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SSC vs. Bank exam Syllabus

Difference Between Bank and SSC Syllabus

Difference Between Bank and SSC Syllabus

Every graduate starts looking for best career prospects during his/her final years of graduation. When some start looking for various government jobs, they find various competitive examinations such as Bank (IBPS/SBI), UPSC and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to land in government or public sector jobs.

Most of the graduates opt for Bank and SSC as their first choice due to their similarity in syllabus and due to the frequency of notifications. However, SSC and Banking exams are two completely distinct competitive exams in terms of syllabus and exam pattern, which we have to explore before starting our preparation.  Let us talk about them one by one.  

SSC vs. Banking Syllabus – Quantitative Aptitude or Numerical Aptitude

This the most important section in both the competitive exams, aspirants have to focus and practice more in order to score well. Both SSC and Banking aspirants need to build a strong foundation in quant section to clear cutoffs. This section is extremely scoring if one prepares well. Let us have a look at the common and unique topics in this section.

Common Topics

Unique Topics in SSC

Unique Topics in Bank

Ø  Number Series

Ø  Averages


Ø  Ratio and proportion

Ø  Percentages

Ø  Profit & Loss

Ø  SI & CI

Ø  Partnership & Ages

Ø  Mixture and Allegations

Ø  Time and Distance

Ø  Time and Work

Ø  Data Interpretation

§  Geometry

§  Algebra

§  Trigonometry

§  Coordinate Geometry

§  Mensuration

·         Probability

·         Permutations and Combinations

·         Quadratic Equations

·         Data Sufficiency


SSC vs. Banking Syllabus – General Intelligence & Reasoning

In both the exam, SSC and banking reasoning is the most scoring and easy section. Mastering this section can fetch you good overall score. While in banking exams the level of questions are little tough, but they are not tough to crack. You will find that there are only a few topics are common in banking and SSC exams.  So let us check the difference in the syllabus for the reasoning section.  

Common Topics in SSC and Banking

Unique Topics in SSC

Unique Topics in Banking  

Ø  Coding Decoding

Ø  Number series

Ø  Distance and Direction

Ø  Blood Relations

Ø  Critical Reasoning

§  Mathematical Operators

§  Venn Diagrams

§  Visual Reasoning

§  Matrix

§  Analogy

§  Odd One out

§  Non Verbal reasoning

·         Analytical Reasoning

·         New pattern of coding decoding

·         Syllogisms

·         Puzzles

·         Inequalities

·         Input-Output

·         Data Sufficiency

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SSC vs. Banking Syllabus – English

English is another common and important section in both SSC and banking exams. While in SSC, English has high weight age as the carries 50 percent of the total marks in Tier I, II and III combined together, so it is very important to focus on this section for SSC aspirants.  In SSC exams English is more vocabulary based, while in banking exams the focus is more on comprehension, so aspirants need to have more analytical skill. There is no denying that students should have good command on Grammar and also having a strong vocabulary skill will help aspirants in both the exams.

Common in SSC and Banking

Unique Topics in SSC

Unique Topics in Banking  

Ø  Spotting Errors

Ø  Fill in the blanks

Ø  Synonym/Antonym

Ø  Reading Comprehension

§  Idiom/Phrase

§  One word substitution

§  Spelling Mistakes


·         Cloze Test

·         Para jumbles


SSC vs. Banking Syllabus – General Awareness

General awareness section is the most important and common section in all competitive exams. In both SSC and banking exams though this is very important, there is large variation in the syllabus. Current Affairs is one of the areas, which need attention in both exams. Let us check the difference in topics asked in general awareness in SSC and banking examinations.

Common Topics in SSC and Banking

Unique Topics in SSC

Unique Topics in Banking  

Ø  Current Affairs

Ø  Day to Day GK

Ø  Important Abbreviations

Ø  Computer Literacy

§  History

§  Geography

§  Indian polity

§  Indian Economy

§  General Science

§  Awards, important dates

§  Sports, Famous personalities etc.

·         Banking and Financial Awareness

·         Computer awareness



 We hope that the information helps the prospective candidates to analyze and prepare for the Bank PO or SSC exams.

 All the best

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