State Bank of India will be recruiting 7,740 clerks to work in its associate banks.

According to a notification hosted on SBI's portal, the online registration of applications will begin on July 30 and will continue till August 13, 2012. The written examination is likely to be conducted in two phases on October 7 and 14, 2012.

A clerk in SBI would earn approximately Rs 14,200 a month. A first division in intermediate or a degree from a recognised university is the minimum educational qualification required to apply.

Mr C.S. Vepa, Director of National School of Banking, a coaching institute for bank-jobs, says that the notification should bring cheer to job-aspirants as the number of vacancies was higher than last year.

Last year, the banking behemoth hired a little over 6,000 clerks. Further, SBI is the only bank now which conducts its own state-wide competitive examination for recruitment.

Other public sector banks are using scores obtained by candidates in a common written examination being conducted by the Institute for Banking Personnel Selection for short-listing candidates for interview.