SBI Apprentice Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2021 have been clearly explained in the below article. The State Bank of India has released the notification for recruiting 8500 apprentices on 20th Nov 2020. The SBI Apprentice examination is going to be held on a single day in January 2021 (tentatively).
The SBI Apprentice examination is computer-based wherein the candidate has to answer the multiple-choice questions. The candidate should know that the examination paper will be bilingual i.e. in English and Hindi. After the examination, there will be a test of the local language for the eligible candidates.
SBI Apprentice Exam Pattern
State Bank of India is going to conduct an online examination for the SBI Apprentice. The candidate should know that there are going to be multiple choice questions in which the candidate has to mark the most appropriate answer from the given options. There are going to be 4 sections each carrying 25 questions of 1 mark each which the candidate has to complete in 15 minutes per section. Following are the four sections:
- General/Financial Awareness
- General English
- Quantitative Aptitude
- Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude
- All the sections will be bilingual except the General English section. The candidate should know that in case of any discrepancy the English version of the content will be held correct.
- The candidate should also know that there is negative marking in the question paper i.e. for every wrong answer marked by a candidate a negative marking of 0.25 marks will be deducted.
- The candidate should know that there is no sectional cut off but only the composite cut off marks for the whole paper.
Following is a tabular representation of the exam pattern of SBI Apprentice.
|Section||Total Question||Total Marks||Time Allotted(Minutes)|
|Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude||25||25||15|
SBI will release a merit list in descending order according to the aggregate marks secured by the candidate in the examination for each state and category. Eligible candidates will be called for the test of the local language. Following is a tabular representation of the state-wise test of language session information.
The candidates will have to appear at the local language test at the center allotted by the SBI. Those candidates who have furnished the 10th/12th certificate as proof of local language are exempted from appearing in the test for the local language.
SBI Apprentice Syllabus
Following is the syllabus of the SBI Apprentice examination.
- Banking/Financial terms
- News on banking industry
- Awards and honors
- Headquarters to financial organization
- Abbreviations related to finance
Following is the syllabus of General English section:
- Reading comprehension
- Synonyms and Antonyms
- Sentence rearrangement
- Sentence Correction
- Spell Checks
- Cloze Test
Following is the syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude section:
- Number Series
- Data Sufficiency
- Data Interpretation
- Quadratic Equation
- Time & Distance, Work
- Profit & Loss
- Simple and Compound Interest
- Mixture and Allegations
- Ratio & Proportion
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude
Following is the syllabus of Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude section:
- Basics of Computer
- Machine Input and Output
- Blood Relation
- Direction Sense
- MS Office
- Input-Output Devices
- Statement and Assumptions
SBI Apprentice Exam Date
SBI Apprentice online examination will be held in January 2021 (tentatively). The candidate is advised to prepare according to the prescribed date. The test of language will be conducted after the online exam result declaration. SBI can alter the dates if required.
SBI Apprentice Selection Process
- The selection will be primarily based on the marks secured by the candidate in the computer-based examination.
- Candidates who have secured the marks above the cut off marks established by SBI will be called for the Test of Language.
- Candidates who have studies the selected local language in the 10th/12th standard are exempted to attend the Test of Language round. The final merit list will be based on both the parameters mentioned.
Following is a tabular representation of the important dates with respect to SBI Apprentice.
|Application Start||20th Nov 2020|
|Last Date to Apply||10th Dec 2020|
|Last Date to Pay the Fee||10th Dec 2020|
|Admit Card Release Date||Last week of Dec 2020|
|Exam Date||Jan 2021|
There are a total of 8500 vacancies and here is a tabular representation of the vacancies
|Other Backward Classes||1948|
|Economically Weaker Section||844|
Word To The Candidate
The candidate should know that selection to SBI Apprentice does not guarantee a job in SBI, but if the candidate plans to work in the banking sector it is one of the stepping stones for it. During the interview of probationary office, clerk of any bank, preference will be given to the SBI Apprentice.
Moreover, the candidate shall find the examination for SBI Apprentice to be much easier than compared to any traditionally banking sector examination such as SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, etc. Hence the eligible candidate should apply for the SBI Apprentice post and give the examination with full preparation.
SBI Apprentice Exam FAQ’s
Q. Is There Negative Marking In The SBI Apprentice Examination?
A. Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
Q. Will The Candidate Be Able To See The Whole Paper At Once?
A. No, the candidate cannot see the whole paper at once.
Q. Is There A Particular Order In Which The Question Will Appear In The Examination?
A. Yes, there is a particular order which will be followed during the examination but it will be according to SBI.
Q. Is There A Sectional Cut Off For The Examination?
A. No, there is no sectional cut off for the examination. There is a composite of marks cut off for the examination.