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

State Bank of India conducts recruitment drive for the posts of Assistant/Clerk and Probationary Officers. SBI Clerk is a bright opportunity for every candidate aspiring to start a career in the SBI as a banker. SBI first releases notification for vacancies for Clerk and then conducts the online examination in two phases: the preliminary exam, and the Mains exam. There is no process of Group Discussion or Personal Interview for the Clerical post, this is an added advantage as this makes it relatively easier to secure a seat in clerk recruitment as compared to PO recruitment.

SBI Clerk 2017 Notification

SBI has already conducted examinations for recruitment of Probationary Officers, due to the merger of banks SBI has not yet released the Notification for recruitment drive of SBI Clerk. The notification is expected to be out by August-September. Watch this space for any updates regarding SBI Clerk recruitment, vacancy, and notification.

SBI Clerk 2017 Vacancy

In 2016 State Bank of India released around 10726 regular vacancies. The official notification for SBI Clerk 2017 is not out yet. The total number of vacancies for SBI Clerk 2017 will be announced along with the release of official notification for recruitment by State Bank of India. The vacancies have reservations for SC/ST/OBC and PWD according to govt. guidelines which are also mentioned in the notification.

SBI Clerk Salary

According to the notification of 2016, total starting emoluments of a Clerical Cadre employee payable at Metro like Mumbai will be around Rs.20950.00 per month inclusive of D.A. and other allowances at the current rate. Allowances may vary depending upon the place of posting. They will be eligible for reimbursement of various perquisites, Provident Fund, Gratuity, Pension under New Pension Scheme (Defined Contribution Benefit Scheme), Medical, Leave fare and other facilities, as per the instructions of the Bank as may be issued from time to time.

SBI Clerk 2017 Exam Dates

SBI Clerk exam dates will be out with the official notification for the recruitment process. SBI Clerk recruitment process has two online objective tests - 1) Preliminary examination, and 2) Mains Examination. The Prelims exam usually is tentatively scheduled after 2months from the release of the official notification and then the mains exam takes place within a month after the prelims exam. State Bank of India might also conduct regional language proficiency test for the post of clerks.

SBI Clerk 2017 Exam Centres

There is exam centre in every state and union territories i.e. 36 but the final list of exam centres for SBI Clerk Exam 2017 will be released along with the official notification. 

SBI Clerk 2017 Exam Pattern

The SBI Clerk Recruitment has two phases of online objective examinations- Prelims and Mains exam. The preliminary exam is only qualifying in nature where candidates are required to pass the section wise cut off and complete cut off for the examination. After passing the SBI Clerk Prelims candidates will appear for SBI Clerk Mains exam. The marks obtained in SBI Clerk Mains will be accounted for the final merit list. Then the selected candidates might be required to appear for Regional or Local Language Proficiency Test. According to the previous years' exam pattern following are the division of sections and timings for Prelims and Mains exam respectively:

SBI Clerk Prelims

Sr.No. Name of the Test No. of Questions DurationTime
1 English Language30 30Composite time of 1 Hour
2Numerical Ability 3535
3Reasoning Ability3535

SBI Clerk Mains

Name of the Test
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
45 minutes
English Language
35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude
45 minutes

General Awareness
(with special reference to Banking Industry)
35 minutes
2Hours 40 minutes

Important Note – Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination will be considered for shortlisting for final merit list.

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SBI Clerk 2017 Exam Syllabus

English Language 

  • Reading Comprehension 
  • Cloze Test 
  • Fillers 
  • Sentence Errors 
  • Vocabulary based questions 
  • Sentence Improvement 
  • Jumbled Paragraph 
  • Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement) 

Reasoning Ability

  • 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) 

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart) 
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations) 
  • 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) 

General Awareness

  • Banking and Insurance Awareness 
  • Financial Awareness 
  • Govt. Schemes and Policies 
  • Current Affairs 
  • Static Awareness 

Computer Aptitude

  • 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 

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SBI Clerk 2017 Online Application

The online application for SBI Clerk 2017 exam will begin after the release of the official notification. The official notification is delayed due to the merger of banks but can be released till September 2017. The official notification will also announce the total number of State-wise vacancies for SBI clerk.

SBI Clerk 2016 Cut Off

The cut off of SBI Clerk Prelims 2016 for general category was 57.5 where the sectional cut off for English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning was 6.75, 5.5 and 7.75 respectively.

SBI Clerk Mains 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)

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


Unknown said...

Is there any place for waiting list schedule?

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Ruchika Bhugra said...

Is there any update regarding SBI Clerk 2017 ??

Unika Agarwal said...

Will SBI release its notification in September??


Is it true or fake information

aravind samy said...

I think SBI clerk will be notification on 2018

aravind samy said...

I think SBI clerk will be notification on 2018

susil prasanth said...

sorry guys clerk notification may be in 2018. As per the official statement there can be no clerical recruitment in this year

Rahul Barthwal said...

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pawan tyagi said...

sbi will update clrk post in 2017 end or 2018 feb month .. i think .... adda news is fake ....

Anonymous said...


rahul sharma said...

fake news no vacancy in banks


When the SBI clerk notification come out.

jyotirmoy boro said...

Yeh true ho sakta hai dost because adda is genuine chanel.

dominic said...

sbi will not recruit clerks, after consolidation there is excess staff in clerical cadre. In march you can expect a 2000+ PO vacancies, adda people shares their speculation,its not based on reliable sources. Forget SBI clerk in the coming years. bank vacancies almost occuppied and NPA constraint refrain banks from new recruitments for at least 5 years

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