SBI Clerk Recruitment is one of the most sought-after recruitments in the banking sector. It provides one with an excellent job in India’s largest Public Sector Bank with a handsome salary, perks, and benefits. 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.
SBI Clerk Final Result 2018:
SBI Clerk 2018 Prelims and Mains Exam result has been released by SBI.
SBI Clerk 2018 Notification
State Bank of India (SBI) released SBI Clerk Junior Associate 2018 Official Notification on 29th January 2018. The online registration for SBI Clerk 2018 exam commenced from 20th January 2018 & ended on 10th February 2018.
SBI Clerk 2018 Exam 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 Admit Card Available from||6th June|
|SBI Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam||23rd, 24th, and 30th of June 2018|
|SBI Clerk 2018 Mains Exam||5 August 2018|
SBI Clerk Vacancies 2018
SBI introduced 8301 vacancies for SBI Clerk Junior Associates 2018 Recruitment.
SBI Clerk Application Fees
- 1. Rs. 100 for SC/ ST/ PWD Candidates.
- 2. Rs. 600 for all others.
SBI Clerk Selection Procedure
As the official notification released by SBI for recruitment of Junior Associates said, the recruitment took place with the help of online examinations.
- 1. Online Preliminary Examination (Objective Test).
- 2. Online Mains Examination (Objective Test).
The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) were not added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) were added for the preparation of the final merit list. Final selection was 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 was as follows:
- 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.
- Age Limit: (As on 01.01.2018)
Not below 20 years and not above 28 years.
SBI Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern
Here is the Exam pattern of SBI Clerk (junior associates) 2018 Exam. SBI Clerk 2018 exam was 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 introduced Sectional Timing in Prelims Exam.
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|
Phase – II: Main 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 wasn’t any sectional cut off for this year’s SBI Junior Associates Recruitment’s Online Examinations. There are negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests.
A Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination): There is 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 is deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there is no penalty for that question.
SBI Clerk Syllabus 2018
|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 Admit Card/ Call letter
The Admit Cards for Prelims and Mains Exam are released 15 days before the date of conduct of the examination.
SBI Clerk Cut Off Scores
The cut-off scores released by SBI depend 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 State-wise Cut-offs (UR) for SBI Clerk 2018 are:
The Cut off for Mains exam of SBI Clerk for the state Uttar Pradesh in 2016 was:
|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)
|21||Andaman & Nicobar||51.75||48.25||13.25||13.25|