The mains examination for State Bank of India (SBI) clerk is now over. It was conducted today i.e October 31, 2020, in two shifts. The first shift was organized from 10:00 AM to 12:40 PM followed by second shift 03:00 PM to 05:40 PM. As per SBI Clerk experts, the level of the exam was of moderate level. Candidates have reviewed the examination as a bit lengthy and tricky.
Now that the exam is over, the next event is the result declaration. If we look at the past year trends, SBI declares the clerical cadre result within a month. Last year, the SBI Clerk Mains exam was conducted on August 10, and September 20, 2019. The result for the same was out on October 30, 2019. Following this information, one can expect that SBI Clerk Main Result 2020 will be out in the month of November 2020.
The declaration of result is based on the number of candidates that qualify the cut off marks for SBI Clerk. Last year, the mains cut off marks for SBI Clerk was 99.75 for General category, 85.75 for EWS category, 84.25 for OBC category, 75.0 for SC category and 64.25 for ST category candidates.
If we look at the state-wise cut off marks, the highest marks were for Haryana state (103.25) followed by Punjab (10.2.75) and Himachal Pradesh (101.25). For the rest of states, the cut-off marks for mains exam were as follows – 98.00 for Tamil Nadu and Bihar respectively, 96.25 for Kerala, 91.25 for Gujarat, 94.75 for Odisha, 97.25 for West Bengal, 96.5 for Uttarakhand, 97.00 for Rajasthan, 97.50 for Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand respectively, 99.75 for Andhra Pradesh. Some of the lowest state-wise cut off marks were for Karnataka with 85.75, Chattisgarh 87.75 marks, Maharashtra with 89.75 marks, and Assam with 85.00.
Candidates who are able to secure the cut off marks are called for the language test. In this stage, SBI assesses the candidate’s knowledge of the local language of a particular state. Candidates who are shortlisted for the language test have to carry their 10th/ 12th certificate as proof that they have studied local language in school. Those who are not proficient in the local language are disqualified and not considered for the provisional allotment round.
This year, State bank of India has advertised around 8134 vacancies for Clerk exam. Out of these total vacancies, most of the vacancies are advertised for Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra (865 vacancies) followed by 612 vacancies of West Bengal. Around 550 vacancies are out for Gujarat, 500 for Rajasthan, 475 for Karnataka, 425 for Odisha, 394 for Kerala and 393 for Tamil Nadu. This year, SBI has announced 00 vacancies for Daman and Diu.