SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020

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State Bank of India released the notification for the SBI Clerk Recruitment 2020 for a post of Junior Assistant. Candidates whoa re willing to apply for the exam can fill the application form till 26th January 2020. In this article, aspirants will get complete detail about SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020.

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020

It has been stated that the syllabus of SBI Clerk is similar to the previous years’ syllabus, in the year 2020. The SBI Clerk exam takes place in two stages- Prelims and Mains Exam. The candidates who clear the Prelims Exam only can appear in the Mains exam

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SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020 Exam Highlights

SBI Clerk Application Form 2019 3rd Jan – 26th Jan 2020
Conducting Body SBI (State Bank of India)
SBI Clerk Official Website
SBI Clerk Prelims Subjects English, Reasoning & Maths
SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus Reasoning, Maths, English, GK, Computer Awareness
Exam Mode Online

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SBI Clerk Exam Pattern Prelims 2020

The SBI Clerk Prelims Exam is the first stage of SBI Clerk Recruitment. It is an objective type test which is conducted in online mode. The time limit of this exam is 1 hour in which the candidates have to complete 3 sections according to the SBI Clerk Selection Process

  • A total of 100 questions appear in the Prelims Exam
  • The sectional time of this exam is 20 minutes each
  • The Prelims exam does not have any sectional cut off
Section Total Questions Max. Marks 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 Syllabus 2020 Detailed Section-Wise

The Prelims Exam contains 3 sections whereas the Mains Exam covers 5 sections that candidates have to prepare for in order to crack the exam. All the sections, separately, have a broad range of topics based on which the questions will appear in the paper. The following is elaborated with the syllabus for both prelims and mains exam.

SBI Clerk Syllabus Prelims – Numeric Ability

The table below has the entire syllabus for Numeric Ability for Prelims Exam:

Numeric Ability Syllabus
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

SBI Clerk Syllabus Prelims English

The following table is the complete syllabus for the English Language:

  • From the English section, 30 questions will appear
  • Secondly, the time allotted is 20 minutes for this section
  • There is no sectional cut off in this recruitment, check detailed SBI Clerk Cut Off 
English Language Syllabus
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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SBI Clerk Syllabus Reasoning for Prelims Exam 2020

There are a total of 3 sections in the exam: Reasoning, English, and Maths. The following table has the syllabus for Reasoning:

  • The reasoning section is the easiest to prepare for
  • Candidates must practice at least 3 topics every day
Reasoning Syllabus
Analogy Coding & decoding Blood relations
Sitting arrangements Series completion Syllogism
Decision making Statement reasoning Analogy

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern Mains 2020

SBI Clerk Mains Exam is a very important stage of the SBI Clerk Selection Procedure 2020 because students will be selected only based on their performance in this very stage of the recruitment. There is no, further, interview round.

  • The Mains Exam does not have any sectional cut off
  • Overall Cut Off is required for this examination 
  • The students will have to secure a minimum percentage of the total marks
  • The aspirants who belong to SC/ST/PWD/OBC/XC will get 5% relaxation on the overall total marks
  • In accordance with the overall total score acquired by the students in descending order, they will be given positions in respective categories and states  
Section No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 Minutes

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus

The SBI Clerk mains exam 2020 includes 4 sections: Reasoning, Maths, English & General Awareness. Some of the most important topics from the mains exam are mentioned as follows: The SBI Clerk 2020 Mains Test is an objective type paper:

The following table has the entire information regarding the Mains Objective Test 2020. The candidates must go through the information thoroughly:

  • The questions come in MCQ type, check the SBI clerk previous year papers
  • There will be negative marking for 1/4 marks for every wrong answer attempted by the candidate.
  • The objective test is for a total of 200 marks

SBI Clerk Mains Quantitative Syllabus

There will be 50 quant section. Each question carries 1 mark. Candidates have to complete this section within 45 minutes. The Quant Syllabus for Mains Objective Test is as follows:

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus
Number Series
Data Sufficiency
Data Interpretation
Quadratic Equation
Time & Distance, Work
Profit & Loss
Simple and Compound Interest
Mixture and Allegations
Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Percentages

SBI Clerk Mains General/Financial Awareness Syllabus

Students have to complete 50 questions within 35 minutes. Each question carries 1 mark. The syllabus for General/Financial Awareness is as follows:

General/Financial Awareness Syllabus
Current Affairs – news on the banking industry, awards, and honors, books, and authors, latest appointments, obituaries, new schemes of central and state governments, sports, etc.
Static GK – country-capital, country-currency, headquarters of financial organizations (of insurance companies), constituencies of ministers, dance forms, nuclear and thermal power stations, etc.
Banking/Financial terms
Static Awareness
Banking and Financial Awareness

SBI Clerk Mains General English Awareness Syllabus

There will be a total of 40 questions. Candidates will get 35 minutes to complete these 40 questions. Each question carries 1 mark.

General English Syllabus
Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms
Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles
Sentence Correction/ Error Finding
Spell Checks
Cloze Test

SBI Clerk Mains Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude Syllabus

There will be 50 questions that candidates have to finish within 45 minutes. This section is for 60 marks.

Reasoning Ability Syllabus Computer Awareness Syllabus
Internet Basics of Computer: Hardware, Software, Generation of Computers
Machine Input/output DBMS
Syllogism Networking
Blood Relation Internet
Direction Sense MS Office
Inequalities Input-Output Devices
Puzzles Important Abbreviations
Coding-Decoding  –
Ranking  –
Statement and Assumptions  –

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