SBI Clerk Exam syllabus 2021| SBI Clerk Prelims & Mains Exam syllabus 2021

State Bank of India (SBI) has recently issued notification for 5,000 posts of Associate Clerk. SBI will recruit qualified candidates for the post of Junior Associates in various branches of the State Bank of India. Candidates wishing to pursue their career as a Junior Associate in SBI will have to carefully read the information given in this article.

SBI clerk recruitment 2021 | SBI Clerk Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021

Name of the OrganizationState Bank of India
Conducting BoardSBI Careers/Opportunity
Name of the PostsClerk Junior Associates (CUSTOMER SUPPORT & SALES)
Total No. of Posts5121 Various Vacancies
Apply ModeOnline
Exam NameSBI Jobs Notification 2021 Pdf
Job LocationAll Over India
Advertisement NoCRPD/CR/2021
Post CategorySyllabus
Starting Date27-04-2021
Last Date for Apply20-05-2021
Exam ModeCBT Online
Job Categorybank Jobs

SBI Clerk Exam 2021 Selection Process

I.    Preliminary Examination
II.   Main Examination
III.  Test of specified opted local language

SBI Clerk Recruitment will be conducted in two phases – Prelims and Mains. After this, the Language Proficiency Test (LPT) will also be conducted. SBI Clerk Prelims Exam is of a qualifying nature, which is required to pass, but marks will not be seen in making the merit list, after which SBI Clerk Mains comes, whose marks are added to the merit list.

Note:- Candidates applying for the vacancies of a particular state must be proficient (read, write, speak and understand) in the specified local language of that state mentioned in the notification.

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

The SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern consists of 3 sections: Numerical Aptitude, Reasoning, and English Language. However, the SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern consists of 4 sections: Numerical Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude, English, and General Awareness. more details are shown in the table below.

Name of Test/SectionNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Numerical Ability353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
 Total10010060 minutes

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2021

Name of Test/SectionNo. of Questions MarksDuration
General/Financial Awareness505035 minutes
General English404035 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
Total1902002 hours 40 minutes

Note:- There is negative marking for wrong answers in both preliminary and main examinations. For each question, on which an incorrect answer has been given, one-fourth of the marks given for that question will be deducted from the marks obtained by you. If a question is left blank, i.e no answer is given by the candidate, then no negative marking will be done on that question.

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2021: Details

Have a look at all the topics from which questions can be asked in the SBI Clerk Prelims 2021 exam. The syllabus contains topics of English Language, Numerical & Reasoning Ability. The topics are listed on the basis of SBI Clerk Syllabus for the online preliminary exam. 

English  LanguageReasoning AbilityNumerical Ability
Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)Cloze TestPhrases and IdiomsFill in the BlanksSpelling Error/Error DetectionOne word SubstitutionSentence CorrectionError DetectionPara Jumbles/ Sentence rearrangementsIrrelevant StatementsPuzzles – Seating Arrangement, Circle-based, Box-based, Square-basedAlphanumeric/Numeric SeriesCoding-DecodingWord FormationVenn DiagramAnalogyData SufficiencyDirection and DistanceBlood RelationsVerbal reasoningNon-Verbal ReasoningSyllogismInput-OutputData Interpretation (Pie charts, Table chart, Bar Graphs, Line charts)Number SystemQuadratic EquationSimplificationApproximationHCF and LCM of NumbersSpeed, Distance and TimeSI & CIAveragesPercentageRatio and ProportionProblems based on ageTime and WorkProblem on Ages

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus 2021: Details

The SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus is provided below of General/Financial Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning/Computer Aptitude and General English. The Syllabus contains topics from which the State Bank of India sets the SBI Clerk Question Paper. Have a look at these topics in detail:

Syllabus of General / Financial Awareness: This section can be divided into three parts i.e. Current affairs, banking awareness and static GK questions. The current affairs questions cover the last 6 months events of both national and international importance.

Static GK Questions will be from country and capital, airports, ports in India, tallest and biggest in India and the world, first in the world as well as in India, etc. Banking Awareness part will cover banking in India, banking terminology, bank headquarters, slogans of banks, regulatory bodies in India, the Main function of RBI etc. Some of the important topics for this section are-

  • Current affairs related to national and international issues of the last 6 months.
  • Main functions of RBI
  • Overview of the Indian Financial System
  • History of the Indian banking system.
  • Fiscal and Monetary policy
  • Work and responsibilities of National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC (Financial Stability and Development Council )etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UNO, SWIFT(The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), IBA, United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), Bank Board Bureau(BBB)  Bank for International Settlements (BIS)etc.
  • International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN, WTO, etc.
  • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
  • Banking Terms like NPA, Current Account and Savings Account (CASA), Capital to Risk (Weighted) asset ratio (CRAR).
  • Important Government Schemes
  • Important National and International days
  • Sports
  • Indian Constitution
  • Culture of India
  • Currency of countries etc
  • Awards and Honours

Syllabus for Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude: The questions asked from this section are from the given topics:

  • Seating arrangement (Circular+ Linear)
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Puzzle
  • Coding-decoding
  • Inequalities
  • Input-Output
  • Blood Relation
  • Ranking
  • Direction and Sense
  • Series

Computer Aptitude: 

  • History of computers
  • Input and Output devices
  • Hardware and software
  • Windows operating system
  • Internet terms and services
  • Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
  • Computer Abbreviations
  • Logic gates
  • Networking and communication
  • Database Management system
  • Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses
  • Shorty Keys
  • Modern Day Technology

Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude: This section covers the following topics:

  • Data Interpretation( Pie charts, Table chart, Bar Graphs, Line charts)
  • Number system
  • Approximation
  • HCF and LCM of Numbers
  • Problems based on age
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Average
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Time and work
  • Pipe and Cistern
  • Speed, Distance and time
  • Partnership
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Data Sufficiency

Syllabus for the General English: The SBI Clerk question paper of English Language would be set on topics such as:

  • Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Para Jumbles/ Sentence rearrangements
  • Spotting Errors
  • Double Fillers (Sentence Completion)
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Irrelevant Statements
  • Main Idea of Passage
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