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SBI CLERK 2020 Syllabus - Prelims and Mains Syllabus

Updated On - July 04 2020 by Latika Kalra

SBI CLERK 2020 Syllabus is released by the competent authority (SBI) on the web portal of the Bank. State Bank of India (SBI) conducts the examination for Junior Associate (Clerk) post to higher in the various branches of SBI Bank at pan level. Syllabus of SBI clerk is the primary resource that all the aspirants need to know to get started with the preparation. To qualify SBI Clerk 2020, candidates need to understand the exam pattern and the type of questions asked. Read the article below to know the about the SBI Clerk Syllabus, exam pattern as well as some important preparation tips for. Students can also download SBI Clerk 2020 Syllabus PDF.

SBI CLERK 2020 Syllabus

SBI Clerk syllabus 2020 is much similar to that of any other bank exam. There are three major sections that a candidate needs to prepare to appear in the preliminary exam these are Reasoning, Numerical Ability and English Language whereas in the mains exam the questions will be asked from the sections like Quantitative Aptitude, General English, General/Financial Awareness, Reasoning Ability & Computer Awareness. It is recommended that candidates must have a look at the previous year papers and know about the weightage of each topic. Before going through the SBI Clerk Syllabus, applicants need to know about the syllabus.

SBI CLERK 2020 Prelims Syllabus

The questions in the SBI Clerk prelims 2020 exam will be asked from the below topics:

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

SBI CLERK 2020 Mains Syllabus

Check the SBI Clerk mains 2020 syllabus below in the given points

  • Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus
    • Partnership
    • Profit & Loss
    • Simple and Compound Interest
    • Mixture and Allegations
    • Simplification
    • Number Series
    • Data Sufficiency
    • Data Interpretation
    • Quadratic Equation
    • Time & Distance, Work
    • Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Percentages
  • General English Syllabus
    • Spell Checks
    • Fillers
    • Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms
    • Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles
    • Sentence Correction/ Error Finding
    • Cloze Test
  • General/Financial Awareness Syllabus
    • Current Affairs - banking industry, awards and honours, latest appointments, books and authors, obituaries, new schemes of central and state governments, sports, etc.
    • Static GK - country-capital, country-currency, headquarters of financial organizations (of insurance companies), constituencies of ministers, dance forms, nuclear and thermal power stations, etc.
    • Banking/Financial terms
    • Static Awareness
    • Banking and Financial Awareness
  • Reasoning Ability Syllabus
    • Inequalities
    • Puzzles
    • Coding-Decoding
    • Ranking
    • Internet
    • Machine Input/Output
    • Syllogism
    • Blood Relation
    • Direction Sense
    • Statement and Assumptions
  • Computer Awareness Syllabus
    • DBMS
    • Networking
    • Important Abbreviations
    • Basics of Computer: Hardware, Software, Generation of Computers
    • Internet
    • MS Office
    • Input-Output Devices

SBI CLERK 2020 Books for Preparation

The candidates can refer to the below-mentioned books for preparation of SBI CLERK 2020 exam:

  1. English Books 
    • Objective English 4th edition - Edgar Thorpe
    • Objective English 2nd edition - S.P Bakshi
    • Word Power Made Easy - Norman Lewis
  2. Quant Books
    • Practice Book on Quicker Maths II Edition - M.Tyra, K.Kundan
    • Fast Track Objective Arthematic - Rajesh Verma
    • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations 17th edition - R.S Aggarwal
  3. Reasoning Books 
    • Test Reasoning - Edgar Thorpe
    • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning - R.S Aggarwal
  4. Quantitative Aptitude Books 
    • Magical Book on Quicker Mathematics - M.Tyra
    • Data Interpretation - Arun Sharma
    • Quantitative Aptitude - R.S Aggarwal
  5. General Awareness Books
    • Objective Banking & Financial Awareness - Dhankar Publication
    • Banking Awareness (Objective with Subjective) - Sangram Keshari Rout 
    • Banking Awareness(English, Paperback) - RPH Editorial Board

SBI CLERK 2020 Preparation Tips

The preparation tips listed here are going to help the aspiring candidates to prepare better for the SBI Clerk 2020.

  • The syllabus is the prominent part of any exam, hence focussing on the important topics and covering them properly should be prime importance to appear in the exam.
  • To enhance the knowledge the candidates must generate the reading habits. Candidates should keep themselves updated of all the current affairs and important events happening around the world. To update applicants must read the newspapers, magazines, e-magazines, etc.
  • Try to focus and get clarity on the theory and practical concepts. Having a better understanding of these two aspects will be helpful in reasoning ability and numerical ability.
  • Learn and practice the formulas thoroughly. Focus on the derivation of the formulas, it will help the candidates if they forget any formula during the exam.
  • Practice makes a man perfect hence, more practice can result better. Refer to previous year question papers and try solving the related questions. It helps in getting the idea about the kind of questions which will be asked.
  • Time-table should be made in such a way that the candidate is able to take out the time for revision. Revision is also very important and helps candidates to remain confident of their preparation.
  • Candidates should appear in the mock tests and evaluate their performance, this is the best way to get an idea of questions type and timing each section will be wanting.

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