State Bank of India (SBI) is all set to conduct the Apprentice Recruitment 2021 examination on September 20, 2021. Admit cards for the same have already been released on the official website – sbi.co.in. To qualify this recruitment exam, candidates will have to score equal to or more than the cut-off marks in each subject. While the cut-off marks for this year shall be disclosed after the exam, candidates can refer to the 2019 cut-offs to get a tentative range. Knowing the cut-off marks is always better as it can help candidates drive their preparation in the proper direction.
To download their admit cards, candidates must access the ‘Careers’ section of sbi.co.in and click on the link attached to “Engagement of Apprentices under the Apprentices Act, 1961′ and then click on ‘Download Exam Call Letter’. After accessing the admit card link, registered candidates have to enter their login credentials such as registration number or roll number and password or date of birth. After submitting these credentials, candidates will gain access to their SBI Apprentice 2021 admit cards.
The last date to download the admit card is September 20, 2021. Candidates must make it a point to download or take a printout of their admit cards before the exam day.
The SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2021 examination covers important subjects such as General English, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude and General & Financial Awareness. Each subject will cover a total of 25 questions for 25 marks each, resulting in the paper covering 100 questions for 100 marks. Here is a subject-wise cut-off required to clear the exam (based on the 2019 cut-off) –
# General English: 16-18 marks
# Reasoning & Computer Aptitude: 18-20 marks
# Quantitative Aptitude: 15-20 marks
# General & Financial Awareness: 18-21 marks
Thus, candidates have to score a minimum of 70-75 marks to clear the SBI Apprentice 2021 exam, taking into account the 2019 cut-offs. Depending on the level of competition this year, the cut-off marks for each category will differ. However, knowing the tentative range of required cut-off is always useful, especially when candidates are entering the last-minute preparation stage.
Apart from the previous year cut-offs, understanding the SBI Apprentice 2021 paper pattern and marking scheme are important aspects of any candidate’s overall preparation strategy. According to official reports, the exam will cover 100 questions for a maximum of 100 marks. Each correct answer will be allotted 1 mark, while for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted. Thus, the overall marking scheme can be summed up by:
Total Marks = (1 x total correct answers) – (0.25 x total wrong answers)