SBI Clerk

State Bank of India is India’s largest bank and is a fortune 500 company. It is one of the largest PSU in India, that creates various job opportunities every year for the aspirants willing to work in banking sector. SBI conducts examination for the recruitment of Clerks, in various SBI branc...(Read More)

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State Bank of India is India’s largest bank and is a fortune 500 company. It is one of the largest PSU in India, that creates various job opportunities every year for the aspirants willing to work in banking sector.

SBI conducts examination for the recruitment of Clerks, in various SBI branches across the country.

Selection Procedure : The SBI Clerk Selection Process includes three stages:
I.   Online Preliminary Examination (Qualifying nature)
II.  Online Mains Examination (Marks will be included)
III. Test of opted language(if any) (Qualifying nature)


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  • Exam Pattern

    Total Marks : 100
    Total Time : 60 Min
    -ve marking : 0.25 (For each wrong answer)
    Subject Qns. Marks
    English 30 30
    Numerical Ability 35 35
    Reasoning Ability 35 35
    Total 100 100


    Exam Introduction

    State Bank of India Department conducts the recruitment exam for Clerks in various departments of the SBI Bank Network. 

    SBI Clerk is one of the most sought-after jobs in the banking sector in India.  


    SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021: SBI Clerk 2021 Official Notification for the post of Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) is released on the official site-

    State Bank of India Department has released the SBI Clerk Recruitment Notification 2021 for  4997 Vacancies for Posts. 

    Eligibility Criteria

    Essential Educational Qualifications (as on 16-08-2021): 

    The candidate must be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by Central Government. Candidates who have an integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 16.08.2021.

    Candidates who are in the final year/ semester of their graduation may also apply. Their application shall be provisional,  subject to the condition that, if provisionally selected, they will be required to produce the proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 16.08.2021 for the recruitment of year 2021. 


    Age limit (As on 01-04-2021):

    The age limit of the candidates is  from 

    20 to 28 years.

    * A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1993 and not later than 01.04.2001 (both days are inclusive).*


    Permissible relaxation in upper age limit and category-codes for claiming age relaxation are as follows:


    Code No. Category Age-relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit
    01 SC/ ST 05 years
    02 OBC 03 years
    03 PWD (GEN/ EWS) 10 years
    04 PWD (SC/ ST) 13 years
    05 PWD (OBC) 15 years
    06 Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled ExServicemen Actual period of service rendered in defense services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex- Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years
    07 Widows, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried 7 years (subject to maximum age limit of 35 years for General/ EWS, 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/ST candidates)

    Exam Pattern

    Scheme of Selection Procedure:

    The online examination will be held in two phases:

    - Preliminary Exam

    - Mains Exam

    And a Test of specified opted local language.


    Scheme of Preliminary Examinations:

    Part Name of Tests Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
    I English Language 30 30

    20 minutes

    II Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
    III Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
    Total 100 100 60 minutes

    Important Note:

    I. Questions papers will be of Objective type Multiple Choice Questions. 

    II. Each question will carry 1 mark.

    III. Questions will be set in both Hindi and English.

    IV. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

    V. No minimum qualifying marks have been prescribed for individual test scores OR for the aggregate score.


    Scheme of Mains Examinations:

    Part Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE) Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
    I Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
    II General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
    III General English 40 40 35 minutes
    IV Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
    Total 190 200 2 hour and 40 minutes

    Important Note:

    I. Questions papers will be of Objective type Multiple Choice Questions.

    II. Questions will be set both in Hindi and English.

    III. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

    IV. No minimum qualifying marks for the individual subjects have been prescribed.


    Test of specified opted local language:

    All candidates must be proficient in a local language as listed in the designated list of local languages according to different circles. 

    Candidates who have studied the opted local language and can produce a 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate of having studied the language shall be exempt from taking any Language test, given that they qualify for the mains test. 

    In the case of others (qualified for selection), specified opted local language tests will be conducted after provisional selection but before joining. Candidates are expected to be profound in the local language.  Any candidates not found proficient in specified opted local language would be disqualified.

    Vacancy Details

    Details of the Posts: Followings are the likely posts that will be filled up through this Examination:

    Post Name General EWS OBC SC ST Total Post
    Clerk 2109 480 1181 722 423 4915
    Clerk (Special Recruitment Drive) 42 08 14 04 17 85
    Total 2151 488 1195 726 440 4997



    Syllabus Preliminary Examinations:

    → English

     -Reading Comprehension

    - Cloze Test

    - Fill in the Blanks

    - Para Jumbles

    - Spotting Errors

    - Phrasal Errors

    - Misspelled word

    - Use of Idioms / Phrases


    → Numerical Ability

    - Number System

    - Simplification

    - Number Series

    - Data Interpretation

    - Time and Distance

    - Time and Work

    - Profit and Loss

    - Percentage

    - Simple/Compound Interest

    - Average

    - Partnerships

    - Boats and Streams

    - Permutation

    - Age Problem

    - Mensuration

    - Miscellaneous

    - Data sufficiency


    → Reasoning Ability

    - Figure series (non-verbal)

    - Circular Seating Arrangement

    - Linear Seating Arrangement

    - Coding Decoding

    - Syllogism

    - Inequality

    - Blood Relations

    - Puzzle Test

    - Direction

    - Order and Ranking

    - Miscellaneous

    - Data sufficiency


    Syllabus Mains Examination:

    → Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 

    - Reasoning Ability

    - Syllogism

    - Data Sufficiency

    - Statement and Argument

    - Statement and Assumption

    - Assertion and Reasoning

    - Circular and Linear Sitting Arrangements

    - Puzzle

    - Blood Relations

    - Coding and Decoding

    - Directions and Distance

    - Order and Ranking

    - Coded Inequalities

    - Series

    - Analogy

    - Classification

    - Computer Aptitude

    - Generations of Computer

    - Computer Fundamentals and Terminologies, Hardware and Software, Memory and Storages, Input and Output Devices, etc.

    - Operating System

    - Internet and Networking

    - MS Office – MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, etc.

    - Keyboard Shortcuts

    - Computer Abbreviations

    - Basic Security Concepts


    → General / Financial Awareness

    - Current Affairs – Sports, Technology, Books and Authors, Awards, National and International Events, Defence, Summits, etc.

    - History

    - Geography

    - Culture

    - Indian Constitution

    - Economics News

    - Financial Awareness (Railway Budget, Union Budget, etc.)

    - Banking Awareness – History, RBI Guidelines, Banking Terms, Abbreviations, etc.


    → General English

    - Vocabulary – Antonyms and Synonyms

    - Sentence Completion

    - Basic English Grammar – Tenses, Articles, Prepositions, Subject-Verb Agreement, Parts of Speech, etc.

    - Reading Comprehension

    - Error Spotting

    - Cloze Test

    - Sentence Rearrangement or Para Jumbles

    - Phrases and Idioms

    - Fill in the Blanks

    - Spell Checks


    → Quantitative Aptitude

    - Simplication

    - Number Series

    - Quadratic Equations

    - Probability

    - Average

    - Time and Work

    - Time, Speed and Distance

    - Average

    - Percentage

    - Profit and Loss

    - Simple and Compound Interest

    - Ratio and Proportion

    - Number Systems

    - Surds and Indices

    - Boats and Streams

    - Permutations and Combinations

    - Mensuration

    - Mixtures and Alligations

    - Pipes and Cisterns

    - Data Interpretation – Tables, Pie Charts, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, etc.

    Application Fee

    Fee Payable by Candidates for SBI Clerk Exam:

    GEN/ EWS/ OBC candidates: Rs. 750/-

    SC/ST/PWBD/ candidates: Nil

    **Once the application fee is paid, the fee cannot be refunded or retained in reserve for any future examination or selection.**


    Mode of Payment:

    Payment can be done using a debit card, a credit card, or Internet Banking by entering the information requested on the page. Any transaction fee associated with online payment will be borne by the candidates.

    How to Apply

    For further information on how to fill out the online application form, see the instructions below.

    Step 1: Go to the official website of SBI "" for the SBI Clerk exam.

    Step 2: Click to the top right corner of the page and select 'CAREERS.'

    Step 3: Choose 'Latest Announcements.'

    Step 4: Just go to the official notification and then click on 'Apply Online' for the SBI Clerk Application Form.

    Step 5: Choose 'Click Here for New Registration.'

    Step 6: Carefully read the instructions before clicking 'Continue.'

    Step 7: Enter your basic information, such as your name, your phone number, and your email address.

    Step 8: Enter the security code and press the 'Save & Next' button. At this point, you will be given a Provisional Registration Number and Password, which will be provided to you through SMS and email. Make a note of them.

    Step 9: Upload scanned images of your signature and photograph in the specified dimensions, then click 'Next' button.

    Step 10: Fill out the form with the post you apply for, your category, and other personal information. Enter your postal address as well as your PIN code. Validate the information and then click 'Save & Next' button.

    Step 11: Fill out your educational and experience information, etc. Validate them and then click 'Save & Next' button.

    Step 12: Double-check all of the information you've entered. Check the box next to the declaration statement if everything is accurate. Also, double-check your signature. Click the 'Final Submit' button.

    Step 13: Upload a scanned image of a handwritten declaration in the format specified.

    Step 14: Pay the SBI Clerk application fee and print out the application form and confirmation page for future reference.


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