SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age, Relaxation, Educational Qualification, Attempts

SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age, Relaxation, Educational Qualification, Attempts

ByAkash Mishra  |  Updated on: Apr 26, 2021SBI Clerk Notification 2021 PDF out at SBI official website. Candidates can check the exam date, syllabus, vacancy, eligibility, etc., for SBI Clerk 2021 exam recruitment here.
SBI Clerk Notification 2021 PDF out at SBI official website. Candidates can check the exam date, syllabus, vacancy, eligibility, etc., for SBI Clerk 2021 exam recruitment here.
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SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2021

SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2021: Candidates going to apply for SBI Clerk 2021 exam, must go through the SBI Clerk eligibility criteria 2021 given below in detail. Candidates fulfilling the nationality criteria, age limit criteria along educational qualification will only be eligible to apply for SBI Clerk 2021 exam.

Candidates failing to fulfill the given SBI Clerk eligibility criteria will not be allowed to participate in the SBI Clerk 2021 recruitment process. Thus, to avoid cancellation of the application form candidates must go through the entire SBI Clerk eligibility details given below.

However, the SBI Clerk eligibility details are similar and no changes are released under the SBI Clerk Notification 2021. Therefore, candidates who fulfill the SBI Clerk eligibility should start their preparations now.

SBI Clerk Nationality Criteria 2021

The candidates must be either a

(i) Citizen of India or

(ii) A subject of Nepal or

(iii) A subject of Bhutan or

(iv) A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

(v) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania

(vi) Migrated students need to read the details provided by SBI through the brochure.

SBI Clerk Age Limit Criteria 2021

The candidate must meet the following age-based criteria to apply for SBI Clerk Recruitment 2021:

  • Candidates age must not be below 20 years and not above 28 years as on 01.04.2021, 0, i.e, candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1993 and not later than 01.04.2001 (both days inclusive).
  • Relaxation of Upper age limit:


 Upper Age relaxation

Scheduled Cast  (SC)

 5 years

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

 5 years

 PWD (General/EWS) 

10 years


13 years


15 years

Persons domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from

01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

 5 years

Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen

The actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years, (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a max. age of 50 years

Widows, Divorced women, and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried

7 years (subject to a maximum age limit of 35 years for General, 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/ST candidates.

Note: Candidates seeking age relaxation are required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of the interview, if qualifying.

SBI Clerk Educational Qualification Criteria 2021

To apply for SBI Clerk recruitment 2021, a candidate must fulfill the following essential qualification as on 16th August 2021 -

  1.  The candidate must be graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  2. There are no definite percentage criteria defined by SBI to apply for this clerical cadre post. It means the candidate with any percentage in graduation can apply for this exam.
  3. The candidates who are having integrated dual degree certification must ensure that the date of passing the integrated dual degree is on or before 16.08.2021.

Number of Attempts for SBI Clerk 2021

State Bank of India has not mentioned any restriction of a number of attempts. It means a candidate can sit in the SBI Clerk exam any number of times.

Other Criteria 

  • The candidates who are working in the State Bank of India in Clerical or Officer Cadre are not eligible to apply for this post.
  • The candidates who have earlier worked with the SBI as a clerk or an officer and have resigned due to any reason cannot apply for this post.
  • The candidates against whom there are records of an adverse report regarding his/her character or other things are not eligible for this recruitment.
  • Also, the candidates who have a record of defaulting on loans, credit card dues or against whose name there is an adverse report of CIBIL or any other agencies will not be appointed to the clerk post after selection.
Important SBI Clerk Links:
SBI Clerk Apply OnlineSBI Clerk 2021
SBI Clerk Vacancy 2021
SBI Clerk Salary
SBI Clerk Selection Process
SBI Clerk Syllabus 2021 PDF
SBI Clerk Admit Card 2021
SBI Clerk Previous Year Question Papers
SBI Clerk Cut off
SBI Clerk Books
SBI Clerk Preparation Tips 2021
SBI Clerk Complete Study Material
SBI Clerk Prelims Study Plan 2021
SBI Clerk Result 2021

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  • The minimum and maximum age limit for SBI Clerk is 20-28 years.

  • Minimum graduation is required to be eligible to apply for SBI Clerk.

  • Yes, a B.Tech student is eligible to apply for SBI Clerk 2021 exam.

  • A final year student is eligible only on the condition of passing the graduation as on 16th August 2021.

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