Bank Exams Criteria, Syllabus and Guides

Banks are the institutions, which help us by lending money, depositing our money and safeguard our valuable belongings safely. It also helps the students with loan for their better and safe career. There are different banks, which works based on their functions. This includes :- Commercial Banks and Non Commercial Banks, Industrial Banks, Agricultural Banks , Central Banks, Women’s welfare Banks, etc.

Bank exams are mainly conducted for recruiting candidates, which differs in their positions based on their qualification and designations. Students with preferred degrees, who want to become a bank employee, should give bank competitive exams, once they finish their graduations. There are different banks like state banks of India, private sectors bank, co-operative banks, which conducts exams annually.

IBPS Bank Exams


Eligibility Criteria for IBPS bank exams:

The eligible criteria for this IBPS exams varies from one designation to other.

The basic criteria includes

  • The candidate should be graduated from a recognized university with minimum of 55 to 60% of marks
  • Should have basic knowledge about computer and the age limit should be in between 20 to 30 years of age.

Bank IBPS Exam pattern and syllabus:

The exam pattern is divided into 3 phases.

Phases – 1 (or) Preliminary Exam: This section is completely into objective type questions. It is for 100 marks and the allotted time is for 1 hour.

Phases – 2 (or) Mains Exam: This section includes both objective and descriptive type questions. It is for 200 marks and the allotted time is for 3hour.

Phases – 3 (or) Interviews: This is a final round of the exam. For this phase, candidates should clear both the prelims and mains, then they can appear for Group Discussion and personal Interview.

Syllabus includes general awareness, basic computer knowledge, quantitative aptitude, verbal reasoning and complete knowledge about English grammars.

Tips to prepare for bank exams:

  • As there will be exams conducted by different banks, so first decide yourself for, which bank exam you are going to appear.
  • Different banks vary in their syllabus, exam pattern. So collect all the books for the preparation, including fundamental and basic concept for bank exams, IBPS Guides, sample papers, model papers, test papers and previous year question papers.
  • Joining coaching classes, helps in preparing for bank exams by practicing and sharing number of questions, you can also meet experts and take their tips and advices.
  • Always try to go through the standard books, which are easily available and can easily understand the concepts. This will also help one to improve their learning ability.
  • Give an enough time to study , as there will be a lot of study material and important points  to cover for which you need sufficient time , so at first you need to prepare a good time table equally for all the  topics with sufficient time .
  • Divide the study material into several parts so that you can cover the complete material in very short period of time.
  • Concentrate more on general questions about the bank, computer science, mathematics, etc.
  • Bank exam papers, includes both subjective and objective, so practice by writing the answers rather than telling orally, as writing will help one to remember the points and also improve their writing speed, spellings, grammars and also their handwriting.

Many students appear for different bank exams every year including fresher’s, experienced, managers, appear for this exams. Other than providing jobs, these bank exams also provide an opportunity for their promotions, which depends on clearing the competency exams, which are conducted by different banks.

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