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SBI Clerk

What is SBI Clerk Exam?

Every year State Bank of India (SBI) invites applications to recruit candidates for the position of Probationary Officer (PO) and Clerk. The SBI PO and Clerk National Level Written Exam takes place in two phases: Prelims and Mains. All the candidates who qualify the preliminary examination get shortlisted and become eligible to appear for the Main examination.

Syllabus for SBI Clerk Exam

SBI exams analyses the skills of the aspirant in 3 sections. Some of the core concepts in this are –

  1. Verbal (English)
  • I. Paragraph Jumbles
  • II. Paragraph Completion
  • III. Reading Comprehension
  • IV. Odd Man out
  • V. Inferences
  • VI. Fill in the blanks
  • VII. Vocabulary
  • VIII. Tenses Rules
  1. Logical Reasoning
  • I. Venn Diagrams
  • II. Puzzles
  • III. Arrangements
  • IV. Game based sets
  • V. Data Structures
  • VI. Alphanumeric Series
  • VII. Directions
  • VIII. Data Sufficiency
  • IX. Syllogism
  • X. Blood Relations
  1. Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
  • I. Numbers and its applications
  • II. Percentages and its applications
  • III. Ratio and Its applications
  • IV. Algebra and its applications
  • V. Geometry and its applications
  • VI. Time and Work
  • VII. Time Speed and Distance
  • VIII. Tables and Bar, Pie & Line Graphs

SBI Exam 2023 Exam Notification and Overview

The notification for SBI Exam 2023 is yet to be released. Generally it contains the details of the number of vacancies in different offices in India along with the distribution for different categories.

SBI Clerk Exam 2023 Important Dates

The dates for this year’s exam haven’t been released yet but given below are the dates for last year’s examination.

EventsSBI Clerk 2022 Dates
SBI Clerk 2022 Notification6th September 2022
SBI Clerk Online Application Starts07th September 2022
SBI Clerk Online Application Closes27th September 2022
SBI Clerk PET Call Letter29th October 2022
Pre-Exam Training30th October to 02nd November 2022
SBI Clerk Prelims Admit Card31st October 2022
SBI Clerk Exam Date 2022 [Prelims]12th, 19th, 20th and 25th November 2022
SBI Clerk Prelims Result 20222nd January 2023
SBI Clerk Scorecard & Marks2nd January 2023
SBI Clerk Mains Admit Card 20222nd January 2023
SBI Clerk Exam Date (Mains)15th January 2023

SBI Clerk Paper Pattern

Phase-1: SBI Clerk 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:

  1. Each test will have separate timing as mentioned above.
  2. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th of the mark assigned for the question will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  3. No minimum qualifying marks for the individual subjects as well as for aggregate (overall) are prescribed.
  4. The 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.
Serial No.SectionNo. of QuestionTotal MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3Reasoning353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

Phase-2: SBI PO Mains Examination

  1. Each test will have separate timing as mentioned above.
  2. 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 the mark assigned for the question will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  3. Candidates are required to score minimum percentage marks on aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon).
  4. Minimum qualifying marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank.
  5. No minimum qualifying marks for individual subjects are prescribed.
  6. Merit list will be drawn State wise, category wise.
  7. Candidates qualified in the test (main examination) will be placed according to their aggregate marks in descending order in respective States and Categories.
Serial NumberSectionNo. of QuestionTotal MarksDuration
1.General English404035 minutes
2.Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
3.Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
4.General/Financial Awareness505035 minutes
Total1902002 hours 40 minutes

SBI Clerk 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of the SBI Clerk 2022 exam is mainly about two pre-requisites:

SBI Clerk Educational Qualifications

He/she must hold a valid graduation degree (UG) in any discipline from a recognized university (As on 1.11.2022).

SBI Clerk Age Limit

The candidate’s age should not be below 20 years and not above 28 years (As on 1.08.2022). The candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1994 and not later than 01.08.2002 (both days inclusive).

S No.CategoryUpper Age Limit
1SC / ST33 years
2OBC31 years
3Person with disabilities (General)38 years
4Person with disabilities(SC /ST)43 years
5Person with disabilities(OBC)41 years
7Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-ServicemenActual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years
8Widows, Divorced women( No remarried)7 years (subject to maximum age limit of 35 years for General/ EWS, 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/ST candidates)