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SBI Clerk 2016 Selection Procedure

SBI Clerk 2016 Selection Procedure

SBI Clerk Exam is conducted once in every year to fill vacancies for the potential candidates in the clerical job role. Aspiring candidates who want to make their career in banking domain, especially in State Bank of India; have to qualify this exam with a good rank.

The Selection Pattern for SBI Clerk Exam 2016 comprises of three major levels that candidate must qualify to finally take Clerical position in the bank.

Let us discuss in detail about the SBI Clerk 2016 selection scheme that is strictly followed by SBI to select competent candidates for their clerical department. The detailed table is given below to help you in preparing every step or level efficiently. 


Level Name

Mode of Level

Questions asked

Time Allotted

Total Sections in this Level

Level  1

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam





Level 2

SBI Main Exam





Level 3


Face to face

No fixed questions set for this round.

No fixed time allotted.

No Fixed Sections in this Level.

Important Pointers about the SBI Clerk Selection Procedure

  • Both SBI Clerk examinations (preliminary and Main) are objective and online based exams.
  •  Age (20 to 28 years) and minimum qualifications (Graduation passed in any major) eligibility is checked for each and every applicant. 
  • Candidate must qualify SBI Clerk preliminary Exam to give SBI Main Exam and further this must be qualified  to face the final personal interview round.  
  • SBI prepares a ranking list by combining score of the SBI Clerk Main Exam and score earned in the SBI Interview round.
  • One needs to qualify SBI Clerk Preliminary exam to move to the next level, which is SBI Main Exam.
  • There is negative marking scheme applicable on both the SBI Clerk Preliminary and Main Examinations. 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam is scheduled in the month of May* and SBI Clerk Main Examination is scheduled on 30th June, 2016.

*The exact date for this exam is yet to be announced by State Bank of India*.  It is advisable to go through official website of SBI (http://www.sbi.co.in/) to get regular updates.

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