SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019: Detailed Prelims and Mains Syllabus With Best Books

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SBI Clerk 2019 Out!!

Yes, that’s right. The most awaited notification of SBI Clerk Recruitment 2019 has been released and it is time to gear up for the exam preparation in the best way possible. SBI releases it’s recruitment notification almost every year and all the job aspirants wait for it quite eagerly as working with SBI gives a lot many opportunities and growth prospects. The popularity of banking jobs has been on its peak recently and SBI specifically has been quite popular among the bank jobs. SBI has released more than 8000 vacancies for the post of clerk which is referred to as SBI Junior Associate (Customer Support and Sales). The SBI Clerk exam is tentatively scheduled in June 2019 and therefore you still have a good amount of time at hand which can be utilised in the best way possible.The first and foremost thing required to start off with the exam preparation is gathering all the necessary details related to the exam. The two main prerequisites for success in any exam are: 1. Syllabus     2. Study Material.

Until you know the complete syllabus, you will not be able to figure out what is to be done and how should you start. Therefore knowing the syllabus provides the initial direction to your preparation. These two prerequisites answer two main questions for you:

  • What to Study?
  • Where to Study?

So, in order to make it easier for you, we have compiled a list of syllabus as well as the best books you will need to succeed in the SBI Clerk 2019 Exam.

SBI Clerk Syllabus 2019

There has not been much of a change in the exam pattern of SBI Clerk and so there is nothing to worry about. You just need the right information with the right approach towards the exam and you surely will receive the desired results. SBI Clerk will be held in two phases:

  • Phase I – Prelims
  • Phase II – Mains

This will further be followed by a small ‘Language Proficiency Test’ which will seal the job for you finally. If you do not qualify in this test, you will not be able to make it to the final list.

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2019

The first stage to be qualified in the SBI Clerk 2019 exam is ‘Prelims’ where you will be given three sections of English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. All the sections hold equal importance in attaining a final good score therefore you should pay equal attention to all the subjects. The detailed syllabus for all of these is as follows:

English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning
Synonyms Percentages Analogy
Homonyms Ratio and proportion Classification
Antonyms Averages Word formation
Spellings Mixture and Alligation Statement and conclusions
Word Formation Time and work Syllogism
Idioms and phrases Speed, distance and time Statement and assumptions
Fill in the suitable words Stocks and shares Statement and arguments
Grammar Partnership Coding decoding
Spotting errors Clocks Blood relations
Sentence correction Volume and surface Area Passage and conclusions
Active/ passive voice Height and Distances Alphabet test
Phrases and idioms Logarithms Series test
Direct and indirect speech Permutation and combinations Number, ranking and time sequence
Reading Comprehension Simple and compound interest Direction sense test
Passage completion Equations Decision-making test
Theme detection Probability Figure series
Deriving conclusion Trigonometry Input/output,
Rearrangement of passage Profit, loss and discount Assertion and reasoning
Mensuration Sitting arrangement
Elements of algebra Odd figure out
Data Interpretation Analogy
Series test
Miscellaneous test

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus 2019

After you cross the first stage, you will have to qualify the second stage in the SBI Clerk Exam which is the Mains. Being the final deciding stage, this one holds even more importance and therefore requires a lot of focus and proper planning. It will consist of five subjects: English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, General/Financial Awareness & Computer Aptitude.

English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning General /Financial Awareness Computer knowledge
Synonyms Percentages Analogy Banking Terms

Abbreviations and Economic terminologies

History of computers
Homonyms Ratio and proportion Classification Overview of Indian Financial System Basics of hardware and software
Antonyms Averages Word formation History of Indian Banking System Windows operating system
Spelling Mixture and Alligation Statement and conclusions Recent credit and monetary policies basics

Internet

Word formation Time and Work Syllogism Important Government Schemes on capital & money market terms and services
Idioms and phrases Speed, Distance and Time Statement and assumptions Introduction to national financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc. Basic functionalities of MS-Office (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
Fill in the suitable words Stocks and shares Statements and Arguments Introduction to International organisations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc. Networking and communication
Grammar Partnership Coding decoding Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months Database basics
Spotting errors Clocks Blood relations Basics of hacking,
Sentence correction Volume and surface Area Passage and conclusions Security tools and viruses
Active/ passive voice Height and Distances Alphabet test
Phrases and idioms Logarithms Series test
Direct and indirect speech Permutation and combinations Number, ranking and time sequence
Reading Comprehension Simple and compound interest Direction sense test
Passage completion Equations Decision-making test
Theme detection Probability Figure series
Deriving conclusion Trigonometry Input/output,
Rearrangement of passage Profit, loss and discount Assertion and reasoning
Mensuration Sitting arrangement
Elements of algebra Odd figure out
Data Interpretation Analogy
Series test
Miscellaneous test

Best Books for SBI Clerk 2019

The next step after knowing the syllabus of an exam is collecting good study material for oneself. This is the most important step but you should make sure that you do not waste too much of time in selecting, trying  and rejecting the books. To save you from the trouble we have listed down some of the best books that will be helpful in your SBI Clerk preparation.

Best Books for SBI Clerk 2019 Quantitative Aptitude

Name of the Book Author Publisher
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Verma Arihant
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R.S Aggarwal S.Chand
Practice Book on Quicker Maths M.Tyra, K.Kundan BSC
Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS/SBI Bank PO/Clerk Prelims & Mains- Quantitative Aptitude Disha

Best Books for SBI Clerk 2019 Reasoning

Name of the Book Author Publisher
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S.Aggarwal S.Chand
Test of Reasoning Edgar Thorpe Pearson
Analytical Reasoning M.K.Pandey BSC
Bank Clerk Reasoning Chapterwise Solved Papers Kiran

Best Books for SBI Clerk 2019 English Language

Name of the Book Author Publisher
Objective English S.P.Bakshi Arihant
Word Power Made Easy Normal Lewis
English Grammar & Composition Wren & Martin S.Chand
Objective English Edgar Thorpe Pearson

Best Books for SBI Clerk 2019 General / Financial Awareness

Name of the Book Publisher
Objective Banking & Financial Awareness Dhankar
Pratiyogita Darpan
Lucent’s General Knowledge Lucent
Banking Awareness Arihant
Banking Awareness for SBI/IBPS Bank Clerk/PO/RRB/RBI Exams Disha

Best Books for SBI Clerk 2019 Computer Aptitude

Name of the Book Publisher
Computer Fundamentals P.K.Sinha
Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams Arihant
Computer Knowledge for SBI/IBPS Bank Clerk/PO/RRB/RBI Exams Disha

Apart from the offline help of good books, you can also go online and start testing yourself by practicing SBI Clerk Online Test Series so that you come to know in which section you need to work more with respect to accuracy,knowledge,speed.

Also, just collecting the information will not be enough if you plan to succeed. You will have to keep yourself going until you achieve the desired goal. A goal will only translate itself into success if you stay focused and determined till the end which is possible only if you set practical and realistic goals for yourself.

To assist you in your preparation and help you succeed ixamBee has launched SBI Clerk Online Course where you can find ‘just’ the right amount of knowledge and information that will save you a lot of time.

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SBI Clerk 2019 Exam Notification With All Details

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