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State Bank of India (SBI) is an Indian multinational, public sector banking and financial services company. It is a government-owned corporation with its headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra. On 1st April, 2017, the State Bank of India, which was India's largest bank, merged with five of its associate banks (State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Patiala and State Bank of Travancore), and with the Bharatiya Mahila Bank. This was the first ever large scale consolidation in the Indian banking industry. With the merger, SBI became one of the 50 largest banks in the world (balance sheet size of 33 trillion, 278,000 employees, 420 million customers, and more than 24,000 branches and 59,000 ATMs). SBI's market share was projected to increase to 22 percent from 17 per cent. It has 198 offices in 37 countries; 301 correspondents in 72 countries. The company is ranked 232nd on the Fortune Global 500 list of the world's biggest corporations as of 2016.

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State Bank of India (SBI) has announced a notification for the recruitment of 8301 Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) in Clerical Cadre (Regular & Backlog) vacancies. Candidates can apply for vacancies in one state only. Eligible Indian Citizens may apply online from 20-01-2018 to 10-02-2018. Other details like age limit, educational qualification, selection process, application fee & how to apply are given below..

SBI CLERK 2018 - Important Dates

Online application form will be available 20th January 2018
Last date to apply 10th February 2018
Admit Card will be available 01st March 2018
SBI Clerk 2018 Exam (Preliminary) March/April 2018
Preliminary Exam Result April 2018
Mains Admit Card 26th April 2018
Main Exam on 12 May 2018
Main Exam Result Will be Updated Soon
Final Result Will be Updated Soon

SBI CLERK 2018 - Vacancy Details

Total No. of Posts: 8301
Name of the Post: Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) in Clerical Cadre
Name of the States:
A. Regular: 7200 Posts
1. Gujarat: 500 Posts
2. Andhra Pradesh: 400 posts
3. Karnataka: 100 Posts
4. Madhya Pradesh: 512 Posts
5. Chattisgarh: 288 Posts
6. West Bengal: 612 Posts
7. A&N Islands: 11 Posts
8. Sikkim: 07 Posts
9. Odisha: 550 Posts
10. Jammu & Kashmir: 27 Posts
11. Himachal Pradesh: 146 Posts
12. Haryana: 156 Posts
13. Chandigarh: 10 posts
14. Punjab: 261 Posts
15. Tamil Nadu: 346 Posts
16. Pondicherry: 04 Posts
17. Delhi: 130 Posts
18. Uttarakhand: 55 Posts
19. Telangana: 110 Posts
20. Rajasthan: 200 Posts
21. Kerala: 247 Posts
22. Lakshadweep: 03 Posts
23. Uttar Pradesh: 885 Posts
24. Maharashtra: 730 Posts
25. Goa: 20 Posts
26. Assam: 247 Posts
27. Arunachal Pradesh: 53 Posts
28. Manipur: 10 Posts
29. Meghalaya: 53 Posts
30. Mizoram: 27 Posts
31. Nagaland: 33 Posts
32. Tripura: 37 Posts
33. Bihar: 407 Posts
34. Jharkhand: 23 Posts
B. Backlog: 1101 Posts
1. Karnataka: 245 Posts
2. Madhya Pradesh: 367 Posts
3. Chattisgarh: 38 Posts
4. West Bengal: 69 Posts
5. A&N Islands: 01 Post
6. Odisha: 43 Posts
7. Tamil Nadu: 52 Posts
8. Telangana: 145 Posts
9. Uttar Pradesh: 85 Posts
10. Assam: 13 Posts
11. Mizoram: 05 Posts
12. Tripura: 15 Posts
13. Bihar: 01 Post
14. Jharkhand: 22 Posts

SBI CLERK 2018 - Selection Process

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 2018 - Exam Syllabus

The SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus for both prelims and mains examination is mentioned here. The major sections are 

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Computer Aptitude
  • English Language
  • General and financial Awareness.
SBI Clerk Syllabus for Prelims Level

SBI Clerk is one of the most important banking exams. For the candidates who are aiming to appear for this exam must be well aware of the SBIClerk Syllabus and exam pattern 2017. You must also check the SBI Clerk 2016 Paper Analysis to have a better practice and knowledge of the syllabus and exam pattern for the upcoming IBPS Clerk 2017. There are 3 main subject category sections namely English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability. Total marks allotted for IBPS clerk Prelims exam is 100 marks and the Total Duration of SBI Clerk Prelims exam is 60 mins (1 hour).

   Subjects No. of Questions Marks Exam Duration
English Language 30 30 1 hour
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100
SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Aptitude main topics are prescribed below

  • Number Series
  • Simplification, Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations - Inequalities
  • Data Interpretation - Bar Graph, Line Chart, Table form, Caselet, Radar/The Web, Pie Chart
  • Data Sufficiency
  • HCF and LCM
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Profit and Loss
  • Partnership
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Problem on Ages
  • Time and work
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Time and Distance in relation with Speed
  • Problems on Boats and Stream
  • Problems on Trains
  • Probability
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation and Combinations.

Among those topics, some of the topics are most important and any candidate can able to answer even without knowing Formula, such topics are Number series, Quadratic Equations, Simplification. Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Quantitative Aptitude for SBI clerk Prelims Examination is provided below.

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Topics of Quantitative Aptitude    
Noof Questions expected
 
Number Series 5 Questions
Quadratic Equation 5 Questions
Data Interpretation 10 Questions (each 5 questions from 2 sets)
Time and Work, Permutation/combination, Probability 1- 2 Questions
Miscellaneous (Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio, Partnership, Mensuration, etc.) 10 Questions
Total 35 Questions
SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus for Reasoning Ability

The Reasoning Ability has the following main topics which are mentioned here.

  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood relations
  • Sitting arrangements
  • Series completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Decision-making
  • Statement reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Series completion
  • Classification.

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Reasoning Ability for SBI Clerk Prelims Examination is provided below.

Topics of Reasoning Ability No. of Questions expected
Inequalities 5
Syllogism 5
Coding 5 (from Single Set)
Puzzles 10  (each 5 questions from 2 different sets)
Seating Arrangement 5 (from Single Set)
Miscellaneous Topics (Blood Relations, Ranking, Direction Sense,etc. ) 5
Total 35 Questions
 SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus for the English Language

You have to cover the following topics to answer all the 30 questions under this English Section of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam. Try to solve all the 30 questions within 15 minutes. The major topics in English are 

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Para-Jumbled
  • Errors Spotting Sentence.

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of English Language for IBPS Clerk Prelims Examination is given in a tabular form.
 

Topics of English Language     No. of Questions expected
Reading Comprehension 10 (Single Set)
Cloze Test 5 (Single Set)
Fill in the blanks 5
Para - Jumbled 5 (Single Set)
Errors Spotting in Sentence 5
Total
 30 Questions
SBI Clerk Syllabus for Mains Examination

The mains exam will be also conducted in online mode tentatively in December for candidates who have will qualify the preliminary exam. The exam will be of 2 hours and 40 minutes and online test paper will have 200 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each.

Topics                          No. of Questions Marks Duration
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability& Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 minutes


Negative Marking: - There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer.  If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by you, there will be no negative marking for that question.

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:

This is the most important section and more mark scoring section in the SBI Clerk exam. The topics to be covered under this section 

  • Number Series
  • Simplification, Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations - Inequalities
  • Data Interpretation - Bar Graph, Line Chart, Table form, Caselet, Radar/The Web, Pie Chart
  • Data Sufficiency (questions based on Number System, Averages, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Problems on Age, Mensuration, Mixtures & Allegations)
  • HCF and LCM
  • Average (Average Weight/ Average Height/ Average Age/ Average Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature etc.)
  • Ratio and Proportion (Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Direct & Indirect Proportions.)
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Profit and Loss (Partnerships, Discount, Dishonest Dealings, Marked Price.)
  • Partnership
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Problem on Ages
  • Time and work
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Time and Distance in relation with Speed
  • Problems on Boats and Stream
  • Problems on Trains
  • Probability
  • Mensuration (Square, Circle, Rectangle, Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Cuboid, etc)
  • Permutation and Combination.

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Quantitative Ability for IBPS clerk Mains Examination is provided below.

Topics Expected Number of questions
Number Series 5
Simplification 5
Data Interpretation 10
Number Systems     3
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage 3
Profit & Loss 2
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices 2
Mixtures & Alligations 1-2
Time and work 2-3
Time & Distance 2-3
Partnership 1-2
 SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus for Reasoning:

This Section contains brain triggering questions and puzzles, for which you have to practice more. The topics to be concentrated under this section are

  • Syllogism
  • Inequalities
  • Puzzles (like Floor Arrangement, Parallel Seating Arrangement, etc)
  • Seating Arrangements (like Square, Circular, hexagonal, Rectangular Seating Arrangements)
  • Coding-Decoding (Coding by Letter Shifting, Coding by Analogy, Coding in Fictitious Language, Coding Letters of a Word)
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Order and Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning like Passage Inference, Statement, and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument.

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Reasoning Ability for SBI clerk Mains Examination is provided below.

   Topics of Reasoning Ability        Expected Number of questions
Syllogism 5
Blood Relations 5
Input Output 5 or 0
Coding Decoding 5
Alphanumeric Symbol Series 5
Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test 5 or 0

Coded Inequalities

5 or 0
Data Sufficiency     5
Seating Arrangement 2 sets 5 to 10
Puzzle 5-10
SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus for the English Language  

This section aims mainly to judge your English Language Skill. The topics to be practiced under this section are

  • Reading Comprehension - including Synonyms, Antonyms
  • Cloze Test
  • Error detection in a given sentence
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Paragraph Based Questions - like Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement
  • Jumbled Paragraph.

Expected number of questions under each and every topic of English for IBPS clerk Mains Examination is provided below

Topics Expected Number of questions
Reading Comprehension     10
Cloze Test 10
Fill in the blanks 0-5
Error Spotting     0-5
Sentence Correction/ Paragraph Complete 5
Para jumbles 5
SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus for General Awareness or Financial Awareness

This section is asked in SBI clerk Mains examination.The topics to be covered under this section are 

  • Regulatory Bodies like - RBI, (RBI History/ Functions/ Roles) SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC etc its role functions and fact based details.
  • Monetary & Credit Policies who decides, the basis of change and its relation to Inflation and other related issues & Inflation (Types) CRR/ SLR/ Repo/ Re-Repo/Bank Rate etc.
  • History of Indian Banking Industry – (Pre-Independence, Post Independence, Nationalisation), Structure of Indian Banking, Types of Banks (Scheduled, Co-operatives), categorization of Bank (Pvt, PSU, Foreign), NHB, SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, IDBI its role etc and the concept of NBFC.
  • Static Awareness - Countries, Capitals, Currencies, Headquarters of various Organisations in world-level, Census, Books and Authors, World Level Festivals, Famous Personalities and more.
  • Insurance Awareness
  • Current Affairs - International News, National News, Sports News, Agreements, Appointments, Awards and Honour, Visits By President and Prime Minister and more.
  • Government Schemes - All important schemes for ex. Bharat Nirman, Swavlamban, Swabhiman, All schemes discussed in the budget the details like when was it introduced, important facts related to same, budgetary allocation.
  • Get Daily News Updates with all important points for your Exam. Also, practice with our Quiz.

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of General Awareness for IBPS clerk Mains Examination is provided below.

Section         Category Topics of General Awareness Expected No of Questions
General Awareness             Awards Indian Awards 2
International Awards & Honours
Indian Affairs Acts and Laws 1
Indian Geography Culture 2
National parks and sanctuaries
Indian Industry Defence and Railways 4
Infrastructure and IT
Indian Taxation Income Tax 1
International Awareness Currency, Country & its Capital 3
Major International Organisations
Sports Indian and International Sports Personalities 3
International Sporting Events and Venues
Banking Commercial Banking Heads and Head Quarters 4
New Banking Entities & Foreign Collaborations
Functions of a Bank
E-banking & New Trends Bitcoins and E-wallets 3
RTGS and Rupay
Functions of RBI Banker & Debt Manager to Government 3
Financial Regulation & Supervision
Foreign Exchange Management
Other Banking or Non-Banking Institutions Regulatory Authorities 1
RBI New Initiatives & Policies 3
Organisation of RBI
Terms Finance & Accounts 2
Insurance Policy & Operations
Shares & Stocks
Current Affairs Awards & Honors Films 1
Indian Affairs Census 4
India in International Reports
Indian Authors & their Books
New Government Policies & Schemes
International Relations Major Treaties & Agreements with Other Countries 1
Personalities Famous Personalities 2
    Total  40
SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus for Computer Knowledge

The computer knowledge mainly deals with the topics which are mentioned here

  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Computer Hardware Basics
  • Computer Languages
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Internet
  • MS Office Suite and Shortcut keys

Expected number of questions under each and every topic of English for IBPS Clerk Mains Examination is provided below.

Topics Noof Questions
Hardware 5 to 7
Internet/Network 4 to 6
MS Office – MS PowerPoint MS Excel MS Word 6 to 8
Operating System/Software Basics 8 to 10
Programming 2 to 4
KeyBoard Shortcuts 4 to 6
Binary Conversions 0 to 2

SBI CLERK 2018 - Age Limit

Candidates age limit should be between 20 to 28 years as on 01-01-2018 i.e candidates should have born not earlier than 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-1998 (both days inclusive). Age relaxation is applicable by 05 years for SC/ ST, 03 years for Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates & others as per rules. For detailed age limit refer the Notification.

SBI CLERK 2018 - Educational Qualification

Candidates should possess Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government to apply for SBI CLERK 2018

SBI CLERK 2018 - Application Fee

For SBI CLERK 2018 Applicants required to pay Rs. 600/- (Application fee including intimation charges) for General and OBC & Rs. 100/- (Intimation charges only) for SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS candidates through online by using debit card/ credit card/ Internet Banking.

How To Apply For SBI CLERK 2018:

1. Before applying to Online Applicants have valid email & Scanned copies of photo, signature.
2. Candidates should log on to the website www.sbi.co.in. Click Here
3. Go to Careers — > Click on “Latest Announcement”.
4. Choose the desired post & Click on “Apply Online”.
5. Click on “Click here for New Registration”, if you are new user.
6. Complete the Registration & Click on “Submit”.
7. After Registration, Log in with Registered Number & Password.
8. Fill the all details in the application & upload Photo, Signature.
9. Application fee should be paid through Online & then Submit the Form.
8. Take printout of online application for future use.