SBI Clerical selection procedure consists of two phases – Online Exam & Interview 

Phase 1: Online Examination
Examination Pattern
Subjects Questions Max Marks Duration of the Examination
General Awareness 40 40 Composite time of 135 minutes or 2 hours 15 minutes
General English 40 40
Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
Reasoning Ability 40 40
Marketing/Computer 40 40

There will be negative marking (0.25 per wrong answer) hence you have to be very careful while attempting the paper.

Cutoff marks in each of the tests will be decided by the Bank on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test to a minimum required level.

Candidates are also required to score a minimum percentage marks on aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon) for being considered for interview. Minimum percentage marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank.


i) Level of Questions: In SBI Clerk Exam difficulty level of the questions is going to be very easy. Most of the questions will be straight forward therefore a well prepared student can solved most of the questions quickly and with high accuracy.

ii) Time Management: General Awareness 15 minutes, General English 20 minutes, Quantitative Aptitude 35 minutes, Reasoning 35 minutes, Marketing/Computer 20 minutes and the remaining 10 minutes for checking and attempting remaining questions.

 Phase 2: Interview

Candidates qualified in the test will be placed according to their marks in descending order in respective categories. Depending upon the number of vacancies only certain number of candidates from amongst those who qualify by ranking high enough in the merit will be called for interview in the ratio of maximum 3 candidates for each vacancy.

Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks (to be decided by the bank) in interview to be considered for final selection. Weightage for knowledge of local language will be given in accordance with the Govt. guidelines. Final selection will be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the test and interview taken together.


Interview call letters will be uploaded on the Bank’s website after declaration of result of online test. Candidates will have to download the same from our website. No hard copy of interview call letter will be sent by post.