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SBI CLERK JUNIOR ASSOCIATES EXAM DETAILS

 SBI Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam is going to be starts from last week of March and the first week of April 2018. The Mains Exam will be conducted on 12th May 2018

SBI Clerk 2018 Dates
SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam dateMarch-April 2018
SBI Clerk Main Exam date12th May 2018
Final SBI Clerk Results Coming Soon



Exam Pattern 

1     All questions in both the preliminary and main will be are bilingual, i.e.  both English and Hindi, except English language section.

   Negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer 

3     Sectional time in the preliminary examination was introduced this year means fixed timing to answer each section.

4     Both Prelims and Main exams is going to be online mode.

5     Candidates need to qualify the exams by securing passing marks in each of the sections separately.

Note:  qualified candidates in the Prelims are only eligible to appear in the Mains Exam of SBI Clerk.

   PRELIMINARY EXAM

Preliminary exam consists of 100 questions and 1 hour duration. Total marks of the exam is 100. The exam is divided into three categories

Subjects
QuestionsMarksDuration
Total1001001 hour
English Language303020 min
Numerical Ability353520 min
Reasoning Ability353520 min

 

Syllabus – SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) Prelims 2018

English

  • Reading Comprehension: 7-10 marks
  • Fill in the Blanks: 5 marks
  • Para Jumbles: 5 marks
  • Cloze Test: 5 marks
  • Error Spotting: 10 marks
  • Phrase Replacement/Sentence Correction: 5-10 marks

 

Numerical Ability

  • Simplification: 7-10 marks
  • Number Series: 5- 6 marks
  • Data Interpretation: 4-5 marks
  • Average: 2-3 marks
  • Interest: 2-4 marks
  • Mensuration:2-4 marks
  • Percentage:2-3 marks
  • Ratio and Proportion:1-2 marks
  • Algebra:3-6 marks
  • Profit and Loss:2-4 marks
  • Time, Speed and Distance:3-5 marks
  • Time and Work:2-3 marks
  • Permutation and Combination: 2-3 marks
  • Mixture Problems: 2-4 marks
  • Probability:1-2marks
  • Number System:2-3 marks



Reasoning Ability

  • Arrangement & Pattern: 4-8 marks
  • Classification & Analogy: 2-4 marks
  • Mathematical Inequalities: 5-6 marks
  • Directions & Distances:2-4 marks
  • Coding & Decoding: 4-5 marks
  • Blood Relations: 3-4 marks
  • Ordering and Ranking:2-4 marks
  • Syllogisms: 5-7 marks
  • Machine Input-Output: 3-6 marks
  • Data Sufficiency: 2-3 marks
  • Circular Seating Arrangement: 4-5 marks
  • Linear Seating Arrangement: 4-5 marks
  • Double Line Up: 2-5 marks
  • Scheduling: 3-5 marks

 

SBI Junior Associates Mains Exam Pattern

Exam  duration is of 2 hours and 40 minutes. It contains 190 questions, and carries total of 200 marks. It is divided into the following sections:

Subjects
QuestionsMarksDuration
Total190200160 minutes
General/Financial Awareness505035 minutes
General English404035 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 minutes

 

Syllabus – SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) Mains 2018

Numerical ability

  • Profit and loss
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Variation
  • Elementary number theory
  • C.F and L.C.M
  • Euclidean algorithm
  • Number system
  • Unitary method compound interest
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Areas
  • Mensuration and statistics
  • Geometry

Reasoning

  • Analogies (meaning based and logical)
  • Data sufficiency
  • Sequential output tracing
  • Visual reasoning
  • Directions and arrangements (circular arrangements)
  • Codes (sentence coding)
  • Critical reasoning
  • Syllogism

English

  • Grammar
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Brief writing
  • Sentence structure
  • Series completion

General Awareness

  • Knowledge of current affairs
  • History
  • Geography
  • Sports
  • Culture
  • Indian constitution
  • Technology and research
  • Economics

Computer knowledge

  • DBMS
  • OS
  • Computer hardware
  • Shortcut keys
  • Software knowledge

Best Books For SBI Clerk Exam

Quantitative Apptitude

Data Interpretation – Arun Sharma (TMH Publication) –

Topic wise Solved Papers- Disha Experts

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations  – R.S Aggarwal  

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic – Rajesh Varma 

Practice Book on Quicker Maths, 2nd Edition – M.Tyra, K.Kundan  



Reasoning

Reasoning Verbal and Non – Verbal  – Arihant Publications

Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R.S Aggarwal 

English

English Grammar and Composition – Wren & Martin 

English Language solved papers – Kiran Prakashan

Objective English 4th Edition – Edgar Thorpe 

Word Power Made Easy – Norman Lewis 

Objective General English 2nd Edition – S.P Bakshi

General Awareness

Pratiyogita Darpan

Lucent’s General Knowledge 

Manorama Year Book 2017 

Computer Awareness

Objective Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams -Arihant Publications

Computer Fundamentals- P.K Sinha

eBooks

Data Interpretation – Arun Sharma – Click Here

Quantitative Aptitude  – Shripad Deo – Click Here

General Intelligence and Test of Reasoning – S Chand’s – Click Here

Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning – R.V. Praveen – Click Here

Cracking The Test Of Reasoning & Data Interpreta – Jagdeep – Click Here

     COMPLETE MATERIAL

APTITUDE & REASONING

Number Systems   Click Here
HCF & LCM Click Here
Simplications   Click Here
Ages – Averages – Partnership    Click Here
Ratio – Percentages – Allegations & Mixtures  Click Here
Trains- Distance- Speed – Time  Click Here 
Simple & Computer & Compound Interest  Click Here
Profit – Loss – Discounts  Click Here
Time – Work – Pipes  Click Here
Boats & Streams  Click Here
Clocks – Calender  Click Here
Permutations & Combinations   Click Here
PRobability Click Here
Alebra Click Here
Geometry & Mensurations   Click Here
Trigonometry Click Here


GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 

Chairman – CEO-  Directors Click Here
Important Days In YearClick Here
 All Govt SchemesClick Here
Maharatna & Navratna CompaniesClick Here
Indian Political Parties
Click Here
International OrganizationsClick Here
UNOClick Here
Summits and MeetingsClick Here
Awards by Govt of IndiaClick Here
Indian Railways  Click Here
Indian Banks Click Here
Govt Schemes and PlansClick Here
Committees Click Here
Index and RatingsClick Here
Beauty AwardsClick Here
Blood Groups – Acceptors and DonorsClick Here
Science and Technology – GKClick Here

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