GovtJobBuzz

Government Recruitment Information, Post office Recruitment, Police Recruitment, Railway Recruitment 2018

SBI Clerk Exam Patter – Selection Procedure – Syllabus For Prelim & Mains Exam

State Bank of India – SBI Clerk Selection Procedure & Syllabus 2018

Finally, the State Bank of India clerk notification is out. The whole pattern of examination is going to change from this year. It will not be what it used to till State Bank of India Clerk Exam 2017. Candidates have to check the new pattern of the State Bank of India Clerk Examination and the detailed syllabus of the State Bank of India Prelims. From now on in the State Bank of India Clerk Exam, there will be section wise marking on the different topics and all topics will have their own weight. Applicant should start preparing for the latest pattern of examination.

Clerk Selection Procedure

This year SBI will conduct the examination in 2 phases, First they will take prelim exam and secondly the candidate who will able to passout prelim exam need to conduct Mains exams. The qualification of mains examination is to get more marks then prelim cutoff.

The State Bank of India Clerk examination has now been divided into two sections:

  • Preliminary Exam 
  • Main Exam

After Reading Both Prelims And Mains Exam Syllabus you will Realize that to get job as a sbi clerk is not everyone’s cup of Tea….

 

How many candidates will be selected for the mains examination ?

Not all the candidates who have applied for the job will be selected for the mains examination. Bank exam department will announce the specific cutoff mark and the candidate who will able to gain the the marks above cut off will be selected for the main sbi clerk main exam.

As per official notification bank will count the cutoff mark in specific pattern that by cutoff, only 10 times student then the number of vacancy will be selected for mains examination.

 

SBI Clerk Prelim Exam Pattern & Syllaubs 2018

The divisions will be effective from the State Bank of India Clerk examination 2018. The State Bank of India Clerk Prelims is now made into three parts. The three parts add up to a total of 100 marks. Time given to the applicant to complete the 100 marks is 60 minutes that is 1 hour. Till the Last year – 2017, there was sectional cut off marking system but from this year sectional cut off have been waved off. The sectional cut off has been removed from both the preliminary exam as well as the main exam. To know more about the time division per section checks the table below.

Prelim Exam Pattern

Sr No Name of Test No of Questions Total Marks Time Division
(in minutes)
1 English Language 30 30 20
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20
  Total 100 100 60

Prelim Exam Syllabus

The English Language Syllabus for the SBI Clerk Prelim Exam 2018:

  • Reading Comprehension: 10 questions
  • Cloze Test: 5-10 questions
  • Spotting Errors: 5-10 questions
  • Sentence Improvement: 5-7 questions
  • Paragraph Jumbles: 4-5 questions
  • Fill in the blanks: 5-7 questions
  • Vocabulary which includes spellings, errors, idioms, phrases: 5-7 questions

The Numerical Ability Syllabus for State Bank of India Clerk Exam 2018:

  • Number series: 5 questions
  • Approximation or Simplification: 5-10 questions
  • Quadratic equation: 4-5 questions
  • Data interpretation: 5-10 questions
  • Miscellaneous Arithmetic Questions which include problems on age, profit and loss, partnership, time and work, speed time and distance, pipes and cisterns, boats and streams, mensuration, mixtures, probability, simple interest and compound interest, etc.: 10-15 questions

The Reasoning Ability Syllabus for SBI Clerk Examination 2018:

  • Puzzles and Seating Arrangements: 10-15 questions
  • Inequality: 4-5 questions
  • Syllogism: 4-5 questions
  • Alphanumeric and Numeric series: 5-10 question
  • Coding and decoding: 4-5 questions
  • Miscellaneous problems which include blood relation, order, and ranking, direction sense: 5-7 questions

State Bank of India Clerk Examination is conducted by the State Bank of India itself so that they can recruit candidates from different states in their clerical position. State Bank of India is one of the most sought after bank in the recent generation and therefore cracking the examination is not that easy. The no of applicants in India is way higher than the number of positions open. A huge number of students are recruited every year in the Clerical position for the State Bank of India. Since there are a lot of applicants for the job the State Bank of India authority decided to keep a minimum eligibility criterion for the examinations.

 

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus & Exam Pattern

The mains examination will be conducted in July month of the year 2018. If you are qualified for the mains examination then you should be ready to prepare and conduct the sbi clerk mains exam. Here is the details of sbi clerk mains examination.

Mains exam pattern

No. Name Of Test No. Of Questions Marks Duration
1 General / Financial
Awareness
50 50 35 Minutes
2 General English 40 40 35 Minutes
3 Quantitative aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
4 Reasoning ability and
computer aptitude
50 60 45 Minutes
  Total 190 200 2 Hours
40 Minutes

Mains Exam Syllabus

Sbi clerk Mains Exam General Awareness and financial awareness Syllabus 2018

(1) Current Affairs Syllabus for SBI Clerk Mains

A large portion of the GA/FA section will be dedicated to Current Affairs. Prepare Current Affairs going back 3-4 months (prior to the date of the exam). If you have extra time, try going back 5 months. However, make sure that you pay special attention to events from the “sweet spot” of 1.5-2 months before the exam date. Your attention will be needed on the following areas of Current Affairs among others:

  • Sports
  • Awards & Honours
  • Important Summits/Meetings/Conferences/Treaties/Visits
  • Government Policies & Schemes
  • Committees & Recommendation
  • Art & Culture
  • Books & Authors
  • Important Dates
  • People & Places in the News
  • National & International Affairs
  • Science & Technological Developments
  • Defence & Space Developments

(2) Static GK Syllabus for SBI Clerk Mains

This area, if at all it appears, will be negligible in number. The problem with studying Static GK is that it is a vast subject and doesn’t count for too many marks in the paper. Still it is prudent to learn a few simple things before you take the exam as it could lead to quick and easy marks. The areas to concentrate on are:

  • Sports
  • Awards & Honours
  • History
  • Geography
  • Capitals & Currency
  • Polity
  • Art & Culture
  • Books & Authors
  • Important Dates
  • Important People & Places
  • Abbreviations

(3) Financial Awareness Syllabus for SBI Clerk Mains

This section, though indirectly a part of General Awareness section for a while now, has been named specifically in the Pattern & Syllabus for SBI Clerk. This could mean an increased focus and weightage on this section. Make sure to study from the following topics:

  • Banking Awareness (including Current Affairs)
  • Indian Economy (including Current Affairs)
  • World Economy (including Current Affairs)
  • Terms & Concepts
  • Financial Organizations
  • Schemes & Policies
  • Important People related to Banking, Finance & Economy
  • Monetary Policy
  • Committees & Recommendations
  • Agreements & MoUs
  • Financial Markets
  • International Markets
  • Marketing Concepts

General English Syllabus For Mains Exam 2018

The English Syllabus for SBI Clerk Mains covers the same topics as the Prelims. However, the number of questions is higher in the SBI Clerk 2016 Mains exam. You will need to solve 40 questions on English worth 40 marks in 35 minutes. The paper can be broadly divided into four parts:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Verbal Ability

(1) Reading Comprehension

  • Weightage: 10-15 Questions (1 Passage)
  • Tougher than Prelims RC, Moderate to More Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types: The passage will be focussed on topics like Banking & Economy, Business, Social Issues etc. more than Moral Stories. Fact and Inference based questions – easy to moderate, Vocab & Theme based questions – moderate to tough.

(2) Grammar (Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Fill in the Blanks)

  • Weightage: 5-10 Questions
  • Easy to Moderate in Difficulty, Less to Moderately Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types: Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction, Fill in the Blanks.
  • Topics Covered: Tenses, Articles, Prepositions, Subject Verb Agreement, Parallelism, Degrees of Comparison, Sentence Construction, Phrasal Verbs, Pronouns, Adverbs, Non-Finite Verbs, Common Errors etc.

(3) Vocabulary (Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks, Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement)

  • Weightage: 10-15 Questions
  • Easy to Moderate Difficulty, Quick Solve based on Contextual usage, Moderate to High Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types: Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Cloze Test (single passage with 5-10 questions), Fill in the Blanks (Double Blanks).

(4) Verbal Ability (Para Jumbles)

  • Weightage: 5 Questions
  • Easy, Low to Moderately Time Consuming, High Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types: Para Jumbles

Make sure to try the simplest method of improving all your four English skills – Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Vocabulary & Grammar. Use:

Quantitative aptitude Syllabus For SBI Clerk Mains Examination 2018

(1) Simplification

  • Weightage: 10 – 15 Questions
  • Moderate in Difficulty, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types: Questions on BODMAS Rule, Approximation, Decimals, Fractions, Surds & Indices, Percentages etc.

(2) Number Series

  • Weightage: 5 Questions (1 set of 5)
  • Moderate in Difficulty, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types: Complete the Series, Find the Missing Term, Find the Wrong Term etc.

(3) Quadratic Equations

  • Weightage: 0-5 Questions (as 1 set of 5 or will not appear at all)
  • Easy, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types: Determining relationship between 2 variables when 2 quadratic equations are given.

(4) Data Sufficiency

  • Weightage: 0-5 Questions (as 1 set of 5 or will not appear at all)
  • Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming
  • Question Types: DS questions based on Number System, Averages, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Problems on Age, Mensuration, Mixtures & Alligations.

(5) Data Interpretation

  • Weightage: 10-15 Questions (2-3 sets)
  • Easy to Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming
  • Question Types: Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables, Miscellaneous Infographics, Missing Data Type Caselets.

(6) Miscellaneous Topics

  • Weightage: 15-20 Questions (one or more questions from each topics).
  • Moderate in Difficulty, Moderate to More Time Consuming.
  • Topics –
  1. Number System

  • Question Types: Divisibility & Remainder, Multiples & Factors, Integers, LCM & HCF.
  1. Average

  • Question Types: Average Weight/Height/Age/Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature etc. But the concept remains simple. We have to use a single formula i.e. Average = Sum of Quantities/Number of Quantities
  1. Percentage

  • Question Types: Calculation-oriented basic percentage.
  1. Ratio and Proportion

  • Question Types: Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Componendo and Dividendo, Proportions.
  1. Interest

  • Question Types: Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Mixed Interest.
  1. Profit and Loss

  • Question Types: Successive Selling type questions, Partnerships, Discount & MP, Dishonest Dealings.
  1. Problems on Ages

  • Question Types: Ages of family using algebra, ratio of ages, average of ages etc.
  1. Speed, Time and Distance

  • Question Types: Relative Speed, Average Speed, Problems on Train, Boat & Stream.
  1. Mensuration

  • Question Types: Area/Volume of Square, Rectangle, Trapezium, Parallelogram, Rhombus, Circle, Semicircle, Triangle, Cone, Cylinder, Cube, Cuboid.
    Also, Moulding from one shaper to another etc.
  1. Time and Work

  • Question Types: Work Efficiency, Pipes & Cistern, Work & Wages.
  1. Permutation & Combination / Probability

  • Question Types: Basic Selection & Arrangement Problems, very basic problems on Probability.
  1. Mixtures & Alligations
  • Question Types: Mixture of two or more entities/mixtures, dishonest dealings.

Don’t forget to use this:

Reasoning Ability And Computer awareness Syllabus For Sbi Clerk Mains exam 2018

The various topics expected in the Reasoning Ability section are as below:

Computer Awareness

  • Computer Fundamentals & Terminology
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Software
  • Operating Systems
  • Internet
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Computer Abbreviations
  • Microsoft Office
  • Networking
  • Memory

(1) Coded Inequalities

  • Weightage: 5 Questions (1 set of 5)
  • Moderate in difficulty, Moderately time consuming, High Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types: Coded relations between letters to be decoded and solved.

(2) Syllogisms

  • Weightage: 3-5 Questions
  • Moderate in difficulty, More time consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible, Very likely to appear.
  • Question Types: Direct questions with 2-3 statements & 2-3 conclusions, possibility based questions, negative information based questions.

(3) Blood Relations

  • Weightage: 2-4 Questions
  • Easy to Moderate in difficulty, Low to Moderately time consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.
  • Question Types: Family Tree Problems, Coded Blood Relations.

(4) Ordering & Ranking

  • Weightage: 2-3 Questions
  • Easy to Moderate in difficulty, Less time consuming, High Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types: Arranging by age, height, weight, rank, order in row etc.

(5) Directions & Distances

  • Weightage: 0-2 Questions
  • Moderate in difficulty, Could be tricky, Less time consuming, High Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.
  • Question Types: Arranging by age, height, weight, rank, order in row etc.

(6) Arrangement & Pattern

  • Weightage: 0-5 Questions
  • Easy to Moderate in difficulty, Less time consuming, High Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types: Random Sequence of Alphabets (based on group of 5 terms each of 3 alphabets OR series of alphabets), Number Arrangements (based on group of 5 terms each of 3 digits OR series of numbers), Mixed Series Dictionary or Alphabet based Arrangements etc.

(7) Coding & Decoding

  • Weightage: 1-5 Questions
  • Moderate in Difficulty, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types: Coding by Letter Shifting, Coding by Analogy, Coding in Fictitious Language, Coding Letters of a Word.

(8) Circular Seating Arrangement

  • Weightage: 5 Questions
  • Moderate to Difficult, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.
  • Question Types: Uni- & Bi-directional problems on circular, square, rectangular, hexagonal tables. May be combined with other information to make it a Blood Relations or Double Lineup type problem as well.

(9) Linear Seating Arrangement

  • Weightage: 5 Questions
  • Moderate to Difficult, Could be tricky, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.
  • Question Types: Single or Double rows facing each other/ away fr7y65869867om each other/ in the same direction. May be combined with other information to make it a Blood Relations or Double Lineup type problem as well.

(10) Double Lineup

  • Weightage: 0-5 Questions
  • Moderate to Difficult, Could be tricky, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.

(11) Scheduling

  • Weightage: 0-5 Questions
  • Moderate to Difficult, Could be tricky, Moderate to Highly Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving.

(12) Analogy

  • Weightage: 0-2 Questions
  • Easy to Moderate, Quick Solve, Moderate to High Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types: Meaning based, Letter based, Number based.

(13) Classification

  • Weightage: 0-3 Questions
  • Easy to Moderate, Quick Solve, High Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types: Letter based, Meaningful Words based, GK based, Number based.

(14) Data Sufficiency

  • Weightage: 0-3 Questions
  • Moderate Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy possible.
  • Question Types: Ordering & Ranking, Blood Relations, Coding in Fictitious Language, Circular Arrangements, Directions & Distances, Ages & Birthdates.

(15) Series

  • Weightage: 0-2 Questions
  • Easy to Moderate, Less Time Consuming, Moderate to High Accuracy
  • Question Types: Complete the Alphabet Series, Number Series and Mixed Series.

 

The eligibility criterion for the State Bank of India Clerk Examination is as follows:

  • The applicant or the candidate must be between the age group of 20 years to 28 years.
  • The applicant or the candidate must have a valid bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution.
  • For being eligible for the State Bank of India Clerk exam the candidate or applicant must be a citizen of India. The candidate can be a subject of Bhutan or a refugee who has come to India before 1st of January 1962 with the intent of settling down in India. Candidates can be of Indian origin but have migrated to India from countries like Burma, Pakistan, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Vietnam, Ethiopia, but they also need to have an intent of settling down in India permanently.

Age Limit Table

Serial Number Category Upper Age Limit
1 SC/ST 33 years
2 OBC 31 years
3 Person with disabilities(general) 38 years
4 Person with disabilities (SC/ST) 43 years
5 Person with disabilities (OBC) 41 years
6 Jammu and Kashmir Migrants 33 years
7 Ex-serviceman/ Disable
Ex-Serviceman
Actual period of service rendered
in defense services + 3 years,
(8 years for disabled ex-servicemen
belonging to SC/ST) subject to
maximum age of 50 years
8 Widows, Divorced women
(Not remarried)
General-35 years
OBC-38 years
SC/ST-40 years

 

State Bank of India Clerical Main Examination Pattern

A candidate or applicant has to clear both the examinations to get into State Bank of India in the Clerical position.

The syllabus and pattern of both the main and preliminary exam for the State Bank of India Clerk are more or less same with minor variations. The candidate should have a stronghold on the English language, Computer Basics, General Awareness and Quantitative aptitude as well as reasoning. The SBI clerk syllabus is not very hard but learning to complete a question in time is the key here. The SBI clerk exam pattern for 2018 is completely different from last year. A lot of changes have been made this year, and during evaluation, the rules will be applied. The candidates should concentrate more on the syllabus rather than what is made new in the grading system and selection procedure of the State Bank of India. The candidates should check the latest syllabus for the changes that have been bought this year in the State Bank of India Clerk examination 2018. The SBI clerk exam of 2018 will be very much different from all the previous years because of the changes that are brought in it this year.

 

State Bank of India Clerk Admit Card Details 2018

All the candidates or applicant that have applied for the State Bank of India Clerk 2018 need to download their State Bank of India Clerk Admit Card 2018 from the official website of State Bank of India where it will be generated. This year the State Bank of India Clerk Admit Card will not be couriered to the applicants. The hard copy is not required this year. The soft copy of the admit card will be required. The admit card will be available on the official website in two stages. The admit card for the preliminary exam will be available separately from the admit card of the State Bank of India main examination.

 

The applicants or candidates must have to log in to their accounts that they have created while making the online application. The admit card will be available to the candidates in their respective accounts where they can download it. It is very important to carry the admit card for the candidates on the day of the examination.

Things that the candidate will require to login to their account

  • Registration Number
  • Roll Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Password

Important dates that the candidates should remember for State Bank of India Clerk Exam 2018

  • Preliminary Examination admit card will be available from 1st of March 2018
  • The main Examination admit cards will be available from 26th of April 2018

The State Bank of India Clerk Results and Cut off rules 2018

The State Bank of India clerk examination will be declared once both the preliminary as well as the main examinations are done. From this time all the candidates have to meet the sectional cut off marks for every other section get selected. This is a new rule for this year examination and was not there until 2017.

The State Bank of India Clerk 2016 Cut off

Preliminary Exam

Subject Total Marks General OBC/ST/SC/OH/HI/VI/DXS
Reasoning Ability 35 7.75 3.25
Numerical Ability 35 5.5 2
English Language 30 6.75 3.25

Main Exam

Subject Total Marks General SC/ST/OBC
OH/HI/VI/DXS/XS
General Awareness or Financial Awareness 50 13.5 9.5 3.25
General English 40 14.25 10.25 4.5
Quantitative Aptitude 50 14.5 11.25 6.5
Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability 60 24 19 11.25

The State Bank of India Clerk application process has started from 20th January 2018. Candidates have to visit the official website of State Bank of India to fill up the form and pay the application fees. The application fee for State Bank of India Clerk is INR 600 for General category and INR 100 for people from SC/ST/PWD/OBC. The online application will end on the 10th of February 2018. The preliminary examination of the State Bank of India Clerk will be in March to April, and the main exam will be on 12th May 2018.

Updated: February 15, 2018 — 7:37 pm

3 Comments

Add a Comment
  1. i am B.E(E&C).

  2. I am a computer eng

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

govtjobbuzz.com © 2018