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SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2024 – Check Marking Scheme, Exam Mode

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2024 – Check Marking Scheme, Exam Mode

Edited By Vishnukumar | Updated on Jun 13, 2024 04:52 PM IST | #SBI Clerk

State Bank of India prescribes the detailed SBI Clerk exam pattern 2024 in the official SBI Clerk notification. The SBI Clerk 2024 exam pattern contains all the details about the question paper such as maximum marks, number of questions asked, and other important information for the SBI Clerk exam. As per the SBI Clerk exam pattern 2024, there are two stages of the SBI Clerk 2024 exam that is prelims and mains which will be conducted in online mode. Candidates need to secure marks more than or equal to the cut off marks to get qualified at each stage.

SBI Clerk 2024 Exam Pattern - Stages

As per the exam pattern of SBI Clerk, the test will be held in the following stages:

  • SBI Clerk prelims exam

  • SBI Clerk mains exam

  • Local language test (for only those who did not study language in higher secondary)

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SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2024

The SBI Clerk Prelims Exam is the first stage in the selection process. The exam is conducted in online mode whereby questions are asked about English Language, Numerical Skills and Reasoning Ability. The information related to the SBI Clerk exam pattern for prelims are listed in the table below.

SBI Clerk 2024 Exam pattern - Prelims

Particulars

Details

Exam Mode

Computer-based mode

Exam Duration

1 hour (20 minutes for each section)

Exam Sections

English Language,

Numerical Ability

Reasoning Ability

Total questions

100

Maximum marks

100

Sections

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

English Language

30

30

Numerical Ability

35

35

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Also Read: How to crack SBI Clerks exam

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates shortlisted after the prelims exam need to appear for the mains exam. The mains exam will have objective type questions and will be asked from General/Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude. The details related to the exam pattern of SBI Clerk is mentioned in the table below:

SBI Clerk 2024 Exam Pattern - Mains Exam

Particulars

Details

Exam Mode

Computer-based mode

Exam Duration

2 hours 40 minutes

Exam Sections

General /Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

Total Questions

190

Maximum marks

200

Sections

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

English Language

40

30

Numerical Ability

50

35

Reasoning Ability/Computer Aptitude

60

60

General /Financial Awareness

50

50

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2024 – language test of the local language

Candidates who present the 10th standard mark sheet/certificate showing that they have studied the official (local) language will not be subjected to any language test. If not, a language test will be conducted before the final selection. Candidates who are not qualified in the official and/or local language would be disqualified.

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2024

Candidates are advised to check the prescribed syllabus of SBI Clerk throughout before starting the preparation. Before starting the preparation, candidates must check the topics and section-wise weightage of each topic to be asked in the examination. Solving the sample question papers based on the latest exam pattern will help the students to qualify the exam and also take mock tests regularly.

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2024

Sections

SBI Clerk Syllabus

English Language

Para jumbles fill in the blanks, reading comprehension, cloze test, paragraph completion, multiple meanings, error spotting, sentence improvement, vocabulary, miscellaneous questions

Numerical Ability

Profit and loss, ratio & proportion, simplification, time & work, percentages, speed, time, distance, number systems, mixtures and allegations, data interpretation, simple & compound interest, mensuration, probability, permutation & combination, surds & indices, sequence & series, quadratic equations, miscellaneous arithmetic

Reasoning Ability

Coding-decoding, blood relations, syllogism, seating arrangement, data sufficiency, directions & distances, classification & analogy, input & output, mathematical inequalities, order & ranking, scheduling, double line-up, alphanumeric series, grouping & selection

Best Books for SBI Clerk 2024

The most important thing while preparing for the exam is to pick the SBI Clerk best books which could help the candidates to ace up the exam preparation. By going through the best books, candidates will be able to cover all the topics and chapters from where the expected questions can be asked in the examination. Some of the books from where candidates can study are listed in the table below.

List of Books for SBI Clerk

Books

Author/Publisher

Quantitative Aptitude

R. S. Aggarwal

Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS/ SBI Bank PO/ Clerk Prelim & Mains (2010-16) Quantitative Aptitude

Disha Experts

Magical book on Quicker Mathematics

M. Tyra

Data Interpretation

Arun Sharma

Analytical Reasoning

M. K. Pandey

A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal

Arihant Publication

Banking Awareness (Objective with Subjective)

Sangram Keshari Rout

Objective Banking & Financial Awareness

Dhankar Publication

SBI Clerk Sample Questions and Online Test Pattern

SBI will provide the mock test of SBI Clerk 2024 for aspiring candidates. The SBI Clerk mock test 2024 will be based on the latest exam pattern of SBI Clerk 2024. Candidates can solve the questions in the given time limit. It will help the students to understand the exam pressure.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. How many questions will be asked in the prelims stage?

As per the SBI Clerk exam pattern 2024, there will be 100 questions from three sections.

2. What will be the maximum marks for the SBI Clerk main stage?

There will be maximum marks of 200 in the SBI clerk main stage.

3. Is there any negative marking in SBI Clerk exam 2024?

As per the exam pattern of SBI Clerk 2024, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

4. How can I prepare for SBI Clerk 2024?

Candidates need to plan the preparation as per the exam pattern of SBI Clerk 2024 to prepare better for the examination.

5. Is it important to appear in the SBI Clerk mock test 2024?

Yes, it will help you to prepare for a better examination.

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Questions related to SBI Clerk

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Hello,

I think you cannot give the SBI clerk examination for 2024 because as you are born in 2003 you might still be in college and according to SBI clerk eligibility list Candidates should possess a bachelors degree in any stream from a recognized university or institution.  Alternatively, they must have an equivalent qualification from a centrally recognized institution. Since you are not graduated you are not eligible for the exam.

Hope this helps you,

Thank you


Hello Aspirant,

No you are not eligible for either SBI Clerk or IBPS PO if you belongs to Unreserved or General category because currently your age is more than 32 years if you was born in 1991 and for SBI Clerk maximum age limit is 28 years and for IBPS Clerk as well it is 20-28 years.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SBI/IBPS CLERK :-

>>>>> Age of the candidate should be in the range of 20-28 years with relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST category and 3 years for OBC category.

>>>>> The candidate should have at least graduation degree in any discipline including B.Tech./BA/B.Com..... and so on. However the candidates in final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for SBI Clerk but not for IBPS Clerk.

>>>>> For General category maximum number of attempts allowed are 4.


For detailed eligibility criteria of SBI Clerk kindly check out the link given below :-

SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2022 - Age, Education, Nationality, Attempt limit (careers360.com)


For detailed eligibility criteria of IBPS Clerk kindly check out the link given below :-

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Age Limit, Qualification, Nationality (careers360.com)


I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!!

See if you are interested in the SBI Clerk and IBPS clerk examination then if you are a general candidate then you need not have more than 28 years of age before 1st April,2022. Now You are going to be 28 in January,30 2022 so you are eligible for the examination for this year, but its your last attempt if you are a general candidate but if you are other category candidate then you will get age relaxation.

To know more about SBI clerk, visit the link below:

https://competition.careers360.com/articles/sbi-clerk-notification

To know more about IBPS clerk, visit the link below:

https://competition.careers360.com/articles/ibps-clerk

I hope this answer helps. All the very best for your future endeavors!


The candidate should have been born not later than 01.04.2002 and not before 02.04.1995 for the 2023 exam.you are not eligible for the sbi clerk exam.

You can apply for p.o exams as the age limit for the exam is upto 30 years or you can do professional degree course and can apply for SCALE-2 officers in which maximum age limit is 35 years.

Here is list of some professional courses

https://www.google.com/amp/s/engineering.careers360.com/articles/list-of-professional-courses-after-graduation/amp

In case you want to checkout scale -2 details

https://www.google.com/amp/s/news.careers360.com/ibps-rrb-admit-card-2021-for-scale-ii-and-iii-released-at-ibpsin-download-now/amp

All the best!!!

Hii Aspirant,

The State Bank of India released the SBI clerk mains cut off on 17th November 2021. 87 is the cutoff mark for ex-servicemen in Gujarat for the general category and or OBC the cut-off is 78.25 marks. And for prelims exam cut off for the general category is 64.50, for the OBC category is 64.50 and for the SC category is 63.50.

To know more you can check out this link:

https://competition.careers360.com/articles/sbi-clerk-cutoff

Good luck

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