SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2018SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 – SBI 2018 exam is conducted in two phases - preliminary and mains. And, SBI Clerk 2018 exam pattern of both stages has different number of questions, subjects and duration. The SBI Clerk 2018 is a computer based test conducted in different slots across various designated exam centres in India. Candidates are advised to read SBI Clerk 2018 exam pattern so that they can prepare and perform well in the exam. The SBI Clerk 2018 preliminary exam will have 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs) from English, reasoning and numerical ability. While, main exam of SBI Clerk will have 190 questions to be answered in 2 hours and 40 minutes. The detail of SBI Clerk exam pattern 2018 like number of questions, subjects, marking scheme and syllabus is given below.

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Highlights of SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2018:

SBI Clerk 2018 Exam Date & Time – SBI Clerk 2018 is conducted in two phases – preliminary and mains. All candidates who have successfully applied for SBI Clerk 2018 will be allowed to appear in preliminary exam. The mains exam will be conducted for those who will qualify the preliminary exam.

 

SBI Clerk 2018 preliminary exam date & time:

SBI Clerk 2018 preliminary exam date

Duration

March/April, 2018

One hour

SBI Clerk 2018 mains exam date & time:

SBI Clerk 2018 mains exam date

Duration

May 12, 2018

           2 hours and 40 minutes

  • Exam Mode: Online mode i.e. computer based test
  • Language of Paper English/Hindi: The online question booklet will be provided either in English or in Hindi. Candidates have to select the language at the time appearing for SBI Clerk 2018
  • Question Booklet: There will be different sets of question booklet and candidates will get any of the set randomly.
  • Types of question (MCQ): The question will be of multiple choice questions. Candidates have to choose correct response from the given five options/alternatives
  • Distribution of questions: The preliminary and mains exam of SBI clerk 2018 will have different number of questions. The distribution of questions is given below. 

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 - preliminary exam

S.N.

Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

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

SBI Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern - mains exam

S.N.

Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

General /Financial Awareness

50

50

35 minutes

2

General English

40

40

35 minutes

3

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 minutes

4

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 minutes

 

Total

190

200

2 hours 40 minutes

Marking Scheme – The marking scheme of SBI Clerk 2018 preliminary and mains exam is same. For each correct response candidates will score 1 mark and for each incorrect response 0.25 (1/4) will be deducted. No marks will be allotted for unmarked response

 

SBI Clerk 2018 marking scheme

For correct answer: +1 marks

Negative marking: 0.25 (1/4) mark

Marks Calculation: The score of SBI Clerk 2018 can be calculated by following procedure. 

  • SBI Clerk 2018 Marks for Preliminary = 100 - (1 x Number of Correct Answer – 0.25 X mark for each incorrect Answer)

  • SBI Clerk 2018 Marks for Mains = 200 - (1 x Number of Correct Answer – 0.25 X mark for each incorrect Answer)

Test of knowledge of official and/or local language: Those who produce 10th standard mark sheet/certificate showing that they have studied official (local) language will not be subjected to any language test. In case of others, language test will be conducted before final selection. Candidates not found to be proficient in official and/or local language would be disqualified

 

SBI Clerk Cut off score 2018: Candidates have to secure sectional as well overall cut off score as per their category to qualify preliminary and mains exam. The SBI Clerk cut off score is given below.

 

Previous year SBI Clerk preliminary cut off

Subjects

Total Marks

General

OBC/ST/SC/OH/VI/HI/DXS

Reasoning Ability

35

7.75

3.25

Numerical Ability

35

5.5

2

English Language

30

6.75

3.25

Previous year SBI Clerk mains cut off

Subjects

Total Marks

General

SC/ST/OBC

OH/VI/HI/ XS/DXS

General / Financial Awareness

50

13.5

9.5

3.25

General English

40

14.3

10.25

4.5

Quantitative Aptitude

50

14.5

11.25

6.5

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

60

24

19

11.25

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2018: The questions booklet of SBI Clerk 2018 exam will have questions based on the syllabus as prescribed by the examination authority.

 

SBI Clerk Syllabus of General / Financial Awareness

General Awareness

Knowledge of Current Events

Sports

 History

Geography

Culture

Indian Constitution

News about Technology & Research

News on India and its Neighbouring Countries, etc.

Financial Awareness

Marketing Aptitude

Economy

Banking & Finance, etc.

SBI Clerk Syllabus of General English:

Vocabulary

Synonyms

Antonyms

Word formation

Sentence completion

Comprehension

Theme detection

Deriving conclusions

Passage completion

Error detection

Passage correction

Sentence correction

Spelling

Grammar

Idioms, Phrases, etc.

SBI Clerk Syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude

Number system

Simplifications

Roots & Averages

Surds & Indices

Percentages

Profit & Loss

Ratio & Proportion

Partnership, Chain Rule

Time & Work

Pipes & Cisterns

Time & Distances

Problems on Trains

Boats & Streams

Allegation & Mixtures

Simple Interest

Compound Interest

Stocks & Shares

Clocks & Algorithms

Mensuration

Volume & Surface Area

Permutations & Combinations

Heights & Distances

Data Integration

Line Graphs

Bar Graphs

Pie Charts

Tabulation

Data Integration

Line Graphs

Bar Graphs

Pie Charts

Tabulation, etc.

SBI Clerk Syllabus of Reasoning Ability

Analogy

Coding & Decoding

Blood relations

Sitting arrangements

Series completion

Syllogisms

Decision making

Statement reasoning

Analogy

Series completion

Classification, etc.

SBI Clerk Syllabus of Computer Aptitude

Computer Awareness

Computer Hardware

Operating System concepts,

Shortcut keys

MS Word

Excel

MS Power Point

Access

Internet & Networks

Basic Security Concepts

Latest Technologies, etc.

SBI Clerk recruitment examination sample questions and online test pattern - Candidates can check below the official pdf for sample questions as well as the online test pattern

 

 

 

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