Notifications and Updates

  • SBI Clerk Mains Exam Postponed: In view of the threat of the Novel Coronavirus outbreak, SBI has declared that the SBI Junior Associate Mains exam which was scheduled to be conducted on April 19, 2020, has now been postponed.

  • The Preliminary exam result has also delayed due to lockdown in India.

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SBI Clerk Exam Dates

State Bank of India has announced the SBI Clerk exam dates of 2020 along with its official notification.

EventsExam Dates
Online Application StartsJanuary 3, 2020
Online Application ClosesJanuary 26, 2020
Preliminary ExamFebruary 22, 2020 

February 29, 2020

March 1, 2020

March 8, 2020 

Admit Card for PrelimsFebruary 11, 2020
Mains ExamOctober 31, 2020
Admit Card for MainsOctober 20, 2020

SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria

SBI Clerk Age Limit: He / She cannot be below 20 years nor above 28 years of age as on 01.01.2000. This implies that only those candidates are eligible who have been born not earlier than 02.01.1992 and not later than 01.01.2000 (inclusive of both days)

Educational Qualification: He / she must hold a valid degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
Other Backward Class OBC3 years
Persons With Disabilities (PWD) (GENERAL)10 years
Persons With Disabilities (PWD) (OBC)13 years
Persons With Disabilities (PWD) (SC/ST)15 years
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-ServicemenThe actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age of 50 years
Widows, Divorced women( No remarried)

GEN- 7 years

OBC- 10 years

SC/ST- 12 years

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

Preliminary Exam pattern

S.No.Name of SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes

Mains Exam pattern

S.No.Name of SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language404035 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
3Reasoning Ability506045 minutes
4General Awareness505035 minutes

SBI Clerk Syllabus

Preliminary Exam Syllabus

ReasoningNumerical Ability English Language
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading Comprehension
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures &AlligationsPara jumbles
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanks
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceMultiple Meaning /Error Spotting
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph Completion
TabulationData Interpretation
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood RelationsNumber Systems
Input OutputSequence & Series
Coding DecodingPermutation, Combination &Probability

Mains Exam Syllabus

English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning AbilityGeneral Awareness
Reading ComprehensionData InterpretationPuzzleCurrent Affairs 
Synonyms and AntonymsData SufficiencyMachine Input OutputStatic General Awareness
Sentence RearrangementProfit and LossSyllogismBanking and Financial Terms
Sentence CorrectionMensurationDirection TestBanking Abbreviations
FillersSimple and Compound InterestBlood RelationBanking Awareness
Cloze TestMixtures and AllegationsCoding and DecodingFiscal and Monetary Policy
Idioms and PhrasesPermutation and CombinationStatement and AssumptionsImportant Government schemes
VocabularyWork, Time and DistanceOrder and RankingAwards and Honours
MiscellaneousNumber seriesLinear ArrangementIndian Constitution


SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2020

AgeNationalityEducational Qualification
The maximum age limit must be 28 whereas the minimum age can be 20 years. The candidate needs to be an Indian citizen.It is mandatory for the candidates to be a graduate from any recognized university.

As SBI has not mentioned any restriction on the number of attempts for SBI Clerk Exam, so, candidates can apply for the exam any number of times provided they are within the maximum age limit bar.

There will be no sectional cut-off in the mains exam. The pattern of the main exam will be as follows-

Name of TestNo. Of QuestionsMarksDuration
General/ Finance Awareness 505035 Minutes
General English 404035 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 505045 Minutes
General/ Finance Awareness 505035 Minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 506045 Minutes
Total1902002 hours 40 minutes

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