# SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

## Syllabus for SBI Clerk Exam

Preliminary On Line Exam - 100 Questions Time - 1 Hour

Paper consists of MCQs and OMR

Sr | Name of Test | No. of questions | Total Marks | Time Division |
---|---|---|---|---|

1 | English Language | 30 | 30 | 20 minutes |

2 | Numerical Ability | 35 | 35 | 20 minutes |

3 | Reasoning Ability | 35 | 35 | 20 minutes |

Total | 100 | 100 | 1 Hour |

Expected questions as per topics.

Name of the Topic | Expected Number of Questions |
---|---|

Reading Comprehension | 10 Questions |

Cloze Test | 5-10 Questions |

Spotting Errors | 5-10 Questions |

Sentence Improvement | 5-7 Questions |

Para Jumbles | 4-5 Questions |

Fill in the Blanks | 5-7 Questions |

Vocabulary | 5-7 Questions |

Numerical Ability Syllabus for SBI Clerk

Questions in the Numerical Ability Section may be asked from following topics:

Name of the Topic | 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 Question | 10-15 Questions |

- Questions of Number Series are expected to be asked from common patterns like the combination of arithmetic operations, squares, double step etc based. So, identify the commonly used patterns of number series and practice them regularly to solve these questions in less time.
- Simplification/ Approximation questions usually require the application of basic BODMAS rules. So, practice questions based on them regularly.
- Based on the trend followed in the previous bank exams, you can expect quadratic equation based questions as well in some of the slots of SBI Clerk Prelims 2018. Practice formula as well as factorization based questions of quadratic equations properly.
- Data Interpretation is a very important topic of SBI Clerk exam. Questions from this topic are mostly based on common operations like addition/ subtraction /multiplication/ division, ratio, average etc. Students are advised to have a thorough practice of Tabular/Line/Bar graphs for the prelims exam of SBI Clerk. Make sure that you check the graphs properly and interpret the correct values before solving the questions of this topic.
- The Miscellaneous arithmetic questions will be asked from topics like Problem on ages, Profit & Loss, Time & Work, Partnership, Speed Time & Distance, Pipes & Cisterns, Mensuration, Boats & Streams, Probability, Mixtures, Simple & Compound Interest etc. Understand the basic concepts and formulas used for solving these questions and practice them on a regular basis.

Reasoning Ability Syllabus for SBI Clerk

Questions in the Reasoning Ability section may be asked from the following topics:

Name of the Topic | 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 | 5-7 Questions |

- Puzzles and Seating Arrangement questions often scare a lot of students. However, once the correct approach to solve the questions is clear, solving them becomes quite easy. So, focus on the tips which one should take care of while solving these questions. Another important factor to score better in this topic is the regular practice
- Questions of inequality are quite easy to attempt and direct inequality based questions are expected to be asked in the prelims exam of SBI Clerk.
- Understand all the cases of Syllogism properly in order to solve these questions with ease.
- There is no particular formula for solving Series based questions of the reasoning section. Practice the alphanumeric and numeric based series questions thoroughly to score full marks in this topic.
- Sentence coding based questions are expected to be asked in the prelims exam of SBI Clerk 2018. So, prepare it accordingly.
- Miscellaneous questions of reasoning section include topics like Blood Relations, Direction Sense, Order & Ranking etc. One must have a proper understanding of the approach to be adopted while solving these questions.

II Main Written Exam - Time 2 Hours and 40 minutes

Paper will be divided into 4 sections:-/p>

Sr | Name of Section | No. of questions | Total Marks | Duration Minutes |
---|---|---|---|---|

1 | General Awareness | 50 | 50 | 35 |

2 | General English | 40 | 40 | 35 |

3 | Quantitative Aptitude | 50 | 50 | 45 |

4 | Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude | 50 | 60 | 45 |

Total | 190 | 200 | 2 hours and 40 minutes |

SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination Syllabus

Reasoning Ability | Quantitative Aptitude | English Language |
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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 Mains Exam Syllabus

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language.Banking and Computer Awareness

Reasoning | Quantitative Aptitude | English Language | General/Economy/ Banking Awareness | Computer Awareness |
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Logical Reasoning | Simplification | Reading Comprehensionc | Financial Awareness | Internet |

Alphanumeric Series | Profit & Loss | Grammar | Current Affairs | Memory |

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test | Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test | 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 Interpretationc | 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 |