SBI Clerk

SBI Clerk 2022: Notification, Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Books, Syllabus

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:

Pay Scale
  • The SBI Clerk Pay Scale is ₹17,900-1000/3-20,900-1230/3-24,590-1490/4-30,550-1730/7-42,600-3270/1-45,930-1990/1-47,920.
  • The starting basic pay is INR 19,900 (INR 17,900 plus two increments for graduates).
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 

Mains: 190

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)
Official Website sbi.co.in/careers
Contact Details 022-22820427

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

Category Fees
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.

Nationality

  • The candidates must be Indian citizens Or
  • Bhutan/Nepal/Bangladesh citizens with a valid certificate issued by the GOI.

Age Limit

  • 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.

Educational Qualification

  • 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 

The SBI Clerk result will be released online after the successful commencement of the exam. Candidates must score the required category-wise and state-wise SBI Clerk cutoff marks to clear the exam. 

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.

Final Selection

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
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad (Bihar), Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
Chandigarh Chandigarh-Mohali
Chhattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur
Goa Panaji
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
Lakshadweep Kavaratti
Leh Leh
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
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Dimapur, Kohima
Delhi NCR Delhi NCR (All NCR cities)
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur
Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Sikkim Bardang-Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Virudhunagar
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
Tripura Agartala
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 

Subjects Topics
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

Subjects Topics
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
Total 100 100 1 hour
  • 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:

Reasoning

Inequality Input-Output
Syllogism Seating Arrangement
Puzzle Coding-Decoding

Maths/Quantitative Aptitude

Number Series
Simplification/ Approximation
Quadratic Equation
Data Interpretation
(Basics, Pie chart, Bar chart, Tabulation, Missing DI, Caselet DI, Line chart, Mixed DI)

English

Reading Comprehension
Cloze Test
Spotting Error
Sentence Correction
Fill in the Blanks
Parajumbles

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

States/UT General 
Andaman & Nicobar  66.25
Arunachal Pradesh 69.25
Assam 68.50
Chhattisgarh 76.5
Delhi 83
Gujarat 64.5
Haryana 79.75
Himachal Pradesh 80.25
Jharkhand 69.25 
Karnataka 64.25
Kerala 69 
Madhya Pradesh 81.75
Maharashtra 66.25
Odisha 82
Punjab 75.5
Rajasthan 77.75
Sikkim 72.50
Tamil Nadu 61.75
Telangana 73.75
Uttar Pradesh 81.25
Uttarakhand 81.75
West Bengal 79.75

SBI Clerk Mains Cutoff 2021

State Mains Cutoff
Assam 88
Chhattisgarh 94.75
Delhi 99
Gujarat 87
Haryana 97
Himachal Pradesh 99.5
Karnataka 86
Kerala 95
Madhya Pradesh 97.75
Maharashtra 88.25
Odisha 95.5
Punjab 94.5
Rajasthan 94.25
Telangana 94
Uttar Pradesh 95.75
Uttarakhand 96.25
West Bengal 95.25

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.

Regular Vacancies

State Language SC ST OBC EWS Gen Total
Gujarat Gujarati 63 135 243 90 371 902
Daman & Diu Gujarati 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andhra Pradesh Telugu/ Urdu 0 0 0 0 0 0
Karnataka Kannada 64 28 108 40 160 400
Madhya Pradesh Hindi 11 15 11 07 34 78
Chhattisgarh Hindi 14 38 7 12 49 120
West Bengal Bengali/ Nepali 62 13 60 27 111 273
A&N Islands Hindi/ English 0 1 4 1 9 15
Sikkim Nepali/ English 0 2 2 1 7 12
Odisha Odia 12 16 9 7 31 75
Jammu & Kashmir Urdu/ Hindi 0 1 3 1 7 12
Ladakh Ladakhi/ Urdu/ Dogri 0 0 2 0 6 8
Himachal Pradesh Hindi 45 7 36 18 74 180
Chandigarh Punjabi/ Hindi 2 0 4 1 8 15
Punjab Punjabi/ Hindi 85 0 61 29 120 295
Tamil Nadu Tamil 89 4 127 47 206 473
Pondicherry Tamil 0 0 0 0 2 2
Delhi Hindi 12 6 21 8 33 80
Uttarakhand Hindi 12 2 9 7 40 70
Haryana Hindi/ Punjabi 20 0 29 11 50 110
Telangana Telgu/ Urdu 44 19 74 27 111 275
Rajasthan Hindi 29 22 35 17 72 175
Kerala Malyalam 9 0 26 9 53 97
Lakshadweep Malyalam 0 1 0 0 2 3
Uttar Pradesh Hindi/ Urdu 73 3 94 35 145 350
Maharashtra Marathi 63 56 172 63 286 640
Goa Konkani 0 1 1 1 7 10
Assam Assamese /Bengali/ Bodo 10 17 40 14 68 149
Arunachal Pradesh English 0 6 0 1 8 15
Manipur Manipuri 0 6 2 1 9 18
Meghalaya English/Garo/ Khasi 0 6 0 1 7 14
Mizoram Mizo 0 9 1 2 8 20
Nagaland English 0 1 0 1 5 10
Tripura Bengali/ Kokboro k 3 5 0 1 10 19
Bihar Hindi/ Urdu 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jharkhand Hindi/ Santhali 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 722 423 1181 480 2109 4915

Special Recruitment Drive

State Language SC ST OBC EWS GEN Total
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
Tura Garo 0 4 0 1 5 10
Mokokchung Ao (Naga) 0 4 0 1 5 10
Total   726 440 1195 488 2151 5000

Backlog Vacancy

Category No. of Vacancies
SC/ST/OBC 121
PwD 96
Xs 237
Total 454

Conclusion

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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