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A bank clerk is a financial service professional who serves as the primary point of contact for most bank customers, administering basic banking transactions, documentation and administrative functions. As a bank clerk you can be a specialist in one of the following:

  • Interest Clerk
  • Loan Clerk
  • Statement Clerk
  • Bookkeeping Clerk, etc.

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a Common Written Examination (CWE) as a pre-requisite for selection of Clerk on behalf of 19  nationalized banks once in a year. State Bank of India also conducts entrance tests as per their requirement.

Eligibility Criteria

For IBPS CLERK: Candidates, intending to appear for CWE should ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS before applying for the Common Written  Examination (CWE). The basic requirements are mentioned below: 

  • Age Limit: 20 to 28 years i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1985 and not later than 01.08.1993 (both dates inclusive)
  • Educational Qualification: A degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

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FOR SBI CLERK: Educational Qualification (as on 01.12.2011)

  • Minimum 12th Standard (10+2) pass or equivalent qualification with a minimum of aggregate 60% marks (55% for SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS). PWD (OBC) & XS (OBC) candidates applying under Special Recruitment Drive are required to have minimum of 60% marks in 12th standard or in equivalent qualification OR A degree (Graduation level) from a recognized university
  • Age: (As on 01.12.2011) Minimum age: 18 years and maximum age: 28 years.

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FOR SBI CLERICAL CADRE IN ASSOCIATE BANK:  Essential Academic Qualifications are:

  • Minimum 12th Standard (10+2) pass or equivalent qualification with a minimum of aggregate 60% marks (55% for SC/ ST/ PWD/ XS) OR A degree (Graduation level) from a recognized university
  • (As on 01.08.2012) Minimum Age: 18 years and maximum Age: 28 years.

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Syllabus

IBPS CLERK

The objective tests for IBPS CLERK consist of five sections. These are:

S.No Name of Test Maximum Marks Total Time
1. Reasoning 40  

2 hours

2. English language 40
3. Numerical Ability 40
4. General Awareness
(with special reference to Banking Industry)
40
5. Computer Knowledge 40
  Total 200  

SBI CLERK

The written test consists of objective type questions on:

(i) General Awareness

(ii) General English

(iii) Quantitative Aptitude

(iv) Reasoning Ability

(v) Marketing Aptitude / Computer Knowledge. For more details, click here

SBI ASSOCIATE BANK

The written test will be of Objective type consisting of:

(i) General Awareness

(ii) General English

(iii) Quantitative Aptitude

(iv) Reasoning Ability

(v) Marketing Aptitude / Computer Knowledge. For more details, click here

Salary - Starting Salary/Payscale

FOR IBPS CLERK

Approximately for new recruiters at Metro Locations (variable depending on place of posting) as Clerks is Rs. 2.27 Lakh per annum. The complete pay package includes a basic pay along with Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Conveyance Allowance, Gratuity, Pension, LFC, Medical Aid etc., according to the rules and policies of respective Banks.
FOR SBI CLERK

The Scale of Pay will be 7200-400/3-8400-500/3-9900-600/4-12300-700/7-17200-1300/1-18500-800/ 1-19300. Starting salary would be in the range of RS 13500/- to RS 17000/- depending upon place of posting, bank and qualification.
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FOR SBI ASSOCIATE BANK

The Scale of Pay will be Rs. 7200-400/3-8400-500/3-9900-600/4-12300-700/7-17200-1300/1-18500-800/1-19300. For more details on emoluments, click here

Benefits

It is easier and more beneficial to enter into banking through the bank clerical exam. One major benefit is that bank clerical posts are created yearly as compared to positions for officers. Secondly, bank clerical exam is not as rigorous as it is for MBA exams or officers exam. Apart from handsome salaries, a clerk gets other benefits like:

  • Medical Aid
  • Reimbursement of hospitalization expenses
  • LFC and
  • Other staff welfare measures are admissible as per the rules of bank.

There is ample growth in a career as a bank clerk, as the Indian economy is growing at the rate of 9% per annum. According to the experts, India would surface as the third largest banking hub on earth by the year 2040. Indian banking sector is showing an exponential growth. India is now one of the fastest rising markets for financial services and products in the world. So, a career in banking industry can result in a lucrative and rewarding employment.

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IBPS | SBI Clerk Preparation
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