SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020 Subject Wise Pattern Recruitment Books Check

SBI Clerk 2020 Recruitment Syllabus: Banking is a lucrative sector and many new aspirants start their preparation to clear the banking exam. The level of difficulty is increasing with every passing year with the number of applicants. Every year banks like SBI and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) release the recruitment notification for PO, clerk and other posts.

When an aspirant decides to start preparing for the banking job then the first step is to know and understand the syllabus of the banking exam. Among all the government banks State Bank Of India is the most preferred bank for the aspirants. SBI conducts the recruitment examination to take suitable candidates on board for various vacancies available with the bank. Considering the number of applicants to apply for SBI PO and Clerk recruitment in this post we have compiled the information about the syllabus of the competitive exam.

SBI Clerk 2020 Recruitment Syllabus

In 2020 SBI has released the vacancies for SBI Clerk Post 2020. Though as of now no date has come out about the SBI Clerk exam the aspirants need to start their preparation now. To convert your exam attempt into success here we will help you with SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020.

Its a must for the aspirants to know about the syllabus of the competitive exam before they make their mind to take the exam.  a common mistake that many aspirants do is to first start their preparation then look at the syllabus. If you are also doing it then stop it, take a few minutes, read the syllabus then start your preparation topic wise.

The official SBI Clerk 2020 notification has come out for more than 8,000 vacancies. Further in this post, we have mentioned a link so that the interested candidates can read the notification. If you are among those candidates who want to have their career in banking then it is a golden opportunity for you. Most of you must have already started their preparation for the SBI Clerk exam and those who haven’t started yet need to do it ASAP.

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If you want to apply for SBI Clerk 2020 then it’s obvious that you should know about the SBI Clerk Syllabus based on the latest SBI Clerk exam pattern. Once you will get clear information about the SBI Clerk syllabus, it will become easy for you to prepare for the exam. So read on to get the information about SBI Clerk Syllabus in detail based on the new exam pattern. 

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2020

As an aspirant, you must want to clear the SBI exam and get a job at one of its branches as a clerk. The experts believe that if a candidate is already aware of the exam pattern then it becomes easy for him/her to understand the exam paper and start solving it. As you are here to know about the SBI Clerk 2020 syllabus so first, you need to know the exam pattern.    

The competitive exam to select the suitable candidates for the SBI clerk post will be conducted in three following stages;

So as per the exam pattern, an applicant will have to face the written exam twice before getting the job. Now let’s know about the syllabus for SBI Clerk 2020 exam based on the written exam.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern For Prelims Exam

All the candidates who will fill and submit the application form to apply for the vacant posts of SBI Clerk will be eligible for to SBI Clerk Prelim exam. This exam will be qualifying in nature. More than 50% of applicants could not clear this hurdle and could not reach the Main examination. But if you will do your preparation well then clearing this exam will not be a big deal for you. First, have a look at the exam pattern for the SBI Clerk Prelim exam 2020, after this, we will focus on its syllabus.

The duration of the SBI Clerk Preliminary exam is of one-hour. The question paper will have three sections as given in the table below. A particular duration has been assigned to a particular section. It is a new change in the exam pattern as it was not present earlier.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern For Mains

Here have a look at the exam pattern for the SBI Clerk Mains exam 2020. The question paper will be having four sections. A separate timing has been assigned to every section. The duration of the exam will be 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Important Points

For every right answer, the candidate will earn one mark and for every incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

As you know the number of questions to be asked in the SBI clerk 2020 exam and the topics so now it is easy for you to understand the syllabus of the SBI Clerk exam 2020.

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020

Here we have compiled the details about the SBI clerk syllabus 2020 for the prelim exam. This section has the topic wise syllabus in detail. First, have a look at the important topics related to the English Language.

SBI Clerk Syllabus for the English Language

  • Vocabulary – Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Sentence Completion
  • Basic English Grammar –  the topics will be covered like; Tenses, Articles, Prepositions, Subject-Verb Agreement, Parts of Speech, etc.
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Error Spotting
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Rearrangement or Para Jumbles
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spell Checks

SBI Clerk Syllabus For Numerical Ability (Quantitative Aptitude)

This section has important topics to check the numerical ability of the applicant. It is considered as most though part of the exam but it is also the most scoring part of the SBI clerk exam 2020;

  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Probability
  • Average
  • Time and work
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Number System
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Mensuration
  • Surds and Indices
  • Data Interpretation – Tables, Pie Charts, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, etc.
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Boats and Streams
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Pipes and Cisterns

SBI Clerk Syllabus For Reasoning Ability

Here we have given the topics related to verbal and non-verbal reasoning.

  • Syllogism
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Statement and Argument
  • Statement and Assumption
  • Classification
  • Assertion and Reasoning
  • Series
  • Circular and Linear Sitting Arrangements
  • Puzzle
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Analogy
  • Directions and Distance
  • Order and Ranking

SBI Clerk Syllabus For General Awareness

In SBI clerk mains exam 2020 the questions related to General Awareness will be asked. To prepare for this section you need to read the newspaper daily (leave the local news).  Following are the important topics related to SBI clerk syllabus for GA;

  • Current Affairs –  questions related to following topics; Sports, Technology, Books and Authors, Awards, National and International Events, Defence, Summits, etc
  • History
  • Geography
  • Culture

SBI Clerk Syllabus For Computer Aptitude

All those candidates who will clear the SBI Clerk Prelim exam will get shortlisted for the SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2020. In the mains exam, you will have to give answers to the questions related to computers. It is expected for the applicants that they know about the basic knowledge of computer software and hardware. Here are the main topics you can expect in this section of the SBI Clerk Mains Exam;

  • Generations of Computer
  • Computer Fundamentals and Terminologies, Hardware and Software, Memory and Storages, Input and Output Devices, etc
  • Operating System
  • Internet and Networking
  • MS Office – MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, etc
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Computer Abbreviations
  • Basic Security Concepts


Now there will not be any sectional cut off marks in the SBI clerk exam 2020. Only overall cut off marks will be considered to select the candidates for main and then for interview.

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Yes, the SBI Prelim and Mains both exam will be having the procedure of deducting marks on every wrong answer. For every wrong answer, .25 marks of the candidate will get deducted. No marks will be deducted when you will leave the question unanswered.

The marks scored in SBI Prelim will not be considered for the final selection as the prelim exam is qualifying in nature.


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