SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021: Notification, Exam Pattern, Vacancy

Sbi Clerk Exam Junior Associates

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021: SBI Clerk Exam is conducted by the State Bank of India to recruit candidates for the post of Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) in its different branches across the country. SBI Clerks (Junior Associates) are responsible for all client interactions and related operations. Candidates who are recruited as SBI Junior Associates (Clerks) are designated as cashiers, depositors, and other such posts in a particular SBI Bank branch. SBI Clerk is one of the most sought-after bank exams today. In this article, we’ll talk about SBI Clerk 2021 Notification, Exam Date, Online Application, Vacancy, Exam Pattern, Syllabus & more.

SBI Clerk 2021 Notification

The SBI Clerk Notification 2021 for Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) has been released by the State Bank of India on April 26, 2021. The notification is updated below post the release of the official notification at the official website of SBI i.e. http://sbi.co.in.

SBI Clerk Exam Date 2021

SBI Clerk exam date 2021 has been postponed by the State Bank of India (SBI) due to a surge in Covid-19 cases in India. The Preliminary examination was scheduled to be held in the month of June 2021, while the main examination will be conducted on July 31, 2021. The New Schedule will be released soon. Let’s have a look at the important dates for SBI Clerk 2021 examination.

Events New Dates
SBI Clerk Notification April 26, 2021
Start of Online Application April 27, 2021
Online Application Close May 17, 2021

May 20, 2021

PET Call Letter May 28, 2021
Pre-Exam Training From June 1, 2021
Prelims Admit Card —–
SBI Clerk Exam Date (Preliminary) June 2021 Postponed
Prelims Result —–
Mains Admit Card July 17, 2021
SBI Clerk Exam Date (Mains) July 31, 2021

SBI Clerk Vacancy

As per the SBI Clerk 2021 notification, SBI has released 5454 vacancies for SBI Clerk 2021 exam, out of which 5000 vacancies have been announced for regular posts and 237 for Backlog posts. Last Year, the State Bank of India had introduced 8000 Vacancies. You can check the State/UT wise vacancy details for SBI Clerk 2021 exam are in the table below

SBI Clerk Vacancy: Regular Vacancies

Regular Vacancies
State Language SC ST OBC EWS GEN Total
Gujarat Gujarati 63 135 243 90 371 902
Daman & Diu Gujarati 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andhra Pradesh Telugu/ Urdu 0 0 0 0 0 0
Karnataka Kannada 64 28 108 40 160 400
Madhya Pradesh Hindi 11 15 11 07 34 78
Chhattisgarh Hindi 14 38 7 12 49 120
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
Odisha Odia 12 16 9 7 31 75
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
Tamil Nadu Tamil 89 4 127 47 206 473
Pondicherry Tamil 0 0 0 0 2 2
Delhi Hindi 12 6 21 8 33 80
Uttarakhand Hindi 12 2 9 7 40 70
Haryana Hindi/ Punjabi 20 0 29 11 50 110
Telangana Telgu/ Urdu 44 19 74 27 111 275
Rajasthan Hindi 29 22 35 17 72 175
Kerala Malyalam 9 0 26 9 53 97
Lakshadweep Malyalam 0 1 0 0 2 3
Uttar Pradesh Hindi/ Urdu 73 3 94 35 145 350
Maharashtra Marathi 63 56 172 63 286 640
Goa Konkani 0 1 1 1 7 10
Assam Assamese /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 1 0 1 5 10
Tripura Bengali/ Kokboro k 3 5 0 1 10 19
Bihar Hindi/ Urdu 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jharkhand Hindi/ Santhali 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 722 423 1181 480 2109 4915

SBI Clerk Vacancy: Special Recruitment Drive

State Language SC ST OBC EWS GEN Total
Kashmir Valley Urdu/Ka shmiri/Dogri 3 4 10 4 19 40
Leh & Kargil Valley Urdu/ Ladakhi/ Dogri 1 1 4 1 8 15
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 726 440 1195 488 2151 5000

SBI Clerk Vacancy: Backlog

SC/ST/OBC 121
PwD 96
Xs 237
Total 454

SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria

There are two main criteria that a candidate should fulfil to be eligible for SBI Clerk 2021 exam.

Educational Qualifications: (As on 16-08-2021) He/she must hold a valid degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

Age Limit: (As on 01-04-2021) Age of the candidate should not be below 20 years and not above 28 years as of 01.04.2021, i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02-04-1993 and no later than 01-04-2001 (both days inclusive).

Age Relaxation:

Serial 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 remarried) GEN- 35 years
OBC- 38 years
SC/ST- 40 years

SBI Clerk 2021 Application Fee

The application fee for SBI Clerk Exam is Rs. 750/- for the General category and NIL for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD category. The application fee must be paid online Only.

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD NIL
2 General/OBC/EWS Rs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI Clerk Salary

The pay scale of SBI Clerk is Rs.17900-1000/3-20900-1230/3-24590-1490/4-30550-1730/7-42600-3270/1-45930-1990/1-47920.

The above means that an SBI Clerk will have a starting salary of 17900 with a yearly increment of 1000 for 3 years. After 3 years, you will be receiving a salary of 20900 with a yearly increment of 1230 for 3 years. You can interpret the payscale detail further. The maximum salary that can be reached is 47920. DA is included separately.

Apart from Salary an SBI Clerk is also entitled to other benefits and allowances such as Dearness Allowance, Travel Allowance, Provident Fund, Pension Scheme, Medical Leave, etc.

SBI Junior Associates 2021 Selection Procedure

SBI Clerk Selection Procedure consists of two phases that a candidate should pass. They are Prelims Exam and Mains exam. It is compulsory for all candidates to clear both phases of the exam.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2021

We shall see the detailed exam pattern of SBI Clerk Prelims and Mains examinations so that we have a clear idea of the task ahead. As per the official notification released by SBI “No minimum qualifying marks for individual subjects are prescribed”. Thus, there will not be any sectional cut-off for this year’s SBI Junior Associates Recruitment’s Online Examination. However, the criteria solely lie within the hands of the organization.

SBI Junior Associates Preliminary Exam Pattern

Serial No. Section No. of Question Total Marks 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

SBI Junior Associates Main Exam Pattern

Serial No. Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1 General Awareness / Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
2 General English 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

There will be NEGATIVE MARKS for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th of the mark assigned for the question will be deducted for each wrong answer.

SBI Clerk Syllabus

Prelims Syllabus

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam focuses on your English, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability. You can check the below table for a detailed list of topics that come under these subjects.

English Language Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability
Vocabulary – Simplification – Arrangement & Pattern
Synonyms & Antonyms – Number Series – Analogy
Word Formation – Average – Classification
Sentence Completion – Interest – Mathematical Inequalities
Passage completion – Mensuration – Directions & Distances
Error spotting – Percentage – Coding & Decoding
sentence correction – Ratio & Proportion – Blood Relations
passage correction – Algebra – Order & Ranking
Cloze test – Time, Speed & Distance – Coded Inequalities
Deriving conclusions – Data Interpretation – Syllogisms
Grammar – Time & Work – Input-Output
Idioms – Permutation & Combination – Data Sufficiency
Phrases – Mixture Problems – Series
– Probability – Circular Sitting Arrangement
– Number System – Linear Sitting Arrangement
– Data Sufficiency – Double Line Up
– Scheduling
– Grouping & Selection
– Verbal Reasoning

Mains Syllabus

There are 4 papers

  1. General / Financial Awareness
  2. General English
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

English, Quantitative Aptitude & Reasoning Syllabus is in the above table.

General / Financial Awareness

In this paper, You will be tested on Current affairs, Concepts related to Banking, Economy, and Insurance.

Current Affairs Topics

  • Current events of National and International importance.
  • Latest govt schemes
  • Latest Developments in Science and Technology
  • Awards and Honours
  • Sports

Computer Ability Topics

  • Basic Operating System concepts
  • Computer Hardware
  • Shortcut Keys
  • MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access)
  • Internet & Networks
  • Basic Security Concepts

SBI Clerk Pre-Exam Training

SBI may arrange pre-examination training at certain centres for SC/ST/XS/ Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by the Government of India. Candidates belonging to these categories who desire to avail themselves of such training at their own cost may indicate to that effect against relevant column while applying online.

As per the SBI Clerk notification 2021, the SBI pre-examination training is expected to be held in the month of June 2021. In view of the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bank may, depending on feasibility, hold the PET through physical classes OR by way of Online tools. Candidates opting for pre-examination training can download their PET call letter from May 26, 2021, onwards from SBI’s official website.

Below is an indicative list of Cities/Towns that have SBI Pre-Exam training centres:

North India South India East India West India
Agra Bangalore Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Aizwal Akola
Bareilly Coimbatore Asansol Aurangabad
Chandigarh Ernakulam Bhubaneswar Indore
Dehradun Gulbarga Berhampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Gorakhpur Hubli Dibrugarh Jabalpur
Jaipur Hyderabad Gangtok Mumbai
Kanpur Madurai Guwahati Nagpur
Lucknow Mysore Imphal Panaji (Goa)
Meerut Port Blair Itanagar Pune
NewDelhi Tirupati Kohima Raipur
Srinagar Vishakhapatnam Kolkata Vadodara
Varanasi Vijayawada Patna
Purnea
Ranchi
Sambalpur
Silchar
Siliguri
Shillong

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