SBI Clerk 2019 Complete Syllabus – Preliminary and Main Phase Exam

Published on : 19th February 2019    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
SBI Clerk Exam

Every year, the State Bank of India (SBI) conducts recruitment of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) in clerical cadre. The examination is common amongst the aspirants as SBI Clerk exam. The article will cover the syllabus of the exam in detail. However, before moving ahead, having a look at the exam pattern will help in understanding the syllabus better.

SBI has not yet released the official notification for the 2019 recruitment. However, no changes are expected in the exam pattern and syllabus.

SBI Clerk 2019 Exam Pattern -

The selection process for the clerical post comprises of:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
  • Test of specified opted local language

Preliminary Examination

The exam will be conducted online comprising of 100 objective type questions from the following sections:

Subjects/Sections

Number of Questions

Marks

Time Duration

Numerical Ability

30

30

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

English Language

35

35

20 minutes

TOTAL

100

100

60 minutes

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Candidates who qualify the Preliminary phase examination will be shortlisted for the Main Phase. “No minimum qualifying marks for any individual subject as well as for aggregate (overall) are prescribed,” states the official notification.

Main Examination

The structure of the Main examination is as follows:

Subjects/Sections

Number of Questions

Marks

Time Duration

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 minutes

General/Financial Awareness

50

50

35 minutes

General English

40

40

35 minutes

TOTAL

190

200

2 Hours 40 Minutes

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Objective type questions will be asked from each of the above sections. The question paper will be in both Hindi and English languages (except for the English section). There will be a provision of negative marking where 1/4th marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Test of Local Language

Those who qualify the Main exam have to take the specified opted local language test. Candidates not found proficient in the local language will be disqualified. Those who produce their class X/XII mark sheet/certificate as proof of studying the specified local language will be exempted from the test.

SBI Clerk 2019 Syllabus

The bank has not specified any syllabus for the exam. Candidates mainly prepare from the books available in the market which are compiled by the experts on the basis of the previous years’ question papers.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Syllabus 2019

Numerical Ability                                                     

Simplification, Number System, Number Series, Roots & Average, Data Interpretation, Mensuration, Interest, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Algebra, Profit and Loss, Time, Speed and Distance, Time and Work, Probability, Mixture Problems, and Permutation and Combination.                                                 

Reasoning Ability

Classification & Analogy, Mathematical Inequalities, Arrangement & Pattern, Coding & Decoding, Ordering & Ranking, Syllogisms, Blood Relations, Directions & Distances, Data Sufficiency, Machine Input-Output, Circular Seating Arrangement, Linear Seating Arrangement, Scheduling, Double Line Up, and Grouping and Selection.

English Language

Reading Comprehension, Phrase Replacement/Sentence Correction, Fill in the Blanks, Para Jumbles, Cloze Test, and Error Spotting (tenses, part of speech, use of prepositions, sentence construction, the degree of comparison, subject-verb agreement, article-noun agreement, easily confusable words, etc.)

SBI Clerk Main Syllabus 2019

Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification, Number Series, Data Sufficiency, Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equation, Time, Distance & Work, Partnership, Profit & Loss, Simple And Compound Interest, Averages, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Mixture and Allegations.

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

Syllogism, Machine Input/Output, Direction Sense, Blood Relation, Puzzles, Inequalities, Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Statement and Assumptions.

Basics of Computer – Hardware, Software, Generation of Computers, Input-Output Devices, Networking, DBMS, Internet, MS Office, Keyboard Shortcuts, Operating Systems, and Important Abbreviations.      

General/Financial Awareness

News/Current Affairs – Banking Industry, Award and Honours, Latest Appointments, Books and Authors, New Schemes of Central and State Governments, Sports, etc.

General Knowledge – History, Art & Culture, Countries and their Capitals, Countries and their Currencies, Dance Forms, Headquarters of Financial Organizations (including Insurance Companies), Constituencies of Ministers, and Thermal Power Stations.

Banking/Financial terms, Banking and Financial Awareness.

General English

Reading Comprehension (including Synonyms and Antonyms), Sentence Rearrangement/Para Jumbles, Sentence Correction (Error Spotting), Fillers, Spell Checks, and Cloze Test.

Many topics in the Preliminary and Main syllabus are same. So, candidates must categorize the topics smartly before starting their preparation.


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