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SBI Clerk 2016 Eligibility and Selection Criteria

SBI Clerk 2016 Selection Criteria

Before we jump to the SBI Clerk Exam 2016 syllabus, let us discuss in detail about the SBI Clerk selection scheme that is followed to select candidates for clerical department. There are three major levels that one needs to qualify to finally get SBI Clerk position. The mentioned table will make you understand the procedure better.

Level

Level Name

Type

Level  1

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam

Online

Level 2

SBI Main Exam

Online

Level 3

Interview

Face to face

  1. One needs to clear preliminary Exam with minimum passing marks to move to the next level which is SBI Main Exam and after having cleared this round, one can move to face the final interview round.
  2. SBI Clerk Preliminary exam can be cleared with just the passing marks to qualify for the Main exam; because preliminary marks are not added during the final assessment.
  3. Bank considers marks of SBI Clerk Main examination, which means that marks scored by a candidate in this exam are added along with the Interview marks to form a ranking list.  
  4. Both SBI Clerk Preliminary and Main Examinations are objective and online based exams. These exams carry 0.25 negative marking for every wrong answer.
  5. There shall be a language test which is taken after candidate has joined the bank.

SBI Clerk Exam 2016 Eligibility

Before starting registration for SBI Clerk Exam 2016, you must check your Eligibility. Here are the eligibility details to assist you better.

  1. The age limit for the SBI Clerk exam 2016 is between 20 to 28 years.
  2. Candidate must have passed graduation degree in any discipline and if someone is waiting for his/her final year result, then he/she must produce passing certificate at later stage when asked to do so.

You must go through complete SBI Clerk Exam 2016 advertisement here: https://www.ibpsexam.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/SBI-Clerk-Exam-application-form.pdf 

It is recommended that official website of SBI must be checked regularly for all the latest updates on SBI Clerk Exam 2016, or you can go to Careers section of SBI through the given link: http://www.sbi.co.in/

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SBI Clerk 2016 Syllabus

SBI Clerk 2016 Exam Syllabus

You must know the syllabus and important topics that shall be asked in the SBI Clerk 2016 question paper so that you are well prepared to take this examination.

The below tables on SBI Clerk Preliminary Examination 2016 is given for your guidance about the exam.

Exam Name

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam

Exam type

Online

Exam Pattern

Objective

Duration of Exam

1 Hour

Total Sections

3

Total Marks

100

Marking Scheme

Negative marking allowed; 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

Here are the details about each section that is asked in SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam:

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

English Test

30

30

Reasoning

35

35

Numerical Ability

35

35

The below tables on SBI Clerk Main Examination 2016 is given for your help.

Exam Name

SBI Clerk Main Exam

Exam type

Online

Exam Pattern

Objective

Duration of Exam

2 Hours and 40 Minutes

Total Sections

4

Total Marks

200

Marking Scheme

Negative marking allowed; 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

Here are the details about each section that is asked in SBI Clerk Main Exam:

Sections asked

Total Marks allotted

Total Questions asked

General English

40

40

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

Financial or General Awareness

50

50

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

50

60

SBI Clerk Exam 2016 major topics to focus on are given below in the table:

Sections asked

Topics to Focus On

General English

SBI Clerk English Topics to focus on:

  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion
  • Comprehensions
  • Unseen passages
  • Theme detection
  • Deriving conclusions
  • Passage completion
  • Error detection
  • Passage correction
  • Sentence correction
  • Spelling,
  • Problems on English Grammar
  •  Idioms
  • Phrases
  • Words and Meanings (including foreign Language words)

Quantitative Aptitude

SBI Clerk Quantitative Aptitude Topics to focus on:

  • Number system
  • Simplifications
  • 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 & Algorithms
  • Mensuration
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Heights & Distances
  • Data Integration
  • Line Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Tabulation

Financial or General Awareness

SBI Clerk Financial/General Awareness Topics to focus on:

  • Commonly asked General knowledge Questions
  • National and international of Current Events
  • Sports
  • History (including famous dates and wars)
  • Geography
  •  Indian Culture
  • India and its Neighboring Countries
  • Indian Laws/Constitution/legal terms
  • News about Technology & Research
  • Famous personalities
  • Worldwide Renowned Awards
  • TV Shows
  • Bollywood an Hollywood Movies
  • Current research and discoveries

One must also focus on:

  • Predilection towards Marketing and its concepts 
  • Financial Awareness
  • Indian Economy
  • Banking terms, policies and rules
  • Finance Domain Knowledge

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

SBI Clerk Computer Awareness Topics to focus on:

  • Concepts on Operating System and its configurations
  • Computer Hardware and Software Terminologies
  • Commonly used Shortcuts
  • Questions on MS Office that includes MS word, Excel, Power Point, and Access
  • Basic knowledge of Internet & Networks
  • Security Systems Concepts
  • Knowledge about Latest Technologies

SBI Clerk Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning Topics to focus on:

  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood relations
  • Sitting arrangements
  • Series completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Decision making
  • Statement reasoning
  • Analogy,
  • Series completion
  • Classification
  • Directions

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