SBI Clerk

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How to Become SBI Clerk

SBI Clerk is a banking exam conducted in India. This exam is conducted by State Bank of India to hire junior support staff. Individuals recruited as junior support staff are given the responsibility of handling customer relations and dealing with customer queries. It is conducted in two rounds – Prelims and Mains. After the mains, selected candidates are required to appear for the local language test.If you are planning to appear for the SBI Clerk Exam 2021, this blog will be of great help for you as we have enlisted all the important details here. Read on to know more. 

Features Details
Exam  SBI Clerk
Conducting Authority State Bank of India
Exam Level National
Frequency of exam Once a Year
Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration Prelims : 1 hourMains : 2 hours 40 mins
Post offered Junior Associate
Official Website

Important Dates

Application Form Release 27th April – 20th May, 2021
Exam Date – Prelims June, 2021
Admit Card for Prelims Release 1st June, 2021 onwards
Exam Date – Mains 31st July, 2021
Admit Card for Mains Release 19th July, 2021
Result Declaration August 2021 

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for candidates who wish to apply for the SBI Clerk Exam as prescribed by the conducting authority is mentioned below :

  • Candidates must hold a graduation / bachelor’s degree for appearing for the SBI Clerk exam.
  • Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree are also considered eligible for applying.
  • Candidates in the final year of college can also apply.
  • Candidates applying must be 20 years minimum and 28 maximum as of 1st April 2021.
  • However, there is age relaxation for reserved categories. Relaxation in Upper Age Limit : 
    • OBC  : 3
    • PWD (GEN) : 10
    • SC/ST : 5
    • PWD (OBC) : 13
  • PWD (SC/ST) : 15

Documents Needed For the Application Form

Before registering for the exam, all applicants must ensure that they have the following documentation and details available. Candidates shall have the following records on them:

  • Scanned most recent photographs (sizes ranging from 10 kb to 200 kb) in JPG/ JPEG format only.
  • Scanned signature (size 4 kb to 30 kb) only in JPG/JPEG format
  • Aadhaar number, Election card, Passport number/ Ration card number/ PAN number, or some other identification evidence from the government
  • Mobile phone number and email address
  • Bank details for fee payment
  • Mark sheets for details

How to Apply?

We have described below the detailed procedure that students are required to follow for applying for SBI Clerk:

  • Registration: Aspirants must log on to the official website and Apply Online. Fill in the required details to get a unique id and password to go further with the application process.
  • Submit Application Form:  After successful registration, aspirants must fill the application form with accurate and necessary information the form asks for. The application form is divided into three sections – Personal Details, Qualification Details and Work Experience.  
  • Application Fees: The final step would be the payment of application fees to successfully complete the form and take a print out of the form along with the e receipt. 

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Application Fees

The application fees for SBI Clerk can be paid in the online mode – credit card/debit card and net banking. The application fees for each category has been given here –

  1. General – INR 750
  2. SC/ST/Others – NIL

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SBI Clerk Paper Pattern

  1. SBI Clerk exam occurs in two phases: preliminary and mains exam. 
  2. The prelims exam has three sections :  English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. The total marks allotted to the test are 100.
  3. The mains consists of four sections: General/ Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude and  carries a total of 200 marks. 

SBI Clerk : Syllabus 


Reasoning Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Data Sufficiency, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, etc
English Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Fill in the blanks, etc
Numerical Ability  Simplification, Profit & Loss, SI & CI, Time & Distance, Work & Time, Data Interpretation, Ratio, Proportion, Percentage, Number System, etc


Numerical Ability Simplification, Profit & Loss, SI & CI, Time & Distance, Work & Time, Data Interpretation, Ratio, Proportion, Percentage, Number System, etc
GK Current Affairs, Static GK, Banking/Financial terms, etc
English Reading Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms, Para Jumbles, Cloze Test
Reasoning Machine Input/Output, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Inequalities, Puzzles, Coding-Decoding, etc
Computer Awareness Basics of Computer: Hardware, Software, Generation of Computers, DBMS, Networking, MS Office, Important Abbreviations, etc

SBI Clerk Vacancies 2021

The number of vacancies has been announced along with the notification. SBI Clerk vacancies are released separately for different states. For 2021, more than 5000 vacancies have been announced. 

Listed below are the vacancies category wise :

  • General : 2151
  • EWS : 488
  • SC : 726
  • ST : 440
  • OBC : 1195

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Exam Day Guidelines – SBI Clerk

Students must follow the exam day guidelines as given in the admit card or specified at the time of applying. 

  • Aspirants should carry their admit card and it should not be in the digital or scanned format.
  • Aspirants must reach the exam centre an hour before the exam to avoid any delay.
  • Aspirants are not allowed to carry any electronic devices to the exam venue.
  • Aspirants must carry a photo identity proof along with the admit card which could be any of these – Aadhar Card, Passport, Pan Card, Voter ID Card , Driver’s License 

How To Check The Result

Here is the process to check the result:

  • Candidates will be able to see their results by logging in with their login information, including their registration number, birth date, and protection pin. 
  • Candidates must go to the careers page of SBI and from the ‘Join SBI’ tab, go to the ‘Current Opening’ Section. 
  • Then click on the advertisement link ‘Recruitment of Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales)’. 
  • After reviewing the result, candidates can download and print their result.

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