SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020 for prelims and mains exam has been provided on this page. SBI Clerk syllabus 2020 includes topics from numerical ability, reasoning ability, and English language. Candidates must go through the syllabus SBI Clerk 2020 to prepare for the exam better. SBI Clerk syllabus is prescribed separately for each stage of the exam - prelims and mains. SBI Clerk 2020 syllabus will be based on three sections for the prelims exam and four sections for the mains exam. Aspirants who wish to appear for SBI Clerk exam can strategize their preparation plans on the basis of topics that they find more difficult in SBI Clerk syllabus 2020. SBI Clerk 2020 prelims exam is scheduled to be conducted in February/ March while the mains exam will be conducted on April 19 tentatively. The exam is conducted for the recruitment of candidates at the post of Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) in branches of SBI. This year the exam authorities have announced 8000 vacancies.
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There are two stages of the exam for which SBI Clerk syllabus is prescribed - prelims and mains. Candidates can check the list of sections in SBI Clerk syllabus for prelims and mains below.
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In addition to the sections of SBI Clerk prelims exam, candidates will also have to take questions from general/ financial awareness and computer aptitude in SBI Clerk mains. The difficulty level of the mains exam will be higher than that of the prelims exam. Candidates can see the list of sections in SBI Clerk 2020 mains exam below.
General/ Financial Awareness
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
The topics in the syllabus of SBI Clerk prelims exam are from three sections - English language, numerical ability, and reasoning ability. Candidates must cover all the topics in SBI Clerk syllabus 2020 for prelims. Candidates can check the topics from different sections along with the best books for SBI Clerk exam in the table below -
SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus
SBI Clerk Syllabus
Para jumbles, fill in the blanks, reading comprehension, cloze test, paragraph completion, multiple meanings, error spotting, sentence improvement, vocabulary, miscellaneous questions
Objective English - S. P. Bakshi
English Grammar & Composition - Wren & Martin
Bank Clerk English Language Chapter-wise Solved Questions - Kiran Prakashan
Profit and loss, ratio & proportion, simplification, time & work, percentages, speed, time, distance, number systems, mixtures and allegations, data interpretation, simple & compound interest, mensuration, probability, permutation & combination, surds & indices, sequence & series, quadratic equations, miscellaneous arithmetic
Quantitative Aptitude - R. S. Aggarwal
Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS/ SBI Bank PO/ Clerk Prelim & Mains Quantitative Aptitude - Disha Experts
Magical book on Quicker Mathematics - M. Tyra
Coding-decoding, blood relations, syllogism, seating arrangement, data sufficiency, directions & distances, classification & analogy, input & output, mathematical inequalities, order & ranking, scheduling, double line-up, alphanumeric series, grouping & selection
Analytical Reasoning - M. K. Pandey
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal - Arihant Publication
Bank Clerk Reasoning Chapter-wise Solved Papers 2003 Till Date - Kiran Prakashan
Candidates can check the SBI Clerk exam pattern 2020 to get started with their preparations. SBI Clerk prelims and mains exam are conducted online. Candidates can check SBI Clerk prelims exam pattern in the table -
SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern
No. of Questions
No. of Marks
Section-wise topics of SBI Clerk mains syllabus is provided in the table below.
SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus
Banking/ financial terms, static awareness, banking and financial awareness
Banking Awareness (Objective with Subjective) - Sangram Keshari Rout
Objective Banking & Financial Awareness - Dhankar Publication
Banking Awareness (English, Paperback) - RPH Editorial Board
Current Affairs - news on the banking industry, awards and honours, books and authors, obituaries, sports, latest appointments, Govt. schemes and policies
Static GK (Facts and info that does not change) - countries, capitals and currencies, constituencies of ministers, dance forms, cultural GK, nuclear and thermal power stations
Reading comprehension, synonyms and antonyms, spell checks, fillers, cloze test, sentence correction/ error spotting, sentence rearrangements/ parajumbles
Plinth to Paramount (Both Volumes) - KD Publication
Word Power Made Easy - Norman Lewis
Simplification, number series, distance, time, speed, quadratic equations, data interpretation, data sufficiency, profit & loss, partnership, time and work, mixtures and allegations, average, simple interest & compound interest, ratio & proportion, percentage
Data Interpretation - Arun Sharma
Quantitative aptitude by Abhijeet Guha - Mc GrawHill
Quantum CAT by Sarvesh K Verma - Arihant Publication
Direction sense, inequalities, blood relations, syllogism, puzzles, coding and decoding, ranking, statements and assumptions, machine input and output, networking (computers), internet, DBMS, basics of computer: hardware, software, generations of computers, MS Office, important abbreviations.
Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning - R. S. Agarwal
There are four sections in SBI clerk mains exam as mentioned in the exam pattern. Candidates can check SBI Clerk mains exam pattern in the table below -
SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern
2 hours 40 minutes
Candidates must note that negative marking will be applicable in both SBI Clerk prelims and mains exam. On making an incorrect response, 1/4th of the marks allotted to the question will be deducted from the total marks obtained by the candidates. Candidates must only attempt questions that they are confident about.
Candidates must have an effective yet simple to stick to SBI Clerk Study Plan. It is essential that the candidates check SBI Clerk syllabus 2020 before preparing for the exam. Candidates can check some essential thumb rules for SBI Clerk preparation below -
Candidates must allot a specific preparation time for each section or subject based on how difficult they find them.
Candidates must ensure that all the topics in SBI Clerk syllabus have been covered.
It is essential that the candidates make use of reliable resources and books for preparations.
It is beneficial to solve as many sample papers and previous years’ SBI Clerk question papers as time permits.
Candidates must work on their weak areas in the syllabus of SBI Clerk 2020.
The exam authorities will announce the cutoff of SBI Clerk 2020 exam after it has been conducted. SBI Clerk cutoff is decided state-wise and category-wise. Last year the prelims cutoff for unreserved category varied from 48.50 to 81.75 marks in different states.
Candidates can fill SBI Clerk application form 2020 from January 3 to 26 on the official website - sbi.co.in. Candidates have to first register on the website, then go on to fill the details of the application form, upload scanned images of photograph and signature and pay the application fee.
Candidates must check the list of best books for SBI Clerk exam before preparing for the exam. Some good books to prepare numerical ability are by authors M. Tyra, R.S. Aggarwal, etc.
The section of reasoning ability and computer aptitude in SBI Clerk exam is conducted for 60 marks and 50 questions.
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In order to clear any exam, the most important part is clearing the current affairs apart. So, revise as much current affairs as you can.
Also, at this point of time you should start giving mock tests or previous year's appears. This will help in trying to figure out the places where you lack.
Time management is the key in competitive exams so make sure to start giving previous year's test papers. Don't think about whether or not you know the topics or have revised. Everything will be good, once you strt giving test.
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