SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019
Shristi Kirti, 10 Sep 2018, #SBI Clerk

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019 - Candidates aspiring to appear for the clerical exam of SBI must go through the prescribed syllabus of SBI Clerk 2019. Candidates can check SBI Clerk syllabus 2019 which contains section wise topics for both the phases – prelims and mains for which the exam is conducted. The syllabus of SBI Clerk 2019 will contain the topics and chapters for where the questions can be asked in the examination.

SBI Clerk syllabus 2019 must be referred by the candidates before they start preparing for the examination so that they do not keep hunting for topics to study for the exam. By referring to the SBI Clerk syllabus 2019, candidates will get a direction to start preparing for the recruitment examination and identify which topics are essential and which are not


SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019 – Preliminary Phase

There are three sections from where the questions are asked in the preliminary exam of SBI Clerk 2019.


1. English Language

2. Numerical/Quantitative Ability

3. Reasoning Ability

Candidates can refer to the following table to know all the topics that need to be covered for the preliminary phase of SBI Clerk 2019 exam.


SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019 – English Language

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Para Jumbles

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Paragraph Completion

  • Cloze Test

  • Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting

  • Miscellaneous

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019 - Numerical/Quantitative Ability

  • Simplification

  • Percentage

  • Time and Work

  • Ratio and Proportion

  • Profit & Loss

  • Mixtures & Allegations

  • Speed, Time and Distance

  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest

  • Number System

  • Data Interpretation

  • Permutation& Combination

  • Mensuration

  • Sequence & Series

  • Probability

  • Surds and Indices

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019 - Reasoning Ability

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Coding & Decoding

  • Seating Arrangements

  • Blood Relations

  • Syllogisms

  • Directions & Distances

  • Classification & Analogy

  • Mathematical Inequalities

  • Ordering and Ranking

  • Machine Input-Output

  • Arrangement & Pattern

  • Double line-up

  • Scheduling

  • Grouping and Selection

  • Alpha-numeric Series

  • Ranking

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019 – Mains


All those candidates who qualify in the preliminary exam of SBI Clerk will have to further appear for the mains exam. By qualifying the mains exam, candidates will be recruited in the clerical cadre at SBI. Candidates must prepare for the mains exam according to the SBI Clerk syllabus 2019 for mains examination.


There are five sections from where the questions are asked in the mains exam of SBI Clerk.


1. Quantitative Ability

2. General English

3. General/Financial Awareness

4. Reasoning Ability

5. Computer Awareness


SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019 – Quantitative Ability

  • Simplification

  • Number Series

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Data Interpretation

  • Quadratic Equation

  • Distance, Time & Speed

  • Time and Work

  • Partnership

  • Profit & Loss

  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest

  • Mixtures & Allegations

  • Ration and Proportion

  • Average

  • Percentage 

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019 - General English

  • Reading Comprehension including Antonyms and Synonyms

  • Cloze Test

  • Spell-checks

  • Fillers

  • Sentence Re-arrangement/Para Jumbles

  • Sentence Correction/Error Finding

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019 - General/Financial Awareness

  • Banking/Financial terms

  • 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 and Financial Awareness

  • Static Awareness

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019 - Reasoning Ability

  • Direction Sense

  • Syllogisms

  • Blood Relations

  • Inequalities

  • Puzzles

  • Statement and Assumptions

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Ranking

  • Machine Input and Output 

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019 - Computer Awareness

  • Networking

  • Internet

  • Basics of Computer: Hardware, Software, Generation of Computers

  • DBMS

  • MS-Office

  • Important Abbreviations

  • Input-Output Devices

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2019


Candidates must also go through the exam pattern of SBI Clerk 2019 in order to get an idea of the sections from where the questions are asked, marking scheme, and time allotment.

As per the exam pattern of SBI Clerk, the exam is conducted in two phases – prelims and mains. Candidates who successfully fill the application form of SBI Clerk will be able to appear in the prelims exam wh8ile all those who qualify in the prelims will further appear for the mains exam of SBI Clerk.


SBI Clerk Exam Pattern – Prelims

  • The exam will be conducted in online mode.

  • The prelims exam of SBI Clerk is conducted for 100 marks.

  • Questions will be asked from the English Language, Numerical/Quantitative, and Ability Reasoning Ability in the prelims exam.

  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong response given by the candidates.

  • 1 hour time is allotted to the candidates to complete the exam.

  • The questions will be multiple choice.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern – Mains

  • The mains exam will be conducted for a maximum of 200 marks.

  • Candidates will be given 2 hours and 40 minutes to complete the main exam of SBI Clerk 2019.

  • Questions will be asked from Quantitative Ability, General English, General/Financial Awareness, Reasoning Ability, Computer Awareness.

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