SBI Clerical Cadre Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2021-22

Get latest SBI Clerical Cadre Exam Pattern and Exam Syllabus 2020.

State Bank of India Clerical Cadre 2020 will be conducted to select eligible candidates to the post of Junior Associates in one of the many branches of State Bank of India across the country.

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Here on this page, candidates willing to apply can check the important dates, eligibility criteria, age limit, educational qualification, exam pattern, syllabus along with the selection process. The Selection process will consist of Two Phases of Online Test (Preliminary Examination and Main Examination).

Important Dates
Last Date for Submission of Online Application26-01-2020
Last Date for Payment of Online Application Fees26-01-2020
Tentative Date for Preliminary ExaminationFebruary/March 2020
Tentative Date for Main Examination19-04-2020

SBI Clerical Cadre Exam Eligibility, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

After knowing the exam date you all might be thinking about the eligibility criteria for this exam. You might be wondering what would be the age limit for appearing in this paper? What is the required qualification? Aspiring candidates who are going to apply for SBI Clerical Cadre Examination 2020 (Preliminary Examination and Main Examination) can check the detailed eligibility criteria here.

Nationality/ Citizenship: A candidate must be unmarried and must either be
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iii) a subject of Nepal or
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit:- Not below 20 years and not above 28 years.

Age Relaxation
SC/ ST candidates05 years
OBC candidates03 years
PWD (Gen/ EWS) candidates10 years
PWD (SC/ST) candidates15 years
PWD (OBC) candidates13 years
Persons domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from 01- 01-1980 to 31-12-198905 years
Widows, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried7 years (subject to the maximum age limit of 35 years for General/ EWS, 38 years for OBC and 40 years for SC/ ST candidates)


Application Fees:- Eligible candidates have to pay an application fee through Online mode only.

Application Fee and Intimation Charges
General/ OBC/ EWS candidatesRs. 750/- (Application Fee Including Intimation Charges)
SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS candidatesNil

Educational Qualification:- 
Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.

SBI Clerical Cadre 2020 Exam Pattern

Before starting preparation for the exam, you must understand and familiarize yourself with the latest SBI Clerical Cadre (Preliminary and Main) Exam pattern and syllabus.

Preliminary Examination:- This Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted Online. The Test would be of 1 Hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

SBI Clerical Cadre Exam (Preliminary Exam)
Name of TestNo. of Question (Marks)Duration
English Language30 (30)20 minutes
Numerical Ability35 (35)20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 (35)20 minutes
Total100 (100)1 Hour

Main Examination:-
The structure of Main Examination (Online Objective Type) would be as follows:-

SBI Clerical Cadre Exam (Main Exam)
Name of TestNo. of Question (Marks)Duration
General/ Financial Awareness50 (50)35 minutes
General English40 (40)35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude50 (50)45 minutes
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude50 (60)45 minutes
Total190 (200)2 Hours 40 minutes

Test of specified opted local language:- 
Those who qualify for selection 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 case of others (qualified for selection), specified opted local language test will be conducted after provisional selection but before joining. Candidates not found to be proficient in specified opted local language would be disqualified

SBI Clerical Cadre 2020 Syllabus

To gear up your preparation here we provide you complete SBI Clerical Cadre Syllabus. The syllabus is much similar to that of any other bank exam. The three major sections that a candidate needs to prepare are Reasoning, Numerical Ability and English Language. The sections have a wide range of topics on which questions are based. Although, the Preliminary and Main examination are both conducted on the same pattern and syllabus. The difficulty level of the exam would be higher for the Main examination. The Preliminary examination of SBI Clerical Cadre Exam 2020 will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. It is important to have a complete understanding of subheadings of various sections such as the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General/ Financial Awareness, Reasoning and Computer Aptitude and Numerical Ability. 

SBI Clerical Cadre Exam Preliminary Syllabus
Reasoning AbilityQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Language
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading Comprehension
AlphanumericSeries Profit and LossCloze Test
Ranking/ Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures and AllegationsPara jumbles
Data SufficiencySimple Interest and Compound Interest and Surds and IndicesMiscellaneous
Coded InequalitiesWork and TimeFill in the blanks
Seating ArrangementTime and DistanceMultiple Meaning/Error Spotting
PuzzleMensuration- Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph Completion
TabulationData Interpretation
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood RelationsNumber Systems
Input OutputSequence and Series
Coding DecodingPermutation, Combination and Probability


SBI Clerical Cadre Exam Main Syllabus
Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude English Language, General/ Financial Awareness
SimplificationVerbal Reasoning, InternetReading Comprehension, Financial Awareness
AverageSyllogism, MemoryGrammar, Current Affairs
PercentageCircular Seating Arrangement, Keyboard ShortcutsVocabulary, General Knowledge
Ratio and PercentageLinear Seating Arrangement, Computer AbbreviationVerbal Ability, Static Awareness
Data InterpretationDouble Lineup,  Microsoft OfficeWord Association, Banking and Financial Awareness
Mensuration and GeometryScheduling, Computer HardwareSentence Improvement
Quadratic EquationInput-Output, Computer SoftwarePara Jumbles
InterestBlood Relations Operating SystemCloze Test
Problems of AgesDirections and Distances, NetworkingError Spotting
Profit and LossOrdering and Ranking, Computer Fundamentals/ TerminologiesFill in the blanks
Number SeriesData Sufficiency
Speed, Distance and TimeCoding and Decoding
Time and WorkCode Inequalities
Number System
Data Sufficiency
Linear Equation
Permutation and Combination and Probability
Mixture and Allegations


SBI Clerical Cadre Admit Card

 It is important to note that the bank will not send admit card. Registered candidates will be required to download SBI Clerk Admit Card 2020 from the official website of the State Bank of India. Soon the Preliminary Exam Will be Conducted in the Month of February/March 2020 (Tentatively). The admit card for SBI Clerk Exam 2020 will be released in two stages – admit card for the preliminary exam, the admit card for the mains exam. Candidate must log in to his/her account created while filling in the online application form and download the admit card. To log in on the official website of SBI, a candidate is supposed to have a registration number/ roll number, date of birth/ password. The weblink for downloading the e-admit card of the SBI Clerk Written Exam will be provided Soon on the SBI Official website.

Download SBI Clerk Pre Exam Admit Card 2020:- Available Soon

SBI Clerical Cadre Result

The SBI Clerk Result will be declared separately for Prelims, Mains. The result will be declared after every stage of the examination been conducted under SBI Recruitment Process 2020. Candidates can check the result by clicking on the result link.

Selection Procedure

Candidates have to go through two stages of examination to finally select as Clerk in the bank- Preliminary Examination and Main Examination. The selected candidates will be on probation for a minimum period of 6 months. Before the probation period comes to an end, the performance of the newly recruited employees will be evaluated. There is a reservation for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD and Ex-Servicemen candidates. Pre-Examination Training is also provided to SC/ ST/ Ex-Servicemen/ Religious Minority Community candidates.

We wish you all the best for your exam!

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