Bank Exams 2020 – List of Upcoming Bank exams
Bank jobs are amongst the most lucrative jobs with great future prospects and handsome salary package. A lot number of candidates looking for a stable future in government sector go for bank jobs. Different bank exams are conducted with the aim to select the eligible applicants for bank jobs. The candidates can apply for the different bank exams 2020 as per their interest and eligibility. Some of the top bank exams include IBPS PO, SBI PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI Clerk, etc.
Many times, the candidates find themselves confused about which exam they should appear for. To help the candidates in deciding this, we are presenting a list of certain important bank exams 2020 along with their basic details.
Eligibility Criteria for Bank Exams 2020
The basic eligibility that must be fulfilled by the candidates preparing for Bank exams 2020 includes a graduation degree. The specific eligibility depends on the exam and the candidates are suggested to go through their specific eligibility before applying for the exam.
How to prepare for the Bank Exams 2020?
The candidates preparing for the bank exams should first familiarize themselves with the exam pattern and syllabus. The basic topics from which questions are asked in almost every bank exams include English Language, General Awareness, Reasoning, etc. The knowledge about other specific topics can be gained by checking the pattern for the specific exam. However, the three topics as mentioned above must be prepared by every bank job aspirants.
Preparation for English Language
Questions are asked to test the basic comprehension and grammar of the candidates. To prepare for the English language, the candidates can take help from different reference books available in the market. After gaining basic understanding, they can also solve the previous years’ sample papers. Reading newspapers in English can also help in expanding the vocabulary of the candidates.
Preparation for General Awareness
Reading newspapers and listening to news are the best way of preparing for General Awareness. Different books for general knowledge are also available and the candidates can also refer to them.
Preparation for Reasoning
Practicing a lot of questions is the best way to prepare for reasoning. First you need to clear your basic concepts related to reasoning and after that you can start practicing the questions related to it. You can also make notes of the important formulae related to reasoning.
Best Preparation Books for Bank Exams
A list of the most recommended books that the candidates can opt for bank exam preparation is given below:
- Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
- Grammar & Composition by Wren and Martin
- Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey
- Lucent’s General Knowledge
List of Top Bank Exams 2020
The following are some of the top bank exams that the candidates can appear for after completing their graduation:
The candidates clearing the IBPS PO exam will be shortlisted for the post of probationary officers in different banks. There will be two rounds of the exam- preliminary and mains followed by an interview. The interested candidates will be able to submit their application form hopefully from August.
For recruitment to the post of clerk in different reputed banks of the country, IBPS Clerk exam will be held. Two rounds of the exam will be conducted- preliminary and mains and selection of the candidates will be based on combined performance in both the exams.
Selection of candidates for Specialist Officers’ cadre posts will be done through Common Recruitment Process (CRP) conducted by IBPS. Recruitment of the candidates will be done in any of the participating banks based on their performance. The exam will be held in two phases- preliminary and main.
To shortlist the candidates for recruitment on the various posts in the Regional Rural Banks of India, IBPS RRB exam will be organized. Apart from preliminary and main exams, interview will also be conducted. Interested candidates can start filling their application form from the month of June, tentatively.
The State Bank of India will conduct SBI PO exam to screen candidates for recruitment as probationary officer. The online application process will begin tentatively from the month of April. To be eligible, the candidates will have to clear the preliminary and main exams and an interview.
Selection of the candidates for the post of Junior Associate in clerical cadre will be done on the basis of SBI Clerk exam. The exam is held at a national level and will be conducted as online exam. Three rounds of the examination will be conducted- preliminary, main and specified language test.
NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development)
Candidates hoping recruitment as manager in Grade ‘A’ in the Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS) in NABARD can apply for the recruitment test. Candidates can obtain the application form for the same from the official NABARD website. The online application process is expected to begin from March to April.
RBI Grade B Assistant
The Reserve Bank of India will be organizing recruitment test to select candidates as Grade B officers. The interested candidates who also fulfill the eligibility criteria can submit their applications in the month of July. The application form will be released in online mode.
Bank of Baroda SO
Bank of Baroda will organize Specialist Officer (SO) examination for screening candidates for recruitment to different legal and wealth management services posts. Candidates can apply for any of the one available post in online mode from the month of December (tentatively).