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SBI Clerk

SBI Clerk 2021: Notification, Application, Syllabus, Salary, Other Information

The State Bank, every year attracts countless applications for various posts and positions in the Bank. The post of a Clerk in SBI is very popular and widely acclaimed. The Bank for the post of SBI Clerk also conducts an examination for the same to analyse and evaluate the eligibility and capabilities of the candidate. The entrance examination, however, is a hard nut to crack as the nature of the examination is difficult. To crack the entrance examination, it is very important that a candidate has all the necessary and important information regarding the examination. All the relevant information is available at Applicants longing to appear for the upcoming examination of SBI Clerk 2021 can go through the following article.

SBI Clerk 2021 Online Application Form

The online application form will be released at the official website of SBI: or The application process is online-based following which candidates are required to carefully fill the form. The following are some important steps regarding the application process.

·         The applicant must go through the important rules and guidelines before beginning.

·         Visit the online website and register for the examination. Save the registration details for future use.

·         Fill in the mandatory and necessary information in the application form.

·         The format regarding the application form, photograph and signature upload must be noted carefully.

·         After filling the form, pay the required fee through the modes of payment.

·         Submit the application form. It is advised that a copy of the form must be downloaded and printed for future use.

Application Fee: Applicants must pay the required application fee which is non-refundable. A candidate belonging to the General and Other Backward Class (OBC) category has to pay Rs 600 while a candidate from the categories: Scheduled Tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC), XS, Persons with Disability (PwD) are required to pay Rs 100.

Overview of SBI Clerk 2021



Name of Examination

State Bank of India Clerk Examination

Commonly Known As

SBI Clerk

Conducting Body

State Bank of India

Examination Level

National Level


Vacancy Based


English, Hindi

Negative Marking

One fourth marks in MCQs or Objective paper


SBI Clerk 2021 Notification

The notification for 2021 SBI Clerk has not yet been released pertaining to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The notification regarding the SBI Clerk exam dates, exam pattern and syllabus, etc will be uploaded by SBI on their official website.

SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Date

The date for the SBI Clerk 2021 the examination has not been finalized. While the SBI Clerk 2020 Preliminary examinations were held in the months of February and March 2020, the results for the same have not yet been declared. The examination date of the Mains exam has not yet been announced but is speculated to be held soon.

SBI Clerk 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The applicant before commencing the application process must confirm his/her eligibility for the post. Following below is the information regarding the same:

Nationality: Only Indians can apply.

Educational Qualification: An eligible applicant must have a bachelors' degree in any discipline from a recognized university/institute. Besides, candidates in the qualifying year are also eligible to apply.

Age Limit: The age of the applicant must be between 20 to 28 years.

Category of the Applicant

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC / ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (SC / ST)

15 years

Persons with Disabilities (OBC)

13 years

Persons with Disabilities (General)

10 years

Ex- Servicemen

+3 years, 8 years for SC/ST disabled ex-servicemen

Candidates from J&K (1.1.1980 – 31.12.1989)

5 years


SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Pattern

The SBI Clerk Examination pattern consists of Preliminary Examination and Main Examination.

Preliminary Exam Pattern: Prelims Exam will be conducted in an online mode and will last for 1 hour. There is a negative marking system wherein 1/4th marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. There will be 100 multiple choice questions in the examination.

Following is a table of the distribution of questions and marks:

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

Reasoning Ability



20 minutes

Numerical Ability



20 minutes

English Language



20 minutes




60 minutes


Main Exam Pattern: Main Exam will also be conducted online and will last for 2 hours 40 minutes. Like Prelims, there is negative marking wherein 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong attempt. The Main Examination will be held in English as well as in Hindi. The exam will consist of 190 multiple choice questions of 200 marks.


Following is a table of distribution of questions and marks:

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Time Duration

Reasoning Ability & Computer Science



45 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude



45 minutes

General/ Financial Awareness



35 minutes

General English



35 minutes




2 hours 40 minutes


SBI Clerk 2021 Syllabus

It is important that a candidate is aware of the SBI Clerk Syllabus beforehand. Candidates must regularly follow the official notification for the information, however, one can also check the information provided below:

Preliminary Exam:

Reasoning Ability: Seating Arrangement, Puzzles, Blood Relations, Direction Test, Syllogism, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Inequalities, Order and Ranking, Statement and Assumptions, Alphanumeric Series, Data Sufficiency.

Numerical Ability: Work and Time, Equation and Algebra, Data Interpretation, Volume and Surface Area, Time and Distance, Upstream and Downstream, Simplification, Stock and Shares, Surds and Indices, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Sequence and Series, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Probability, Averages, Permutation and Combination, Partnership, Number Systems, Mensuration, Mixtures and Alligations.

English Language: Reading Comprehension, Synonyms and Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Rearrangement, Sentence Correction, Cloze Test, Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases.

Main Exam:

Reasoning Ability & Computer Science: Machine Output, Syllogism, Puzzles, Direction Test, Blood Relation, Coding and Decoding, Statement and Assumptions, Linear Arrangement, Order and Ranking.

Quantitative Aptitude: Data Interpretation, Profit and Loss, Data Sufficiency, Simple and Compound Interest, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Mixtures and Allegations, Work, Time and Distance, Number series.

General/ Financial Awareness: Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Current Affairs, Static General Awareness, Awards and Honours, Indian Constitution, Important Government schemes, Banking Awareness, Important Abbreviations, Banking and Financial Terms.

General English: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases, Fillers, Sentence Correction, Cloze Test, Synonyms and Antonyms, Sentence Rearrangement, Miscellaneous.

SBI Clerk 2021 Admit Card

The Admit Card for SBI Clerk 2021 will be released online at the official website of SBI. It is necessary that the candidate carries the admit card along with identity proof to the examination centre without which he/she will not be able to give the exam. Candidates can gain access to their admit cards from the website and get it downloaded and printed.  

SBI Clerk 2021 Cut-Off

The State Bank of India every year sets a certain cut-off for the candidate to achieve and pass in order to get selected. The cut-offs are usually different for candidates from different categories. The cutoff for SBI Clerk 2021 will be released by SBI.

SBI Clerk 2021 Result

The State Bank of India will announce the SBI Clerk 2021 results at the official website of SBI. SBI will declare the results at every stage. The final selection results will be uploaded on the website. Candidates will have to visit the official website to gain access to their results.

SBI Clerk Vacancies

The number of vacancies will be released by the State Bank of India. The vacancies of SBI Clerk will be divided among aspirants from different categories. It has been speculated that SBI will release around 8000 vacancies in 2020.

SBI Clerk 2021 Selection Procedure

The selection process is based on Preliminary Examination and the Main Examination. A candidate on passing the Prelims exam will be allowed to appear for Main exam. If a candidate gets selected, the candidate will receive the appointment letter by SBI. A candidate might also have to appear for a local language test. Before making the final selection, a document verification stage will also be conducted.

SBI Clerk Preparation Tips & Tricks

The aspiring applicant must be in possession of all the important and relevant knowledge regarding the pattern and the syllabus of SBI Clerk examination. A candidate must go through the syllabus and study the topics that have been mentioned. Preparation must be based on the basis of the topics and a candidate must keep in mind to strengthen the basic skills. It is important that an applicant knows how to identify his/her weak points and strengthen them. It is advised that a candidate must revise the entire syllabus before the examination. Since there is negative marking, skip the question if you are not at all sure. Attempt all the questions that you are aware of first and then attempt the ones that you have left out. Also, follow newspapers, news channels, general knowledge books regularly. Candidates can also appear for the mock test series and mock tests at which will help one prepare well.

SBI Clerk 2020 Exam Analysis

There are objective type questions every year in the examinations that are held to recruit eligible candidates to the post of SBI Clerk. The nature of the exams: Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability and General English ranges from easy to moderate difficulty level. While the main examination papers were mostly easy, a few of them were moderately difficult. 

SBI Clerk Salary

The pay scale for SBI Clerk is 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110- 2120/1- 30230-1310/1-31450. The initial payment salary that will be given to a candidate will be Rs 11,765 along with a year-on-year increment of Rs 655. while the Maximum Salary of an SBI Clerk will be Rs 31,450.

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