How to prepare for Banking Entrance Exams?


Until recently the number of banks in our country was less and the most of the banks where public sector banks. But now we have more and more private banks opening up in this field and even there are many foreign banks setting up operations in India. With an increase in the banking operations the number of job opportunities in this sector has also increased.

List of Common Bank Recruitment Exams in India

The Common bank recruitment exams in India are:

  • SBI Probationary Officers Exam
  • SBI Clerical Exam
  • SBI Associate Banks Probationary Officers Exam
  • SBI Associate Banks Clerical Exam
  • IBPS Common Bank Probationary Officers Exam
  • IBPS Common Bank Clerical Exam
  • Reserve Bank Officers’ Grade A/B Exam
  • Specialist Officer Entrance Exam
  • Prathama Bank Officers and Assisatnt Recruitemnt Exam
  • Aryavart Gramin Bank (AGB) officers Recruitment
  • Lakshmi Vilas Bank Recruitment of Clerical Staff
  • Jaipur Thar Gramin bank Recruitment Exam
  • MGB Gramin Bank Recruitment Exam
  • Samastipur kshetriya Gramin Bank Recruitment of Officer and Office Assistants
  • Visakhapatnam District Cooperative Central Bank Clerks and Assistant Managers Recruitment Exam
  • Hyderabad District Cooperative Central Bank Clerks and Assistant Managers Recruitment Exam
  • North Malabar Gramin Bank Officer and Assistants Recruitment Exam
  • Manipur Rural Bank Officers and Assistants Recruitment Exam

General guidelines for preparing for Bank Recruitment Exam

A focused plan is necessary for candidates appearing the bank exam and he / she must know the significance of the recruitment exam. Candidates will need to study each topic within the time limit. Doing so will increase the applicants confidence and this will be a huge motivation factor.

Bank Recruitment Entrance Exam Pattern

There are two parts or two phases in a bank PO exam. The phase one of the recruitment exam consists of a written examination and the phase 2 consists of the G D & interview.

In the written examination of the bank PO exam, both the descriptive and objective questions will be asked. Objective question paper will be having 250 questions, which should be completed in one twenty minutes. This test will be covering four topics /sections. The topics are given below:

  • English Language test
  • General Awareness
  • Marketing and Computers Test
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation Test
  • High Level Reasoning Test

Fifty questions will be asked in the descriptive type question paper. One hour is the maximum time limit for completing this test. The questions for this paper will be from English language which includes:

  • Comprehension
  • Short precise writing
  • Letter writing
  • Essay writing

In the second part of the bank PO exam a group discussion for 20 marks and an interview for 30 marks will be held. Candidates who have passed the written examination will be only called for interview and G D. In the case of clerical exam, the entire pattern is same except there won’t be any GD.

Set up a full proof study Plan

Make a plan which is realistic and according to the schedule. The plan and mode of study should be in such a way that it should reduce the candidates stress. Be aware of your weakness and strengths, Prepare according to that.

Ladders in preparing for the Exam

Spend your time very sensibly and effectively. Candidates can divide the syllabus to smaller segments for easier learning. Studying for long hours can create stress in you, so avoid that. Select a noise and hindrance free area for studying. Mock tests should be undertaken to check your progress in studies.



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10 Responses to “How to prepare for Banking Entrance Exams?”

  1. 10

    how to prepare general intelligence and general english test for clerk

  2. 9

    which books i should prefer for clerical exam.

  3. 8

    Which books should i refer for clerical exam

  4. 7

    how many vacancy for next ibps clerk. and sbi clerk also plz rply me i m so tens

  5. 6
    Afroj Allam:

    Dear Sir, Can u plz send me some Questions sample wid answer, for ibps specialist entrance for marketing, and tell me the easiest way to cover all segments,,

    Regards: Afroj

  6. 5
    Mohd Shoaib, Bilhaur:

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  7. 4

    i requesting to u sir send ibps model examination paper thanking you.

  8. 3

    sir,how to prephar reasoning and aptitued question ?
    pls send some question & answer paper

  9. 2

    pl tell me about IBPS clerk exam pattn and its model paper

  10. 1

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