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About Bank Jobs

Banking is one of the fastest growing industry in India and they are considered as sunrise sector of Indian Economy. More so, the government is focusing on providing banking facilities in every village and town, under its Financial Inclusion scheme. And hence, more and more branches of the banks are being opened in every part of the country.

Every year, government banks recruit more than 1,00,000 candidates for various roles. So in the terms of the employment in government sector, Banking is the most lucrative sector to grab a government job.

Following banks are the main bank which are recruiting regularly over the years – State Bank of India, Reserve Bank of India, NABARD, SIDBI PSU Bank: Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Dena Bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab & Sindh Bank, Punjab National Bank, Syndicate Bank, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank of India, Vijaya Bank, IDBI Bank, Bharatiya Mahila Bank.


Bank Exams Pattern

Recruitment in government banks is generally done in three stage recruitment process. First two phases are written test, which are called Pre and Main; and last stage is the interview process. Shortlisting of candidates is done at each stage – Pre, Main and Interview.

Final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks in Mains and Interview (weightage: 80% Written Test & 20% Interview).


Bank Exams Syllabus

Written tests in bank exams generally ask questions to test the General Aptitude of the candidates. In Prelims, 100 questions are asked from three different sections – Quantitative Aptitude (35 Questions), Reasoning Ability (35 Questions), English Language (30). While in the Mains exams, 200 questions are asked covering Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, English Language, General Awareness and Basic Computer Knowledge.


Bank Probationary Officer (Bank PO): This is a managerial position in a bank. After the essential 1 to 2-year training, candidates are designated as Assistant Managers (AM) or Deputy Managers (DM). Starting Salary as a Bank PO ranges from Rs. 30,000 - Rs. 40,000, depending upon bank to bank and location of posting.

Special Batches for IBPS PO 2015-16

To work as a manager in the banking industry, the first stepping stone is becoming a Probationary Officer (PO). A PO starts as a trainee officer in the Junior Management Grade Scale (JMGS) of the bank and can rise to the highest levels, becoming a General Manager, an Executive Director or even the Chairman of the Bank.
Various nationalized and Private banks conduct their own PO exams to recruit candidates. While different banks may have their own eligibility and selection criteria, the broad prescribed format is as listed below.


The Common Written Examination, conducted by the IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel selection), is one of the most important exams for those who seek a career in banks in India. The CWE is the first step in the recruitment process for Management Trainees, Bank Probationary Officers, Specialist officers and Clerks for 19 Public Sector banks and Regional Rural banks. The participating banks (in the CWE) include premier banks like Bank of Baroda, Corporation Bank, Union Bank of India, etc..

It has been decided by the competent authority to hold two-tier examinations for recruitment of PO/MT and Clerks from CWE-V onwards i.e(TIER I and TIER II). All the candidates who successfully register themselves under CWE PO/MT-V and CWE CLERK-V will be called for Preliminary Examinations. Based on the performance in the preliminary examination, certain number of candidates will be shortlisted for each of these examinations. The short listed candidates will then be called for Main Examinations. There will be fewer number of questions in the Preliminary Examination with shorter duration. The details with regard to both the Preliminary and Main examinations will be made available on IBPS website through the detailed notifications in due course.

The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination will not be considered for preparing the final merit list and the marks obtained in the Main Examination will only be considered for short listing for interview.

Process of Registration

The registration process will be through online mode only and there will be a single registration for both Preliminary and Main examination, wherever applicable. Mode of Payment Mode of payment of fees/intimation charges will be only online and the channels for online.


Any graduate within the age group of 21 to 30 years is eligible for the CWE. For candidates from reserved categories, relaxation in the upper age limit is available.

Written Test Pattern

This 2-hour test consists of 200 questions (1 mark per question, 1/4th negative marking for wrong answers) – 50 from Reasoning, 50 from Quantitative Aptitude, 40 from English Language, 40 from General Awareness and 20 from Computer Knowledge.

Selection Process

All candidates who aspire for bank PO posts need to appear for the CWE (PO/MT) and secure the minimum qualifying marks (or higher) in order to get their scorecards. After getting their scorecards, candidates must apply to the various banks that they are interested in. Each bank may then conduct further selection processes, such as Group Discussion, Interviews, etc., separately.


Specialist Officers (SO): Banks also hire candidates for specialist profiles like – IT Officer, HR Officer, Marketing Officer, Finance Officer, Law Officer, Agriculture Officer etc. Usually, the grade and the starting salary of Specialist Officer is in the same range as Probationary Officers.

Process of Registration :-

The registration process will be through online mode only and there will be a single registration for both Preliminary and Main examination, wherever applicable. Mode of Payment Mode of payment of fees/intimation charges will be only online and the channels for online.

Eligibility :-

  • Age should be 21 - 30 years (add +3 yrs for OBC, +5yrs for SC/ST, +10yrs for PWD)
  • Must have completed graduation in any of the following streams:

4 year BE/ Btech in UG or PG in IT/ Computer science/ Computer applications/ Electronics/ ECE/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Electronics & Telecommunication

OR Any degree with DOEACC level ‘B’ certificate.

Agriculture field officer

4 yr Degree in agriculture OR subjects related to agri. sciences such as Horticulture, Veterinary Science, Pisciculture,

Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering

HR/ Personnel officer Any UG degree & PG in Personnel management/ Industrial relations/ HR/ Social work/ Labour law
Marketing officer Any UG degree & 2 yr MBA/ MMS (marketing)/ PGDBA/ PGDBM  with marketing specialization
Law Officer Degree in Law (LLB) & enrolled as advocate in Bar council


Exam Pattern :-

IBPS SO Exam Pattern – Law Officer (Scale 1) and Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale 1)
Sr. No. Section No of questions Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning 50 30 Minutes
2 English language 50 25 Minutes

General Awareness with special reference

to Banking Industry

50 30 Minutes
4 Professional knowledge 50 80 35 Minutes
  Total 200 200 120 Minutes 


IBPS SO Exam Pattern – I.T officer, Agriculture Field Officer, Marketing Officer and HR/ Personnel Officer (Scale 1)
Sr. No. Section No of questions Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning 50 30 Minutes
2 English language 50 25 Minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 30 Minutes
4 Professional knowledge 50 80 35 Minutes
  Total 200 200 120 Minutes 

Selection Process :-

IBPS had decided a fixed criteria for selection of candidates under IBPS SO 2017. All the applicants who are interested in the aforementioned posts will have to undergo a online exam followed by personal interview to be shortlisted at the selected posts. The candidates who qualify the online CWE of IBPS SO will be eligible to appear for the personal interview.


About IBPS Clerks Job: As the name suggests, this is a clerical position in the bank and this can be considered as entry level job in a bank. Salary of a Bank Clerk is generally in the range of Rs. 20,000-25,000 depending on bank to bank and posting location.

About IBPS Clerk Exam: It is a common exam conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for 20 PSU Banks for the recruitment of Clerical Cadres.


Age Limit – All Interested students first check their age which is compulsory in between 20 to 28 years

Online Exam Pattern :-
Test Name Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 01 hour
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
 Total 100 100  

Eligible Candidates can require filling Online Application form of IBPS Clerk 2017 via IBPS website.

Selection Process – All of the participants will be selected by their score card of Common Written Examination (CWE). Qualify candidates will be called for document verification and will get appointment letters.


NABARD AM Exam – National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Assistant Manager Exam acronym as NABARD AM exam is conducted by the bank for recruitment of Assistant Manager (AM) Grade-A and Grade- B (RDBS)/(Rajbhasha)/(Legal) and Manager (RDBS).



Educational Qualification

For Assistant Manager in Grade A (RDBS)

Aspiring candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree with 50% marks.

For Assistant Manager in Grade A (Rajbhasha)

Second class master’s degree with Hindi/English/Commerce/Economics/Sanskrit as one of the main subject with Hindi/English as one of the main subject at Bachelor’s level.


At least 3 years’ experience (2 years for SC/ST) in coining Glossary or 
English to Hindi Translation or vice versa in any National or State level weekly newspaper or any government/ semi government office or any autonomous body under taking it.

For Assistant Manager in Grade A (Legal Services)

Bachelor’s degree in Law with at least 50% marks recognized by Bar Council of India, or Master’s degree in Law with 45% marks or equivalent on aggregate in all the semesters.

For Assistant Manager in Grade A (Protocol and Security Services)

Candidate should have 5 years of service as a commissioned officer in any of the defense services.

Age Limits:

Candidates age should be between 21 & 30 years for Asst Manager (Gr-A) & Manager (Gr-B), 25 & 40 years for Asst Manager (Gr-A) in Protocol and Security Service as on 30-11-2015.

Age Relaxations are applicable as per the rules.



NABARD Assistant Manager Exam consists of three stages i.e

Stage: 1

Preliminary Examination will be an Online Exam having 200 objective multiple choice type of questions carrying 200 marks and to be completed in a composite 130 minutes.

1.     Quantitative Aptitude - 50 marks

2.     Test of Reasoning - 50 marks

3.     English Language & Computer Awareness - 60 marks (30 each)

4.     General Awareness - 40 marks

Stage 2

Main Examination will be descriptive type of exam having following papers

  • Paper 1: General English: (Common for AM (RDBS), AM (Rajbhasha), AM (Legal) and Manager (RDBS)
  • Paper 2: Main Examination (Descriptive)

Stage 3:

Interview: Applicants qualifying in the phase-II examination and securing sufficiently high rank in the merit shall be short-listed for the interview.

Important: Candidates are required to qualify all three papers


LIC:- LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA (LIC) was established on September 1st 1956 under an Act passed by the Parliament as a wholly owned Corporation of Government of India with a capital of Rs. 5 Crores The Government of India in 1956 brought together over 240 private life insurers & provident societies under one nationalized monopoly corp i.e., LIC.


Eligibility Criteria

For Officer’s Position the candidate should have a Bachelor's/Master's Degree from a recognized Indian or Foreign University with a minimum of 50% marks (relaxable in the case of SC /ST candidates to 40%) in aggregate in either of the degrees.

Candidates for appearing LIC Officers Exam must be between 21 to 28 years on the 1st April of the year of examination. Upper age limit is relaxable for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, confirmed LIC employees, etc.


Paper Pattern:- The selection procedure for Officer’s/ Development Officer’s post takes place in two stages, namely:-

Stage A: Written Test

Syllabus for the written test for is as follows: 

  1. Test of Reasoning 
  2. Test of English Language
  3. Test of Numerical Ability
  4. Test of General Knowledge

Stage B: Personal Interview: - The candidates who successfully pass the written examination would be called for the Interview to finalize the selection procedure.


GIC:- GENERAL INSURANCE CORPORATION (GIC).The GIC was formed as a Government Company under Sec 9 of the General Insurance Business (Nationalization) Act, 1972. It was registered as a private company under the Companies Act, 1956.


Eligibility Criteria: -

For Officer’s Position the candidate should be a Graduate/ postgraduate with 50% marks (relaxable in the case of Scheduled Castes/Tribes at 40%).

He/she should be 21-30 years on 1st October of the year previous to the year of examination (relaxable in the case of SC/ST/OBC, ex-servicemen and serving confirmed employees of G.I.C).

For Assistant’s Position the candidate should have cleared Higher Secondary (Senior Secondary) with 60% marks or a Graduate of a recognized University.

He/she should be 18 to 28 years on the first June of the year of examination.


Paper Pattern:-The selection procedure for Officer’s/ Assistant Officer’s post takes place in two stages, namely:-

A) Written Test

B) Personal Interview

Same as LIC.

Note: - The paper is generally bilingual (English and Hindi) except for English section. For GIC Assistant officer’s post a separate descriptive paper is to be given, which includes questions as essay writing, comprehension, précis writing, etc.