How many Months of Current Affairs are required for Bank PO/Clerk exam?

By Amrit Gouda|Updated : September 5th, 2022

Soon after the release of any Bank Notifications, a common question buzzes into students' minds "How many current affairs questions are required to prepare for bank exam?" We are sure you must be having the same query.

BYJU'S Exam Prep is here with the answer to this question so that you can start your preparation without any doubt just after the notification of any exam is released.

Table of Content

The bank exam often comprises three stages.

For the Clerk/Assistant position the selection process is done in the following stages:

  • Prelims Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • the Language Proficiency Test & Document Verification process. 

For the PO/Officer position the selection process is done in the following stages:

  • Prelims Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview 

Note: In some exams, there is a single exam followed by interviews like Canara Bank PO, BOB PO, etc.

General Awareness 

General Awareness is considered to be one of the easiest sections in Banking Exams but still, many students fail to qualify for the section. It is the one that can increase your score provided you attempt it accurately. The General Awareness section checks your updated knowledge of banking and current affairs.

The General Awareness section consists of questions from the following three topics:

  • Current Affairs - The topics include National & International Affairs, Sports, Awards, New Appointments, Govt. Schemes, Books & Authors, etc.
  • Banking Awareness - The topics include - Banking Terminology, Current Banking Awareness, News related to RBI, Banking & Financial Affairs, etc. 
  • Static GK - The topics include - National Park, Dams, River, Festivals, Currency & Capital, etc. 

How Many Months of Current Affairs Are Required for Bank Exam 2022?

Current Affairs is the part of General Awareness section. In the exam in which Prelims and Mains are conducted, the subject General Awareness is asked in only the mains phase whereas the exams conducted in a single phase consist of General Awareness subject. 

  • Every aspirant should prepare current affairs on a daily basis.
  • In the case of a two-phase exam i.e., Prelims and Mains, don’t wait for the Prelims result to start the mains preparation.
  • Focus on both exams simultaneously.

Now, whenever the notification comes, there is a gap of a minimum of 45 days between the application online date and the date of the online exam. So, you have to cover the Current Affairs from the day of notification plus one month prior to it. In total, you have to cover 5 months of current affairs for the particular exam.

Currently, upcoming bank exams are IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB Mains, and IBPS SO in which the General Awareness section is asked. Let's check out how many months of current affairs are required for these exams.

Current Affairs Months Preparation for the Upcoming Bank Exams 2022

S.NoExam NameExam DateCurrent Affairs Start dateCurrent Affairs Last date
1IBPS PO Mains26th November 20221st July 202215th November 2022
2IBPS SO (Rajbhasha Adhikari - Prelims)24th & 31st December 20221st August 2022 15th December 2022 
3IBPS Clerk Mains8th October 20221st June 202230th September 2022
4IBPS RRB PO Mains24th September 202215th May 2022 15th September 2022 
5IBPS RRB Clerk Mains1st October 202215th May 202220th September 2022 

Source of Current Affairs for the bank exam preparation

S. NoTopicQuiz
1Daily Current AffairsAttempt daily & weekly current affairs quizzes 
2Weekly One Liners
3Monthly Digests

Attempt Quizzes of previous months from the given link:

Attempt Current Affairs Quizzes

Phrasal verb questions can be asked on this topic in the following bank exams.

If you are aiming to clear IBPS/SBI exams in 2022-2023, then join the Online Classroom Program where you will get:


  • Live Courses by Top Faculty
  • Daily Study Plan 
  • Comprehensive Study Material 
  • Latest Pattern Test Series 
  • Complete Doubt Resolution 
  • Regular Assessments with Report Card

Click here to access Bank Test Series

Why BYJU'S Exam Prep Test Series?

  • Get better at every level of your preparation with unlimited test series, based on the latest exam pattern. 
  • Assess areas of weaknesses & track improvements with in-depth performance analysis

Download the BYJU’S Exam Prep App Now. 

The most comprehensive exam prep app.



write a comment


  • After going through various Bank exam question papers over the last 2-3 years, our experts have determined that a candidate needs to cover 4-5 months of current affairs from the date of the exam.

  • You can cover current affairs from our weekly and monthly PDFs. Also, you can check your preparation level by attempting the daily current affairs quizzes on our website and app.

  • After covering the last 4-5 months current for any exam you need to attempt questions in order to check your retention level. In our app and website, experts are posting daily quizzes on current affairs. You should attempt those regularly.

  • You have to first go through some past year's question papers to understand the types of questions asked. Then try to read weekly and monthly digest PDFs from our app and website. Attempt sectional and mock tests to track your level.

PO, Clerk, SO, Insurance


Follow us for latest updates