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SBI Clerk syllabus and exam pattern(pre and main- 2016)

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2016 :Here we are sharing the SBI Clerk Syllabus 2016. Getting familiar with the Syllabus of SBI Clerk Mains 2016 is important since it helps the candidates to know what are the topics covered under different sections.This will help you prepare better for upcoming SBI clerical examination with confidence.

SBI Clerk 2016 Exam Pattern & Syllabus for preliminary exam –

The SBI Clerk prelim Exam 2016 will consist of three sections with total 100 questions of 100 marks.The duration of SBI Clerk prelim Exam is 1 hour.Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank.Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 20 times the numbersof vacancies subject to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination.
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Composite Duration
English Language

Composite Time 1 hour
Numerical Ability
Reasoning Ability


SBI Clerk 2016 Exam Pattern & Syllabus for main exam-

The SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2016 will consist of four sections with total 190 questions of 200 marks.The duration of SBI Clerk Main Exam is 2 hours 40 min.The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English &Hindi. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates will have to pass in each of the objective tests.The passing marks in each of the tests will be decided by the Bank on the basis of the performance of all the competing candidates taken together in each test to a minimum required level. Candidates are also required to
score a minimum percentage marks on aggregate

No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
General / Financial Awareness
35 minutes
General English
35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude
45 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
45 minutes

2 hours 40 minutes

SBI Clerk prelim and main Syllabus 2016 - Quantitative Aptitude :

  • Profit and loss
  • Basic maths/Simplifications,Approximation 
  • Chain rule
  • Time and work 
  • Average
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Fractions, Square root and cube root
  • HCF & LCM
  • Ratio and proportions
  • Mensuration
  • Speed,Time and Distance.
  • Partnerships
  • Percentage
  • Problems based on Ages
  • Data Interpretation(charts/Tables)
  • Basic Permutation and Combination
  • Probability

SBI Clerk prelim and main Syllabus 2016 -Reasoning :

  • Analogy Test 
  • Puzzle 
  • Alphabet test 
  • spotting out the dissimilar 
  • Sitting arrangement 
  • Syllogism 
  • Statement and conclusions 
  • Statement and assumptions 
  • Statement and arguments 
  • Coding decoding 
  • Blood relations 
  • Number Series test 
  • Direction test 
  • Decision making 
  • Questions related to time 
  • Data sufficiency test 
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SBI Clerk prelim and main 2016 -English Language :

  • Synonyms and Antonyms 
  • Analogy 
  • Jumbled words 
  • Sentence completion 
  • One word substitution 
  • Comprehension 
  • Passage completion(cloze test) 
  • Re-ordering of sentences 
  • Common errors 
  • Idioms & Phrases 

SBI Clerk main Syllabus 2016 -General awareness with special reference to banking industry:

  • Banking Terms
  • RBI 
  • Banking History 
  • Indian & International Economy 
  • IMF ,Word Bank 
  • UNO 
  • Countries Currencies and capital 
  • Abbreviations and full forms 
  • Important days 
  • Bank's tag lines,head quarters ,Administrative Head ect 
  • Budget 
  • Census 
  • Ministers and their ministry 
  • Marketing 
  • current affairs of last 4- 6 months 
  • Awards & Honors 
  • Sports 
  • Finance, 
  • Agriculture 
  • Books & Their Authors 
  • Fiscal Monetary Policies 
  • Committees in news 
  • Banking Reforms 
  • MOUs with different countries 
  • Social welfare programmes 
  • Science and Technology 
  • Space Missions and programmes 
  • Military news 
  • India and neighboring countries 
  • marketing 

SBI Clerk mains Syllabus 2016 - Computer Knowledge

  • History of computers 
  • Computer fundamentals 
  • Microsoft-office 
  • Input output devices 
  • Basic Software & Hardware 
  • Networking 
  • Internet 
  • Basics of computer languages 
  • Modern Technologies 
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