The State Bank of India conducts SBI Clerk Exam to hire Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) in its different branches across the country.
SBI Clerk is one of the most famous bank exams today. It is a national-level exam, and the minimum qualification required to apply is a Bachelor’s degree.
An SBI Clerk (Junior Associate) is in charge of all client interactions and operations. Therefore, candidates hired as clerks work as cashiers, depositors, and other positions that serve as the face of a specific SBI Bank branch.
|Type||State Bank of India is an Indian multinational, public sector banking and financial services statutory body.|
|Purpose||Completes banking activities for Central and State Government|
|Chairperson||Mr. Dinesh Kumar Khara|
|Directors||Mr. C.S. Setty|
Mr. Ashwani Bhatia
Mr. Swaminathan J.
Mr. Ashwini Kumar Tewari
Phase I: Prelims exam, which consists of hundreds of multiple-choice questions. It’sIt’s only a qualifying test.
Phase II: Candidates numbering ten times (approx.) the numbers of vacancies in each category will be short-listed for the Main Examination from the top of the above merit list.
Candidates who qualify prelims exam and get short-listed will need to appear in the mains exam. In the mains, the exam candidate needs to attempt all the multiple-choice questions.
Phase III: The candidate needs to clear the local language test. Candidates who can provide high school and intermediate certificates stating that they have studied the opted language need not appear for the test.
Those who can produce the certificate will have to go through a local language test. This test is to check their reading, writing, and speaking proficiency in the local language.
State Bank of India hasn’t released the notification yet for Clerk. However, SBI Clerk notification contains details such as the number of vacancies, eligibility criteria required for the exam. It also contains the reservation policy, important dates, exam pattern, provisional allotment, calculation of scores for different stages, etc.
|Notification||April 26, 2021|
|Starting of On-line Registration Process||April 27, 2021|
|Online Application Closes||Between 17-20 May, 2021|
|PET Call Letter||May 28, 2021|
|Pre-Exam Training||From June 1, 2021|
|Prelims Admit card||June 29, 2021|
|Prelims Exam Date||July 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2021|
|Prelims Exam Result||July 31, 2021|
|Mains Admit Card||July 17, 2021|
|Mains Exam Date||July 31, 2021|
|Mains Exam Result||Yet to Announce|
|Interview & Group Discussion||Yet to Announce|
|Declaration of Final Result||Yet to Announce|
The State Bank of India (SBI) has postponed the SBI Clerk exam date due to an increase in Covid cases in India.
The preliminary examination is set to take place in June, followed by the main examination on July.
Let’s take a look at the key dates for the SBI Clerk exam.
|Prelims Admit Card||June 29, 2021|
|SBI Clerk Exam Date (Preliminary)||June 2021|
|SBI Clerk Prelims Result||July 2021|
|SBI Clerk Mains Admit Card||July 17, 2021|
|SBI Clerk Exam Date (Mains)||July 31, 2021|
The fee structure for all categories is given below.
|For all others||Rs. 750/-|
A candidate must meet the below-mentioned criteria to become Clerk with the SBI.
Nationality – Candidate must be an Indian citizen.
Qualification – Any graduate or equivalent from a recognized university can apply.
Age – Minimum: 21 years Maximum: 28 years
Relaxation of Upper age limit
|1.||SC/ ST||5 years|
|3.||PWD (Gen/ EWS)||10 years|
|4.||PWD (SC/ ST)||15 years|
|5.||PWD (OBC)||13 years|
|6.||Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen||Actual period of service rendered in defense services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex- Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject|
|7.||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)|
The SBI vacancy for Clerk posts has been declared with 5454 vacancies, of which 4915 are for regular positions, 85 for the special recruitment and 454 are for backlog positions.
Post – Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) Vacancy.
|Jammu & Kashmir||07||01||0||01||03||12|
Post – Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) Vacancy
|Leh & Kargil Valley||8||1||1||1||4||15|
|Dibang Valley, Dwang||5||1||0||4||0||10|
Know More – SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus & Pattern
The SBI Clerk’s In-Hand Salary will include the approx amount a candidate will get after deductions. The starting salary is between Rs 26000 and Rs 29000/-. Posting, which differs in urban and rural areas, is one element that determines this amount.
The application form is available at SBI Website. The steps to fill SBI Clerk application form are explained below. The application can be filled only by online method.
This page is divided into three parts, basic details, educational qualification & experience, and preferences.
Check details below:
Basic details: In this part, candidates need to fill in category, nationality, personal information, select exam centers, date of birth, gender, father’s name or mother’s name, address, etc.
Educational Qualification, Work Experience & Languages: Here, candidates need to enter details of their graduation such as year of passing, college, percentage of marks, grade (if any).
They are also required to enter their work experience. Candidates are also required to enter the languages they can read, write and speak.
Preferences: Candidates need to enter the preferences of banks where they wish to work upon selection. SC/ST/Minority candidates can opt for pre-exam training in this part.
Candidates must preview the application form before the final submission. Then, they can edit the details entered in the application form while validating the same. Once this is complete, candidates need to agree to the terms and conditions and submit their applications.
Things to keep handy while applying for SBI Clerk
Q.1 What is the probation period for SBI Clerk?
A. Successful candidate needs to spend six months on probation.
Q.2 How many vacancies have been released for SBI Clerk?
A. The total number of vacancies for SBI Clerk are 5454.
Q.3 What is the Application fee for SBI Clerk?
A. The application fee for SBI Clerk is nil for SC/ST/PWBD candidates and Rs. Seven hundred fifty for all others.
Q.4 Is SBI Clerk exam easy to crack?
A. Candidates should understand the exam pattern, marks each section consist and time limitation. Candidates who understand all these points will be easily able to crack the exam.
Q.5 How many attempts are there in SBI Clerk Exam?
A. There is no limit to the number of attempts for candidates as long as they are under the maximum age limit. And it’s applicable for all the categories.
Q.6 Is there an interview in SBI Clerk Exam?
A. Yes, there is an interview round in SBI Clerk Exam. Candidates who successfully clear online tests and score under the cut-off merit list will appear in the interview.
Q.7 What are the age criteria to apply for SBI Clerk?
A: Minimum: Twenty years and Maximum: twenty eight years with the age benefit to reserved categories.
Q.8 What is the salary of the SBI Clerk?
A: The salary varies from state to state. The basic salary of an SBI Clerk is Rs 26000 to 29000.