The SBI Clerk exam is conducted by the State Bank of India (SBI). It is one of the most popular banking exams in the country, and more than thousands of candidates appear for the exam annually. The main aim of this exam is to recruit candidates for the post of Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) in various SBI branches.
SBI Clerk Exam Overview
- The SBI will release the exam notification 2022 in the 1st week of May 2022.
- The SBI Clerk application form 2022 will be made available after the release of the official notification.
- Candidates with a graduate degree between 20 and 28 years are eligible to appear for the exam.
- The selection process happens in two stages: Preliminary and Mains exams.
- Candidates applying for the exam must be proficient in reading, writing, speaking, and understanding the opted language of that state/UT/specified area.
- The test for knowledge of the opted local language will be part of the selection process and will be conducted after the candidates have cleared the exam. However, it will happen before the candidates have joined the bank.
- Those who clear the exam are eligible for a monthly basic pay of INR 19,900.
- Those who are recruited can work as cashiers, appearing depositors, etc.
SBI Clerk Salary
Here is the SBI Clerk salary break-up:
|Enrollments||₹29,000 monthly, including Dearness Allowance, other allowances, and two additional increments for newly recruited graduate Junio Associates|
|Benefits||Provident fund, new pension scheme, medical leave, etc.|
SBI Clerk 2022 Exam Highlights
|Exam Name||SBI Clerk|
|Conducting Body||State Bank of India|
|Exam Level||National level|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Total Registrations||Approx. 20 lakh|
|Exam Stages||Prelims, Mains, and Local Language Test|
|Exam Fees||INR 750 for the General
SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS candidates are exempted from fee payment
|Exam Duration||Preliminary: One hour
Mains: 2 hours 40 minutes
|No. of Papers and Total Marks||Prelims: Three (100 marks)
Mains: Four (200 marks)
|Total Questions||Prelims: 100
|Marking Scheme||1/4th of the mark assigned for the question is deducted for each wrong answer|
|Language/Medium of Exam||English and Hindi|
|Exam Purpose||To select eligible candidates for Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales)|
|No. of Test Cities||More than 150 cities (Approximately)|
SBI Clerk Exam Dates 2022
The SBI Clerk exam dates will be released with the official notification. Here is the tentative exam schedule:
|SBI Clerk Notification||May 2022 [1st week]|
|SBI Clerk Registration starts||May 2022|
|Registration ends||May 2022|
|Pre-Exam Training||June 2022|
|SBI Clerk Prelims Admit Card||June 2022|
|Exam Date (Prelims)||July 2022|
|SBI Clerk Prelims Result||July 2022|
|SBI Clerk Mains Admit Card||August 2022|
|SBI Clerk Exam Date (Mains)||August 2022|
SBI Clerk Application Process
SBI Clerk application form 2022 will be released online. The application process includes- registration, uploading a scanned photograph and signatures, filling out the application form, uploading a left thumb impression, and a handwritten declaration.
How To Apply for SBI Clerk 2022?
Follow the steps given below to apply for SBI Clerk 2022:
Step 1: Go to the SBI Clerk Official website.
Step 2: Click the ‘Click Here for New Registration’ tab.
Step 3: Fill in your name, mobile number, email ID, etc.
Step 4: Registration number and password are generated
Step 5: Upload your scanned photograph and signature.
Step 6: Enter personal details, work experience, educational qualification, etc.
Step 7: Click on “submit.”
Step 8: Pay the registration fees
Step 9: Take a printout of the application form and e-receipt.
SBI Clerk Application Fee
|General and OBC||₹750/-|
|SC/ST/PwD/XS||Exempted from paying the fees.|
SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2022
SBI announces the SBI Clerk eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria include age, educational qualification, and nationality.
- The candidates must be Indian citizens Or
- Bhutan/Nepal/Bangladesh citizens with a valid certificate issued by the GOI.
- The candidates must be between 20 and 28 years
- There is a relaxation in the upper age limit for candidates belonging to the reserved category.
- The candidates must have a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree.
- Those who have completed an integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate can also apply for the exam.
Note: Those in the final year\semester can also apply for the exam provisionally. However, they need to submit proof of passing the exam on or before the joining date.
SBI Clerk Recruitment Process
Here is the complete Recruitment Process 2022.
Filling SBI Clerk Application Form
Interested candidates must fill the registration form available on the official website. The application fee for the General and OBC categories is INR 750. However, candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS candidates are exempted from paying the registration fees.
Release of Admit Card
The SBI Clerk admit card will be released for prelims and main exam separately on the official website. To download the hall ticket, you need to enter your registration number or roll number and date of birth or password.
Appearing in SBI Clerk Exam
Appearing for the exam is the first stage in the SBI selection process. Here are a few things you need to know:
- The preliminary exam includes MCQs for 100 marks.
- The SBI Clerk Mains question paper includes four sections, and the total marks of the test are 200. The total time to answer all the questions is 1 hour.
- Candidates 10 times the number of vacancies are selected for the mains exam.
- Candidates are required to score minimum percentage marks on aggregate. However, there is a 5% relaxation for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates.
- The merit list is prepared state-wise and category-wise.
- Those who clear the Mains exam are placed according to their aggregate marks in the list, in descending order, as per their respective states and categories.
Declaration of Result
Test of Specified Opted Local Language
Those who clear the main exam must appear for the test. Those who have cleared the exam must appear for the specified local language opted while applying for the exam. Candidates who do not clear the opted local language will be disqualified from the recruitment process.
Note: Those who have studied the specified opted language in Classes 10, and 12 need not appear for the language test.
Those who clear the opted local language test and get their documents verified will be called for the final selection round. The marks scored in the preliminary exam will not be considered for selection. The SBI clerk merit list is based on the marks scored in the Mains exam.
SBI Clerk Exam Centre
The exam will be conducted in more than 150 cities. Candidates need to choose one SBI Clerk exam centre while filling the registration form. The exam centres are allotted to candidates as per their choice. The exam centre details will be mentioned on the admit card.
|State/ UT||SBI Clerk Test Cities|
|Andaman & Nicobar Island||Port Blair|
|Andhra Pradesh||Chirala, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram|
|Assam||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur|
|Bihar||Arrah, Aurangabad (Bihar), Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea|
|Chhattisgarh||Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar, Anand, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara|
|Haryana||Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hisar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Rohtak, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar|
|Himachal Pradesh||Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu, Samba, Srinagar|
|Jharkhand||Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi|
|Karnataka||Ballari, Bengaluru, Belgaum, Davangere, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli- Dharwad, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi|
|Kerala||Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain|
|Maharashtra||Amravati, Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Solapur|
|Delhi NCR||Delhi NCR (All NCR cities)|
|Odisha||Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur|
|Punjab||Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur|
|Rajasthan||Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur|
|Tamil Nadu||Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Virudhunagar|
|Telangana||Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal|
|Uttar Pradesh||Agra, Aligarh, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida & Gr. Noida, Varanasi|
|Uttarakhand||Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee|
|West Bengal||Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri|
SBI Clerk Syllabus 2022
Here is the SBI Clerk syllabus 2022 for Prelims and Mains.
SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus
|Reasoning||Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Data Sufficiency, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, etc|
|Numerical Ability||Simplification, Profit & Loss, SI & CI, Time & Distance, Work & Time, Data Interpretation, Ratio, Proportion, Percentage, Number System, etc|
|English Language||Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Fill in the blanks, etc|
SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus
|Quantitative Aptitude||Simplification, Number Series, Data Sufficiency, Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equation, Time & Distance, Work, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Percentages, etc|
|English||Reading Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms, Para Jumbles, Cloze Test|
|General/Financial Awareness||Current Affairs, Static GK, Banking/Financial terms, etc|
|Reasoning Ability||Machine Input/Output, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Inequalities, Puzzles, Coding-Decoding, etc|
|Computer Awareness||Basics of Computer: Hardware, Software, Generation of Computers, DBMS, Networking, MS Office, Important Abbreviations, etc|
SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2022
The SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2022 is divided into two phases: preliminary and mains exam. Here is the complete paper pattern.
SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern
|Name Of Test||No. Of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|English Language||30||30||20 Minutes|
|Numerical Ability||35||35||20 Minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 Minutes|
- The question paper is divided into English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability.
- Each section will have separate timing of 20 Minutes
- There are a total number of 100 questions.
- There are 30 questions in the English section and 35 each in the other two sections
- Negative marking is applicable
SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern
|Name Of Test||No. Of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|General/ Finance Awareness||50||50||35 Minutes|
|General English||40||40||35 Minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 Minutes|
|Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 Minutes|
|Total||190||200||2 hours 40 minutes|
- Those Candidates who clear the Prelims examination can appear in the Mains Examination.
- The Mains Examination will have 4 Sections- General/ Finance Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude.
- The number of questions for Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, General/ Finance Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude is 50, and the Number of questions for General English is 40.
- The Total Time duration for the Mains Examination is 2 Hrs 40 Minutes.
SBI Clerk Important Topics
In Banking Examination, some of the topics will give high marks in less time. Here are the SBI Clerk important topics:
(Basics, Pie chart, Bar chart, Tabulation, Missing DI, Caselet DI, Line chart, Mixed DI)
|Fill in the Blanks|
SBI Clerk Admit Card 2022
SBI Clerk admit card 2022 will be released a few weeks before the exam on the official website. To access the admit card, you must enter your registration number or roll number and date of birth or password.
SBI Clerk Result 2022
The SBI Clerk Prelims and main results will be announced online after the commencement of the exam. The list will display the roll numbers of qualified candidates. You must log in with your roll number or registration number, date of birth, and captcha code to download the scorecard.
SBI Clerk Cutoff 2022
SBI Clerk cutoff 2022 will be announced with the result separately for prelims and mains. The cutoff is announced state-wise and category-wise. However, there is no sectional cutoff. Here is the previous year’s cutoff:
SBI Clerk Prelims Cutoff 2021
|Andaman & Nicobar||66.25|
SBI Clerk Mains Cutoff 2021
SBI Clerk Vacancies 2022
SBI Clerk vacancies 2022 will be announced with the notification. In 2021, there were a total of 5454 vacancies, out of which 5000 vacancies were for regular posts and 237 for backlog posts. Here is the previous year’s vacancy break-up.
|Daman & Diu||Gujarati||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Andhra Pradesh||Telugu/ Urdu||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|West Bengal||Bengali/ Nepali||62||13||60||27||111||273|
|A&N Islands||Hindi/ English||0||1||4||1||9||15|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Urdu/ Hindi||0||1||3||1||7||12|
|Ladakh||Ladakhi/ Urdu/ Dogri||0||0||2||0||6||8|
|Uttar Pradesh||Hindi/ Urdu||73||3||94||35||145||350|
|Assam||Assamese /Bengali/ Bodo||10||17||40||14||68||149|
|Tripura||Bengali/ Kokboro k||3||5||0||1||10||19|
Special Recruitment Drive
|Kashmir Valley||Urdu/Ka shmiri/Dogri||3||4||10||4||19||40|
|Leh & Kargil Valley||Urdu/ Ladakhi/ Dogri||1||1||4||1||8||15|
|Dibang Valley,Tawang etc.||English||0||4||0||1||5||10|
|Category||No. of Vacancies|
The SBI Clerk exam is conducted by the State Bank of India (SBI). This exam aims to recruit candidates for Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) in various SBI branches. The exam dates are yet to be released. However, the tentative date for the exam is July 2022. Those who clear the Prelims can tentatively appear for Mains, who will be conducted in August 2022.
Here in this post, we explained the SBI exam in detail, including the application form, vacancies, selection process, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.
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