SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019 - Detailed Prelims & Mains Pattern & Syllabus


SBI Clerk is one of the most sought-after jobs in the banking sector as it provides one with a handsome salary along with a lot of perks and facilities that no other bank provides. From job security to experience-based promotion, the State Bank of India provides you with a great number of benefits. Now that you know how gratifying this job with SBI could be, get your priorities straight and start preparing for the exam right away. Before getting your feet wet, you must always be cognizant of the examination pattern and syllabus for the exam so you are able to plan your preparations in a way that you are able to do with all the topics well ahead of the time.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination Pattern 2019:


Sr.No. Name of Tests No. of Qs Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 hour (60 minutes)


SBI Clerk Main Examination Pattern 2019:

Serial Number Section No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
2. General English 40 40 35 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 Minutes

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019:

As SBI does not release a syllabus for the SBI Clerk Examination, we can conjecture by the questions asked in the previous years that the syllabus is really vast and tough. It is geared towards testing an aspirant’s versatility to solve complex questions in the most prolific manner. So, here is the syllabus being provided by Adda247 to get you acquainted with the pattern SBI Clerk Examination 2019. It incorporates all the important topics that one needs to prepare for the different sections of SBI Clerk Prelims as well as Main Examination.

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Syllabus 2019


S. No. Subject Syllabus
1. English Language
Reading comprehension, Fillers( Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers), New Pattern Cloze Test, Phrase Replacement, Odd Sentence Out cum Para Jumbles,Inference, Sentence Completion,Connectors, Paragraph Conclusion, Phrasal Verb Related Questions, Error Detection Questions, Word usage/ Vocab Based Questions.

2. Reasoning Ability
Puzzles & Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Blood-Relation, Syllogism, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series, Alphabet Related Questions.

3. Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Pie Chart), Inequalities (Quadratic Equations), Number Series, Approximation and Simplification, Data Sufficiency, Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns).


SBI Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus 2019


S. No. Subject Syllabus
1. General English
Reading comprehension, Fillers (Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers), New Pattern Cloze Test, Phrase Replacement, Odd Sentence Out cum Para Jumbles,Inference, Sentence Completion,Connectors, Paragraph Conclusion, Phrasal Verb Related Questions, Error Detection Questions, Word usage/ Vocab Based Questions.

2. Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
Puzzles & Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Blood, Relation, Syllogism, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol, Series, Data Sufficiency, Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument), History and Generation of Computers, Introduction to Computer Organisation, Computer Memory, Computer Hardware and I/O Devices, Computer Software, Computer Languages, Operating System, Computer Network, Internet, MS Office Suit and Short cut keys, Basics of DBMS, Number System and Conversions, Computer and Network Security.

3. Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart), Inequalities (Quadratic Equations, Quantity 1, Quantity 2), Number Series, Approximation and Simplification, Data Sufficiency, Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns).

4. General/Financial Awareness
Banking and Insurance Awareness, Financial Awareness, Govt. Schemes and Policies, Current Affairs, Static Awareness.


As the upward trend in the complexity of questions has only made the consistency of the examination pattern a question mark, one thing which is pretty clear is that you need to prepare as per a level over and above the level of the previous examination. So, students practice as much as you can, put the best of your efforts in your preparations, prepare all the topics well and make a go of it.


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