SBI Clerk

The State Bank of India invites applications to fill up vacant clerical posts. State Bank of India released the Recruitment notification for eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) in clerical cadre. State Bank of India had issued an official notification on 26th April 2021 for SBI Clerk 2021 Examination. Candidates can find here factual information regarding SBI Clerk 2021 recruitment exam.

SBI Clerk is one of the most sought after bank exams today and a huge number of candidates appear for the same every year.

Latest Updates and Notification

SBI had released the notification on April 26th, 2021 for the clerical cadre. The number of vacancies out for this year is 5454. Further, the last date for filing an online application and payment of fees had been extended up to May 20, 2021. Applicants can get information related to SBI clerk vacancies 2021, Qualification (Eligibility Criteria & Age Limit), Exam Dates, Application Link, Application Fee, Exam Syllabus, and Exam Pattern here.

Particulars Dates
SBI Clerk Notification April 26th, 2021
Starting Date of SBI Clerk Application April 27th, 2021
Last Date Extended of SBI Clerk Application May 20th, 2021
Date of Preliminary Examination June 2021
SBI Clerk Result 2021 (Preliminary) July 2021
Download of call letter for the Mains Examination July 2021
SBI Clerk Mains Exam Date July 31st, 2021



SBI Clerk 2022 – Notification – ONLINE REGISTRATION OAPPLICATION AND PAYMENT OFEES: 07.09.2022 T27.09.2022.        

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SBI Clerk 2022 (Junior Associates) – Call Letter for Online Preliminary Exam:

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Commencement of Call letter Download 31 – 10 – 2022
Closure of Call letter Download 25 – 11 – 2022


SBI Clerk 2022 : Prelims Result Out

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SBI Clerk 2021 Eligibility Criteria (Junior Associates)

The eligibility criteria of the SBI Clerk 2021 exam is mainly about two pre-requisites:

1. Educational Qualification

Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the SBI exam is a graduation degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India. A candidate who possesses the same qualification from the university recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificates should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 01.01.2021. Those who are in the final year/semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if provisionally selected, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01.01.2021.

Candidates should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree:

A certificate that supports that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam. The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at the time of registration for the SBI Bank-Clerk examination.

Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operations is a must as the SBI Clerk exam is conducted online.

Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in the official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.

2. Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

  • Candidates applying for SBI Clerk Examination should be one of the following:
  • Citizen of India
  • The subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
  • Candidates belonging to categories 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favor.

3. Age Eligibility(01.04.2021)
Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as of 01.01.2021, i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.01.1992 and not later than 01.01.2000 (both days inclusive). Besides this, there is age relaxation relevant to category wise candidates as per the government rules:

1 SC/ST 5 Years
2 OBC 3 Years
3 PWD (GENERAL) 10 Years
4 PWD (SC/ST) 15 Years
5 PWD (OBC) 13 Years
6 Ex-Serviceman The actual period of service rendered in defense services + 3 years, (8 years for disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a max. age of 50 years.

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SBI Clerk 2021 Selection Procedure

The selection process of the SBI Clerk consists of 2 phases (preliminary and mains). The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase.

The important steps of the SBI Clerk Recruitment Procedure are as follows:

Online Preliminary Examination: The sufficient number of candidates in each category is shortlisted by SBI depending upon the requirements for Online Mains Examination.

Online Mains Examination: Candidates need to qualify for each section as well as the overall cut-off in the main exam to be eligible for the Final Selection.

Language Proficiency Test: The candidate has to clear the specified local language of the State he/she applied in.

Final Result: The Final result is declared on the basis of the merit list in SBI Clerk Mains Exam.

Provisional Allotment: The provisional allotment of the eligible candidate is released on the official website. The SBI allows Banks to the candidates on the basis of the preferences they have made at the time of the online registration. SBI plays a role in the selection process until the provisional selection of different banks. Further, the responsibility to inform the qualified candidates about their joining dates and procedures lies with the respective banks.

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SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

To crack SBI Clerk 2021 exam it is very important to know the exam pattern in and out. Here is the exam pattern of SBI Clerk Prelims and SBI Clerk Mains exam:

Phase-I: SBI Clerk 2021 Preliminary Examination (Online)

Subsisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be supervised online. This test promising 1 hour period dwelled of 3 Sections as follows. Each test will have a separate time period as mentioned below.

Exam Pattern of SBI Clerk 2021 Preliminary :

Sl No. Subjects No. of Question Total Marks Estimated Time
1 English Language 30 30 20 mint.
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 mint.
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 mint.
  TOTAL 100 100 1 hrs.


Phase-II: SBI Clerk 2021 Main Examination

 Exam Pattern of SBI Junior Associates Mains

SL No. Subjects No. Of Question Full Marks Est. Time
1 English Language 40 40 35 mint.
2 Quantative Aptitude 50 50 45 mint.
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 mint.
4 General / Financial Awareness 50 50 35 mint.
  TOTAL 190 200 2 hrs. 40 mint.


Final Score Calculation for SBI Clerk 2021 Exam:

There are certain important points on the basis of which the final score for the SBI Clerk exam is calculated:

Marks scored in the Preliminary Exam will not be considered in the final score. These are only taken into account to qualify Mains Exam.

Candidates need to qualify for Phase-2

The aggregate of 100 marks is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with a high merit rank in each category are finally selected.

Language Proficiency Test (LPT) – Those who qualify for selection and produce 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specified opted local language will not be subjected to any Language test. In the case of others (qualified for selection), specified opted local language test will be conducted after provisional selection but before joining. Candidates not found proficient in specified opted local language would be disqualified.

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SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Syllabus

Although, the preliminary and main examination are both conducted on the same pattern and syllabus. Now the candidates need to have a thorough understanding of various concepts in the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, and General Awareness. Here is the detailed syllabus for SBI Clerk 2021 Prelims & Mains Exam:


SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Syllabus 2021 :


Reasoning Ability Numerical Ability English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest and Surds & Indices Multiple Meaning
Coded Inequalities Work & Time             Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Miscellaneous
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation Error Spotting
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage  
Blood Relations Number Systems  
Input-Output Sequence & Series  
Coding-Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability  


SBI Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus 2021


This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Banking and Computer Awareness.


Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English








Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness Internet
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Grammar Current Affairs Memory
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Alligations Vocabulary General Knowledge Keyboard Shortcuts
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest &

Compound Interest and

Surds & Indices

Verbal Ability Static Awareness Computer Abbreviation
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Word Association Banking and Financial Awareness Microsoft Office
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Sentence Improvement   Computer Software
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone,


Para Jumbles   Operating System
Tabulation Data Interpretation Cloze Test   Networking
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion,


Error Spotting   Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Syllogism Number Systems Fill in the blanks    
Blood Relations Sequence & Series      
Input-Output Permutation, Combination




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SBI Clerk Pay Scale

The latest revision of the Bank Clerk’s salary as per the 10th Bipartite settlement took place on Nov 2012; nonetheless, the final agreement was signed in May 2015.

The revised basic pay of Clerk thus becomes –

Here Rs. 20950 is the revised basic pay of the Bank clerk as applicable on 1st January 2016. Thus the new entrant in a Bank as Clerk is liable to get Rs. 20,950 as basic pay.


Facilities Ammount
Basic Pay 11765/-
DA 5311.58/-
CCA 0/-
Transport Allowance 425/-
TOTAL 18413.37/-
HRA 1176.5/-
Gross with HRA 19589.87/-

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SBI Clerk Cut off Marks

There is no sectional cut-off in the SBI Clerk exam. For the mains examination, candidates have to qualify the overall cut-offs for all the sections to make it to the merit list.

SBI Clerk Previous Year Cut-Off

To know the expected SBI Clerk Cut-Off, one must be aware of the Cut-Off for SBI Clerk 2020. Let’s have a look at the SBI Clerk Cut-Off 2020:

SBI Clerk Cut off 2020 (General Category)


State Cut Off Marks
Andhrapradesh 68
Bihar 68.75
Chattisgarh 68.75
Delhi 76.25
Gujrat 56.75
Himachal Pradesh 66
Jharkhand 68.25
Karnataka 58.75
Kerala 69.75
Madhyapradesh 68.75
Maharstra 59.75
Odisha 68.25
Chandigarh 76
Punjab 77.50
Hariyana 72.75
Rajasthan 68.75
Telengana 66
Tamilnaru 62
Uttar Pradesh 71
Uttarakhand 69.75
West Bengal 67.5


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