SBI Clerk Eligibility 2021: Age Limit, Educational Qualification Requirement

Exam Date

Feb 17, 2021

Result Date

Mar 9, 2021

Apr 7, 2021


Eligibility for an exam means the validation to participate in an examination. It includes different criteria right from the age of the candidate to its academic performance, stream, university/board and more. In this section, we will discuss eligibility for SBI Clerk 2021. Candidates are advised to go thoroughly.

SBI Clerk 2021 will be conducted in 2 phases - prelims and mains. Candidates are already familiar with SBI Clerk exam dates. The application forms are expected to release soon. Before applying for SBI Clerk 2021, candidates must check the eligibility criteria first, details of which are given in the section below. 

SBI Eligibility for Clerk

There are certain eligibility criteria that a candidate must fulfil in order to attend SBI clerk exam 2021. Academic qualification and age limit of a candidate plays an important factor with respect to SBI Clerk 2021. The essential academic qualification and age limit needed to attend the SBI Clerk exam are given below.  

Academic Qualifications

Candidates should possess a Graduation degree from any recognized University to be eligible for appearing into the SBI Clerk recruitment 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.

SBI Clerk Age Limit

Minimum age of candidates applying should be 20 years and maximum age is 28 years to satisfy the eligibility criteria for SBI Clerk Exam 2021. Age relaxation is provided to reserved categories candidates for SBI Clerk Exam 2021.

SBI Clerk Age Relaxation
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
1 Jan 1980 to 31 Dec 1989
33 Years
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen Actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to maximum age of 50 years
Widows, Divorced women, and women legally separated from their husbands
& who are not remarried

GEN- 35 years

OBC- 38 years

SC/ST- 40years


  • It is compulsory to be an Indian citizen in order to fulfil the eligibility criteria of the SBI Clerk 2021 examination.
  • Citizens from Bhutan, Nepal or Bangladesh are only allowed when they have a valid certificate that states that they have the intention to settle in India permanently to satisfy the eligibility criteria for SBI Clerk Exam 2021.

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