SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2021: Exam Delayed till April 2021

SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2021: The most popular in India, State Bank of India (SBI) has released a recruitment notification to recruit 8500 Apprentices in different offices of SBI across India. The selection will be based on the performance of a candidate in an online written test and local language test. The official advertisement of SBI Apprentice (CRPD/APPR/2020-21/07) states that the details related to vacancy, eligibility, fees, selection procees, salary & career path, etc is mentioned below in this post.

SBI Apprentice Notification 2021

The State Bank of India (SBI) has invited applications to recruit 8,500 apprentices for 3 years Apprenticeship Program. The official notification PDF for SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2021 exam has been released on 19th November 2020 at the official website of SBI All candidates can check the detailed notification of SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2021 by clicking on the link given below:

SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2021 Notification: Download PDF

Duration of Training:

The total duration of SBI Apprenticeship training is three years only. The selected apprentices should be willing to qualify in the examinations of IIBF (JAIIB/CAIIB) during 3 years apprenticeship engagement in the Bank.

SBI Apprentice 2021 Exam Date Out

The selection of an SBI Apprentice will be based on a Computer based online exam and local language test. The proposed online examination for the engagement of Apprentices tentatively scheduled in January 2021 has been deferred till April 2021. The important dates for SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2021 exam are as follows:

Activity Date
SBI Apprentice Notification 19th November 2020
On-line registration Starts From 20th November 2020
On-line registration Ends on 10th December 2020
Last Date for Eiditing the Application 10th December 2020
Last Date for Printing Application 25th December 2020
SBI Apprentice Call Letter May, 2021
SBI Apprentice Online Exam Date January, 2021
May, 2021
SBI Apprentice Result _______

SBI Apprentice Vacancy 2021

The total number of vacancies for SBI Apprentice 2021 exam has been released along with its notification. As per notification, 8500 vacancies has been introduced by SBI for SBI Apprentices 2021 exam. The vacancies are released for all states and union territories of India which are mentioned below. Let's have loot at the list of Location, Local Language and Tentative No. Of Training Seats.

StateVacancyOfficial Languages
Andhra Pradesh620Telugu, Urdu
Arunachal Pradesh25English
Bihar475Hindi, Urdu
Chhattisgarh90Hindi, Chhattisgarhi
Goa720Konkan, Marathi, English
Haryana162Hindi, Punjabi
Himachal Pradesh130Hindi, English
Jammu Kashmir0Urdu, English
Jharkhand200Santali, Bengali
Kerala141Malyalam, English
Madhya Pradesh430Hindi
Meghalaya40English, Garo, Khasi
Tamil Nadu470Tamil, English
Telangana460Telugu, Urdu
Tripura30Bengali, Kokborok
Uttar Pradesh1206Hindi, Urdu
Uttarakhand269Hindi, Sanskrit
West Bengal480Bengali, Nepali

SBI Apprentice Selection Process

Selection for engagement of SBI apprentices would be based on the basis of (i) online written test and (ii) test of local language.

SBI Apprentice Exam Pattern 2021

The total time duration for SBI Apprentice Online test is 1 hour (60 minutes) for 100 marks. 100 questions will be asked in the Computer Based Examination (CBE). Check the section-wise exam pattern for the online examination below. Check the updated SBI Apprentice Exam Pattern 2021 described here.

SBI Apprentice Test A: Objective Test (Online)

Name of Test No of Questions Max Marks Duration
Quantitative Aptitude 25 25 15 mins
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 25 25 15 mins
General English 25 25 15 mins
General/Financial Awareness 25 25 15 mins
Total 100 100 1 hour

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, 1/4th of marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Test of Local Language

The specified local languages of the states are as mentioned in notification PDF. The candidates applying for vacancies of a particular state, should be proficient (reading, writing, speaking and understanding) of the specified local language of that State as mentioned in advertisement PDF. 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 for the 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.

Medical Examination

Engagement of selected apprentices is subject to his/her being declared medically fit as per the requirement of the Bank.

Final Selection will be subject to

a) Verification of eligibility for the post and information furnished in the online application
b) Qualifying in test of specified opted local language, where applicable, as detailed above.
c) Declared fit in the Medical examination.

SBI Apprentice Application Fee

The online application fee for SBI Apprentice 2021 exam fee has already been released. A total of Rs. 300/- is to be paid by candidates belonging to General Category as the application fee for SBI Apprentice 2021 exam. The same amount is narrowed down to Rs. 0/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.

General/OBC/EWSRs. 300

SBI Apprentice 2021 Online Application

The online registration process for SBI Apprentice 2021 exam has been started on 20th November 2020. All candidates can apply for this post till 10th December, 2020. Candidates who are eligible and interested can apply for Apprentice 2020 exam through the official site of SBI at For the easy access of a candidate, we are providing the direct link to apply online for SBI Apprentice 2021 exam. Click on the link mentioned below to Apply online for SBI Apprentice 2021 exam.

SBI Apprentice 2021 Online Application [Direct Link to Apply]


Steps to Apply Online for SBI Apprentice 2021 Exam

1. Visit the official website of SBI ( or Click on the direct link to Apply Online mentioned above.

2. Go to the Careers section and click on the Apply Online link under the Recruitment of Apprentice 2021.

3. Click for New Registration.

3. Then you’ll be required to upload or enter your details- Basic Info, Details, Qualification, Photographs and Signature.

5. Preview your application.

6. Make Payment and do the final submit.

Points to know before apply online

• The candidate will have to apply for vacancy of one State only. A candidate applying against vacancy of one State will not be eligible to apply against vacancy of any other State.

• Candidature of the applicant will be considered only against the vacancies in the State for which he/ she has applied/ opted. Merit list will be drawn State wise, category wise.

• Selected candidates will be posted in the Circle of that State against whose vacancy they are selected.

SBI Apprentice Eligibiltiy Criteria

The eligibility criteria of any bank exam depends on Educational Qualification, Age Limit, Experience, Local Language etc. The detailed analysis on these factors are givem below:

SBI Apprentice Educational Qualification (as by 31.10.2020)

Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University in India or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.

SBI Apprentice Age Limit (as on 31.10.2020)

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.

SBI Apprentice Age Relaxation

SBI is giveing relaxation in upper age limit for several categories which has been discussed below:

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit
Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
General (PWD) 10 years
OBC/ OBC(PWD) 13 years
SC/SC(PWD)/ST/ST(PWD) 15 years
Eligible - Ex Servicemen, Commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 6 months from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment. 5 years

SBI Apprentice Salary Structure

The apprentices are eligible for stipend of Rs.15000/- per month during 1st year, Rs.16500/- per month during 2nd year and Rs.19000/- per month during 3rd year. The apprentices are not eligible for any other allowances/ benefits.

SBI Apprentice Admit Card

Candidates must download the SBI Apprentice 2021 admit card from the official website of SBI, as the hard copy of the SBI Apprentice Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. The admit card for SBI Apprenticeship Program 2021 is expected to be released by May 2021.

SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2021- FAQs

Q1. When will the official notification for SBI Apprentice be released?

The State Bank of India has published the official notification of SBI Apprentice 2020 exam on 19th November 2020.

Q2. When will the exam of SBI Apprentice be conducted?

The Online examination for SBI Apprentice will be conducted tentatively in the month of May 2021.

Q3. What is the eligibility criteria of SBI Apprentice 2020 exam?

A candidate having a graduation degree from any recognized university or its equivalent and the age should be between 20 years to 28 years as on 31.10.2020.

Q4. What is the last date to apply online for SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2020?

The last date to apply online for SBI Apprentice Recruitment 2020 is 10th December 2020.

Q5. What is the duration of the SBI apprenticeship program?

The duration of the apprenticeship program is 3 years.