SBI Clerk Exam Pattern | Syllabus| Selection Process

State Bank of India (SBI) Clerk Latest Exam Pattern| Complete Syllabus| Selection Process:
State Bank of India (SBI) conducts Clerk exam every year for the recruitment in Clerical Cadre in Associate Banks in State Bank Branches. The candidates are selected based on their performance in online exam and personal interview. The latest exam pattern, complete syllabus as well as Selection Procedure of SBI Clerk exam followed by SBI is mentioned below in detail:

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern:
The exam pattern of SBI Clerk exam goes through two phases:

  • Online Written Exam
  • Personal Interview

Online Written Exam: SBI PO Exam consists of a objective type paper:

Duration of test: 2 Hours 15 Minutes

Total Marks: 200

Structure of Paper (Objective Type)





General Awareness



English Language



Quantitative Aptitude



Reasoning Ability



Marketing Awareness & Computer Knowledge


Total Marks


Negative Marking: A negative marking will be done for each wrong answer marked. For each wrong question, 1/4th mark will be deducted as penalty. If a question is not attempted i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no negative marking for that question

Interview: Candidates who qualifies in online exam will be shortlisted for interview.

Online Exam Syllabus (Objective Type)

1. General Awareness: In this section questions will be asked from the following topics:

  • Current Affairs
  • Geography
  • Sports
  • Indian Culture, History & Constitution
  • Technology & Researches
  • India & its neighboring countries

2. English Language: In English section questions will be asked from the following topics:

  • Vocabulary
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Word Formation
  • Sentence Completion

3. Quantitative Aptitude: In this section questions will be asked from the following topics:

  • Probability
  • Simplifications
  • Profit and loss
  • Roots and averages
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Simple & Compound interest
  • Time & Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Chain rules
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Percentages
  • Boats & Streams
  • Mensuration
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Stocks & Shares
  • Clocks & Algorithms
  • Heights & Distances
  • Surds & Indices
  • Problems on Trains
  • Pipes & Cisterns

4. Reasoning: In Reasoning section questions will be asked from the following topics:

(i) Verbal Reasoning

  • Analogies
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Sitting Arrangements
  • Blood Relations
  • Statement Reasoning
  • Series Completion
  • Decision Making

(ii) Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Analogy
  • Series Completion
  • Classification

5. Computer Knowledge & Marketing Awareness: In this section questions will be asked from the following topics:

  • Marketing aptitude :- Economy, Banking & Finance
  • Basic Computer Knowledge like:-

    Shortcut Keys

    Questions related to Operating System


    MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access

    Internet related basic questions

Selection Process:
The selection process is carried out through 2 stages:

  • Online Objective Exam
  • Personal Interview

    Candidates who qualifies online exam will be shortlisted for interview round. Candidates need to clear both the rounds round in order to get themselves qualified for the post of Clerk.

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