SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme, Negative Marking, Total Marks

Exam Date

Feb 17, 2021

Result Date

Mar 9, 2021

Apr 7, 2021

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This section contains the pattern on the basis of which State Bank of India will conduct the SBI Clerk exam 2021. SBI Clerk 2021 will be conducted in 2 stages - prelims and mains. Exam pattern for both prelims and mains is given below.

SBI Clerk 2021 Prelims Exam Pattern

  • The preliminary examination will be conducted online and it will be an objective type exam.
  • The exam consists of 100 Multiple Choice Questions for a total of 100 marks for SBI Clerk Exam 2021. The questions will be asked from the three sections which are:
    • English Language
    • Numerical Ability
    • Reasoning Ability
  • Exam duration would be of 1 hour consisting of 3 sections only.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
  • Exam difficulty will be moderate.
SBI Clerk Prelims Exam pattern 2021 
Section Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks Exam Duration
1 English Language 30 30 1 hour
2 Numerical ability 35 35
3 Reasoning ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Note:

  • Marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination will not be added to the selection. Preliminary exam is just qualifying in nature. Only the Main Examination marks and Interview marks will be considered.
  • Candidates are free to move through the sections. There is no hard and fast rule that they should attempt any one particular section first.

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

  • SBI Clerk Main examination will be conducted through an online medium for the year of 2021.
  • SBI Clerk 2021 Mains Exam duration will be of 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  • The main examination will consist of 190 objective-type questions for 200 marks for SBI Clerk Exam 2021. The subjects include: 
    • General/ Financial Awareness
    • General English
    • Quantitative Aptitude
    • Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude.
  • SBI Clerk Mains exam 2021 question paper will be set in both English & Hindi language.
  • There is a negative marking of 1/4th marks for each wrong answer given by the candidate.
  • Candidates who will successfully qualify the Preliminary Examination & Main Examination will be called for group discussion and interview round.
SBI Clerk Mains Exam pattern 2021 
Section Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks Exam 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 190 200  

SBI Clerk 2021 Pre-Exam Training

Before the SBI Clerk Exam 2021 is conducted, the State Bank of India (SBI) has arranged a Pre-Exam Training (PET) for the students who belong to the SC/ ST/ Ex-Servicemen/ Religious Minority categories.

  • Candidates who belong to the categories other than the mentioned are not eligible for this training.
  • Candidates belonging to the above categories have to specify whether they want to attend the training or not at the time of filling the SBI Clerk Application Form 2021.
  • Training centres for the SBI Clerk 2021
Pre- Exam Training Centres
Agartala
Agra
Ahmedabad
Aizawl
Akola
Allahabad
Anantnag
Asansol
Aurangabad
Bareilly
Bhubaneshwar
Berhampur
Bhopal
Bangalore
Chandigarh
Chennai
Coimbatore
Dehradun
Delhi- NCR
Dibrugarh
Emakulam
Gangtok
Gorakhpur
Gulbarga
Guwahati
Hubli
Hyderabad
Imphal
Indore
Itanagar
Jabalpur
Jaipur
Jammu
Kanpur
Kathua
Kohima
Kolkata
Leh
Lucknow
Madurai
Meerut
Mumbai
Mysore
Nagpur
Panaji (Goa)
Patna
Port Blair
Purnea
Pune
Raipur
Ranchi
Ri – Bhoi
Samba
Sambalpur
Silchar
Siliguri
Shillong
Srinagar
Tirupati
Vadodara
Varanasi
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam

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