Banking Exams Calendar 2019-20 – IBPS Official Schedule, SBI, RBI Exam Dates

Published on : 18th January 2019    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt

When it comes to having a job that would provide stability and respect, a career in the banking sector cannot be overlooked in this regard. Jobs in the banking sector are considered to be highly prestigious and secured with perks like attractive salary, incentives, career growth and many other benefits. Recruitment for bank jobs is done on the basis of entrance examinations. Such examinations are conducted every year for various posts including Probationary Officers, Clerks, Specialist Officers, Bank managers and more. The recruitment process for Public Sector banks (except the State Bank of India) is conducted by the Institute of Personnel Banking Selection (IBPS). The State Bank of India (SBI) conducts its own examination for Clerical, PO and SO posts.

Here is a tentative schedule/exam calendar for the year 2019 so that you don’t miss any opportunity for making a bright career in the banking sector.

Banking Exams Calendar 2019

The official schedule for the IBPS exams has been released on the official website on 16th January 2019. The dates for other exams viz. RBI, SBI are tentative. Check out the banking exam calendar here:

Exam Name

Notification Release Date

Admit Card Available

Exam Date

Result Date

IBPS Clerk

Mid-September 2019

November 2019 (Prelims) & January 2020 (Main)

Preliminary Exam – 7th, 8th, 14th, and 15th December 2019

 Main Exam – 19th January 2020

January 2020 (Prelims)

1st week of April 2020

IBPS RRB (Officer Scale I, II and III and Officer Assistant)

2nd week of June 2019

July 2019 (Prelims) & September 2019 (Main)

Preliminary Exam – 3rd, 4th, 11th, 17th, 18th, and 25th August 2019

Single Exam – 22nd September 2019

Main Exam – Officer Scale I – 22nd September 2019

Office Assistant – 29th September 2019

September 2019 (Prelims) & October 2019 (Main)


August 2019

October 2019 (Prelims) & November 2019

Preliminary Exam – 12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th October 2019

Main Exam – 30th November 2019

October/November 2019  (Prelims) & December 2019 (Main)


November 2019

December 2019 (Prelims) & January 2020 (Main)

Preliminary Exam – 28th and 29th 2019

Main Exam – 25th January 2020

January 2020 (Prelims) & February 2020 (Main)

SBI Clerk 

3rd week of January 2019

1st week of June 2019 (Prelims) & 3rd week of July 2019 (Main)

June 2019 (Prelims) & August 2019 (Main)

August 2019


1st week of May 2019

4th week of June 2019 (Prelims) & 3rd week of July 2019 (Main)

1st week of July 2019 (Prelims) & 4th week of July 2019 (Main)

2nd week of July 2019 (Prelims) & 2nd week of August 2019 (Main)


First week of October 2018

January 2019

January 2019

February 2019

RBI Assistant

4th week of January 2019

1st week of April 2019 (Prelims) & 3rd week of April 2019 (Main)

1st week of April 2019 (Prelims) & May 2019 (Main)

3rd week of April 2019 (Prelims) & May 2019 (Main)

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Mostly, banking examinations are conducted in three stages – Preliminary, Main and Interview. A final merit list of the qualified candidates is prepared on the basis of the candidate’s performance in all three stages of the recruitment process. The candidates are then allotted respective posts at different locations.