The State Bank of India (SBI) Clerk Preliminary Examination is a critical first step for thousands of candidates aspiring to join the prestigious ranks of the SBI as clerical staff. This highly competitive exam is conducted annually, attracting applicants nationwide. The Prelims serve as a screening test, filtering candidates for the Main examination. With the applications processed earlier this year, the exam saw many candidates competing for a limited number of vacancies, highlighting the competitive nature of the recruitment process.
The SBI Clerk Prelims is known for its rigorous testing of candidates’ proficiency in numerical ability, reasoning ability, and English language skills. Conducted in various centres nationwide, the exam’s results are eagerly awaited by participants, marking a significant milestone in their banking careers.
SBI Clerk Prelims: An Overview
- Exam Name: SBI Clerk Prelims
- Conducting Body: State Bank of India
- Purpose: Screening for SBI Clerk Main Examination
- Exam Mode: Online
- Exam Date: 05 to 12 January
- Result Date: Anticipated by mid-feb
The State Bank of India (SBI) accepted online applications for the clerk recruitment drive from 17 November to 07 December 2023. Applicants who successfully applied for the exam took the test as per the schedule determined by the examination board.
The SBI Clerk Preliminary examination assesses the candidate’s aptitude and suitability for clerical duties in the banking sector. The exam typically consists of a computer-based test covering English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability. Each section is timed separately, and the candidates must manage their time efficiently to attempt as many questions as possible accurately.
The Preliminary phase of the SBI Junior Associate (Clerical Cadre) written examination was conducted for 100 marks. All questions in the exam were of the multiple-choice type, and candidates were allotted 2 hours and 40 minutes to complete the paper. For each correct answer, the aspirants will score 1 mark, and for each incorrect answer, 1/4th mark will be deducted as a penalty. The board will select applicants for the main examination based on their performance in the preliminary examination.
Expected Cut-Off Score
The cut-off score for the SBI Clerk Prelims is determined based on the overall performance of all the candidates. It varies each year depending on factors such as the difficulty level of the exam, the number of candidates, and the number of vacancies. The expected cut-off can be estimated by analyzing past trends and current exam difficulty, providing candidates with a benchmark for their performance.
- General: 73-77
- OBC: 70-74
- SC: 62-66
- ST: 60-64
- EWS: 72-76
Steps to Check the Result
Checking the SBI Clerk Prelims result is straightforward and can be done online. Follow these steps to access your result:
- Visit the official SBI careers website: www.sbi.co.in/careers.
- Look for the ‘Latest Announcements’ section and find the ‘SBI Clerk Prelims Result’ link.
- Click on the link, and you will be prompted to enter your registration number/roll number and password/date of birth.
- After entering the required details, click on the submit button.
- Your result will be displayed on the screen. It is advisable to download and take a printout of the result for future reference.