SBI Clerk Exam Pattern


The selection process will consist of online exam (Preliminary & Main examination) and test of specified opted local language.

1) SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam

2) SBI Clerk Main Exam

3) SBI Clerk Document Verification & Test of Local Language

The marks of the Preliminary exam will not be considered for final merit listing. Provisional selection will be based on a candidate’s performance in the Main exam. Final selection will be based on document verification as well as the candidate’s performance in the Test of Opted Local Language.

The SBI Clerk exam pattern for Prelims

SectionTotal QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Numerical ability353520 minutes
Reasoning ability353520 minutes
Total1001001 hour


Each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark.
For every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

The SBI Clerk exam pattern for Mains

SectionNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
General/Financial Awareness505035 minutes
General English404035 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
Total1902002 Hours 40 Minutes

Each correct answer will be awarded 1 mark.
For every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

Test of Specified Opted Local Language:

Candidates who qualify for selection and produce 10th or 12th standard marksheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specified opted local language will not be subjected to any language test. In case of others (qualified for selection), specified opted local language test will be conducted after provisional selection but before joining. Candidates not found to be proficient in specified opted local language would be disqualified.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern | Final Selection

According to the SBI Clerk notification 2019 pdf, the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination will not be added for the selection and only the aggregate marks obtained in Main Examination will be considered for preparation of the final merit list. Provisional selection will be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the Main examination.

 Final selection will be subject to:-

  1. i) Verification of eligibility for the post and information furnished in the online application.
  2. ii) Qualifying in the test of specified opted local language, where applicable, as detailed above. Results of the candidates who have provisionally qualified for selection will be made available on the official website.

Wait List: A wait list of up to 50% of vacancies (State-category wise) will be maintained. Candidates will be released from this waitlist on a quarterly basis against non-joining and resignation out of the current batch only. This wait list will be valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of final result.

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