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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

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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.


  1. Humshika tiwari

    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. banothu naveen

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

    • swathi

      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 swathiganesan010@gmail. Thank you

  3. saran sing

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

  4. Dilip kumar.j

    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. harish

    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. divya devanandan

    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. Gayathri

    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. Gayathri

    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. Dhanashree

    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. Purnima.l.joshi

    …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. manisha

    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. Rahu mohabe

    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. sornapriya b

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

  14. Sidhima Arora

    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. suganya

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

  16. Rahul

    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. Riya Sao

    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. Manjula.T

    Dear Sir/Madam,

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

    • Manjula.T

      Dear Sir,

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

      Awaiting for your reply…

  20. DEBASHIS Bairagya

    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. Isha patki

    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.


    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. sneha sharma

    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. preeti

    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. yasodha

    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. Mansi Khanna

    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. Ansari afsar

    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. Niki

    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. Binal

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

  30. Sadhana

    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.

  31. Ragaveena


    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?

  32. Khushboo

    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?

  33. parminder kaur

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

  34. parminder kaur

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

  35. v.pandiyarajan

    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 .

  36. purva

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

  37. Deepthi Sadasivuni


    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.

  38. kavitha K

    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?

  39. monika

    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……….

  40. PRIYA


  41. Payal

    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.

  42. shobana

    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?

  43. sachin bajaj

    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.

  44. revu

    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

  45. Aaryansh Kumar Suman

    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.


  46. thilagavathi

    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

  47. jayanthigopal


    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

  48. Sreepriya

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

  49. praveenkk

    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

  50. esther

    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???

  51. Shashank

    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

  52. saratha

    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…….

  53. Nishita

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

  54. Anuja

    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 .

  55. Anuja

    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 .

  56. Gayatri Padhi

    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?

  57. Pooja

    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.

  58. nitesh khanna

    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….

  59. Mion

    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 ?

  60. Mayuri Parmar

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

  61. suman shah

    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?

  62. Ayesha Siddiqua

    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. (
    Thank you.

  63. K. Madhavi

    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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  65. ravi mahawar

    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.

  66. GEETHU

    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

  67. Hariom Dubey

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

  68. Preethi V

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

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