SBI Clerk

SBI - Clerk

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

  • The SBI clerk Exam is Objective Type i.e.; it consists Multiple Choice Questions.
  • It includes three Sections namely English Language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability.
  • Total no of questions are 100.
  • Duration of the SBI Exam is One Hour.
  • 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
SBI CLERK Preliminary Exam Pattern 2016
Subject No. of Qs Marks Duration
English Language 30 30

1 hour
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100
SBI CLERK Mains Exam Pattern 2016
Subject No. of Qs Marks Duration
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
English Language 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability& Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 Minutes

Note-III: Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in the ‘Acquaint Yourself’ booklet, which will be made available to the eligible candidates along with the call letter for the test.

Test of knowledge of official and/or local language: Those who produce 10th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied official (local) language will not be subjected to any Language test. In case of others, language test will be conducted at the time of interview (if interview is held)/ before final selection (if interview is not held).

Candidates not found to be proficient in official and/or local language would be disqualified.

State Bank of India Clerk Eligibility

State Bank of India hires Indian Citizens for appointment in Clerical Cadre in State Bank of India. Candidates to gain eligibility to apply for Clerical post must satisfy the below given eligibility criteria.

Nationality:Candidates must be a citizen of India.

Age Limit:Candidates age must be between 20 years and 28 years as on 01-04-2016. Candidates born between 02-04-1988 and 01-04-1996 (both days inclusive) are only eligible to apply. Age relaxations will be extended as per govt rules.

Age Relaxation

Age Relaxation
Category Relaxation (in years)
SC/ ST 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
PWD (Gen) 10 years
PWD (SC/ ST) 15 years
PWD (OBC) 13 years
Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen Actual perion 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)
Widows, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried 9 years (subject to maximum age limit of 35 years for General and 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/ST candidates.

Educational Qualification

For Junior Associate: Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university, or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

For Junior Agricultural Associate: Graduation in Agriculture or Agriculture allied activities from a Government recognized university/ Institute.

Note:Those who are in the final year of Graduation/ Semester may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the Graduation Examination


  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Word formation
  • Series
  • Alphabet
  • Ranking/Arrangement
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood Relation
  • Distance and Direction
  • Symbol & Notation
  • Password
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Scheduled Day or Date
  • Mathematical problem
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Problem Solving: Data Analysis.

Non Verbal

Quantitative Aptitude: The questions might be based on following topics :

  • Numbers
  • Simplification
  • HCF & LCM
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Profit & Loss
  • Partnership
  • Time and Work
  • Time and Distance
  • Allegation
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Mensuration
  • Number Series
  • Approximate Values
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Probability
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Interpretation

General Awareness This section may consist of questions on basic Knowledge of the following topics :

General Awareness section of Banking exams consists of almost 90% questions from current events Hence the candidates are advised to make a proper study of National Newspapers Magazines and prepare News Capsules In addition to it the candidates must read magazines namely Pratiyogita Kiran, Renu General Knowledge & World Vision , Pappu Current News & Current Questions to make this section enriched.

  • Economy
  • Science and Technology
  • Banking Knowledge
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Current Events
  • Polity
  • Persons in News
  • Places in News
  • Important Awards & Honors
  • Commissions /Appointments/ Resignations
  • Sport etc.

General English The questions in this section may be asked from the following topics :

  • Passage
  • Comprehension
  • Common Errors
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Cloze Test
  • Paragraph Rearrangement/ Antonyms and Synonyms

Marketing/ Computer : An aspirant should study the following topics :

  • Theory of Economics
  • Indian Economy
  • Concept of Marketing
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Investigation
  • Appointment of company, management and employees
  • Staff Management
  • Total Quality Management
  • Importance of Marketing
  • Marketing and Advertisement
  • Responsibilities of Marketing
  • Market and Business
  • Division of Market
  • Business Concept
  • Marketing Concept
  • Buyer and Seller
  • Concept of Buying and Selling
  • Needs of Consumers
  • Consumer Index Prices
  • Consumer Satification
  • Techniques of Consumer Satisfaction
  • Total Customer Value
  • Total Customer Cost
  • Factor Affecting Consumers
  • Theory of Bargaining etcIntroduction of Computer and History
  • Operating and DOS
  • PC and System Software
  • Computer Net work
  • Computer Device
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