Top 10 Bank Exams In India For Aspiring Candidates (1)

Top 10 Bank Exams In India For Aspiring Candidates

Today we will go through the top 10 bank exams in India that every candidate must start preparing for in 2020.

There is a huge requirement of talent in the banking sector due to the expansion of banks in rural areas and digitalization. Every year lakhs of aspiring candidates appear for the exams based vacancies and eligibility criteria.

As vacancies are very less compare to the number of applications hence competition comes very tight and only a few can make it into the selection list.

Top 10 Bank Exams in India

The State Bank of India (SBI) and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) are the bank exam recruitment bodies of India which manages various bank exams as listed below:

  1. IBPS PO (CWE PO/MT)
  2. IBPS SO (CWE SO)
  3. IBPS Clerk (CWE Clerical)
  4. IBPS RRB (CWE RRB)
  5. SBI PO
  6. SBI SO
  7. SBI Clerk
  8. RBI Officer Grade B
  9. RBI Officer Grade C
  10. RBI Office Assistant
  11. NABARD

Best 10 Bank Exams in India

Please find below the top 10 bank exams in India. The eligible and aspiring candidates can apply as per the exam.

1. IBPS Probationary Officer (PO) Exam

The IBPS is responsible for conducting the exam for all the public sector banks for the recruitment of the Probationary Officers, excluding SBI.

IBPS Probationary Officer (PO) Exam

Pattern: The IBPS PO exam pattern has three-level –

Level 1: Preliminary examination (Prelims)

Level 2: Mains Examination (Main)

The Prelims and Mains exams have an objective-type online mode examination.

Level 3: Personal Interview (PI)

The following subjects/sections are common for both IBPS PO Prelims and Mains exams. The Prelims are less difficult than the Mains Exam. The subject includes.

  • Reasoning Ability (Prelims + Mains)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (Prelims + Mains)
  • English Language (Prelims + Mains)
  • General/Economy/Banking Awareness (Mains)
  • Computer Aptitude (Mains)

Job Description: The IBPS Probationary Officers (PO) are responsible for general banking, bank administration, supervision of the clerical works, and working for expansion of the bank business.

2. IBPS Bank Clerk

Based on available vacancies in various public sector banks IBPS conducts a clerk level competitive exam.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern: The IBPS Clerk exam pattern has two levels –

Level 1: Preliminary examination (Prelims)

Level 2: Mains Examination (Mains)

The Prelims and Mains exams have an objective-type online mode examination.

The IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains exams have the following common subjects. The Prelims is less difficult than Mains. The subjects include:

  • Reasoning Ability (Prelims + Mains)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (Prelims + Mains)
  • English Language (Prelims + Mains)
  • General/Economy/Banking Awareness (Mains)
  • Computer Aptitude (Mains)

Job Description: The IBPS Clerk is a responsible direct data entry job and direct customer handling at the bank counters.

3. IBPS RRB Officer Scale I

IBPS also examines to fill bank vacancies available in Regional Rural Bank in the entire country.

IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Exam Pattern: The IBPS RRB Officer Scale I exam pattern has three-level –

Level 1: Preliminary examination (Prelims)

Level 2: Mains Examination (Mains)

The Prelims and Mains exams have an objective-type online mode examination.

Level 3: Personal interview

Job Description: The job description of an IBPS RRB Scale I Officer is responsible to handle the regular operation of the bank branch.

4. IBPS RRB Office Assistant

IBPS is also responsible for the recruitment of multipurpose office assistant in Regional Rural Bank.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Pattern: The IBPS RRB Office Assistant exam pattern has two-level –

Level 1: Preliminary Examination (Prelim)

Level 2: Mains Examination (Mains)

Job Description: The job description of an IBPS RRB Office Assistant is responsible to support the clerk and other officials of the bank. They have a low-level management role.

5. SBI  Probationary Officer (PO)

IBPS is not responsible for SBI Probationary Officer (PO) recruitment, SBI conduct its examination of Probationary Officer (PO). The State Bank of India is the single largest bank in India.

SBI PO Exam Pattern: The SBI PO exam pattern has three-level –

Level 1:  Preliminary Examination (Prelims)

Level 2:  Mains Examination (Mains)

Level 3: Personal Interview (PI).

The SBI Probationary PO Preliminary and Mains Examination have objective-type questions.

The SBI Probationary PO Preliminary Prelims and Mains exams have the following common subjects. The Prelims is less difficult than Mains. The subjects include:

  • Reasoning Ability (Prelims + Mains)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (Prelims + Mains)
  • English Language (Prelims + Mains)
  • General/Economy/Banking Awareness (Mains)
  • Computer Aptitude (Mains)

Job Description: The SBI Probationary PO is responsible for the general banking or banking administration role.

6. SBI Clerk

State Bank of India (SBI) conducts a Clerk level competitive exam every to fulfill various vacancies in all SBI Branches.

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern: The SBI Clerk exam pattern has two-level –

Level 1:  Preliminary Examination (Prelims)

Level 2:  Mains Examination (Mains)

The SBI Clerk Preliminary and Mains examination have MCQ type questions. The SBI Probationary Clerk Preliminary Prelims and Mains exams have the following common subjects. The Prelims is less difficult than Mains. The subjects include:

  • Reasoning Ability (Prelims + Mains)
  • Quantitative Aptitude (Prelims + Mains)
  • English Language (Prelims + Mains)
  • General/Financial Awareness (Mains)
  • Computer Aptitude (Mains)

Job Description: The SBI Clerk is responsible for direct data entry and direct customer handling at the bank counters.

7. RBI Grade B Officer

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is one of the largest banking sectors in India and the apex bank of the country.  For the candidates who aspire to get into the banking sector, getting a job in RBI is considered a matter of pride and prestige.

RBI conducts bank examination for the various vacancies and Officer level posts.

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern: This examination consists of three-level –

Level 1: Prelims Examination

  • General Awareness
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability)

Level 2: Mains Examination

  • Economic and Social Issues
  • English Language
  • Finance & Management/Economics/Statistics)

Level 3: Personal Interview

  • General Awareness and Interpersonal Skills

Job Description: The RBI Grade B job is an entry-level position for the managerial position in Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

8. RBI Office Assistant

RBI Office Assistant is a clerical and assistant cadre level position who is responsible for handling day-to-day bank operations. RBI conducts this RBI Office Assistant bank examination.

The RBI Office Assistant exam pattern has two-level –

Level 1: Preliminary Examination (Prelims)

Level 2: Mains Examination (Mains)

Job Description: He/She is responsible for a data entry job and an operational role in RBI.

9. NABARD Grade A and B Officer

National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) conducts Grade A and B officers level examination for the bank.

NABARD Grade A and B Officer Exam Pattern: The examination has three-level –

Level 1 & 2: Computer-based examination (Online)

Level 3: Personal Interview (PI)

Job Description:

Grade A is for a managerial level post and Grade B is for Assistant Manager level posts.

The Grade A and B Officer are responsible for the day-to-day functions of Rural and Agricultural Development in rural or suburban areas.

10. NABARD Development Assistant:

The NABARD conducts the NABARD Development Assistant examination of clerical and assistant cadre positions who are responsible for handling the day-to-day operations of the bank.

NABARD Development Assistant Exam Pattern: There are two levels of this examination –

Level 1: Preliminary Examination

Level 2: Mains Examination

Job Description: The NABARD Development Assistant is of clerical and assistant cadre positions.

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