State Bank of India Junior Associate/ Clerk Selection Process & Exam Pattern:

Selection Process:

The selection process will consist of on-line test in two phase as following

  • Phase-I: Preliminary Examination
  • Phase-II: Main Examination

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination:
Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

S.No. Name of test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.

There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th of mark assigned for question will be deducted for each wrong answer.
No minimum qualifying marks for individual subject as well as for aggregate (overall) are prescribed.
Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies. subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored.

Phase – II: Main Examination:
The structure of main examination (online objective type) would be as follows.:

S.No. Name of test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
2 General English 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 Minutes

Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.

The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th of mark assigned for question will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks on aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon). Minimum qualifying marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank. No minimum qualifying marks for individual subject are prescribed. Merit list will be drawn State wise, category wise. Candidates qualified in the test (main examination) will be placed according to their aggregate marks in descending order in respective States and Categories.