Bank Exams 2020: List of Bank Exams (PO, Clerk & Other Exams)

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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 2020.

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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 2020 must prepare themselves for a peak competition that they will be facing while appearing for various Bank Exams 2020.

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 2020 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 2020 and how candidates should prepare in order to get selected.

List of Upcoming Bank Exams 2020

Different exams will be conducted in the year 2020 in order to recruit candidates for a different position. The list of various upcoming Bank exams 2020 along with the tentative dates is given in the table below:

Name of Exam Date of Exam (Tentative) Release of Official Notification (Tentative)

Pre: 1st week of July 2020

Mains: 1st week of August 2020

3rd week of April 2020
RBI Grade B exam Pre: June 2020

Mains: July 2020

May 2020

Pre: 3rd week of May 2020

Mains: 3rd week of June 2020

2nd week of March 2020
SBI Clerk

Pre: July 2020

Mains: 1st week of August 2020

3rd week of January 2020
SBI SO Written Exam: Last week of August 2020 1st week of January 2020
Canara Bank PO Written Exam: 1st week of March 2020 2nd week of January 2020
RBI Assistant

Pre: Last week of November 2020

Mains: 3rd week of December 2020

3rd week of October 2020
IBPS SO Pre: December 2020

Mains: Jan 2020

November 2019

Pre: October 2020

Mains: November 2020

July 2020
IBPS Clerk Pre: December 2020

Mains: January 2021

September 2020
IBPS RRB Pre for Officer Scale I and Office Assistants: August 2020

Single for Officers Scale II & III: Sep 2020

Mains for Officer Scale I: Sep 2020

Mains for Office Assistants: Sep 2020 

July 2020

Clerk Exams Previous Years Solved Papers

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How to Prepare for Bank Exams 2020?

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 2020.

  1. Understand the exam pattern and syllabus: The exam pattern for most of the Bank Exams 2020 (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 2020
  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.

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Syllabus for Bank Exams 2020

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 2020 that will be common for most of the banking exams 2020.

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 2020

For Officer Cadre

  1. IBPS PO: This exam will be one of the most prestigious bank exams in 2020. 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 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 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 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

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Best Books to Prepare for Banking Exams 2020

There are a lot of books available for the preparation of Bank Exams 2020. We have listed some of the most favored books that are prescribed by bankers and teachers for the candidates aspiring for Bank Exams 2020.

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