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SBI Clerk 2022: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

SBI Clerk post is a multitasking job and it is also known as Junior Associate. Every year officials of SBI recruits no. of candidates for various posts such as Clerk, PO, SO, etc. The exam of SBI Clerk is conducted by the officials of SBI for clerical cadre in its different branches across India.

It is one of the most popular jobs for fresher graduates or even experienced professionals who want to excel in their career in the banking sector. The roles and responsibilities of a Clerk include interactions with clients and operate customer-related problems like Customer Support and Inbound & Outbound Sales. 

SBI clerk exams include two stages preliminary and mains. Candidates who cracked both the stages are designated as accountants, cashiers, and other posts depending upon the requirement. If you are going to appear for the SBI clerk examination then you should read the full article thoroughly till the end. Here we have given all the related information for SBI Clerk.


SBI Clerk 2022 Highlights

Name of ExaminationSBI Clerk 2022
Conducting AuthorityOfficials of State Bank of India
Number of vacanciesNear about 8000 as per previous records
Level of ExaminationNational Level
Application ModeOnline
Examination ModeOnline
No. of Stages in the ExamTwo
Selection stagesPreliminary and Mains exam
Official websitehttp://www.sbi.co.in/

SBI Clerk 2022 Important Dates 

Here are the details of Important dates regarding the SBI Clerk 2022 examination. For the latest updates about the events and their dates, candidates can visit the official website of State Bank of India i.e. www.sci.co.in.

 EventsDates
Online Registration starts from January  2022 (Tentative)
Registration closed onLast week of January 2022 (Tentative)
Releasing date of Admit Card for PrelimsThe second week of February 2022 (Tentative)
SBI Clerk 2022 Preliminary ExamFourth week of February 2022 | First week of March 2022 (Tentative)
Releasing date of Admit Card for mainsThe first week of April 2022 (Tentative)
SBI Clerk 2022 Mains ExamThe third week of April 2022 (Tentative)
Result for Main ExaminationMay 2022 (Tentative)
Final Results of SBI Clerk 2022 (Mains+Prelims)June 2022 (Tentative)

Note- All the dates related to SBI Clerk 2022 are tentative and maybe change further according to the situation and changes will be made by the officials of SBI. After the official announcement, we will update the dates here, so you can visit this site for further updates.


SBI Clerk 2022 Application Form

The application form for SBI Clerk 2022 will be filled in online mode. The step by step procedure of form filling is given as under. 

How to Apply for SBI Clerk 2022 Application Form?

SBI Clerk 2022 application form will be filled on the official website of SBI i.e. sbi.co.in. The procedure for form filling process for SBI Clerk 2022 involves the following steps:

  • Visit the website and open the registration section.
  • Fill the basic details such as Name, Mobile Number, and Email ID, etc.
  • Upload scanned images of a handwritten signature and recent passport size photograph.
  • Fill the qualification and personal details as required.
  • Pay the online fee for registration.

Note- Applicants must have to pay the application fee and take a print out of the application form for future reference. After successful registration of the SBI Clerk 2022 application form, a confirmation SMS/e-mail will be delivered to applicants for the same.

Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
General/ OBCRs. 750/- (Application Fee + Intimation Charges)
SC/ ST/ Ex- servicemen/ PwDNo fee required.

SBI Clerk 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application form, applicants must have to check all the eligibility criteria needed for SBI Clerk 2022 examination. Here we are giving some basic and necessary eligibility criteria as mentioned below.

Qualification Criteria

  • Applicants must have passed in Bachelor’s degree from any recognized University by Central Govt.
  • Final year applicants are also eligible to apply.
  • Applicants having an Integrated dual degree and IDD certificate can also apply.
  • Applicants must be proficient in Vocal and Written in the official language of the State / UT.

Age Limit

  • The age of the applicants should be lies between 20 to 28 years as on 01 January 2022.
  • The age relaxation will be given for reserved category applicants are as follow.
CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC3 years
SC / ST5  years
PwD (General)10 years
PwD (OBC)13 years
PwD (SC /ST)15 years
Applicants domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir33 Years
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-ServicemenThe service period rendered in defense services + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age of 50 years
Widows, Divorced women judicially separated from their husbands (Not remarried)GEN- 7 years, OBC- 10 years, SC/ST- 12 years

SBI Clerk 2022 Exam Pattern

The examination pattern for both the stages Pre and Mains is the same. The only difference in no. of questions and difficulty level of the questions. Here is a detailed pattern for Pre and Mains both the examination.

For Prelims Exam

  • Total Duration: 1 hour
  • Total Question: 100
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Question Type: MCQs
  • No. of Sections- 3 (English Language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude)
  • Marks for the correct answer-  +1 mark
  • Marks deducted for an incorrect answer- 0.25 mark
SectionNo. of QuestionsMax. Marks
Reasoning Ability3535
Numerical Ability3535
English Language3030
Total100100

For Mains Examination

  • Total Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Total Questions: 200
  • Total Marks: 200
  • Question Type: MCQs
  • No. of Sections: 4
  • Marking Scheme: In objective type question, +1 mark will be given for every correct answer, In objective type question, -0.25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
SectionNo. of QuestionsMax. Marks
General/Financial Awareness5050
General English4040
Quantitative Aptitude5050
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude6060
Total200200

SBI Clerk 2022 Syllabus

The exam pattern for both the stages Prelims and Mains are almost the same but the difficulty level will be increased in the mains examination comparatively with Prelims exam. 

Here is the important topics of each of the subjects for SBI Clerk Prelims & Mains exams are given below.

Reasoning Ability

  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Puzzle
  • Ranking
  • Directions
  • Tabulation
  • Syllogism
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Alphabet Test
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Input Output

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification
  • Number Systems
  • Sequence & Series
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures & Alligations
  • Time & Distance
  • Work & Time
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Surds & Indices
  • Percentage
  • Data Interpretation
  • Permutation, Combination
  • Probability
  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Ratio & Proportion

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Para jumbles
  • Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
  • Cloze Test
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Miscellaneous

Finance/ General Awareness

  • Geography
  • History 
  • Knowledge of Current affairs
  • Sports
  • Culture
  • Indian Constitution News related to Reserve Bank of India
  • Banking Awareness
  • Financial Awareness (Union Budget/ Railway Budget)
  • Economics News
  • Indian Constitution News related to Reserve Bank of India

Computer Awareness

  • MS Office
  • emails
  • Windows OS
  • Internet
  • hardware and more.

SBI Clerk 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application form, applicants must have to check all the eligibility criteria needed for SBI Clerk 2022 examination. Here we are giving some basic and necessary eligibility criteria as mentioned below.

Qualification Criteria

  • Applicants must have passed in Bachelor’s degree from any recognized University by Central Govt.
  • Final year applicants are also eligible to apply.
  • Applicants having an Integrated dual degree and IDD certificate can also apply.
  • Applicants must be proficient in Vocal and Written in the official language of the State / UT.

Age Limit

  • The age of the applicants should be lies between 20 to 28 years as on 01 January 2022.
  • The age relaxation will be given for reserved category applicants are as follow.

SBI Clerk 2022 Admit Card

The Admit Card will be released by the official authorities of SBI Clerk on the official website of www.sbi.co.in.

The admit card is a very important document for applicants because, without the admit card, you cannot enter in the examination hall. Here is the step by step procedure to download the Admit Card for both the stages Pre and Mains.

  • First, visit the official website and go to the Admit Card Section.
  • Now open the link and enter the required details such as application no. date of birth.
  • After the above process, The admit card will be shown to you.
  • Download the admit card and take a print out for future reference.

SBI Clerk 2022 Result 

SBI will release the SBI Clerck examination result after the successful arrangement of the Pre and Main examination. The result will be released individually for Pre and Main both. The applicants who have cracked both the examination will be eligible for further process. To download the SBI Clerk 2022 result, do follow the following steps.

  • Visit the official website and search for the Result section.
  • Open the link and fill the details such as- Roll No. and DoB/ Password.
  • Also, fill the Captcha code in the required area.
  • After filling the above details, your admit card will be shown to you.
  • Now download the result and take a print out of it for future reference.

SBI Clerk 2022 Exam Centre

SBI Clerk examination is a national level examination so the examination center is placed in different cities of India Here is the list of cities in which the exam has been held in the previous years. Of course, the examination center may be changes or some other centers may be added according to the situation. Here is the list of previous year examination centers for SBI Clerk.

  • Agra
  • Agartala
  • Ahmedabad
  • Aizwal
  • Akola
  • Allahabad
  • Asansol
  • Aurangabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bareilly
  • Berhampur
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Dehradun
  • Dibrugarh
  • Ernakulam
  • Gangtok
  • Gorakhpur
  • Guwahati
  • Gulbarga(Ganjam)
  • Hubli
  • Hyderabad
  • Imphal
  • Indore
  • Itanagar
  • Jabalpur
  • Jaipur
  • Kanpur
  • Kohima
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Madurai
  • Meerut
  • Mumbai
  • Mysore
  • Nagpur
  • NewDelhi
  • Panaji (Goa)
  • Patna
  • PortBlair
  • Pune
  • Purnea
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Sambalpur
  • Silchar 
  • Siliguri 
  •  Shillong
  • Srinagar
  • Tirupati
  • Vadodara
  • Varanasi
  • Vijayawada 
  • Vishakhapatnam              

SBI Clerk 2022 Exam Preparation Tips

Here we have given some examination tips for the SBI Clerk examination that might help you in your preparation. The tips have been listed below.

  • First, understand the pattern of the paper and download the syllabus of the SBI Clerk examination for both the stages.
  • Do the practice of solving reasoning and quantitative aptitude questions on regular basis consistently and try to increase your speed. 
  • For English and General Awareness, read the newspaper and watch English news, which will helpful for you in your preparation.
  • Always do Mock Tests before the final exam because it will be going to help you a lot.

SBI Clerk 2022 FAQs

Yes, all the sections are bilingual (only except the English Language section) and the questions in all the sections are asked in both the languages Hindi and English.

The best book for the Reasoning section is Verbal and Non- Verbal Book by Dr. R.S. Agarwal.

Yes, there is a Negative Marking Scheme in the examination. 0.25 mark will be deducted for one incorrect answer.

Yes, there is a fixed timing section in the SBI Clerk examination in both the stages, Pre and Mains.

The official website for SBI Clerk 2022 is www.sbi.co.in.

The mode of application is online and the mode of examination is also online.

No, for SBI Clerk posts, there is no Interview process that takes place for the recruitment of SBI Clerk posts.

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