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Banking exams are very popular among the Government job aspirants, as it requires short term preparation and is easy to crack, if right strategies are handled. Unlike other exams, choice of questions, speed, time management and accuracy play a very vital role in banking exams. This is because of the negative marking system and very limited time duration of the

exams. One of the many reasons why students prefer banking exams is that banking exams are conducted throughout the year for various postings like Probationary officers, Specialist officers, Clerks and so on by various banking institutions such as State Bank of India, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) and the like. Another notable aspect is that when one is prepared for banking exams, he is almost prepared for the exams like Insurance Exams, Railways Recruitment Board exams, Staff Selection Commission and so on. The competitive exams conducted by various banking institutions can be broadly divided into the following types. Competition

Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

State Bank of India (SBI) and its Associate banks

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Regional Rural Banks (RRB)

Private banks such as


Lakshmi Vilas Bank

Tamilnadu Merchantile Bank


Age Limit:

20 – 30 years
Relaxation - 05 years for SC/ ST, 03 years for OBC and 10 years for PWD candidates
Educational Qualification: Graduation in any discipline

Selection Process:

Preliminary examination
Main examination
Common Interview

Preliminary Examination:

Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning Ability
English Language

Main Examination:

Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning Ability
English Language

NOTE: The above jotted are the topics on which the exams are conducted; the mark and time allotment will vary according to the exams like State Bank of India, Reserve Bank of India and so on. Kindly visit the Banking syllabus page for detailed syllabus and pattern of Banking Exams.


Aspirants often go wrong in the first step itself, as they will think that the subjects of the exam are very simple but the fact is that the problems asked in the exam will be of very higher in level and will be time consuming. Most of the aspirants will treat banking exams as other competitive exams but there are many constrains like negative marking system, sectional cut off, overall cut off and so on which the aspirants may not take seriously.

Here is where the importance of coaching and proper guidance come into place. ASTROS as an institute guides and motivates the aspirants till they become achievers. The key features about the training given in ASTROS are as follows:

Fully shortcuts and strategies based

Concentration is for higher level problem solving

Chapter wise and full tests

Regular offline and online tests

Separate Research and Development team

Guest lectures at regular intervals

Upgraded materials

Result oriented coaching

Support and guidance till you clear

Coaching with the highest success ratio

Individual care and development



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