SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus

SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus

The Prelim Exam has 3 sections Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English.

The Main Exam has 4 sections – Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, English and General/Financial Awareness. The Computer section which was asked separately earlier is now been included with Reasoning Ability.

Quantitative Aptitude

The topics to be covered in this section are

  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Data Interpretation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Time and Work
  • Partnership
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mensuration
  • Time, Distance and Speed – Trains, Boats n Streams
  • Simple and Compound interest
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Averages

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

The topics to be covered for Reasoning Ability are

  • Machine Input/Output
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction Sense
  • Inequalities
  • Puzzles – Seating Arrangement, Floor puzzle, etc.
  • Coding Decoding
  • Ranking
  • Statement and Assumptions/Conclusions

The topics to be covered for Computer are

  • Basics of computer, different generations, hardware/software, etc.
  • DBMS
  • Networking
  • Internet
  • MS Office and Shortcuts used in MS Office
  • Input/output Devices, their types
  • Important abbreviations


The topics to be covered in this section are

  • Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles
  • Sentence Correction/ Error Finding
  • Spell Checks
  • Fillers
  • Cloze Test

General/Financial Awareness

The syllabus for this section is remains vast

The topics included are

  • Current Affairs – covers every current news including related to banking industry, latest appointments, obituaries, awards and honors, books and authors, new schemes of central and state governments, sports, etc.
  • Static GK – topics like headquarters of financial organizations (of insurance companies), country-capital, country-currency, constituencies of ministers, dance forms, nuclear and thermal power stations, etc.
  • Banking/Financial terms