SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019
Gitumoni Baruah, 11 Sep 2018, #SBI Clerk

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019 - The exam pattern of SBI Clerk 2019 has been released by the State Bank of India through its notification. SBI Clerk exam pattern is released for two phases of the exam – prelims and mains. The SBI Clerk exam pattern 2019 for both the stages include different number of questions, total marks, subjects, and duration while marking scheme remains the same. Before preparation, it is imperative for all candidates to go through the SBI Clerk exam pattern 2019 to know the structure and format of the online question paper. As per the SBI Clerk exam pattern, the preliminary exam will have 100 multiple choice questions (MCQs) from English, Reasoning and Numerical Ability to be completed in 1 hour while mains exam of SBI Clerk will carry 190 questions to be answered in 2 hours and 40 minutes.

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SBI Clerk 2019 mains exam will be held on August 10. The application form of SBI Clerk 2019 was available from April 12 to May 3, 2019.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019 - Preliminary Exam

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Exam Mode

Computer based mode

Exam Duration

1 hour (20 minutes for each section)

Exam Sections

English Language, Numerical Ability

Reasoning Ability

Total questions


Maximum marks


Sectionwise questions

English Language - 30

Numerical Ability - 35

Reasoning Ability - 35

Sectionwise marks

English Language - 30

Numerical Ability - 35

Reasoning Ability - 35

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019 - Mains Exam



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


Maximum marks


Section-wise questions

General /Financial Awareness - 50

General English - 40

Quantitative Aptitude - 50

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude - 50

Section-wise marks

General /Financial Awareness - 50

General English - 40

Quantitative Aptitude - 50

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude - 60

Section-wise timings

General /Financial Awareness - 35 minutes

General English - 35 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude - 45 minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude - 45 minutes

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019 – Language Test of 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 Exam Pattern 2019 - Marking Scheme

  • The marking scheme of SBI Clerk 2019 for both the stages of the exam - preliminary and mains is same.

  • For every correct answer, candidates will be given 1 marks while for every incorrect response 0.25 (1/4th) marks will be deducted.

  • For unattempted questions no negative marking will be applicable

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019

Candidates who are willing to appear in SBI Clerk 2019 exam must go through the prescribed syllabus of SBI Clerk. Before starting the preparation, candidates must check the topics and section-wise weightage of each topic to be asked in the examination. Candidates must also prepare from the sample question papers and also take mock tests regularly.

Highlights of SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019:

The language of Paper English/Hindi: The online question booklet will be provided either in English or in Hindi except for English language/General English paper.

Question Booklet: There will be different sets of question booklet and candidates will get any of the set randomly.

Types of the question (MCQ): The question will be of objective type expect the General English paper which is descriptive test. Candidates have to choose correct response from the given five options.

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what will be expected cutoff for ex serviceman of sbi clerk mains 2019 in UP. What was last year also for esm

Vemireddy Rushitha Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Hi dear,

Right now only overall cutoff of SBI mains 2019 are not released on the official sites.

But if we analyse the previous years cutoff marks of SB mains for ex servicemen then it is 86.25 out of 200 marks.

While, this year the overall sbi mains 2019 cutoff for UP candidates if is expected to be around 80-90.

For more details and exact cutoff we still have to wait for the release of results.


what was the cutoff for mains sc category odisha in 2018?

Ronak Gala Student Expert 6th Oct, 2019

See marks varies each year, the cutoffs depend on various factors like number of candidates appearing, paper level, etc. So one thing that you can rely on is the ranks. I'll give you a brief idea about the ranks for colleges in Odisha for sc category. One of the best colleges Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar had cutoff rank 373175 for sc category.

College of Engineering and Technology Bhubaneshwar had cutoff rank  349747 for Electronics Engineering, 277610 for Electrical Engineering, 207393 for Chemical Engineering, 458685 for Information Technology.

So prepare well for the exams and give your best and once the exams are over, then think about where you stand and the options you have.

Best wishes. Thank you.


i applied sbi clerk as ews category but now i realized that i am not under ews i qualify prelims in general cut off if i qualify mains in gen will they consider me as general without ews certificate and will i get the job as general

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 2nd Oct, 2019

Dear Annya, this is the official notification for SBI Clerk 2019 esam. You can access it at:

To give you a gist, the merit list after each round is prepared on the Category you have selected while filling in the application form. There is a statement that says that SBI cannot assume any responsibility of the mistakes in the application form and submission of the application forms after the last date. Now if you select your Category as General during Mains and you qualify under General Category, you will be given a placement under the General Category.



Mahaveer Reddy Student Expert 3rd Oct, 2019

Dear aspirant,

Qualification Criteria for Ex Servicemen –

Age Limit for Ex Servicemen in IBPS/SBI Exam

Instruction Criteria for Ex Servicemen in IBPS/SBI Exam

Above all else, all of you have to know fundamental things about ex-servicemen as per the IBPS and SBI department.The Ex-servicemen who might go after the position post:

Ex-Servicemen up-and-comers who previously verified work under the Central government in

Gathering 'C' and 'D' would be allowed for the age unwinding as recommended for Ex-servicemen for verifying another work in a higher evaluation or framework in Group 'C'/'D'.

An ex-serviceman who has once joined a Government work on common side in the wake of profiting of the advantages given to him/her as an ex-serviceman for his/her re-business.

Category    Prelims Cut off (Out of 100)    Mains Cut off (Out of 100)

General    47.50    52.50

OBC    46.50    52.50

SC    40.00    41.75

ST    31.25    31.50

OC    32.75    34.00

VI    31.50    37.50

HI    18.00    37.00


How to prepare for SBI clerk jobs

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 17th Sep, 2019

Exam for SBI Clerk is divided into three stages-

Prelims of 1 hour duration with following subjects-

  1. English
  2. Quant
  3. Reasoning

Mains is of 2 hour and 40 min duration with following subject-

  1. General/Financial Awareness
  2. General English
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

Last one is assessment  of Official/Local Language.

The first and foremost thing required in banking exam is speed and precision.

To follow the first step, you need to practice a lot, solve as many mock papers as you can, along with test series. At the same time time, do not forget to evaluate your performance. This will give you a fair idea about strength and weakness.

The more papers you solve, more grasp you'll have on that subject, this will increase your ability to solve any type of questions that come in exams.

For General Awareness/ Financial Awareness, you have to read a newspaper daily with emphasis on The Editorial part, you can read The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Indian Express. You'll have to well updated with current affairs more so business/finance section regarding this.Newspaper will also help in your English.Do not skip this step at all, as in exams in the recent trends, Editorial parts are coming in either for RC, or some other section.

You may also refer the following books for SBI Clerk Exam-

Quant- Quicker Maths by M Tyra/ Fast Track Arithmetic by Arihant Publications /Quantitative Aptitude by RS Agarwal

English- General English by SP Bakshi or Plinth to Paramount

You can also refer Wren and Martin, that's the best book for grammar. Word Power Made Easy for Vocab.

For Reasoning- RS Agarwal Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

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