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Does the academic record matter while looking for a job of Bank Officer?

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RE: Does the academic record matter while looking for a job of Bank Officer?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
Verified Career Expert
Head Guidance & Counselling at Confidential
  • Chandigarh
Banking offers a neat , clean, peaceful and dignified work atmosphere and lifestyle. The banking sector embraces the entire society. Jobs in banking mean as much work with people as with figures. A bank officer is in direct contact people from all sections of society and by his/her efficiency and sincerity, can win their respect and friendship. The academic record does matter while looking for a job as bank officer. The nationalized commercial banks and regional banks induct officers through a written examination followed by interview of successful candidate. Graduates ( with a basic minimum percentage) of recognized universities/ institutes are eligible to appear for examination. The written examination ( Probationary officers' examination) is both objective and descriptive in nature.The objective sections evaluating working knowledge of the English language, quantitative aptitude, general awareness, reasoning and logical deduction. The descriptive test is an assessment of the power of expression of a candidate in English/ Hindi related to short composition or analysis of given situations. The interview is an exercise in evaluation of the personality of candidate through questions on their personnel bio data and current national and international events, general knowledge etc. Aspiring candidates are expected to be with the operating systems, knowledge of word processing and spread sheet software like Ms Word, Ms Excel etc. Foreign banks pick up their personnel from campus recruitment held in the premier business schools. Private banks recruit officer trainees from among st first class graduates or graduates with at least 55% marks, management trainees from among st MBA's and also recruit experienced personnel from the banking sector for middle and higher management positions. A Regional rural banks place their officers in one particular state and movement is limited to that state. Public sector banks have a wide reach both in urban and rural areas.Promotions are linked to a highly motivated, result oriented and dynamic approach.

RE: Does the academic record matter while looking for a job of Bank Officer?

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Dear Aspirant,

If you are applying to private banks and a fresher, then definitely the only thing you have to show about you is academic qualifications and other behavourial skills.

If you are applying to public sector banks, then basic eligibility and domain knowledge is what is important.

Best wishes

RE: Does the academic record matter while looking for a job of Bank Officer?

Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
Verified Career Expert
Founder And Director At Canvas Career
  • Nasik

Hello Dear Aspirant,
Welcome to!!!
Thanks for approaching us and writing us your career query.

I hope you have been doing well.Its great to listen that you are thinking to make your career in the Banking Sector.

Banking is one of the great career option nowadays and the Indian Banking Industry has been undergoing with tremendous changes in the system as India has adopted the policy of Globalisation which has led to the expansion of the Banking Sector in other countries and within country and there has been also foreign banks expanding in India.While there has been also introduction of technology in the banking system and various other extra added services like Internet banking,Mobile banking etc.

All this has paved a way for the students of various streams a great career opportunities.

In order to make a career in a Banking Sector one have the two ways to make a career :-
1.After 12th one can apply for IBPS Clerk examinations. These are the examination conducted for the students who are interested to go for the clerical Posts while a student of any stream is eligible to apply for the exams.
2.The other way is by applying IBPS PO officer exams- for this one needs to have completed their graduation degree from any stream with minimum 45%.

These exams are conducted for the Government Banking Sector and here you need to have a good score in the entrance exam there academics are not considered much.

If you are planning to make your career in Private Banking sector like HDFC,ICICI,Standard Chartered etc.than you need to have a good academic score in order to get selected in any of these banks.

NOTE:- IBPS do not conduct any exam for the Private Banks. Its the Body that conducts Bank exams for Government Banks only.

I hope you find this information relevant to your career query.

Feel free to get in touch again.

Thank you.

Wish you Good Luck

Warm Regards,
Prathamesh K.

RE: Does the academic record matter while looking for a job of Bank Officer?

Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Consulting Psychologist
  • Delhi

Dear Aspirant,

Thanks for writing to us!

The academic record does matter while looking for a job as bank officer. To work in public sector bank, you need to appear for competitive exams for recruitment. Minimum qualification required to appear in such exams is graduation with 45%.

For private sector banks, minimum qualification required is graduation with 55%, technical knowledge and skills. If you have poor academic records, most banks may offer marketing jobs where academic records don't matter.

Hope this answer is helpful

Best Wishes,
Apurva Kumar Pandya, PhD

RE: Does the academic record matter while looking for a job of Bank Officer?

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