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Bank Exam Syllabus 2021: IBPS, SBI, RBI Exams Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Bank Exam Syllabus 2021: Bank Exam Syllabus 2021 is one of the most important aspects that the candidates must take into consideration while preparing for any Banking Examination. The recruitment process of the banking examination mostly consists of three sections, preliminary examination followed by the mains examination and interview. In this article, we will discuss the detailed Bank Exam Syllabus 2021 and exam pattern that the candidates must read thoroughly and shape up their preparations for the Banking Exams accordingly.

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Bank Syllabus 2021

The open-competitive exam in the 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 entire bank exams syllabus 2021, which will help you in acing up your performance for the examination.

Data Analysis Reasoning English Language General/Economy/Banking Awareness Computer Aptitude
Number System, HCF &LCM,
Series
Puzzle Reading Comprehension Banking and Financial Awareness Internet
Inequality
(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 the banking exam preparation journey is to have a detailed analysis of the 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:

S. No. 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 advanced 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
Questions
Maximum
Marks
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
Questions
Maximum
Marks
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
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Medium of
Exam
Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
 
> For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari
 
Name of the Test  No. of
Questions
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:




 

Bank Selection Procedure 

Candidates must know the selection procedure of the various job profiles in the banking sector as it will shape up their preparations for all the stages. Below is the Bank Selection Procedure of various posts

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Selection Procedure

Bank Clerk (Office Assistant)

The selection process of a Bank Clerk consists of only two stages:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination

Bank PO (Probationary Officer)

The selection process of a Bank PO consists of 3 Stages:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Interview

Bank SO (Specialist Officer)

The recruitment of a Bank SO will consist of two stages:

  • Online Test
  • Interview

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 Exam Syllabus 2021: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: 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.

Q. What is the minimum educational qualification to apply for the Bank PO and Clerk exams 2021?

Answer: For the recruitment of Bank PO and Clerk, candidates must be graduated from a government-recognized university. 

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

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

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

 

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