Upcoming Bank Exams 2021: In a league of a wide range of career options presents all over India, the banking sector is termed as one of the most prestigious and reputed career options among all. A bright future, standardized lifestyle, hefty salary, retirement benefits, and more are some of the major magnetizing factors in this particular sector. If you are extremely talented and brainy then make sure to appear for a banking-related exam once in your lifetime. As banking examinations are conducted every year with a motive to select potential candidates for certain positions. Therefore, individuals are extremely passionate about clearing banking exams in 2021. Hence, this particular section has a list of upcoming bank examinations and bank jobs for 2021.
IBT has crafted an exhaustive list of the upcoming bank exams to be conducted in the year 2021. Government bank exams are conducted by various examining authorities of our country such as SBI, IBPS, RBI, and NABARD. The list of various upcoming bank exams will be explained according to the conduction body. The annual calendar of these exams is published every year in advance so that aspirants can prepare for the same and apply for the subsequent exam.
All the SBI examinations are conducted by the State bank of India to employ potential candidates for different types of positions in the banking sector. SBI is known for offering various types of career opportunities to budding youth, graduates as well as experienced professionals. State Bank of India will soon release the notification for SBI PO & SBI Clerk on their official website i.e.www.sbi.co.in.
The Reserve bank of India conducts banking examinations to recruit students for different types of posts present in RBI. It's often considered as an apex bank in India which is highly responsible for maintaining and stabilizing the consolidated funds of India.
The Indian Institute of Banking & Finance(IIBF) conducts two major examinations for banking. In those exams, only banking and financial sector position holders are eligible to apply for the posts. Appearing candidates should know in detail about the IIBF exams for availing a position in the banking sector.
Here is some information about these two examinations:
JAIIB Exam – JAIIB is known as Junior Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers. Candidates who are already working in the banking sector are eligible to appear for this particular exam. This exam has three tests of 100 marks each carrying a weightage of 120 marks. Out of three papers, Test 1 based on the principle and practice of banking. Whereas, Test 2 is based on accounting and finance for bankers. The last test is based on the legal and regulatory aspects of the banking sector.
CAIIB Exam – IIBF conducts the CAIIB (Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers) exam twice a year. According to the eligibility conditions passed by IIBF, only the candidates who have finished JAIIB or PART-1 of the associate examination and whose membership subscription is not arrear can appear for this particular set of exams.
In this exam, the written test has 100 questions for 100 marks, and the complete duration for attempting the entire test is 120 minutes. Advanced Bank Management and Bank Financial Management are two compulsory papers that a candidate should give for securing a position.
IPPB and NABARD are other major examinations conducted for the recruitment of candidates for the wide range of positions in the bank. Check out the below-mentioned details about the exams.
IPPB Exam: It stands for India Post Payments Bank Exam which is widely open for candidates with full-fledged experience in government jobs. Under the department of posts, the exam conducting body recruits higher management for IBPS.
NABARD Exam: Through this particular exam the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development hires assistant managers.
After this wide range of private sector banks also announce their vacancies for officer and clerical positions. Here is the list of other banking exams:
There is a detailed and well-structured process involved in the selection for the posts such as IBPS PO, RRB, Clerk, and SO.
The selection process for banking exams involve two levels:
Written part( Prelims and Mains)
This section consists of objective type of questions and in this, each candidate is required to have a minimum score in each section. This further helps them in the whole selection process and they can further be shortlisted for the interview round. The written test is of 120 minutes with objective types of questions. There are 200 hundred questions present in the paper and each consists of one mark. A negative marking of 0.25 is mandatory.
All the shortlisted students for further rounds will be called for an interview to be conducted by the exam conducting body. The total marks for the IBPS interview is a hundred. The minimum marks for the selection in the general category is above 40% and for other categories, it's above 35%. The self-governing body will give scores on the performance of the candidate. The students who are successful to score well are further selected for the provisional Allotment Process.
Without a doubt, exam patterns play a vital role in providing candidates with accurate marks in each subject. Students are required to know exam patterns for banking posts such as Bank PO, SO, and Bank Clerks. Here we have compiled up all the information regarding banking exam patterns for different types of exams. It is basically laid out for the information of the students and guides them to prepare for exams in a more appropriate manner. The pre-section of bank exams for Clerk and PO have the same exam pattern but for mains, the exam pattern is quite different. For detailed information check out the below-given exam pattern:
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern
1 Hour (20 minutes for each section)
IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern
General/ Economy/ Banking
Data Analysis & Interpretation
Descriptive English language after the online exam
If a student aims to judiciously prepare for different bank exams then he/she must know the exam syllabus for various positions such as Bank PO, SO, and Clerk exam. It is noticed that most of the banking examinations usually have the same exam pattern. With this, if a candidate is preparing for one exam can also apply for another banking-related exam.
Preliminary Exam Syllabus
To avail, a reputed position in banking sector candidates is required to clear preliminary stage first and then shortlisted candidates can appear for mains examination. This particular section consists of three sections like English, Quantitative aptitude, and reasoning. The difficulty level of the PO and Clerk exams may vary to some extent. Here are some important preliminary exam syllabus topics:
Comprehension, Cloze Test, Jumbled Paragraph, Miscellaneous, Omissions, Fill in the Blanks, Multiple Meanings, Para Completion, Error Spotting
Simplifaction, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Number System, Work & Time, Speed & Distance, Sequences & Series, Data Interpretations, Average, Ratio Proportion, Mixtures & Alligations, Permutation & Combinations, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Mensuration, Surds & Indices.
After clearing preliminary all the candidates are required to go through the next round of exams termed as ‘mains’. While preparing for any bank-related post, maximum importance is always given to the mains examination. This whole exam is further divided into four sections such as reasoning & computer aptitude, general awareness, English, and quantitative aptitude. Here are some important mains exam syllabus topics:
Salaries are the most searched and motivating part of the banking sector. The banking sector is known for offering hefty salaries in all the departments. As it's the most searched query among budding students, which leads to the great demand of the salary section. IBT has compiled up all the data of salaries offered to various posts:
IBPS PO Salary
The pay scale is 23700 - (980 x 7) - 30560 - (1145 x 2) - 32850 - (1310 x 7) – 42020
IBPS Clerk Salary
The clerk pay scale is of Rs. 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230-1310/1-31540
Ans. IBPS is an autonomous body popularly described as The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. It is known for conducting recruitment examinations for all the Public sector banks except SBI and RBI. IBPS PO( Probationary officer), IBPS SO(special officers), IBPS Clerk, and IBPS RRB(Regional rural bank) are some of the main exams conducted by IBPS. These exams demand highly skilled professionals with the utmost dedication to work in India's one of the most profitable and contributing working sectors.
Ques.2 What is IBPS PO?
Ans. A Probationary Officer is an entry-level employee appointed for handling all the business of the bank, supervision of the clerks, and business development. Probationary officers are required to take responsibility for accounting, marketing, billing, and finance. The position holder should perform scrolling, posting, account preparation daily. Another responsibility of a Probationary officer is to follow the duties of Public relations officers.
Ques.3 Which exam is best in the banking sector?
Ans. Working in the banking sector is the dream for most budding youth and appointment in any position in the banking sector is quite commendable. Here are some posts for which upcoming banking exams shall be held:
IBPS/ SBI Clerks
SBI Probationary Officer
RBI Grade B Officer
SBI/ IBPS Specialist Officer
Ques.4 Can freshers be eligible for appearing in upcoming bank exams?
Ans. Freshers are fully eligible to apply for the upcoming banking-related posts. However, they are required to see eligibility criteria for various types of upcoming bank exams. They can check educational qualifications, age limits, and other details.
Ques.5 Who conducts the SBI PO selection process?
Ans. SBI PO selection process is held by the State bank of India.
Ques.6 What is the minimum percentage a candidate needs to apply for upcoming banking exams?
Ans. There is no minimum percentage required for any bank-related examination. However, for RBI Grade B officer posts candidates are required to score a minimum of sixty percent marks in their graduation.
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IBPS Clerk 2021 Notification
IBPS released the notification for the IBPS Clerk exam on 11th July 2021. The IBPS Clerk 2021 notification released on the official website @ibps.in. The exam for IBPS Clerk will be held in online mode only.
Every year the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection holds the IBPS clerical cadre in multiple Public Sector Banks. IBPS started the Common Written Examination (CWE) in the year 2011 to recruit officers and clerks in Public Sector
The State Bank of India invites applications to fill up vacant clerical posts. State Bank of India released the Recruitment notification for eligible Indian Citizens for appointment as Junior Associates (Customer Support and Sales) in clerical cadre. State Bank of India had issued an official notification on 26th April 2021 for SBI Clerk 2021 Examination. Candidates can find here factual information regarding SBI Clerk 2021 recruitment exam.
SBI Clerk 2021 Notification