What To Do After Finding Out The SBI Clerk Prelims Results?

The State Bank of India (SBI) conducts the Clerk exam for the post of Junior Associates. The selection process consists of online Preliminary and Main examination. Once the Preliminary exam results were declared for the recruitment of Junior Associates, SBI will release the admit cards for the Junior Associates online Main exam.

With the release of the SBI Clerk results, candidates who have passed with flying colours should now focus on the SBI Clerk Main examination. One has to understand that there is a lot of difference between the SBI preliminary and main examinations. Here is some of the important information you need to know after the release of the SBI Clerk exam results.


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What After The SBI Clerk Prelims Results

SBI Junior Associates Main Exam Pattern

The candidates who've passed the preliminary exam must know about the SBI Junior Associates main exam pattern. There will be negative marks for every wrong answer. 1/4th of the mark for every question will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Name of TestNo of Questions Marks Duration
General/Financial Awareness 5050

35 minutes General English 40 4035 minutes Quantitative Aptitude 5050

45 minutes Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes Total 190 2002 Hours 40 Minutes

Test Of Specified Opted Local Language

As the Junior Associates' day-to-day work is associated with the local people, the local language is required for communication and other purposes. Candidates who qualify in the main exam have to produce their 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/certificate as an evidence of being proficient in the local language. If not, SBI will conduct a specified local language test to those who've been selected.

How The Final Merit Marks Are Calculated

Candidates have to know how the marks are calculated for the final merit list prior to the main examination. The marks obtained in the phase-II, i.e., the main examination are only considered for the final selection.

Never Ignore General/Financial Awareness Section

This is an additional subject which is not available in the SBI Clerk prelims exam. It consists of 50 marks and is considered as one of the scoring sections in the SBI Clerk main examination. As this section is based on factual knowledge, one can complete this section in less than 30 minutes.

How The Last 10 Days' Preparation Should Be

In a series of articles, we have published all the preparation tips along with shortcuts to crack the SBI Junior Associates exam. Aspirants are suggested to read our post "Last-week Preparation Tips To Crack SBI Junior Associates Exam". Here are some other preparation tips for the SBI Clerk main exam.

  • Candidates should hone their reading skills to gain more marks in the reasoning ability and English language sections.
  • Success in the SBI Clerk main exam will come only if you practise enough. Never compromise on practising more questions on quantitative aptitude, reasoning ability and general English.
  • Increase your speed in mathematical calculations and never give space for negative marking.
  • Try to learn more shortcuts which will help you save time during the exam.
  • Stay stress-free during the last days of the preparation. Try to practise and/or solve the question paper in a cool and calm way.

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