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.
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 stages||Prelims and Mains|
|Exam Mode||Computer-based test|
|SBI Clerk Salary||INR 20,000- INR 23,000|
These are the latest dates about the SBI Clerk exam released by the official sources for the 2021 exams.
|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|
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:
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.
|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.
Note: Candidates other than permanent citizens of India must get an eligibility certificate approved by the Government of India in their favor.
Candidates under reserved category have reservation in SBI clerical position. There are different number of vacancies provided based on different categories:
|DXS (Disabled Ex-Servicemen)||4.5%|
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.
Note: During the appointment, disabled Ex-servicemen and their dependents have priority over dependents of defense personnel killed or highly disabled (50%).
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.
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.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.