Syllabus SBI Clerk 2016 - Latest Syllabus

SBI Clerk Exam:

1. State Bank of India (SBI) is a leading brand name in the banking industry. SBI conducts an online exam for the clerical cadre every year.

2. Despite the fact that IBPS Clerk and SBI clerk as career options have almost the same benefits yet aspirants prefer SBI over IBPS.

3. The good salary package, career growth and other perks make this post in high demand among job seekers.

4. The starting salary for a SBI clerk is higher than an IBPS clerk as there are more allowances.

SBI Clerk 2016 Exam Eligibility:


Essential Academic Qualifications:
(i) For Junior Associates: The candidate should be a graduate in any discipline from a recognised University.
(ii) For Junior Agricultural Associates : The candidate should be a graduate in Agriculture or Agriculture allied activities from a Government recognised university/Institute.

SBI Clerk 2016 Age Limit:

The candidates applying for the exam must be between 20 to 28 years of age as on 01.04.2016.

Age Range

General: 02.04.1988 - 01.04.1996
SC/ST: 02.07.1983 - 01.04.1996
OBC: 02.07.1985 - 01.04.1996
PWD (Gen): 02.07.1978 - 01.04.1996
PWD (SC/ST): 02.07.1973 - 01.04.1996
PWD (OBC): 02.07.1975 - 01.04.1996
Domiciles of J & K: - 02.07.1983 - 01.04.1996
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen: - actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years
Widows, Divorced Women and Women judicially separated from their husbands: 02.07.1979 - 01.04.1996

SBI Clerk Exam Schedule:

Although, this year's exam dates have passed, but aspiring candidates should start preparing for next year without any delay.

Several thousand aspirants sit for the exam every year and hence, the competition is very high. Practice each section as much as you can and master your time-management skills.

The online registration usually starts from April and the preliminary exam is conducted in May-June. After the results of the prelims are declared, the main exam is conducted around July-August after which the call letters of the interview are sent to the qualifying candidates.

SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus:

SBI Clerk syllabus is split into the following sections:

Quantitative Aptitude - Maths of class X level
Logical Reasoning - logical reasoning questions (verbal and non-verbal)
Marketing Concept - marketing and banking concepts
Computer Knowledge - general knowledge of hardware, software, etc.
Current Affairs - general knowledge and current events
English Language - questions from the language and skills of reading, writing

SBI Clerk Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:

Tables - Easy to Moderate
Pie Charts - Easy to Moderate
Bar Graphs - Easy to Moderate
Data Analysis - Moderate
Line Graphs - Moderate
Caselets - Moderate
Combined Data Sets - Moderate
Probability/Series - Moderate
Roots - Moderate to Difficult
Average - Moderate
Ratio - Easy
Time & Work - Easy to Moderate
Time & Separation - Easy to Moderate
Rate - Moderate
Benefit & Loss - Moderate
Mixture - Moderate
Stocks & Shares - Moderate to Difficult
Partnership - Moderate
Clocks - Moderate
Volume - Moderate
Surface Area - Moderate to Difficult
Height & Distances - Moderate
Permutation & Combination - Easy to Moderate
Simple & Compound Interest - Moderate
Equations and Probability - Moderate to Difficult
Number System - Easy to Moderate
Simplification - Moderate
Surds & Indices - Moderate to Difficult
Percentages - Moderate
Partnership - Moderate
Chain Rule - Moderate
Pipes & Cisterns - Moderate to Difficult
Time & Distances - Moderate to Difficult
Problems on Trains - Moderate to Difficult
Boats & Streams - Moderate to Difficult
Allegation & Mixtures - Moderate to Difficult
Mensuration - Moderate

SBI Clerk Syllabus for Reasoning:

Syllogism - Moderate
Seating Arrangement - Moderate
Puzzle - Moderate to Difficult
Blood Relation - Moderate
Inequality or Decision Making - Moderate
Data Sufficiency - Moderate
Logical Reasoning - Moderate to Difficult
Input Output - Moderate
Number Series - Moderate
Statement and Argument - Moderate
Passage and Conclusion - Easy
Coding and Decoding - Easy
Order and Ranking - Easy
Making Judgments - Moderate

SBI Clerk Syllabus for English Language:

Synonyms - Moderate
Antonyms - Moderate
Word Formation - Easy
Spelling - Moderate

Error Detection - Easy
Sentence Completion - Easy
Idioms - Moderate
Phrases - Moderate
Sentence Correction - Easy to Moderate

Reading Comprehension
Theme Detection - Easy
Deriving Conclusions - Difficult
Passage Completion - Moderate
Passage Correction - Easy to Moderate

SBI Clerk Syllabus for General/Financial Awareness:

Knowledge of Current Events - Moderate
Sports, History, Geography, Culture, Indian Constitutions - Difficult
News about Technology and Research - Moderate to Difficult
News on India and its Neighboring Countries - Moderate
News Related to Reserve Bank of India - Moderate
Banking Awareness - Moderate
Financial Awareness - Moderate
Economics News - Moderate
Current Affairs - Moderate

SBI Clerk Syllabus for Computer Ability:

Computer Hardware & Software - Easy
Operating System Concepts - Moderate
Shortcut Keys - Easy
MS-Office - Moderate
Internet & Networks - Difficult
Basic Security Concepts - Difficult
Latest Technologies - Moderate to Difficult
Basics of Computer - Easy
Generation of Computer - Easy
Computer Short Forms - Easy to Moderate

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2016:

Preliminary Examination: Preliminary exam consists of 100 objective questions which need to be solved within 1 hour. Exam carries a total of 100 marks, which mean the candidates have to complete 1 question in 60 seconds. The questions will be asked from various sections, including English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. The Candidates will have to qualify in each section.

Main Examination: The time duration for SBI Clerk Main Examination is 2 hour 40 minutes. Exam will consist of 190 objective-type questions of 200 marks. The questions will be divided into various sections - General/Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude.

Interview: Candidates who will qualify the main examination will be placed according to their marks in descending order in respective categories.

Negative Marking: 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.