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.
|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|
|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
|Daman & Diu||Gujarati||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Andhra Pradesh||Telugu/ Urdu||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|West Bengal||Bengali/ Nepali||62||13||60||27||111||273|
|A&N Islands||Hindi/ English||0||1||4||1||9||15|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Urdu/ Hindi||0||1||3||1||7||12|
|Ladakh||Ladakhi/ Urdu/ Dogri||0||0||2||0||6||8|
|Uttar Pradesh||Hindi/ Urdu||73||3||94||35||145||350|
|Assam||Assamese /Bengali/ Bodo||10||17||40||14||68||149|
|Tripura||Bengali/ Kokboro k||3||5||0||1||10||19|
SBI Clerk Vacancy: Special Recruitment Drive
|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|
SBI Clerk Vacancy: Backlog
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).
|Serial No.||Category||Upper Age Limit|
|1||SC / ST||33 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|
|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|
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|
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
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|
|– Grouping & Selection|
|– Verbal Reasoning|
There are 4 papers
- General / Financial Awareness
- General English
- Quantitative Aptitude
- 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
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|