Exam Syllabus

Information about various topics asked in the exam.

SBI Clerk 2019 Syllabus

SBI conducts the exam for the post of Clerk almost every year. The exam is divided into two stages: Prelims and Mains.

Prelims: In SBI Clerk Prelims exam, following three subjects are tested.

  1. English Language
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Reasoning Ability

Generally, questions from the following topics are asked in both the prelims and the mains examination.

English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability
Reading Comprehension Simplification Logical Reasoning
Cloze Test Profit & Loss Alphanumeric Series
Parajumbles Mixtures & Allegations Ranking / Direction / Alphabet Test
Miscellaneous Simple Interest & Compound Interest Data Sufficiency
Fill in the blanks Time & Work Coded Inequalities
Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting Time & Distance Seating Arrangement
Paragraph Completion Mensuration - Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Puzzle
  Data Interpretation Tabulation
  Ratio & Proportion Syllogism
  Percentage Blood Relations
  Number Systems Input Output
  Sequence & Series Coding Decoding
  Permutation & Combination / Probability  

Mains: In SBI Clerk Mains exam, following four subjects are tested.

  1. English Language
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
  4. General Awareness with special reference to banking

In Mains exam, the syllabus of English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning is the same as that of Prelims. The syllabus is as follows:

Quantitative Aptitude English Language General/Financial Awareness Reasoning Ability Computer Awareness
Simplification Reading Comprehension including Synonyms & Antonyms Current Affairs Machine Input Output Basics of Computer
Number Series Sentence Rearrangement or Parajumbles Static GK Syllogism DBMS
Data Sufficiency Sentence Correction/ Error Finding Banking/Financial Terms Blood Relation Networking
Data Interpretation Spell Checks Static Awareness Direction Sense Internet
Quadratic Equation Fillers Banking & Financial Awareness Inequalities MS Office
Time & Distance/Work Cloze Test   Puzzles Input Output Devices
Partnership     Coding Decoding Important Abbreviations
Profit & Loss     Ranking  
Simple & Compound Interest     Statement & Assumptions  
Mixture & Allegations        
Ratio & Proportion, Average, Percentages