SBI Clerk 2017-18 Recruitment Notification, Exam Dates, Syllabus

SBI Clerk Recruitment is one of the most sought-after recruitments in the banking sector. As one is provided with an excellent job in India's largest Public Sector Bank with a handsome salary, she would like to have the privilege of working with it for sure. Before going for a competitive examination, one must always have an adequate knowledge of the eligibility criteria, application process, syllabus, examination pattern, the changes introduced in the pattern of examination, so that, she knows how she should plan her preparations in a way to do with the syllabus and the revision before the examination takes place. So, to help you make a headway in your career in the banking sector through SBI Clerk Recruitment, Adda247 is providing you with all the details of SBI Clerk Recruitment Process, 2018.

SBI Clerk 2018 Notification

The SBI Clerk Notification, 2016 was announced in the month of April in the year, 2016, so, one can expect the SBI Clerk Notification, 2018 to be out soon. From 2012 onwards, a trend has been observed in the release of the notification of SBI Clerk with SBI releasing the vacancies for the posts in the alternative years. So, we can expect the notification of SBI Clerk Recruitment to be out in the year 2018.

SBI Clerk 2018 Vacancies

The number of vacancies announced in the year 2016 was more than 1500. The number of vacancies in SBI Clerk Recruitment, 2018 too will be out as soon as the official notification for the recruitment process is released. 

SBI Clerk Selection Procedure

Usually, SBI conducts the examination in two phases in order to carry out the complete recruitment process. The three steps that SBI follows for the recruitment are as follows:

1. Online Preliminary Examination (Objective Test).
2. Online Mains Examination (Objective Test).

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) are not added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) are added for the preparation of the final merit list. Final selection will be made on the basis of candidate's performance in the main examination. 

SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria, 2018

The Eligibility Criteria for the SBI Clerk 2016 Recruitment Process was as follows:

1. Essential Academic Qualifications:
Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government. Those who were in the final Semester/ year of Graduation could also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview/joining, they had to produce proof of having passed the Graduation Examination on or before 30.06.2016. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate had to ensure that the date of passing the IDD was on or before 30.06.2016.

2. Age Limit:
Not below 20 years and not above 28 years.

One can expect the Eligibility Criteria for the Recruitment of SBI Clerk 2018 to be similar to that of 2016's with a few changes. 

SBI Clerk 2018 Examination Pattern

The SBI Clerk Examination Pattern keeps on changing and the pattern of 2018 examination too will be out as soon as the notification is out. Here is the pattern of the last examination of SBI Clerk Examination.

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

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. 

Phase – IIMain Examination
The structure of main examination (online objective type) would be as follows:


Sr.No. Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 General Awareness(with special reference to Banking Industry) 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 2Hours 40 minutes

Each test will have separate timing as mentioned above. The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective tests.

A Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination): There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

SBI Clerk Syllabus, 2018

S. No. Subject Syllabus
1. English Language
Reading comprehension, Cloze test, Double fillers/ sentence/ multiple sentence fillers , Sentence correction/ improvement, Vocabulary based questions, Odd one out cum para jumbles, Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph 1, 2, 3..., Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement).

2. Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
Puzzles & Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Blood, Relation, Syllogism, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol, Series, Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument), History and Generation of Computers, Introduction to Computer Organisation, Computer Memory, Computer Hardware and I/O Devices, Computer Software, Computer Languages, Operating System, Computer Network, Internet, MS Office Suit and Short cut keys, Basics of DBMS, Number System and Conversions, Computer and Network Security.

3. Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart), Inequalities (Quadratic Equations, Quantity 1, Quantity 2), Number Series, Approximation and Simplification, Data Sufficiency, Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns).

4. General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry) Banking and Insurance Awareness, Financial Awareness, Govt. Schemes and Policies, Current Affairs, Static Awareness.

SBI Clerk Application Fees

1. Rs. 100 for SC/ ST/ PWD Candidates.
2. Rs. 600 for all others.

SBI Clerk Admit Card/ Call letter

The Admit Cards for Prelims and Mains Exam will be released 15 days before the date of conduction of examination.

SBI Clerk Result, 2018

The results of SBI Clerk Prelims and Mains Exam will be released 15-20 days post the conduction of examination. 

SBI Clerk Cut Off Scores

The cut-off scores released by SBI depends on the number of vacancies announced in that particular year, number of candidates who appear for the examination as well as the level of the examination that is conducted in order to carry out the recruitment process. So, one cannot predict the cut-off score of future SBI Clerk Examination by simply relying on the previous year cut-off scores. To get you acquainted with the previous year cut off scores of SBI Clerk Examination, here is the analysis of previous years' SBI Clerk 2016 Cut-off:


The Cut off for Mains exam of SBI Clerk for the state Uttar Pradesh in 2016 was:

SL. Test Total Marks SC/ST/OBC General
1 General/Financial Awareness 50 9.50 13.50
2 General English 40 10.25 14.25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 11.25 14.50
4 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 60 19.00 24.00
Total/Overall For General - 132.25

Overall State-wise Cut off - SBI Clerk 2016 (out of 100)

SL. State GEN OBC SC ST
1 Rajasthan 64.5 64.5 53.5 23.25
2 Gujrat 42 42 42 28
3 West Bengal 51.25 35.25 37 20.75
4 Madhya Pradesh 54.75 54.75 36.5 9
5 Jharkhand 38.5 38.5 31.25 29.25
6 Bihar 51.5 51.5 33.5 27.25
7 Chhatisgarh 22.5 22.5 9.5 9.25
8 Tamil Nadu 21.25 21.25 21.25 21
9 Andhra Pradesh 39.25 39.25 39.25 10
10 Maharashtra 51.5 51.5 51.5 24.5
11 Himachal Pradesh 57.5 57 42.75 48.25
12 Punjab 67.5 56.5 45 45
13 Haryana 60.75 55 44.25 44.25
14 Delhi/Haryana 66.25 50.75 56 10
15 Kerela 61.5 61.5 48 28
16 Uttar Pradesh 59 56.25 42.75 31.5
17 Orissa 52 52 37.75 17
18 Telangana 27 27 27 27
19 Meghalya 37.25 30.75 30.75 31.5
20 Assam 42.25 43.25 48 48
21 Andaman & Nicobar 51.75 48.25 13.25 13.25