Bank Syllabus 2021- All Bank Exam Syllabus Here

Are you willing to work in a banking sector? As we all know, Banking sector is one of the highly demanding sector at present. Every year several vacancies are released by various bank for the recruitment. The vacancies are generally released for Clerk and Scale 1 Officers. The recruitment is done on the basis of online preliminary examination, followed by the mains examination and interview. Every year lakhs of aspirants apply for the vacancies released by the various banks. And as we all know IBPS has released the upcoming calendar for the year 2021-22 through which they will recruit the candidates, so it is the time to start your preparation for the banking examination. You don’t have to study differently for PO and Clerk as the bank exam syllabus for Prelims and Main exam of almost all Probationary Officer and Clerk recruitment is more or less same, in terms of the topics that students have to cover in Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language and General Awareness sections. The difference lies in the level of the questions asked in different recruitment exams. 

The open-competitive exam in banking sector is generally conducted for 2 entry level positions i.e. Clerk & Scale I Officer (Probationary Officer/Specialist Officer).  The former one is a two-tier process (pre + main) while the latter one is a three-tier process (Pre + Main + Interview). Some of the prominent banking exams conducted by IBPS are IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB Clerk, IBPS RRB Officer Scale I, Officer Scale II, Officer, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, SBI Clerk, SBI PO etc. Today, in this article we will provide you the bank exams syllabus 2021.


IBPS Calendar 2021 has been released. The complete schedule of Banking Exam 2021 is mentioned in the IBPS Calendar. So, candidates who aspire to get a government job in 2021 should start their preparation. 

Bank Syllabus 2021

Data Analysis Reasoning English Language General/Economy/Banking Awareness Computer Aptitude
Number System, HCF &LCM,
Puzzle Reading Comprehension Banking and Financial Awareness Internet
(Quantity based)
Syllogism Error Detection Current Affairs (4-5 Months) Memory
Ratio & Proportion, Partnership  Seating Arrangement Vocabulary Static Awareness Keyboard Shortcuts
Percentage Input-Output Phrase Replacement   Computer Abbreviation
Mixtures & Alligations Blood Relations Word Association   Microsoft Office
Average & ages    Sentence Improvement   Computer Hardware
Profit & Loss Direction sense  Para Jumbles   Computer Software
Time and work & Pipe and cistern Data Sufficiency Cloze Test   Operating System
Simple Interest & Compound Interest Coding-Decoding Spelling Errors   Networking
Time & Distance, Boat & stream  Inequalities Fill in the blanks   Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies
Permutation, Combination & Probability Logical Reasoning Column Based Fillers   Number System
Mensuration (2D&3D)   Sentence Connectors   Basic of Logic Gates

   Data Interpretation

 ( Bar, line, pie, mixed, missing, arithmetic, radar),

  Word Replacement    
Caselet   Word Usage    
    Sentence Rearrangement    
    Sentence Completion    

Bank Exam 2021 Exam Pattern

The first step towards banking exam preparation journey is to have a detailed analysis of syllabus & examination pattern. The examination pattern of most of the banking exams is similar. The first stage of banking exams i.e. preliminary stage consists of the following sections:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability
  • English Language

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

Serial Number Name of Test No. of Question Maximum Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2. Reasoning 35 35 20 Minutes
3. Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
  Total 100 100 60 Minutes

The main examination includes advance level of Data Interpretation & analysis, English Language, Reasoning Ability in addition to General Awareness in the form of  current affairs/banking affairs/financial awareness etc.

Sr.No. Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
 1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
 2 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
 3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
4 General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
  Total 155 200 180 minutes
 5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 minutes

Bank Exam Pattern Of SO 2021

A. Preliminary Examination
> For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari
Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of
Medium of Exam Duration
1. English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2. Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3. General Awareness with Special
Reference to Banking Industry
50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
  Total 150 125    

> For the Post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Sr. No. Name of Tests  No. of
Medium of Exam Duration
1. English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2. Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
  Total 150 125    

The Pattern for Mains Exam includes the Professional Knowledge for various Posts.

For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Name of the Test No. of
Medium of
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
> For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari
Name of the Test  No. of
Maximum Marks  Medium of Exam Duration 
Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60  English & Hindi  30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2  English & Hindi  30 minutes

Bank Exam Syllabus 2021

Before start preparing for your exam the wise thing to do is to know what exactly you have to study. Many a time students work really hard, gave ample amount of time but still failed to grab the selection. One of the reasons which we can figure out is that students generally don’t stick to the syllabus. They spend so much time solving a higher level of question that they actually forget that the first stage is of prelims and the questions asked in it are of foundation to moderate level while in mains the level of questions is moderate to high. The majority of the students flanked the first stage because they don’t have the speed.

It is advisable that you do not give a mock test of high difficulty level because it will serve no purpose for you. Know the syllabus and stick it to it is one of the golden rules that students need to learn and understand to ace the banking sector exams.

Generally, the syllabus of all the major banking exams remains the same. The direct links to view the syllabus of all the major exams conducted by IBPS is mentioned below:

Click Here For Syllabus for All Bank Exams

We hope that this article will be helpful for all the candidates who are going to appear in the upcoming banking examination.

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Bank Syllabus 2021: Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Are freshers eligible for Banking Exams?
Yes! Freshers are eligible for banking exams.

Q2: How many vacancies are released in Banking sector annually?
Answer: On an average, more than 50,000 vacancies are released annually.

Q3: Is there interview in all bank job recruitment process?
Answer: No, there is no interview round for clerical level recruitment.

Q4: What are the subjects you should prepare to crack Bank Jobs 2021?
Answer: You need to study quantitative aptitude, English language, reasoning ability and general awareness.



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