SBI Clerk Eligibility

In this article, we shall discuss about the complete SBI Clerk Eligibility in detail.

Every year the State Bank of India invites applications from eligible Indian citizens for appointing SBI Clerk (Junior Associates), i.e. clerical cadre positions.

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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 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

It is imperative for candidates to read through the detailed SBI Clerk eligibility criteria below and download the SBI Clerk Eligibility PDF for easy reference.

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

Essential Educational Qualifications (as on 31st August 2019)

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 recognised University or any equivalent qualification which is recognised 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 on or before 31-08-2019.
  3. Applicants who are in the Final Year/ Semester of their Graduation are also eligible to apply on a provisional basis. However, this is subject to the condition that if they are provisionally selected, they’ll need to produce proof that they have passed the graduation examination on or before 31-08-2019.
  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 the SBI Clerk eligibility percentage, candidates must have secured at least 50% in 10th standard and a degree course from a recognized university are eligible to take the SBI Clerk exam.
  6. 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. These certificates should be dated on or before 31-08-2019.

Prospective candidates can compare the SBI Clerk eligibility 2018 with 2019 by downloading the SBI Clerk Notification 2018 from the official website of SBI.

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SBI Clerk Age Limit (as on 1st April 2019)

Candidates who apply for the SBI Clerk exam should not be below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01-04-2019. This denotes that applicants must have been born not later than 1st April 1999 and not earlier than 2nd April 1991 (both days inclusive).

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

Sl. No.


Age Relaxation


Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ ST)

5 Years


Other Backward Classes (OBC)

3 Years


Persons With Disabilities (PWD)

– PWD (SC/ ST)


– PWD (Gen/ EWS)

15 Years

13 Years

10 Years


Persons domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 Years


Widows, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried

7 years (subject to a maximum age limit of 35 years for General/EWS, 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/ST candidates)


Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen

The actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age of 50 years


  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.

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