Nowadays everyone is running behind getting a job in the banking sector. Banking sector jobs provide a lot of comforts and amenities to their employees, so that is the reason behind, every year lakhs of aspirants apply for bank exams and sitting in the hope that they will clear the exam this year and will get selected in the banking sector.

Lots of aspirants keep asking me “can I clear banking exam in three months? how many months are enough to clear the bank exam? Is it possible to clear the Bank exam with the preparation of three months”?

Today through this article I’m going to clear all your doubts and queries regarding the bank exam and its preparation. 

How to clear bank exam?

To clear any type of bank exam the things you need to know properly that is-

  • Exam pattern
  • Syllabus

Without knowing the exam pattern and syllabus it’ll be quite difficult.

Exam pattern & syllabus of banking exam

Every bank exam has the same recruitment process. Generally, there are three stages recruitment process-

  • Stage I    Preliminary exam 
  • Stage II   Mains exam 
  • Stage III   Interview round
  • Final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained by the aspirants in stage II & III (Mains exam & interview round).
  • Weightage: 80% Written Test and 20% interview.
  • Negative marking:  0.25 marks get deducted for each wrong answer 
  • No negative marking for unattempted questions
  • Need to clear sectional cut-off of each subject
Preliminary exam:

In prelims, 100 questions are asked in three different sections

S.no  Subject No. of questions  Maximum marks  Time duration 
1 English literature 30  30 20 minutes 
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes 
3 Reasoning Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes 
  Total  100 100 60 minutes 
Mains exam:

In mains, 200 questions are asked in five different sections 

S.no  Subject No. of questions  Maximum marks  Time duration 
1 English literature 35 40 40 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 60 45 minutes
3 Reasoning Aptitude & computer aptitude  45  60 60 minutes
4 General Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
  Total  155 200 180 minutes
Syllabus 
S.no  Subject Syllabus 
1 English literature Reading comprehension, cloze test, error spotting, vocabulary, para jumbles, sentence corrections, synonyms & antonyms, idioms & phrases, paragraph completion, etc.
2 Quantitative Aptitude Mixtures & allegations, ratio & proportion, number system, percentages, average, profit & loss, mensuration, simple & compound interest, time & distance, permutation, sequence & series, probability, quadratic equations, data interpretation, etc.
3 Reasoning Aptitude Syllogism, direction & distance, sitting arrangement, logical reasoning, input-output, coding-decoding, ranking, alphanumeric series, non-verbal reasoning, data sufficiency, tabulation, coded inequalities,  etc.
4 General Awareness Current affairs (economy based), bank news, business news, new agreements, new government schemes, national & international news, committees, summits, reports & indexes, sports, defense, books & authors, RBI, functions of RBI, banking acts, banking abbreviations, types of accounts, money sector, market sector, capital market, etc. 
5 Basic computer knowledge History of computer, hardware & software, number system, networking – WAN, LAN, internet, database,  security tools, MS window, MS office, virus, hacker, etc. 
Clear banking exam in three months 

Question of lots of aspirants “ can I clear banking exam in three months?” 

Don’t see it as three months, you have 90 days and its enough to prepare for the bank exam but only when you take it seriously. So, the answer is yes, of course, you can clear banking exam in three months but it also depends upon how passionate you are towards your aim, how much dedication you are giving for the preparation and of course if you do your preparation in right way then it is absolutely possible to clear exam.

A well-planned strategy will help you to achieve your dream.

Strategies to clear banking exam in three months 
  • Numerous practice
  • Give mock tests
  • Daily read newspaper 
  • Learn short tricks 
  • Practice lots of puzzles
  • Solve previous years question papers
  • Keep your basic concepts clear
  • Try to solve questions in minimum time
  • Focus on your speed and accuracy
  • Don’t attempt the questions in which you aren’t sure about the answer
  • If you think that any question is taking a lot of time to solve or you get stuck in the middle of the solution then, leave it and attempt it later
  • Read the questions completely in all sections especially in reasoning, because without reading the whole question you can’t get the meaning of the question properly. 
  • Attempt mock tests on a weekly basis
  • Don’t get demotivated, if you score low in your mock tests.
  • Mock tests don’t show how good you are, it shows how much better you can do.
  • Learn the last 3- 6 months of current affairs
  • Reasoning section requires lots of practice to achieve accuracy and speed in this section.
  • If you failed, don’t get demotivated. Learn from your failures and stick to the path towards your dream and keep working hard as well as smart. 
English section:
  • Daily read newspaper, novels or articles. It will help you in reading comprehension and also will increase your vocabulary
  • Learn basic grammar rules
  • Practice error spotting 
  • Learn synonyms and antonyms
  • Learn Idioms and phrases 
Quantitative aptitude:
  • Focus on speed and accuracy
  • Learn formulas
  • Learn squares up to 50 
  • Learn cubes up to 50 
  • Start from basics. For this section, your basic concept should be very strong.
  • Try to give mock tests on a daily basis
Reasoning aptitude:
  • Focus on speed and accuracy
  • Learn short tricks, so that you can solve reasoning questions in minimum time and with accuracy.
  • Practice previous year question papers
  • Give mock tests
General awareness:
  • Read the newspaper on a daily basis
  • Learn current affairs of last 6 months 
  • Learn new government schemes
  • National & International Business news 
  • Banks and their functions
  • History of banking
  • Give mock test
  • Go through previous year question paper
Computer knowledge:
  • History of computer
  • Knowledge of Hardware & software
  • Networking
  • Basic internet knowledge
  • Basic concepts of MS. Office, MS. Excel, MS. Microsoft, MS. Powerpoint 

Clearing banking exams with the preparation of three months is not a big deal. Anyone can clear the banking exam in three months with lots of hard work and dedication. It totally depends upon your preparation, How well you are preparing yourself.


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