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SBI Clerk Syllabus 2021: Check SBI Clerk Syllabus For Prelims and Mains

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

Preliminary Exam

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.NoName of TestNumber of questionsMarksDuration
1English Language303020 Minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 Minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
Total10010060 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.

ReasoningQuantitative AbilityEnglish Language
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading Comprehension
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures &AlligationsPara jumbles
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesMiscellaneous
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanks
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceMultiple Meaning /Error Spotting
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph Completion
TabulationData Interpretation
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood RelationsNumber Systems
Input OutputSequence & Series
Coding DecodingPermutation, 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.NoName of TestNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
1General/Financial Awareness505035 Minutes
2English Language404035 Minutes
3Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
4Reasoning & Computer Ability506045 minutes
Total1902002 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 AptitudeReasoningComputer KnowledgeEnglishGeneral Awareness
SimplificationMachine Input/OutputBasics of computers, different generations, hardware/software, etc.Reading comprehension including Synonyms and AntonymsCurrent Affairs – news on banking industry, awards and honors, books and authors,latest appointments, obituaries, new schemes of central and state governments, sports, etc.
Number SeriesSyllogismDBMSSentence rearrangement or Para jumblesStatic GK – country-capital, country-currency, headquarters of financial organizations (of insurance companies), constituencies of ministers, dance forms, nuclear and thermal power stations, etc.
Data SufficiencyBlood RelationNetworkingSentence Correction/ Error FindingBanking/Financial terms
Data InterpretationDirection SenseInternetSpell Checks
Quadratic EquationsInequalitiesMS Office and Shortcuts used in MS OfficersFillers
Time and WorkPuzzles – Seating Arrangement, Floor puzzle, etc.Input/output Devices, their typesCloze Test
PartnershipCoding DecodingImportant abbreviations
Profit and LossRanking
MensurationStatement 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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