SBI Clerk 2021 – Should You Apply From Another State?

The State Bank of India (SBI) has released the notification for the recruitment of Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales) for a total of 5000 vacancies. But sadly there are no vacancies for states like Bihar, Jharkhand, and Andhra Pradesh. In this blog, we will be discussing the possibilities you can apply from other states and the points you need to keep in mind before you apply from a different state. We’ll also clear Doubts About LPT & Cut Offs & OBC/EWS Certificate Dates necessary to qualify different stages of SBI Clerk 2021.

Can you apply form a different state?

You surely can easily apply for SBI Clerk from other states. But the condition is, you need to clear the language proficiency test (LPT) of that particular state. For instance, if you choose to apply from Telangana, Hyderabad then you should be well versed with the speaking and writing Telugu/Urdu Language. As there is no vacancy in Andhra Pradesh and you know Telugu, you can easily apply from Telangana or if you are versed in Urdu you can go for Lucknow or J&K. Find out the different languages mandatory here.

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Know the reason behind your preparation

There can be many reasons, but mainly there are three reasons as per our view –

  1. To Get A Job For An Independent Life
  2. To Change Financial Conditions Of Your Family
  3. You’re missing cut off every time by a small margin.

So, If your state has zero vacancies then you’ve to apply from other states. If you’re in second or third category then you should definitely think of Another State. If you are in the first category of applicants you should hurry.

Cut Off Myth

Many students think other states have more vacancies than their ones, so cut off would be lower. Sorry friends, but it is not as simple as it seems. So how to decide state and how to deal with certificates and How to clear LPT etc.? Lets consider few scenarios –

  • If you’re facing a problem in Mains final cut off then I would suggest you to apply from your home state as you have caliber as per past results.
  • If you’re unable to clear PRE (two years) then opt for Another state because we all are beggars and beggars never bargain.

Now We have to know about LPT.

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Things You Need To Know About LPT

LPT is Language Proficiency Test. Before joining, all aspiring candidates are required to attempt the local language test. It is to be notified that the SBI Clerk notification 2021 has been released officially on 26th April 2021. If you are from Bihar and aim to appear for the SBI clerk exam then you don’t need to worry.

You can easily give the exam by filling the form from other states. But the condition is that you need to have a good command on the local language of that particular state. If you’re worried about language of another state then trust me, only 7 days are enough to learn a language for LPT. They don’t need you to be an expert of language. You’ve to have just okay in that language.

You’ve to write a paragraph cited and have to read a paragraph from newspaper. (No time limit). LPT Conducting Person would care about your speed. He/she will repeat two three times. You’ve to read and write 40 % to 50 % that’s enough.

So don’t worry about LPT.

The OBC Certificate

For OBC Certificate, you’ve to have a certificate on appointment date. For EWS, you’ve to have a certificate of FY 22, if you don’t have then apply and get it by last date of application. If you’re unable to get it this much soon then apply from General Category.

So the bottom line is, You can apply from another state and would be able to appear for the exam in the home state for the Exam. That’s the beauty of SBI.


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