The SBI Clerk 2021 exam is round the corner and the candidates who have filled the application form are awaiting the announcement of the exam dates. However, one thing that is very crucial for acing the exam is the  SBI Clerk Syllabus for Pre and Mains Exams. The questions in the entrance test are based on the topics mentioned in the SBI Clerk Syllabus PDF. The candidates who follow the syllabus can just prepare for the major topics asked that have been asked in the exam for years.

This will also help them in saving a lot of time before the examination that can be used in other things such as practice, revising, or analyzing. Hence we advise our candidates to prepare for the upcoming exam by following the official syllabus and SBI Junior Associate Books by Smartkeeda.

## SBI Clerk Syllabus 2021

SBI Clerk Syllabus is released separately for the Preliminary and Mains exam. Although some topics are similar in both the exams there is a huge difference between the level of questions asked in both the examinations. The candidates can check out the SBI Clerk Syllabus for both levels i.e. preliminary and Mains exam in the space below:

## SBI Clerk Syllabus for Preliminary Exam

The subject wise topics asked in the preliminary exam of the SBI Clerk 2021 are mentioned in the table below:

 Sections Syllabus English language • Reading Comprehension    • Cloze Test    • Para jumbles    • Miscellaneous    • Fill in the blanks    • Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting    • Paragraph Completion Reasoning ability • Logical Reasoning    • Alphanumeric Series    • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test    • Data Sufficiency    • Coded Inequalities    • Seating Arrangement    • Puzzle    • Tabulation    • Syllogism    • Blood Relations    • Input-Output    • Coding-Decoding Quantitative aptitude • Simplification    • Profit & Loss    • Mixtures & Alligations    • Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices    • Work & Time    • Time & Distance    • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere    • Data Interpretation    • Ratio & Proportion, Percentage    • Number Systems    • Sequence & Series    • Permutation, Combination & Probability

## SBI Clerk Syllabus for Mains Exam

Check out the following table for the different subjects asked in the SBI Clerk Mains exam along with the names of the important topics that have been asked in the exam previously:

 Sections Syllabus English language • Reading comprehension(High Level)    • Sentence rearrangement    • Sentence Correction    • Grammatical Error Detection    • Spelling Checking    • Fillers Test    • Cloze Test    • Match the Column Reasoning ability • Logic-based Machine Input/Output    • Reverse Syllogism    • Blood Relation mixed quizzes    • Direction Sense    • Inequalities and Quantity Comparison    • Puzzles based on High-Level Logic    • Seating Arrangement(Triangular, Rectangular, Circular, Square shaped)    • Coding-Decoding    • Ranking based on figures    • Statement and Assumptions Quantitative Aptitude • Wrong / New Pattern Number Series    • High-level Data Sufficiency    • Data Interpretation based on Logica    • Caselet    • Quadratic Equation    • Quantity Comparison    • Time & Distance, Work    • Boat and Streams    • Partnership    • Profit & Loss    • Simple and Compound Interest    • Mixture and Allegations    • Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Percentages General Awareness Current Affairs     • Banking News    • National and International News    • Economic and Financial News    • Awards and honors    • Books and authors,    • Latest appointments,    • Obituaries,    • New schemes sanctioned by the Central      and state governments, sports, etc.     Static GK     • Names of Country-capital, currency,    • Headquarters of Financial Organizations    • Constituencies of Ministers,    • Dance forms    • Important Dates   Banking/Financial terms   Static Awareness

## Important Books for SBI Clerk 2021 Exam

Books are one of the essential parts of the preparation of any competitive examination be it SBI Clerk or SBI PO. The books not only provide the candidates with an explanation of each chapter and topic of the exam but also provide a plethora of questions that have been asked in the Junior Associate exam earlier. Hence with that in mind, we have compiled the names of all the major books and illustrated them in the tables mentioned below:

## Reasoning Ability

Reasoning is the most important topic in the SBI Clerk exam and around 40% of questions are asked from this section. Hence, follow and use the books mentioned in the table below to ace this section.

 Resources Name Author Synopsis Topic Wise Reasoning Quizzes Smartkeeda Provides Daily Quizzes based on topics asked in the examination. An Advanced Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning for Competitive Exams Oswal Publishers A very good book that contains the basic concepts as well as a lot of practice questions. A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R S Aggarwal A very good book by the author for dealing with the different levels of questions asked in the Reasoning section along with an explanation. A New Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning B S Sijwali One of the most important books for short tricks relevant to make the calculator easy. Shortcuts in Reasoning Disha Experts The book is filled with shortcuts and important tricks to ace the different types of questions asked in the exam. Puzzle Quizzes Smartkeeda Helps in improving accuracy and speed at the same time by providing PDF as well as timer-based questions. Reasoning Mock Drill Smartkeeda Developed by the expert team of Smartkeeda and helps ace the reasoning section with high marks in less time.

## Quantitative Aptitude

Check out the important Quantitative Aptitude books along with the names of the author in the space below:

 Resources Name Author Synopsis Topic Wise Quantitative Aptitude Quizzes Smartkeeda Provides Daily Quizzes based on topics asked in the examination. Quantitative Aptitude R S Aggarwal A helpful book to ace the basic concepts of each chapter. How to Prepare Quantitative Aptitude for CAT Exam Arun Sharma A very good book by the author for dealing with the different levels of questions asked in the Quantitative Aptitude section. Shortcuts in Quantitative Aptitude Disha Publications One of the most important books for short tricks relevant to make the calculator easy. How to Prepare Data Interpretation for CAT Arun Sharma It Contains a plethora of new and updated DI questions along with high-level caselets etc. Data Interpretation Quizzes Smartkeeda Helps in improving accuracy and speed at the same time by providing PDF as well as timer-based questions.

## English Language

 Resources Name Author Synopsis Topic Wise English Quizzes Smartkeeda Provides Daily Quizzes based on topics asked in the examination. English for Bank Exams ( Preliminary & Main) S Chand One of the best books to clear the basics of each chapter of the Grammar section. Objective General English S P Bakshi Provides the daily dose of objective questions for each chapter asked in the exam. New Pattern English Language for SBI Disha Publications This book is a compilation of all the previously asked new pattern questions and the expected new pattern questions. Bank PO Solved Papers English Language 2020 Arihant Publications Follow this book to get all the previous year’s English papers of bank exams in one place.

## Current Affairs

Current Affairs forms the most important part of the SBI Clerk examination and hence to help the candidates with the same we have mentioned some genuine sources to ace the section with good marks.

 Resources Name Author Synopsis Current Affairs Quizzes Smartkeeda Helps in checking the knowledge of the facts and news learned by the candidate every day. Daily Current Affairs Videos Smartkeeda Youtube Channel Provides daily dose of news relevant for the bank exams. Hindu Editorials The Hindu A very good source to brush up everyday news of all types asked in the SBI Clerk exam.