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With the SBI Clerk 2019 Notification out on Apr 12, 2019, there must be some doubts buzzing in the aspirants’ mind. We have come up with a list of important FAQs and their answers. Have a look:

Ques 1 I will get my degree final year results in the month of May. Can I apply?

Ans Those who are in the final year/semester of their graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if provisionally selected, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before Aug 31, 2019.

Ques 2 Can I fill the form for Chattisgarh if I am from Jharkhand?

Ans Yes! You can fill the form for other states other than your residential state.

Ques 3 Are SBI junior agricultural associate post is included or not in this recruitment?

Ans No! Jr Agricultural Associate posts are not included in this notification. This notification is only for Jr. Associates (Customer Support & Sales).

Ques 4 Will there be sectional timing in place for Prelims and Mains?

Ans Yes! sectional timings are there in place. In Prelims, there are 20 mins each for the 3 sections: English, Numerical Aptitude & Reasoning. And in Mains, Gen/ Financial Awareness & English have sectional timing of 35 mins each and Numerical Aptitude & Reasoning will have 45 mins each.

Ques 5 Selection will be done on state-wise or circle wise basis?

Ans On a state-wise basis.

Ques 6 Are Jr. Associates (Customer Support & Sales) and SBI Clerk the same profile?

Ans Yes! They are one and the same.

Ques 7 Is any computer diploma mandatory to apply for these posts?

Ans No! You don’t require any computer diploma to apply for these posts.

Ques 8 My date of birth is Nov 30, 1999. Can I apply?

Ans Yes! You can apply.

Ques 9 Can I select prelims and mains exam centre in another state irrespective of the state for which I am applying.

Ans Yes! You can do so.

Ques 10 I have education loan. Will it cause any issue in my selection?

Ans No! As long as you are not defaulting on your loan repayment, there should not be any issue.

Ques 11 In few states they have given 2 to 3 languages, so do we need to know all the languages mentioned there?

Ans You need to know only one language mentioned against a state.

Ques 12 What is the salary of this post?

Ans The Payscale is 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110- 2120/1- 30230-1310/1-31450. The starting Basic Pay is Rs 13075.00 (Rs 11765.00 plus two advance increments admissible to graduates. The salary in hand would be around Rs 23000.

Ques 13 Do these vacancies include recruitment of cashiers and other back-office workers at SBI?

Ans Yes! You may be posted as a cashier or any similar post.

Ques 14 How will the students be selected without sectional cut-offs in either Prelims or Mains?

Ans An overall cut-off will be decided and aspirants will be selected accordingly.

Caveat: We suggest you perform your best in each of the sections and not to rely on 1/ 2 sections.

Ques 15 I will be in Mumbai at the time of Prelims & Mains but I want to apply for Bengal. Can I choose the centre as Mumbai for Bengal region?

Ans Yes! You can choose a different centre other than the region for which you are applying.

Ques 16 I’m in the 6th semester of B. Com. Am I eligible to apply?

Ans Yes! If you can provide the proof of having passed the examination on or before Aug 31, 2019, you can apply.

Ques 17 If we write the exam in a state other than the native state, will the reservations be applicable?

Ans Yes! The reservations will be applicable.

Ques 18 I am working in a private bank but I can’t get the NOC Certificate. Will there be any issue in applying?

Ans No! Since you weren’t in a government job, there shouldn’t be any issue.

Ques 19 Can I choose sections randomly in Prelims?

Ans No! Since there is sectional timing in place, you can’t choose sections at your discretion. The system will automatically change the section once the time ends.

If your doubt isn’t covered in this article, post it in the comments section below. We’ll try our best to answer it.

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  1. WHILE FILLING FORM (SBI clerk 2019) if i fill my category as EWS (ECONOMICALLY WEAKER SECTION) But At The Time Of DV if i am not able to produce ews certificate. Then my candidature will be rejected or considered as GENERAL CATEGORY?? Actually i fulfill all conditions for EWS category but in my State process for ews certificate is not started yet I only want to know if i failed to produce EWS certificate at the time of DV then what will be my candidature status if i clear all stages of exam as general category??? Railway Ntpc Group D Mein Toh Likha Hua Hai You Will Be Considered As General Agar Aapne Certificate Nahi Diya

    • Hi Aman, You will be considered as a general category aspirant at the time of DV, if you are unable to provide the EWS certificate.

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