Which Bank Exam Is Easy?

Vacancies

SBI is a single bank which releases notification to recruit candidates on different posts like PO, Clerk & SO for its different branches. The number of vacancies are less in SBI in comparison to IBPS because in SBI only one bank is participating that is SBI itself but the vacancies released for SBI Clerk are at par with IBPS Clerk vacancies. That is why the difficulty level of SBI exam increases as the number of vacancies are indirectly proportional to the cut-off which means if the vacancies are more the cut-off will be low and vice-versa.

SBI PO 20192000
IBPS PO4000+
IBPS RRB PO3352
IBPS RRB Clerk3688
SBI Clerk Vacancy 8000+
IBPS Clerk Vacancy7000+

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of all banking exam is almost same especially of SBI & IBPS except the mark allocation of certain section and also the fact that there is no sectional cut-off in SBI while there is sectional cut-off in IBPS. Most of the candidates fail to qualify IBPS because they miss one or the other sectional cut-off which is not there is SBI. So this makes SBI much more candidates friendly than IBPS exams.Given below some of the points which plays an important role in determining the difficulty level of the examination:

  • In IBPS RRB PO & Clerk there is no English language section in prelims also there is no sectional timing.
  • The interview marks for SBI is 50 while for IBPS PO & RRB is 100. There is no interview for clerical level exam in any of the three exams.
  • Final merit list is prepared on the basis of mains marks obtain in clerical level exam.
  • The difference in ratio of marks which are taken into consideration is different for SBI PO & 1BPS PO & RRB PO. In SBI PO the ratio of mains marks is 75:25 while for IBPS PO & RRB PO it is 80:20.
Recruitment ProcessIBPS SBI 
The pattern of Selection ProcedurePO-  Prelims + Mains+ Interview Clerk- Prelims+ MainsPO- Prelims + Mains+ Interview Clerk- Prelims+ Mains
Exam Pattern (Prelims)PO- One hour with 20 minutes sectional timing Clerk- One hour with 20 minutes sectional timing RRB PO & Clerk- 45 minutes with no sectional timingsPO- One hour with 20 minutes sectional timing Clerk- One hour with 20 minutes sectional timing
 Exam Pattern (Mains)PO- (Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, GK & English)+ Descriptive Clerk- (Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, GK & English) RRB PO& Clerk- Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, General Awareness, English or Hindi Language, Computer AptitudePO- (Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, GK & English)+ Descriptive Clerk- (Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, GK & English)
 Eligibility Same Same
 Application Process Similar Similar
 Cut-off trendsLow in comparison to SBI PO & Clerk based on the past trendHigher in comparison to IBPS PO, Clerk based on past trend

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