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State Bank Of India-Clerical Exam


Nationality: A candidate must be a citizen of India in order to apply for the post of clerical cadre in State Bank of India.
Age Limit: (As on 01.04.2016) Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as on notification year.
Relaxation of Upper age limit

Category Age Relaxation (years)
PWD 10
Domiciled in J & K during the period 1/1/1980 to 31/12/1989 5
Educational Qualification:

12th Standard (10 + 2) pass or equivalent qualification with a minimum of aggregate 60% marks (55% for SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS).
A degree (Graduation level) from a recognized university.

Those who are in the final Semester/ year of Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that,if called for interview/joining, they will have to produce proof of having passed the Graduation Examination on orbefore 30.06.2016.Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on orbefore 30.06.2016.


Test Duration and Pattern (SBI Clerical 2017)

a. Preliminary Examination

Sr.No. Name of Test No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 1 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100
Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks deducted for every incorrect answer

b. Main Examination

Sr.No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 General/Financial Awareness 50 50 2 hours 40 minutes
2 General English 40 40
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 Reasoning Ability& Computer Aptitude 50 60
Total 200 200
Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks deducted for every incorrect answer

The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English &Hindi. Thecandidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

Final Selection:

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only themarks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in Interview (Phase-III) (ifinterview is held) for preparation of the final merit list. Final selection will be made on the basis of candidate'sperformance 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 madeavailable on the Bank's website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar.


Exam Format
SBI Clerical is a online test which consists of objective type questions with multiple choices.
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