Preparation tips for Examination for Recruitment to Clerical Cadre in Associate Banks of SBI 2012

To know more about the Preparation tips for Examination for Recruitment to Clerical Cadre in Associate Banks of State Bank of India, read ahead.

Oct 6, 2012 13:16 IST
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Candidates who have applied for recruitment to Clerical Cadre in Associate Banks of State Bank of India will have to appear for an objective test, if found eligible, followed by an interview of those who qualify the written test.

Detailed information about the objective type Competitive examination for recruitment to Clerical

Cadre in Associate Banks of State Bank of India is given below:

The Objective type test will be divided into five sections:

(i) General Awareness

(ii) General English

(iii) Quantitative Aptitude

(iv) Reasoning Ability

(v) Marketing Aptitude/ Computer Knowledge

Each section will have 40 questions of one mark each. Thus each section would be of 40 marks and the complete test would be of maximum 200 marks. Candidate has to pass in each test separately.

Except for the Test of General English, all the questions in the tests will be printed in both Hindi and English. Candidates would be given 2 Hours 15 Minutes to write the test.

Passing Marks: Candidates MUST PASS in all the five tests separately. The passing marks in each of the five tests will be decided by the Bank on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test subject to a minimum required level.

Candidates are also required to score minimum percentage marks on aggregate for being considered for interview. Minimum percentage marks on aggregate will be decided by the Bank.

Candidates who pass in each test and on aggregate and rank sufficiently high on the basis of the aggregate  marks in the objective tests will be called for Personal Interview. Depending upon the number of vacancies only certain number of candidates from amongst those who qualify will be called for the  interview in the ratio of maximum 3 candidates for each vacancy.

Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks (to be decided by the bank) in interview to be considered for final selection.

Final selection will be on the basis of candidate’s performance in the written examination and Personal Interview taken together.

(For candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS category 5% relaxation will be available in both written test and personal interview.)

Test of General Awareness

This test intends to give an index of candidate’s awareness of people and events past and present in different walks of life.

Test of English Language

This is a test to check candidate’s English language ability through questions on grammar, vocabulary, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, comprehension of a passage, etc.

Test of Quantitative Aptitude

This test is designed to measure how fast and accurate a candidate is in dealing with numbers, viz. computation, quantitative reasoning, interpretation of tables and graphs etc.

Test of Reasoning Ability

This is a test to see how well a candidate can think, judge and reason.


This test is designed to judge the candidate’s aptitude/ knowledge for working with computer. It contains questions of various kinds.

So, a candidate must concentrate on the above mentioned topics while preparing for the examination.

Besides, as they would be required to attempt 200 questions in just 2 hours and 15 minutes (135 minutes) only, i.e. they will get less than one minute per question, so, they should work on their speed also. As such, candidate should prepare for the examination in such a way that they are able to answer maximum questions correctly in minimum time possible.

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