Bank Exams 2023: 10 Best Bank Exams To Gear Up For In 2023

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Anangsha Patra
Deputy Manager – Editorial
Updated on Aug 17, 2023 18:55 IST

Are you preparing for banking exams such as SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB etc.? Here is the list of top bank exams that you can appear in 2023.

10 Best Bank Exams in India

10 Best Bank Exams in India

Banking Exams 2023: In a country like India, bank exams are often considered in high regard for candidates aspiring to make their career in banking. There are multiple banking exams that are conducted by various banks and testing agencies across the country every year. Some of the popular banking exams that are largely participated by banking aspirants are SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, RBI Grade B, RBI Assistant, and NABARD Grade A. 

The banking sector is a popular choice of employment among fresh graduates as well as experienced professionals. The reason is attractive salaries, perks, benefits, allowances, and job security. The demand for bank jobs or banking exams has increased exponentially. The competition for bank jobs indicates that aspirants should have top-notch bank exams preparation to crack the banking exams and get selected for various posts such as Probationary Officers, Specialist Officers, Clerical cadre, and many more.

Aspirants preparing for bank exams need to prepare well according to the bank exam syllabus. They should also check the selection process that is followed by each recruiting body to appoint the candidates for the various posts. In this article, we have discussed in detail various banking exams 2023.

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Best Bank Exams In India

Bank exams are one of the desired exams for graduates willing to make their career in the banking sector of the country. Every year multiple banks releases vacancies for the post of Bank PO, Bank Clerk, Bank SO, etc. Bank jobs comprise multiple stages of exam for the selection process. Bank jobs offer handsome salaries, job security, perks, allowances (DA, HRA, Medical, Travelling, etc.). Due to all these benefits, a large number of candidates apply for bank jobs. To ace the best bank exams in India, candidates must prepare well with dedication and hard work.

Banking Exams in India 

Every year lakhs of candidates appear for different banking exams depending upon the number of vacancies. Nowadays, candidates are aspiring for a prospective career in the banking industry. Candidates need to prepare well to make it to the final list of shortlisted candidates. The banking industry offers a very good career prospect to candidates who wish to make their career in this field. Through different banking exams in India, lakhs of candidates are recruited to various posts, such as Probationary Officer (PO), Clerk, and Specialist Officer (SO) in different regional and public sector banks. The difficulty level of various bank exams depends upon the number of posts. Selection to the various banks in PO/SO posts is usually done based on prelims, mains, and interview. For clerical level posts, the selection is done based on prelims and mains exams. 

Banking Exam After Graduation

Aspirants can apply for banking exams after graduation. There are no bank exam after Class 10. To be eligible for various banking exam, candidates need to complete graduation in any discipline from a recognised university. Some banks also decide on qualifying percentages in graduation to select candidates for various roles.

Will There be Banking Exams in 2023?

There will be bank exams 2023 such as IBPS RRB, IBPS Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS SO, SBI Clerk, SBI PO, RBI Assistant, RBI Grade B. Candidates can prepare for these banking exams 2023 by following a proper strategy such as formulating study plan, priotising the important topics, solving mock tests and many more.

Which Bank Exam has Highest Salary?

The salary which is offered by the State Bank Of India is the highest salary among all the public banks in India. SBI PO salary is INR 27,620 (with four advance increments). The pay scale for Junior Management Grade Scale I is INR 23,700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7- 42020.

Which Bank exam is Best and Easy?

Amongst all the banking exams the easiest to crack is IBPS RRB-Regional Rural Bank examinations. IBPS RRB is conducted for the recruitment of Officers Scale I, II and III and Office Assistant (Multipurpose).

What is SBI Clerk Salary?

SBI Clerk salary is INR 19,900 (INR 17,900 with two advance increments). The pay scale is INR 17900-1000/3-20900-1230/3-24590-1490/4-30550-1730/7-42600-3270/1-45930-1990/1-47920. 

How Can I Prepare for Bank Exams 2023?

The exam pattern for almost all the bank exams is more or else the same. However, the difficulty level of these exams varies. To prepare for the various banking exams, candidates must understand the syllabus and exam pattern. They should practice different mock tests. Mock tests give candidates a real-time experience of a bank exams. Candidates must also go through the previous years' cutoff banks of various bank exams. This will help them to devise a preparation strategy for the bank exam. Candidates must solve the previous years' question papers to know the types of questions asked in the banking exams and difficulty level. 

Top Bank Exams in India

SBI, IBPS and RBI are the recruitment bodies that conduct various banking exams. Listed below are 10 bank exams that candidates can gear up for in 2023.



SBI Clerk

IBPS Clerk




RBI Grade B

RBI Assistant


Best 10 bank exams in 2023

The best 10 banking exams in 2023 that aspirants can apply for are explained below in detail:


Vacancies for this recruitment are released every year. Candidates are recruited to the post of Probationary Officer (PO). The exam is conducted in three phases: Preliminary, Mains and Interview. The job profile is general banking or banking administration role. The starting basic SBI PO salary is INR 27,620 (with four advance increments). Besides, candidates are also entitled to DA, HRA, CCA, Medical, and Other allowances.

To get updates on SBI PO exam, check the links below:

SBI PO dates

SBI PO application form

SBI PO salary

SBI PO notification

SBI PO recruitment

SBI PO Exam Pattern

SBI PO syllabus

SBI PO admit card

SBI PO preparation

SBI PO books

SBI PO vacancies

SBI PO result

SBI PO cut off


SBI Clerk

SBI Clerk recruitment is conducted to select candidates for to post of Junior Associates (Customer Support of Sales). The exam is conducted in two phases: Prelims and Mains. The job profile involves direct data entry and direct interaction with the customers. The starting basic SBI Clerk salary is INR 17,900-1000/3-20,900-1230/3-24,590-1490/4-30,550-1730/7-42,600-3270/1-45,930-1990/1-47,920.

Click the links below for related articles of SBI Clerk

SBI Clerk dates

SBI Clerk application form

SBI Clerk salary

SBI Clerk notification

SBI Clerk recruitment

SBI Clerk Exam Pattern

SBI Clerk syllabus

SBI Clerk admit card

SBI Clerk preparation

SBI Clerk books

SBI Clerk vacancies

SBI Clerk result

SBI Clerk cut off



The Institute of Banking Personal Selection conducts IBPS PO exam for recruitment to Probationary Officer/Management Trainee. The selection process includes prelims, mains and interview. The IBPS PO job profile is general banking, bank administration, supervision of the clerical works, and working for increasing the bank business level.

Read different articles related to the exam by clicking the below links:

IBPS PO dates

IBPS PO application form  

IBPS PO salary

IBPS PO notification

IBPS PO recruitment

IBPS PO exam pattern

IBPS PO syllabus

IBPS PO admit card

IBPS PO preparation

IBPS PO books

IBPS PO vacancies

IBPS PO result

IBPS PO cut off



IBPS RRB is conducted to select candidates for various Group A and B posts such as Officers Scale I, II, III, and Office Assistant (Multipurpose). Candidates for the post of Office Assistant are conducted based on prelims and mains exam. For Officers Scale I, candidates are selected based on prelims, mains, and interview. Candidates to the post of Officers Scale II and III are selected based on single online exam and interview.

Read more about IBPS RRB recruitment by clicking the links below:

IBPS RRB dates

IBPS RRB application form  

IBPS RRB salary

IBPS RRB notification

IBPS RRB recruitment

IBPS RRB exam pattern

IBPS RRB syllabus

IBPS RRB admit card

IBPS RRB preparation

IBPS RRB books

IBPS RRB vacancies

IBPS RRB result

IBPS RRB cut off


IBPS Clerk

Recruitment to IBPS Clerk is done to clerical cadre posts. Candidates are selected based on the prelims exam and interview. The job profile includes a direct data entry job and direct interaction with the bank customers. The basic pay of Clerks is INR 11,765.

Click the links below for more updates:

IBPS Clerk dates

IBPS Clerk application form  

IBPS Clerk salary

IBPS Clerk exam pattern

IBPS Clerk recruitment

IBPS Clerk admit card

IBPS Clerk syllabus

IBPS Clerk books

IBPS Clerk preparation

IBPS Clerk result

IBPS Clerk vacancies

IBPS Clerk cut off


IBPS SO is conducted for selection to the post of  Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer, HR/Personnel Officer, IT Officer, Law Officer, and Rajbhasha Adhikari. The starting basic IBPS SO salary is INR 23,700.

Click the links below for more updates:

IBPS SO dates

IBPS SO application form  

IBPS SO salary

IBPS SO exam pattern

IBPS SO recruitment

IBPS SO admit card

IBPS SO syllabus

IBPS SO books

IBPS SO preparation

IBPS SO result

IBPS SO vacancies

IBPS SO cut off


NABARD conducts recruitment to Grade A, B and Group C. Grade A is conducted for Group A post is conducted for Rural Development Banking Service (RDBS), Protocol & Security Service (P&SS), Rajbhasha and Legal. Grade B is done for a Development Assistant. Group C recruitment is done for Office Attendant.

Click the links below to read more on NABARD recruitment.

NABARD dates

NABARD application form

NABARD result

NABARD exam pattern

NABARD syllabus

NABARD vacancies

NABARD admit card

NABARD salary

RBI Grade B 

RBI Grade B exam is conducted for the direct recruitment of Grade B Officers in Combined Seniority Group (CSG) streams. Recruitment is done for Officers in Grade B (General), Officers in Grade B (Department of Economic and Policy Research), and Officers in Grade B (Department of Statistics and Information Management). The basic RBI Grade B salary is INR 55,200 per month. Click the links below to read more on RBI Grade B exam:

RBI Grade B Notification RBI Grade B Dates
RBI Grade B Exam Pattern RBI Grade B Syllabus
RBI Grade B Admit Card RBI Grade B Preparation Tips
RBI Grade B Books RBI Grade B Salary
RBI Grade B Vacancies -

Upcoming Banking Exams 2023 

The table below provides the list of upcoming banking exams 2023.

Exam Exam Dates Notification Dates

SBI Clerk

To be notified

September 2023


Officers Scale I:

Prelims exam: 05-Aug-2023 and 06-Aug-2023

Mains exam: 10-Sep-2023

Office Assistant:

Prelims exam: 12-Aug-2023, 13-Aug-2023, 16-Aug-2023

Mains exam:  16-Sep-2023

Officers Scale II:

Single level exam: 10-Sep-2023

Notification: 01-June-2023

Registration: 01-June-2023 to 21-June-2023

IBPS Clerk 

Preliminary exam:

26-Aug-2023, 27-Aug-2023 and 02-Sep-2023

Mains exam:


Notification: 01-Jul-2023 

Application Form: 01-Jul-2023 to 28-Jul-2023


Preliminary exam:




Mains exam:


Notification: 01-Aug-2023

Application Form: 01-Aug-2023 to 21-Aug-2023

RBI Assistant


To be notified


To be notified

Notification: To be notified

Application Form: To be notified

RBI Grade B

Preliminary exam: 09-Jul-2023

Mains exam: 30-Jul-2023

Notification: 04-May-2023

Application Form: 09-May-2023 to 16-May-2023

Bank Exam Syllabus

The subjects included in the bank exam syllabus are almost the same across all banking exams. However, the difficulty level of the banking exam varies as per the posts. Candidates can check below bank exam syllabus.

English Language: Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Fillers, Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement, Fill in the Blanks, etc.

Numerical Ability: Number Series, Simplification/ Approximation, Quadratic Equations, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, etc.

Reasoning Ability: Puzzle and Arrangements, Inequality, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Direction sense and Order and Ranking, etc.

Computer Aptitude: History and Generation of Computers, Introduction to Computer Organisation, Computer Hardware and I/O Devices, Computer Languages, Basics of DBMS, Operating System, Internet, Computer Network & Security, Computer Memory, Computer Software, etc.

General Knowledge: Banking and Insurance Awareness, Financial Awareness, Current Affairs, Govt. Schemes and Policies, Static Awareness, etc.

Read More:

SBI Clerk Syllabus IBPS Clerk Syllabus
IBPS RRB Syllabus IBPS PO Syllabus
IBPS SO Syllabus SBI PO Syllabus
RBI Grade B Syllabus RBI Assistant Syllabus
NABARD Grade A Syllabus -

Bank Exams 2023 FAQs

Q: Which bank exam is the best?

A: Every year, lakhs of students appear for various banking exams in India for recruitment in various roles. The difficulty level of these exams is basically moderate to high. Timely preparation help candidates crack these exams. The bank exam that candidates can apply are given below:
  • SBI PO
  • SBI Clerk
  • IBPS Clerk
  • RBI Assistant
  • RBI Grade B

Q: Which is the toughest banking exam in India?

A: RBI Grade B is considered one of the toughest banking exams in India since the seats are limited and the paper is tough.  

Q: Which bank exam is easy and best?

A: The bank exam that is easy and best are IBPS Clerk, RBI Assistant, SBI Clerk, IBPS RRB Office Assistant, etc.

Q: What is the highest post in bank exam?

A: The highest paying bank jobs are listed below:
  • Auditor
  • SBI PO
  • RBI Grade B
  • NABARD Grade A and B
  • Finance Adviser
  • SBI Clerk

Q: Which bank pays highest salary?

A: SBI pays the highest salary among all the banks in India.

Q: Can a weak student crack bank PO?

A: Anyone can crack bank PO exam if they prepare dedicatedly. The preparation should begin six months prior to the release of notification.

Q: Is banking a good career?

A: Banking industry has job security and stability. The industry offers good remuneration to the employees. Banks also offer added benefits to their employees like minimum Rate of Interest on loans, Medical benefits, Pension benefits, and so on. 

Q: Can I apply for banking exams after Class 12?

A: No, to apply for various bank exams, candidates must complete graduation.

Q: What is the age limit for banking exams?

A: The age limit is different for different banking exams. To apply for SBI Clerk, the age of candidates should be between and 20 and 28 years. For SBI PO, the age limit is 21 and 30 years.

Q: How can I get job in banks?

A: To get a job in banks, candidates must complete their graduation. The age limit vary as per the post they are applying to.

Q: Which degree is best for banking?

A: There is no specific degree required to apply for bank exams. Graduate candidates from any stream can apply for the various bank exams.
About the Author
Anangsha Patra
Deputy Manager – Editorial

A mass communication and journalism post-graduate, Anangsha has worked as a reporter and sub-editor and enjoys working in the education domain.



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