SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2020: Updated Prelims & Main Pattern Here

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2020: State Bank of India has announced 8000+ clerical grade vacancies across India. Understanding SBI Clerk Exam Pattern will be quite essential for all exam takers. Exam pattern will you a proper idea about the examination and marking scheme of SBI Clerk. So let’s get started to understand the latest SBI Clerk exam pattern 2020.

The SBI Clerk apply online link was activated on 03-01-2020. The final date for the submission of an application and the payment will get close on 2601-2020. Interested candidates kindly refer the official notification to know your eligibility criteria. Eligible candidates should submit your SBI Clerk 2020 application within the last date.

  • Prelims dates – 22-02-2020, 29-02-2020, 01-03-2020 & 08-03-2020
  • Mains date – 19.04.2020

Click here for SBI Clerk 2020 Official Notification

SBI Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern

Then coming to the preparation side, candidates next step is to prepare for the upcoming SBI clerk exam. Before that, everyone should know about the exam details regarding eligibility criteria, application process, syllabus, examination pattern. If any changes have been introduced in the SBI Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern. So that they should know about the upcoming exam and they can plan for their preparation according to these details.

SBI Clerk 2020: Selection Process

The SBI recruitment board will conduct the recruitment drive in 2 phases. They are

(i) Prelims Exam

(ii) Mains Exam

  1. Preliminary Examination: Adequate number of candidates in each category will be shortlisted for Mains exam by SBI depending upon the requirements for Online Main Exam.

  2. Main Examination: Candidates should qualify each section as well as the overall cut-off in the main exam to be eligible for the Final Selection in the provisional allotment.

  3. Final Result: The Final result is declared on the basis of merit list in SBI Clerk Mains Exam. The marks obtained in the prelims exam will not be considered for the final selection. Marks obtained in the Mains exam will only be considered by the board for final selection.

  4. Provisional Allotment: The provisional allotment of the eligible candidates will be released on the official website. The provisional allotment depends upon the merit list. Further, the SBI will take the responsibility to inform the qualified candidates about their joining dates and procedure lies with the respective banks.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2020: Prelims Exam

Prelims Exam is the initial stage for the selection process. Candidates should get qualify the prelims to attend the mains exam. The prelims exam consists of Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & English Language. Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning Ability comprises of 35 questions each and English Language section will consist of 30 questions. Totally the prelims will be conducted for 100 marks. Sectional timing will be implemented for each section. 20 minutes will be fixed for each section.

The candidates must attempt the sections in the same order and within the allotted time fixed by the examining body. The candidate can’t leave the existing section before the time allotted. The next section opens, only after the completion of the current section.

S.NoSectionNo of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
1Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
2Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
3English Language303020 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

 

Note:

  • The prelims exam will be an Online Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • The Test will be available in Bilingual(Both English & Hindi).
  • Each question is carrying 1 mark.
  • Negative mark is applicable for every wrong answer.

FAQs

Q: Is there any interview for SBI clerk?

A: No, Only two stages to clear SBI Clerk exam. That are Prelims and Mains

Q: Is there any negative marking in SBI Clerk Exam?

A: Yes, 1/4th of the marks are deducted for each wrong answer.

Q: How many attempts are there for SBI Clerk Exam?

It will depend on your category,

  • Gen- 4 Attempts
  • Gen (PWD)/ OBC (PWD)/OBC – 7 Attempts
  • SC/SC (PWD)/ST (PWD) – No restriction

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2020: 

The SBI Clerk Mains pattern is the final stage for the selection process. This is a more important phase compared to the prelims exam because marks obtained in Mains will only be considered for the final selection. Provisional allotment will be made based on the marks obtained in the mains exam. So candidates should give more importance than the prelims exam.

The mains exam consists of 4 sections namely Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, General English & General/Financial Awareness. The exam is conducted for 200 marks with 2 hours 40 minutes. Sectional Time is applicable to each section. The candidates must attempt the sections in the same order and within the allotted time fixed by the examining body. The candidate can’t leave the existing section before the time allotted. You can go to the next section can only after the current section gets over.

S.NoSectionNo of QuestionsMax MarksTime Duration
1Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
2Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
3General English404035 minutes
4General/Financial Awareness505035 minutes
Total1902002 hours 40 minutes

 

Note:

  • The Mains exam will be an Online Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • The Test will be available in Bilingual(Both English & Hindi).
  • Each question is carrying 1 mark.
  • Negative mark is applicable for every wrong answer.
  • 1/4th of the negative mark is applicable for every wrong answer.

Get More: SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020

Dear aspirants, here we had provided you with the complete updated एसबीआई क्लर्क परीक्षा पैटर्न 2020. Before going to start your preparation kindly refer here and do your plan according to the SBI Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern.

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