SBI Clerk 2021

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SBI Clerk 2021 Exam


SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021: Over 5000+ Vacancies Released. Check Notification, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Vacancies etc.

As per the recently released Notification of State Bank of India, a total of 5000+ vacancies have been announced for the post of "Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales)" in Clerical Cadre.

The online registration process for SBI Clerk recruitment will be available from 27th April 2021 to 17th May 2021.

SBI Clerk 2021 recruitment exam will be conducted by State Bank of India (SBI) for selecting candidates for the post of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales). SBI Clerk is one of the most sought-after jobs in Banking industry and a dream job for millions of candidates across India.

Interested & eligible candidates who want to join SBI as a Clerk, can apply after carefully going through the advertisement/notification regarding eligibility criteria, registration processes, payment of online application fee, etc. and must ensure that they fulfil all the required eligibility criteria for this recruitment process.

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021: Overview

Exam Conducting Body State Bank of India (via IBPS)
Name of The Posts Junior Associates(Customer Support & Sales)
Vacancies 5000+
Registration Starts 27th April 2021
Last Date to Apply 17th May 2021
Selection Process/ Stages Prelims- Mains
Job Location Across India
Official Website

Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021: Exam Pattern

This exam shall be conducted in two phases namely, Prelims and Mains. It is to be noted that there will not be any interview round in this recruitment process. Hence, candidates need to qualify both stages of this recruitment process i.e. SBI Clerk Prelims and Mains Exam.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2021 for Prelims:
Sr. No. Section/Topics No. of Questions Total Marks Total Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Note:Each question shall carry 1 mark with a Negative Marking of 0.25 marks (1/4th) for every incorrect answer marked by you. The total duration of SBI Clerk Exam will be of 60 Minutes (20 minutes for each section).

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2021 for Mains Exam
Sr. No. Section/Topics No. of Questions Total Marks Total Duration
1 General English 40 40 35 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer 50 60 45 minutes
4 General Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes

Note:Every question shall carry 1 mark with a Negative Marking of 0.25 marks (1/4th) for every incorrect answer marked by you. The questions will be objective in nature & will be bilingual (English & Hindi languages), except for the test of General English. The total duration of SBI Clerk Mains Exam will be of 2 hours 40 Minutes.

Exam Date

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021: Exam Date

The tentative SBI Clerk exam date 2021 are mentioned below:

Online Registration 27th April 2021
Last date of registration 17th May 2021
Admit card release 01 June 2021 onward
Prelims Exam June 2021
Download the call letter for mains exam 19 July 2021 (Tentative)
Mains Exam July-August 2021

How To Apply

How to Apply for SBI Clerk 2021

SBI Clerk Apply Online (Pre-Requisites):

Before applying online, candidates must make sure to—

Step 1: Scan: - photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm), signature and left thumb impression.

Step 2: Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS shall NOT be accepted for upload.

Step 3: The left thumb impression should be properly scanned without smudging.

Step 4: Keep the necessary details/documents ready to make Online Payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges

Step 5: have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the declaration of results.

Step 6: Finally, cross-check the details & click on the "Final Submit" button for saving the entire draft.

Step 7: Now complete the Application Fee payment in online mode to complete the application & print the receipt for future reference.

To Apply Online, follow the below mentioned steps:

1: Candidates need to go to the SBI’s authorised website and click on link "SBI Clerk 2021" and then click on the option "CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE" to open the On-Line Application Form.

2: Candidates will have to click on "CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION" to register their application by entering their basic information in the online application form.

3: Candidates are required to upload their scanned Photograph, Signature, Left thumb impression, & a handwritten declaration.

4: Candidates are advised to carefully fill in the online application themselves as no change in any of the data filled in the online application will be possible/ entertained after clicking on FINAL SUBMIT Button.

Sr.No. Category Fee/ intimation Charges
1. SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS/DXS Nil
2. General/ OBC/ EWS Rs 750/-

Mode of Payment

Candidates should make the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges through the ONLINE mode only:

1: Candidates must carefully fill in the details in the Online Application very carefully and click on the "FINAL SUBMIT" button at the end of the Online Application format. Once the application is filled in completely, a candidate should submit the data.

2: The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.

3: The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets by providing information as asked on the screen.

4: After Final Submit, an additional page of the application form is displayed wherein candidates may follow the instructions and fill in the requisite details.

5: If the online transaction has not been successfully completed, then candidates are advised to login again with their provisional registration number and password and pay the Application Fees/ Intimation Charges online.

6: On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated.

7: Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-receipt and online application form containing fee payment details. Please note that if the same cannot be generated then online transaction may not have been successful.


SBI Clerk 2021 Syllabus

The SBI Clerk syllabus for prelims and main examination is almost same with a slight change in difficulty level. The SBI Clerk exam syllabus 2021 for Preliminary examination is tabulated below:

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2021
Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Coded Inequalities Number Systems Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Cloze Test
Seating Arrangement Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Paragraph Completion
Logical Reasoning Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Time & Distance Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Coding Decoding Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Miscellaneous
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Profit & Loss
Blood Relations Simplification
Input Output Sequence & Series
Puzzle Permutation, Combination &Probability
SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus 2021
Quantitative Aptitude English Language General Awareness Reasoning Ability Computer Awareness
Number Series Reading comprehension Current Affairs: News on banking industry, awards and honors, books and authors, latest appointments, obituaries, new schemes of central and state governments, sports, etc. Direction Sense Basics of Computer: Hardware, Software, Generation of Computers
Simplification Sentence rearrangement/ Para jumbles Static GK - country-capital, country-currency, headquarters of financial organizations (of insurance companies), constituencies of ministers, dance forms, nuclear and thermal power stations, etc. Machine Input/Output DBMS
Data Interpretation Sentence Correction/ Error Finding Banking/Financial terms Syllogism Networking
Data Sufficiency Spelling Errors Static Awareness Blood Relation Internet
Quadratic Equation Fillers Banking and Financial Awareness Order & Ranking MS Office
Time & Distance, Work Cloze Test Inequalities Input-Output Devices
Partnership Puzzles Important Abbreviations
Profit & Loss Coding-Decoding
Simple and Compound Interest Statement and Assumptions
Mixture and Allegations
Averages, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion,

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021: Previous Year Cut Offs

SBI Clerk Prelims Cut off 2020
State Name Cut-off
Andhra Pradesh 68
Bihar 68.75
Chhattisgarh 68.75
Delhi 76.25
Gujarat 56.75
Himachal Pradesh 66
Jharkhand 68.25
Karnataka 58.75
Kerala 69.75
Madhya Pradesh 68.75
Maharashtra 59.75
Odisha 68.25
Chandigarh 76
Punjab 77.50
Haryana 72.75
Rajasthan 68.75
Telangana 66
Tamil Nadu 62
Uttar Pradesh 71
Uttrakhand 69.75
West Bengal 67.5
SBI Clerk Mains Cut off 2020
UttarPradesh 90.25 78 64.25 60 82.25
WestBengal 86.75 69.25 65.5 60 70.75
Gujarat 82.75 73 66 60 74.5
Delhi 98.75 83 73.5 62.25 87.5
Chandigarh 96.75 81.75 77.25 94.75
Punjab 96.25 78.75 69.25 88
Maharashtra 84 77.5 75.5 60 76.5
Telangana 86.75 81.75 69.25 60.75 81.5
HimachalPradesh 87.25 72
AndhraPradesh 88.75 83.75
Uttarakhand 91
Rajasthan 90.25 82.75 66.5 60 80.75
TamilNadu 92.75 89.75 74.75 60.75 72.25
Karnataka 89.05 75.25 64.25 60 74.25
MadhyaPradesh 89.25 81.5
Odisha 87.75 83.25 79.25


SBI Clerk Vacancy 2021

As per the recently released Notification of State Bank of India, a total of 5000+ vacancies have been announced for the post of "Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales)" in Clerical Cadre

Circle State/ UT Language Category
Ahmedabad Gujarat Gujarati 63 135 243 90 371 902
Bangalore Karnataka Kannada 64 28 108 40 160 400
Bhopal Madhya Pradesh Hindi 11 15 11 7 34 78
Chhattisgarh Hindi 14 38 7 12 49 120
Bengal West Bengal Bengali/ Nepali 62 13 60 27 111 273
A & N Islands Hindi/ English 0 1 4 1 9 15
Sikkim Nepali/ English 0 2 2 1 7 12
Bhubaneswar Odisha Odia 12 16 9 7 31 75
Chandigarh Jammu & Kashmir Urdu/ Hindi 0 1 3 1 7 12
Ladakh Ladakhi/ Urdu/Dogri 0 0 2 0 6 8
Himachal Pradesh Hindi 45 7 36 18 74 180
Chandigarh Punjabi/ Hindi 2 0 4 1 8 15
Punjab Punjabi/ Hindi 85 0 61 29 120 295
Chennai Tamil Nadu Tamil 89 4 127 47 206 473
Pondicherry Tamil 0 0 0 0 2 2
Delhi Delhi Hindi 12 6 21 8 33 80
Uttarakhand Hindi 12 2 9 7 40 70
Delhi/ Chandigarh Haryana Hindi/ Punjabi 20 0 29 11 50 110
Hyderabad Telangana Telugu/ Urdu 44 19 74 27 111 275
Jaipur Rajasthan Hindi 29 22 35 17 72 175
Kerala Kerala Malayalam 9 0 26 9 53 97
Lakshadweep Malayalam 0 1 0 0 2 3
Lucknow/ Delhi Uttar Pradesh Hindi/ Urdu 73 3 94 35 145 350
Maharashtra/ Mumbai Metro Maharashtra Marathi 63 56 172 63 286 640
Maharashtra Goa Konkani 0 1 1 1 7 10
North Eastern Assam Assame se/ Bengali/Bodo 10 17 40 14 68 149
Arunachal Pradesh English 0 6 0 1 8 15
Manipur Manipuri 0 6 2 1 9 18
Meghalaya English/ Garo/ Khasi 0 6 0 1 7 14
Mizoram Mizo 0 9 1 2 8 20
Nagaland English 0 4 0 1 5 10
Tripura Bengali/Kokborok 3 5 0 1 10 19
Total 722 423 1181 480 2109 4915

SBI Clerk Vacancy 2021: Special Recruitment Drive

Circle Special Area Language Category
Chandigarh Kashmir Valley Urdu/ Kashmiri/ Dogri 3 4 10 4 19 40
Leh & Kargil Valley Urdu/Ladakhi/ Dogri 1 1 4 1 8 15
North Eastern Dibang Valley, Tawang etc. English 0 4 0 1 5 10
Tura Garo 0 4 0 1 5 10
Mokokchung Ao (Naga) 0 4 0 1 5 10
Total 4 17 14 8 42 85

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021: Salary & Job Profile

SBI Clerk Salary 2021:

The official SBI Clerk 2021 notification will be released on the official website of SBI. Candidates may get the detailed salary structure and other benefits offered by SBI after the notification is released.

As per the current structure, the SBI Clerk salary pay scale is 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230-1310/131450.

The basic pay for Junior Associate SBI Salary is Rs.13,075 and the take home Salary for SBI Clerk is between Rs.20,000 to Rs.22,000.

SBI Clerk 2021: Salary structure
SBI Clerk Salary 2021: Basic Pay Initial Salary: Rs.13075/-

Salary after 1st Increment- Rs.13730/-

Salary after 2nd Increment-Rs.16175/-

Salary after 3rd Increment- Rs.20095/-

Salary after 4th Increment- Rs.28110/-

Salary after 5th increment- Rs30230/-

Salary after 6th increment- Rs31450/-
Dearness Allowance Based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI)
House Accommodation Depends on the place of posting/transferlocation.

Note: The SBI Clerk’s Salary varies depending upon the city he/she has been transferred to. The SBI Clerk Salary consists of various allowances such as furniture allowance, telephone bills reimbursements, Dearness allowance, City allowance, Medical insurance, travel allowance and many more. Considering these allowances, the starting salary of SBI Clerk in Mumbai city becomes approximately Rs 26,000 per month.

SBI Clerk 2021: Job Profile

The roles and responsibilities of a SBI Clerk are mentioned below:

• The SBI Clerk is responsible for opening bank accounts, processing transactions related to RTGS/NEFT, issuing DDs, transferring amounts through different payment modes, handling cheque book requests, etc.

• Responsible for handling cash counters.

• Deal with customers and resolve their concerns.

• Can be required to assist their Managers/seniors.

• Helping customers in documentation work

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021: Eligibility Criteria

The SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2021 are explained below. Please go through it before applying for the exam.


The candidate must be either:
A Citizen of India, A Subject of Nepal, A Subject of Bhutan, A Tibetan Refugee, or A person of Indian origin who had migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of settling in India permanently.

Age Limit

The minimum age required for a candidate to apply for the SBI Clerk 2021 examination is 20 years old but not more than 28 years old. The detailed rules/criteria related to age limit shall be declared after the announcement of Official Notification.

Apart from this, there is category wise age relaxation for candidates as per the government rules/guidelines,

S.No Category Upper Age Limit
1 SC/ST 33 Years
2 OBC 31 Years
3 Person with Disabilities (General) 38 Years
4 Person with Disabilities (SC/ST) 43 Years
5 Person with Disabilities (OBC) 41 Years
6 Jammu & Kashmir Migrants 33 Years
7 Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen The actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years
8 years for disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST subject to a max. age of 50 years.
8 Widows, Divorced, Women (No Married) GEN – 35 Years
OBC – 38 Years
SC/ST – 40 Years
7 years (subject to the maximum age limit of 35 years for General/EWS, 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/ST candidates)
Educational Qualification

1. Candidates applying for SBI Clerk 2021 must hold a valid degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

2. Those candidates who are in their final year/semester of Graduation may also apply subject to the condition that, in case if they are provisionally selected, they would have to produce the proof passing the graduation examination at the time of joining.

3. Matriculate Ex-servicemen, who have the Indian Army Special Certificate of Education or any other corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force, after having completed at least 15 years of service in the Armed Forces of the Union are also eligible for the post of SBI Clerk 2021.

Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is required for the SBI Clerk exam.