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Knowing the difference between SBI PO and SBI Clerk

We all are now aware that our renowned Indian public sector bank – SBI scheduled the SBI probationary officers and SBI clerical cadre exams back-to-back for this year 2018. State Bank of India has released the notification for SBI PO to fill up 2000 vacancies whereas for SBI Clerk to fill up 8301 vacancies. It becomes imperative to know the major difference between them so that it becomes easy to make informed decisions for brighter careers. In this below article, we are going to show your the difference between SBI PO and SBI Clerk in terms of exam pattern, type of tests involved, salary and fee details. Hope your exams preparation is already on full swing, take a quick glance at these insightful details of both exams and their differences along with similarities. Aspirants, come lets dive deep into what we’re talking about

A. Selection Process

1. The selection process of SBI Clerk consists of 3 stages i.e Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, Test of Official and/or Local Language.

2. Coming to the selection process of SBI PO, it consists of 3 stages i.e Preliminary Exam, Main Exam and GD/PI.

B. Prelims Exam Pattern for SBI PO & SBI Clerk

S No Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

1. Number of Questions, Number of Marks and Duration of the exam is same for both SBI PO and SBI Clerk.

2. One fourth 1/4th Mark will be deducted for wrong answers.

C. Mains Exam Pattern for SBI PO & SBI Clerk

S No Name of Tests SBI Clerk SBI PO
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude No of Questions: 50 Marks: 60 Duration: 45 minutes No of Questions: 45 Marks: 60 Duration: 60 minutes
2 General English No of Questions: 40 Marks: 40 Duration: 35 minutes No of Questions: 35 Marks: 40 Duration: 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation No of Questions: 35 Marks: 60 Duration: 45 minutes
4 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness No of Questions: 50 Marks: 50 Duration: 35 minutes No of Questions: 40 Marks: 40 Duration: 35 minutes
5 Quantitative Aptitude No of Questions: 50
Marks: 50
Duration: 45 minutes
Total Total number of Questions: 190
Total number of Marks: 200 Marks
Duration: 160 Minutes
Total number of Questions: 155
Total number of Marks: 200 Marks
Duration: 180 Minutes

1. There were around 10 questions of Data Interpretation in the ‘Quantitative Aptitude’ section of SBI Clerk Main Exam in same way we can expect questions from Quantitative Aptitude in the ‘Data Analysis and Interpretation’ section of SBI PO Main Exam.

2. One fourth 1/4th Mark will be deducted for wrong answers for both SBI PO and Clerk.

There will be a descriptive paper for SBI PO Mains Exam

S No Name of Test SBI Clerk SBI PO
1 Descriptive Test No of Questions: 2
Marks: 50
Duration: 30 minutes

D. SBI PO VS SBI Clerk Salary

1. Salary of Probationary Officer

Starting Basic Pay: Rs. 27,620/-

Pay Scale: Rs. 23,700-980/7-30,560-1145/2-32,850-1310/7-42,020 (4 increments)

Allowances: D.A, H.R.A/Lease rental, C.C.A, Medical and other allowances & perquisites as per rules in force from time to time.

2. Salary of Clerk

Starting Basic Pay: Rs. 11,765/-

Pay Scale: Rs. 13,730/16,715/20,095/28,110/- Your maximum salary will reach Rs. 31,450/-

Allowances: You will be given Furniture Allowance, House Maintenance Allowance, Books & Magazine Allowance, Briefcase Allowance, Reimbursement of Telephone Bills etc.

Compensation and Perks: Encash privilege leaves.

E. Fee Details

Fee Details for both SBI PO and SBI Clerk are same for SC/ST/PWD candidates and General, OBC Candidates.

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