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In the official notice of the SBI clerk, the board has declared ___ vacancies including category-based reservations. All the applicants should check out the chart of vacancies before appearing for the SBI clerk exam.
SBI Clerk selection process is conducted in two phases. A candidate must qualify the first phase to proceed to the next phase. There is no interview conducted for the post of SBI Clerk.
SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam
SBI Clerk Mains Exam
SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination - Computer Based Examination - Objective Paper
The Section-wise details are given below:
|Section||No. of MCQs/Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Time allotted for each test|
|English Language||30||30||English||20 minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude (Numerical Ability)||35||35||English and Hindi||20 minutes|
|Reasoning||35||35||English and Hindi||20 minutes|
Note: Negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer
Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks on aggregate. No minimum qualifying marks for individual subject are prescribed. Section wise marks will not be maintained.
SBI does not fix the cut-off marks. Instead, it decides depending on the question paper. The adequate number of candidates in each category are shortlisted for the Mains examination depending upon requirements.
Prelims exam is only qualifying, which means marks obtained in the Prelims exam will not be added anywhere else.
SBI Clerk Main Examination - Computer Based Examination - Objective paper
|Sections||No. of MCQs/Questions||Total Marks Allotted||Medium of Exam||Time allotted for each test|
|Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude||50||60||English and Hindi||45 minutes|
|General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||English and Hindi||35 minutes|
|General English||40||40||English||35 minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||English and Hindi||45 minutes|
|Total||190||200||2 hours 40 minutes|
Note: Negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer
No minimum qualifying marks for individual subject are prescribed.
They should get a minimum total score to qualify for the next phase.
Depending on the number of vacancies available in different States/UTs wise, cut-offs will be decided. The candidates are then considered for provisional allotment.
Before the completion of the provisional allotment process, Main Exam scores of the candidate are not disclosed.
SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus
The SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus is an objective type paper. The syllabus for Prelims consists of three subjects:
|Quantitative Aptitude||Reasoning Ability||English Language||General Awareness|
|SERIES||BLOOD RELATION||VOCABULARY||BANKING & FINANCIAL AWARENESS|
|SURDS AND INDICES||RANKING AND TIME SEQUENCE TEST||NOUN||IMPORTANT PLACES|
|SIMPLIFICATION AND APPROXIMATION||DIRECTION AND DISTANCE||ARTICLES||IMPORTANT DATES|
|PERCENTAGE||SEATING ARRANGEMENT||PRONOUNS||IMPORTANT PERSONS|
|PROFIT AND LOSS||PUZZLES||FUNDAMENTALS OF SENTENCE||IMPORTANT ORGANISATIONS|
|RATIO, PROPORTION, AND PARTNERSHIP||ALPHABET TEST (ALPHABETS/ NUMBERS/ SYMBOL)||TENSES||NATIONAL NEWS|
|MIXTURES AND ALLIGATION||SYLLOGISM||SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT||BOOKS & AUTHOR|
|SIMPLE INTEREST AND COMPOUND INTEREST||CODING-DECODING||ADJECTIVES||IMPORTANT DATE & DAYS|
|TIME AND WORK||INPUT-OUTPUT||ADVERB||FAMOUS PERSON & PLACES|
|TIME, SPEED, AND DISTANCE||DATA SUFFICIENCY||PREPOSITION||NEW APPOINTMENTS|
|INEQUALITY||DECISION MAKING||CONJUNCTION||SPORTS & AWARDS|
|MENSURATION 2-D||STATEMENT AND ASSUMPTIONS||REARRANGEMENT||OBITUARY|
|MENSURATION 3-D||STATEMENT AND CONCLUSION||CLOZE TEST||IMPORTANT MEETING & SUMMITS|
|PERMUTATIONS AND COMBINATIONS||STATEMENT AND INFERENCE||CONNECTORS||FULL FORMS|
|PROBABILITY||STATEMENT AND ARGUMENT||PARA BASED QUESTIONS||NEW GOVERNMENT SCHEME|
|LINE GRAPH||COURSE OF ACTION||READING COMPREHENSION||SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY|
|BAR GRAPH||CAUSE AND EFFECTS||ESSAY WRITING||INDEX & REPORTS|
The candidate must have a graduation degree in any stream from the Government of India recognized University or any equivalent qualification from a Central Government recognized institution. The candidate must possess a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate stating that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/she registers for the SBI Clerk exam. The candidate has to also provide the percentage of marks obtained in graduation while registering online.
Other Requirements: Computer literacy is a must. The candidate must possess operating as well as working knowledge of computers. For this, candidates should have:
(a) A Degree/ Diploma/Certificate in Computer Operations/ Language.
(b) Should have studied Computer/ Information Technology as one of the subjects in High School/ Institute/ College.
Proficiency in Local Language: Candidates should also be proficient in the state’s language from which they are applying. This means that the candidates should know how to read, write and speak in the official language of the state/union territory from which they are applying.
2. Age Criteria
Any Candidate who is applying for the SBI clerk examination should not be less than 20 years and not more than 28 years at the time of registration. However, there is an age relaxation applicable to category-wise candidates.
Relaxation of Upper Age Limit
|PWD (OBC)||13 years|
|ESM||the actual period of service rendered in the defense forces +3 years (8 years for disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/CT) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years|
|Widows/Divorced Women||7 years|
The candidates appearing in the SBI clerk exam must be qualify under any one of the following:
Part-I: SBI Clerk Registrations
As the first step, the candidates need to register themselves on the official website of the Commission. For this, the candidates must follow the steps mentioned below:
Part-II: SBI Clerk application form
Next, the candidates can log in to their registered accounts using their registration number and password and complete the remaining steps of the application process.
The candidates have to upload a scanned copy of the following documents, to complete their application process:
|Left thumb Impression||240x240||20-50||jpg/jpeg|
|Hand Written Declaration||800x400||50-100||jpg/jpeg|
Part-III: Fee Structure
The candidates should make the payment of requisite fees/intimation charges through ONLINE mode only, that is by Debit/Credit Card, Net Banking, IMPS, Cash Card, or Mobile Wallets (like Paytm, GPay). Once the fee is paid, the candidate cannot claim for refund. At the end of the payment procedure, the candidate should make sure to take a print copy for future use.
The application fee is given below:
|Category||Application Fee (in Rs)|
|General and others||750|
On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated. Candidates can take a printout of the e-receipt and online SBI Clerk application form.
Ques. What is the mode of registration?
Ans. The registration can be done only through online mode.
Ques. What is the educational qualification for an SBI Clerk recruitment?
Ans. A candidate appearing for the SBI Clerk exam must be a graduate from any stream from a recognised University, or any institution recognized by the Central Government with equivalent qualification.
Ques. Are graduation marks required to qualify for the SBI Clerk exam?
Ans. Graduation marks are not considered as an eligibility criteria for the SBI Clerk exams. However, the candidate must be a graduate in any stream, from a recognized University, or any institution recognized by the Central Government with equivalent qualification.
Ques. Is the SBI Clerk exam bilingual?
Ans. Yes, the SBI Clerk exam is conducted in English and Hindi language. However, the English language section is in English only.
Ques. Will there be any sectional cut-off for the SBI Clerk Exam?
Ans. In the SBI Clerk exam, only overall cut-off is needed in Prelims and Mains exam.
Ques. Is there any group discussion or personal interview after qualifying the Mains exam?
Ans. No, there is no group discussion or personal interview after qualifying the Mains exam. However, there is a language proficiency test in the state's language from which the candidate is applying.