SBI Clerk

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 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 (Junior Associates) 2018 facilitates 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 Clerks 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 New Exam Dates 2018

State Bank of India (SBI) has released the exam dates of SBI Clerk Exam 2018. SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 Preliminary Examination is scheduled 23rd, 24th, and 30th of June 2018, while SBI Clerk Mains will be conducted on 5th August 2018. Candidates must keep visiting this website regularly to stay updated about the important updates for SBI Clerk 2018 Exam.

Events New Dates
SBI Clerk 2018 Notification 19th January 2018
Start of SBI Clerk 2018 Online Application 20th January 2018
SBI Clerk 2018 Application Form Closes 10th February 2018
Download of call letter for Preliminary Examination From 6th June 2018
SBI Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam 23rd, 24th, and 30th of June 2018
Download of call letter for Main Examination From 23 July 2018
SBI Clerk 2018 Mains Exam 05th August 2018

SBI Clerk 2018 Notification

The SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 Notification has been finally released by State Bank of India. Candidates can check the official notification by clicking on the link mentioned below. The online registration for SBI Clerk 2018 exam has started from 20th January 2018. The Online Application window closes on 10th February 2018.
Total number of vacancies updated in the official notification for SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 is 8301.

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 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/she must hold a valid degree in any discipline from a recoginized 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.
Sr 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-Ser. SC/ST). age of 50 years
8 Widows, Divorced women( No remarried) GEN- 35 years , OBC- 38 years , SC/ST- 40 years

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2018

To crack SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 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:

SBI Junior Associates Preliminary Exam Pattern

Sr 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

SBI Junior Associates Mains Exam Pattern

Sr No. Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1. General English 40 40 35 min
2. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 min
3. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 min
4. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 min
  Total 190 200 2 hr 40 min

SBI Clerical Syllabus

Reasoning:-

  • Coded Inequality
  • Statement Inequality
  • Direction
  • Logical Alphabets
  • Ranking
  • Mathematical Operation
  • Coding Decoding
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Input Output
  • Number Series & Letter Series
  • Statement Argument, Assumption, Cause Effect
  • Statement Conclusion, Course of Action
  • Analytical Reasoning – 1:1 ratio
  • Analytical Reasoning – Grouping
  • Sitting Arrangement – Row
  • Sitting Arrangement – Circle, Square
  • Data Sufficiency

Quantitative Aptitude:-

  • Number System
  • LCM/HCF
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Simplifications – BODMAS
  • Squares/Cubes/Surds
  • Percentage
  • Profit/Loss
  • Ratio
  • Partnership/Ages
  • Average
  • Allegation/Mixture
  • Time & Work
  • Chain Rule/Pipes & Cistern
  • Speed/Time/Distance
  • Trains/Boats
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Areas (2D)
  • Volume (3D)
  • Linear/Quadratic Equations
  • Permutation/Combination
  • Probability
  • Data Interpretation

English:-

  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
  • Active/Passive Voice
  • Verbs, Idioms & Phrases
  • One word substitution
  • Cloze Test
  • Comprehension Passage

Computer:-

  • Number System
  • History of Computers
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Database (introduction)
  • Communication (Basic Introduction)
  • Networking (LAN, WAN)
  • Internet (Concept, History, working environment, Application)
  • Security Tools, Virus, Hacker
  • MS Windows & MS Office

Marketingr:-

  • Introduction and Scope of Marketing
  • Market classification and Marketing research
  • Marketing Mix, Marketing Environment
  • Functions of Marketing
  • Market Segmentation
  • Market Target and Positioning
  • Product Planning and Management
  • Branding decisions
  • Pricing Decisions
  • Promotion Decisions
  • Advertising
  • Salesmanship
  • Sales forecasting
  • Distribution Management
  • Current trends in marketing like-green marketing, green banking, relationship marketing etc

General Awareness:-
Current Affairs
This would primarily focus on all news based items from various fields like sports, awards, summits, new appointments, obituaries, Indian Defence etc.

Banking Awareness
Indian Financial System – Overview of Financial Markets (Money Market, Capital Market, Forex Market, and Credit Market), Financial Intermediaries involved (like investment bankers, underwriters, stock exchanges, registrars, depositories, custodians, portfolio managers, mutual funds, primary dealers, Authorised dealers, self regulatory organizations, etc. Important committees and its recommendations.

History of Indian Banking Industry (Pre Independence, Post Independence, Nationalisation), Structure of Indian Banking, Types of Banks (Scheduled, Co-operatives), categorisation of Bank (Pvt, PSU, Foreign), NHB, SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, IDBI its role etc and concept of NBFC.

Regulatory Bodies like –RBI, (RBI History/ Functions/ Roles/) SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC etc its role functions and fact based details

Capital Market & Money Market – Concept, Types of Instruments they deal in like
1. Call/Notice Money
2. Treasury Bills,
3. Term Money,
4. Certificate of Deposit
5. Commercial Papers or Capital Market Instruments like equity Shares, preference shares, or Debt segment like Debentures etc also talk about Stock Exchanges in India and world.

SBI Clerical-2018 Vacancies

Circle State Category Wise PWD Ex-ServiceMen Backlog vacancy for PWD
Gen SC ST OBC Total OH VI HI XS DXS OH VI HI Total
Ahmedabad Gujarat 338 47 100 180 665 7 6 7 67 30 0 1 6 7
Banglore Karnataka 130 41 18 70 259 3 2 3 26 12 2 1 2 5
Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 219 65 87 65 436 4 4 5 44 20 3 4 3 10
Chattisgarh 68 16 43 8 135 1 2 1 14 06 1 1 2 4
Bengal West Bengal 126 58 13 55 252 2 3 3 25 11 7 4 2 13
A & N Islands 5 0 1 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Sikkim 7 1 3 3 14 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 3
Bhubaneswar Odisha 21 28 15 129 1 2 1 13 6 2 1 1 4
Chandigarh Himachal Pradesh 40 20 3 16 79 1 0 1 8 4 3 3 2 8
Haryana 75 26 0 38 139 1 2 1 14 6 3 2 2 7
Chandigarh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Punjab 139 80 0 58 277 3 2 3 28 13 3 2 0 5
Chennai TamilNadu 197 71 4 101 373 4 3 4 37 17 4 4 9 17
Pondicherry 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Delhi Delhi/Haryana 74 22 11 39 146 2 1 1 15 7 4 4 4 12
Rajasthan 60 20 16 24 120 1 2 1 12 5 1 3 2 6
Uttar Pradesh(W) 62 25 1 32 120 2 1 1 12 5 4 3 3 10
Uttarakhand 93 25 4 18 140 1 2 1 14 6 2 2 1 5
Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh 104 33 15 56 208 2 2 2 21 9 4 4 4 12
Kerala Kerala 302 49 5 131 487 5 5 5 49 22 0 2 4 6
Lucknow Uttar Pradesh 140 58 3 74 275 3 3 2 28 12 2 2 2 6
Mumbai Maharashtra 290 54 49 146 539 6 5 5 54 54 2 6 6 17
Goa 16 1 3 5 25 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
North Eastern Assam 20 2 4 9 35 1 0 0 4 2 1 1 1 3
Arunachal Pradesh 5 0 5 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 3
Manipur 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Meghalaya 6 0 5 1 12 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 3
Mizoram 3 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Nagaland 5 0 5 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 3
Tripura 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3
Patna Bihar 34 10 1 17 62 0 1 1 6 3 2 3 4 9
Jharkhand 62 15 32 15 124 1 1 2 11 7 1 3 2 6
                               

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