SBI Syllabus


SBI Clerk Syllabus

The SBI Clerk Exam mainly recruits new employees in the position of Junior Associates for the clerical cadre of the Bank. There are two different stages in this SBI exam:

  • SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam: This exam is also called as SBI Clerk Prelims. This exam is the initial stage of the clerical cadre of the banking giant which filters out candidates for the next level.
  • SBI Clerk Mains Exam: This SBI exam is commonly referred to as the SBI Clerk Mains. In this stage, the marks that candidates secure usually determines the selection status of candidates as clerks in the State Bank.
  • SBI Interview: There is no interview in this stage, and the SBI exam results are announced in a couple of months from the SBI Clerk Mains exam, and the final selected candidates are deputed on merit-basis.

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

tate Bank of India Clerk Eligibility: State Bank of India hires Indian Citizens for appointment in Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) in Clerical Cadre. Candidates to gain eligibility to apply for Clerical post must satisfy the below given eligibility criteria…

1. Nationality: Candidates must be a Citizen of India.

2. Age Limit: Candidates age must be between 20 to 28 years as on 01-04-2021. Candidates should have born not earlier than 02-04-1993 and not later than 01-04-2001 (both days inclusive) are only eligible to apply. Age relaxations will be extended as per govt rules.

3. Age Relaxation:

CategoryRelaxation (in years)
SC/ ST5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC)3 years
PWD (Gen)10 years
PWD (SC/ ST)15 years
PWD (OBC)13  years
Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from 01-01-1980 to 31-12-19895 years
Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-ServicemenActual 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)
Widows, Divorced women and women  judicially separated from their husbands   & who are not remarried7 years (subject to maximum    age limit of 35 years for General and 38 years for OBC & 40 years for  SC/ST candidates.

SBI Clerk Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude

SBI Clerk Syllabus
SBI Clerk Prelims Quantitative SyllabusExpected number of Questions
Equation and Algebra3
Data Interpretation15
Work and Time2
Volume & Surface area3
Upstream and Downstream1-2
Time & Distance2
Surds & Indices1-2
Stock & Shares1-2
Simple Interest and Compound Interest1-2
Sequence & Series5
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage3
Profit and Loss2
Permutation and Combination5
Number Systems2-3
Mixtures and Alligations1-2
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere1-2

SBI Clerk Syllabus: Reasoning Ability

SBI Clerk Syllabus
SBI Clerk Prelims Reasoning SyllabusExpected Number of questions
Seating Arrangement5-10
Blood Relations2
Direction Test2-3
Order and Ranking1-2
Statement and Assumptions2-3
Alphanumeric Series2-3
Data Sufficiency1-3

SBI Clerk Syllabus: English Language

SBI Clerk Syllabus
SBI Clerk Prelims English SyllabusExpected Number of Questions
Reading Comprehension10-15
Fill in the Blanks5-10
Synonyms and Antonyms4-5
Sentence Rearrangement5
Sentence Correction5-10
Cloze Test5-7
Idioms and Phrases1-2

Books to Refer

SBI Clerk Syllabus Booklist
Quantitative Aptitude BooksQuantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. AgarwalShortcuts in Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by Disha ExpertsFast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant PublicationsQuantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by Abhijit Guha
Reasoning Ability BooksA Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S AgarwalAnalytical Reasoning by M.K. PandeyHow To Prepare For Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning by Arun SharmaHow to prepare for Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma
English Langauge BooksObjective General English by R.S. AgarwalEnglish Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
General Awareness BooksIndia Year Book by Publications Department, Government of IndiaBanking Awareness by B.K.Raut and S.R. BeheraDaily Newspaper for current affairs

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