Banking Exam Calendar 2021-22 – Upcoming Bank Exams, Important Dates, Preparation Guide

Published on : 30th March 2021    Author : Meenakshi

In a league of several guiding career options in India, a career in the field of Banking has been chosen up by many people. The reason to choose a profession in the field of the bank is to earn a livelihood, which makes the future secure and manageable. There are multiple opportunities for people all over in this industry, hence if you are dedicated and brainy then make sure for appearing in the bank entrance exam and pass them.

Bank examinations are held across India and performed for the recruitment of meritorious candidates in numerous posts in the banking sector which includes Nationalized Banks, Private Banks, and Specialized Banks. Hence we are publishing the list of upcoming bank exams & bank jobs 2021 & 2022 along with other govt. exams.

Banking Exam Calendar 2021 – Recruitment Notification

The exam dates of the upcoming bank jobs 2021 are officially out now. Potential aspirants, who want to get a reputed bank job in 2021 in a public, government, or private sector bank, should go through the full list of ongoing and upcoming bank exams 2021 here. Hereinbelow, we have shared here the detailed information of the top bank exams conducted by the IBPS, SBI and RBI such as IBPS PO/Clerk/RRB, SBI PO/Clerk/SO and RBI Assistant/Grade B Officer.

Candidates are advised to have a look at the complete Bank Exam Notification PDF details such as online application, eligibility criteria, selection process, examination pattern, and other details. Go through the details, which is mentioning below and make out a study plan today to crack the bank exams with high marks.

Eligibility Criteria Required For Bank Exams –

There are certain eligibility criteria that have to be met in order to appear for a Banking entrance exam.

Basic Eligibility Criteria Required For Entry Level Post –

  • A candidate must be an Indian citizen with proof of Indian citizenship.
  • Must have completed their bachelors from a prominent education institution or university.
  • Fulfilling the age bracket set by the exam conducting authority.
  • Candidates belonging to the OBC category will receive a 3 years of age relaxation, while applications belonging to the SC or ST category will get an age relaxation of 5 years.
  • The minimum age criteria of the candidate are starts from 20 years old.

Other Eligibility Criteria Requirements –

The eligibility criteria required as per the Nationality/ Citizenship of a candidate as guided below:

  • For the courses mentioned above, the candidate should furnish proof that the qualification is considered equivalent to a degree (Graduation or even Masters) by the Government of India.
  • All the applicants must have to specify the percentage obtained in Graduation while filling in the online application. Apart from this, the candidates being awarded CGPA have to convert the same into a percentage. The Percentage calculation must be completed to the nearest two decimals.
  • The fraction of percentage will be ignored, i.e. 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%, and 59.99% will be treated as less than 60%.

A candidate belonging to the PWD category must fall under these criteria:

As per the Government of India norms, persons with benchmark disabilities are eligible for reservation under section 34 of “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”, which includes:

  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Blindness and low vision
  • Intellectual disability, autism, mental illness, and specific learning disability
  • locomotor disability including leprosy cured, cerebral palsy, dwarfism, muscular dystrophy, and acid attack victims

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Banking Exam Calendar 2021-22: List of Exams And Their Schedule

The year 2021 brings comes with a brilliant chance for many aspiring aspirants, so try out! The List of the Upcoming Banking Exam Calendar 2021 is as follows:

Note: The dates of the exam are written on the basis of the tentative exam schedule. Visit this page regularly for more updates.

Exam Name


Exam Date

IBPS PO 2021

From 5th to 26th August 2020

Pre Exam: 3rd, 10th, and 11th October 2020 and 5th, 6th January 2021

Main Exam: 4th November 2021

Result: 22nd March 2021

IBPS SO (Specialist Officer) 2021

Notification: 02nd November 2020

Online Registration: From 2nd to 23rd November 2020

Preliminary Exam: 26th and 27th December 2020

Main Exam: 30th January 2021

Interview: February 2021

Result:19th March 2021

IBPS RRB Officer (Grade B) 2021

Online Registration: July 2021

Pre Exam: Officer Scale-I: 1st week of August 2021, Office Assistant: August and September 2021

Main Exam: Officer Scale I: September 2021
Office Assistants: October 2021

IBPS Clerk 2021

September 2021 –  October 2021

Pre Exam:  December 2021

Mains Exam: January 2022

IBPS RRB Exam 2021

From June to July 2021

Exam Date: 3rd, 4th, and 11th August 2021

SBI SO (Specialist Officer) 2021

Notification: 22nd December 2020

Online Registration Dates: From 22nd December 2020 to 11th January 2021

Written Exam: 1st, 2nd, and 7th February 2021

Interview: March/ April 2021

SBI Clerk 2021

To be notified

Pre Exam: To be notified

Mains Exam: To be notified

SBI PO 2021

April 2021

Pre Exam: May 2021

Mains Exam: July 2021

RBI Assistant 2021

Notification Released: November 2021

Online Registration Dates: December 2021 to January 2022

Pre Exam: February 2022

Mains Exam: March 2022

RBI SO 2021

Notification Released: August 2021

Online Registration Dates: August to September 2021

Written Exam: October 2021

Interview Round: December 2021

SEBI Grade A Exam

Notification Released: March 2020

Online Registration Dates: From 07th March 2020 to 31st October 2020

Phase I (Prelims): 17th January 2021

Phase II (Mains): 27th February 2021

Phase III (Interview): March- April 2021

NIACL Assistant 2021

 July to July 2021

Pre Exam: September 2021
Mains Exam: October 2021

Bank of Baroda PO Exam 2021

Notification Released: October 2021
Online Registration Dates: Oct to  Nov 2021

Pre Exam: January 2022
Mains Exam: February 2022

RBI Grade B 2021

June to July 2021

Pre Exam: August 2021
Mains Exam: September 2021


January to March 2021

Pre Exam: March 2021
Mains Examination: May 2021

Interview: July 2021

IDBI Bank Assistant Manager Recruitment 2021

Notification Released: August 2021

Online Registration Dates: August to September 2021

Exam on: October 2021

REPCO Bank Clerk Recruitment 2021

February to March 2021

Exam on: 12th May 2021

The Result in June 2021

IDBI Bank Executive Recruitment 2021

June to July 2021

August 2021

Canara Bank PO 2021

Application Date: To be notified

Date of Exam: To be notified

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Important Point To Know for Bank Exams in India

  • The banking sector consists of commercial banks as well as co-operative banks. One must note that every bank has different eligibility criteria and set of norms for different posts.
  • In general, all the candidates who are willing to applying for bank exams are needed to be graduate and hold a bachelors degree from any discipline for entry point officer cadre posts in many commercial banks.
  • For the Clerical cadre recruitment, those applicants who have cleared higher secondary OR graduation can easily take place in private banks and public sector banks.
  • For the Nationalized Commercial banks, the age limit for PO is a maximum of 28 years of old and must be a graduate person.
  • The recruitment of Reserve Bank Officers (Grade A/B) examination will be held by RBI Services Board, Mumbai. The age limit is from 21 years to 26 years and must be a graduate/post-graduate/CA/MBA.
  • The State Bank and Other Nationalized Banks- The age limit for PO is a maximum of 28 years and must be a graduate.

Syllabus for Upcoming Bank Exams 2021

The syllabus and examination pattern for different bank exams may differ from post to post. However, there are some of the most common topics or subjects, from where most questions are asked. Here you can check some of the important topics which are relevant for all bank exams.



Reasoning Ability

Alphanumeric Series, Sitting Arrangements, Coding-Decoding, Logical Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Coded Inequalities, Ranking / Direction / Alphabet Test, Diagrams etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

Number Systems, Ratio & Proportion, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Percentage & Averages, Time & Work, Series, Surds & Indices, etc.

General Knowledge & Current Affairs

Constitution, Government Schemes, Banking News, Economy based current affairs, New Appointments, National and Global Summits, Indian History, National and International Events etc.

English Language

Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction,  Jumbled sentences, Error Spotting, Antonyms, Synonyms, One-word substitution,  Multiple Meaning Word, Para Jumbles etc.

Bank Exam Preparation Tips – How to Prepare Well

Preparing a strategy to crack the bank entrance exams is the most yet important factor, which you need to focus on. Being as an applicant, going through with the syllabus and understands its topics is essential to crack the exam well with the qualifying scores. We are well aware that there are a huge number of applicants against a certain number of vacancies. It requires hard work and continuous efforts in the preparation for the exams. Here are some of the most useful tips which you can follow during the preparation days of the exam:

  1. The first thing comes first; candidates must obtain a complete exam pattern and syllabus of the exam.
  2. Candidates should obtain bank recruitment notification and advertisement from the official website and read all the information related to the examination process very carefully.
  3. Go through the exam pattern and syllabus of the exam and start preparation accordingly.
  4. Generally, banking exams consist of topics like Banking Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, English Language and Computer Applications.
  5. Candidates should focus on these subjects and keep themselves updated.
  6. Solving the previous year questions papers will also help you to understand the examination scheme.
  7. Candidates should prepare a study time table for the preparation of the exam.
  8. Avoid using any mobile phones while preparing for the bank entrance exam.
  9. Take proper sleep and eat well.

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