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SBI Clerk JA Exam Pattern

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SBI Clerk JA Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk Junior Associates Exam Pattern 2018

Understanding the SBI Clerk JA exam pattern and syllabus will help the candidates in devising effective preparation strategies. Speed/Time management is vital in obtaining a good score in any competitive exam and hence, analysis of SBI Clerk JA exam pattern and syllabus is very crucial to be able to complete the exams in the stipulated time.


The SBI Clerk JA selection process has two phases. The first phase is Preliminary Exam and the second phase is Main Exam which are written exams conducted online.


shape Phases

  • SBI Clerk JA Prelim Exam is an online Objective Type exam.
  • SBI Clerk JA Prelim Exam has a duration of 1 hour and Maximum Marks : 100.
  • SBI Clerk JA Prelim Exam has 3 sections as shown in table below.
  • SBI Clerk JA Prelim Exam – For each wrong answer, there is a Negative Marking of 0.25 marks.
  • SBI Clerk JA Prelim Exam is a qualifying exam for SBI Clerk JA Main Exam.

  • S.No Name Of Test No.of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
    1 English 30 30 20 Minutes
    2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
    3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
    Total 100 100 1 Hour


    Main Examamination will consists of Objective Test for 200 marks with 4 sections with a total of 190 questions. Each section in the Main Examination is timed and like the Prelims examination, there is a penalty for each wrong answer.

    S.No Sections No. of Questions Maximum marks Time allocated
    1 General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
    2 General English 40 40 35 minutes
    3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
    4 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
    Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 minutes


    The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi.


    SBI Clerk JA – Related Information
    SBI Clerk JA 2018 – Official Notification
    SBI Clerk 2018 JA – Exam Syllabus