SBI Clerk 2021: Application Form(Out), Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date

SBI Clerk 2021Applications will be invited from all the eligible candidates by SBI for the post of Junior Associate in clerical cadre. Interested candidates will be able to fill their application form in online mode from April 2021. For selecting the candidates, the bank will conduct examinations in two stages- preliminary and mains. Both the exams will be held as computer-based test. Selected candidates will be on probation for at least 6 months and after that final recruitment will be done on the basis of their performance during probation. Candidates can get the complete details related to SBI Clerk 2021 from this article.

SBI Clerk 2021 application form has been released now.

SBI Clerk 2021 Quick Notes

The candidates applying for vacancies in a particular state should be proficient in the specified opted local language of the state.

Those who have not studied the specified opted local language as a subject in 10th or 12th standard will have to undergo the language test.

Selected candidates will be on probation for in minimum period of 6 months, which can be extended depending on their performance.

Biometric verification of the candidates will be conducted at various stages of the selection process. As such, they are advised not to apply any external matter on their hands.

Except online, no other mode of filling or submitting the application form will be provided.

SBI Clerk 2021 Dates

The official dates related to SBI Clerk 2021 are given in the table below:

Events of the Exam Dates
Online application form release date 27th April 2021
Last date for application form submission 17th May 2021
Release of preliminary exam admit card
Date of preliminary exam
Preliminary exam result announcement
Release of main exam admit card
Date of main exam 31st July 2021
Main exam result announcement
Date of local language test

SBI Clerk 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria should be fulfilled by the candidates aspiring to appear in SBI Clerk 2021 exam:


  • Only candidates of Indian nationality are eligible.

Age limit (as on 1st Jan 2021):

  • The minimum and maximum age of candidates should be 20 years and 28 years respectively.

Relaxation in upper age limit will be given as per the following rules:

Category Relaxation                     
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years- for Gen candidates

13 years- for OBC candidates

15 years- for SC/ ST candidates

Persons domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989 5 years

 Qualification (as on 1st Jan 2021):

A graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university is required.

Matriculate ex-servicemen who have obtained the Indian Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in Navy or Air Force with at least 15 years of service in Armed Forces of the Union are also eligible.

SBI Clerk 2021 Application Form

The application form for SBI Clerk 2021 will be released in online mode on the official websites or Candidates are advised to ensure their eligibility criteria before submitting their application.

  • To fill the application form, the candidates will have to provide their personal and academic details such as name, date of birth, gender, email id, graduation passing year, marks obtained, etc.
  • The candidates will also have to upload their signature and photograph in the form in scanned format.
  • Candidates can fill the application either in one go or in parts. Once the partly filled form is saved, provisional registration number and password will be generated.
  • Using this registration number and password, the candidates can re-open to fill rest details in the application form.
  • Once the application form is filled completely, the candidates can make its final submission.

Application fee:

  • The candidates will also be required to submit a certain amount of application fee along with the form.
  • Application fee will be Rs. 600/- for general/ OBC candidates and Rs. 100/- for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates.
  • Submission of the fee can be done online using internet banking/ credit card/ debit card.

SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Pattern

The details regarding SBI Clerk 2021 exam pattern is given below as:

Preliminary exam

  • Exam duration: 1 hour
  • Mode of exam: Online
  • Medium of exam: Both English & Hindi (except for the test of General English)
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Total marks: 100
  • Negative marking: For each incorrect answer, one-fourth of the allotted marks will be deducted.
Section No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 hour

Main exam

  • Exam duration: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Mode of exam: Online
  • Medium of exam: Both English & Hindi (except for the test of General English)
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Number of questions: 190
  • Total marks: 200
  • Negative marking: For each incorrect answer, one-fourth of the allotted marks will be deducted.
Section No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
General English 40 40 35 minutes
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Total 190 200 2 hours 40 minutes

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SBI Clerk 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus of the SBI Clerk 2021 is given below:

  • Reasoning: Sitting Arrangement, Direction Sense, Syllogism, Analogy, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Figure Series, etc
  • Quantitative Aptitude: Number System, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Work, Probability, etc
  • English Language: Reading Comprehension, Synonyms & Antonyms, Grammar, Vocabulary, Sentence Correction, Idioms & Phrases, etc
  • General Awareness: Current Affairs, Indian & International Economy, Awards & Honors, Sports, Insurance, Scientific Research, etc
  • Computer Knowledge: History of Computers, Computer Memory, Operating Systems, Input & Output Devices, Software & Hardware, etc

SBI Clerk Admit Card 2021

  • Admit card for appearing in the SBI Clerk 2021 exam and interview will be made available on the official website.
  • Candidates will be able to download their admit card using their registration number and date of birth/ password.
  • Intimation regarding the availability of the admit card may also be sent on their registered mobile number and email address.
  • The admit card along with an identity proof must be carried to the exam center or else the candidates will not be allowed to appear in the exam.

SBI Clerk 2021 Result & Selection

  • The result of the SBI Clerk 2021 will be declared on the official website as per the specified schedule.
  • A final merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks scored by the candidates in the main examination.
  • Provisional selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of this list and the number of vacancies.
  • The candidates will have to appear for the local language test after result declaration and before joining.
  • Final selection will be done after verification of documents, eligibility and qualifying the local language test.

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