South Indian Bank Probationary Clerk Exam Pattern and Syllabus


South Indian Bank has released the official notification for the recruitment of Probationary Clerks 2017-18. There are a total of 468 vacancies for the same post. The recruitment of South Indian Bank probationary clerks will be done for different branches of the bank in the following states including Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Delhi NCR. Candidates who are interested can check the total vacancies, eligibility criteria, important exam dates as well the official notification of the South Indian Clerk Recruitment 2018 go through the below link.

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South Indian Bank Recruitment – Important Dates

S. No Name of the Event Important Exam Date
 1. Online Registration of South Indian Bank Clerk Starts 20th December 2017
 2. Online Registration of South Indian Bank Clerk Ends 30th December 2017
 3. Tentative Date of Online Test of South Indian Bank Clerk January 2018


South Indian Bank Clerk Vacancies 2018

As per the official notification of South Indian Bank Clerk 2017 the vacancies are for the following states:


State Total Vacancies
Kerala 340
Tamil Nadu 68
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (For Branches under Bank’s Hyderabad Region) 35
Delhi NCR 25

South Indian Bank Recruitment for Clerk – Check Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to fulfill the under-mentioned eligibility criteria in order to apply online for the post of South Indian Bank Probationary Clerks 2017. 

(a) Educational Qualification

Candidates should have cleared X/ SSLC, XII/ HSC and Graduation with minimum 60 % marks under regular course. 

(b) Age Limit

As on 31/12/2017, the minimum age of the candidate should be Less than 26 years. This means that the candidate should be born not earlier than 01.01.1992 and not later than 31.12.1997 (both days inclusive). In the case of SC/ST candidates, there is a relaxation of 5 years in the upper age.

(c) Other Eligibility Details – South Indian Bank Probationary Clerk Recruitment

The candidates should have a permanent address in the state for which they are applying or should have been residing in the same state continuously for the last 5 years. The candidates should also be proficient in the local language of the state (apart from English) from which they are applying. 

Name of the State Residential Criteria Local Language (Apart from English)
Kerala Place of Domicile in Kerala State (including Mahe) Malayalam
Tamil Nadu Place of Domicile should be in Tamil Nadu State/ Puducherry UT Tamil
Andhra Pradesh & Telangana Place of Domicile in Andhra Pradesh/ Telangana Telugu
Delhi NCR Place of Domicile in Delhi NCR including NCT Hindi

For South Indian Bank Official Notification – Click here

South Indian Bank Probationary Clerk Exam Pattern

The exam of South Indian Bank Probationary clerk will be conducted in online mode. The exam will be in a single phase. We have shared the South Indian Bank Clerk exam pattern below for a better understanding.

S. No. Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time allotted to each section
1. General English 40 40 English Only 35 minutes
2. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4. General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

1/4th marks will be deducted as negative marks for every incorrect answer.

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South Indian Bank Clerk Syllabus

Name of the Subject Syllabus
Reasoning Ability
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzles
  • Inequality
  • Syllogism
  • Input – Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Blood Relations
  • Distance & Direction
  • Series based questions (Alphanumeric/ Numeric/ Alphabet)
  • Alphabet Test
  • Order and Ranking
  • Make sure that you practice questions based on the new pattern of the above topics as well. 
English Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement/ Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Sentence/ Para Completion
  • Sentence Connectors
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Vocabulary based questions (Synonym-Antonyms, Misspelt words, Idioms & Phrases etc)
  • Pay special attention to the new pattern based questions of spotting errors etc. 
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Number Series
  • Simplification / Approximation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Miscellaneous Arithmetic Topics
    (Average, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Partnership, Ratio & Proportion, Problem on Ages, Probability, Mensuration, Mixture & Alligation, Percentages, Pipes & Cisterns, Averages etc)
General Awareness
  • Banking & Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs (Especially of the last 4-5 months)
  • Static General Awareness (Especially Countries, their capitals and currencies, National parks and wildlife sanctuaries, important national, international organizations and their headquarters, important days and their themes etc.


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