SBI Clerk Syllabus 2021: Prelims and Mains Subject-wise Syllabus Pdf Download

Exam Date

Feb 17, 2021

Result Date

Mar 9, 2021

Apr 7, 2021


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SBI Clerk 2021 Prelims Syllabus

SBI Clerk 2021 exam will be conducted in 2 phases - Prelims and Mains. For a better result, preparation of the syllabus is a must. Various subjects and topics on which the questions will be asked in both the exams are given below. Prelims exam includes questions from topics like the English language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability.

English Language

Below are the few topics under the English language section which are frequently covered for SBI Clerk exam 2021 

  • Comprehension Passage
  • Spellings/ Detecting miss-spelt words
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spot the Error
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms/Homonyms Idioms & Phrases
  • One word substitution
  • Improvement of Sentences
  • Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  • Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
  • Shuffling of Sentence parts
  • Cloze Passage

Quantitative Aptitude

Below are the few topics under Quantitative Aptitude section which are frequently covered for SBI Clerk exam 2021

  • Simplifications
  • Roots and  Averages
  • Surds and Indices
  • Percentages
  • Profit and  Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Chain rule
  • Time and work
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Time and Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats and Streams
  • Allegation and mixtures
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound interest
  • Stocks and Shares
  • Clocks and algorithms
  • Mensuration
  • Volume and surface area
  • permutations and combinations
  • heights and distances

Reasoning Ability

Below are the few topics under  Reasoning Ability section which are frequently covered for SBI Clerk exam 2021

  • Directions and Arrangements (Circular Arrangements)
  • Codes (Sentence Coding)
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Analogies (Meaning Based + Logical)
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Sequential Output Tracing
  • Visual Reasoning

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus

Mains exam includes questions from topics like General/Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, Descriptive Paper, Data interpretation, Computer Knowledge and Marketing.

General/Financial Awareness

  • General Awareness: Knowledge of Current Events, Sports, History, Geography, Culture, Indian Constitution, News about Technology & Research, News on India and its Neighbouring Countries.
  • Financial Awareness: Banking & Finance, Economy, Marketing Aptitude.

General English

  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion
  • Comprehension
  • Theme detection
  • Deriving conclusions
  • Passage completion
  • Error detection
  • Passage correction
  • Sentence correction
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Idiom
  • Phrases

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Roots and Averages
  • Number system
  • Simplifications
  • Surds and Indices
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Allegation and Mixtures
  • Percentages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Partnership
  • Chain Rule
  • Time and Work
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Time and Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats and Streams
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Stocks and Shares
  • Clocks and Algorithms
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Mensuration
  • Heights and Distances
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Data Integration- Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tabulation

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

  • Reasoning Ability: Analogy, Coding and Decoding, Blood relations, Sitting arrangements, Series completion, Syllogisms, Decision making, Statement Reasoning, Analogy, Series completion, Classification.
  • Computer Awareness: Operating System Concepts, Computer Hardware, MS Word, Excel, Short-cut keys, MS PowerPoint, Basic Security Concepts, Access, Latest Technologies, Internet & Networks.

Descriptive Paper

  • Letter Writing
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Essay Writing
  • Reading Comprehension

Data Interpretation

  • Tables
  • Pie Charts
  • Bar Graphs
  • Data Analysis
  • Line Graphs
  • Case lets
  • Combined data sets
  • Probability and Series

Computer Knowledge

  • Basic of Computer
  • Hardware and software
  • Operating system
  • MS Word and MS Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Generation of Computer
  • Android


  • Basics of Marketing
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Market Segmentation
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Mix
  • Developing stage of organization
  • Products Life Cycle

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