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Bank Exams 2019-2020: Upcoming Bank Exam Full List and Dates

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 2019.

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 2019 must prepare themselves for a peak competition that they will be facing while appearing for various Bank Exams 2019.

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Lakhs of candidates will be appearing for the different bank exams in the year 2019 and main exam conducting authorities will be IBPS, SBI, RBI etc. The bank exams 2019 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 2019 and how candidates should prepare in order to get selected.

List of Upcoming Bank Exams 2019

Different exams will be conducted in the year 2019 in order to recruit candidates for different position. The list of various upcoming Bank exams 2019 along with the tentative dates is given in the table below:

Name of Exam Date of Exam (Tentative)Release of Official Notification (Tentative)
SBI POPre: 1st week of July 2019

Mains: 1st week of August 2019

3rd week of April 2019
RBI Grade B 2019Pre: June 2019

Mains: July 2019

May 2019
NABARD 2019Pre: 3rd week of May 2019

Mains: 3rd week of June 2019

2nd week of March 2019
SBI ClerkPre: July 2019

Mains: 1st week of August 2019

3rd week of January 2019
SBI SO 2019Written Exam: Last week of August 20191st week of January 2019
Canara Bank POWritten Exam: 1st week of March 20192nd week of January 2019
RBI AssistantPre: Last week of November 2018

Mains: 3rd week of December 2018

3rd week of October 2019
IBPS SOPre: Last week of December 2018

Mains: Last week of January 2019

November 2018
IBPS POPre: Last week of October 2019

Mains: 3rd week of November 2019

July 2019
IBPS ClerkPre: 2nd week of December 2018

Mains: 3rd week of January 2019

September 2019
IBPS RRB 2019Pre: 2nd week of August 2019

Mains: 1st week of October 2019

July 2019

Clerk Exams Previous Years Solved Papers

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How to Prepare for Bank Exams 2019?

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 2019.

  1. Understand the exam pattern and syllabus: The exam pattern for most of the Bank Exams 2019 (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 MarksDuration
English Language303060 Minutes
Quantitative Abilities3535
Reasoning Abilities3535
Total100100
  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 2019
  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 2019.
  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.

Syllabus for Bank Exams 2019

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 2019 that will be common for most of the banking exams 2019.

SubjectsTopics
Quantitative AptitudePercentage & Averages, Ratio & Proportion, Number Systems, Mixtures & Alligations, Surds & Indices, Simple Interest & Compound Interest etc.
Reasoning AbilityCoding Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Logical Reasoning, Sitting Arrangements, Coded Inequalities, Non Verbal Reasoning, Ranking / Direction / Alphabet Test Etc.
English LanguageError Spotting, Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Sentence Correction, Multiple Meaning Word, Para Jumbles etc.
Current AffairsBanks in NEWS, Government Schemes,New Appointments, Economy based current affairs, Summits, National and International etc.

Top Bank Exams in India 2019

For Officer Cadre

  1. IBPS PO: This exam will be one of the most prestigious bank exams 2019. 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 Recuitment: This exam will be conducted by 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 2019 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 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 2019 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 2019 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

Best Books to Prepare for Banking Exams 2019

There are a lot of books available for the preparation of Bank Exams 2019. We have listed some of the most favored books that are prescribed by bankers and teachers for the candidates aspiring for Bank Exams 2019.

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