SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020: Syllabus For Prelims & Main Exam

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SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2019 notification is out. The Online Application start from 03 Jan 2019 and will remain active till 26 jan 2020. Candidate willing to apply should go through the eligibility & The start preparation soon. This post will enlighten you regarding the SBI Clerk syllabus 2019. The complete syllabus of the computer-based examination and computer (formatting) Test has been provided in this post. Check out the details below.

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020

The date of Computer Based written examination is subject to change, in which event the new date will be notified through Newspapers, Commission’s websites and Admission Certificates for the examination. Detailed instructions regarding Computer Based Written Examination are available on the Commission’s website.

 SBI Clerk  Syllabus 2020 Complete Details:

Name of Organization State Bank Of India
Name of Post clerk
No of Vacancy 8000 Posts
Date of Exam Available Soon
Application Mode Online
Category Syllabus & Exam Pattern
Official Website


SBI Clerk Syllabus:

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020 for Prelims Exam

Name of Section Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 min
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 min
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min
Total 100 100 60 min

For the SBI clerk prelim exam there are 3 sections and a total of 100 questions, the candidate would be required to attempt these questions in a time span of 1 hour.

  • Find below the section-wise break up of SBI clerk prelims exam:
  • English Language: This has a total of 30 questions for a total of 30 marks (1 mark each). The time limit for this section is 20 minutes.
  • Numerical ability: This section has 35 questions in total for 35 marks and the time limit for the section is 20 minutes.
  • Reasoning: This section also has 35 questions for a total of 35 marks and a time limit of 20 minutes.
  • Now, total 100 questions which are to be attempted in a time span of 1 hour.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2020 – Prelims

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


  • SBI clerk prelims have negative marking for wrong answers, for every incorrect answer about 0.25 marks to be deducted from the final score.
  • SBI Clerk is a qualifying exam, after qualifying this exam only, the candidate will be allowed to sit for the mains exam.
  • The entire prelims exam is bilingual that available in both the English and Hindi languages, except for the English section.
  • There will be 3 sections in the SBI clerk prelims exam with 100 objective type questions for 100 marks.
  • Each section has 20 minutes fixed duration, thus the total time for the exam is 1 hour.

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020 for Mains Exam

Name Of Section Questions Marks Duration
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 min
General English 40 40 35 min
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 min
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 min
Total 190 200 2 hr 40 Min


The main exam is for the candidates who can clear the prelim section. This contains 4 sections which has a total of 190 questions with a total of 200 marks and time limit of 2 hrs. and 40 minutes.

General English Syllabus: Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms, Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles, Sentence Correction/ Error Finding, Spell Checks, Fillers, Cloze Test etc.

Name of the Topic Expected Questions
Reading Comprehension 10 Questions
Para Jumbles 4-5 Questions
Fill in the Blanks 5-7 Questions
Vocabulary 5-7 Questions
Cloze Test 5-10 Questions
Spotting Errors 5-7 Questions
Sentence Improvement 5-7 Questions


General Awareness: This includes questions on current affairs on various topics such as banking industry, awards and honours, books and authors, latest appointments, new schemes deployed by the state and center government etc.

General Knowledge: Questions related to general knowledge such as capital of countries, headquarters of financial organizations, financial and economic policies etc.

Computer knowledge: This include topics such as basics of computer, hardware/software, DBMS, networking Internet, MS office, input/output devices, different parts of computer hardware, important abbreviations etc.

Reasoning Ability Syllabus: Internet, Machine Input/Output, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Direction Sense, Inequalities, Puzzles, Coding-Decoding, Ranking, Statement and Assumptions etc.

Name of the Topic Expected 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


Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus: Simplification, Number Series, Data Sufficiency, Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equation, Time & Distance, Work, Partnership, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Mixture and Allegations, Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Percentages etc.\


Name of the Topic Expected Questions
Quadratic Equations 4-5 Questions
Data Interpretation 5-10 Questions
Miscellaneous Arithmetic Question 10-15 Questions
Number Series 5- 7 Questions
Simplification/ Approximation 5-10 Questions


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