SBI Clerk 2018 Recruitment: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates

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SBI Clerk 2018: Get recruited in State Bank of India can open enormous opportunity in order to settle your career in banking sector. SBI releases Clerk recruitment notification on 19th Jan 2018. The SBI Clerk 2018 recruitment process will consist of two stages i.e. preliminary and mains and the both will be conducted online. Moreover, applicants who will not produce the proof of having studied any official (local) language on the 10th passing certificate will have to appear for a local language test. Candidates who clear the preliminary exam successfully will have to appear for mains. The final selection of candidates for the offered vacancies will be strictly based on mains score.

It is expected that the result of SBI Clerk 2018 preliminary exam will be announced in June 2018 whereas SBI clerk 2018 mains result will be published in August 2018. In the year 2018, it is announced that SBI Clerk online application form is releasing from 20th Jan 2018. Check the complete details about SBI Clerk 2018 in the article here.

SBI has released the recruitment notification for Junior Associates (Customer Support & sales) in clerical grade. Please find the link to the application given below. 

SBI Clerk Exam 2018 Important Dates- Released

The exact schedule of SBI Clerk 2018 Recruitment has been now released. It has been announced by the conducting body along with the official notification on 19th Jan 2018. Candidates can check the exact dates of all events as mentioned below.

Sl. No Exam Events Respective Dates
1. Date of release of online application form 20th Jan 2018
2. Deadline for registration process 10th Jan 2018
3. E-Admit card for Preliminary exam will release 1st March 2018
4. Preliminary exam date March-April 2018
5. Date of declaration of Preliminary exam result
6. Main exam e—admit card will be available from 26th April 2018
7. Main exam date 12th May 2018
8. Date of publication of Main exam result July 2018

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for SBI Clerk 2018

Aspirants should satisfy the necessary eligibility criteria before applying for the entrance test. Here I’m explaining minimum eligibility requirements for appearing in SBI Clerk 2018 in detail:


Candidates should be a citizen of India. In case of candidates who are the citizen of Bhutan or Nepal or a citizen from Bangladesh will be allowed to appear for the recruitment process only when they show a valid certificate which represents that they have permanent aim to settle in India.

Educational Criteria

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year of graduation are also eligible to apply.

Age limit

  • Minimum and maximum age of candidates should be 20 and 28 years respectively. Reserved category candidates may avail relaxation in upper age as mentioned below.
Category Upper Age Limit
Other backward classes (OBC) 31 years
Schedule Category (SC) / Schedule Tribe (ST) 33 years
Person with disabilities (General) 38 years
Person with disabilities(OBC) 41 years
Person with disabilities(SC /ST) 43 years
Candidates belonging to Jammu & Kashmir 33 Years
Divorced women, Widows ( no remarried) General – 35 years

OBC – 38 years

SC/ST – 40 years

Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen Actual period of service provided in defense services plus three  years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to maximum age of 50 years

SBI Clerk Application Form 2018

The application form for SBI Clerk 2018 recruitment exam will be made available in online mode from the official website of State Bank of India. We advise aspirants to read the important instructions and eligibility conditions carefully before filling the form. After getting the form, the candidate should fill the important details correctly without attempting any mistake. In case of any discrepancy or mistake found in the form will lead to cancellation of your candidature.  So, read the application form carefully before clicking the submit button. Below, we are mentioning some important instructions about SBI Clerk 2018 application process.

  • At first, go through the official website of the SBI i.e.
  • Click on the link “Apply Online Here” available on the page after the release of official notification
  • After clicking the same link, a new application form window will appear.
  • Now, fill in the form carefully and correctly.
  • Upload a scanned copy of photograph and signature as per the given instructions.
  • Candidates have to pay the requisite fee through challan or any Credit/ Debit Card or SBI Net Banking.
  • After the successful payment, don’t forget to take the print of your application form.

A registration confirmation will be sent by SMS or e-mail to the candidates

SBI Clerk 2019

Application Fee

The application fee is Rs.600/- for General and OBC whereas, Rs.100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD category candidates. The amount will be payable in online mode only thru debit card, credit card and net banking.

Selection Procedure and Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk selection procedure includes three major stages including Preliminary, Main and Interview. Only those candidates will be eligible for appearing in the Interview who achieves the minimum qualifying marks in the Preliminary and Main exam.

Coming to the exam pattern of aforesaid stages, I would suggest you please go through the details mentioned below.

Preliminary Exam:

There will an objecting question paper consisting a total of 100 questions for 100 marks. The question paper will comprise three sections including English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability. The duration given to complete the Pre- exam is 1 hour.

Main Exam:

The exam will be conducted in online mode for 2 hours 40 minutes. There will be 190 questions of 200 marks. Questions are subdivided into various sections including General English, General / Financial Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude.

  • The question paper will be available in Hindi as well as the English language.
  • Deduction of 1/4th marks will be done for each wrongly attempted question.

Admit Card

SBI Clerk admit card 2018 will be available to download at the official admission portal of State Bank of India. Direct link for downloading the admit card will be provided here only after the announcement of official notification.


If you appeared in SBI Clerk exam then you can check your result by following its official admission portal. After clearing the Main exam you’ll be invited to attend the Interview. After getting qualified for the Interview, you’ll be recruited as Clerk in SBI bank.

SBI Clerk Cutoff 2018

For getting qualified in the SBI Clerical exam 2018, candidates have to acquire the minimum qualifying exam which is also known as the cutoff marks. Only after clearing the first stage of examination, candidates can appear in the 2nd stage of examination. Details related to actual cutoff will be intimated to you after the release of its official notification.

Best Books to Prepare for SBI Clerk Exam?

When you start preparing for SBI Clerical exam then the first thing that might hit your mind is the list of books you should prefer for better preparation of the exam. For your reference, I’m sharing below list of books which will help you while preparing for the exam.

  • Reasoning by RS Agarwal;
  • Quicker Maths by M.Trya;
  • Clerical Test Guide by Anjani A Gupta
  • Upkar Bank by T S Jain
  • Ramesh Bank Clerks Practice Work Book Offered by RPH Editorial Board;
  • R S Agarwal Current Affair;
  • Dr. M B Lal & Jain Numerical Test for Bank Clerk Exam;

These are the books by following which you can push your preparation level at its best. Along with that, you can participate in various online mock tests which will make you confident in dealing with all probable questions of SBI Clerk exam.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Ques: Tell me the exam date of SBI Clerical exam 2018?
Ques: What are the basic eligibility for appearing on SBI Clerk 2018?
Ques: What are the stages of selection?
Ques: Can I apply in offline mode?
Ques: What is the application fee for reserved category?

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