Bank Exams (BE)


-Facts every aspirant should know

The Bank Exams (BE) -Facts every aspirant should know

These days, applicants are yearning for a forthcoming profession in the financial business. Consistently lakhs of up-and-comers show up for various bank tests relying on the accessibility of bank opportunities. As the quantity of bank opportunities is in a couple hundred or thousands, the opposition is savage among banking competitors to make it to the last rundown of shortlisted up-and-comers. The trouble level of different bank tests is additionally needy upon the posts and quantities of up-and-comers showing up for the distinctive bank assessments.

In today’s time, all the aspirants preparing for various Competitive Exams Or Government Exams commonly known as Sarkari Naukri wants to have a stable and secure professional life. So, most of them are inclining towards bank exams and this can also be said because bank exams are the most searched professional streams for over 10 years now. Lakhs of competitors show up for different Bank Exams like IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, SBI PO, RBI Grade and so on to get set in. These bank tests are led at public level consistently. Competitors who try for a financial vocation must know about all the Banking tests and strategically begin their planning and preparation. 

Below is the list of different top bank exams for various vacancies held every.


List of Top Bank Exams & Their Posts:

Given beneath is the rundown of best bank assessments that hopeful competitors can apply for their bank enlistment in the financial part. How about we investigate the best ten bank tests each in turn: 

Consistently, the SBI PO bank assessment is led for the enlistment of work force for the post of Probationary Officer (PO) by State Bank of India (SBI), which is the biggest and most seasoned enrollment bank in the nation.
2. SBI Clerk

Every year, State Bank of India conducts a competitive examination for bank recruitment of personnel for Junior Associates or clerical cadre posts.


The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts examination for the recruitment of the Probationary Officers for all the public sector banks in India, except SBI.

4. IBPS Clerk

Every year, IBPS conducts a competitive examination for bank recruitment of personnel for clerical cadre positions.

5. IBPS RRB Officer Scale

Every year IBPS conducts examination for filling the bank vacancies of Officers in Regional Rural Banks of the country.

6. IBPS RRB Office Assistant

IBPS recruits Multipurpose Office Assistants for the recruitment of IBPS RRB Clerk in Regional Rural Banks.

7. RBI Grade B Officer

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is one of the largest banking sectors in India for candidates who aspire to get into the banking sector. RBI is the apex bank of the country and being a part of this banking institution is considered a matter of pride and prestige.

8. RBI Office Assistant

RBI conducts the RBI Office Assistant bank examination for the recruitment of clerical and assistant cadre positions who are responsible for handling the day-to-day operations of the bank. 

9. NABARD Grade A and B Officer

Every year the National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) conducts examination for the bank recruitment of Grade A and B officers.

10. NABARD Development Assistant

The NABARD Development Assistant exam is conducted for the recruitment of clerical and assistant cadre positions who are responsible for handling the day-to-day operations of the bank. 


Upcoming Bank Exams

Given below are the list of major upcoming bank exams which are conducted by different banks:

Agency Publishing the Bank Exam Notification

Upcoming Bank Exam

State Bank of India (SBI Exams)



SBI Clerk Exam

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS Exams)



IBPS Clerk Exam(CWE Clerical)


Reserve Bank of India (RBI Exams)

RBI Officer Grade B Exam

RBI Assistant Exam

India Post Payments Bank


National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development



Preparation Tips To Crack Upcoming Banking Exams

All the banking exams have a similar syllabus with 3 basic sections -Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability, Reasoning, and English Language. Check how to prepare for the upcoming banking exams from below:

  1. Various banking exams will have slight variations in the exam pattern and syllabus. So, the first step is to go through the syllabus, exam pattern, and the complete selection process.
  2. As Banking exams have a similar syllabus, referring to standard books will help you prepare for various bank exams.
  3. Prepare a plan as per the syllabus and learn all the important topics first.
  4. Refer to the previous year question papers to check which topics have greater weightage and to understand the difficulty level, type of questions of the exam.
  5. Revise and practice by solving more questions. Take Banking Mock Tests and solve previous year papers.
  6. Improve your test-taking skills. Time Management is the most important skill required to score high and crack the exams. Candidates will have to work on improving their speed and accuracy to score higher.

Bank Exams Syllabus 2021


Quantitative Aptitude:

Number Systems, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage & Averages, Profit & Loss, Mixtures &Alligations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Surds & Indices, Time & Distance, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Sequence & Series, Permutation Combination & Probability, Quadratic Equations, Data Interpretation.

Reasoning Ability :

Sitting Arrangements, Tabulation, Logical Reasoning, Syllogism, Input Output, Coding Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking / Direction / Alphabet Test, Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Non Verbal Reasoning.

English Language :

Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Error Spotting, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles, Vocabulary, Multiple Meaning Words, Paragraph Completion and New Pattern Questions of various types.

Computers :

Number System, History of computers, Hardware, Software, Database (Introduction), Communication (Basic Introduction), Networking (Lan, Wan), Internet (Concept, History, Working Environment, Application), Security Tools, Virus, Hacker, MS Windows & MS Office, Logic Gates.

Current Affairs:

Banks in NEWS, Economy based current affairs, Business NEWS, Agreements, New Appointments, Visits, Government Schemes, Awards and Honors, Summits, Committees, National and International, Obituaries, Reports and Indexes, Books and Authors, Defense, Sports.


RBI, Function of RBI, Banking Abbreviations, Banking Regulation Act 1949, Policy Rates, Types of Accounts, NEGOTIABLE INSTRUMENTS ACT 1881, BANKING OMBUDSMAN SCHEME 2006, FINANCIAL INCLUSION, PRIORITY SECTOR LENDING, MONEY MARKET INSTRUMENTS, Capital Market

Selection Procedure

Probationary Officer (PO)

Usually, Under the Probationary Officer post, the selection is based on 3 major factors:

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview


Whereas in the Clerical the selection is based on

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Language Proficiency Test.

Specialist Officer (SO)

In this category, the selection is based only on 2 factors i.e the

  • Online Test
  • Interview.

The allotment is based on the scores obtain in the online objective test as well as the interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted.


Banks Exam FAQs

Q . Which is the easiest bank exam?

Ans. The level of bank exam question papers is mostly moderate, and any well-prepared candidate can easily qualify any bank exam. However, more than the standard of the paper, the competition to qualify the exam is much tougher.

Q . What is the minimum age for applying for a bank clerk exam?

Ans. The minimum age for a bank clerk is 21 years. There is age relaxation for the upper age limit for candidates belonging to specific categories.

Q . How to prepare the General Awareness section in the bank exams?

Ans. The best way to prepare for the General Awareness section is by reading the newspaper daily. It will enhance your knowledge about the current events of importance around the world in every sector. The India Year Book by publications division, Government of India is another useful option for preparing for the General Awareness section.

Q . Is there negative marking in the bank exams?

Ans. Yes, there is negative marking in the bank exams. A deduction of 0.25 marks is made for every wrongly marked answer.

Q . Which bank is easiest to qualify among SBI, IBPS and RBI bank exams?

Ans. All bank exams are tough to crack. Since RBI is the central bank for the country, the recruitment to this bank is the toughest, also because the number of vacancies released is the least in RBI. IBPS conducts the exam for a set of banks, so the vacancies released are higher in comparison to SBI and RBI, so the probability of qualifying the exam also increases. The difficulty level of the exam shall be the same for all three.