SBI Clerk Syllabus 2018, Pattern & Previous Year Cutoff


Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) in clerical cadre in State Bank of India.

Candidates can apply for vacancies in one State only.

The candidates applying for vacancies of a particular State, should be proficient (reading,

writing, speaking and understanding) in the specified opted local language of that State (mentioned in the under given vacancy table against each state/UT).The test for knowledge of specified opted local language will be conducted as a part of selection process.

Total No Post:- 8301


Preliminary Examination will be conducted tentatively in the month of March/April 2018(Extended To June/July 2018).

Main Examination will be conducted tentatively on 12.05.2018(Extended to 05.08.2018).


Phase-I : Preliminary Examination: Preliminary Examination (online) consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

Sl.No Name of test No.of Question Marks Duration
1 English 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hours
  • Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.
  • Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank (approximately 10 times the numbers of vacancies. subject to availability) will be short listed for the Main Examination from the list of all candidates arranged in descending order of aggregate marks scored.
  • No minimum qualifying marks for individual subject as well as for aggregate (overall) are prescribed.

Phase – II: Main Examination:- 

The structure of main examination (online objective type) would be as follows.

Sl.No Name of test No.of Question Marks Duration
1 General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
2 General English 40 40 35 Minutes
3 Quantative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
4 Reasoning Aptitude&Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 Minutes
  • Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.
  • The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi.
  • There will be negative marks for wrong answer in the Objective tests. 1/4th of mark assigned for question will be deducted for each wrong answer.


  • Minimum percentage marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank.
  • No minimum qualifying marks for individual subject are prescribed.
  • Merit list will be drawn State wise, category wise.
  • Candidates qualified in the test (main examination) will be placed according to their aggregate marks in descending order in respective States and Categories.


SBI CLERK Prelims Exams Syllabus 2018: –

Sbi clerk prelims exams contains three section with separate time for each seaction, namely english, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. Here is syllabus in details.

English Language Reasoning Ability Quantative Ability
Reading Comprehension Logical Reasoning Simplification
Cloze Test Coding Decoding Number Systems
Para jumbles Coded Inequalities Simple Interest & Compound Interest.
Miscellaneous Syllogism Surds & Indices
Fill in the blanks Blood Relations Profit & Loss
Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting Alphanumeric Series Mixtures &Alligations
Paragraph Completion Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Work & Time
Data Sufficiency Time & Distance
Seating Arrangement Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Puzzle Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Tabulation Sequence & Series
Input Output Permutation, Combination.
 Data Interpretation


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