Bank Syllabus PO/Clerk/SO (IBPS, SBI, RBI) Exam Pattern

Bank Syllabus

Banks are the backbone of a country’s economy and Indian Banking system is very well-built. There are various career opportunities in public or private sector banks for which syllabus can be obtained from the below given table.

IBPS Syllabus

IBPS PO SyllabusIBPS Clerk Syllabus
IBPS SyllabusIBPS SO Syllabus
IBPS RRB SyllabusIBPS IT Officer Syllabus

SBI Syllabus

SBI Clerk SyllabusSBI PO Syllabus
SBI Specialist Officer SyllabusSBI Associate Bank Clerk Syllabus
SBI SME Syllabus

RBI Syllabus

RBI Assistant SyllabusRBI Office Attendant Syllabus
RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus

Other Bank Syllabus

Nainital Bank SyllabusSyndicate Bank PO Syllabus
KCC Bank SyllabusIndian Post Payment Bank Syllabus
Canara Bank PO SyllabusAndhra Bank Syllabus
ESAF Bank SyllabusICICI Bank PO Syllabus
SBI PO SyllabusCentral Bank of India Syllabus
United Bank of India PO SyllabusBank of Baroda Syllabus
South Indian Bank Clerk SyllabusIDBI Syllabus
Canara Bank SO SyllabusUBI Specialist Officer Syllabus
IPPB Assistant Manager SyllabusNABARD Development Assistant Syllabus
SIDBI Assistant Manager SyllabusNABARD Assistant Manager Syllabus

Bank PO Syllabus

Bank PO Syllabus – General Awareness:

  • Current Affairs (National and International)
  • Major Financial/Economic News
  • Budget and Five Year Plans
  • Who’s Who
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honors
  • Science – Inventions and Discoveries
  • Abbreviations
  • Important Days
  • International and National Organizations

Bank PO Exam Syllabus – Verbal:

  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Test of Direction Sense
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Number Ranking
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Problem on Age Calculation
  • Blood Relations
  • Analogy
  • Decision Making etc.

Bank PO Recruitment Syllabus – Non-Verbal:

  • Non Verbal Series
  • Mirror Images
  • Cubes and Dice
  • Grouping Identical Figures
  • Embedded Figures etc

Bank Syllabus for  PO –English:

  • Verb
  • Adverb
  • Subject Verb Agreement
  • Error Correction
  • Tenses
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Fill in the Blanks with Modals, Articles etc
  • Comprehension
  • Answering questions based on Unseen Passages
  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms

Bank PO  Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Number System
  • HCF, LCM
  • Simplification
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Unitary Method
  • Percentage
  • Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Profit and Loss
  • Average
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Menstruation (2D and 3D)
  • Algebra
  • Data Interpretation

Bank PO Exam Pattern

Bank PO Preliminary Exam pattern

Sr No.Test NameQns.MarksDuration
1Reasoning Ability Paper353501 hour
2Quantitative Aptitude Paper3535
3English Language Paper3030
  • There will be 100 questions in the examination
  • Each question will be of 01 mark
  • Total time given to complete the preliminary examination is 01 hour

Bank PO Mains Exam Pattern

Sr No.Test NameQns.MarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 Min.
2General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 Min.
3English Language354040 Min.
4Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 Min.
TOTAL:15520003 Hours
 5English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)22530 Min.
  • There will be 155 questions in the examination
  • Maximum marks given to candidates to complete the examination will be 200
  • Total time given to candidates to complete the examination will be 03 hours
  • An additional paper of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) will also be there and there will be 02 questions in it. Questions will be of 25 marks and half an hour will be given to complete the examination.

Bank Clerk Exam Syllabus:

Bank Clerk Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Problems based on age
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Time and distance
  • Practice questions
  • Time and work
  • Data interpretation
  • Percentages
  • Permutation and combination
  • Probability
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Average
  • Profit and loss
  • Allegation
  • Partnership
  • Boats and streams
  • LCM and HCF
  • Quantitative aptitude shortcuts’

Bank Syllabus for Clerk – Marketing:

  • Product life cycle
  • Various marketing models
  • Various modes of advertisements
  • Types of marketing strategies
  • Various modes of advertisements
  • Product development process

Bank Clerk Exam Syllabus – Reasoning:

  • Series
  • Analogy
  • Mirror image questions
  • Sitting arrangement questions
  • Puzzles

Bank Clerk Syllabus – English Language:

  • Para jumbles
  • Reading comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Input output devices
  • Operating system
  • Types of topologies
  • Latest technological updates

Bank Clerk Syllabus – Banking Awareness:

  • Types of banks
  • Functions of bank
  • Credit policy
  • Fiscal policy
  • Macro economics concepts

Bank Clerk Exam Pattern:

Bank Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern

Sr No.Test NameQns.MarksDuration
1Reasoning Ability Paper353501 hour
2Numerical Ability Paper3535
3English Language Paper3030
  • There will be 100 questions in the examination
  • Each question will be of 01 mark
  • Total time given to complete the preliminary examination is 01 hour

Bank Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Sr No.(Objective) Test NameMarksMaximum Marks(Separately timed)
1General/ Financial Awareness505035 Min.
2General English404035 Min.
3Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 Min.
4Quantitative Aptitude505045 Min.
Total190200160 Min.
  • There will be 190 questions in the examination
  • Maximum marks given to candidates to complete the examination will be 200
  • Total time given to candidates to complete the examination will be 160 minutes

Bank SO Syllabus

Bank Syllabus – Reasoning Ability

  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzles
  • Inequality
  • Syllogism
  • Input – Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning

Bank SO Syllabus  – English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement/ Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para / Sentence Completion

Bank Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number Series
  • Simplification / Approximation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Miscellaneous Topics ( Average, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Partnership, Ratio & Proportion, Problem on Ages, Probability etc.

Bank Syllabus SO – General Awareness

  • Questions will be asked mainly from the Current Affairs & Banking Awareness topics
  • This section may also include questions on Books & authors, Currencies, Important Places, Awards, Headquarters, Prime Ministers Schemes, and Important Days etc.
  • It would be advisable to go through the GK updates of at least last 3 – 4 months.
  • Do not forget to prepare for static GK part as well, especially the countries, their capitals and currencies (Try to focus especially on the countries that have been in news lately, for instance, the countries visited by our Prime Minister or President or with whom any major MoU has been signed).

Bank SO – Professional Knowledge Syllabus

Bank SO IT Officer Syllabus (Scale-I)

  • Database Management System
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Operating System
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Structure
  • Computer organization and microprocessor
  • Object Oriented Programming

Bank SO Agriculture Field Officer Syllabus (Scale –I)

  • Basics of Crop production and improvement
  • Horticulture (Spacing time of sowing seed rate, Important varieties, Herbicides Pesticides, Preservation of fruits and vegetables, Types of cropping system, Different plant  diseases)
  • Seed Science
  • Agronomy and irrigation
  • Agricultural economics
  • Various types of agricultural practices
  • Soil resources
  • Animal husbandry and technology
  • Agricultural research, education and extension
  • Agroforestry and Ecology
  • Priority sector advances
  • Rural welfare activities in India
  • Different insurance schemes regarding agriculture
  • Various government schemes

Bank SO Marketing Officer Syllabus (Scale-I)

  • Basics of Marketing Management (4 Ps of Marketing)
  • Brand management
  • Advertising, PR, sales promotion
  • Basic knowledge of retail management
  • Business ethics
  • Market Segmentation
  • Marketing Research and forecasting demand
  • Product life cycle
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Services Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy

Bank SO Law Officer Syllabus (Scale-I)

  • Banking Regulation & Compliance and Legal Aspects
  • Relevant laws and orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, Foreign Exchange.
  • Prevention of money laundering, Limitation Act
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act.
  • Banking Ombudsman Scheme
  • Offenses and Penalties
  • Law and Acts with direct and Indirect Implication on the banking sector like Contract Acts, Partnerships, Companies, Firm, Constitution

Bank SO HR/ Personnel Officer Syllabus (Scale-I)

  • Human Resource Development: Strategies and Systems.
  • Business policy and strategic analysis
  • Transnational Analysis.
  • Training and Development.
  • Recruitment and Selection.
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • Industrial relations.
  • Business policy and strategic analysis
  • Grievance and conflict management
  • Performance management and appraisal

Bank Specialist IT Officer Syllabus:

IT Officer supports the banks by offering technical support. They look after of data centers and banking software. So candidates who have technical knowledge of computers may apply for the IT officer jobs. Candidates may check the syllabus for its written exam from the below section:

Bank Syllabus – Data Base Management System (DBMS):

  • Normalization
  • Overview of SQL Queries
  • E- R Diagrams
  • Transaction Management

Bank Syllabus – Data Communication & Networking:

  • Network Architecture
  • OSI Model
  • TCP-IP Model
  • Data Communication
  • IP Addressing (Subnetting)

Bank Syllabus – Operating System and system programming:

  • Process
  • Thread
  • Types of OS
  • Semaphore
  • CPU Scheduling
  • Dead Lock
  • Memory Partitioning
  • Page Replacement

Software Engineering:

  • Software Development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Software Development Models

Web Technologies:

  • HTML Tags
  • XML

Bank Syllabus – Network Security:

  • Cyber Crimes
  • Risk Management
  • Firewall
  • Cryptography

Computer organization & Microprocessor:

  • Data Structure:
  • Bus Structure
  • Array
  • Linked List
  • Stacks

Programming Languages:

  • Basics of C, C++
  • Basics of OOP (Objected oriented Programming)
  • Integrated Circuits
  • Digital Electronics
  • Compiler Design

Bank SO Exam pattern

SO Prelims Paper Pattern

Sr No.Test NameQns.MarksDuration
1Reasoning 353501 hour
2English Language 3030
3General Awareness 3535
  • There will be 100 questions in the examination
  • Each question will be of 01 mark
  • Total time given to complete the preliminary examination is 01 hour

SO Mains Exam Pattern

Sr No.Test NameQns.MarksDuration
1Professional knowledge (व्यावसायिक ज्ञान)10010001 hour
  • In the main examination there will be one exam of Professional Knowledge
  • There will be 100 questions concerning the stream /branch/subject
  • Total time given to complete the examination will be 01 hour

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