Knowing the pattern of the exam is the most basic thing for an exam aspirant. Having a thorough knowledge of the scheme of examination one is aspiring for, is a stepping stone to finally cracking the exam and becoming what one has aimed for. The recent SBI Clerk 2021 Notification is out. SBI has announced a total of 5000 vacancies for the post of Junior Associate. We would encourage you all to register for the exam and prepare with your full vigour for both Prelims and Mains phase of the exam. To give a start to your journey of SBI Clerk Preparation, let us deep dive into the SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2021 for both Prelims and Mains.
SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2021 – Scheme of Selection
The Selection Process for the SBI Clerk includes two stages as mentioned below:
- Preliminary Round
- Mains Round
These 2 rounds will be followed by a Local Language Test of the state that one has opted for. This test would be held after the candidate clears the Mains Phase of the Exam.
SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2021
The preliminary exam pattern is exactly the same as the pattern that followed last year. Candidates will be tested on three-section viz. English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Numerical Ability. 20 minutes is the time allotted to each of the sections and candidates cannot switch between the sections. There will be a negative marking of one-fourth of the mark assigned to a particular question.
|Section||Number of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
Note: *1/4th of mark assigned for a question will be deducted for each wrong answer.
SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2021
The ones who clear the Prelims Phase would be taking the SBI Clerk Mains Exam. It will have sections of English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer & Reasoning Ability, and General/Financial Awareness. The number of questions and total marks allotted to each of the sections are tabulated below. There will be a negative marking of one-fourth of the mark assigned to a particular question.
|Section||Number of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|English Language||40||40||35 minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 minutes|
|Computer and Reasoning Ability||50||60||45 minutes|
|General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||35 minutes|
|Total||190||200||2 hours 40 minutes|
Note: *1/4th of mark assigned for a question will be deducted for each wrong answer
SBI Clerk 2020 Local Language Test
Test of specified opted local language
- Those who qualify for the mains exam and produce 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specified opted local language will not be subjected to any Language Test.
- In the case of others (qualified for selection), specified opted local language test will be conducted after provisional selection but before joining. Candidates not found proficient in specified opted local language would be disqualified.
SBI Clerk 2020 Salary
PAY SCALE: Rs.11765-655/ 3-13730-815/ 3-16175-980/ 4-20095-1145/ 7-28110-2120/ 1-30230-1310/1-31450. The starting Basic Pay is Rs.13075/- (Rs11765/- plus two advance increments admissible to graduates)
EMOLUMENTS: The total starting emoluments of a Clerical Cadre employee payable at Metro like Mumbai will be around Rs.26,000/- per month inclusive of D.A., other allowances.
So, this was all from us in this blog of “SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2021”. We now hope that the scheme/pattern of the exam is clear in your mind. Now that you know the exam pattern, the next step should be to understand the SBI Clerk Syllabus 2021.
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SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Dates
|Important Event||Date (Tentative)|
|SBI Clerk 2021 Online registration starts||27th April 2021|
|SBI Clerk 2021 Online registration ends||17 May 2021|
|SBI Clerk Prelims Admit Card||TBA|
|Preliminary exam||June 2021|
|Preliminary exam results||June July|
|The release of the Main exam admit card||TBA|
SBI Clerk 2021 Vacancies
SBI will announce a total number vacancies for the post of Junior Associate soon, for the regular recruitment and Special Recruitment Drive if any.
The SBI Clerk 2021 vacancies have been mentioned below for your reference.
|Category||No. of Vacancies|
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