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SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

The SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019 should be understood by all the candidates who are planning to take the exam in the coming days. The following article has all the detailed information regarding the same

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SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

The students must read the following aspects of SBI Clerk Exam Pattern:

  • All the students filling the application forms have to appear for the SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2019
  • The students who will clear Prelims will be giving the SBI Clerk Mains Exam
  • It is important for the candidates to acquire marks according to the cut-off, read SBI Clerk Cut Off
  • The aspirants clearing Mains Exam will be called for the Interview Round
  • Prelims Exam will have sectional timing of 20 minutes for each section.
  • Students must prepare with the help of SBI Clerk Previous Year Question Paper
  • There will be 30 Questions in the English Language, 35 Questions in Quantitative Aptitude and 35 Questions in Reasoning section in the Prelims Exam.
  • Each Question will carry 1 mark, the total marks will be 100 marks for 100 Questions in Prelims Exam.
  • To know the question pattern for SBI Clerk, read our post on SBI Clerk Exam Analysis

Changes Done in the SBI Clerk 2019

  • There is no Section-wise cutoff in SBI Clerk 2019.
  • No interview will conduct from now on.
  • Candidates have to give only Prelims Exam and Mains Exam.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

Now let’s have a look at the SBI Clerk Exam Pattern for Prelims exam in the table below:

Serial No. Section Total Questions Total Marks Time
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
  • The number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approx 10 times the no. of vacancies, subject to availability) will be shortlisted for the Mains Exam from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored.
  • There are minimum qualifying marks for each section of Prelims Exam in SBI Clerk 2019.
  • There is negative marking for the 1/4th mark for each incorrect answer.

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SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2019

In order to understand things more clearly, we have brought for you, section-wise SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019:

Important Topics for Reasoning – SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned Important Reasoning Topics for SBI Clerk Preliminary exam 2019;

Important Topics – Reasoning
Analogy Coding & decoding Blood relations
Sitting arrangements Series completion Syllogism
Decision making Statement reasoning Analogy
Series completion Classification

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Recommended books for Reasoning – SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019 

In the table below, we have mentioned Recommended Reasoning books for SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2019;

Book name Author ISBN/ ASNI
Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS/SBI Bank PO/Clerk Prelim & Mains (2010-16) Reasoning Disha 9386320150
State Bank of India & Associates Clerical Cadre Recruitment Exam Arihant 9350751534
IBPS Bank Clerk (CWE VII) Prelims Study Books & Model Solved Question Papers Guide (English) Surya’s 9788172544997

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Important Topics for Quantitative Aptitude – SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned Important Topics of Quantitative Aptitude for SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2019;

Important Topics – Quantitative Aptitude
Number system Simplification Roots & Averages
Surds &Indices Percentages Profit & Loss
Ratio & Proportion Partnership Chain rule
Time & work Pipes & Cisterns Time & Distance
Problems on trains Boats & Streams Allegations & Mixtures
Simple Interest Compound Interest Stocks & shares
Clocks & algorithms Mensuration Volume & surface area
Permutation & combination Heights & Distances Data Interpretation
Line Graph Bar Graph Pie charts
Tabulations

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Recommended Books for Quantitative Aptitude – SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned Recommended Quantitative Aptitude books for SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2019;

Book name Author ISBN
Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS/SBI Bank PO/Clerk Prelim & Mains (2010-16) Quantitative Aptitude Disha 9386320169
Bank Success Book: Score Well in SBI & IBPS, Clerk, PO & SO Exams 2017 Banking Careers B01NCLFFT6
IBPS – CWE 2019: Bank PO/MT Previous Year Papers & Practice Papers Your Book Publication B06XRDGRCJ

Important Topics for the English Language – SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned Important English Language Topics for SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2019;

Important Topics – English Language
Vocabulary Synonyms Antonyms
Word formation Sentence completion Comprehension
Theme detection Deriving conclusions Passage completion
Error detection Passage correction Spelling
Grammar Idioms Phrases

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Recommended books for the English Language – SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned Recommended English Language books for SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2019;

Book name Author ISBN
Topic-Wise Solved Papers for IBPS/ SBI Bank PO/ Clerk Prelim & Mains (2010-16) – English Disha 9386323532
Bank PO English Language Chapterwise Solved Papers Arihant 9311124524
IBPS-VII Bank Clerk Preliminary Exam 2017 Arihant 9311130842

Candidates who will clear the prelims exam for SBI Clerk (Banking Associate) will be eligible to appear for SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2019.
Now let’s look at the Mains Exam Pattern for SBI Clerk 2019;

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned SBI Clerk Exam Pattern for Mains 2019;

Serial Number Section Total 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 25 minutes
Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes
  • The online test will be bilingual, available in both English and Hindi language except for the English section.
  •  There will be negative marking for every wrong answer (1/4th mark).
  • There are minimum qualifying marks for each section.

Topic-wise SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2019

In order to understand things more clearly, we have brought for you,  SBI Clerk Exam Pattern for each section of SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2019;

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern for English – SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned an important topic for the English  Exam Pattern for SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2019;

Topic Questions/Sets Difficulty level
Reading Comprehension 1 set (10 questions in each set) Moderate
Cloze test 10 Q Moderate
Parajumbles 5 Q Moderate
Sentence improvement 5 Q Easy
Spotting Error 5 Q Moderate
Fill in the blanks 5 Q Easy to moderate

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Important Topics for General English – SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned Important General English Topics for SBI Clerk Mains 2019;

Important Topics – English Language

Comprehension
Cloze Test
Sentence improvement
Spotting error
Sentence re-arrangement

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern for Quantitative Aptitude – SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned Topic-wise Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability Exam Pattern for SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2019;

Topic Questions Difficulty level
Number series 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation (Tabular /Bar Graph / Pie Chart / Missing DI) 2 Sets -10 Qs Easy to Moderate
Simplification 10 Qs Easy to Moderate
Quadratic Equation 5 Qs Easy
Data Sufficiency 5 Qs Easy
Miscellaneous Questions 15 Qs Moderate

Important Topics (Quantitative Aptitude) – SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned Important Quantitative Aptitude Topics for SBI Clerk Mains 2019;

Important Topics (Quantitative Aptitude)
Number system Simplification Roots & Averages
Surds &Indices Percentages Profit & Loss
Ratio & Proportion Partnership Chain rule
Time & work Pipes & Cisterns Time & Distance
Problems on trains Boats & Streams Allegations & Mixtures
Simple Interest Compound Interest Stocks & shares
Clocks & algorithms Mensuration Volume & surface area
Permutation & combination Heights & Distances Data Interpretation
Line Graph Bar Graph Pie charts
Tabulations

Recommended books  for Quantitative Aptitude – SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned Recommended Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability books for SBI Clerk Mains 2019;

Book name Author ISBN
An Authentic Guide for IBPS Probationary Officer (PO) Exam 2014 Kalinjar Publications 9351720101
New Pattern IBPS Bank PO/MT 20 Practice Sets for Preliminary & Main Exam with 7 Online Tests Disha 9386629607
20 Practice Sets IBPS Bank PO/MT Main Exam 2017 Arihant 9312140981

Topic-wise Exam Pattern for Reasoning and Computer Aptitude – SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned Topic-wise Reasoning and Computer Aptitude Exam Pattern for SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2019;

Topics Total questions
Syllogism 5 Q
Inequality 3 Q
Seating Arrangement (Circular – Inward Outward) 5 Q
Linear Arrangement (North-South) 5 Q
Puzzle – Floor based 5 Q
Coding Decoding 3- 5Q
Miscellaneous Qs 2 – 3 Qs
Data Sufficiency 3- 4 Qs

Important Topics for Reasoning Ability  & Computer Aptitude – SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned Important Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude Topics for SBI Clerk Mains 2019;

For Reasoning Ability For Computer Aptitude
Analogy Fundamentals of Computer
Coding & decoding History of Computer
Blood relations Internet
Sitting arrangements MS Office- Word, MS PowerPoint
Series completion MS Excel
Syllogism Memory
Decision making Input/ Output device
Statement reasoning  –
Classification

Recommended books for Reasoning Ability & computer Aptitude – SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned Recommended Reasoning & Computer Aptitude books for SBI Clerk Mains 2019;

Book name Author ISBN
State Bank of India & Associates Clerical Cadre Recruitment Exam Arihant 1
Ultimate Guide for SBI and Associates Bank Clerk Prelim and Main Exam Disha 1
101 Speed Tests for SBI Clerk Preliminary & Mains Exam with 5 Practice Sets Disha 1

 Important Topics for General/Financial Awareness – SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned Important General/Financial Awareness Topics for SBI Clerk Mains 2019;

Important Topics – General/ Financial Awareness
Marketing Aptitude Economy Banking & Finance
News from RBI, SBI, ICICI, HDFC, Monetary policy Demonetization

Recommended Books for General/ Financial Awareness – SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

In the table below, we have mentioned Recommended  General/Financial Awareness books for SBI Clerk Mains 2019;

Book name Author ISBN
State Bank of India & Associates Clerical Cadre Recruitment Exam Arihant 9350751534
Financial Awareness for Competitive Exams Disha 9386146975
Banking Awareness for SBI & IBPS Bank Clerk/ PO/ RRB/ RBI Exams Disha 9386323494

SBI Clerk Final Selection Process

The students can read all about the final selection process of SBI Clerk as follows:

  • There are two stages in SBi Clerk 2019: Prelims Exam and Mains Exam.
  • Candidates have to clear Prelims Exam, after clearing Prelims Exam of SBI clerk 2019 they can appear for Mains Exam.
  • Final selection will be done on the basis of candidate’s performance in Mains Exam.

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  • gayathri

    Is there a personal interview after mains for clerk??

    • Yes, there will be a personal Interview for all the candidates Qualifying Mains Examination and the final merit list will be based on mains and Interview marks collectively.

  • Ashutosh kumar

    I’m from Patna, Bihar. Can I apply for Andhra Pradesh despite of knowing Telugu as there is a option of Hindi as well?? Help