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Sample Test Paper-1

  • 100 Questions
  • 100 Marks

The State Bank of India (SBI), an Indian Multinational Public Sector Bank. It provides banking and financial services and is the largest bank in India. Every year, the State Bank of India (SBI) conducts the SBI Clerk Exam to recruit candidates for the post of Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales).

SBI Clerk is one of the most desired and popular jobs among young graduates who are fresh out of college or even experienced professionals who wish to begin a career in the banking industry.The exam is conducted to select young professionals for the Clerical posts in the banks associated with the State Bank of India Group, across the country. This exam is conducted annually.Log on to the official website to apply online or to check other important details.

SBI Clerk Conducting Body:

SBI is a Govt. Corporation statutory body headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra and formed in 1955. It is the Largest Bank in India. SBI conducts various exams for various posts for desiring candidates who want to join the banking sector every year. 

SBI Clerk Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Mode

Link

Registration Date

07/09/2022

Online

Click Here

Application Date

7/09/2022 to 27/09/2022

Pre Exam Training Admit Card

Preliminary Exam Date

Nov 2022

Mains Exam Date

Dec 2022

Result Date

SBI Clerk Selection Procedure:-

The SBI Clerk Examination is conducted in two stages- 

  • Preliminary Examination

  • Mains Examination

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern:

Preliminary Examination:- The SBI Clerk Preliminary is an Online examination which is conducted with an aim to test the intellect, aptitude and standard of English language of the candidates. The paper has 3 sections each with a sectional time cutoff of 20 minutes. The Paper pattern of the prelims exam is as follows:-

S.No.

Name of Tests (Objective)

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Time Duration

1.

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 mins.

2.

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 mins.

3.

English Language

30

30

20 mins.

Total

100

100

60 mins.

Note:

  • There is a provision of negative marking. 1/4th of the mark assigned (0.25 mark) for the question shall be deducted for each wrong answer.

  • Candidates need to solve each test section of the question paper in the stipulated time duration of 20 minutes.

  • Candidates need to secure in the minimum cut-off mark (to be decided by SBI) in each section.

Mains Examination:- Only the shortlisted candidates qualify for the Mains Examination. The Mains exam has 4 sections and a total of 190 questions. The total time duration of the mains exam is 160 minutes, but each section needs to be completed in the stipulated time duration.

Name of Test section

No. of Ques.

Max. Marks

Time allotted for each section (Separately timed)

1.

General/ Financial Awareness

50

50

35 minutes

2.

Reasoning Ability & Computer Science

50

60

45 minutes

3.

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 minutes

4.

General English

40

40

35 minutes

Total

190

200

160 minutes

Note:- There is a provision of negative marking. 1/4th of the mark assigned for the question gets deducted for each wrong answer.

Local Language Test:-

Candidates who qualify the Mains exam has to appear for the test of local language opted. However, those who have studied the concerned local language at the 10th or 12th level, are exempted from the language test.

SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria:-

  • Educational Qualification:- Graduation in any discipline.

  • Age Limit:- 20 to 28 years. Relaxations to the different reserved categories are as follows:-

  • Age Relaxation:

Category

Age relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

PwD (Persons With Disabilities) (belonging to the general category)

10 years

PwD (Persons With Disabilities) (belonging to the OBC category)

13 years

PwD (Persons With Disabilities) (belonging to the SC/ST category)

15 years

Women candidates who are widows, Divorced & Separated from their husbands and not remarried (belonging to the general category)

7 years up to the age of 35 years

Women candidates who are widows, Divorced & Separated from their husbands and not remarried (belonging to the OBC category)

Up to the age of 38 years

Women candidates who are widows, Divorced & Separated from their husbands and not remarried (belonging to the SC/ST category)

Up to the age of 40 years

Ex-Servicemen

The actual service period + 3 years, 8 years for SC/ST disabled Ex-servicemen up to maximum 50 years of age.

Persons domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 years.

SBI Clerk Syllabus:

Prelims:

English Language:

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Cloze Test

  • Para jumbles

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Error Spotting

  • Paragraph Completion

Quantitative Ability :

  • Mixtures & Allegations

  • Profit & Loss

  • Simplification

  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest

  • Work & Time

  • Time & Distance

  • Mensuration

  • Data Interpretation

  • Number Systems

  • Sequence & Series

  • Combination &Probability

Reasoning :

  • Alphanumeric Series

  • Coded Inequalities

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Puzzle

  • Tabulation

  • Syllogism

  • Blood Relations

  • Coding Decoding

Mains:

General/Financial Awareness:

  • Financial Awareness

  • General Knowledge

  • Current Affairs

English Language: 

  • Vocabulary

  • Comprehension

  • Grammar

  • Verbal Ability

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude:

  • Blood Relations

  • Code Inequalities

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Directions and Distances

  • Ordering and Ranking

  • Input Output

  • Seating Arrangement

  • Syllogism

  • Verbal Reasoning

  • Internet

  • Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Memory

  • Computer Abbreviation

  • Microsoft Office

  • Computer Hardware & Software

  • Operating System

  • Computer Terminologies

Quantitative Aptitude: 

  • Average

  • Data Interpretation

  • Average

  • Ratio and Percentage

  • Mensuration and Geometry

  • Quadratic Equation

  • Interest

  • Problems of Ages

  • Profit and Loss

  • Number Series

  • Time and Work

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Speed, Distance and Time

  • Linear Equation

  • Probability

  • Mixture and Allegations

SBI Clerk FAQs:

Ques 1. When will be the SBI Clerk exam conducted every year?

Ans. The SBI Clerk are usually scheduled in the month of January.

Ques 2. Is it possible to find the details on the number of vacancies available in Clerk recruitment process?

Ans. The vacancies are made available based on the requirement of participating banks.

Ques 3. Examination is held in which mode?

Ans. Across the country the Common Written Exam for SBI Clerk exam is held online.

Ques 4. When do the registration start for SBI Clerk?

Ans. The Registration generally begins in the the month of January.

Ques 5. What is the Exam Pattern followed for SBI Clerk exam?

Ans. SBI Clerk is held in two levels namely (i) preliminary exam and (ii) main exam. Candidates after qualifying the preliminary exam can appear for the Mains exam. Candidates who clear the main exam get shortlisted for Personal Interview. Candidates are recruited based on their performance in the Interview and the Main Exam.

Ques 6. Is there any percentage criteria to appear in SBI Clerk?

Ans. No, there is no such criteria. The eligibility criteria must be fulfilled to appear in the Clerk exam.

Ques 7. Is calculator allowed in SBI Clerk exam?

Ans. No, use of the calculator is strictly not allowed in the bank exam. So candidates can't use the calculators and they must apply their mind and solve the questions.

Ques 8. Is EEE branch eligible for SBI Clerk?

Ans. Being a B.Tech in EEE( Electrical and Electronics Engineering ) stream candidates are certainly eligible for the SBI Clerk examination for recruitment as an IT Officer as the trade includes Electronics as a core subject and for the same post Electronics candidates are allowed to appear.

Ques 9. Can a graduate apply for SBI Clerk?

Ans. No, four year UG/PG degree is must to apply for Clerk exams.

Ques 10. Can engineering student apply for SBI Clerk?

Ans. Yes, but only particular engineering graduates can apply for Clerk post.Mechanical and Civil engineering graduates are not eligible.

Ques 11. Can a final year student apply for SBI Clerk?

Ans. Final year/semester students are not eligible for SBI Clerk recruitment. Only those candidates who have completed their degree are permitted to apply.

Ques 12. What is the work of SBI Clerk?

Ans. The job of Clerk employed in a bank is to monitor the accounts managing,cash deposit etc.

Ques 13. How many attempts are there for SBI Clerk?

Ans. There is no restriction related to the number of attempts in SBI Clerk recruitment. A candidate, belonging to any category, can appear for any number of time in the examination.

Ques 14. Can a candidate apply for more than one post in the SBI Clerk?

Ans. No. A candidate is allowed to apply for only one post in the SBI Clerk at a time.

Ques 15. Is the Computer language beneficial to apply for the SBI Clerk?

Ans. Candidates having Certificate/Diploma/Degree in Computer Operations/ Language is definitely beneficial. Candidates must have studied Computer/Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/ College/ Institute.

Conclusion: This exam offers a great chance for eligible and desiring applicants who want to join India's leading bank i.e SBI. Aspiring applicants have a great opportunity to commence their career in the Banking Sector. It is an online 2 tier exam. The aspirants must take the benefit of this opportunity by preparing well for the exam. We the team of estudentbook wishes you all the best for your future.

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