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SBI Clerical Cadre Exam Pattern Details:

State Bank of India (SBI) conducts exams for the post of clerical cadre for its nationwide branch network. Get all the information about previous or upcoming SBI bank clerical exam and applying to the same below. Also, know the important dates of registration of SBI clerical online application form.


Nationality: A candidate must be a citizen of India in order to apply for the post of clerical cadre in State Bank of India.

Age Limit: A candidate should be between 20 – 28 years as on 01-12-2011 for the Jun 2012 exam.

  • SC/ST – Age Relaxation 5 Years
  • OBC – Age Relaxation 3 Years
  • PWD (Gen) – Age Relaxation 10 Years
  • PWD (SC/ST) – Age Relaxation 15 Years
  • PWD (OBC) – Age Relaxation 13 Years
  • Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 – 5 years

Educational Qualification:
A degree (Graduation level) from a recognized university.
Those who are in the final year of Graduation/Semester may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the Graduation Examination on or before 31.08.2014
Syllabus :

  • General English
  • Quantitative AptitudeReasoning
  • Reasoning Ability
  • General Awareness
  • Computer knowledge/Marketing Aptitude

The reasoning section has verbal and non-verbal reasoning questions. Generally, the type of questions can be divided into analogy, sitting arrangement, decision making, blood relations, syllogism, series completion and statement reasoning.

English Language:Your English language skills are tested in the exam under the following fields:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Passage Correction
  • Rearrangement
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Active and Passive Voice

Numerical Ability:

You won’t be asked graduate or post-graduate level questions in the numerical ability section. You are tested on your general aptitude. Thus, getting your basics right upto standard 10th should suffice while preparing for IBPS Clerk Written Exam.

In general, questions in this section can be divided into:

A.Arithmetic, which includes numbers, percentage, time and distance, logs, permutation and combination, probability etc.
B.Data interpretation, which involves interpreting charts and tables.

General Awareness:
This section tests your general awareness levels. The questions in this section are a blend of banking knowledge and current events. Usually, the weightage of banking related questions is higher than that of current event questions.
Computer Knowledge:
Questions in this section are related to basic hardware and software related questions. You don’t need to be a computer geek to crack this section.