SBI Clerk 2018 – State Bank of India (SBI) is now conducting the main examination for this it released the admit card and result of prelims exam on July 21 and 23, 2018, respectively. The bank released the prelims result and main admit card on its official website at sbi.co.in. But the Link to download the SBI Clerk Admit card has been removed from the official website. The Old link to download the Admit Card is also working and a new link is likely to be uploaded on August 01, 2018. The SBI Clerk Main exam will be held on August 05, 2018. The candidates can access both from the page below. The main exam will be a computer-based examination. The bank is conducting this recruitment to recruit the eligible candidates for the post of Junior Associate (Customer Support and Sale) in clerical cadre in SBI. There are 8,301 vacancies which are to be filled by this recruitment. After conduction of the main exam, the candidates have to appear in the test of opted local languages. Candidates who will be recruited as SBI clerks are designated as cashiers, depositor, and other posts. Read more about SBI Clerk 2018 main exam pattern, cut off marks etc.
SBI Clerk 2018
The candidates who will be appointed as Junior Associate will be on a probation period of 06 months. Before the probation period comes to an end, the performance of the newly recruited employee will be evaluated. Candidates can check the complete schedule for SBI Clerk Vacancy 2018 in the table below.
|SBI Clerk Online Form 2018 is available from||20 Jan 2018|
|Last date to submit the application form||10 Feb 2018|
|Last date for printing your application||3rd week of Feb 2018|
|SBI Clerk 2018 Admit Card for Preliminary Exam||06 Jun 2018 onwards|
|SBI Clerk 2018 Pre exam date||23, 24 & 30 Jun 2018|
|Declaration of SBI Clerk Prelims Result 2018||23 Jul 2018|
|SBI Clerk 2018 Admit Card for Main Exam||21 Jul 2018 (old link)
01 Aug 2018 (new link)
|SBI Clerk 2018 Main exam||05 Aug 2018|
|Declaration of Result for SBI Clerk Main exam 2018||To be announced|
SBI Clerk 2018 Admit Card
The Bank issues separate admit card for SBI Clerk Prelims and Mains examination. The candidates are able to download Prelims Admit Card only if they will successfully register for the exam, and for the main exam admit card, they have to clear the prelims exam. The admit card is available for download by online mode only, at bank.sbi/careers or sbi.co.in/careers. To download the admit card, the candidate needs to enter details such as Registration Number and date of birth. It is important that candidates should print out of the SBI Clerk 2018 Admit card and a valid photo id proof.
SBI Clerk 2018 Result
The result for SBI Clerk 2018 for prelims has been published online at, sbi.co.in/careers. The candidates who have appeared in the prelims will now able to check their marks. The qualifiers have to appear in the in the main examination. After conduction of the main exam, the bank will release the result for main also. Then, SBI will prepare a Merit List on the basis of candidate’s performance in the examination. The SBI Clerk 2018 Merit List will also be published State wise and Category wise. The Preliminary examination is of qualifying nature and will not be added for selection. The marks obtained in the Main examination will be considered for the preparation of SBI Clerk Merit LIst.
SBI Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern
There are two phases in the selection, Preliminary exam and the Main exam. The pattern of these exams is as follows:
Phase-I: SBI Clerk 2018 Preliminary Examination
- Duration of Exam: The duration of the exam is of 1 hour.
- MOde of Examination: It was the computer-based test
- Type of Questions: All the questions were of objective MCQ type.
- Number of Marks: 100
|Subject||Number of Questions||Marks|
Phase – II: SBI Clerk 2018 Main Examination
- Mode of Examination: The exam will be held in online mode.
- The medium of the exam: The question paper will be provided in Hindi and English language.
- Duration of the exam: The exam shall be of 02 hours.
- Type of Questions: All the questions will be of objective type.
- Negative Marking: There will be a negative marking of ¼ marks for every incorrect answer.
|Subject||Number of Questions||Marks|
|General / Financial Awareness||50||50|
|Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude||50||60|
SBI Clerk 2018 Syllabus
The candidates can prepare for examination as per the syllabus for SBI Clerk 2018 which is given in the table below:
|Quantitative Aptitude||Reasoning||Computer Knowledge||English||General Awareness|
|Simplification||Machine Input/Output||Basics of the computer, different generations, hardware/software, etc.||Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms||Current Affairs – news on the banking industry, awards, and honours, books and authors, latest appointments, obituaries, new schemes of central and state governments, sports, etc.|
|Number Series||Syllogism||DBMS||Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles||Static GK – country-capital, country-currency, headquarters of financial organizations (of insurance companies), constituencies of ministers, dance forms, nuclear and thermal power stations, etc.|
|Data Sufficiency||Blood Relation||Networking||Sentence Correction/ Error Finding||Banking/Financial terms|
|Data Interpretation||Direction Sense||Internet||Spell Checks||–|
|Quadratic Equations||Inequalities||MS Office and Shortcuts used in MS Officers||Fillers||–|
|Time and Work||Puzzles – Seating Arrangement, Floor puzzle, etc.||Input/Output Devices, their types||Cloze Test||–|
|Partnership||Coding Decoding||Important abbreviations||–||–|
|Profit and Loss||Ranking||–||–||–|
|Mensuration||Statement and Assumptions /Conclusions||–||–||–|
|Time, Distance and Speed – Trains, Boats n Streams||–||–||–||–|
|Simple and Compound interest||–||–||–||–|
|Mixture and Allegation||–||–||–||–|
|Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Averages||–||–|
SBI Clerk 2018 Selection Procedure
The candidates will be selected for the post of Junior Associate on the basis of following selection criteria:
- Preliminary Examination
- Main Examination
- Test of specified opted local language
Prelims exam held first in the month of June 2018 and the qualifiers of Preliminary are eligible to appear for the Main examination. Both are the computer-based test. Before joining, the candidate who has not produce the certificate in proof of studied that local language will have to appear for the test of the knowledge of specified opted local language.
SBI Clerk 2018 Cut Off
The candidates need to obtain minimum qualifying marks in order to pass the examination. Those who will secure less than the decided cut off will not be considered for the further recruitment process. The cut off for SBI Clerk 2018 is not yet announced. However, candidates can check the previous year cut off to get an idea of the difficulty level of the exam and prepare accordingly.
Sbi Clerk 2016 Cut Off for Preliminary Exam
|Subject||GEN||SC / ST / OBC / OH / VI / HI / XS / DXS|
|English language||6.75 (out of 30)||3.25 (out of 30)|
|Numerical ability||5.5 (out of 35)||2 (out of 35)|
|Reasoning ability||7.75 (out of 35)||3.25 (out of 35)|
SBI Clerk 2016 Category Wise Cut Off for Main Examination
|Category||Marks (out of 200)|
|General||120 – 130|
|SC||95 – 105|
|ST||85 – 95|
|OBC||105 – 115|
SBI Clerk 2018 Wait List
The Bank will also publish a wait list on the quarterly basis against non- joining and resignation out of the current batch only. This wait list will be valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of final result. The wait list will be published online at the official website of the Bank.
SBI Clerk Vacancy 2018
In all, 8301 vacancies have been announced under SBI Junior Associate. Out of these, only 7200 are the actual vacancies and 1101 are the backlog vacancies. The candidates can check the complete SBI Clerk Vacancies, category-wise, from the table below:
SBI Clerk 2018 Salary: The candidates who will be selected for the given post will be on a pay scale of 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230-1310/1-31450. This means, that the candidates will get around Rs. 23600 per month if they are recruited in metro cities. The extra benefits will be like provident fund, pension fund, medical, transportation reimbursement, leave fare, etc
The candidates must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria as prescribed by SBI. The eligibility conditions required to apply for SBI Clerk (Junior Associate) 2018 is as follows:
SBI Clerk 2018 Eligibility
- The candidate should possess a Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
- The candidates who possess an Integrated Dual Degree Certificate should ensure that the date of Passing the degree is on or before January 01, 2018.
- The age should not be below 20 years, as on January 01, 2018. Hence, it means that the candidates should have been born not earlier than January 02, 1990, and not later than January 01, 1998.
The candidates belonging to the reserved categories will be given the relaxation in upper age limit as given in the table below.
|Category||Age Relaxation upto|
|PWD- Gen||10 years|
|PWD- SC/ST||15 years|
|PWD- OBC||13 years|
|Candidates domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period of January 01, 1980 to December 31, 1989.||05 years|
SBI Clerk Application Form 2018
The application form for SBI Clerk Recruitment had been released online, on sbi.co.in. The application process for SBI Clerk 2018 was completed through online mode. In the online application form, the candidate needs to enter their Personal Details, Educational Qualification Details, Communication and other details. Also, the applicants need to upload images of their Photograph and Signature as per the specifications. The application fee for SBI Clerk recruitment was paid in online mode via the means of Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking.
The amount of application fee varies as per the category. The fee could only be paid online, through Net Banking / Debit Card / Credit Card. The candidates can check the amount of application fee from below:
|Categories||Application Fee Charges|
|General and OBC||Rs. 600|
|SC / ST/ PWD / EX-Serviceman candidates||Rs. 100|
To ease the preparation of the candidate, here we have provided the exam analysis of last Year. In the exam analysis, you will get information regarding the difficulty level of each section, topics mostly asked in each, number of good attempts, etc. With this you will get an idea of the difficulty level of the exam and can prepare accordingly.
SBI Clerk 2018: Preparation Tips
After applying for the entrance exam, the first thing to do is to note down the exam pattern and syllabus and prepare as per it only. Above we have provided the exam pattern and syllabus for both Prelims and Main examination. Hard work and determination go hand in hand to achieve success. Here are some tips which will definitely help you in your preparation.
- Prepare a study plan and stick to it. You need not require to create any drastic study plan, just note down the days and assign a topic for each day. With this, you will be disciplined in your preparation and can complete your syllabus soon.
- Make separate notes of the formula, in that way you will be able to easily relocate them whenever you need them.
- Practice Online Tests after completing each topic. You can take the online test at India Bix or any other website which conducts an online test for SBI Clerk.
- You should solve as many as previous year question paper, test series. This will also help you in your revision.
- Do not only write the formulas but also learn them> since you are not allowed to bring any study material inside the exam center, so you should solve the questions by learning the formulas first.
- Read the newspaper, current affairs magazines daily to improve your General Knowledge.
SBI Clerk 2018 Pre- Exam Training (PET)
The SBI may arrange a PET for reserved category candidates such as SC/ST/XS/Religious Minority. The candidates belonging to other than the mentioned categories are not eligible to apply for Pre-exam Training. Such candidates need to specify at the time of filling of SBi Clerk 2018 Online Application if they wish to opt for PET or not. The candidates who will opt for such training will be able to download the SBI Clerk PET 2018 Admit Card, online. No hard copy of the admit card will be sent by post.
Centers for Pre-Exam Training
The list of training centers is provided below:
|Agra||Hyderabad||Ri – Bhoi|
SBI Clerk 2018 Notification
Recruitment of clerical cadre for the posts of Junior Associates in Customer Support and Sales is hereby notified through the SBI Clerk 2018 Notification.