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Know all that you want to know – SBI Clerk FAQ’s 2018

SBI Clerk FAQ’s 2018

SBI Clerk FAQ’s 2018 can be checked here down the article. This is one of the most awaited recruitmentof 2018 in the Indian Banking Sector. Now the interested candidates must be curious to know the changes in the Recruitment process, eligibility criteria and selection procedure. SBI has introduced few major changes in the Exam Pattern. From now onwards there will be restricted sectional timing in the Preliminary Exam also. Also, there is no sectional cutoff in the prelims and the main exam from this year.

To answer all your queries, we are now sharing the Frequently asked questions related to the SBI Clerk recruitment 2018. Practice with online SBI Clerk mock test as per the latest exam pattern.

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SBI Clerk FAQ’s

Before applying for SBI Clerk posts, it is obvious to have certain doubts on your mind. To clear them out, we have compiled various common questions which arise before applying. Go through the SBI Clerk FAQ’ss in the form of questions and answers.

Q. How many vacancies have been released by SBI Clerk this year?

State Bank of India has released the notification for a total of 9633 vacancies. Check out the below tables to know breakup of vacancies;

General SC ST OBC Total
3788 1111 711 1590 7200

SBI has also released the backlog vacancies this year, the details of which are mentioned below;

Sc ST OBC Total
569 303 229 1101

 SBI has also released Ex-servicemen and PWD candidate vacancies.

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Q. What are the opening and closing date for online registration of SBI Clerk Exam 2018?

The online registrations for SBI Clerk 2018 is going to start from 20th January and the last date to apply for the  recruitment is 10th February 2018. The last date to edit your application is also 10th February 2018.

Q. What are the Exam Dates for SBI Clerk 2018?

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam will be conducted on 23rd June 2018, 24th june 2018, 30th june 2018 and the mains exam will be conducted on 05th August 2018. The admit card for SBI Clerk will be available in the official website around two weeks before the exam.

Q. Is the exam Bilingual?

 The tests except for the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

Q. What is the percentage criteria to apply for SBI Clerk 2018 Exam?

There is no definite percentage criteria to be eligible for this exam. A candidate who is graduate with any percentage can apply for the SBI Clerk 2018 examination.

Q. What are the posts available on this recruitment project?

  The post which will be available in this recruitment project is SBI Clerk cadre.

Q. Do I need to clear both SBI clerk prelims and mains to qualify for interview round?

Yes, it is mandatory for the candidates to meet SBI clerk cut-off criteria of both the exams. However, SBI clerk              prelim score is not taken into consideration for the final selection.

Q.  I have made a few errors in submitting my application form, can I modify it?

It is not possible to modify an application, but you can resubmit a new application with the correct information.

Q.  I will complete 20 years in May, may I apply?

No. The age limit for applying is 21-30

Q.  What is the Application fee for SBI Clerk Exam 2018?

The application fee for ST/SC/PWD candidates will be Rs. 100 and for all others it will be Rs. 600

category Fees
ST/SC/PWD Rs. 100
Candidates other than SC/ ST/ PWD Rs. 600

Q. Will SBI Clerk 2018 exam be online or offline?

Both the preliminary and Mains examination for SBI Clerk 2018 will be conducted online.

Q. I completed my graduation through distance learning program. Am I eligible to apply for the exam?

Yes, you may still apply, as long the university is recognised by the Government of India

Q. Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?

As per the official notification released by SBI “No minimum qualifying marks for individual subjects are                      prescribed”. Thus, there will not be any sectional cut off for this year’s SBI Junior Associates Recruitment’s Online Examinations.

Q. Is there any penalty for marking wrong answers in SBI Clerk Prelims and Mains Exam 2018?

Yes, there will be a penalty of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

Q. What is the exam pattern of the Prelims exam for SBI Clerk Recruitment 2018?

SBI has introduced Sectional Time Limit in SBI Clerk Prelims Examination 2018. There is no sectional cutoff in the prelims exam. Following is the exam pattern of the SBI Clerk 2018;

Serial No. Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes


Q. What is the exam pattern of the Mains exam for SBI Clerk Recruitment 2018?

There will be no sectional cutoff in the mains exam. The pattern of the main exam will be as follows;

Name Of Test No. Of Questions Marks Duration
1 General/ Finance Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
2 General English 40 40 35 Minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
4 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Minutes
Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes

Q. When will the results be declared?

Tentatively, the results will be declared in the month of August 2017.

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I hope you have cleared your queries through our FAQs, If you still have any query or suggestion, Do write us in the comments below.


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  • Harkirat Dhaliwal


    • Hi Harkirat,
      It is not compulsory to print the application form and admit card along with ID proof are the mandatory documents needed to sit in the exam.

  • narender kumar

    is it necessary to print application form of sbi clerk

    • Hi Narender,
      It is not compulsory to print the application form. However, it will be better to have a print out for use at later stages of recruitment.

  • Karisma Panda

    Hello sir I am from odisha. My sbi clerk exam is on 23rd June but on the same date I have another exam of OPSC for OTE and TS lecturer cadre which is a big headache for me. So can I change my slot for sbi clerk 2018 exam. Is it possible?? Please kindly reply….