SBI Clerk Exam

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SBI Clerk Examination

SBI clerk exam has a triple selection process a)  prelims b) mains and c) language proficiency test. In 2019, 16.6 lakh applicants applied for 8000 posts in SBI clerk exam. There are total 8000 vacancies in clerks exam.

SBI clerk  is also called the Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales).

The local language proficiency test is conducted for candidates qualifying for the mains exam prior to joining the bank.

SBI Clerk Vacancies: Total 8000 (General 3447, EWS 790, SC 1214, ST 746, OBC 1803)

Gen -General Category; EWS –Economically Weaker Section; SC -Scheduled Caste, ST -Scheduled Tribe; OBC -Other Backward Classes;

SBI Clerk Pay Scales: The starting Basic Pay is Rs.13075/-(Rs11765/-plus two advance increments admissible to graduates)

The total starting emoluments of a Clerical Cadre employee payable at Metro like Mumbai will be around Rs.26,000/-per month inclusive of D.A., other allowances at the current rate.

SBI Clerk Work: Dealing with the customers and addressing their bank related inquiries. Handling the operations on deposit counters and cash withdrawals. Marketing bank’s products and services, such as loans, deposits, schemes to customers.


SBI Clerk Eligibility

Age: 21-30 years inclusive

Education: Graduation or appearing for final exams of graduate degree course.


Selection Process


2. Mains + Language Proficiency Test


a. SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination   Online Classes

  • Online, Objective Type, in Hindi/English
  • Objective test Marks: 100
  • Objective test Qs: 100
  • Objective test Time: 60 Minutes

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Test for 100 marks will be conducted online. The test will be of 3 Sections (with separate timings for each section) as follows:

Name of the Test No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 hour

No sectional cut-off, ¼ negative marking


b. SBI Clerk Mains Exam

  • Online, Objective Type and descriptive type, in Hindi/English
  • Objective test Marks: 200
  • Objective test Qs: 155
  • Objective test Time: 180 Minutes
  • Descriptive test Marks: 50
  • Descriptive test time: 30 minutes
  • Group Exercise: 20 marks
  • Interview: 30 marks

A) Objective Test:

The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section.

Name of the test No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Total 190 200 2 hr. 40 min

There will be no sectional cut-off.


B) Test of specified opted local language:

If studied till 12th produce certificate, else give exam, if you fail, you will be disqualified.

Negative Marking (both –Online Preliminary and Online Main examinations)

-0.25 (or -1/4) for every wrong answer


SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus

Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Alphabetical Series

Numeric Series

Figure Series


Blood Relation

Causes and Effects


Decision Making

Direction Sense

Odd man out


Sitting Arrangements

Statement and Arguments

Statement and Assumption

Statement and Conclusion


Alphabet Test


Clocks & Calendars

Logical Venn Diagrams

Mathematical Operations

Situation Reaction Test

Age & Averages

Time& Distance-Boat & Stream

Simple & Compound Interest

Data Interpretation – Bar graph, Line, tabular, pie chart


Number System


Permutation and Combination

Pipe & Cistern


Profit and Loss

Inequality -Quadratic Equation

Ratio, Proportion, Partnership

Mixtures& Allegations


Time and Work

Mensuration (2D&3D)

Roots, Surds & Indices


Decimal and Fraction

Heights & Distances

Antonym & Synonym


Cloze Test

Fill in the Blanks

Grammar based

Idioms and Phrases

Jumbled Words

One-word Substitution

Para Jumbles

Paragraph completion

Phrase Substitution

Qs on Vocabulary

Reading Comprehension

Sentence Completion

Spotting Errors

Passage Correction

Sentence Re-arrangement

Shuffling of Sentence parts


SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus

Reasoning General/Economy

/Banking Awareness

English Language Computer Aptitude
Puzzle  Overview of Indian Financial System Current Affairs, Recent Banking Updates Sentence Improvement Internet
Blood Relations Current Affairs Error Detection Memory
 Seating Arrangement General Knowledge (Static) Vocabulary Keyboard Shortcuts
Input-Output  Financial Committees Phrase Replacement Computer Abbreviation
Syllogism  Financial Markets Word Association Microsoft Office
Data Sufficiency   Currency and Capital, Awards and Honors Reading Comprehension Computer Hardware
Coding-Decoding Credit and monetary policies (Recent),  Word Usage Computer Software
Inequalities  Indian Economy Fill in the blanks Operating System
Logical Reasoning  Financial Sector Regulators Spelling Errors Networking
Order and Ranking RBI and its Functions Word Replacement Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies
 Direction sense  National and International Matters Column Based Fillers Number System
   National Income and expenditure Sentence Connectors Logic Gates
  Monetary Policy Cloze Test  Security Tools, virus
   World Financial Institutions  Para Jumbles  
    Sentence Rearrangement  
    Sentence Completion  

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