State Bank of India (SBI) 2021 Recruitment Notification. SBI has released official notification for the job openings of Apprentice positions. Check the eligibility and notification prior to apply for the positions.

Closing Date is on :- 26th July, 2021.

No. of Posts and Vacancies :-  

Apprentice - 6348 Posts

Job Location - Across India

Other Qualification Details :-

Applications are invited from Indian Citizens for engagement as apprentices under the Apprentice Act 1961 (as amended from time to time).

1. Name of the Post: Apprentice

2. No of Post: 6348

3. Educational Qualification as on 31.10.2020: Graduation from a recognised University/ Institute.

4. Duration Of Training: Duration of training is of one year.

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


Minimum 20 years and maximum 28 years as on 31.10.2020 i.e. candidates must have been born not earlier than 01.11.1992 and not later than 31/10/2000 (both days inclusive). Maximum age indicated is for unreserved and EWS candidates. Relaxation in upper age limit is applicable as per Government of India guidelines for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates.

Application Fee:

General/OBC/EWS: Rs.300/-, SC/ST/PWD: NIL

General Information:

i) The Candidate should NOT have undergone Apprenticeship either in SBI or in any other organisation earlier or pursuing Apprenticeship Training as per the Apprenticeship Act 1961 as amended.

ii) Candidates who had training or job experience for a period of one year or more after the attainment of the educational qualifications, shall NOT be eligible for being engaged as Apprentices.

iii) SBI shall have no obligation to offer regular employment to Apprentices during and/or after the completion of the apprenticeship period. After completion of Apprenticeship period, candidates will be relieved from the respective work area.

iv) The decision of the Bank will be final and binding on all candidates on all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of applications, mode of selection, cancellation of the selection process either in part or full etc. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard. Filling up of the seats is solely at the discretion of the Bank based on suitability of candidates and no claim will arise for engagement, if some ofthese seats are not filled due to unsuitability / insufficient number of candidates.

v) Online applications which are incomplete shall not be considered as “Eligible” and treated as “Rejected”.

vi) Candidates should satisfy themselves about their eligibility for engagement in apprentice. The Bank would admit to the test all the candidates applying for the apprentice on the basis of the information furnished in the online application and shall determine their eligibilityonly atthe timeofdocument verification. Admissiontotestswillbepurelyprovisionalwithout verificationof age/qualification/ category (SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PWD), etc. of the candidates with reference to documents.

vii) Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply online well before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection/inability/failure to log on to the website on account of heavy load on internet or website jam.

viii) SBI does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of SBI.

ix) Not more than one application should be submitted by a candidate. In case of multiple applications, only the last valid (completed) application will be retained and the application fee/ intimation charge paid for other registration will stand forfeited. Multiple attendance/ appearance by a candidate in examination will be summarily rejected/candidature cancelled.

x) The possibility for occurrence of some problems in the administration of the examination in view of COVID-19 situation and otherwise cannot be ruled out completely, which may impact test delivery and/or result from being generated. In that event, every effort will be made to rectify such problem, which may include the conduct of another examination if considered necessary.

xi) Candidates are advised to take a printout of their system generated online application form after submitting the application.

xii) Caste certificate issued by Competent Authority on format prescribed by the Government of India will have to be submitted by the SC/ ST candidates, at the time of engagement, if called for.

xiii) A declaration will have to be submitted in the prescribed format by candidates seeking reservation under OBC category stating that he/ she does not belong to the creamy layer as on last date of registration. OBC certificate containing the ‘Non-creamy layer’ clause, issued during the period 01.04.2021 to the date of engagement as apprentice, if found suitable for, will have to be submitted at the time of engagement.

xiv) Benefit ofreservation under EWS category can be availed upon production of an ‘Income and Asset Certificate’ issued by a Competent Authority on the format prescribed by Government of India.

xv) PWD candidates should produce disability certificate, on prescribed formatissued by a competent authority as perthe Government of India Guidelines. 

Selection Process :-

i. Online written test: The structure of online written examination (online objective type) would be as follows.

1. The questions will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi, except for the test of General English. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th of mark assigned for question will be deducted for each wrong answer.

2. Candidates are required to score a minimum percentage marks on aggregate (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates, 5% relaxation available thereon). Minimum qualifying marks on aggregate will be as decided by the Bank. There are no minimum qualifying marks for individual subject. Merit list will be drawn State wise and category wise. Candidates qualified in the test will be placed according to their aggregate marks in descending order in respective States and Categories. In case more than one candidate scores same marks as cut-off marks in the merit list (common marks at cut off point) such candidate will be ranked in the merit list according to their age in descending order in respective States and categories.

3. Candidate should choose the name oftheCentre where he/she desires to take the examination. SBI, however,reserves the rightto cancel any of the examination centre and/or add some other centres, at its discretion, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility etc. SBI also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any centre other than one he/she has opted for. No request for change of centre for examination shall be entertained.

4. Candidate will appear for the examination at the allotted centre at his/her own risk and expenses and SBI will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature.

5. Any unruly behaviour/ misbehavior in the examination hall may result in cancellation of candidature, disqualification from future exam conducted by SBI.

6. Results ofthe candidates who have provisionally qualified for selection will be made available on the Bank’s website.

ii. Test of local language: The specified local languages of the states are as mentioned in Para A of the advertisement. The candidates applying for vacancies of a particular state, should be proficient (reading, writing, speaking and understanding) in any one of the specified local language of that State as mentioned in Para A of the advertisement. The test for knowledge of specified opted local language will be conducted as a part of selection process. It will be conducted after qualifying the online written examination. Candidates who fail to qualify this test will not be engaged for apprentice. Candidates who produce 10th or 12th standard mark sheet/ certificate evidencing having studied the specified opted local language will not be required to undergo the language test. Candidates will have to appear forthe test of specified opted local language at a centre (to be decided by the Bank) of the State applied for, at his/her own expenses.

iii. Medical Examination: Engagement of selected apprentices is subjectto his/her being declared medically fit as perthe requirement ofthe Bank. Final Selection will be subject to:

a) Verification of eligibility forthe post and information furnished in the online application

b) Qualifying in test of specified opted local language, where applicable, as detailed above.

c) Qualifying in the Medical examination.

Steps to Apply :-

1. Online Registration Of Application: From 06.07.2021 To 26.07.2021

2. Candidates can apply online and no other mode of application will be accepted.

(a) Guidelines For Filling Application & Payment Of Fees: [online Mode Only]: Candidates will be required to register themselves online through website or https:// or or or – Engagement of Apprentices in SBI.

3. Pre-requisites for Applying Online: Candidates should have valid email ID and mobile no. which should be kept active till the declaration of results. It will help him/her in getting call letter/advices etc. by email/SMS.

i) Candidates should first scan their photograph, signature & documents as detailed under guidelines for scanning the photograph, signature & documents.

ii) Candidates to visit website or and open the appropriate Online Application Form, available in the ‘Current Openings’.

iii) Fillthe application carefully. Once the application is filled in completely, candidates should submitthe data. In the event of candidates not being able to fill the data in one go, they can save the data already entered. When the data is saved, a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidates should note down the registration number and password. They can re-open the saved data using registration number and password and edit the particulars, if needed. This facilitywillbeavailablethreetimesonly.Oncetheapplicationisfilledincompletely, candidates shouldsubmitthedata.Thereafter, the registration is final and no change/ edit of any data will be allowed. The registration atthis stage is provisional.

iv) After ensuring the correctness of the particulars of the application form, candidates are required to pay fees through the payment gateway integrated with the application, following the instructions available on the screen.

v) Fee can be paid by using debit card/credit card /internet banking by providing information as asked on the screen. Transaction charges for online payment, if any, will be borne by the candidates.

vi) On successful completion of transaction, e-receipt and application form with fee details will be generated, which may be printed for record. Printout of Application Form is NOT to be sent to SBI.

vii) If the online transaction is not successfully completed, please register again and make payment online.

(b) Guidelines For Scanning The Photograph & Signature: Before applying online, a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/her photograph and signature as per the specifications given in Annexure-I. Online application will not be registered unless candidates upload photo & signature as specified.

(c) Call Letters For Examination: The candidates should download their call letter and an “acquaint yourself booklet” by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from the Bank’s website or or or or tentatively in the month of August, 2021.

(d) Proof Of Identity To Be Submitted At The Time Of Examintion: The candidates must bring one photo identity proof such as passport/Aadhar/ PAN Card/Driving License/Voter’s Card/Bank Passbook with duly attested Photograph/Identity Card issued by School or College/ Gazetted Officer in the official letter head in original as well as a self-attested Photocopy thereof. The photocopy of Identity proof should be submitted along with call letter to the invigilators in the examination hall, failing which or if identity of candidates is in doubt the candidate will not be permitted to appear for the test.

(e) Action Against Candidates Found Guilty Of Misconduct: 

(i) Candidates are cautioned that they should not furnish any particulars that are false, tampered/fabricated and they should not suppress any material information while filling up the application form.

(ii) At the time of examination, if a candidate is (or has been) found guilty of:

(i) using unfair means during the examination or

(ii) impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person or

(iii) misbehaving in the examination hall or

(iv) resorting to any irregular or improper means in connection with his/her candidature for selection or (v) obtaining support for his/her candidature by any unfair means, such a candidate may, in addition to rendering himself/herself liable to criminal prosecution, will also be liable:

a) to be disqualified from the examination for which he/she is a candidate

b) to be debarred, either permanently orfor a specified period, from any examination conducted by Bank.

(iii) The Bank would be analyzing the responses of a candidate with other appeared candidates to detect patterns of similarity. On the basis of such an analysis, if it is found that the responses have been shared and scores obtained are not genuine/valid, the Bank reserves the right to cancel his/ her candidature.

(iv) USE OF MOBILE PHONES, PAGERS, CALCULATOR OR ANY SUCH DEVICES: a) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail cancellation of candidature and disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.

b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned item including mobile phones/pagers etc. to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safekeeping cannot be assured.

c) Candidates are not permitted to use or have in possession of calculators in examination premises.

Official Notification