SBI Clerk (Junior Associates)
Introduction:

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) Exam is held by SBI or State Bank of India to recruit candidates for Clerical Cadre in its different branches across the country. SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 facilitates the recruitment for the
post of Junior Associates (JA). SBI Clerk is one of the most sought after bank exams today and a huge number of candidates appear for the same every year.


SBI Clerks (Junior Associates) are responsible for all the client interactions and related operations. Candidates who are recruited as SBI clerks are designated as cashiers, depositors and other posts that form the face of a particular SBI Bank branch. Here, in this article we talk about SBI Clerk 2018 Notification, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus & more.


SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 Selection Procedure

For the selection to the post of Clerical Cadre through SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 exam, candidates are selected through two phases of exams- SBI Clerk Prelims and SBI Clerk Mains exam. It is compulsory for all candidates to clear both the phases to secure the appointment letter from SBI.


Exam Pattern

To crack SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 exam it is very important to know the exam pattern in and out. Here is the exam pattern of SBI Clerk Prelims and SBI Clerk Mains exam:


SBI Junior Associates Preliminary Exam Pattern

SL. Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 20 min
2. Numerical Ability 35 35 20 min
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min
  Total 100 100 60 min

SBI Junior Associates Mains Exam Pattern

SL. Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1. General English 40 40 35 min
2. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 min
3. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 min
4. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 25 min
  Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes
The eligibility criteria of SBI Clerk 2018 exam is mainly about two pre-requisites:

  • 1. A candidate is required to be between 20-28 years to be eligible for SBI Clerk 2018 exam.
  • 2. He/she must hold a valid degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • 3. A candidate is required to be: A citizen of India, A subject of Nepal, A subject of Bhutan, A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of settling permanently in India or a person of Indian origin who migrated to India from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam and have the intention of settling permanently in India.

SL. Category Upper Age Limit
1. SC / ST 33 years
2. OBC 31 years
3. Person with disabilities (General) 38 years
4. Person with disabilities(SC /ST) 43 years
5. Person with disabilities(OBC) 41 years
6. Jammu & Kashmir Migrants 33 Years
7. Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen Actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years
8. Widows, Divorced women( No remarried) GEN- 35 years
OBC- 38 years
SC/ST- 40 years

The syllabus for SBI Preliminary Exam and SBI Mains Exam is more or less the same with minute variation for SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2018 Exam. Candidates should have strong understanding of concepts in English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness.


Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Computer Knowledge English General Awareness
Simplification Machine Input/Output Basics of computer, different generations, hardware/software, etc. Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms Current Affairs – news on banking industry, awards and honors, books and authors,latest appointments, obituaries, new schemes of central and state governments, sports, etc.
Number Series Syllogism DBMS Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles Static GK - country-capital, country-currency, headquarters of financial organizations (of insurance companies), constituencies of ministers, dance forms, nuclear and thermal power stations, etc.
Data Sufficiency Blood Relation Networking Sentence Correction/ Error Finding Banking/Financial terms
Data Interpretation Direction Sense Internet Spell Checks  
Quadratic Equations Inequalities MS Office and Shortcuts used in MS Officers Fillers  
Time and Work Puzzles – Seating Arrangement, Floor puzzle, etc. Input/output Devices, their types Cloze Test  
Partnership Coding Decoding Important abbreviations    
Profit and Loss Ranking      
Mensuration Statement and Assumptions /Conclusions      
Time, Distance and Speed – Trains, Boats n Streams        
Simple and Compound interest        
Mixture and Alligation        
Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Averages        

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