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SBI Clerk Exam 2022

SBI clerk 2022 notification has been released on the official website at – Clerk Application Process has been activated today i.e on September 07, 2022. Candidates can now fill the SBI Clerk 2022 application form by registering on the official website. The last date to fill the SBI Clerk application form is September 27, 2022. Candidates, who are willing to apply for SBI Clerk 2022 exam, need to make sure that they fill the application form well before the last date. The exam conducting authorities are very serious about the deadlines. SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2022 will be conducted in November 2022 while the Mains exam will be conducted in December 2022.

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) exam is a national-level examination that is conducted to recruit candidates for Clerical Cadre in the State Bank of India's numerous branches across the country. The SBI Clerk 2022 exam is divided into two phases i.e. Preliminary and Mains. Both these exams are conducted in an online mode.  After the Preliminary and Main exams, candidates will have to pass a language test. Candidates need to pass all these phases to get selected as clerk in the SBI. Check SBI Clerk 2022 important dates, eligibility, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, best books, and more here.

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SBI Clerk 2022 Exam Highlights

Candidates can check below the important highlights of the SBI Clerk 2022 exam: 

Exam Name

State Bank of India Clerical Recruitment Exam 2022
Short Name

SBI Clerk Exam 2022

Conducting Authority

State Bank of India (SBI)

Examination Level


Examination Mode


Exam Purpose

To select eligible candidates for Junior Associates (Clerk) posts in various branches of SBI

Exam Type

Recruitment Exam

Exam Frequency

Once a Year



Exam Levels

Prelims, Mains, Interview
Exam Duration

Prelims: 60 Minutes (1 Hour)

Mains:160 Minutes (2 Hours 40 Minutes)

Number of Questions Asked

Prelims: 100

Mains: 190


Hindi and English

SBI Clerk 2022 Notification

SBI Clerk 2022 Notification has been released on the official website at SBI Clerk 2022 Notification reflects details regarding important dates of SBI Clerk 2022 exam, total number of vacancies in SBI Clerk 2022, Eligibility Criteria for SBI Clerk 2022, and other such details. The State Bank of India (SBI) opens up the recruitment cycle for the clerical cadre once in a year. Check the article to learn more.

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SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2022

SBI prescribes SBI Clerk eligibility in terms of age, educational qualification and nationality. The eligiblity criteria is given below:


  • Citizens of India Or
  • Citizen of Bhutan/Nepal/Bangladesh with a valid certificate by the Indian govt.

SBI Clerk Age Limit

  • The age of candidates must be between 20 and 28 years
  • Candidates belonging to the reserved categories are given relaxation in the upper age limit as per the government rules

SBI Clerk Educational Qualification

  • The educational qualification required for the exam is graduation
  • Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate can also apply for the exam

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SBI Clerk 2022 Dates

The exam dates for the SBI Clerk Recruitment 2022 have been released along with the official notification. SBI Clerk 2022 exam dates have been presented in the table given below:

SBI Clerk 2022 Events


SBI Clerk 2022 Official Notification

September 06, 2022

SBI Clerk 2022 Application Process Starts 

September 07, 2022

SBI Clerk 2022 Application Process Ends 

September 27, 2022

Last Date for Online Fee Payment 

September 27, 2022

SBI Clerk 2022 Prelims Admit Card Date 

Last Week of October 2022

SBI Clerk 2022 Prelims Exam Date 

November 2022

SBI Clerk 2022 Result of Prelims 

First Week of December 2022

SBI Clerk 2022 Mains Admit Card Date

Second Week of December 2022

SBI Clerk 2022 Mains Exam Date

December 2022

SBI Clerk 2022 Mains Result

February 2022

SBI Clerk 2022 Selection Process

As mentioned in the article, the SBI Clerks are shortlisted under a three staged selection process. The three Stages of SBI Clerk 2022 process are as follows:

  1. SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2022
  2. SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2022
  3. SBI Clerk Interview 2022

SBI Clerk 2022 Application Process

The application process for SBI Clerk Recruitment 2022 will be completely online. The candidates need to fill the application form on the official website of SBI. The SBI Clerk Application Form is elaborated in detail below.

How to Apply for SBI Clerk 2022?

Candidates can fill SBI Clerk application form as per the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website,

Step 2: Select the 'Click Here for New Registration' tab  

Step 3: Fill in details such as name, mobile number, email ID, etc

Step 4: Registration number and password are generated

Step 5: Upload the scanned images of the photograph and signature 

Step 6: Enter personal details, work experience, educational qualification, etc.

Step 7: Preview the SBI Clerk application form 2022 and submit the details 

Step 8: Candidates need to pay the registration fees 

Step 9: Take a printout of the application form and e-receipt 

SBI Clerk Application Fees 2022

The application fee for SBI Clerk 2022 exam is as follows:

CategoryApplication Fees

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2022

There are two papers in the SBI Clerk examination. The SBI Clerk Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains is almost the same. The only difference is in the total number of questions, time duration, and weightage of sections.

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

The SBI Clerk Prelims exam pattern is explained in detailed form in the table below:

Name of the Subject/SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksExam Duration
Reasoning ability353520 minutes
Numerical ability353520 minutes
English language303020 minutes
Total10010060 minutes/1 hour

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

The SBI Clerk Mains exam pattern is discussed in detail below:

Name of the Subject/SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksExam Duration
General/Financial awareness505035 minutes
General English404035 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
Reasoning ability and computer aptitude506045 minutes
Total1902002 hours 40 minutes

SBI Clerk Language Exam Pattern

This is the last stage exam in the SBI Clerk exam. The candidates who qualify in the Mains exam are eligible to appear for this exam. This test is not compulsory for all candidates. The candidates who could not provide evidence for their language proficiency need to appear for this exam.

The candidates who give evidence for their language in their qualification mark sheet do not need to appear for this exam. The candidates can show the proof of language by providing the class 10th and 12th standard mark sheets or certificates.

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2022

SBI Clerk syllabus is distinct for both prelims as well as for mains examination. Knowing the topic of the SBI Clerk syllabus in detail helps you to cover the entire syllabus to grab maximum marks in the exam. The detailed exam SBI Clerk syllabus Prelims and Mains exam is discussed below.

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Syllabus

The section-wise syllabus for the SBI Clerk Prelims exam is mentioned in the table below:

SectionImportant Topics
Reasoning Ability
  • Analogy and Classification
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Series
  • Sequence and series
  • Direction test
  • Blood relation
  • Syllogism and Venn diagram
  • Puzzles
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Clock and Calendar
  • Mirror image and Water image
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical reasoning
  • Non - Verbal reasoning
Numerical Ability
  • Number System
  • Simplification
  • Percentage
  • Profit and loss
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Mixture and Alligations
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Time and Work
  • Time, speed and distance
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration - Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability
  • Data Interpretation
English Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Cloze test
  • Para jumbling
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Spotting the Errors
  • Grammar usage
  • Paragraph completion

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus

The detailed syllabus for all four sections are mentioned in the table below :

SectionImportant Topics
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Simplification
  • Percentage
  • Profit and loss
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Time and Work
  • Time, Speed and distance
  • Partnership
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Average
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Interpretation
General English
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence rearrangement
  • Error finding
  • Fillers
  • Spelling Checker
  • Cloze test
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Grammar usage
General/Financial Awareness
  • Current affairs related to the banking/financial sector
  • Awards and honours, Books and authors, latest appointments, sports, Government schemes, etc.
  • Static GK - Country and Capitals, Country and Currency, Financial organization headquarters, Regional language, Dance forms, constituencies of ministers, nuclear and thermal power stations, etc.
  • Banking awareness
  • Banking/Financial abbreviations
  • Banking/Financial terms
  • Static GK facts and data
  • Latest rules and amendments
Reasoning Ability
  • Analogy and Classification
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Distance and direction
  • Blood relation
  • Seating arrangement and puzzles
  • Inequalities
  • Statements and assumptions
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical reasoning
Computer Awareness
  • Basics of computer - Introduction, generations of computers, input and output devices, hardware and software, machine language, etc.
  • DBMS
  • Internet
  • MS - Office
  • Important abbreviations related to computer

SBI Clerk Admit Card 2022

The SBI Clerk Admit Card is released nearly 10 to 15 days before the exam. The applicants can download the admit from the official website of SBI. The SBI Admit Card includes important details regarding the exam like the full name of the candidate, parent/guardian name, date of birth, a photograph of the candidate, signature, date of exam, exam timing, reporting time, details of subjects, exam instructions, etc.

Steps to Download SBI Clerk Admit Card 2022

  • Directly visit the official website of SBI.
  • Go to the current opening shown at the bottom of the home page.
  • Click on the SBI Clerk recruitment 2022.
  • A subheading showing admits card will appear.
  • Click on the admit card link.
  • A new tab asking for your registration number & password will appear.
  • Enter the correct details and click on the login button.
  • Your SBI Clerk Admit Card 2022 will appear on the screen.
  • Download it and take a printout of the same.

SBI Clerk Expected Cutoff 2022

The cutoff of the SBI Clerk exam depends on various factors like the number of students who appeared in the exam, level of exam, number of shifts, and the average score of students. One can get an idea about the qualifying marks with the help of the previous year’s cut-offs as mentioned below.

SBI Clerk Prelims Cutoffs

The expected cutoffs for the SBI Clerk Prelims exam are tabulated below:

StateExpected Cutoff
Odisha71 - 76
West Bengal70 - 75
Delhi76 - 81
Himachal Pradesh69 - 74
Karnataka59 - 64
Tamil Nadu64 - 69
Assam60 - 65
Maharashtra62 - 67
Chhattisgarh68 - 73
Madhya Pradesh72 - 77
Uttar Pradesh73 - 78
Rajasthan68 - 73
Gujarat60 - 65
Bihar72 - 77
Punjab78 - 83
Haryana75 - 80
Kerala72 - 77
Telangana71 - 76
Andhra Pradesh74 - 79

SBI Clerk Mains Cutoffs

The expected cutoffs for the SBI Clerk Mains exam are tabulated below:

StateExpected Cutoff
West Bengal86.75
Uttar Pradesh90.25
Madhya Pradesh89.25
Himachal Pradesh87.25
Madhya Pradesh89.25
Tamil Nadu92.25

SBI Clerk Result 2022

SBI Clerk prelims and mains results will be announced online. The result will be made available in PDF form. The candidates can check their results and score by using their login credentials. In the SBI clerk result 2022, section-wise marks scored by the candidate are mentioned.

SBI Clerk 2022 Exam Centers


SBI Clerk 2022 Exam Centers

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh

Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundhry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar, Naharlagun


Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur


Arrah, Aurangabad, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan




Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur


Panaji, Verna


Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara


Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Palwal, Rohtak, Sonipat, Yamunanagar

Himachal Pradesh

Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar


Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi


Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi


Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram



Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain


Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai / Thane / Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara




Ri-Bhoi, Shillong






Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon


Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur




Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur


Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur




Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Thoothukodi, Vellore


Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal



Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bulandshahr, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Unnao, Varanasi


Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee

West Bengal

Asansol, Berhampur (West Bengal), Bardhaman, Dumkal, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri

SBI Clerk 2022 Salary and Benefits

The SBI Clerk Salary depends on various factors like the city of posting and department. The in-hand SBI Clerk salary is INR 19,900 per month (INR 17,900 plus two advance hikes admissible to graduates). The salary of an SBI Clerk is tabulated below in detail:

Pay Scale: INR 17900-1000/3-20900-1230/3-24590-1490/4-30550- 1730/7-42600-3270/1-45930-1990/1-47920.

Emoluments: INR 29,000 per month inclusive of Dearness Allowance (DA) (in metro cities) other allowances and two additional increments for newly recruited graduate Junior Associates.

Benefits: Provident fund, new pension scheme, medical leave, etc.

SBI Clerk Conducting Body

State Bank of India is the largest public sector bank and financial services company headquartered at Mumbai, India. SBI offers various banking services to people and also plays a key role in the economic development of India. SBI organises various recruitment drives through entrance exams for SBI SO (State Bank of India Specialist Officer), SBI PO (State Bank of India Probationary Officer) and Clerk exams to fill various seats on a yearly basis.

SBI Clerk 2022 Preparation Plan

SBI Clerk is gaining the name of one of the most competitive banking exam in India. Lakhs of applicants prepare for SBI Clerk exam every year and only few thousands get the opportunity to become a banker in the India's most reputed Public Sector Bank. It gets important for the aspirants to prepare for the SBI Clerk 2022 exam with full devotion to ace the exam. 

We have put our sincere efforts to present before you a credible Preparation plan for different stages for SBI Clerk 2022. Please do have a look and get benefited from the SBI Clerk 2022 Preparation Plan.

Sections To Be Covered For SBI Clerk 2022

  1. English Language
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Reasoning Ability
  4. General & Financial Knowledge

Preparation Strategy for English Language 

Go through the following preparation strategy for English Language to score well in this section:

  • The aspirants with a strong English base can score high easily in this section.
  • Make a habit of reading English Newspapers every day and take a full-length mock test.
  • Self-assess the mock tests, so that you can figure out the strong and weak areas and can score well. 
  • Study Wren and Martin’s grammar book thoroughly to strength your basic Grammar skill.
  • It is not possible to build Vocabulary overnight, rather it will take a period of time to make strong your Vocabulary skill. To improve their Vocabulary skill, the aspirants should read Newspapers, magazines, advertisements, or novels. It will in turn help you to make a sentence using idioms and phrases.
  • If you come across any new word, search for the meaning of that word right away and learn it.

 Preparation Strategy for Quantitative Aptitude

If your concepts are clear and have strong calculation skills, then the section on Numerical Ability can turn out to be one of the most scoring sections for you. Go through the following preparation tips for the Numerical Ability section:

  • Work on accuracy and speed, so that the candidates can complete the section very fast and get a high score.
  • First, clear your basic concepts and then attempt the questions of those topics, which you have learned. 
  • Take 3 days time to prepare each topic and solve maximum questions on the topic. 
  • The aspirants should appear for a mock test daily. First, identify the sections, in which you are weak and try to attempt those sections. 
  • Keep 3-4 hours daily for Numerical Ability preparation. 
  • Time management is the basic aspect of the SBI clerk exam. Appearing for the mock test will assist the candidates to prepare themselves for timing strategy.
  • Practice previous year's papers to know what type of questions are asked in the exam.

 Preparation Strategy for Reasoning Ability

You can easily crack this section if you clarity of concepts related to this section. You will be given evaluated in this area based on your logical and reasoning skills. Go through the following section to know about the preparation strategy of Reasoning Ability:

  • Most of the questions of the Reasoning Ability section cover the Seating Arrangement/ Puzzles solving. Hence, the aspirants should have a good command of the Seating Arrangement and Puzzles solving.
  • There is no trick to solving the Reasoning section, hence, practice is the only way of getting a good score in the Reasoning Ability section. 
  • The candidates should also practice the miscellaneous questions such as Direction Sense, Coding-Decoding, Ranking and Order, Data Sufficiency, Input-Output, Syllogisms, Assumptions, Effect, and Cause, Conclusions, etc. If any candidate is not confident to solve the Puzzles and Arrangements, then the candidates should focus on solving the Miscellaneous part.
  • For the Syllogisms section, the aspirants should practice the traditional Venn Diagram method or the A, E, I, O rules process. 
  • For the Computer Aptitude section, the candidates should not practice more on Computer Awareness. Instead, this section will include the section like logic, diagrams, and flowcharts.

 Preparation Strategy for General & Financial Knowledge

 General & Financial Knowledge is only asked in SBI Clerk Mains exam. This section is all about the general and economic sense of a person. The questions asked are related to the recent developments in the banking sector, questions related to banking Policies, questions related to RBI, etc. The given below points will help the aspirants out to prepare and ace the  General & Financial Knowledge section.

  • Candidates are strictly advised to read the newspaper daily and do have an eye on the Economic section of the newspaper.
  • A lot of Banking coachings release the GA capsules and magazines. Candidates can follow any of such magaine and prepare for the banking awareness.
  • We all know that more you study the general knowledge the less it feels to be understood. The fact that GK is endless may persist but the aspirants are advised to study GK from a reference books to build up their genral concepts.

Important Books to be Referred for SBI Clerk 2022

The table given below conatins the list of the books to be refered while preparing for the SBI Clerk 2022 exam.

SBI Clerk 2022 Sections

Books to be Referred
English Language 
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin
Quantitative Aptitude 
  • Magical Book on Quicker Mathematics by M Tyra
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Agarwal
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal.
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by BS Sijwali, Indu Sijwali
General Awareness
  • Lucent General Knowledge
  • Manorama Year Book

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FAQs about SBI Clerk

What is the age limit for the SBI Clerk exam?

The minimum age limit for the SBI Clerk exam is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 28 years for the unreserved category. Age relaxation is provided to the reserved category as per the rules.

Is there any negative marking in SBI Clerk exam?

Yes, there is a negative marking in SBI Clerk exam. 1/4th marks are deducted for wrong answers. 

Can Class 12 pass candidates appear in SBI Clerk?

No, candidates after Class 12 are not eligible to apply for the SBI Clerk exam. Graduation in any discipline is compulsory to apply for the exam.

Is there any interview in SBI Clerk?

No, there is no interview in SBI Clerk. Candidates are selected based on the mains exam subject to their qualifying the local language test.

What is the SBI Clerk job?

SBI Clerk job profile includes documentation and back-office work such as balance tallying, data entry, and more. The job also entails marketing financial products such as processing loans, schemes, deposits, funds to potential customers.

Is SBI Clerk is a Gazzeted post?

No, SBI Clerk is a non-gazzated clerical job.

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