SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2021 – For Prelims & Mains Phases

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.

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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. 

SectionNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Numerical Ability353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

Note: *1/4th of mark assigned for a question will be deducted for each wrong answer.

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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. 

SectionNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Language404035 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
Computer and Reasoning Ability506045 minutes
General/ Financial Awareness505035 minutes
Total1902002 hours 40 minutes

Note: *1/4th of mark assigned for a question will be deducted for each wrong answer

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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.

SBI Clerk Mock Tests

1. 20 Mock Tests for SBI Clerk Prelims in the latest pattern with detailed solutions

2. 10 Mock Tests for SBI Clerk Mains in the latest pattern with detailed solutions

3. GK Supplement & Online Tests on All Topics with Detailed Solutions

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This course caters to the ENTIRE Preparation needs to crack the exam as challenging as SBI Clerk 2021-Learning, Practice & Strategy. You will be guided through learning, trained through practice and calibrated through strategy. Special Focus Practice through 20+ Live Practice Sessions. You will also receive complimentary access to the Special Mains Batch after release of the prelims result.


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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
Main exam 31-07-2021

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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
General 2151
EWS 488
OBC 1195
SC 726
ST 440
Total 5000


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