SBI Clerk Prelims 2022: Exams start from today; check imp guidelines here

The State Bank of India (SBI) will be holding the SBI Clerk Prelims 2022 exam starting today i.e. 12th November. Exams will be held on 12, 19, 20 and 25 November 2022. Exams will be held nationwide today, however, due to state elections in Himachal Pradesh, exams have been postponed for candidates .

SBI is conducting the exam for recruiting 5,486 vacancies under Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales).

Speaking of the paper pattern, the preliminary exam will be an objective test for 100 points. It would be 1 hour long and consist of 3 sections – English Language, Numerical Ability and Thinking Ability. The exams will take place in four shifts: 9 a.m.-10 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.-3 p.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Here are the details on the online test model:

A login screen will be displayed for the candidate. The candidate must log in using his username and password provided on the call letter.

Once connected, the candidate’s profile (name, registration number and photo, etc.) is displayed and the candidate must confirm it by clicking on the “I confirm” button confirming that the profile is correct.

A candidate should read the instructions carefully and indicate that they have done so by ‘checking’ (clicking) the box at the bottom of the screen, after which the ‘I’m ready to start’ button is activated. The test will then begin.

In the online preliminary exam, there will be 100 questions and each question is followed by 5 alternatives/options.

Only one question will be displayed at a time.

After selecting an answer for a question, the candidate must click on the “SAVE & NEXT” button to save their answer and move on to the next question. Note that without clicking the ‘Save & Next’ button the selected answer for a question will not be saved.

Candidates are not allowed to submit their answers until the end of the total test time for the online preliminary exam.

A candidate can navigate between questions in the test by clicking on the question number displayed on the right side of the screen.

Under no circumstances should a candidate click on any of the “keyboard keys” once the exam has started, as this will lock the exam.

Here are the important guidelines for candidates taking the SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2022:

The candidate is required to report to the exam venue in accordance with the time slot mentioned in the call letter. Latecomers will not be permitted to take the test.

The mapping of “Candidate List Number and Lab Number” will NOT be displayed outside the exam venue, but the same will be communicated to candidates individually at the time of candidate entry to the venue of the exam.

Wearing a face mask is compulsory.

Apart from this, candidates would be allowed to carry – personal transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitizer, simple pen, pencils, erasers, exam related documents.

Candidates must also bring glue to stick the photos and an ink pad to affix the imprint of the left thumb.

A candidate must have the AarogyaSetu app installed on their mobile phone. The AarogyaSetu status should show the candidate’s risk factor. A candidate must display this status to the security guard upon entering the exam venue.

The use of books, notes, calculators and cell phones is not permitted. Books, slide rules, notebooks or written notes will not be allowed inside the exam room.

The structural work to be done on the sheet provided. Applicants should do all necessary draft work on the sheets provided. Once the test is complete, they should submit the draft sheet by putting it in the designated drop box.

If applicants are found guilty of copying, misconduct or unfair practices, they will be disqualified from the selection process and excluded permanently/for a fixed period from any consideration or selection by the Bank.

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