SBI Clerk 2018: Detailed Guide

General Information about SBI Clerk Exam 2018

SBI conducts annual SBI Clerk exam for appointment of eligible Indian Citizens as Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) in clerical cadre in State Bank of India. Candidates can apply for vacancies in one State only. The candidates applying for vacancies of a particular State, should be proficient (reading, writing, speaking and understanding) in the specified opted local language of that State (mentioned in the under given vacancy table against each state/UT).The test for knowledge of specified opted local language will be conducted as a part of selection process.

SBI Clerk Exam Dates | SBI Clerk Result Date | SBI Clerk Admit Card Date

Events New Dates
SBI Clerk 2018 Notification 19th January 2018
Start of SBI Clerk 2018 Online Application 20th January 2018
SBI Clerk 2018 Application Form Closes 10th February 2018
Download of call letter for Preliminary Examination From 6th June 2018
SBI Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam 23rd, 24th, and 30th of June 2018
SBI Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam Result 20th July (expected)
Download of call letter for Main Examination From 23 July 2018
SBI Clerk 2018 Mains Exam 05th August 2018


SBI Clerk 2018 Notification

Vacancies for SBI Clerk 2018

Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) Regular Vacancies
Circle State Language*
Category wise
PWD Ex-service
men
GEN SC ST OBC Total LD  (OH) VI HI XS DXS
Ahmed
abad
Gujarat Gujarati 255 35 75 135 500 7 6 7 50 23
Amarawati Andhra Pradesh Telugu/ Urdu/
Hindi
200 64 28 108 400 5 6 5 40 18
Bangalore Karnataka Kannada 51 15 7 27 100 2 1 1 10 5
Bhopal Madhya Pradesh Hindi 258 76 102 76 512 7 6 7 51 23
Chattis-
garh
Hindi 145 34 92 17 288 4 4 4 29 13
Bengal West
Bengal
Bengali/ Nepali 308 140 30 134 612 8 9 8 61 28
A&N
Islands
Hindi / English 9 2 11 1
Sikkim Nepali/ English 5 1 1 7 1
Bhuba
neswar
Odisha Odia 275 88 121 66 550 8 7 7 55 25
Chandi
garh
Jammu & Kashmir Urdu/
Hindi
16 2 2 7 27 1 3 1
Himachal Pradesh Hindi 76 36 5 29 146 2 2 2 15 7
Haryana Hindi/ Punjabi 85 29 42 156 2 2 2 16 7
Chandi-
garh
Hindi/ Punjabi 7 1 2 10 1
Punjab Punjabi/ Hindi 132 75 54 261 4 4 3 26 12
Chennai Tamil
Nadu
Tamil 185 65 3 93 346 5 4 5 35 16
Pondi-
cherry
Tamil 3 1 4
Delhi Delhi Hindi 67 19 9 35 130 2 2 2 13 6
Uttara-
khand
Hindi 38 9 1 7 55 1 1 5 2
Hyder
abad
Telangana Telegu/ Urdu/
Hindi
57 17 7 29 110 2 1 2 11 5
Jaipur Rajasthan Hindi 100 34 26 40 200 2 3 3 20 9
Kerala Kerala Malayalam 155 24 2 66 247 3 3 4 25 11
Laksha
dweep
Malayalam 2 1 3
Lucknow/
Delhi
Uttar Pradesh Hindi/
Urdu
454 185 8 238 885 11 12 11 88 40
Mumbai Maharashtra Marathi 395 73 65 197 730 10 10 10 73 33
Goa Konkani 15 2 3 20 2 1
North Eastern Assam Assamese/ Bengali/ Bodo 135 17 29 66 247 3 3 3 25 11
Arunachal Pradesh English 30 23 53 1 1 5 2
Manipur Manipuri 6 3 1 10 1
Meghalaya English/ Garo 28 23 2 53 1 1 5 2
Mizoram Mizo 14 12 1 27 1 1 3 1
Nagaland English 19 14 33 1 1 3 2
Tripura Bengali/ Kokborok 20 6 11 37 1 1 4 2
Patna Bihar Hindi/
Urdu
229 65 4 109 407 6 6 5 41 18
Jharkhand Hindi/ Santhali 14 2 5 2 23 2 1
TOTAL 3788 1111 711 1590 7200 96 96 96 720 324


Eligibility 

(A)   Essential Academic Qualifications: (AS ON 01.01.2018)

Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 01.01.2018.

Note:
(a) The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet/certificate or provisional certificate issued by the University/Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University/ Institute, a certificate issued by the appropriate authority of the University/Institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing.

(b) Matriculate Ex-servicemen, who have obtained the Indian Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force, after having completed not less than 15 years of service in Armed Forces of the Union are also eligible for the post. Such certificates should be dated on or before 01.01.2018.

(B)   Age Limit: (As on 01.01.2018)

Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01.01.2018 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1990 and not later than 01.01.1998 (both days inclusive)

Relaxation of Upper age limit:

Sr. No. Category Age Relaxation
1. SC/ST 5 years
2. Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
3. PWD (Gen) 10 years
4. PWD (SC/ST) 15 years
5. PWD (OBC) 13 years
6. Persons domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years

 

Sr. No. Category Age Relaxation
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 and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried

7 years (subject to maximum age limit of

35 years for General,

38 years for OBC & 40 years for

SC/ST candidates)

NOTE (i) Candidates seeking age relaxation are required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of joining, if qualified. No change in the category of any candidate is permitted after registration of online application. No correspondence/ email/phone will be entertained in this regard

(ii) Cumulative age relaxation will not be available.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

The selection process will consist of on-line test (preliminary & main examination) and test of specified opted local language.

Phase-I : Preliminary Examination: Preliminary Examination (online) consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

SL. Name of test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2. Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.

Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies. subject to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored.

Cutoff: No minimum qualifying marks for individual subject as well as for aggregate (overall) are prescribed.

Download SBI Clerk Prelim 2018 Result Here: link to be updated

Phase – II: Main Examination:

The structure of main examination (online objective type) would be as follows.

SL. Name of test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1.

General/Financial

Awareness

50 50 35 minutes
2. General English 40 40 35 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4. Reasoning Ability& Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Total 190 200

2 Hours

40 minutes

Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.

The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th of mark assigned for question will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Cutoff: Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks on aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon). Minimum percentage marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank. No minimum qualifying marks for individual subject are prescribed.

Merit list will be drawn State wise, category wise. Candidates qualified in the test (main examination) will be placed according to their aggregate marks in descending order in respective States and Categories.

Test of specified opted local language:

Those who qualify for selection and produce 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specified opted local language will not be subjected to any Language test.

In case of others (qualified for selection), specified opted local language test will be conducted after provisional selection but before joining. Candidates not found to be proficient in specified opted local language would be disqualified.

SBI Clerk Syllabus

SBI Prelim and Clerk syllabus will see an overlap in English, Quant and Reasoning but for the Mains syllabus there are 2 additional sections – General/Financial Awareness and Computer Awareness.
The brief syllabus for all the section based of off previous paper and other banking exam trends is as given below:

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

 

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