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SBI CLERK 2023 Exam Pattern - Mode, Duration, Marking Scheme

Updated On - March 30 2023 by Divyansh K

SBI CLERK 2023 Exam Pattern is released by the competent authority on its official website. The exam will be held in online mode consisting of 100 questions in Prelims and 190 questions in Mains. SBI Clerical exam is conducted to select eligible candidates to the post of Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) in one of the many branches of State Bank of India across the country. The exam for Prelims will be held in February / March 2023. Those applying for the exam can check the other relevant details of the exam pattern below in the given article.

SBI CLERK 2023 Exam Pattern

Applicants must know the exam pattern to fetch good marks in the SBI Clerk exam 2023. It actually helps in making preparation schedule on a priority basis. Those seeking to apply for the SBI Clerk 2023 exam can check the pattern of entrance exam below:

SBI CLERK Exam Pattern 2023 Prelims 

Get the details regarding the SBI CLERK exam pattern for Prelims below in the given points:

  • Mode of Exam - Online mode
  • Questions Type - Multiple Objective Questions 
  • Number of Questions - 100 
  • Total Marks - 100
  • Marking Scheme - each correct response will be marked 1 mark and 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Duration - 60 Minutes(1 hour)
  • Sections - 3 sections
SBI CLERK 2023 Prelims Exam Pattern
DurationSectionsNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
20 MinutesEnglish Language3030
20 MinutesReasoning3535
20 MinutesNumerical Ability3535

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern: Important Points

  • Each section has been allotted separate timings, withing that span of time applicants will have to solve the questions.
  • There is no minimum qualifying marks for the individual subject as well as for aggregate for preliminary exam.
  • An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank will be shortlisted for the Main Examination from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored.

SBI CLERK Exam Pattern 2023 Mains

Below mentioned points give the details of the Clerical Mains exam:

  • Mode of Exam - Online mode
  • Exam Medium - The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi. 
  • Questions Type - Multiple Objective Questions 
  • Number of Questions - 190  questions
  • Total Marks - 200
  • Marking Scheme - 1/4th of mark assigned for the question will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Duration - 180 Minutes (2 hours 40 minutes)
  • Sections - 4 sections
SBI CLERK 2023 Mains Exam Pattern
DurationSectionsNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
35 MinutesGeneral English4040
35 MinutesGeneral/Financial Awareness5050
45 MinutesQuantitative Aptitude5050
45 MinutesReasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude5060

IBPS Clerk Mains - Important Points

  • Minimum qualifying marks will be decided by the bank which will be notified here on the page. No minimum qualifying marks for individual subject are prescribed for the clerical mains exam.
  • For SC / ST / OBC / PWD / XS candidates there will be a relaxation of 5% marks in the minimum qualifying marks in the mains exam.

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