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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Highlights of SBI Clerk 2020 Syllabus

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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SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020 for Prelims

  1. English Language

  2. Numerical Ability

  3. Reasoning Ability

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.

SBI Clerk 2020 Syllabus for Mains

  1. General/ Financial Awareness

  2. General English

  3. Quantitative Aptitude

  4. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020 for Preliminary Exam

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

Sections

SBI Clerk Syllabus

Best Books

English Language

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

Numerical Ability

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

Reasoning Ability

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

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2020 - Prelims

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

Sections

No. of Questions

No. of 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 for Mains Exam

Section-wise topics of SBI Clerk mains syllabus is provided in the table below.

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus

Sections

SBI Clerk Syllabus

Best Books

General/ Financial Awareness

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

General English

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

Quantitative Aptitude

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

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

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

  • Analytical Reasoning - M. K. Pandey

  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal - Arihant Publication

SBI Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern - Mains

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

Sections

No. of Questions

No. of Marks

Duration

General/ Financial Awareness

50

50

35 minutes

General English

40

40

35 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 minutes

Total

190

200

2 hours 40 minutes

SBI Clerk 2020 Marking Scheme

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.

How to prepare for SBI Clerk 2020?

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.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020

Question: What is the cutoff of the SBI Clerk prelims exam?

Answer:

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.

Question: How do I apply for SBI Clerk 2020 exam?

Answer:

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.

Question: What are the best books to study SBI Clerk numerical ability?

Answer:

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.

Question: How many marks are allotted to reasoning ability and computer aptitude in SBI Clerk mains exam?

Answer:

The section of reasoning ability and computer aptitude in SBI Clerk exam is conducted for 60 marks and 50 questions.

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tamil nadu vacancy for exservice man cut off sbi clerk , preliminary and main exam 2019 and 2020

Sanjay Khandelwal 14th Feb, 2020
Hello sir
The cut off of 2019 SBI clerk for preliminary examination was 61.25 that was for UR, ex servicemen's data is not available for 2019, for 2018  the state cut off for ex servicemen's in preliminary exam was 32.25 and in mains examination was 60.25 for Tamil Nadu . I will try to get 2019 data from other sources for ex servicemen's.
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sir Exserviceman cut off mark for sbi clerk exampreliminary and main exam on 2019 and 2020

Sanjay Khandelwal 14th Feb, 2020
Sir can you tell me in which state you are applying or applied. Because cut off for preliminary exam of SBI clerk is based on state wise and also please mention the state you have chosen according to that I will be able to provide you the details. For example servicemen's in 2018 it was 60.15.
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how to prepare for the sbi clerk? nd I dont have enough time? plzz suggest me?

Swati Umang 9th Feb, 2020

Hello! Hope you are doing good.

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.

All the best

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i appeared for the cat but my overall percentile was not so gud..so i m planning for the feb mat nd mah cet.but i have also applied for the sbi clerk..so what should i do? should i preparing for the sbi clerk nd give up mat preparation? plzz suggest me?

Sampriti Student Expert 3rd Feb, 2020
You should appear for MAT and MAH CET. Just get some idea about what kind of questions are asked. If you score really well you can get a decent college which can build your career. But at the same time if you're thinking about SBI clerk then you must keep it also as an option. If you get through the interview you can definitely join and prepare for CAT alongside. It's always better to keep more options to choose from. There's not very much difference between the syllabus of SBI clerk and MAT/MAH CET. Only the banking awareness section of SBI is a little different but is easier to deal with. So you must appear for all the exams.

Good Luck
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if i appear for SBI CLERK and get selected then can i appear for the subsequent SBI PO exam or is there any kind of restriction?

Shristi Kirti 27th Feb, 2020

Hello Nupur,

You can definitely appear for SBI PO examination even if you have got selected for the SBI Clerk exam. Not only this, you can appear for any other examination if you wish to. There is no such restrictions on it.

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