What is the process after SBI Clerk Mains Result?

By Neeraj Mishra|Updated : September 29th, 2018

Dear Aspirants,

First of all, Congratulations to all the selected candidates. The result of SBI Clerk Mains 2018 Exam was declared on 21st Sept 2018. The Main Examination held on 5th August 2018.

The exam was conducted in two stages: Prelims & Mains Exam. It is not followed by a group discussion or a personal interview like the SBI PO exams.

Many of you have been shortlisted for the provisional selection for the post of ‘Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales)’ in State Bank of India.

There are many queries and doubts occurred in the minds of the candidates about the final selection process after SBI Clerk Mains result. So, in this article, we are sharing with you the Process after SBI Clerk Mains result.’

First, let us discuss what exactly is a ‘Provisional Selection’?

The provisional selection means you are almost selected but not final. It does not mean an offer of employment i.e. if at any recruitment stage; it is found that the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility his candidature would be canceled.

  • Provisional selection is done on the basis of candidate’s performance in the main examination.
  • Candidates who qualified in the Mains Exam will be placed according to their aggregate marks in descending order in respective states and categories.

 The process after Provisional Selection


As there is no Interview Process for the post of Clerical Cadre in State Bank of India, the final selection will be done after the document verification and language proficiency test.

SBI will provide information on its website and send a mail to the candidate’s registered email IDs about the document verification & language proficiency test.

As per the official notification, the final selection will be subject to:

  1. Verification of the documents, certificates, and eligibility for the post and information furnished in the online application form.
  2. Language Proficiency Test – Qualifying in the test of specified opted language.

Click here to Check Official Notification

About Document Verification


Candidates need to carry the documents & certificates which have to produce during the document verification process.

 Below are the lists of the documents & certificates that need to produce in original with Xerox copy:

  • Birth Certificate/High School Certificate (10th pass) (for verification of date of birth)
  • Education Qualification Certificate: Candidates should have 10th, 12th standards mark sheet and certificates. Graduation mark sheet (semester wise) & degree (final certificate).
  • Id – proof - PAN Card/Aadhar Card/ Driver license / voter ID/ Passport etc.
  • Category/Caste Certificate: - OBC/SC/ST candidates should submit their caste certificate issued by appropriate authority (as per the central government format).
  • Military Discharge Certificate (in case appointment of ex-servicemen).
  • Character certificates from the Head Master / Principal of the School / College last attended.
  • Certificate for handicapped category issued by CMO/competent authority stating therein the nature and extent of handicap.
  • Three passport size photographs.

Note: In case the candidate belongs to SC/ST/OBC category, please produce a valid caste Certificate.

About the Language Proficiency Test

  • Since this recruitment is being conducted state wise. So, a candidate must have the knowledge of the Local /Official language (reading, writing, speaking, and understanding) of the state.
  • This local language test will be conducted to check the proficiency of candidates in speaking, reading and writing the opted local language.
  • This test will be conducted after provisional selection but before the joining process


  • No LPT test is required if you have studied the opted local language in 10th or 12th and can provide your certificate.
  • If you do not have local language in your 10th or 12th certificate, then you ought to appear in the local language test.


  • The candidates who not found to be proficient in opted local language would be disqualified and would not be eligible for any further process.
  • As per the official notification - No extension would be given to acquiring the proficiency of the local language.
  • This simply means - if you disqualify in LPT test, then no extra time would be given to learning the local language of the state.

 Final selection


The appointment letter will be issued to you by the competent authority after successful qualification in language proficiency test, completion of other formalities like verification of original certificates/testimonials, satisfactory medical report etc.

  • Merit list will be finalized on the basis of Category and State Wise.
  • After the final selection, candidates are absorbed in the banks as a clerk in branches of the bank across any district of the same state.
  • Selected candidates are recruited as depositors, cashiers, and various other public dealings.

Probation Period: The newly appointed Junior Associates will be on probation for a minimum period of 6 months.

Waiting List

  • Bank can also declare a waiting list, if in case of non-joining or resignation by the candidates from the current Batch only.
  • This waitlist will be up to 50% vacancies, state, and category wise.
  • This waitlist will be valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of Final result of SBI Clerk 2018.

Note: If you have done mistake in mentioning some information in your application then it is advisable to carry AFFIDAVIT’ of the same, which you can produce during the document verification.

For e.g. – Some candidates by mistake fill the wrong Date of Birth, or their name varies in High School & Graduation Certificates.

At last -

  • Be ready with all the relevant documents & certificates for the document verification round.
  • If you have any queries or doubts you can ask in the comment section of the same post.

All the Best!

Team Gradeup


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