It will consist of 4 questions out of which the candidates are required to attempt 3 questions only. The test will be of 60 marks (i.e. 20 marks for each question). Time duration for the test will be 45 minutes. However, the test will be only qualifying and the marks obtained therein shall not be reckoned for preparing the merit list. The candidates shall have the option to answer the descriptive test either in English or Hindi or the Official Language of the State.
The candidates have to pass in each of the objective and descriptive test separately and there will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective Tests. Depending on the numbers of vacancies, only those candidates who rank sufficiently high in the Objective Test will be called for interview. Final selection will be on the basis of ranking accorded after adding the marks obtained in the Objective Tests and Interview.
State Bank Group:
However for State Bank Group the pattern of Clerical Examination is little bit different which is as under:
In general, Bank Clerk Examination consists of four subjects, namely, Test of Reasoning, Numerical Ability, Test of English Language and Clerical Aptitude. But in the scheme of examination prescribed by the State Bank of India there will be six Tests – General Awareness, Reasoning Ability , Quantitative Aptitude, General English and Computer /Marketing , General English is a compulsory subject
It is to be it noted that Clerical Aptitude a Compulsory subject of Bank Clerk Exams has been omitted by the State Bank of India.