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Syllabus For SBI Junior Associates Clerk 2019 Preliminary + Mains

SBI recruitment notice is being out for posts of Junior Associates (Costumer Support & Sales) & Junior Agricultural Associates in Clerical Cadre. SBI Junior Associate Clerk Exam Pattern & Syllabus is being described for each level of selection. The selection plan for the post includes- Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, Interview.

SBI Junior Associates Exam Syllabus 2019

General English: Grammar (noun, verb, adjective, pronoun, adverb, idioms, proverb, subject verb agreement), vocabulary (meaning, antonym, synonym), comprehension passages followed by their questions

General/ Financial Awareness: The questions are based on surroundings’ matters like- Current Events of India & world, important dates & events, political science, economy, history & geography, Banking, Science & Technology, Sports, Culture, Books, religion, language etc.

Reasoning: Both verbal & non- verbal reasoning questions are part of exam- missing pattern, odd man series, arithmetic reasoning, blood relations, coding & decoding, statement- conclusions, seating arrangements, venn diagrams etc.

Computers: History of computer, generation of computer, basic devices of computer, MS office (Excel, Word, Access, Powerpoint), LAN & WAN, Memory orientation etc.

Quantitative Aptitude: HCF & LCM, number system, ratio & proportion, boats & stream, mixture & allegation, problem on trains, time & work, time & distance, probability, permutation & combination, binomial theorem, tables & graphs, simple & compound interest, profit & loss, discount etc.

SBI Jr. Associates Exam Pattern 2019


The details of each are-

  • Total Questions: 100
  • Total Marks: 100
  • Total Time: 1 Hour (20 minutes for each section)
  • Subjects Included: English (30), Numerical Ability (35) and Reasoning (35)


The details of each are-

  • Total Questions: 190
  • Total Marks: 200
  • Total Time: 2:40 Hour

Subjects Included:

Test name Total Questions (marks) Duration
General English 40 (40) 35 min each
General/ Financial Awareness 50 (50)
Reasoning + Computers

NOTE: 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer in exam.

Followed by Preliminary & Mains exam, the candidates can be evaluated for local language in case they don’t have 10th or 12th class marksheets.

In interview round, the questions will be asked based on some financial, agriculture and basic interests of the candidate.

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  1. What should be age of candidate for this exam ?

    1. Hi Akash,
      The details of Age are-
      20 years to 28 years as on 01.04.2016
      Age Relaxation: SC/ST- 5 years, OBC- 3 years, PWD (Gen)- 10 years, PWD (SC/ST)-15 years,PWD (OBC)- 13 years,J&K riots residents- 5 years, Ex servicemen- Servce Period + 3, Women separated & divorced- 9 years

        1. Hi Pavithra,
          Please let me know what information do you require?

  2. Hello sir

    Which book is available for the SBI exam in the market.

  3. Manisankar Biswas says:

    Plz give me the For The Topics of Preliminary exam.

    1. Hi Manisankar,
      Topics for Preliminary exam-
      English (30), Numerical Ability (35) and Reasoning (35)

  4. Plz post some practice set for SBI clerk exam

  5. hi plz tell me about quant syllabus.. (include and exclude)

    1. Hi Anand,
      The syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude is described above. It is included in both Preliminary & Mains exam but the level of difficulty is different.

  6. could you post the previous question paper including mains or send the link.
    Is mains exam , a written one.

  7. Which book is better for preparation for preliminary and mains

  8. vaishnavi says:

    Just want to know that is there no G. S in preliminary exam of 2016

    1. Hi Vaishnavi,
      Very few questions CAN BE asked in the exam.

  9. hi…are any marketing related questions can asked in sbi main???

    1. Hi Rexi,
      Marketing Questions are not mentioned in Notification issued by bank.

  10. Hi sir..
    Please provide last and model exam paper with answers.

  11. Hi, I just wanted to know the the approximate cut off marks

    1. Hi Suresh,
      The cut off marks can change every year. Please prepare the syllabus well for exam.

  12. Please give me all the detailed syllabus for sbi clerk associates like what all the topics we need to prepare under quantitative,reasoning and English??do reply

    1. The topics are described above, what more details you let us know

  13. ritu patel says:

    hi this is ritu
    I wanna ask der is only 3 subjects we have to cover on preliminary exam ..eng, quant and reasoning..rite?
    suggest good books..for it

  14. was this possible to provide Sample question papers of pre exam for clericle

    1. AT this point of time, it is difficult to send the papers for preliminary exam, But we will surely try for the same.

  15. hlo,
    when is preliminary exam for the post JA?

    1. Hi Priya,
      The SBI Jr Associates important dates for this exam are-

      Online Examination – Preliminary 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10 July 2016
      Result of Online Exam – Preliminary 18-07-2016
      Download of Call Letter for Online Main Exam 21-07-2016 onwards
      Conduct of Online Examination – Main 31st July 2016
      Declaration of Result – Main 16th August 2016
      Download Call Letter for Interview 22nd August 2016
      Conduct of Group Discussion & Interview 1st September 2016
      Declaration of Final Result 30th September 2016

  16. What the qualification of the exam ??

    1. Hi Ujjwal,
      Minimum Graduation is required for exam.

  17. HI

  18. hi,i am doing b.sc ag.can i apply for this

  19. hello,
    Is it online exam or how?

  20. hi. plz help me to download the sub preliminary exams study material .

  21. Always notify me abt SBI exam

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