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

ExamQualificationAge RequiredDetails
SBI ClerkGraduation20-28 YearsNotification
SBI SOGraduation21-30 Years varies according to PostNotification
SBI POGraduation21-30 YearsNotification
IBPS ClerkGraduation20-28 YearsNotification
IBPS SOGraduation21-30 YearsNotification
IBPS POGraduation21-30 YearsNotification
IBPS RRBGraduationNotification
RBI Grade BGraduation with 60%21-30 yearsNotification
Bank of India SOPost GraduationCredit Officer – 21 to 30 years (as on 10-04-2017)
Manager Scale ii – 23 to 35 years (as on 10-04-2017)
Dena bank PGDBFGraduation with 60%20-29 years as on 1-4-2017Notification
Oriental Bank SOVariesVariesNotification
BOB ManipalGraduation with 55%20-28 years as on 1-4-2017Notification
Lakshmi Vilas Bank POGraduation with 60%20-30 years as on 1-2-2017Notification
NICL Administrative OfficersGraduation with 60%21 to 30 years as on 1-3-2017Notification
SBI Wealth MgtVariesvariesNotification
IndBank Specialist OfficersMBA Finance + Nism Merchant banking25-40 yearsNotification
South Indian Bank SO(IT) and ManagerVaries28 years as on 31-12-2017Notification
EXIM BankVariesvariesNotification
Canara Bank SOVariesvariesNotification
LIC HFL Assistants 2017Graduate in Any discipline21-35 years as on 1-3-2017Notification
AXIS Young Bankers 2017Graduate with 55%21-25 years as on 1-4-2017Notification
GIC Scale-I OfficersVariesVariesNotification
NIACL Assistants 2017Graduate in Any discipline18-30 years as on 30-06-2017Notification
Syndicate SOVariesVariesNotification
RBI ManagerGraduation with 60% + 3 years Experience21-35 years as on 1-3-2017Notification
Federal Bank POGraduation with 60% + ExperienceMax 28 years as on 1-1-2017Notification
Bharatiya Reserve Bank Note MudranGraduationvariesNotification
SVC Co-Operative Bank ClericalGraduationVariesNotification
Tamilnad Mercantile Bank ClerkGraduation with 55%24 years as on 31-10-2016Notification
IDBI SO 2017VariesVariesNotification
South Indian PO and ClerksGraduationMax – 25 years (on 31-12-2016)Notification
NABARD SOvariesvariesNotification
ICICI POGraduationMax – 25 years (on 31-12-2016)Notification
Syndicate Bank PGDBF PO 2017Graduation20-28 years as on 01-10-2016Notification
Indian Bank PGDBF Manipal PO 2017Graduation20-28 years as on 01-07-2016Notification
Indian Bank POGraduation With 60%20-28 years as on 01-07-2016Notification
Currency Note Press NashikGraduation18-28 years as on 30-12-2016Notification
Bandhan Bank Assistant ManagerGraduation21-25 years as on 30-11-2016Notification
Karnataka Bank Clerk 2016Graduation with 50%18-26 years as on 01-12-2016Notification
IDBI PO 2016Graduation With 60%20-28 years as on 01-10-2016Notification
BOB Specialist OfficersGraduation With 60%variesNotification
IDBI Banks ExecutiveGraduation With 60%variesNotification
Bank of Baroda Specialist OfficervariesvariesNotification
RBI AssistantGraduation with 50% from a recognized universityvariesNotification
Karur Vysya Bank ClericalGraduation19-26 Years as on 1 January 2017Notification

Bank Exam Calendar 2017-18

Exam TitleApplication Form Availability DateExam DateResult
IBPS Specialist Officer CWE16th Nov, 2016Jan 28 & 29, 2017Feb 16, 2017
IBPS POJuly, 2017Preliminary- 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th October, 2017Nov, 2017
Main Exam- 26th November, 2017
IBPS Clerk CWEAug, 2017Preliminary- 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th December, 2017Jan, 2018
Main Exam- 21st January, 2018
IBPS RRBJuly, 2017Preliminary for Office Assistants and Officer Scale I – 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd & 24th September, 2017Oct, 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 ExamMay, 2017August, 2017Sep, 2017
SBI SO ExamNov, 2016Jan, 2017Feb, 2017
SBI PO ExamApril, 2017June, 2017August, 2017
SBI ClerkNov, 2016Jan, 2017Feb, 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.NOBank NameHead OfficeSlogan
1Allahabad BankKolkataA tradition of trust
2Andhra BankHyderabadMuch more to do. With YOU in focus
3Bank of BarodaVadodaraIndia’s International Bank
4Bank of IndiaMumbaiRelationships beyond Banking
5Bank of MaharashtraPuneOne Family One Bank
6Canara BankBangaloreIt’s easy to change for those who you love, Together we Can
7Central Bank of IndiaMumbaiBuild A Better Life Around Us, Central to you since 1911
8Corporation BankMangaloreProsperity for all
9Dena BankMumbaiTrusted Family Bank
10Indian BankChennaiTaking Banking Technology to Common Man, Your Tech-friendly bank
11Indian Overseas BankChennaiGood people to grow with
12Oriental Bank of CommerceNew DelhiWhere every individual is committed
13Punjab National BankNew DelhiThe Name you can Bank Upon
14Punjab & Sind BankNew DelhiWhere series is a way of life
15Syndicate BankManipalYour Faithful And Friendly Financial Partner
16Union Bank of IndiaMumbaiGood people to bank with
17United Bank of IndiaKolkataThe Bank that begins with “U”
18UCO BankKolkataHonors Your Trust
19Vijaya BankBangaloreA friend You can Bank Upon
20IDBI Bank LtdMumbaiBanking for all; “ Aao Schein Bada”
21Bharatiya Mahila BankNew DelhiEmpowering women, Empowering India
State Bank Group
1State Bank of IndiaMumbaiThe Nation banks on us; Pure Banking Nothing Else; With you all the way
2State Bank of Bikaner & JaipurRajasthan
3State Bank of PatialaPunjabBlending Modernity with Tradition
4State Bank of HyderabadHyderabadYou can always bank on us
5State Bank of MysoreBangaloreWorking for a better tomorrow
6State Bank of TravancoreThiruvananthapuramA Long Tradition of Trust


S. NoBank NameHead quarterSlogan
1AXIS Bank Ltd.MumbaiEverything is the same except the name.
2Capital Local Area Bank Ltd.Punjab
3Citi Union Bank Ltd.TamilnaduTrust and Excellene since 1904
4Coastal Local Area Bank Ltd.Andhrapradesh
5DCB Bank LimitedMaharashtra
6Dhanlaxmi Bank LtdKeralaTann. Mann. Dhan
7ICICI Bank LtdMumbaiHum Hain na!!
8IndusInd Bank Ltd.MumbaiWe make money simple
9ING Vysya Bank Ltd.BangaloreJiyo easy
10Karnataka Bank Ltd.MangaloreYour family bank across India
11Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.MumbaiLet’s make money simple
12Krishna Bhima Samruddhi Local.Mahabubnagar
13RBL Bank.Kolhapur
14Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd.Tuticorin
15The Catholic Syrian Bank Ltd.ThrissurSupport all the way.
16The Federal Bank Ltd.KeralaYour perfect banking partner
17The HDFC Bank Ltd.MumbaiWe understand your world.
18The Jammu & Kashmir Bank Ltd.Jammu and KshmirServing to Empower
19The Karur Vysya Bank Ltd.TamilnaduSmart way to bank
20The Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd.TamilnaduThe Changing Face of prosperity
21The Nainital Bank Ltd.UttarnchalBanking with personal touch
22The south Indian Bank Ltd.KeralaExperience Next Generation Banking
23Yes Bank Ltd.MumbaiExperience our expertise


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