Bank Jobs Recruitment Guide 2021

Bank jobs are one of the most coveted jobs sought by degree holders in India. Bank jobs pay well and provide a good safety net for their employees, which is one of the primary reasons that job seekers seek bank jobs. Banks are one of the most profitable businesses and they almost never layoff their employees. In India, Banks conduct their own aptitude exams where the candidates will be tested on a variety of skills from mathematics, economics and aptitude. Based on the score obtained in the exams, the candidates would then be called for the interview and then trained for a few months. Once the training is over, they can join as full time employees for the bank.

Eligibility: Must Posses any Degree.

Latest Bank Jobs in 2021

The below table highlights the exam dates and the number of posts that are being filled by the respective banks in 2021. (PO= Probationary Officer, being selected as PO is a faster way to become a branch manager eventually)

Bank ExamsExam DatesVacancies
SBI PO 2021Prelims Exam Date: Dec 31, 2020, Jan 2, 4 & 5, 2021.
Mains Exam Date: January 29, 2021.
2000+
SBI Clerk 2021Prelims Exam Date: Feb-Mar 2021.
Mains Exam Date: April 19, 2021.
8000+
IBPS RRB PO 2021Officer Scale-I Prelims exam: August 3, 4 & 11, 2021.
Officer Scale-I main exam: September 22, 2021.
Single Exam for Officers Scale II & III: September 22, 2021.
3000+
IBPS RRB Clerk 2021Prelims Exam Date: August 17, 18 & 25, 2021.
Mains Exam Date: September 29, 2021.
5000+
IBPS PO 2021Prelims Exam Date:  October 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2021.
Mains Exam Date: November 30, 2021.
4500
IBPS Clerk 2021Prelims Exam Date: December 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2021.
Mains Exam Date: 19th January 2022.
12000
IBPS SO 2021Prelims Exam Date: December 28 & 29, 2021.
Mains Exam Date: January 5, 2022.
1500
RBI Assistant 2021Prelims Exam Date: February 14 & 15, 2021.
Mains Exam Date: March 2021.
926
RBI Grade B 2021Phase-I Exam Date: September 2021.
Phase-II Exam Date: November 2021.
Phase-II Exam Date: July 27-28, 2021.
400
Canara Bank PO 2021Prelims Exam Date: March, 2021.
Mains Exam Date: May, 2021.
800+

PO Prelims Question Patterns

The probationary office preliminary exams follow the following pattern:

  • English Language: 30 Questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 35 Questions
  • Reasoning Ability: 35 Questions

PO Mains Question Patterns

The probationary office man exams follow the following pattern:

  • English Language: 35 Objective and 2 Descriptive questions
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 35 objective type questions
  • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude: 45 objective type questions
  • General Awareness, Economy and Banking: 40 objective type questions

Bank Exam Syllabus for PO

The syllabus, level of exam and the included subjects differ from bank to bank. Below table summarises the requirements for the respective banks.

BanksLevel of ExamSubjects
SBIPreliminary ExamReasoning Ability.
Quantitative Aptitude.
English Language
Mains ExamReasoning Ability.
Quantitative Aptitude.
English Language.
General Awareness
Interview
IBPSPreliminary ExamReasoning Ability.
Quantitative Aptitude.
English Language
Mains ExamReasoning Ability/Computer Knowledge.
Quantitative Aptitude.
English Language.
General Awareness.
Interview
IBPS RRBPreliminary ExamReasoning Ability.
Quantitative Aptitude
Mains ExamReasoning Ability.
Quantitative Aptitude.
English/Hindi Language.
Computer Knowledge.
General Awareness
Interview

Section Wise Syllabus

Reasoning AbilityQuantitative AptitudeComputer KnowledgeEnglish LanguageGeneral Awareness
Coding & DecodingSimplification and ApproximationMemoryReading comprehensionBanking Awareness
PuzzlesProfit & lossinput & output devicescloze testFinancial knowledge status
Seating ArrangementNumber SeriesComputer Fundamentalsfill in the blankscurrent events across the world
Logical reasoningQuadratic equationsinternettenses rulesfinancial institutions and their headquarters
Ranking and OrderProblems on Agesshortcut keysSentence Rearrangement/ jumbled sentencesstatic general knowledge
Alphanumeric seriesBoat and Streamcomputer-related termserror detection
Data sufficiencyData Interpretationcomputer abbreviationspreposition rules
Syllogismspeed, time & distancecomputer hardware and softwareparagraph completion
Input and outputpercentageoperating systemidioms & phrases
Essay & Letter Writing for Descriptive Exam

Bank Exam Syllabus for Clerk

BanksLevel of ExamSubjects
SBI ClerkPreliminary ExamReasoning Ability. Quantitative Aptitude. English Language
Mains ExamReasoning Ability/ Computer Knowledge. Quantitative Aptitude. English Language. General Awareness.
Interview
IBPS ClerkPreliminary ExamReasoning Ability. Quantitative Aptitude. English Language
Mains ExamReasoning Ability/ Computer Knowledge. Quantitative Aptitude. English Language. General Awareness.
Interview
IBPS RRB ClerkPreliminary ExamReasoning Ability. Quantitative Aptitude
Mains ExamReasoning Ability. Quantitative Aptitude. Financial Awareness. Computer Knowledge. English/Hindi Language.
Interview

Section Wise Syllabus

English LanguageReading comprehension, cloze test, fill in the blanks, match the columns, phase replacement, error detection, jumbled sentences, rearrangement
Quantitative AptitudeProfit and loss, permutation and combination, percentage, mixtures and allegations, probability, mensuration, data interpretation, upstream and downstream, quadratic equations, approximation, simplification, age problems, number system, speed, distance and time
Reasoning AbilityPuzzles, seating arrangement, alphanumeric series, data sufficiency, coding and decoding, blood relations, logical reasoning, directions and displacement, order and ranking
Computer KnowledgeInternet, memory, software and hardware, input and output devices, computer fundamentals, computer abbreviations and terms, basic computer networking, shortcut keys
General AwarenessStatic GK, current events across the world, International and National organisations and their headquarters
Financial AwarenessFinancial knowledge, economic terms, financial institutions, financial news, economic growth and development

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