Can a 12th passed student appear for Bank Clerk Exams?

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RE: Can a 12th passed student appear for Bank Clerk Exams?

Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
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Founder And Director At Canvas Career
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Hello Suneel,

A warm welcome to Career

Thanks for visiting us and writing us your career query.

Banking sector is one of the top most growing fields in the country. It has been one of the top most preferred career options by many students these days. Banking sector has been flourishing in Urban and Rural area as well as at the International Level too. So there has been huge requirement of the Human Resource in this sector. The large use of the Technology these days there has been a need of the Human Resource that has a good Technological Skills. The Banking Sectors work is not restricted to providing customers a Bank Account Facility it has gone beyond like providing more services to the clients.

There have been a great career opportunities in both the Private as well as Public Banking Sector.

The person who aspires to make a career in the Banking Sector especially in the Public Banking Sector they need to go through the exam. There are two types of Exams are conducted in the Government Banking Sector i.e Bank Clerk and Bank PO. 

Bank PO is higher designation offered in the Government Banking Sector. Bank PO/Clerk exam is conducted for the students who are Graduates. There are two types of Bank PO exam conducted.

The Candidates who aspires to make a career in SBI bank they need to give an SBI PO exam.; whereas the candidate who wish to make a career as PO in any of the Government Banks they need to give an IBPS Bank PO exam. IBPS BANK PO exam is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for the remaining 21 Government Banks in the Country.

 The  eligibility for Bank Clerk and Bank PO Exam (both) is the same as follows-

1. A candidate should have completed a Graduation Degree from any of the stream from a recognised university or a student who are in the final year of the degree and waiting for their results are also eligible to apply for the Bank Exam.

2. Nationality- Indian

3. Age- 20-30 years; Age relaxation upto 5 years for SC/ST, 3 years for OBC, 10 years for disabled person.

There is no percentage criteria to apply for BANK PO/Clerk exam.

But as you are in 12th you are not eligible to apply for the exam as per the new notifications.


I hope you find this information useful and helpful for you.

Feel free to get in touch again for any further career queries.

Wish you Good Luck.

Thank You

Warm Regards,

Prathamesh Kapote





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