Upcoming Bank Exams 2021 - Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Result
Bank Exams 2021 - Millions and billions of candidates sit for bank exams every year in India, with aspirations to build a successful career in banking sector. Public sector and private sector banks announce vacancies for various posts every now and then, however, some of the most sought-after posts by banking exams aspirants include Probationary Officer, Clerk, Specialist Officer, RBI Assistant, RBI Officer Grade B, and Officer Grade I, II and III. Careers360 here enlists the most popular bank exams in 2021 for your reference. Have a look at the list and know what all does it need to appear and crack any of the below mentioned bank exams in 2021.
Banking Exams Eligibility Criteria
Most of the banks have similar eligibility criteria for PO, Clerk, SO, Assistant, and Grade B is almost same, however, it’s just the age criteria which differs a little from post to post.
Bank Exams 2021 – Age limit Eligibility
RBI Assistant Eligibility Criteria
SBI SO Eligibility Criteria
BOB PO Eligibility Criteria
BOB SO Eligibility Criteria
Indian Bank PO Eligibility Criteria
ICICI Bank PO Eligibility Criteria
Top Government Bank Exams in India
RBI Exams (RBI Assistant and RBI Officer Grade B)
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts RBI Assistant and RBI Officer Grade B examinations.
RBI Assistant Examination
RBI Assistant exam is held in two phases – preliminary and mains, followed by a Language Proficiency Test (LPT). Final selection of the candidates is done based on the overall performance of the candidates in mains the and Language Proficiency Test. Selected candidates are paid a starting basic salary of Rs. 14650 per month i.e. Rs. 13150 plus two advance increments and other allowances. Currently, the starting salary of RBI Assistants is around Rs. 32528.
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RBI Officer Grade B Exam
RBI Officer Grade B examination is conducted for the recruitment of General Officers, and officers in Department of Economics and Policy Research (DEPR) and Department of Statistics and Information Management (DSIM). Candidates opting for recruitment in Grade B DR General have to appear for Phase I and Phase II exams in online mode, while for the recruitment into DEPR and DSIM, candidates have to take three papers – Paper I, II and III. The final selection of the candidates will be based on the merit lists, prepared by adding marks in Phase-II and Interview in case of General recruitment and by adding marks of Paper II & III and interview for DSIM and DEPR.
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IBPS Exams (IBPS RRB, IBPS PO, IBPS SO)
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, IBPS PO and IBPS SO exams.
IBPS RRB Exam
IBPS RRB exam is held for the recruitment of candidates as Office Assistants, Officer Scale I, II and III in online mode across the regional rural banks. Candidates, who have opted for Office Assistants, have to take preliminary and mains exam, while candidates interested for the post of Officer Scale I have to appear in prelims, mains and interview. Candidates, who aspire to be Officers in Scale II & III levels need to appear for Online Single Exam and interview only.
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IBPS PO Examination
IBPS PO examination is held by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) in online mode. The examination is held in three phases – prelims, mains and Interview, for the recruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees across the 20 participating banks of IBPS. Candidates who take prelims exam, must qualify in it to be able to appear in the subsequent stage of the exam – mains. Further, they have to qualify the mains exam to be able to appear in the Interview. As per the marking scheme of IBPS PO, candidates get 1 mark for each correct answer, while 0.25 or 1/4th marks are deducted for each incorrect answer. For final selection of the candidates, the combined marks of mains and Interview are considered.
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IBPS Clerk Exam
IBPS Clerk exam is conducted in two stages – prelims and mains. IBPS Clerk prelim paper has three sections - English Language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability. Each section carries weightage of 30, 35, 35 marks respectively. IBPS Clerk exam has four sections wherein separate time is allotted for all 4 sections for 200 marks. Each correct answer fetches 1 mark, while for every incorrect answer, 0.25 mark is be deducted.
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IBPS SO Examination
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Specialist Officers (SO) or IBPS SO exam is held in three stages – prelims, mains and interview. The exam pattern of different posts like Law Officers, Rajbhasha Adhikari, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer varies. However, for all the posts, the negative marking is applicable. 1/4th or 0.25 marks are deducted for each incorrect answer. The exams for these posts include questions from English, General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Hindi, and Professional Knowledge.
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SBI Bank Exams 2021 – (SBI PO, SBI Clerk, SBI SO)
The State Bank of India (SBI) conducts banking exams like SBI Probationary Officer (PO), SBI Clerk and SBI Specialist Officer (SO).
SBI PO Examination
SBI Probationary Officer or SBI PO exam is held by the State Bank of India for the recruitment of Probationary Officers across the various branches of the bank. The SBI PO exam is conducted in three stages – prelims, mains, and group exercises (GE) & interview. Each correct answer gets 1 mark, while 0.25 marks are deducted for each incorrect response.
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SBI Clerk Examination
Unlike SBI PO, interviews are not conducted in SBI Clerk exam. SBI Clerk is held in two stages only – prelims and mains. Selected candidates are posted in the clerical cadre across different branches of SBI. Only those candidates are considered eligible for mains who qualify the prelims exam. The prelims SBI Clerk exam has questions from English Language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability, while mains have questions from General/Financial Awareness, General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude. Each correct answer will fetch 1 mark, while each incorrect answer will get -0.25 or -1/4.
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Banking Exams - Independent Bank Exams (BOB PO, BOB SO)
Bank of Baroda conducts BOB PO and BOB SO exams for the recruitment of Probationary Officers and Specialist Officers respectively. The exam pattern of BOB PO and BOB SO is on the same lines of IBPS PO, IBPS SO and SBI PO and SBI SO.
BOB PO Exam
BOB PO exam is held in three stages – Online exam, Psychometric test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview (GD/PI). Candidates have to qualify all the stages, after which they have to undergo a-nine-months Post-Graduate and Certificate programme in Banking and Finance in Bank of Baroda. The online exam has objective and descriptive questions. The objective type carries four sections - Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General/Banking/Economy Awareness. This section has165 questions for 200 marks. In the descriptive section, candidates have to write one essay and one letter for 50 marks, in 3 hours. Each incorrect answer fetches a negative marking of 1/4th.
Qualified candidates of the online exam have to take a psychometric test wherein they have to complete an assessment test within a certain time limit. Further, the qualified candidates of online test and the psychometric test have to appear for GD/PI where they may be asked questions related to banking and finance, current events, general awareness etc. The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks secured in online exam and GD/PI.
BOB SO Examination
In BOB SO examination, candidates have to appear in an online test and Group Discussion (GD)/Personal Interview (PI)/Psychometric Test. BOB SO is held by Bank of Baroda for the recruitment of Junior Management Grade/Scale I, MMG/S II – Middle Management Grade/ Scale II, MMG/S III – Middle Management Grade/Scale III in legal, sales and operations departments of Bank of Baroda. The online test has 200 questions for 200 marks from Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Professional Knowledge. The test has to be completed in 2 hours. Each correct answer is awarded 1 mark, while 0.25 or 1/4th marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
Psychometric Test/GD/PI is held for the candidates who secure the minimum qualifying cut off marks in the online test. Psychometric Test/GD/PI is conducted to assess the personality, level of communication, clarity & problem solving innovativeness, level of efficiency, willingness to work in any part of the country, suitability for the post etc. of the candidates. The minimum qualifying marks for GD/PI are 60% (General) and 55% (Reserved).
Bank Exams - Independent Bank Exams (Indian Bank PO, SO, Clerk)
Indian Bank PO Exam
Indian Bank PO examination is held at three stages – Prelims, Mains and Interview. The prelims exam is held for 100 questions for 100 marks. Questions are asked from English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability wherein candidates are given 1 hour to complete the test. The mains exam is conducted for 3.30 hours, wherein157 questions are asked for 225 marks. The155 questions are asked from Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language and Data Analysis & Interpretation, while 2 questions for 25 marks are for English letter writing and essay writing. Candidates who qualify in the prelims, have to take the mains examination, while candidates qualifying in the mains exam are eligible to appear in the interview to be conducted by the bank. Candidates are allotted marks out of 100 in the interview wherein the minimum qualifying marks are 40% for General and 35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates. The combined final score is arrived at by giving a weightage of 80% to the mains exam and 20% to the interview score.
Indian Bank SO
Indian Bank SO there’s no examination, as candidates are directly shortlisted for interview based on their eligibility. However, a preliminary screening test may be held in case the number of applications received is huge. The screening test, if held, is qualifying in nature. The screening test will be held for 1 hour wherein candidates will be asked 60 questions for 60 marks from professional knowledge. The qualifying marks for the screening test is 50% for general category and 45% for reserved category candidates. Through Indian Bank SO, candidates are recruited as Assistant General Manager, Manager, Senior Manager, Chief Manager across various departments of the bank.
Indian Bank Clerk
The exam is held in two stages – written test (objective and descriptive) and interview. Candidates qualifying in the written test are shortlisted for appearing in the interview.
Private Banking Exams 2021 – (ICICI Bank PO)
ICICI Bank PO Examination
The ICICI Bank PO exam includes an online aptitude test, online psychometric test, case-based group discussion and personal interview. The online aptitude test consists of 60 questions for 60 marks from Verbal Ability, Analytical Ability and Numerical Ability. Candidates have to complete the test in 1 hour wherein there is no negative marking. Through the psychometric test, candidates are tested on their qualities such as leadership, teamwork, handling events, etc. Further, candidates who qualify in the ICICI PO exam aptitude test, are shortlisted for the GD and on the same day have to appear for personal interview.
Apart from ICICI, there are some other private banks too which conduct their own banking exams.