24 Nov, 2023
The State Bank of India has issued a notification about the recruitment of junior associates or JA clerks (customer sales and support). The candidates who wish to apply for the post should check details such as the selection procedure, age limit, pay scale, etc., and other related information. The bank is recruiting 8283 people for the post of junior associate. To learn more about the recruitment process, visit the site.
Some important dates pertaining to the selection procedure
|Date of commencement of the application||17 November 2023|
|The last date for applying online||7 December 2023|
|Last date for paying the exam fee||7 December 2023|
|Prelim Exam Date of Phase I||January 2024|
|Main Exam Date for Phase II||February 2024|
|Pre-Exam Training||December 2023|
|Date of issuance of admit card||December 2023|
Some important information about the post
|Name of the organization||State Bank of India|
|Name of the post||Clerk (Junior Associate)|
|Category of job||Government|
|Mode of application||Online|
|Pay scale||Rs. 26,000 to Rs. 29,000|
Application fee to be paid by the candidates
Candidates who belong to the general category (OBC/EWS should pay Rs. 750 as an application fee. While applicants belonging to the SC, ST, or PH categories are exempt from fees, The fees should be paid in online mode only using tools such as credit cards, debit cards, or net banking.
Age criteria for the post
The candidates should be above 20 years old but should not exceed 28 years old as of April 1, 2023. If you were born before April 2, 1995, or after April 1, 2003, then you need not apply for the post. Age relaxation is provided from 5 years to 15 years for various categories of students. The upper age limit specified is 33 years for SC/ST candidates. The maximum age limit for OBC candidates is 31 years; for persons with disabilities, 38 years; and for persons with disabilities and SC/ST, 43 years. For ex-servicemen or disabled servicemen, the upper age limit is as follows:
Numbers of years of service rendered in defence services + 3 years
For women who are divorced or widowed, the age relaxation is 7 years. The upper age limit for divorced and general categories is 35 years; OBC, 38 years; SC/ST, 40 years.
The minimum required qualification for the post is graduation from any recognised university or any other equivalent degree as recognised by the Central Government. Candidates possessing an integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should confirm the date of passing is on or before December 31, 2023.
Final-year students may also apply for the post provisionally, with the condition that if they are selected for the post, they should produce the certificate of graduation on or before December 31, 2023.
Procedure of Selection
The preliminary and main tests are to be conducted online, and the students should also appear in their chosen local language.
Phase I test: The preliminary exam consists of 100 objectives. It is a test conducted for 60 minutes and consists of three sections: English language, numerical ability, and reasoning.
Phase II test: The Mains exam consists of sections such as financial awareness, general English, reasoning ability, computer aptitude, and quantitative aptitude. The duration of the test is 2 hours and 40 minutes.
The English language consists of 30 questions, and the total marks allocated for this section are 30. The students should complete the section in 20 minutes.
You should solve 35 questions for numeric ability, and the total marks allocated for this section are 35. This section should be completed in 20 minutes.
The last section is the reasoning section for 35 marks and consists of 35 questions. It should be completed in 20 minutes.
So, the maximum score of the test is 100 marks.
The topics to be studied for reasoning are data sufficiency, alphanumeric series, coded inequalities, seating arrangement, puzzles, tabulation, input output, coding decoding, etc.
For quantitative aptitude, the candidates should prepare for topics such as mixtures and allegations, simplification, profit and loss, time and distance, sequence and series, permutation, combination, etc.
The candidates should prepare for topics such as para jumbles, the clove test, reading comprehension, paragraph completion, etc.
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