SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020
Updated on Jan 9, 2020 - 4 p.m. IST by Aayushi madavi
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SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020 - State Bank of India (SBI) prescribed SBI Clerk 2020 syllabus 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 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 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 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.

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.

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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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Sir i was born on 17 srp 1991. Can i apply for sbi clerk. plz sir help me my categorie general.

Somrita Bhattacharya 22nd Jan, 2020

Hello,

The age eligibility qualification for SBI clerk are as follows, Candidate should Not be below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01.01.2020, i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1992 and not later than 01.01.2000 (both days inclusive).I regret to inform you this but you are not eligible

Best of luck

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sir, i was born on 17 sep 1991. can i apply for sbi clerk? plz sir help me. my category general

Pooja Kaushik 22nd Jan, 2020
Hi Abhishek Singh,
The minimum age required is 20 years and the candidate's age should not be more than 28 years as April 1, 2020.
However there is an age relaxation of 5 years for those who belong to SC & ST category, 3 years to ODC & 10 years to PWD in case of general, 15 years to PWD in case of SC & ST and 13 years to PWD in case of OBC.

Hope it helps.
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i hav pursuing my posr graduation so how to fiill sbi clerk form? what is date and passing result?

Vikrant Shukla 10th Jan, 2020

Hi Parth,

SBI has released the Clerk application form on January 02, 2020. You can fill it from January 03 to 26, 2020 in online mode from the official website of SBI. To know the steps on how to fill the application form of SBI Clerk 202 0, Eligibility criteria, Vacancies and Application fees visit this article - SBI Clerk 2020 . The SBI clerk result dates are not yet released.

I hope this helps!

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hi i was born on 22-07-2000 am i eligible to apply for sbi clerk and iam in my final year in degree

Yashu Shrivastava 9th Jan, 2020

Hello

Sorry to inform you that you are not eligible for SBI Clerk Exam 2020.As per the SBI Clerk exam eligibility,a candidate age should be of 20-28 years as on January 1st,2020.Also the maximum age for exam is 28 years for General Category,which is 31 years for OBC and 33 for SC/ST category.

So you can appear for the exam next year.

I Hope You Will Easily Make The Exam

Best Wishes For You!!!

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sir i was born on 17 dec 1991. Can I apply for SBI clerk 2020

Piyush Dixit 22nd Jan, 2020

Yes you can fill the application form of SBI because the age limit to apply for SBI Clerk is 20- 28 years. Only those candidates who successfully fill the application form will receive SBI Clerk admit card tentatively by Feb 10.

It is to be noted that SBI Clerk recruitment process involves two stages- prelims and mains.

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