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What is the recruitment process for the SBI clerk 2022?


In April or the first week of May, the SBI will tentatively announce the SBI Clerk notification for 2022. Preliminary, Mains and a Local Language Test will be part of the SBI Clerk 2022 selection process. 

The SBI selection process is a three-stage process that begins with the preliminary exam, also known as the prelims exam, to be completed before moving on to the Mains Exam and Language test. Selected candidates will be appointed on probation for a minimum of 6 months after all phases of the selection procedure have been completed. 

Listed below is the Selection Process for the position of Clerks in SBI Clerk 2022:

Stages of SBI Clerk Selection Process
Phase 1Preliminary Examination- 100 marks 
Phase 2Main Examination – 200 marks
Phase 3Local Language Test
Phase 4Final Selection

The SBI will announce a provisional merit list provided all the processes have been completed satisfactorily. The SBI will assign candidates to cities and states tailored to their preferences during their online registration. Let us look into the phases mentioned above in detail.

First Phase – SBI Clerk 2021 Prelims Exam

First Phase - SBI Clerk 2021 Prelims Exam: 
First Phase – SBI Clerk 2021 Prelims Exam

The preliminary examination is the underlying part of the selection process. The time allotted will be one hour. 

Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, and reasoning ability are the three areas of the SBI Clerk prelims test. 

There are a total of 100 questions on the exam paper. 

The test lasts an hour in total. 

A quarter of the mark for the question will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

  • Except for the VARC, the test is bilingual in English and Hindi. 
  • Candidates will have a sectional time limit of 20 minutes 
  • There is no sectional cutoff in the prelims exam.

The following table gives you an overview of the Examination pattern for the SBI Clerk:

Exam Pattern for SBI Clerk
Preliminary Examination:1. English Language2. Numerical Ability3. Reasoning Ability
Main Examination:1. General/ Financial Awareness2. General English3. Quantitative Aptitude4. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

Second Phase – SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern:

The Mains Exam is the next step in the selection process. The Mains exam will be divided into four sections, each of which will carry 200 marks and have a time limit of 2 hours and 40 minutes. 

There will be a sectional time limit, and when a section’s time limit is reached, the page will automatically advance to the next section. The results of the Mains exam will be used to make the final selection. 

The four components of the mains examination are general awareness, general English, quantitative aptitude and reasoning ability, and computer ability. The aggregate marks in the SBI Clerk Mains test will create a shortlist of candidates. 

There will be no sectional cutoff in the SBI Clerk Mains exam like in the SBI Clerk Prelims exam.

  • Incorrect answers will result in negative marks. A quarter of the mark awarded to the question will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Third Phase- Local Language Test:

Third Phase- Local Language Test:
Third Phase- Local Language Test:

The local language test is the third and final element of the SBI clerk selection procedure. The chosen local language test is applied to examine the applicants’ linguistic competency, writing, and reading abilities. 

Candidates who pass the Mains exam and learn the required local language in Classes 10th and 12th are excused from the local language requirement. If the candidates fail to provide the certificate, they will be obliged to take the local language test specified. This optional local language test will begin before the application procedure. Candidates must be fluent in the respective native dialect or risk being disqualified.

Final Phase of Selection:

  • Authentication of the applicant’s qualifications and the data provided in the application process.
  • Passing the selected preferred local language test.

Provisional Selection:

  • The SBI would publish the provisional merit list after three stages of screening. 
  • The administration will assign applicants to places based on their preferences expressed throughout the SBI Clerk application process.

Probation Period:

  • The probation term will be six months long. The applicants are expected to undergo a mandatory 6-month probationary period.

To be eligible for SBI Clerk apply online through the official website. Candidates must read through the notification and selection criteria, Syllabus and eligibility criteria carefully before applying for the Exam.

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