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. SBI Clerk 2019 syllabus will contain the topics and chapters for where the questions can be asked in the examination. SBI Clerk is conducted for the recruitment of candidates at the post of clerk in branches of SBI across the country.

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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 2019 syllabus, candidates will get a direction to start preparing for SBI Clerk 2019 and identify which topics are essential and which are not.
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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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what will be expected cutoff for ex serviceman of sbi clerk mains 2019 in UP. What was last year also for esm

Vemireddy Rushitha Student Expert 16th Oct, 2019

Hi dear,

Right now only overall cutoff of SBI mains 2019 are not released on the official sites.

But if we analyse the previous years cutoff marks of SB mains for ex servicemen then it is 86.25 out of 200 marks.

While, this year the overall sbi mains 2019 cutoff for UP candidates if is expected to be around 80-90.

For more details and exact cutoff we still have to wait for the release of results.


what was the cutoff for mains sc category odisha in 2018?

Ronak Gala Student Expert 6th Oct, 2019

See marks varies each year, the cutoffs depend on various factors like number of candidates appearing, paper level, etc. So one thing that you can rely on is the ranks. I'll give you a brief idea about the ranks for colleges in Odisha for sc category. One of the best colleges Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and Technology, Bhubaneswar had cutoff rank 373175 for sc category.

College of Engineering and Technology Bhubaneshwar had cutoff rank  349747 for Electronics Engineering, 277610 for Electrical Engineering, 207393 for Chemical Engineering, 458685 for Information Technology.

So prepare well for the exams and give your best and once the exams are over, then think about where you stand and the options you have.

Best wishes. Thank you.


i applied sbi clerk as ews category but now i realized that i am not under ews i qualify prelims in general cut off if i qualify mains in gen will they consider me as general without ews certificate and will i get the job as general

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 2nd Oct, 2019

Dear Annya, this is the official notification for SBI Clerk 2019 esam. You can access it at:

To give you a gist, the merit list after each round is prepared on the Category you have selected while filling in the application form. There is a statement that says that SBI cannot assume any responsibility of the mistakes in the application form and submission of the application forms after the last date. Now if you select your Category as General during Mains and you qualify under General Category, you will be given a placement under the General Category.



Mahaveer Reddy Student Expert 3rd Oct, 2019

Dear aspirant,

Qualification Criteria for Ex Servicemen –

Age Limit for Ex Servicemen in IBPS/SBI Exam

Instruction Criteria for Ex Servicemen in IBPS/SBI Exam

Above all else, all of you have to know fundamental things about ex-servicemen as per the IBPS and SBI department.The Ex-servicemen who might go after the position post:

Ex-Servicemen up-and-comers who previously verified work under the Central government in

Gathering 'C' and 'D' would be allowed for the age unwinding as recommended for Ex-servicemen for verifying another work in a higher evaluation or framework in Group 'C'/'D'.

An ex-serviceman who has once joined a Government work on common side in the wake of profiting of the advantages given to him/her as an ex-serviceman for his/her re-business.

Category    Prelims Cut off (Out of 100)    Mains Cut off (Out of 100)

General    47.50    52.50

OBC    46.50    52.50

SC    40.00    41.75

ST    31.25    31.50

OC    32.75    34.00

VI    31.50    37.50

HI    18.00    37.00


How to prepare for SBI clerk jobs

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 17th Sep, 2019

Exam for SBI Clerk is divided into three stages-

Prelims of 1 hour duration with following subjects-

  1. English
  2. Quant
  3. Reasoning

Mains is of 2 hour and 40 min duration with following subject-

  1. General/Financial Awareness
  2. General English
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

Last one is assessment  of Official/Local Language.

The first and foremost thing required in banking exam is speed and precision.

To follow the first step, you need to practice a lot, solve as many mock papers as you can, along with test series. At the same time time, do not forget to evaluate your performance. This will give you a fair idea about strength and weakness.

The more papers you solve, more grasp you'll have on that subject, this will increase your ability to solve any type of questions that come in exams.

For General Awareness/ Financial Awareness, you have to read a newspaper daily with emphasis on The Editorial part, you can read The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Indian Express. You'll have to well updated with current affairs more so business/finance section regarding this.Newspaper will also help in your English.Do not skip this step at all, as in exams in the recent trends, Editorial parts are coming in either for RC, or some other section.

You may also refer the following books for SBI Clerk Exam-

Quant- Quicker Maths by M Tyra/ Fast Track Arithmetic by Arihant Publications /Quantitative Aptitude by RS Agarwal

English- General English by SP Bakshi or Plinth to Paramount

You can also refer Wren and Martin, that's the best book for grammar. Word Power Made Easy for Vocab.

For Reasoning- RS Agarwal Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

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