State Bank of India has provided a great opportunity to banking aspirants with the entry level SBI Clerk Exam 2018. The SBI Clerk exam will be conducted in three phases: prelims, mains and language proficiency test. The preliminary exam will start from last week of July and mains exam is on 5th of August. The aspirants may expect huge competition this time in the SBI Clerk exam. Through this article we are sharing topic wise syllabus of SBI Clerk.

Topic Wise Syllabus of SBI Clerk 2018 (Prelims & Mains)

There are mainly four sections in the SBI Clerk exam for both preliminary and mains examinations. These are:

  • English Language
  • Numerical Aptitude.
  • Reasoning Ability (Computer Aptitude as well in the Mains exam)
  • General Awareness.

What is the Topic Wise Syllabus for SBI Clerk 2018?

Topic-wise Syllabus for English Language:

The topic wise syllabus for English language and Comprehension is:

Grammar Based portion: – Tense, Noun, Pronoun, Verb, Adverb, Adjective, Adverb, Active and Passive voice, Prepositions.

These are the fundamental concepts of English grammar. The candidates must have clear understanding of these concepts. In recent exams the pattern of questions has changed a lot. There are certain patterns which are very important:

  • Finding error in part of a sentence.
  • Cloze Test.
  • Fill in the blanks.

Comprehension based: – This section tests the comprehension ability of candidates. It includes the context of content and proper use of language in articulation of information. The level of English exam has increased a lot in recent exams. The candidates should read a lot from various sources to have grip on this section. The question patterns asked in this section are:

  • Finding odd sentence out of five sentences.
  • Reading comprehension based.
  • Vocabulary based, where either similar or antonyms are asked.
  • Combining sentences to make a paragraph and find the initial sentence.

Topic-wise Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:

Numerical Aptitude: – This section is very important and scoring also. The candidates should prepare this section according to the weightage, as asked in the exams. The topics are as follows:

Simplification and approximation: – It includes concepts of arithmetic and algebra. In this topic use concepts of digital sum and unit digit method for quick calculations.

Series: – The questions based on patterns, the concepts of Arithmetic Progressions, Geometric Progression and mixed series.

Quadratic equations: – The concepts of algebra are used in these types of questions. The level of questions varies from easy to moderate.

Data Interpretation: – This type of questions checks the numerical abilities of candidates as in banking professional are expected to be good in facts and figures. Learn by heart multiplication tables, squares, cubes and exponentials.

Miscellaneous: – In this topic arithmetic is covered. The questions based on profit and loss, average, percentage, time-speed, work and time, pipe and cistern, trigonometry, mensuration, geometry, etc. In recent exams the questions based on new concepts are being asked.

Topic-wise Syllabus for Reasoning Ability:

This section covers myriad of topics from easy to difficult levels. The candidates are expected to be good in reasoning as in banking industry, professionals are required to solve real time problems. The person with good reasoning aptitude are considered best fit for management roles. The topics asked in this section are:

Inequality: – The questions on inequality are easy to solve. The pattern has changed in recent exams where reverse inequalities are asked.

Number /alphabet series: – The questions are based on numeric and alphabetic patterns.

Direction based: – The directions-based questions can be asked in direct or indirect forms.

Blood Relation based: – The questions asked both in coded and direct forms. In recent exams the questions were asked where blood relations were given in options.

Syllogism: – This topic has changed a lot in recent exams, the reverse syllogism is asked where options are used.
Puzzle: – This is the most important topic of reasoning section. This section includes sitting arrangement and puzzles. The puzzles can be asked on:

  • Circular based / Square based, facing inward and outward.
  • Linear based puzzles, facing in north direction or south direction.
  • Shortest path based.
  • Decision tree based.
  • Algorithm based puzzles, where decision making is done on the base of situations and criteria’s.
  • Blood relation mixed with sitting arrangements.

Topic-wise Syllabus of General Awareness:

Those aspirants are considered good, who stay updated with the current trends of financial and economic level. There are certain topics which are asked in exams very often. The aspirants are expected to cover following:

History of Banking – Indian context, first banks incorporated in terms of functions, Indian banking timeline, merger and nationalization of Indian banks. Name of officers who held Major posts in past

Banking Terms – Abbreviations related to banking concepts. The terms may be old or new one, i.e. block chain, Brexit etc. The aspirants should maintain their own notes for quick revisions and understandings.

RBI, SEBI, IRDAI and other Regulatory bodies – The structure of bodies, terms of regulatory, recent directions issued by various regulatory bodies, important provisions of acts related to these regulatory, important posts, New circulars issued in past, New provisions as corrective majors.

Capital markets – Instruments and their properties, tenure of instruments, similarities and differences, recent changes in Indian markets (introduction of new instruments)

Money markets – Instruments and their properties, tenure of instruments, similarities and differences, recent changes in Indian markets (introduction of new instruments)

Inflation, National Income – Concept and relation among various factors of economy.

Current Affairs: – Along with banking news and trends the candidates are also expected to stay tuned with other important national and international news on following:

  • Awards and Cremorne’s, like Oscar, Film fare, and other national level awards.
  • Books written by famous writer or celebrity.
  • News related to sports.
  • New MoUs between nations and corporate.
  • Major changes in existing industries.
  • News related to technological change.

This is the topic wise syllabus of SBI Clerk exam 2018. The candidates are advised to start preparing for the exams at earliest.

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