SBI Clerk Mains | SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2020


The State Bank of India is going to conduct the SBI Clerk Exam 2020 to recruit promising candidates for clerical posts in PSU banks across the country. The exam is a two-tiered one. The first stage is the SBI clerk prelims exam and the final stage is the SBI Clerk Mains Exam. You would have to pass the prelims exam to appear in the mains exam and you would have to qualify in the mains to be selected as an SBI clerk. This shows how important mains exam really is. Here we are going to talk about the things you should know about SBI clerk mains to prepare better for SBI clerk 2020.

What is the SBI Clerk Mains Exam?

As said before, the SBI clerk mains exam is the final stage of the SBI clerk selection process. All the questions would be of MCQ type and you would get one mark for every right answer and 0.25 marks would be deducted for every wrong answer. After you qualify the SBI clerk main exam, you would get selected as an SBI clerk.

How to Apply for SBI Clerk Mains?

There is no separate application process for SBI Clerk 2020 Mains Exam. You need to apply once before the SBI Clerk prelims. You can go on the official website of SBI to apply for SBI clerk mains 2020. You can also click on the button below to know about the SBI clerk mains application process.

SBI Clerk Selection Process 2019

What are the SBI Clerk Mains Dates?

The SBI clerk mains exam date is not known as of now as the official notification is not out yet. However, the tentative SBI clerk exam date is available with Topprnotes. The Mains Exam Date for SBI Clerk 2020 would probably be conducted in the April 2020 after the Prelims exam. You can refer to the table below for more details.

Events of the exam Dates (tentative)
Availability of online application form 3rd  January 2020
Deadline for registration 26th January 2020
Availability of admit card for preliminary exam 11th February 2020
Preliminary exam Feb/ March 2020
Main exam will be conducted on  19th April 2020
Declaration of [ main + final  ]exam’s result  June 2020


What is the SBI Clerk Mains Pattern?

In the SBI clerk 2020 mains pattern, you would have to answer the questions on the following subjects:

  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning and Computer
  • General Awareness and Financial Awareness

The following table gives you more details about the SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Serial Number Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1. General English 40 40 35 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes

What is the SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus?

As seen from the table above, there are 4 subjects in the SBI clerk syllabus for mains. There is no official syllabus released by SBI for the mains exam. However, the SBI is found to have asked questions from a specific set of topics. Let us look at the type of questions asked in the exam.

English language – The questions would be asked about grammar and comprehension

Quantitative Aptitude – The questions would be asked on basic mathematical questions like profit and loss, simple interest, time and work.

Reasoning and Computer Awareness – In SBI Clerk Mains 2020, the reasoning and the computer awareness is combined together in one paper. In Reasoning, you would be asked questions that should be solved with your logical skills. In computer awareness, you would be asked questions on the basic concepts of computers.

General and Financial Awareness – In this section, you would be asked questions on issues like current affairs, GK, banking and financial issues.

So, these were some of the details that you should know about the SBI Clerk mains. Hope this article was of help to you. You can keep browsing Topprnotes for more information on IBPS Clerk Exam.