Prelims & Mains with Latest Exam Pattern


SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020: The State Bank of India (SBI) has released the official SBI Clerk Notification 2020 for the recruitment of 8000 Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) in the bank. The SBI Clerk recruitment is carried out in phases such as Prelims, Mains and Local Language Test. The SBI Clerk Syllabus is different for all these phases. For the ease of the candidates, we have provided below the detailed syllabus along with the latest SBI Clerk Exam Pattern for Preliminary and Main Examination. Check the paper-wise and subject-wise SBI Clerk Syllabus below and start preparations for the SBI Clerk Exam 2020 now.

The SBI Clerk Prelims & Mains Syllabus is much similar to that of other Bank Exams such as IBPS Clerk. In the SBI Clerk Prelims 2020 Exam, the questions are asked from Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability and English Language. On the other hand, in the SBI Clerk Mains 2020 exam, questions are asked from General/Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning/Computer Aptitude. In each of these sections, the questions are asked from the wide range of topics that are included in the SBI Clerk Syllabus for Prelims and Mains.

Candidates should give equal weightage to each and every topic while preparing for the SBI Clerk exam. Have a look at the latest exam pattern and syllabus of the SBI Clerk 2020 Exams below. But first, go through the SBI Clerk Selection Process:

The Clerks or Junior Associates form the backbone of the Indian banking system and the SBI is also not an exception to it. The SBI clerks carry out the daily routine work in a bank and are indispensable in the efficient working of the banks. The clerical cadre remains 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. The selection of the SBI Clerks is carried out to judge the candidates’ proficiency in all these fields. The selection process of SBI Clerk consists of three phases:

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

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2020

The SBI Clerk prelims exam consists of 100 questions which are asked from 3 sections – Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability and English Language. Each section has separate timing. There will be negative marking for wrong answers in the exam. 1/4th of marks assigned for a question will be deducted for each wrong answer. At present, no minimum qualifying marks for the individual subject as well as for aggregate (overall) are prescribed by the SBI.
Candidates who manage to attain the SBI Clerk Cut off 2020 will be selected for the Mains. The adequate number of candidates selected in each category for the Main Examination is approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies. These candidates are shortlisted from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored by them. Have a look at the exam pattern for SBI Clerk Prelims 2020:

Name of Test/Section

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

 Total

100

100

60 minutes

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2020

The SBI Clerk mains exam consists of 190 questions that are asked in Objective MCQ format from 4 sections – General/Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning/Computer Aptitude. Each section has separate timing and there is negative marking for wrong answers – 1/4th of marks assigned for a question will be deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates who manage to attain the SBI Clerk Mains Cut off 2020 will be selected for the test in the opted local language. The adequate number of candidates selected in each category for the Main Examination is approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies. The structure of the main examination would be as follows:

Name of Test/Section

No. of Questions

 Marks

Duration

General/Financial Awareness

50

50

35 minutes

General English

40

40

35 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 minutes

Total

190

200

2 hours 40 minutes

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2020

Have a look at all the topics from which questions can be asked in the SBI Clerk Prelims 2020 exam. The syllabus contains topics of English Language, Numerical & Reasoning Ability. The topics are listed on the basis of SBI Clerk Syllabus for the online preliminary exam. 

English  Language

Reasoning Ability

Numerical Ability

Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)

Cloze Test

Phrases and Idioms

Fill in the Blanks

Spelling Error/Error Detection

One word Substitution

Sentence Correction

Error Detection

Para Jumbles/ Sentence rearrangements

Irrelevant Statements

Puzzles – Seating Arrangement, Circle-based, Box-based, Square-based

Alphanumeric/Numeric Series

Coding-Decoding

Word Formation

Venn Diagram

Analogy

Data Sufficiency

Direction and Distance

Blood Relations

Verbal reasoning

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Syllogism

Input-Output

Data Interpretation (Pie charts, Table chart, Bar Graphs, Line charts)

Number System

Quadratic Equation

Simplification

Approximation

HCF and LCM of Numbers

Speed, Distance and Time

SI & CI

Averages

Percentage

Ratio and Proportion

Problems based on age

Time and Work

Problem on Ages

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus 2020

The SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus is provided below of General/Financial Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning/Computer Aptitude and General English. The Syllabus contains topics from which the State Bank of India sets the SBI Clerk Question Paper. Have a look at these topics in detail:

Syllabus of General / Financial Awareness: This section can be divided into three parts i.e. Current affairs, banking awareness and static GK questions. The current affairs questions 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, the Main function of RBI etc. Some of the important topics for this section are-

  • Current affairs related to national and international issues of the last 6 months.
  • Main functions of RBI
  • Overview of the Indian Financial System
  • History of the 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 Honours

Syllabus for Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude: The questions asked from this section are from the given topics:

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

Computer Aptitude: 

  • 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 Management system
  • Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses
  • Shorty Keys
  • Modern Day Technology

Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude: This 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

Syllabus for the General English: The SBI Clerk 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

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