SBI Clerk Selection Procedure 2018: State Bank of India (SBI) had invited applications for recruitment of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales). Online registration of application and payment of fees began from January 20 and the last date to do so was February 10 . The recruitment process is being held in two stages, preliminary exam and mains exam. The preliminary exam will be conducted on June 23, 24 and June 30, whereas the mains exam will be conducted on August 5, 2018. Candidates will be recruited for this position and posted in different branches of SBI all over India. The entire selection procedure of SBI Clerk 2018 will be conducted in four stages – preliminary, mains, test of official/local language and final selection on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the main exam. It is mandatory for candidates to clear all the stages and meet the standards set by the bank. The article given below has details of all the stages of the SBI Clerk selection procedure 2018. Read the complete details of SBI Clerk selection procedure as given below in the article.
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The selection process for candidates participating in SBI Clerk consists of an online examination is divided into prelims and mains, followed by test of official/local language and final selection. The details for all the above mentioned stages has been given below for the reference of candidates.
Candidates can check the step-wise selection procedure of SBI Clerk 2018 below.
Stage 1: Preliminary Examination
Aspirants who fill the SBI Clerk application form after fulfilling the eligibility criteria prescribed by the bank will appear for the first stage of SBI Clerk selection procedure i.e. preliminary exam. The exam is objective and has 100 multiple choice questions divided in three sections, English Language, Reasoning Ability and Numerical ability. Candidates will be given 60 minutes to complete the exam. The sectional cutoff for the preliminary exam of SBI Clerk is decided by the bank and candidates have to secure qualifying marks in each section. Candidates 20 times the number of vacancies will be shortlisted by the bank to appear in the mains examination.
Stage 2: Mains Examination
Candidates qualifying the preliminary exam will be eligible to appear for the second stage of SBI Clerk selection procedure i.e. mains examination. The mains exam is held online and consists of 190 multiple choice questions. The paper has a total of 4 sections, General/Financial Awareness, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude. Candidates will have 2 hours 40 minutes to complete whereas each section has sectional timings. The structure of SBI Clerk 2018 main examination is, for general/financial awareness, the number of questions and marks will be 50 and the time duration will be 35 minutes. For the English language, the number of questions and marks will be 40 and the duration will be 35 minutes. For quantitative aptitude, the number of marks and questions will be 50 and the time duration will be 45 minutes. The number of questions and marks for reasoning ability and computer aptitude is 50 and 60 and the time duration is 45 minutes. The total marks for the exam is 200 and 1/4th marks allotted to a question will be deducted as negative marking for incorrect answer.
According to the selection procedure of SBI Clerk 2018, questions in both preliminary and mains exam will be bilingual, i.e. set in English and Hindi except for General English and English language sections. Same as preliminary exam, candidates will have to secure marks according to the sectional cutoff in SBI Clerk 2018 mains exam.
Stage 3: Test of knowledge of official/ local language in SBI Clerk 2018
Candidates in addition to the prelims and mains exam will have to produce 10th standard mark sheet/certificate showing that they have studied official (local) language. Such candidates will not be subjected to a language test. Those candidates who are unable to produce a certificate will have to qualify a language test will be conducted before final selection. Candidates not found to be proficient in official and/or local language would be disqualified.
Stage 4: Final procedure of Selection for SBI Clerk 2018
SBI will prepare a final merit of all the qualified candidates. Marks secured by the candidates in the preliminary exam will not be counted as it is qualifying in nature and the merit list will be based on candidate’s scores in the mains exam. Candidates who stands sufficiently high in the merit will be provided an appointment.