Bank Exam Syllabus 2023, Examination Pattern, Syllabus for Various Posts, Preliminary Examination, Mains Examination, Interview,

Bank Exam Syllabus 2023: Bank exams are known to be one of the most taken competitive exams in the world. Therefore, to begin the exam preparation, it is important for the test takers to know about the exam pattern and exam syllabus correctly. Aspirants who are going to appear for the upcoming banking exams must be aware of the exam syllabus. Candidates should prepare each and every topic of the exam very carefully and accurately. Generally, the bank examination includes total four subjects which are English Language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. There are various banking sectors that will announce the official notifications regarding the recruitment on yearly basis in order to fill various vacancies in Banks across the nation. Banks releases huge recruitment every year such as State Bank Of India (SBI), Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) and Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Basically, the banking sector competitive exams is organized for two posts i.e. Clerk & Scale I Officer (Probationary Officer- PO/ Specialist Officer- SO). The very first one is a two-tier process (prelims + main) while the other one is a three-tier process (Prelims+ Main + Interview). Some of the well recognized exams in the banking sector includes IBPS Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS RRB Officer Scale I, IBPS RRB Clerk, Officer Scale-II, RBI Assistant, RBI Grade B, SBI Clerk, SBI PO, etc. Here in this article, we have provided complete information regarding Bank Exam Syllabus 2023 along with its exam pattern and more. Go through the entire post to gather more details in regards with the same.

Bank Exam Syllabus 2023

Candidates should be aware that there are 3 major institutions that organizes the bank examinations in the country for the posts of Clerk/ PO/ SO on an yearly basis which includes:

  • State Bank of India (SBI)
  • Reserve Bank of India (RBI)
  • Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Consequently, aspirants preparing for any competitive bank exams must be well aware with the exam syllabus for the positions of Clerk, PO and SO posts which have been provided in the below post.

Bank Exam Pattern 2023

To begin the banking exam preparation journey, candidates should collect the detailed analysis of the examination pattern and syllabus. The examination pattern of almost all the banking exams is similar. The first phase of banking exams i.e. preliminary stage which includes topis such as:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability
  • English Language

Exam Pattern: Preliminary

The exam pattern for the first stage i.e. preliminary exam is organized for the position of Clerical Cadre and Probationary Officers which is basically the same. However, you may find the difference in the difficulty level of the questions in the exam. The paper pattern of prelims exam is discussed in the table below:

S. No. Name of Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2. Reasoning 35 35 20 Minutes
3. Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Exam Pattern: Mains

The main examination pattern consists of advanced level of English Language, Data Interpretation & Analysis, Reasoning Ability and  General Awareness in the form of banking affairs/ current affairs/ financial awareness, etc.

For Clerk Post

For the position of clerk, the exam pattern of the mains exam is as follow:

Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration of Exam
English Language 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability 50 60 45 minutes
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

For Probationary Officer (PO)

The Probationary Officer mains paper pattern includes objective paper in addition to descriptive paper. The mains exam pattern is discussed in the table here:

Objective paper-

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
General Awareness, Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 180

Mains Exam descriptive paper involves English Language( Essay and Letter writing section). This section will have 2 questions for which candidates will get the 30 minutes time and the maximum marks is 25.

After successfully passing the preliminary and mains examination, candidates will be called to take part in the interview session. After qualifying all these three sections, candidate will be hired for the position of Probationary Officer.

Specialist Officer (SO) Bank Exam Pattern 2023

Preliminary Examination

The prelims exam patter for the position of Specialist Officer (SO) 2023 for various post such as IT Officer, law officer, Marketing Officer, Agriculture field officer ,etc. is given below.

For the post of Rajbhasha Adhikari and Law Officer

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Language of Exam Duration
1. English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2. Reasoning 50 50 Hindi and English 40 minutes
3. General Awareness with Special 50 50 Hindi and English 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes

For the Post of IT Officer, Marketing Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Language of Exam Duration
1. English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2. Reasoning 50 50 Hindi and English 40 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 Hindi and English 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes

Mains Examination

The paper pattern for the mains examination involves Professional Knowledge for various positions.

For the Post of IT Officer, Law Officer, Marketing Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/ Personnel Officer

Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Language of Exam Duration of Exam
Professional Knowledge 60 60 Hindi and English 45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks  Language of Exam Duration of Exam
Professional Knowledge (Objective) 45 60 Hindi and English 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge (Descriptive) 2 Hindi and English 30 minutes

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