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SBI Clerk 2018  Notification

SBI Clerk  Exam is held by SBI or State Bank of India to recruit candidates for Clerical Cadre in its different branches across the country. SBI Clerk  2018facilitates the recruitment for the post of Junior Associates (JA). SBI Clerk is one of the most sought after bank exams today and a huge number of candidates appear for the same every year.

 

SBI Clerk are responsible for all the client interactions and related operations. Candidates who are recruited as SBI clerks are designated as cashiers, depositors and other posts that form the face of a particular SBI Bank branch. Here, in this article we talk about SBI Clerk 2018 Notification, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus & more.

SBI Clerk  Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of SBI Clerk 2018 exam is mainly about two pre-requisites:

  • A candidate is required to be between 20-28 years to be eligible for SBI Clerk 2018 exam.

  • He/shemust hold a valid degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

  • A candidate is required to be: A citizen of India, A subject of Nepal, A subject of Bhutan, A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of settling permanently in India or a person of Indian origin who migrated to India from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam and have the intention of settling permanently in India.

Serial No.

Category

Upper Age Limit

1

SC / ST

33 years

2

OBC

31 years

3

Person with disabilities (General)

38 years

4

Person with disabilities(SC /ST)

43 years

5

Person with disabilities(OBC)

41 years

6

Jammu & Kashmir Migrants

33 Years

7

Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen

Actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years

8

Widows, Divorced women( No remarried)

GEN- 35 years

OBC- 38 years

SC/ST- 40 years

 

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SBI Clerk Exam Complete Schedule 2018

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 Preliminary Examination will be held in the month of March-April 2018 and SBI Mains will be conducted on 12th May 2018. The notification for the prelims has come out on the official website of State Bank of India. Candidates.

 

SBI CLERK EXAM 2018 DATES

 

Particulars

Dates

Date of Preliminary Examination

23.6.2018

24.6.2018

30.6.2018

Download of  call letter for Preliminary Examination

from 06.06.2018 onwards

Date of Main Examination

05.08.2018

Download of call letter for the main Examination

From 23.07.2018 Onwards

 

SBI Clerk Exam Centre

The SBI Clerk exam is held online at various centers all over India and the candidates can mention their options at the time of filling in the online application. Though there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues yet SBI allows an exam center other than the choices made by a candidate.

SBI is the only authority to add or remove an exam center. The candidates can’t make any request for the change of the exam center. Any indecent behavior at the examination center can lead to cancellation of the application.

 

Selection Procedure

The selection process of SBI Clerk consists of 2 phases (preliminary and mains).  The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase.

The important steps of the SBI Clerk Recruitment Procedure are as follows:

 

•Online Preliminary Examination:

Sufficient number of candidates in each category is shortlisted by SBI depending upon the requirements for Online Main Examination

 

•Online Mains Examination:

Candidates need to qualify each section as well as the overall cut-off in the main exam to be eligible for the Final Selection.

 

•Final Result:

The Final result is declared on the basis of merit list in SBI Clerk Mains Exam.

 

•Provisional Allotment:

The provisional allotment of the eligible candidate is released on the official website. The SBI allots Banks to the candidates on the basis of the preferences they have made at the time of the online registration.

SBI plays its role in the selection process till the provisional selection to different banks. Further, the responsibility to inform the qualified candidates about their joining dates and procedure lies with the respective banks.

 

SBI Clerk Vacancies 2018

Every year more than 25 lakh aspirants appear for the SBI  Clerk examination. The Online Registration for SBI Clerk is from 20 January 2018 to 10 February 2018. There are 8301 vacancies for the post of Clerical.

 

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2018

To crack SBI Clerk 2018 exam it is very important to know the exam pattern in and out. Here is the exam pattern of SBI Clerk Prelims and SBI Clerk Mains exam:

 

Phase-I: SBI CLERK 2018 PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

Subsisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be supervised online. This test promising of 1 hour period dwelled of 3 Sections as follows. Each test will have a separate time period as mentioned below.

Exam Pattern of SBI Junior Associates Preliminary

Sr. No.

Name of Tests

(Objective)

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Total Time

1

English Language

30

30

20 Minutes

2

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

Total

100

100

1 Hour

 

Phase-II: SBI CLERK 2018 MAIN EXAMINATION

Exam Pattern of SBI Junior Associates Mains

Sr. No.

Name of Tests

(Objective)

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Total Time

1

English Language

40

40

35 Minutes

2

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 Minutes

3

Reasoning Ability& Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 Minutes

4.

General/Financial Awareness

50

50

35 Minutes

Total

190

200

2 Hours 40 Minutes

The SBI Clerk Mains is also  held online, the latest update by SBI it has 4 sections there is 190 Question having a total score of 200 marks of 160 minutes duration.SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

 

The candidates must attempt the sections in the same order and within the allotted time fixed by the examining body. The candidate can’t leave the existing section before the time allotted. The next section can only be attempted after the current section is completed. There is a negative marking with a deduction of 0.25 marks for every mistake.

The section-wise details are given below:

 

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

A penalty for every incorrect answer will be marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. Every wrong answer will be penalized by deducting 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. in case no answer is marked by the candidate.

 

Final Score Calculation for SBI Clerk Exam:

There are certain important points on the basis of which the final score for the SBI Clerk exam is calculated:

• Marks scored in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score. These are only taken into account to qualify Mains Exam (Tier-2).

• Candidates need to qualify Phase-2

• The aggregate of 100 marks is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with high merit rank in each category are finally selected.

 

SBI Clerk 2018 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates who have registered for SBI CLERK EXAM 2018 need to download their admit card from the official website of SBI before the exam. The suitable date for the download will be notified by the SBI at your email id well in advance to avoid any delay or confusion at the last minute. The admit card will have two stages one is for preliminary exam and the other is for mains exam.

 

You can login the account created while filling in the online application form and download the admit card.

 

In order to login on the official website of SBI, a candidate must have the following information:

  • Registration Number/Roll Number

  • Date of Birth/Password

 

The admit card for SBI Clerk 2018 exam will be issued to candidates in two phases:

  • The tentative date for the admit card for Preliminary Exam is from 1st March 2018)

  • The tentative date for Mains Exam is from 26th April 2018.

 

All candidates are advised to go through the guidelines given on the official website of SBI before downloading his/her admit card.

SBI Clerk 2018 Results

The results of SBI will be released after completion of two Phase of Examination. The Final Merit state wise and category wise List shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Online Main Examination. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment for the post of clerk in Banks.

 

SBI Clerk 2018 Previous Papers

 

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SBI Clerk 2016 Prelims Cut-Off

SBI Clerk Cut off 2016 (Category Wise)

Subjects

Total Marks

General

OBC/ST/SC/OH/VI/HI/DXS

Reasoning Ability

35

7.75

3.25

Numerical Ability

35

5.5

2

English Language

30

6.75

3.25



 

SBI Clerk (Mains) Cut off 2016

Subjects

Total Marks

GENERAL

SC/ST/OBC

OH/VI/HI/ XS/DXS

General / Financial Awareness

50

13.5

9.5

3.25

General English

40

14.25

10.25

4.5

Quantitative Aptitude

50

14.5

11.25

6.5

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

60

24

19

11.25

SBI Clerk Results 2018

SBI Clerk Result 2018 will be declared once the both phases are concluded. SBI will publish results individually for both preliminary and mains exam. SBI Clerk 2018 releases sectional cut-offs for both – SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam and SBI Clerk Mains Exam. Aspirants are required to meet the cut-offs for all the sections to make it to the merit list.

 

SBI Clerk  Preparation Strategy 2018

 

The first thing to do is to have an overview of the SBI Clerk exam. This will help you figure out how to go about with your SBI Clerk preparation.

Stages

3 (Preliminary, Main, and Test of Opted Local Language)

Mode of Exam

Online

Level of Difficulty

Easy – moderate

Negative Marking

0.25 marks

Time Duration

1 hour for Prelims and 2 hours 40 minutes for Mains (Both separately timed)

Maximum Marks

100 for Prelims and 200 for Mains

 

SBI Clerk Study Plan 2018

 

  • Practice: As you all know that the sectional timing introduced in the Prelims phase has increased the difficult level of the exam. Therefore, practice is the only key that will improve your speed & decide your selection in the Mains.

 

  • Cut Off: There are no minimum qualifying marks for the individual subject as well as for aggregate (overall) score in SBI Clerk Prelims. The adequate number of students in each category (approximately 10 times the no. of vacancies) will be shortlisted for the Mains Exam from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored.

 

  • Attempt Mock Tests: Regularly take mock tests & analyze your performance. Also, work on your weaker areas.

  • Easily Achievable: You can easily complete the targets set for each day. As we have not set any unrealistic goals for you.

 

  • Religiously take the mini mock test every day for the topic that you have completed.

 

  • Carefully analyze all your answers and the questions that you skip.

 

  • Divide your daily time as mentioned below.

Activity

Time Allocation

Quantitative Aptitude

1 hr

Reasoning Ability

1 hr

English language

1 hr

Mini Quizzes & Analysis

2 hr

Full Mock Test & Analysis

2 hr

Total Time

7 hrs

 

SBI  Clerk 2018 Frequently Asked Question

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