The syllabus for Clerk & PO exam is as follows:

Preliminary Examination:

1. English Language

2. Numerical Ability

3. Reasoning Ability

Main Examination:

1. General/ Financial Awareness

2. General English

3. Quantitative Aptitude

4. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be printed bilingual i.e., English & Hindi.

The preparation for bank exams becomes better by knowing the weightage of each subject. The subject-wise weightage of the Bank exam syllabus gives transparency to plan out study plans accordingly. Here we have disclosed the bank syllabus weightage for prelims and mains exam.

Preliminary Exam Weightage

Subjects Weightage
English Language 30%
Reasoning Ability 35%
Quantitative Aptitude 35%

Mains Exam Weightage

Subjects Weightage
English Language 20%
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 30%
Quantitative Aptitude 30%
General Awareness 20%

Bank Exam Syllabus 

The Bank PO exam syllabus is nearly the same for the probationary officer post under IBPS PO, SBI PO, and other bank PO exams. Every year lacs of candidates participate in the bank PO exams due to lucrative salary and benefits. Refer to the subject-wise Bank PO syllabus shared below for your reference.

  • English LanguageReading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Double Fillers, Error Spotting, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles, Paragraph Completion, Para Summary, Sentence Connector, and Vocabulary.


  • Reasoning Ability: Sitting Arrangements, Tabulation, Logical Reasoning, Syllogism, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Blood Relations, Ranking, Data Sufficiency, Distance & Direction, Coded Inequalities, and Verbal Reasoning.


  • Quantitative Aptitude: Simplification & Approximation, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Number Series, Ratio & Proportion, Quadratic Equations, Averages, Boats & Streams, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Alligation, Permutation & Combination, Time & Distance, Probability, Partnership, Pipes & Cistern.


  • General Awareness: This section compiles three different sub-sections which are current affairs, banking & financial affairs, and static awareness.


  • Current Affairs: It includes topics such as important bank news, economic affairs, national and international news, recent state affairs, agreements, visits, awards and honors, summits & conferences, and obituaries.


  • Banking & Financial Awareness: This topic consists of financial news, Banking Abbreviations, the Banking Regulation Act 1949, About & Functions of RBI Policy Rates, Types of Accounts, Negotiable instruments act 1881, Money market instruments, priority sector lending, financial inclusion, Money market instruments, Banking Ombudsman scheme 2006 & more.


  • Static Awareness: It includes topics like International Organisations, Important Days, Capital & Currency, Agreements & Deals, Books & Authors, Honours & Awards, National & International Appointments, Famous Obituaries, etc.


1. Nationality: Candidates must be a Citizen of India.

2. Age Limit: Candidates age must be between 20 to 28 years as on 01-08-2022. Candidates should have born not earlier than 02-08-1994 and not later than 01-08-2002 (both days inclusive) are only eligible to apply. Age relaxations will be extended as per govt rules.

3. Age Relaxation:

Category Relaxation (in years)
SC/ ST 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
PWD (Gen) 10 years
PWD (SC/ ST) 15 years
PWD (OBC) 13  years
Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of Jammu & Kashmir State during the period from 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen Actual period of service rendered in defence services + 3 years (8 years for disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ ST subject to max.age of 50 years)
Widows, Divorced women and women  judicially separated from their husbands   & who are not remarried 7 years (subject to maximum    age limit of 35 years for General and 38 years for OBC & 40 years for  SC/ST candidates.

Selection Procedure: The examination will consist of three phases, viz.
Phase-I: a) Preliminary Examination (Online): 100 marks (Objective type) – 1 hour
Phase-II:b) Main Examination (Online): 200 marks (Objective type) – 2 Hours 40 Minutes

Note-I: The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English &Hindi.

Note-II: There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Phase-III: Test of specified opted local language:
Those who qualify for selection and produce 10th or 12th standard mark sheet certificate evidencing having studied the specified opted local language will not be subjected to any Language test. In case of others (qualified for selection), specified opted local language test will be conducted after provisional selection but before joining. Candidates not found to be proficient in specified opted local language would be disqualified.