SBI Clerk 2017 Syllabus

20 May, 2017

SBI Clerk 2017 Syllabus: Candidates who wish to appear for this exam should be aware of SBI Clerk 2017 syllabus. The Syllabus of SBI Clerk provided here mentions about all the important topics necessary for the exam and hence preparations should be according to the syllabus which will help the candidates in securing good score in the exam.

The syllabus of an examination is the most crucial element Candidates are well aware that there are three stages in the SBI CLERK written the examination, viz., Preliminary Examination, Main Examination and Descriptive test.

Description of SBI Clerk Syllabus 2017

    Quantitative aptitude – Math of class X level

    Logical reasoning – logical reasoning questions (verbal and non-verbal)

    Marketing – marketing concepts and banking products

    Computers – general knowledge of hardware, software

    Current affairs – general knowledge and current events

    English language – questions from the language and skills of reading, writing


    SBI Clerk Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude 

    BI Clerk Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude 
    Tables. Average. Clocks. Surds & Indices
    Pie – Charts. Ratio. Volume. Percentages
    Bar Graphs. Time & work. Surface area. Partnership
    Data Analysis. Time & separation. Height & distances. Chain rule
    Line Graphs. Rate. Permutation & combination. Pipes & Cisterns
    Case lets. Benefit & loss. Simple & compound interest. Time & Distances
    Combined data sets. Mixture. Equations and probability. Problems on trains
    Probability/ Series. Stocks & shares. Number System Boats & streams
    Roots. Partnership. Simplification Allegation & mixtures
    Menstruation permutations& combinations

    Reasoning Ability:

    Seating Arrangement – Circular table and Line (North & South). Input Output.
    Puzzle. Number series.
    Blood Relation. Statement and Argument.
    Inequality or Decision Making. Passage and conclusion.
    Data Sufficiency. Coding and decoding.
    Logical Reasoning. Order and ranking.
    Making judgments.  Syllogism


    General English

    Word formation
    Sentence completion


    Theme detection
    Deriving conclusions
    Passage completion
    Error detection
    Passage correction
    Sentence correction




    SBI Clerk 2017 for General Awareness

    • Knowledge of current events
    • Sports, history, geography, culture, Indian constitutions
    • Information about technology and research
    • Updations on India and its neighbouring countries
    • News related to Reserve Bank of India.
    • Banking Awareness.
    • Financial Awareness (Union Budget/ Railway Budget).
    • Economics news.
    • Current Affairs – Questions can be asked from various fields such as National, International, Awards, Sports, Defense, Summits, Appointment, Books & Authors and Obituary, etc.


    SBI Clerk Syllabus for Marketing Aptitude

    • Basics of Marketing.
    • Marketing Strategies.
    • Market Segmentation.
    • Marketing Management.
    • Marketing Mix.
    • Developing stage of organisation.
    • Brand.
    • Advertising.
    • Products Life Cycle.
    • 4 P’s and 4 C are of marketing.

    SBI Clerk Syllabus for Computer Awareness:

    • Computer hardware & Software
    • Operating System concepts
    • Shortcut keys
    • Ms word, excel
    • Ms power point, access
    • Internet & networks
    • Basic security concepts
    • Latest technologies
    • Basic of Computer.
    • Generation of Computer
    • Short forms (Eg. Jpeg, mp3, pdf).
    • Android and Apple related news.


    The detailed explanation of all the stages of the SBI Clerk examination-2017 has been given below-

    • A prelim exam is an online Exam (Computer Based).
    • Exam syllabus is divided into 3 sections (1) English Language, (2) Quantitative Aptitude and (3) Reasoning Ability.
    • The paper type will be objective & of 100 marks.
    • Time Duration be 1 Hour
    • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 Marks for every incorrect answer.
    Sr No. Name of the Test/Subject No. of Questions Marks
    1 English Language 30 30
    2 Numerical Ability 35 35
    3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
    Total 100 100


    Results of SBI Clerk 2017 Online Main examinations

    • The Main Exam would be both Objective & Descriptive.
    • Exam will have 5 sections such as General/Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
    • The Question paper for the SBI Clerk 2017 main Exam will have 190 Questions
    • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 Marks for every incorrect answer.
    • Candidates are required to score minimum percentage marks, an aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon).
    • Minimum percentage marks on aggregate will be decided by the bank.
    • The questions except General English will be set in English and Hindi.


    Subjects Total Marks General SC/ST/OBC OH/VI/HI/ XS/DXS
    General / Financial Awareness 50 13.5 9.5 3.25
    General English 40 14.3 10.25 4.5
    Quantitative Aptitude 50 14.5 11.25 6.5
    Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 60 24 19 11.25


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