SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

By Himani Dhauni | Updated on: Jan 13, 2022

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

SBI Clerk Exam Notification

The SBI Clerk 2022 notification can be out soon. SBI Clerk notification 2022 will contain all details like application procedure, registration date and other info. Depending upon the category you belong to SBI Clerk 2022 recruitment exam application fee differs. The SBI Clerk 2022 vacancies will be different for reserved and unreserved.

It is advised to read all the details in the SBI Clerk 2022 recruitment notification so that your candidature is not cancelled at a later stage. Let's check out more details below. 

SBI Clerk exam pattern 2022 for Prelims is an objective test consisting of three sections - English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. All the sections in the SBI Clerk 2022 Prelims exam pattern are allotted separate marks and separate sectional timings. You cannot shift to another section until the timing of that particular section is exhausted. The SBI Clerk Prelims exam is of 1 hour and consists of 100 questions. Further details on the exam pattern of SBI Clerk 2022 Prelims is given below.

Sl. No.Test NameNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
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

Note: No minimum qualifying marks are prescribed for each section OR for the aggregate score.

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern  2022

If you clear the SBI Clerk 2022 Prelims exam you need to appear for SBI Clerk Mains. There will not be much gap between the SBI Clerk Prelims and Mains exam, therefore you need to be in preparation mode since the start. The SBI Clerk exam pattern 2022 for Mains is again an online test consisting of four sections - General / Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude. Each section in the SBI Clerk exam 2022 are allotted different marks and different sectional timings. Further details on the SBI Clerk 2022 exam pattern for Mains is given below.

Sl. No.Test NameNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
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

Note: There is no sectional cut-off in the SBI Clerk exam 2022

Language Proficiency Test

Once you clear SBI Clerk Mains you will be called for a language proficiency test. Specified opted local language test will be conducted before joining. If it is found that you are not proficient in specified opted local language then you will be disqualified.

Note: If you have a 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate of having studied the specified opted local language then you will not be subjected to any language test.

Final Selection

The final selection will be done on the basis of the scores obtained by you in the SBI Clerk Main Exam 2022. The marks obtained in the SBI Clerk 2022 Prelims will not be added for the selection Also, your eligibility documents and other details will be verified before you are provided with the joining letter.

Reserved List 

Along with the final selections, SBI will release State-category wise awaiting (Reserved) list. This list will be valid for one year from the result declaration date. The appointment of the candidates in the waitlist will be done if the appointed candidates resign in the middle of their term or do not join at all.

Marking Scheme

There is a provision of negative marking in the SBI Clerk 2022 exam. For every wrong answer you marked in the SBI Clerk Prelims, 1/4th of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted. For the SBI Clerk Mains exam, marks allotted to each section vary, so if you marked any particular question incorrectly,  1/4th marks allotted to that question will be deducted. For details on the SBI Clerk marking scheme please look at the table below.

SBI CLERK EXAM MARKING SCHEME

SBI Clerk Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers 1 mark
For wrong answers -1/4th or -0.25 marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

Exam Language

In the SBI Clerk exam 2022  all the questions in the objective tests will be bilingual, i.e. they will be available both in Hindi and English except the test of English Language in both the phases. You can attempt the question in any language preferred. You can also switch any particular question anytime in order to watch it in the language you prefer.

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FAQs

Yes. Those who are in the final year of their Graduation / Semester may also apply.
The SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) 2022 Exam will be in online mode.
No. SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) 2022 Exam will not have any sectional cut-off.
The minimum age of the candidates must be 20 years & maximum age should be 28 years 
Yes. The exam is bilingual. You can attempt all the sections in English or Hindi except the test of English Language.
You can enter your registration/roll number & password provided to you by the recruiting organization and check your result from the official website.
Yes, the preliminary phase of any examination is qualifying in nature. The marks obtained in this phase are only for shortlisting of candidates for the Mains (second phase). These marks will not be considered in the final selection.
The fee payment will be done only through online mode. You will have to choose from any one of the online payment options given. You can pay through debit card/credit card/net banking etc.
Yes. You can attempt the SBI Clerk 2022 exam in either Hindi or English Language except the test of English Language.
The SBI Clerk will be conducted in two stages - Prelims and Mains followed by a Language Proficiency Test.
The final merit list for SBI Clerk 2022 will be prepared state and category wise based on the marks scored by you in the Mains exam.
Yes, separate timings will be provided for each section in the SBI Clerk exam 2022.
No SBI Clerk Prelims is qualifying in nature. Marks scored in the SBI Clerk Prelims will not be taken into consideration for the final merit.

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