SBI Junior Associates 2023 Syllabus Out, Check Now

State Bank of India has released the official notification for the post of Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) in the clerical cadre. There are a total of 5,486 vacancies currently available for SBI Clerks 2023.

Click on the link below to download the official notification

Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) in clerical cadre in State Bank of India


The registration began on 7 September 2023. The last date to apply for 5,486 vacancies is 27 September 2023. 

Selection Process | SBI Clerk Vacancy 2023

The selection process for SBI Junior Associates is tedious and extensive. It includes a preliminary exam, a mains exam and a test of local language. 


If you produce your 10th or 12th marksheet as a proof that you have studied the opted local language, there will be no need to appear for the test of local language.

Preliminary Examination: Phase I

The Preliminary Examination will be conducted online. The test will be in objective form for 100 marks. This test would be of one hour. The exam will be divided into 3 sections. As displayed in the table below, each section will have a set time duration. 


All the sections will have negative marking of 1/4th marks. There is no section wise criteria to pass the exam. For qualification to the mains stage, a merit list will be made. 10 times the number of total available vacancies will be shortlisted for the mains examination. 


Sections  Total number of questions  Maximum marks allotted  Total time duration  Medium of language 
English language  30 30 20 mins English 
Numerical ability  35 35 20 mins  Choose from the list of medium depending upon the state 
Reasoning ability  35 35 20 mins  Choose from the list of medium depending upon the state 
Total  100 100 1 hour OR 60 mins 

Mains Examination: Phase II

If you qualify the prelims exam, you will be called to appear for the mains exam. The mains examination will also be conducted online. There will be 4 sections and each section is allotted separate timings. This test will also be in objective form. Again, there will be negative marking. 1/4th of the total mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. 


Sections  Medium  Questions  Maximum marks  Time 
General/ Financial Awareness  Choose from the list of medium depending upon the state  50   50 35 mins
General English English  40 40 35 mins
Quantitative Aptitude Choose from the list of medium depending upon the state  50 50 45 mins
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude Choose from the list of medium depending upon the state  50 60 45 mins 
190 200 160 mins OR 2 hr 40 mins


To qualify Phase II of SBI Clerk 2023, the candidate needs to score a minimum percentage overall. There is no section wise minimum marks for qualifying, However, candidates belonging to OBC/ SC/ ST/ PwBD/ ESM/ DESM, are granted a relaxation of 5% in the minimum aggregate percentage. The Bank at its discretion will decide the minimum qualifying marks. 

The candidates who manage to qualify the exam, will then be placed in the merit list. Merit lists will be prepared state wise and category wise. 

Detailed syllabus for the exam

Prelims Examination 

English language Numerical ability Reasoning ability
Reading comprehension  Data interpretation  Coding decoding 
Error detection  Profit and loss  Blood relations
Cloze test  Approximation  Puzzles 
Antonyms  Quadratic equations  Direction test 
Synonyms  Partnership  Ranking 
Fill in the blanks Percentage  Inequalities 
Sentence rearrangement  Simple and compound interest  Alpha numeric series 
Para Jumbles  Time and work Syllogism 
Match the following  Speed, distance and time  Statement and assumptions 
Odd one out Mixture and allegations  Seating arrangement 
Sentence connector  Ratio and proportion  Inequalities 
Grammar  Average  Data sufficiency 


Mains Examination 

General/ Financial Awareness Current affairs 
Static GK 
Banking and financial awareness
Banking and financial terms 
General English Reading Comprehension 
Error detection 
Cloze test 
Para Jumbles 
Sentence correction 
Antonyms and synonyms 
Phrasal verbs 
Quantitative Aptitude Data interpretation 
Profit and loss 
Pipes and cisterns
Ratio and proportion 
Simple and compound interest 
Time and work 
Quadratic equations 
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude Blood relations 
Direction test 
Statements and assumptions 
MS office 
Input and output devices


List of the medium of exam depending on the state you opted for

State/ Union Territory  Language medium 
Arunachal Pradesh English, Hindi
Assam  English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali
Chhattisgarh English, Hindi
Goa  English, Hindi, Konkani
Gujarat English, Hindi, Gujarati 
Haryana English, Hindi, Punjabi 
Himachal Pradesh English, Hindi
Karnataka English, Hindi, Kannada
Kerala  English, Hindi, Malayalam
Madhya Pradesh English, Hindi
Maharashtra English, Hindi, Marathi 
Manipur English, Hindi, Manipuri
Meghalaya English, Hindi
Mizoram English, Hindi
Nagaland English, Hindi
Odisha English, Hindi, Odia 
Punjab English, Hindi, Punjabi
Rajasthan English, Hindi
Sikkim English, Hindi
Tamil Nadu English, Hindi, Tamil
Telangana English, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu
Tripura English, Hindi
Uttar Pradesh English, Hindi, Urdu 
Uttarakhand English, Hindi
West Bengal  English, Hindi, Bengali 
Andaman & Nicobar English, Hindi
Daman & Diu English, Hindi, Gujarati 
Delhi  English, Hindi
Jammu & Kashmir English, Hindi, Urdu
Lakshadweep English, Hindi, Malayalam
Pondicherry English, Hindi, Tamil


This is a list of languages you can opt for depending on the state you have applied for. 

What are the total marks in SBI Clerk 2023 prelims exam and mains exam?

In the prelims exam, the total marks are 100. While, in the Phase II, Mains exam, the total marks are 200.

What is the date for the SBI Junior Associates 2023 exam?

Phase I of SBI can be conducted in November 2023 (tentative). Phase II of the exam will be conducted in December 2023 or January 2023 (tentative).

How many sections are there in SBI Prelims exam and Mains exam?

There are 3 sections in the prelims exam and 4 sections in the mains exam.

Is the SBI Clerk 2023 exam easy to crack?

SBI Junior Associates recruitment 2023 is ranging from medium to difficult. Only if you study with dedication and consistency, can you clear the exam easily.

Can I clear the exam without joining a coaching centre?

Yes, you can clear the exam without joining a coaching centre. A lot of candidates who appear for the exam do not join coaching centres for one or the other reason. Follow the tips from toppers, check the syllabus and study religiously.