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SBI Clerk 2021- Eligibility, Age Limit, Qualification

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Mar 19, 2021

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SBI Clerk is a national level exam conducted by the State Bank of India to recruit Junior Associates. It is a graduation level exam and anyone fulfilling the SBI Clerk age limit, qualification and nationality criteria are eligible to apply for it. It is a marketing-based job role which requires ability to connect with the potential customers to sell the various loans, schemes and products of the bank. The exam is conducted in two tiers- the Prelims and the Mains followed by a Local language test which must be qualified to be recruited.

Latest Updates:

  • The dates for the SBI Clerk 2021 are out. The applications have already been filled.
  • The Prelims are supposed to be February or March.
  • The Mains are on April 19, 2021.
Clerk Highlights

SBI Clerk 2021 Highlights

Here are all the important details about the SBI clerk at one place.

Exam Name State Bank of India Clerk
Conducting Body State Bank of India
Exam level National
Exam stages Prelims and Mains
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Computer-based test
Vacancies 8000+
SBI Clerk Salary INR 20,000- INR 23,000
Official Website www.sbi.co.in
Clerk Dates

SBI Clerk 2021 Important Dates

These are the latest dates about the SBI Clerk exam released by the official sources for the 2021 exams.

Events Dates
Beginning of online application January 3, 2021
End of online application January 26, 2021
Release of Prelims Admit Card February 2021
Prelims Exam February-March 2021
Prelims Result March 2021
Release of Mains Admit Card April 2021
Mains Exam April 19, 2021
Mains Result May 2021
Release of Final Merit List June 2021
Clerk Eligibility

SBI Clerk 2021 Eligibility

Educational Qualification

SBI Clerk is conducted for candidates with minimum graduation, pan India. You can only apply for it if you have secured the required marks in your graduation level. The following are the detailed qualification requirements that you must fulfill in order to be eligible to appear in this exam:

  • 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 and should pass it before January 1, 2021.
  • 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, 2021.
  • Must be well versed in the English language (reading and writing).

Age Limit

Candidates aspiring to qualify the SBI clerk 2021 exam must be of 20 years of age or above as on January 1, 2021 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.

Age Relaxation

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
Ex-servicemen/ disabled servicemen (At least 5 years of service) 5 years

Candidates seeking the benefits of age relaxation must show relevant certificates at the time of recruitment to qualify.

Nationality

  • Citizenship of India
  • Subject of Nepal and Bhutan
  • Tibetan refugee who have come to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in the country
  • Persons of Indian origin who have migrated from countries like Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya.

Note: Candidates other than permanent citizens of India must get an eligibility certificate approved by the Government of India in their favor.

Clerk Reservation

SBI Clerk 2021 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 levels of physical disability can avail the facility of the scribe.

SBI Clerk Reservation For PWD/XS/DXS- Points to Remember

  • 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 of 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 the district of residence.

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

Who Cannot Appear In the Exam?

  • 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

There is no restriction on the number of times you can attempt the SBI Clerk exam as long as you fulfill all the eligibility criteria.

Clerk FAQs

FAQs

Ques: Is Aadhaar card a valid proof of nationality?

Ans. If you are a citizen of India, then an aadhaar card is a valid ID proof of your nationality. However, immigrant candidates will require a specific certificate of eligibility to be recruited through the exam.

Ques: What if I do not secure 50% aggregate in my graduation though I qualified the prelims which I appeared for as a final year student?

Ans. If you do not have the minimum required aggregate marks in your graduation even though you appeared for the Prelims and qualified it as a first year student, you will not be considered for the Mains.

Ques: Is there special relaxation for general category female candidates?

Ans. No, there is no specific relaxation for general category female candidates. However, if you are a widowed/divorced/separated general category female candidate who has not remarried, the upper age limit is 35 years.

Ques: Do I have to upload a reserved category certificate as proof while registering for the exam?

Ans. No, you do not have to upload the certificates but if you qualify the Mains as well, you must produce the relevant certificates as proof during document verification.

Ques: Can we apply for the exam if we complete graduation through an Open University or distant learning?

Ans. The minimum required qualification is graduation from any recognized institute by the Central Government. If you did your graduation from such a university even through distance learning, it is counted as eligible.

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

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

Comments


12 Comments
M
mahiram
my dob 09 june 1992 is there chance to apply for sbi clerk
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mohammed najamuddin
how many times we can write sbi clerk exam?
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kavita rani

Hi Mohammed. There is no restriction of a number of attempts. In case you meet the minimum eligibility, you are eligible to give SBI Clerk Exam any number of times. More information related to the exam is presented here.
 

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fauzia shahid
what is the age limit for sbi clerk exam?
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kavita rani

Hi Fauzia. Candidates planning to apply for the SBI Clerk exam must not be lesser than 20 years and not above 28 years. Further details related to the minimum eligibility criteria are presented here.
 

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koyena biswas
I am less than 19 year old, am I eligible to apply?
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kavita rani

Hi Koyena. Candidates planning to give the SBI Clerk exam must be of 20 years of age or above as on January 1, 2020 and there age must not be more than 28 years of age. However, there are several provisions for reserved class category as well. Get other details related to the eligibility here.
 

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riyaz
I've an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) Certificate. Can I apply for SBI Clerk?
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kavita rani

Hi Riyaz. In case you have an integrated dual degree or IDD certificate then the date of passing IDD should be on or before 10th August.

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arushi thankur
I completed my graduation through the distance learning program. Am I eligible to apply for the exam?
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kavita rani

Hi Arushi. Candidates who have completed graduation through correspondence/ part –time/ open university /distance education can also apply. In case they have completed their graduation from a recognized university, they will be considered eligible for the exam. You can check out detailed eligibility criteria here.

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riyaz
I will complete 20 years in May, 2021, may I apply?
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kavita rani

Hi Riyaz. Candidates planning to give the SBI Clerk exam must be of 20 years of age or above as on January 1, 2021 and must not exceed 28 years of age. However, candidates belonging to reserved category get age relaxation based on the category they belong.

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arushi thankur
How many attempts are there for SBI Clerk ?
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kavita rani

Hi Arushi. 4 attempts are allowed for the SBI Clerk, for the candidates belonging to general category. However, candidates belonging to general (PWD), OBC, OBC (PWD) are allowed to give this exam 7 times. Total attempts are decided as per the Category of the candidates. Get more details related to the same here.
 

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surabhi s
What is the percentage criteria to apply for SBI Clerk 2020 Exam?
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kavita rani

Hi Surabhi. Candidates must have obtained 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.
Detailed eligibility criteria is mentioned here.
 

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sameer
I just completed my 3 years polytechnic diploma. Can I apply for SBI Clerk 2020?
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kavita rani

Hi Sameer. You must have completed your graduation for applying in the exam in addition to meeting other minimum eligibility criteria. Check out the detailed SBI Clerk eligibility criteria here.
 

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koyena biswas
I'm 29 years old. Can I apply for SBI Clerk?
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kavita rani

Hi Koyena. Candidates planning to apply for the SBI Clerk exam must not be less than 20 years and not above 28 years. The details regarding the age limit and the relaxations are clearly mentioned in the official notification.

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vipasha
I'm in the final year of my graduation. Can I apply for SBI Clerk?
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kavita rani

Hi Vipasha. Candidates must have obtained at least 50% aggregate in their graduation subject to be eligible for the SBI Clerk Exam. Candidates pursuing final year of their degree can give the exam but have to produce the proof of passing the exams with at least 50% marks at the time of joining and should pass it before January 1, 2020.