SBI Clerk 2020 Eligibility - Check Age Limit & Educational Qualifications

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Jan 20, 2020

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SBI Clerk 2020 eligibility criteria laid by SBI are based on various factors such as age limit, educational qualification, nationality, etc. Candidates must make sure, they meet the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

  • The eligibility criterion considers the nationality of a candidate. Only the candidates who hold Indian citizenship are eligible to apply for the post
  • The application form for SBI Clerk 2020 Recruitment is available from January 3, 2020 to January 26, 2020. Apply Here
  • SBI Clerk 2020 preliminary exam will be conducted on February 20, 2020 and Main exam on April 19, 2020
  • The appointment will be provided to the candidates based on their merit and proficiency in language test. SBI Clerk Results

SBI Clerk 2020: Age Limit Criteria

Candidates aspiring to qualify SBI Clerk 2020 exam must be of 20 years of age or above as on January 1, 2020 and must not exceed 28 years of age. Amongst various provisions made for reserved class, age relaxation is one of the factors. Candidates belonging to reserved category have age relaxation based on the category they belong.

Category Age Relaxation
OBC 3 years
SC/ST 5 years
PwD (General) 10 years
PwD (SC/ST) 15 years
PwD (OBC) 13 years
Jammu and Kashmir state domicile between January 1, 1980 and December 31, 1989 5 years

The candidates who fulfill the above mentioned eligibility criteria can apply for the exam by filling SBI Clerk 2020 Application Form. The form can be availed from the official website of SBI and can be filled along with the deposition of registration fee in the online mode.

SBI Clerk 2020: Qualifying Criteria

  • Candidate must be a graduate with 3 or 4 year degree in any discipline.
  • Must have secured at least 50% in class 10 and degree courses from a recognized university.
  • Candidates in the final year of their degree can take the exam but they must produce the proof of passing the exams with at least 50% marks at the time of joining.
  • Additionally, candidates must be well versed in official and local languages.
  • For the candidates possessing an integrated dual degree, they must have a qualifying date on the degree before January 1, 2020.
  • Must be well versed in the English language (reading and writing).


Candidate should be an Indian National or a citizen of Bhutan/ Nepal/ Bangladesh with a valid certificate showing their intention to settle permanently in India.

Who cannot appear for SBI Clerk 2020?

  • Candidates with an adverse report regarding the character of the candidate or any other related issue
  • Candidates who have worked with SBI earlier at the clerical or officer position 
  • Candidates who are already working with SBI at the clerical or officer position
  • Candidates with adverse CIBIL or any other agency score

Also Check SBI Clerk Admit Card

SBI Clerk 2020: Reservation

Candidates under reserved category have reservation in SBI clerical position. There are different number of vacancies provided based on different categories:

Category  Reservation (Approximate)
General 42%
EWS 10%
SC 15%
ST 9%
OBC 26%
DXS (Disabled Ex-Servicemen) 4.5%
PwD 4%

Note: The values provided are the approximate value which might differ from the official values.

*PwD (Persons with Disability) – Persons with 40% or more level of physical disability can avail the facility of the scribe.


  • The reservation of the OBC category is only applicable to the “Non-creamy layer”. Candidates belonging to “Creamy Layer” cannot avail the benefits. They need to mention the “General” or “General (LD/VI/HI/ d&e) category.
  • Candidates must provide the OBC certificate declaring the candidate to be of “Non-creamy layer”.
  • EWS category candidates may avail the benefits after they produce the “ Income and Asset Certificate” issued by the Government of India.
  • Candidates who are currently associated with SBI or in the past are not eligible to appear in the exam.
  • If there is an adverse report or weak CIBIL or other agency, such candidates will be rejected.
  • PwD candidates need to produce the “Disability Certificate” issued by Medical or any Component Authority in district of residence.

Note: During appointment, disabled Ex-servicemen and their dependents have priority over dependents of defense personnel killed or highly disabled (50%).

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.