SBI Clerk official notification has been released on 26th April 2021. The registration for the exam open from 27th April 2021 to 15th May 2021. This exam is a gateway for the post of clerk in different branches across the country in one of the finest banks- the State Bank of India (SBI). Though the exam has moderate to hard level questions, it is very important to know the syllabus. In this article, we will be discussing the SBI Clerk exam syllabus in detail which will help you prepare well.
SBI Clerk Syllabus 2021
The preliminary exam is the first stage and this year this exam will be conducted in the month of June 2021. There are three sections in this test- Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and English Language. Out of the three, the hardest section is Quantitative Aptitude.
In the prelims sectional timings are applicable, and one can move on to the next section only after the allotted time is up.
In the table below we have mentioned the marks and time allotted to each section
|Sr.No||Name of Test||Number 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(1 Hour)|
The SBI Clerk Syllabus for the Prelims exam is discussed below. The candidates must notice that equal time is given to all three sections, so they will have to increase their speed while solving problems from the Quantitative Ability section.
|Reasoning||Quantitative Ability||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test|
|Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test||Mixtures &Alligations||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency||Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices||Miscellaneous|
|Coded Inequalities||Work & Time||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating Arrangement||Time & Distance||Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting|
|Puzzle||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems|
|Input Output||Sequence & Series|
|Coding Decoding||Permutation, Combination &Probability|
Mains Exam Pattern
Unlike Prelims, Mains has an additional section which is General/ Financial Awareness. The marks scored in the Mains exam are what matters, as in the interview that is what is evaluated. Mains exam also has sectional timings and one can go to the next section only after the allotted time for the given section is up.
This year’s Mains exam will be conducted on 31st July 2021. In the table below we have discussed the marks and time allotment for the Mains exam.
|Sr.No||Name of Test||Number of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|1||General/Financial Awareness||50||50||35 Minutes|
|2||English Language||40||40||35 Minutes|
|3||Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 minutes|
|4||Reasoning & Computer Ability||50||60||45 minutes|
|Total||190||200||2 Hours 40 Minutes|
The syllabus for Mains exam is not similar to Prelims, thus while preparing for Mains one must take extra care that they don’t mix up the both. Also, in the Mains exam, there are two extra topics- Computer Knowledge and General Awareness.
SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus
|Quantitative Aptitude||Reasoning||Computer Knowledge||English||General Awareness|
|Simplification||Machine Input/Output||Basics of computers, different generations, hardware/software, etc.||Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms||Current Affairs – news on banking industry, awards and honors, books and authors,latest appointments, obituaries, new schemes of central and state governments, sports, etc.|
|Number Series||Syllogism||DBMS||Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles||Static GK – country-capital, country-currency, headquarters of financial organizations (of insurance companies), constituencies of ministers, dance forms, nuclear and thermal power stations, etc.|
|Data Sufficiency||Blood Relation||Networking||Sentence Correction/ Error Finding||Banking/Financial terms|
|Data Interpretation||Direction Sense||Internet||Spell Checks|
|Quadratic Equations||Inequalities||MS Office and Shortcuts used in MS Officers||Fillers|
|Time and Work||Puzzles – Seating Arrangement, Floor puzzle, etc.||Input/output Devices, their types||Cloze Test|
|Partnership||Coding Decoding||Important abbreviations|
|Profit and Loss||Ranking|
|Mensuration||Statement and Assumptions/Conclusions|
|Time, Distance and Speed – Trains, Boats n Streams|
|Simple and Compound interest|
|Mixture and Alligation|
|Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Averages|
The exam conducted has moderate to difficult questions, with proper strategy and plan one can ace the exam very easily. It is highly recommended that one reads newspapers and Journals every day to keep themselves up to date with news.
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