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SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2022 - Check Prelims and Mains Exam Pattern

Updated By Deepansh Sharma on 13 Jul, 2022 10:16

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SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2022

SBI Clerk exam pattern 2022 is drawn out by the State Bank of India (SBI). The exam pattern of the SBI Clerk helps the candidates in understanding the structure of the exam and prepare accordingly. SBI Clerk exam will be held in two phases: Prelims exam and Mains exam. The SBI Clerk Preliminary exam will be held first. Those who qualify the Prelims examination will be eligible to appear for SBI Clerk Mains exam 2022.

Candidates should be familiar with the SBI Clerk exam pattern to know the details of the marking scheme, time duration of the exam, type of questions and other details necessary to understand deeply about the SBI Clerk exam.

    SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2022: Highlights

    The table given below will provide the highlights regarding 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

    National

    Examination Mode

    Online

    Exam Purpose

    To select eligible candidates for Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) posts in various branches of SBI

    Exam Type

    Recruitment Exam

    Exam Frequency

    Once a Year

    Vacancies

    Over 5,000

    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

    Language

    Hindi and English

      SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2022

      This section provides the details regarding the SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2022. The table given below represents the sections in the SBI Clerk prelims exam along with the number of questions asked from each section. 

      Subjects

      Number of Questions

      Marks

      Exam Duration

      English Language

      30

      30

      20 minutes

      Numerical Ability

      35

      35

      20 minutes

      Reasoning Ability

      35

      35

      20 minutes

      Total

      100

      100

      1 hour

        NOTE: The question paper in the Preliminary exam will be bilingual i.e. in both English and Hindi except for the English Language section. 

        *Candidates around 10 times the number of vacancies will be shortlisted by SBI for the Mains examination on the basis SBI Clerk Prelims Result 2022

        SBI Clerk Exam Pattern: Topic Wise Weightage

        Students might be concerned about the SBI Clerk topics and the weightage they carry in the exam. This section will deal with the Section wise and Topic wise exam pattern, also indicating the important topics and their weightage. 

        English Language

        • Reading Comprehension – 6 to 8 questions
        • Error spotting – 5 questions
        • Cloze test – 5 question
        • Jumbled sentences – 5 questions
        • Sentence improvement – 3 to 5 questions
        • Miscellaneous – 2 to 4 questions

        Quantitative Aptitude

        • Simplification & approximation – 8 to 10 questions
        • Number series – 5 questions
        • Quadratic equation –5 questions
        • Data Interpretation – 8 to 10 questions
        • Arithmetic – 6 to 8 questions

        Reasoning Ability

        • Seating Arrangement – 5 to 10 questions
        • Puzzles – 5 to 10 questions
        • Syllogism – 3 to 5 questions
        • Direction sense test – 2 to 3 questions.
        • Inequality – 3 to 5 questions
        • Blood Relation – 2 to 3 questions
        • Coding & Decoding – 3 to 5 questions
        • Miscellaneous (Analogy, Alpha numeric series) – around 5 questions

        SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

        The SBI Clerk Mains exam pattern is quite comprehensive in itself. The number of questions asked in SBI Clerk Mains exam ranges to 190. In this section, you will get the information related to SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2022. The table given below represents the sections of the SBI Clerk Mains exam along with the number of questions asked from each section.  

        Subjects

        Number of Questions

        Marks

        Duration

        General/Financial Awareness

        50

        50

        35 minutes

        General English

        40

        40

        35 minutes

        Quantitative Aptitude

        50

        50

        45 minutes

        Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

        50

        60

        45 minutes

        Total

        190

        200

        2 hours 40 minutes

          NOTE:

          • The question paper in the Mains exam will be bilingual i.e. in both English and Hindi except for the General English section.

          • Each section in the Mains examination has separate timings. 

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          Marking Scheme for Mains Examination

          The SBI Clerk Marking Scheme is basically the same as other IBPS/Banking exams. The candidate gets 1 marks for each correct answer in the SBI Clerk prelims exam and there are also the provisions for negative marking. To get a detailed view of the SBI Clerk Marking Scheme, please read the section given below:

          SBI Clerk Prelims Marking Scheme 2022

          • Total 100 questions are asked in the SBI Clerk prelims exam 2022
          • A candidate gets 1 mark for each correct answer
          • There is negative marking for incorrect answers in the SBI Clerk exam.
          • 1/4th of the marks is deducted for every incorrect answer.

           SBI Clerk Mains Marking Scheme 2022

          • Total 190 questions are asked in the SBI Clerk Mains exam 2022
          • A candidate gets 1 mark for each correct answer in every section except Reasoning Aptitude and Computer ability
          • For the Reasoning Aptitude and Computer ability section, a candidate gets 1.2 marks for each correct answer
          • There is negative marking for incorrect answers in the SBI Mains exam.
          • 1/4th of the marks is deducted for every incorrect answer.

          SBI Clerk 2022 Local language Test

          The local language test is conducted for candidates who have qualified for the Mains. It is based on the local language you have chosen during SBI Clerk Application and registration. However, the exam is only mandatory if you are unable to produce your class 10 mark sheet or have not appeared for it. Those who have the mark sheet and the required marks can skip the exam. If you are unable to qualify the local language test, you will be disqualified from the recruitment process.

          SBI Clerk 2022 Pre-Examination Training

          SBI might arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/XS/Religious Minority Community at different centers. The guidelines for the same will be decided by the Government of India. If the candidates belonging to the mentioned category are ready to apply for the training at their own cost, they may apply under the relevant column while applying online at the official website.

          SBI Clerk 2022 Normalisation of Marks

          SBI follows the normalization method for balancing the marks of the aspirants. This process is followed for adjusting the scores of the candidates. Since the exam will be conducted in multiple shifts (and since the difficulty level of the shifts will be different), hence, the SBI Clerk normalization method will be followed. Using the equi-percentile process, the normalization process will be done. In turn, this fair evaluation process will help to balance the scores of the aspirants.   

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          FAQs about SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

          What is the medium of instruction of the SBI Clerk exam?

          The medium of instruction for the SBI Clerk exam is English/Hindi.

          How many sections are there in the SBI Clerk prelims and mains exams?

          The prelims exam comprises three sections-English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability. The mains exam consists of four sections-English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability.

          Is there negative marking for SBI Clerk Exam 2022?

          Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/4th mark for each incorrect answer in both phases.

          Is SBI Clerk 2022 Exam objective or subjective?

          Both SBI Clerk Prelims & Mains exam consists of objective-type questions.

          Where can I find the list of centers for Pre-Examination Training?

          The list of centers for the Pre-Examination Training has not been released by the authorities of SBI yet.

          When will be the Pre-Examination Training conducted?

          There is no official notice regarding the dates of Pre-Examination Training as of yet. However, they are generally conducted within a month before the exams.

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