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SBI Clerk 2023 Eligibility Criteria - Check Age limit, Educational Qualification, and Nationality

Updated By Subhashri Roy on 05 Sep, 2023 13:25

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SBI Clerk 2023 Eligibility Criteria

SBI Clerk 2023 Eligibility Criteria includes the conditions that must be fulfilled by all the applicants in terms of nationality, age limit, and educational qualification. All candidates for the SBI Clerk have to ensure that they fulfill the required SBI Clerk eligibility criteria 2023 before filling out the application form. Applicants' eligibility will be checked at various stages in the recruitment process and if a candidate fails to meet the given eligibility criteria, he/she will be disqualified from the recruitment process. A complete brochure of the SBI Clerk 2023 Eligibility requirements has been provided below.

SBI Clerk 2023 Nationality Criteria

The candidate aspiring to qualify for SBI Clerk 2023 is required to be a Citizen of India. For this, the applicant will have to provide a relevant document justifying the same. 

SBI Clerk 2023 Educational Qualification

  • The candidate should have a graduation degree in any stream or equivalent qualification from a recognised university as approved by the Central Government.

  • Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 31st August 2023.

  • Candidates applying for SBI Clerk  have to note the following points:

    • The date of passing the eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark sheet/certificate or a provisional certificate issued by the University/Institute. If the result of a particular examination is posted on the University/ Institute website, the certificate issued by the appropriate authority of the University/Institute indicating the date on which the result was posted on the website will be taken as the date of passing.

    • After completing the service of the armed forces of the Union in less than 15 years, matriculating in the Navy or the Air Force, special forces or ex-soldiers receiving relevant certificates will also be eligible for the post. Such certificates should be dated on or before 1st January 2023.

SBI Clerk 2023 Age Limit

Age Limit (to be calculated as on August 01, 2023):

The applicant should not be less than 20 years of age and the upper age limit is 28 years i.e. the birth date of the candidates must not be earlier than 2nd August 1994 and not later than 1st August 2002( including both the days)

 Relaxation of Age (For reserved Categories)

CategoryRelaxation in Age
SC/ ST5 years
OBC3 years
PWD (Gen/ EWS)10 years
PWD (SC/ ST)15 years
PWD (OBC)13 years
Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled ExServicemenActual period of service rendered in defense services + 3 years
Widows, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried7 years(subject to maximum age limit of 35 years for General/ EWS, 38 years for OBC & 40 years for SC/ST candidates)

*Candidates, who want to avail the benefits of age relaxation as prescribed in the table given above, will have to submit copies of necessary certificates at the time of joining, if qualified. Such candidates will not be permitted to change their categories after registration. There are no provisions for Cumulative relaxation under any circumstances for clubbing in either of the relaxation periods mentioned above.

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SBI Clerk 2023 Reservation Criteria

Candidate’s Category

Age Relaxation

Maximum Upper Age Limit


5 years

33 Years

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

3 Years

31 Years

General (PWD/EWS)

10 Years

38 Years


15 Years

43 Years


13 Years

41 Years

Persons domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir State during
the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 Years

33 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)

50 Years

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

7 Years

Gerneral: 35 Years

OBC: 38 Years

SC/ST: 40 Years

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FAQs about SBI Clerk Eligibility

What is the minimum educational qualification for SBI Clerk 2023?

  • Candidates must hold a Graduation degree (Graduates) in any field from a recognised university or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.
  • Candidates with Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificates are also eligible to apply.

For more details, check SBI Clerk Educational Qualification.

What is the age limit criterion for SBI Clerk Exam 2023?

The minimum age limit for all applications is 20 years while the maximum age limit for general/unreserved category is 28 years for the SBI Clerk exam. Different age limit relaxation (increased upper age limit) is provided for different reserved categories which is explained in detail here.

What are the minimum marks required in the graduate programme to be eligible for SBI Clerk Exam?

Candidates with a Bachelor's degree or a Graduate degree in any field are eligible to apply for this position. There are no minimum grade/ percentage requirements.

I am a student studying in the final year of graduation, am I eligible for SBI Clerk 2023?

Yes, final year graduates are also eligible to apply for this position. However, before the final selection, the candidate must provide proof of graduation on or before August 31, 2023.

How many times can a candidate appear for SBI Clerk Examination?

SBI Clerk Exam does not have a specified number of attempts. A candidate may apply for this post if they meet all of the eligibility requirements.

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