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BANKING EXAMS

Having shown impressive track record in training the students for UPSC and MPSC, Aakar Foundation has now forayed to train aspirants for IBPS (PO/Clerical) and SSC-CGL examinations.

With the advent of the LPG Policy the Banking and Administrative sectors in the country has undergone a radical transformation in order to deliver basic financial and administrative services to the masses of the country. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) are responsible for recruiting sensible and efficient human resource that would cater to these basic needs and thereby help in achieving the goal of faster sustainable and more inclusive growth.

The public sector banks and SSC are one of the major recruiting organizations in the country. It is expected that the banking sector will come up with lakhs of vacancies in the next five years in various roles while SSC will also keep on adding 15,000 to 20,000 vacancies every year.

In order to enable students to make the most of these opportunities and emerge successful, Aakar Foundation has initiated “IBPS/SSC-CGL Integrated Batch” with several key features as listed below:

  1. Exam Oriented Guidance
    2. Rigorous and Regular Training
    3. Practice Sessions

These key features are the main pillars behind the success of thousands of students who have been trained by the foundation.

The Banking sector is a huge goldmine of opportunities for graduates seeking a secured government job and a good career. Every year over fifty thousand vacancies of officer and clerical grade are recruited in Public Sector banks through open competitive exams conducted by SBI and IBPS. Based on basic aptitude, these exams are relatively easy, fast, transparent and are conducted in a time bound manner. Basic Mathematics, English, Reasoning, General Awareness and Computer Awareness are the core components of the syllabus for these exams.

Broadly the syllabus and exam pattern of all Aptitude based competitive exams in Banking, Insurance, Railway, FCI etc. has extensive overlaps and consequently all these exams can be prepared for simultaneously. With proper guidance, planning and diligent efforts they can be cleared with a preparation of 4-6 months.

Institute Of Banking Personnel Selection: IBPS is an autonomous institution mandated to conduct exams for recruitment of officer and clerical grade positions in Public Sector Banks as well as some Public Sector Insurance Companies. It started functioning as the Personnel Selection Service in 1975 and was later transformed in to an autonomous institution in 1984 with the present name.

Combined Written Examination (CWE): Prior to 2011 IBPS used to conduct separate exams for recruitment in all the Public Sector Banks. To streamline the entire process, it was decided to have a single exam for each category of posts in all the Public Sector Banks. Consequently, the system of having a Common Written Exam each for the categories of Probationary Officer, Specialist Officer and Clerk was started in 2011. Subsequently the common exam for recruitment to posts in 56 Regional Rural Bank was started in following years. SBI however was not included in these common exams in the light of its own recruitment needs and hence separate exams are conducted for SBI PO, SO and Clerk.

PROBATIONARY OFFICER: A Probationary Officer is an Assistant Manager rank officer in a Public Sector Bank of India. He is a generalist officer who can be posted in any vertical of the bank. It is the highest point of entry in a Public Sector Bank for graduates through an open competitive exam. He serves two years on Probation before being confirmed as an Officer in the bank. During the Probation itself his pay, perks and facilities are equivalent to that of an Assistant Manager. A PO is considered as the Cream of the organization and can potentially rise to the rank of the Chairman of the Bank.

LIST OF COMPETITIVE EXAMS CONDUCTED ON SIMILAR PATTERN AND SYLLABUS

BANKING SECTOR –

  • RBI Grade B Officer
  • RBI Assistant
  • SBI PO Exams
  • SBI SO Exam
  • SBI Clerk Exam
  • IBPS PO Exam
  • IBPS SO Exam
  • BPS Clerk Exam
  • Assistant Manager AND Manager Rank Exams (NABARD, Regional Rural Bank, EXIM Bank, SIDBI etc.)

 

 INSURANCE –

  • Assistant Administrative Officer
  • Administrative Officer
  • Assistant

(There are 6 Public Sector Insurance companies in India who come out with vacancies of these posts intermittently)

 

Banking Integrated Batch:

  • B.P.S. / R.B.I. / S.B.I. / R.R.B & ALL Central Exams.
  • Duration:4 months
  • Timing: Daily 2 hours
  • Morning/Evening – Regular Batches

Bank PO Syllabus

The Bank PO exam is conducted for the post of Probationary Officer in State Bank of India and other banks participating in the IBPS PO recruitment. Over the years lakhs of candidates have got drawn towards the banking sector and especially the Officer’s category.

Bank Exam Syllabus

Bank PO Syllabus

Level of Exam

Subjects

SBI PO Syllabus

Preliminary Exam

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Mains Exam

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

General Awareness

Interview

— Coming Soon

IBPS PO Syllabus

Preliminary Exam

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Mains Exam

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

General Awareness

Interview

— Coming Soon

IBPS RRB PO

Preliminary Exam

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Mains Exam

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

English/Hindi Language

Computer Knowledge

General Awareness

Interview

— Coming Soon

Bank PO Syllabus (Section-wise)

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Computer Knowledge

English Language

General Awareness

Coding & Decoding, Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, Logical reasoning, ranking, alphanumeric series, data sufficiency, syllogism, input and output, statement, argument & assumption

Simplification, profit & loss, quadratic equations, data interpretation, speed, time & distance, percentage, ratio & proportion, number system, simple & compound interest, probability, mensuration, mixture & allegations

Memory, input & output devices, internet, shortcut keys, computer-related terms & abbreviations, computer hardware and software, operating system, basic computer networking

Reading comprehension, cloze test, fill in the blanks, jumbled sentences, error detection, paragraph completion

Financial knowledge, economic status, current events across the world, financial institutions and their headquarters, static general knowledge

Bank Clerk Syllabus

The bank clerk exam is conducted for clerical posts and is a sought after job profile for candidates in India. The exam is conducted annually and the exam pattern for the bank clerk exam is similar to the one for Bank PO exam. The bank clerk syllabus is also quite similar to the one followed in other bank exams.

The table below gives brief details about the bank clerk syllabus and exam pattern:

Bank Clerk Exam

Bank Clerk Syllabus

Level of Exam

Subjects

SBI Clerk Syllabus

Preliminary Exam

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Mains Exam

Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

General Awareness

IBPS Clerk Syllabus

Preliminary Exam

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Mains Exam

Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

General Awareness

Interview

IBPS RRB Clerk

Preliminary Exam

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Mains Exam

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Financial Awareness

Computer Knowledge

English/Hindi Language

Bank Clerk Syllabus (Section-wise)

English Language

Reading comprehension, cloze test, fill in the blanks, match the columns, phase replacement, error detection, jumbled sentences, rearrangement

Quantitative Aptitude

Profit and loss, permutation and combination, percentage, mixtures and allegations, probability, mensuration, data interpretation, upstream and downstream, quadratic equations, approximation, simplification, age problems, number system, speed, distance and time

Reasoning Ability

Puzzles, seating arrangement, alphanumeric series, data sufficiency, coding and decoding, logical reasoning, directions and displacement, order and ranking

Computer Knowledge

Internet, memory, software and hardware, input and output devices, computer fundamentals, computer abbreviations and terms, basic computer networking, shortcut keys

General Awareness

Static GK, current events across the world, International and National organisations and their headquarters

Financial Awareness

Financial knowledge, economic terms, financial institutions, financial news, economic growth and development

Bank SO Syllabus

Apart from Probationary Officer and Clerk, there is a third post for which the bank exam is conducted for Specialist Officers. The exam for Specialist Officers is conducted for candidates who have specialisations in law, IT, Rajbhasha, Chartered Accountant, Agriculture, Marketing and Human Resources.

The table given below gives the bank SO syllabus and exam pattern in brief:

Bank SO Exam

Bank SO Syllabus

Level of Exam

Subjects

SBI SO Syllabus

Preliminary Exam

English Language

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Mains Exam

Professional Knowledge

Interview

IBPS SO Syllabus

Preliminary Exam

English Language

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude or General Awareness

Mains Exam

Professional Knowledge

Interview

Other Bank Exam Syllabus

The bank exam syllabus and exam pattern for the RBI exams are given below in brief:

 

 

RBI Exam

RBI Syllabus

Level of Exam

Subjects

RBI Grade B Syllabus

Preliminary Exam

General Awareness

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

English Language

Mains Exam

Economic and Social Issues

English (Writing Skills)

Finance and Management

Interview

RBI Assistant Syllabus

Preliminary Exam

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Mains Exam

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Computer Knowledge

General Awareness

Language Proficiency Test

The bank syllabus for RBI is slightly different from the other banks. The syllabus for English language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude is the same as the one for PO and Clerk. Given below is the bank syllabus for RBI grade B Officer Phase II examination:

Bank Exam Syllabus – RBI

Subjects

Syllabus

Economic and Social Issues

Growth and development, economic reforms in India, Rise in inequality, human resource development, the social structure in India, Sustainable Development, employment generation, insurance and capital marketing, globalisation, government debt

Finance and Management

Union Budget, Risk management, inflation, monetary policy, the role of information technology, career planning, the role of incentives nature and scope management, corporate governance

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