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SBI Clerk - Eligibility, syllabus and selection procedure

SBI conducts exam for clerical post once in a year and as per the latest information of SBI Clerk the eligibility, syllabus, selection procedure is as follows:

Eligibility for SBI Clerk


(As on 01.04.2016)

The candidate should Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01.04.2016 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1988 and not later than 01.04.1996 (both days inclusive)



(As on 30.06.2016)

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized


Selection Procedure

The selection process will consist of on-line test (preliminary & main examinations), test of official and/or local language and interview

-The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection

-Only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in Interview (Phase-III) (if interview is held) for preparation of the final merit list.

-Final selection will be made on the basis of candidate's performance in the test (main examination) and interview (if interview is held) taken together. Results of the candidates who have qualified for Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Bank's website.

-Final select list will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar


The Exam

There is online objective type test followed by interview.


The Pattern of Exam:

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination: Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests of 100 questions of 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

  1. English Language (30 questions of 30 marks)
  2. Numerical ability (35 questions of 35 marks)
  3. Reasoning ability (35 questions of 35 marks)

Note: Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbers of vacancies subject to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination.

Phase – II: Main Examination: The structure of main examination (online objective type) would be as follows:

  1. General/ Financial Awareness (50 questions of 50 marks within 35 minutes)
  2. General English (40 questions of 40 marks within 35 minutes)
  3. Quantitative Aptitude(50 questions of 50 marks within 45 minutes)
  4. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude (50 questions of 60 marks within 45 minutes)

Total 190 questions of 200 marks with time duration: 2 hours and 40 mins

  • Each test will have separate timing.
  • The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English &Hindi.
  • The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
  • There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  •  Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective tests.
  • The passing marks in each of the tests will be decided by the Bank on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test to a minimum required level.
  • Candidates are also required to score a minimum percentage marks on aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon).
  • Minimum percentage marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank.

Phase – III: Interview

  • Candidates qualified in the test (main examination) will be placed according to their marks in descending order in respective categories. Depending upon the number of vacancies only certain number of candidates amongst those who qualify by ranking high enough in the merit will be called for interview in the ratio of maximum 3 candidates for each vacancy.
  • Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks (to be decided by the bank) in interview to be considered for final selection. 5% relaxation for SC/ST/ OBC/PWD/XS category will be available thereon.

Note: Interview call letters will be uploaded on the Bank's website after declaration of result of online 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.

Emoluments:  The total starting emoluments of a Clerical Cadre employee payable at Metro like Mumbai will be around Rs.20950.00 per month inclusive of D.A. and other allowances at the current rate (Junior Agricultural Associates will be eligible to get more amount of Special Pay, by Rs.490.00 p.m. which is reckoned for DA, HRAand superannuation benefits). Allowances may vary depending upon the place of posting. They will be eligible for reimbursement of various perquisites, Provident Fund, Gratuity, Pension under New Pension Scheme (Defined Contribution Benefit Scheme), Medical, Leave fare and other facilities, as per the instructions of the Bank as may be issued from time to time. 7. PAYSCALE 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230-1310/1-31540 .




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SBI Clerk Exam
SBI Clerk Exam - By : | Date Published : 31-08-2016 | Category : BANK |
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SBI Clerk - Eligibility, syllabus and selection procedure