Bank Clerk for IBPS SBI

Clerk Exams for clerical jobs in various Banks.

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SBI Clerk Exam

About SBI Clerk

State Bank of India is the largest public sector bank in India. Bank Clerk is responsible for providing customer support and basic day to day tasks within the bank. Hence getting a job as a Clerk in SBI is a dream-come-true for many candidates therefor the competition is very high.

SBI Clerk Selection Process:

The selection procedure for SBI Clerk prelims involves three phases:

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination (Online Objective test)

Phase –II: Mains Exam (Online Objective test)

Phase –III: Local Language Test

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern:

Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Bank Clerk SBI Mains

Once clearing the prelims exam, further you will be eligible to write Mains exam. So Marks of mains exam are counted in preparing the final merit list.

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Also Negative marking of 1/4th marks apply for every wrong attempt. You need to score a minimum marks in the overall paper to qualify the Mains exam, though no sectional qualifying marks is applicable.

And the final merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained in the Mains exam. Marks obtained in the Prelims exam will not be counted.

Name of Section No. of Qs Marks Duration (Min)
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35
General English 40 40 35
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45
Total 190 200 160 min

 About IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) Clerk:

IBPS Clerk notification releases annually every year. Also IBPS conducts a common written exam or CWE every year for the clerical cadre in multiple banks all over the country. All public sector banks use CWE as a base to fill the vacancies for this post. So it is a wonderful opportunity for young and dynamic candidates.

IBPS Clerk Recruitment Process

The recruitment process of IBPS Clerk CWE occurs in two phases:

  • Phase I – Prelims – Common written exam (online)
  • Phase II – Mains – Common written exam (online)

Most Important is Students are required to qualify both these exams to get selected for the post of clerical cadre in most of the premier Public Sector Banks.

But important thing to note here is that there is no interview process required for the selection of candidate after the mains exam. However 100% weightage is given to the result of mains exam result.

Bank Clerk (IBPS) Exam Pattern

Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

Like SBI the preliminary exam of IBPS Bank Clerk CWE is also an online exam testing a candidate on the basis of their aptitude, intellect and English.

There are three sections in total and the candidate must clear the cutoff of each section to proceed to the mains exam round. Candidates are required to solve the question paper in the time frame of 1 hour.

The composite mark of the paper is 100 and the passing marks are decided by IBPS that is likely to change every year depending on the level of difficulty of the exam.

Sr. No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100  

Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination

Also IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute of 190 questions that needs to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes. Similarly Prelim exam it is also Online.

Previously, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are amalgamated together and will constitute of 50 questions that needs to be solved in time duration of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi.

Sr. No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Penalty for Wrong Answers: There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in both preliminary examination as well as mains examination.

A wrong answer to an objective question will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the total mark assigned to that question.  But there will be no penalty for the question left blank or unanswered.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS Clerk Exam: The final score for the IBPS Clerk exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind

  • Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Phase-1) will not be considered for selection.
  • Candidates must qualify Phase-2 to be eligible for final merit.
  • The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.

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