Bank Exams frequently asked Questions
Ques1: In which mode the exam will be conducted – Online or Offline?
Answer: Both the phases of banking exams – Prelims and Mains are conducted online.
Ques2: What to do in case the confirmation mail for Registration and Password not received?
Answer: As per the Registration System, as soon as you enter the required information for Registration, an automated password is generated and sent to the registered mobile no and email id. In case you don’t receive it, you should wait for some more time and still if you do not receive the mail; then you can contact with the exam convener Body – IBPS itself.
Ques3: What are the different sections from which questions are asked in Pre and Mains Exam?
Answer: In Pre exam, there are 3 sections namely: English Language, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude
In Mains exam: English Language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (Static awareness, Banking awareness, Current affairs) and Computer Aptitude
Ques4: I have scored 55% in Graduation. Am I eligible to sit for the exam?
Answer: Yes, you can apply as there is no minimum percentage required to apply for the SBI / IBPS PO, Clerk exams. You just need to be a graduate or equivalent from a recognized university. There are some banking exams where a minimum 60% mark in the graduation is mandatory. The educational qualification differs for candidates applying for the Specialist post.
Ques5: I am 19 years old. Can I sit for the exam?
Answer: You must be at least 20 years of age (for clerical posts) and 21 years of age (for PO posts) as on the date mentioned in the notification to be eligible to give the exam and not more than 28 and 30 years of age for Clerical & PO posts respectively. However, there are upper age relaxations for OBC, SC, ST, ex-serviceman etc.
Relaxation of Upper age limit
|Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe||5 years|
|Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|Persons with Benchmark Disability||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment||5 years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
Ques6: Is the syllabus for all the bank exams different?
Answer: No, the syllabus for all bank exams is almost same. However, the syllabus for RBI exams is different from the syllabus for other bank exams.
Ques7: What is the salary of a Probationary Officer in the banking sector?
Answer: The basic pay offered to a Bank PO is Rs.27,000 (approximately). This basic pay is exclusive of the perks and allowances that are additional to the salary.
Ques8: Is there a scope for growth in the banking sector?
Answer: Yes, there is a scope for growth in the banking sector. The employees are eligible for promotions internally. Promotions are scheduled at regular intervals of time.
Ques9: How to prepare the General Awareness section for the banking exams?
Answer: The best way to prepare for the General Awareness section is by reading the newspaper daily. It will enhance your knowledge about the current events of importance around the world in every sector. Apart from it, if you want to just go through some of the important news updates, you can simply subscribe to our YouTube channel – CompiPrepHub where we conduct daily Current Affairs session.
Ques10: Is the exam Bilingual?
Answer: The tests except for the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
Ques11: Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?
Answer: Yes, there is a sectional cut-off in the exam. You have to clear every section in order to be shortlisted for the provisional allotment.
Ques12: If I have cleared the overall cut-off of the exam but could not clear the cut-off for any particular section. Am I still eligible?
Answer: No, you are not eligible as you must clear the cut-off for each section individually and the overall cut-off as well.
Ques13: Is there negative marking in the bank exams?
Answer: Yes, there is negative marking in the bank exams. A deduction of 0.25 marks assigned to that question is done for every wrongly marked answer.
Ques14: Which bank is easiest to qualify among SBI, IBPS and RBI bank exams?
Answer: All bank exams are tough to crack. Since RBI is the central bank for the country, the recruitment to this bank is the toughest, also because the number of vacancies released is the least in RBI. IBPS conducts the exam for a set of banks so the vacancies released are higher in comparison to SBI and RBI, so the probability of qualifying the exam also increases. The difficulty level of the exam shall be the same for all three.
Ques15: Is there any interview round after the mains result?
Answer: There is no interview conducted for the clerical as well as assistant posts but if you are applying for the PO, SO, RBI grade b post etc. then after the mains result, you will have to give interview which has a weightage in the final merit list preparation.
Ques16: What are the upcoming bank exams in 2020?
Answer: Click here to “See Upcoming Bank Exams Date Calendar”
Ques17: From where I can download/view Free Study Materials For IBPS, SBI and All Bank Exams?
Answer: Click here to Free download/view Study Materials For IBPS, SBI and All Bank Exams
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