SBI Clerk 2018 preliminary examination has begun on June 23 in computer based mode. The prelims exam is being held across various exam centres in 215 cities in the country. SBI Clerk 2018 is being held in four shifts for three days – June 23, 24 and 30. The entrance exam is expected to be taken by 30 lakh candidates.
SBI Clerk exam is being conducted for 8301 vacancies for the recruitment of Junior Associate (Customer Support and Sales) in clerical cadre in State Bank of India. The fresh recruitment of Junior Associates is initially done on probation basis for a period of minimum six months.
The SBI Clerk 2018 admit card was released on June 6 and will be accessible till June 30. Candidates can download their admit card online by entering their registration number and password in the login window. As per SBI Clerk exam pattern, the question paper of prelims carry 100 multiple choice questions from English, Reasoning and Numerical Ability.
One mark will be awarded for each correct answer and there will be negative marking of 0.25 (1/4) for every incorrect answer. Candidates have one hour to complete three sections of the exam. Each paper must be completed within 20 minutes. The medium of the question paper is either English or Hindi.
Once the prelims exam is over on June 30, the qualifying candidates will have to appear in the mains exam – to be held on August 5. SBI Clerk mains question paper will have objective type questions from General/Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude.
Alike prelims, the mains test is also held in online mode, however the duration for this exam is different than the prelims - 2 hours 40 minutes. The mains admit card of SBI Clerk 2018 will be issued from July 23 onwards for only those candidates who will qualify the SBI prelims exam.
The final selection of candidates will be based on their performance in the mains examination and subject to qualifying the language proficiency test.