SBI Clerk Syllabus 2024: Check SBI Clerk Syllabus For Prelims and Mains

SBI Clerk official notification is yet to be released. The registration for the exam will start once the notification has been released. 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 2022

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam

The preliminary exam is the first stage and will be conducted in the month of June 2022 (tentatively). 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
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

SBI Clerk Mains

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.

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 the 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.

Here is the SBI Clerk Mains syllabus in detail.

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.

Here we explained the SBI clerk syllabus for prelims and mains exam

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