SBI Clerk 2018 (Junior Associates)
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 (Junior Associates) 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, & more.
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.
Changes for SBI Junior Associates 2018:
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 Examination. However, the criteria solely lies within the hands of the organisation.
SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) Exam Dates 2018
SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 Preliminary Examination is scheduled in the month of March-April 2018, while SBI Mains will be conducted on 12th May 2018. The notification for the prelims has been published by State Bank of India. Candidates must keep visiting this website regularly to stay updated about the important dates for SBI Clerk 2018 Exam.
|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|
|SBI Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam||March-April 2018|
|SBI Clerk 2018 Mains Exam||12 May 2018|
SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 Application
The SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 application process has commenced from 20th January 2018. Candidates are required to visit the official page of SBI to fill in the online application forms as the entire process to apply for SBI Clerk 2018 exam will be online. The application fee for SBI Exam is Rs. 600/- for General category and Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD category.
SBI Clerk 2018 Online Application
SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 Selection Procedure
For the selection to the post of Clerical Cadre through SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 exam, candidates are selected through two phases of exams- SBI Clerk Prelims and SBI Clerk Mains exam. It is compulsory for all candidates to clear both the phases to secure the appointment letter from SBI.
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/shemust hold a valid degree in any discipline from a recognized 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.
|Serial No.||Category||Upper Age Limit|
|1||SC / ST||33 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-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. 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
|Serial No.||Section||No. of Question||Total Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
SBI Junior Associates Mains Exam Pattern
|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||25 minutes|
|Total||190||200||2 hours 40 minutes|
SBI Clerk 2018 Admit Card
Registered candidates will be required to download BI Clerk Admit Card 2018 from the official website of State Bank of India. The hard copy of the SBI Clerk admit card won’t be couriered to applicants. The admit card for SBI Clerk Exam 2018 will be released in two stages - admit card for preliminary exam, the admit card for mains exam.
One must login to his/her account created while filling in the online application form and download the admit card.
To login on the official website of SBI, a candidate is supposed to have:
- Registration Number/Roll Number
- Date of Birth/Password
The admit card for SBI Clerk 2018 exam will be issued to candidates in two phases:
- For Preliminary Exam (available tentatively from 1st March 2018)
- For Mains Exam (available tentatively from 26th April 2018)
All candidates must go through the guidelines provided on the official website of SBI before downloading his/her admit card.
SBI Clerk Result & Cut offs 2018
SBI Clerk Result 2018 will be declared once the both phases are concluded. SBI will publish results individually for both preliminary and mains exam. SBI Clerk 2018 releases sectional cut-offs for both – SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam and SBI Clerk Mains Exam. Aspirants are required to meet the cut-offs for all the sections to make it to the merit list.
SBI Clerk 2016 Prelims Cut-Off
SBI Clerk Cut off 2016 (Category Wise)
[ Note: As per the official notification released by SBI this year "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 Examination. However, the criteria solely lies within the hands of the organisation.]
SBI Clerk Cut off 2016 (State Wise)
Candidate’s Category & Total Marks obtained in SBI Clerk 2016 exam out of 100
SBI Clerk 2016 Mains Cut-off
SBI Clerk Cut off 2016 (Category Wise)
|Subjects||Total Marks||GENERAL||SC/ST/OBC||OH/VI/HI/ XS/DXS|
|General / Financial Awareness||50||13.5||9.5||3.25|
|Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||60||24||19||11.25|
SBI Clerk 2016 Mains Cut-off (State-wise)