Upcoming Bank Exams 2021 | Check Complete Details: Notification, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & More

Bank exams are most awaited by the banking aspirants who wish to make a career in public sector banks in India. Every year, most of the public sector banks release vacancies for Probationary Officer (PO), Clerk and Specialist officers. Mainly, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts these exams. However, some banks and financial institutions such as SBI, NABARD, LIC, and RBI conduct their exams separately.

Apart from being highly reputed and prestigious, the banking sector jobs in India are highly lucrative. It comes with a good salary package, job security, and other monetary benefits in the form of various allowances. Owing to this, lakhs of students apply for the annual bank exams to realize their dream of becoming a banking professional.

Now, it is important to note that there are various banking exams that are conducted in a year. Hence, a knowledge of all the exams, their timeline, exam syllabus, and the exam pattern is extremely crucial to ensure selection in the bank exams. In this article, we have covered most major exams that are conducted in India.

List of Bank Exams In India

Conducting Body

Exam Name

Description

IBPS

IBPS PO

This exam is conducted by IBPS for recruitment into the post of Probationary Officer (PO) for various Public Sector Banks in India.  

IBPS Clerk

Conducted by IBPS, this exam is for recruitment into the clerical staff in various Public Sector Banks of India.

IBPS SO

Specialist Officer (SO) exam is held for recruitment into various roles such as IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Law Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer in the public sector banks of India. 

IBPS RRB

The IBPS Regional Rural Bank (RRB) exam is conducted for various roles namely Office Assistant and Officer Scale- I, II, and III.

SBI

SBI PO

SBI conducts this exam for recruitment into the post of Probationary Officer (PO). The perks and benefits for SBI PO is slightly higher than that of IBPS PO.

SBI Clerk

SBI conducts this exam for recruitment into the clerical staff in their organization. 

SBI SO

The SBI specialist officer (SO) exam is held for various roles namely Assistant Manager, Deputy Manager, IT/Security Expert, Project Manager, Technical Lead.

SBI CBO

SBI Circle Based Officer Exam (CBO) is the exam conducted by SBI. CBO is a Junior Management- Grade 1 level Officer. 

SBI Apprentice Exam

SBI Apprentice Exam is conducted by SBI to recruit apprentices in its organization for a period of three years. It is not a permanent job. The selected candidates are paid a fixed stipend during the tenure of their employment.

RBI

RBI Grade B 

RBI conducts this exam for the recruitment of Grade-B officers in its organization. 

RBI Assistants

Conducted by RBI, this exam recruits the assistants in the Reserve Bank of India. 

LIC

LIC AAO

LIC Assistant Administrative Officer(AAO) exam is conducted by LIC to recruit Assistant Administrative Officer for its organization. 

LIC Assistant Manager

LIC conducts this exam for the recruitment of Assistant Managers.

LIC Housing Finance

Various Post

LIC Housing Finance conducts an exam for recruitment into various posts namely Management Trainee, Information Security Engineer, Security Officer, Graphic Designer, and Assistant Manager. 

India Post Payment Bank

IPPB Exam - Various Posts

India Post Payment Bank (IPPB) conducts recruitment exam for various posts namely Officers in Scale II, III, IV, and V, Territory Manager, Strategy positions

NABARD

NABARD Exam- Various Posts

NABARD conducts the exam for recruitment into various posts of Assistant Manager level in different verticals namely Legal, Finance, IT, Human Resource, Environmental Engineering and more

General Insurance Corporation of India

GIC Assistant Manager Exam

General Insurance Corporation of India conducts the Assistant Manager Exam for recruitment into various fields.

Employees Provident Fund Organization

EPFO Assistant & SSA Exam

EPFO conducts the Assistant and SSA exam annually for recruitment into the post of Assistant and Social Security Assistant (SSA). 

Various Banks- IDBI, J&K, Canara Bank, PNB, Nainital Bank

Specialist Officer (SO Exam)

Specialist Officer (SO) exam is conducted by various banks for recruitment into specialist roles.

EXIM Bank

EXIM Bank Exam Various Posts

EXIM bank conducts exams for recruitment into the post of Management Trainee in various verticals.

National Housing Board (NHB)

NHB Exam - Various Posts

NHB conducts this exam for recruitment into the post of Assistant Manager in various verticals.

Bank Exams - Eligibility

While the exact eligibility for the specific exam is mentioned in the notification, majorly the below-mentioned parameters need to be fulfilled to be eligible for any bank exam in India.

Parameter

Bank Exam Eligibility Condition

Nationality

A candidate must be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal/Bhutan, Tibetan Refugee, a person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan/Burma/Sri Lanka/East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit

The age of the candidate must not less than 20 years and more than 30 years as on the date prescribed in the notification.

Educational Qualification

The candidate should have a graduation degree from any recognized university in India.

Bank Exams - Exam Pattern

Most of the banking exams conducted by IBPS, SBI, and RBI are three-level exams consisting of:

Phase-I is a screening round. Hence, it is qualifying in nature for most of the banking exams unless stated otherwise. The score of Mains and Interview is taken into consideration for the final selection of the candidates. It is also important to note that apart from an overall cutoff, the bank exams in India also have a minimum sectional-cutoff. If a candidate does not pass the qualifying cutoff for all the sections, he will not be eligible to appear for the next round. 

Bank Exams - Exam Syllabus

While the detailed and exact syllabus is mentioned in the notification of each exam, most of the bank exams follow a similar syllabus. It is important to note that the complexity and difficulty level of each exam is different from each other. It is also different for each level namely Prelims and Mains (wherever applicable). For eg, the PO exam is a bit on the difficult side as compared to the Clerk exams. At the same time, the prelims exam will be comparatively simple than the Mains exam. Now, let’s see a brief overview of the bank exam syllabus:

Bank Exams: PO Prelims Syllabus

Logical Reasoning

Coding-Decoding

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

Syllogism

Input-Output

Inequality

Alphanumeric Questions

Miscellaneous Questions

Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification/Approximation

Data Interpretation

Quadratic Equations

Number Series

Miscellaneous Questions

English Language

Reading Comprehension

Spotting Errors

Cloze Test

Fillers

Para Jumbles

Sentence Improvement

Vocabulary-based Questions

Bank Exams: PO Mains Syllabus

Logical Reasoning

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

Inequality

Syllogism

Input-Output

Coding-Decoding

Logical Reasoning

Data Sufficiency

Miscellaneous Questions

Quantitative Aptitude

Data Interpretation

Number Series

Simplification/Approximation

Arithmetic Problems

Quadratic Equations

Data Sufficiency

Quantity Based Questions

Miscellaneous Questions

English Language

Reading Comprehension

Double Fillers

Sentence Rearrangement

Sentence Connectors

Para jumbles

Sentence Improvement

Sentence/Paragraph Completion

Spotting Errors

General Awareness

Current Affairs

Financial Awareness

Static GK

Banking Awareness

Bank Syllabus : Clerk Prelims Syllabus

Logical Reasoning

Syllogism

Coding-Decoding

Inequality

Data Sufficiency

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement

Alphanumeric Questions

Miscellaneous Questions

Quantitative Aptitude

Number Series

Data Interpretation

Quadratic Equations

Quantity based questions

Simplification/Approximation

Miscellaneous Questions

English Language

Reading Comprehension

Error correction

Cloze Test

Error detection

Para jumbles

Fillers

Vocabulary-based Questions

Bank Exams : Clerk Mains Syllabus

Logical Reasoning

Syllogism

Inequality

Circular Seating Arrangement

Linear Seating Arrangement

Puzzle

Blood Relation

Coding-Decoding

Order and Ranking

Direction Sense

Data Sufficiency

Quantitative Aptitude

Data Interpretation

Simplification

Quadratic Equations

Number Series

Quantity Based Questions

Data Sufficiency

Miscellaneous

English Language

Reading Comprehension

Vocabulary

Cloze Test

Fillers

Odd One Out/ Theme-based questions

Para Jumbles

Sentence Improvement

Sentence/Paragraph Completion

Error Spotting

General Awareness

Current Affairs

Financial Awareness

Static GK

Banking Awareness

Bank Exams - Salary & Other Benefits

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Post-wise Salary

SBI Clerk Salary

The pay scale of a clerk is 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230-1310/1-31450.

SBI PO Salary

Rs.27,620/- (with 4 advance increments)

(in a scale of 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020)

SBI SO Salary

  • JMGS I: Rs. 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020

  • MMGS II: Rs. 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020

  • MMGS III: Rs. 42020-1310/5-48570-1460/2-51490

  • SGMS IV: Rs. 50030-1460/4-55870-1650/2-59170

IBPS PO Salary

The pay scale is 23700 - (980 x 7) - 30560 - (1145 x 2) - 32850 - (1310 x 7) – 42020

IBPS Clerk Salary

The clerk pay scale is of Rs. 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230-1310/1-31540

IBPS SO Salary

  • JMGS I: INR 14500+(600×7) – 18700+(700×2) – 20100+(800×7) – 25700/-

  • MMGS II: INR 19400+(700×1) – 20100+(800×10) – 28100/-

  • IT Officer: INR 23700-(980×7)-30560-(1145×2)-32850-(1310×7)-42020.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Salary

The pay scale is Rs. 7200-(400/3)-8400-(500/3)-9900-(600/4)-12300-(700/7)-17200-(1300/1)-18500-(800/1)-19300

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Salary

The gross salary of IBPS RRB Officer Scale I is around 23700 - (980 x 7) - 30560 - (1145 x 2) - 32850 - (1310 x 7) – 42020.

RBI Assistant Salary

The basic pay scale is of 13150-750 (3)-15400- 900(4) -19000-1200(6)-26200-1300 (2)-28800- 1480(3) – 33240 – 1750 (1)- 34990 (20 years).

RBI Grade B Officer Salary

The pay scale is of Rs. 35,600/- p.m. in the scale of Rs. 35150-17 50(9)-50900-EB-17 50(2)- 54400-2000(4)-62400.

Upcoming Bank Exams 2021

Exam Name

Post Name

Date of Exam

Prelims

Mains

IBPS Public Sector Bank (PSB)

IBPS PO

09.10.2021

10.10.2021

16.10.2021

17.10.2021

27.11.2021

IBPS Clerk

28.08.2021

29.08.2021

04.09.2021

05.09.2021

31.10.21

IBPS SO

18.12.2021

26.12.2021

30.01.22

IBPS Regional Rural Banks (RRB)

Office Assistant

01.08.2021, 07.08.2021, 08.08.2021, 14.08.2021 and

21.08.2021

03.10.2021

Scale-I

25.09.2021

Scale-II

Single Examination: 25.09.2021

Scale-III

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