SBI Clerk 2021 - SBI Junior Associate Exam

The SBI Clerk is a post in The State Bank of India, also known as Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales). The SBI Clerk exam is conducted annually, and every year lakhs of candidates apply for the Bank Clerk.

SBI Clerk is one of the most sought-after jobs among young graduates who are fresh out of college or even experienced professionals who wish to begin a career in the banking industry.

The SBI Clerk Notification 2021 already released for more than 5000 vacancies. In this article, we’ll take you through the SBI Clerk Exam, Official Notification, Exam Pattern, SBI Clerk Syllabus & Eligibility, SBI Clerk Online Application & Vacancy, Exam Dates and lots more.

SBI Clerk 2021 Latest Update:

  • SBI Clerk Mains scheduled for July 31, 2021, has been deferred until any further notice. Candidates who have appeared for the preliminary exam held between July 10 and 13, 2021, can check the official website for further details. 

To know more about other SBI exams, check at the linked article.

The roles and responsibilities of an SBI Clerk (Junior Associate) include client interactions and customer-related operations like Customer Support and Inbound & Outbound Sales. SBI Junior Associates who clear the SBI Clerk Prelims and Mains exams are designated as cashiers, accountants and other posts depending upon the requirement in a particular SBI bank branch.

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Given below are the list of topics that we’ll cover in this article on SBI Clerk Exam:

SBI Clerk Notification

SBI Clerk Notification 2021 released on April 26, 2021, on the official website of the State Bank of India. 5454 vacancies have been released for the post of SBI Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales).

Given below is the official SBI Clerk notification PDF. Candidates can refer to the same and get updated with the latest exam pattern, eligibility details, important dates and other relevant information about the recruitment.

SBI Clerk Notification 2021:-Download PDF Here

SBI Clerk Vacancy

As per the latest official notification for SBI Clerk (Junior Associates), 5000+ vacancies available for the post of SBI Junior Associates this year. Given below is the vacancy details for the SBI Clerk recruitment 2021:

SBI Clerk 2021 - Vacancies

SBI Clerk 2021 - Vacancies

To know more about SBI Vacancy of other exams, check at the linked article.

SBI Clerk Selection Process

The SBI Clerk exam is held every year to recruit Junior Associates for clerical cadre posts in the banking giant. There are two different phases of SBI Clerk exam:

  1. SBI Clerk Prelims
  2. SBI Clerk Mains

To get finally selected as an SBI Junior Associate, applicants must make it to the final list of shortlisted candidates.

Aspirants can check the SBI Clerk salary at the linked article.

SBI Clerk Exam Dates

State Bank of India announces the exam dates for the Junior Associate post in the official notification released by them.

Given below is the tentative SBI Clerk 2021 exam schedule as per the official notification released on April 26, 2021:

SBI Clerk Exam Dates
Events Exam Dates 
SBI Clerk 2021  SBI Clerk 2020
Online Registration Starts April 27, 2021 January 3, 2020
Online Registration Closes May 20, 2021 January 26, 2020
Preliminary Exam July 10, 2021

July 11, 2021

July 12, 2021

July 13, 2021

February 22, 2020 

February 29, 2020

March 1, 2020

March 8, 2020 

Mains Exam Postponed October 31, 2020

To check the detailed exam schedule for the SBI Junior Associates exam 2021, candidates can visit the SBI Clerk Exam Dates page.

It is advisable for prospective applicants to regularly visit the SBI official page to stay tuned for any latest updates regarding the SBI Clerk Exam. You may also want to check out BYJU’S latest content on SBI Exams for regular updates.

Candidates interested in knowing the SBI Exam Dates for other exams conducted by SBI can visit the linked article.

SBI Clerk Syllabus

Although the exam pattern of the Preliminary and Mains exam might look similar, the difficulty level of the latter is higher in comparison to the former.

Here is a comprehensive guide to the syllabus for SBI Clerk Prelims & Mains Exam:

SBI Clerk Syllabus
Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification, Sequence & Series Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series, Puzzle, Tabulation Profit & Loss, Number Systems, Data Interpretation Paragraph Completion
Ranking/Directions/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Alligations, Time & Distance Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Syllogism Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Blood Relations Work & Time, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Permutation, Combination & Probability Cloze Test
Coding-Decoding, Input Output Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Miscellaneous

Visit the linked article to discover the SBI Clerk Syllabus at length.

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus:-Download PDF Here

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

No change has been made in the SBI Clerk exam pattern 2021. Applicants who wish to crack the SBI Junior Associates exam in the first attempt need to be thoroughly aware of the SBI Clerk exam pattern. The structure of the exams is discussed below:

1. SBI Clerk Prelims Exam: In this online examination, the candidates need to answer 100 questions comprising of 3 sections – Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

2. SBI Clerk Mains Exam: This online test comprises of 200 marks. The paper is divided into four sections – General/ Financial Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude and General English.

We have discussed the 2018 sectional cut-off of both Prelims & Mains further down in the article. The bank has the ultimate authority to make any changes to the exam policy whatsoever.

SBI Clerk Eligibility

Candidates who have registered for the SBI Clerk exam need to fulfil the eligibility criteria as stated below:

  • Educational Qualifications: He/ She must be a graduate in any stream from a recognized university.
  • SBI Clerk Age Limit: He/ She cannot be below 20 years nor above 28 years of age
Sl. No. Category Age Relaxation
1. SC / ST 5 years
2. OBC 3 years
3. PwD (General) 10 years
4. PwD (SC /ST) 15 years
5. PwD (OBC) 13 years
6. 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
7. Widows, Divorced women judicially separated from their husbands (Not remarried) GEN- 7 years

OBC- 10 years

SC/ST- 12 years

*PwD: Person with Disabilities

For a detailed understanding of the SBI Clerk Eligibility, you may check the linked article.

SBI Clerk Apply Online & Application Fee

The SBI Clerk online application process of 2021 started on April 27, 2021, and the last date to apply for the post is May 20, 2021.

Candidates can visit the official page of SBI to complete filling up the online application form.

To explore the SBI Online Application of other exams, check at the linked article.

The SBI Clerk online application has a category-wise fee structure.

Candidates should take note that Registration fee/Intimation charges once paid are non-refundable, neither can the amount be utilized as a reserve for attempting any other SBI bank exam.

Given below is the SBI Clerk Application Fee Structure:

Sl. No. Category Application Fee
1. General/OBC/EWS Rs. 750/- (Application Fee + Intimation Charges)

SBI Clerk Admit Card

Candidates who have registered themselves for the upcoming SBI Clerk exam should download the Admit Card once it’s available on the SBI official page.

Applicants for the SBI Clerk exam 2021 can download the SBI Clerk admit card and know the other important things which need to be followed at the exam centre, at the linked article.

No hard copy of the SBI Clerk Admit Card would be sent to applicants.

However, the SBI Clerk Admit Card will be released in two stages:

(i) Admit Card for SBI Clerk Preliminary exam

(ii) Admit Card for SBI Clerk Mains exam

An applicant needs to login to his/her account and feeds the following details on the displayed pop-up window to download the Admit Card:

  1. Registration No./ Roll No.
  2. Date of Birth/ Password

Besides, all applicants should go through all the guidelines as provided in the SBI official website before they download their respective Admit Cards.

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SBI Clerk Result

Once both the SBI Clerk Prelims & Mains exam are over, SBI will publish the results for both the exams individually.

After each stage of examination, the conducting body releases the SBI Clerk result on its official website based on which candidates are shortlisted for the next phase of the examination.

To know more about SBI Clerk Result of other exams, check at the linked article.

SBI Clerk Cut-off

Applicants need to meet the section-wise cut-offs to make it to the final merit list.

The SBI Clerk final cut off for the 2020 recruitment was released on December 24, 2020. Candidates aspiring to apply for the exam for the coming years can check the state-wise cut off and prepare themselves accordingly.

For the detailed section-wise and category-wise SBI Clerk cut off, candidates can visit the linked article.

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus: –Download PDF Here

SBI Clerk Exam Preparation

With only a few days left for the SBI Clerk Mains exam, candidates should ensure that they follow a well-defined study plan and refer to SBI Clerk previous year question papers to get an idea of the exam format.

Candidates preparing for the ongoing SBI Junior Associate exam can refer to the SBI Clerk Prelims exam analysis for their reference.

Practising the SBI Clerk previous year papers will give the candidates an overview of the actual test and help them to gear up their preparation accordingly. They can also take a few SBI Clerk mock tests to identify their strengths and weaknesses and work closely on those areas that need improvement.

To learn more about Preparation Tips For SBI Associate Exam, check at the linked article.

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Frequently Asked Questions on SBI Clerk

Q 1. Can the SBI Clerk exam be given immediately after passing class 12th?

Ans. No, a candidate cannot apply for the post of SBI Clerk immediately after class 12th. The candidate needs to have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in any discipline to apply for the post of Clerk.

Q 2. How many vacancies were released by the State Bank of India for the post of Junior Associate in 2021?

Ans. 5000+ vacancies have been released for the State Bank of India for recruitment of Junior Associates in the Clerical cadre for the 2021 recruitment.

Q 3. Which subjects are included in the SBI Clerk syllabus?

Ans. The syllabus for the SBI Clerk exam includes Reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude and English language. For the mains exam, the syllabus includes quantitative aptitude, reasoning ability, English language and general awareness.

Q 4. Which are the best books to study for the SBI Clerk exam?

Ans. Given below is a list of books that candidates can consider to prepare for the SBI Clerk exam:

  • Verbal & Non-verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
  • Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by R.S.Agarwal
  • Wren & Martin for English

The best source to prepare for the current affairs section in the SBI exam is by reading the daily newspaper and being aware of all current news all the world.

Q 5. Is the SBI Clerk exam Bilingual?

Ans. Yes, the SBI Clerk exam is available in both English and Hindi language. Candidates can choose the language they want to appear in the examination. Only the English language section is not bilingual.

Q 6. What are the important dates for the SBI Clerk recruitment 2021?

Ans. The SBI Clerk notification 2021 released on April 26, 2021. The prelims examination has been re-scheduled and the revised exam dates are July 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th, 2021.

Q 7. Can a candidate with a B.Tech degree apply for the SBI Clerk examination?

Ans. Yes, a B.Tech graduate is eligible to apply for the SBI Clerk exam. The educational criteria notified by SBI clearly states that a Graduate from any discipline is eligible to apply for the Junior Associate examination.

Q 8. Is the age relaxation available for candidates belonging to the OBC “Creamy Layer” category?

Ans. No, there is no age relaxation for candidates belonging to the “Creamy layer” of the OBC category. Candidates availing for the relaxation need to present the “non-creamy layer” category certificate at the time of document verification.

Q 9. Which among SBI Clerk and IBPS Clerk is a better job opportunity?

Ans. Candidates can get the comparative analysis between SBI Clerk vs IBPS Clerk at the linked article.


  1. Thokchom Surat Singh

    Which are the best books in the SBI Clerk Prelim Exam?

    1. Hi,
      Check the list of importnat SBI cleck Booklist given on SBI Clerk Syllabus page.

  2. In SBI Clerk exam the final cut off is on the basis of mains or local language test

    1. Hi,
      SBI Exam final cut off is decided on the basis on Mains exam.

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