SBI Clerk Preparation


What is SBI Clerk Exam?

State Bank of India releases its vacancy details every year for SBI Clerk. Candidates those who have applied for the post have to attend the examination. Hence we have covered some of the important steps to be followed to prepare for the SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus. To crack the SBI Clerk exam aspirants must have a smart preparation plan. First of all take a tour of syllabus and pattern for SBI Clerk Preparation with Us. Also View our Online SBI Clerk Study material, Ebooks, Video Lectures, Notes etc. and also give a mock test to test youself.


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    Eligibility Criteria

    The eligibility criteria of SBI Clerk 2018 exam is mainly about two pre-requisites:
    1. A candidate is required to be between 20-28 years to be eligible for SBI Clerk 2018 exam.
    2. He/shemust hold a valid degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
    3. 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.
    4. Age Relaxation

    Sl. 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-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

    Examination Pattern

    The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

    SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

    Section No. of Questions Marks Duration
    English Language 30 Questions 30 Marks 20 Minutes
    Numerical Ability 35 Questions 35 Marks 20 Minutes
    Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 35 Marks 20 Minutes
    Total 100 Questions 100 Marks 60 Minutes

    IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

    Section No. of Questions Marks Duration
    Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 50 Questions 60 Marks 45 Minutes
    English Language 40 Questions 40 Marks 35 Minutes
    Quantitative Aptitude 50 Questions 50 Marks 45 Minutes
    General Economy & Banking Awareness 50 Questions 50 Marks 25 Minutes
    Total 190 Questions 200 Marks 160 Minutes

    SBI Clerk Vacancy

    Circle State Vacancies PWD Ex-Servicemen Backlog
    Gen SC ST OBC Total LD VI HI XS DXS
    Ahmedabad Gujarat 255 35 75 135 500 7 6 7 50 23 -
    Amarawati Andhra Pradesh 200 64 28 108 400 5 6 5 40 18 -
    Bangalore Karnataka 51 15 7 27 100 1 1 1 10 5 245
    Bhopal Madhya Pradesh 258 76 102 76 512 7 64 7 51 23 367
    Chhattisgarh 145 34 92 17 288 4 9 4 29 13 38
    Bengal West Bengal 308 140 30 134 612 8 - 8 61 28 69
    A & N Islands 9 - - 2 11 - - - 1 - 1
    Sikkim 5 - 1 1 7 - 7 - 1 - -
    Bhubaneshwar Odisha 275 88 121 66 550 8 1 7 55 25 43
    Chandigarh Jammu & Kashmir 16 2 2 7 27 - 2 - 3 1 -
    Himachal Pradesh 76 36 5 29 146 2 2 2 15 7 -
    Haryana 85 29 - 42 156 2 - 2 16 7 -
    Chandigarh 7 1 - 2 10 3 4 - 1 - -
    Punjab 132 75 - 54 261 - 4 3 26 12 -
    Chennai Tamil Nadu 185 65 3 93 346 2 - 5 35 16 52
    Pondicherry 3 - - 1 4 2 2 - - - -
    Delhi Delhi 67 19 9 35 130 5 1 2 13 6 -
    Uttrakhand 38 9 1 7 55 - 1 1 5 2 -
    Hyderabad Telangana 57 17 7 29 110 2 3 2 11 5 145
    Jaipur Rajasthan 100 34 26 40 200 2 3 3 20 9 -
    Kerala Kerela 155 24 2 66 247 3 - 4 25 11 -
    Lakshadweep 2 - 1 - 3 - 12 - - - -
    Lucknow/Delhi Uttar Pradesh 454 185 8 1 885 11 10 11 88 40 85
    Mumbai Maharastra 395 73 65 2 730 10 - 10 73 33 -
    Goa 15 - 2 1 20 - 3 - 2 1 -
    North Eastern Assam 135 17 29 - 247 3 - 3 25 2 13
    Arunachal Pradesh 30 - 23 - 53 1 - 1 5 - -
    Manipur 6 - 3 - 10 - 1 - 1 2 -
    Meghalaya 28 - 23 2 53 1 1 - 5 1 -
    Mizoram 14 - 12 1 27 - 1 1 3 1 5
    Nagaland 19 - 14 - 33 - 1 1 3 2 -
    Tripura 20 6 11 - 37 1 - 1 4 2 15
    Patna Bihar 229 65 4 109 407 6 6 5 41 18 1
    Jharkhand 14 2 5 2 23 - - - 2 1 22
    Total 3788 1111 711 7590 7200 96 96 96 720 324 1101
    Grand Total 8301

    SBI Clerk Syllabus

    The syllabus for SBI Preliminary Exam and SBI Mains Exam is more or less the same with minute variation for SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 Exam.

    Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning English Language General Awareness Computer Awareness
    Simplification Verbal Reasoning Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness Internet
    Average Syllogism Grammar Current Affairs Memory
    Percentage Circular Seating Arrangement Vocabulary General Knowledge Keyboard Shortcuts
    Ratio and Percentage Linear Seating Arrangement Verbal Ability Computer Abbreviation
    Data Interpretation Double Lineup Microsoft Office
    Mensuration and Geometry Scheduling Computer Hardware
    Quadratic Equation Input Output Computer Software
    Interest Blood Relations Operating System
    Problems of Ages Directions and Distances Networking
    Profit and Loss Ordering and Ranking Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
    Number Series Statement and Assumptions /Conclusions
    Speed, Distance and Time Coding and Decoding
    Time and Work Code Inequalities
    Number System
    Data Sufficiency
    Linear Equation
    Permutation and Combination
    Probability
    Mixture and Allegations

    Important Dates

    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.

    Event's Important Date's
    SBI Clerk 2018 Notification 19th January 2018
    Start of SBI Clerk 2018 Online Application 20th January 2018
    Start of SBI Clerk 2018 Online Application 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 Online Main Exam From 23 July 2018
    SBI Clerk 2018 Mains Exam 05th August 2018

    How To Apply?

    Application fee and Intimation charge (Non Refundable)

    Sl. No. Category Total
    1. SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
    2. General, OBC Rs.600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)
    1. Click on the direct link to apply for SBI Clerk 2018 given above.
    2. You have to Register first followed by the application form.
    3. Register yourself with relevant information
    4. You will receive a Provisional Registration Id & Password.
    5. Save the Registration Id & Password for future reference.
    6. Now apply for SBI Clerk Recruitment.
    7. Fill the essential details carefully.
    8. Upload a recent photograph & Signature.
    9. Proceed with the payment of fees.
    10. Now you can submit the Application Form.

    Apply Here

    SBI Clerk Admit Card

    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)

    SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 Result

    1. Click on the official website Link SBI
    2. Click on the result tab for checking the result of SBI Clerk .
    3. Enter your registration number and password to check your SBI Clerk prelims result 2018.
    4. Download your SBI Clerk result.
    5. Take a printout for future reference.

    Result

    Check SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 Result (Official Link)

    SBI Clerk Selection Procedure

    The selection procedure of SBI Clerk Recruitment consists of 3 different stages as mentioned below:
    1. Preliminary Exam
    2. Main Exam
    3. Test of Official and/or Local Language

    SBI Clerk Previous Year Cutoff Marks

    SBI Clerk 2016 Prelims Cut-Off

    SBI Clerk Cut off 2016 (Category Wise)
    Subjects Total Marks General OBC/ST/SC/OH/VI/HI/DXS
    Reasoning Ability 35 7.75 3.25
    Numerical Ability 35 5.5 2
    English Language 30 6.75 3.25

    SBI Clerk Cut off 2016 (State Wise)

    Candidate’s Category & Total Marks obtained in SBI Clerk 2016 exam out of 100
    States Gen OBC SC ST OH VI HI XS DXS
    Madhya Pradesh 54.75 54.75 36.5 9 36 12.75 14.25 11.75 19
    Rajasthan 64.5 64.5 53.5 25.5 41.25 15.75 20.5 10.5 14.25
    Uttar Pradesh 59 56.25 42.75 31.5 47.25 10.75 11.75 9.5 11.75
    Himachal Pradesh 57.5 57 42.75 48.25 22.75 17.25 22.25 9.25 36.25
    West Bengal 51.25 35.25 32 20.75 11 14.25 11.25 11.5 18.5
    Maharashtra 51.5 51.5 51.5 24.5 39.5 55.75 14 11.25 23.75
    Delhi /Haryana 66.25 50.75 56 10
    Bihar 51.5 51.5 33.5 57.25 37 14.25 12 10.75 25.5
    Punjab 67.5 56.5 45 45
    Chhattisgarh 22.5 22.5 9.5 9.25 13 15 2.5 1.25 28.5
    Gujarat 42 42 42 28
    Uttarakhand 59.25 48.25 37.5 45.25 36.25 25.25 13.5 10.75 33.75
    Tamil Nadu 21.25 21.25 21.25 21 11.75 15 9.5 9.75 15.25
    NAGALAND 21.75 21.75 21.75 21.75 N/A 24.5 25 26.5 19.5
    Andhra Pradesh 39.25 39.25 39.25 10 45.25 34 12.25 9 27.5
    Jharkhand 38.5 38.5 31.5 29.25 11.25 11.75 10.5 11.25 31.75

    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
    General English 40 14.25 10.25 4.5
    Quantitative Aptitude 50 14.5 11.25 6.5
    Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 60 24 19 11.25

    SBI Clerk 2016 Mains Cut-off (State-wise)

    States SC ST OBC GEN XS OH VI HI DXS
    Madhya Pradesh 100.75 76.25 122.75 130.25 60.00 100.75 96.50 63.00 -
    Uttar Pradesh 103.00 81.50 120.50 132.25 86.25 107.50 111.25 69.00 61.25
    West Bengal 105.50 86.75 110.75 131.00 86.75 87.75 65.75 73.75 65.75
    Bihar 98.25 80.50 123.00 130.25 76.50 103.75 101.00 60.50 62.50
    Uttarakhand 102.25 105.50 116.75 133.50 69.75 106.00 107.25 66.50 86.00
    Haryana 106.25 119.50 137.00
    Gujarat 112.00 122.50
    Telangana 123.25
    Punjab 138.50
    Maharashtra 123.50
    Andhra Pradesh 128.50
    Jharkhand 127.00
    Himachal Pradesh 133.50
    Nagaland 115.75
    Karnataka 117.00
    Kerala 135.75
    Rajasthan 136.00
    Tamil Nadu 132.00
    Assam 124.50
    Chandigarh 121.75

    How To Prepare?

    FEW TIPS THAT MAY HELP:

    1. Good Reading Skills: Some sections like General Awareness requires a thorough knowledge of all the latest affairs and events. Students should also read newspapers and current affairs magazines in order to increase the well of knowledge.
    2. Thorough with the Syllabus: Before starting the process the candidate should have an overview of the syllabus. The main tip is to cover each and every topic mentioned in the syllabus.
    3. Keep on Practicing: The best thing to do is practice enough to have a vast knowledge of the topics. Revise each and every topic by practicing more and more questions. Cover all the different questions just to strengthen your base.
    4. Shortcut Tricks: Practice to use shortcut tricks because it helps students to solve questions in less time. Keep practising to solve the SBI clerk questions via shortcut tricks and tips.
    5. Study Material: Candidates must collect all the study material for preparation like Books, Syllabus, Practice Papers, Notes, etc. Constantly keeping up with the topic will produce more doubts and thus it will ultimately clear your concepts.
    6. Careful While Attempting Questions: This is just the most crucial step as it will determine your final marks. First of all go through the question carefully and then answer with utmost care and observation. Read it carefully don’t miss the mentioned “NOT” in the question.
    7. Keep an eye on Time: While attempting the question paper, just be careful about the time and distribute the time well among various topics.
    8. Be Confident & Smart: Don’t feel underrated if you miss out on some questions. Attempt only the questions which you are confident about. Be smart enough to avoid lengthy or time-consuming questions.
    9. Be Relaxed and Stress-Free: Don’t Take the stress and solve the question paper by keeping calm. Also, have proper sleep before the examination in order to reach the examination centre on time. And it will keep you relaxed as well.
    ALL THE VERY BEST
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