SBI Apprentice Syllabus 2021: Detailed Exam Pattern & Syllabus

State Bank of India has released notification for 6100 Apprentice vacancies on 06th July 2021 and will be conducting the written test in August 2021 (tentatively). The graduates who want to get selected for 1 year Apprenticeship program must start their preparation with the updated exam pattern and syllabus to score good marks in the SBI Apprentice Exam 2021.

SBI Apprentice Syllabus 2021

In this article, we have provided the detailed exam pattern and syllabus for the online examination to be conducted for selecting eligible graduate holders for the engagement period of one year. The syllabus mentioned here has been provided by State Bank of India and appearing in the selection process is mandatory for the candidates who want to join the bank as an apprentice.  

SBI Apprentice Selection Process

The final selection of the candidates for the engagement of apprenticeship will be subjected to the selection criteria for SBI Apprentice 2021 which consist of:

  1. Online written examination
  2. Test of local language
  3. Medical Examination

SBI Apprentice Exam Pattern

  1. The SBI Apprentice online test will be conducted tentatively in August 2021.
  2. There will  be 100 multiple choice questions in the online examination.
  3. The duration of the test will be 1 hour and there will be a separate timing for each test i.e. 15 minutes for each section.
  4. The questions will be in bilingual (English & Hindi) except for the questions of General English.
  5. There will be a negative marking for incorrect answers. 1/4th marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Check the exam pattern from the below table.


Name of test

No. of Questions

Max Marks



General English



15 minutes


General/Financial Awareness



15 minutes


Quantitative Aptitude



15 minutes


Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude



15 minutes




60 minutes (1 hour)

The candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks which will be declared by the bank. There will be a relaxation of 5% marks for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates. 

SBI Apprentice Syllabus 2021

If you are applying for SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2021 then you must prepare well for the online examination. To help you in your preparation, we have provided all the section-wise topics that have been covered in SBI Apprentice Syllabus 2021. 

General/Financial Awareness Syllabus

The candidate should be familiar with the general and financial terms around us. The following topics has been covered under General/Financial Awareness section:

  1. Books & Authors
  2. Sports
  3. Important Days
  4. Budget & Five year plans
  5. Science- Invention & Discoveries
  6. National & International organizations
  7. Current Affairs
  8. Major Economic News
  9. Abbreviations
  10. Awards & Honour
  11. Current Affairs

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

This section is calculative and time-consuming, therefore the candidates should practice well in the following topics to score good marks. 

  1. Quadratic Equations
  2. Area
  3. Bar Graph & Pictorial Graph
  4. LCM & HCF
  5. Profit & Loss
  6. Simple & Compound Interest
  7. Average
  8. Time & Speed
  9. Simplification
  10. Investment
  11. Time & Work
  12. Pie Chart
  13. Problem on Ages
  14. Number Series
  15. Percentage

Reasoning Ability Syllabus

Reasoning section in SBI Apprentice Exam needs tricks to be solved and practising repeatedly with the questions from the below topics will help you to solve the questions within seconds. 

  1. Spatial Orientation & Spatial Visualization
  2. Syllogistic Reasoning
  3. Arithmetic Reasoning
  4. Arithmetical Number Series
  5. Similarities And Differences
  6. Non-verbal series
  7. Analysis
  8. Observation
  9. Problem-solving
  10. Discrimination
  11. Judgement
  12. Decision-making 
  13. Relationship concept
  14. Verbal and Figure classification
  15. Statement conclusion 
  16. Analogies
  17. Visual memory
  18. Coding- Decoding

Computer Aptitude Syllabus

This test is conducted to analyse the candidate's knowledge about computers as it's an important part of the working structure of banks. Following are the topics that would be covered in SBI Apprentice Exam. 

  1. Basics of Computer
  2. MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Word
  3. Computer abbreviations
  4. Modern Day technology 
  5. Computer Organization
  6. LAN & WAN
  7. Shortcuts of computer 
  8. Internet, Modem
  9. Generations of Computer

General English Syllabus

The topics covered in SBI Apprentice General English section include:

  1. Tenses
  2. Antonyms- Synonyms
  3. Vocabulary
  4. Grammar
  5. Error Detection
  6. Reading Comprehension
  7. Unseen Passage
  8. Fill in the blanks
  9. Subject-verb Agreement
  10. Proficiency in English language
  11. Sentence Rearrangement
  12. Verb & Adverb
  13. Preposition

Test of Local Language

The proficiency of local language would be a part of the selection procedure for SBI Apprentice 2021. The candidates applied for a particular state must be proficient in the specified language of that state (reading, writing, speaking and understanding). The candidates holding 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/certificate depicting that they have studied the specified opted local language will not be required to undergo the language proficiency test.

Medical Examination 

Only the medically fit candidates as per the medical standards of the bank will be recruited for SBI Apprenticeship program. 

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SBI Apprentice Syllabus 2021: FAQs

Q. What is the selection procedure for SBI Apprentice 2021?

Ans. The selection will be done through an online examination followed by a local language test and a medical examination.

Q. What is the syllabus for the online examination of SBI Apprentice?

Ans. The syllabus for SBI Apprentice covers 4 sections namely, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, General/Financial Awareness, and General English.

Q. What is the duration of online examination for SBI Apprentice?

Ans. The SBI Apprentice online examination will be of a 1-hour duration.

Q. How can I prepare for SBI Apprentice 2021?

Ans. Plan a strategy, stick to it and study as per the updated SBI Apprentice Syllabus and Exam Pattern as detailed in the article.

Q. What is the SBI Apprentice Exam Date 2021?

Ans. As per the SBI Apprentice Notification, the exam is going to be held in August 2021.