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Introduction to Banking


We conduct separate and comprehensive courses for the preparation of these exams. The duration, eligibility, course fees for these UPSC/MPSC courses in Pune are different. The candidates must secure admission after a thorough understanding of all these. Consider all the alternatives including the courses mentioned here, graduate and postgraduate courses in Public Services and the Abhyas Mahotsav held twice a year. Each one is suggested to choose an option best suited to him/her depending on the available time, priority, educational qualification, etc. But once you have chosen a particular option, we insist that you do it with full devotion. Prelims and Mains having 3 hours of daily input. In addition to this, we organize 7 days residential camp in January every year, for the preparation of prelims. Page 31 contains more information about the camp. The interview preparation program is held after the result of the main examination.

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About RBI Exams



Phase I:

Sr. No. Subjects No. of Questions Total Time Maximum Marks
1 General Awareness 80 120 Minutes 200
2 English Language 30 120 Minutes 200
3 Quantitative Aptitude 30 120 Minutes 200
4 Reasoning Ability 60 120 Minutes 200

Phase II:

Papers Name of Paper Type of Paper Time Duration Maximum Marks
1 Economic and social issue Objective 90 Minutes 100
2 English (Writing skill) Descriptive 90 Minutes 100
3 Finance and Management Objective 90 Minutes 100

Interview Phase III: Candidates will be shortlisted for the interview, centered on the aggregate of marks obtained in Phase-II (Paper-I +Paper-II +Paper-III). The interview will be of 50 marks. The candidate may opt for interview either in Hindi or English. Final Selection will be through merit list which will be prepared by adding marks secured by candidates in Phase-II examination and interview.Generally, the Main Examination is supposed to be held three and a half or four months after the result of the Prelims exam is declared. This examination is held at four centers viz. Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, and Nagpur. The candidates who qualify in the Preliminarily Examination and hold University degrees of graduation level are eligible to appear for Main Examination. From 2012 MPSC state services Mains there have been sea changes. The optional subjects have been removed from the exam and 4 papers for General Studies have been introduced.

RBI Grade B – Syllabus General Awareness Syllabus for RBI Grade B: The level of General Awareness section expected to be easy to moderate. This is the only segment where candidates can score more and be able to be in the merit list. There are total 80 questions which will be asked in this section. The questions can be asked about different topics which are mentioned below-
(i) Current Affairs – National & International News, Awards & Authors, Sports News, Summits & Conferences, Schemes, Agreement & Deals, Science & technology etc.
(ii) Banking & Financial + Economic News– Banking Terminology, Banking & Economic news, Monetary policies, Current rates, Financial & Economics News, Economics terms, etc.
(iii) Static GK – Static GK – Mountains Rivers, Ports , Parks, Dam, Thermal Power Plants, Temples, Stadiums, Airports, etc.

English Language syllabus for RBI Grade B: Level of English Language section expected to be moderate. Given is the list of important topics and questions to be asked from them-
(i) Spotting Error – 5 Questions (Moderate Level)
(ii) Reading Comprehension (R.C) – 10 Questions (Lengthy) based on Banking & Economy
(iii) Cloze Test – 10 Questions (Moderate Level)
(iV) Parajumbles (6-7 sentences)– 5 Questions (Moderate Level)

Quantitative Aptitude syllabus for RBI Grade B Level of Quantitative Aptitude section expected to be moderate.
(i) Quadratic Equation – (Moderate to Tough)
(ii) Number Series – (Moderate to Tough level)
(iii) Data Interpretation – Based on Missing DI, Pie Chart , Caselet DI ,Mix DI – (Tough level)
(iv) Miscellaneous Questions – (Tough) Miscellaneous Questions may contain of questions from topics like –Average, Ratio & Proportion, Profit loss, SI & CI, Time & Work, Time, Speed & Distance, Boats & Streams, Permutation& Probability etc.

Reasoning Ability Syllabus for RBI Grade B: The overall level of this section is expected to be Moderate. Questions will be asked from following –
(i) Puzzle Test – (Tough Level)
(ii) Seating Arrangement (Circular) (Inside Outside) Blood Relation based – (Tough Level)
iii) Linear Arrangement – (Moderate Level)
(iv) Syllogism
(v) Input-Output – (Tough Level)
(vi) Logical / Analytical Reasoning – (Tough Level)
(vii) Data Sufficiency – (Moderate Level) mostly on the seating arrangement
(viii) Inequality – (Moderate Level)
(ix) Coding Decoding – (Moderate Level)

RBI Grade B Mains Syllabus (Phase II) Paper-I – Economic and Social Issues:
Economic Issues Social Issues
1. Inflation
2. Poor educational standards
3. Poor Infrastructure
4. The balance of Payments deterioration.
5. High levels of private debt
6. Inequality has risen rather than decreased. 7. Large Budget Deficit
8. Rigid labor Laws
9. Inefficient agriculture
10. Slowdown in growth
1. Poverty
2. Illiteracy
3. Child Marriage
4. Child Labour
5. Casteism, Communalism, Regionalism and Language Conflicts

Paper-II -English (Writing Skills) – This Descriptive paper of English is conducted to judge the writing skills of the candidate.

Sections No. of Questions Time Duration Maximum Marks
1 English Language 30 A composite time of 1 hour is provided 30
2 Numerical Ability 35 A composite time of 1 hour is provided 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 A composite time of 1 hour is provided 35
Total 100 A composite time of 1 hour is provided 100

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
1 English Language 4040 30 min
2 Quantitative Aptitude 4040 30 min
3 Reasoning Ability 40 40 30 min
4 Computer Knowledge 4040 30 min
5 Computer Knowledge 4040 30 min
6 General Awareness 4040 25 min
Total 200200 135 min

RBI Assistant Mains Exam Syllabus: English Language General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Computer Knowledge
- Reading Comprehension
- Synonyms ∙ Antonyms ∙ Sentence Correction
- Word Meanings ∙ Cloze Test
- One Word Substitution
- Sentence Rearrangement
- Sentence Completion
- Phrases
- Active & Passive Voice
- Current World News
- Current India News
- Geography Concepts
- History Concepts
- Political Science
- Banking Awareness
- RBI Terms
- Emoluments and Other Benefits
- Acts and Laws related to Bank (RBI)
- Time and Distance
- Time and Work
- HCF and LCM
- Simple and Compound Interest
- Problems on Trains
- Average
- Probability
- Allegations and Comparison
- Permutation and Combination
- Pipes& Cistern
- Number System
- Geometry
- Mensuration
- Percentage
- Algebra
- Trigonometry
- Number Series
- Blood Relations
- Analogy
- Odd Man Out
- Number Series
- Coding and Decoding
- Directions Based Concept
- Row Arrangements ∙ Symbols
- Statement Reading, Understanding
- Languages
- Basic Hardware and Software
- History of Computers
- Devices
- Viruses and Hacking





Other Exams



Exam Pattern of SBI Junior Associates Preliminary

Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Syllabus

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Miscellaneous
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

Exam Pattern of SBI Junior Associates Mains

Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 English Language 40 40 35 Minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability& Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Minutes
4 General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 Minutes

Exam Pattern of SBI Junior Associates Preliminary

Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

The IBPS PO preliminary examination will be conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 1 hour to complete the preliminary exam. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO preliminary exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate. It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam. IBPS PO

Syllabus for Prelims

English Language (30 marks) Quantitative Aptitude (35 marks) Reasoning (35 marks)
Reading Comprehension Simplification Logical Reasoning
Cloze Test Profit and Loss Alphanumeric Series
Para Jumbles Mixtures &Alligations Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Miscellaneous Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Indices Data Sufficiency
Fill in the blanks Work and Time Coded Inequalities
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Time and Distance Seating Arrangement
Paragraph Completion Mensuration- Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Puzzle
- Data Interpretation Tabulation
- Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Syllogism
- Number Systems Blood Relations
- Sequence and Series Input Output
- Permutation, Combination and Probability Coding Decoding

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern IBPS PO Mains Exam encountered quite a number of changes last year. Let’s have a look at all these changes in detail.

  • Introduction of Descriptive Paper: Just like SBI PO 2019 Exam, IBPS introduced Descriptive Paper in its Mains Examination where candidates will be judged on their written skills. An essay and a letter will be given to candidates to write that will constitute of 25 marks and that has to be completed in a time span of 30 minutes.
  • The overall time allotted for each section has also been changed.
  • No separate paper will be conducted for Computer Applications. Reasoning is teamed up with Computer Aptitude section and this entire section will contain 45 questions of a total of 60 marks.
  • The overall time allotted for IBPS PO Mains Exam has also been changed from 140 minutes to 180 minutes.

  • SBI-IBPS-SSC-RLY PS PO Mains Exam Pattern

    Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Examination Time Alloted
    1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 Minutes
    2 English Language 35 40 English only 40 Minutes
    3 Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 Minutes
    4 Data Analysis and Interpretation 40 40 English & Hindi 35 Minutes
    Total 155 200 180 min.
    English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 min.

    IBPS PO Main Exam Syllabus

    Data Analysis and Interpretation General, Economy / Banking Awareness Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
    Simplification Financial Awareness Verbal Reasoning Internet
    Average Current Syllogism Memory
    Percentage General Knowledge Circular Seating Arrangement Keyboard Shortcuts
    Ratio and Percentage Linear Seating Arrangement Computer Abbreviation
    Data Interpretation Double Lineup Microsoft Office
    Mensuration and Geometry Scheduling Computer Hardware
    Quadratic Equation Input Output Computer Software
    Interest Blood Relations Operating System
    Age Directions and Distances Networking
    Profit & Loss Ordering & Ranking Computer Fundamentals
    Number Series Data Sufficiency
    Speed, Distance & Time Coding & Decoding
    Number System
    Data Sufficiency
    Linear Equation
    Permutation & Combination
    Probability
    Mixture and Allegations

    IBPS PO Interview Process Candidates who qualify the Mains Exam are finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS. The Interview Process will constitute of 100 marks and the minimum marks for qualifying this round will be 40% which is reduced to 35% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories. Penalty for Wrong Answers:

  • 0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate in both IBPS PO Preliminary Exam and IBPS PO Mains Exam. There will be no deduction of marks for a question left blank/unattempt by a candidate. Final Selection
  • The final selection of the candidate to the post of Probationary Officer will be made by taking into consideration the cumulative score of Mains Exam and the interview Process. The weightage of both these phases of examination will be in the ratio 80:20 respectively. A merit list will be generated after the Interview Process of IBPS PO Exam has been conducted. Candidates who make it to the list will be thus offered the joining letter by the Bank of their choice.Institute for Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) Clerk Preliminary Exam Major changes have been observed in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam. The IBPS Clerk preliminary examination is conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 1 hour (20 minutes for each section) to complete the preliminary exam. Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main examination. IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern
  • Institute for Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) Clerk Preliminary Exam Major changes have been observed in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam. The IBPS Clerk preliminary examination is conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 1 hour (20 minutes for each section) to complete the preliminary exam. Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main examination. IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

    IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

    Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
    1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
    2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
    3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
    Total 100 100 1 Hour

    IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Syllabus

    Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
    Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
    Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
    Ranking/Direction/Alpha bet Test Mixtures &Allegations Para jumbles
    Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & indices Error Spotting
    Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
    Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Miscellaneous
    Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
    Tabulation Data Interpretation
    Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
    Blood Relations Number Systems
    Input Output Sequence & Series
    Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

    IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

    Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
    1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Minutes
    2 English Language 40 40 35 Minutes
    3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
    4 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
    Total 190 200 160 min.

    Exam Pattern of SBI Junior Associates Preliminary

    Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
    1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
    2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
    3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
    Total 100 100 1 Hour

    SBI Clerk Prelims Exam Syllabus

    Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
    Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
    Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
    Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
    Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
    Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
    Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Miscellaneous
    Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
    Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
    Blood Relations Number Systems
    Input Output Sequence & Series
    Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

    Exam Pattern of SBI Junior Associates Mains

    Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
    1 English Language 40 40 35 Minutes
    2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
    3 Reasoning Ability& Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Minutes
    4 General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
    Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 Minutes

    Generally, the Main Examination is supposed to be held three and a half or four months after the result of the Prelims exam is declared. This examination is held at four centers viz. Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, and Nagpur. The candidates who qualify in the Preliminarily Examination and hold University degrees of graduation level are eligible to appear for Main Examination. From 2012 MPSC state services Mains there have been sea changes. The optional subjects have been removed from the exam and 4 papers for General Studies have been introduced.

    MPSC has provided a detailed syllabi for these papers. There is a total of 6 papers in this exam, among them, 4 are GS papers. But unlike UPSC the nature of GS papers is multiple choice type. But language papers for English and Marathi are still subjective (essay type). There is a 1/3 negative marking system for all the GS papers. The scope of General Studies has been expanded. In every single paper, the qualifying marks for open category candidates are 45 whereas for reserved category candidates it is 40.