The SBI Clerk Mains Result 2016, there is no official update has been released in this regard by State Bank of India. Candidates have been waiting anxiously for the result, which was supposed to be released in the end of August.

Candidates are suggested to check for the latest updates at the official portal of SBI ( regarding the result of Junior Associate (JA) and Junior Agricultural Associate (JAA) posts. It has been more than two months since the completion of the examination and the delay has increased the heartbeats of the candidates.

The SBI had notified about 17000+ vacancies in Junior Associate (JA) and Junior Agricultural Associate (JAA) posts. An outstanding response was received in this regard. The examination was held in two phases: preliminary and main. The preliminary examination was held in the month of May and the main examination was held during the summers, June. About 3 lakh candidates had qualified the preliminary exam and had been declared eligible to appear for the main examination.  

Candidates those who qualify will be appointed for the 17000+ vacancies available for the posts of Junior Associates (customer support and sales) and Junior Agricultural Associates. The Main exam was held for those candidates who had qualified the preliminary examination and its result of were declared on 17 June.

The next phase after result declaration:-

After this whole trauma of the test the students will have to hold the breath to fight still more for the job posts. After the declaration of the SBI clerk mains result 2016, only those candidates who have qualified it will be eligible to appear in the Phase 3 selection process.

The qualified candidates will be placed according to their marks in descending order in respective categories. Depending upon the number of vacancies only certain number of candidates from those who qualify by high ranking in the merit will be called for interview in the ratio of maximum 3 candidates for each vacancy. The candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks (to be decided by the bank) in interview to be considered for final selection. 5% relaxation for SC/ST/ OBC/PWD/XS category will be available thereon.

In addition to this, candidates will also have to appear for a test of official and/or local language. Those who produced 10th standard mark sheet/certificate evidencing having studied official (local) language will not be subjected to any Language test. In the case of others, language test will be conducted at the time of interview (if interview is held) /before final selection (if interview is not held).

The candidates who were not found to be proficient in official and/or local language would be

Final selection process:-

The SBI follows strict selection procedure for sorting out the eligible candidates. The marks obtained by the candidates in the Preliminary Examination will not be added for the selection. Only the marks achieved in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in Interview (Phase-III) (if interview is held) for preparation of the final merit list.

Final selection will be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the test (main examination) and interview (if interview is held) taken together. The results of the candidates who have qualified for Interview, and also the candidates list of who finally get selected will be made available on the official Bank’s website. Final selected list will also be published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar.

Expected cut off for clerk exam:-

To determine the cut off regarding the SBI is quite impossible but the exam conducted by the banks can lead us to draw a rough structure regarding it. Though exactly not ascertained, the expected cut off marks for SBI Clerk Main exam 2016 can be in between 140-145. However, the general/ financial awareness questions were easy; other sections were of moderate difficulty level.

The candidates should note that the figures regarding expected cut off marks are for reference purpose. The original marks can vary from this one.