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Syllabus For SBI Clerk Examination


April 5, 2020 7:42 PM

State Bank of India (SBI)

SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus:

Syllabus Details For SBI Clerk: Full Syllabus details of SBI Clerk Examination for appointment as Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) in clerical cadre in State Bank of India. The Syllabus details are given below.

The Examination Consist of Three Stages :

  • Phase-I Preliminary Examination
  • Phase-II Main Examination
  • Test of Specified Local Language

Phase-I Preliminary Examination:

Sl.SubjectsNo. of QuestionsNo. of MarksDuration
1English Language303020 Min.
2Numerical Ability353520 Min.
3Reasoning Ability353520 Min.
Total1001001 Hour
  • Preliminary Exam is Qualifying in nature
  • Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.
  • 1/4th of mark assigned for question will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • The Exam Duration is 1 Hour
  • The exam will consist of objective type, multiple-choice questions only.

English Language

Basic English Grammar, Paragraph completion, Sentence Completion, Reading comprehension, Vocabulary, Error Spotting, Cloze test, Spell Checks, Miscellaneous, Sentence correction, Phrases and Idioms, Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Phrases, etc.

Numerical Ability

Approximation, Simplification, Number Series, Pipes and cisterns, Quadratic Equations, Time and work, Probability, Series, Average, Profit and loss, Percentage, Time, Speed and Distance, Simple Interest,  Compound Interest, Ratio and proportion, Mensuration, Partnership, Number Systems, Allegation of mixture, Boats and Streams, Problems on train and age, Permutations and Combinations, Data sufficiency, Pie chart, Pipes and Cisterns, Data Interpretation, etc.

Reasoning Ability

Coding Decoding, Data Sufficiency, Syllogism, Order and ranking, puzzles, Statement and Assumptio, Statement and Argumentn, Inequalities, Seating arrangements, Blood relation, Alphanumeric series, Classification, Directions and Distance, etc.

Phase-II Main Examination:

Sl.SubjectsNo. of QuestionsNo. of MarksDuration
1General / Financial Awareness505035 Min.
2General English404035 Min.
3Quantitative Aptitude505045 Min.
4Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 Min.
Total1902002 hr 40 Min.
  • Mains Exam is Scoring in nature
  • Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.
  • 1/4th of mark assigned for question will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • The Exam Duration is 2 Hours 40 Minutes
  • The exam will consist of objective type, multiple-choice questions only.
Test For Specified Local Language:
  • Test For Specified Local Language is Qualifying in nature
  • Those who qualify for selection and produce, 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specified opted local language will not be subjected to any Language test.
  • In case of others (qualified for selection), specified opted local language test will be conducted after provisional selection but before joining.
  • Candidates not found proficient in specified opted local language would be disqualified.
Important Points:
  1. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the aggregate marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II) will be considered for preparation of the final merit list. Provisional selection will be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the test (Main Examination).
  2. A wait list of up to 50% of vacancies (State-category wise) will be maintained. This wait list will be valid for a period of one year from the date of declaration of final result