As many as 7954 candidates have qualified in SBI Clerk mains exam 2018 for the recruitment of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) in State Bank of India at 9633 posts. Careers360 has done result analysis of SBI Clerk mains exam and found that out of the total vacancies, no candidate has qualified for 1679 vacancies. After the SBI Clerk result 2018 for mains exam has been announced on September 21, it has been found that 17.5% of the total clerical posts would go vacant.
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Number of Vacancies
Number of Candidates Qualified
Posts to go unfilled
Percentage of unfilled posts
The number of to-be-unfilled vacancies comes as a shock to many as there will be a dearth of the workforce at the clerical level at 1679 posts until the public sector bank decides to reduce the total number of vacancies. It must also be noted that out of the 7954 qualified candidates, a reserve list/wait list will also be prepared wherein up to 50% of the vacancies (state-category wise) will be maintained.
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The official notification of SBI Clerk 2018 reads, “Candidates will be released from this waitlist on a quarterly basis against non-joining and resignation out of the current batch only, subject to the candidates securing minimum qualifying marks as may be stipulated by the Bank for selection. This wait list will be valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of final result.”
Earlier, the bank has announced as many as 9633 vacancies, out of which 7200 are for General, SC, ST and OBC, while 288 are for PwD candidates and 1044 vacancies are reserved for ex-servicemen category. In addition to these vacancies, 1101 have been announced as backlog vacancies.
The details of vacancies reported by State Bank of India in an Advertisement No. CRPD/CR/2017-18/10
SBI Clerk exam is comprised of two stages – prelims and mains. The mains exam of SBI Clerk 2018 was conducted in online mode on August 5, while the prelims examination was held on June 23, 24 and 30. The exam authority shortlists as many as 10 times the number of total vacancies from prelims to appear in mains exam. Marks scored by the candidates in preliminary exam are not considered for the recruitment. The recruitment of eligible candidates for clerical cadre posts is done only on the basis of marks scored in the mains examination.
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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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