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SBI Clerk Selection Process 2024

SBI Clerk Selection Process 2024 : Candidates who are planning to appear in SBI Clerk Exam 2024 must have complete knowledge of SBI Clerk Selection Process for better preparation. The exam conducting authority- State Bank of India has designed a selection process to shortlist the candidates for the post of Clerk.

State Bank of India Clerk 2024 selection process consists of three stages of examination, i.e. Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Test in specified selected local language. Candidates have to qualify all these three stages to get selected for the recruitment.

SBI Clerk Selection Process Details

SBI Clerk Selection Process is conducted to select candidates for Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) posts. Thus, every candidate who wants to apply for this opportunity is requested to pass each and every stage under the SBI Clerk Selection Process to successfully gain the seat. There are three stages in SBI Clerk selection process which are given below.

SBI Clerk Selection Process 2024
Preliminary Stage 1 – Objective Type (Computer-Based Examination)
Mains Stage 2 – Objective Type (Computer-Based Examination)
Language Proficiency Test Stage 3 – Local Language Test


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SBI Clerk Selection Process – Prelims Phase

The SBI Clerk prelims exam is an online objective test of 100 marks and 60 Minutes duration.

  • There is a Sectional time limit in the SBI Clerk Prelims Exam. In the exam, each section i.e. Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability, and English Language, will have a separate time of 20 minutes.
  • There is no sectional cutoff in the prelim exam. 
  • The aspirants will get a deduction of 1/4th mark for the incorrect answer.
Section Total Questions Total Marks Time
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

SBI Clerk Selection Process – Mains Phase

The number of candidates to be shortlisted for SBI Clerk Mains will be decided by the SBI. In each category, approximately 10 times the number of vacancies, the candidates will be selected for the Mains phase.

  • In the Mains examination, there is no Sectional Cut off) for each section.
  • There is the requirement of the overall cutoff for the SBI Clerk Mains Exam. The candidates are required to score minimum percentage marks on aggregate.
  • The aspirants will get a deduction of 1/4th mark for the incorrect answer.
Section Total Questions Total Marks Time
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
Test of English Language 40 40 35 Minutes
Test of Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hrs 40 Min.

The merit list of successful candidates in SBI Clerk Mains will be prepared in States and Categories.

SBI Clerk Selection Process – Language Proficiency Test

  • The candidates who will qualify SBI Clerk Mains Examination will be eligible for the next phase of recruitment i.e., the Local Language Test.
  • Those candidates who can produce the 10th or 12th Certificate, evidencing that they have studied the opted local language need not appear for the Language Test.
  • In the case of others (qualified for selection), specified opted local language tests will be conducted after provisional selection but before joining. Candidates not found proficient in the specified opted local language would be disqualified.

SBI Clerk 2024 Provisional Selection

SBI Clerk Selection Process 2024 : State Bank of India will upload the provisional merit list after the candidate successfully completes all the three stages. SBI Clerk provisional merit list will be released category and state wise. SBI will give posting to the candidates as per the preference of states and cities given by them during the SBI Clerk Registration process. After completing the joining process, candidates will not be transferred for the next 5 years.

SBI Clerk Waiting List

SBI Clerk Wait List is valid for 1 year from the date of declaration of SBI Clerk Result. When vacancies are available only in case of non-joining or resignation by the candidates of the current batch, the candidates will be released from the waiting list on quarterly basis.

SBI Clerk Probation Period

The selected candidates will have to serve a 6 months probation period and during that period, the employees will need to complete 15 authorized e-lessons.

  • If the aspirants will fail to complete the 15 allotted e-lessons, then the probation period will be automatically extended.
  • Once the allotted e-lessons are completed, the performance of the newly hired clerks will be assessed as per the SBI Clerk Junior Associate Selection Process.


Q1. How many stages are there in SBI Clerk Selection Process?

Ans. The SBI Clerk Selection Process includes three stages namely Prelims, Mains and Language Proficiency Test.

Q2. How many attempts are there for the SBI Clerk exam?

Ans. There is no limit to attempting the SBI Clerk exam.

Q3. What is the negative marking in SBI Clerk Prelims & Mains Exam?

Ans. There will be a negative marking of 1/4th Marks in both SBI Clerk Prelims & Mains Exam.

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