SBI Clerk 2018: New Exam Dates, Syllabus & Exam Pattern

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, Bankers Adda is providing you with all the details of SBI Clerk Recruitment Process, 2018.

SBI Clerk 2018 Notification

State Bank of India(SBI) has released  SBI Clerk Junior Associate 2018 Official Notification on 29th January 2018. All Aspirants can check the SBI Clerk official notification by clicking on the link mentioned below. The online registration for SBI Clerk 2018 exam will commence from 20th January 2018 & will end on 10th February 2018.

SBI Clerk 2018 Exam Dates:

Events Dates
SBI Clerk 2018 Notification 19th January 2018
Start of SBI Clerk 2018 Online Application 20th Jan
SBI Clerk 2018 Application Form Closes 10th February
SBI Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam* June-July 2018
SBI Clerk 2018 Mains Exam* 5 August 2018
*The given exam dates are tentative

SBI Clerk 2018 Vacancies

SBI has introduced 8301 vacancies for SBI Clerk Junior Associates 2018 Exam.

SBI Clerk Selection Procedure

As per the official notification released by SBI for recruitment of Junior Associates, the recruitment will take place with the help of online examination. 

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 2018 Recruitment Process is as follows:

1. 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. 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 01.01.2018. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate had to ensure that the date of passing the IDD was on or before 01.01.2018.

2. Age Limit: (As on 01.01.2018)
Not below 20 years and not above 28 years.

SBI Clerk 2018 Examination Pattern

Here is the Exam pattern of SBI Clerk (junior associates) 2018 Exam. SBI Clerk 2018 exam will be conducted online in two parts: Tier 1 or SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or SBI Clerk Mains Exam.

For the first time, SBI has introduced  Sectional Timing in Prelims Exam. This can be a new trendsetter statement for upcoming recruitments in banking and insurance sector as well.

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 with each section having sectional timing of 20 minutes each. 
Serial No. Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Phase – IIMain Examination
The structure of main examination (online objective type) would be as follows:
Serial Number Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1. General English 40 40 35 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes

 As per the official notification released by SBI "No minimum qualifying marks for individual subjects are prescribed". Thus, there will not be any sectional cut off for this year's SBI Junior Associates Recruitment's Online Examinations. However, the criteria solely lies within the hands of the organisation. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in 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)

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