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January 3, 2020 • 11:36 am

SBI Clerk 2020 Syllabus and Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains Exam

SBI Clerk 2020 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

As we all know, State Bank of India organizes a Common Written Examination (SBI Clerk) to provide employment to young, self-confident and talented job seekers.


This exam's difficulty level is slightly lower than SBI Probationary Officer exam, but you have to give same time and efforts if you want to qualify the exam because the competition level of SBI Clerk is higher than the SBI PO.


Aspirants seeking SBI should be well prepared for virtually all aspects of SBI Clerk Syllabus and SBI Clerk Exam Pattern.


The SBI Clerk Syllabus and Pattern can tell you almost everything you need to learn about which topics to cover, how to run the course, how to plan and prioritize your study flow etc.


Here in this blog, Eduncle is providing complete SBI Clerk 2020 Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2020 to make it convenient for eligible candidates to prepare for the exam in a right way.


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SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk 2020 Syllabus




SBI Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern - Here’s How to Understand the Paper Format


Understanding the SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2020 is one of the essential things for attaining your goal. The SBI Clerk Pattern provides the detail of examination mode, type of questions and marking scheme.


SBI Clerk Exam is conducted in two phases -


SBI Clerk Preliminary

SBI Clerk Mains


Each of phase is organized in online mode.


Read the blog and get relevant information about SBI Clerk new pattern and make a best study plan to get success in exam.



SBI Clerk Prelims Pattern – Explore the Details!


SBI Clerk Preliminary exam consists 100 objective type questions. This phase of SBI Clerk has three sections i.e. English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning.




No of Questions

Maximum Marks


Quantitative Aptitude



20 mins

Reasoning Ability



20 mins

English Language



20 mins




1 Hour



SBI Clerk Mains Pattern – Grab Details!


As per the SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern, it is subdivided into four sections i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, General English and General/Financial Awareness.




No of Questions

Max Marks

Time Duration

Quantitative Aptitude



45 minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude



45 minutes

General English



35 minutes

General/Financial Awareness



35 minutes




2 hours 40 minutes



Important Points of SBI Clerk Pattern 2020


Each section has a separate timing, as stated above.

There is negative marking on each wrong answer. 1/4 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

There are no minimum qualifying marks sprescribed for individual section of SBI Clerk Prelims & Mains exam.

For Prelims - Adequate number of applicants in each category as decided by the Bank (about 10 times the amount of vacancies, subject to accessibility) will be selected from the list of all aspirants in the descending order of aggregate marks scored for the Main Examination.

For Mains - Candidates must score a minimum aggregate percentage marks (5 percent relaxation available for SC / ST / OBC / PWD / XS applicants) which will be decided by the Bank authorities.

For Mains – Merit list will be made state wise and category wise. Candidates qualified in the exam will be placed in descending order in the corresponding states and categories according to their aggregate marks.




SBI Clerk Syllabus 2020 – Topics to be Prepared!


The vital thing to start your exam preparation is SBI Clerk 2020 Syllabus. As we have mentioned above in this blog that there are two phases i.e. Preliminary and Mains.


Get the detailed syllabus for both the phases of exam below to make the best SBI Clerk Study Plan!



SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2020 - The Must Know in Your Prep Journey!


It is the first phase of SBI Clerk exam. Here we have come up with the complete syllabus of all three sections of prelims i.e. Quantitative Ability, Reasoning Ability and English Language.


SBI Clerk 2020 Syllabus for Prelims – Quantitative Ability


Data Interpretation

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Mixtures & Alligations

Number Systems

Permutation, Combination & Probability

Profit & Loss

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Sequence & Series

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices


Work & Time

Time & Distance


SBI Clerk Reasoning Syllabus for Prelims


Alphanumeric Series

Blood Relations

Coded Inequalities

Coding Decoding

Data Sufficiency

Input Output

Logical Reasoning


Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Seating Arrangement




SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus – English Language


Cloze Test

Fill in the Blanks


Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting

Para Jumbles

Paragraph Completion

Reading Comprehension



SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus - Note Down to Start Learning!


This is the second stage of the SBI Clerk examination.


Get the well-defined SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus 2020 for all sections below.


SBI Clerk 2020 Mains Syllabus - Quantitative Aptitude


Data Interpretation

Data Sufficiency

Mixture and Allegations

Number Series


Profit & Loss

Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Percentages

Simple and Compound Interest


Time & Distance, Work


Reasoning Ability Syllabus of SBI Clerk Mains 2020


Blood Relation


Direction Sense



Machine Input/Output



Statement and Assumptions



SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus - Computer Aptitude


Basics of Computer: Hardware, Software, Generation of Computers


Important Abbreviations

Input-Output Devices


MS Office



SBI Clerk 2020 Mains Syllabus – General English


Cloze Test


Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms

Sentence Correction/ Error Finding

Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles

Spell Checks


SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus 2020 - General/Financial Awareness


Banking/Financial terms

Banking and Financial Awareness

Current Affairs

Static Awareness

Static GK - country-capital, country-currency, headquarters of financial organizations (of insurance companies), constituencies of ministers, dance forms, nuclear and thermal power stations, etc.


Here in this blog, we have provided the comprehensive SBI Clerk Syllabus and Exam Pattern that will be essential for each aspirant to begin their preparation for the exam.


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