SBI Clerk (Junior Associate) 2018 - Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern(Prelims and Mains)


SBI Clerk(Junior Associate) 2018 Exam Pattern(Prelims and Mains) and Syllabus

What is SBI Clerk Exam?

The SBI Clerk (JA) 2018 Exam conducted by the State Bank of India(SBI) has been a gateway to a career in the Banking Industry for thousands of students and working professionals across the nation. The notification for SBI Clerk 2018 Exam was out on 18th January.

SBI Clerk(Junior Associate) Exam Pattern:

The exam is to be conducted in two phases:

  • SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 
  • SBI Clerk Mains 2018
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SBI Clerk(Junior Associate) Exam Syllabus:

The syllabus for various sections of the exam is as follows: 

Quantitative Aptitude Section

  • Number System
  • Algebra
  • Percentages
  • Ratio-Proportion
  • Geometry
  • Modern Math
  • Time, Speed, Distance, Work
  • Data Interpretation 

English Language Section

  • Critical Reasoning
  • Grammar
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Logical Deduction
  • Interpreting a Paragraph
  • Vocabulary
  • Cloze Test

Reasoning Ability Section

  • Analogies
  • Odd Man Out & Venn Diagrams
  • Blood Relations
  • Directions
  • Clocks, Calendars, Cubes & Dice
  • Counting, Comparison, Ranks & Proportions
  • Coding, Series & Missing terms
  • Selection Criteria
  • Input - Output
  • Data Arrangements
  • Table Arrangements
  • Graph & Matrix based puzzles
  • Selection, Truth & Lie, Miscellaneous puzzles
  • Non-verbal Reasoning 

General Awareness Section

  • Computer Awareness
  • Management & Marketing Awareness
  • Banking Awareness
  • History
  • Geography
  • General Science
  • Polity

This is one section for which the preparation should optimally begin in the build-up to the examination rather than a week before. The topics covered in this section are  - National/International issues of last 4-6 months, Indian banking system, Abbreviations, Government schemes, National and International Financial Institutions. Check out our Daily GK Digest Everyday news, current affairs & GK questions with answers. 

One important way to prepare for this section is to take quizzes frequently. This not just increases your question base but also increases your acquaintance to the time-bound environment. We provide Weekly Quizzes to test your knowledge on the most important happenings of the week. 

Apart from Daily GK Digest and Weekly Quizzes, Conduira Online also provides GK In-Depth Blogs.  In these blogs, most relevant topics for bank exams are discussed in detail. 


SBI Clerk (JA) 2018 Prelims and Mains Exam pattern

SBI Clerk 2018 Prelims Exam Pattern

The SBI Clerk 2018 Prelims paper consists of 100 questions, each carrying 1 mark split across 3 sections - Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Reasoning Ability with sectional time-limits

S.No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
  Total 100 100 1 hour

The total duration of the exam is 1 hour. 100 questions in 60 mins seem difficulty but this is where your preparation comes into the picture. Not just hard work, you also need to have a sound strategy to be able to do well in the SBI Clerk Exam


SBI Clerk 2018 Main Exam Pattern

S.No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
3 General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
4 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
  Total 190 100 160 minutes

SBI Clerk 2018 Pattern at a glance

  • Each section has a separate time-limit
  • Each question carries a negative marking of 1/4th mark
  • No major changes compared to last year 

Local Language fluency test

If you had the local language of the concerned state as a subject in your 10th Grade and have a certificate proof, then you needn't appear for the Local Language Test

To those candidates who didn't have the local language in their subjects, this test is mandatory before final allotment 

The final merit list is prepared based on candidate's score in SBI Clerk Main Exam and Local Language fluency. 

The final merit list for SBI Clerk 2018 will determine the allocation of approximately 8301 vacancies across various SBI branches across India.

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