SBI Clerk Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2018

SBI (State Bank of India) released recruitment notification of Clerk 2018-19. SBI Clerk Recruitment is one of the most formidable recruitment in the banking sector. It provides an excellent job in India’s largest Public Sector Bank with a handsome salary. Before going for a competitive examination, one must know about the eligibility criteria, application process, syllabus and changes introduced in the examination pattern , so that, one can plan for examination in better way. We provides you with all these things under a roof i.e.


Important Dates SBI of Clerk Recruitment 2018:

Online Registration of Application starts from: 20.01.2018

Last date for Online Registration of Application & Payment of Fees: 10.02.2018

Preliminary Examination   March/April 2018 (tentatively)

Main Examination  12.05.2018 (tentatively)



(A)  Age Limit: (As on 01.01.2018)
20 years –  28 years

Note – candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1990 and not later than 01.01.1998 (both days inclusive). Age relaxation as per govt. norms.

(B)Essential Academic Qualifications: (AS ON 01.01.2018) Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.


SELECTION PROCEDURE: The selection process will consist of on-line test
(Preliminary & Mains Examination) and test of specified opted local language.


Phase-I : Preliminary Examination:

Preliminary Examination (online) consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

Sl. No.Name of testNo. of QuestionsDuration
01.English Language3020 Minutes
02.Numerical Ability3520 Minutes
03.Reasoning Ability3520 Minutes
Total10060 Minutes

Note – Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.


Phase – II: Main Examination:
The structure of main examination (online objective type) would be as follows:

Sl. No.Name of testNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
505035 minutes
02.General English404035 minutes
505045 minutes
04.Reasoning Ability&
Computer Aptitude
506045 minutes
Total1902002 Hours
40 minutes


  • Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.
  • The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be
    bilingual i.e., English & Hindi.
  • There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4 of mark assigned for question will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Test of specified opted local language:
Those who qualify for selection and produce 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/
certificate evidencing having studied the specified opted local language will not be
subjected to any Language test. In case of others (qualified for selection), specified
opted local language test will be conducted after provisional selection but before
joining. Candidates not found to be proficient in specified opted local language
would be disqualified.


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