State Bank of India has released notification for the SBI Clerk exam. The admit cards for the exam are available from August 17 to August 29, 2021. Candidates whose centers are in Shillong, Agartala, Aurangabad (Maharashtra), and Nashik Centre can now download the admit card from the official website of State Bank. SBI Clerk Exam was earlier scheduled for July 10, 11, 12, and 13, was postponed for these centers. Which is now to be held on 29th of August.

The SBI Clerk Exam’s main paper is also postponed due to the delay in these centers. The mains exam date will soon be announced by SBI, earlier it was to be conducted on July 31, 2021.

About SBI Clerk Exam

SBI clerk or officially known as SBI Junior Associate Exam is conducted annually by SBI. In order to recruit dynamic and young individuals in junior-level associate posts. There are approximately 5000 vacancies as per the official notification. Already as per some estimates, 18.5 lack candidates have appeared for the examination. The exam comprises of prelims and mains exam. The selection of candidates is done state-wise. A candidate can apply for one state only, and there is no interstate movement of junior associates. The selected candidates are employed as cashiers or customer support staff in various branches.

SBI Clerk Latest Updates

Aug 18:Admit card for Shillong, Agartala, Aurangabad (Maharashtra) and Nashik Centre
27.04.2021- Notification for SBI Clerk Exam

SBI Clerk 2021- Notification

Applications are invited from eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales) in clerical cadre in State Bank of India. Candidates can apply for vacancies in one State only. Candidates can appear for the test only once under this recruitment project. The candidates applying for vacancies of a particular State, should be proficient (reading, writing, speaking and understanding) in the specified opted local language of that State/UT/Special area (mentioned in the under given vacancy table against each state). The test for knowledge of specified opted local language will be conducted as a part of selection process. It will be conducted after qualifying the online main examination but before joining the Bank. Candidates who fail to qualify this test will not be offered appointment. Candidates who produce 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specified opted local language will not be required to undergo the language test. There is no provision for Inter Circle Transfer / Inter State Transfer for Junior Associates to be recruited.
Candidates are advised to check regularly Bank's website or for details and updates.

SBI Clerk 2021: Notification out for 5454 Junior Associate Post, Apply Online; Check here for details

SBI Clerk 2021: Exam Highlights

Exam name 

SBI Clerk

Conducting Body

State Bank of India


Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) or Clerk

Exam level 




Exam category 

After Graduation

Number of times Conducted in a year

Once a year

Exam Pattern

Preliminary exam, Mains exam, and Local Language Test (LLT)

Exam mode 

Online- Computer Based Exam

Exam duration 

Preliminary exam- One hour
Mains-2 Hours 40 minutes

Marking Scheme

Prelims: 100 
Mains: 190


English and Hindi 

Exam purpose 

For the selection of Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales)

Exam helpdesk


Official website



SBI Clerk Exam 2021 Dates

The important dates for the exam are as follows:

SBI Clerk Exam Events





Notification for 5000+ posts was released

Online application process 

27-April-2021 to20-May-2021

Initially, the last date to apply online for the exam was May 17.
The application date was extended to 20 th May

Admit card for Prelims exam 

29-Jun-2021 to 13-Jul-2021

Admit cards were released from 29 June. They could be downloaded till 13 July

Prelims exam 

10-Jul-2021, 11-Jul-2021, 12-Jul-2021 & 13-Jul-2021

From 10 th to 13 July the prelims exam was conducted in online mode.

Prelims exam for Shillong, Agartala, Aurangabad (Maharashtra) and Nashik centres


The exam for these centres was postponed earlier.

Prelims Admit card for Shillong, Agartala, Aurangabad (Maharashtra) and Nashik centres


Now the admit card has been released.

Announcement of prelims result

To be announced

To be notified.

Admit card for mains examination

19-July-2021 (To be announced)

The mains admit card is released for the qualified candidates of the prelims exam.

Mains exam

31-July-2021 (Postponed)

The exam will be conducted online for all the qualified candidates of the prelims exam

Mains/Final result

To be announced

The mains result will be announced online


SBI Clerk 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The official notification contains eligibility criteria that each candidate must fulfill before applying for the exam. The eligibility criteria is as follows:





Age Limit

As on 01.04.2021- Not below 20 years and not above 28 years

Educational Qualification

Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by Central Government

Number of attempts

No Limit

Relaxations is age limit are permitted in SBI Clerk Exam which are as follows:


Age Relaxation


5 years


3 years

PWD (Gen/ EWS)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex Servicemen

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

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)


SBI Clerk 2021 Recruitment Process

The recruitment process for the examination is as follows:

SBI Clerk Application Form 

Once the application forms are out the candidates should follow the following steps:

  1. Visit the official
  2. Click on new registration tab.
  3. Fill in all the relevant details and note down or save the registration number and password.
  4. Proceed to apply for the exam.
  5. Fill in details and upload documents, photos, and signatures.
  6. Pay the application fee.
  7. Download and save the application form.

SBI Clerk Prelims Admit Card 2021: How to download

 After the admit cards are released by SBI on the official website follow these steps.
• Visit the official site of SBI on
• Click on SBI Clerk Prelims Admit Card 2021 link available on the home page.
• Enter the login details and click on submit.
• Your admit card will be displayed on the screen.
• Check the admit card and download it.

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 

  • The prelims exam is conducted for 1 hour.
  • The number of questions is 100.
  • There is a negative marking in the exam.

The exam pattern is illustrated below:


No. of Questions

Total Marks


English Language



20 minutes

Numerical Ability



20 minutes




20 minutes




60 minutes


SBI Clerk Mains Exam

Those who qualify for the prelims exam. Are made to appear for the mains exam. The pattern for the mains exam is as follows:

  1. A total of 190 questions are asked.
  2. The duration of the exam is 2 hours 40 minutes.
  3. The maximum number of marks possible is 200.
  4.  1/4th of the mark assigned to the question will be deducted in case the answer is wrong.

The exam pattern is illustrated below:


No. of Questions

Total Marks


General/Financial Awareness



35 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude



45 minutes

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude



45 minutes

General English



35 minutes




2 hours 40 minutes

For detailed SBI Clerk Exam Pattern.

SBI Clerk Exam – Language Proficiency Test  

This is conducted for candidates to see their comfort with local languages.

Declaration of SBI Clerk Result

SBI Clerk result is announced online. First, the result for the prelims exam is released followed by the declaration of the mains result. The merit list is made based on the mains exam.

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SBI Clerk Exam FAQs

Q1. What is the exam date for the SBI Clerk mains exam?

A1.  The exam date for the SBI Clerk mains exam is yet to be released by SBI.

Q2. What is the age limit for SBI Clerk exam?

A2. The age limit for SBI Clerk exam is 20 to 28 years.

Q3. Is there any probation period for SBI Clerk?

A3. No, candidates selected for the post of SBI Clerk will not have any probation period.

Q4. What are the other exams conducted by SBI?

A4. The exams conducted by SBI are :

  • SBI Probationary Officer (PO)
  • SBI Clerk (Junior Associates)
  • SBI Specialist Cadre Officer (SCO/ SO)

Q5 Can you appear for SBI Exams after 12?

A5. No, you can’t appear for SBI exams after class 12th.

Q6. What are the number of vacancies for SBI Clerk 2021 exam?

A6. The number of vacancies SBI Clerk 2021 exam is 5454.