SBI Clerk 2018 Recruitment Notification Out, 8301 Vacancies
State Bank of India conducts common written examinations for various posts lying vacant with their branches all over India. Every year there are more than 20000 posts notified in the category of Probationary Officers and Clerical level posts. SBI PO and Clerical level posts are released every year in the month of May/June. Last year due to the merger of banks SBI had not released the Notification of SBI Clerk in the scheduled time. It is delayed and finally it is released on 19th January 2018 for the post of SBI Clerk with 8301 posts.
Large number of aspirants applied for the SBI Clerk 2017 Exam. This year also we are expecting more than the last year. It is one of the most desired competitive exams in India as it is offering a prestigious career option to the candidates looking for banking and government sector jobs.
Candidates from all over India apply for these posts. Only graduates can apply for the post of SBI Clerk 2018. Those who are planning to appear in the upcoming SBI Clerk 2018 exam can find complete details on the official website to update with the further details regarding the Clerk Examination conducted by SBI.
SBI Clerk Notification 2018
The official notification of SBI Clerk is out . The Online Registration for SBI Clerk is from 20 January 2018 to 10 February 2018. The mode of examination is online. Pre-Exam is held onMarch and April Tentatively. Main Examination will be held on 12 May 2018.
The candidates eligible and interested can register themselves online for the said post on the official website.
SBI Clerk Vacancies 2018
Every year more than 25 lakh aspirants appear for the SBI Clerk examination. The Online Registration for SBI Clerk is from 20 January 2018 to 10 February 2018. There are 8301 vacancies for the post of Clerical.
No. of Vacancies : 8301
Important dates for SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) Exam 2018
SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 Preliminary Examination will be held in the month of March-April 2018 and SBI Mains will be conducted on 12th May 2018. The notification for the prelims has come out on the official website of State Bank of India. Candidates.
Keep visiting this website frequently to keep on updating yourself with the
important dates for SBI Clerk 2018 Exam.
SBI Clerk Online Registration/ Edit/ Modification of Application
20 January 2018 to 10 February 2018
Application Fees/Intimation Charges Online Payments
20 January 2018 to 10 February 2018
Download SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam call letter
25 February 2018
SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Date
March and April 2018
Declaration of SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Result
Download SBI Clerk Call Letter for Main Exam
First week of May2018
SBI Clerk Mains Exam Date
12 May 2018
Allotment of Provisional Posting
SBI Clerk Exam Centre
The SBI Clerk exam is held online at various centres all over India and the candidates can mention their options at the time of filling in the online application. Though there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues yet SBI allots an exam centre other than the choices made by a candidate.
SBI is the only authority to add or remove an exam centre. The candidates can’t make any request for the change of the exam centre. Any indecent behaviour at the examination centre can lead to cancellation of the application.
The selection process of SBI Clerk consists of 2 phases (preliminary and mains). The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase.
The important steps of the SBI Clerk Recruitment Procedure are as follows:
•Online Preliminary Examination:
Sufficient number of candidates in each category is shortlisted by SBI depending upon the requirements for Online Main Examination
•Online Mains Examination:
Candidates need to qualify each section as well as the overall cut-off in the main exam to be eligible for the Final Selection.
The Final result is declared on the basis of merit list in SBI Clerk Mains Exam.
The provisional allotment of the eligible candidate is released on the official website. The SBI allots Banks to the candidates on the basis of the preferences they have made at the time of the online registration.
SBI plays its role in the selection process till the provisional selection to different banks. Further the responsibility to inform the qualified candidates about their joining dates and procedure lies with the respective banks.
SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2018
To crack SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 exam it is very important to know the exam pattern in and out. Here is the exam pattern of SBI Clerk Prelims and SBI Clerk Mains exam:
Phase-I: SBI CLERK 2018 PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION (ONLINE)
Subsisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be supervised online. This test promising of 1 hour period dwelled of 3 Sections as follows. Each test will have a separate time period as mentioned below.
Exam Pattern of SBI Junior Associates Preliminary
|Sr. No.||Name of Tests|
|No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Total Time|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 Minutes|
|2||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 Minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 Minutes|
Phase-II: SBI CLERK 2018 MAIN EXAMINATION
Exam Pattern of SBI Junior Associates Mains
|Sr. No.||Name of Tests|
|No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Total Time|
|1||English Language||40||40||35 Minutes|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 Minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability& Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 Minutes|
|Total||190||200||2 Hours 40 Minutes|
The SBI Clerk Mains is also held online, the latest update by SBI it has 4 sections there is 190 Question having a total score of 200 marks of 160 minutes duration.SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern
The candidates must attempt the sections in the same order and within the allotted time fixed by the examining body. The candidate can’t leave the existing section before the time allotted. The next section can only be attempted after the current section is completed. There is a negative marking with a deduction of 0.25 marks for every mistake.
The section-wise details are given below:
Penalty for Wrong Answers:
A penalty for every incorrect answer will be marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. Every wrong answer will be penalized by deducting 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. in case no answer is marked by the candidate.
Final Score Calculation for SBI Clerk Exam:
There are certain important points on the basis of which the final score for the SBI Clerk exam is calculated:
• Marks scored in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score. These are only taken into account to qualify Mains Exam (Tier-2).
• Candidates need to qualify Phase-2
• The aggregate of 100 marks is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with high merit rank in each category are finally selected.
“Language Proficiency Test (LPT) – The candidates provisionally selected from the on-line examination will have to undergo a language proficiency test (LPT). The language proficiency test will be conducted in the Official / Local Language of the State concerned. Candidate not proficient in the Official/Local Language would be disqualified.”
Syllabus of SBI Clerk 2018
There is a slight change in the entire syllabus of SBI CLERK Exam 2018. Now the candidates need to have a thorough understanding of various concepts in English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness.
SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018
This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
|Reasoning Ability||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test|
|Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test||Mixtures &Alligations||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency||Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices||Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting|
|Coded Inequalities||Work & Time||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating Arrangement||Time & Distance||Miscellaneous|
|Puzzle||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems|
|Input Output||Sequence & Series|
|Coding Decoding||Permutation, Combination &Probability|
SBI Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus 2018
This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language.Banking and Computer Awareness
|Reasoning||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language||General/Economy/ Banking Awareness||Computer Awareness|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension||Financial Awareness||Internet|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Grammar||Current Affairs||Memory|
|Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test||Mixtures &Alligations||Vocabulary||General Knowledge||Keyboard Shortcuts|
|Data Sufficiency||Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices||Verbal Ability||Static Awareness||Computer Abbreviation|
|Coded Inequalities||Work & Time||Word Association||Banking and Financial Awareness||Microsoft Office|
|Seating Arrangement||Time & Distance||Sentence Improvement||Computer Hardware|
|Puzzle||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Para Jumbles||Computer Software|
|Tabulation||Data Interpretation||Cloze Test||Operating System|
|Syllogism||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage||Error Spotting||Networking|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems||Fill in the blanks||Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies|
|Input Output||Sequence & Series|
|Coding Decoding||Permutation, Combination &Probability|
SBI CLERK 2018 Eligibility Criteria (Junior Associates)
The eligibility criteria of SBI Clerk 2018 exam is
A candidate should be between 20-28 years to be eligible for SBI Clerk 2018 exam
He/she must have be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.
He or she should be a citizen of India, A subject of Nepal, A subject of Bhutan, A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of settling permanently in India or a person of Indian origin who migrated to India from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam and have the intention of settling permanently in India.
Educational Qualification for SBI CLERK 2018
Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the SBI exam is graduation degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India. Candidate who possesses same qualification from the university recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.
Candidates should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree:
Certificate which supports that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam.
The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at time of registration for the SBI Bank-Clerk examination.
Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as SBI Clerk exam is conducted online.
Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.
Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:
Candidates applying for SBI Clerk Examination should be one of the following:
1. Citizen of India
2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.
Age Eligibility of candidates applying for SBI Clerk Examination:
Candidates applying for the SBI examination should be of 20 years old but not more than 28 years old at the time of registration. Besides this, there is age relaxation relevant to category wise candidates as per the government rules:
|Serial No.||Category||Upper Age Limit|
|1||SC / ST||33 years|
|3||Person with disabilities (General)||38 years|
|4||Person with disabilities(SC /ST)||43 years|
|5||Person with disabilities(OBC)||41 years|
|6||Jammu & Kashmir Migrants||33 Years|
|7||Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen||Actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years|
|8||Widows, Divorced women( No remarried)|
SBI Clerk Pre-Exam Training
The Nodal Banks/ Participating Organizations may organize pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the strategy issued by Government of India. This is a kind of training session where candidates are acquainted with the type of questions, common mistakes, and tips for time management, best practices, basic tricks and approaches by experts from training organizations. The purpose is to give a level playing field to students from weaker sections that can’t afford coaching and make them aware about general facet and recruitment procedure of the exam.
Candidates belonging to above-mentioned categories can undergo training by signifying the same against relevant column, at the time of applying on-line.
The pre-exam training is free of cost with other expenses like travel, food and lodging expenses are incurred by the candidate. Generally, it is conducted for five days before the exam and the dates are announced on the official website. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:
|North India||South India||East India||West India|
SBI will have some additional centres or remove some depending on requirement. The Candidates wha opt for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank’s website. Pre-Exam training call letter will not be sent by post.
STEPS FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR SBI CLERK 2018
How to apply for SBI Clerk 2018 online?
After a long wait State bank of India has released an official notification for SBI Clerk 2018 Exam. Aspirants can apply for SBI Clerk 2018 online w.e.f 20th January 2018. Last date of the online application is 10th February 2018. To make it convenient for those who are going to apply let us discuss the main steps to fill the online application form.
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Process to apply for SBI Clerk Online
- Step 1: Visit the home page of SBI Clerk online registration form and click on NEW REGISTRATION button at the top right of the page and start filling the form for SBI Clerk 2018 Exam.
- Step 2: Enter the required fields such as name, contact number, email id., residential address, etc. then press save button and move to the next step.
- Step 3: Candidates have to upload their photograph and signature in the given format provided by SBI. The size of the photograph should be 4.5 cm * 3.5 cm. Photograph should have white background in passport size. Photograph and signature should be clear and sharp. Size of the photograph should not be more than 50 KB and less than 20 KB and signature should have a minimum size of 10 KB and maximum of 20 KB.
- Step 4: Enter your academic details and professional qualification after uploading photograph and signatures. Then save and click on the next button.
- Step 5: Now preview your application for the last time as the changes will not be allowed after you save your application form.
- Step 6: You can now pay your application fees through online payment option either through Credit or Debit card or Net banking for SBI Clerk 2018 Exam.
- Step 7: Submit the application form by pressing SUBMIT button. On submitting it successfully you will receive an email with your registration ID and password by SBI. You can login with the help of ID and password provided by SBI in future by visiting the official website.
Essentials of SBI Clerk online Application
- There are some important things to avoid any last minute break or glitch while filling in the application form of SBI Clerk 2018 Exam.
- One must keep the photograph and signature ready before starting the online registration of SBI CLERK 2018.
- Do not sign in Capital letters as it is not allowed by SBI authorities.
- Keep all the documents ready at the time of online payment of the application fees to avoid any unnecessary delay.
- -One must have a valid Email ID as it has to be provided at the time of Registration for SBI Clerk 2018 and any future correspondence regarding SBI will be done on that ID. Keep the ID active so that you do not find it difficult to operate it at the time of need.
SBI Clerk 2018 (Junior Associates)
SBI Clerk Junior Associates exam is conducted by SBI to employ individuals at Clerical Cadre in various branches across the country. It is one of the preferred bank exams with large number of applicants every year.
Junior Associates appointed through SBI Clerk Exam have to interact with the customers and functions related to them. Candidates who qualify SBI CLERK EXAM are posted as Cashiers, depositors and various other posts.
Notification of SBI Clerk 2018
SBI has finally released the official notification for SBI CLERK 2018 Exam. Online registration has started from 20th January 2018 and will close on 10th February 2018. There are about 8301 posts for which SBI will hold SBI CLERK 2018 EXAM.
Changes for SBI Junior Associates 2018:
SBI has introduced some changes in the recent SBI JUNIOR ASSOCIATE 2018 exam. It will not have any minimum qualifying marks for every section i.e sectional cut-off has been waived off. The criteria to qualify the exam lie on the shoulders Of SBI.
SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 Application
The process of application for SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 application process has started from 20th January 2018. Candidates need to visit the official website of SBI to apply online for SBI Clerk 2018 exam. The application fee for SBI Exam 2018 Exam for General Category is Rs. 600/- and Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD category.
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- Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:
- A valid Email Id
- Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
- Application Fee must be paid online so all document required for online transaction
- The SBI Clerk 2018 application form can only be filled on the official website.
- Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for SBI Clerk Online Application
SBI Clerk Application Fee
The category wise application fees for SBI Clerk exam is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more please check the complete guide for SBI Clerk Application
|Sr. No.||Category||Application Fee|
|1||SC/ST/PWD||Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)|
|2||General and Others||Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)|
Selection Procedure of SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018
Candidate will be selected for the post of SBI CLERK (JUNIOR ASSOCIATES) 2018 Exam by qualifying two phases of the examination one is SBI CLERK PRELIMS AND THE OTHER ONE IS SBI CLERK MAINS.
SBI Clerk 2018 Admit Card & Call Letter
Process to download the Admit Card SBI Clerk 2018
Candidates who have registered for SBI CLERK EXAM 2018 need to download their admit card from the official website of SBI before the exam. The suitable date for the download will be notified by the SBI at your email id well in advance to avoid any delay or confusion at the last minute. The admit card will have two stages one is for preliminary exam and the other is for mains exam.
You can login the account created while filling in the online application form and download the admit card.
In order to login on the official website of SBI, a candidate must have the following information:
- Registration Number/Roll Number
- Date of Birth/Password
The admit card for SBI Clerk 2018 exam will be issued to candidates in two phases:
- The tentative date for the admit card for Preliminary Exam is from 1st March 2018)
- The tentative date for Mains Exam is from 26th April 2018.
All candidates are advised to go through the guidelines given on the official website of SBI before downloading his/her admit card.
SBI Clerk 2018 Results
The results of SBI will be released after completion of two Phase of Examination. The Final Merit state wise and category wise List shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Online Main Examination. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment for the post of clerk in Banks.
SBI Clerk Preparation
Candidates must prepare in a systematic manner for SBI Clerk exam. The candidates should be aware of the latest syllabus and exam pattern. The syllabus covers various topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practices a wide variety of questions as well.
SBI Clerk 2016 left everyone worried with the surprising change in the exam pattern. This is the reason we have decided to provide you with the relevant new pattern questions that were asked in the last year banking exams.
New pattern questions are simply the application of concepts in a new form. You just need to practice them a lot so that you don’t face issue in SBI Clerk 2018.
Candidates must go through previous year SBI questions, so that they have an idea of what to expect in SBI Clerk 2018.
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Salary of SBI Clerk
The latest revision of Bank Clerk salary as per 10th Bipartite settlement, took place on Nov 2012; nonetheless the final agreement was signed in May 2015.
The revised basic pay of Clerk thus becomes –
Here Rs. 20950 is the revised basic pay of Bank clerk as applicable on 1stJanuary 2016. Thus the new entrant in a Bank as Clerk is liable to get Rs. 20,950 as basic pay
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EXPECTED SBI Clerk Result & Cut offs 2018
The result of SBI CLERK 2018 will be declared after the completion of two phases. It will be published by SBI on its official website showing the cut-offs for both the phases – SBI CLERK Prelims and Mains. The aspirants who will meet the required cut-offs will be shortlisted in the merit list for the appointment.
Cut-Off for SBI Clerk 2016-17 Prelims
Subject – Wise SBI Clerk Cut off 2016-17
State Wise- SBI Clerk Cut off 2016-17
Candidate’s Category & Total Marks obtained in SBI Clerk 2016 exam out of 100
SBI Clerk Mains Exam Cut off 2016-17
The cutoff for SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2016 is shown below for reference:
SBI Clerk Cut off 2016-17 (Category Wise)
|Subjects||Total Marks||GENERAL||SC/ST/OBC||OH/VI/HI/ XS/DXS|
|General / Financial Awareness||50||13.5||9.5||3.25|
|Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||60||24||19||11.25|
SBI Clerk 2016-17 Mains Cut-off (State-wise)
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