South Indian Bank Clerk Exam

South Indian Bank Clerk: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancy

September 8, 2022

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About the South Indian Bank Clerk exam

South Indian Bank is a commercial bank in India headquartered in Thrissur, Kerala. They conduct the South Indian Bank clerk every year during the months of August –September.

The notifications for the same will be released in the month of July each year, except for this year, due to unforeseen pandemic situations, the exam has been postponed. SIB Clerk exam is a single exam conducted online. This means there is only one chance for qualifying for the exam. And after clearing the same, you will have to go through a personal interview. However, there are two parts of the exam that you need to know. They are:

  • Online exam
  • Interview

Candidates who qualify for the exam will be placed as the probationary clerk for six months and then, as per their performance, they will be finalized for the post. And once you are selected for the post you can work anywhere in India.

AbbreviationSIB PO/Clerk
TypePrivate sector
PurposeProbationary clerk
Job locationAnywhere in India
Chairman & DirectorMr. Murali Ramakrishna

South Indian Bank clerk Notification/News

The official notification of the exam has not been released yet due to the ongoing pandemic. But the tentative month in which the exam will begin is June 2021. The notification will have several vacancies, eligibility criteria, and reservation policy.

Being one of the most awaited notifications students, are expected to prepare for the exam very well. Following are the notifications of the exam. As per the latest update the notification for the SIB clerk exam will be released in the upcoming months and interested students can look for the same in the official website www.southindianbank.com.

EventsDates
Notification Datenot published yet
Online registration processnot published yet
Application process endnot published yet
Admit card releasenot published yet
Commencement of the examnot published yet
Resultsnot published yet

South Indian Bank Clerk Exam Dates

As per the latest reports, the South Indian Bank Clerk exam dates are yet to be released. The exam is conducted during August and September. For more information you can log onto the official website; www.southindianbank.com. However the dates of the SIB Clerk exam have not been announced yet.

SIB Clerk exam 2021Date
Online examnot published yet
Interviewnot published yet
Resultsnot published yet

Like any exam south Indian bank clerk exam has a certain application fee which you will have to pay online. And the fee structure is decided based on the three categories. Following is the fee structure of the exam:

Name of  the postCategoryamount
 General600
Probationary clerkSC150
 ST150

South Indian Bank Clerk Eligibility Criteria

Every exam has certain eligibility criteria, which the candidate has to qualify to attempt the exam. Similarly, the SIB clerk has its set eligibility criteria which the candidate has to qualify. Following are the points based on which the SIB eligibility criteria:

  • Academic qualification
  • Age limit
  • Nationality
  • Language proficiency

Academic qualification

The candidate must have 60% marks in their SSLC/Higher secondary examination from a recognized board. And they should have completed their graduation with 60% of marks from a recognized university. Candidates who have attended their final year and are waiting for their results can also apply for the examination.

Age limit

The Age limit for attempting the exam is 26 years for the General category and 5 years relaxation for SC/ST which is 31. And the minimum age limit is 19 years. No candidate below the minimum age should apply for the examination.

Nationality/ citizenship of the applicants

The applicant must be an Indian and own Indian citizenship to be able to attend the examination.

Language proficiency

The candidates need to ensure that while filling the application they enter their language proficiency skills. Apart from English, candidates should know Malayalam, Tamil, Telegu and Hindi. The more languages you know, the more opportunity you get in terms of employment in the south Indian banks.

South Indian Bank Clerk Exam Vacancies

Vacancy for the South Indian Bank clerk for the year 2021 is yet to release. However, the previous year’s vacancies are as follows:

North zoneJammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal.75
  South zoneAndhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Puduchery, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana.310

How to apply?

The mode of applying for the exam is online. And following is the process for the exam:

  • First, visit the website of South Indian Bank (www.southindianbank.com)
  • Click on the clerk recruitment
  • Next click on the “New Registration option”
  • Then fill up the details.
  • Save the detail and click the next button to move forward.
  • Upload scanned documents like passport size photograph, signature, and left thumb impression, etc.
  • Enter details like personal details, education qualification, and work experience.
  • Pay the fee online with a Debit/credit card or through Net banking.
  • Finally, click the “submit button” and take a printout for the future.
  • Make sure to preview the application before final submission to avoid errors.

South Indian Bank Clerk Exam Application Guidelines

  • The photographs must be of size between 20kb to 50 kb which is 200*230 pixels.
  • Left-hand thumb impression should be made on white paper.
  • Apart from these, you should include a handwritten declaration in capital letters.
  • Candidates must have a valid email ID and phone number.
  • After successfully completing the payment, you will receive the receipt.
  • Once you have submitted the form you cannot rectify the same.

South Indian Bank Clerk Admit card

The Candidates who are applying for the South Indian Bank clerk admit card exam can download the Admit Card of the same from the official website of South Indian Bank. The processes to download the Admit Card are mentioned below:

Steps to download South Indian Bank Exam Admit Card 2021:

  • Visit the official website of South Indian Bank.
  • Click on the South Indian Bank Admit Card link on the home page.
  •  Enter the details such as registration number and password.
  • Click the Login button.
  • South Indian Bank Exam Admit Card 2021 will appear on the screen.
  • Lastly, download the South Indian Bank Admit Card.

South Indian Bank Clerk Exam Syllabus

SubjectTopics
English LanguageSynonyms, homonyms, antonyms, spelling, word formations, idioms and phrases, grammar, spotting, filling the words, sentence correction, active/passive voice etc.
Data analysisPie charts, tables, bar and graphs, Line charts etc.
ReasoningAnalogy, classification, word formation, statement and conclusions, syllogism, statement and assumptions, statement and arguments, coding, and decoding, blood relations, passage and conclusions, alphabet test, series test etc
General awarenessBanking terms, abbreviations and economic terminologies, overview of financial system, History of Indian banking system, Recent credit, Monetary policies, Important Govt schemes on capital and money market etc.
Computer knowledgeHistory of computers, basics of hardware and software, basics of Internet, terms and services, basic functionalities of MS office etc.

South Indian Bank Clerk Exam pattern

SectionsNumber of questionsMaximum marksTime allotted
Reasoning and computer aptitude405040
General/Economy/banking/ awareness405020
English language405040
Data analysis405040
Total160200140

South Indian Bank Clerk Salary

The salary of a probationary South Indian Bank clerk will be Rs 11, 765 and during the probationary period, the candidate will enjoy various benefits like allowances and reimbursements. Following is the salary structure of a South Indian Bank clerk.

SIB Clerk Salary
Pay LevelRs 11,765 to Rs 31,540
Pay during the training periodRs 3,000 (for 8 months)
Pay during internshipRs 15,000 (for 4 months)
SIB Clerk salary (Basic)Rs 11,765
SIB Clerk salary (Highest)Rs 31,540

Results of South Indian Bank Clerk Exam

The Result of the exam will be released after 20-25 days of the examination. It will declare online in the official website. And for knowing your results, you will have to login to the website with your username and password and know the score. Here is the process of checking your results:

  • Visit the official website of SIB
  • Visit the Official Website of South Indian Bank.
  • Click on the link “Recruitment” on the homepage.
  • Now, open the link “Check South Indian Bank Result for Online Exam of Probationary Clerk”.
  • Log in to the page.
  • Enter Application Number/ Date of Birth and Password.
  • Press “Login “button after filling up the required details.
  • Finally, the Result of Probationary Clerk will appear on the screen

Cut off Marks

SIB announces its clerk/PO exam cut-off marks every year through its official website www.southindianbank.com. And following is the expected cut-off marks for the South Indian Bank Clerk exam for the year 2021.

Name of the CategoryTotal Cut-off Score (Out of 200)
General132.00
OBC125.50
SC120.75
ST117.00

Personal Interview Result

Once the candidate qualifies the aptitude test have to go through the personal interview. And you can download the results from the official website. Following are the steps to download the result:

  • Visit the official website of South Indian Bank.
  • Click on the “Careers” tab.
  • Find the notification saying “Result of Probationary Officers Exam 2021 Personal Interview”. Click on it.
  • Enter the required details like Registration Number, Roll Number, and Date of Birth. Click on the “Submit” button.
  • Result will appear which will contain the Roll Number and Name of the Qualified Candidates. Search for your Roll Number by typing Ctrl+F.
  • Download the result PDF and save it. Take a print out of the SIB Result for future reference.

Guidelines to be Followed for SIB Clerk Exam

There are certain guidelines that you need to follow while going for the exam. And they are:

  • The South Indian Bank 2021 exam is for 2 hours, candidates are required to report to the allotted exam center at the specified reporting time. They are required to spend approximately 4 hours for various formalities such as a collection of Important documents, logging in, receiving instructions, etc.
  • Along with the South Indian Bank 2021 call letter, candidates must also carry an original identity proof to the exam venue.
  • The candidate’s identity will be verified with respect to his/her details on the call letter, in the Attendance List and important documents submitted. If the data on identity proof does not match the call letter, the candidate might not be allowed to appear for the exam.
  • Identity Proof’ that has to be submitted at the exam center can be a PAN Card/ Passport/ Permanent Driving License/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with a photograph.
  • The examination will only be conducted online in venues mentioned on the respective call letters.
  • Request for venue change or date will not be entertained.
  • On the day of the online test, the candidate’s biometric data (thumb impression) will be captured along with a photograph.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Q1. What are the eligibility criteria required for the SIB exam?

A. The eligibility criteria required for the SIB exam is based on the following points:

  • Academic qualification – The candidate must have 60% marks in their SSLC/Higher secondary examination from a recognized board. And they should have completed their graduation with 60% of marks from a recognized university.
  • Age limit – The Age limit for attempting the exam is 26 years for the General category and 5 years relaxation for SC/ST which is 31. And the minimum age limit is 19 years
  • Nationality – The applicant must be an Indian and own Indian citizenship to be able to attend the examination.

Q.2 What are the two levels of the SIB exam?

A. The South Indian Bank clerk exam has two levels. One is the online aptitude test and another is the personal interview.

Q.3 How many vacancies are there in the North and the south zone?

A. Like previous years the vacancies in the North and the south zone, this year the vacancy is North zone 75 and South zone 310.

Q.4 Can a graduate student apply for the SIB clerk exam?

A. Yes, candidates who are graduates can apply for the exam and become probationary clerks in SIB.

Q. 5 What is the upper age limit of the South Indian Exam and are there any relaxations?

A. The upper age limit for the SIB clerk exam is 26 years and for SC/ST there are relaxations up to 5 years which is 31 years.

  • First, visit the website of South Indian Bank (southindianbank.com)
  • Click on the clerk recruitment
  • Next click on the “New Registration option”
  • Then fill up the details.
  • Save the detail and click the next button to move forward.
  • Upload scanned documents like passport size photograph, signature, and left thumb impression, etc.
  • Enter details like personal details, education qualification, and work experience.
  • Pay the fee online with a Debit/credit card or through Net banking.
  • Finally, click the “submit button” and take a printout for the future.
  • Make sure to preview the application before final submission to avoid errors.

Q.6 Can an NRI write the South Indian Bank clerk exam?

A. No, the candidate should be Indian national and should have Indian Citizenship.

Q.7 How much percentage should the candidate have to attempt the exam?

A. The candidate should have a minimum of 60% in his/her SSLC and Higher secondary examination.

Q.8 Are the dates for the examination and application process released?

A. No, due to the unforeseen pandemic situation the dates of the application process and examination have not been announced yet. As per the latest update, that the notification for the SIB clerk exams will be released in the upcoming months.

Q.9 What is the required academic qualification for the South Indian Bank clerk exam?

A. The candidate must have 60% marks in their SSLC/Higher secondary examination from a recognized board. And they should have completed their graduation with 60% of marks from a recognized university. Candidates who have attended their final year and are waiting for their results can also apply for the examination.

Q.10 How is the fee structure categorized?

A. Like any exam, the exam fee for the South Indian Bank clerk exam has been based on the three categories: General- 600, SC-150 and ST-150.

Q.11 Do we need to have language proficiency for being eligible for the exam?

A. Yes, candidates who wish to write the SIB clerk exam should have language proficiency. Apart from English, they should have knowledge of other languages like Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.

Q.12 Are there specific guidelines to be followed for applying the form?

A. Yes, there are some specific guidelines that you need to follow while applying for the South Indian Bank clerk exam they are:

The photographs must be of size between 20kb to 50 kb which is 200*230 pixels.

– Left-hand thumb impression should be made on white paper.

– Apart from these, you should include a handwritten declaration in capital letters.

– Candidates must have a valid email ID and phone number.

– After successfully completing the payment, you will receive the receipt.

– Once you have submitted the form you cannot rectify the same.

Q. 13 What is the exam syllabus for the South Indian Bank clerk exam?

English LanguageSynonyms, homonyms, antonyms, spelling, word formations, idioms and phrases, grammar, spotting, filling the words, sentence correction, active/passive voice etc.
Data analysisPie charts, tables, bar and graphs, Line charts, etc.
ReasoningAnalogy, classification, word formation, statement and conclusions, syllogism, statement and assumptions, statement and arguments, coding, and decoding, blood relations, passage and conclusions, alphabet test, series test etc
General awarenessBanking terms, abbreviations and economic terminologies, overview of the financial system, History of the Indian banking system, Recent credit, Monetary policies, Important Govt schemes on capital and money market, etc.
Computer knowledgeHistory of computers, basics of hardware and software, basics of Internet, terms, and services, basic functionalities of MS office, etc.

Q. 14 Does the South Indian Bank Clerk exam have a set exam pattern?

A. Yes, the South Indian Bank clerk exams have a set exam pattern and they are:

Reasoning and computer aptitude405040
General/Economy/banking/ awareness405020
English language405040
Data analysis405040
Total160200140

Q. 15 How can you know the results of the South Indian bank clerk exam?

  • First, visit the website of South Indian Bank (southindianbank.com)
  • Click on the clerk recruitment
  • Next click on the “New Registration option”
  • Then fill up the details.
  • Save the detail and click the next button to move forward.
  • Upload scanned documents like passport size photograph, signature, and left thumb impression, etc.
  • Enter details like personal details, education qualification, and work experience.
  • Pay the fee online with a Debit/credit card or through Net banking.
  • Finally, click the “submit button” and take a printout for the future.
  • Make sure to preview the application before final submission to avoid errors.

Q. 16 How to get the Admit Card for the exam?

A. Like every exam, SIB clerk exam also releases it’s admit card every year once your application is processed. And Following are the steps to download South Indian Bank Exam Admit Card 2021:

  • Visit the official website of South Indian Bank.
  • Click on the South Indian Bank Admit Card link on the home page.
  •  Enter the details such as registration number and password.
  • Click the Login button.
  • South Indian Bank Exam Admit Card 2021 will appear on the screen.
  • Lastly, download the South Indian Bank Admit Card.

Q. 17 How to download the admit card?

A. There are certain steps that you should follow to get the admit card.

And following are the steps to download South Indian Bank Exam Admit Card 2021:

  • Visit the official website of South Indian Bank.
  • Click on the South Indian Bank Admit Card link on the home page.
  •  Enter the details such as registration number and password.
  • Click the Login button.
  • South Indian Bank Exam Admit Card 2021 will appear on the screen.
  • Lastly, download the South Indian Bank Admit Card.

Q. 18 Are there any general guidelines for the exam?

A. Yes, like any exam SIB clerk exam has certain general guidelines that you need to follow. And they are:

  • The South Indian Bank 2021 exam is for 2 hours, candidates are required to report to the allotted exam centre at the specified reporting time. And they are required to spend approximately 4 hours completing various formalities such as a collection of important documents, logging in, receiving instructions, etc.
  • Along with the South Indian Bank 2021 call letter, candidates must also carry an original identity proof to the exam venue.

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