SBI Clerk Recruitment 2018
State banks of India (SBI) will be conducting SBI Clerk Recruitment 2018 for recruiting candidates interested for Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) and Junior Agricultural Associates posts available in various branches of SBI.
- The official notification for SBI clerk is yet to be released but it is expected to be out during 1st week of April 2018.
- SBI Clerk Recruitment 2018 Application form is expected to be released in April.
- Applicants who possess Graduation Degree are eligible to apply for SBI Clerk jobs.
- Preliminary Exam will be conducted in May 2018 and Main exam in July 2018.
- The basic pay scale of an SBI clerk is Rs. 20520.
- Total Number of Vacancies is expected to be around 15,000.
SBI Clerk 2018 Highlights
|Exam Name||SBI Clerk 2018|
|Exam Conducting Body||State Bank of India (SBI)|
|Levels in recruitment||3:- Prelims, Mains and Interview|
|Exam date for prelims||May 2018|
|Exam date for Mains||July 2018|
Important dates to keep in mind for SBI Clerk Recruitment 2018 is given below:-
|Online Registration Starting Date||1st week of April 2018|
|Last date for Online Registration||1st week of May 2018|
|Admit Card Release||3rd week of May 2018|
|SBI Clerk Recruitment 2018 Preliminary Exam||4th week of May 2018|
|Preliminary Exam Result Declaration||3rd week of June 2018|
|Main Exam Admit Card Release||4th Week of June 2018|
|SBI Clerk Recruitment 2018 Main Exam||2nd week of July 2018|
|Main Exam Result||August 2018|
|admit card for Interview||August 2018|
|Date of Interview||August 2018|
|Date of announcement of final result||September 2018|
SBI Clerk 2018 Notification
The official notification for the recruitment of SBI Clerk 2018 is expected to be published in March 2018 tentatively. There will be a prelim and a main examination. Both the examinations are conducted via online mode. Candidates have to pass in both the examinations with desired Marks to go to the next round. After the prelim and main paper candidates are required to appear for Group Discussion and then a Personal Interview session. The final result will be out sometimes in September 2018.
SBI Clerk Recruitment 2018 Eligibility Criteria
Graduate in any subject from a government recognized institute and colleges.
A citizen of India.
A citizen of Bhutan/ Nepal/ Bangladesh is who have valid certificate showing that they have intention to permanently settle in India.
Minimum age: 20 years old
Maximum age: 28 years old
A relaxation in the upper age limit is allowed for certain categories. Refer the following table for insights about that
|PwD (General)||10 Years|
|PwD (OBC)||13 years|
|PwD (SC/ ST)||15 years|
|Ex-Servicemen||To the extent of service provided by them to Armed Forces+ 3 years additional (Up to 50 Years)|
|Divorced women/Widows/Women judicially separated and not re-married (General)||5 Years|
|Divorced women/Widows/Women judicially separated and not re-married (OBC)||8 years|
|Divorced women/Widows/Women judicially separated and not re-married (SC/ST)||10 years|
|Jammu and Kashmir residents in between the period 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989||5 Years|
SBI Clerk Recruitment 2018 Application form
The application form for SBI Clerk 2018 will be available from April 2018 on the official website. The mode of application is online. The Application fee is:
- General and OBC- Rs.600/-
- SC/ST/PWD and Ex-servicemen- Rs.100/-
To apply for SBI Clerk 2018 follow the given guidelines:
- Visit the official website of the SBI www.sbi.co.in.
- Click the link “Apply Online Here”.
- Fill in the application form with required details.
- Read carefully all the instruction written in the application form.
- Upload their photograph and signature.
- Pay the requisite fee through challan or SBI Net Banking or any Credit/ Debit Card.
- Click on submit button.
- Download and view the application form.
- Take printouts of your application form.
- A registration confirmation SMS or e-mail will be sent to you
SBI Clerk 2018 Admit card
- The admit card of SBI Clerk 2018 will be released online in the official site.
- There will be separate Admit card for each stage of the recruitment process.
- Candidates can download their hall ticket by entering their registration number and password.
- The preliminary exam hall ticket will be tentatively available during 3rd week of May 2018.
- The admit card for SBI Clerk 2018 mains exam will be issued by last week of June, to those candidates who qualify the preliminary exam.
SBI Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern
SBI Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern
Total time offered:- 1 hour
Total questions: 100
For every right answer: +1 mark
For every wrong answer: -0.2
|S. No||Section||No. of Questions||Max. Marks|
SBI Clerk 2018 Main Exam Pattern
Total time offered:- 2 hours 40 minutes
Total question asked:- 190
For every right answer in objective type question: +1 mark
For every wrong answer in objective type question: -0.25
|S. No||Section||No. of Questions||Max. Marks|
|4||Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude||50||60|
SBI Clerk 2018 Syllabus
Basic 10th 11th and 12th Mathematics including profit and loss, percentage, number system, averages, ratios and proportions, speed and distance, time clock, calendars, analogies and distance, ages.
Syllogism, Data interpretation, number series, blood relations, odd series, coding, and decoding, seating arrangement, Distance and Direction, ranking, Order and ranking, Making judgments, etc.
Vocabulary, synonyms, Antonyms, Word formation, Sentence completion, Comprehension - Theme detection, Deriving conclusions, Passage completion, Error detection, Passage correction, Sentence correction, Spelling - Grammar, Phrases, Idioms.
Knowledge of Current affairs, Sports, history, geography, culture, Indian constitutions, News related to Reserve Bank of India, Banking Awareness, Financial Awareness (Union Budget/ Railway Budget), Economics news
Basics of Marketing, Marketing Strategies, Market Segmentation, Marketing Management, Marketing Mix, Developing stage of organization, Brand Advertising, Products Life Cycle, 4 P’s and 4 C’s of marketing
Ms Office, Windows Os, the internet, and emails, hardware etc.
SBI Clerk 2018 books
Following books are suggested for SBI clerk exam preparation:
|Ultimate Guide for SBI Bank Clerk Preliminary & Main Exam 3rd Hindi Edition 3 (English, Paperback)||Disha Experts||9789385846830, 9385846833|
|SBI & Associates Banks Clerical Cadre Exam Guide 1st Edition||RPH Editorial Board||9788178128320, 8178128322|
|SBI Clerk Online Exam Self Study Guide-Cum- Practice Work Book(With CD)—English||Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan, Pratiyogita Kiran & KICX||-|
SBI Clerk 2018 Selection Procedure
The selection procedure includes two stages:
- Preliminary examination
- Online main examination
- Document Verification
The last step is document verification followed by final selection.
SBI Clerk 2018 Result
The SBI clerk result will be published in the official website of SBI. Candidates have to login with their registration number and password (birth date) to know the exam result.
- The prelims exam results will be available on June 2018.
- The mains exam results will be available on August 2018.
- Results can be viewed in official site www.sbi.co.in
- The final list of result will be released after the interview in September 2018.
SBI Clerk 2018 Cut-Off
Cut off marks depend on the number of vacancies that particular state has. Cut off is different for /prelims and Main exam. The cut off for previous years is given below:
SBI Clerk Prelims Cut off 2016 (Category Wise)
SBI Clerk 2016 Main exam cut-off (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|