Bank Clerk Syllabus

Bank Clerk Grade is among the most coveted exams for those who want to make a career in banking sector. It is conducted by SBI and IBPS every year. You will find here complete Bank PO Syllabus for the upcoming exams.

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IBPS / SBI Clerk Eligibility & Syllabus 2024


You should  fulfill the following eligibility criteria to apply for the IBPS/SBI Bank Clerk Examination :

Age Limit

The Age Must be Between 20 to 28 Years.

Age Relaxation

There are 5 years age relaxation for SC/ST and 3 years age relaxation for OBC category.

For Ex-Servicemen and Disabled Ex-Servicemen, the Actual period of service rendered in defense services + 3 years ( 8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to max. age of 50 years .

Educational Qualification

The candidate must have a Graduation Degree from any stream  from a government recognized university . Only the valid mark sheet is considered.

Besides, proficiency in  official language of the state and operational knowledge of computer are the prerequisites.

Nationality / Citizenship

Besides the above criteria, a candidate must also not hold any criminal record while applying for the examination.

Bank Clerk Examinations Details

IBPS and SBI are the major recruiters for bank clerks . The examination pattern is similar for all the banks.

The examination is conducted in two phases : Preliminary and Mains.

You have to clear both the phases to be finally recruited, on the basis of Merit List, as a bank clerk. There is no interview.

Bank Clerk Syllabus

The first phase Preliminary Examination is divided into three sections :

  • Reasoning
  • English Language
  • Numerical Ability

Bank Clerk Preliminary Examination Pattern

The second and final phase is  Mains Examination . It is divided into four sections :

  • Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
  • General / Financial Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language

The examination pattern is given below :

What is a Bank Clerk’s Salary ?

A Bank clerk enjoy a handsome salary after the implementation of 7th pay commission . The Basic Pay of Bank Clerk is ₹ 11,765 /- and Gross Salary ₹19,589.87 /-.

Besides , a bank clerk is also entitled for additional allowances . However,  allowances vary from bank to bank . Salary is also a bit higher for those who work in Metropolitan cities like Mumbai as compared to rural areas .

Bank Clerks’ Recruitment

IBPS and SBI are the two major recruiters of bank clerks . The selection is made through competitive examination conducted by IBPS and SBI .

There are many major banks recruiting large number of  staff every year .

List of Major Banks Conducting Examinations for Recruitment of Staff :
  • IBPS Clerks
  • IBPS Examination for Specialist Officers
  • IBPS Examination for RRB Officers Scale II & III
  • IBPS Examination for RRB ( Office Assistants )
  • IBPS RRB ( Officer Scale I )
  • IBPS for RRB (Officer Scale I and Office Assistants )
  • SBI Junior Associates ( Clerical Cadre )
  • Srikakulam DCCB Bank Clerks / Staff Assistants Posts
  • IDBI Bank
  • Nainital Bank Clerk
  • South Indian Bank
  • Karnataka Bank
  • Federal Bank Clerk
  • KarurVyas Bank Clerk
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • APCO Bank Staff Assistant
  • NABARD Officers in Grade ‘A’ and Grade ‘B’
  • LIC Apprentice Development Officers
  • Rajasthan Cooperative Bank Clerk Examination
  • HARCO ( The Haryana State Co-Operative Apex Bank Ltd.) Clerk Examination


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