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SBI Clerk Topic Wise Weightage : State Bank Of India has released the notification for SBI Clerk exam 2022. A total of 5008 vacancies has been announced for SBI Clerk exam 2022. Interested and eligible candidates can fill the application form from 7th September 2022 to 27th September 2022. As we inch closer to the SBI Clerk prelims, it is time to boost your exam preparations and set clear targets in terms of topics you will target. The prelims exam is all about Speed and Accuracy and you need a clear view of SBI Clerk topic-wise weightage. To help you with that, we are here with an analysis of the number of questions asked in all topics asked in the SBI Clerk exam over the last few years. To get a clear idea of the exam pattern, use the link below to take a free mock test.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern

The Examination for SBI Clerk is held according to a fixed pattern. The table given below helps in understanding the pattern. There is a system of negative marking in this examination.

Serial No.SectionNo. of QuestionTotal MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3Reasoning353520 minutes
 Total10010060 minutes

SBI Clerk Topic-wise weightage 2022

Here we have provided the section-wise topics and their weightage in the SBI Clerk exam. SBI Clerk prelims exam has three sections i.e. English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning. Check the section wise weightage below in the blog.

SBI Clerk Topic Wise Weightage | Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude of SBI Clerk consist of 35 questions carrying 1 mark each. There is sectional timing and candidates need to solve 35 questions in 20 minutes. In this section, we’ll have a look at the topic- wise weightage of quantitative aptitude section. Having a clear understanding of the major topics in quant is vital to score well in this section. Later in the blog, we’ll have the year wise analysis of topics and number of questions asked in reasoning ability, English language as well.

Topics2021202020192018
Caselet Data Interpretation5
Line Graph Data Interpretation5575
Wrong Number Series5
Simplification1010108
Arithmetic1010812
Missing Number Series555
Misc555

Important Quant Topics For SBI Clerk Exam

  • Data Interpretation:
    • About 10-15 questions are asked from DI based on:
      • Table
      • Bar Graph
      • Pie Chart 
      • Line Chart
      • Caselet
      • Missing DI etc.
    • Your strong concepts of Average, Ratio & Proportion, and Percentage will come in handy here.
    • Most common DI that can be asked in prelims are Tabular DI, Bar, Line graphs and Pie Charts. Time-consuming DI like Mixed, Caselets, and Missing DI are less likely a topic for prelims.
  • Number Series:
    • Two types of number series questions are asked in SBI Clerk prelims, missing number series or wrong number series.
    • 5 questions are asked from either of these.
    • A few of the most common number series are:
      • Prime Number pattern
      • Multiplication pattern 
      • Square pattern
      • Cube pattern
      • Arithmetic Progression pattern 
      • Addition/Subtraction pattern
      • Combination of the above-mentioned pattern
  • Approximation or simplification
    • Expect 5 questions from approximation
    • You’ll need decent calculation speed and accuracy to get these done quickly.
    • Multiplication tables till 20, squares till 25, cube till 15 and value of fractions till 1/15 will be handy.
    • Stick to BODMAS rule.
  • Arithmetic: Each year, 10-15 questions are asked form of word problems based on
    • Time and Work
    • Time, Distance, and Speed
    • Age
    • Profit, Loss, and Discount
    • SI / CI
    • Partnerships
    • Mixture and Allegation
    • Averages, Ratio and Averages
    • Pipes and Cisterns
    • Boat and Streams 

SBI Clerk Topic Wise Weightage |Reasoning Ability

Reasoning Ability of SBI Clerk consist of 35 questions carrying 1 mark each. There is sectional timing and candidates need to solve 35 questions in 20 minutes. In this section, we’ll have a look at the topic- wise weightage of Reasoning Ability section. Having a clear understanding of the major topics in quant is vital to score well in this section. Later in the blog, we’ll have the year wise analysis of topics and number of questions asked in English language as well.

Topics2021202020192018
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement5151515
Box Based Puzzle5000
Direction Sense5503
Numeric Series0515
Syllogism0450
Inequality4350
Alphabet Based Series5355
Blood Relation3042
Data Sufficiency0003
Coding-Decoding0002
Chinese Coding-Decoding5000
Misc3000

Important Reasoning Topics For SBI Clerk Exam

  • Seating Arrangements & Puzzles – Puzzles forms 50% question at times in SBI Clerk prelims exam. Candidates can expect a minimum of 15 questions, i.e 3 puzzles and seating arrangement questions.
    • These topics are:
      • Linear, 2 Row, Circular, Square seating arrangement
      • Floor based puzzles
      • Scheduling – Day/Week/Year/Date/Time
      • Tabulation
  • Inequality – 5 Direct inequalities are asked constantly, but candidates must solve problems based on coded inequalities as well.
  • Coding-Decoding – 5 language-based coding-decoding / Chinese coding questions are asked in SBI Clerk prelims.
  • Syllogism – 4-5 syllogism questions can be expected in SBI Clerk prelims. Candidates should prepare equally well for new pattern, i.e., Only/Only a few and traditional syllogism questions. Hone your set theory skills for this topic.
  • Alphanumeric Series / Alphabet Test – 5 questions are from this topic. Practice questions based on alphanumeric and alphabet. Memorizing the positions of alphabet forward and backwards ahead of the exam will be a time saver.
  • Miscellaneous – Apart from the topics mentioned above, 5-7 miscellaneous questions can be asked from the following reasoning topics.

SBI Clerk Topic Wise Weightage |English Language

English Language of SBI Clerk consist of 30 questions carrying 1 mark each. There is sectional timing and candidates need to solve 30 questions in 20 minutes. In this section, we’ll have a look at the topic- wise weightage of Reasoning Ability section. Having a clear understanding of the major topics in quant is vital to score well in this section.

Topic2021202020192018
RCs (Reading Comprehension)1010107
Sentence Correction0550
Word Correction4500
Cloze Test0550
Sentence Rearrangement5555
Single Fillers (word)0055
Phrase Replacement0005
Error Detection5008
Word Usage4000

Important English Topics For SBI Clerk Exam

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That’s all we have in this blog, where we have discussed the topic wise weightage in SBI Clerk prelims. The table mentioned above are based on previous year memory based questions. We recommend candidates to take free full, sectional and topic tests to practice different types of questions.

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SBI Clerk Topic-wise Weightage – FAQs

What are the sections of SBI Clerk Prelims exam?

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Contains Questions From Reasoning, English And Numerical Ability.

Is there any sectional SBI Clerk cutoff?

Yes, there is a sectional cut off in the SBI Clerk exam.

How many questions will be asked in the SBI Clerk exam 2022?

A total of 100 questions will be asked in SBI Clerk Prelims exam 2022.

What are the important topics of Quantitative Aptitude in SBI Clerk Exam?

The important topics of Quantitative Aptitude in SBI Clerk 2022 Exam:
Simplification/Approximation
Number Series
Quadratic Equations
Data Interpretation
Arithmetic

What are the important topics of Reasoning Ability in SBI Clerk Exam?

The important topics of Reasoning Ability in SBI Clerk 2022 Exam:
Syllogism
Inequality
Coding-Decoding
Miscellaneous