SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2024: Know Marking Scheme & Exam Duration

To prepare for the exam, the candidates must know the SBI Clerk exam pattern 2022 in detail. The paper pattern and syllabus is released with the official notification by the SBI. However, the paper pattern has not been released. Here is the complete information on SBI Clerk exam pattern 2022. 

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern Overview

  • To ace, the SBI Clerk exam must possess accuracy and speed.
  • On the basis of the SBI Clerk Mains Score, a candidate will be shortlisted for the further local language test, only if he/she does not have any proof of language certificate in 10+2.
  • Those who are not able to clear the Language test will be rejected.
  • The SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2022 is divided into two phases: preliminary and mains exam.
  • There are three sections in the Prelims examination- English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability
  • Each section will have separate timing of 20 Minutes
  • There are a total number of 100 questions in the Prelims examination
  • There are 30 questions in the English section and 35 each in the other two sections
  • The Mains Examination will have 4 Sections- General/ Finance Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam Mode Online
Sections Preliminary exam: 3

Mains: 4

Total questions Preliminary: 100

Mains: 190

Maximum marks Preliminary: 100

Mains: 200

Exam Duration Preliminary: 1 hour

Mains: 2 hours 40 minutes

Exam language English and Hindi
Marking Scheme Correct Answer: +1

Wrong Answer: -0.25

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

SBI Clerk Prelims – Important Topics

English Language Numerical Ability Reasoning
Word Formation

Error Detection





Time & Work


Volume & surface area

Data Interpretation

Surds & Indices

Roots & Averages

Sitting Arrangements

Statement Reasoning


Series Completion


Decision Making

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes

SBI Clerk Mains – Important Topics

General English Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude General/Financial Awareness

Sentence re-arrangement

Cloze test

Spotting error

Sentence improvement

Ratio & Proportion

Boats & Streams

Clocks & algorithms

Permutation & combination

Bar Graph

Data Interpretation

Blood relations



Input/ Output device

Fundamentals of Computer


Marketing Aptitude

Banking & Finance


Monetary Policy


SBI Clerk Topic-wise Weightage

SBI Clerk- Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

Important Topic Important Topic
Syllogism 5
Inequality 3
Seating Arrangement (Circular – Inward Outward) 5
Linear Arrangement (North-South) 5
Puzzle – Floor based 5
Coding-Decoding 3-5
Miscellaneous Qs 2 – 3
Data Sufficiency 3- 4

SBI Clerk – Quantitative Aptitude

Important Topic Questions/Sets
Number series 5
Data Interpretation (Tabular /Bar Graph / Pie Chart / Missing DI) 2 (10 questions in each set)
Simplification 10
Quadratic Equation 5
Data Sufficiency 5
Miscellaneous Questions 15

SBI Clerk – General English

Important Topic Questions/ Sets
Reading Comprehension 1 set (10 questions in each set)
Cloze Test 10
Para jumbles 5
Sentence Improvement 5
Spotting Error 5
Fill ups 5


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