SBI Clerk 2021: Mains Exam Date Postponed, Latest Notice

SBI Clerk Mains Exam 2021 Postponed: In the recent announcement, SBI has postponed the SBI Clerk Mains Exam till further notice. The SBI Clerk prelims examination has been conducted on July 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2021, however in few states the prelims exam date is yet to be announced. SBI Clerk Exam is conducted by State Bank of India to recruit candidates for the post of Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) in its different branches across the country. SBI Clerk is one of the most sought after bank exams today and a huge number of candidates appear for the same every year.

A SBI Clerk (Junior Associate) is responsible for all the client interactions and related operations. Candidates who are recruited as SBI clerks are designated as cashiers, depositors and other posts that form the face of a particular SBI Bank branch. Here, in this article we’II talk about SBI Clerk 2021 Notification, Exam Dates, Online Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus & more.

SBI Clerk 2021 Notification

The SBI Clerk Notification 2021 for Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) has been released by State Bank of India on April 26, 2021. The notification is updated below post the release of official notification at the official website of SBI i.e. Let’s have a look at the SBI PO notification PDF.

SBI Clerk Notification 2021-22 Out [Download Official PDF]

SBI Clerk 2021 Mains Exam Postponed

The Main examination of SBI Clerk 2021 exam was scheduled to be held on July 31, 2021 has been deferred till further notice. The new exam dates will be released soon by State Bank of Indiia (SBI).

SBI Clerk Exam Date 2021

The Preliminary examination was conducted on July 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2021 across the country, while the main examination has been postponed till further notice. 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.

Events New Dates
SBI Clerk Notification April 26, 2021
Start of SBI Clerk Online Application April 27, 2021
SBI Clerk Online Application Closes May 20, 2021
PET Call Letter May 28, 2021
Pre-Exam Training From June 1, 2021
SBI Clerk Prelims Admit Card June 29, 2021
SBI Clerk Exam Date (Preliminary) July 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2021
SBI Clerk Prelims Result Postponed
SBI Clerk Mains Admit Card Postponed
SBI Clerk Exam Date (Mains) Postponed

Note: Due to uncertain circumstances, SBI Clerk Prelims Exam 2021 has been postponed till further notice for Shillong, Agartala, Aurangabad (Maharashtra) and Nashik Centres. The revised dates for these 4 centres will be soon uploaded on the official website

SBI Clerk 2021 Prelims Result

SBI will be releasing the SBI Clerk Prelims result at the official website of SBI. So all candidates can check their result by clicking on the link given below.

SBI Clerk 2021 Prelims Result Link

SBI Clerk Vacancy

The vacancies for SBI Clerk 2021 exam has been announced with its official notification. SBI has introduced 5454 vacancies for SBI Clerk 2021 exam, out of which 5000 vacancies have been announced for regular posts and 237 for Backlog posts. Last Year, State Bank of India had introduced 8000 Vacancies. Check Circle wise & State/UT wise vacancy details for SBI Clerk 2021 exam are mentioned below.

SBI Clerk Vacancy: Regular Vacancies

SBI Clerk 2021: Regular Vacancies
Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) Vacancy
State Language SC ST OBC EWS GEN Total
Gujarat Gujarati 63 135 243 90 371 902
Daman & Diu Gujarati 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andhra Pradesh Telugu/ Urdu 0 0 0 0 0 0
Karnataka Kannada 64 28 108 40 160 400
Madhya Pradesh Hindi 11 15 11 07 34 78
Chhattisgarh Hindi 14 38 7 12 49 120
West Bengal Bengali/ Nepali 62 13 60 27 111 273
A&N Islands Hindi/ English 0 1 4 1 9 15
Sikkim Nepali/ English 0 2 2 1 7 12
Odisha Odia 12 16 9 7 31 75
Jammu & Kashmir Urdu/ Hindi 0 1 3 1 7 12
Ladakh Ladakhi/ Urdu/ Dogri 0 0 2 0 6 8
Himachal Pradesh Hindi 45 7 36 18 74 180
Chandigarh Punjabi/ Hindi 2 0 4 1 8 15
Punjab Punjabi/ Hindi 85 0 61 29 120 295
Tamil Nadu Tamil 89 4 127 47 206 473
Pondicherry Tamil 0 0 0 0 2 2
Delhi Hindi 12 6 21 8 33 80
Uttarakhand Hindi 12 2 9 7 40 70
Haryana Hindi/ Punjabi 20 0 29 11 50 110
Telangana Telgu/ Urdu 44 19 74 27 111 275
Rajasthan Hindi 29 22 35 17 72 175
Kerala Malyalam 9 0 26 9 53 97
Lakshadweep Malyalam 0 1 0 0 2 3
Uttar Pradesh Hindi/ Urdu 73 3 94 35 145 350
Maharashtra Marathi 63 56 172 63 286 640
Goa Konkani 0 1 1 1 7 10
Assam Assamese /Bengali/ Bodo 10 17 40 14 68 149
Arunachal Pradesh English 0 6 0 1 8 15
Manipur Manipuri 0 6 2 1 9 18
Meghalaya English/Garo/ Khasi 0 6 0 1 7 14
Mizoram Mizo 0 9 1 2 8 20
Nagaland English 0 1 0 1 5 10
Tripura Bengali/ Kokboro k 3 5 0 1 10 19
Bihar Hindi/ Urdu 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jharkhand Hindi/ Santhali 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 722 423 1181 480 2109 4915

SBI Clerk Vacancy: Special Recruitment Drive

State Language SC ST OBC EWS GEN Total
Kashmir Valley Urdu/Ka shmiri/Dogri 3 4 10 4 19 40
Leh & Kargil Valley Urdu/ Ladakhi/ Dogri 1 1 4 1 8 15
Dibang Valley,Tawang etc. English 0 4 0 1 5 10
Tura Garo 0 4 0 1 5 10
Mokokchung Ao (Naga) 0 4 0 1 5 10

SBI Clerk Vacancy: Backlog

PwD 96
Xs 237
Total 454

SBI Clerk Salary & Pay Scale

The pay scale of SBi Clerk is Rs.17900-1000/3-20900-1230/3-24590-1490/4-30550-1730/7-42600-3270/1-45930-1990/1-47920. The starting Basic Pay is Rs.19900/- (Rs.17900/- plus two advance increments admissible to graduates).

Check SBI Clerk In Hand Salary, Promotion & Perks

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021 Apply Online

The SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2021 recruitment process has begun post the release of official notification. Candidates are required to visit the official page of SBI to fill in the online application forms as the entire process to apply online for SBI Clerk 2021 exam from April 27 to May 20, 2021. The direct link to apply online for SBI Clerk 2021 exam is given below.

Click Here to Apply Online for SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021 Exam

SBI Clerk 2021 Application Fee

The category wise fee structure for SBI Clerk online application is given below. The application fee for SBI Exam is Rs. 750/- for General category and NIL for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD category. 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
2 General/OBC/EWS Rs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2021 Selection Procedure

For the selection to the post of Clerical Cadre through SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2021 exam, candidates are selected through two phases of exams- SBI Clerk Prelims and SBI Clerk Mains exam. It is compulsory for all candidates to clear both the phases to secure the appointment letter from SBI.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2021

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:

As per the official notification released by SBI “No minimum qualifying marks for individual subjects are prescribed”. Thus, there will not be any sectional cut off for this year’s SBI Junior Associates Recruitment’s Online Examination. However, the criteria solely lies within the hands of the organisation.

SBI Junior Associates Preliminary Exam Pattern

Serial No. Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Click Here to View SBI Clerk 2021 Mains Exam Pattern & Selection Process

SBI Clerk 2021 Syllabus

Although, the preliminary and main examination are both conducted on same pattern and syllabus. The difficulty level of the exam would be higher for the main examination.The preliminary examination of SBI Clerk exam 2021 will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Here is the detailed syllabus for SBI Clerk 2021 Prelims & Mains Exam:

Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

Click Here to View SBI Clerk 2021 Mains Syllabus

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of SBI Clerk 2021 exam is mainly about two pre-requisites:

    • Educational Qualifications: (As on 16.08.2021) He/shemust hold a valid degree in any discipline from a recognized university.


    • 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).


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 Exam Analysis

State Bank of India (SBI) conducts objective type exams every year for the recruitment of clerical cadre. Students must be waiting for the analysis and review to prepare for the upcoming banking exams. Career Power has covered every minute detail of the SBI Clerk exam to help the banking aspirants to make their career. Here, we will provide you with the types of questions asked, level of difficulty and if there was any change introduced in the exam. Last year’s SBI Clerk Prelims Analysis & Review Summary is here. The Difficulty level of the SBI Clerk Prelims 2020 was ‘Easy to Moderate’. Check here the Overall, Shift-wise and Section-wise analysis and review of SBI Clerk Prelims exam. This analysis will help you for upcoming SBI Clerk 2021 exam.

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis: English Language

Topic No. of Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 08 Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 05 Easy
Spelling Error 05 Easy
Error Detection 07 Easy
 Single Fillers (word) 05 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis: Reasoning Ability

Topics No. of Questions Level
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 19 Easy-Moderate
 Alpha-numeric-symbol Series 05 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense 03 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 04 Easy
Inequality 03 Easy
Alphabet Based 01 Easy
Total 35 Easy

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis: Numerical Ability

Topics No. of Questions Level
Number Series (Missing) 05 Easy
Data Interpretation 05 Moderate
Quadratic Equations 05 Easy-Moderate
Simplification 10 Easy
Arithmetic Word Problem 10 Easy-Moderate
Total 35 Easy-Moderate

SBI Clerk Pre-Exam Training

SBI may arrange pre-examination training at certain centres for SC/ST/XS/ Religious Minority Community candidates in consonance with the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to these categories who desire to avail themselves of such training at their own cost may indicate to that effect against relevant column while applying on-line.

SBI Clerk 2021 pre-examination training is expected to be hold in the month of June 2021. In view of the situation arising out of COVID-19 pandemic, Bank may, depending on feasibility, hold the PET through physical classes OR
by way of Online tools. Candidates opting for pre-examination training can download their PET call letter from May 26, 2021 onwards from SBI’s official website. An indicative list of training centres is given below:

North India South India East India West India
Agra Bangalore Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Aizwal Akola
Bareilly Coimbatore Asansol Aurangabad
Chandigarh Ernakulam Bhubaneswar Indore
Dehradun Gulbarga Berhampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Gorakhpur Hubli Dibrugarh Jabalpur
Jaipur Hyderabad Gangtok Mumbai
Kanpur Madurai Guwahati Nagpur
Lucknow Mysore Imphal Panaji (Goa)
Meerut Port Blair Itanagar Pune
NewDelhi Tirupati Kohima Raipur
Srinagar Vishakhapatnam Kolkata Vadodara
Varanasi Vijayawada Patna

SBI Clerk 2021 Admit Card

Registered candidates will be required to download SBI Clerk Admit Card from the official website of State Bank of India. The hard copy of the SBI Clerk admit card won’t be couriered to applicants. The admit card for SBI Clerk Exam will be released in two stages – admit card for preliminary exam, the admit card for mains exam.

One must login to his/her account created while filling in the online application form and download the admit card.

To login on the official website of SBI, a candidate is supposed to have:

The admit card for SBI Clerk 2021 exam will be issued to candidates in two phases:

    • For Preliminary Exam
    • For Mains Exam

Click to download SBI Clerk Admit Card 2021

All candidates must go through the guidelines provided on the official website of SBI before downloading his/her admit card.

SBI Clerk Result & Cut Offs 2021

SBI Clerk Result 2021 will be declared once the both phases are concluded. SBI will publish results individually for both preliminary and mains exam. SBI releases sectional cut-offs for both – SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam and SBI Clerk Mains Exam. Aspirants are required to meet the cut-offs for all the sections to make it to the merit list.

To know the expected SBI Clerk Cut-Off, one must be aware of the Cut-Off for SBI Clerk 2020. Let’s have a look at the SBI Clerk Cut-Off 2020:

SBI Clerk 2020 Prelims Cut-Off

SBI Clerk Cut off 2020 (General Category)

State Name Cut-off
Andhra Pradesh 68
Bihar 68.75
Chhattisgarh 68.75
Delhi 76.25
Gujarat 56.75
Himachal Pradesh 66
Jharkhand 68.25
Karnataka 58.75
Kerala 69.75
Madhya Pradesh 68.75
Maharashtra 59.75
Odisha 68.25
Chandigarh 76
Punjab 77.50
Haryana 72.75
Rajasthan 68.75
Telangana 66
Tamil Nadu 62
Uttar Pradesh 71
Uttrakhand 69.75
West Bengal 67.5

Click Here to View SBI Clerk Previous Year Cut-Off [Prelims + Mains]

SBI Clerk 2021- FAQs

Q1. When will the Official Notification of SBI Clerk 2021 Exam be released?

The Official Notification for SBI Clerk 2021 has been released on April 26, 2021.

Q2. What is the exam date of SBI clerk 2021?

SBI Clerk 2021 prelims exam was conducted from July 10 to 13, 2021 and Mains examination has been postponed till further notice.

Q3. What was the last date to apply online for SBI Clerk 2021 Exam?

The last date to apply online for SBI Clerk 2021 Exam was May 20, 2021.

Q4. How many vacancies are there in SBI Clerk 2021 Exam?

SBI has announced 5454 vacancies this year for SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2021 Exam.

Q5. Is the SBI Clerk exam Bilingual?

All tests of SBI Clerk 2021 exam are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi.

Q6. Is there Any Negative Marking?

Yes, there is a negative marking in SBI Clerk exam for wrong answers in both preliminary and mains exam. One-fourth of the total marks will be deducted for the question marked wrong by the candidate.

Q7. Are there fixed timings for different sections in SBI Clerk Exam?

Yes, Both in Prelims and Mains Exams.

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