SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

Apr 16, 2019 - 16:54

SBI Clerk 2019: Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam is tentatively scheduled in month of June 2019. SBI Clerk Mains Exam is tentatively scheduled on 10th August 2019. Let's have a look at detailed SBI Clerk 2019 Exam Pattern.

1. SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern (Phase I)
Preliminary Examination (online) consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows. Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned below.

Sr. No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

Selection criteria for Main Examination
Category wise merit list will be drawn on the basis of the aggregate marks scored in the Preliminary Exam. There will be no sectional cut-off. Candidates numbering 10 times the numbers of vacancies (approx.) in each category will be short listed for Main Examination from the top of above merit list.
Penalty for wrong answer
0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate. No deduction will be there in marks if a question is left unattempted or blank by a candidate.

2. SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern (Phase II)
Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests of 190 Questions of 200 marks:
The structure of main examination (online objective type) would be as follows:

Sr. No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 English Language 40 40 35 Minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Minutes
4 General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 Minutes

Penalty for wrong answer
0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate. No deduction will be there in marks if a question is left unattempted or blank by a candidate.
Note :
1.    There will be a sectional time limit in the exam.
2.    There are no sectional cut off in both Prelims and the Main exam of SBI Clerk this year.
3.    The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English &Hindi.

3. SBI Clerk Language Proficiency Test (LPT) (Phase III)

The candidates provisionally selected from the on-line examination will have to undergo a language proficiency test (LPT). The language proficiency test will be conducted in the Official / Local Language of the State concerned. Candidate not proficient in the Official/Local Language would be disqualified.

Provisional Selection (Subject to qualifying specified opted local language)
The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the aggregate marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be considered for preparation of the final merit list. Provisional selection will be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the test (main examination).

Final Selection:
I. Verification of eligibility for the post and information furnished in the online application
II. Qualifying in test of specified opted local language, where applicable, as detailed above
Wait List: A wait list of up to 50% of vacancies (State-category wise) will be maintained. Candidates will be released from this waitlist on a quarterly basis against non-joining and resignation out of the current batch only. This wait list will be valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of final result.

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