SBI Clerk Syllabus 2021: Prelims and Mains Syllabus [Updated]

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2021: Test takers of SBI Clerk 2021 refer to the SBI Clerk Syllabus 2021 here. The State Bank of India has released the SBI Clerk 2021 notification. So the aspirants must aware of the updated SBI Clerk syllabus and exam pattern. The SBI Clerk Syllabus will give you a better idea of planning your exam schedule on each topic. The SBI Clerk syllabus for prelims and mains exams will be more or less similar. First, cover all the important topics of the SBI Clerk syllabus in your study plan. Then also fill in the rest of the topics. Then you can prepare in a continuous manner to complete the entire syllabus.

SBI Clerk 2021 Notification PDF

In 2021 there are no changes in the SBI Clerk syllabus. It remains similar to the previous year’s SBI Clerk Syllabus. The SBI Clerk Notification has released to fill a huge vacuum in various states.  A proper study plan can be made only with the help of the completely updated syllabus. Here detailed SBI Clerk Syllabus pdf and exam pattern with the updated topics are given below for effective preparation.

SBI Clerk Exam – Preliminary Exam Pattern 2021:

  • Sectional Timing is there for individual sections.
  • No minimum qualifying marks for individual subjects as well as for aggregate (overall) are prescribed. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies. Subjected to availability) will be shortlisted 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 Prelims & Mains Exam. The Exam will be conducted in the same pattern as Conducted by SBI Exam 2020.


SL. Name of the Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
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

The preliminary exam comprises 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

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

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2021:

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


190 200 2 Hours 40Mins


  • There is sectional timing for Each section.
  • There is a negative marking of 1/4 mark.

What is the syllabus of the SBI Clerk exam?

The detailed syllabus pdf for both prelims and mains with updated new topics is provided in the link below.

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2021 for the 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 2021 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 2021 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 Syllabus 2021 – Mains Examination:

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SBI Clerk Syllabus 2021 pdf 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 2021 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 pdf for the 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 PDF – General/ Financial Awareness

  • Banking & Financial Awareness
  • Fiscal & Monetary Policy
  • Indian constitution
  • Current Affairs
  • Static GK
  • Important Ministry Affairs (Schemes, Policies, MoUs, etc.)
  • National & International News.
  • Sports, Awards & Honours, Cultural News.
  • Country & Currencies.
  • Committees National & International.
  • Government Schemes

Computer Aptitude

  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Introduction to Computer Organization
  • Computer Memory
  • 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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Q. Is there sectional timing in the SBI clerk mains exam?

A. Yes, there is sectional timing in the Mains exam of SBI.


Q. Is there any sectional cut-off for SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination?

A. No, there is no sectional cut off in SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination. A candidate has to clear the overall cutoff marks decided by the recruitment authority for appearing in the Main Examination.


Q. What is the SBI Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus? 

A. In the SBI clerk mains, the sections asked are Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability with Computer Awareness, English Language, General/Financial Awareness.


Q. From where I can download my SBI clerk Mains Exam admit card?

A. You can download your mains admit card from the official website


Q. Is there negative marking in the SBI Clerk Exam?

A. Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/4 mark on each wrong answer.


Click Here to View the Official Notification