SBI Clerk Recruitment

Exam Date

Feb 17, 2021

Result Date

Mar 9, 2021

Apr 7, 2021


State Bank of India conducts SBI Clerk exam to recruit candidates for clerical cadre in its different branches across the country. SBI Clerk is the best opportunity for every candidate aspiring to start their career in the SBI as a Banker. SBI Clerk provides the recruitment for the post of Junior Associate (JA) and Junior Agriculture Associate (JAA).

Recruitment for SBI Clerk 2021 

Firstly SBI releases the notification for the vacancies of clerk and then organize the exam into 2 phase namely, Preliminary Exam and the Mains Exam. For Clerk Post, there is no interview round or group discussion. It made this exam a bit easier. Based on the previous year exam pattern of SBI Clerk given below are sectional and time division for both the phases.

SBI Clerk Prelims

SBI Clerks prelims
Name of the Test NO. of Questions Time 
English Language 30 Composite Time of 1 hour 
Numerical Ability 35
Reasoning 35
Total 100

SBI Clerk Mains

SBI Clerk mains
Sr. No. Name of the Test NO. of Questions Maximum Marks Time
1 Reasoning and Computer aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 General Awareness (special reference to Banking Industry) 50 50 35 minutes


Total 190 200
2 hours 40 minutes

SBI Clerk Recruitment consists of two phases of the online examination. Among the two phases, SBI Clerk Prelims is qualifying in nature. Candidates must have to qualify the sectional cut-off and complete cut-off of the exam to write the SBI Clerk Mains exam. If the Candidate Fails to Qualify the SBI Clerk prelims he/she will not able to write the SBI Clerk Main exam.

Marks scored by the candidates in the Main exam will contribute to the final merit list. After this candidate might be required to write the Regional or Local Language Proficiency Test. In SBI Clerk 2016 the cut-off for general category was 57.5 with sectional cut-off as English- 6.75, Numerical Ability-5.5 and reasoning was 7.75.   

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