Important Changes in SBI Clerk 2018

Hello and welcome to exampundit. Today’s SBI Clerk 2018 Recruitment Notification made almost everyone happy (Except those who said it won’t come πŸ˜› ) . Now one thing a lot of you must have noticed is that there have been some Important Changes in SBI CLERK 2018. So, here is one article for you all πŸ™‚ on the Important Changes in SBI CLERK 2018.

Important Changes in SBI Clerk 2018

1. Sectional Timing in Prelims Exam

Earlier it was all about Mains Examination having sectional timing but as always, SBI has surprised everyone by introducing Sectional Timing for Prelims Exam in SBI CLERK 2018.

The sectional timing for each test will be 20 minutes.


2. Reduced Number of Intakes in Mains

In the 2016 Notification of SBI Clerk, SBI mentioned taking 20 times of the vacancies from Prelims Examination while in SBI Clerk 2018 Notification it is mentioned 10 times.

2016 Notification

Important Changes in SBI Clerk 2018

2018 Notification

Important Changes in SBI Clerk 2018


3. No Sectional Cut-off

Well, that was quite an expected change after the sectional cut-off confusion in SBI PO 2017. There will be NO SECTIONAL Cut-off in SBI CLERK Prelims & Mains exam 2018.

However, there will be Negative Marking in both phase.


4. Wait List

One thing you should notice, SBI did not mention any wait list in SBI Clerk 2016 while in SBI Clerk 2018 notification they have clearly stated that “A wait list upto 50% of the vacancies (State-category wise) will be maintained. And it will be released quarter till 1 year of the final result date.

Also Read:  SBI PO Previous Years’ Cutoffs


A confusion

Yes, you read it right. Even we are confused of one sentence in the SBI Clerk 2018 Notification. We cannot say it is one of the Important Changes in SBI Clerk 2018 but it is definitely quite confusing for us.

Important Changes in SBI Clerk 2018

While in Mains Exam SBI Mentioned:

Does this mean that the Prelims selection will be made on overall basis while mains will be State-Category wise? We really are seeking some logical or official explanation regarding this.

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  • Jai Shree Dev Darbar

    Sir, one think plz in hindi/urdu means…only hindi or only urdu….or both…

    • Any of the two languages.

      • akshita


      • akshita

        dada sectional ni h ??

        • Nah

          • Warrior of Mithila (D!vs)

            Yes….ye kya h last para wala..mjhe bhi nhi Smjh aaya

        • Humara to ek doubt he, about prelims selection..

          • akshita


          • Dekho last part!

          • akshita

            statewise wala na…jo b hai…wahi jaane ab…vaise state wise krne se kaafi reh jaate cz up/wb high cutoff rehta..same hi si…no probs …sbi ko malum kia krna…neenu ari πŸ™‚ gn