BANK - Probationary Officer

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Mains Syllabus

Part I – Objective Test

English Language: The questions in this section will be from following topics:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Para Jumbles
  • Sentence Correction/ Sentence Improvement
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spotting Error

General Awareness, Marketing & Computer:

  • Banking Awareness – Types of Account, Modes of Payment, Different types of Banks, Money Market, Capital Market, Banking History, RBI & History of RBI, Basel Norms.
  • Current Affairs – RBI in news, International, National, Summits, Awards & Honours, Sports, Science & Technology, Defence, Appointments, Obituary, Schemes.
  • Static GK – Rivers, Dams, Festivals, Organization – Headquarter, Country – Capital – Currency, Sports Terms, Award – Fields.
  • Economy Related Questions – GDP, National Income, Budget, FDI, GST.
  • Marketing – The list of topics under marketing are
    • Basics of Marketing
    • Marketing Strategies
    • Marketing segmentation
    • Marketing Management
    • Marketing Mix
    • Developing Stage of Organization
    • Promotion – Brand Value, Advertising
    • Product Life Cycle
    • 4 P’s and 4 C’s of Marketing


  • Computer: The list of topics under computer are:
  • Basic of Computer
  • Operating System
  • Networking
  • Input output devices
  • DBMS
  • MS Office – Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Internet
  • History of computer & generations
  • Shortcuts
  • Android and IOS (Apple)

Data Analysis & Interpretation: This section has questions mainly from Data Interpretation. The various questions include:

  • Data Interpretation – Line Graph, Bar Graph, Pie Chart, Tabulation, Mixed Graph, Caselet
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Permutations & Combination
  • Probability
  • Number Series
  • Quadratic Equation

Reasoning Ability: The Reasoning Questions asked in the Main Examination are of Advanced level i.e. Statement based questions are asked in large number. Thus the questions asked are from following topics

  • Syllogism
  • Input Output
  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangement – Linear/ Circular
  • Statement Based Questions – Arguments, Course of Action, Inference, Assumptions, Reasons, Cause & Effect
  • Inequality
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning


Part –II Descriptive Test

The topic for Essay writing is mainly based on the current Socio – Economic issue, Economic Issue.

And for Letter Writing topic can be Business letter, Personal Letter, Complaint Letter etc.