Updated By Subhashri Roy on 05 Sep, 2023 13:26
SBI Clerk exam pattern 2023 is drawn out by the State Bank of India (SBI). The exam pattern of SBI Clerk 2023 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 2023. As the SBI Clerk exam dates are out and the SBI Clerk application process is in progress, aspirants must take prior responsibility to understand the SBI Clerk exam pattern, along with SBI Clerk 2023 Syllabus to ace the exam.
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. Check the very details regarding SBI Clerk 2023 exam pattern in the article given below.
The table given below will provide the highlights regarding the SBI Clerk 2023 exam.
|State Bank of India Clerical Recruitment Exam 2023|
SBI Clerk Exam 2023
State Bank of India (SBI)
To select eligible candidates for Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) posts in various branches of SBI
|Once a Year|
|Prelims, Mains, Interview|
Prelims: 60 Minutes (1 Hour)
Mains:160 Minutes (2 Hours 40 Minutes)
|Number of Questions Asked|
|Hindi and English|
This section provides the details regarding the SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2023. The table given below represents the sections in the SBI Clerk prelims exam along with the number of questions asked from each section.
Number of Questions
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 2023.
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.
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 2023. The table given below represents the sections of the SBI Clerk Mains exam along with the number of questions asked from each section.
Number of Questions
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
2 hours 40 minutes
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.
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 provisions for negative marking. To get a detailed view of the SBI Clerk Marking Scheme, please read the section given below:
The Language Proficiency Test (LPT) is conducted for candidates who will qualify for both SBI Clerk Prelims as well as the Mains exam. It is based on the local language you have chosen during SBI Clerk Application and registration. Candidates who qualify for the exam will have to show up on their 10th or 12th mark sheet to justify the fact that they have studied the specified opted local language and will not be subjected to any Language test. The language test is only mandatory for candidates who are unable to produce their class 10th or 12th mark sheets. Those who have the mark sheet and the required marks can skip the exam. Candidates who fail to qualify for the language test will not be offered an appointment and their candidature will be termed as null and void.
SBI Clerk 2023 pre-exam training is an important concept for the interest of minority community aspirants. SBI might arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/XS/Religious Minority Community at different centers, a week before the schedule of the exam. 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 might add or delete some of the centers prescribed for training, at its convenience. Candidates willing to appear for SBI Clerk pre-exam training will be able to download their call letters for the same on the official website by providing their registration number and password, which is their date of birth. The pre-exam training call letters will be available for download from October 20, 2023 onwards. The bank will not send the hard copy of the call letters to the eligible candidates by post.
|List of State and Union Territories||Medium of Language|
|Arunachal Pradesh||English, Hindi|
|Assam||English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali|
|Goa||English, Hindi, Konkani|
|Gujarat||English, Hindi, Gujarati|
|Haryana||English, Hindi, Punjabi|
|Himachal Pradesh||English, Hindi|
|Jammu & Kashmir||English, Hindi, Urdu|
|Karnataka||English, Hindi, Kannada|
|Kerala||English, Hindi, Malayalam|
|Madhya Pradesh||English, Hindi|
|Maharashtra||English, Hindi, Marathi|
|Odisha||English, Hindi, Odia|
|Punjab||English, Hindi, Punjabi|
|Tamil Nadu||English, Hindi, Tamil|
|Telangana||English, Hindi, Urdu|
|Uttar Pradesh||English, Hindi, Urdu|
|West Bengal||English, Hindi, Bengali|
|Andaman & Nicobar||English, Hindi|
|Daman & Diu||English, Hindi, Gujarati|
|Lakshadweep||English, Hindi, Malayalam|
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.
Want to know more about SBI Clerk
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.
The list of centers for the Pre-Examination Training has not been released by the authorities of SBI yet.
Both SBI Clerk Prelims & Mains exam consists of objective-type questions.
Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/4th mark for each incorrect answer in both phases.
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.
The medium of instruction for the SBI Clerk exam is English/Hindi.
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