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SBI Clerk Syllabus Exam Pattern 2018 (Junior Associate) Pdf Download

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2018 Pdf Download | SBI Junior Associate Exam Pattern 2018

State Bank of India (SBI) is one of the most trusted banks in India where people would always prefer to avail the banking services. It is also the oldest banks in India. People trust is worth for this bank organization. As it is building people’s trust, so the jobs opportunities offered by SBI would definitely be preferred by every eligible citizen in India. It’s every candidate’s desire to work with SBI.

The candidates would definitely consider getting the job in SBI as most exciting experience and feel secure in the banking sector.

Timely recruitments notifications are always released by SBI. So the notification for SBI Clerk Exam 2018 is already released. What after getting the notification for the post? Surely the eligible candidate, after checking the eligibility criteria, would go for the preparation of SBI Clerk 2018.

So how the preparation is to be done? What could help to get proper details about the examination? The SBI Clerk detailed syllabus and exam pattern could be one of the answers to crack the SBI exams 2018. The candidate must go through the pattern to prepare well. Dedication and enthusiasm along with proper preparation and planning can be icing on the cake.

SBI Clerk 2018 Syllabus in Detail

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2018 for Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) post it is an online examination which would be conducted in two phases – preliminary and mains. Check Job Profile of Clerk in SBI bank.

These both stages would have a lot of differences such as having the different number of questions in each phase, different subjects and different duration for the completion of the exam.

The exam syllabus would help out the candidates to prepare for the exam with the necessary practice. The different sections of the syllabus are as follows:

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The very well study of Exam pattern for SBI associate clerk would surely help the candidate to adjust their timings accordingly to the different sections like they would understand which section is easier for them so that they can quickly do it and which section needs to be given more time and focus and similarly they would be able to understand their weakness and plus points for different fields to be it aptitude, English or any other aspect included in the syllabus of SBI Clerk 2018.

Highlights for the exam

The candidate would be able to prepare well and make planning for study once the date for the exam is revealed to them. So as of now, SBI has just disclosed the incomplete information, for SBI clerk 2018 preliminary exam to be held in May/June 2018 and no confirmed date has been disclosed yet. And for the Mains, the exam would be held in July/August 2018 and no clear date has been disclosed yet.

The time durations for preliminary would be of 1 hour and for the mains, the time duration extends to 2 hours 40 minutes. The preliminary exam consists of 100 objective questions which carry total 100 marks and mains exam consists of 190 objective type questions of 200 marks.

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Exam mode is the online mode that is computer-based test and candidate is not required to write anything on any paper and no submission of papers. It is a just online test where after completion; the candidate just needs to submit the test. Now focus on SBI associate bank clerk recruitment syllabus.

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2018

Structure for Preliminary examination
The Preliminary exam for SBI clerk 2018 would be of 100 marks and consists of 100 objective type questions. The time duration to crack this test would be of 1 hour.

The language of the exam would be either in English or Hindi. Candidate needs to select the language at the time of appearing for SBI clerk 2018. Each question booklet will have different sets and it is random for a candidate to get any set. All the questions would be objective type only and no descriptive questions are there.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern

Name of the Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 60 Min. (1 hours)

This exam is divided into three sections and candidate needs to qualify in all three sections. Check SBI Clerk Syllabus topic wise details below.

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Miscellaneous
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input-Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

SBI Clerk English Language Syllabus 2018

The first section is the English language in which the number of questions would be 30 and maximum marks would be 30.

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus for the English Language Expected Questions
Reading Comprehension 10 Questions
Cloze Test (New + Old Pattern) 5-10 Questions
Spotting Errors (New + Old Pattern) 5-10 Questions
Sentence Improvement (New + Old Pattern) 5-7 Questions
Para Jumbles (New + Old Pattern) 4-5 Questions
Fill in the Blanks (New + Old Pattern) 5-7 Questions
Vocabulary (Spelling Errors, Idioms & Phrases) 5-7 Questions
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SBI Clerk Numerical Ability Syllabus 2018

The second section is the numerical ability in which the number of questions would be 35 and maximum marks awarded for this section is 35.

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude Expected Number of Questions
Number Series 5 Questions
Simplification/ Approximation 5-10 Questions
Quadratic Equations 4-5 Questions
Data Interpretation 5-10 Questions
Miscellaneous Arithmetic Questions
(Problem on ages, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Partnership, Speed Time & Distance, Pipes & Cisterns, Mensuration, Boats & Streams, Probability, Mixtures, Simple & Compound Interest etc)
10-15 Questions

SBI Clerk Reasoning Ability Syllabus 2018

The next and last section of this exam is reasoning ability in which the total number of questions would be 35 and maximum marks awarded would be 35 only. So the total number of questions would be 30+35+35=100 and total marks would be 30+35+35=100 and overall time duration would be 1 hour to complete this test.

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus for Reasoning Ability Topics Expected Number of Questions
Puzzles & Seating Arrangement 10-15 Questions
Inequality 4-5 Questions
Syllogism 4-5 Questions
Alphanumeric & Numeric Series 5-10 Questions
Coding – Decoding 4-5 Questions
Miscellaneous Problems
(Blood Relations, Direction Sense, Order & Ranking etc)
5-7 Questions

Candidates passing in this examination would be shortlisted for the main examination; it depends on the adequate number of candidates decided by the bank in each category.

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus 2018

Structure for Mains Examination

SBI clerk mains exam would be conducted online and the marks for the exam would be 200. This test would consist of 190 objective type questions and time duration for this exam would be 2 hours 40 minutes.

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Name of the Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
General / Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
General English 40 40 35 Minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
Total 190 200 2 hr 40 Min.

The SBI Clerk associate mains syllabus is divided into 4 sections and candidates need to qualify in each of the section by securing the cutoffs decided by the bank.

Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English Language General/Economy/ Banking Awareness Computer Awareness
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness Internet
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Grammar Current Affairs Memory
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Vocabulary General Knowledge Keyboard Shortcuts
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Verbal Ability Static Awareness Computer Abbreviation
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Word Association Banking and Financial Awareness Microsoft Office
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Sentence Improvement Computer Hardware
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Para Jumbles Computer Software
Tabulation Data Interpretation Cloze Test Operating System
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Error Spotting Networking
Blood Relations Number Systems Fill in the blanks Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Input-Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

Now you can also make a focus on SBI Clerk Chapter / Subject wise syllabus.

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SBI Bank Clerk English Syllabus

The second section is General English having the total marks allotted for this section is 40 and time duration for this section is 35 minutes.
For General English prepare well for vocabulary, synonyms, antonyms, word formation, sentence completion, comprehension, theme detection, deriving conclusions, passage completion, error detection, spelling, grammar, Idioms, phrases etc.

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus for the English Language

  • Reading Comprehension – including Synonyms, Antonyms
  • Cloze Test
  • Error detection in a given sentence
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Paragraph Based Questions – like Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement
  • Jumbled Paragraph.

Expected number of questions under each and every topic of English for SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2018 is provided below

Topics Expected Number of questions
Reading Comprehension 10
Cloze Test 10
Fill in the blanks 0-5
Error Spotting 0-5
Sentence Correction/ Paragraph Complete 5
Para jumbles 5
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SBI Clerk Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus 2018

The third section is Quantitative Aptitude for which the total marks allotted are 50 and time frame for this section is 45 minutes. And the next two sections are combined which is Reasoning ability and computer aptitude for which the total marks allotted is 60 and time allotted is 45 minutes.

For Quantitative Aptitude prepare well for number system, simplifications, roots and averages, percentages, profit and loss, Simple and compound interest, time and distance, graphs and pie charts, Data integration, tabulations etc.

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SBI Clerk Reasoning Ability Syllabus 2018

For Reasoning Ability prepare well for the analogy, coding-decoding, blood relations, sitting arrangements, series completion etc.

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus for Reasoning:

This Section contains brain triggering questions and puzzles, for which you have to practice more. The topics to be concentrated under this section are

  • Syllogism
  • Inequalities
  • Puzzles (like Floor Arrangement, Parallel Seating Arrangement, etc)
  • Seating Arrangements (like Square, Circular, hexagonal, Rectangular Seating Arrangements)
  • Coding-Decoding (Coding by Letter Shifting, Coding by Analogy, Coding in Fictitious Language, Coding Letters of a Word)
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Order and Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning like Passage Inference, Statement, and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument.

Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Reasoning Ability for SBI clerk Mains Examination is provided below.

   Topics of Reasoning Ability        Expected Number of questions
Syllogism 5
Blood Relations 5
Input Output 5 or 0
Coding Decoding 5
Alphanumeric Symbol Series 5
Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test 5 or 0
Coded Inequalities 5 or 0
Data Sufficiency 5
Seating Arrangement 2 sets 5 to 10
Puzzle 5-10
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SBI Clerk General / Financial Awareness Syllabus 2018

The first section will be General/ Financial awareness having total marks allotted for this section would be 50 and total time allotted for this section is 35 minutes only.

Section         Category Topics of General Awareness Expected No of Questions
General Awareness             Awards Indian Awards 2
International Awards & Honours
Indian Affairs Acts and Laws 1
Indian Geography Culture 2
National parks and sanctuaries
Indian Industry Defence and Railways 4
Infrastructure and IT
Indian Taxation Income Tax 1
International Awareness Currency, Country & its Capital 3
Major International Organisations
Sports Indian and International Sports Personalities 3
International Sporting Events and Venues
Banking Commercial Banking Heads and Head Quarters 4
New Banking Entities & Foreign Collaborations
Functions of a Bank
E-banking & New Trends Bitcoins and E-wallets 3
RTGS and Rupay
Functions of RBI Banker & Debt Manager to Government 3
Financial Regulation & Supervision
Foreign Exchange Management
Other Banking or Non-Banking Institutions Regulatory Authorities 1
RBI New Initiatives & Policies 3
Organisation of RBI
Terms Finance & Accounts 2
Insurance Policy & Operations
Shares & Stocks
Current Affairs Awards & Honors Films 1
Indian Affairs Census 4
India in International Reports
Indian Authors & their Books
New Government Policies & Schemes
International Relations Major Treaties & Agreements with Other Countries 1
Personalities Famous Personalities 2
Total  40

For General / Financial Awareness prepare well for General awareness, current affairs, sports, history, geography, culture, Indian constitution, news about technology and research, news on India and its neighboring countries etc. Marketing aptitude, economy, banking, and finance etc. is for financial awareness.

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus for Computer Knowledge

For Computer Aptitude prepare well for computer awareness, hardware, operating system concepts, shortcuts, MS word, excel, MS power point, internets etc.

The computer knowledge mainly deals with the topics which are mentioned here

  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Computer Hardware Basics
  • Computer Languages
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Internet
  • MS Office Suite and Shortcut keys

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Topics Noof Questions
Hardware 5 to 7
Internet/Network 4 to 6
MS Office – MS PowerPoint MS Excel MS Word 6 to 8
Operating System/Software Basics 8 to 10
Programming 2 to 4
Keyboard Shortcuts 4 to 6
Binary Conversions 0 to 2

SBI Clerk Marking Scheme

According to the Latest SBI Exam Pattern for Clerk, there would be negative marking for both the exams.

For each correct response 1 mark would be awarded to the candidate and for each incorrect response ¼ mark of the correct response, marks would be deducted. And no deduction would be there for no response means if no option is selected in any question or if the question remains unattempt then no deduction would be there.

SBI Clerk Marks Calculation

For SBI Clerk Pre Exam the calculations would be = 100 – (1*number of correct answers – 0.25 *mark for each incorrect answer).
For SBI Clerk Mains, the calculations would be = 200 – (1*number of correct answers – 0.25*mark for each incorrect answer).

Test of knowledge of official language

For confirmation of official language criteria, the candidate needs to produce 10th mark sheet/ certificate showing that they have studied the official language of the state and will not be subjected to any language test.
In case of others, a language test will be conducted before final selection. Candidates who are not found to be proficient in official/ local language will be disqualified.

The candidates who have qualified for mains examination will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance for the allotment. The final allotment will be made from top-ranked candidates only. One major change that occurred in SBI clerk 2018 examination has dispensed with the process of interview. So the final allotments are made based on the performance of the candidates in the mains examination.

SBI Clerk Cut off scores 2016

SBI has decided the cutoffs for each section of the examination in which a candidate needs to at least score that much marks to qualify for the examination.

Cut-Off for SBI Clerk 2016 Prelims

Subject – Wise SBI Clerk Cut off 2016

Subjects Total Marks General OBC/ST/SC/OH/VI/HI/DXS
Reasoning Ability 35 7.75 3.25
Numerical Ability 35 5.5 2
English Language 30 6.75 3.25

State Wise- SBI Clerk Cut off 2016

Candidate’s Category & Total Marks obtained in SBI Clerk 2016 exam out of 100

Madhya Pradesh 54.75 54.75 36.5 9 36 12.75 14.25 11.75
Rajasthan 64.5 64.5 53.5 25.5 41.25 15.75 20.5 10.5
Uttar Pradesh 59 56.25 42.75 31.5 47.25 10.75 11.75 9.5
Himachal Pradesh 57.5 57 42.75 48.25 22.75 17.25 22.25 9.25
West Bengal 51.25 35.25 32 20.75 11 14.25 11.25 11.5
Maharashtra 51.5 51.5 51.5 24.5 39.5 55.75 14 11.25
Delhi /Haryana 66.25 50.75 56 10
Bihar 51.5 51.5 33.5 57.25 37 14.25 12 10.75
Punjab 67.5 56.5 45 45
Chhattisgarh 22.5 22.5 9.5 9.25 13 15 2.5 1.25
Gujarat 42 42 42 28
Uttarakhand 59.25 48.25 37.5 45.25 36.25 25.25 13.5 10.75
Tamil Nadu 21.25 21.25 21.25 21 11.75 15 9.5 9.75
NAGALAND 21.75 21.75 21.75 21.75 N/A 24.5 25 26.5
Andhra Pradesh 39.25 39.25 39.25 10 45.25 34 12.25 9
Jharkhand 38.5 38.5 31.5 29.25 11.25 11.75 10.5 11.25

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The cutoff for SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2016 is shown below for reference:

SBI Clerk Cut off 2016 (Category Wise)

General / Financial Awareness 50 13.5 9.5 3.25
General English 40 14.25 10.25 4.5
Quantitative Aptitude 50 14.5 11.25 6.5
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 60 24 19 11.25

SBI Clerk 2016 Mains Cut-off (State-wise)

Madhya Pradesh 100.75 76.25 122.75 130.25 60.00 100.75 96.50 63.00
Uttar Pradesh 103.00 81.50 120.50 132.25 86.25 107.50 111.25 69.00 61.25
West Bengal 105.50 86.75 110.75 131.00 86.75 87.75 65.75 73.75 65.75
Bihar 98.25 80.50 123.00 130.25 76.50 103.75 101.00 60.50 62.50
Uttarakhand 102.25 105.50 116.75 133.50 69.75 106.00 107.25 66.50 86.00
Haryana 106.25 119.50 137.00
Gujarat 112.00 122.50
Telangana 123.25
Punjab 138.50
Maharashtra 123.50
Andhra Pradesh 128.50
Jharkhand 127.00
Himachal Pradesh 133.50
Nagaland 115.75
Karnataka 117.00
Kerala 135.75
Rajasthan 136.00
Tamil Nadu 132.00

The SBI Clerk Junior Associate Syllabus along with other particular details such as marking scheme marks allotment, language test, cutoffs, and the pattern of SBI Clerk exam 2018 would definitely help out the candidates to build their plan and structure for studying hard and performing well in the exam.

The candidates must be able to manage the time in the exam which would give them time to recheck their answers as well. A deep study of the SBI Clerk vacancy syllabus first will make the candidate to think about the road on which they need to go on to reach their destination.

The aspirants are always encouraged and motivated with all the different methods and techniques provided by SBI be is in form of preparation guide or in form of SBI Clerical exam paper pattern guide. The motivation among aspirants is the most important thing to give them the way to reach the heights of success.

So all the candidates applied for the clerk post are cheered and good luck to all and at least go and try and give your best. You give best to life and life will gift you best.

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