SBI Clerk Syllabus

State Bank Of India (SBI) is an Indian multinational, public sector banking and financial services company. It is a government owned corporation. Every year SBI release notifications and recruit a huge number of people.

SBI always ensures Career Opportunities for the Aspirants. If you are preparing for SBI Clerk exams you need know about the exam pattern, syllabus, previous year cutoffs and more details. Before you can begin your preparation for the exam, have a look at the SBI Syllabus in detail.

Here we are sharing the SBI Clerk exam pattern, such as the type of questions and the syllabus of the examination. The examinations are conducted online.

SBI Clerk is conducted in two phases:

Phase 1: Preliminary Examination

Phase 2: Mains Examination

SBI Clerk structure for Preliminary Exam

Phase 1: The preliminary examination of SBI Clerk consists of 100 questions consisting of 100 marks and a duration of 1 hour.

S. No. Name of the section No. of Questions Marks
1. English Language 30 30
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

SBI Clerk structure for Main Examination

Phase 2: This is an online test that consists of total 190 questions, having a total mark of 200 and duration of 2 hours 40 minutes. There are different timings for each section and a negative marking of 1/4th. There will be a cutoff applied at two stages which are sectional cutoff and overall cutoff.

And it has following tests:

S. No. Name of the test No. of Question Total  Marks Duration(in minutes)
1. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35
2. General English 40 40 35
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45
4. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45
Total 190 200 2 hour 40 minutes

Syllabus for the English Language

  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Word Formation
  • Sentence Completion

In comprehension there will be questions from the following:

  • Deriving conclusion
  • Passage completion
  • Passage correction
  • Error detection
  • Theme detection

Syllabus For Quantitative Aptitude

  • Tables
  • Bar Graphs
  • Percentages
  • Boats & Streams
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Data Analysis
  • Combines data sets
  • Time & Work
  • Time & separation
  • Rate
  • Mixture
  • Stocks & shares
  • Height & Distance
  • Surface Area
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Equations and Probability
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Simplification
  • Partnership
  • Surds & Indices

Syllabus for Reasoning Ability:

  • Puzzle
  • Seating Arrangement- Circular table and Line (North & South)
  • Statement and Argument
  • Input Output
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Coding Decoding
  • Number Series
  • Making Judgments
  • Order and Ranking
  • Syllogism
  • Inequality and Decision Making
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relation

Syllabus for General Awareness

  • Knowledge of current
  • Sports, history, geography, culture, Indian Constitution.
  • News about technology
  • News related to Reserve Bank of India
  • Economic news
  • Financial Awareness
  • News on India and its Neighbouring countries

Syllabus for Marketing Aptitude:

  • Basics of Marketing
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Marketing Mix
  • Product life cycle
  • Advertising
  • Brand
  • Developing Stage of Organization
  • 4P’s and 4 C’s of Marketing

Syllabus for Computer Awareness:

  • Shortcut keys
  • Operating System Concepts
  • Latest technologies
  • Generation of computer
  • Latest technologies
  • Basic security concepts
  • Short Forms (Example: Jpeg, mp3, pdf)
  • Ms Word, Excel

The cutoffs for the exams will be decided by the bank after the candidates appear for the exam based on the difficulty of the paper and the performance. The candidates should refer previous years cut off to get an idea of the cutoff mark for the overall and section wise requirement. With the syllabus given, the candidates will be able to focus on the topics that are weak and important as it will be required to score above the cutoff required to crack the bank exams. Practising previous year’s question papers will also help the candidates to get a better understanding of the pattern of the questions.

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