Good news for bank jobs seekers as State Bank of India (SBIN) career recruitment portal uploaded latest job openings notification for the Recruitment of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) In State Bank of India at career current jobs webpage sbi.co.in/careers/ongoing-recruitment.html to hire 8301 vacancies. The preliminary examinations are scheduled to be held the month of March/ April 2018 with new exam pattern.
The changes introduced are for the Prelims Examination pattern whereas the pattern of Mains Examination still remains the same. This year’s SBI Clerk Pre Examination has two major pattern changes in it, i.e., sectional timings (20 minutes for each section) for the three different sections (English, Reasoning, and Quantitative) and to your relief, elimination sectional cut off as SBI Notification clearly says, “No minimum qualifying marks for individual subjects are prescribed.” So, this is just an overview of what SBI has newly introduced to the pattern of Clerk Mains Examination that we will be discussing about in this article as we proceed further. The below table shows SBI Clerks 2018 Prelims & MAIN Exam New Pattern looks to study for upcoming exam.
SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination Pattern 2018:
|Sr.No.||Name of Tests||No. of Qs||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|Total||100||100||1 hour (60 minutes)|
SBI Clerk Main Examination Pattern 2018:
|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||35 minutes|
|Total||190||200||2 hours 40 minutes|
Now students have to finish each of the three sections within a time limit of only 20 minutes. Earlier, students used to spend 25-27 minutes (on an average) on this section, but unfortunately, that is not going to be the case this time. As SBI has already restricted the time to do this particular section to just 20 minutes, one really needs to break her/ his back in order to attain good or satisfactory marks in Quantitative Aptitude Section. Whereas one gets enough of the time to solve the questions efficiently, i.e., 20 minutes for 30 questions. Earlier, students used to have a mindset of doing with the English section within 10-15 minutes and thereby solving the questions of the Quantitative Aptitude or the Reasoning Ability Section that are comparatively complex and time-consuming. But to your dismay, all these strategies won’t be working anymore.
So, all that you need to do is to have a better pre planned strategy so that you are not a bundle of nerves while dealing with the SBI Clerk Prelims Exam. One really needs to plan her/ her preparations in a way that she/ he is able to handle the examination pressure with poise. One should also be happy that there is no sectional cut-off for this year’s SBI Clerk Examination, so, you need not worry about qualifying the sectional cut-off. Even if you are weak in a particular subject, you can score fairly well in the section that you are good at without having to worry about the sectional cut off of the section you are not so good at.
One should always keep in mind that the pattern of IBPS Examinations is always a simulacrum of SBI Examinations. Observing the pattern of IBPS 2016 as well as 2017 Examinations, we can conjecture that IBPS followed the pattern of questions asked in SBI only. So, students, it is very probable this year that the pattern of questions too will be similar to that of the questions asked in SBI. And students, now you have to start to work even harder for the new pattern of SBI Clerk Exam, not only for SBI, but for IBPS Exams as well.
SBI Clerk Syllabus 2018
The syllabus for SBI Clerk 2018 exam is based on the exam pattern and sections in each stage. The sections in prelims and mains exam are different, therefore the candidates need to know the detailed syllabus for each stage and prepare for the exam accordingly. Candidates can check the overview of SBI Clerk syllabus 2018 as given below.
Syllogism, Seating Arrangement – Circular table and Line (North & South), Puzzle, Blood Relation, Inequality or Decision Making, Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning, Input-Output, Number series, Statement and Argument, Passage and conclusion, Coding and decoding, Order and ranking, Making judgments, etc.
Quantitative Aptitude- 35
Tables, Pie – Charts, Bar Graphs, Data Analysis, Line Graphs, Case lets, Combined data sets, Probability/ Series, Roots, Average, Ratio, Time & work, Time & separation, Rate, Benefit & loss, Mixture, Stocks & shares, Partnership, Clocks, Volume, Surface area, Height & distances, Simple & compound interest, Equations and probability, Number System, Simplification, Surds & Indices, Percentages, Partnership, Chain rule, Pipes & Cisterns, Time & Distances, Problems on trains, Boats & streams, Allegation & mixtures, mensuration, permutations & combinations, etc.
Knowledge of Current affairs
Sports, history, geography, culture, Indian constitutions
News about technology and research
News on India and its neighbouring countries
News related to Reserve Bank of India, Banking Awareness, Financial Awareness (Union Budget/ Railway Budget), Economics news
Current Affairs – Questions can be asked from various fields such as National, International, Awards, Sports, Defence, Summits, Appointment, Books & Authors, and Obituary, etc.
Basics of Marketing, Marketing Strategies, Market Segmentation, Marketing Management, Marketing Mix, Developing stage of organization, Brand Advertising, Products Life Cycle, 4 P’s and 4 C’s of marketing
Computer hardware & Software, Operating System concepts, Shortcut keys, Ms word, excel, Ms power point, access, Internet & networks, Basic security concepts, Latest technologies, Basic of Computer, Generation of Computer, Short forms, Android and Apple related news.
SBI Clerk Question Papers 2018
The sample papers of SBI Clerk help candidates to practice for the examination and understand the pattern of questions that will be asked in SBI Clerk 2018 exam. Candidates should regularly solve SBI Clerk Question Papers to increase their level of preparation and practice for the exam. The practice papers of SBI Clerk 2018 will be available online in the form of test series and offline mode too. Check the given link to download and use various question papers of SBI Clerk 2018
The model paper for SBI Clerk exam New Pattern for both Prelims and main exam posted here in PDF format.