SBI Clerk 2021: Exam Schedule, Application Form, Admit Card, Result, Bank Vacancies

SBI Clerk Exam

Every year, the State Bank of India (SBI) conducts various exams for selecting eligible candidates to fill in vacancies for different posts at different branches spread across the country. SBI Clerk exam is one of such exams which is popular among banking. This exam is held in two phases – Preliminary and Main. Selected candidates are posted as depositors and cashiers at different bank branches and are responsible for client interactions and related operations.

The official notification for the SBI Clerk 2021 exam will be released tentatively in February/ March 2021 

SBI Clerk Exam 2020 Latest Update - The State Bank of India (SBI) has announced the final result for the post of Clerk (Junior Associate) 2020 on its official website on 24th December 2020. All such candidates who have appeared in SBI Clerk Exam 2020 can also check their Main exam marks at the official website. The Main phase exam was successfully conducted on 31st October and 07th November 2020. Candidates must check the official website for SBI Clerk 2020 recruitment details.

SBI Clerk 2021 – Quick Overview

Name of the examination

SBI Clerk 2021/ Recruitment of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) in State Bank of India

Exam conducting authority

State Bank of India (SBI)

Official website

Mode of exam


Type of Questions

Objective Type

Negative Marking

1/4th  of the marks assigned to the question

Selection Procedure

Preliminary, Main, and Local Language Test

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SBI Clerk Exam 2021 Important Dates

As per the official schedule, here are the important dates for the SBI clerk exam 2021:

Exam Events

Exam Dates

SBI Clerk 2021 Notification

February/ March 2021

Online Application Starts

February/ March 2021

Online Application Closes

March 2021

Download Admit Card for Preliminary Exam

To be notified

SBI Preliminary Exam Commences

To be notified

Preliminary result announcement

To be notified

Download Admit Card for Main Exam

To be notified

SBI Clerk Main 2021 Exam

To be notified

Declaration of results

To be notified

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SBI Clerk Exam 2021 Pattern & Syllabus

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2021 Syllabus:

An SBI clerk aspirant needs to be proficient in three major areas. They are – Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. These three sections are important for both preliminary as well as main examinations. The only difference that the candidates will come across is the additional section of Computer Knowledge and General Awareness.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern:

SBI conducts the exam in two phases – preliminary and main examination. The preliminary exam consists of 100 questions carrying 100 marks, while the main examination will have 190 questions carrying 200 marks.

Exam Pattern of SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2021:

Name of Test

No. Of Questions



English Language



20 Minutes

Numerical Ability



20 Minutes

Reasoning Ability



20 Minutes




1 Hour

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Exam Pattern of SBI Clerk Main Exam 2021:

Name of Test

No. Of Questions



General/Financial Awareness



35 Minutes

General English



35 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude



45 Minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude



45 Minutes


190 Questions

200 Marks

160 Minutes

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Negative Marking:

There is negative marking for every incorrect answer. 1/4th of mark assigned for each question will be deducted in case of the wrong answer.

In objective tests, candidates will have bilingual (English and Hindi) questions, except for General English test.

Test of Local/Opted Language -

The test will be conducted for those who have qualified the Main examination. If a candidate produces his 10th/12th mark sheet specifying that the candidate has studied the language opted for, he/she will be exempted from the language test. For others, the test will be conducted before the joining and those who fail to qualify will not be considered for appointment.

SBI Clerk Exam 2021 Eligibility

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

SBI considers candidates for the posts of Junior Associates if they meet the following eligibility criteria –

  • Must be a Degree holder (a graduate) from any recognised university.
  • Should be between 20-28 years old.
  • Must be a citizen of India, a subject of Bhutan, a subject of Nepal, a refugee of Tibet who settled down in India permanently before January 1, 1962 or someone of Indian origin came back to India (from Kenya, Zambia, Vietnam, Zaire, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Burma, United Republic of Tanzania, etc.) to settle down permanently.

Educational Requirements:

The minimum educational requirement for SBI Clerk is graduation. The aspirant must have completed his or her graduate degree in any stream from a government-approved university (both state and central government). He is further required to produce a valid mark sheet or their degree certificates at the time of registration for the exam.

The concerned person must be proficient in the official language of the state of the union territory. He or she should be well-versed in computer operation.

Age Requirements:


Age Relaxation (in Years)





PWD (General)






Jammu & Kashmir Migrants


Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen

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


7 years from the maximum age limit as per their category

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SBI Clerk Exam 2021 Application Process

To apply for SBI clerk, candidates need to visit the career section of the official website of the bank. Remember, no other mode of application will be entertained or accepted. The application forms are to be submitted within the specified time. Guidelines to fill the online application form –

  • Log on to the bank’s official website – or and click on “New Registration” button.
  • Read the guidelines carefully before filling the fields. Once you are done with reading the instructions, provide details, such as your name, contact number, residential address, valid email ID, etc. and click on the “Save and Next” button.
  • Applicants will receive registration ID and password in their registered email ID.
  • Log-in using your registration ID and password and complete the application form.
  • Now you need to upload your photograph and signature. The size of the photograph should be 4.5cm x 3.5 cm, and the file size should be between 20kb-50kb. The file size of the signature should not exceed 20kb, and the minimum size should be between 10kb-20kb. Be assured with the correctness of the particulars being entered in the application form.
  • Provide correct inputs related to your academic as well as professional details. Click on the “Save and Next” button.
  • Go through the form for the last time to ensure that it is filled with correct particulars. Make the changes if required and go ahead with the application fee payment.
  • Once the registration process is over, aspirants are required to release the application fee via online modes, such as net banking, credit card and debit.
  • Take a print of the completed application form.

Application Fee:

  • General/OBC/EWS - ₹ 750/-
  • SC/ST/PWD/XS - ₹ 125/-

SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Centres -

Candidates can check the list of examination centres in the official website. The state-wise list is available with the names of tentative exam cities.

Note: “No request for change of centre for examination shall be entertained.”

Other Details

SBI Clerk 2021 Admit Card

SBI Clerk 2021 admit card will be uploaded at the official website. Candidates can obtain their hall tickets by using their login details such as registration number and password. One must note that the admit cards for Preliminary and Main Examinations will be released by SBI separately at the official website before the exam. The admit card will be available on the official site for a limited time.

SBI Clerk Mains Admit Card: How to download

  • Visit the official website of SBI at
  • Click on SBI Clerk Preliminary/ Main Admit Card 2021 link available on the home page.
  • A new page will open where candidates will have to enter registration number and password along with the captcha code.
  • Your admit card would be displayed on the screen.
  • Check the admit card and download it.
  • Keep a hard copy of the same for further need.

SBI Clerk 2020 Result

The SBI has released the final result for the SBI Clerk exam 2020 on 24th December 2020 The results for SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2020 is delayed due to the COVID-19 lockdown. SBI releases the Clerk exam’s result on the official site of the State Bank of India. Candidates can check the result and download their scorecards using the log-in credentials.

How to Download SBI Clerk Result 2020 online?

  • Go to the SBI official website i.e.
  • Click on the link “Main Exam Results’ given against RECRUITMENT OF JUNIOR ASSOCIATES (CUSTOMER SUPPORT & SALES) (Mains Exam Result announced: Main Exam Scheduled on 31st October and 07th November 2020) (Advertisement No. CRPD/CR/2019-20/20)’.
  • Then, the result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download SBI Junior Associate Result for future use.

SBI Clerk 2020 Cut-off

SBI has made changes in regards to the cut-off for the Junior Associate posts. There will be no sectional cut-off or any minimum qualifying marks this year. Setting up the cut-off solely lies in the hands of the bank.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Following are the most commonly asked questions related to SBI 2021 recruitment with answers:

Q: When will SBI Clerk exam 2021 commence?

A: The SBI Clerk 2021 schedule will be released with the official notification which will be released in February/ March 2021 (tentative).

Q: Is SBI Clerk (Junior Associate) exam bilingual?

A: Yes, the test-takers will have questions in both English as well as Hindi languages, except for the General English test.

Q: Will there be objective type questions?

A: Yes, there will be objective type questions.

Q: And what about the negative marking scheme?

A: Candidates need to be extra careful as an incorrect answer will deduct 1/4th mark.

Q: Is it compulsory to hold a degree from a recognised university?

A: Those who don’t have a graduation degree from a government recognised university couldn’t apply for SBI clerk.

Q: Talking about age, can a widow from OBC category apply for the exam?

A: Of course, she will be considered eligible for the exam. Just ensure her age is not exceeding 38 years.

Q: I’m a bit doubtful about the cut-off thing. What’s the matter exactly?

A: SBI has waived off sectional cut-off. That means there will be no minimum marks to qualify. It solely lies in the hands of the bank.

Q: When will be the Preliminary exam 2020 result announced?

A: The result has been announced on the official website on 20th October 2020.


shital Eklare
July 5, 2021
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Exams Planner
July 10, 2021
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Neha Divesh Ruparel
May 6, 2019
I was unaware about notification of SBI exam for PO post. I am Law graduate and I am more interested in legal department post in SBI Banks in Maharashtra location. Please kindly send me notification or message on [email protected] Email Id. and my contact no. 9920385635 8369000124. Thank You.
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May 7, 2019
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