Eligibility Criteria to Get a Bank Job

bank jobs 2013Banking is becoming one of the most chosen career choices by students nowadays. There are lots of jobs opening in public and private sector banks. Most of the job seekers don’t know how to apply or eligibility criteria to apply for the bank clerical, PO and officer jobs. We are here giving the very common eligibility criteria to apply for any bank job. Now, you all know about that, IBPS has the responsibility to held recruitment exams for various banks. But the biggest public sector bank of India (SBI) held exams independently. So you can find the eligibility criteria for all the bank recruitment projects.

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The following is the eligibility criteria for people who want to get a bank job:  The first thing that is extremely important and the most essentially required for the candidate to even appear in any of the bank recruitment process is that the candidate needs to have passed graduation in any discipline with a good percentage of marks. Most of the banks around the world carry out their own recruitment process.

For the candidates applying for the job in the reserved category (SC/ ST/ PWD or any other such category) minimum percentage of 55% marks is required.

The age limit of the candidates is also the other major criterion considered by the banks in the selection process for the jobs.

There are mainly two positions to which a graduate can apply for: 

  • Clerical post – This post means the candidate wants to apply for the jobs of clerk, clerk-cum-cashier, typist, steno, agricultural clerks, data entry operators and telephone operators, and
  •  Probationary officer post – This post means the candidate wants to apply for the job of probationary officers. As it is understood by the name , the selected candidates will be on probation . Generally, it is for two years. The performance of the candidates during their period of training determines the designation that the candidates will receive after training is over.

Eligibility Criteria to Get Bank Job for Clerks

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • If the candidate wants to apply for the clerical post in a bank, he / she need to have pass graduation and also +2 with 60% or more marks.
  • In some banks, the minimum required qualification can be 10 + 2 and the maximum age limit for the candidate applying for the job can also be as less as 25 years. But in such cases a diploma degree is required to prove that the candidate has brief knowledge about the work that he / she is applying for.
  • The candidate must be between the age group of 18-28 years.
  • And relaxation age limit is there for SC/ST/OBC/PH or any other reserved category.
  • In Public Sector banks, Rs 140000/- is the average salary for entry level clerks per annum.

Eligibility Criteria to Get Bank Job for Probationary Officers (PO)

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • For the post of the probation officer in a bank, the candidate’s age should be at least 21 years and maximum of 30 years.
  • The candidate must have a degree from a recognized university with 55 % – 60 % marks aggregate. The percentage of marks for this post varies from bank to bank.
  • The candidate must have good knowledge of computers and specially MS Office.
  • In Public Sector banks, Rs. 200000/- is the approx salary an officer receives per annum.

Generally in public sector banks, an All India Level examination is taken up for the post graduates from which the candidates are chosen. Professionals like engineers, lawyers, MBA’s and CFA’s are recruited by the Private and Foreign banks for these positions.


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