Banking Exams Types, Nature, Patterns And Syllabus

Banking Exams Types, Nature, Patterns And Syllabus
Created At 10 Jan, 2024
Category Career Building
Government Exams

Bank job is one of the most preferred jobs of youth in present time. Most of the youth want to do bank jobs, but they do not know how to prepare this exam or do not have the right information related to this exam. Thus, this article is beneficial for such aspirants. The banking sector in India provides the largest number of employments in present scenario. At present time everyone wants to do bank job. There are many benefits of working in a bank such as working for a fixed time, pension after retirement, etc.  

There are different way to get the bank job of which the following organizations plays an important role to check the quality and ability of the candidate by conducting the banking exams. It is important to understand following things in order to qualify the exam.

  • Organizations conducting the Bank Exams
  • Nature of Bank Exams
  • Qualifications of the Exams
  • Syllabus of Exams
  • Types of Bank Exams

1. Organizations conducting the Bank Exams

  • IBPS
  • SBI
  • RBI

2. Nature of Exams

Bank exam is conducted in 3 stages-

Preliminary Exam

There are three papers in the Preliminary Examination, mainly questions are asked from English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, it is a total paper of 100 marks.

Main Exam

There are mainly five papers in the main exam, Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General Knowledge & Banking Knowledge, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Letter-Writing. The time allotted for this exam is 5 hours.


Candidates who qualify the main exam are shortlisted for interview. Interview is the main and final stage of the exam. It is also called personality test. In the interview questions are asked to the candidate and through the interview, the eligibility of the candidate is assessed.

3.Qualifications of the Exams

To get bank job, the candidate must have the following qualification: -

Educational Qualification

The Candidate must be graduate in any stream from a recognized university in India.


The age of the candidate should be between 21 years to 30 years.
Age relaxation is given to the reserved category candidates.

4. Syllabus of Examination

Preliminary Exam


  • Logical Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Puzzle 
  • Tabulation
  • Syllogisms
  • Blood Relation 
  • Input- Output
  • Coding- Decoding
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test


  • Miscellaneous
  • Cloze Test
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting


  • Simplification
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Work & Time
  • Time & Distance
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ration & Proportion, Percentage
  • Number systems
  • Sequence & Series
  • Mensuration-Cylinder, Cone, Sphere 
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Premutation, Combination & Probability



  • Internet
  • Memory
  • Syllogism
  • Networking
  • Syllogism
  • Puzzle Based
  • Blood Relation
  • Input- Output
  • Direction Senses
  • Ordering & Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency 
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Ordering & Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Code Inequalities 
  • Double/Single Lineup
  • Computer Software 
  • Keyboard Shortcuts 
  • Operating System 
  • Verbal Reasoning 
  • Computer Abbreviation
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Microsoft Office, Ms Excel Based Shortcut 
  • Circular Seating Arrangement 
  • Computer Hardware Tools
  • Computer Fundamentals 


  • General Knowledge
  • Books and Authors
  • Current Affairs 
  • National & International News
  • Financial/Banking awareness 


  • Grammar
  • Para Jumble
  • Verbal Ability
  • Reading Comprehension 
  • Phrase Replacement or Word Replacement 


  • Number Series
  • Average
  • Simplification
  • Interest
  • Percentage 
  • Profit & Loss
  • Number System 
  • Time and Work
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Linear Equation 
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ration and Percentage 
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Data Interpretation 
  • Quadratic Equation 
  • Mixture and Allegation 
  • Mensuration and Geometry
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Permutation & Combination and Probability

5. Types of Bank Exam

1. Bank PO

Most of the candidates appearing for the bank exams are interested in getting this post and the candidate tries to become a Probationary Officer in any bank. This service offers good monthly salary as well as other facilities, it is a tough exam but it is not impossible to crack this exam. Bank PO is initially a junior manager, after 2 years of training, the rank and promotion of the candidate is done.

2. Bank Clerk

A bank clerk is a responsible employee of the bank. The main work of a bank clerk is to see the problems of the customers, withdraw and deposit money, RTGS-NEFT are done by the bank clerk.

3. Bank SO

This is an officer post in the bank. After qualifying this exam, the candidate is selected for departments like Agriculture, Marketing, HR, Law Officer, IT.

4. RBI Exam

The toughest examinations of RBI are for the post of Grade B Officer and Assistant.

Hope you liked this article. In the above article, you must have got the information about the nature and syllabus of the examination. The goal of this article is just to get you the information about SSC in simple words so that it can help you in your preparation for the exam.