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Bank Syllabus

For immense preparation of banking Examination, Bank Syllabus 2019 is the best source…..  At present competition for banking exam is very high, thus to qualify IBPS, SBI, RBI & other Bank exams for PO (probationary officer) / Clerk / SO (Specialist Officer) posts one must have adequate knowledge of Bank Syllabus.

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Candidates who have applied for PO / MT, SO, Clerk posts have to participate and qualify prelims / mains followed by personal interview or group discussion. So participants can download Bank Exam Syllabus PDF along with Bank Exam Pattern through online mode and prepare accordingly to score better marks.

Bank PO/Clerk/SO Syllabus

Banking Exam Syllabus 2019 is designed to test the knowledge and skills related to Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness, English Language and Data Analysis & Interpretation

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Bank Syllabus 2019

Banks are the backbone of a country’s economy and Indian Banking system is very well-built. There are various career opportunities in public or private sector banks for which syllabus can be obtained from the below given table.

IBPS Syllabus

IBPS PO SyllabusIBPS Clerk Syllabus
IBPS SyllabusIBPS SO Syllabus
IBPS RRB SyllabusIBPS IT Officer Syllabus

SBI Syllabus

SBI Clerk SyllabusSBI PO Syllabus
SBI Specialist Officer SyllabusSBI Associate Bank Clerk Syllabus
SBI SME Syllabus

RBI Syllabus

RBI Assistant SyllabusRBI Office Attendant Syllabus
RBI Grade B Officer Syllabus

Other Bank Syllabus

Nainital Bank SyllabusSyndicate Bank PO Syllabus
KCC Bank SyllabusIndian Post Payment Bank Syllabus
Canara Bank PO SyllabusAndhra Bank Syllabus
ESAF Bank SyllabusICICI Bank PO Syllabus
SBI PO SyllabusCentral Bank of India Syllabus
United Bank of India PO SyllabusBank of Baroda Syllabus
South Indian Bank Clerk SyllabusIDBI Syllabus
Canara Bank SO SyllabusUBI Specialist Officer Syllabus
IPPB Assistant Manager SyllabusNABARD Development Assistant Syllabus
SIDBI Assistant Manager SyllabusNABARD Assistant Manager Syllabus

Bank PO Syllabus

A Probationary Officer holds the position of an Assistant Manager. PO works in Junior Management Grade-I Officer. As it is very responsible position so candidates have to prepare well for its written exam. Aspirants who are preparing for Probationary Officer exam they must have a complete knowledge of its syllabus to crack the exam which is mentioned below:

Bank PO Exam Syllabus – Verbal:

  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Test of Direction Sense
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Number Ranking
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Problem on Age Calculation
  • Blood Relations
  • Analogy
  • Decision Making etc.
Bank PO Syllabus – General Awareness:

  • Current Affairs (National and International)
  • Major Financial/Economic News
  • Budget and Five Year Plans
  • Who’s Who
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honors
  • Science – Inventions and Discoveries
  • Abbreviations
  • Important Days
  • International and National Organizations


Bank PO Recruitment Syllabus – Non-Verbal:

  • Non Verbal Series
  • Mirror Images
  • Cubes and Dice
  • Grouping Identical Figures
  • Embedded Figures etc
Bank PO 2019 Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Number System
  • HCF, LCM
  • Simplification
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Unitary Method
  • Percentage
  • Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Profit and Loss
  • Average
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Menstruation (2D and 3D)
  • Algebra
  • Data Interpretation
Bank Syllabus for  PO –English:

  • Verb
  • Adverb
  • Subject Verb Agreement
  • Error Correction
  • Tenses
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Fill in the Blanks with Modals, Articles etc
  • Comprehension
  • Answering questions based on Unseen Passages
  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms

After going through the Bank PO Syllabus, let’s take a look over the Bank PO exam pattern also…

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Bank PO Exam Pattern

Bank PO Preliminary Exam pattern

Sr No.Test NameQns.MarksDuration
1Reasoning Ability Paper353501 hour
2Quantitative Aptitude Paper3535
3English Language Paper3030
  • There will be 100 questions in the examination
  • Each question will be of 01 mark
  • Total time given to complete the preliminary examination is 01 hour

Bank PO Mains Exam Pattern

Sr No.Test NameQns.MarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 Min.
2General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 Min.
3English Language354040 Min.
4Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 Min.
TOTAL:15520003 Hours
 5English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)22530 Min.
  • There will be 155 questions in the examination
  • Maximum marks given to candidates to complete the examination will be 200
  • Total time given to candidates to complete the examination will be 03 hours
  • An additional paper of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) will also be there and there will be 02 questions in it. Questions will be of 25 marks and half an hour will be given to complete the examination.

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Bank Clerk Exam Syllabus:

Bank Clerk performs every day office responsibilities and accounts associated works in the bank. Candidates who wish to apply for this position they must have knowledge of banking. To crack the exam of clerk in any banking institute candidates should study according to the following syllabus:

Bank Syllabus for Clerk – Marketing:

  • Product life cycle
  • Various marketing models
  • Various modes of advertisements
  • Types of marketing strategies
  • Various modes of advertisements
  • Product development process
Bank Clerk Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Problems based on age
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Time and distance
  • Practice questions
  • Time and work
  • Data interpretation
  • Percentages
  • Permutation and combination
  • Probability
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Average
  • Profit and loss
  • Allegation
  • Partnership
  • Boats and streams
  • LCM and HCF
  • Quantitative aptitude shortcuts’
Bank Clerk Exam Syllabus – Reasoning:

  • Series
  • Analogy
  • Mirror image questions
  • Sitting arrangement questions
  • Puzzles
Bank Clerk 2019 Syllabus – English Language:

  • Para jumbles
  • Reading comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Input output devices
  • Operating system
  • Types of topologies
  • Latest technological updates
Bank Clerk Syllabus – Banking Awareness:

  • Types of banks
  • Functions of bank
  • Credit policy
  • Fiscal policy
  • Macro economics concepts

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Bank Clerk Exam Pattern:

Bank Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern

Sr No.Test NameQns.MarksDuration
1Reasoning Ability Paper353501 hour
2Numerical Ability Paper3535
3English Language Paper3030
  • There will be 100 questions in the examination
  • Each question will be of 01 mark
  • Total time given to complete the preliminary examination is 01 hour

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Bank Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Sr No.(Objective) Test NameMarksMaximum Marks(Separately timed)
1General/ Financial Awareness505035 Min.
2General English404035 Min.
3Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 Min.
4Quantitative Aptitude505045 Min.
Total190200160 Min.
  • There will be 190 questions in the examination
  • Maximum marks given to candidates to complete the examination will be 200
  • Total time given to candidates to complete the examination will be 160 minutes

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Bank SO Syllabus

Bank Syllabus – Reasoning Ability

  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzles
  • Inequality
  • Syllogism
  • Input – Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Blood Relations
  • Order and Ranking
  • Alphanumeric series
  • Distance and Direction
  • Verbal Reasoning
Bank SO Syllabus  – English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Spotting Errors
  • Sentence Improvement/ Correction
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Para / Sentence Completion
Bank Syllabus SO – General Awareness

  • Questions will be asked mainly from the Current Affairs & Banking Awareness topics
  • This section may also include questions on Books & authors, Currencies, Important Places, Awards, Headquarters, Prime Ministers Schemes, and Important Days etc.
  • It would be advisable to go through the GK updates of at least last 3 – 4 months.
  • Do not forget to prepare for static GK part as well, especially the countries, their capitals and currencies (Try to focus especially on the countries that have been in news lately, for instance, the countries visited by our Prime Minister or President or with whom any major MoU has been signed).
Bank Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number Series
  • Simplification / Approximation
  • Data Interpretation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Miscellaneous Topics ( Average, Profit & Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Partnership, Ratio & Proportion, Problem on Ages, Probability etc.

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Bank SO – Professional Knowledge Syllabus

Bank SO IT Officer Syllabus (Scale-I)
  • Database Management System
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Operating System
  • Software Engineering
  • Data Structure
  • Computer organization and microprocessor
  • Object Oriented Programming
 Bank SO Agriculture Field Officer Syllabus (Scale –I)
  • Basics of Crop production and improvement
  • Horticulture (Spacing time of sowing seed rate, Important varieties, Herbicides Pesticides, Preservation of fruits and vegetables, Types of cropping system, Different plant  diseases)
  • Seed Science
  • Agronomy and irrigation
  • Agricultural economics
  • Various types of agricultural practices
  • Soil resources
  • Animal husbandry and technology
  • Agricultural research, education and extension
  • Agroforestry and Ecology
  • Priority sector advances
  • Rural welfare activities in India
  • Different insurance schemes regarding agriculture
  • Various government schemes
Bank SO Marketing Officer Syllabus (Scale-I)
  • Basics of Marketing Management (4 Ps of Marketing)
  • Brand management
  • Advertising, PR, sales promotion
  • Basic knowledge of retail management
  • Business ethics
  • Market Segmentation
  • Marketing Research and forecasting demand
  • Product life cycle
  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Services Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy
Bank SO Law Officer Syllabus (Scale-I)
  • Banking Regulation & Compliance and Legal Aspects
  • Relevant laws and orders related to negotiable instruments, securities, Foreign Exchange.
  • Prevention of money laundering, Limitation Act
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Bankers Book Evidence Act, DRT Act.
  • Banking Ombudsman Scheme
  • Offenses and Penalties
  • Law and Acts with direct and Indirect Implication on the banking sector like Contract Acts, Partnerships, Companies, Firm, Constitution
Bank SO HR/ Personnel Officer Syllabus (Scale-I)
  • Human Resource Development: Strategies and Systems.
  • Business policy and strategic analysis
  • Transnational Analysis.
  • Training and Development.
  • Recruitment and Selection.
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • Industrial relations.
  • Business policy and strategic analysis
  • Grievance and conflict management
  • Performance management and appraisal

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Bank Specialist IT Officer Syllabus:

IT Officer supports the banks by offering technical support. They look after of data centers and banking software. So candidates who have technical knowledge of computers may apply for the IT officer jobs. Candidates may check the syllabus for its written exam from the below section:

Bank Syllabus 2019 – Data Base Management System (DBMS):

Bank Syllabus – Data Communication & Networking:

  • Network Architecture
  • OSI Model
  • TCP-IP Model
  • Data Communication
  • IP Addressing (Subnetting)

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Bank Syllabus – Operating System and system programming:

  • Process
  • Thread
  • Types of OS
  • Semaphore
  • CPU Scheduling
  • Dead Lock
  • Memory Partitioning
  • Page Replacement

Software Engineering:

  • Software Development life cycle (SDLC)
  • Software Development Models

Web Technologies:

  • HTML Tags
  • XML

Bank Syllabus 2019 – Network Security:

  • Cyber Crimes
  • Risk Management
  • Firewall
  • Cryptography

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Computer organization & Microprocessor:

  • Bus Structure

Data Structure:

  • Array
  • Linked List
  • Stacks

Programming Languages:

  • Basics of C, C++
  • Basics of OOP (Objected oriented Programming)
  • Integrated Circuits
  • Digital Electronics
  • Compiler Design

Bank SO Exam pattern

SO Prelims Paper Pattern

Sr No.Test NameQns.MarksDuration
1Reasoning (रीजनिंग)353501 hour
2English Language (अंग्रेज़ी)3030
3General Awareness (सामान्य ज्ञान)3535
  • There will be 100 questions in the examination
  • Each question will be of 01 mark
  • Total time given to complete the preliminary examination is 01 hour

SO Mains Exam Pattern

Sr No.Test NameQns.MarksDuration
1Professional knowledge (व्यावसायिक ज्ञान)10010001 hour
  • In the main examination there will be one exam of Professional Knowledge
  • There will be 100 questions concerning the stream /branch/subject
  • Total time given to complete the examination will be 01 hour

Bank Online Practice Test

Bank Exam Preparation Books:

  1. Reasoning by R.S Agarwal.
  2. Numerical Abilities by R.S. Agarwal,Solved Papers of Kiran/Unique publication.
  3. English Language by Lucent’s General English, R.S Agarwal, Puri, Wren &
  4. General Awareness- National Newspaper, Pratiyogita Darpan,Chronicle,
  5. Samanya Gyan Darpan, Arihant publication.
  6. Quantitative Aptitude by R.S.Agarwal, Gulati.
  7. Upkar’s SBI Clerical Cadre Recruitment Exam.
  8. Ramesh’s Bank Clerical Exam(Solved Papers).
  9. Upkar’s SBI PO Examination (Solved Papers).
  10. Ramesh’s Bank PO. Previous year Solved Papers.
  11. Bank PO Sampurn Success Package by S C Gupta.
  12. Bank Probationary Officers Bharti Pariksha.
  13. BANK PO and Specialist Officers Exam Guide by GKP.
  14. BPO Bank Probationary Officers Exam by Ashok Mehta.
  15. Allahabad Bank PO Probationary Officers Recruitment Exam by GKP.
  16. Bank PO / Specialist Officers Exam Guide 2011 by R. Gupta’s.
  17. Previous Papers BANK P. O. Recruitment Exam by GKP.
  18. Bank Of India – Probationary Officers Exam by R. Gupta.
  19. Bank Clerical Cadre Recruitment Exam by T. S. Jain.

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Bank Preparation Tips:

Here in the below section we are providing some bank preparation tips that will be useful for all candidates in preparing well…

  • Prepare A Good Schedule:

Before beginning with the studies, understudies should plan their own particular time-table which coordinates all the material that must be secured and reveals to them what amount is should have been considered every day. A timetable of each subject ought to be made with various needs. Extreme subjects and the ones in which an understudy is frail ought to be given more hours, and less demanding ones ought to be given less hours with adequate interims between each subject. The timetable should critically have softens up between.

  • Be Fearless

Dread and stress are one of the main considerations which have a tendency to wind up noticeably an impediment in getting high rate. One should free all the dread and free his psyche. Approximating a specific score to accomplish is outside our ability to control .This reality additionally should be comprehended by guardians, who ought not pressurize their youngsters yet rather help up their certainty.

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  • Cramming Is Not A Good Habit Make Proper Notes

Understudies should give up off the packing part as it isn’t a decent strategy for considering. Rather than this, they should make short notes while considering. Packing everything can bring about overlooking everything and influencing brief notes to can help in recalling all focuses while updating the subject.

  • Have Faith In Yourself

Understudies ought to contemplate or supplicate a long time before the exam as it helps in unwinding their brain and furthermore gives colossal vitality and peace to the psyche. What’s more, it is much imperative that you are certain about yourself of delivering wonderful outcome.

  • Sleeping Well And Eating Good Are Two Important Steps To Follow

The greatest slip-up understudies confer amid exam time is that they don’t rest and eat well. They think resting is an exercise in futility. They ought to put stock in the way that they have to rest between 6-8 hours per day. They additionally need to deal with their eating regimen. They should attempt and stay away from eat garbage nourishment, and rather incorporate sustenance which supplies ceaseless vitality to their mind for a more extended timeframe.

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  • Give Your Studies Proper Time And Also Set Time To Study

Time is perhaps the most critical factor. As indicated by an examination directed, human mind is in its most dynamic state between 5 am to 8 am in the morning and at night between 7 pm to 11 pm. Hence, understudies who consider amid these timings have the greatest maintenance control in correlation with others.

Bank written exam is conducted in two parts i.e preliminary exam and main exam. Candidates, who will get qualify in the preliminary exam, only they will be eligible for mains examination.  Both examinations contain the negative marking for wrong answers. So candidates should be very careful while answering the questions.

Candidates must go through these topics and sections to crack the bank written examination according to the post. The above mentioned Bank Syllabus will definitely help you in preparation of bank written exam. Candidates can also get the Bank Syllabus for other posts by go through our web portal. Candidates must get the syllabus for better information of all the topics that would be covered under the examination.

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