SBI Clerk Syllabus | Detailed SBI Clerk Exam 2020 Syllabus


The State Bank of India (SBI) would release the SBI Clerk exam 2020 notification. SBI Clerk Recruitment invites applicants for the clerical posts. Every Year, SBI conducts the SBI Clerk exam to recruit suitable candidates for the clerical post. The candidates can be recruited in different branches located all over the country as depositors, cashiers etc. If you are looking for a secure job, then you can seriously think about applying for SBI clerk 2020. But what you need to study in order to get through? Well, you need to cover the SBI Clerk Syllabus. But what is there in the Syllabus? What are the subjects that you need to study? In this article, we would take a look  SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus

The exam is scheduled to be conducted in two stages i.e. the preliminary exam and the mains exam. It is not followed by a group discussion or a personal interview like the PO exams which makes it easier to crack. We would be looking at SBI Clerk Syllabus. The Question paper of SBI Clerk will consist of questions from the following SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus.

SBI Clerk Syllabus – The Subjects

Before we delve deeper into the SBI clerk syllabus 2020, let us first know about the subjects that are included.

There are 5 subjects in the SBI Clerk Syllabus. They are:

  • English
  • Quantitative Aptitude or Quant
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Computer Skills
  • General Knowledge

Out of these 5, 3 are considered more important than the other two. This is because of the fact that these 3 subjects are included in SBI Clerk Pre Syllabus and Mains syllabus. These three subjects are  – English, Quant and Reasoning. The syllabus of these subjects is the same for SBI clerk mains syllabus and prelims syllabus.

Detailed SBI Clerk Syllabus

The main syllabus for the SBI Clerk Pre and SBI Clerk Mains (that is English, Reasoning and Quantitative Ability) is same. However, for in SBI Clerk mains, general knowledge and Computer science are added. We have curated detailed the SBI clerk english syllabus and SBI clerk reasoning syllabus here along with other subjects

Verbal English Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability Computer Skills General Knowledge.
Reading Comprehensions Simplification Arrangements and Pattern Computer Basics Current Affairs
Fill in the Blanks (Grammer based) Numer Series Classification and Analogy Computer Terminology Award and Honors
Para Jumble Data Interpretation Mathematical Inequality Computer Abbreviations Indian History
Cloze test Average Direction and Distance Keyboard shortcuts Geography
Error Spotting Interest Coding and Decoding Operating System Politics
Phrase Replacement Mensuration Blood Relationship MS-Office World’s Capitals
Percentage Order and Ranking Sports
Ratio and Proportion Syllogisms Monetery plitics
Algebra Machine Input Output RBI and SEBI
Profit and Loss Data Sufficiency Financial terminology
Time, Speed and Distance Circular Seating Arrangement
Time and Work Linear Seating Arrangement
Permutation and Combination Double Line Up
Mixture Problem Scheduling
Probability Grouping and Selection
Number System

Detailed SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

Let us take a look at the exam pattern for SBI Clerk in detail. SBI Clerk Exam has 2 main rounds, name as Pre-Exam and Main Exam. These both exams are different in form of the pattern but the syllabus of the subjects remains the same. We have provided the details in the give sections.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

Preliminary Exam

It also called the screening exam. Applicants who qualify this exam will pass this exam will appear in Mains Exam. This exam consists of 30 questions of English language, 35 questions of each Numerical ability and Reasoning. The exam is of 100 marks and one hour is given to complete these question

Subjects No. of Questions
English 30
Quantitative Ability 35
Verbal Reasoning 35

You would be surprised to know that there are no minimum marks required to qualify for mains. The bank chooses all the top scoring applicants in a ratio of 1:10. That is  10 times the no. of seat available, let us now look at the marking scheme of Mains exam.

Mains Exam

After clearing the Pre exam, a merit is prepared and called all the qualified applicants for the Main exam. The Main Exam consists of 190 questions in it of 200 marks to be solved in 2 hours 40 mins. 

Section No. of Questions
General English 40

Quantitative Ability

Reasoning and Computer 50

General Knowledge


This was all the information that you needed for SBI Clerk Syllabus. Hope this article was of help to you. You can check out the following articles for more information about SBI Clerk exam 2020.

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