SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2016

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2016

After qualifying SBI Clerk Prelims, the shortlisted candidates will be called for SBI Clerk Mains Examination. This is the first time when SBI Clerk has a Pre & Mains Written Examination Procedure. Hence, this article will be focussed on deciphering the SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2016.

As per official information provide on SBI Website, the Exam Date for SBI Clerk Mains is 25 & 26 June 2016. Hence, SBI Clerk Mains will be conducted in a month from now.

SBI Clerk 2016: Selection Procedure

As we have stated earlier, there has been a few changes in the pattern of written examination. The selection criteria will be 3 Tier or will be completed in three phases.

  • Phase I: SBI Clerk Prelims (Objective MCQ based)
  • Phase II: SBI Clerk Mains (Objective MCQ based)
  • Phase III: Local Language Test/ Interview (not confirmed yet)

Your performance in the written examination will largely contribute towards your chances of getting selected.


SBI Clerk 2016: Exam Pattern for JA JAA Mains

For the Recruitment of Junior Associate and Junior Agriculture Associate, SBI Clerk Mains is Penultimate/ Final Stage of the Recruitment Process. As per the new exam pattern, there will be 5 sections carrying a total of 190 questions.

The total time to solve SBI Clerk Mains is 2 Hours 40 Minutes (160 Minutes) but there will be individual time slot for each section.  


Section Name 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

SBI Clerk Mains carry 200 marks and similar to SBI Clerk Prelims, there will be sectional and overall cutoff marks. To check the expected SBI Clerk Prelims Cut Off, click here.


SBI Clerk Syllabus 2016 for JA JAA Mains Exam

Since there is a predefined time slot for each section, you need to be well informed regarding all the topics specific to each section of SBI Clerk Mains 2016. We have mentioned the entire SBI Clerk Syllabus for JA JAA Mains in an exhaustive format.


General/ Financial Awareness Syllabus for SBI Clerk Mains 2016

The Section will consist of questions based on General and Financial Awareness. There will be 50 questions in total based on the following topics on General Awareness.

  • Knowledge of Current Events
  • Sports
  • History
  • Geography
  • Culture
  • Indian Constitution
  • News about Technology & Research
  • News on India and its Neighbouring Countries

The most common topics on Financial Awareness are

  • Marketing Aptitude
  • Economy
  • Banking & Finance

General English Syllabus for SBI Clerk Mains 2016

The Section on General English for SBI Clerk Mains will be comprise of 40 questions based on the following topics.

  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Word Formation
  • Sentence Completion
  • Comprehension
  • Theme Detection
  • Deriving Conclusion
  • Passage Completion
  • Error Detection
  • Passage Correction
  • Sentence Correction
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Idioms & Phrases

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for SBI Clerk Mains 2016

A total of 50 questions will be asked based on Numerical Ability and Data Interpretation in this section from the following topics.

  • Number System
  • Simplification
  • Roots & Averages
  • Surds & Indices
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Chain Rule
  • Time & Work
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats & Streams
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Stocks & Shares
  • Clocks & Algorithm
  • Mensuration
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Heights & Distances
  • Line Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Tabulation


Reasoning Ability Syllabus for SBI Clerk Mains 2016

Reasoning Ability Section in Mains Exam will consist of questions based on Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning.

  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood Relation
  • Sitting Arrangement
  • Series Completion
  • Syllogism
  • Decision Making
  • Statement Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Series Completion
  • Classification

Computer Aptitude Syllabus for SBI Clerk Mains 2016

In this section, basic knowledge about the world of computers will be put to test.

  • Computer Hardware
  • Operating System Concepts
  • Shortcut Keys
  • MS Word
  • MS Excel
  • MS Power Point
  • MS Access
  • Internet & Networks
  • Basic Security Concepts
  • Latest Technologies

So, if you are positive about making it through SBI Clerk Prelims, it is advisable to start preparing for SBI Clerk Mains simultaneously.

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