SBI Clerk- Introduction

Millions of banking aspirants apply for clerical posts in various Public sector banks with the help of IBPS While IBPS does the recruitment for most Public Sector Banks it conducts a separate exam for SBI.

SBI Clerk

Graduate in any discipline or any equivalent qualification.
1. Preliminary Examination
2. Main Examination
3. Interview
4. Test of knowledge of official/local language
5. Final procedure of Selection

Job profile & Responsibilities

The job profile and responsibilities of both IBPS and SBI Clerk are similar. Clerks are required to assist customers and potential customers through various banking processes. They need to be highly confident and answer every query. Following are the various tasks assigned to a Clerk:

1. Document Verification
2. Managing Single Window Counter
3. Attending to Government Treasury Work
4. Update Pass Books
5. Issue Cash Receipts at Counters
6. Clearing and Transferring Cheques and Receipts as per request
7. Verification of Vernacular Signatures

Career growth

SBI Clerk

In case of SBI, there is a high chance of getting promoted as Trainee Officer in just 3-4 years. Trainee Officer is equivalent to Probationary Officer. Working in SBI provides more exposure compared to other PSBs.
We’d recommend IBPS Clerk for those who want a job with a decent salary, job security and limited work pressure and responsibilities and SBI Clerk for aspirants looking for a challenging job, who can cope with extra work pressure, wish to earn more and reach a high position in lesser time.
We hope the above comparison helps you understand the major differences and make the right career choice.

All the best.