SBI Clerk Syllabus, Previous Paper & Exam Pattern 2017


SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2017 – SBI clerk examination 2017 will be conducted in two phases – preliminary and mains. This examination Syllabus and exam pattern of both stages has different paper, subjects and duration. The SBI Clerk exam 2017 is a computer based test conducted in various slots across different designated exam centres in country. Candidates are advised to check SBI Clerk 2017 exam pattern, syllabus, and model papers so that they may prepare and perform well in the exam.  

In this web page candidates can check SBI clerk 2017 syllabus, exam pattern, sample paper

SBI Clerk Selection Procedure 2017

Selection process includes three steps:

1st Step 2nd Step 3rd Step: 
Preliminary Examination  Main Examination  Interview
Objective Type (100 Marks) Objective Type (200 Marks)  

SBI Clerk Pre Exam Pattern 2017

Preliminary examination will be conducted online consists of objective paper for 100 marks.

Duration will be 1 hour consists of 3 sections such as

  1. English language.
  2. Numerical ability.
  3.  Reasoning ability.

There is negative marking scheme for this exam 1/4th marks for each wrong answer.

Note: Marks obtained by the candidates in the Preliminary Exam will not be added for the selection process, only the Main Exam marks and Interview marks will be considered.

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 Summary: SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern 2017

Section Subject Exam Duration No. of Questions Max. Marks
1 English Language 1 hour 30 30
2 Numerical ability 35 35
3 Reasoning ability 35 35
Total 100 100 100

SBI Clerk Main Exam Pattern 2017

Main examination will be conducted online. Duration of this examination will be 2 hour, 40 minutes.

Main examination will contain of 190 objective-type questions for 200 marks.

These questions will be divided into various sections such as

  • General / Financial Awareness
  •  General English
  •  Quantitative Aptitude and
  • Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude.

Main exam question paper medium will be set in both English & Hindi language.

There is 1/4th marks of negative marking for each wrong answer.

Summary: SBI Clerk Main Exam Pattern 2017

Section Subject Exam Duration No. of Questions Max. Marks
1 General/Financial Awareness 2 hours 40 minutes 50 50
2 General English 40 40
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 Reasoning Ability &Computer Aptitude 50 60
Total 190 200

SBI Clerk Interview 2017

Those candidates who qualify the Pre and Main exam will be called for the interview.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Syllabus 2017

English Language Reasoning Ability Numerical Ability
Comprehension Passage

Spellings/ Detecting miss-spelt words

One word substitution

Improvement of Sentences

Active/Passive Voice of Verbs Fill in the Blanks

Spot the Error


Synonyms/Homonyms Idioms & Phrases

Shuffling of Sentences in a passage

Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration

Shuffling of Sentence parts

Cloze Passage

Directions & Arrangements (Circular Arrangements)

Critical Reasoning


Analogies (Meaning Based + Logical)

Codes (Sentence Coding)

Data Sufficiency

Visual Reasoning

Sequential Output Tracing




Profit & Loss

Ratio & Proportion

Roots & Averages

Surds & Indices

Percentages Partner ship

Chain rule

Time & work

Problems on trains

Pipes & Cisterns

Time & Distances

Boats & streams

Compound interest

Stocks & Shares

Clocks & algorithms

Allegation & mixtures

Simple Interest

permutations & combinations


Volume & surface area

heights & distances



SBI Clerk Main Exam Syllabus 2017

General English General/Financial Awareness Quantitative Aptitude




Theme detection

Deriving conclusions

Word formation

Sentence completion

Passage correction

Passage completion

Error detection




Sentence correction



General Awareness



 Knowledge of Current Events,

News about Technology & Research,

Geography, Culture, Indian Constitution,

Financial Awareness: Marketing Aptitude, Economy, Banking & Finance.

News on India and its Neighbouring Countries.


Roots & Averages

Number system


Allegation & Mixtures

Chain Rule

Time & Work

Surds & Indices

Ratio & Proportion

on Trains


Profit & Loss


Simple Interest

Pipes & Cisterns

Time & Distances



Boats & Streams


Volume & Surface Area



Stocks & Shares

Clocks & Algorithms

Data Integration- Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tabulation

Heights & Distances

Permutations & Combinations


4) Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

Reasoning Ability : relations, Sitting arrangements, Analogy, Coding & Decoding, Blood Series completion, Decision making, Statement reasoning, Analogy, Syllogisms, Series completion, Classification.

Computer Awareness: Operating System concepts, Computer Hardware, MS Word, Excel, MS Power Point, Access, Short-cut keys,  Basic Security Concepts, Internet & Networks, Latest Technologies.


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