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SBI Clerk Exam 2021: Check Notification, Exam date, eligibility, vacancies, syllabus and Other Details

SBI Clerk Exam 2021: State Bank of India Clerk Exam for Junior Associates released on 26 April 2021

SBI Clerk Exam is conducted by State Bank of India(SBI) to recruit candidates for the post of Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) in its different branches across the country.
SBI Clerk 2021 facilitates the recruitment for the post of Junior Associates (JA). The Recruitment process is done in two stages namely Preliminary Examination, Mains Examination. Candidates who qualify in all these three stages will be hired as Junior Associates (JA)/Clerk.
Every year Lakhs of candidates wait for SBI CLERK notification to begin their career in the banking sector SBI. SBI is an India’s largest and most prestigious bank providing lucrative salary and job security to its employees. With a large number of candidates applying for this exam, there is likely a cut-throat competition for being appointed as an SBI CLERK.
Till the time exam notification is out, candidates can check more information about the SBI CLERK including exam pattern, syllabus, selection process.

SBI CLERK 2021 Vacancies 

SBI Released 5000 regular vacancies for year 2021 on 26 Apr 2021. 

SBI  CLERK exam  2021 will be conducted by State Bank of India (SBI) to select eligible candidates to the post of Junior Associates (JA)/Clerk. SBI Clerk is one of the most coveted jobs in Banking industry and a dream job for millions of aspirants across India. SBI Clerk is considered as a premium job opportunity in Banking sector because of following reasons:

Brand value of SBI and reputation associated with SBI Clerk post

• Lucrative pay scale which is highest among PSU Banks

• Very good Growth opportunities

• Job satisfaction and social prestige

SBI Clerk Vacancies 2021

Every year more than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the SBI clerk examination. The SBI Clerk 2021 Notification for Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) is released by State Bank of India on 26 April 2021.

SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Date

The exam date for SBI Clerk 2021 exam and other details are given below. Study them before applying

Notification Details 

Dates

SBI Clerk Notification

26 April 2021

Start of SBI Clerk Online
Application

27 April 2021

SBI Clerk Online Application
Closes

17 May 2021

SBI Clerk Exam Date (Preliminary)

Jun 2021 (Tentatively)

SBI Clerk Exam Date (Mains)

31 Jul 2021 (Tentatively)

Regular Vacancies

Category

SC

ST

OBC

EWS

GEN

Total

PWD

XS

Vacancy

726

440

1195

488

2151

5000

156

685

Back Log Vacancies

Category

SC

ST

OBC*

Total

PWD

XS

Vacancy

14

83

24

121

96

237

 Total Vacancies :

Regular vacancies – 5000

Regular PWS (People With Disability) = 156

EX- Servicemen (XS) – 685

Back Log – 121

PWS – 96

EX- Servicemen (XS) – 237

SBI Clerk 2021 Application Fee

The category wise fee structure for SBI Clerk online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself.

Sr. No.

Category

Application Fee

1

SC/ST/PWD

NIL

2

General/OBC/EWS

Rs. 750/-

(Application fee including intimation charges)

Salary of SBI Clerk

Basic Pay of SBI Clerk As per the official notification, the pay scale of SBI Clerk is Rs. 11765-655/ 3-13730-815/ 3-16175-980/ 4-20095-1145/ 7-28110-2120/ 1-30230-1310/1-31450.

SBI CLERK Eligibility Criteria

(Junior Associates)

The eligibility criteria of the SBI Clerk exam is:

Educational Qualification for SBI CLERK

Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the SBI exam is a graduation degree in any of the streams such as BA, B. Com, BSc, B. Tech, etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India. A candidate who possesses the same qualification from the university recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam. Candidates having integrated dual degree  (IDD)  certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD and
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 the date mentioned in the notification.

Candidates should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree: 

A certificate that supports that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam. 
The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at the time of registration for the SBI Bank-Clerk examination.

Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as the SBI Clerk exam is conducted online.

Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in the official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

Candidates applying for SBI Clerk Examination should be one of the following:

  • Citizen of India

  • The subject of Nepal or Bhutan

  • Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement

  • 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.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

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).

Besides this, there is age relaxation relevant to category wise candidates as per the government rules:

Relaxation of Upper age Limit:

S.No 

Category

Age Relaxation

1

SC/ST

5 Years

2

OBC

3 Years

3

PWD (General)

10 Years

4

PWD (SC/ST)

15 Years

5

PWD (OBC)

13 Years

6

Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen

The actual period of service rendered in defense services + 3 years, (8 years for disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a max. age of 50 years.

7

 Widows, Divorced, Women (No Married)

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)

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

To crack SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2021 exam it is very important to know the exam pattern in and out. Here is the exam pattern of SBI Clerk Prelims and SBI Clerk Mains exam:

Phase-I: SBI CLERK PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION (ONLINE)

Subsisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be supervised online. This test promising 1 hour period dwelled of 3 Sections as follows. Each test will have a separate time period as mentioned below.
SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern 

Sr. No.

Name of Tests
(Objective)

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Total Time

1

English Language

30

30

20 Minutes

2

Numerical Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

Total

100

100

1 Hour

Phase-II: SBI Clerk  Main Examination

SBI Junior Associates Mains Exam Pattern 

Sr. No.

Name of Tests
(Objective)

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Total Time

1

English Language

40

40

35 Minutes

2

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 Minutes

3

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 

50

60

45 Minutes

4.

General/Financial Awareness

50

50

35 Minutes

Total

190

200

2 Hours 40 Min

The SBI Clerk Mains is also held online, the latest update by SBI it has 4 sections there is 190 Question having a total score of 200 marks of 160 minutes duration.

The candidates must attempt the sections in the same order and within the allotted time fixed by the examining body. The candidate can’t leave the existing section before the time allotted. The next section can only be attempted after the current section is completed. There is a negative marking with a deduction of 0.25 marks for every mistake.
The section-wise details are given below:

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

A penalty for every incorrect answer will be marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. Every wrong answer will be penalized by deducting 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. in case, no answer is marked by the candidate.

Final Score Calculation for SBI Clerk 2020 Exam:

There are certain important points on the basis of which the final score for the SBI Clerk exam is calculated:

  • Marks scored in the Preliminary Exam will not be considered in the final score. These are only taken into account to qualify Mains Exam.

  • Candidates need to qualify Phase-2

  • The aggregate of 100 marks is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with high merit rank in each category are finally selected.

Language Proficiency Test (LPT) – Those who qualify for selection and produce 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specified opted local language will not be subjected to any Language test. In the case of others (qualified for selection), specified opted local language test will be conducted after provisional selection but before joining. Candidates not found proficient in specified opted local language would be disqualified.

SBI Clerk Exam Syllabus

There is a slight change in the entire syllabus of SBI CLERK Exam. Now the candidates need to have a thorough understanding of various concepts in the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness.

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Syllabus.

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability, and English Language. 

Reasoning Ability

Numerical Ability

English Language

Logical Reasoning

Simplification

Reading Comprehension

Alphanumeric Series

Profit & Loss

Cloze Test

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Mixtures &Allegations

Para jumbles

Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Multiple Meaning

Coded Inequalities

Work & Time

Fill in the blanks

Seating Arrangement

Time & Distance

Miscellaneous

Puzzle

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Paragraph Completion

Tabulation

Data Interpretation

Error Spotting

Syllogism

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Blood Relations

Number Systems

Input-Output

Sequence & Series

Coding-Decoding

Permutation, Combination &Probability

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language. Banking and Computer Awareness

Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

English

Language

General
/Economy/
Banking

Awareness

Computer
Awareness

Logical Reasoning

Simplification

Reading Comprehension

Financial Awareness

Internet

Alphanumeric Series

Profit & Loss

Grammar

Current Affairs

Memory

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Mixtures &Alligations

Vocabulary

General Knowledge

Keyboard Shortcuts

Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest &
Compound Interest &
Surds & Indices

Verbal Ability

Static Awareness

Computer Abbreviation

Coded Inequalities

Work & Time

Word Association

Banking and Financial Awareness

Microsoft Office

Seating Arrangement

Time & Distance

Sentence Improvement

Computer Hardware

Puzzle

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone,
Sphere

Para Jumbles

Computer Software

Tabulation

Data Interpretation

Cloze Test

Operating System

Syllogism

Ratio & Proportion,
Percentage

Error Spotting

Networking

Blood Relations

Number Systems

Fill in the blanks

Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

Input Output

Sequence & Series

Coding-Decoding

Permutation, Combination
&Probability

SBI Clerk Pre-Exam Training

Stepwise Tips to Download SBI Clerk 2021 Pre Exam Training Admit Card

  • Step 1. Firstly visit SBI’s official website www.sbi.co.in

  • Step 2. Then at the login column enter your registration number and password/date of birth (in dd-mm-yy format) as mentioned in the application form.

  • Step 3. Carefully check the captcha code and enter in the desired box given along it.

  • Step 4. Press the login button and you will reach your profile of SBI Junior Assistant Exam.

  • Step 5. Go the link of admit card and your admit card will be generated once you press the button. The moment it is generated you can download the admit card.

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