SBI Clerk Syllabus & Exam Pattern

State Bank of India (SBI) has released an Official Notification for the posts of 5121 Junior Associate (Clerk) on official website on 17 April 2021. Here we discuss about the syllabus & Exam pattern of this examination. It will give you a brief idea on how to start your exam preparations.

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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 online objective type will have the following 3 sections with English Language, Numerical Ability & Reasoning Ability for each section. The above tests except 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 deducted for Wrong answer.

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

Sl.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
01English language303020 min.
02Numerical Ability353520 min.
03Reasoning Ability353520 min.
Total10010001 Hours

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 online objective type will have the following 4 sections with English Language, Numerical Ability & Reasoning Ability for each section.

Sl.Name of TestNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksDuration
01General/ Financial Awareness505035 min.
02General English404035 min.
03Quantitative Aptitude505045 min.
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 min.
Total1902002 Hr. 40 min.

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SBI Syllabus for Clerks : SBI Clerks Exam is the most popular exam among the all exams conducted by SBI. Now lets have a look at the detailed syllabus of Clerks Exam….

First Section – General Awareness :
Fourth section is General Awareness. These questions are not based on any specific study but related to current affairs. Definition of the current affairs is recent activity of India, and its neighbor countries like as sports, constitution, politics, history, banking, culture, geography, economy, techniques and Finance.

Second Section – English Language :
Second section of is English language. It is one of the most important languages because it is wider and useful in all over the world, so the managing committee wants to select only those candidates who are capable of understand English. The questions in this section may be asked from the topic is vocabulary means homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, word formation and the 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.

Third Section – Numerical Ability, Quantitative Aptitude :
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 like 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.

Fourth Section – Test of Reasoning :
First section will be Logical Reasoning means the process of forming judgement 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 ability to use computers. Questions are based on two topics like as hardware and software. The topics will be covered in this section are MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, Windows, 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, the basic computer architecture, terminology, EFT systems, acronyms and MS Office 2003, 2007.

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