Latest SBI Clerk Selection Procedure 2021

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SBI Clerk Selection Procedure 2021

The selection process will consist of

  • Preliminary online test
  • Main online test and
  • Test of local language which the candidate had opted in the application.

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination

  • The Online Preliminary Exam consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be a computer-based one to be conducted online.
    Duration: 1-hour
  • No. of Sections: 3
  • Each test will have separate timing as given below.
  • Negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests: 1/4th of mark assigned for a question.
  • No minimum qualifying marks are prescribed for individual test OR for the aggregate score.
  • Section-wise marks will not be maintained.
Sl.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
1.English language303020 min.
2.Numerical Ability353520 min.
3.Reasoning Ability353520 min.
Total1001001 Hour

Phase – II: Main Examination

  • No of Sections: 4
  • Each section will have a separate timing as given below.
  • The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi.
  • Negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th of mark assigned for the question.
  • Minimum qualifying marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank.
  • Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks on aggregate (5% relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS/DXS candidates).
  • Structure of Online Main Exam would be as given below
Sl.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
1.General/ Financial Awareness505035 min.
2.General English404035 min.
3.Quantitative Aptitude505045 min.
4.Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 min.
Total1902002 Hr. 40 min.

Test of specified opted local language

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

Provisional Selection

  • The Provisional Selection would be subject to qualifying specified opted local language.
  • Provisional selection will be made on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the test (Main Examination).
  • The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection.
  • Only the aggregate marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be considered for the preparation of the final merit list.

Final selection

The Final selection would be subject to

  • Verification of eligibility for the post and information furnished in the online application.
  • Qualifying in the test of specified opted local language, where applicable.

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What is the SBI Clerk Selection Procedure?

The SBI Clerk Selection Procedure consist of
online test (Preliminary and Main) and test of local language which the candidate had opted in the application.

Is there is any negative marking for SBI Clerk Selection Procedure?

Yes. 1/4th of the mark assigned for a question will be deducted for every wrong answer.

What is the duration of the Preliminary Exam of SBI Clerk Exam?

1 Hour.

What is the exam pattern for the Preliminary Exam of SBI Clerk Exam?

The pattern for the preliminary exam is:
General English – 30 Questions-30 Marks-20 min
Numerical Ability- 35 Questions-35 Marks-20 min
Reasoning Ability- 35 Questions-35 Marks-20 min

Is it mandatory to qualify for the local language test?

Candidates who opted local language in 10th or 12th standard will not be subjected to any Language test. In the case of others (qualified for selection), specified opted local language test will be conducted after provisional selection but before joining.