SBI Clerical

State Bank of India (SBI) conducts exams for the post of clerical cadre for its nation wide branch network. Get all the information about previous or upcoming SBI bank clerical exam and applying to the same below. Also, know the important dates of registration of SBI clerical online application form.



A candidate must be a citizen of India in order to apply for the post of clerical cadre in State Bank of India.

Educational Qualification

• 12th Standard(10 + 2) pass or equivalent qualification with a minimum of aggregate 60% marks (55% for SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS). Or
• A degree (Graduation level) from a recognized university.
Those who are in the final Semester/ year of Graduation may also apply provisionally 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 30.06.2016.Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 30.06.2016.

Age Limit

Not below 21 years and not above 30 years as mentioned in advertisement

Relaxation of upper age limit

Category Age Relaxation (years)
PWD 10
Domiciled in J & K during the period 1/1/1980 to 31/12/1989 5

Test Duration and Pattern (SBI Clerical 2015)

a. Preliminary Examination

Name of test No. of Questions MarksDuration
English Language 3030Composite Time of 1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude 3535
Reasoning Ability 3535
Total 100100
Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks deducted for every incorrect answer

Exam Format

SBI Clerical is a online test which consists of objective type questions with multiple choices.

b.Main Examination

Name of Tests (Objective) Questions Marks Duration
General/Financial Awareness 50502 hours 40 minutes
General English 4040
Quantitative Aptitude 5050
Reasoning Ability& Computer Aptitude 5060
Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks deducted for every incorrect answer

The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e.,
English &Hindi. Thecandidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing
marks, to be decided by the Bank

Final Selection

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be added to the marks obtained in Interview (Phase-III) (ifinterview is held) for preparation of the final merit list. Final selection will be made on the basis of candidate's performance in the test (main examination) and interview (if interview is held) taken together.Results of the candidates who have qualified for Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Bank's website. Final select list will be published in Employment News/ Rozgar Samachar

How to Apply

Step I. Register and get the registration number and password generated.
Step II.Pay using either:

  • Online Mode – through Debit / Credit cards or Internet Banking
  • Offline Mode - through any branch of SBI
Fee payment is generally accepted from 2nd working day after registration and can be made within 3 working days at any branch of State Bank of India