Every year the State Bank of India invites applications from eligible Indian citizens for appointing SBI Clerk (Junior Associates), i.e. clerical cadre positions. In this article, we will discuss the complete SBI Clerk Eligibility in detail.

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The SBI Clerk Notification 2021 released by SBI on April 26, 2021, to appoint over 5000 Junior Associates.

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Before applying for the vacancies of a particular State, candidates should be proficient in reading, writing, speaking and understanding the local language of the respective State.

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Candidates need to take a Language Proficiency Test (LPT) after qualifying the online SBI Clerk Mains exam but before joining the Bank. They need to produce the 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate as proof that they have studied the opted regional language and do not need to undergo the LPT.

Candidates are eligible to apply for vacancies in one State only. They can appear for the SBI Clerk exam only once in a year under a particular recruitment project.

In this article, we’ll discuss the SBI Clerk eligibility criteria which are required to be fulfilled before applying for the SBI Clerk exam:

  1. Educational Qualification
  2. SBI Clerk Age Limit
  3. Number of Attempts

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SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria

Candidates can check the detailed SBI Clerk eligibility criteria 2021 in the official notification released by SBI. If any changes are made by the conducting body in terms of its eligibility criteria for the upcoming recruitment, candidates shall be informed accordingly in the official SBI Junior Associate notification.

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A candidate who is aspiring to apply for SBI Clerk exam must be an Indian citizen.

Essential Educational Qualifications

For the SBI bank Clerk exam qualification, candidates need to adhere to the following:

  1. Prospective candidates must have a Graduation degree in any stream from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Central Government. They should ensure that the passing certificate should indicate the respective degree’s date of passing in it.
  2. Candidates who have an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should make sure that the date of passing of the IDD is as mentioned in the notification.
  3. Those who are in the final year/ semester of their graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if provisionally selected, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 16.08.2021
  4. As per the SBI Clerk qualification criteria, the candidates need to mandatorily indicate the percentage they’ve obtained in the Graduation degree and calculate it to the nearest two decimals in the online application form.
  5. For Matriculate Ex-servicemen, prospective applicants should have obtained the Indian Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force, after completing at least 15 years of service in the Armed Forces of the Union are eligible to apply for the post.

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SBI Clerk Age Limit

Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01.04.2021, i.e. candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1993 and not later than 01.04.2001 (both days inclusive). The details regarding the age limit and the relaxations are clearly mentioned in the official notification. Candidates must go through the notification in detail and check the eligibility criteria.

Relaxation of Upper Age Limit: Check the table below to know about the age relaxation in SBI Clerk exam.

Category  Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD (Gen/ EWS) 10 years
PWD (SC/ ST) 15 years
PWD (OBC) 13 years
Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled ExServicemen The actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years
Widows, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried 7 years (subject to maximum age limit of 35 years for General/ EWS, 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/ST candidates)


  1. Candidates who seek age relaxation are required to submit copies of the necessary certificate at the time of joining if they are selected. No change in the category of any candidate is allowed once the registration of online application has been done.
  2. The Cumulative Age Relaxation will not be available either under any of the above items or in combination with any other items.

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Total Number of Attempts

As a matter of fact, the State Bank of India has not mentioned any restriction with respect to the total number of attempts for the SBI Clerk exam in the official SBI Junior Associates Notification. This implies that a candidate can sit in the SBI Clerk exam up to an Nth number of times, just that he/she must not have crossed the maximum age-limit bar.

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SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria – Reservation For PwD, Ex/Dis. Ex-Servicemen

  • The OBC candidates from the Non-Creamy Layer are eligible for reservations. other OBC candidates have to mention the General category while applying for the SBI clerk exam. Also, candidates have to provide the OBC certificate declaring that they belong to the “Non-creamy layer”.
  • EWS category candidates to avail the reservation benefits have to produce the “ Income and Asset Certificate” issued by the Government of India.
  • Candidates belonging to the PwD category are required to provide the “Disability Certificate” issued by Medical or any Component Authority in the district of residence.


  • During the appointment, disabled Ex-servicemen and their dependents have priority over dependents of defence personnel killed or highly disabled (50%).
  • Candidates associated with SBI at present 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.

Frequently Asked Questions – SBI Clerk Eligibility

Q.1. What is the eligibility criteria for SBI Clerk Age Limit?

Ans. Aspirants of SBI Clerk Exam should not be below 20 years of age and not more than 28 years as on April 1st, 2019. This implies that the candidate must have been born earlier than April 2nd, 1991 and not later than April 1st, 1999 (both days inclusive).

Q.2. What is the maximum number of attempts for SBI Clerk Exam?

Ans. As SBI has not mentioned any restriction on the number of attempts for SBI Clerk Exam, so, candidates can apply for the exam any number of times provided they are within the maximum age limit bar.

Q.3. What is the salary of SBI Clerk?

Ans. The SBI Clerk salary pay scale will be 17900-1000/3-20900-1230/3-24590-1490/4-30550- 1730/7-42600-3270/1-45930-1990/1-47920. These allowances vary according to the city of posting.

Q.4. A 12th pass candidate can apply for SBI Clerk?

Ans. No. the minimum education qualification for SBI Clerk exam is a Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.

Q.5. Is there an interview round in the SBI Clerk Exam?

Ans. SBI Clerk selection process comprises two stages, Prelims, and Mains exam. Candidates who qualify these two stages will have to undergo a Language Proficiency Test and no interview is conducted. Candidates are selected for SBI Clerk Post on the basis of marks secured in the Mains examination.


  1. How much % in graduation is required for an SBI clerk?

    1. Hi Suhas,
      No minimum percentage required in graduation to apply for SBI Clerk. You can check SBI Clerk Mock Tests and SBI Clerk Previous Year Papers for preparation.

  2. क्या SBI clerk बनने के बाद SBI PO के लिए आवेदन किया जा सकता है?

    1. Hi,
      If you satisfy the age limit i.e. 21 years to 30 years(general category) you can apply for SBI PO exam.

  3. I am post graduate and ex servicemen but I have not obtained 50% in 10th. Can I appear in SBI Clerck exam.

    1. Hi,
      You can apply for the exam provided you fulfil other conditions.

  4. Bank clerk ka qualification and full information

    1. Hi,
      Please refer the linked page for detailed information on Bank Clerk.

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