SBI Clerk 2018: State Bank of India (SBI) conducts the recruitment process for SBI Clerk 2018 to appoint Indian citizens for Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) and Junior Agricultural Associates. The recruitment process of SBI Clerk 2018 consists of two stages – preliminary and mains, both conducted online. Additionally, candidates who cannot show proof of having studied any official (local) language on their 10th marksheet, will have to appear for a official/local language test. The tentative month for SBI Clerk 2018 prelims exam is January 2018. Candidates who qualify the preliminary exam will have to appear for mains, expected to be conducted in March 2018. Final selection of candidates will be on the basis of mains score. SBI Clerk 2018 preliminary result will be declared in February while mains result will be declared in April 2018. The SBI Clerk 2018 online application process will commence in November 2017 along with the release of official notification. Applicants should have a graduation degree and be in the age group of 20-28 years to be eligible to apply. In 2016, SBI had announced around 13,000 vacancies for this clerical cadre. Read the complete details of SBI Clerk 2018 in the article here.
Candidates can check the important highlights of SBI Clerk 2018 recruitment process as given in the table below.
|1||Exam name||SBI Clerk 2018|
|4||Conducting Body||State Bank of India|
|6||Emoluments||According to the pre-revised salary, a candidate selected for the post of Junior Associate (Customer Support & ll will be paid Rs.20950 per month inclusive of D.A. and other allowances Junior Agricultural Associates will be eligible to get an additional amount of Special Pay, by Rs.490.00 p.m. which is reckoned for DA, Voter's Card/Bank Passbook with duly attested Photograph/Identity Card issued by School or College/ Gazetted Officer in the official letterhead in original as well as a self-attested photocopy thereof.|
The schedule of of clerical cadre recruitment in SBI will be announced along with the official notification. Aspirants can check the tentative dates of all events as given below.
SBI Clerk 2018 Dates
|S. No||SBI Clerk 2018 events||Important dates|
|1||SBI Clerk 2018 notification||November, 2017|
|2||SBI Clerk 2018 application begins on||November, 2017|
|3||Last date to register online for SBI Clerk 2018||December, 2017|
|4||SBI Clerk prelims exam date||January, 2018|
|5||SBI Clerk 2018 admit card||Last week of December 2017|
|6||SBI Clerk 2018 result of prelims||February, 2018|
|7||SBI Clerk mains exam||March, 2018|
|8||SBI Clerk 2018 (Mains) admit card||February, 2018|
|9||SBI Clerk 2018 final result||April, 2018|
SBI decides the eligibility for aspirants of SBI Clerk 2018. All those who apply will have to ensure they fulfill the eligibility criteria else their applications will not be accepted by the commission. While the details of eligibility criteria for all posts varies, certain conditions remain same for everyone. Candidates can get an idea about the eligibility conditions of SBI Clerk 2018.
|1||Lower Age Limit||Candidates must not below than 20 years|
|2||Upper Age Limit||Candidates must not above than 28 years|
|3||Educational Qualifications||Academic qualifications for SBI Clerk exam is decided according to the post. Candidates should have graduation degree in the required discipline as per their post from any Government recognised university/Institute.|
Relaxation in upper age limit will be offered to candidates of reserved categories as per the rules and regulations of the government.
Click on the link given above to know details of age relaxation.
The application form of SBI Clerk 2018 will be released online along with the official notification. The tentative date for availability of application form is November 2017. Applicants will have to submit their applications online as SBI will not accept any applications submitted through any other mode. The SBI Clerk 2018 application form can be filled in five steps - registration and filling up basic information, uploading photograph and signature, uploading academic qualification and caste certificate (if required), preview of application form and fee payment. The amount of application fees for General and OBC is Rs.600/-and SC/ST/PWD/XS is Rs.100. The payment of application fees can be paid through online mode only.
The online correction window to edit the particulars of application form will be open for specific time period, after which no correction of details will be entertained. The registration number and password provided during the time of registration should be kept safely till the recruitment process is over. Click on the given link to read complete details of SBI Clerk 2018 application process.
The admit card of SBI Clerk will be released online separately for all stages of the recruitment process. Candidates can download their hall ticket by entering their registration number and password. The admit card of SBI Clerk 2018 preliminary exam will be issued to those candidates who submit their applications successfully. The tentative dates for availability of preliminary exam hall ticket is last week of December, 2017 while the admit card of mains exam will be released in February, 2018. The admit card for SBI Clerk 2018 mains exam will be issued to only those candidates who qualify the preliminary exam. Candidates should note that the hall ticket is released online and the bank does not send the admit card to anyone by post or email. Click on the given link to read complete details of SBI Clerk 2018 admit card.
The online examination of SBI Clerk 2018 consists of two parts, preliminary and mains exam. The preliminary exam of SBI Clerk is of 1 hour and has 100 questions in 3 sections. The mains exam will be held for 2 hours 40 minutes and has 190 questions in 4 sections. Both the papers will have multiple choice questions. Check the overview of SBI Clerk 2018 exam pattern from the table below.
SBI Clerk 2018 test pattern
|Features||Preliminary Exam||Mains Exam|
|Mode of Exam||Online Exam||Online Exam|
|Medium (Language)||Bilingual (Except English Language section)||Bilingual (Except General English section)|
|Duration||1 hour||2 hours 40 Minutes|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Marking Scheme||1 mark for each correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted as negative marking||1/4 of the marks allotted to a question will be deducted as negative marking|
|Total Number of Questions||100||190|
|Sections||3- English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability||4 – General/Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude|
The syllabus for SBI Clerk 2018 exam is based on the exam pattern and sections in each stage. The sections in prelims and mains exam are different, therefore the candidates need to know the detailed syllabus for each stage and prepare for the exam accordingly. Candidates can check the overview of SBI Clerk syllabus as given below.
Description of SBI Clerk Syllabus 2018
SBI Clerk syllabus is split into the following sections:
The sample papers of SBI Clerk help candidates to practice for the examination and understand the pattern of questions that will be asked in the exam. Candidates should regularly solve SBI Clerk Question Papers to increase their level of preparation and practice for the exam. The practice papers of SBI Clerk 2018 will be available online in the form of test series and offline in the Check the given link to download and use various question papers of SBI Clerk 2018
SBI will declare the result for each stage of the SBI Clerk recruitment process. Candidates securing the minimum qualifying marks will be declared qualified in the preliminary exam and will be called to appear in mains exam. Both the papers of SBI Clerk 2018 are compulsory and the final result of candidates will be declared on the basis of candidate’s performance in prelims and mains.
Check more details on the process of SBI Clerk result declaration from the above link.
SBI Clerk Cut off 2017 is the minimum qualifying marks set by the exam conducting body to select candidates for the next level of the recruitment process. Candidates have to secure the SBI Clerk cut off to qualify the preliminary exam and appear for mains exam. The cut off scores for the mains exam will also be decided by the bank to shortlist candidates for final appointment. Read complete details of SBI Clerk 2018 cutoff from the given link.
The selection procedure of SBI Clerk 2018 consists of mainly two stages – prelims and mains. The candidates who qualify the preliminary exam will be eligible to appear for the mains exam. Further, of the students who qualify the mains test, some have to take an additional language test focusing on official and/or local language. Candidates who show their 10th class marksheet with a proof of studying and qualifying the official (local) language exam do not have to take the language test. Shortlisted candidates will be on probation for a period of 6 months. 15 prescribed e-lessons will be required to be completed by newly recruited Junior Associates/ Junior Agricultural Associates during the probation for getting confirmed in the bank, failing which their probation will be extended till completion of the same.
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