SBI Clerk Junior Associates vacancies are filled through IBPS, Exam pattern, syllabus and books for crack SBI clerical jobs are given below

Exam Pattern of SBI Clerk Junior Associates  

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

Questions Marks Duration
Total 100 100 1 hour
English Language 30 30 20 min
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 min
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min

Syllabus for SBI Clerk Junior Associates Prelims Exam


  • 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:

Questions Marks Duration
Total 190 200 160 minutes
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

Syllabus SBI Clerk Junior Associates Mains Exam

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


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


  • 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 Verbal and Non – Verbal  – Arihant Publications

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


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 for SBI Clerks

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


Number Systems    Click Here
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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


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Important Days In Year Click Here
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Indian Political Parties
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Summits and Meetings Click Here
Awards by Govt of India Click Here
Indian Railways   Click Here
Indian Banks  Click Here
Govt Schemes and Plans Click Here
Committees  Click Here
Index and Ratings Click Here
Beauty Awards Click Here
Blood Groups – Acceptors and Donors Click Here
Science and Technology – GK Click Here

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