Dear Banking Aspirant,

The year is ending in a few days and this is the time for some intense preparations for the interview and mains examination for the IBPS RRB PO Interview , RBI Assistant Mains Exam, IBPS Clerk Prelims and other such exams. When everyone was drooling over the insecurities over the future of the exams in the government sector especially in the field of banking, we are getting handful of notifications from time to time.

The RBI Assistant Mains Exam is over and we have only two major events in the exam scenario now which pertains to IBPS RRB PO Interview and IBPS SO Prelims Exam. South Indian Bank which is headquartered at Thrissur in Kerala and also ” The FIRST Kerala based bank to implement Core Banking System” has released the notification for the posts of Probationary Clerks.

The number of vacancies available for the South Indian States are more, So this is a golden opportunity to become a member of young and vibrant team of banking professionals in one of the premier banks in India. The process of registration has already begun and the aspirants have asked some queries regarding the Registration process and the eligibility criteria, so we thought of enlightening those queries in a single post which would be useful for the other candidates.

If you haven’t checked the official notification of the SOUTH INDIAN BANK – Probationary Clerks 2017, please check the following. 

Click Here to Check the Official Notification of the SOUTH INDIAN BANK  – Probationary Clerk 2017

So here goes the most common FAQ’s for the SOUTH INDIAN BANK recruitment of Probationary Clerks. 

1. What is the Total Number of Vacancies of available for the posts of Probationary Clerks in SOUTH INDIAN BANK ?

The Total Number of Probationary Clerk Posts available in the SOUTH INDIAN BANK for the recruitment is 468.

2. How many individual vacancies are available in Probationary Clerks in SOUTH INDIAN BANK for different States?

The vacancies available for different states are given in the table below. As you can see, Kerala has a total number of 340 vacancies and the least number of vacancies are for Delhi NCR.

State Number of Vacancies
Kerala 340
Tamil Nadu 68
Andhra Pradesh & Telangana 35
Delhi NCR 25


3. Is the Number of vacancies provided in the notification of the SOUTH INDIAN BANK final or Will there be any changes ?

It has been clearly stated that the number of vacancies is provisional and may vary according to the actual requirements of the Bank / future contingencies.

4. What are the important dates regarding the Recruitment of Probationary Clerks in SOUTH INDIAN BANK ?

The online application registration starts on 20th December, 2017 and the last date to apply for the probationary clerks is 30th December, 2017.

The Tentative Date for the Online Examination is in the month of January, 2018.

Important Events Dates
Commencement of on-line registration of application 20/12/2017
Closure of registration of application 30/12/2017
Closure for editing application details 30/12/2017
Last date for printing your application 14/01/2018
Online Fee Payment 20/12/2017 to 30/12/2017

5. What is the educational qualification which is necessary to apply for the post of probationary clerks in SOUTH INDIAN BANK ?

An aspirant who wish to apply for the post of Probationary Clerk has to satisfy the below said query.

  • X/ SSLC, XII/ HSC & Graduation with minimum 60 % marks under regular course

The graduation should be taken before 31.12.2017. So aspirants who are in the final year of college are not eligible to apply.

6. What is the age restriction applicable to apply for the post of Probationary Clerk in SOUTH INDIAN BANK ?

Candidates who aspire to apply for the post of Probationary Clerk should be less than 26 Years (as on 31st December, 2017). The other important one is the candidate be born not earlier than 01.01.1992 and not later than 31.12.1997 (both days inclusive). The Upper age limit will be relaxed by 5 years in the case of SC/ST candidates.

7. What are the other requirements which are specified other than the age restriction and educational qualification ?

Candidates who aspire to apply for the post of Probationary Clerks should be having permanent address in the respective state or those who have been residing in the same state continuously for the Last 5 Years and proficient in the Local Language apart from English only are eligible to apply.


8. If the Aspirant has finished the graduation through distance education, Will He/She be allowed to apply for the Post of Probationary Clerk in SOUTH INDIAN BANK ?

No. Educational qualification by mode of distance education will not be considered.

9. What is the minimum percentage, a candidate should possess to apply for the Post of Probationary Clerk in SOUTH INDIAN BANK ?

The candidate should posses a minimum of 60% to apply for the post. Those candidates who have scored less than the above said percentage will not be eligible for applying for the posts. Also another important thing to note is that “Rounding off to the nearest integer is not allowed”. Eg. If the candidate have obtained 59.99% , it cannot be rounded off to 60%.

10. What is the Official Link to apply for the post of probationary Clerk in SOUTH INDIAN BANK ?

The Eligible Candidates can apply ONLINE through Bank’s Website SOUTH INDIAN BANK .

It is important to note that, no other means / modes of applications will be accepted.

For the convenience of the Aspirants , we are providing the official link to apply for the above mentioned posts.

Click Here to APPLY for the posts available in SOUTH INDIAN BANK 

11. What are the various phase of Exams which are conducted as a part to select the candidates ?

Online Exam and personal Interview are the one that is mentioned in the official notification, but it is also mentioned that the bank has the right to make required modifications in the selection process considering the
number of applications for the post.

12. What is the Probation Period for the Posts of Probationary Clerk in SOUTH INDIAN BANK ?

The period of probation is 6 months and the posting will be confirmed based on the performance during the probation period.

13. What is the Application fee to Apply for the Probationary Clerks posts ?

The Application fee to apply for the posts available in SOUTH INDIAN BANK are provided below.

  • General Category Rs. 600
  • SC/ST category Rs. 150

14.  What is the Exam Pattern for the Online Test in SOUTH INDIAN BANK for the posts of Probationary Clerk ?



Name of Tests

No of




Medium of


Time allotted

for each test








Only English

35 minutes


General English



35 minutes


Reasoning Ability &

Computer Aptitude



45 minutes


Quantitative Aptitude



45 minutes




160 minutes

15. What should be the Place of Domicile and Language Proficiency a candidate should posses ?

The language Proficiency, a candidate should posses are provided in the table that is given below.




(apart from English)


Place of Domicile in Kerala State (including Mahe)


Tamil Nadu

Place of Domicile in Tamil Nadu State/ Puducherry UT


Andhra Pradesh

and Telangana

Place of Domicile in Andhra Pradesh/ Telangana


Delhi NCR

Place of Domicile in Delhi NCR including NCT


You can check the official notification of the Probationary Clerks in the SOUTH INDIAN BANK from the link that is provided below. 


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