SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus

The SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus for both prelims and mains examination is mentioned here.To know more about SBI Exam refer to fresherslive article page instantly.

The major sections are

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• Quantitative Aptitude
• Reasoning Ability
• Computer Aptitude
• English Language
• General and financial Awareness.

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SBI Clerk Syllabus for Prelims Level

SBI Clerk is one of the most important banking exams. For the candidates who are aiming to appear for this exam must be well aware of the SBIClerk Syllabus and exam pattern 2017. You must also check the SBI Clerk 2016 Paper Analysis to have a better practice and knowledge of the syllabus and exam pattern for the upcoming IBPS Clerk 2017. There are 3 main subject category sections namely English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability. Total marks allotted for IBPS clerk Prelims exam is 100 marks and the Total Duration of SBI Clerk Prelims exam is 60 mins (1 hour). To know overall SBI Clerk Cut off  refer our fresherslive page instantly.
 Subjects No. of Questions Marks Exam Duration English Language 30 30 20 Minutes Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes Total 100 100 1 hour

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Aptitude main topics are prescribed below

This is the important section and scoring section in the IBPS clerk exam. The topics to be covered under this section are
• Number Series
• Simplification, Approximation
• Data Interpretation - Bar Graph, Line Chart, Table form, Caselet, Radar/The Web, Pie Chart
• Data Sufficiency
• HCF and LCM
• Average
• Ratio and Proportion
• Mixture and Allegation
• Profit and Loss
• Partnership
• Simple Interest and Compound Interest
• Problem on Ages
• Time and work
• Pipes and Cisterns
• Time and Distance in relation with Speed
• Problems on Boats and Stream
• Problems on Trains
• Probability
• Mensuration
• Permutation and Combinations.
Among those topics, some of the topics are most important and any candidate can able to answer even without knowing Formula, such topics are Number series, Quadratic Equations, Simplification. Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Quantitative Aptitude for SBI clerk Prelims Examination is provided below.

 Topics of Quantitative Aptitude No. of Questions expected Number Series 5 Questions Quadratic Equation 5 Questions Data Interpretation 10 Questions (each 5 questions from 2 sets) Time and Work, Permutation/combination, Probability 1- 2 Questions Miscellaneous (Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio, Partnership, Mensuration, etc.) 10 Questions Total 35 Questions

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SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus for Reasoning Ability

The Reasoning Ability has the following main topics which are mentioned here.
• Analogy
• Coding & Decoding
• Blood relations
• Sitting arrangements
• Series completion
• Syllogisms
• Decision-making
• Statement reasoning
• Analogy
• Series completion
• Classification.
Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Reasoning Ability for SBI Clerk Prelims Examination is provided below.

 Topics of Reasoning Ability No. of Questions expected Inequalities 5 Syllogism 5 Coding 5 (from Single Set) Puzzles 10  (each 5 questions from 2 different sets) Seating Arrangement 5 (from Single Set) Miscellaneous Topics (Blood Relations, Ranking, Direction Sense,etc. ) 5 Total 35 Questions

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus for the English Language

You have to cover the following topics to answer all the 30 questions under this English Section of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam. Try to solve all the 30 questions within 15 minutes. The major topics in English are

• Cloze Test
• Fillers
• Para-Jumbled
• Errors Spotting Sentence.
Expected number of questions under each and every topics of English Language for IBPS Clerk Prelims Examination is given in a tabular form.

 Topics of English Language No. of Questions expected Reading Comprehension 10 (Single Set) Cloze Test 5 (Single Set) Fill in the blanks 5 Para - Jumbled 5 (Single Set) Errors Spotting in Sentence 5 Total 30 Questions

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SBI Clerk Syllabus for Mains Examination

The mains exam will be also conducted in online mode tentatively in December for candidates who have will qualify the preliminary exam. The exam will be of 2 hours and 40 minutes and online test paper will have 200 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each.

 Topics No. of Questions Marks Duration General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes General English 40 40 35 minutes Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes Reasoning Ability& Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 minutes

Negative Marking: - There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer.  If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by you, there will be no negative marking for that question.

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:

This is the most important section and more mark scoring section in the SBI Clerk exam. The topics to be covered under this section

• Number Series
• Simplification, Approximation
• Data Interpretation - Bar Graph, Line Chart, Table form, Caselet, Radar/The Web, Pie Chart
• Data Sufficiency (questions based on Number System, Averages, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Problems on Age, Mensuration, Mixtures & Allegations)
• HCF and LCM
• Average (Average Weight/ Average Height/ Average Age/ Average Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature etc.)
• Ratio and Proportion (Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Direct & Indirect Proportions.)
• Mixture and Allegation
• Profit and Loss (Partnerships, Discount, Dishonest Dealings, Marked Price.)
• Partnership
• Simple Interest and Compound Interest
• Problem on Ages
• Time and work
• Pipes and Cisterns
• Time and Distance in relation with Speed
• Problems on Boats and Stream
• Problems on Trains
• Probability
• Mensuration (Square, Circle, Rectangle, Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Cuboid, etc)
• Permutation and Combination.
Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Quantitative Ability for IBPS clerk Mains Examination is provided below.

 Topics Expected Number of questions Number Series 5 Simplification 5 Data Interpretation 10 Number Systems 3 Ratio & Proportion, Percentage 3 Profit & Loss 2 Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices 2 Mixtures & Alligations 1-2 Time and work 2-3 Time & Distance 2-3 Partnership 1-2

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus for Reasoning:

This Section contains brain triggering questions and puzzles, for which you have to practice more. The topics to be concentrated under this section are

• Syllogism
• Inequalities
• Puzzles (like Floor Arrangement, Parallel Seating Arrangement, etc)
• Seating Arrangements (like Square, Circular, hexagonal, Rectangular Seating Arrangements)
• Coding-Decoding (Coding by Letter Shifting, Coding by Analogy, Coding in Fictitious Language, Coding Letters of a Word)
• Machine Input-Output
• Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
• Direction Sense
• Blood Relation
• Order and Ranking
• Data Sufficiency
• Logical Reasoning like Passage Inference, Statement, and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument.

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Reasoning Ability for SBI clerk Mains Examination is provided below.

 Topics of Reasoning Ability Expected Number of questions Syllogism 5 Blood Relations 5 Input Output 5 or 0 Coding Decoding 5 Alphanumeric Symbol Series 5 Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test 5 or 0 Coded Inequalities 5 or 0 Data Sufficiency 5 Seating Arrangement 2 sets 5 to 10 Puzzle 5-10

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus for the English Language

This section aims mainly to judge your English Language Skill. The topics to be practiced under this section are

• Reading Comprehension - including Synonyms, Antonyms
• Cloze Test
• Error detection in a given sentence
• Sentence Correction
• Fillers
• Sentence Improvement
• Paragraph Based Questions - like Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement
• Jumbled Paragraph.
Expected number of questions under each and every topic of English for IBPS clerk Mains Examination is provided below
 Topics Expected Number of questions Reading Comprehension 10 Cloze Test 10 Fill in the blanks 0-5 Error Spotting 0-5 Sentence Correction/ Paragraph Complete 5 Para jumbles 5

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus for General Awareness or Financial Awareness

This section is asked in SBI clerk Mains examination.The topics to be covered under this section are

• Regulatory Bodies like - RBI, (RBI History/ Functions/ Roles) SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC etc its role functions and fact based details.
• Monetary & Credit Policies who decides, the basis of change and its relation to Inflation and other related issues & Inflation (Types) CRR/ SLR/ Repo/ Re-Repo/Bank Rate etc.
• History of Indian Banking Industry – (Pre-Independence, Post Independence, Nationalisation), Structure of Indian Banking, Types of Banks (Scheduled, Co-operatives), categorization of Bank (Pvt, PSU, Foreign), NHB, SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, IDBI its role etc and the concept of NBFC.
• Static Awareness - Countries, Capitals, Currencies, Headquarters of various Organisations in world-level, Census, Books and Authors, World Level Festivals, Famous Personalities and more.
• Insurance Awareness
• Current Affairs - International News, National News, Sports News, Agreements, Appointments, Awards and Honour, Visits By President and Prime Minister and more.
• Government Schemes - All important schemes for ex. Bharat Nirman, Swavlamban, Swabhiman, All schemes discussed in the budget the details like when was it introduced, important facts related to same, budgetary allocation.
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Expected number of questions under each and every topics of General Awareness for IBPS clerk Mains Examination is provided below.
 Section Category Topics of General Awareness Expected No of Questions General Awareness Awards Indian Awards 2 International Awards & Honours Indian Affairs Acts and Laws 1 Indian Geography Culture 2 National parks and sanctuaries Indian Industry Defence and Railways 4 Infrastructure and IT Indian Taxation Income Tax 1 International Awareness Currency, Country & its Capital 3 Major International Organisations Sports Indian and International Sports Personalities 3 International Sporting Events and Venues Banking Commercial Banking Heads and Head Quarters 4 New Banking Entities & Foreign Collaborations Functions of a Bank E-banking & New Trends Bitcoins and E-wallets 3 RTGS and Rupay Functions of RBI Banker & Debt Manager to Government 3 Financial Regulation & Supervision Foreign Exchange Management Other Banking or Non-Banking Institutions Regulatory Authorities 1 RBI New Initiatives & Policies 3 Organisation of RBI Terms Finance & Accounts 2 Insurance Policy & Operations Shares & Stocks Current Affairs Awards & Honors Films 1 Indian Affairs Census 4 India in International Reports Indian Authors & their Books New Government Policies & Schemes International Relations Major Treaties & Agreements with Other Countries 1 Personalities Famous Personalities 2 Total 40

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus for Computer Knowledge

The computer knowledge mainly deals with the topics which are mentioned here

• Introduction to Computer Organisation
• History and Generation of Computers
• Computer Hardware Basics
• Computer Languages
• Computer Memory
• Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
• Computer Software
• Number System and Conversions
• Operating System
• Computer Network
• Computer and Network Security
• Internet
• MS Office Suite and Shortcut keys
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Expected number of questions under each and every topic of English for IBPS Clerk Mains Examination is provided below.

 Topics No. of Questions Hardware 5 to 7 Internet/Network 4 to 6 MS Office – MS PowerPoint MS Excel MS Word 6 to 8 Operating System/Software Basics 8 to 10 Programming 2 to 4 KeyBoard Shortcuts 4 to 6 Binary Conversions 0 to 2