SBI Clerk 2018 – State Bank of India has released the score card of mains exam of SBI Clerk 2018 on October 8. The result of SBI Clerk 2018 mains exam was announced on September 21. The mains exam was conducted on August 5 in online mode. Candidates qualifying in the mains exam will be joining State Bank of India by the first week of December. SBI Clerk exam is a computer-based test held across various exam centres in India for the appointment of 9633 Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) in clerical cadre posts for various categories. SBI had declared the SBI Clerk preliminary result 2018 on July 24 and the exam was held on June 23, 24 and 30.
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SBI Clerk is held in two phases – Preliminary and Mains. The marks secured in mains exam will be only considered for selecting candidates for SBI Clerk 2018 posts. According to the notification, no interviews will be conducted for recruitment of candidates in clerical cadre posts. The weightage will be given to the score obtained by the candidate in the online main examination of SBI Clerk 2018. Therefore, candidates should qualify mains examination with high marks so that they can secure a high rank in the merit list. The allotment of banks will be done as per candidates rank and preference. The application form of SBI Clerk 2018 was available from January 20 to February 10. The details of SBI Clerk 2018 recruitment exam like eligibility, exam pattern, application form, cut off and the result is given below.
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The SBI Clerk 2018 result for the preliminary exam was declared on July 24, and the qualified candidates took the mains exam. Based on the result of SBI Clerk 2018 mains exam, candidates will be selected for bank allotment process. The SBI Clerk result 2018 for prelims has been declared for only those candidates who have scored sectional as well as overall cut off score as per their category.
State Bank of India (SBI) decides SBI Clerk 2018 cut off score to delimit the number of candidates for the next round of recruitment process i.e. mains exam. Candidates have to secure sectional as well as overall SBI Clerk cut off 2018 to qualify each stage of examination. At first, SBI clerk 2018 cut off score of preliminary exam is declared and candidates who secure sectional, as well as overall cut off marks, are allowed to appear for mains exam. Candidates have to also secure sectional and overall cut off marks to qualify the mains exam of SBI Clerk 2018. Candidates scoring higher marks in mains exam are placed at higher ranks in SBI Clerk merit list and amongst those having high ranks will be selected for allotment of banks as per their preference and merit. The SBI Clerk cut off score of preliminary and mains of last year is given below.
SBI Clerk cut off score of Preliminary (Subject-wise) - 2016
SBI Clerk cut off score of Mains (Subject-wise) - 2016
General / Financial Awareness
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
Exam Name: Recruitment of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) and Junior Agricultural Associates in Clerical Cadre in State Bank of India
Commonly Known as SBI Clerk
Exam Category: Undergraduate
Exam Level: National
Conducting Body: State Bank of India
SBI Clerk Examination Overview
SBI Clerk exam date
June 23, 24 and 30, 2018
August 5, 2018
100 MCQs from the English Language, Numerical and Reasoning Ability
200 MCQs from General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude and General/Financial Awareness
100 (Each question carries one mark)
200 (Each question carries one mark)
June 6, 2018
July 24, 2018
Age Limit: 20 – 28 years
Academic Qualification: Graduation
Qualify preliminary appear in mains
Score high marks in mains exam for allotment
The application procedure of SBI Clerk 2018 began on January 20, 2018. The recruitment exam was conducted in two phases – preliminary and mains. Candidates can check SBI Clerk 2018 important dates from the table below.
SBI Clerk 2018 Important Dates
Online registration of application form begins
January 20, 2018
Online registration of application form ends
February 10, 2018
Closure for editing application details
Online Fee Payment
Admit Card for Preliminary Exam
March 1, 2018
Download of call letter for a preliminary examination
June 6, 2018 (Available now)
Result of SBI Clerk preliminary exam
Mains call letter
July 24, 2018 onwards
Result of SBI Clerk Mains exam
September 22, 2018
The SBI Clerk prelims admit card 2018 was available from June 6 for all candidates whose application was accepted by the examination authority. The hall ticket of SBI Clerk 2018 prelims could be downloaded in online mode till June 30. The mains admit card of SBI Clerk 2018 was issued from July 24 for only those candidates who have qualified the preliminary exam. The examination authority releases separate admit card for SBI Clerk 2018 preliminary and mains. The admit card carries the candidate’s detail like their exam roll number, category, photograph, signature, name and address of the allotted exam centre, etc.
The recruitment test of SBI Clerk 2018 is being held in two phases – preliminary and mains. SBI Clerk exam pattern 2018 for preliminary and mains is different. The details of SBI Clerk 2018 exam pattern is given below.
SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 for Mains – The exam will be of 2 hours and 40 minutes and online test paper will have 190 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each.
SBI Clerk 2018 Mains Exam Pattern
No. of Questions
Reasoning Ability& Computer Aptitude
2 Hours 40 minutes
SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 for Preliminary – The exam is being held for 1 hour and online test paper has 100 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each.
SBI Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern
The eligibility criteria for appearing in SBI Clerk 2018 recruitment process is given below.
Age Limit as on January 1, 2018:
Age limit of SBI Clerk 2018 for General category candidates:
Minimum – 20 Years
Maximum – 28 years
As per SBI Clerk eligibility criteria 2018 the reserved category candidates get relaxation in upper age-limit under the following manner:
Reservation Criteria for SBI Clerk
PWD – SC/ST
PWD – OBC
Education Qualification for SBI Clerk 2018:
Candidates applying for SBI Clerk 2018 as Junior Associate posts must have a Graduation level degree in any stream.
The online registration for SBI Clerk 2018 began on January 20, 2018. Candidates could fill the SBI Clerk 2018 application form in online mode as no other mode of application was available and accepted. Candidates are advised to read the notification carefully to ascertain their age and educational criteria as required for appearing in SBI Clerk 2018. Basically, the registration is a 4 stage procedure. The first stage of SBI Clerk 2018 application form is registration number and password, followed by uploading of images and signature of required dimension, payment of application fee and taking a printout of the confirmation page.
SBI Clerk 2018 Application Fee and Payment Mode
Rs. 100 (Intimation Charges only)
General and OBC
Rs. 600 (Application fee including intimation charges)
Check detailed SBI Clerk 2018 Notification below:
Q. What is the exam date of SBI Clerk 2018?
Ans. SBI Clerk 2018 is conducted in two stages. The prelims was held on June 23, 24 and 30 while the mains was conducted on August 5.
Q. What is the age and qualification required for SBI Clerk 2018?
Ans. Candidates must be between 20 and 28 years of age and have a graduation degree.
Q. What is the selection procedure of SBI Clerk 2018?
Ans. For selecting candidates for clerical posts SBI takes two level of test – preliminary and mains. Candidates have to qualify both the test with high marks to become eligible for shortlisting candidates for allotment process. The marks obtained in mains exam will be only considered for final selection.
Q. What is the salary of SBI Clerk 2018?
Ans. Candidates will be recruited for SBI Clerk on the pay scale of Rs. 1765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230-1310/1-31540
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Right now only overall cutoff of SBI mains 2019 are not released on the official sites.
But if we analyse the previous years cutoff marks of SB mains for ex servicemen then it is 86.25 out of 200 marks.
While, this year the overall sbi mains 2019 cutoff for UP candidates if is expected to be around 80-90.
For more details and exact cutoff we still have to wait for the release of results.
See marks varies each year, the cutoffs depend on various factors like number of candidates appearing, paper level, etc. So one thing that you can rely on is the ranks. I'll give you a brief idea about the ranks for colleges in Odisha for sc category. One of the best colleges Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar had cutoff rank 373175 for sc category.
College of Engineering and Technology Bhubaneshwar had cutoff rank 349747 for Electronics Engineering, 277610 for Electrical Engineering, 207393 for Chemical Engineering, 458685 for Information Technology.
So prepare well for the exams and give your best and once the exams are over, then think about where you stand and the options you have.
Best wishes. Thank you.
Dear Annya, this is the official notification for SBI Clerk 2019 esam. You can access it at:
To give you a gist, the merit list after each round is prepared on the Category you have selected while filling in the application form. There is a statement that says that SBI cannot assume any responsibility of the mistakes in the application form and submission of the application forms after the last date. Now if you select your Category as General during Mains and you qualify under General Category, you will be given a placement under the General Category.
Qualification Criteria for Ex Servicemen –
Age Limit for Ex Servicemen in IBPS/SBI Exam
Instruction Criteria for Ex Servicemen in IBPS/SBI Exam
Above all else, all of you have to know fundamental things about ex-servicemen as per the IBPS and SBI department.The Ex-servicemen who might go after the position post:
Ex-Servicemen up-and-comers who previously verified work under the Central government in
Gathering 'C' and 'D' would be allowed for the age unwinding as recommended for Ex-servicemen for verifying another work in a higher evaluation or framework in Group 'C'/'D'.
An ex-serviceman who has once joined a Government work on common side in the wake of profiting of the advantages given to him/her as an ex-serviceman for his/her re-business.
Category Prelims Cut off (Out of 100) Mains Cut off (Out of 100)
General 47.50 52.50
OBC 46.50 52.50
SC 40.00 41.75
ST 31.25 31.50
OC 32.75 34.00
VI 31.50 37.50
HI 18.00 37.00
Exam for SBI Clerk is divided into three stages-
Prelims of 1 hour duration with following subjects-
Mains is of 2 hour and 40 min duration with following subject-
Last one is assessment of Official/Local Language.
The first and foremost thing required in banking exam is speed and precision.
To follow the first step, you need to practice a lot, solve as many mock papers as you can, along with test series. At the same time time, do not forget to evaluate your performance. This will give you a fair idea about strength and weakness.
The more papers you solve, more grasp you'll have on that subject, this will increase your ability to solve any type of questions that come in exams.
For General Awareness/ Financial Awareness, you have to read a newspaper daily with emphasis on The Editorial part, you can read The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Indian Express. You'll have to well updated with current affairs more so business/finance section regarding this.Newspaper will also help in your English.Do not skip this step at all, as in exams in the recent trends, Editorial parts are coming in either for RC, or some other section.
You may also refer the following books for SBI Clerk Exam-
Quant- Quicker Maths by M Tyra/ Fast Track Arithmetic by Arihant Publications /Quantitative Aptitude by RS Agarwal
English- General English by SP Bakshi or Plinth to Paramount
You can also refer Wren and Martin, that's the best book for grammar. Word Power Made Easy for Vocab.
For Reasoning- RS Agarwal Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
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