SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Syllabus 2016

On demand of my students I am going to today provide you SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam syllabus 2016. In the last post I have explained you about the new SBI Clerk Exam Pattern and how to prepare for it. Now it’s time to talk about the syllabus of this very popular exam. As per estimates more than 20 lacs candidates may appear in this exam.

sbi clerk preliminary exam syllabus

sbi clerk preliminary exam syllabus

In SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam there will be three papers which are English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. While in English Language there will be 30 questions, the other two sections will be of 35 questions each. Time available will be one hour only.

Therefore the best strategy for all of you will be to very quick and accurate while attempting questions. Since it’s a very popular exam the competition will also be high. However a well prepared student will always have a very good chance to qualify.

You should be very well aware about the SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern as well as SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam syllabus 2016. Once you are clear about it only then you can prepare well for the exam.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam syllabus

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam English Language syllabus

In the English Language section the questions will be from variety of topics such as Idioms and phrases, one word substitution, passage completion, error detection, passage correction, sentence correction, vocabulary, synonyms, antonyms, word formation, sentence completion, comprehension, spelling tests, fill in the blanks etc. Since the time duration of this SBI Clerk Preliminary exam is very less hence level of questions will remain easy.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Numerical Ability syllabus

In this section the questions will be from 10th standard level books. There will be a range of topics but broadly the questions will be from Time & Distances, problems on trains, boats and streams, simple interest, compound interest, mensuration, volume, area, circles, permutation and combination, number system, time and work, pipes and cisterns, simplifications, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, surds, data interpretation, chart and graphs etc.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Reasoning Ability syllabus

This section is normally considered most difficult by the candidates. But with a good preparation of the entire syllabus one can score very high marks in this section. Questions are normally asked from topics such as Analogy, blood relations, series questions, syllogism, decision making, coding and decoding, sitting arrangements, classifications, statement and arguments etc.

I hope after reading this now you must have a good idea about SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam syllabus 2016, still if you have any question in mind you can post it. This is however indicative syllabus only based on the previous year’s exams.


  1. Dear Sir, Am Not Taking Any Coaching Classes For Sbi Sberk Exam..Or Other Banking Exam.Then I want To Know Is it Possible to Crack The Bank Exam Without Coaching?

    • Administrator says:

      self studies are sufficient for bank exams. Prepare from good books and also check what score you are getting in mock papers. If you can understand the concepts and solutions given in the books then no need of any coaching.

    • no sryy its very difficult…

  2. Touseef khan says:

    there is not a genral study paper or questions in sbi clerk exam

  3. M.S.khan says:

    Is this a special recruitment for any province of the country?

  4. shubham mishra says:

    sir then plz suggest the name of good book

  5. Durga ram Uggirala says:

    Can u suggest some good books for self preparation..?

  6. Plz help me sir m very congusion of english section pls talk me anu most trick to solve this section n get a good mark of ebglish secyion

  7. Shoyeb shaikh says:

    good morning sir please suggest good book for SBI clerk exam which covered all syllabus..

  8. Prem kumar says:

    Dear ,sir will u provide us some sate of previous year question ,this will help me a lot….
    Thank you

  9. Suryakanta says:

    If I ll go for the previous year exam pattern of sbi clerk & associate than is it benefits me for crack the exam.

  10. Adarsh Shirsath says:

    Dear sir’.
    I m not taking any coaching Clas for sbi exam.
    Sir only suggest me how learn exact syllabus plz

  11. I have feed form from I am only eligible for Mumbai or over all.

  12. sr aapka email kiya ha

  13. Preetam Patil says:

    Please suggest a good reference book for ibps exam

  14. Preetam Patil says:

    What will be the cutoff for sbi clarical exam

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