Eligibility / Exam Pattern

SBI (Clerk)

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of SBI Clerk 2018 exam is mainly about two pre-requisites:

  • A candidate is required to be between 20-28 years to be eligible for SBI Clerk 2018 exam.
  • He/shemust hold a valid degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
  • 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.

Age Relaxation:

S.No Category Maximum Age Limit
1 SC/ST 33 years
2 OBC 31 years
3 Gen+ PwD 38 years
4 OBC+ PwD 41 years
5 SC/ST+ PwD 43 years
6 Persons ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period of 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 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 and women legally separated from their husbands & who are not remarried GEN- 35 years

OBC- 38 years

SC/ST- 40 years

Note: Candidates who seeking age relaxation are required to submit copies of necessary certificates at the time of interview.

SBI Junior Associates Preliminary Exam Pattern

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

SBI Junior Associates Mains Exam Pattern

Serial Number Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1. General English 40 40 35 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 25 minutes
Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2018

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

Number Series

Data Sufficiency

Data Interpretation

Quadratic Equations

Time and Work


Profit and Loss


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.
Time, Distance and Speed – Trains, Boats n Streams 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.
Simple and Compound interest

Mixture and Alligation

Blood Relation Networking Sentence Correction/ Error Finding Banking/Financial terms


Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Averages

Direction Sense


Puzzles – Seating Arrangement, Floor puzzle, etc.

Coding Decoding


Statement and Assumptions/Conclusions


MS Office and Shortcuts used in MS Officers

Input/output Devices, their types

Important abbreviations

Spell Checks


Cloze Test