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SBI Clerk JA Exam Syllabus

SBI Clerk Junior Associates Exam Syllabus 2018

Exam Syllabus, a preparation guide, is a crucial element that always helps the candidates to devise effective preparation strategies, by, focusing on their strengths and weaknesses in different topics. Below mentioned data gives an overview of the SBI Clerk JA Exam Syllabus.


shape Syllabus

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 Hour duration consisting of 3 sections as follows. Each section will have a separate timing.

S.No Name Of Test No.of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour


SBI Clerk JA Exam Syllabus – Preliminary Exam:

English Language (30 Marks)

    1. Spotting errors(0-5 Questions)
    2. Fill in the blanks(0-5 Questions)
    3. Sentence Completion(5-6 Questions)
    4. Synonyms & Antonyms(4-5 Questions)
    5. Jumbled up sentences(0-5 Questions)
    6. Comprehensions(8-10 Questions)
    7. Spelling check(0-5 Questions)
    8. Cloze-test(5-10 Questions)


Numerical Ability (35 Marks)

    1. Simplification: (10-15 Questions)
    2. Number Series: (3-5 Questions)
    3. Average: (1-3 Questions)
    4. Simple/Compound Interest: (1-4 Questions)
    5. Mensuration: (1-4 Questions)
    6. Percentage: (1-2 Questions)
    7. Ratio & Proportion: (1-2 Questions)
    8. Algebra: (3-5 Questions)
    9. Profit & Loss: (0-2 Questions)
    10. Time, Speed & Distance: (2-4 Questions)
    11. Data Interpretation: (0-5 Questions)
    12. Time & Work: (1-2 Questions)


Reasoning Ability (35 Marks)

    1. Arrangement & Pattern: (5-8 Questions)
    2. Analogy: (0-5 Questions)
    3. Classification: (0-4 Questions)
    4. Mathematical Inequalities: (0-5 Questions)
    5. Directions & Distances: (0-2 Questions)
    6. Coding-Decoding: (4-10 Questions)
    7. Blood Relations: (1-5 Questions)
    8. Ordering & Ranking: (0-5 Questions)
    9. Circular and/or Linear Seating Arrangement: (2-8 Questions)
    10. Grouping and Scheduling: (0-3 Questions)


Main Examamination will consists of Objective Test for 200 marks with 4 sections with a total of 190 questions. Each section in the Main Examination is timed and like the Prelims examination, there is a penalty for each wrong answer.

S.No Sections No. of Questions Maximum marks Time allocated
1 General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
2 General English 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 minutes


The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi.

SBI Clerk JA Exam Syllabus – Main Exam:

General / Financial Awareness Syllabus

  • Banking Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Govt. Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Static Awareness


General English

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)


Reasoning Ability Syllabus

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)


Computer Aptitude Syllabus

  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Languages
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network
  • Internet
  • MS Office and Short cut keys
  • Basics of DBMS
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Computer and Network Security


Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)


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