Every year, SBI hires candidates towards their service in both clerical and officer cadre through a recruitment test. This year also, the bank released a recruitment notification inviting application for various posts. Subsequently the examination dates for the selection process was also published. However, according to the latest official information in the web portal of the State Bank of India, the preliminary examination which was earlier scheduled to be held in the month of June is now postponed for Shillong, Agartala, Aurangabad (Maharashtra) and Nashik Centers due to the unavoidable circumstances. Here, in this article, let us have a quick look on this news!
SBI Clerk Exam Date 2021
SBI Clerk recruitment is one of the highly competitive recruitment among the banking aspirants of our country. Each year SBI recruits thousands of graduates towards their service as the Junior Specialist or the Clerks. Like wise, this year also the SBI Clerk 2021 recruitment notification is out with 5000 vacant positions. The important dates and events in the recruitment cycle was published earlier by the authorities. In the view of certain unavoidable circumstances, the authorities have now postponed the preliminary exam that was scheduled to be held in July 2021. It is now officially released by the SBI in a short and crisp notice.
As quoted in the official notice (Advertisement No. CRPD/CR/2021-22/09),
“Due to certain unavoidable circumstances, the Preliminary Examination scheduled to be
held from July 10, 2021 to July 13, 2021 has been deferred till further notice.”
SBI Clerk Exam Postponed Notification PDF Download
SBI Clerk Exam Date 2021
|SBI Clerk 2021 Notification||April 26, 2021|
|Starting Date for Online Application||April 27, 2021|
|Last Date for Online Application||May 17, 2021|
|SBI Clerk 2021 Preliminary Exam||July 10-13, 2021|
|SBI Clerk Mains Exam Date||July 31, 2021|
SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2021
The SBI clerk recruitment process consists of three stages of screening. These are:
- Preliminary exam (Phase I)
- Main exam (Phase II)
- Test of Local Language
SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2021
|Subject/ Topic||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
SBI Clerk Main Exam Pattern 2021
|Test Subject||No of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||35 minutes|
|General English||40||40||35 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 minutes|
|Total||190||200||2 hours 40 minutes|
- 1/4th marks will get deducted for every wrong answer.
- There is no minimum qualifying marks for individual sections. Also, the final merit list will be published State-wise and, category wise.
- Candidates who can submit their 10th or 12th certificates to prove their proficiency in the local language are exempted from the local language proficiency test.
SBI Clerk Syllabus 2021
|Reasoning||Quantitative Ability||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit and Loss||Cloze Test|
|Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test||Mixtures and Alligations||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency||Simple Interest and Compound Interest and Surds & Indices||Miscellaneous|
|Coded Inequalities||Work and Time||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating Arrangement||Time and Distance||Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting|
|Puzzle||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Ratio and Proportion, Percentage|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems|
|Input-Output||Sequence and Series|
|Coding-Decoding||Permutation, Combination and Probability|
SBI Clerk Admit Card 2021
As the SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination is now postponed due to the pandemic, the admit card release will also be affected due to this. Since the admit card release directly depends on the examination date, we can expect a similar delay in its release. However, the candidates must stay tuned for further news regarding the prelims exam dates and must carry on the preparation on full swing. Even though the admit card will be released 10 days prior to the exam date, all of the aspirants must take care to download it as early as possible in order to avoid any last minute rush. But Fret not! we will keep you updating regarding the latest events on SBI Clerk Examination 2021!
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