SBI Clerk Exam 2022: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

September 9, 2022

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About Banking Body and Exam

The SBI stands for the State Bank of India. It is the most renowned bank in India. The SBI conducts SBI Clerk Exam. It is to hire Jr. Associates (in Customer Support and Sales) in its different branches across the country. Since SBI Clerk is one of the most famous bank exams today, thousands of students apply for this exam every year. Those who desire to work in such a prestigious company and earn a respectable position in society can opt for this exam to have a golden opportunity in life. It is a national-level exam, and the minimum qualification required to apply is a Bachelor’s degree. An SBI Clerk (Jr. 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.

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SBI completes the hiring process for Clerk Cadre in two phases. One is the Prelims Phase, and the other one is the Mains. Prelims exam consists of hundreds of multiple-choice questions. It’s only a qualifying exam. After that, Candidates numbering ten times (approx.) the numbers of vacancies in each category will be short-listed for the Mains Exam from the top of the Prelims 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. The primary selection is generally dependent on the score attained by the applicants in the Mains Exam. Also, before joining the company, the candidate needs to clear the local language exam. Candidates who can provide high school and intermediate certificates stating that they have studied the opted language need not appear for the exam. Those who can produce the certificate will have to go through a local language exam. This exam is to check reading, writing, and speaking proficiency in the local language.

SBI Clerk Exam Highlights

Name Of The Exam State Bank of India Clerk Exam
Abbreviation SBI Clerk
Exam Conducted By State Bank of India
Name Of The Designation Jr. Associates (in Customer Support and Sales)
Level Of The Exam National Level
Number Of Vacancies More than five thousand
Minimum Educational Qualification Required Graduation
Exam Frequency Once a year
Phases of the Exam Prelims, Mains, and Local Language Exam
Mode of the Exam Online
Exam Timing Preliminary Exam: One hrMains Exam: Two hrs forty mins
Languages in which Exams get conducted Eng and Hindi
Number of Questions Preliminary Exam: HundredMains Exam: Hundred and ninety
Exam Syllabus The Preliminary Exam: English, Reasoning Ability, and Numerical AbilityMains Exam: Reasoning Ability, General Eng, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Aptitude, and General Awareness
Type SBI is an Indian multinational, public sector banking and financial services statutory body.
Purpose Completes banking activities for Central and State Government
Location Maharashtra, India
Chairperson Mr. Dinesh Kumar Khara
Directors Mr. C.S. Setty Mr. Ashwani Bhatia Mr. Swaminathan J. Mr. Ashwini Kumar Tewari
Exam Helpdesk 022-22820427
Official Website sbi.co.in/careers

SBI Clerk Exam Notification and News

SBI has released its official notification for the Jr. Associates (in Customer Support and Sales) post on 26th April 2021. It is available on the official website of the SBI in PDF format. The SBI Clerk notification contains all the exam features such as the number of vacancies state-wise and category-wise, eligibility criteria required for the exam. It also has the reservation policy, important dates, exam patterns, provisional allotment, calculation of scores for different stages, the online application process, the exam centers, etc.
SBI Clerk Exam Events Important Dates
Publication Of The Official Notification                  —
Beginning Of The Online Application Process 28th March 2022
Ending Of The Online Application Process 18th April 2022
Pre-Exam Training Admit Card                  —
Pre-Exam Training                  —
Prelims Exam Admit Card 13th May 2022 to 28th May 2022
Prelims Exam Dates 28th May 2022 to 25th June 2022
Date For The Release Of The Prelims Exam Result To be notified
Mains Exam Admit Card To be notified
Mains Exam Dates To be notified
Date For The Release Of The Mains Exam Result To be notified
Interview and Group Discussion To be notified
Declaration Of The Final Result To be notified

SBI Clerk Exam Dates

The SBI has postponed the SBI Clerk exam date. It is due to an increase in COVID cases in India. The SBI Important Exam dates always get released along with the official notification of the exam every year. This year also, it happened the same, but the date got postponed later on. The Prelims will take place in June, followed by the Mains exam in July. Let’s take a look at the necessary dates for the SBI Clerk exam.
SBI Clerk Exam Events Important Dates
Prelims Exam Dates To be notified
Date For The Release Of The Prelims Exam Result To be notified
Mains Exam Dates To be notified
Date For The Release Of The Mains Exam Result To be notified
Declaration Of The Final Result To be notified

SBI Clerk Exam Application Fee

The application fee for the SBI Clerk Exam is different for different categories. This application fee should get paid online through the Credit Card/Internet Banking/Debit Card. The last step of the online application form registration is the payment of the fee. If the applicants fail to pay the application fee properly, then their application form will get rejected. However, on paying the application fee properly, an E-receipt and the application form with the details registered will get generated for the applicants. The applicants need the printout of such necessary documents and keep it safely for their future references. Confirmation of the application fee payment implies that the online application form has got submitted successfully. Now, the different application fees for the varying categories are as follows:
Category Application Fee
SC/ST/PWBD/Ex-Servicemen NIL
General/OBC Rs. 750/- (Including Intimation Charges)

SBI Clerk Exam Eligibility Criteria

A candidate must meet the below-mentioned criteria to become a Clerk with the SBI. If the candidate fails to meet the below-mentioned criteria, then that candidate will not get eligible to sit for the exam. This list of eligibility criteria gets released every year along with the SBI Clerk Exam official notification on their official website. Nationality – The candidate must be an Indian citizen. If the candidate is from Nepal or Bhutan, or Bangladesh but has a valid certificate to prove their intention of settling in India, permanently are also eligible to apply for this exam. This valid certificate should get issued by the Government of India. Qualification – Any graduate or equivalent from a Central Government recognized university can apply. The date of passing out should be there on the certificate or the scorecard. Also, the applicant needs to achieve at least 50% in their 10th and 12th standards from a recognized board. The applicants in the final year of the college can also apply for the exam. But it will be on a provisional basis. If the applicant gets selected, they will have to show their passing certificate with the date of passing written on it. The applicant must be well aware of the basic knowledge of Computers. They must also know the official and the local language to get appointed as the SBI Clerk. Age – Min: 20 years Max: 28 years

Relaxation of Upper age limit

These people seeking relaxation should bring certificates and all the necessary documents required while the time of joining. If the applicant wants to change the category, later on, that alteration will not get entertained by the SBI.
Sr. Category Age Relaxation
1. Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe Five years
2. Other Backward Classes Three years
3. Persons With Disabilities (General/ Economically Weaker Section) Ten years
4. PWD (SC/ ST) Fifteen years
5. PWD (OBC) Thirteen years
6. Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen The 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 and remarried women(General/OBC/SC/ST) Seven years (subject to the maximum age limit of 35 years for General/ EWS, 38 years for OBC, and 40 years for SC/ST candidates)
8 People domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir from 1st January 1980 – 31st December 1989 Five years

SBI Clerk Vacancies

The SBI vacancy for Clerk posts has got declared with 5454 vacancies, of which 4915 are for regular positions, 85 for the special recruitment, and 454 are for backlog positions.

SBI Vacancies: Regular

Post – Jr. Associates (Customer Support and Sales) Vacancy.
GEN EWS SC ST OBC Total
2109 480 722 423 1181 4915

SBI Vacancies For Special Recruitment Drive

Post – Jr. Associates (Customer Support and Sales) Vacancy
GEN EWS SC ST OBC Total
42 8 04 17 14 85

SBI Vacancies: Backlog

Categories Vacancies
SC/ST/OBC 121
PwD 96
Ex-Servicemen 237
Total 454

SBI Clerk Reservation Category-Wise

Categories Reservation Percentage
General 42%
SC 15%
ST 9%
NCL-OBC 26%
EWS 10%
PwD 4%
Disabled Ex-Servicemen 4.5%
  • All the values mentioned in the above table are only provisional for the time being and can get altered if necessary by the conducting body.
  • The applicants who have 40% or more level of physical disability than this can opt for the facility of the scribe.
  • The applicants need to bring the certificates and all the necessary documents to avail themselves of this reservation facility.
  • Those who will avail themselves of the EWS quota need to bring their Income and Asset certificates issued by the Government of India.
  • The applicants associated with the SBI cannot sit for the exam.

SBI Clerk Salary

The salary of the SBI Clerk in India is Rs.19,900/- when added with the various increments (the actual salary is Rs.17,900/- and two advance increments admissible to the graduates get added in this pay scale). Also, multiple additional benefits get added to this salary. It is the initial pay the SBI Clerk gets. The tabular form below shows the exact details.
SBI Clerk India Basic Salary Rs.17,900/-Salary after 1st raise Rs.20,900/-The Salary after 2nd raise Rs.24,590/-Salary after 3rd raise Rs.30,560/-The Salary after 4th raise Rs.42,600/-Salary after 5th raise Rs.45,930/-The Salary after 6th raise Rs.47,920/-
Transport Allowance Rs.425/-
Dearness Allowance Rs.5311.58/-
House Accommodation Rs.1176.5/-
Gross with House Rent Allowance Rs.19589.87/-
The salary for the SBI Clerk differs in different states. The applicants who will get posted in the urban areas, especially in the metropolitan cities, will get more salaries. It will be more than the ones who get a job in the rural areas.
In-hand salary, the SBI Clerk or a jr. associate gets approximately Rs.23,000/- in hand, including the Dearness Allowance. The In-hand salary of the SBI Clerk lies within the range of Rs.20,000/- to Rs.22,000/-. It generally depends on the location of the posting. The SBI Clerk gets the job after a probation period of a maximum of 6 months.

SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Syllabus

Exam Subjects Exam Topics
Reasoning Ability Coding-Decoding, Logical Reasoning, Input-Output, Alphanumeric Series, Blood Relations, Data Sufficiency, Syllogism, Seating Arrangements, etc.
Eng Language Cloze Test, Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, etc.
Numerical Ability Profit and Loss, Time and Distance, Ratio, Proportion, Percentage, Simplification, SI, CI, Work and Time, Data Interpretation, Number System, etc.

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus

Exam Subjects Exam Topics
Computer Awareness Software, DBMS, MS Office, Basics of Computer: Hardware, Generation of Computers, Networking, Important Abbreviations, etc.
Eng Language Cloze Test, Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Synonyms, Antonyms, etc.
Quantitative Aptitude Number Series, Data Interpretation, Time and Distance, Work, SI and CI, Percentages, Simplification, Data Sufficiency, Quadratic Equation, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, etc.
Reasoning Ability Syllogism, Inequalities, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input/Output, Blood Relation, Puzzles, etc.
General Awareness Static GK, Current Affairs, Banking/Financial terms, etc.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

The SBI Clerk Exam gets generally divided into two phases: Prelims and the Mains Exam. The Prelims gets categorized into three sections: Reasoning Ability, Eng. Language, and Numerical Ability. The total score allocated to this exam is 100. The Mains Exam gets categorized into five sections: Computer Awareness, Eng Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and General Awareness. The total score allocated to this exam is 200. The Exam Pattern gets released along with the Syllabus and the Official Notification every year on the SBI official site. The applicants must go through this pattern before appearing for the exam to understand the question paper structure and the marking scheme. That is why SBI releases these important details early along with the notification.

SBI Clerk Exam Admit Card

The SBI released the Mains Exam Admit Card for 2021 on 21st Sept 2021. The applicants who cracked the Prelims and qualified for the Mains Exam got the Online Admit Card. They downloaded it by logging into the site using their Registration Number/Roll Number and Date Of Birth/Password. The last date for downloading this Admit Card was 17th Oct 2021. The Mains Exam got held on 1st Oct and 17th Oct 2021. Hence, the applicants had up to the Exam day to download the Admit Card online. Without the Admit Card and the necessary documents like the valid Photo ID proof, the applicants do not get allowed inside the exam hall.

SBI Clerk Exam Result

The SBI released the Mains Exam Result on 17th Nov 2021. The Result was released exactly one month after the exam got held. The Mains Exam was on 1st Oct 2021 and 17th Oct 2021. The applicants who took the Mains Exam could only see and download the Result online from the SBI official site at sbi.co.in. The Result was available in PDF format. The applicants need to save it and print it for their future references. The Result PDF generally displays only the Roll Number of the qualified applicants. The applicants get chosen for the Mains Result on a provisional basis. It depends on their local language proficiency exam, fulfilling the eligibility criteria, and the precision of the details on the online application form. The applicants can also download their exam scorecards by logging into the profile with their required credentials.

How to apply For SBI Clerk?

The application form is available on SBI Website. The steps to fill SBI Clerk application form are below. The application can be filled only by online method.

Step 1: How to do registration for SBI Clerk Exam

  • Visit the official website of SBI.
  • Click the link ‘New Registration’ on the home page of the SBI Career.
  • Enter Name, Phone Number, Email ID, and Security Code.
  • Upon successful registration, a Provisional Number/Registration Number and Password get generated.
  • The Provisional Registration Number and Password gets sent to the registered Email ID.

Step 2: How to upload Photo and Signature

  • Post-registration, candidates need to upload the photograph, signature, and left thumb impression.
  • The dimension for the photograph should be 200X230 pixels. The size of the photo should be 20kb – 50kb.
  • Signature in bold letters will not be accepted.
The dimension for the signature should be 140X60 pixels. The size of the photograph should be 10kb – 20kb.
  • The left thumb impression should be properly scanned and not smudged.

Step 3: Fill the detailed application form

This page gets divided into three parts: Basic Details, Educational Qualification and Experience, and Preferences. Personal Details: In this part, candidates need to fill in the category, nationality, personal information, select exam centers, date of birth, gender, father’s name or mother’s name, address, etc. Educational Qualification, Work Experience, and 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 choices of banks where they wish to work upon selection. SC/ST/Minority candidates can opt for pre-exam training in this part.

Step 4: Preview of SBI Clerk Application Form

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.

Step 5: SBI Clerk fee payment

The payment gateway gets linked to the application form. Candidates need to follow the steps below for making payment.
  • Candidates can choose any methods to make the payment Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets, and other methods by supplying the requested information.
  • On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will get generated.
  • Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-receipt and online application form containing fee payment details.

Things to keep handy while applying for SBI Clerk

  • Scanned photograph and signature.
  • Left thumb impression.
  • Bank details to pay the application fees.
  • Marksheet of graduation to enter educational characteristics.
  • Valid email ID and contact number.

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FAQ’s

Q.1 What is the probation period for SBI Clerk?

A. A successful candidate needs to spend six months on probation.

Q.2 How many vacancies have got released for SBI Clerk?

A. The total number of vacancies for SBI Clerk is 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. 750/- for all others.

Q.4 Is the SBI Clerk exam easy to crack?

A. Candidates should understand the exam pattern, the marks each section consist of, 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 exams 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. Min: Twenty years and Max: 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.26,000/- to Rs.29,000/-.

Q.9 What is the time duration for the SBI Clerk Exam?

A. The time duration for the Prelims is 60 mins and the time duration for the Mains Exam is 160 mins.

Q10. Can an SBI Clerk become a PO?

A. The SBI Clerk cannot become a PO internally since Probationary Officers get directly recruited.

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