SBI Clerk (Junior Associate) Recruitment 2018: Changes Rolled in Selection Procedure, Timings and Age Relaxation

Published on : 14th February 2018    Author : Tanvi Mittal
SBI Clerk Exam

Changes in age relaxation, timings and selection process have been rolled for SBI Clerk exam 2018. Read complete details here.

13 February 2018: The State Bank of India (SBI) has recently invited the application for recruitment of Junior Associate in clerical cadre. The last date for online application submission was 10 February 2018. The recruitment advertisement came with some changes in the exam.

Changes in SBI Clerk 2018 Examination

Some changes have been introduced in this year’s recruitment examination. Here are they:

Change in Selection Procedure

The selection procedure will be completed in three phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Main Exam
  • Local Language Test

Earlier, the selection procedure was categorised into four phases – Preliminary, Main, Interview and Test of Local Language.

Introduction of Sectional Timing

For the first time, sectional timing has been introduced in the Preliminary examination. As per this change, 20 minutes will be provided for each section.

Earlier, a composite time of 1 hour was provided for completing the paper.

Change in Age Relaxation

For Widows, Divorced women and those who have judicially separated from their husband and not remarried, the age relaxation has been reduced from 9 years to 7 years.

SBI Clerk 2018: Exam Pattern

For a better understanding of exam pattern and sectional timing, check out the table given below for SBI clerk exam pattern:

SBI Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

English Language

30

30

20 Minutes

TOTAL

100

100

1 Hour

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SBI Clerk 2018 Main Exam Pattern

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 Minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 Minutes

General English

40

40

35 Minutes

General/Financial Awareness

50

50

35 Minutes

TOTAL

190

200

2 Hours 40 Minutes

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The Preliminary exam for SBI clerk recruitment 2018 is tentatively scheduled to be conducted in the month of March or April while the Main exam is expected to be conducted on 12 May 2018.

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About the Author: Tanvi Mittal

Tanvi Mittal

Former content manager at one of the country’s leading dailies, Tanvi Mittal specialises in academic writing. With two decades of experience and expertise in writing, she is the spearhead of Exams Planner’s content team. Commitment to brilliance and dedication to writing, strategizing and doing extensive research are her biggest passions. With only objective to provide high quality and researched based content, Tanvi constantly thrives to make a difference with her knowledge.

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