Bank Exams 2021: List of Upcoming Bank Exam Dates, Notification, Syllabus

Bank Exams 2021: Every year, millions of aspirants appear in various banking exams like RBI Grade B, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, SBI SO, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, J&K Bank, etc. to get recruited in one of these well-known banks of the country every year. The Banking Sector Exams are national level exams that are recruited at the personnel level for different posts in the banking sector. What could be better than a lucrative salary, numerous perks and other allowances, job security, stability and balanced work-life, all in one job? Besides, all these benefits, grabbing a bank job is difficult due to the cut-throat competition. Such a level of competition clearly indicates that aspirants should have a top-notch bank exam preparation to be able to crack the exam and get selected as a bank employee. If you are a banking aspirant and preparing for bank exams, then you should be updated with the future banking exams. To help you out, we have tabulated the Bank Exam Calendar 2021 for you in this article.

It is important to know the important dates for the Upcoming Bank Exams 2021 in advance to prepare well. As goals cannot be achieved in one day, similarly, getting recruited in a bank job required a great amount of passion, hard work, determination, focus, and consistency in preparation. Bookmark this page and stay updated with the List of Upcoming Bank Exams 2020.

Upcoming Bank Exams 2021

The list of Upcoming Bank Exams for the year 2021 has been tabulated below.

Upcoming Bank Exams 2021 Bank Exam Dates Recent Updates Direct Links
SBI PO 2021
  • Prelims Exam Date
    To Be Notified Soon
  • Mains Exam Date 
    To Be Notified Soon
Notification to be released soon Click to Know More
SBI Circle Based Officers 2021
  • Written Test Date– To Be Notified Soon
  • Interview Date        To Be Notified Soon
Notification to be released soon Click to Know More
SBI Clerk 2021
  • Prelims Exam Date
    To Be Notified Soon
  • Mains Exam Date
    To be Notified Soon
Notification to be released soon Click to Know More
SBI Specialist Officer
(SO) 2021
  • Interview in August
Notification to be released soon Click to Know More
Officer Scale I, II, III 2021
  • Prelims Exam Date (Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant)-
    01st, 07th, 08th, 14th, 21st August 2021
  • Single Examination (Officer Scale-II & III)- 25th September 2021
  • Mains Exam Date
    Officer Scale I- 25th September 2021 Office Assistant- 03rd October 2021
Notification to be released soon Click to Know More
IBPS PO 2021
  • Prelims Exam Date:
    09th, 10th, 16th, 17th October 2021
  • Mains Exam Date:
    27th November 2021
Notification to be released soon Click to Know More
IBPS Clerk 2021
  • Prelims Exam Date:
    28th, 29th August 2021, 04th, 05th September 2021
  • Mains Exam Date:
    31st October 2021
Notification to be released soon Click Know More
IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) 2021
  • Prelims Exam Date:
    18th & 26th December 2021
  • Mains Exam Date:
    30th January 2021
Notification to be released soon Click to Know More
RBI Assistant 2021
  • Prelims Exam Date:
    To be Notified Soon
  • Mains Exam Date:
    To Be Notified Soon
Notification to be released in September 2021 Click to Know More
RBI Grade B 2021
  • Phase I Exam Date
    06th March 2021
  • Phase II Exam Date  31st March & 01st April 2021
Notification Released on 27th January 2021

Online Registrations ends on 15th February 2021

Click to Know More
SEBI Grade A
Officer 2021
  • Prelims Exam Date: 
    To Be Notified Soon
  • Mains Exam Date:
    To Be Notified Soon
Notification to be released soon Click to Know More
J&K Bank PO & Clerk 2021
  • To Be Notified Soon
Notification to be released soon Click to Know More
Nainital Bank SO 2021
  • To Be Notified Soon
Notification to be released soon Click to Know More
Nainital Bank PO and Clerk 2021
  • To be notified
Notification to be released soon Click to Know More
LIC AAO & AE 2021
  • Prelims Exam
    To Be Notified Soon
Notification to be released soon Click to Know More
LIC Assistant 2021   
  • To Be Notified Soon
Notification to be released soon Know More
  • To Be Notified Soon
Notification to be released soon Will be updated
National Housing Bank 
Assistant Manager
  • To Be Notified Soon
To Be NotifiedNotification to be released soon Click to Know More

Bank Exams 2021 Syllabus

Knowing the Syllabus for the Bank Exams would be very helpful to excel in the upcoming bank exams with good scores. The syllabus of the bank exam plays a vital role throughout the preparation period. The syllabus for most of the Bank Exams is more or less the same with a slight change in the case of the Specialist Officer Exam (SO). The major Subjects or Topics for the Bank Exams are as follows:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability
  • English Language
  • General/Banking Awareness.

The difference lies in the level of questions asked in the prelims and mains exam as well as in the PO and Clerk level exams. The professional knowledge of the SO is tested as per the stream chosen by him/her for the test. The detailed syllabus and exam pattern of upcoming bank exams are given below

Bank Exams 2021 Syllabus

Sl. No. Name of Bank Exam Bank Exam
Syllabus Details
1. SBI PO Syllabus

Click Here

2. SBI Clerk 2021 Click Here
3. SBI Clerk Exam Pattern Click Here
4. IBPS RRB 2021 Click Here
5. IBPS PO 2021 Click Here
6. IBPS Clerk 2021 Click Here
7. IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) 2021 Click Here
8. RBI Assistant 2021 Click Here
9. RBI Grade B 2021 Click Here
10. SEBI Grade A 2021 Click Here
11. LIC AAO AE 2021 Click Here
12. LIC Assistant 2021 Click Here
13. JK Bank PO and Clerk 2021 Click Here
13. SBI CBO 2021 Click Here

Know More About Banking Sector in India

Eligible candidates are recruited in the Public Sector and Private Sector Banks.

Banking Sector

Public Sector Banks Private Sector Banks
  1. Public Sector Banks are those financial institutions where maximum shares are held by the government.
  2. The public sector banks also are known as government banks enjoy a larger customer base than private sector banks.
  3. The candidates are recruited through govt. exams which conduct exams annually by SBI, IBPS, RBI, SEBI, NABARD, etc.
  1. Private Sector Banks are those banks where most of the equity is owned by private bodies, corporations, institutions or individuals rather than the government.
  2. These banks are managed and controlled by private promoters.
  3. The private banks offer jobs for various posts. Candidates apply for the posts available with the bank by sending a resume, or through tests conducted by the recruiting banks.

The IBPS recruits candidates for the post of PO and Clerk to be placed in the Public Sector Banks. India has 27 public sector banks out of which 19 banks are nationalized and 2 banks come under PSUs are State Bank of India and IDBI Bank.

SBI is the largest Public Sector Bank in India. It was established in 1955 with its headquarters being in Mumbai, India. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the apex bank of India and the central banking and monetary authority. It was originally set up as a private entity in 1935, but it was nationalized in 1949. The present Governor of RBI is Mr. Shaktikanta Das.

List of Public Sector Banks in India

Given below is the list of public sector banks in India:

Sl.No. Bank Name Headquarters
1 Allahabad Bank Kolkata
2 Andhra Bank Hyderabad
3 Bank of Baroda Vadodara
4 Bank of India Mumbai
5 Bank of Maharashtra Pune
6 Canara Bank Bangalore
7 Central Bank of India Mumbai
8 Corporation Bank Mangalore
9 Dena Bank Mumbai
10 Indian Bank Chennai
11 Indian Overseas Bank Chennai
12 Oriental Bank of Commerce New Delhi
13 Punjab National Bank New Delhi
14 Punjab & Sind Bank New Delhi
15 Syndicate Bank Manipal
16 State Bank of India Mumbai
17 Union Bank of India Mumbai
18 United Bank of India Kolkata
19 UCO Bank Kolkata
20 Vijaya Bank Bangalore
21 IDBI Bank Ltd Mumbai
22 India Post Payments Bank New Delhi

List of Private Sector Banks

Given below is the list of the Private Sector Banks in India

Bank Name Established Headquarters
Axis Bank 1993 Mumbai, Maharashtra
Bandhan Bank 2015 Kolkata, West Bengal
Catholic Syrian Bank 1920 Thrissur, Kerala
City Union Bank 1904 Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
DCB Bank 1930 Mumbai, Maharashtra
Dhanlaxmi Bank 1927 Thrissur, Kerala
Federal Bank 1931 Aluva, Kerala
HDFC Bank 1994 Mumbai, Maharashtra
ICICI Bank 1994 Mumbai, Maharashtra
IDBI Bank 1964 Mumbai, Maharashtra
IDFC First Bank 2015 Mumbai, Maharashtra
IndusInd Bank 1994 Mumbai, Maharashtra
Jammu & Kashmir Bank 1938 Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Karnataka Bank 1924 Mangaluru, Karnataka
Karur Vysya Bank 1916 Karur, Tamil Nadu
Kotak Mahindra Bank 2003 Mumbai, Maharashtra
Lakshmi Vilas Bank 1926 Karur, Tamil Nadu
Nainital Bank 1922 Nainital, Uttarakhand
RBL Bank 1943 Mumbai, Maharashtra
South Indian Bank 1929 Thrissur, Kerala
Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Limited 1921 Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu
Yes Bank 2004 Mumbai, Maharashtra

How to Prepare for Upcoming Bank Exams 2021?

  1. In order to get through the Upcoming Bank Exams 2021, one needs to practice as many mock test papers as possible. Regular practice helps you make you realize your mistakes and comprehend their performance.
  2. Take a tour at to get Banking Exams’ Online Classes, Books, Videos, Mock Test Papers to become an SBI PO.
  3. Solving Previous year papers can also be of great help to candidates. Previous year papers will let candidates understand the exact exam pattern based on the SBI PO syllabus for both prelims and mains exam.
  4. You can visit bankersadda to study the current affairs, daily news. Knowledge of the currents affairs is important as it helps you to face the interview with confidence.
  5. Time management and Accuracy are two key factors that you should keep in mind while preparing for Bank Exams 2021. So, you can start your preparation with Latest Banking Books and start your extensive preparation for Bank Exams
  6. Candidates should also read newspapers, magazines, and journals to boost their communication and grammatical skills. This will also help in the general awareness, Descriptive Paper, Interview in the Bank Exams 2021.

Upcoming Bank Exams 2021: FAQ’s

1. What is the educational qualification to apply for Bank Jobs?

Ans. Candidates should be Graduates to apply for the bank exams such as Clerk and PO. However, some posts such as SO require a candidate to hold higher educational qualifications.

2. How can I apply for Bank Jobs?

Ans. The notifications are released for Bank Jobs annually for IBPS, SBI, RBI and other Public Sector Banks. You have to apply online.

3. What topics/subjects are asked in Bank Exams?

Ans. Subjects such as quantitative aptitude, English language, reasoning ability and general awareness with special reference to current affairs and banking awareness are asked in Bank Exams.

4. What is the Selection process for Bank Exams?

Ans. There are mainly three stages with an exception to the Interview: Prelims, Mains, and Interview. But the Interview Stage is only for the post of PO, SO and other officer level recruitment.

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