SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2022 for Preliminary & Mains

Candidates who are looking for SBI Clerk exam pattern 2022 can go through this post. Here, we are providing the complete details on the examination pattern of SBI Clerk recruitment 2022.

The SBI Clerk exam will be organized in two stages i.e. preliminary and mains. And, the exam pattern of both stages includes a different number of questions, marks, subjects, and duration. Both the preliminary as well as mains exam will conduct in CBT (online) mode.

Applicants are recommended to check the SBI Clerk exam pattern so that they can prepare accordingly. Getting some idea on the Exam Pattern of SBI Clerk will assist you to prepare and perform effectively for the exam.

The SBI Clerk preliminary exam will carry 100 multiple choice questions from reasoning, English, and numerical ability whereas, the SBI Clerk main exam will consist of 200 questions. Aspirants can check the below post to know all details about SBI Clerk exam pattern.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2022

For Preliminary Examination

SBI Clerk Preliminary exam will comprise of 100 objective questions for the duration of 1 hour. The entrance exam carries a total of 100 marks. The questions in this exam will cover various sections, including English Language, Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ability. It is must for the candidate to qualify in each section. Only those will be considered eligible to appear in the Mains exam who successfully qualify the SBI Clerk Preliminary exam.

Date for Preliminary exam May /June 2022
Duration of the exam 1 hour
Examination Mode Online (computer-based test)
Language of paper Hindi or English
Type of questions Multiple-choice questions
Marking scheme +1 mark for each correct response
Negative marking 0.25 (1/4) mark for each incorrect response

 Distribution of questions for SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination 2022

Serial. No Sections No. of Questions Marks  Duration
 1 English Language 30 30 1 hour
 2 Numerical Ability 35 35
 3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
4 Total 100 100

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SBI Clerk exam pattern for Mains

The exam pattern for SBI Clerk for the mains examination will consist of 200 objective type questions which need to be completed within 2 hours 40 minutes. The exam comprises a total of 200 marks. The questions will be asked from various sections such as General / Financial Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, General English, Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude.

Date for Mains exam July/August 2022
Duration of the exam 2 hour 40 minutes
Examination Mode Online (computer-based test)
Language of paper English or Hindi
Type of questions Multiple choice questions (MCQs)
Marking scheme For each correct response 1 marks is given
Negative marking -0.25 (1/4) mark will be deducted for each incorrect response

Distribution of questions for SBI Clerk Mains Examination 2022

Serial. No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
 1 General and Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
 2 General English 40 40 35 minutes
 3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
 4 Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 60 40 45 minutes
5 Total 200 60 2 hours 40 minutes


Test of knowledge of official and/or local language: Candidates, who will represent the 10th mark sheet/certificate which show that they have already studied official (local) language, will be exempted from any language test. For other candidates, the language test will be organized before the final selection. Applicants who will not pass official and/or local language test would be disqualified.

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