Bank Exams 2017-18 / Eligibility Criteria

Bank Exams 2017-18 / Banking Exams in India : Bank examinations are scheduled across India for the recruitment of candidates in numerous posts in banking sector which includes Nationalized Banks, Private Banks and Specialized Banks.

Freshers are eager to write bank exams so that they become eligible for various, recruitment in public sector banks so things have undergone a change now. Until the rise of IT & software companies bank jobs in India is one of the most sought after career option for a long time. Hence we are publishing the list of upcoming bank exams & bank jobs in 2017 along with other govt. exams.

Public sector banks have already started new branches in rural & semi-urban areas. With increasing no. of retirements in senior cadre, govt. banks are made to recruit new people every year also they are facing competition from private banks. Let’s check the bank exam calendar for 2017-18

Bank Exam Calendar 2017-18

Exam Title Application Form Availability Date Exam Date Result
IBPS Specialist Officer CWE 16th Nov, 2016 Jan 28 & 29, 2017 Feb 16, 2017
IBPS PO July, 2017 Preliminary- 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th October, 2017 Nov, 2017
Main Exam- 26th November, 2017
IBPS Clerk CWE Aug, 2017 Preliminary- 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th December, 2017 Jan, 2018
Main Exam- 21st January, 2018
IBPS RRB July, 2017 Preliminary for Office Assistants and Officer Scale I – 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd & 24th September, 2017 Oct, 2017
Single Exam for Officer Scale I & II- 5th November, 2017
Main Exam for Officer Scale I and Office Assistants- 12th November, 2017
RBI Assistant Exam May, 2017 August, 2017 Sep, 2017
SBI SO Exam Nov, 2016 Jan, 2017 Feb, 2017
SBI PO Exam April, 2017 June, 2017 August, 2017
SBI Clerk Nov, 2016 Jan, 2017 Feb, 2017

Eligibility Criteria

For the post of Clerk:

You should be graduated from a recognized university and the minimum percentage of educational qualification depends on the post

Age Limit: 18yrs to 28yrs

For the post of PO:

You should be graduated from a recognized university and the minimum percentage of educational qualification depends on the post

Age Limit: 21yrs to 26yrs

List of Bank Exams 2017-18

1. SBI PO Exam (State Bank Probationary Officer)- Check here


2. SBI Specialist Officer Exam (State Bank of India Specialist Officer Examination)


3. SBI Clerk Exam (State Bank of India Clerk Examination)- Check here


4. IBPS SO (Specialist Officer Combined Written Examination)- Click here


5. IBPS PO CWE (IBPS PO Exam) – Check here


6. IBPS Clerk CWE (IBPS Clerk Exam)


7. RBI Assistant Exam (Reserved Bank of India Assistant Examination)


8. RBI Exam (Reserved Bank of India Exam)

9. I.C Exam (G.I.C Officer’s Examination)

IBPS Exam Calendar 2017-18 has released- Check here

Important Point for Bank Exams in India

  • Banking sector in India consists of commercial banks as well as co-operative banks. Every bank has different eligibility criteria for different posts.
  • In general the candidates applying for bank exams are need to be graduate from any discipline for entry point officer cadre posts in many commercial banks.
  • Recent trends have shown that private banks invite applications from 1st class graduate candidates for officer trainee positions, whereas public sector banks invite 1st class to apply for PO.
  • Clerical cadre recruitment may appoint those applicants who have cleared higher secondary OR graduation and very rarely takes place in private banks and public sector banks.
  • Foreign OR Private Banks- Officers or other candidates will be taken from parent organization on merit basis.
  • Nationalized Commercial Banks- The age limit for PO is maximum 28 years and must be a graduate.
  • RBI- For 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.
  • State Bank and Other Nationalized Banks- The age limit for PO is maximum 28 years and must be a graduate.

Banking Exams Details

  • Foreign/Private Banks– Management institutes such as, Xavier Labour Relation Institute, University of Delhi, IIMs, and University of Bombay make the selection. Candidates will go through orientation program for 3 weeks before 6 month to 1 year, they appoint as Assistant Manager.
  • Nationalized Commercial Banks– Advertising for these banks is done through banking services recruitment boards (BSRB).
  • Reserved Bank of India– For the post of Grade I examinations are conducted across India. RBI examination includes General Mental Ability Paper and English Proficiency Paper.
  • State Bank and Other Nationalized Banks– Written test and PI for PO recruitment is conducted by the Central Recruitment Board.

List of Public Sector Banks in India

S.NO Bank Name Head Office Slogan
1 Allahabad Bank Kolkata A tradition of trust
2 Andhra Bank Hyderabad Much more to do. With YOU in focus
3 Bank of Baroda Vadodara India’s International Bank
4 Bank of India Mumbai Relationships beyond Banking
5 Bank of Maharashtra Pune One Family One Bank
6 Canara Bank Bangalore It’s easy to change for those who you love, Together we Can
7 Central Bank of India Mumbai Build A Better Life Around Us, Central to you since 1911
8 Corporation Bank Mangalore Prosperity for all
9 Dena Bank Mumbai Trusted Family Bank
10 Indian Bank Chennai Taking Banking Technology to Common Man, Your Tech-friendly bank
11 Indian Overseas Bank Chennai Good people to grow with
12 Oriental Bank of Commerce New Delhi Where every individual is committed
13 Punjab National Bank New Delhi The Name you can Bank Upon
14 Punjab & Sind Bank New Delhi Where series is a way of life
15 Syndicate Bank Manipal Your Faithful And Friendly Financial Partner
16 Union Bank of India Mumbai Good people to bank with
17 United Bank of India Kolkata The Bank that begins with “U”
18 UCO Bank Kolkata Honors Your Trust
19 Vijaya Bank Bangalore A friend You can Bank Upon
20 IDBI Bank Ltd Mumbai Banking for all; “ Aao Schein Bada”
21 Bharatiya Mahila Bank New Delhi Empowering women, Empowering India
State Bank Group
1 State Bank of India Mumbai The Nation banks on us; Pure Banking Nothing Else; With you all the way
2 State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur Rajasthan
3 State Bank of Patiala Punjab Blending Modernity with Tradition
4 State Bank of Hyderabad Hyderabad You can always bank on us
5 State Bank of Mysore Bangalore Working for a better tomorrow
6 State Bank of Travancore Thiruvananthapuram A Long Tradition of Trust


S. No Bank Name Head quarter Slogan
1 AXIS Bank Ltd. Mumbai Everything is the same except the name.
2 Capital Local Area Bank Ltd. Punjab
3 Citi Union Bank Ltd. Tamilnadu Trust and Excellene since 1904
4 Coastal Local Area Bank Ltd. Andhrapradesh
5 DCB Bank Limited Maharashtra
6 Dhanlaxmi Bank Ltd Kerala Tann. Mann. Dhan
7 ICICI Bank Ltd Mumbai Hum Hain na!!
8 IndusInd Bank Ltd. Mumbai We make money simple
9 ING Vysya Bank Ltd. Bangalore Jiyo easy
10 Karnataka Bank Ltd. Mangalore Your family bank across India
11 Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. Mumbai Let’s make money simple
12 Krishna Bhima Samruddhi Local. Mahabubnagar
13 RBL Bank. Kolhapur
14 Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd. Tuticorin
15 The Catholic Syrian Bank Ltd. Thrissur Support all the way.
16 The Federal Bank Ltd. Kerala Your perfect banking partner
17 The HDFC Bank Ltd. Mumbai We understand your world.
18 The Jammu & Kashmir Bank Ltd. Jammu and Kshmir Serving to Empower
19 The Karur Vysya Bank Ltd. Tamilnadu Smart way to bank
20 The Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd. Tamilnadu The Changing Face of prosperity
21 The Nainital Bank Ltd. Uttarnchal Banking with personal touch
22 The south Indian Bank Ltd. Kerala Experience Next Generation Banking
23 Yes Bank Ltd. Mumbai Experience our expertise


For more details about these examination you may access the official website for respective examination.

155 thoughts on “Bank Exams 2017-18 / Eligibility Criteria

  1. i am a bbi first year student .i want to give bank exam next year can i apply it now .do i have the eligibility.

    • either you should be a final year student or degree completed student.

    • nikita matreja says:

      i want to give ssc exam.. i am a final year student doing bcom honours. plz suggest which exam should i apply for?
      i want to pursue banking as my me some way

    • Hello sir ihave aone question iam second year bbi student and i pass my all exam with 70% & 80% after completing my graduation what shuold have to follow procecedure suggest me

  2. Neelavathi M says:

    hi sir,
    I am Neelavathi M,I am parsuing BE in cse,whether I am eligible for for attending the banking exams

  3. Humshika tiwari says:

    hello there…….. i m graduate student. This year i completed my with 62 percent.. i want to apply for upcoming 2017 sbi exam … my dob is of 1992 …. . m i eligible …. nd where cn i find upcoming exam date…….. plz reply……. thnku :

  4. Hi

    i have a questions any openings in 2016

  5. banothu naveen says:

    i will be completing my by 2017.
    can i apply in 2017 or in the next year??
    am i eligible for this??

  6. raghu babu .R says:

    pleze change exam pattern iam not abel to gain even 4 marks

  7. arshav kumar says:

    sir i want to know what are the dates of banking exam of 2016-2017

  8. Hi Sir i am students please tell me the next ibps exam date.

    • Hii, I’m swathi doing 1st year I have some doubts can you please help for me. If you interested pls mail me my mail I’d is [email protected] Thank you

  9. saran sing says:

    hello am saran am going to finish BE mechanical in 2016 and dob is 1994 .Am eligible for upcoming bank exams.

  10. sir, please let me know the exact dates for the exams to be held fr the year 2016-2017.

  11. Please confirm when published sbi clerk vacancy in this year and may be no. of post in clerk filled .

  12. jai raghani says:

    currently in tybcom whether it is possible for me i want to give next upcoming exam

  13. Sir will u tell me when will be the sbi clerical exam

  14. Dilip kumar.j says:

    Im dilip studying 2nd year can i apply for bank exam or were i need to apply for bank exam kindly guide me pls

  15. HI Sir am harish am completed in cse in 2015,i got 58% ,can i apply for bank exams and is am eligible for to apply bank exams?? reply…….

  16. M be wd 59% wd IT , can i apply for rbi bank

  17. divya devanandan says:

    hii,, iam a 3rd year btech cse student please tell me whether i am qualified for the next year bank test ?
    if yes send me the details of that exams

  18. Can I know will there be any more changes in the pattern of examination even in 2017 taking into account no interviews for low cadres announced by NAMO

  19. Hi,I’m comp.sci graduate with 87%.I had written some ibps po,cleck exams past yrs.but by 2 pts in quantitative paper I missed out my luck and I want to reach my goal to get bank job by (clearing bank exam).please help me to achieve my goal

  20. Dhanashree says:

    Hello sir,

    I m just completed my pg in mechanical branch.Can you please send me the dates of upcoming offisers requirements.

    please reply

  21. Purnima.l.joshi says:

    …i m persuing my third year banking and insurance .Plzz let me knw wen are the exams of SBI in 2016 n which books to refer .

  22. i m in final year but i will take my degree in 2016 march or april so i want to know the dates after that can i apply

  23. Rahu mohabe says:

    Sir, I am doing bcom, I want to know how I can get job in RBI please

  24. Rahu mohabe says:

    How I can get job in RBI of officers level I am doing bcom,how many qualification are required for that and in which field. Thank you

  25. Swarnalatha.R says:

    Sir could i knw the exam dates in 2016

  26. rohit agnihotri says:


  27. sornapriya b says:

    sir, please let me know the exact dates for the exams to be held fr the year replay to my email id

  28. Sidhima Arora says:

    I had completed my graduation in Mass media in 2009, but due to some reason could not pursue further studies. Since then I had been working in a pre=school in administration. I wish to work in public bank. Please guide what to do

  29. Sir will there be rbi assistant recruitment in 2016 ?

  30. What is the age limit for next bank exam 2016.let me know

  31. sir igot threed cls in bcom so i m elegebul for bank exams

  32. what is the exact eligibility of IBPS.i have done my engineering in i eligible to attend ibps exam in upcoming years.

  33. Hey there …I m s.y.bcom student and can I
    eligable for any bank exam in2016

  34. Sir i am 3rd yr can i apply fr bank exam

  35. I’m pursuing btech in civil.I will complete my graduation in I eligible for the exam next year

  36. Hi. I want to appear for PO Bank exam. Kindly let me know how can I apply the same and when is the next exam o be held?

  37. if you are final year student you may apply otherwise you cant

  38. i have one question any opening bank exam in 2016

  39. Robin Arakkal says:

    Hi I’m pursuing BCA.

    I need to know List of banks and CWE tests in the year 2016 – 2017

  40. J.VANISHREE says:


  41. hello sir i have done b.a with compuer from gndu.can i apply bank forms

  42. Hi,
    I am 32 and will be completing my graduation through correspondence this year from Arts (BA) is there any possibility for me in private banking service. I have 10yrs working experience. with a diploma

  43. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am Manjula from bangalore. I am persuing MBA in accounts,whether I am eligible for for attending the banking exams

    • Dear Sir,

      If am eligible for attending the Bank Exams ,pls let me know the date of IBPS exam.

      Awaiting for your reply…

  44. DEBASHIS Bairagya says:

    Sir plz inform me when will be sbi po recruitment exam happened…plz inform me the exact date @ plz tell me some referrence books for this exam…

  45. Hi,

    I completed BA with 58%, Im eligible for bank exam or not..

  46. Isha patki says:

    Sir I’m last year student and i want to know about the banking exams. can you please help me out with this. i want to have a job in Nationalised, specialised, private or RBI. Which all exams i need to give for it.

  47. Isha patki says:

    It would be great if u inform me the dates of the exam also.

  48. Hello Sir,
    I was informed by one of my friend that RBI assistant has 6 exams conducted throughout, ending 2015 as last, and no assistant exam will be there unless there is a heavy recruitment, is it true?

  49. Hii ..m be 2 year ..can i -eligible fr apply the bank exams …

    pulse reply

  50. sneha sharma says:

    Sir i passed my graduation in 2012 only 1 subject is remained pending which i will complete dis year…m i eligibile for bank exam or not

  51. I have not received 60% marks in b.e. Ami i eligible for ibps(po and clerk) 2016 exams

  52. shruthi adarsha says:

    Am a B.E. gratuate…am now 30 yrs old…am I eligible for bank exam…

  53. sir,i have 76% in 10th class and 56.6% in 12 th(pcm with cs) ,and now i am in final year my percentage upto 6sem are 66% ,sir please suggest which bank exam i could fill and for which post?

  54. sir what is ibps

  55. hai im am yasodha i need bank job what are steps to be taken any coaching enter i will join or i will doing final year mba

  56. Mansi Khanna says:

    sir i am final year student i want to apply for railway exams i will complete my graduation in JUNE can i apply ? how i will get forms? when will be the exams ?

  57. Ansari afsar says:

    Hi this is Ansari Afsar I’m 34 yrs old . I have complete my graduation ( in 2010 .can I apply any bank exam? Please reply me fast.
    Thank you

  58. Suraj Routh says:

    hello sir,
    i am pursuing PGDM in PIBM, So i want to know can i sit for banking exams.

  59. Sir i am a final year student of B.Tech. This year in June mid i complete my graduation . Is am i elligible for this year SBI bank po exam?? or any other Bank exam ??

  60. sir, i am persuing in ty bba can i eligible for next 2016 bank exam, what arw the criteriya required sbi bank exam???

  61. I am a BE /ICE dept student.. I need to details for what are the bank exam are attain to us?

  62. logeshwari says:

    I am Logeshwari t. I am competed MBA in case whether I am eligible for attending the banking exams

  63. Sir, I’m a B.Sc Microbiology graduate finished in 2012 with 72% am i eligible for bank exam can i apply for bank exam this year? please reply me sir.

  64. Hi,

    I am in plan to prepare & write for Bank exams.

    Is there any exams coming now? Is the registrations are still open? I have completed BE., IT(2012 batch) Could anyone share where can i check all details? Links? how to apply? Should i register in IBPS website?

  65. hello
    is there any particular site through which one can remain updated with upcoming openings of banks and also their required criteria…..
    plz reply…..

  66. Hello sir,
    Myself khushboo, am persuing hons. Final year and i want to do job in bank. M i eligible for exams or i need to know about what kinds of exam i should apply for?

  67. Sir i am first year student of i eligible for bank exms plz rply…

  68. Hi sir i completed my Mca with 75% above but I got gap now Iam 27 I am eligible for rbi exam

  69. parminder kaur says:

    hi sir iam completed my bca grad. can i elligible for po exam. when i fill the form of sbi po exam online.

  70. parminder kaur says:

    hi sir iam parminder and iam completed my bca graduation , can i elligible for po examination and when i apply this form.

  71. v.pandiyarajan says:

    sir my name is v.pandiyarajan i have finished B.C.A degree in american college , madurai . what is the required percentage to apply for bank exams . pls remind me when is the next bank exam comming in this year . now can i start to go for bank coaching classes sir .

  72. Hi sir i am final year student my graduation will complete in 2016 may.iam eligible for bank exams?? Please tell me sir…….

  73. Deepthi Sadasivuni says:


    I completed my BTech in 2006 and currently working with a software firm since 9 years. Could you please let me know am I eligible for any of the bank exams.

  74. Hello Sir,
    I am 35 years old. In 2002 I completed my Bachelor degree in mathematics with 88.7 % (distinction). Now can I write the bank exam? Any possibility is there?

  75. can a candidate apply for both clerk and PO post at the same time. i have already apply for PO post if clerk post notification came in future then can i apply too plz reply……….


  77. Hiii sir, I am BMS Students specilazation in (HR). In 2017 I will complete my graduation.
    Could you please let me know am I eligible for any of the bank exam.

  78. ASHWINI phegade says:

    I am 1 st yr student can I apply for bank examination plzz reply

  79. ASHWINI phegade says:


  80. i am AMIE student….can i apply for bank jobs????

  81. Bhavani .D says:

    I am complete in my percentage is 76% Dob is 01/07/1996 Can apply bank exam in 2016 .

  82. Hello.,
    I’m shobana I’ll be completing my 3rd year by April 2017 will I be able to appear for bank exams held on 2017?

  83. Krishna Pant says:

    Great Portal For Bank Job Seekers..

  84. sachin bajaj says:

    hlo sir/mam, i am a 2nd year student , do i have eligibility to give any bank exams if yes then please provide the name of it.

  85. hi sir,
    i complete my m.b.a. so please sir reply me if any vacancy opening in aught thanks…..

  86. I did my bca in 2013. my date of birth is 1992. My degree is a distance degree from madurai kamaraj university. Am i eligible for writting ibps exams ? Plz reply sir

  87. Aaryansh Kumar Suman says:

    Hey…!!! Sir/Mam
    I am in my last year of graduation (B.Sc Microbiology) how can i apply for bank PO
    please tell me the full procedure regarding how can i apply…….my graduation will be completed in August 2017…please help….i m very confused.


  88. thilagavathi says:

    sir,now am pursuing in B.E(ECE) final year.I can
    eligible to attain the bank exam.if it is possible
    please name the various post available in india

  89. gyanendra says:

    i am bsc final year student can i able to give the bank exam plz… tell me

  90. SIR,
    my graduation completed whether i can apply for both ibps po and ibps clerk …

    please informed me

  91. jayanthigopal says:


    I am jayanthigopal I am very much interested to get a job in any of the bank . I completed my post graduation ( in 2006. my date of birth is (08/04/1984). my doubt is can in apply for bank job? Plz reply sir

  92. IM doing my BE(CSE) now ,if i complete my 4th year im eligible to attent bank exams r not

  93. NOw im eligible r not

  94. Jam completed iti civil and working 3 months in a construction company. I have to apply any post in bank.plz inform me

  95. Poongothai says:

    the final year engineering students have to apply any bank exams ?

  96. Please tell me about I am studying btech r15 I completed in 2016 I am eligible for bank exam r not

  97. Please tell me about I am studying btech r15 I completed in 2019 I am eligible for bank exam r not? Because someone tell me only degree students r eligible

  98. hi sir, gudevng…I am currently pursuing my final year B.E in Electronics and Instrumentation…I heard from my friend that engineering graduates will not be eligible for bank exams from 2k17…is there any chance that this might become true???

  99. I am totally confused !! Is there any percentage criteria of class 12 and graduation for bank exams like clerk and Po ?? Please tell and help me

  100. souvik das says:

    I have completed 3rd year .my percentage is 35% .so which job is perfect to me?..please

  101. naushiba iram says:

    Hi myself naushi I have completed (pcm) last year. Am I eligible for any of the above exams???

  102. Vijayalakshmi says:

    Sir I am doing b. Com 2nd year can I apply for sbi po exam?????

  103. Please update 2017-2018 bank exams including LVB, TMB, SIB

  104. HI Sir am saratha am completed in c/s in 2016,i got 84% ,can i apply for bank exams and is am eligible for to apply bank exams?? reply…….

  105. im pursuing final year btech … am i eligible fr attempting bank exam???

  106. Hi all….. I wish to take up Bank exams can you kindly suggest from when will the notification start for exams???

  107. Sir now I’m doing B.E. (ECE) .can I apply for po post for upcoming exam sir

  108. Iam BA English final year student I am I able to attend bank text 2017

  109. I am pursuing final year can.I eligible for 2017 bank exam

  110. Hi sir,
    I am born in 1991 mar , am j eligible to appear for bank exams ??
    If yes which posts can I apply if no pls let me know why .

  111. Hi sir,

    I am born in mar 1991 ,.Am I eligible to take coaching and appear for bank exams?
    If yes which posts can I apply if no why ?
    Can you please tell us the age limits for different posts .

  112. Gayatri Padhi says:

    Sir, I am a final year undergraduate who will be completing my B.Tech by the end of April. Can I apply for RBI assistants 2016-17?

  113. Hi Sir,
    I am final year cse student and I will obtain my engineering degree in 2017 June. I want to take SBI banking exam whether I can take it before my graduation or after my graduation if so when is the date for the exam.

  114. nitesh khanna says:

    i am a final year student doing bcom programing. plz suggest which exam should i apply for?
    i want banking as my me some way out….

  115. Sir,i am doing b.e in cse branch from punjab and in first year.So do i eligible for any bank jobs in government sector(good salary).And i am 17 yrs only presently.Can i eligible to apply for the same at now ?

  116. Mayuri Parmar says:

    hie ,
    i am a graduate,i want to give bank exam next year can i apply it now .do i have the eligibility.

  117. Hi! Can anyone please tell me the percentage required to apply for IBPS.

  118. Jayesh Pukale says:

    Hello sir I had completed B.Sc i want to apply bank me the way

  119. Hello sir m sayali .final year BE it student with less than 60% m elligible fr any bnk exam or not

  120. Kamalakanta Pradhan says:

    I am a final year student. Can I apply for the job?

  121. L.Poovarasi says:

    Hi! sir i am poovarasi, can i apply for bank exam and is i am eligible for to apply bank exam?

  122. L.Poovarasi says:

    hi! sir i am poovarasi,can i apply eor bank exam and is i am eligible for to apply bank exam?

  123. What about ibps clerk notification 2017?

  124. Indian bank po exam and ugc net exam is on same date. Will they not change exam date?

  125. virender saroy says:

    Hlo sir ..Virender
    I am in bcom final …year can i apply for sbi po exam and am i eligible for bank exam

  126. suman shah says:

    Hello sir…my date of birth is 26-10-1996 and I hv completed bsc zoology (hons).am I eligible to appear in sbi po ,sbi clerk,ibps po,ibps clerk2017?

  127. POOJA RATHORE says:

    I am a third year BE(Engineering) student.For what posts I can apply?

  128. Sir I am studying 3rd year 6th sem BE. Can i apply bank exams?sir plz reply me.

  129. I completed my 28 yrs in last oct2016 .can i appear for upcoming clerk exams in 2017?

  130. Anuja Bansode says:

    I am Bsc student. Can i apply for IBPS PO, Clerk Exams?

  131. Keerthana says:

    Whether part time b.e completed candidates eligible for ibps or other bank exams

  132. neha chaudhary says:

    I am student of bca final year….Am i eligible for sbi po exam of this year

  133. surmil srivastava says:

    i am a student of BSc last semester….am i eligible for sbi po exam this year..?

  134. i am student of b.ed 1st i eligible for sbi po exam of this year

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