SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019

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SBI Clerk 2019 Syllabus

6.1 Short Description:

SBI Clerk Exam is conducted in order to recruit Junior Associates in the State Bank of India. This competitive exam is not an easy one. In order to secure merit in the examination, the aspirant candidate needs to acquire knowledge about the syllabus of each examination. Knowing the syllabus makes it easy for the student to prepare for the exam he/she may be appearing for. Below is detailed information of the syllabus in tabular form.

6.2. Table of Syllabus:

6.2.1. Preliminary Examination Syllabus Table:

The preliminary exam consists of three sections namely English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning as stated above. The three sections are further divided into the following subjects as mentioned in the table here under:

English Language Reasoning

Quantitative Ability

Reading Comprehension Logical Reasoning Simplification
Para Jumbles Data Sufficiency Profit and Loss
Cloze Test Alphanumeric Series Mixtures and Allegations
Miscellaneous Data Sufficiency Simple Interest/ Compound Interest/ Surds/ Indices
Multiple Meaning/ Error Spotting Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test Work and Time
Fill in the Blanks Seating Arrangement Time and distance
Paragraph Completion Coded Inequalities Mensuration-Cylinder, Cone, sphere
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Puzzle Number Systems
Syllogism Ratio and Proportion
Blood Relations Percentage
Input Output Number Systems
Coding Decoding Sequence and Series
Permutation, Combination and Probability

6.2.2. Main Examination Syllabus Table:

Just like the Preliminary Exam, the Main Exam also has a syllabus. It has four sections and each section has its distinct syllabus. The tabular form of syllabus for main exam is as under:

Quantitative Aptitude Computer awareness Reasoning Ability General Financial awareness English Language
Simplification Networking Syllogism Banking/ Financial Terms Reading Comprehension
Data sufficiency Internet Blood Relation Current Affairs which requires the candidate to be updated with all information regarding the on-going business Synonyms and antonyms
Data Interpretation DBMS Puzzles Static GK regarding the various countries, their currencies, economic capital, etc Sentence rearrangement
Number Series Internet Coding and Decoding Banking and Financial awareness Para jumbles
Quadratic Equation MS Office Internet Static Awareness Error Finding
Profit and Loss Important Abbreviations Spell Checks
Time and Distance, work Basics of Computer: Hardware, Software, Generation of Computers Inequalities Fillers
Mixture and Allegation Ranking Cloze Test
Partnership Statement and Assumptions
Ration and Proportion Direction Sense
Partnership Machine Input and Output
Simple and Compound Interest
Average and Percentage

6.3. Pointer for Subject wise preparation:

The syllabus for both the exams is well elaborated in the tables above. Knowing the syllabus will naturally pop queries in your mind as to which book to use for studying the above topics. Since there is no standard book as such for preparation SBI Clerk Examination, Reference books can be used to do the same. Below is a list of best reference book to help you study for your examination.

Subject Name of the Book Author
English Language and Grammar 1.  English Grammar and Composition

2. Objective English

3. Plinth to Paramount

1. Wren and Martin

2. SP Bakshi

3. KD Publication

Numerical Ability and Quantitative Aptitude 1. Data Interpretation

2.  Solved Papers for SBI Clerk Exam

1.  Arun Sharma

2. Disha Experts

Reasoning Ability 1.  Analytical Reasoning

2.  Bank Clerk Reasoning, Solved Papers

3.  A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non- Verbal

4. Test of Reasoning

1. MK Pandey

2.  Kiran Prakashan

3.  Arihant Publication

4. Edgar Thorpe

General Financial Awareness 1. Banking Awareness

2. Objective Banking and Financial Awareness

1. Sangram Keshari

2.  Dhankar Publications

It is important to stay updated with the recent events and current affairs. For that, the candidates need to read newspaper daily, watch news that concerns India as well as the rest of the countries of the world. It will also enhance the general knowledge of the aspirant candidate.

If English language is concerned, it is a difficult subject to score for most candidates. They may belong to areas where the language is probably not spoken much and hence lack the skills required to clear the examination. Along with the above books, the candidates can take help from journals, magazines, newspapers to learn the language better and understand the grammar well.

There are various other books also available for an integrated study of all subjects of SBI Clerk Examination. Previous Year Question Papers can be downloaded from the internet along with the answer keys to practise and understand where the candidate stands.

6.4. Online Resources:

There are various channels on YouTube to help you understand the concepts of SBI Clerk Examination Syllabus. They provide a complete solution to all your queries.

Various online Test Series are made available for perusal of the students.