State Bank of India conducts SBI Clerk exam to recruit candidates for clerical cadre in its different branches across the country. SBI Clerk is the best opportunity for every candidate aspiring to start their career in the SBI as a Banker. SBI Clerk provides the recruitment for the post of Junior Associate (JA) and Junior Agriculture Associate (JAA).
Recruitment for SBI Clerk 2021
Firstly SBI releases the notification for the vacancies of clerk and then organize the exam into 2 phase namely, Preliminary Exam and the Mains Exam. For Clerk Post, there is no interview round or group discussion. It made this exam a bit easier. Based on the previous year exam pattern of SBI Clerk given below are sectional and time division for both the phases.
SBI Clerk Prelims
|Name of the Test||NO. of Questions||Time|
|English Language||30||Composite Time of 1 hour|
SBI Clerk Mains
|Sr. No.||Name of the Test||NO. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time|
|1||Reasoning and Computer aptitude||50||60||45 minutes|
|2||English Language||40||40||35 minutes|
|3||Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 minutes|
|4||General Awareness (special reference to Banking Industry)||50||50||35 minutes|
2 hours 40 minutes
SBI Clerk Recruitment consists of two phases of the online examination. Among the two phases, SBI Clerk Prelims is qualifying in nature. Candidates must have to qualify the sectional cut-off and complete cut-off of the exam to write the SBI Clerk Mains exam. If the Candidate Fails to Qualify the SBI Clerk prelims he/she will not able to write the SBI Clerk Main exam.
Marks scored by the candidates in the Main exam will contribute to the final merit list. After this candidate might be required to write the Regional or Local Language Proficiency Test. In SBI Clerk 2016 the cut-off for general category was 57.5 with sectional cut-off as English- 6.75, Numerical Ability-5.5 and reasoning was 7.75.