SBI Clerk or Junior Associate (Customer Support and Sales)

SBI Clerk Syllabus & Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk or Junior Associate (Customer Support and Sales) Exam:

SBI conducts the online examination in two phases – Preliminary and Main exams for Clerical cadre Posts.

(A) SBI Clerk Prelim Exam Pattern:

SBI Clerk preliminary examination will be conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 1 hour to complete the Prelim exam. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in SBI Clerk preliminary exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate. The exam pattern is very much similar to the IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam.
Note: Separate time limit is provided for each of the 3 sections. So the students appearing in the online exam once submit a section cannot come back to the same.

SBI Clerk Prelim Exam Pattern:

S.NO. Name of the test  No. of questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
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.

(B) SBI Clerk Main Exam:

SBI Clerk main examination will be conducted online and comprising of 4 sections with about a 190 questions in total and with maximum marks of 200. The entire exam is needed to be completed in a time span of 2 hours 40 minutes. There is a negative marking of 0.25 Marks for each wrong answer. Therefore, it has become imperative for aspirants to perform well in four sections to clear the exam.
Note: Separate time limit is provided for each of the 3 sections. So the students appearing in the online exam once submit a section cannot come back to the same.

Exam Pattern:

S.NO. Name of the test  No. of questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes.
2 Quantitative Aptitude   50 50 45 minutes.
3 General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
4 General English  40 40 35 minutes.

 Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes.
The above tests except the English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
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