SBI Clerk or Junior Associate (Customer Support and Sales)

SBI Clerk Syllabus & Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk or Junior Associate (Customer Support and Sales) Exam:

SBI conducts the online examination in two phases – Preliminary and Main exams for Clerical cadre Posts.

SBI Clerk 2021 Recruitment

Exam Name SBI Clerk 2021 Exam
Conducting Body SBI (State Bank of India)
Official Website
Exam Type National Level
Exam Date Prelims exam: Feb-March 2021
Mains exam: April 19, 2021
Eligibility Criteria Qualification: Graduation
Age Limit: 20 – 28 years
Mode of Application Online
Exam Mode Computer-Based Test
Duration Preliminary:1hour
Mains: 160 min
SBI Clerk Salary ₹20,000 to ₹23,000

Important Dates

SBI Clerk 2021 Recruitment Date (Released)
SBI Clerk 2021 apply online date January 3, 2021
Last date to apply for SBI Clerk exam January 26, 2021
SBI Clerk 2021 Admit Card – Prelims Feb-21
SBI Clerk 2021 exam date – Prelims Feb-March 2021
SBI Clerk 2021 Result – Prelims Mar-21
SBI Clerk Mains Admit Card Apr-21
SBI Clerk 2021 Exam date – Main April 19, 2021
SBI Clerk Main Result May-21
Release of final merit list Jun-21

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2021

In SBI Clerk 2021 examination, there will be two stages for getting selection in SBI. The two stages are:
• Preliminary examination
• Mains examination

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

Name of Section Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 min
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 min
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min
Total 100 100 60 min

SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Name Of Section Questions Marks Duration
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 min
General English 40 40 35 min
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 min
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 min
Total 190 200 2 hr 40 Min

SBI Clerk 2021 Syllabus

Reasoning Numerical Ability English Language
Puzzle and Arrangement Number Series Reading Comprehension
Inequality Simplification/Approximation Cloze Test
Syllogism Quadratic Equation Fillers
Coding-Decoding Data Interpretation Spotting Errors
Blood Relations Data Sufficiency Sentence Improvement
Direction Senses Miscellaneous Fill in the Blanks
Order and Ranking

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus 2021

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 & Allegations 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
Blood Relations Number Systems Fill in the blanks
Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Input Output Sequence & Series

Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) Eligibility Criteria

There are basically two pre-requisites for the eligibility criteria of SBI Clerk 2021.
(i) Educational Qualification: The candidate must possess a valid graduation degree (any discipline) from a government recognized university.
(ii) Age Limit: The candidate must not be below 20 years and above 28 years as on 1.1.2021. I.e. he/she must not be born before 02.1.1993 and later than 1.1.2021 including both days.
Serial No. Category Upper Age Limit
1 SC / ST 33 years
2 OBC 31 years
3 Person with disabilities (General) 38 years
4 Person with disabilities(SC /ST) 43 years
5 Person with disabilities(OBC) 41 years
6 Jammu & Kashmir Migrants 33 Years
7 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 max. age of 50 years
8 Widows, Divorced women( No remarried) GEN- 35 years
OBC- 38 years
SC/ST- 40 years

SBI Clerk Vacancy

This year, over 800 SBI Clerk vacancies have been announced State wise for candidates of different categories. Below given is the table showing state-wise and category wise SBI Clerk 2021 vacancies.
Category Vacancies
General 3447
EWS 790
SC 1214
ST 746
OBC 1803
Category Application Fee
General and Others Rs. 750 (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI Clerk Prelim Exam Pattern:

SBI Clerk preliminary examination will be conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 1 hour to complete the Prelim exam. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in SBI Clerk preliminary exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate. The exam pattern is very much similar to the IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam.
Note: Separate time limit is provided for each of the 3 sections. So the students appearing in the online exam once submit a section cannot come back to the same.

SBI Clerk Main Exam:

SBI Clerk main examination will be conducted online and comprising of 4 sections with about a 190 questions in total and with maximum marks of 200. The entire exam is needed to be completed in a time span of 2 hours 40 minutes. There is a negative marking of 0.25 Marks for each wrong answer. Therefore, it has become imperative for aspirants to perform well in four sections to clear the exam.
Note: Separate time limit is provided for each of the 3 sections. So the students appearing in the online exam once submit a section cannot come back to the same.
The above tests except the English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
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