SBI Clerk 2017 Syllabus

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 SystemBoats & streams
Roots.Partnership.SimplificationAllegation & mixtures
Menstruationpermutations& 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/SubjectNo. of QuestionsMarks
1English Language3030
2Numerical Ability3535
3Reasoning Ability3535


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.


SubjectsTotal MarksGeneralSC/ST/OBCOH/VI/HI/ XS/DXS
General / Financial Awareness5013.59.53.25
General English4014.310.254.5
Quantitative Aptitude5014.511.256.5
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude60241911.25


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