Bank Exam Question Papers

The banking sector is one sector that lures lakhs of aspirants because of the job stability, salary and perks this sector has to offer to young and bright candidates. Anyone who wants to join this sector must know the process of getting into this sector. All banking recruitment is done through an online test. Be it clerk or PO, a student is expected to go through either three stages in PO or through two stages in Clerk. Given below is the exam pattern of all the stages of Bank PO and Bank clerk exams. 

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Bank PO Exam pattern-IBPS

Prelims Exam Pattern

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Some exams have sectional cut-off like IBPS PO while some doesn’t like SBI PO in prelims and in mains both. For more information:SBI Clerk 2020 Exam Postponed- Mains Exam Date, Syllabus, Notification,

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Bank PO Mains Exam Pattern 2020-IBPS

Sr. No. Name of test No. of Questions Max. Marks Medium of Examination Time Allotted
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 English only 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4 General, Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 minutes

The time limit and total marks also differs from exam to exam. while IBPS PO Exam has Descriptive writing for 25 marks while in SBI PO exam it is for 50 marks.

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Bank Clerk exam Pattern- IBPS

Bank Clerk Prelims

S.No. Subject Questions  Marks Time
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Some exams have sectional cut-off like IBPS clerk while some doesn’t like SBI clerk in prelims and in mains both.

Interview – This is the final stage in the PO recruitment process. The ratio of Mains examination and Interview also varies as per the bank. While IBPS PO consider 80:20 ratio to prepare the final merit list, SBI PO considers the ratio of 75:25 to consider the final merit.

Bank Clerk Mains Exam Pattern- IBPS

S.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
                       Total 190 200 160 minutes

The final list is prepare on the basis of  mains examination in clerical level exams.

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Preparation Strategy

You can have the same preparation strategy for both the stages Prelims and Mains examination for PO and clerical level exams. Now, that you know the stages of recruitment and subjects its time that you must know the preparation strategy for these stages.

Numerical Ability: This is one such section that can be very stressful for students. Given below is the list of topic that you must focus while you are appearing for prelims of either PO or Clerk exam.

  • Data Interpretation (DI)
  • Simplification & Approximation
  • Number Series
  • Quantity Based Problems
  • Miscellaneous Problems (Age, Percentage, Ratio, Time & Distance, Time & Work, SI, etc)

Reasoning: This is one of the most scoring section and can be stressful too if you don’t know the key to solve the questions. Practice as much puzzles as you can to get an edge over this topic. Topics that you must focus while practicing this section is given below:

  • Puzzle & Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relation
  • Direction

English: You cannot master this section in a day or two. you have to be consistent and Reading newspaper along with giving mock is the ultimate solution to ace this section like a pro.

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Error Spotting
  • Fillers
  • Vocabulary

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will the notification for SBI PO be out?

Ans. We are expecting SBI  to release notification for SBI PO around August.

Q. Is there interview in clerical exams?

Ans. No there is no interview in clerical exams

Q. What is the total duration of prelims exam in bank po exams?

Ans. The total time given to a candidate in prelims examination is of one hour.

Q. Is there sectional cut-off in Bank PO exams?

Ans. In IBPS PO there is sectional cut-off but not in SBI PO.