SBI Clerk Syllabus
SBI Clerk Syllabus


SBI Clerk Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Name of OrganisationState Bank of India (SBI)
Name of PostsClerk
Official Website
Recruitment DetailsSBI Clerk Recruitment
Type of TestObjective Type
Test ModeOnline (Computer Based Test – CBT)

SBI Clerk Pattern

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern: SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam is a 1-hour examination and will have 100 objective-type questions for you to solve. The test will be an online objective type and will have the following 3 sections English Language, Numerical Ability & Reasoning Ability for each section. The above tests except for the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

  • Type of Questions: Online Objective Type
  • No. of Questions: 100 Questions
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 Marks are deducted for the Wrong answer.

This time the exam is going to be online. This exam consists of the following sections.

English Language :

  • Maximum Marks: 30 marks
  • No. of Questions: 30 Question

Numerical Ability : 

  • Maximum Marks: 35 marks
  • No. of Questions: 35 Question

Reasoning Ability : 

  • Maximum Marks: 35 marks
  • No. of Questions: 35 Question

SBI Clerk Main Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk Main Exam Pattern: SBI Clerk Main Exam is a 02 hour 40 Minutes examination and will have 190 objective-type questions for you to solve. The test will be an online objective type and will have the following 4 sections English Language, Numerical Ability & Reasoning Ability for each section.

But now according to the new SBI Clerk Exam Pattern, it will comprise 5 parts they include:

Topics included in the SBI clerk main examNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration of the main exam
General / Financial Awareness505035 minutes
General English404035 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
Total190200 2 Hours 40 Minutes

General/ Financial Awareness : 

  • Maximum Marks: 50 marks
  • No. of Questions: 50 Question
  • Duration: 35 Minutes

General English : 

  • Maximum Marks: 40 marks
  • No. of Questions: 40 Question
  • Duration: 35 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude : 

  • Maximum Marks: 50 marks
  • No. of Questions: 50 Question
  • Duration: 45 Minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude : 

  • Maximum Marks: 60 marks
  • No. of Questions: 50 Question
  • Duration: 45 Minutes

SBI Clerk Syllabus – Local Language Test

  • The Local Language Test is qualifying in nature.
  • Those who have studied the official (local) language at the 10th level and have proof as a certificate, will not have to give the local language test.
  • If not so, you will be required to take a language test which will be conducted after provisional selection but before joining.

SBI Clerk Syllabus

SBI Syllabus for Clerks: SBI Clerks Exam is the most popular exam among all exams conducted by SBI.

Preliminary Examination:

1. English Language

2. Numerical Ability

3. Reasoning Ability

Main Examination:

1. General/ Financial Awareness

2. General English

3. Quantitative Aptitude

4. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

General Awareness :
The fourth section is General Awareness. These questions are not based on any specific study but are related to current affairs. Definition of the current affairs is the recent activity of India, and its neighboring countries’ sports, constitution, politics, history, banking, culture, geography, economy, techniques, and Finance.

English Language :
The second section is about the English language. It is one of the most important languages because it is wider and more useful all over the world, so the managing committee wants to select only those candidates who are capable of understanding English. The questions in this section may be asked from the topic is vocabulary means homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, word formation, and topic comprehension means deriving conclusion, theme detection, passage completion and the topic Rearrangement of passage, spelling, sentence and the topic grammar means set of rules active passive voice, indirect direct speech, and the topic General usage means phrases and idioms.

Numerical Ability, Quantitative Aptitude :
The third section is Quantitative Aptitude in this question will have five multiple-choice answers. The question in this selection may be based on two topics as Arithmetic and Data Interpretation. Data Interpretation means bar graphs, pie charts, line graphs, and tabulation. Arithmetic means roots, average, ratio, time & work, time & distance, percentage, profit & loss, mixture, stocks & shares, partnership, clocks, volume & surface area, height & distances, logarithms, permutation & combination, simple & compound interest, in equations & equations and probability.

Test of Reasoning :
The first section will be Logical Reasoning means the process of forming judgment conclusions from premises or facts. The question in this section may be based on Verbal and Non-Verbal.
Verbal means classification, analogy, decision-making, word formation, series, decoding & coding, blood relation, symbol & notation, statement & conclusion, sitting arrangement, and problem-solving.
Non-Verbal means series completion, finding any missing figure, and classification.

Computer Knowledge :
Computer awareness means knowledge and the ability to use computers. Questions are based on two topics as hardware and software. The topics will be covered in this section are MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Windows, the internet, and how to operate well for official use. You can say that just basic knowledge of computers. That contains the following topics operating systems, computer networks, internet, E-commerce, basic computer architecture, terminology, EFT systems, acronyms, and MS Office 2003, 2007.

Eligibility Criteria:

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government

Age : (As of 01.01.2018)

Minimum: 20 years
Maximum: 28 years

SBI Clerk Syllabus and Weightage

Candidates are suggested to check SBI Clerk Complete Syllabus with weightage from here.

English Language
Reading Comprehension10 Questions
Cloze Test5-10 Questions
Spotting Errors5-10 Questions
Sentence Improvement5-7 Questions
Para Jumbles4-5 Questions
Fill in the Blanks5-7 Questions
Vocabulary (Spelling Errors, Idioms & Phrases)5-7 Questions
Quantitative Aptitude
Number Series5 Questions
Simplification/ Approximation5-10 Questions
Quadratic Equations4-5 Questions
Data Interpretation5-10 Questions
Miscellaneous Arithmetic Questions (Problem on ages, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Partnership, Speed Time & Distance, Pipes & Cisterns, Mensuration, Boats & Streams, Probability, Mixtures, Simple & Compound Interest, etc)10-15 Questions
Reasoning Ability
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement10-15 Questions
Inequality4-5 Questions
Syllogism4-5 Questions
Alphanumeric & Numeric Series5-10 Questions
Coding-Decoding4-5 Questions
Miscellaneous Problems5-7 Questions

SBI Clerk Syllabus – Advantages

  • The course outline will help applicants to prepare for the exam and SBI Clerk Syllabus Hindi is a detailed synopsis that mentions all the topics which are asked in the examination, questions are framed out of the topics covered in SBI Clerk Syllabus and Cut Off Marks.
  • You can track your presentation by marking the topics you have covered and thus, you can tick the topics as you learn and cover them.
  • Another advantage of the SBI Clerk GK Syllabus is that you can appear to recognize which topics are comparatively effortless for you and which are tough; thus, you can prepare the tough yet important ones earlier.
  • SBI Clerk GA Syllabus also informs you of the subjects and topics of the question paper and you can mark them for preparation.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the syllabus for clerks?

SBI Clerk Syllabus covers English Language, Numerical Ability & Reasoning for the Prelims Exam and Quantitative Aptitude, General English, General/Financial Awareness, Reasoning Ability & Computer Awareness for Main Exam.

Is SBI Clerk easy to Crack?

Not Easy, it depends on the preparation of a candidate. Last Year, the overall difficulty level of the SBI Clerk prelims exam was easy to moderate and the mains exam was moderate in terms of difficulty level.

Does SBI Clerk have a negative marking?

Yes, there is a negative marking in the SBI Clerk exam. 1/4th of marks assigned to a particular question are deducted as a penalty for wrong answers.

Is a calculator allowed in SBI Clerk Exam?

No, Calculators are not allowed in the PO or clerk preliminary or mains exam.

Does the SBI clerk have a sectional cutoff?

There are no sectional cutoff marks in the SBI Clerk exam. Candidates need to secure the overall SBI Clerk cutoff marks to qualify for the subsequent round of the exam.

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