SBI Clerk 2022: Notification, Dates, Application Form, Eligibility & Vacancies

State Bank of India Clerk Exam 2022 ( SBI Clerk )

Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Feb 23, 2022 10:50 IST

SBI Clerk 2022 notification is expected to be released in April by the State Bank of India. Interested candidates can apply for the exam within the time frame prescribed by the examination authority. SBI Clerk 2022 exam dates will be notified to the candidate along with the notification. 

What is SBI Clerk exam?

SBI Clerk is one of the most sought-after banking exams in the country. The exam is conducted by the State Bank of India (SBI) to recruit candidates for the post of Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales). A large number of candidates appear for the SBI Clerk exam every year. The selection process comprises the preliminary and mains exams. The final selection of candidates is done based on the mains exam. Before joining, candidates are required to appear for the local language test. Candidates selected as Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) are entrusted with the responsibility of the client interactions and related operations. 

SBI Clerk 2022 Exam Highlights

Candidates can check below the important highlights of the SBI Clerk exam.

Exam Particulars Exam Details

Exam Name

SBI Clerk

Conducting Body

State Bank of India 

Exam Level

National level

Exam Frequency

Once a year 

Mode of Exam


Total Registrations

Approx. 20 lakh 

Exam Stages

Prelims, Mains and Local Language Test

Exam Fees

INR 750 for the General

SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS candidates are exempted from fee payment

Exam Duration

Preliminary: One hour

Mains: 2 hours 40 minutes 

No. of Papers and Total Marks

Prelims: Three (100 marks)

Mains: Four (200 marks)

Total Questions

Prelims: 100 

Mains: 190

Marking Scheme

1/4th of the mark assigned for the question are deducted for each wrong answer

Language/Medium of Exam

English and Hindi

Exam Purpose

To select eligible candidates for Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales)

No. of Test Cities

More than 150 cities (Approximately)

Official Website

Contact Details


SBI Clerk 2022 Dates

The table below provides tentative SBI Clerk dates related to the recruitment process. 

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April 2022

SBI Clerk notification will be released in PDF form to fill up vacancies for the post of Junior Associate (Customer Support and Sales).

Online application process 

April 2022

Interested candidates need to apply and pay the fees online

Pre-exam training admit card

To be notified

Pre-exam training is conducted for SC, ST, XS, Religious Minority Community candidates.

Admit card for prelims exam 

To be notified

Prelims admit card will be released for all the registered candidates. 

Prelims exam 

To be notified

SBI Clerk prelims exam will be conducted in multiple shifts across various cities in the country.

Prelims result

To be notified

SBI Clerk prelims result will be announced online.

Mains admit card

To be notified

The mains admit card will be released for the qualified candidates of the prelims exam.

Mains exam

To be notified

SBI Clerk mains exam will be conducted across various cities spread throughout the country for the qualified candidates of the mains exam.

Mains/final result

To be notified

The mains result will be announced online. Qualified candidates need to appear for local language test.

SBI Clerk Notification 2022

SBI Clerk notification 2022 will be released in April by SBI for recruitment to Junior Associate (Customer Support and Sales) post. The notification will be released on the official website in PDF form. SBI Clerk notification provides all details related to the exam, such as state-wise and category-wise vacancies, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, exam centres, the application process, etc.

Check here SBI Clerk notification PDF for previous year

SBI Clerk 2022 Application Process

SBI Clerk 2022 application form will be released online. The application fees are INR 750 for the General and OBC categories. However, SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS candidates are exempted from paying the application fees. Candidates can fill SBI Clerk application form as per the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website,

Step 2: Select the 'Click Here for New Registration' tab  

Step 3: Fill in details such as name, mobile number, email ID, etc

Step 4: Registration number and password are generated

Step 5: Upload the scanned images of the photograph and signature 

Step 6: Enter personal details, work experience, educational qualification, etc.

Step 7: Preview the application form and submit the details 

Step 8: Candidates need to pay the registration fees 

Step 9: Take a printout of the application form and e-receipt 

SBI Clerk 2022 Eligibility Criteria

SBI prescribes SBI Clerk eligibility criteria in terms of age, educational qualification and nationality. The eligiblity criteria is given below:

  • The age of candidates must be between 20 and 28 years
  • Candidates belonging to the reserved categories are given relaxation in the upper age limit as per the government rules
  • The educational qualification required for the exam is graduation
  • Candidates having integrated dual degree (IDD) certificate can also apply for the exam
  • Candidates who are in their final year/semester of graduation can apply provisionally. They need to produce proof of having passed the examination on or before the joining date

Also Read: SBI Clerk Eligibility Criteria

SBI Clerk Recruitment Process

The complete SBI Clerk recruitment process is explained below.

Filling SBI Clerk Application Form

Interested candidates need to fill the application form online. The application fee is INR 750 for the General and OBC categories, however, SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS candidates are exempted from fee payment.

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Release of Admit Card

SBI Clerk admit card is released online separately for prelims and mains exam. Candidates are required to download the admit card for different stages of recruitment from the official website. To download SBI Clerk admit card, candidates need to enter the registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. 

Appearing in SBI Clerk Exam

This is the first stage of SBI Clerk selection process. The preliminary exam is an objective-type test for 100 marks. The duration of the test is one hour. Candidates 10 times the number of vacancies are selected for the mains exam. The mains exam comprises four sections and the total marks of the test are 200. Candidates are required to score minimum percentage marks on aggregate, while five per cent relaxation is provided to SC/ST/OBC/PWD/XS candidates. The merit list is prepared state-wise and category-wise. Candidates qualifying the mains exam are placed according to their aggregate marks in the list, in descending order, as per their respective states and categories. 

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Declaration of Result 

SBI Clerk result is announced online on the official website. SBI Clerk result displays the qualifying status of the candidates. To qualify the exam, candidates need to secure the required category-wise and state-wise SBI Clerk cutoff marks

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Test of Specified Opted Local Language

Candidates have to appear for the test of specified local language opted at the time of applying. Only candidates qualifying the mains exam are required to appear for the test. Candidates not found proficient in the opted local language are disqualified from the recruitment process. Candidates who have studied the specified local language in Class 10 and 12 are not required to appear in the local language test. In the case of others, the local language test is compulsory. 

Final Selection

This is subject to qualifying the opted local language test and document verification. The marks obtained in the preliminary exam are not considered for selection. The merit list is prepared based on the marks of the mains exam only. 

Refer to the infographic below for SBI Clerk selection process.


Also Read: SBI Clerk Selection Process

SBI Clerk Exam Centres 

SBI Clerk prelims and mains exams will be conducted at more than 150 cities. Candidates need to choose one SBI Clerk exam centres while filling the application form. The exam centres are allotted to candidates as per their choice. The details regarding the exam centres are mentioned on the admit card.

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SBI Clerk 2022 Syllabus

SBI Clerk syllabus for prelims and mains exams are given below.

SBI Clerk Prelims Syllabus 
Subjects Topics
Reasoning Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Data Sufficiency, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, etc
Numerical Ability  Simplification, Profit & Loss, SI & CI, Time & Distance, Work & Time, Data Interpretation, Ratio, Proportion, Percentage, Number System, etc
English Language Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Fill in the blanks, etc

SBI Clerk Mains Syllabus



Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification, Number Series, Data Sufficiency, Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equation, Time & Distance, Work, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Percentages, etc


Reading Comprehension, Synonyms, Antonyms, Para Jumbles, Cloze Test

General/Financial Awareness

Current Affairs, Static GK, Banking/Financial terms, etc

Reasoning Ability 

Machine Input/Output, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Inequalities, Puzzles, Coding-Decoding, etc

Computer Awareness 

Basics of Computer: Hardware, Software, Generation of Computers, DBMS, Networking, MS Office, Important Abbreviations, etc

SBI Clerk 2022 Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk exam pattern is divided into two phases: preliminary and mains exam. The prelims exam comprises three sections: English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. The total marks allotted to the test are 100. The mains exam comprises four sections: General/ Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude. The mains exam carries a total of 200 marks. 

SBI Clerk 2022 Preparation Tips

Few SBI Clerk 2022 Preparation Tips are given below:

  • Go through the exam pattern and syllabus
  • Solve previous years' question papers to know the types of questions asked in the exam
  • Attempt mock test to improve speed and accuracy
  • Give equal time to each section
  • Prepare study routine for the exam and follow that diligently
  • Stay calm be positive 

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SBI Clerk Admit Card 2022

SBI Clerk admit card 2022 will be released online one or two week before the exam. To download the admit card, candidates need to enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. 

Also Read: SBI Clerk Admit Card

SBI Clerk 2022 Exam Analysis 

SBI Clerk 2022 exam analysis will be provided to candidates for prelims and mains exams. SBI Clerk 2021 prelims exam was easy to moderate. The English Language section was easy. The Numerical and Reasoning Ability sections were moderate.SBI Clerk 2021 mains exam was moderate to difficult in terms of difficulty level. The General/Financial Awareness section was moderate. The difficulty level of the English section was easy. The Quantitative Aptitude section was difficult. The Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude section was moderate. 

SBI Clerk 2021 Prelims Exam Analysis

SBI Clerk 2021 Mains Exam Analysis

Also Read: SBI Clerk Mains Exam Analysis

SBI Clerk 2022 Result

SBI Clerk prelims and mains results will be announced online. The result will be made available in PDF form. SBI Clerk result will display the roll numbers of qualified candidates. To download the scorecard, candidates need to login with roll number or registration number, date of birth, and captcha code. 

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SBI Clerk Topper Interview

Candidates can check below the preparation tips shared by SBI Clerk Topper.

Topper Prep Tips
SBI Clerk 2019 qualifier, Gaurav Anijwal 
  • Spent time studying the syllabus and books
  • Attempt mock tests
  • Just believe in yourself and preparation
  • Patience and smart work are the key to success

SBI Clerk 2022 Cutoff

SBI Clerk mains cutoff 2022 will be announced alongwith the result separately for prelims and mains exams. The cutoff is announced state-wise and category-wise. There is no sectional cutoff in SBI Clerk exam. Candidates can check below the previous year's SBI Clerk cutoff.

SBI Clerk 2021 Prelims Cutoff
States/UT General 

Andaman & Nicobar 


Arunachal Pradesh












Himachal Pradesh








Madhya Pradesh












Tamil Nadu




Uttar Pradesh




West Bengal


SBI Clerk Mains 2021 Cutoff
State Mains Cutoff











Himachal Pradesh






Madhya Pradesh












Uttar Pradesh




West Bengal


SBI Clerk Salary

The salary break-up of SBI Clerk is given below:

Pay Scale: The salary of SBI Clerk was revised. The pay scale is INR 17,900-1000/3-20,900-1230/3-24,590-1490/4-30,550-1730/7-42,600-3270/1-45,930-1990/1-47,920. The starting basic pay is INR 19,900 (INR 17,900 plus two increments to graduates). Earlier, the starting basic pay was INR 13,075 (INR 11,765 plus two advance increments admissible to graduates). 

Emoluments: INR 29,000 per month inclusive of Dearness Allowance (DA) (in metro cities) other allowances and two additional increments for newly recruited graduate Junior Associates.

Benefits: Provident fund, new pension scheme, medical leave, etc.

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SBI Clerk vacancies

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SBI Clerk 2022 FAQs

Q: When SBI Clerk 2022 notification will be released?

A: SBI Clerk 2022 notification is expected to be released in April 2022.

Q: When SBI Clerk 2022 exam dates will be announced?

A: SBI Clerk 2022 exam dates will be announced along with the notification.

Q. What is the SBI Clerk job?

A. SBI Clerk job profile includes documentation and back-office work such as balance tallying, data entry, and more. The job also entails marketing financial products such as processing loans, schemes, deposits, funds to potential customers.

Q. Is there any interview in SBI Clerk?

A. No, there is no interview in SBI Clerk. Candidates are selected based on the mains exam subject to their qualifying the local language test.

Q. Is SBI Clerk exam tough?

A. No, it is not that tough to crack SBI Clerk exam if candidates prepare it well. To crack the exam, candidates must chalk out a proper strategy and study regularly.

Q. Can Class 12 pass candidates appear in SBI Clerk?

A. No, candidates after Class 12 are not eligible to apply for the SBI Clerk exam. Graduation in any discipline is compulsory to apply for the exam.

Q. What is SBI Clerk salary?

A. The starting basic pay of SBI Clerk is INR 19,900 (INR 17,900, including two advance increments given to graduates). The payscale is INR 17,900-1000/3-20,900-1230/3-24,590-1490/4-30,550-1730/7-42,600-3270/1-45,930-1990/1-47,920.

Q. Is there any negative marking in SBI Clerk exam?

A. Yes, there is a negative marking in SBI Clerk exam. 1/4th marks are deducted for wrong answers. 

Q. Are there any sectional timings in SBI Clerk exam?

A. Yes, there are sectional timings in both prelims and mains exams of SBI Clerk. Therefore, candidates are advised to allot time in each section judiciously.

Q. Are SBI Clerk and SBI Associates the same?

A. Yes, both are the same exams. SBI Clerk recruitment is conducted to select candidates for the post of Junior Associate Customer Support and Sales.

Q. What is the age limit for SBI Clerk?

A. The age limit for SBI Clerk exam is 20 to 28 years. However, relaxation in the upper age limit is given to candidates belonging to the reserved categories.

SBI Clerk 2022 Exam Centers

SBI Clerk 2022 Contact Information

In case of any query or issue at the time of filling the application form, payment of the fee or downloading admit card candidates can contact at the below mentioned phone number or email ID on working days between 11 am-6pm.

Contact number: 022-22820427          

Candidates can also lodge their queries at The official website informs, “Candidates are advised not to forget to mention Recruitment of Junior Associate-2021 in the subject of the email."

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