SBI Clerk 2016 Pattern and Exam Syllabus, Preparation Tips

Get here SBI Clerk 2016 Pattern and Syllabus for Junior Associate Clerk and Junior Agricultural Clerk Exam to be conducted in May/ June months. SBI Clerk Pattern 2016 and SBI Clerk Syllabus 2016 is available here with SBI Clerk Exam Preparation tips.

SBI Clerk 2016 Pattern and Syllabus:

Those who are going to prepare themselves for the SBI Clerk exams should know the pattern and syllabus first. If you need to know more about SBI Clerk Pattern then you can go through this article as you will find all the details that you might need. The 2016 pattern has been modified and you can go through the following points to know it.

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Know more about the SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2016:

The first thing that comes in the SBI Clerk 2016 Pattern is the online examination. The candidates have to sit for the online examination first. The written test will be conducted for one hour. The total duration of the online examination is two hours forty minutes. The candidates have to solve the paper according to the time.

The next part of their step is the preliminary exams. This contains hundred marks objective question. The questions are set from various subjects including English language, numerical, and reasoning. The candidates have to qualify in each section.

Preliminary Exam Pattern
Name of the Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 1 Hour
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100
Main Examination
Name of the Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
General English 40 40 35 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
Reasoning Ability &
Computer Aptitude
50 60 45 Minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 Minutes
Details of the SBI Clerk Interview 2016 will be released soon after the Main Exam.

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2016:

The main examination is of two hours and forty minutes duration. The SBI Clerk 2016 Pattern has included one hundred and ninety objective questions which make a total of 200 marks. The question is divided into various sections such as financial awareness, general English, quantitative aptitude, and reasoning. There are negative markings available for the exams.  After the exams the pass candidates are called for the interview

Syllabus to know:

Now comes the interesting part of the exam and that is the SBI Clerk Syllabus. The syllabus for the preliminary exam includes English language, numeric ability and reasoning. For each subject the maximum marks are 30, 35, 35 respectively. The total time is of one hour. For the main exam SBI Clerk 2016 Syllabus includes general awareness, English, quantitative aptitude, reasoning ability. The maximum marks for each subject is 40. The general knowledge includes subjects related to current events, sports, history technology and news.

Quick view of the syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude 

  • permutations& combinations
  • heights& distances
  • Volume& surface area
  • mensuration
  • Clocks & algorithms
  • Stocks & Shares
  • Allegation & mixtures
  • Number system
  • Compound interest
  • Simplifications
  • Roots & Averages
  • Surds & Indices
  • Percentages
  • Simple Interest
  • Profit & Loss
  • Chain rule
  • Ratio& Proportion
  • Boats & streams
  • Partner ship
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Time & work
  • Problems on trains
  • Time & Distances

Data Integration:

  • Line graphs
  • bar graphs
  • pie charts
  • Tabulation

Reasoning Ability:

Reasoning Ability consists two parts:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

Verbal reasoning

  • Statement reasoning
  • Decision making
  • syllogisms
  • Series completion
  • Sitting arrangements
  • Blood relations
  • Coding & decoding
  • Analogy

Nonverbal reasoning

  • Analogy
  • Series completion
  • Classification

General English

  • Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • synonyms
  • Sentence completion
  • Vocabulary


  • Sentence correction
  • Passage correction
  • Error detection
  • Passage completion
  • Theme detection
  • Deriving conclusions

SBI Clerical Syllabus 2016 – Spelling

  • Grammar
  • Idioms
  • Phrases

General Awareness

  • News on India and its neighboring countries
  • News about technology and research
  • Sports , geography, history, culture, Indian constitutions
  • Knowledge of current events

Marketing Aptitude

  • Economy, finance and banking

Computer Awareness:

  • Operating System concepts
  • Latest technologies
  • Basic security concepts
  • Internet & networks
  • Ms power point, access
  • Ms word, excel
  • Computer hardware
  • Shortcut keys

Prepare thoroughly

So how to prepare for your exams? For this, you do not have to go for much information. Simple SBI Clerk preparation tips can give you the best solution. You  can go through the latest published magazines for preparing for your exams. The most important tip is reading the instructions. You should read all the instruction thoroughly before going for the exam. You should abide by the rules carefully and make sure of a productive result. You can easily check out the details from the internet. Internet will guide you the best. So go ahead and prepare for your exam now. The exam is knocking at the door and you should prepare for it nicely.