SBI clerk syllabus 2018

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2018: Check Prelims & Mains Syllabus, Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2018 explained for Prelims and Mains! Every year, thousands of students apply for SBI Clerk post that makes it one of the most demanding as well as the most competitive exam in the country. In order to ace it, aspirants are advised to get familiar with the exam pattern and the changed syllabus thoroughly. The exam dates for SBI Preliminary are 23rd, 24th, and 30th of June 2018 whereas the mains exam would be conducted on 5th of August.

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State Bank of India is conducting the examination in order to fulfill 8000+ vacancies in various branches across the country.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk Preliminary exam would be online based. It has been scheduled on 23rd, 24th and 30th June, 2018 in various centres across the country. State Bank Of India Clerk Mains exam would be conducted on 5th August, 2018.

  • Preliminary Exam Pattern

Sr. No. Subjects No.of questions Marks Time Allotted
1 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20
3 English Language 30 30 20
TOTAL 100 100 60 mins (1 hour)
  • Mains Exam Pattern

Sr. No. Subjects No. of questions Marks Time Allotted
1 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
2 General English 40 40 35 minutes
3 General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
4 Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2018 for Prelims Exam (Subject-wise)

English Language Tentative Number of Questions
Fill in the Blanks 5-7 questions
Sentence Improvement 5-7 questions
Reading Comprehension 10 questions (15 m)
Spotting Errors 5-10 questions
Cloze Test 5-10 questions
Sentence Connectors 4-5 questions
Vocabulary 5-7 questions


Numerical Ability Tentative Number of Questions
Simplification/Approximation 5-10 questions
Data Interpretation 5-10 questions
Number Series 5  questions
Data Sufficiency 4-5 questions
Quadratic Equation 4-5 questions
Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems 10-15 questions


Reasoning Ability Tentative Number of Questions
Inequality 4-5 questions
Order and Ranking 5-10 questions
Puzzle and Arrangement 10-15  questions
Coding-Decoding 5-7 questions
Blood Relations 4-5 questions
Syllogism 4-5 questions

Mains Examination Syllabus (Subject-wise)

Important Topics for English Language Tentative Number of Questions
Reading Comprehensions 10-15 questions
Sentence Rearrangements 5-10 questions
Sentence Connectors 5 questions
Double Fillers 5-7 questions
Error Spotting 5-10 questions
Cloze Test 5-10 questions
Odd one Out 5 questions


Important Topics for Quantitative Aptitude Tentative Number of Questions
Data Interpretation 15-18 questions
Approximation 8-10 questions
Data Sufficiency 5-10 questions
Quadratic Equations 5 questions
Number Series 5 questions
Miscellaneous Problems 5-7 questions


Important Topics for Reasoning Aptitude Tentative Number of Questions
Seating Arrangement 10 questions
Puzzles 5-7 questions
Input Output 2-3 questions
Inequality 5 questions
Syllogism 5 questions
Order and Ranking 2-3 questions
Blood Relations 2-3 questions
Distance & Direction 2-3 questions
Miscellaneous 4-5 questions

General Awareness is generally divided into three topics:-

  • Banking/ Financial Awareness

Areas to focus on:- Indian Economy, Monetary Policies and Financial Markets

  • Current Affairs

This section includes everything that is happening around the globe. This means all the important events, conferences, meetings, collaboration and memorandums at state, national and international level.

  • Static Awareness

Areas to focus on:- Books & Authors, Capitals & Currency, Sports, Awards & Honours, History & Geography, Art & Culture, Indian Polity & Institution and Important Dates.

This is the entire detailed discussion of sbi clerk syllabus 2018 for Prelims & Mains. In case of any queries, students are requested to contact through comment section. We will be happy to help you.

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