Bank PO Exams

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Major Bank Exams (PO and Clerical) and other government jobs

State Bank of India

The State Bank of India and its associate banks administer entrance exams for the recruitment of Probationary Officers and Clerks. The frequency of the tests depends on the recruitment drive of the bank and does not follow any particular time period for administering the test. Questions in the test are from English language, General Awareness, Marketing and Computer Knowledge, Data Analysis and Interpretation and Reasoning.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection organises exams for recruitment in all major nationalised banks in India for the posts of Probationary Officer and Clerk. They also organise exams for recruitment for various positions in regional rural banks in the country. The exams do not follow a fixed schedule, but are conducted as per the demand for recruitment in the participating banks..

The major exams conducted by IBPS are given below:

  • IBPS PO
  • IBPS Clerk

 

IBPS PO:

Exam Section No. of Ques Marks Negative marking Duration Tentative exam date
  IBPS PO (Preliminary exam) English Language 30 30 0.25 per wrong answer 1 Hour October
Quantitative Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100
  IBPS PO (Mains) Reasoning 50 50 0.25 per wrong answer 2 Hours November
English Language 40 40
Quantitative Ability 50 50
General Awareness (Mostly related to Banking Industry) 40 40
Computer knowledge 20 20
Total 200 200      
SBI PO
Sr. No. Exam Stage Mode of Exam Exam Structure Tentative Time of Exam
Sr. No. Section No. of Ques Marks Negative Marks Duration
1 SBI PO Preliminary Online English Language 30 30
0.25 per wrong answer
1 Hour July
Quantitative Aptitude
35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
TOTAL 100 100
2 SBI PO Mains Online Reasoning Ability And Computer Aptitude 45 60
0.25 per wrong answer
60 minutes July
Data Analysis And Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
English 35 40 40 minutes
General /Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
TOTAL 155 200 3 Hours

 SBI CLERK:

Sr. No. Exam Stage Mode of Exam Exam Structure Tentative Time of Exam
Section No. of Ques Marks Negative Marks Duration
1 SBI Clerks Preliminary Online English Language 30 30
0.25 per wrong answer
1 Hour May/June
Quantitative Aptitude
35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
TOTAL 100 100
2 SBI Clerks Mains Online General/ Finance Awareness 50 50
0.25 per wrong answer
35 minutes June
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Ability 50 50 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability And Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
TOTAL 155 200 2 Hours 40 minutes

 

 LIC-Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO)

Sr. No. Exam Stage Mode of Exam Exam Structure Tentative Time of Exam
Section No. of Ques Marks Negative Marks Duration
1 LIC Assistant Administrative officer (AAO) Mains (only 1 Exam) Online Reasoning Ability Test 30 90
0.25 per wrong answer
2 Hours March
Quantitative Aptitude Test
30 90
General Knowledge /Current Affairs Test 30 60
Computer Knowledge Test 30 60
English Language Test 40 -
Total 160 300

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIV) and General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC)

In the insurance industry, Life Insurance Corporation of India and General Insurance Corporation of India are the major recruiters. These organizations recruit for the posts of Assistant Administrative Officer (AAO) and sales Officers. Their recruitment exams follow a similar pattern to the Bank Entrance Exams.

Public Sector Banks in India:

  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Andhra Bank
  3. Bank of Baroda
  4. Bank of India
  5. Bank of Maharashtra
  6. Canara Bank
  7. Central Bank of India
  8. Corporation Bank
  9. Dena Bank
  10. IDBI Bank
  11. Indian Bank
  12. Indian Overseas Bank
  13. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  14. Punjab and Sind Bank
  15. Punjab National Bank
  16. State Bank of India
  17. Syndicate Bank
  18. UCO Bank
  19. Union Bank of India
  20. United Bank of India
  21. Vijaya Bank

Associated Banks of State Bank of India are:

(a)  State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (b)  State Bank of Hyderabad (c)  State Bank of Mysore (e)  State Bank of Patiala (f)   State Bank of Travancore.