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 the 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 the 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

Upcomming Bank Exams 2017-18

Exam Qualification Age Required Details
SBI Clerk Graduation 20-28 Years Notification
SBI SO Graduation 21-30 Years varies according to Post Notification
SBI PO Graduation 21-30 Years Notification
IBPS Clerk Graduation 20-28 Years Notification
IBPS SO Graduation 21-30 Years Notification
IBPS PO Graduation 21-30 Years Notification
IBPS RRB Graduation Notification
RBI Grade B Graduation with 60% 21-30 years Notification
Bank of India SO Post Graduation Credit Officer – 21 to 30 years (as on 10-04-2017)
Manager Scale ii – 23 to 35 years (as on 10-04-2017)
Dena bank PGDBF Graduation with 60% 20-29 years as on 1-4-2017 Notification
Oriental Bank SO Varies Varies Notification
BOB Manipal Graduation with 55% 20-28 years as on 1-4-2017 Notification
Lakshmi Vilas Bank PO Graduation with 60% 20-30 years as on 1-2-2017 Notification
NICL Administrative Officers Graduation with 60% 21 to 30 years as on 1-3-2017 Notification
SBI Wealth Mgt Varies varies Notification
IndBank Specialist Officers MBA Finance + Nism Merchant banking 25-40 years Notification
South Indian Bank SO(IT) and Manager Varies 28 years as on 31-12-2017 Notification
EXIM Bank Varies varies Notification
Canara Bank SO Varies varies Notification
LIC HFL Assistants 2017 Graduate in Any discipline 21-35 years as on 1-3-2017 Notification
AXIS Young Bankers 2017 Graduate with 55% 21-25 years as on 1-4-2017 Notification
GIC Scale-I Officers Varies Varies Notification
NIACL Assistants 2017 Graduate in Any discipline 18-30 years as on 30-06-2017 Notification
Syndicate SO Varies Varies Notification
RBI Manager Graduation with 60% + 3 years Experience 21-35 years as on 1-3-2017 Notification
Federal Bank PO Graduation with 60% + Experience Max 28 years as on 1-1-2017 Notification
Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note Mudran Graduation varies Notification
SVC Co-Operative Bank Clerical Graduation Varies Notification
Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Clerk Graduation with 55% 24 years as on 31-10-2016 Notification
IDBI SO 2017 Varies Varies Notification
South Indian PO and Clerks Graduation Max – 25 years (on 31-12-2016) Notification
NABARD SO varies varies Notification
ICICI PO Graduation Max – 25 years (on 31-12-2016) Notification
Syndicate Bank PGDBF PO 2017 Graduation 20-28 years as on 01-10-2016 Notification
Indian Bank PGDBF Manipal PO 2017 Graduation 20-28 years as on 01-07-2016 Notification
Indian Bank PO Graduation With 60% 20-28 years as on 01-07-2016 Notification
Currency Note Press Nashik Graduation 18-28 years as on 30-12-2016 Notification
Bandhan Bank Assistant Manager Graduation 21-25 years as on 30-11-2016 Notification
Karnataka Bank Clerk 2016 Graduation with 50% 18-26 years as on 01-12-2016 Notification
IDBI PO 2016 Graduation With 60% 20-28 years as on 01-10-2016 Notification
BOB Specialist Officers Graduation With 60% varies Notification
IDBI Banks Executive Graduation With 60% varies Notification
Bank of Baroda Specialist Officer varies varies Notification
RBI Assistant Graduation with 50% from a recognized university varies Notification
Karur Vysya Bank Clerical Graduation 19-26 Years as on 1 January 2017 Notification

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

Important Point for Bank Exams in India

  • The 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 a 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 the 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.



  1. 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 :

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

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

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

  5. 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…….

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Hello sir,

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

    please reply

  10. …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 .

  11. 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

  12. 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

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

  14. 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

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

  16. 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?


  18. 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

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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.

  22. 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?

  23. 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

  24. 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?

  25. 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

  26. 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 ?

  27. 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

  28. 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 ??

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

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

  31. 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.

  32. 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?

  33. 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?

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

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

  36. 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 .

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

  38. Hi,

    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.

  39. 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?

  40. 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……….


  42. 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.

  43. 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?

  44. 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.

  45. 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

  46. 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.


  47. 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

  48. Sir,

    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

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

  50. 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

  51. 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???

  52. 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

  53. 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…….

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

  55. 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 .

  56. 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 .

  57. 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?

  58. 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.

  59. 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….

  60. 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 ?

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

  62. 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?

  63. Sir,
    I am a student of last semester….am i eligible for which exam in this year.. I’am Confused please help me. I want to know exam date and what all documents require, age, percentage & were to apply. which field is suitable for me in Banking. Please send me by mail. ( [email protected])
    Thank you.

  64. Hai sir……good morning…… My name is madhavi… And i completed 10with 80% and i completed my 12th with 70%….. I want to apply for clerck post….. But i dont knkw know whether i am elegible or not…. DOB:25-07-1999. And my group in 12th is (mec) ……. I hope u will suggest me with your reply…..
    Thanking you,
    Yours faithfully,

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  66. Hello,
    Thanks for providing such helpful details about Eligibility Criteria for all the Exam body’s who conducts examination for various public sector banks. The data provided by you will help to many candidates who wishes to get a job in banking sector.

  67. Dear sir,
    I am doing third year i want to know that is am eligible to write bank exam now my D.O.B IS 1997
    plz replay me to my email id

  68. Hello, I have passed 12th with commerce stream this year with 85% so can I participate in upcoming IBPS exam for any post

  69. hi sir..I’m studying correspondance course..can i eligible to write bank exams after completing my graduation course????