Bank Exams 2021-2022: List of Bank Exams (PO, Clerk & Other Exams)

Upcoming Bank Exams 2021: The Banking and finance sector of India is growing very rapidly and it is providing a large number of career opportunities for the students every year. As the numbers of banks in India are on a rise, the requirement for talented and dynamic banking executives is also increasing. Banking is one of the major sectors in India which will produce ample job opportunities for the students in the year 2021.

Although the number of job openings in this sector is large, still the competition level is quite high as a lot of students opt for a banking job preparation every year. Candidates aspiring for a bank job in the year 2021 must prepare themselves for a peak competition that they will be facing while appearing for various Bank Exams 2021.

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Lakhs of candidates will be appearing for the different bank exams in the year 2021 and main exam conducting authorities will be IBPS, SBI, RBI etc. The bank exams 2021 will be conducted for two grades i.e. clerical grades and officer cadre. In this article, we will discuss important details about various upcoming Bank Exams 2021 and how candidates should prepare in order to get selected.

List of Upcoming Bank Exams 2021

Different exams will be conducted in the year 2021 in order to recruit candidates for a different position. The list of various upcoming Bank exams 2021 along with the tentative dates is given in the table below:

Name of Exam Date of Exam (Tentative) Release of Official Notification (Tentative)
SBI PO Pre: 1st week of July 2021

Mains: 1st week of August 2021

3rd week of April 2021
RBI Grade B exam Pre: June 2021Mains: July 2021 May 2021
NABARD Pre: 3rd week of May 2021

Mains: 3rd week of June 2021

2nd week of March 2021
SBI Clerk Pre: July 2021

Mains: 1st week of August 2021

3rd week of January 2021
SBI SO Written Exam: Last week of August 2021 1st week of January 2021
Canara Bank PO Written Exam: 1st week of March 2021 2nd week of January 2021
RBI Assistant Pre: Last week of November 2021

Mains: 3rd week of December 2021

3rd week of October 2021
IBPS SO Pre: 18.12.2021 26.12.2021
Mains: 30.01.2022
November 2021
IBPS PO Pre: 09.10.2021 10.10.2021 16.10.2021 17.10.2021

Mains: 27.11.2021

July 2021
IBPS Clerk Pre: 28.08.2021 29.08.2021 04.09.2021 05.09.2021
Mains: 31.10.2021
September 2021
IBPS RRB Pre for Officer Scale I and Office Assistants: 01.08.2021, 07.08.2021, 08.08.2021, 14.08.2021 and 21.08.2021
Single for Officers Scale II & III: 25.09.2021Mains for Officer Scale I: 25.09.2021Mains for Office Assistants: 03.10.2021
July 2021

How to Prepare for Bank Exams 2021?

As the competition in the upcoming Bank exam is expected to be quite stiff, the candidates need to prepare really well in order to get selected. Follow the steps given below in order to crack Bank Exams 2021.

  1. Understand the exam pattern and syllabus: The exam pattern for most of the Bank Exams 2021 (Pre) will be similar to the pattern given in the table below. However, some banks will also include current affair and computer knowledge subject in their question paper:
Subjects No. of Question Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 60 Minutes
Quantitative Abilities 35 35
Reasoning Abilities 35 35
Total 100 100
  1. Speed and Timing: As you can see in the above-mentioned table, there will be 100 questions to be solved in just 60 Minutes. So, timing is the key to get success in the Bank Exams 2021
  2. Learn Short cuts and tricks: Generally, the questions in most of the bank exams are not really tough but time-consuming. Learning shortcuts and tricks will help you in order to clear the Bank Exams in 2021.
  3. Don’t emphasize too much on a particular topic: Know your strength and weaknesses and prepare accordingly. Never consume too much time and energy on a single topic or subject.

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Syllabus for Bank Exams 2021

The syllabus for Banking Exam will vary a little bit for different exams. However, we have listed down some of the important topics for Bank Exams 2021 that will be common for most of the banking exams 2021.

Subjects Topics
Quantitative Aptitude Percentage & Averages, Ratio & Proportion, Number Systems, Mixtures & Alligations, Surds & Indices, Simple Interest & Compound Interest etc.
Reasoning Ability Coding-Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Logical Reasoning, Sitting Arrangements, Coded Inequalities, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Ranking / Direction / Alphabet Test Etc.
English Language Error Spotting, Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Sentence Correction, Multiple Meaning Word, Para Jumbles etc.
Current Affairs Banks in NEWS, Government Schemes, New Appointments, Economy based current affairs, Summits, National and International etc.

Top Bank Exams in India 2021

For Officer Cadre

  1. IBPS PO: This exam will be one of the most prestigious bank exams in 2021. It will be conducted for the recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO) in different public sector banks.

Age Limit: The age of an applicant must be between 20 to 30 years in order to appear for this exam.

Educational Criteria: The applicant must be a graduate to appear for this exam

  1. NABARD Officer Recruitment: This exam will be conducted by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for the recruitment of Assistant Manager in Grade A (RDBS)

Age limit: 21 to 30 Years

Educational Criteria: For this bank exam, the candidate must be a graduate in any stream from a recognized university.

  1. SBI PO: This exam will be conducted by SBI in order to recruit Probationary officers (PO) in its different branches across India.

Age limit: 21 to 30 Years

Educational Criteria: The candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in order to appear for this exam.

  1. RBI Officer GradeB Recruitment: This exam will be organized by the Reserve Bank of India for the recruitment of Grade B Officers (General)

Age limit: 21 to 30 Years

Educational criteria: The applicant must be a graduate with at least 60% marks from a recognized university.

Clerical Grade

  1. IBPS Clerk: This is one of the most famous exams among the candidates looking for a clerical job in government banks. This bank exam 2021 will be organized by IBPS for the recruitment of clerks in numerous public sector banks.

Age limit: 20 to 28 years

Educational Criteria: The candidate must be a graduate in order to apply for this bank exam.

  1. RBI Assistant Recruitment: This will also be a clerical level bank exam, which will be conducted by the Reserve Bank of India in order to recruit the office assistants

Age Limit:  20 to 28 Years

Educational Criteria: The applicant must be a graduate with a minimum of 50% marks

  1. SBI clerk: This exam will be held in the month of July 2021 in order to recruit Clerical grade, Junior Associates(Customer Support & Sales) in different branches of SBI

Age limit: 20 to 28 years

Educational Criteria: The applicant must be a graduate.

  1. IBPS RRB: These bank exams 2021 will be conducted by IPBS for the recruitment of both Officers and office assistant in rural banks of India.

Age limit: 18 to 28 years (For Office Assistant)

Educational Criteria: Bachelors degree with proficiency in local language

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Best Books to Prepare for Banking Exams 2021

There are a lot of books available for the preparation of Bank Exams 2021. We have listed some of the most favored books that are prescribed by bankers and teachers for the candidates aspiring for Bank Exams 2021.

S. No. Name of Books
1 Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal
2 Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey
3 General Aptitude by G K P
4 Quantitative aptitude by Kashyap Trivedi, Chirag Trivedi
5 Quantitative aptitude by Abhijit Guha
6 General awareness Kit by Bright Ps
7 Computer Fundamentals by Pradeep Sinha, Priti Sinha
8 Reasoning Test by Jaikishan, Prem Kishan
9 General Banking and Economic Awareness by Kiran Prakashan
10 A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal

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