Bank Exam Syllabus 2021: Banking Sector is one of the fastest growing industry in the country, and highly demanding sector at present. Every year lacs of candidates apply for different banking posts, and more and more branches of the banks are being opened in different part of the country which creating more job opportunities. Preparing with right bank syllabus is one of the most important aspects for a candidate to be aware of if preparing for bank exams. Get the Bank syllabus and exam pattern for subject-wise for the recruitment of PO & Clerk posts, and latest exam pattern for IBPS, SBI, RBI bank exams.

Types of Bank Exams

The three main bank exams conducted in the country are by State Bank of India, The Reserve Bank of India and the exams conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. Bank Exams can be categorized into there main categories that are – Probationary Officer, Clerk and Specialist Officer.

1. Bank Probationary Officer (Bank PO): 

Bank PO is an Officer position in the banking sector and considered as a lucrative career option and a white-collar job. This job has high career growth in banking, typically a Bank PO undergoes a probation period with entry-level and then gets the post of Assistant Manager after the completion of the probation or training period which is 2 years duration. He/She is responsible for various banking activities of different sections including finance, billing, accounting, investment, marketing.

2. Bank Clerk:

Bank Clerks is a clerical post a very dignified position which required to clear Bank Clerk Exams. A Bank Clerk directly handles and takes care of the banking activities through a wide variety of administrative and customer services, maintains bank-related information in databases to support financial reporting.

3. Specialist Officers (SO):

Specialist Officer functions depend on his / her area of specialization. As they appointed for various roles for different departments according to their educational, technical background. Some of the Specialist Officer positions in Banks like- IT Officer, HR Officer, Marketing Officer, Finance Officer, Law Officer, Agriculture Officer.

Bank Exam Pattern 2021

There are three stages in govt bank recruitments. The initial two stages are written test, which is known as Pre and Main, and the third and last stage is the interview round. Final merit list gets prepared on the basis of marks in Mains and Interview (weightage: 80% Written Test & 20% Interview).

The preliminary exam pattern of most of the banking exams is as follow and consist follow sections:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability
  • English Language
Serial Number Test Name No. of Question Max MarksDuration
1English Language 303020 Minutes
2Reasoning 353520 Minutes
3Numerical Ability 353520 Minutes
Total 10010060 Minutes

The main examination includes

  •  Data Interpretation & Analysis
  • English Language,
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Current affairs / Financial awareness
Serial Number Test Name No. of Question Max MarksDuration
1Data Analysis & Interpretation 356045 Minutes
2Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 456060 Minutes
3English Language 354040 Minutes
4General Economy & Banking Awareness 404035 Minutes
Total 155200180 Minutes
5English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 22530 Minutes

Bank Exam Syllabus

The questions bank exams generally ask to test the General Aptitude of the candidates. In Prelims exam, 100 questions are asked from three different sections – Quantitative Aptitude (35 Questions), Reasoning Ability (35 Questions), English Language (30). And in the Mains exams, 200 questions are asked covering Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language, General Awareness and Basic Computer Knowledge.

SyllabusLevel of ExamSubjectDownload Link
SBI PO SyllabusPreliminary ExamReasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language
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Mains Exam Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language
General Awareness
IBPS PO SyllabusPreliminary ExamReasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language
Download Pdf
Mains Exam Reasoning Ability/ Computer Knowledge
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language
General Awareness
IBPS RRB POPreliminary Exam Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
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Mains Exam Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
English/Hindi Language
Computer Knowledge
General Awareness
SBI Clerk SyllabusPreliminary Exam Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude

English Language
Download Pdf
Mains Exam Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language
General Awareness
IBPS Clerk SyllabusPreliminary Exam Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language
Download Pdf
Mains Exam Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language
General Awareness
IBPS RRB ClerkPreliminary Exam Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
Download Pdf
Mains Exam Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
Financial Awareness
Computer Knowledge
English/Hindi Language
SBI SO SyllabusPreliminary ExamEnglish Language
Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
Download Pdf
Mains Exam Professional Knowledge
IBPS SO Syllabus Preliminary ExamEnglish Language
Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude or General Awareness
Download Pdf
Mains Exam Professional Knowledge

RBI : Bank Exam Syllabus

 Economic and Social Issues: Growth and development, economic reforms in India, Rise in inequality, human resource development, the social   structure in India, Sustainable Development, employment generation, insurance and capital marketing, globalisation, government debt

 Finance and Management: Union Budget, Risk management, inflation, monetary policy, the role of information technology, career   planning,  the role of incentives nature and scope management, corporate governance

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

The minimum educational qualification for a bank clerk is a Bachelor’s degree in any stream. It can be differ for applying for the Specialist post.

The general age limit to apply for a bank PO exam is between 20-30 years. However, different banks can avail for a different age limit eligiblity.

All bank exams are tough to clear and get posted, The number of vacancies is less in RBI compare to IBPS and RBI recruitment is this is the toughest bank exam. n the other side IBPS conducts the exam for a set of banks, so the vacancies are higher in comparison to SBI and RBI, so the probability of qualifying the exam is more.

Yes, there is negative marking in the bank exams. A deduction of 0.25 marks is made for each wrong answer.

SBI PO exams are restricted, a general category candidate can appear for the SBI PO only four times. There is no restriction on the number of attempts for IBPS Bank PO Exam similarly, the RBI grade B exam also has a maximum attempt cap.

MBA is NOT necessary for entry-level recruitments conducted by public sector banks.

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