General English Syllabus for SBI Clerk Mains 2021: Know Pattern & Questions

By Jyoti Bisht|Updated : July 22nd, 2021

General English Syllabus for SBI Clerk Mains 2021: SBI Clerk Mains must be on the heads of the aspirants. Many students must be waiting for the SBI Clerk prelims 2021 Result while many of you must have started the preparation for the Mains phase already. We all know how important it is to know what an examiner can ask from any section in the exam. To help you with the same we are sharing the General English syllabus and exam pattern for SBI Clerk Mains 2021 exam. The syllabus of the rest sections has been covered in other posts.

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SBI Clerk prelims result will be declared soon and it is crucial to start focusing on the complete knowledge of the SBI Clerk English syllabus to tackle this section in the exam. English is the major part of the SBI 2021 Exam and one has to clear this section to clear the overall cut off. Check the detailed General English exam pattern and syllabus for the SBI Clerk Mains examination below.

General English Exam Pattern for SBI Clerk Mains 2021

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Let us first check the pattern of the General English section here. 

Section NameNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
General English404035 minutes

Key highlights of the General English section:

  • There will be a total of 40 questions in SBI Clerk Mains in the English section.
  • Only 35 minutes will be allotted to complete this section as there will be sectional timing.
  • Each question will carry one mark each.
  • A negative marking of 0.25 marks will be done for every wrong answer marked.
  • The level of the section would be Moderate-difficult in the mains exam.
  • You can expect some changes with regard to old pattern questions or the examiner may tweak the questions to give it a new form as IBPS does.

General English Syllabus for SBI Clerk Mains 2021

Ace Reading Comprehension
Error Spotting
Sentence Improvement or Sentence Rearrangement
Fill in the blanks
Sentence Connector
Odd one out
Cloze test

Above mentioned topics are important from the examination point of view. If you look at the previous papers of SBI Clerk Mains, then most of the questions have been asked from these topics only. There can be a difference in the question language or difficulty level but the topics remain the same.

Read here: Complete SBI Clerk Mains syllabus 2021

Check how many questions are asked from each topic of General English based on the previous year's exam analysis.

English Language: Total Questions – 40 (Level Moderate) 

This section covers topics from various topics like -

(i) Reading Comprehension – 1 sets = 10 Qs (Moderate)

(ii) Cloze Test – 10 Qs. (Moderate)

(iii) Para jumbles/Sentence Rearrangement – 5 Qs. (Moderate)

(iv) Sentence Improvement/Sentence Connector – 5 Qs (easy)

(v) Spotting Error – 5 Qs (Tough)

(vi) Fill in the blanks –5 Qs (Easy to moderate)

(vii) Sentence Connector - 5 Qs (Easy to moderate)

(viii) Odd one out - 3-5 Qs (Moderate)

We hope knowing the right syllabus with an expected weightage of each topic will help you prepare for the English section in SBI Clerk main. In case you have any queries, you can let us know below in the comment section. We will be happy to assist you.

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  • The SBI Clerk mains exam carries the weightage of 40 marks.

  • A total of 40 questions are asked in the SBI Clerk Mains English Section.

  • Yes, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong attempt.

  • The candidates will be provided 35 minutes of sectional timing to complete the SBI Clerk mains English section.

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