SBI Junior Associates Recruitment 2018 – 8301 vacancies

SBI Junior Associates Recruitment 2018 – 8301 vacancies

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State Bank of India (SBI) invites applications for the recruitment of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) vacancies Pan India. A Total of 8301 vacancies (including backlog) are to be filled by this recruitment Process.

Interested and eligible candidates may apply online on or before 10-02-2018 (10th Feb 2018).

SBI Clerk Vacancy Details:

Name of the Post: Junior Associate / Clerk

No of Vacancies: 8301 Vacancies

Pay Scale: 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4 – 20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230-1310/1-31450.

Important dates: 

(New Exam Dates updated. Click here for Official Notification)

Events Dates
SBI Clerk 2018 Notification 19th January 2018
Start of SBI Clerk 2018 Online Application 20th Jan
SBI Clerk 2017 Application Form Closes 10th February
Download of call letter for Preliminary Examination From 06.06.2018onwards (tentatively)
Download of call letter for Main Examination From 23.07.2018onwards (tentatively)
Date of Preliminary Examination In the month of June/July’2018 (tentatively)
Date of Main Examination 05.08.2018 (tentatively)

Eligibility Criteria:

Essential Academic Qualifications: (AS ON 01.01.2018)

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 01.01.2018.

Note (a): The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet/certificate or the provisional certificate issued by the University/Institute. In case the result of an examination is posted on the website of the University/ Institute, a certificate issued by the appropriate authority of the University/Institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing. (b) Matriculate Ex-servicemen, who have obtained the Indian Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force, after having completed not less than 15 years of service in Armed Forces of the Union are also eligible for the post. Such certificates should be dated on or before 01.01.2018.

Age Limit: (As on 01.01.2018)

Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01.01.2018 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1990 and not later than 01.01.1998 (both days inclusive)

Relaxation of Upper age limit:

Category Age Relax (Years)
SC/ ST 5
PWD (GEN) 10
PWD (SC/ST) 15
PWD (OBC) 13


SC/ST/PWD/XS: Rs. 100/- (Intimation Charges only)

General and OBC: Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)             

Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded to any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.


The selection process will consist of online tests (preliminary & main examination) and test of specified opted local language.

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination:

Preliminary Examination (online) consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

S.No Subject No of Qns Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 Mins
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Mins
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Mins
Total 100 100 1 Hour

Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies. subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored. No minimum qualifying marks for an individual subject as well as for aggregate (overall) are prescribed.

Note 1:

Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage mark on aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon). Minimum percentage marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank. No minimum qualifying marks for the individual subject are prescribed. Merit list will be drawn State-wise, category wise. Candidates qualified in the test (main examination) will be placed according to their aggregate marks in descending order in respective States and Categories.


Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in the ‘Acquaint Yourself’ booklet, which will be made available to the eligible candidates along with the call letter for the test.

Phase – II: Main Examination:

The structure of the Main examination (online objective type) would be as follows.

Subject No of Qns Marks Duration
General / Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Mins
General English 40 40 35 Mins
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Mins
Reasoning ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Mins
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 Mins

Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.

The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th of mark assigned to the question will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Test of specified opted local language:

Those who qualify for selection and produce 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specified opted local language will not be subjected to any Language test. In case of others (qualified for selection), specified opted local language test will be conducted after provisional selection but before joining. Candidates not found to be proficient in specified opted local language would be disqualified.

Provisional Selection (Subject to qualifying specified opted local language).

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the aggregate marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-will be considered for preparation of the final merit list. Provisional selection will be made based on candidate’s performance in the test (main examination).

Final selection will be subject to:-

1. Verification of eligibility for the post and information furnished in the online application.

2. Qualifying in the test of specified opted local language, where applicable, as detailed above.

Results of the candidates who have provisionally qualified for selection will be made available on the Bank’s website.

Wait List:

A wait list of up to 50% of vacancies (State-category wise) will be maintained. Candidates will be released from this waitlist on a quarterly basis against non-joining and resignation out of the current batch only, subject to the candidates securing minimum qualifying marks as may be stipulated by the Bank for selection. This wait list will be valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of final result.

Important Links:

SBI Junior Associate Official Notification

Apply for SBI Junior Associate Online

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