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SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019 with Exam Pattern - Prelims & Mains

SBI Clerk 2019 Recruitment Notification has been released. Check latest Syllabus & Exam Pattern of SBI Clerk Prelims & Mains Recruitment Exams 2019.

Jun 14, 2019 11:19 IST
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SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019
SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019

As we know bank clerks forms the backbone of the banking system in India and SBI is also not an exception to it. The clerks are the persons who carry out the daily routine work in all the banks and are indispensable in the efficient working of the banks. Clerks remain at the cutting edge and have the daily face to face interaction with the customers of the bank and are responsible for overall business activities of the bank.
SBI Clerks (Junior Associates) are responsible for all client interactions and related operations. State Bank of India has recently released the notification to recruit for the post of Junior Associate (clerical cadre). This time there are 8000+ vacancies under the post of Junior Associate.

Selection Process of SBI Clerk:

The selection process of SBI Clerk consists of three phases:

    I.    Preliminary Examination
    II.   Main Examination
    III.  Test of specified opted local language

 Pattern of SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2019:

The prelims exam consist 100 questions comprises of 3 sections as follows:

SL.

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

1.

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

2.

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 minutes

3.

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

 Total

100

100

60 minutes

Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th of mark assigned for question will be deducted for each wrong
answer. No minimum qualifying marks for the individual subject as well as for aggregate (overall) are prescribed.
Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies. subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Main Examination from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored.

Although the bank has not provided any specific syllabus for the exam; here we are providing important topics to be prepared for the exam.

SBI Clerks Syllabus for English Language:   

The question paper of English Language would be set on topics such as:

  • Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)
  • Cloze Test
  • Para Jumbles/ Sentence rearrangements
  • Spotting Errors
  • Irrelevant Statements
  • Main Idea of Passage

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SBI Clerks Syllabus for Reasoning Ability:  

Important topics for this section are:

  • Seating arrangement 
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Puzzle
  • Coding-decoding
  • Inequalities
  • Input- Output
  • Blood Relation
  • Ranking
  • Direction and Sense
  • Series

SBI Clerks Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:

The section covers the following topics:

  • Data Interpretation(Pie charts, Table chart, Bar Graphs, Line charts)
  • Number system
  • Approximation
  • HCF and LCM of Numbers
  • Problems based on age
  • Number series
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Average
  • Time and work
  • Speed, Distance and time
  • Partnership
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • Data Sufficiency

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Pattern of SBI Clerk Main Examination

The structure of main examination (online objective type) would be as follows:

SL.

Name of Test

No. of Questions

 Marks

Duration

1.

General/Financial Awareness

50

50

35 minutes

2.

General English

40

40

35 minutes

3.

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 minutes

4.

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 minutes

 

Total

190

200

2 hours 40 minutes

Note: There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the objective tests. 1/4th mark assigned for question will be deducted for wrong answers.

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Syllabus for SBI Clerk Main examination:

Although the bank has not provided any specific syllabus for the exam; here we are providing important topics to be prepared for the exam.

SBI Clerks Syllabus for Reasoning Ability:   Important topics for this section are:

  • Seating arrangement (Circular+ Linear)
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Puzzle
  • Coding-decoding
  • Inequalities
  • Input- Output
  • Blood Relation
  • Ranking
  • Direction and Sense
  • Series

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SBI Clerks Syllabus for Computer Knowledge: Important topics for this section are:

 This part covers mainly following topics:-

  • History of computers
  • Input and Output devices
  • Hardware and software
  • Windows operating system
  • Internet terms and services
  • Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
  • Computer Abbreviations
  • Logic gates
  • Networking and communication
  • Database Managements system
  • Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses
  • Shorty Keys
  • Modern Day Technology

SBI Clerks Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:

The section covers the following topics:

  • Data Interpretation( Pie charts, Table chart, Bar Graphs, Line charts)
  • Number system
  • Approximation
  • HCF and LCM of Numbers
  • Problems based on age
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Average
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Time and work
  • Pipe and Cistern
  • Speed, Distance and time
  • Partnership
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Data Sufficiency

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 SBI Clerks Syllabus for English Language:   

The question paper of English Language would be set on topics such as:

  • Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Para Jumbles/ Sentence rearrangements
  • Spotting Errors
  • Double Fillers (Sentence Completion)
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Irrelevant Statements
  • Main Idea of Passage

SBI Clerks Syllabus for General / Financial Awareness: 

The section can be divided in three parts i.e. Current affairs, banking awareness and static GK questions. The current affairs questions will cover the last 6 months events of both national and international importance. Static GK Questions will be from country and capital, airports, ports in India, tallest and biggest in India and the world, first in the world as well as in India, etc. Banking Awareness part will cover banking in India, banking terminology, bank headquarters, slogans of banks, regulatory bodies in India, Main function of RBI etc. Some of the important topics for this section are-

  • Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months.
  • Main functions of RBI
  • Overview of Indian Financial System
  • History of Indian banking system.
  • Fiscal and Monetary policy
  • Work and responsibilities of National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC (Financial Stability and Development Council )etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UNO, SWIFT(The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), IBA, United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), Bank Board Bureau(BBB)  Bank for International Settlements (BIS)etc.
  • International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN, WTO, etc.
  • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
  • Banking Terms like NPA, Current Account and Savings Account (CASA), Capital to risk (Weighted) asset ratio (CRAR).
  • Important Government Schemes
  • Important National and International days
  • Sports
  • Indian Constitution
  • Culture of India
  • Currency of countries etc
  • Awards and Hounors

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