the application is filled in completely, candidates should submit the data. No change /edit will be allowed thereafter. On successful completion of the transaction, e-receipt and application form will be generated; which may be printed for record. The printout of the application form is not to be sent to the Bank.

Important dates:

Last date for receipt of Application forms: 25 April 2016

Date of Preliminary Exam: May/June 2016

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