The State Bank of India (SBI) exam pattern will be in 3 sections: Prelims, Mains & Local Language Test.
For the first time sectional timing has been incorporated in the SBI Clerk Prelims Exam. The paper will have 3 portions – English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability, accounting to total 100 marks.
But there are few things that examinees need to know before applying for the exam:
1. The age relaxation for Widows, Divorced women, and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried, is now changed to 7 years. Previously it was 9 years for these categories.
2. Previously the selection process consisted of 4 phases: Preliminary Online Test, Main Online Test, Interview (subject to Govt. of India approval), Test of Official and/or Local Language. Now as per the new pattern, the selection procedure consists of only 3 different stages: Preliminary Exam, Main Exam, Test of Official and/or Local Language.
3. For the first time, sectional timing has been introduced in the SBI Clerk 2018 examination for each section in the preliminary exam. In the new exam pattern, 20 Minutes is given for each section.