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SBI Clerk Syllabus :

SBI Clerk syllabus is much similar to that of any other bank exam. There are three major sections that a candidate needs to prepare to ace the preliminary exam. These are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The sections have a wide range of topics on which questions are based. It is recommended that candidates must have a look at the previous year papers and know about the weightage of each topic.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam syllabus:

The preliminary examination of SBI Clerk exam  will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Here is the detailed syllabus:

Reasoning

Quantitative Ability

English Language

Logical Reasoning

Simplification

Reading Comprehension

Alphanumeric Series

Profit & Loss

Cloze Test

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Mixtures &Alligations

Para jumbles

Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Miscellaneous

Coded Inequalities

Work & Time

Fill in the blanks

Seating Arrangement

Time & Distance

Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting

Puzzle

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Paragraph Completion

Tabulation

Data Interpretation

 

Syllogism

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

 

Blood Relations

Number Systems

 

Input Output

Sequence & Series

 

Coding Decoding

Permutation, Combination &Probability

 

SBI Clerk Mains syllabus:

The Mains Examination of SBI Clerk exam  will constitute of 4 sections: Reasoning & Computer Awareness, General English, General/Financial Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude. The complete syllabus is discussed below:

Quantitative Aptitude

General English

General/Financial Awareness

Reasoning Ability

Computer Awareness

Simplification

Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms

Current Affairs – news on banking industry, awards and honors, books and authors,latest appointments, obituaries, new schemes of central and state governments, sports, etc.

Internet

Basics of Computer: Hardware, Software, Generation of Computers

Number Series

Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles

Static GK - country-capital, country-currency, headquarters of financial organizations (of insurance companies), constituencies of ministers, dance forms, nuclear and thermal power stations, etc.

Machine Input/Output

DBMS

Data Sufficiency

Sentence Correction/ Error Finding

Banking/Financial terms

Syllogism

Networking

Data Interpretation

Spell Checks

Static Awareness

Blood Relation

Internet

Quadratic Equation

Fillers

Banking and Financial Awareness

Direction Sense

MS Office

Time & Distance, Work

Cloze Test

Inequalities

Input-Output Devices

Partnership

Puzzles

Important Abbreviations

Profit & Loss

Coding-Decoding

Simple and Compound Interest

Ranking

Mixture and Allegations

Statement and Assumptions

Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Percentages

 

 

SBI CLERK Eligibility Criteria :

The eligibility criteria of SBI Clerk  exam is-

A candidate should be between 20-28 years to be eligible for SBI Clerk exam.

He/she must have be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university.

He or she should be a citizen of India, A subject of Nepal, A subject of Bhutan, A Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of settling permanently in India or a person of Indian origin who migrated to India from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam and have the intention of settling permanently in India.

Educational Qualification for SBI CLERK :

Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the SBI exam is graduation degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India. Candidate who possesses same qualification from the university recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.

Candidates should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree: 

Certificate which supports that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam. 
The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at time of registration for the SBI Bank-Clerk examination.
 

Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as SBI Clerk exam is conducted online.

Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

Candidates applying for SBI Clerk Examination should be one of the following:


1. Citizen of India
2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.
 

Age Eligibility of candidates applying for SBI Clerk Examination:

Candidates applying for the SBI examination should be of 20 years old but not more than 28 years old at the time of registration. Besides this, there is age relaxation relevant to category wise candidates as per the government rules:

Seri   No.

Category

Upper Age Limit

1

SC / ST

33 years

2

OBC

31 years

3

Person with disabilities (General)

38 years

4

Person with disabilities(SC /ST)

43 years

5

Person with disabilities(OBC)

41 years

6

Jammu & Kashmir Migrants

33 Years

7

Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen

Actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years

8

Widows,

Divorced women

( No remarried)

       

GEN- 35 years 

OBC- 38 years 

        SC/ST- 40 years​

 

SBI Clerk Pre-Exam Training :

The Nodal Banks/ Participating Organizations may organize pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the strategy issued by Government of India. This is a kind of training session where candidates are acquainted with the type of questions, common mistakes, and tips for time management, best practices, basic tricks and approaches by experts from training organizations. The purpose is to give a level playing field to students from weaker sections that can’t afford coaching and make them aware about general facet and recruitment procedure of the exam.

 

 

Best books to prepare:

Following are some of the best books to prepare for English:

  • Objective General English by Dr. R.S.Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal from S Chand Publications
  • Objective English for Competitive Exams By Hari Mohan Prasad & Uma Rani Sinha from McGraw Hill Publications
  • Quantitative Aptitude Books:
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • Advanced Maths for General Competitions by Rakesh Yadav
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S.Aggarwal from S Chand Publications
  • Reasoning Aptitude Books:
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S.Aggarwal
  • A New Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by B.S.Sijwali

 General Awareness Books:Indian Year Book English/Hindi by Publication Division

Manorama Yearbook by Mathew & Mammen Manorama

Computer Awareness Books:

  • Objective Computer Awareness by R. Pillai
  • Computer Knowledge by Shikha Agarwal

 

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

 

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2018

Serial No.

Section

No. of Question

Total Marks

Duration

1

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

2

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 minutes

3

Reasoning

35

35

20 minutes

 

Total

100

100

60 minutes

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2018

Serial Number

Section

No. of Question

Total Marks

Duration

1.

General English

40

40

35 minutes

2.

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 minutes

3.

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 minutes

4.

General/Financial Awareness

50

50

35 minutes

 

Total

190

200

2 hours 40 minutes

 

SBI Clerk  Prelims Cut off

Subjects

Maximum Marks

General

OBC/ST/SC/ OH/VI/HI/DXS

Reasoning Ability

35

7.75

3.25

Numerical Ability

35

5.5

2

English Language

30

6.75

3.25

 

SBI Clerk Mains Sectional Cut Off 

Subjects

Maximum

Marks

General

SC/ST/OBC

OH/VI/HI/

XS/DXS

General / Financial Awareness

50

13.5

9.5

3.25

General English

40

14.25

10.25

4.5

Quantitative Aptitude

50

14.5

11.25

6.5

Reasoning Ability &

Computer Aptitude

60

24

19

11.25