SBI Clerk 2020- Eligibility, Age Limit, Qualification

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Apr 21, 2020

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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. The SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims have already been conducted till March 8, 2020 and the results are awaiting. 

Latest Updates:

  • SBI Clerk 2020 Mains exam has been indefinitely postponed from April 19, 2020 and the date will be notified later through the official website.

  • There are a total of 8653 vacancies including all kinds of reservations all over idea which will be filled through the qualifying candidates in SBI Clerk 2020 exam.

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SBI Clerk 2020- 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, 2020.

  • 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).

SBI Clerk Age Limit

SBI Clerk 2020- Age Limit

Candidates aspiring to qualify the 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.

SBI Clerk 2020- Age Relaxation


Age Relaxation


3 years


5 years

PwD (General)

10 years


15 years


13 years

Jammu and Kashmir state domicile between January 1, 1980 and December 31, 1989

5 years

Ex-servicemen/ disabled servicemen

Actual period of service+3years which can be 8 years for reserved category service men, but should not be over 50 years

Widows, divorced women, women judicially separated from their husbands and not remarried

7years but subject to maximum age limit of 35 years for general category and 38 years for reserved categories.

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

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SBI Clerk Eligibility

SBI Clerk 2020- Eligibility based on 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.

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

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.

SBI Clerk Reservation

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:


 Reservation (Approximate)











DXS (Disabled Ex-Servicemen)




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

Reservation For PWD/XS/DXS

  • 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 the district of residence.

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

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Who Cannot Appear for SBI Clerk?

SBI Clerk 2020- 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

SBI Clerk FAQs

SBI Clerk 2020 FAQs

Question: 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.

Question: 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.

Question: 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.

Question: 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.

Question: 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 the official website of the exam.