SBI Clerk notification

State Bank of India – Clerk exam is conducted every year to recruit eligible and skilled officers. SBI CLERK is one of the most awaited exam in Government Aspirants who wish to make a career in banking sector, It’s attractive salary, allowances, perks and many more things attracts everyone for this desired post which leads to a cut to cut competetion but with proper training & guidance you can crack this exam and fulfill your dream to become an SBI CLERK.

SBI Clerk Vacancy 2021

SBI CLERK Vacancy is generally released in the month of April/May tentatively, 5000’s of vacancies are released for the candidates to apply in 2018 there were 7200 vacancies, in 2019 there were 8593 vacancies and in 2020 there were a total of 7870 vacancies, in 2021 there were 5454 vacancies.

SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Dates


SBI Clerk generally conducts exam after 2 to 3 months of notification date the tentative month of examination is around July/August

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

The Exam pattern of SBI Clerk is in 3 Stages
1. Prelims

The Composite time for Prelims exam is of 60 minutes for 100 Marks and consists 100 questions.

Prelims exams rewards 1 mark for every correct answer and deducts 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer

Preliminary Examination
S.No.Name of
No. of Que.Maximum
1English Language303020 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total1001001 hour
2. Mains The Composite time for Mains exam is of 160 minutes for 200 Marks and consists 190 questions.

Prelims exams rewards 1 mark for every correct answer and deducts 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer
Mains Examination
S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Ques. Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 General/ Banking Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
3 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 minutes

Online Video Course

  • Video Lectures-200+
  • Homework assignment with video solutions
  • Sectional Tests – 20
  • Topic wise Tests – 80
  • Prelims – 10
  • Mains – 5
  • Validity- 12 Months
  • Lectures in Hindi + English
  • E-Books


SBI Clerk Syllabus

The SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus will comprise of three sections:

  • Logical Reasoning
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude

The syllabus for each of the sections is presented below.

Logical Reasoning:
Logical Reasoning
  1. Alphanumeric Series
  2. Ranking/Direction/
  3. Alphabet Test
  4. Data Sufficiency
  5. Coded Inequalities
  6. Seating Arrangement
  7. Puzzle
  8. Tabulation
  9. Syllogism
  10. Blood Relations
  11. Input-Output
  12. Coding-Decoding
Quantitative Aptitude:
Quantitative Aptitude
  1. Simplification
  2. Profit & Loss
  3. Mixtures & Alligations
  4. Simple Interest & Compound
  5. Interest & Surds & Indices
  6. Work & Time
  7. Time & Distance
  8. Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  9. Data Interpretation
  10. Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
  11. Number Systems
  12. Sequence & Series
  13. Permutation, Combination &
  14. Probability
English Language:
Subject Topic
English Language
  1. Reading and Comprehension
  2. Synonyms and Antonyms
  3. Idioms and Phrases
  4. Vocabulary Test
  5. Phrasal Verbs
  6. Fill in the qualifying words
  7. Cloze Test
  8. Para jumbles
  9. Error Spotting
  10. Fill in the blanks
  11. Miscellaneous

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus

The SBI Clerk Mains will have four sections.

  1. Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. General/Financial Awareness
  4. English language
Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus General English Syllabus General/Financial Awareness Syllabus Reasoning Ability Syllabus Computer Awareness Syllabus
Simplification Reading comprehension including Synonyms and Antonyms Current Affairs– news on banking industry, awards and honors, books and authors,latest appointments, obituaries, new schemes of central and state governments, sports, etc. Internet Basics of Computer: Hardware, Software, Generation of Computers
Number Series Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles Static GK – country-capital, country-currency, headquarters of financial organizations (of insurance companies), constituencies of ministers, dance forms, nuclear and thermal power stations, etc. Machine Input/Output DBMS
Data Sufficiency Sentence Correction/ Error Finding Banking/Financial terms Syllogism Networking
Data Interpretation Spell Checks Static Awareness Blood Relation Internet
Quadratic Equation Fillers Banking and Financial Awareness Direction Sense MS Office
Time & Distance, Work Cloze Test Inequalities Input-Output Devices
Partnership Puzzles Important Abbreviations
Profit & Loss Coding-Decoding
Simple and Compound Interest Ranking
Mixture and Allegations Statement and Assumptions
Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Percentages

SBI Clerk Salary Structure

The beginning salary, basic pay of SBI Clerk is Rs 19000. Pay scale Rs.17900-1000/3-20900-1230/3-24590-1490/4-30550- 1730/7-42600-3270/1-45930-1990/1-47920. The starting Basic Pay is Rs.19900/- (Rs.17900/- plus two advance increments admissible to graduates).

SBI Clerk In Hand Salary

Approximately, a total of Rs 25000 to 31000 salary is the monthly in-hand salary of SBI Clerk.

How good is SBI CLERK Job? Let’s see the promotion designation of a clerk through various steps:

  • Level 1- Clerk: The basic training phase of Clerk where he learns all the basic responsibilities he has to take.
  • Level 2- Probationary Officer: The basic training phase of PO where he learns all the basic responsibilities he has to take.
  • Level 3- Assistant Manager: The work of an Assistant Manager is same as that of a PO. It’s just that this post is confirmed and not on a probation period.
  • Level 4- Branch Manager: The branch manager leads the whole bank branch.
  • Level 5- Chief Manager: The chief manager takes the responsibility of the main branch in a city i.e. a bigger branch.
  • Level 6- AGM: The Assistant General Manager takes care of a group of the branch in a region.
  • Level 7- DGM: The Deputy General Manager takes care of branches in a bigger zone or no. of the region.
  • Level 8- CGM: The Chief General Manager heads a circle like a complete branch of a state.
  • Level 9- GM: The General Manager has a higher responsibility of taking care of all the branches globally. He takes multiple duties and roles.

SBI Clerk Cut off

There are many factors which would affect the SBI Clerk Cut Off 2021. The most important factors which would affect the SBI Clerk Cut Off 2021 will include:
  • Candidates’ performance in the exam
  • Number of applicants
  • Number of vacancies
  • Previous years’ cutoff trend.
Prelims 2016 2018 2019 2020
Cut-off 51.5 96 62.5 59.75
Mains 2016 2018 2019 2020
Cut-off 123.5 85.65 89.75 84

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SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria


  1. Citizen of India
  2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. Tibetan refugees who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement.
  4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. of India in their favor.

Mandatory Educational Qualifications

  1. Candidates must hold a Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Central Government. They should ensure that the passing certificate should indicate the degree pass date in it.
  2. Prospective applicants who are in the Final Year/ Semester of their Graduation may also apply on a provisional basis. However, this is subject to the condition that at the time of the interview, they’ll need to produce proof that they have passed the graduation examination.
  1. Candidates who have an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate need to ensure that the date of passing of the IDD is as mentioned in the notification.
  2. Candidates who possess Chartered Accountancy qualification are also eligible to apply.
  3. As per the SBI CLERK qualification criteria, the candidates should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation degree and calculate it to the nearest two decimals in the application form. For cases where CGPA is awarded, applicants should convert the grade into percentage and indicate it in the online application form.
  4. For the SBI CLERK eligibility percentage, candidates with less than 60% in their graduation are also eligible to take the SBI CLERK exam. The State Bank of India prescribes no minimum percentage in Graduation for the SBI Probationary Officer (PO) exam.


SBI Clerk Age Limit

Candidates applying for the SBI CLERK exam should not be below 20 years and not above 28 years. There are many criteria for Age relaxation among candidates :-
Category Age Relaxation
General Category 0 years
Scheduled Caste(SC) 5 years
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 5 years
People affected by the 1984 riots 5 years
Kashmiri Migrants 5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
PWD (Gen/EWS) 10 years
PWD (SC/ST) 15 years
PWD (OBC) 13 years
Ex-servicemen, ECOs, SSCOs who have rendered 5 years of military service. 5 years

SBI Clerk Pre Exam Training

  1. SBI (State Bank Of India) arranges Pre Recruitment Training ( PET or PRT ) at certain centres for SC/ ST/ XS / Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Government of India. The Pre Exam Training session addresses the following topics:

    • Types of questions in the SBI Clerk exam
    • Tips for time management
    • Preparation strategies for SBI Clerk exam for prelims and main exam by experts from training institutes .

    The primary objective of the SBI CLERK Pre Exam Training is to provide a platform of learning for weaker sections who cannot avail outside coaching opportunities and make them better understand the exam pattern of SBI CLERK 2021.

SBI Clerk Pre Exam Training - Eligibility

SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Government of India are eligible for the training. Candidates belonging to the above categories who desire to avail themselves of such training at their own cost may indicate to that effect against the relevant column while applying on-line. There are various relaxation provided to candidates belonging to reserved category. Before filling SBI Clerk form, candidates are recommended to go through eligibility criteria and relaxation provided to reserved candidates.

SBI Clerk Application Fees

Applicants can pay the application fee by Credit/Debit Card or via SBI Online Net Banking or any other banks’ net banking only. The application fee is INR 750 for general and INR 100 (for reserved category candidates). Once you’ve entered the details, click on the Submit Button. Once the fee has been paid successfully, a receipt will be generated.

Note Candidates must print and save a copy of the receipt as proof of fee payment and for future use.

How to prepare for SBI Clerk

SBI CLERK being one of the most prestigious post in banking sector requires a lot of hard work with a pinch of smartness. It is very important to make a proper study plan that includes time management, solving sample papers, appearing in mock tests and many others.

Important Points for SBI Clerk Preparation Tips

  • Get knowledge of the latest syllabus and exam pattern.
  • Make proper schedule for each topic of every subject.
  • Solve 3-4 Mock papers on a daily basis.
  • Cover weaker sections& topics on priority.
  • Use videos and short notes for better understanding (make your own handwritten notes to catch up fast).
  • Prepare short notes of important topics,tricks and formulas.
  • Read daily Newspaper and monthly magazines for Current affairs, Static GK and Banking awareness.
  • Practice as much as you can to attain accuracy in the exam.
  • Attempt easy questions first.
  • Don’t waste too much time on one question.

How to prepare for SBI Clerk 2020 : Stage-Wise

A candidate should focus on each stages of the exam namely Prelims and Mains as to qualify it and get shortlisted for final allotment.

SBI Clerk Prelims

The SBI Clerk Prelims is the first stage of the recruitment process, SBI CLERK Prelims consists of three papers : English, Logical Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude, the level of questions are upto 10th standard but a candidate must have good calculation speed in order to solve the paper in the given time period and crack SBI CLERK Prelims.

SBI Clerk Mains

The candidates who successfully get shortlisted in the prelims need to appear for SBI CLERK Mains exam. The candidates are advised to study for the mains with prelims so that after the result the candidate can revise for the mains and get more accuracy in the mains exam. The mains exam compared to prelims is a little bit tougher but since 3 of the subjects are same candidate also has to focus on Banking & General Awareness and Computer Aptitude for this candidate should regularly read newspaper and stay updated on current affairs.          

How to prepare for SBI Clerk 2021 : Important Tips

  • Time Management:To clear any Government exam especially SBI CLERK a candidate should be able to manage their time between the topics of the subjects as in to cover all the portion.
  • Mock Tests: Giving Mock Tests helps students to face the replica of SBI CLERK examination beforehand it will help to improve the speed and accuracy. A candidate must attempt atleast 2 Mock test of SBI CLERK per day to get acquainted with the pressure and time management which will be faced in actual examination
  • Solving Sample Paper : Paper solving is crucial as in to understand what topics are been covered by the candidate, Sample paper will give you a brief idea of your actual practice of SBI CLERK exam
  • Revision : Revision of topics will give you an upper edge, it will help you to know if you have any topics left to study and prepare more.
  • Choice of Best Books : A candidate must select books carefully which covers all the topics from Basic to Advance level
  • Healthy Habit: A candidate should maintain healthy diet so as to not fall ill during the exam. As there is much pressure and chaos during examinations it is advised to practice meditation regularly to keep your mind calm.

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