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About SBI Clerk

SBI Clerk Recruitment is one of the most sought-after recruitments in the banking sector.


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. 1. Online Preliminary Examination (Objective Test).
  2. 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:


  • Essential Academic Qualifications: Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.
  • Age Limit:  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 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.

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 – 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 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. 1. Rs. 100 for SC/ ST/ PWD Candidates.
  2. 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.