SBI Clerk 2021: Exam Date, Recruitment, Notification, Vacancy, Selection Process

Exam Date

Feb 17, 2021

Result Date

Mar 9, 2021

Apr 15, 2021

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If stability, financial security, flexible working hours, good work environment, pension, medical insurance, provident fund etc. define your definition of an ideal job, then the post of SBI Clerk is what you might need. All you have to do is clear the SBI Clerk Exam 2021. SBI Clerk 2021 is a recruitment examination conducted by State Bank of India to recruit SBI Clerk or Junior Associates to work for the State Bank of India.

Latest Update:

  • April 01, 2021: SBI has released the marks of the candidates who are in the first waiting list of SBI Clerk.
  • March 23, 2021: The first waiting list for SBI Clerk result 2020 - 2021 for the post of Junior Assitant is released today.

Contents

What is the SBI Clerk Exam?

About SBI Clerk Exam: The State Bank of India conducts the SBI Clerk examination every year to recruit candidates for the post of SBI Clerk (Junior Associate) for different branches of SBI all over India. It is a national level examination and the vacancies vary from one state to another state. The SBI recruits young graduates as junior associates in the clerical cadre. The bank also offers fast track growth opportunities to its employees. Junior Associates will be eligible for a promotion into the Officer cadre after the successful completion of 3 years of service.

SBI Clerk 2021 exam is conducted in 3 stages in accordance with the SBI Clerk 2021 Syllabus.

Preliminary Exam: It is a general test that comprises Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) from three sections i.e Numerical Ability, reasoning and English language.

Mains Exam: After qualifying the Preliminary exam, the candidates are required to give the Main exam, which consists of both objective and subjective questions. The subjects in Mains exam include Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language

Language Proficiency test: There will be a language proficiency test which will test the grip of the student on the local language of the state.

The SBI Clerk 2021 selection process comprises the preliminary & mains examination. The final selection is done based on the performance of the candidates in the mains examination. Before joining, there is one more process that is conducted for the qualified candidates which include the Local Language Test.

SBI Clerk Exam Highlights

The various details associated with the SBI Clerk Exam are given below

SBI Clerk Exam Details
SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Highlights
Exam Name State Bank of India Clerk Exam
Conducting Body State Bank of India
Frequency of Exam Annually
Total No. of Posts 8000+
Level of Exam National Level exam
Post Offered Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales)
Exam Category Graduation
Mode of Exam Online
Duration of Exam

Preliminary exam: 60 Minutes

Mains: 2 Hours 40 minutes

Exam Language English and Hindi

SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Dates

The SBI Clerk exam notification is expected to release in January 2021. The preliminary exam will be held in March, 2021. Candidates who qualify the preliminary exam will be summoned for the SBI Clerk 2021 Main Examination. The result for the prelims exam shall release in April, 2021 tentatively. The candidates must note that the SBI Clerk 2021 exam dates given below are tentative and they are subjected to change in accordance with the dates announced on the official website.

The SBI Clerk 2021 important dates are:

SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Dates
Events Dates
Availability of Application Form January, 2021
Last date to apply for Application Form Third week of February, 2021
Prelims Admit Card release date To be announced
SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Date March, 2021
Prelims Result Declaration April, 2021
Mains Admit Card To be announced
SBI Clerk Mains Exam Date To be announced
Mains Result Declaration To be announced
Declaration of Final Allotment To be announced

SBI Clerk 2021 Eligibility

The eligibility for SBI Clerk covers several criteria such as nationality, age limit and educational qualifications which are set by the State Bank of India. Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria in order to appear for the SBI Clerk 2021 exam.

Nationality

  • It is compulsory to be an Indian citizen to be eligible for the SBI Clerk 2021 examination.
  • Citizens from Bhutan, Nepal or Bangladesh are only allowed if they have a valid certificate that states that they have the intention to settle in India permanently.

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates should possess a graduate's degree from any recognized university, to be eligible for appearing into the SBI Clerk associate exam
  • Final year students who are yet to be graduated can also apply for the SBI Clerk exam, provided they are able to produce the proof of degree completion before the deadline.

Age Limit

A candidate's age should not be less than 20, and not more than 28 years. However, the bank provides an age relaxation to candidates belonging to different categories. The variations are as follows:

SBI Clerk 2021 Eligibility
Category Maximum Age Limit
SC / ST 33 years
OBC 31 years
PWD (Gen) 38 years
PWD (SC /ST) 43 years
PWD (OBC) 41 years
Persons domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from
Jan 01, 1980 to Dec 31, 1989
33 Years
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen The actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age of 50 years
Widows, Divorced women, and women legally separated from their husbands
and who are not remarried

GEN - 35 years

OBC- 38 years

SC/ST- 40years

Read More: SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2021

SBI Clerk 2021 Syllabus

SBI Clerk exam is conducted in 2 stages - Prelims and Mains. The bank specifies syllabus of the examination, that is nothing but the topics on which the questions will be based. Aspiring candidates need to go through the syllabus carefully before beginning the exam preparation. SBI Clerk 2021 syllabus for both prelims and mains is given below-

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus

The syllabus of Prelims comprises of three sections. These include:

  • Numerical Ability
  • Reasoning
  • English Language

Numerical Aptitude

Below are some important topics under the Quantitative Aptitude section, which are frequently covered in the SBI Clerk exam:

  • Simplifications
  • Roots and Averages
  • Surds and Indices
  • Percentages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Chain rule
  • Time and work
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Time and Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats and Streams
  • Allegation and mixtures
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound interest
  • Stocks and Shares
  • Clocks and algorithms
  • Mensuration
  • Volume and surface area
  • permutations and combinations
  • heights and distances

Reasoning

Below are a few topics under Reasoning Ability section which are frequently covered for the SBI Clerk exam-

  • Directions and Arrangements (Circular Arrangements)
  • Codes (Sentence Coding)
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Analogies (Meaning Based + Logical)
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Sequential Output Tracing
  • Visual Reasoning

English Language

Below are the few topics under the English Language section which are frequently covered for SBI Clerk exam 2021

  • Comprehension Passage
  • Spellings/ Detecting miss-spelt words
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spot the Error
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms/Homonyms Idioms & Phrases
  • One word substitution
  • Improvement of Sentences
  • Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  • Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
  • Shuffling of Sentence parts
  • Cloze Passage

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus

The syllabus for the SBI Clerk Mains exam comprises of four sections. These include:

  • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • General/Economy/Banking Awareness
  • English Language

General/Financial Awareness

  • General Awareness: Knowledge of Current Events, Sports, History, Geography, Culture, Indian Constitution, News about Technology & Research, News on India and its Neighbouring Countries.
  • Financial Awareness: Banking & Finance, Economy, Marketing Aptitude.

English Language

  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion
  • Comprehension
  • Theme detection
  • Deriving conclusions
  • Passage completion
  • Error detection
  • Passage correction
  • Sentence correction
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Idiom
  • Phrases

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Roots and Averages
  • Number system
  • Simplifications
  • Surds and Indices
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Allegation and Mixtures
  • Percentages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Partnership
  • Chain Rule
  • Time and Work
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Time and Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats and Streams
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Stocks and Shares
  • Clocks and Algorithms
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Mensuration
  • Heights and Distances
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Data Integration- Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tabulation

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

  • Reasoning Ability: Analogy, Coding and Decoding, Blood relations, Sitting arrangements, Series completion, Syllogisms, Decision making, Statement Reasoning, Analogy, Series completion, Classification.
  • Computer Awareness: Operating System Concepts, Computer Hardware, MS Word, Excel, Short-cut keys, MS PowerPoint, Basic Security Concepts, Access, Latest Technologies, Internet & Networks.

Descriptive Paper

  • Letter Writing
  • Paragraph Writing
  • Essay Writing
  • Reading Comprehension

Data Interpretation

  • Tables
  • Pie Charts
  • Bar Graphs
  • Data Analysis
  • Line Graphs
  • Case lets
  • Combined data sets
  • Probability and Series

Computer Knowledge

  • Basic of Computer
  • Hardware and software
  • Operating system
  • MS Word and MS Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Generation of Computer
  • Android

Marketing

  • Basics of Marketing
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Market Segmentation
  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Mix
  • Developing stage of organization
  • Products Life Cycle

SBI Clerk 2021 Application Process

The SBI Clerk 2021 exam application process is expected to commence in January, 2021. The candidates will be able to fill their application forms till #February, 2021. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before registering for the SBI Clerk 2021 exam. The step by step procedure to complete the application form is given below.

How to apply for the SBI Clerk 2021?

Candidates can follow these steps given below to apply for the SBI Clerk 2021 Exam:

Step 1: For applying online for SBI Clerk 2021, the candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria for SBI Clerk Exam must first go to the official website of the conducting authority, which is www.sbi.co.in/careers.

Step 2: Upon landing on the homepage of the official website, the candidate has to select 'Join SBI' Section and click on 'Roles @ SBI' section. A new page will get opened. Afterwards, he/ she has to choose the relevant role and click on 'Apply now' tab.

Step 3: After clicking on the 'Apply now' tab, a new tab will open where the candidate has to click on 'Apply online' for the relevant role.

Step 4: On the next page, candidates those who are interested to apply for the SBI Clerk exam can click on new registration and fill up a form to register. The candidate will have to fill the details like his/ her name, Father's Name, Mother's name, mobile number, email ID and click on the submit option.

Step 5: Once registration is complete, the candidate will receive a registration number and password on the registered mobile number which can be used to login and download the application form.

Step 6: In the SBI Clerk Application form 2021, the candidates need to fill their academic details, personal biodata, and other information. The candidate should ensure that he/ she has filled the correct information.

Step 7: Next, the candidate will have to upload the documents like the scanned copies of their recent passport-sized photograph, their signature, and their left thumb impression.

Step 8: The candidates can submit their examination fee through Internet Banking or they can use their Credit/ Debit/ Master Card to submit pay the applicable charges. For paying the Application fee through the offline mode, the candidate has to download the SBI challan and submit the fee along with it in the nearest SBI branch. This payment will need a few days to clear. The candidate will be notified in his/ her registered mobile number about the successful payment.

Step 9: After filling all details and paying the application form fee, the candidates must submit this application form and take a hard copy of this form for further use.

SBI Clerk 2021 Application form

SBI Clerk 2021 application form will be available on the official website of SBI. Candidates can only apply through online means. Candidate has to first fill his/her personal and academic details. After that, a candidate is required to fill the exam centre in which a candidate wants to work as SBI Clerk.

SBI Clerk 2021 Application Fees

After choosing an exam centre, a candidate has to pay the fees. Application fees for various categories are as follows:

SBI Clerk 2021 Application Fees
Sr. No Category Total
1 SC/ ST/ PWD/Ex-Servicemen Nil
2 General and OBC INR 750/- (Application Fee including intimation charges)

Documents required to fill Up SBI Clerk 2020 Application Form

Candidates are required to upload scanned images of the following:

  • Candidate's recent photograph
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Documents should be in the following format:
Image format SBI Clerk Exam 2021
Details Photograph Signature
Resolution 200*230 pixels 140*160 pixels
Size of the Image 20-50 KB 10-20 KB

SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates aspiring to crack the SBI Clerk 2021 exam must have a clear idea about the exam pattern of the exam. As mentioned, the selection process for the SBI clerk comprises 2 stages - Prelims and Mains. The pattern is different for both the exams. Candidates can check the detailed exam pattern of the SBI Clerk 2021 given below.

SBI Clerk 2021 Prelims Exam Pattern

The SBI Clerk prelims examination consists of three papers - Numerical Ability, Reasoning, and English Language. Prelims Paper consists of 100 Multiple Choice Questions of 100 marks in total and each question will be for one mark. The time allotted for the prelims examination is 1 hour and is conducted in online mode. The number of questions and marks distribution to each subject is as follows:

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam pattern 2021
Section Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks Exam Duration
1 English Language 30 30 1 hour
2 Numerical ability 35 35
3 Reasoning ability 35 35
Total 100 100

SBI Clerk 2021 Mains Exam Pattern

The SBI Clerk mains exam consists of four sections. A total number of 190 questions are asked and a candidate can get a maximum of 200 marks. The time allotted for the mains examination is 2 hours 40 minutes. Distribution is given as follows:

SBI Clerk Mains exam pattern 2021
Section Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks Exam Duration
1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 2 hours 40 minutes
2 General English 40 40
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60
Total 190 200

SBI Clerk 2021 Admit Card

The SBI Clerk 2021 admit card for Prelims Exam as well as the Main Exam will be released a few days before it is scheduled to be held. The candidates can check the official dates on this page once the notification regarding the same is released online.

How to download the SBI Clerk 2021 Admit card?

Candidates can download the SBI Clerk 2021 admit card as shown in the steps given below:

  • Candidates should visit the official website of SBI Clerk Exam 2021 i.e (www.sbi.co.in/careers)
  • Candidates should now check for SBI Clerk Preliminary Admit card 2021. There will be a link that will take you to page where the Admit Card will be available.
  • Upon landing on that page, candidates should now enter the Registration Number and Date of Birth/ Password. Date of birth of a candidate will be the password for a candidate.
  • Now the admit card will be displayed on a screen and candidates can take a print out of it by clicking on the button provided. We advise preserving the document as a pdf file while taking printout.

Details on the SBI Clerk 2021 Admit Card

Candidates can find the below-mentioned details on the admit card of the SBI Clerk exam.

  • Roll number/user ID
  • Password
  • Name and address
  • Place
  • Registration number
  • Scanned Signature
  • Date and venue of exam
  • Exam time
  • Scanned photograph
  • Space for affixing photograph
  • Space for left thumb impression
  • Space for candidate’s signature
  • Exam instructions

SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Centres

Exam centres of SBI Clerk are there across the 34 states and Union territories. The exam was is conducted across 178 cities throughout the country. In each state/UT, there are multiple cities as exam centres. The candidates have to choose 3 exam centres in order of their preferences. Aspirants must choose only one exam centre for both the prelims & mains examination. Once allotted, the exam centre cannot be changed under any circumstances.

The various exam centres are -

SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Centres
State Code State/ Union Territory Preliminary Exam Centers Main Exam Centers
11 Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair Port Blair
12 Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada,
13 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar, Naharlagun Itanagar
14 Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur Guwahati
15 Bihar Ara, Aurangabad, Bihar Sharif, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur, Siwan Ara, Hajipur, Patna
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh Chandigarh
17 Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur Raipur
18 Goa Panaji, Verna Panaji
19 Gujrat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar
20 Haryana Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Palwal, Rohtak, Sonipat, Yamunanagar Bahadurgarh, Hissar, Rohtak
21 HP Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una Shimla, solan
22 J&K Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar Jammu, Srinagar
23 Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi Jamshedpur, Ranchi
24 Karnataka Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udipi Bengaluru
25 Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Trichur, Thiruvananthapuram Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
26 Lakshadweep Kavaratti Kavaratti
27 MP Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain Bhopal, Indore
28 Maharastra Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai / Thane / Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Mumbai/ Thane / Navi Mumbai
29 Manipur Imphal Imphal
30 Meghalaya Ri-Bhoi, Shillong Shillong
31 Mizoram Aizawl Aizawl
32 Nagaland Kohima Kohima
33 Delhi NCR Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon
34 Odisha Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur Bhubaneswar
35 Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry
36 Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur Bhatinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
37 Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur Jaipur
38 Sikkim Gangtok Gangtok
39 Tamilnadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Thoothukodi, Vellore Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelvelli
40 Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal Hyderabad
41 Tripura Agartala Agartala
42 UP Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bulandshahr, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Unnao, Varanasi Agra, Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
43 Uttrakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee Dehradun
44 West Bengal Asansol, Berhampur (West Bengal), Bardhaman, Dumkal, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri Hooghly, Kalyani, Ko

Documents Required at the Exam centre

  • Admit Card
  • ID Proof

SBI Clerk 2021 Prelims Exam Analysis

The SBI clerk exam is a national level exam conducted by the State Bank of India to recruit candidates for the Junior Apprentice position. This exam has prelims and mains exam papers. The prelims exam was conducted recently and the exam analysis for the same can be found below.

The prelims paper consists of three sections divided over 100 questions that carry a total value of 100 marks. The exam is to be attempted in 60 mins. Negative marking for a wrong response is 1/4th of the total marks for that question.

22nd Feb 2020: Shift 1

This was the first shift conducted for the year 2020 for the junior apprentice position. The overall level of the exam was reported to be of an easy level of difficulty by most of the candidates.

  • The total number of good attempts for the paper was between 75 - 85.
  • The questions were divided among the three sections English, Reasoning Ability, and Numerical ability.
  • The English section was reported to be easy. This section consisted of questions from topics such as reading comprehension, identifying the correct sentence, cloze test, sentence rearrangement, etc.
  • The Reasoning Ability section was of an easy-moderate level of difficulty. This section consisted of questions from direction sense, syllogism, puzzles, alphabet-based questions, etc.
  • The Numerical Ability section was of an easy to moderate difficulty. The questions in this section included the following topics: number series, quadratic equations, simplification, Data Interpretation, etc.

22nd Feb 2020: Shift 2

The overall paper difficulty was between easy to moderate. There were a few differences in the types of questions that were asked in the shift 1 paper.

  • The total number of good attempts for this paper was between 70 and 80.
  • As reported by the students, the English language section was of a moderate level of difficulty. The questions were included from the topics: word usage, sentence fillers, error detection, spelling errors, etc.
  • The overall difficulty of the Reasoning Ability section was easy to moderate. The questions were included from topics such as order & ranking, blood relations, alpha-numeric-symbol series, coded-inequality, etc.
  • The Numerical Ability section was of an easy to moderate level of difficulty. The topics used to generate the questions included data interpretation, arithmetic word problem, number series (missing), etc.

SBI Clerk 2021 Result

The SBI Clerk 2021 results of Preliminary and Mains exam will be declared on the official website of State Bank of India. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the result of the Prelims exam, which was conducted in February and March was postponed. The Prelims result was declared on Mar 9, 2021.

How to check SBI Clerk Result 2021?

Candidates can follow the given step by step procedure on how to check the SBI Clerk 2021 results.

Step 1: Candidates need to first visit the official website of State bank of India and click on the "Careers" section.

Step 2: Go to Current opening section and click on "Recruitment of Junior Associate( Customer Support and Sales)" Click on the result link from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: The scorecard will be displayed on the screen in a PDF format. Candidates can search their name in the list by entering their roll number.

Step 4: Download and take the printout of the SBI Clerk 2021 scorecard

SBI Clerk 2021 Cut Off

The authority will announce the SBI Clerk cutoff for the Prelims examination along with the scorecard. This year there is no sectional cutoff in the SBI Clerk exam but the candidates must qualify each section by securing the minimum cutoff marks. SBI Clerk 2021 cut off is based on category & state. Candidates who secured marks more than the cutoff are eligible for the mains examination. To check the cut off, aspirants can log in using their registration/roll number and date of birth. SBI Clerk Cut off varies from one state to another. Also, it varies for different categories.

SBI Clerk Selection Process

Candidate has to first appear for the SBI Clerk preliminary exam. If a candidate qualifies the prelims he/she has to appear for SBI Clerk Mains Exam. After qualifying this exam, a candidate will proceed for the Language proficiency test. Candidates who had studied a local language in their school, are not required to give this exam. They just have to submit their 10th class mark sheets showing that a candidate has passed that particular subject.

After all these exams, a merit list will be prepared state-wise. Candidates, whose name is there in the merit list will receive a call letter and they'll be proceeding for the trial period.

How to Prepare for SBI Clerk Exam?

The first thing to clear any exam is to have a detailed understanding of the syllabus of the exam, which will help a candidate in planning the whole preparation schedule. Secondly, the competition is very high in this exam, so scoring good marks will ensure a position in the merit list. For this, a candidate should practice the aptitude and reasoning questions continuously.

For English and General/Banking awareness, a candidate should regularly read newspapers especially sections related to economic news. Moreover, a candidate can refer to the previous year papers, sample papers, and the following Reference books.

SBI Clerk Reference Books

Reference books are provided below:

  • Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R S Aggarwal
  • High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren and Martin
  • Objective Computer Awareness Arihant Publication.

SBI Clerk Exam Previous Year papers

Previous year papers of SBI Clerk help in understanding the pattern of the paper and then channelizing your plan according to the exam needs. Also, it helps in identifying areas that have more weightage with respect to others thus require more attention and practice.

SBI Clerk Exam Mock/Sample Test Papers

SBI Clerk mock/sample test papers help in keeping up with the time constraint in the exam. As the candidate has to solve a large number of questions in a short span of time, it helps a candidate in gaining speed and pin-pointing questions that consume more time, and make strategy accordingly.

SBI Clerk Coaching Centres

There are a number of coaching centres for SBI Clerk test across the country which is given as follows:

Coaching Centres in Delhi

  • BST Competitive Classes
  • Aim & Achieve
  • The Acharya Campus

Coaching Centres in Bengaluru

  • IBS Bengaluru
  • IMS Learning Institute
  • Pragya Academy

Coaching Centres in Chennai

  • Chennai race coaching Institute Pvt Ltd.
  • CVR Academy
  • Dexter Academy

Coaching Centres in Kolkata

  • Ambition Guru
  • Eastern India Competitive Classes
  • Career guide

FAQs

What is the age limit to apply for SBI clerk posts?

Candidates in the age group of 20-28 can apply for the SBI Clerk exam.

What is the exam pattern for SBI Clerk prelims?

Duration of the SBI Clerk prelims exam is one hour and consists of three sections on English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. There will be a total of 100 questions (English-30, Numerical Ability-35, Reasoning Ability-35) and the exam difficulty will be moderate.

What is the exam pattern for the SBI Clerk mains exam?

Duration of the SBI clerk main exam is 2 hours and 40 minutes and consists of four sections. The sections and the number of questions are given below: General/ Financial Awareness - 50 English - 40 Quantitative Aptitude - 50 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude - 50

Is there any negative marking in SBI clerk 2021?

Yes, For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

What is the application fee for SBI Clerk exam?

SI Clerk exam application fees for General and OBC candidates will be INR 600, and INR 100 for SC/ST/PWD/XS

What is the required educational qualification for SBI Clerk?

The post wise Eligibility Criteria is mentioned below: Junior Associates: candidates must have a Graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification. Junior Agricultural Associates: candidates must have a Graduate degree in Agriculture or Agriculture allied activities from a Government recognized University/Institute The candidates who are in the final semester/ year of Graduation can also apply for SBI Clerk Exam.

Will there be an interview after the SBI Clerk mains exam?

No, there will be no interview after SBI Clerk mains exam.

What is the mode of application fee payment for SBI Clerk exam?

SBI Clerk application fee should be paid in online mode using Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets, etc.

I am from Andhra Pradesh, can I apply for Karnataka state SBI Clerk post?

Yes, if you are proficient in the local language (Written and Spoken) you can apply.

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