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SIDBI Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’- General Stream Exam: Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Jan 13, 2016 15:11 IST

    Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) is all set to conduct the examination for the recruitment to the posts of Assistant Manager Grade ‘A’- General Stream. The exam will be conduct on 24th January 2016.

    SIDBI is the Development Financial Institution (DFI) set up under an Act of Parliament for promotion, financing and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector in India. The Bank’s Mission is to ‘To facilitate and strengthen credit flow to MSMEs and address both financial and developmental gaps in the MSME eco-system’.

    Pattern of Exam:

    The test structure for the examination is given below:

    Sr. No.

    Name of the Test Type of test No. of
    1 Computer Knowledge Objective 20  20 Composite Time of 120 minutes
    2 English Language Objective 40  40
    3 General Awareness (With special reference to Banking Industry) Objective 40  40
    4 Reasoning Aptitude Objective 50  50
    5 Quantitative Aptitude Objective 50  50
      TOTAL   200 200
      Online descriptive test : Candidates will be required to answer by typing on computer
    6 English language and drafting ability test comprising of one Essay Writing (35 Marks) and one Business Letter Writing (15 Marks) Descriptive 2 50 45 minutes
      TOTAL   202 250  

    Note I: The test shall be of objective type and in Hindi and English except for the Test of English Language. Candidates have to choose the most appropriate answer and ‘mouse click’ that alternative which they feel is appropriate/ correct. The alternative/option that is clicked on will be treated as the answer to that question.  

    Note II: There will be penalty for wrong answers i.e. for every wrong answer; one-fourth of the mark assigned to that question will be deducted from those obtained by the candidates.

    Syllabus for the Exam: Although SIDBI does not provide any specific syllabus, the banking team of Jagranjosh has come up with topics to be prepared for SIDBI Exam 2016.

    Syllabus for Computer Knowledge: 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 Abbrevations
    • Logic gates
    • Networking and communication
    • Database Managements system
    • Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses
    • Shorty Keys
    • Modern Day Technology

    Syllabus for General Awareness (With special reference to Banking Industry):

    • Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months.
    • Overview of Indian Financial System
    • History of Indian banking system.
    • Recent credit and monetary policies
    • Familiarity of work and responsibilities of financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UNO, SWIFT etc.
    • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
    • Banking Terms
    • Government Schemes
    • Important days
    • Sports
    • Indian Constitution
    • Culture of India
    • Currency of countries
    • Books and authors
    • Fiscal Policy of India and Union Budget
    • Awards and honors
    • Agriculture

    Syllabus for Reasoning: This part covers following topics

    Verbal Reasoning:

    • Analogy
    • Classification
    • Word formation
    • Statement and conclusions
    • Syllogism
    • Statement and assumptions
    • Statement and arguments
    • Coding Decoding
    • Blood Relations
    • Passage and conclusions
    • Alphabet test
    • Series Test
    • Number, Ranking and time sequence
    • Direction sense Test
    • Decision making test
    • Figure series
    • Input/output, Assertion and reasoning
    • Sitting Arrangement

    Non-Verbal Reasoning:

    • Series test
    • Odd figure Out
    • Analogy
    • Miscellaneous Test etc.

    Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude: This part covers following topics:-

    • Roots
    • Ratio and proportion
    • Averages
    • Time and work
    • Speed, Distance and time
    • Mixture and allegation
    • Stocks and shares
    • Percentages
    • Partnership
    • Clocks
    • Volume and surface Area
    • Height and Distances
    • Logarithms
    • Permutation and combinations
    • Simple and compound interest
    • Equations
    • Probability
    • Trigonometry
    • Profit, Loss and Discount
    • Mensuration
    • Elements of Algebra

    Data Interpretation

    • Pie charts
    • Tables
    • Bar & Graphs
    • Line charts

    Syllabus for English Language: This part covers following topics:-


    • Homonyms
    • Homophones
    • Antonyms
    •  Synonyms
    •  Word Formation
    •  Spelling correction


    • Spotting Errors
    • Phrases and idioms
    • Direct and Indirect speech
    • Active/ Passive voice

    Reading Comprehension:

    • Theme Detection
    • Passage completion
    • Topic rearrangement of passage
    • Deriving Conclusion

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