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Date: 16th June 2018

SBI Clerk Admit Card: Venue Changed for Patna Centre

Due to certain unavoidable circumstances, the examination center at Patna for Preliminary Examination has been changed. Candidates are requested to re-download their admit cards. The candidates have been intimated by mail and SMS in their registered email id/ mobile number.

Click here to view the official notice

Click here to download SBI Clerk Admit Card

Date: 15-18 June 2018

SBI Clerk All India Test

Following the success of Previous All India Tests, OnlineTyari will be conducting another SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 All India Test (AIT) from 15-18 June 2018. Register for SBI Clerk AIT. Click here

6th June 2018

SBI Clerk Admit Card 2018 Out!

State Bank of India (SBI) has begun the commencement of call letter from today, 6th June 2018. Candidates must note that the last day to download admit card or their call letters is 30th June 2018. Click here to know more.

SBI ने आज 6 जून 2018 से कॉल लेटर अपनी ऑफिसियल साईट पर अपलोड कर दिया है। आवेदन करने वाले समस्त उम्मीदवार अब अपना प्रवेश पत्र डाउनलोड कर सकते हैं। प्रवेश पत्र डाउनलोड करने की अंतिम तिथि 30 जून 2018 है। अधिक जानने के लिए यहां क्लिक करें। प्रवेश पत्र डाउनलोड करने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें !

Date: 20-22 April All India Test

Following the success of Previous All India Tests, OnlineTyari will be conducting another SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 All India Test (AIT) from 20-22 April 2018. Register for SBI Clerk AITClick here

फ्री SBI क्लर्क प्रारंभिक परीक्षा ऑल इंडिया टेस्ट (AIT) 2018 : सम्मिलित होने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें !

Date of Preliminary Examination: 23rd, 24th, and 30th of June 2018
Download of call letter for Preliminary Examination: 06th June 2018 onwards
Date of Main Examination: 05th August 2018
Download of call letter for Main Examination: 23rd July 2018

इस सूचना को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहां क्लिक करें !

State Bank of India has finally published the long-awaited notification for the recruitment of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales). For SBI Recruitment 2018, there are 8301 vacancies in total for the post of Junior Associate. The State Bank of India will be conducting SBI Clerk Recruitment Exam in the month of May/June 2018. It is essential for the candidates to crack both prelims and mains examination to get recruited as SBI Clerk. Read more

Aspirants who are planning to appear in the upcoming SBI Clerk 2018 exam can find complete details here regarding the Clerk Examination conducted by SBI. 

Exam Dates/Notifications

 Online Registration Begins  January 20, 2018
 Online Registration Ends  February 10, 2018
 SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 Exam Date  23rd, 24th, and 30th of June 2018
 SBI Clerk Mains 2018 Exam Date  23rd July 2018


Study Plan

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SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis

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Application Process

The candidates who aspire to apply for the SBI Clerk Recruitment must make sure that they fulfill the required eligibility criteria and educational qualifications for the post. If you do not meet the required specifications in certain fields like age limit, qualification etc, you will not be able to submit the SBI Clerk Application Form...Read More


For the Recruitment of Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales), there are a lot of job vacancies this year in various branches of the State Bank of India. As per exam notification, 8301 clerk vacancies will be filled this year. So, the total number of vacancies in SBI Clerk 2018 Recruitment is 8301, without considering the PWD & Ex-servicemen vacancies. To read in detail read our blog: Click here

Selection Process

SBI Clerk Selection Procedure:

In order to get selected in State Bank Of India as a Junior Associate, you have to cross two hurdles viz.
1. Preliminary Exam
2. Mains Exam

After crossing both the hurdles, SBI will conduct a small test called Language Proficiency Test (LPT). Once you are through, then SBI will call you for Document Verification.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for SBI Clerk 2018 Examination has been clearly specified in the Exam Notification published by State Bank of India recently. Each SBI aspirant must go through all the important details regarding SBI Eligibility Criteria before applying online. SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2018 consists of a set of requirements and clauses in terms of age, educational qualification and nationality.

Age Limit

According to the dictates of SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2018, the age limit has been set for 20 to 28 years as on 1 January 2018. Hence, candidates must have been born not earlier than 2 January 1990 and not later than 1 January 1998 (both days inclusive).

The relaxation in the upper age limit has been applied according to government norms. They are as follows

  • SC/ ST: 5 Years
  • OBC: 3 Years
  • PH: 10 Years
  • PH + OBC: 13 Years
  • PH + SC/ST: 15 Years
  • J&K Domicile: 5 Years
  • Ex-Servicemen: Actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 Years
  • Widows, Divorced Women Judicially Separated: 9 Years

All SBI Aspirants must fall within the proper age limit. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of SBI Clerk Application Form.

Educational Qualification

The candidates must a Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognized college or university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. To read in detail go through our blog: Click Here



Reasoning: Logical Reasoning Questions will contain both Verbal and Non-Verbal Problems based on multiple concepts. Brainstorming will be required while solving these questions.

  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Sitting Arrangements
  • Series Completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Decision Making
  • Statement Reasoning
  • Classification
  • Mirror Image, Hidden and Embedded Images
  • Cubes, Cuboid and Dices

Quantitative Aptitude: The level of questions asked in Quantitative aptitude will be similar to Maths of Class X. Try to memorize all the basic formulas and square & cube roots of numbers upto 30. It will be extremely helpful while solving questions in SBI Clerk Exam.

  • Number System
  • Simplifications
  • Roots & Averages
  • Surds & Indices
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Partner Ship
  • Chain Rule
    Time & Work
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats & Streams
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Stocks & Shares
  • Clocks & Algorithms
  • Mensuration
  • Volume& Surface area
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Heights & Distances
  • Line Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Tabulation

English Language: Questions in SBI Clerk English Section will be based on language skills as well as reading and writing skill. Overall, the level of questions will be similar to elementary level.

  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion
  • Theme Detection
  • Deriving Conclusions
  • Passage Completion
  • Error Detection
  • Passage Correction
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Correction
  • Grammar
  • Idioms
  • Phrases

General/Financial Awareness: The questions in this test will be from Current Affairs and Banking and Economy, Insurance. In the current affairs, questions can be asked from

  • Recent Appointments
  • Awards and Honours
  • Sports
  • New Schemes
  • National and International News
  • Latest Developments in Science and Technology

Computer Ability: Knowledge of Computer Hardware and Software will be asked in Computer Section of SBI Clerk Recruitment Exam.

  • Computer Hardware
  • Operating System concepts
  • Shortcut Keys
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS Power Point
  • MS Access
  • Internet & Networks
  • Basic Security Concepts
  • Latest Technologies

Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2018

For the first time, SBI has introduced the sectional timing factor in SBI Clerk Prelims exam pattern. Check out the new exam pattern

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
 Total 100 100 1 hour

Some highlights of the changes made in the exam pattern are given below:

  • Each section of the Prelims exam will now have a separate time slot (20 Minutes each).
  • Also, there will not be any sectional or overall cut-off.
  • An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (83010 candidates) will be shortlisted for the Mains Exam from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern for Mains Exam 2018

Name Of Section No. of Qs Marks Duration (Min)
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35
General English 40 40 35
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45
Reasoning  Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45
Total 190 200 2 Hour 40 Mints

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Job Profile

There main objective/ job role of an SBI Clerk is to guide and assist customers, civilians and probable clients through the various banking processes. They need to highly trained and confident to answer each and every query put forward. The various set of tasks assigned are as follows

  • Document Verification
  • Manning Single Window Counter
  • Issue Cash Receipts at Counters
  • Verification of  Vernacular Signatures
  • Attending to Government Treasury Work
  • Clearing and Transferring Cheques and Receipts as per request
  • Update Pass Books

Pay scale

Following is the pay scale for Clerical Cadre.

Rs. 11765 – (655×3) – 13730 – (815×3) – 16175 – (980×4) – 20095 – (1145×7) – 28110 – (2120×1) – 30230 – (1310×1) – 31540
To elaborate on this Pay Scale further

Rs. 11,765 is the Basic Pay
Rs. 655 shows the fixed increment and is consecutive for 3 years annually that cumulates the basic to 13730 and scales up the designation as well
The Pay Scale can be analysed in this manner. The Perks and Allowances are as follows. 

  • Dearness Allowance (39.4% of Basic)
  • HRA depending upon the City (7-9% of the Basic)
  • Special Allowance (7.5% for Clerks)
  • The Pay Band for both the SBI Clerk and IBPS Clerk is the same and usually rounds up to Rs. 18,100 – 19,800 per month.

But SBI offers an additional allowance to its employee that gives an amount of Rs 2000/- extra benefit that enhances the salary to approx Rs. 20,100 – 21,800. 

Another difference in salary is in the timely increment of in-hand salary, which can scale upto Rs. 50,000 per month approximately in case of most Public Sector Banks under IBPS and Rs. 54,000 – 55,000 per month in case of SBI Clerk working in the State Bank of India.

SBI Clerk vs IBPS Clerk – Job, Salary, Career Comparison

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SBI Clerk Prelims Previous Year Cutoff (Overall)

The following Overall SBI Clerk Cut Off are for different states

State Overall Cutoff (General) 
Rajasthan 64.5
Gujrat 42
West Bengal 51.25
Madhya Pradesh 54.75
Jharkhand 38.5
Bihar 51.5
Chattisgarh 22.5
Tamil Nadu 21.25
Andhra Pradesh 39.25
Maharashtra 51.5
Himachal Pradesh 57.5
Punjab 67.5
Haryana 60.75
Delhi 66.25
Kerela 61.5
Uttar Pradesh 59
Orissa 52
Telangana 27
Meghalaya 37.25
Assam 42.25
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 51.75
Karnataka 45.5
Sikkim 150
Jammu & Kashmir 21.25
Uttarakhand 59.25
Tripura 132
Goa 150
Nagaland 150
Arunachal Pradesh 150
Mizoram 155
Manipur 150

That was the previous year cutoff for 2016. Lets us talk about the changes made this year.  

SBI Prelims 2018: No Sectional Cutoff this year

As you know SBI is conduction the the clerk exam after 2 years, with this SBI has introduced a lot of changes in the exam pattern. For the first time, SBI has introduced the sectional timing factor in SBI Clerk Prelims exam pattern. Check out the new exam pattern:

SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
 Total 100 100 1 hour


Q. How many vacancies are announced for SBI Clerk in 2018 ?

There are total 8301 {7200+1101 (backlog) =8301} vacancies announced by SBI for the requirement of SBI Clerk in 2018.

Q. What is the Selection Process for SBI Clerk 2018 ?

The selection process for SBI Clerk 2018 is divided into three phases:

Phase I: Prelims Examination
Phase II: Mains Examination
Phase III: Interview

Q. What is the age criteria to apply in this common written exam?

The candidate should Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01.01.2018 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than

02.01.1990 and not later than 01.01.1998 (both days inclusive).

Q. What is the educational qualification required for various posts in this recruitment process?

  • Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.
  • Candidate having integrated dual degree(IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 01.01.2018

Q. What are the Exam Dates for SBI Clerk 2018?

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam will be conducted tentatively in the month of may/june.

Q. Is the exam Bilingual?

The tests except for the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

Q. Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?

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.

Q. Is there a criterion for negative marking?

There is negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer

Q. What is the percentage criteria to apply for SBI Clerk 2018 Exam?

There is no definite percentage criteria to be eligible for this exam. A candidate who is graduate with any percentage can apply for the SBI Clerk 2018 examination.

Q. Do I need to clear both SBI clerk prelims and mains to qualify for interview round?

Yes, it is mandatory for the candidates to meet SBI clerk cut-off criteria of both the exams. However, SBI clerk prelim score is not taken into consideration for the final selection.

Q.  I have made a few errors in submitting my application form, can I modify it?

It is not possible to modify an application, but you can resubmit a new application with the correct information.

Q.  What is the Application fee for SBI Clerk Exam 2018?

The application fee for ST/SC/PWD candidates will be Rs. 100 and for all others it will be Rs. 600

Q. Will SBI Clerk 2018 exam be online or offline?

Both the preliminary and Mains examination for SBI Clerk 2018 will be conducted online.


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