SBI Clerk 2018 | Important Changes in Exam Pattern & Detailed Syllabus

Dear Aspirants, SBI Clerk Syllabus & New Exam Pattern 2018 – State Bank of India has recently announced the official notification for Junior Associates Clerical Cadre to fill in 8301 vacancies across India. SBI Clerk Exam was the most awaited precious opportunity for all the banking aspirants to start one’s career in a magnificent platform. SBI Clerk Exam was out to fill huge vacuum in various states. SBI Clerk Syllabus has come out with new pattern to make easy scrutiny of candidates by this academic year, concentrate new pattern and score high.

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SBI Clerk 2018 – New Exam Pattern

Preliminary Examination – Changes:

  • Sectional Timing implemented for the first time in the Preliminary Examination.
  • No minimum qualifying marks for individual subjects as well as for aggregate (overall) are prescribed. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies. Subjected to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored.

No changes have made by the Bank for selecting the candidates in the SBI Clerk Mains Exam. The Mains Exam will be conducted in the same pattern as Conducted by SBI Exam 2016.

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SBI Clerk Exam – Preliminary Exam Pattern 2018:

SL. Name of the Test No. of Questions Marks Durations
1. English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

 

Preliminary exam comprises of 3 sections namely

  • English
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative aptitude

English Section: – This section comprises 30 questions and each carries one marks

Reasoning Ability – This section comprises 35 questions and each carries one marks

Quantitative Aptitude Section –  This section comprises 35 questions and each carries one marks

  • Negative mark for the wrong answers will be 1/4th of each question.

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2018 – Preliminary Examination:

SBI Clerk Syllabus for English language

  • Reading comprehension
  • Fillers (Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers)
  • Cloze Test
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Odd Sentence Out cum Para Jumbles
  • Inference
  • Sentence Completion
  • Connectors
  • Paragraph Conclusion
  • Phrasal Verb Related Questions
  • Error Detection Questions
  • Word usage/ Vocab Based Questions

SBI Clerk Syllabus for Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles & Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood-Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Alphabet Related Questions

SBI Clerk Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Pie Chart)
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns).

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2018:

The SBI Mains Exam consists of 4 sections English, General awareness, Quantitative aptitude, and Reasoning aptitude.

Name of section No of Questions Marks Duration
General awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
General English 40 40 35 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
Reasoning Ability& Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Minutes

Total

190 200 2Hours 40Mins

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2018 – Mains Examination:

SBI Clerk Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Data Interpretation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Profit and Loss
  • SI& CI
  • Problem on Ages
  • Work and Time
  • Speed Distance and Time
  • Probability
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Boats and Stream
  • Problems on Trains
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Pipes and Cisterns

SBI Clerk Syllabus for Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)

SBI Clerk Syllabus for English language

  • Reading Comprehension,
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement, Paragraph Inference)

SBI Clerk Syllabus for General/ Financial Awareness

  • Banking & Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • Static GK
  • Important Ministry Affairs (Schemes, Policies, MoUs etc.)

SBI Clerk Syllabus for Computer Aptitude

  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Introduction to Computer Organization
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Languages
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network and Internet
  • MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
  • Basics of DBMS
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Computer and Network Security

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