SBI Syllabus and Exam Pattern for Clerk: Prelim and Mains Exam

SBI Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019-2020 for Clerk, Probationary Officer, Specialist Officer, Junior Associate, and Many Other Posts.

State Bank of India Preliminary and Mains Exam Syllabus and Detailed Exam Pattern for SO, PO, Clerk, and Other Latest Upcoming Exams.

Dear bank job seekers, the State Bank of India has released recruitment notifications this year for the PO and Junior Associate Vacancies. There are around 2000 PO Posts and 8653 Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) cum Clerk Vacancies.

Candidates who had applied for various posts of SBI Bank are now looking forward to SBI Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019.

So, in this notification, we are going to provide you the SBI Clerk and PO Exam Pattern and Syllabus for various posts released by the department.

In addition, We will also share with you tips, strategies and study material including SBI Previous Year Papers to crack the SBI Bank Exam.

So check out this detailed article for all the important material regarding SBI Bank Exams.

SBI Syllabus and Exam Pattern of Various Posts

The State Bank of India is an Indian multinational, public Sector banking and financial services statutory body. It is a government corporation statutory body headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. 

Various Job Positions that are filled by the SBI are as follows:-

  • Probationary Officer
  • Clerk
  • Specialist Officer (Various Trades)
  • Junior Associate
  • Manager/Assistant Manager

There are a lot more job posts offered by the State Bank of India. To conduct the recruitment, the Bank generally holds the Online Exam: Preliminary and Mains. 

Based on the scores obtained by the candidates, they are shortlisted for the further round like document verification or interview round.

In order to crack the SBI Bank Exam, candidates need to study the SBI Bank Syllabus and Exam Pattern Properly. 

So, we will share with you everything that needs to be followed to crack the SBI Banks Exam. Here you get detailed information regarding:

  • SBI Clerk Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2019
  • State Bank of India PO Syllabus 2019-20
  • SBI Syllabus for Junior Associate Exam

SBI Upcoming Exams: Detailed Pattern (JA, PO, SO, Clerk)

#1(A) Clerk/Junior Associate Exam Pattern

Prelims Exam Highlights

Exam mode Computer Based Test (CBT)
Number of papers 1
Number of sections 3
Question paper type MCQ
Total marks 100
Exam duration 1 hour
Exam language Hindi and English

SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination (online) consists of Objective Tests for 100 marks. This test is of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

Serial No. Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Key Points:

  • The test will have a separate timing for each section.
  • Negative marking for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th of the mark assigned for the question will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • There will be no minimum qualifying marks for the individual subject as well as for aggregate (overall) are prescribed.

Mains Exam Highlights

Exam mode Computer based test (CBT)
Number of papers 1
Number of sections 4
Question paper type MCQ
Total marks 200
Exam duration 2 hours 40 minutes
Exam language Hindi and English

The SBI Clerk preliminary and main examination are both conducted on the same exam pattern. But the difficulty level of the mains exam is generally higher than the preliminary exam.

The difference between the exam pattern of prelims & main examination is as follows:

  • SBI Clerk main exam time duration is 2 hours 40 minutes.
  • An additional subject included in Mains Exam is financial awareness.

The structure of the main examination (online objective type) would be as follows:

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

Key Points:

  • The questions asked in the exam, except for the General English, will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi.
  • There will be negative marks for wrong answers.
  • Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks on aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon).
  • Merit list will be drawn State-wise, category wise. 

#1(B) SBI Clerk/Junior Associate Syllabus

Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language Financial/ General awareness:
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension Marketing Aptitude
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test Economy
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Allegations Para jumbles Banking and Finance
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous News from RBI, SBI, ICICI, HDFC, Monetary policy
Coded Inequalities Work & Time, Boats and Streams Fill in the blanks Demonetization
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance, Heights and, Distances Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation (Tabular /Bar Graph / Pie Chart / Missing DI) Sentence Improvement
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Sentence Re-arrangement
Blood Relations Number Systems, Pipes and Cisterns
Input Output Sequence & Series, Problems on Trains
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

#1(C) SBI Clerk: Recommended Books


Book Name

Reasoning Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS/SBI Bank PO/Clerk Prelim & Mains by Disha
State Bank of India & Associates Clerical Cadre Recruitment Exam by Arihant
English Topic-Wise Solved Papers for IBPS/ SBI Bank PO/ Clerk Prelim & Mains by Disha
Bank PO English Language Chapterwise Solved Papers by Arihant
Quantitative Aptitude Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS/SBI Bank PO/Clerk Prelim & Mains (2010-16) by Disha
Bank Success Book: Score Well in SBI & IBPS, Clerk, PO & SO Exams by Banking Careers
Financial/General Awareness Financial/Banking Awareness for Competitive Exams by Disha
State Bank of India & Associates Clerical Cadre Recruitment Exam by Arihant

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Updated: April 13, 2019 — 12:36 AM

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