SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria

SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2021

SBI is one of the largest banking organizations and therefore it is aspired by many candidates who are seeking a stable job for themselves, especially in the banking sector. You need to follow the SBI Clerk eligibility criteria, failing which your candidature will be canceled. There is a new update from SBI this time, if you have resigned from SBI earlier as Clerk/Officer, you are not eligible to apply. Please note that if you have a record of default in repayment of loans/ credit card dues and/ or against whose name adverse report of CIBIL or other agencies is available, will not be appointed in case of selection. Given below are the detailed SBI Clerk eligibility criteria that must be fulfilled before applying for the SBI Clerk exam.

SBI Clerk Educational Criteria (As per August 16, 2021)

Before applying for the SBI Clerk 2021,  ensure that you are a graduate in any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification as recognized by the Central Government.  For further details on educational qualification for SBI Clerk 2021 please look at the table below.

PostEducational Criteria
SBI Junior Associates (Clerk)
  • Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by Central Government.
  • Candidates having an integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before August 16, 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 August 16, 2021.

SBI Clerk Age Criteria (As per April 01, 2021)

SBI has specified a certain age limit for the SBI Clerk 2021. To appear in the SBI Clerk exam, you should not be below 20 years and not above 28 years i.e. you must have been born not earlier than April 02, 1993, and not later than April 01, 2001. For further details on this please refer to the below table.

No. of attempts in SBI Clerk: There is no minimum/ maximum number of attempts in SBI Clerk, you can apply for the exam till the time you attain the maximum age limit i.e. 28 years. 

PostAge Criteria
SBI Junior Associates (Clerk) Minimum age: 20 years Maximum age: 28 years, i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than April 02, 1993, and not later than April 02, 2001 (both days inclusive).

SBI Clerk Age Relaxation

You need to follow the above-mentioned age criteria, except if you belong to any of the reserved categories. If you belong to these categories you will be eligible for relaxation in age. The details of age relaxation are mentioned in the table below.

Sr. No.CategoryAge Relaxation
1. SC/ST 5 years
2. Other Backward Classes (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)

Read more details on SBI Junior Associate Notification

SBI Clerk Pre-Exam Training Centres 2021

SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2021

SBI also arranges the facility of pre-exam training at a few of its centres for reserved categories. SBI will release a list of centres where the pre-exam training for reserved candidates will take place to make them aware of the SBI Clerk exam pattern and question level. Please note that no hard copy of the admit card for pre-exam training will be provided. You have to download the admit card from the website itself. The table given below list all the centres where the pre-exam training for SBI Clerk is going to be held.

Pre-Exam Training Centres
Andaman & Nicobar Island Maharashtra
Andhra Pradesh Manipur
Arunachal Pradesh Meghalaya
Assam Mizoram
Bihar Nagaland
Chandigarh Delhi NCR
Chhattisgarh Odisha
Goa Puducherry
Gujarat Punjab
Haryana Rajasthan
Himachal Pradesh Sikkim
Jammu & Kashmir Tamilnadu
Jharkhand Telangana
Karnataka Tripura
Kerala Uttar Pradesh
Lakshadweep Uttarakhand
Madhya Pradesh West Bengal

Frequently Asked Questions


Can those students who are appearing in final year of Graduation apply for any post in SBI Clerk 2021 recruitment?


Yes. Those who are in the final year of their Graduation / Semester may also apply.


Is the SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) 2021 Examination ONLINE or OFFLINE ?


The SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) 2021 Exam will be in online mode.


Is there any sectional CUT-OFF in SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) 2021 Exam?


No. SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) 2021 Exam will not have any sectional cut-off.


What is the age limit for the SBI Junior Associate (Clerk) ?


The minimum age of the candidates must be 20 years & maximum age should be 28 years 


Is the SBI (Junior Associate) Clerk Exam Bilingual ?


Yes. The exam is bilingual. You can attempt all the sections in English or Hindi except the test of English Language.


How can I check my result ?


You can enter your registration/roll number & password provided to you by the recruiting organization and check your result from the official website.


Is the SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam qualifying in nature?


Yes, the preliminary phase of any examination is qualifying in nature. The marks obtained in this phase are only for shortlisting of candidates for the Mains (second phase). These marks will not be considered in the final selection.


How to make fee payment?


The fee payment will be done only through online mode. You will have to choose from any one of the online payment options given. You can pay through debit card/credit card/net banking etc.

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