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SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus, Exam Pattern 2012

There is no fixed syllabus for the SBI clerk’s written test. However, looking at the previous examination papers the candidates can follow the following pattern.

General Awareness –
There would be around forty questions related to general knowledge. The candidates should read for the following topics.

General Awareness topics – Science and Technology, Economy, Important Awards & Honors, Current national and international Events, Computer Knowledge, Banking Knowledge, Commissions, Appointments, Resignations, Sport, prominent personalities and Polity.

English Language – 
This section will also consist of 40 questions.
English Language Topics – General Grammar, Antonyms, Synonyms, Comprehension of a Passage, Sentence Completion and Vocabulary.

Quantitative Aptitude – The quantitative section is vast and it will also have 40 questions.
Quantitative Aptitude Topics – decimals and fractions, whole numbers, relationship between numbers, Ratio & Proportion, HCF & LCM, Simplification, Profit & Loss, Time and Work, Percentage, Partnership, Simple Interest, Time and Distance, Compound Interest, Permutations & Combination’s, Number Series, Probability, Approximate Values, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency and so on.

Reasoning Ability – 40 questions from this section is as under.
Reasoning Ability Topics – symbols and their relationships, Arithmetical computation, decision making, verbal and figure classification, verbal and non-verbal, analytical functions, space visualization, judgment, problem­ solving, discrimination, arithmetical number series, visual memory, observation, arithmetical reasoning, relationship concepts, differences, analysis, similarities, analogies, etc.

Computer Knowledge and Marketing Aptitude – Generally there would be 40 questions, 20 from Computer knowledge and 20 from marketing aptitude.
Computer Knowledge Topics – Operating and DOS, Introduction of Computer and History, Computer Device, Security Aspects for PC, PC and System Software, Advanced Technology Regarding Computer, MS Word, Various Uses of Computer, MS Excel, Internet Programming Language, Computer Net work, Computer of Future, , E world, Window etc.

Marketing Aptitude Topics – Marketing Investigation, Concept of Marketing, Appointment of company, Marketing Management, Staff Management, management and employees, Importance of Marketing, Total Quality Management, Marketing Concept, Marketing and Advertisement, Needs of Consumers, Responsibilities of Marketing, Business Concept, Division of Market, Market and Business, Total Customer Value, Factor Affecting Consumers, Concept of Buying and Selling, Buyer and Seller, Consumer Satisfaction, Consumer Index Prices, Theory of Bargaining, Total Customer Cost, Techniques of Consumer Satisfaction, etc.

The candidates should be well versed in all the above topics of each section in order to score high marks. The candidates should attain the minimum cut off marks for each section in order to be eligible. After the written exam procedure is over, the top candidates are called for interview which is the final stage of selection process. Therefore, it is vital that the candidates prepare for the interview properly.


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