Banks are considered as the spine of any country’s economy. India is one of the firmest rising economies of the world with its strong financial and banking industries. Are you planning to have a career in banking, but don’t know how to get it? In this world of internet, the easiest means to keep yourself updated is by being on social media.
Searching for jobs is not a rocket science but internet has made it much easier. This write-up will provide information about how to search and find the right banking career in India. If you are looking for a bank job, the first thing is to decide what position you are looking for, the eligibility criteria for that position, and job responsibilities as well as pay scale. If you are planning to start your career as a bank officer or clerk you need to be a graduate.
Next step is to choose whether you want to get a job in government sector bank or private sector, as hiring process for both the sectors varies from each other.
Planning to apply for a public sector bank? You must take IBPS examination. IBPS is mandatory for all those who are seeking a career in public sector banks. Make sure to apply for State Bank of India (SBI) and Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) separately, as they do not hire through IBPS. SBI and IDBI conduct written test, followed by a personal interview.
Planning to apply for private banking sector? You need to keep an eye on newspaper advertisements, search bank jobs online on job portals like opennaukri, or check the career section of bank websites. Some private banks like ICICI Bank have dedicated portal for hiring, which highlights the opportunities available with them.
There are several banking programs you might be interested in, such as Axis Bank Young Bankers Program, ICICI PO etc., which hires young bankers through written tests and trains them for a duration of 18 months. After its completion the banks hire the successful candidates for the positions.
Eligibility criteria for the bank examinations varies from bank to bank depending upon the position offered. The common age limit for bank officers/PO posts is 21-30 years and for bank clerical position it is 18-28 years. Do you know that upper age limit relaxations for SC/ST candidates is of 5 years, for OBC, it is 3 years, for physically challenged -10 years, for Ex-Servicemen -5 years and for widows, divorced, women etc.. -9 years. Before you apply for bank positions, make sure to check the age limit and relaxations, as they may change any time.
It is easy to find a job in banking sector, all you need is a smart preparation. Keeping yourself updated on upcoming bank exams will surely help. So, why to wait make a plan for your banking career.