Bank Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Know subject wise syllabus of Bank exam for the recruitment of PO & Clerk posts in. Learn also latest exam pattern for IBPS, SBI, RBI bank exams. Studying the new topics of the subjects and understanding the pattern will keep your attention on right track.

Bank Exams Syllabus

Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
Reading Comprehension Sitting Arrangements Simplification & Approximation.
Cloze Test Tabulation Data Interpretation
Error Spotting Syllogism Number Series
Sentence Correction Input-Output Ratio & Proportion
Para Jumbles Coding-Decoding Quadratic Equations
Paragraph Completion Alphanumeric Series Averages
Para Summary Blood Relations Boats & Streams
Sentence Connector Ranking Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Vocabulary Data Sufficiency Percentage
Distance & Direction Profit & Loss
Coded Inequalities Mixtures & Alligation
Verbal Reasoning Permutation & Combination
Time & Distance
Pipes & Cistern

General Awareness: This section compiles of three different sub-sections which are current affairs, banking & financial affairs and static awareness.

Current Affairs:
It includes topics such as important bank news, economic affairs, national and international news, recent state affairs, agreements, visits, awards and honours, summits & conferences and obituaries.
Banking & Financial Awareness:
This topic consists of financial news, Banking Abbreviations, Banking Regulation Act 1949, About & Functions of RBI Policy Rates, Types of Accounts, Negotiable instruments act 1881, Money market instruments, priority sector lending, financial inclusion, Money market instruments, Banking Ombudsman scheme 2006 & more.
Static Awareness:
It includes topics like International Organisations, Important Days, Capital & Currency, Agreement & Deals, Books & Authors, Honours & Awards, National & International Appointments, Famous Obituaries etc.

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Computer Aptitude: With the change in the pattern of the exams Computer awareness has been removed with Computer Aptitude, in this section questions will be asked from Binary Conversions & flowchart based.

Professional Knowledge: Professional Knowledge syllabus is derived into different sections as per the posts such as IT Officer, HR Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari, Marketing Officer, Finance Officer, Law Officer, Agriculture Officer etc.

Bank Exam Pattern

Bank PO
Bank Clerk
Bank SO
There are two stages on online objective test one is prelims & other is mains. Prelims are usually consisting of three subjects English Language, Reasoning Ability & Quantitative Aptitude whereas in mains general awareness is added and the previous subjects are expanded with more topics. Bank Clerk exam pattern is similar to PO. The only difference caused between this is the level of difficulty of questions. In clerk, questions are not that difficult as asked in PO. SO online objective test consists of 4 sections - Reasoning Ability, English Language, General Awareness & Professional Knowledge.

Selection Procedure

Probationary Officer (PO)
Usually Under the Probationary Officer post, the selection is based on 3 major factors:
  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview
Whereas in the Clerical the selection is based on:
  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Language Proficiency Test.
Specialist Officer (SO)
In this category, the selection is based only on 2 factors i.e the
  • Online Test
  • Interview

The allotment is based on the scores obtain in the online objective test as well as the interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted.