Dear Students,

As you all know that STATE BANK OF INDIA has released the notification for appointment as Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) in clerical cadre in the bank. Regarding SBI Clerk Examination some FAQs are given here:

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

Categorywise no. of vacancies:

General OBC SC ST Total
3788 1590 1111 711 7200

State wise vacancies:

State Total No. of Vacancies
Andhra Pradesh 400
Assam 247
A&N Islands 11
Arunachal Pradesh 53
Bihar 407
Chandigarh 10
Chattisgarh 288
Delhi 130
Goa 20
Gujarat 500
Haryana 156
Himachal Pradesh 146
Jammu& Kashmir 27
Jharkhand 23
Karnataka 100
Kerala 247
Lakshadweep 3
Madhya Pradesh 512
Maharashtra 730
Manipur 10
Meghalaya 53
Mizoram 27
Nagaland 33
Odisha 550
Pondicherry 4
Punjab 261
Rajasthan 200
Sikkim 7
Tamil Nadu 346
Telangana 110
Tripura 37
Uttar Pradesh 885
Uttarakhand 55
West Bengal 612
Total 7200

When will the SBI Clerk 2018 online examination be conducted?

The preliminary examination will be conducted in the month of April/March 2018. 

What is the eligibility criterion for SBI Clerk 2018?

(A) Age Limit: (As on 01.01.2018)

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.

(B)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. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 01.01.2018.

 I am less than 19 year old, am I eligible to apply SBI Clerk 2018 ?

Sorry, you are not eligible to apply this exam because the minimum age required is 20 years and the maximum age is 28 years.

I am 29 year old, am I eligible to apply SBI Clerk 2018 ?

If you belong to any reserved category only then you are eligible to apply the exam by looking the age relaxation criteria otherwise sorry you are not eligible.

How many attempts are there for SBI Clerk 2018 ?

 There is no restriction on number of attempts.

Should I be careful while selecting the region?

 Yes, as you should be proficient in that region's regional language and you might have to undergo a language proficiency test in selection procedure.

When will the registration start to fill the application form for SBI Clerk 2018 ?

Event Date
Release of Application Form 20/01/2018
Last Date of Registration Process 10/02/2018

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: LPT ( Language Proficiency Test) 

What is the exam pattern of SBI Clerk Prelims online examination 2018 ?

 The pattern of SBI Clerk Prelims online examination 2018 is changed as follows:

Phase-I : Preliminary Examination: Preliminary Examination (online) consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows. Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned below.

Online Test:

Sr. No. Name of Tests
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

 What is the exam pattern of SBI Clerk Mains online examination 2018 ?

Phase – II: Main Examination:

The structure of main examination (online objective type) would be as follows:

Sr. No. Name of Tests
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

General/Financial Awareness

50 50 35 Minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 Minutes

Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.

I have cleared the overall cut off of online examination of SBI Clerk (Pre/Mains)  but I didn’t clear the sectional cut off of quantitative aptitude, Am I eligible for LPT/Final selection ?

Yes you are eligible for the Next Level of the examination because there is No minimum qualifying marks for individual subject as well as for aggregate (overall) are prescribed. 

What is the application Fee for SBI Clerk 2018?

Application Fees:

S. No. Category Total
1. SC/ST/PWD/XS 100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2. General and OBC 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

what is the pay scale for SBI Clerk 2018?

The Pay scale for SBI Clerk 2018 is: 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230-1310/1-31450.

Is there any age relaxation in SBI Clerk 2018?

Upper age limit will be relaxed as under:

Sr. No Category Relaxation in Age
1 Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC / ST) By 5 years, i.e. up to 30 years
2 Other Backward Classes (OBC) By 3 years, i.e. up to 28 years
3 Persons with Disabilities(PWD) By 10 years (GEN) 13 years (OBC) & 15 years (SC/ST)
4 Ex-Servicemen To the extent of service rendered by them in Armed Forces plus an additional period of 3 years subject to maximum of 50 years.
5 Widows/divorced women/ women judicially separated who are not re-married By 10 years
6 Candidates domiciled in the state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period from 1st January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989. By 5 years
7 Candidates having work experience in Reserve Bank of India To the extent of number of years of such experience, subject to maximum of 3 years.

NOTE: Cumulative Age Relaxation will not be available either under the above items or in combination with any other items.

What is LPT (Language Proficiency Test)?

The candidates provisionally selected from the main online exam have to undergo a language proficiency test (LPT). No marks are allotted but it is qualifying in nature. This test is conducted in the Official / Local Language of the State concerned. It is conducted for the candidates who didn’t have the local language as a subject in 10th standard. 

The office-wise local language is as follows:

1. Ahmadabad – Gujarati

2. Bengaluru – Kannada

3. Bhopal – Hindi

4. Bhubaneswar – Oriya

5. Chandigarh – Punjabi / Hindi

6. Chennai – Tamil

7. Guwahati – Assamese / Bengali / Khasi / Manipuri

8. Hyderabad – Telugu

9. Jaipur – Hindi

10. Jammu – Urdu / Hindi

11. Kanpur & Lucknow – Hindi

12. Kolkata – Bengali

13. Mumbai – Marathi

14. Nagpur – Marathi / Hindi

15. New Delhi – Hindi

16. Patna – Hindi

17. Thiruvananthapuram – Malayalam

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