SBI Clerk Syllabus 2021 for Prelims and Mains Exam

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2021 for Prelims and Mains Exam

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2021 - State Bank of India released the syllabus of SBI Clerk 2021 exam along with the SBI Clerk notification 2021. The latest SBI clerk syllabus 2021 contains all the topics of each subject that will be asked in SBI Clerk question paper 2021. Candidates appearing for SBI Clerk 2021 exam need to cover the SBI Clerk syllabus 2021 thoroughly. In order to qualify the SBI clerk 2021 exam, the preparation must be done as per exam pattern and latest syllabus of SBI Clerk 2021. SBI will provide the SBI Clerk 2021 syllabus separately for the prelims and mains. To know more about SBI Clerk syllabus, read the full article below.

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Highlights of SBI Clerk 2021 Syllabus

There are two levels of the test - prelims and mains - for which the SBI Clerk syllabus is recommended. Applicants should check the list of SBI Clerk syllabus parts for prelims and mains below.

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2021 for Prelims

  1. English Language

  2. Numerical Ability

  3. Reasoning Ability

In addition to the SBI Clerk prelims exam sections, candidates will also have to take questions in the SBI Clerk mains from general/financial knowledge and computer skill. The level of difficulty of the exam of the mains would be higher than that of the exam of the prelims. Applicants can see below the list of sections in the SBI Clerk 2021 Key Examination

SBI Clerk 2021 Syllabus for Mains

  1. General/ Financial Awareness

  2. General English

  3. Quantitative Aptitude

  4. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

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SBI Clerk Syllabus 2021 for Preliminary Exam

The topics in the SBI Clerk Prelims Test syllabus are from three parts - English language, numerical skill, and ability to think. In the SBI Clerk syllabus 2021 for prelims, applicants must cover all the topics. 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

English Language

  • Para Jumbles,

  • Fill In The Blanks,

  • Reading Comprehension,

  • Cloze Test,

  • Paragraph Completion,

  • Multiple Meanings,

  • Error Spotting,

  • Sentence Improvement,

  • Vocabulary,

  • Miscellaneous Questions

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

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

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SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2021 - Prelims

Candidates can check the SBI Clerk exam pattern 2021 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 2021 for Mains Exam

Candidates who get qualified at the prelims stage need to appear in the SBI Clerk main exam. The main stage of SBI clerk will be tougher than that of the prelims stage. Check the table below to know the detailed syllabus of SBI Clerk 2021 for mains.

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus

Sections

SBI Clerk Syllabus

General/ Financial Awareness

  • Banking/ Financial Terms,

  • Static Awareness,

  • Banking And Financial Awareness

  • 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

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

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.

SBI Clerk 2021 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 2021 Marking Scheme

Candidates must remember that in both SBI Clerk prelims and mains test, negative marking will be valid. If an incorrect reply is given, 1/4th of the marks assigned to the question will be deducted from the total marks earned by the applicants. Candidates just have to try out questions that they know.

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SBI Clerk Syllabus 2021: Best Books

Candidates preparing for SBI Clerk 2021 exam must study from the best books of SBI Clerk 2021, based on the latest SBI Clerk syllabus. The best books will help the students to prepare better for the exam. Check the table below to know about the best books available in the market:

Subject

Books

English Language

  • Objective English - S. P. Bakshi

  • English Grammar & Composition - Wren & Martin

  • Bank Clerk English Language Chapter-wise Solved Questions - Kiran Prakashan

Numerical Ability

  • 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

  • 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

General/ Financial Awareness

  • Banking Awareness (Objective with Subjective) - Sangram Keshari Rout

  • Objective Banking & Financial Awareness - Dhankar Publication

  • Banking Awareness (English, Paperback) - RPH Editorial Board

How to prepare for SBI Clerk 2021?

Candidates must have an effective yet simple to stick to SBI Clerk Study Plan. Before preparing for the exam, it is important that the applicants review the SBI Clerk syllabus 2021. Some basic thumb rules can be checked by candidates.

  • For each segment or subject, candidates must allocate a particular preparation time depending on how hard they find it.

  • Candidates must ensure that all subjects are covered in the syllabus of the SBI Clerk.

  • It is necessary for the candidates to make use of reliable resources and preparatory books.

  • It is beneficial to solve as many sample papers and previous years’ SBI Clerk question papers as time permits.

  • In the SBI Clerk 2021 syllabus, candidates must work in their weak areas.

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