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What are the Posts for which Bank Exam is Conducted? What is the Syllabus for Bank Clerk?

For more than a decade now, securing a job in the banking sector has been one of the most coveted career streams. Bank exams are one of the most popular recruitment exams for Indian youths aspiring to make a career in this sector. Lakhs of aspirants participate in different bank exams after graduation every year.

Bank exam are conducted throughout the year at the national level.

Many public sector banks in India conduct recruitment exams to select candidates for various posts:

S.No. Name of Post Organising Authority Relevant Details
1 Probationary Officers Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Conducted annually in three-phases
2 Clerk Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Conducted annually in two-phases
3 Specialist Officers Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) For recruitment of Specialist Officers (SO) in various Public Sector Indian Banks
4 Probationary Officers in SBI State Bank of India Conducted annually in three-phases
5 Clerk in SBI State Bank of India Conducted annually in two-phases
6 Specialist Officer in SBI State Bank of India For recruitment of Specialist Officers
7 Officer Assistant in Regional Rural Banks Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) For recruitment of Officer Assistant Conducted annually in two-phases
8 Officer Scale-1 in Regional Rural Banks Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Conducted annually in two-phases
9 Grade- B officer in RBI Reserve Bank of India Conducted annually
10 Development Assistant NABARD Conducted by NABARD in two phases
11 Grade A & Grade B in SEBI Securities & Exchange Board of India. For recruitment of Assistant Manager (Grade A) & Manager (Grade B) in Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI)

Bank Exam Syllabus

For the clerical posts in various banks, annual exams are conducted and the pattern for the clerical exam is similar to other bank examinations. The bank syllabus of the Bank Clerical Examination is similar to the syllabus of the Probationary Officers Examination, but the standard of questions asked is easier.

Candidates planning to participate in Bank Clerical Exams must be aware of the detailed syllabus of this exam.

For the Preliminary Exam of Bank Clerk, there are three major sections:

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language

Topics frequently asked in the Reasoning Section:

  1. Puzzle
  2. Seating Arrangement
  3. Blood Relations
  4. Direction Test
  5. Syllogism
  6. Coding-Decoding
  7. Input-Output
  8. Order and Ranking
  9. Statement and Assumptions
  10.  Inequalities
  11.  Alphanumeric Series
  12.  Data Sufficiency
  13.  Analogy

Topics frequently asked in the Quantitative Aptitude Section:

  1. Number series
  2. Mixture & Allegations
  3. Speed, Time & Distance
  4. Time and Work
  5. Probability
  6.  HCF & LCM
  7.  Average
  8.  Percentage
  9.  Profit and Loss
  10.  Simple & Compound Interest
  11.  Ratio and Proportion
  12.  Partnership
  13. Quadratic Equation
  14. Data Interpretation

Topics frequently asked in the English Language section:

  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Fill in the Blanks
  3. Cloze test
  4. Synonyms and Antonyms
  5. Sentence Rearrangement & Correction
  6. Idioms and Phrases
  7. Vocabulary
  8. Error detection

After clearing the Preliminary Exam, candidates must start preparing for the Mains Exam. The four major sections of Clerical Mains Exam are given below :

  • Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • General/ Financial Awareness

In the Reasoning Section of Bank Clerk Mains Exam all topics are the same as the preliminary exams. However, two more topics are added, which are given below:

  1. Machine Input
  2. Logical Reasoning

In the Computer Aptitude test, topics relevant for the Mains exam are:

  1. Basics of Computer
  2. DBMS
  3. Network
  4. Internet terms and services
  5. MS Office
  6. Input-Output Devices
  7. Important Abbreviations
  8. Security tools
  9. Basics of Hacking

The English language section syllabus of the Mains Exam is the same as the Preliminary Exam.

In the Quantitative Aptitude section of the Mains Exam, all topics are the same as Preliminary Exams only Data Sufficiency is added.

In the General/Financial Awareness section of Bank Clerk Mains Exam, topics frequently asked are:

  1. Current Affairs: National and International issues
  2. History of the Indian Banking System
  3. Recent Credit and Monetary Policies
  4. Overview of Indian Financial System

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