Applications are invited from Indian Citizens for engagement as apprentices under the Apprentice Act 1961 (as amended from time to time). Candidates can apply for engagement in one state only. Candidates can appear for the examination only once under this engagement project.


1. Name of Post: Apprentice

2. No of Post: 8500

3. Educational Qualification As On 31.10.2020: Graduation from a recognised University/ Institute.

4. Duration Of Training: 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.

5. Stipend/ Benefit: 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.

6. Roles/ Responsibilities: Apprentice. This Is Not An Employment In The Bank.

Age: Minimum 20 years and maximum 28 years as on 31.10.2020

Application Fee: General/OBC/EWS: Rs.300/-; SC/ST/PWD:NIL

Selection Procedure :

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

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

1. General/Financial Awareness: No. of Questions:25,Maximum Marks: 25, Duration:15 minutes

2. General English: No. of Questions:25,Maximum Marks: 25, Duration:15 minutes

3. Quantitative Aptitude: No. of Questions:25,Maximum Marks: 25, Duration:15 minutes

4. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude: No. of Questions:25,Maximum Marks: 25, Duration:15 minutes

5. Total: No. of Questions: 100, Maximum Marks:100, Duration:1 hour

b) 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. 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.

c) The online examination will be held in January 2021 (Tentatively). 

d) 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) 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 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.

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

f) Final Selection will be subject to:

i) Verification of eligibility for the post and information furnished in the online application

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

iii) Declared fit in the Medical examination.

How to Apply :

Online Registration of Application: from 20.11.2020 to 10.12.2020

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 or or or – Engagement of Apprentices in SBI.

1. 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 (Annexure-I).

ii) Candidates to visit website <a href=”“></a> or and open the appropriate Online Application Form, available in the ‘Current Openings’.

iii) Fill the application carefully. Once the application is filled in completely, candidates should submit the 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 facility will be available three times only. Once the application is filled in completely, candidates should submit the data. Thereafter, the registration is final and no change/ edit of any data will be allowed. The registration at this 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.