SBI Clerk 2024 Application Form, Exam Dates, Pattern, Eligibility & Criteria

State Bank of India releases job notifications for candidates who are interested to take admission into the bank as a clerk. For getting into the job, the candidate must have passed the entrance examination. It is the most lucrative examination for many graduates so the competition is very high also the vacancy is limited which makes it very competitive. Candidates will be appointed as a Clerk or Junior Associate (Customer Support & Sales). In this article, we will discuss SBI Clerk 2024 Notification, Exam Date, Application, Pattern, Syllabus, etc.

SBI Clerk Highlights

Exam Name:SBI Clerk 2024-25
Level of Exam:All India
Exam Conducting by:State Bank of India
Posts Name:Clerk
Exam Mode:Online Mode
Recruitment Levels:Prelims, Mains and Interview

SBI Clerk 2024 Exam Dates

EventsExam Dates (Announced)
SBI Clerk 2024 Notification Release Date11th April 
Online application date start12 April 
Registration Deadline3rd May 
Preliminary Exam Admit Card Issue DateJune  
Date of Preliminary ExamJune 
Result Dae available fromJune  
Admit Card for Main Exam AvailableJune  
SBI Clerk 2024 Mains Exam DatesAugust 
Main Exam Result Date publishedJuly
Admit Card Releasing DateAugust
Interview DateAugust
Final Result announceSeptember

SBI Clerk 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria that a candidate must follow to take part in the SBI CLERK entrance examination-

Education Qualifications

  • The candidate must have cleared the graduation in any stream


  • Candidate must be an Indian Citizen or, a Subject of Nepal or Bhutan or a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement or a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India or Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India in their favor.

Age Criteria

  • There is a minimum age criterion of 20 years of age and maximum age criteria of 28 years of age, however, for the reserved category SC/ST & OBC, the age limit relaxation years is as follows-

Relaxation in the upper age limit

CategoryAge Relaxation (in years)
Other Backward Classes (OBC)3
PWD (Gen)10

How to Apply for SBI Clerk 2024?

The following are the steps that the candidate must follow to apply for the SBI Clerk which is as follow-

  • Visit the official website of the SBI Clerk-
  • Register on the website with your email Id, mobile number, name
  • You have to fill the application form by navigating to the application form
  • Some of the details that you must fill on the application form are Date of Birth, Category, Nationality, qualification details such as Year of Passing, Percentage of marks, etc, details to contact, and choice for the exam center.
  • Now click on the proceed button
  • Now upload the necessary documents mentioned below
  • A payment page asking for paying the application fee will appear. You can pay your application fee using a credit/debit card, UPI, Bank Challan, etc.
  • A confirmation page will appear that you have to download the payment fee confirmation as well as the application fee for future use

Document Required for Applying SBI Clerk

The following are the necessary document that you must upload on the website while filling the application-

  • The Scanned image of the Passport size Photograph of the candidate should be in JPG/JPEG format and the Image size should be between 10Kb to 200Kb.
  • The Scanned image of the Signature of the candidate should be in JPG/JPEG format and the Image size should be between 4Kb to 30Kb
  • The Scanned image of the Left-Hand Thumb Impression of the candidate should be in JPG format and the Image size should be between 10Kb to 50Kb
  • The Scanned image of the Class 10th and 12th  Certificate of the candidate should be in JPG format and the Image size should be between 100Kb to 300Kb
  • The Scanned image of the Graduation Degree of the candidate should be in JPG format and the Image size should be between 100Kb to 300Kb
  • The Scanned image of Post Card size Photograph of the candidate should be in JPG format and the Image size should be between 50Kb to 300Kb

SBI Clerk Application Fee

The application fee for SBI Clerk depends on the category of the candidate. The following are the application fees for the candidates-

General and OBC600/- (Fee including all charges)

SBI Clerk Vacancies 

The following are the vacancies that the candidates can apply for SBI clerks-


CategoryNumber of vacancies 
General 2151


CircleState/UTTotal Vacancies
  BhopalMadhya Pradesh78
    BengalWest Bengal273
A&N Islands15
      ChandigarhJammu & Kashmir12
 Ladakh 8
Himachal Pradesh180
ChennaiTamil Nadu473
Delhi/ ChandigarhHaryana110
Lucknow/ DelhiUttar Pradesh350
Maharashtra/ Mumbai Metro  Maharashtra  640
    North Eastern Assam 149
Arunachal Pradesh15

SBI Clerk Examination Pattern

The following are the examination pattern for the SBI Clerk entrance test-

Highlights of SBI Clerk Exam

Mode of exam Online 
Stages of exam Preliminary, Mains and Local Language Test
Sections Preliminary exam: Three Mains: Four
Total questions Preliminary: 100 Mains: 190 
Maximum marks Preliminary: 100  Mains: 200 
Duration of the test Preliminary: One hour Mains: 2 hours 40 minutes 
Language of question paper English and Hindi 


SectionNo of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Language303020 Minutes
Numerical Ability353520 Minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 Minutes
Total1001001 Hour


Name of testNo of QuestionsMarksDuration
General/ Financial Awareness505035 Minutes
General English404035 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 Minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 Minutes
Total1902002 Hours 40 minutes

Subject wise SBI Clerk 2024 Syllabus

The following are the syllabus for the SBI Clerk Entrance exam-

English Language

  • Reading comprehension,
  • Fillers(Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers)
  • New Pattern Cloze Test
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Odd Sentence Out cum Para Jumbles
  • Inference, Sentence Completion
  • Connectors
  • Paragraph Conclusion
  • Phrasal Verb Related Questions
  • Error Detection Questions
  • Word usage/ Vocab Based Questions

Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles & Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense, Blood-Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities,
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Alphabet Related Questions

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Pie Chart),
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

  • Puzzles & Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood-Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol
  • Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement, and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)
  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Languages
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network
  • Internet
  • MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
  • Basics of DBMS
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Computer and Network Security

General/Financial Awareness

  • Banking and Insurance Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Govt. Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Static Awareness

Downloading SBI Clerk 2024 Admit Card

The admit card is the most important document, without this the candidates will not be allowed to give the SBI Clerk exam. You can download the SBI Clerk admit card from the official website of SBI. The date for downloading SBI Clerk admit card will be released later and you can keep checking our website. The following are the steps for downloading SBI Clerk admit card which is as follows-

  • Visit the official website of the SBI Clerk
  • Log in to your account user ID and Password
  • Navigate to the download admit card button. After the page opens fill in your roll number along with other details and press enter
  • A new window with your admit card will open take a printout and carry it with you to the examination center

SBI Clerk Reference Books

SBI Clerk exam can be a very challenging exam and you need to prepare it at your best. Here are some of the book recommendations for the SBI Clerk exam-

For Quantitative Aptitude/Maths

  • Magical Book On Quicker Maths (M Tyra- BSC Publications)
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic (Rajesh Verma – Arihant Publications)

For Reasoning Ability

  • A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (R. S. Aggarwal):
  • Analytical Reasoning,(M. K. Pandey- Bsc Publications)

For General English

  • Objective General English by S P Bakshi (Arihant Publications)
  • A Mirror Of Common Errors (English+Hindi) by A K Singh

For General Awareness + Banking + Marketing

  • Banking and Financial Awareness: (Kiran Publications)
  • Manorama Yearbook 2024
  • General Knowledge (Lucent Publication)
  • Objective Marketing Knowledge & Aptitude 2050+ Objective Questions (Kiran publications)

For Computer Awareness

  • Objective Computer Knowledge & Literacy 3250 + Objective Question (Kiran Publications)
  • Objective Computer Awareness (Arihant Publications)

Exam Specific Books (Guide + Practice Papers)

  • Ultimate Guide for SBI & Associates Bank Clerk Prelim & Main Exam (Disha Publishers)
  • State Bank of India (SBI) & Associates Banks Clerical Cadre: Previous Papers & Practice Papers (Solved) (RPH Editorial Board)
  • SBI Clerk Grade Junior Associates (CSS) Preliminary Exam Superfast Practice Mock Test

SBI Clerk Result

The result for the SBI Clerk examination will be declared after the examination is conducted in all phases. The candidate has to visit the official website of the SBI Clerk and navigate to the result tab to check his/her result.

SBI Clerk Selection Process

The selection process will be based on the cumulative marks scored by the candidate at every stage. The candidates must score minimum cut-off marks set by SBI during each stage of examination and become eligible for participating in the next stage of examination. SBI Clerk examination is divided into three stages-Prelims, Mains, and Language Proficiency Test

Candidates who passed prelims will be eligible for Mains and candidates who passed the mains and Language Proficiency Test. The final merit list will be prepared based on the marks scored in the mains examination and LPT. Cut-off marks will be released for this stage separately and the candidates who scored more than or equal to the cut-off marks will be provided with the job, however, it is also subject to the seats available as well. 

At the final stage, the documents of the candidates will be checked and final verification of the documents will be done. The following are the documents that the candidate must carry with themselves-

  • Printout of the valid Interview Call Letter.
  • The valid system generated a printout of the online application form
  • Proof of Date of Birth (Birth Certificate issued by the Competent Municipal Authorities or SSLC/ Std. X Certificate with DOB)
  • Photo Identify Proof – candidate’s photo identity (bearing the same name as it appears on the call letter) such as PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving Licence/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph/ Photo identity proof issued by a Gazetted Officer/ People’s Representative along with a photograph / Identity Card issued by a recognized college/ university/ Aadhar card with a photograph/ Employee ID should be submitted to the invigilator for verification
  • Ration Card and E-Aadhar card will not be accepted as valid id proof
  • Mark-sheets & certificates for Graduation or equivalent qualification etc. Proper document from Board/University for having completed the degree has to be submitted
  • Caste Certificate issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format as stipulated by the Government of India in the case of SC / ST / OBC category candidates

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