Upcoming Bank Exam 2021: There are many Bank exams conducted every year in India and provides a lot of job opportunities for job seekers. Lakhs of candidates applying each year to get an opportunity to serve the country by utilizing their skills and experience while working in Banks.
Some popular national level Bank exams like SBI PO, SBI SO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS SO, IBPS Clerk, RBI Assistant, RBI Grade B, etc provide maximum job opportunities throughout the year.
If you are preparing for the Bank job exams then you must have accurate and up to date information about the Upcoming Bank Exam date 2021.
Update (04/11/2020): IBPS has shared the tentative dates for the online main examinations of IBPS RRB Officer scale 1, office assistants (multipurpose), IBPS PO, and IBPS Clerk 2020 on their official website ((Important Notice for CRP Examination, Institute of Banking Personnel, Nov. 04, 2020. Accessed on: Nov. 04, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://www.ibps.in/wp-content/uploads/IMPORTANT_NOTICE_FOR_CRP_EXAMINATION.pdf)). Check the below notice for more details.
Update (09/09/2020): IBPS has released the Preliminary exam Admit Card for the IBPS RRB exam. Candidates can download their Admit Card now ((Common Recruitment Process for RRBs (CRP-RRBs-IX) for Recruitment of Group “B” – Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Online Preliminary Examination Call letter, Institute of Banking Personnel, Sep 9, 2020. Accessed on: Sep 9, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://ibpsonline.ibps.in/rrbb9oajun20/clopea_sep20/login.php?appid=b7c03221013baa945c905ad919434d67)). Check the IBPS RRB Admit Card download steps.
Update (09/09/2020): IBPS has withdrawn the notice issued on the 7th of September 2020. Now the IBPS RRB Preliminary Examinations for Officers Scale I will be conducted on 12.09.2020 and 13.09.2020 as scheduled earlier. IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam will be conducted on 19.09.2020, 20.09.2020, and 26.09.2020. Check the below notice for more details.
Update (07/09/2020): IBPS RRB exam again postponed by the IBPS today till further notice. IBPS RRB Preliminary Exam date will be informed later. Check the below official notification.
Update (September 1, 2020): IBPS has released the IBPS Clerk 2020 notification on their official website.
So, we are sharing with you all the details about the upcoming Bank Exam 2020. For more information please have a look at the below table.
Upcoming Bank Exam 2021?
Upcoming Bank 2021 Exam date is given below:
|Sr. No.||Bank Exam||Bank Exam Date 2021||Notification Date|
|1||RBI Grade B 2019||Preliminary Exam Date: 9th November 2019|
Mains Exam Date: 1st / 2nd December 2019
|Online Registration Date: 21st September to 11th October 2019|
|2||IBPS Clerk 2019||Preliminary Exam Date: 7th, 8th, 14th & 21st December 2019|
Mains Exam Date: 19th January 2020
|Online Registration Date: 17th September 2019 to 9th October 2019|
|3||IBPS SO 2019||Preliminary Examination Date: 28th & 29th December 2019|
Mains Examination Date: 25th January 2020
|Online Registration Date: 6th November to 26th November 2019|
|4||NABARD Grade A 2020||Preliminary Examination Date: Notified Later|
Mains Examination Date: Notified Later
|Online Registration Date: 10th January to 31st January 2020|
|5||SBI Clerk 2020||Preliminary Examination Date: 22, 29 Feb 2020, 1, 8 Mar 2020|
Mains Examination Date: Exam postponed due to COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus outbreak
|Online Registration Date: 3rd January to 26th January 2020|
|6||RBI Assistant 2020||Preliminary Examination Date: 14th & 15th February 2020|
Mains Examination Date: 22nd November 2020
|Online Registration Date: 23rd December to 16th January 2020|
|7||IBPS SO 2020||Preliminary Exam: 26, 27 December 2020,|
Main Exam: 30 January 2021
|Online Registration Date: 2nd November 2020 to 23rd November 2020|
|8||IBPS CLERK 2020||Preliminary Exam: 5th, 12th, and 13th Dec 2020,|
Mains Exam: 28th February 2021
|Online Registration Date: 02 September 2020 to 23rd September 2020|
|9||IBPS RRB 2020 Exam||Preliminary Exam (Officer Scale 1): 12, 13 September 2020|
Preliminary Exam (Office Assistant): 19, 20, and 26 September 2020
Single Exam for Officer Scale-II & III: 18 October 2020
Main Exam: Scale I Officer- 30th January 2021 (tentative), Office Assistant- 20th February 2021 (tentative)
|Online Registration Date: 30 June 2020 to 21st July 2020|
|10||RBI Grade B 2020 Exam||Phase I Exam- June 2020 (tentative)||Notification will be released shortly|
|11||SBI PO 2020 Exam||Preliminary Exam: 31st Dec 2020 & 2nd, 4th, 5th Jan 2021|
Mains Exam: 29th January 2021
|Online Registration Date: 14th November to 4th December 2020|
|12||IBPS PO 2020 Exam||Preliminary Exam Date: October 3, 4, 10, 2020|
Mains Exam Date: 4th February 2021 (tentative)
|IBPS PO 2020 notification is yet to be released.|
How to Prepare for upcoming Bank Exams?
If you are really looking forward to starting your Bank Exams preparation than you should keep some tips in your mind. Cracking Bank Exams is not that easy now.
Candidates apply 2 to 3 times for Bank Exams also a lot of new applications come each year and make the competition very hard. To prepare for the Bank Exams, you should do proper planning and follow a systematic approach.
- Step #1: First of all, make a list of all upcoming Bank Exams you wish to apply for and make a note of Exam Dates and other important Dates.
- Step #2: It is advised to check the exam pattern carefully.
- Step #3: Check the Syllabus of the Bank Exam you are preparing for and make a note of that or take a printout of the Syllabus.
- Step #4: Make a Study plan and follow that plan for at least 6 months to 1 year. You may divide the daily study time for different subjects.
- Step #5: You should revise everything you studied once a week every week.
- Step #6: Attempt a mock test to check your Exam preparation
- Step #7: You should be mentally very strong. Just focus on study and leave everything else.
- Step #8: Practice is the most important part. The more you practice more easily you can solve the questions. By revision and practice, you can save a lot of time in the exam.
Banking Exams 2021 Syllabus
It is a good idea to check all Exam Syllabus before starting the exam preparation. We have mentioned the syllabus for popular exams in the below table. The syllabus for all Bank Exams in India is almost the same as the SBI Clerk syllabus is similar to IBPS Clerk. Please have a look at the below table for the updated Bank Exam syllabus 2021.
|Sl. No.||Bank Exam Syllabus|
|1||SBI PO 2021 Exam Syllabus|
|2||SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Syllabus|
|3||SBI Specialist Officer (SO) 2021|
|4||IBPS RRB 2021 updated syllabus|
|6||IBPS PO 2021 Syllabus|
|7||IBPS Clerk 2021 complete syllabus|
|8||IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) 2021 Syllabus|
|9||RBI Assistant 2021|
|10||RBI Grade B 2021 Syllabus|
Bank Exam Pattern 2021
(i)Exam pattern for Bank Clerk Exam
Generally, any Bank Clerk Exam is a two-step process.
- Preliminary Examination
- Main Examination
In Bank Clerk preliminary examination there are 3 sections English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability. Marks and the number of questions are different for different banks. There is negative marking also in Bank Clerk exams. For example we have mentioned the IBPS Clerk exam pattern for the Preliminary exam in the below table.
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
Bank Clerk Mains Exam Pattern
The Bank Clerk main exam pattern is also similar for almost all Banks. Generally there are four sections in the Bank Clerk Main Exam. General/Financial Awareness, General English, Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude.
Marks and Duration are different for different Banks. For example we have mentioned IBPS Clerk Main Exam Pattern in the below table.
|Sl. No.||Subject||Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||General/Financial Awareness||50||50||35 minutes|
|2||General English||40||40||35 minutes|
|3||Reasoning and Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 minutes|
|4||Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 minutes|
(ii) Exam Pattern for Bank PO Exam
Almost all Bank PO exams are conducting in three steps.
- Tier 1-Preliminary Examination
- Tier 2-Main Examination
- Tier 3-Interview
Bank PO Tier 1 (Preliminary Examination)
There are three sections in Bank PO Preliminary Examination. English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability. Candidates will have to attempt all questions within the given time. There is a negative marking and sectional Cut Off also in Bank PO Pre Exam. For example please have a look on IBPS PO Preliminary exam pattern in the below table
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
Bank PO Tier 2 (Main Exam) Exam Pattern
Generally Bank PO Main Exam has 4 sections. Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, and General Economy & Banking Awareness.
For example please check IBPS PO Main exam pattern in below table.
|Reasoning and Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|General Economy & Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
Bank PO Tier 3 (Interview)
In Bank PO Exams 3rd round is a Personal Interview round and candidates will have to secure minimum qualifying marks to be eligible for the Interview.
IBPS also mentioned some guidelines for registration. Please have a look below
The registration process will be through online mode. Candidates will be required to upload the following documents as per the specification given in the advertisement.
- (1) Photograph of the Applicant – 20 kb to 50 kb in .jpeg file
- (2) Signature of the Applicant – 10 kb to 20 kb in .jpeg file
- (3) Thumb impression of the Applicant – 20 kb to 50 kb in .jpeg file
- (4) Scanned copy of handwritten declaration as per the format, which will be available in the respective advertisement – 50 kb to 100 kb in .jpeg file
Which is the toughest bank exam in India?
Almost all bank exams have become very tough these days due to a lot of competition.
Government jobs are not that much in India and everyone tries for a Sarkari Job. Please have a look on below list for Top 10 Toughest Bank Exams in India
- #1: RBI Grade B Exam
- #2: RBI Assistant Exam
- #3: SBI PO Exam
- #4: SBI Clerk Exam
- #5: IBPS PO Exam
- #6: IBPS Clerk Exam
- #7: SBI SO Exam
- #8: IBPS SO Exam
- #9: IBPS RRB Exam
- #10: Private Bank Exams
Download IBPS PO and Clerk Syllabus 2021
IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2021
|English Language||Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Fill in the blanks, Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting, Paragraph Complete/ Sentence Correction, Rearrangement of Jumbled Passage, Passage Questions, Degrees of Comparison, Miscellaneous|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Number Systems, Simplification, Time & Distance, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Alligations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Surds & Indices, Work & Time, Sequence & Series, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Permutation, Combination, Probability, Data Interpretation|
|Reasoning Ability||Logical Reasoning, Data Sufficiency, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Input-Output, Seating Arrangement, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, PuzzleTabulation, Coded Inequalities, Directions.|
IBPS PO Main exam Syllabus 2021
Syllabus for the subjects General English, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning Ability will be the same for both IBPS Preliminary and Main exam. IBPS PO syllabus for other subjects is mentioned in below table
|General Awareness||Current Affairs, Banking Awareness, Indian Financial System, History of Indian Banking Industry, International Organisation/ Financial Institutions, Regulatory Bodies Monetary & Credit Policies, Capital Market & Money Market, Budget Basics and Current Union Budget, Abbreviations and Economic terminologies, Government Schemes Abbreviations and Economic terminologies, Other important concepts|
|Computer Knowledge||Software, Hardware, Database (introduction), Networking (LAN, WAN, MAN), Communication (Basic Introduction), Number System, History of Computers, Internet (Concept, History, working environment, Application), MS Windows & MS Office, Logic Gates, Security Tools, Virus, Hacker.|
IBPS Clerk Preliminary exam syllabus
|English Language||Spotting Errors, Idioms & Phrases, Fill in the blank Cloze Test, Synonyms and antonyms, One-word substitution, Reconstruction of sentence & passage, Phrase Substitution, Comprehensions, Jumbled up sentences, Double blanks in a sentence, Commonly misspelled words|
|Numerical Ability||Decimals And Fractions, Whole Numbers, HCF & LCM, Simplification, Relationship Between Numbers, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Partnership, Time And Work, Simple Interest, Time And Distance, Compound Interest, Permutations & Combinations, Number Series, Probability, Data Sufficiency, Approximate Values, Data Interpretation|
|Reasoning||Decision making, Symbols, and their relationships, Arithmetical computation, Space Visualization, Verbal and figure classification, Verbal and non-verbal, Analytical functions, Judgment, Problem¬ solving, Discrimination, Arithmetical number series, Similarities, Visual memory, Relationship concepts, Observation, Analogies, Arithmetical reasoning, Differences, Analysis.|
IBPS Clerk Main exam syllabus
Syllabus for the subjects English, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning will be the same for both IBPS Preliminary and Main exam. IBPS PO syllabus for other subjects is mentioned in below table
|General Awareness||Indian Financial System, History of Indian Banking Industry, Budget Basics and Current Union Budget, International Organisations/ Financial Institutions, Capital Market & Money Market, Government Schemes, Abbreviations, and Economic terminologies, Capitals & Currencies, Current Events|
|Computer Knowledge||Introduction to Computer and History, Operating and DOS, Computer Device, Security Aspects for PC, PC and System Software, Advanced Technology Regarding Computer, MS Excel, MS Word, Various Uses of Computer, Computer Network, Window, The Internet Programming Language, Computer Future, E-world.|
List of Banks in India
Please find below the list of Banks in India. It will help you to explore more Sarkari Exams opportunities across India.
List Of Public Sector Banks
Given below is the list of public sector banks in India:
|Sr. No.||Name of the Bank|
|3||Bank of Baroda|
|4||Bank of India|
|5||Bank of Maharashtra|
|7||Central Bank of India|
|11||Indian Overseas Bank|
|12||Oriental Bank of Commerce|
|13||Punjab & Sind Bank|
|14||Punjab National Bank|
|15||State Bank of India|
|18||Union Bank of India|
|19||United Bank of India|
List of Private Sector Banks
Given below is the list of private sector banks in India:
|Sr. No.||Name of the Bank|
|1||Axis Bank Ltd.|
|2||Bandhan Bank Ltd.|
|3||CSB Bank Limited|
|4||City Union Bank Ltd.|
|5||DCB Bank Ltd.|
|6||Dhanlaxmi Bank Ltd.|
|7||Federal Bank Ltd.|
|8||HDFC Bank Ltd|
|9||ICICI Bank Ltd.|
|10||IndusInd Bank Ltd|
|11||IDFC FIRST Bank Limited|
|12||Jammu & Kashmir Bank Ltd.|
|13||Karnataka Bank Ltd.|
|14||Karur Vysya Bank Ltd.|
|15||Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd|
|16||Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd.|
|17||Nainital bank Ltd.|
|18||RBL Bank Ltd.|
|19||South Indian Bank Ltd.|
|20||Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd.|
|21||YES Bank Ltd.|
|22||IDBI Bank Limited|
List of Regional Rural Banks in India
|Sr.No.||Name of RRB|
|1||Assam Gramin Vikash Bank|
|2||Andhra Pradesh GVB|
|3||Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank|
|4||Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank|
|6||Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank|
|7||Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank|
|8||Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank|
|9||Baroda Uttar Pradesh Gramin Bank|
|10||Chaitanya Godavari GB|
|11||Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank|
|12||Dakshin Bihar Gramin Bank|
|13||Ellaquai Dehati Bank|
|14||Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank|
|15||J&K Grameen Bank|
|16||Jharkhand Rajya Gramin Bank|
|17||Karnataka Gramin Bank|
|18||Karnataka Vikas Gramin Bank|
|19||Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank|
|20||Kerala Gramin Bank|
|21||Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank|
|22||Madhyanchal Gramin Bank|
|24||Manipur Rural Bank|
|25||Meghalaya Rural Bank|
|26||Mizoram Rural Bank|
|27||Nagaland Rural Bank|
|28||Odisha Gramya Bank|
|29||Paschim Banga Gramin Bank|
|30||Prathama U.P. Gramin Bank|
|31||Puduvai Bharathiar Grama Bank|
|32||Punjab Gramin Bank|
|34||Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank|
|35||Saptagiri Grameena Bank|
|36||Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank|
|37||Saurashtra Gramin Bank|
|38||Tamil Nadu Grama Bank|
|39||Telengana Grameena Bank|
|40||Tripura Gramin Bank|
|41||Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank|
|42||Utkal Grameen Bank|
|43||UttarBanga Kshetriya Gramin Bank|
|44||Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank|
|45||Uttarakhand Gramin Bank|
Candidates are advised to visit the official website for more updates. Finally start your preparation right away for the exam you are interested to appear. We will update you about complete details like the application process, educational qualification, Age Criteria, and other important details as soon as IBPS release any official notification.
All the best for your exam preparation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Which bank exam is easy?
The answer is no exam is easy or tough. It just depends on the preparation level. You have done enough preparation than all exams will be easy for you. Without any preparation, you will find each exam very tough.
Is the Bank exam tough?
Generally, the questions in Bank Exams are of graduation level but the Bank Exam pattern and too many applications each year have made this exam very tough.
How many hours should I study for Bank PO?
First of all, you have to make a systematic time table for your study and try to follow your study plan daily. To prepare properly and give time to all subjects at least 8 hours a day study is required for Bank PO Exam.
Can an average student crack SBI PO?
Definitely, anyone can clear SBI PO Exam. It’s not about intelligence here in Bank Exams. It is just about hard work. How many times you have practiced a subject is directly related to how soon you can solve a question in Exam. And time management in Bank exams is the most important criterion to crack the exam.
Can I crack IBPS PO in 1 month?
It is not possible to crack IBPS PO in 1 month these days if you haven’t done any preparation before. At least 6 months’ proper and dedicated study is required to clear IBPS PO Exam.
How many attempts are in the IBPS PO?
There is no limit for attempts in IBPS PO Exam. Candidates can apply for the IBPS PO exam without being worried about the attempts limit.
Will SBI PO 2020 be postponed?
There is no official information about the postponement of the SBI PO 2020 Exam. As of now, SBI PO 2020 notification is not released. SBI PO 2020 Exam is supposed to be conducted in June 2020 but it is likely to be delayed for at least 1 month.
When should I apply for bank exams?
If you are looking to make a career in the Indian Banking sector then you can apply for Bank exams. Just check the eligibility criteria and online application process start date.
What is the highest post in bank?
In all public sector banks in India Bank’s CEO or Managing Director is the highest post.
Is SBI PO job stressful?
Sbi Bank PO job is not that tough as compared to private banks. Although there will be a lot of work pressure and sometimes you will have to work till late hours but its a part of the job as SBI pays a very good salary to Probationary Officers.
Is SBI PO a permanent job?
SBI is the largest public sector Bank in India and hires Probationary Officers for a probation period of 2 years. After the probation period, SBI conducts a confirmation test. After clearing that test candidates will get a permanent position in SBI for Assistant Manager post. If someone does not clear the confirmation test then his training period is extended for 6 more months and he has to appear again for confirmation test after 6 months.
Which bank job is best?
Almost all Bank jobs are of the same kind but if you are working in RBI then your job would be less stressful and you will enjoy work-life balance benefits in RBI along with a handsome salary package.
Which is better CA or SBI PO?
CA is always better than SBI PO but there should not be any comparison between CA and SBI PO due to the difference in education criteria. Becoming a CA is itself a challenge as clearing all exams of CA takes a lot of time and real hard work in preparation.
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