SBI clerk

SBI Clerk Selection Process

The SBI Clerk selection process consists of three important stages: Preliminary Exam, Main Exams & Local Language Test. The Preliminary Exam is an online test and carries a weightage of 100 marks. It is divided into three sections and comprises of English Language, Reasoning Ability, and Numerical Ability. The duration of the prelims is 1 hour. Qualifying candidates in the prelim exam would be shortlisted for the Mains.

The exam format of Mains is also online and is of 200 marks. Candidates would be tested on four sections, namely, General/ Financial Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, General English, and Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude. The duration of the exam is 2 hours 40 minutes. After qualifying these stages, candidates need to sit for the Local Language test before their recruitment. Failing in this exam would result in the cancellation of their recruitment. SBI Clerk Selection Process

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2021

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2021 PRELIMS

General Information for Prelims



Mode of Exam


Number of Questions


Total Marks


Types of Questions


Negative Marking


Time Duration

1 Hour

Section-Wise Division of Marks for Prelims


Number of Questions

Total Marks

Time Assigned

English language



20 min.

Numerical Ability



20 min.

Reasoning Ability



20 min.




1 Hour


SBI Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

General Information for Mains- 



Mode of Exam


Number of Questions


Total Marks


Types of Questions


Negative Marking


Time Duration

2 Hours 40 Minutes

Section-Wise Division of Marks for Mains-


Number of Questions

Total Marks

Time Assigned

General/ Financial Awareness



35 min.

General English



35 min.

Quantitative Aptitude



45 min.

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude



45 min.

After qualifying these two stages, candidates would have to appear for the Local Language Test before their final recruitment. Languages are to be opted in accordance with the state as per the SBI norm. SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2021

SBI Clerk Eligibility

In order to apply for SBI Clerk, aspiring candidates should be well aware of the eligibility criteria as per the SBI norms. Here, the candidates can find all the necessary information concerning eligibility. This would ensure a hassle-free form filled up by the candidates. SBI Clerk Eligibility

Nationality: A candidate must have an Indian citizenship 


Age Criteria

Maximum Age

28 Years

Minimum Age

20 Years

For Age Relaxation:


Age Relaxation


5 Years


3 Years

PWD (Gen)

10 Years


15 Years


13 Years


3 Years


7 Years

Academic Qualification: 

  • Candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University under the Government of India in any discipline/ subject

  • The date of passing must be on or before 01. 01. 2020 for the candidates who have integrated dual degrees

  • Candidates in the third year/ final year are also eligible to apply

SBI Clerk Syllabus

Preliminary Syllabus

English Language- Reading, Comprehension, Miscellaneous, Para Jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms, Editing and Basic Grammar, Paragraph Completion

Numerical Ability- Simplification, Data Interpretation, Mensuration, Sequence & Series, Work & Time, Permutation, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Time & Distance, Number System, Profit and Loss, Combination & Probability, Mixtures & Allegations

Reasoning Ability- Data Sufficiency, Alphanumeric series, Calendars, Blood Relations, Logical Reasoning, Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, Tabulation, Puzzle and Coding-decoding, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Coded Inequalities, Input-Output

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus

General English- Reading, Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Correction/ Error Finding, Fillers, Sentence rearrangement or Para jumbles, Spell Checks, Cloze Test

Quantitative Aptitude- Simplification, Data Sufficiency, Quadratic Equation, Partnership, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Percentages, Number Series, Data Interpretation, Time & Distance, Work, Profit & Loss, Mixture and Allegations

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude- Basics of Computer: Hardware, Software, Generation of Computers, Networking, MS Office, Important Abbreviations, DBMS, Internet, Input-Output Devices

General/Financial Awareness- Banking and Financial Awareness, country-currency, news on the banking industry, honours, latest appointments, obituaries, new schemes of central and state governments, Banking/Financial terms, Static GK - country-capital, headquarters of financial organizations (of insurance companies), awards, constituencies of ministers, books & authors, dance forms, sports, nuclear and thermal power stations

SBI Clerk Books

SBI Clerk exam includes tests that examine the candidates’ knowledge in General/ Financial Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, General English, Reasoning Ability, Computer Aptitude, and a few other topics. Due to the varied syllabus, the exam preparation needs to be more concrete and precise. Candidates need to follow some proper exam-oriented books which include a comprehensive overview of the pattern and syllabus of the exam.

That’s why for the convenience of the candidates, here is some books recommendation for the SBI Clerk exam (prelims & mains) that comprise all the necessary topics and provide a detailed understanding of the exam. To ensure a better understanding of the topics, the candidate may practice various portions from the SBI Clerk Books and attempt model test papers and previous years’ papers.


Author/ Publication

Quantitative Aptitude 

RS Aggarwal

Computer Awareness for General Competitive Exams 

Arihant Publications

English Grammar & Composition

Wren & Martin

Objective Banking & Financial Awareness

Dhankar Publication

SBI Clerk 2023: State Bank of India conducts the SBI Clerk Exam annually to recruit candidates for the post of Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) in its different branches of SBI across the nation. SBI Clerk is one of the most sought-after bank exams today and a huge number of candidates appear for the same every year. This year, SBI will be announcing the recruitment of banking aspirants for a huge number of posts of Junior Associates. State Bank of India (SBI) will conduct the SBI Clerk 2023 Prelims and Mains examination to shortlist candidates for the said vacancies. 

The SBI Clerk (Junior Associate) is responsible for all 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'll talk about SBI Clerk 2023 Exam, Exam Dates, Online Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Salary & more.

SBI Clerk 2023 Notification

The SBI Clerk Notification 2023 for Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) will be released by the State Bank of India. The direct link to download the notification pdf link will be updated below post the release of the official notification at the official website of SBI i.e. Have a look at the SBI Clerk last year's notification PDF for more information.

SBI Clerk 2023 Exam Summary

The selection of the eligible candidates will be done through a two-stage selection process- Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam. For more details about SBI Clerk Recruitment 2023, go through the below summary table.

SBI Clerk 2023 Exam Summary
OrganisationState Bank of India
Post NameClerk (Junior Associates)
VacancyTo be notified
CategoryGovt Jobs
Application ModeOnline
Registration DatesTo be notified
Exam ModeOnline
Recruitment ProcessPrelims- Mains
SalaryRs 26,000 - to Rs 29,000
Official website

SBI Clerk 2023 Exam Date

The tentative dates for SBI Clerk 2023 Exams will be notified along with the official SBI Clerk Notification 2023. Candidates must keep visiting this page regularly to stay updated about the important updates for SBI Clerk 2023 Exam. 

SBI Clerk 2023 Important Dates
EventsSBI Clerk 2023 Dates
SBI Clerk 2023 Notification--
SBI Clerk Online Application Starts--
SBI Clerk Online Application Closes--
SBI Clerk PET Call Letter--
Pre-Exam Training--
SBI Clerk Prelims Admit Card 2023--
SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Date 2023--
SBI Clerk Mains Admit Card 2023--
SBI Clerk Mains Exam Date 2023--

SBI Clerk Vacancy 2023

The vacancies for SBI Clerk 2023 exam will be announced with its official SBI Clerk 2023 Notification. Last year year, SBI introduced 5486 vacancies for SBI Clerk 2022 exam, out of which 5008 vacancies have been announced for regular posts and 478 for Backlog posts. In 2021, the State Bank of India had introduced 5454 Vacancies. Check Circle wise & State/UT wise vacancy details for SBI Clerk 2022 exam are mentioned below.

SBI Clerk 2022 Vacancy- Regular Vacancies

SBI Clerk 2022: Regular Vacancies 
Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) Vacancy
Daman & DiuGujarati000001000304
Andhra PradeshTelugu/ Urdu000000000000
Madhya PradeshHindi58785838157389
West BengalBengali/ Nepali78177534136340
A&N IslandsHindi/ English000103010510
SikkimNepali/ English010506021226
Jammu & KashmirUrdu/ Hindi030409031635
Himachal PradeshHindi140211052355
ChandigarhPunjabi/ Hindi000000000000
PunjabPunjabi/ Hindi3800271352130
Tamil NaduTamil67049635153355
TelanganaTelgu/ Urdu3616602291225
Uttar PradeshHindi/ Urdu1330717063258631
AssamAssamese /Bengali/ Bodo18317025114258
Arunachal PradeshEnglish000700010715
MeghalayaEnglish/Garo/ Khasi001001021023
TripuraBengali/ Kokboro020300010410

SBI Clerk 2022 Vacancy: Backlog

CategoryBacklog Vacancy

SBI Clerk Recruitment 2023 Online Form

The SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2023 recruitment process will start with the release of SBI Clerk Notification 2023. The 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 2023 exam. Click on the below link to know more about the application process, , and other details for SBI Clerk 2023 exam.

SBI Clerk 2023 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 the 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 they be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself.

SBI Clerk 2023 Application Fee
SNo.CategoryApplication Fee
2General/OBC/EWSRs. 750/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of the SBI Clerk 2023 exam is mainly about two pre-requisites:

SBI Clerk Educational Qualifications

He/she must hold a valid graduation degree (UG) in any discipline from a recognized university.

SBI Clerk Age Limit

The candidate's age should not be below 20 years and not above 28 years.

S No.CategoryUpper Age Limit
1SC / ST33 years
2OBC31 years
3Person with disabilities (General)38 years
4Person with disabilities(SC /ST)43 years
5Person with disabilities(OBC)41 years
7Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-ServicemenActual 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
8Widows, Divorced women( No remarried)7 years (subject to the The actualmaximum age limit of 35 years for General/ EWS, 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/ST candidates)

SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2023 Selection Procedure

For the selection to the post of Clerical Cadre through the SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2023 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 phases to secure the appointment letter from SBI.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern 2023

To crack SBI Clerk (Junior Associates) 2023 exam it is very important to know the exam pattern in and out. Here is the exam pattern for the 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 Online Examination. However, the criteria solely lie within the hands of the organisation.

SBI Junior Associates Preliminary Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2023
S No.SectionNo. of QuestionTotal MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3Reasoning353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

SBI Clerk 2023 Syllabus

Although, the preliminary and main examinations are both conducted on the same pattern and syllabus. The difficulty level of the exam would be higher for the main examination. The preliminary examination of the SBI Clerk exam 2023 will comprise of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Here is the detailed syllabus for SBI Clerk 2023 Prelims & Mains Exam:

SBI Clerk 2023 Syllabus
ReasoningQuantitative AbilityEnglish Language
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading Comprehension
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit and LossCloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures and AlligationsPara jumbles
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesMiscellaneous
Coded InequalitiesWork and  TimeFill in the blanks
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceMultiple Meaning /Error Spotting
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph Completion
TabulationData Interpretation 
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, Percentage 
Blood RelationsNumber Systems 
Input OutputSequence & Series 
Coding DecodingPermutation, Combination & Probability 

SBI Clerk Salary & Pay Scale

The pay scale of the 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).

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 the 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 the relevant column while applying online.

North IndiaSouth IndiaEast IndiaWest India
DehradunGulbargaBerhampur (Ganjam)Bhopal
LucknowMysoreImphalPanaji (Goa)
MeerutPort BlairItanagarPune

SBI Clerk 2023 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 the main exam.

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

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

  1. Registration Number/Roll Number
  2. Date of Birth/Password

The admit card for SBI Clerk 2023 exam will be issued to candidates in two phases:

  1. For Preliminary Exam
  2. For Mains Exam

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

SBI Clerk Result & Cut Off 2023

SBI Clerk Result 2023 will be declared once 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 2023. Let's have a look at the SBI Clerk Prelims Cut-Off 2023:

SBI Clerk 2023 Prelims Cut-Off

SBI Clerk Prelims Cut Off 2022( Out of 100)
Madhya Pradesh74.75
Tamil Nadu62.25 
Uttar Pradesh77.5
West Bengal78.50

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 careers. 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 2022 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 the upcoming SBI Clerk 2023 exam.

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis- English Language

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis- English
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Reading Comprehension8Easy to Moderate
Error Detection5Easy to Moderate
Word Usage3Easy to Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement5Easy to Moderate
Word Swapping4Easy to Moderate
Cloze Test5Easy to Moderate
Overall30Easy to Moderate

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis- Reasoning Ability

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis- Reasoning Ability
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Row Based Puzzle5Easy to Moderate
Circular Puzzle5Easy to Moderate
Floor Flat Based Puzzle5Easy to Moderate
Syllogism (only a few, all, some)3Easy
Blood Relations4Easy-Moderate
Oder Ranking4Easy-Moderate
Meaningful Word1Easy
Alphanumeric Series (letter, number, symbol)4Easy

SBI Clerk Exam Analysis- Numerical Ability

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis- Numerical Ability
TopicsNo. of QuestionsLevel
Data Interpretation (Bar Graph)5Easy to Moderate
Caselet DI6Easy to Moderate
Wrong Number Series6Easy-Moderate
Arithmetic8Easy to Moderate
Overall35Easy to Moderate

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