SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021: The SBI Clerk Prelims Result and SBI Clerk Mains admit has been released on September 21, 2021. Candidates who have cleared the cutoff scores in the SBI Clerk prelims exam can attend the mains exam which will be held on October 1 and 17.
The preliminary exam was conducted on 10, 11, 12, 13 July 2021. The bank conducts the SBI Clerk exam every year to recruit candidates for the post of Junior Associates (Customer Associates & Sales). The SBI Clerk exam is divided into two stages: the preliminary exam followed by the mains exam.
In this article, we will be providing complete information regarding the SBI Clerk 2021 exam. In addition, details about SBI Clerk notification, exam dates, exam pattern, preparation tips, and syllabus are also discussed.
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SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021 Overview
The bank is growing tremendously and has added thousands of employees in the last few years. The total workforce is around 2.45 lakh working in more than 10,000+ branches throughout the country. Among the total staff, the percentage of Officers, Associates and Subordinate staff is 44.28%, 41.03% and 14.69% respectively.
The candidates selected for the post of Junior Associates get a chance to be the face of the organisation, helping the customers resolve their problems and driving the bank’s growth. Being the most renowned bank in India with a history of over 100 years, lakhs of aspirants attempt the SBI Clerk prelims exam every year. Therefore, the exam is highly competitive.
The bank released the official notification for the recruitment of 5454 Junior Associates on 26 April 2021 on its official website. SBI Clerk notification provides the details regarding the state-wise and category-wise vacancies, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, the application process, exam centres, etc. The SBI Clerk exam overview and important events are tabulated below.
|Exam Conducting Body||The State Bank of India|
|Purpose Of Exam||To recruit candidates for the position of Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales)|
|Frequency of Exam||Once in a year|
|SBI Clerk 2021 Notification||26 April 2021|
|SBI Clerk Exam Registration Start Date||27 April 2021|
|Application Closing Date||20 May 2021|
|Pre-Exam Training (PET) Call Letter||28 May 2021|
|Pre-Exam Training Dates||June 2021|
|SBI Clerk Prelims Admit Card||29 June 2021|
|SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Date||10 July|
|SBI Clerk Prelims Result 2021||September 21, 2021|
|SBI Clerk Mains Admit Card||September 21, 2021|
|SBI Clerk Mains Exam Date||October 1 and 17, 2021|
|SBI Clerk 2021 Result||To Be Announced Soon|
|Mode of Exam||SBI Clerk Prelims (Online|
SBI Clerk Mains (Online)
|Job Location||PAN India|
|SBI Clerk Admit Card||SBI Clerk Result|
|SBI Clerk Exam Analysis||SBI Clerk Result Hindi|
|SBI Clerk Exam Date||SBI Clerk Salary|
|SBI Clerk Mains Result||SBI Clerk Mock Test|
|SBI Clerk Syllabus||SBI Clerk Exam Pattern|
SBI Clerk 2021 Vacancy
The bank has announced the vacancies for SBI Clerk 2021 in its official notification. The total number of vacancies being rolled out for the posts of Junior Associated is 5454, out of which 5000 vacancies are for the regular posts and 237 for backlog posts. The number had decreased substantially from the previous year when the bank had announced more than 8000 vacancies throughout the country. Candidates can check state/ UT wise and circle wise vacancies below.
SBI Clerk 2021 Regular Vacancies
|Daman & Diu||Gujarati||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Hindi/Urdu||0||1||3||1||7||12|
SBI Clerk 2021 Special Recruitment Drive
Applicants applying under the special recruitment drive will be posted only to the states and areas mentioned in the below table. Please be careful while filling the application form online, as changes will not be considered later by the bank.
|Leh and Kargil Valley||Urdu/Ladakhi/Dogri||1||1||4||1||8||15|
|Dibang Valley, Tawang, etc.||English||0||4||0||1||5||10|
SBI Vacancies: Backlog
Applicants can check out the complete details from SBI Clerk Notification 2021
SBI Clerk Salary
The SBI Clerk Salary as per the official notification is Rs.17900-1000/3-20900-1230/3-24590-1490/4-30550-1730/7-42600-3270/1-45930-1990/1-47920. The allowances may vary as per the posting location of the applicant.
|Starting Basic Pay||Rs. 19,900 (Rs.17900/- plus two advance increments admissible to graduates)|
|SBI Clerk Salary in Metro Cities like Mumbai||Approx. 29,000 (Inclusive of DA) rupees|
|SBI Clerk Salary In Hand||Ranges from 26,000 to 29,000 rupees|
|SBI Clerk Allowances||DA, HRA, TA, Special Allowance, Medical allowance, etc.|
SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021: Eligibility Criteria
Candidates applying for the SBI Clerk 2021 recruitment exam must check the eligibility criteria beforehand. The complete details of the criteria were released on the official website of the exam. The general eligibility guidelines released for the exam application are as follows.
- A citizen of India, or
- A subject of Nepal, Bhutan, or
- A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1 January 1962, intending to settle in India permanently, or
- A person of Indian origin migrated from either/or Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Uganda, East African countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Zambia, Malawi, and Zaire to permanently settle in India.
- The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university.
- Candidates with a dual degree (DD) certificate are also eligible to apply
- Candidates pursuing their final year/ semester of graduation can also apply for the exam provided they can produce proof of passing the examination at the time of document verification.
SBI Clerk Age Limit
As of 01 April 2021, the minimum and maximum age of the applicant can be 20 years and 28 years, i.e. candidates must have been born not earlier than 02 April 1993 and not later than 01 April 2001 (inclusive of both the dates).
The bank provides age relaxation for the reserved category candidates. Detailed information is tabulated below.
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)||03 years|
|PWD (General)||10 years|
|PWD (SC/ST)||15 years|
|PWD (OBC)||13 years|
|Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen||The actual period of service rendered in defence services should be more than three years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a max. Age of 50 years.|
|Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried.||07 years (subject to the maximum age limit of 35 years for General/ EWS, 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/candidates).|
Applicants can check out the complete details from SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria
SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021: Application Process
The application process started on 27 April 2021 has now been concluded, and the dates for the SBI Clerk Prelims Exam are awaited. Applicants can download the admit cards upon the release of the notification by the bank.
Please note that the steps mentioned below were followed when registering for the SBI Clerk.
Steps to Apply for SBI Clerk exam
Step 1. Visit the official careers website of the state bank of India- sbi.co.in/careers
Step 2. Look for the latest announcements on the page and check the Recruitment of Junior Associates notice in the announcements section.
Step 3. Click on apply online to start the registration process.
Step 4. On the new web page, click on “Click here for new registration”.
Step 5. Enter the basic details like name, mobile number, email address, date of birth.
Step 6. After successful submission of the information, the system will generate a provisional registration id and password. Candidates must take note of that for further processing. The details will also be forwarded to the registered email and mobile number.
Step 7. Login to the portal using the credentials provided by the system.
Step 8. The system will for academic, personal, and other details. Please fill in carefully.
Step 9. Upload the scanned copies of the photograph, left thumb impression, handwritten declaration, and signature.
Step 10. Select the exam centre and proceed to the application payment fee using a debit card/ credit card/ internet banking.
Step 11. After successful payment, an e-receipt and application form with fee details will appear on the screen.
SBI Clerk Application Fee
The SBI Clerk registration fee for different categories of applicants is tabled below.
|Categories||Fee/ Intimation Charges|
|General/ OBC/ EWS||Rs. 750|
|SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS/DXS||Nil|
The application fee can be paid only in online mode through Credit/Debit Cards and Net Banking. An e-receipt will be generated after the successful payment. This will act as proof (if required in the future).
Note: The application fee once paid will not be refunded in any case.
SBI Clerk Selection Process
SBI Clerk Exam is highly competitive as millions of candidates appear for the exam. In the year 2020, around 16 lakh students appeared from the SBI Clerk exam for approx. 8000 vacancies. Therefore, the candidates need to have a thorough understanding of the SBI Clerk selection process as it will assist in devising the strategy for scoring higher marks in all the exam phases.
We have clarified the complete selection process below to help the candidates in planning their study schedule.
Stage 1: SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam
The first stage of the recruitment process is an online exam consisting of multiple-choice objective questions from the English language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability. The candidates clearing the cut off of the prelims exam are called out for the second phase of the exam. As per the official notification, the bank shortlisted applicants (approx. 10 times the number of vacancies) for the mains exam.
- The prelims exam is in the language opted by the candidates
- A negative marking of 1/4th of the mark assigned to the question is levied for each wrong answer filled in by the candidate.
Stage 2: SBI Clerk Mains Exam
The second stage of the exam is an online objective exam with multiple-choice questions from General/ Financial awareness, general English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude. Candidates must work hard to get higher marks in the mains exam as it will be considered for merit listing.
Final result: Based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the SBI Clerk Mains exam, the bank prepares a merit list shortlisting the candidates for final allocation. The allotment of posts to the candidates is done based on the preferences selected by the candidates at the time of application.
Pre Examination Training (PET)
The bank provides pre-examination training to the candidates falling under SC/ST/XS/ Religious Minorities in accordance with the central government guidelines. The candidates who wish to apply for the training have to select this facility at the application process time. The call letter for the PET is published on the website, and candidates have to use their registration number and password to download the document to appear for the training.
As per the official notification, the pre-examination training was conducted from June 1, 2021, for the candidates who have opted for the same.
SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021: Result
SBI Clerk Result for Prelims and Mains will be declared separately after the culmination of both exams. It will be issued on the SBI official website. In order to view and download the result, candidates will have to log in to their account using their Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth.
SBI Clerk Cut Off
Around 20 lakh students appear for the SBI Clerk exam making it one of the competitive exams in the country. Thus, it is essential for the students to understand the minimum marks required to score in the different phases of the exam to be eligible for the merit listing. It will further help the students in structuring or altering their study plan to achieve the cut off marks.
The SBI Clerk cut off is based on the following factors:
- The number of vacancies rolled out by the bank
- The difficulty of the exam set up by the examiner
- The number of applicants appearing for the different phases of the exam
SBI Clerk Prelims 2021 Expected Cut Off
We have created a tentative cut off for the SBI Clerk Prelims 2021 exam based on the previous years’ trend.
SBI Clerk Previous Year Cut Off
We have gathered the state-wise data for the SBI clerk previous year cut off. The details are tabulated below.
SBI Clerk Mains Cut Off 2020
SBI Clerk Prelims Cut Off 2020
|State Name||SBI Clerk Cut Off|
SBI Clerk Admit Card
State Bank of India has released the SBI Cler admit card for the mains exam on September 21, 2021. Admit card is a document used by the examiners at the exam centre to verify the applicant’s details. The SBI Clerk admit card is released on the official website by the bank on 29 June 2021. The procedure for downloading the SBI Clerk Admit Card 2021 is as follows.
- Visit the careers page of the state bank of India- sbi.co.in/web/careers/current-openings.
- Click on Recruitment of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) on the web page.
- Select Admit Card from the drop-down menu.
- Login using the registration number/ roll no and password/ date of birth.
- After login, admit cards pop up on the screen.
- Download the SBI Clerk hall ticket and take a printout.
Please note the admit cards are released separately for all the exam phases, and without submitting the admit card, entry is not allowed in the exam centre.
SBI Clerk Exam Pattern
Applicants preparing for the SBI Clerk exam should have a sound understanding of the SBI Clerk exam pattern to achieve the desired score in both prelims and mains exams. The SBI Clerk notification 2021 highlights the exam pattern in detail for the applicants to plan their preparation accordingly. We are providing a detailed view of the pattern for students to be successful in their preparation.
SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern
- SBI Clerk prelims is an objective exam with multiple-choice questions from three sections.
- The total time duration to complete the exam is one hour.
- Candidates have to attempt 100 questions
- Each question carry one mark
- There is no sectional time limit specified by the authorities.
- A negative marking of 1/4th of the mark assigned to the question is levied for each wrongly answered question.
|Exam Sections||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern
- SBI Clerk Mains is an objective exam with multiple-choice questions from four sections.
- The total time duration set up by the exam board is 2 hours and 40 minutes.
- The sectional time limit is mentioned in the below table.
- Expect the General English section; all other sections will be bilingual, i.e. Hindi & English.
- The marks obtained in the mains exam are used for the preparation of the merit list.
- A negative marking of 1/4th of the mark assigned to the question is levied for each wrongly answered question.
- Candidates have to clear the sectional cut off and overall cut off to qualify for the final selection.
|Exam Sections||Number Of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|General/Financial Awareness||50||50||35 Minutes|
|General English||40||40||35 Minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 Minutes|
|Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 Minutes|
|Total||190||200||2 Hours 40 Minutes|
SBI Clerk Syllabus
The exam authorities set up the SBI Clerk syllabus for the exam, and any applicant preparing for the exam should have a thorough understanding of the exam pattern and syllabus. The first step towards effective preparation is contemplating the topics to be covered and preparing a study schedule as per the timeframe.
SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus
The syllabus for the first phase of the exam is tabled below.
|Exam Section||SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus|
|Reasoning Ability||The exam section will test the logical reasoning and analytical ability of the candidates from the following topics.|
Puzzles & Seating ArrangementsDirection SenseBlood-RelationSyllogismOrder and RankingCoding-DecodingMachine Input-OutputInequalitiesAlpha-Numeric-Symbol SeriesAlphabet Related Questions
|Numerical Ability||The exam section will test the arithmetic and numerical ability of the candidates from the following topics.|
SimplificationProfit & LossMixtures & AlligationsSimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesWork & TimeTime & DistanceMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereData InterpretationRatio & Proportion, PercentageNumber SystemsSequence & SeriesPermutation, Combination & Probability
|English Language||The exam section will test the basic English language skills of the candidates from the following topics.|
Reading comprehensionFillers (Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers)Cloze TestPhrase ReplacementOdd Sentence Out cum Para JumblesInferenceSentence CompletionConnectorsParagraph ConclusionPhrasal Verb Related QuestionsError Detection QuestionsWord usage/ Vocab Based Questions
SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus
The syllabus for the second phase of the exam is tabled below.
|Exam Section||SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Exam questions can be framed from the below topics.|
SimplificationNumber SeriesData SufficiencyData InterpretationQuadratic EquationTime & Distance, WorkPartnershipProfit & LossSimple and Compound InterestMixture and AllegationsRatio & Proportion, Averages, Percentages
|General English||Exam questions can be framed from the below topics.|
Reading comprehension, including Synonyms and AntonymsSentence rearrangement or Para jumblesSentence Correction/ Error FindingSpell ChecksFillersCloze Test
|Reasoning Ability||Exam questions can be framed from the below topics.|
SyllogismBlood RelationDirection SenseInequalitiesPuzzlesCoding-DecodingRankingStatement and Assumptions
|General/ Financial Awareness||Exam questions can be framed from the below topics.|
Current Affairs- Latest events in the banking industry, government schemes, books and authors, latest appointments.
Static GK country-capital, country-currency, headquarters of financial organisations (of insurance companies), constituencies of ministers etc.Banking/Financial termsStatic AwarenessBanking and Financial Awareness
|Computer Aptitude||Exam questions can be framed from the below topics.|
Basics of Computer: Hardware, Software, Generation of ComputersDBMSNetworkingInternetMS OfficeInput-Output DevicesImportant Abbreviations
SBI Clerk Mock Tests
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Best Books for SBI Clerk
As the number of applicants is increasing every year for the banking exams, the competition has become fierce. Thus, aspirants need to prepare better and strategically to be successful in cut-throat competition. One of the most important SBI Clerk preparation tips is to understand the study material as it forms the foundation of the student’s preparation and to help with that, we are providing a list of books that will help the students in preparation.
|Quantitative Aptitude||Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Agarwal|
Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning by R V Praveen
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum by Arihant Publication
|Reasoning Ability Books||Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical – for Competitive Examinations by Dipak Kumar|
Analytical Reasoning and Logical reasoning by Arihant Publication
A modern approach to reasoning ability by S. Chand
Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma
|English Language Books||Advanced English Grammar with Answers by Martin Hewings|
English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
|General Awareness Books||India Year Book by Publications Department, Government of India|
Banking Awareness by B.K.Raut and S.R. Behera
SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021: FAQs
Here, we have enlisted the frequently asked questions related to the SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021. Candidates must check these questions and answers for a better understanding of the subject.
|Q. When will the SBI Clerk admit card be released?|
A. SBI has released the SBI Clerk Mains exam admit card on September 21, 2021.
|Q. What is a special recruitment drive in SBI Clerk?|
A. The bank launched a special recruitment drive in which the candidates are selected for some specific locations. The following locations are considered for special drive inSBI Clerk 2021.
1. Kashmir Valley
2. Leh & Kargil Valley
3. Dibang Valley, Tawang etc.
|Q. When will the SBI Clerk results be declared?|
A. Once the SBI Clerk Mains exam is concluded, the bank will release the result on its official website.
|Q. Are there any fixed number of attempts for the SBI Clerk exam?|
A. No, there is no fixed number of attempts for the exam.
|Q. What is the age limit for the SBI Clerk 2021 exam?|
A. The applicant should be between 20 to 28 years of age.
|Q. When will the SBI Clerk Prelims exam be conducted?|
A. The conducted body has released the SBI Clerk Prelims exam dates on its official website. The exam is scheduled to be held on July 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2021. The admit card for the same has already been issued.
We strongly believe that your SBI Clerk preparation will become effective once you understand SBI Clerk Exam Pattern and analyze them. A careful analysis will help you understand your weak areas and you can work on them to improve yourself. Make the best possible use of these free mock tests and do well in the exam.
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