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10 Best Bank Exams to be carried out in 2020

Updated on 09 June 2020
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Suman Ghoshal
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Updated on 09 June 2020


The top ten banking exams that candidates are supposed to perform by 2020 are discussed in this article. 

Candidates now look to a future career in the banking sector. Candidates appear lakhs each year for various bank examinations depending on the availability of bank vacancies. 

The competition between the banking aspirants is fierce to reach the final list of the shortlisted candidates, as the number of bank vacancies is a few hundred or thousands.

Different bank examinations may have difficulties depending on the positions and the number of candidates who attend the various bank examinations. 

The participants can review the linked article to read more about popular Government Exams.


Top Bank Exams in India


There are bank examination recruiting bodies in India, the State Bank of India (SBI) and the Institute of Banking Selection (IBPS) that carry out multiple bank examinations in the following way:


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

 

Best 10 Bank Exams to gear up for in 2020


Below is a list of the best bank exams that candidates may conduct in the banking sector for recruitment. Let's examine one at a time the 10 best bank tests :

Every year, a PO bank exam is conducted by State Bank of India ( SBI), the largest and oldest recruitment agency in the world, to recruit personnel in the role of Probationary Officer (PO).


SBI PO Exam Pattern: The SBI PO exam pattern has three phases –

Phase 1: Preliminary Examination (Prelims)

Phase 2: Mains Examination

Phase 3: Personal Interview.

See the linked article for more information on SBI PO Exam Pattern. 

 

The SBI PO Prelims and Mains tests have in the test format-specific questions like MCQs. The following sections are typical both in the Prelims and Mains examinations; in the second step of the SBI PO test, only the difficulty is higher. The following parts are:

  1. Reasoning Ability (Prelims + Mains)
  2. Quantitative Aptitude (Prelims + Mains)
  3. English Language (Prelims + Mains)
  4. General/Economy/Banking Awareness (Mains)
  5. Computer Aptitude (Mains)

Profile of work: SBI PO work comprises mainly the role of general banking or banking management. 

The SBI PO 2020 review timetable has not yet been released. For the SBI PO Prelims & Mains Exam dates 2019, candidates can check the following comprehensive schedule:

 

Event Name
Dates
SBI PO Notification
April 1, 2019
Registration Dates for Online Application
April 02 – 22, 2019
SBI PO Exam Date (Prelims)
June 8, 9, 15 & 16, 2019
SBI PO Prelims Exam Results
June 29, 2019
SBI PO Mains Exam Date
July 20, 2019
SBI PO Mains Exam Results
August 24, 2019

 

 SBI Clerk


Every year, the State Bank of India conducts a competitive examination for the recruitment of junior associates or clerical executives by bank employees.


SBI Clerk Exam Pattern: The SBI Clerk exam pattern has two phases –

Phase 1: Preliminary Examination (Prelims)

Phase 2: Mains Examination


The SBI Clerk Prelims and Mains exams have objective-type questions, such as MCQs in the test pattern. The following sections are similar both in the Prelims and Mains exams, but the difficulty level is higher in the second step of the SBI Clerk 's test. Sections shall include:

  1. Reasoning Ability (Prelims + Mains)
  2. Quantitative Aptitude (Prelims + Mains)
  3. English Language (Prelims + Mains)
  4. General/Financial Awareness (Mains)
  5. Computer Aptitude (Mains)

Job Profile: The SBI Clerk Job Profile includes direct data entry and direct customer interaction.



Event Name
Dates
SBI Clerk 2020 Notification
2nd January 2020
Start of SBI Clerk 2020 Online Application
3rd January 2020
SBI Clerk 2020 Application Form Closes
26th January 2020
The download of call letter for Preliminary Examination
11th February 2020
SBI Clerk 2020 Exam Date (Preliminary)
22nd, 29th February, 1st and 8th March 2020
SBI Clerk Result 2020 (Preliminary)
May 2020
The download of call letter for Main Examination
Postponed
SBI Clerk 2020 Exam Date (Mains)
Postponed due to COVID-19
SBI Clerk 2020 Result (Mains + Final)
June 2020


 IBPS PO


The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts an assessment of the recruitment of probationary officers for all public sector banks in India, except SBI.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern: The IBPS PO exam pattern has three phases –

Phase 1: Preliminary examination

Phase 2: Mains examination

Both the IBPS PO Prelims and Mains exams have an objective-type online mode examination.

Phase 3: Personal interview

The following sections are specific to the IBPS PO Prelims and Mains Exams. The difficulty level is higher in the second phase of the IBPS PO exam. Sections shall include:

  1. Reasoning Ability (Prelims + Mains)
  2. Quantitative Aptitude (Prelims + Mains)
  3. English Language (Prelims + Mains)
  4. General/Economy/Banking Awareness (Mains)
  5. Computer Aptitude (Mains)

Job Profile: The IBPS PO job profile consists mainly of general banking, bank administration, supervision of clerical work, and work to increase the level of the banking business.

Given below is the detailed schedule of IBPS PO Prelims & Mains exam dates of 2019:


IBPS PO Exam Dates
Event Name
Dates
IBPS PO Exam Date (Prelims)
October 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2019
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Results
November 1, 2019
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date
November 30, 2019
IBPS PO Mains Exam Results
January 2, 2020


 IBPS Clerk


Every year, IBPS conducts a competitive examination for the recruitment of bank personnel for clerical executive positions.

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

Phase 1: Preliminary examination

Phase 2: Mains examination

Both the IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains exams have an objective-type online mode examination.

The following sections are in common with the IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains exams. The difficulty level is higher in the second phase of the IBPS Clerk's exam. Sections shall include:


  1. Reasoning Ability (Prelims + Mains)
  2. Quantitative Aptitude (Prelims + Mains)
  3. English Language (Prelims + Mains)
  4. General/Economy/Banking Awareness (Mains)
  5. Computer Aptitude (Mains)

Job Profile: The IBPS Clerk Job Profile includes direct data entry and direct interaction with bank clients.


Given below is the detailed schedule of IBPS Clerk Prelims & Mains exam dates of 2019:



IBPS RRB Officer Scale I


Every year IBPS conducts examination for filling the bank vacancies of Officers in Regional Rural Banks of the country.

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

Phase 1: Preliminary examination

Phase 2: Mains examination

Both the IBPS RRB Prelims and Mains exams have an objective-type online mode examination.

Phase 3: Personal interview

The exam generally conducted in the month of November.

Job Profile: The job profile of an IBPS RRB Scale I Officer is to handle the day-to-day operations of a branch.



IBPS RRB Office Assistant


IBPS recruits Multipurpose Office Assistants for the recruitment of IBPS RRB Clerk in Regional Rural Banks.

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

Phase 1: Preliminary Examination

Phase 2: Mains Examination

Job Profile: The job profile of an IBPS RRB Office Assistant is a low-level management role and is a support function role in various banks.

Given below is the detailed schedule of IBPS RRB exam dates of 2019:




RBI Grade B Officer


Reserve Bank of India ( RBI) is one of the main banking sectors in India for candidates seeking entry into the banking sector. RBI is the country's top bank, and being part of this banking institution is considered to be a matter of pride and prestige. 


RBI conducts a bank examination for the recruitment of candidates for Officer-level positions.


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

Phase 1: Prelims Examination (General Awareness+English Language+Quantitative Aptitude+Reasoning Ability)

Phase 2: Mains Examination (Economic and Social Issues+English Language+Finance & Management/Economics/Statistics)

Phase 3: Personal Interview (General Awareness and Interpersonal Skills)

Job Profile: The job profile is an entry-level post for the managerial position in Reserve Bank of India.

Given below is the detailed schedule of RBI Grade B exam dates of 2019:



RBI Grade B Exam Dates
Event Name
Dates (Tentative)
Official Notification Release of RBI Grade B 2019
1st Week of May 2019
Start date of Online Registration and Payment of Application Fee
1st Week of May 2019
Examination Date for Phase – I Exam
2nd Week of June 2019
Result Date of Phase – I
3rd Week of June 2019
Examination Date for Phase-II Exam
1st Week of July 2019
Exam Result of Phase – II
2nd Week of July 2019
RBI Grade B Interview Date
August – October 2019
Final Result Declaration
November 2019



RBI Office Assistant


RBI conducts the RBI Office Assistant Banking Examination for Recruitment of Clerical and Assistant Executive Positions, which are responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the bank.

RBI Office Assistant Exam Pattern: The RBI Office Assistant exam pattern has two phases –

Phase 1: Preliminary Examination

Phase 2: Mains Examination

Job Profile: The job profile is to deal with a data entry job and is more of an operational role in RBI.


NABARD Grade A and B Officer


Every year, the National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development (NABARD) explores the recruitment of Grade A and B bank officers.

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

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

Phase 3: Personal Interview

Job Profile: The job profiles include:

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

Both the job profile is related to the day-to-day functions of Rural and Agricultural Development in rural or suburban areas.


NABARD Development Assistant


The NABARD Development Assistant Exam is administered for the recruitment of clerical and assistant executive positions responsible for the day-to-day operations of the bank.

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

Phase 1: Preliminary Exam

Phase 2: Mains Exam

Job Profile: The job profile is of clerical and assistant cadre positions.


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