SBI Clerk Exam

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Every Year SBI conducts online examination to recruit candidates for clerical cadre for various branches throughout the country. After the preliminary exam, candidates are shortlisted for the Mains examination and then for the interviews. This year SBI is going to recruit 17,000 candidates for the clerical cadre.


Graduates in any discipline from any recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Government of India.

Candidates who are in the final year of graduation can also apply subject to the condition that, if called for interview/joining, they will have to produce proof of having passed the Graduation Examination on or before 30.June.2016.

Age Limit

The age of the candidates should be between 20 years and 28 years, both inclusive as of 1 April 2016.

Relaxation of age limit

The upper age limit is relaxed for the candidates belonging to the following categories.

CategoryUpper Age Limit Relaxation
Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST)5 years
Other Backward Castes (Non-Creamy Layer) (NC-OBC)3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) General10 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) SC/ST15 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) NC/OBC13 years
Ex Servicemen/Disabled Ex-ServicemenActual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled ExServicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years
Widows, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried9 years (subject to maximum age limit of 35 years for General, 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/ST candidates)


The exam is conducted in two stages - Preliminary and Main

Exam Pattern

The preliminary exam is of the following pattern:

SectionWeightageExpected Cutoffs
English Language3015
Quantitative Aptitude3517
Reasoning Ability3515
Total100 (1 hour)47

The main exam is of the following pattern:

SectionWeightageExpected Cutoffs
General English4020
General/Financial Awareness5030
Quantitative Aptitude5025
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude6028
Total200 (2 hour 40 mins)103

Candidates have to pass each of the sections to qualify. The pass marks are determined by the bank. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer


English: Reading Comprehension, Clozetest, Antonyms and Synonyms, Parajumbles, Sentence Correction

Quantitative: Arithmetic, Time and Distance, Mensuration and Geometry, Permutations and Combinations, Unitary Method, Ratio and Proportion, Age Calculation Problems, Simplification, Simple and Compound Interest

Reasoning: Visual Reasoning, Directions, Verbal Reasoning, Seating Arrangement, Coding and Decoding, Syllogisms, Number Series, Blood Relations

Important Dates

SBI Clerk notification is out.
The last day to register for the exam online is 25 April 2016.
Call letters for Preliminary can be downloaded from 11 May 2016
Call letters for Mains can be downloaded from 17 June 2016
Preliminary exam will be held in May/June 2016