SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2019 PDF Download- Based on New Pattern

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2019 PDF Download – Based on New Pattern

Dear Aspirants,

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus must be properly checked before you start the examination. Candidates must master each of the these topics to ensure high score in SBI Clerk Exam. SBI has finally announced the recruitment for the post of Clerical Cadre. The SBI Clerk Prelims exam is scheduled to be held in month June / July but exact date has not yet announced. SBI is going to recruit 8000+ candidates into the clerical cadre with a changed pattern and overhaul post of Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales).

Latest Update : Online registration will start from 12th Apr 2019 and will closed on 3rd May 2019. 

SBI Clerk 2018 Prelims Syllabus - AffairsGuru

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2019- Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam is of 1 hour duration (separately-timed) and has 3 sections as populated below in the table. SBI has introduced the sectional timing in prelims exam this year. It means that you will not be able to switch between the sections.

Section Name No.
of
Qs
Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 min
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 min
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min
Total 100 100 60 min

Note : For each wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted. So be careful while giving the answer.

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2018

As SBI has not released the Syllabus for SBI Clerk Prelims Exam, we can conclude by the questions asked in the previous years that the syllabus is really vast and tough. Due to competition increasing, SBI is now test the candidate’s versatility to solve the complex and tackle the tough situations in life. Our AffairsGuru Team is make you acquainted with the SBI Clerk Prelims syllabus 2019. It will include all the expected and important topics that candidate need to prepare for different sections of SBI Clerk Prelims.

SBI Clerk Prelim 2019 contains the three sections as given below.

1. English Language

2. Numerical Ability

3. Reasoning Ability

We are here providing the subject wise syllabus with mark distribution.

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2019 – English Language

Topic 1. Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction

No.of questions Asked – 0-5

Question Type

♦ Mostly grammar based

Level : Moderately Time Consuming and Scoring,Moderate Accuracy possible

Quiz : Phrase Quiz , Pronoun

Topic 2. Error Spotting

No.of questions Asked – 10

Question Type:

♦  Based on Tense,Subject-Verb Agreement, Article-Noun Agreement, Correct Part of Speech, Sentence Construction, Degree of Comparison,Easily Confused Words, Correct use of Prepositions, Phrasal Verbs.

♦  Could be either grammar or vocabulary based.

Level : Moderately Time Consuming and Scoring,Moderate Accuracy possible

Rule : Subject Verb Agreement , Rules Of English Grammar

Topic 3. Reading Comprehension

No.of questions Asked – 10 (Expected 1 passage of 10 questions including 4-5 questions on vocabulary)

Question Type:

♦  Banking and Economy, Business, Social Issues, Moral Stories in Indian Context. Theme and main idea based questions like tone/ style/ title/ theme of the passage. Vocabulary based questions include synonymous, antonyms and meaning of phrases.

Level : Easy to solve, Scoring, High Accuracy Possible

Topic 4. Cloze Test

No.of questions Asked – 5 (Expected 1 passage of 5 blanks)

Question Type:

♦  Understanding of the context will help you score easily. Sometimes the blank might require a word that will test the knowledge of grammar.

♦  Special emphasis is given on stories and passage can be on any topic.

♦  Words are usually come easy to moderate , so think about the word before selecting option.

Level : Moderately Time Consuming and Scoring,Moderate Accuracy possible

Quiz : Word Usage Quiz

Topic 5. Para Jumbles

No.of questions Asked – 5

Question Type:

♦  The passage is usually a story in the Indian context.

♦  Questions based on this single set

♦  Usually 6 sentence to be arranged.

Level : Easy

Topic 6. Fill in the blank

No.of questions Asked – 0-5

Question Type:

♦  Grammar based tests knowledge of tenses, prepositions, conjunctions, verbs to mention a few.

♦  Double blanks (Two blanks in one sentence)

♦  Could be grammar based or vocabulary based. Vocab based test knowledge of words

♦  Fairly easy as they can be understood from the context of the sentence.

Level : Easy to solve, scoring

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2019 – Numerical Ability

Topic 1. Average

No.of questions Asked – 1-2

Question Type:

♦  Problems on Average Weight/ Height/ Age/ Marks etc.

Level : Easy to solve, Scoring, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible

Topic 2. Simplification

No.of questions Asked – 8-10

Question Type:

♦  Questions on BODMAS Rule, Approximate Rule, Fractions, Decimals, Surds & Indices, Percentages.

Level : Easy to solve, Scoring, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible

Tips : Simplification QuestionsSimplification Rules

Topic 3. Number Series

No.of questions Asked – 5

Question Type:

♦  Finding the Missing Term.

♦  Finding the Wrong Term

♦  Problem on completing the Series

Level : Easy to solve, Scoring, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible

Topic 4. Time and Work

No.of questions Asked – 1-2

Question Type:

♦  Pipe & Cistern, Work  & Wages

♦  Problems on Work Efficiency

♦  Problem on completing the Series

Level : Tricky & Tough, More Time Consuming, Less chance of Accurate Solving

Topic 5. Data Interpretation

No.of questions Asked – 5

Question Type:

♦  Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tabular Graphs and other miscellaneous info graphics based questions.

Level : Scoring, Easy if concepts clear and steps followed, Time Consuming, Could be Tricky

Topic 6. Percentage

No.of questions Asked – 1

Question Type:

♦  Calculation oriented basic percentage problems.

Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible

Tip : Percentage Formula and Rules

Topic 7. Ratio and Proportion

No.of questions Asked – 1

Question Type:

♦  Componendo and Dividendo, Compound Ratio, Simple Ratio

Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible

Topic 8. Time, Speed and Distance

No.of questions Asked – 2-3

Question Type:

♦  Average Speed and Crossing Trains, Relative Speed. Questions can also be asked from Boat and Stream

Level : Scoring, Easy if concepts clear and steps followed, Could be Tricky, Time Consuming

Quiz : Time And Distance

Topic 9. Interest 

No.of questions Asked – 1-2

Question Type:

♦  Simple Interest, Compound Interest and Mixed Problems of SI & CI.

Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible

Topic 10. Mensuration

No.of questions Asked – 1-2

Question Type:

♦  Area of Square, Rectangle, Circle, Semicircle and Parallelogram, Cone, Cylinder based questions are asked.

Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible

Topic 11. Algebra

No.of questions Asked – 2-5

Question Type:

♦  Area of Square, Rectangle, Circle, Semicircle and Parallelogram, Cone, Cylinder based questions are asked.

Level : Scoring, Easy if concepts clear and steps followed, Could be Tricky, Time Consuming

Topic 12. Profit and Loss

No.of questions Asked – 1-2

Question Type:

♦  Successive Selling, Partnerships, Discount & MP based questions. Questions can be also asked on Dishonest Dealing.

Level : Scoring, Easy if concepts clear and steps followed, Could be Tricky, Time Consuming

Topic 13. Probability

No.of questions Asked – 0-1

Question Type:

♦  Basic Problems on Probability

Level : Very Tricky/ Tough, More Time Consuming, Less likely to appear in the paper

Topic 14. Number System

No.of questions Asked – 1-2

Question Type:

♦  Divisibility & Remainder, Multiples & Factors, Integers, LCM & HCF based questions.

Level : Tricky/ Tough, More Time Consuming, Less likely to appear in the paper

Quiz : Number System Questions , Number System Notes

Topic 15. Permutation and Combination

No.of questions Asked – 1

Question Type:

♦  Basic Selection and Arrangement Problems.

Level : Tricky/ Tough, More Time Consuming, Less likely to appear in the paper

Topic 16. Mixture Problems

No.of questions Asked – 1-2

Question Type:

♦  Problems on making a mixture of two or more entities/mixtures.

Level : Very Tricky/ Tough, More Time Consuming, Less likely to appear in the paper

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2019 – Reasoning Ability

Topic 1. Classification & Analogy

No.of questions Asked – 1-2

Question Type:

♦  Includes Meaning based, Letter based and Meaningful Words based questions.

♦  Less frequently, GK based and number based questions can be asked.

Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.

Topic 2. Arrangement & Pattern

No.of questions Asked – 5-8

Question Type:

♦  Questions on Random Sequence of Alphabets, Number Arrangements, Mixed Series Dictionary or Alphabet based Arrangements etc.

Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.

Tips :  Alphabet Series Questions

Topic 3. Mathematical Inequalities

No.of questions Asked – 3-5

Question Type:

♦  Questions on Solving Mathematical inequalities

Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.

Topic 4. Coding & Decoding

No.of questions Asked – 3-5

Question Type:

♦  Mostly questions on Coding-Decoding in Fictitious Language and Coding by Analogy.

♦  Possible questions could also include Coding-Decoding by Letter Shifting, and Coding Letters of a Word.

Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.

Topic 5. Directions & Distances

No.of questions Asked – 1-2

Question Type:

♦  Simple problems that can be solved by just drawing all information on paper.

Level : Scoring, Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.

Topic 6. Data Sufficiency

No.of questions Asked – 0-2

Question Type:

♦  Ordering & Ranking, Blood Relations, Coding in Fictitious Language, Circular Arrangements, Directions & Distances, Ages & Birth dates based questions.

Level : Scoring, Easy if concepts clear and steps followed, Could be Tricky, Not very Time Consuming

Topic 7. Machine Input-Output

No.of questions Asked – 0-5

Question Type:

♦  Appears Less Frequently.

Level : Scoring, Easy if concepts clear and steps followed, Could be Tricky, Not very Time Consuming

Topic 8. Syllogism

No.of questions Asked – 3-5

Question Type:

♦  Questions could be asked on whether the conclusions follow or not.

♦  Problems with 2-3 statements and 2-3 conclusions.

♦  Possibility based questions can also be asked.

Level : Scoring, Easy if concepts clear and steps followed, Could be Tricky, Not very Time Consuming

Topic 9. Blood Relations

No.of questions Asked – 3-5

Question Type:

♦  Family Tree and General Blood Relation Problems

Level : Scoring, Easy if concepts clear and steps followed, Could be Tricky, Not very Time Consuming

Quiz : Blood Relation Quiz

Topic 10. Ordering and Ranking

No.of questions Asked – 1-2

Question Type:

♦  Questions on arranging by age, floor, rank, order in row etc.

Level : Scoring, Easy if concepts clear and steps followed, Could be Tricky, Not very Time Consuming

Puzzle questions comes of 10-15 marks from the below Topics in Reasoning.

Topic 11. Linear Seating Arrangement

No.of questions Asked – 5

Question Type:

♦  Problems involving 2-3 rows facing each other.

Level : Tricky or Tough, More Time Consuming, Lesser Chance of Accurate Solving

Topic 12. Circular Seating Arrangement

No.of questions Asked – 5

Question Type:

♦  Includes Uni-Directional and Bi-Directional problems. Tough Square/Rectangular/Triangular problems also possible.

Level : Tricky or Tough, More Time Consuming, Lesser Chance of Accurate Solving

Topic 13. Double Line Up

No.of questions Asked – 0-5

Question Type:

♦  Requires clean charting, proper technique and step-by-step solving.

Level : Tricky or Tough, More Time Consuming, Lesser Chance of Accurate Solving

Topic 14. Grouping and Selection

No.of questions Asked – 0-5

Question Type:

♦  Problems on teams and committees asked.

Level : Tricky or Tough, More Time Consuming, Lesser Chance of Accurate Solving

Topic 15. Scheduling

No.of questions Asked – 0-5

Question Type:

♦  Less likely to appear. Very similar to Double Line-up problems.

Level : Tricky or Tough, More Time Consuming, Lesser Chance of Accurate Solving

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus PDF

Download SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2019 as PDF

There is a continue upward trend in the complexity of questions. It has made the consistency of the examination pattern a question mark. So candidates practice as much as you can, put the best of your efforts in your preparations, prepare all the topics well and make a go of it.

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