SBI Clerk - Selection Procedure:

The selection process will consist of online tests (preliminary & main examination) and test of specified opted local language.

Phase 1: Preliminary Examination

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:

S.No Subject No of Qns Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 Mins
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Mins
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Mins
Total 100 100 1 Hour

Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies. subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored. No minimum qualifying marks for an individual subject as well as for aggregate (overall) are prescribed.

Note 1:

Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage mark on aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon). Minimum percentage marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank. No minimum qualifying marks for the individual subject are prescribed. Merit list will be drawn State-wise, category wise. Candidates qualified in the test (main examination) will be placed according to their aggregate marks in descending order in respective States and Categories.


Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in the ‘Acquaint Yourself’ booklet, which will be made available to the eligible candidates along with the call letter for the test.

Phase 2: Mains Examination

The structure of the Main examination (online objective type) would be as follows.

Subject No of Qns Marks Duration
General / Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Mins
General English 40 40 35 Mins
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Mins
Reasoning ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Mins
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 Mins

Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.

The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th of mark assigned to the question will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Test of knowledge of official and/or local language

Those who qualify for selection and produce 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specified opted local language will not be subjected to any Language test. In case of others (qualified for selection), specified opted local language test will be conducted after provisional selection but before joining.

Candidates not found to be proficient in specified opted local language would be disqualified.

Final selection

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-will be considered for preparation of the final merit list. Provisional selection will be made based on candidate’s performance in the test (main examination).

Final selection will be subject to:-

1. Verification of eligibility for the post and information furnished in the online application.

2. Qualifying in the test of specified opted local language, where applicable, as detailed above.

Results of the candidates who have provisionally qualified for selection will be made available on the Bank’s website.


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, subject to the candidates securing minimum qualifying marks as may be stipulated by the Bank for selection. This wait list will be valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of final result.

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