Exam Pattern

The structure of written examination may differ from bank to bank. To qualify in the written test the candidate should pass in each of the objective test separately with required minimum qualifying marks. It is also necessary that the candidate obtains a certain percentage of marks to be eligible for moving to next stage of selection.

From those who get the qualifying marks as above, the bank calls a fixed number of people to appear in the interview process. The number of people called for interview is in a certain proportion of available vacancies. This interview is a simple process in which question about candidates’ academic and cultural background, career goals etc. are asked. Effort is also made to know about his aptitude for the job and customer orientation etc. Most of the people applying for a clerks position in the bank are fresh from college. They should be ready to answer questions about their choice of subjects, streams etc. From people who are employed or have work experience, questions may be asked about the job or assignments they have been handling. In case of interview also minimum qualifying marks are prescribed.

The final merit list is drawn by adding up marks obtained by the candidate in the written test and interview.


Exam Maths Reasoning GA/GK/Banking English/Hindi/Specialization Computer Duration
SBI PO/CLERK 50 50 50 50 0-50 2:30 Hrs
IBPS BANK PO 40 40 40 40 40 2 Hrs
IBPS BANK CLERK 40 40 40 40 40 2 Hrs
RAILWAYS 50 50 50 50 - 1:30 Hrs
SPECIALIST OFFICER 50 50 50 50 50 2 Hrs
SAMVIDA SIKSHAK 50 50 50 50 - 2 Hrs
SSC (HSL/CGL) 50 50 50 50 - 2 Hrs