About XAT

XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test) is national-level management entrance examination conducted by XLRI, Jamshedpur for admission to MBA/PGDM programmes. Apart from XLRI and 10 other XAMI members, over 700 B-schools accept XAT scores for admission to their post graduate management programmes.

Important Dates

Events
New Dates
CAT 2020 Official Website Launch
29th July 2020
CAT 2020 Notification Date
02nd August 2020
CAT 2020 Registration Start Date
05th August 2020
Last date to apply for CAT 2020
23rd September 2020
CAT 2020 Admit Card Download Start Date
28th October 2020
CAT 2020 Notification Date
29th November 2020
CAT 2020 Exam Date
29th November 2020

Application Process

  • It should be noted that the CAT Exam registration is only available online.
  • The application form is usually released by the conducting IIM on the official CAT website and applicants need to fill out their details.
  • The CAT 2020 Registration is expected to begin from the first week of August until last week of September.
  • A correction window will also be available later in case of any discrepancies in the details filled in by the candidate.
  • Thus it is important to be careful while filling in the details during the registration process.

Selection Process

In order to get selected in State Bank Of India as a Junior Associate, you have to cross two hurdles viz.
1. Preliminary Exam
2. Mains Exam

After crossing both the hurdles, SBI will conduct a small test called Language Proficiency Test (LPT). Once you are through, then SBI will call you for Document Verification.

No of seats/vacancies

For the Recruitment of Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales), there are a lot of job vacancies this year in various branches of the State Bank of India. As per exam notification, 8653 clerk vacancies will be filled this year

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for SBI Clerk 2019 Examination has been clearly specified in the Exam Notification published by State Bank of India recently. Each SBI aspirant must go through all the important details regarding SBI Eligibility Criteria before applying online. SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2019 consists of a set of requirements and clauses in terms of age, educational qualification and nationality.

Age Limit

Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01.04.2019, i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1991 and not later than 01.04.1999 (both days inclusive).

The relaxation in the upper age limit has been applied according to government norms. They are as follows

  • SC/ ST: 5 Years
  • OBC: 3 Years
  • PH: 10 Years
  • PH + OBC: 13 Years
  • PH + SC/ST: 15 Years
  • J&K Domicile: 5 Years
  • Ex-Servicemen: Actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 Years
  • Widows, Divorced Women Judicially Separated: 9 Years

All SBI Aspirants must fall within the proper age limit. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of SBI Clerk Application Form.

Educational Qualification

The candidates must a Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognized college or university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.  

 

Exam Syllabus and Pattern

Reasoning: Logical Reasoning Questions will contain both Verbal and Non-Verbal Problems based on multiple concepts. Brainstorming will be required while solving these questions.

  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Sitting Arrangements
  • Series Completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Decision Making
  • Statement Reasoning
  • Classification
  • Mirror Image, Hidden and Embedded Images
  • Cubes, Cuboid and Dices


Quantitative Aptitude: The level of questions asked in Quantitative aptitude will be similar to Maths of Class X. Try to memorize all the basic formulas and square & cube roots of numbers upto 30. It will be extremely helpful while solving questions in SBI Clerk Exam.

  • Number System
  • Simplifications
  • Roots & Averages
  • Surds & Indices
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Partner Ship
  • Chain Rule
    Time & Work
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats & Streams
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Stocks & Shares
  • Clocks & Algorithms
  • Mensuration
  • Volume& Surface area
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Heights & Distances
  • Line Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Tabulation


English Language: Questions in SBI Clerk English Section will be based on language skills as well as reading and writing skill. Overall, the level of questions will be similar to the elementary level.

  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion
  • Theme Detection
  • Deriving Conclusions
  • Passage Completion
  • Error Detection
  • Passage Correction
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Correction
  • Grammar
  • Idioms
  • Phrases


General/Financial Awareness: The questions in this test will be from Current Affairs and Banking and Economy, Insurance. In the current affairs, questions can be asked from

  • Recent Appointments
  • Awards and Honours
  • Sports
  • New Schemes
  • National and International News
  • Latest Developments in Science and Technology


Computer Ability: Knowledge of Computer Hardware and Software will be asked in Computer Section of SBI Clerk Recruitment Exam.

  • Computer Hardware
  • Operating System concepts
  • Shortcut Keys
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS Power Point
  • MS Access
  • Internet & Networks
  • Basic Security Concepts
  • Latest Technologies

For the first time, SBI has introduced the sectional timing factor in SBI Clerk Prelims exam pattern. Check out the new exam pattern

SBI CLERK PRELIMS EXAM PATTERN 2019

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Language303020 Minutes
Numerical Ability353520 Minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
 Total1001001 hour

Some highlights of the changes made in the exam pattern are given below:

  • Each section of the Prelims exam will now have a separate time slot (20 Minutes each).
  • Also, there will not be any sectional or overall cut-off.
  • An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (83010 candidates) will be shortlisted for the Mains Exam from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern for Mains Exam 2019

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
General/ Financial Awareness505035 Minutes
General English404035 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 Minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 Minutes
 Total1902002 hours 40 Minutes

FAQs

As per last year CAT eligibility criteria, candidates are required to submit the percentage as per their university norms.

The selection process for SBI Clerk 2019 is divided into three phases:
Phase I: Prelims Examination
Phase II: Mains Examination
Phase III: Interview

No, there is no age bar to appear for CAT 2020.

Candidates belonging to General and NC-OBC category candidates need to pay Rs 2000. Those belonging to reserved category (SC/ ST/ PWD) need to pay Rs 1000.

CAT 2020 online registration has begun from August 5 till September 23. Candidates can use the registration guide and video which will be published on the official website.

Candidates can pay the registration fee while doing CAT registration. Payment of application fee can be done via payment gateway. Candidates will have to use a valid credit or debit card and net banking facility is also available.

If the registration window or website is not accessible for any reason, then close the internet browser (clear cache & cookies, browsing history of the web browser) and try again.

Yes, candidates who are completing their bachelor’s degree by May 2020 are eligible to apply for CAT 2020. However, candidates should select Yes to the question “Are you in the final year of Bachelor’s degree”