SBI Clerk - "SBI Clerk Recruitment" Exam

SBI Clerk Recruitment


SBI CLERK which is popularly known as SBI Junior Associate is one of the major banking exams conducted by SBI to recruit thousands of clerks every year.This exam is very popular amongst the students seeking jobs in banking industry.
Every year more than 5000 aspirants are recruited for the post of junior associate in SBI. This year also notification for recruitment of more than 5000 junior associates has been released on January 2024

SBI Clerk 2024 Exam Date

SBI Clerk exam date 2024 has been released by State Bank of India (SBI) on June 29, 2023. The Preliminary examination is scheduled to be held on January 2024¬†across the country, while the main examination is tentatively scheduled on July 31, 2021. Candidates must keep visiting this page regularly to stay updated about the important updates for SBI Clerk 2021 Exam. Let’s have a look at the important dates for SBI Clerk 2021 examination.

EventsNew Dates
SBI Clerk Notification16th November 2023
Start of SBI Clerk Online Application17th November 2023
SBI Clerk Online Application Closes

10th December 2023

PET Call Letter December 2023
Pre-Exam Training December 2023
SBI Clerk Prelims Admit Card December 2023
SBI Clerk Exam Date (Preliminary)January 2024
SBI Clerk Prelims Result 
SBI Clerk Mains Admit Card
February 2024
SBI Clerk Exam Date (Mains)
February 2024

SBI Clerk 2023 Vacancy

Vacancy in SBI Clerk
SBI has released notification for  vacancies for SBI Clerk 2023 exam, out of which 8773 vacancies have been announced for regular posts and 237 for Backlog posts. The vacancies are less as compared to the last year notification. State wise list of vacancies are mentioned below


A. Age Limit: (As on 01.04.2021) Not below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01.04.2021, i.e. candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1993 and not later than 01.04.2001 (both days inclusive). Relaxation of Upper age limit: Sr. Category Age Relaxation 1. SC/ ST 5 years 2. OBC 3 years 3. PWD (Gen/ EWS) 10 years 4. PWD (SC/ ST) 15 years 5. PWD (OBC) 13 years 6. Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled ExServicemen Actual period of service rendered in defense services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex- Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years 7. Widows, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried 7 years (subject to maximum age limit of 35 years for General/ EWS, 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/ST candidates)  
  B. Essential Academic Qualifications: : Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by Central Government. Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 16.08.2021. Those who are in the final year/ semester of their graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if provisionally selected, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 16.08.2021. Note: (a) The date of passing eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet/certificate or provisional certificate issued by the University/Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University/ Institute, a certificate issued by the appropriate authority of the University/Institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing. (b) Matriculate Ex-servicemen, who have obtained the Indian Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force, after having completed not less than 15 years of service in Armed Forces of the Union are also eligible for the post. Such certificates should be dated on or before 16.08.2021.  
New Batch Starting SOON


The selection process will consist of on-line test (Preliminary & Main exam) and test of specified opted local language. 
Phase-I: Preliminary Examination: Online Preliminary Exam consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:  

Phase – II: Main Examination: Structure of Online Main Exam would be as follows:


a. Preliminary Examination: The candidates should download their call letter and an “acquaint yourself booklet” by entering their registration number and password/date of birth from the Bank’s website from 01.06.2021 onwards (Tentatively).¬†
b. Main Examination: Candidates qualified for main examination would be able to download their call letter from the Bank’s website (following the instructions available on the screen) from 19.07.2021 onwards (Tentatively). c. At the time of Main Exam: Candidates must bring duly authenticated Preliminary Exam call letter (with authenticated copy of ID proof) as well as Main Exam call letter at the time of Main Exam. These documents along-with other requisite documents need to be submitted during the Main Exam. d. Candidates need to bring two additional photographs (same as pasted by the candidate on call letter) along-with the call letter and other requisite documents as per information provided in the ‚Äúacquaint yourself booklet‚ÄĚ and call letter¬†¬†

Salary structure of SBI clerk

The starting Basic Pay is Rs.19900/- (Rs.17900/- plus two advance increments admissible to graduates)  
EMOLUMENTS: The total starting emoluments of a Clerical Cadre employee payable at Metro like Mumbai will be around Rs.29,000/- per month inclusive of D.A., other allowances at the current rate and two additional increments for newly recruited graduate junior associates. Allowances may vary depending upon the place of posting. They will be eligible for reimbursement of various perquisites, provident fund, Pension under New Pension scheme (Defined Contribution Benefit), Medical, Leave-Fare and other facilities, as per instructions of the Bank as may be issued from time to time.  


Cutt-Off: Prelims and Mains Examination(2020)

The State Wise and Category wise cutt-off of Prelims exam and Mains exam 2020 has been mentioned below

SBI Clerk Prelims Cut-off 2020

State NameCut Off (General)
Uttar Pradesh71
Madhya Pradesh68.75
West Bengal67.5
Andhra Pradesh68
Tamil Nadu62
Himachal Pradesh66

SBI Clerk Mains Cut-off 2020

Syllabus of SBI Clerk

The syllabus is almost same for Prelims and Mains exam, although the difficulty level vary in Pre and Mains Exam.
The Pre exams consist of three section:
1) English Language
2) Numerical Ability
3).Reasoning Ability
1) English Language: The syllabus of English Language is almost same for Pre and Mains Exam.
The questions are asked from:-
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Para jumbles
  • Miscellaneous
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Multiple Meaning and Error Spotting
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Grammer
  • Sentence Improvement
2) Numerical Ability: Here is the list of chapters from which the questiones are asked.
  • Simplification
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple Intrest and Compound Intrest
  • Work and Time
  • Time and Distance
  • Mensuration
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Series
  • Probability
  • Mixture and Alligations
  • Quadritic Equations
  • Data Sufficiency
3) Reasoning Ability
  • Alpha Numeric Series
  • Alphabet series
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relation
  • Input Output
  • Coding Decoding
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Direction and Distances
  • Order and Ranking
  • Logical Reasoning
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