The State Bank of India has released the SBI Apprentice 2021 Notification for a total of 6100 posts in the country. The candidates can check out the notification on the official website and apply for the same before the last date. As per the latest news, the online application for the post of SBI Apprentice 2021 will commence from 06 July 2021 to 26 July 2021. The examination for the final selection will be held in August 2021. The candidates who are willing to join the bank as an Apprentice can fill the application form and appear for the single online test.
The candidates joining SBI as Apprentice will get the opportunity to work with the bank for a period of 1 year on a contract basis. More information related to the SBI Apprentice 2021 is mentioned in this article by Smartkeeda:

SBI Apprentice Overview

The candidates opting for the SBI Apprentice 2021 can check out the overview of the examination in the space below:

Exam Conducting Body State Bank of India
Name of Exam SBI Apprentice 2021/
State Bank of India Apprentice
Posts Available SBI Apprentice
SBI Apprentice Eligibility The candidate should have completed
Graduation from any discipline
SBI Apprentice Selection Process Preliminary Exam
Total Vacancies 6100 across all the states
SBI Apprentice Exam Dates Preliminary Exam: Tentatively in August 2021
Provisional Allotment October/November 2021

SBI Apprentice 2021 Important Dates

The important dates corresponding to the SBI Apprentice 2021 application form, examination etc are mentioned in the table below:
SBI Apprentice Events Major Dates
SBI Apprentice Notification Releases on 05th July 2021
Online Application Starting from 06th July 2021 to 27th July 2021
Dates of Payment of Application Fees 06th July 2021 to 27th July 2021
Call Letters Pre Exam Training July 2021/August 2021
Conduct of Pre Exam Training August 2021
Online examination for SBI Apprentice 2021 July/August 2021

SBI Apprentice 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates willing to apply for the post of Apprentice in SBI have to qualify for the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the official notification. The detailed eligibility criteria for all points are mentioned in the space below:

Age Limit

The age of the candidates applying for the post of Apprentice should be minimum of 20 years and the maximum age limit should be 28 years as of 31.10.2020.

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit

The candidates who belong to SC/ST/OBC category will be eligible to qualify for the relaxation in the upper age limit. The relaxation will be admissible as per the rules laid by the central government. The table given below describes the relaxation in the upper age limit:3

Category Relaxation in Upper Age Limit
OBC 3 years
SC 5 years
ST 5 years

Educational Qualification

The candidates should have completed their Graduation in any discipline from any recognised University. There is no restriction for the candidates regarding the minimum aggregate percentage marks.

Scribe Eligibility

The candidates who have a physical disability and are eligible for seeking a scribe acquaintance can ask for the same, but they have to fulfil the following conditions:
• The candidate and the scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking, in the prescribed format with a passport size photograph of the scribe at the time of online examination.      
• The candidates who are eligible to use a scribe shall be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour of the examination whether availing the facility of scribe or not.                
• Candidate will have to arrange his/ her/ their own scribe at his/ her/ their own cos

Relaxation for SBI JA

The candidates seeking 1-year training as SBI Apprentice will be eligible to receive relaxations in the SBI JA examination.

SBI Apprentice 2021 Application Process

The SBI Apprentice 2021 Application Process will commence from 06th July 2021. The candidates who are willing to apply for the same can check out the detailed application process in the space below:


The first phase of the SBI Apprentice application process is the registration part, the important steps to register for the application process are mentioned in the space below:
• Visit the official website of SBI or Direct Link to apply
• Then, the candidates will be redirected to the official page of SBI wherein they have to click on the Careers link,
• Post this, the candidates will be redirected to the official Career page of SBI. Then the candidates have to find the direct link to the SBI Apprentice 2021 Application form on the homepage. Or click on the SBI Apprentice icon on the left hand of the homepage.
• Thereafter, you are required to register yourself by clicking on the “New Registration” icon.
• Next, enter your Name, Date of Birth, Email Id, Phone number, etc, and submit the registration form.
• A unique Registration Number and Password will be generated that should be noted down to log in for filling the application form.

Online Application Form

• Click to open the application form that is divided into three parts,
• In the first part enter your Category, state preference, past employment details, physical disability status, choice of the test centre and state for opting for the exam, parent’s name, address, etc
• Verify each detail as mentioned on this page and then submit the same to move to the next page.
• On the next page, enter your academic qualification i.e. Graduation stream, percentage, year of passing and division of passing, languages you can read and write.
• Thereafter, choose your state and district preference from which they have applied to.

Scanned Documents Required for Application form

The candidate is required to upload the scanned documents on the application i.e. Scanned photograph, signature, left thumb impression, and handwritten declaration. The documents should be scanned using a scanning machine in the size and resolution as specified separately for each below:
Documents Dimensions File Size
Signature 140 x 60 Pixels 10-20 KBS
Passport Size Photograph 200 x 230 Pixels 20-50 KBS

Application Fees

The Application fee for the SBI Apprentice 2021 application form has to be paid online via any of the online merchants i.e. Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI channel. The application fee for SBI Apprentice is Rs 300 for General candidates and Nil for the SC/ST/PWD candidates.

SBI Apprentice 2021 Vacancies

The bank has released 6100 vacancies for the post of Apprentice pan India. The bank has mentioned the vacancies category-wise for each stage and for each district. The candidates can find the same in the space below:
Gujarat 328 216 80 56 120
Andhra Pradesh 40 27 10 16 07
Karnataka 80 54 20 32 14
Madhya Pradesh 31 11 07 11 15
Chhattisgarh 31 04 07 09 24
West Bengal 288 157 71 164 35
Andaman Nicobar Island 07 02 01
Sikkim 11 06 02 01 05
Odisha 160 48 40 64 88
Himachal Pradesh 82 40 20 50 08
Haryana 67 40 15 28
Jammu & Kashmir 44 27 10 08 11
UT Chandigarh 13 06 02 04
Ladakh 06 02 01 01
Punjab 148 76 36 105
Tamil Nadu 40 24 09 17
Pondicherry 06 02 01 01
Goa 29 09 05 01 06
Uttarakhand 72 16 12 22 03
Telangana 52 33 12 20 08
Rajasthan 261 130 65 110 84
Kerala 41 20 07 07
Uttar Pradesh 361 236 87 183 08
Maharashtra 167 101 37 37 33
Arunachal Pradesh 09 02 09
Assam 111 67 25 17 30
Manipur 10 02 02 06
Meghalaya 21 02 25 22
Mizoram 08 01 02 09
Nagaland 09 02 09
Tripura 09 02 03 06
Bihar 24 13 05 08
Jharkhand 11 03 02 03 06
  6100 604 2577 567 1375
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SBI Apprentice 2021 Exam Pattern

As per the official exam pattern mentioned on the official notification of SBI Apprentice 2021, there will be two rounds i.e. Objective Test and Language test. The candidates can check out the details of both the stages in the space below:

Objective Test

The candidates can check out the exam pattern of the SBI Apprentice online examination as mentioned below:
The objective examination will be conducted in Computer Based Test mode. It will be qualifying in nature and the marks scored in this test will be considered for final selection.
The questions in the online exam will be based on mainly four subjects  i.e. English language, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, General Awareness and Quantitative aptitude
Each section will have a sectional timing of 10 minutes and there will be a total of 100 questions for each subject.
As per the marking scheme, 1 mark will be provided to every correct answer while there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer marked by the candidate.
Sections Maximum  Question Maximum Marks Duration of exam
English Language 25 25 15 minutes
Reasoning Ability 25 25 15 minutes
General Awareness 25 25 15 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 25 25 15 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Language Test

The second phase will be a language test and the candidates will be required to pass the same with high marks. The candidates will be given permission to read and write in the official language from the state the candidate has applied for the examination.

State / UT
Official Language of the State
Gujarat Gujarat
Andhra Pradesh Telugu/Urdu
Karnataka Kannada
Madhya Pradesh Hindi
Chhattisgarh Hindi
West Bengal Bengali/Nepali
Andaman Nicobar Island Hindi/English
Sikkim Nepali/English
Odisha Odia
Himachal Pradesh Hindi
Haryana Hindi/Punjabi
Jammu & Kashmir Hind/Urdu
UT Chandigarh Hindi/Punjabi
Ladakh Ladakh/Urdu
Punjab Hindi/Punjabi
Tamil Nadu Tamil
Pondicherry Tamil
Goa Konkani
Uttarakhand Hindi
Telangana Telugu/Urdu
Rajasthan Hindi
Kerala Malayalam
Uttar Pradesh Hindi/Urdu
Maharashtra Marathi
Arunachal Pradesh English
Assam Assamese/Bengali/ Bodo
Manipur Manipuri
Meghalaya English/Garo/Khasi
Mizoram Mizo
Nagaland English
Tripura Bengali/Kokborok
Bihar Hindi/Urdu
Jharkhand Hindi/Santhali


SBI Apprentice 2021 Syllabus

The candidates can download the SBI Apprentice 2021 Syllabus PDF for each subject asked in the examination from the space below: 
English language
  • Reading comprehension(High Level)
  • Sentence rearrangement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Grammatical Error Detection
  • Spelling Checking
  • Fillers Test
  • Cloze Test
  • Match the Column
Reasoning ability
  • Logic-based Machine Input/Output
  • Reverse Syllogism
  • Blood Relation mixed quizzes
  • Direction Sense
  • Inequalities and Quantity Comparison
  • Puzzles based on High-Level Logic
  • Seating Arrangement (Triangular, Rectangular, Circular, Square shaped)
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Ranking based on figures
  • Statement and Assumptions
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Wrong/New Pattern Number Series
  • High-level Data Sufficiency
  • Data Interpretation based on Logica
  • Caselet
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Quantity Comparison
  • Time & Distance, Work
  • Boat and Streams
  • Partnership
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Percentages
General Awareness   Current Affairs
  • Banking News
  • National and International News
  • Economic and Financial News
  • Awards and honors
  • Books and authors,
  • Latest appointments,
  • Obituaries,
  • New schemes sanctioned by the Central and state governments, sports, etc.
  Static GK
  • Names of Country-capital, currency,
  • Headquarters of Financial Organizations
  • Constituencies of Ministers,
  • Dance forms
  • Important Dates
  Banking / Financial terms
  Static Awareness

SBI Apprentice 2021 Salary and Emoluments

The candidates applying for the post of SBI Apprentice will be eligible for receiving a handsome stipend if they are selected for the aforesaid post. The candidates can check out the salary and duration of the training in the space below:

Duration of Training

The candidates will be eligible to receive training for a period of 1 year in any office of RBI.

Apprentice Stipend

The selected apprentices are eligible for a stipend of Rs.15000/- per month for the engagement period of one year. The apprentices are not eligible for any other allowances/ benefits.

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