SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus

State Bank of India (Clerical)

Clerical Exam Syllabus

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:

SL.

Name of test

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

1.

English Language

30

30

20 Minutes

2.

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

3.

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

 

Total

100

100

1 Hour

  • Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.
  • There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests.
  • 1/4th of mark assigned for question will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • No minimum qualifying marks for individual subject as well as for aggregate (overall) are prescribed. 
  • 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.

Phase – II: Main Examination:

The structure  of main examination (online objective type) would be as follows.:

SL.

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

1.

General/Financial Awareness

50

50

35 minutes

2.

General English

40

40

35 minutes

3.

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 minutes

4.

Reasoning  Ability & Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 minutes

 

Total

190

200

2 Hours 40 Minutes

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 for question will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks on aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon). Minimum qualifying marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank. No minimum qualifying marks for 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.

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