There is always a buzz among bank job aspirants whenever SBI recruitments are released.The 5000+ clerk vacancies in State bank of India is no exception.Qualifying in bank exams is not an easy task especially when the organization carries high brand value.
The online examination is tentatively scheduled to happen during the months of July or August.
In relation to this, some top queries that arise among applicants are ‘What topics to prepare for sbi clerical exam, What is the question paper pattern of sbi clerk exam‘ etc.,
To help candidate in preparing for the SBI clerk exam 2014 & understand the structure of test paper better - we are detailing the exam pattern by talking about:
The selection procedure for 5000 clerk posts in state bank group involves the following stages: Written test & Interview
|As the ratio of 1:3 is to be followed around 15200 candidates could be shortlisted for interviews based on test scores.|
For final appointment your total marks in the above levels would be taken.The bank may also fix a cutoff based on the number of vacancies.Now let us see what these phases consist of.
About the Test:
Inorder to count yourself in the job race, qualifying in the written examination scheduled to be held in 2 months is necessary.
According to the question paper pattern,
- Mode: Online
- No. of sections: 5
- Duration: 2 hours 15 mins
- Total: 200 marks
Since the test comprises of objective type questions, 0.25 marks will be reduced for each wrong answer.
It is also necessary for applicants to pass in each paper.Every section is allotted 40 marks.
On the basis of performance of all candidates, bank will decide on the minimum marks in each test.So its not possible to know this qualifying score before the exams.
Since there are guides & solved papers available – preparing for sbi clerk exam won’t be a problem. Here are some top books which you can purchase over the internet itself.
* SBI Clerical Solved Papers (with 9 previous yr solved papers) – Rs.225 – Buy online
* SBI Clerk Exam Guide – Rs.235 – Click here to buy online
What to Prepare?
Based on above pattern here is a brief on the papers that you must prepare,
General awareness: This aims to test your GK quotient with questions on important events & current events from different sectors.So don’t concentrate only on banking terms but also look at the topics to cover for GK test.
English language: Proficiency in English language is one of the eligibility condition specified for SBI associate bank clerk recruitment.Hence it’s a must for you to posses basic written english skills.Checkout the chapters to cover for English test
Reasoning: For all those who have appeared in IT company recruitments, reasoning test may not be new.The correct answer is to be chosen from the given options by analyzing the question.Glance at the topics to cover for test of reasoning.
Marketing /Computer knowledge: Clerical employees of state bank of India will also have to indulge in marketing activities.To serve this purpose, few questions related to marketing & computers shall be asked.See the computer topics to cover
Quantitative aptitude: How fast can you derive answers while working with numbers? This section that checks it.Most questions would be of school level maths.So mind calculations & fastness are the key.Go through the topics to cover for aptitude paper.
Having known the clerk exam pattern as part of 2014 SBI clerk recruitment, let your preparations begin!!