Upcoming Bank Exams 2021

In this article, we will take you through the various upcoming bank exams of 2021, which are held in India. Currently, India is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world with its two pillars that are banking and finance industry playing a pivotal role in its development.

Every year there are multiple bank exams held frequently during the year for the recruitment of personnel for different posts in the banking industry. Twenty-one, public sector banking institutions, recruit staff for RBI, IBPS and SBI bank exams for officers and clerical positions conducted annually.

Lakhs of aspirants aspire to join the banking sector every year, but only a handful manage to qualify the examination. Out of the various posts for which bank exams are conducted, there are three significant posts for which recruitment is done in the banking sector:

  • Bank PO (Probationary Officer)
  • Bank Clerk/ Assistant (Clerical cadre)
  • Bank SO (Specialist Officer)

Millions of aspirants appear for Bank Exams like RBI Grade B, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, SBI SO, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, etc. to get recruited in one of these popular posts in the banking sector of the country every year.

Bank Exams 2021

In India, bank jobs come with a lot of additional perks and benefits. Hence, aspirants from various domains wish to enter the banking sector as there are increased opportunities for job growth within the industry. It is considered as an exciting career option both by freshers and experienced professionals.

To explore more about upcoming Government Exams, click at the linked article.

State Bank of India (SBI) is the most extensive banking Organisation followed by Bank Of Baroda. During the British Raj, the leading banks were State Bank of India, Bank of Bombay and Bank of Madras, funded by the British India Government.

Candidates can also check the salary range of bank employees at the linked article and get an estimate of the pay scale and perks of a Bank Employee.

In today’s era, SBI provides various services and facilities for customers, safeguards their money and valuables, provides credit and loans for multiple investments and insurance policies. The banking giant offers ample job opportunities that include Probationary Officer (PO), Specialist Officer (SO), Assistant General Managers, Clerk, Junior Associates (Customer Support & Sales), etc.

Bank Exams 2021

Given below is the list of upcoming bank exams in 2021:

Name of Upcoming Bank Exams Bank Exam Dates Bank Exam Notification Upcoming Bank Recruitment Details
SBI PO 2020-21 Prelims- 

December 31, 2020

January 2, 4 & 5, 2021

Mains-

January 29, 2021

SBI PO 2020-21 notification released on November 13, 2020

For more info, refer to the 2020-21 notification mentioned below:

SBI PO 2020-21 Exam Notification

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SBI Clerk 2021 Prelims- 

June 2021

Mains- 

July 31, 2021

SBI Clerk 2021 notification released on April 26, 2021

Refer to the SBI Clerk Notification 2021:

SBI Clerk 2021 Exam Notification 

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SBI Specialist Officer (SO) 2021 April 2021 SBI SO 2021 notification Learn More
IBPS RRB Officer 2021 Prelims- 

August 1, 2021

August 7, 2021

August 8, 2021

August 14, 2021

August 21, 2021

Mains- 

Officer Scale I: September 25, 2021

Office Assistant: October 3, 2021

IBPS RRB Notification 2021 released on June 7, 2021

Refer to the IBPS RRB notification given below:

IBPS RRB 2021 Notification

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IBPS PO 2021 Prelims Exam Date: 

October 9, 2021
October 10, 2021
October 16, 2021
October 17, 2021

Mains Exam Date:

November 27, 2021

IBPS PO Notification 2021 is yet to be released

Candidates can refer to the IBPS PO official bank exam  notification 2020 for reference:

IBPS PO 2020 Notification

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IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Exam Date:

August 28, 2021
August 29, 2021
September 4, 2021
September 5, 2021

Mains Exam Date:

October 31, 2021

IBPS Clerk Notification 2021 is yet to be released

For more info, refer to the 2020 bank exam notification mentioned below:

IBPS Clerk Notification 2020

IBPS Clerk Notification 2020 [Supplementary]

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IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) 2021 Prelims Exam Date:

December 18, 2021
December 26, 2021

Mains Exam Date:

January 30, 2022

IBPS SO Notification 2021 is yet to be released

For more info, refer to the 2020 bank exam notification mentioned below:

IBPS SO Notification 2020

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RBI Assistant 2021 Prelims

July 2021 (Tentative)

Mains 

August 2021 (Tentative)

RBI Assistant Notification 2021 is yet to be released Learn More
RBI Grade B 2021 Phase I Exam

March 6, 2021

Phase II Exam

March 31, 2021

April 1, 2021

RBI Grade B Notification 2021 released on January 25, 2021

For more info, refer to the 2021 notification mentioned below:

RBI Grade B Notification 2021

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Upcoming Bank Exams 2021 Preparation

Candidates can refer to the table given below and prepare themselves for the various upcoming bank exams for the year 2021:

Upcoming Bank Exam Preparation 2021
Bank Exam Name of Upcoming Bank Exam Bank Preparation 
SBI SBI PO Free SBI PO Mock Test

SBI PO Previous Year Question Paper with solutions

SBI Clerk Free SBI Clerk Mock Test

SBI Clerk Previous Year Question Paper with solutions

SBI SO Free SBI SO Mock Test
IBPS IBPS PO Free IBPS PO Mock Test

IBPS PO Previous Year Question Paper with solutions

IBPS Clerk Free IBPS Clerk Mock Test

IBPS Clerk Previous Year Question Paper with solutions

IBPS SO Free IBPS SO Mock Test

IBPS SO Previous Year Question Paper with solutions

IBPS RRB Free IBPS RRB Mock Test
RBI RBI Assistant Free RBI Assistant Mock Test

RBI Assistant Previous Year Paper with solutions

RBI Grade B Free RBI Grade B Mock Test

RBI Grade B Previous Year Paper with solutions

Candidates can also check the Bank PO Question Papers with solutions at the linked article.

Bank Exams Syllabus

Check the list below to know the subject-wise syllabus of different bank exams in India for the recruitment of various posts like Probationary Officer (PO), Clerk, Specialist Officer (SO), Office Assistant, Scale-I, II & III Officers posts in 2021.

Sl. No. Name of Bank Exams Bank Exams Syllabus Details
1 SBI PO 2021 Know more
2 SBI Clerk 2021 Know more
3 SBI Specialist Officer (SO) 2021 Know more
4 IBPS RRB Officer 2021 Know more
5 IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2021 Know more
6 IBPS PO 2021 Know more
7 IBPS Clerk 2021 Know more
8 IBPS Specialist Officer (SO) 2021 Know more
9 RBI Assistant 2021 Know more
10 RBI Grade B 2021 Know more

To explore the SBI Syllabus at length for the upcoming bank jobs, click at the linked article.

For aspirants, the detailed bank exam syllabus for all the sections for the various examinations has been given in the linked article.

List Of Public Sector Banks

Given below is the list of public sector banks in India, after their merger:

Sl.No. Bank Name Headquarters
1 Bank of Baroda (Merger with Dena Bank & Vijaya Bank) Vadodara
2 Bank of India Mumbai
3 Bank of Maharashtra Pune
4 Canara Bank (Merger with Syndicate Bank) Bangalore
5 Central Bank of India Mumbai
6 Indian Bank (Merger with Allahabad Bank) Chennai
7 Indian Overseas Bank Chennai
8 Punjab National Bank (Merger with Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank of India) New Delhi
9 Punjab and Sind Bank New Delhi
10 State Bank of India Mumbai
11 Union Bank of India (Merger with Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank) Mumbai
12 UCO Bank Kolkata
13 India Post Payments Bank New Delhi

To know more about IBPS Recruitment, click at the linked article.

To get the list of Regional Rural Banks in India, candidates can visit the linked article and get acquainted with the various participating RRBs for the upcoming bank jobs under the IBPS recruitment.

List of Old Private Banks

Given below is the list of old private sector banks in India:

Sl.No. Bank Name Headquarters
1 Catholic Syrian Bank Thrissur
2 City Union Bank Kumbakonam
3 Dhanlaxmi Bank Thrissur
4 Federal Bank Kerala
5 Jammu and Kashmir Bank Jammu and Kashmir
6 Karnataka Bank Mangalore
7 Karur Vysya Bank Tamil Nadu
8 Lakshmi Vilas Bank Tamil Nadu
9 Nainital Bank Uttaranchal
10 Ratnakar Bank Mumbai
11 South Indian Bank Thrissur
12 Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Tuticorin

To know more about RBI Exam, click at the linked article.

List of New Private Sector Banks

Given below is the list of new private sector banks in India:

Sl. No Bank Name Headquarters
1 AXIS Bank Ltd. Mumbai
2 Bandhan Bank Kolkata
3 Capital Local Area Bank Ltd. Punjab
4 Coastal Local Area Bank Ltd. Andhra Pradesh
5 DCB Bank Limited Maharashtra
6 HDFC Bank Ltd. Mumbai
7 ICICI Bank Ltd Mumbai
8 IDFC Mumbai
9 IndusInd Bank Ltd. Mumbai
10 ING Vysya Bank Ltd. Bangalore
11 Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. Mumbai
12 Krishna Bhima Samruddhi Local Mahabubnagar
13 RBL Bank. Kolhapur
14 Yes Bank Ltd. Mumbai

Interested candidates can also check the Bank PO salary for the Private and Public Sector Bank employees at the linked article.

Magical Tips for Bank Exams Preparation

Aspirants who are interested in joining the reputed banking industry and want to fulfil their dream of becoming a banker in 2021, need to have a substantial bank exam preparation strategy in place and work towards scaling their opportunities to crack the different Bank Exams.

For instance, SBI exams escalate the level of competition every year through its SBI PO, SBI SO and SBI Clerk exams. Applicants need to get familiarised with the latest exam pattern of various Bank Exams and keep track of their progress from time to time.

Candidates preparing for IBPS bank exams can also refer to various IBPS books and study materials available online to know the type of questions frequently asked. However, they can also practice online through different Mock Test Series banking kits available and capture their strengths and weaknesses.

Proper management of time and efficiency are significant factors that aspirants should take a note of while preparing for the Bank Exams 2021. Aspirants who wish to go for online courses can join the BYJU’S Bank Learning Program to enhance their skills and accelerate their Bank Exams preparation.

Watch out this space for more such useful info on Upcoming Bank Exams.

To know more about upcoming bank recruitment, please visit:

Related Links
IBPS Exam Dates SBI Exam Dates
SBI Eligibility Criteria IBPS Clerk Eligibility
SBI Exam Notification SBI PO Recruitment
SBI Admit Card SBI Online Application
IBPS Notification IBPS Online Registration
RBI Grade B Exam Date RBI Grade B Exam Eligibility

Frequently Asked Questions for Upcoming Bank Exams

Q 1. Are freshers eligible to apply for the upcoming Bank exams?

Ans. Yes, freshers are eligible to appear for the upcoming bank exams. However, they must go through the eligibility criteria for the various bank posts to check the age limit, educational qualification and other details.

Q 2. Is the age limit for all bank exams the same?

Ans. No, the age limit to apply for various bank exams differs from one another. The minimum age limit is mostly 20 or 21, and the maximum age limit varies between 28 to 30 years. There are upper age limit relaxations for candidates belonging to specific categories.

Q 3. Which banking sector exam is the best?

Ans. A job in the Indian banking sector is a dream for many, and appointment in any of the banks is equally commendable. Given below are the major posts for which the upcoming bank exams shall be conducted:

  • RBI Grade B Officer
  • SBI Probationary Officer
  • IBPS/ IBPS RRB Probationary Officer
  • SBI/ IBPS Specialist Officer
  • RBI Assistant
  • IBPS/ SBI Clerks

Q 4. How can I apply for a bank job?

Ans. Different Public Sector banks release notifications to recruit candidates for various posts. Candidates can check the official websites of these PSBs and apply online for the examination. Candidates can also check the latest notifications related to the upcoming bank exams 2021 at the linked article.

Q 5. What is the minimum percentage required to apply for the bank exams?

Ans. For most of the bank exams, there is no minimum percentage that is required to apply for the exam. However, to apply for RBI Grade B Officer post, a candidate must score a minimum of 60% marks in Graduation.

10 Comments

  1. I m in 6th sem BE . Will I be eligible for exam this year??

    1. Hi Aishwarya,
      Before applying for any bank exam it is important that you go through the eligibility conditions because different exams have different requirements.

      Check the pages for eligibility criteria in detail:
      Bank PO
      Bank Clerk

  2. हिंदी सब्जेक्ट से मैं ग्रेजुएशन का पूरा कर लिया हूं। मैं बैंक के किन किन पदों के लिए योग्यता रखता हूं? कृपया मुझे ईमेल द्वारा सूचना दीजिए।

    1. Hi Rajkumar,
      The minimum education required for bank exam is Graduation degree, so you can apply for any post in bank exams. Check the eligibility criteria.
      Bank Clerk
      Bank PO

  3. I’ve completed my degree in physics so which are the banking posts I could be able to apply??

  4. My date of birth is 10july2002. From which year i can apply

    1. Hi,
      Minimum age requirement for a few bank exams is 18 years, so you are eligible to apply from next year i.e. 2021.

  5. Hi,
    I have completed Bachelors degree in Information Science in 2018 and Have one year experience in IT field, which are the banking post I can apply.

    1. Hi,
      You can apply for SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, RBI Grade B and RBI Assistant Exams.

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