SBI Clerk Recruitment 2022: Notification Out Soon- Embibe
  • Written By divya bharathi
  • Last Modified 17-06-2022
  • Written By divya bharathi
  • Last Modified 17-06-2022

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2022: Notification, Exam Dates

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2022: The State Bank of India (SBI) holds the SBI Clerk Exam to recruit candidates for the position of Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) in its various branches across the country. SBI Clerk Recruitment 2022 will be held by SBI for a total of 5000+ vacancies. Moreover, SBI is expected to release the SBI Clerk 2022 notification in May 2022. The SBI Clerk apply online link will be available on the website shortly.

The SBI Clerk Admit Card 2022 will be made available 10 to 15 days before the exam. The SBI Clerk exam is divided into two stages: the preliminary exam followed by the main & language tests. Read the entire article to have complete details on SBI Clerk 2022 exam.

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2022 Overview

The SBI is growing every year 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 organization, helping the customers resolve their problems and driving the bank’s growth. The SBI Clerk exam overview is tabulated below.

Exam Conducting BodyState Bank of India
Purpose of ExamTo recruit candidates for the position of Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales)
Frequency of ExamOnce in a year
Mode of ExamSBI Clerk Prelims (Online)
SBI Clerk Mains (Online)
Job LocationPAN India
SBI Clerk Help Desk022-22820427
Official Website

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SBI Clerk 2022 Exam Date

The dates for the SBI Clerk 2022 exam will be announced along with the official notification, and we will update the table below accordingly.

EventsSBI Clerk 2022 Dates
SBI Clerk Recruitment 2022 NotificationMay 2022
Start of SBI Clerk Online ApplicationTo be Notified
SBI Clerk Online Application ClosesTo be Notified
Pre-Exam TrainingTo be Notified
SBI Clerk Prelims Admit CardTo be Notified
SBI Clerk Exam Date (Preliminary)To be Notified
SBI Clerk Prelims ResultTo be Notified
SBI Clerk Mains Admit CardTo be Notified
SBI Clerk Exam Date (Mains)To be Notified

To get an idea of the probable exam dates, let us take a look at the SBI Clerk 2021 exam dates for reference.

SBI Clerk 2021 Notification Release DateApril 26, 2021
Application Process Commencement DateApril 27, 2021
Deadline to fill application formMay 17, 2021
Prelims Admit Card Release DateJune 2021
SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021 Phase-I Exam DateJune 2021
Prelims Result DeclarationJuly 2021
Mains Admit Card Release DateJune 2021
SBI Clerk Exam Date (Mains)July 31, 2021
Declaration of Final ResultTo be announced later

SBI Clerk Vacancy 2022

The SBI Clerk vacancy 2022 will be released along with the SBI Clerk 2022 notification. Candidates can check state/ UT wise and circle wise SBI Clerk vacancy 2021 below:

SBI Clerk 2021 Regular Vacancies

State LanguageSCST OBC EWS GEN Total 
GujaratGujarati 63 135 243 90 371 902 
Daman & DiuGujarati
Andhra PradeshTelugu/Urdu 
KarnatakaKannada 64 28 108 40 160 400 
Madhya PradeshHindi 11 15 11 07 34 78 
ChhattisgarhHindi 14 38 12 49 120 
West BengalBengali/Nepali 62 13 60 27 111 273 
A&N IslandsHindi/English 15 
SikkimNepali/English 12 
OdishaOdia 12 16 31 75 
Jammu and KashmirHindi/Urdu 12 
Ladakh Ladakhi/Urdu/Dogri 
Himachal PradeshHindi 45 36 18 74 180 
ChandigarhPunjabi/Hindi 15 
PunjabPunjabi/Hindi85 61 29 120 295 
Tamil Nadu Tamil89 127 47 206 473 
DelhiHindi12 21 33 80 
UttarakhandHindi 12 40 70 
HaryanaHindi/Punjabi 20 29 11 50 110 
TelanganaTelugu/Urdu 44 19 74 27 111 275 
RajasthanHindi29 22 35 17 72 175 
KeralaMalayalam 26 53 97 
Uttar PradeshHindi/Urdu 73 94 35 145 350 
Maharashtra Marathi 63 56 172 63 286 640 
GoaKonkani 10 
AssamAssamese/Bengali/Bodo 10 17 40 14 68 149 
Arunachal PradeshEnglish 15 
ManipurManipuri 18 
MeghalayaEnglish/Garo/Khasi 14 
MizoramMizo 20 
Nagaland English 10 
TripuraBengali/Kokborok 10 19 
BiharHindi/Urdu 0
Jharkhand Hindi/Santhali  0
Total  722423 1181 480 2109 4915 

SBI Clerk Recruitment 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.

Kashmir ValleyUrdu/Kashmiri/Dogri341041940
Leh and Kargil ValleyUrdu/Ladakhi/Dogri1141815
Dibang Valley, Tawang, etc.English0401510
MokokchungAo (Naga)0401510

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SBI Backlog Vacancies


Applicants can check out the complete details from SBI Clerk Recruitment 2022 notification here.

SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria

Before clicking on the SBI Clerk Recruitment 2022 apply online link on the website, candidates 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.

Educational Qualification

  • 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.

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Age Limit

The minimum and maximum age of the applicant can be 20 years and 28 years, respectively. 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.

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST05 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC)03 years
PWD (General)10 years
PWD (SC/ST)15 years
PWD (OBC)13 years
Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-ServicemenThe 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 Application Process

Please note that the steps mentioned below should be followed when registering for the SBI Clerk 2022.

Steps to Apply for SBI Clerk exam

1st Step: Visit the official careers website of the state bank of India-
2nd Step: Look for the latest announcements on the page and check the Recruitment of Junior Associates notice in the announcements section.
3rd Step: Click on apply online to start the registration process.
4th Step: On the new web page, click on “Click here for new registration”.
5th Step: Enter the basic details like name, mobile number, email address, date of birth.
6th Step: 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.
7th Step: Login to the portal using the credentials provided by the system.
8th Step: The system will for academic, personal, and other details. Please fill in carefully.
9th Step: Upload the scanned copies of the photograph, left thumb impression, handwritten declaration, and signature.
10th Step: Select the exam centre and proceed to the application payment fee using a debit card/ credit card/ internet banking.
11th Step: 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.

CategoriesFee/ Intimation Charges
General/ OBC/ EWS Rs. 750

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 previous year, 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 SBI clerk 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.


  1. The prelims exam is in the language opted by the candidates
  2. 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. 

SBI Clerk 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.

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 2022 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

  1. SBI Clerk prelims is an objective exam with multiple-choice questions from three sections.
  2. The total time duration to complete the exam is one hour.
  3. Candidates have to attempt 100 questions
  4. Each question carry one mark 
  5. There is no sectional time limit specified by the authorities.
  6. 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
English Language3030
Numerical Ability3535
Reasoning Ability3535
Total 100100

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

  1. SBI Clerk Mains is an objective exam with multiple-choice questions from four sections.
  2. The total time duration set up by the exam board is 2 hours and 40 minutes.
  3. The sectional time limit is mentioned in the below table.
  4. Expect the General English section; all other sections will be bilingual, i.e. Hindi & English.
  5. The marks obtained in the mains exam are used for the preparation of the merit list.
  6. A negative marking of 1/4th of the mark assigned to the question is levied for each wrongly answered question.
  7. Candidates have to clear the sectional cut off and overall cut off to qualify for the final selection.
Exam Sections Number Of QuestionsMaximum  MarksDuration
General/Financial Awareness505035 Minutes
General English404035 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 Minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 Minutes
Total1902002 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 SectionSBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus
Reasoning AbilityThe exam section will test the logical reasoning and analytical ability of the candidates from the following topics.
Puzzles & Seating Arrangements, Direction Sense, Blood-Relation, Syllogism, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series, Alphabet Related Questions
Numerical AbilityThe exam section will test the arithmetic and numerical ability of the candidates from the following topics.
Simplification, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Alligations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Surds & Indices, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Data Interpretation, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Number Systems, Sequence & Series, Permutation, Combination & Probability
English LanguageThe exam section will test the basic English language skills of the candidates from the following topics.
Reading comprehension, Fillers (Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers)Cloze Test, Phrase Replacement, Odd Sentence Out cum Para Jumbles, Inference, Sentence Completion, Connectors, Paragraph Conclusion, Phrasal Verb Related Questions, Error Detection Questions, Word usage/ Vocab Based Questions

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus

The syllabus for the second phase of the exam is tabled below.

Exam SectionSBI Clerk Mains Syllabus
Quantitative AptitudeExam questions can be framed from the below topics.
Simplification, Number Series, Data Sufficiency, Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equation, Time & Distance, Time & Work, Partnership. Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Mixture and Allegations, Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Percentages
General EnglishExam questions can be framed from the below topics.
Reading comprehension, including Synonyms and Antonyms, Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles, Sentence Correction/ Error Finding, Spell Checks, Fillers, Cloze Test
Reasoning AbilityExam questions can be framed from the below topics.
Syllogism, Blood Relation, Direction Sense, Inequalities, Puzzles, Coding-Decoding, Ranking, Statement and Assumptions
General/ Financial AwarenessExam 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 terms, Static Awareness, Banking and Financial Awareness
Computer AptitudeExam questions can be framed from the below topics.
Basics of Computer: Hardware, Software, Generation of Computers, DBMS, Networking, Internet, MS Office, Input-Output Devices, Important Abbreviations

SBI Clerk Admit Card

Admit card is a document used by the examiners at the exam centre to verify the applicant’s details. The SBI Clerk admit card will be released on the official website by the bank. The procedure for downloading the SBI Clerk Admit Card 2022 is as follows.

  1. Visit the careers page of the state bank of India-
  2. Click on Recruitment of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) on the web page.
  3. Select Admit Card from the drop-down menu.
  4. Login using the registration number/ roll no and password/ date of birth.
  5. After login, admit cards pop up on the screen.
  6. 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 Mock Tests

The State Bank of India conducts the Clerk cadre exam every year, giving millions of candidates a chance to be a part of the prestigious banking industry. Aspirants preparing for the examination have to undergo tough competition and need to channel the preparation process to succeed in all the exam phases. 

We at, provide SBI Clerk mock tests created on the updated syllabus and the latest exam pattern to help the applicants prepare. The test will help the students understand their current preparation status, areas of improvement, and core strengths and weaknesses. The tests are designed by subject matter experts who have years of experience in the industry and have helped thousands of students get their ideal score.

Best Books for SBI Clerk Exam

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 AptitudeQuantitative Aptitude by R.S. Agarwal

Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning by R V Praveen

Quantitative Aptitude Quantum by Arihant Publication
Reasoning Ability BooksReasoning 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 BooksAdvanced English Grammar with Answers by Martin Hewings

English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
General Awareness BooksIndia Year Book by Publications Department, Government of India

Banking Awareness by B.K.Raut and S.R. Behera

SBI Clerk Result

The 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 cutoff is based on the following factors:

  1. The number of vacancies rolled out by the bank
  2. The difficulty of the exam set up by the examiner
  3. The number of applicants appearing for the different phases of the exam

SBI Clerk Prelims Expected Cut Off

We have created a tentative cut off for the SBI Clerk Prelims 2022 exam based on the previous years’ trend. 

CategoryExpected Cut-off

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 2021

State NameGeneralOBCSCSTEWS
Uttar Pradesh90.257864.2582.25
Madhya Pradesh89.2581.5
West Bengal86.7569.2565.56070.75
Andhra Pradesh88.7583.75
Tamil Nadu92.2589.7574.7560.7572.25
Himachal Pradesh87.257267.569

SBI Clerk Prelims Cut-off 2021

State NameSBI Clerk Cut-off
Uttar Pradesh71
Madhya Pradesh68.75
West Bengal67.5
Andhra Pradesh68
Tamil Nadu62
Himachal Pradesh66

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 PayRs. 19,900 (Rs.17900/- plus two advance increments admissible to graduates)
SBI Clerk Salary in Metro Cities like MumbaiApprox. 29,000 (Inclusive of DA) rupees
SBI Clerk Salary In HandRanges from 26,000 to 29,000 rupees
SBI Clerk AllowancesDA, HRA, TA, Special Allowance, Medical allowance, etc.

FAQs based on SBI Clerk Recruitment 2022

Here, we have enlisted the frequently asked questions related to the SBI Clerk Recruitment 2022. Candidates must check these questions and answers for a better understanding of the subject.

Q.1: What is the exam date for SBI Clerk 2022?
The SBI clerk recruitment 2022 exam date has not been announced yet. Stay tuned to this page for related updates.

Q.2: What is a special recruitment drive in SBI Clerk?
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 in SBI Clerk 2021:

1. Kashmir Valley
2. Leh & Kargil Valley
3. Dibang Valley, Tawang etc.
4. Tura
5. Mokokchung

Q.3: When will the SBI Clerk results be declared?
Ans: Once the SBI Clerk Mains exam is concluded, the bank will release the result on its official website.

Q.4: Are there any fixed number of attempts for the SBI Clerk exam?
Ans: No, there is no fixed number of attempts for the exam.

Q.5: What is the age limit for the SBI Clerk 2022 exam?
Ans: The applicant should be between 20 to 28 years of age.

Q.6: When will the official notification of SBI Clerk 2022 Exam to be released?
Ans: The SBI Clerk 2022 official notification is expected to release in May 2022.

Also, Check,

SBI Clerk Admit CardSBI Clerk Result
SBI Clerk Exam AnalysisSBI Clerk Result Hindi
SBI Clerk Exam DateSBI Clerk Salary
SBI Clerk Mains ResultSBI Clerk Mock Test
SBI Clerk SyllabusSBI Clerk Exam Pattern
SBI Clerk ApplicationSBI Clerk Prelims

We hope this detailed article helps you. For any query regarding this article or the exam in general, feel free to drop a comment below and we will get back to you at the earliest. Stay tuned to for related updates.

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