Clerical job in Bank- “A promising profession in public sector”

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The pleasure of accomplishing your dreams after a careworn struggle can’t be simply expressed in words. Flavor of hard work is one of the most wonderful stances of ambitious youths. But, you need to buckle down if you crave for success.

Among all the government financial professionals, banks are the most emergent recruiter. They provide the most stable job to the candidates. Earlier banks conducted their individual entrance test but now a day institute of banking and personnel selection conduct a common entrance test for all the banks. This exam is conducted twice a year for candidates from all over India.

Banking services can be divided into various levels. Clerical job in bank is the entry level in the banking sector. Clerk has direct interaction with the customers, deals with most of the ongoing transactions and answers maximum queries of the customers.

Eligibility –

  • Graduates from any streams are eligible for appearing in this exam.
  •  Minimum of 55% marks should be obtained by the candidates in graduation.

How to crack clerk entrance exam?

Candidates are required to have a good hand holding on following subjects –

English –Unseen passage, small comprehension based questions, synonyms, antonyms, complete the sentences and correct English usage is ensured in this section. Daily practice of 2 hours and reading English news papers help in solving maximum questions in this section.

Quantitative aptitude – Numerical mind-set of the person is quantified in this section. Series of question comprises of number system, speed, time and distance, BODMAS questions, ratio and proportion, percentage, linear equations, trigonometry, graphs questions, algebraic equations and many more. Data interpretation covers a major portion in this section. Although these questions are of basic level but they require good speedy practice to solve maximum of them in less time span. These questions can be solved easily and hastily through vedic arithmetic formulae. Time fixed practice of at least 3 hours give a better insight of this section.

Logical and analytical reasoning – Both verbal and non verbal reasoning is asked in this section. Questions from Venn diagram, arrangements, blood relations, syllogism, figures match, number series, pictorial representation, analogies, coding-decoding and decision making are asked. Regular 2 hours practice is sufficient for this section.

General awareness –History, politics, geography, events of day to day life, researches and international updates are asked in this section. Most of the questions cover last 1 year current affairs. This section is usually deprived of negative marking. Reading newspapers and current affairs will help a lot in increasing number of correct attempts.

Computer knowledge – As all the banks are computerized now, computer knowledge has become one of the most important parameter to shortlist the candidate. Basic knowledge of computer operation, hardware and software is checked in this section. 1 hour reading of computer books is satisfactory for having ample of computer knowledge.

Candidates have to score above 40% in each section. Moreover to cross the cut off marks and get entry in the merit list candidates are expected to attempt maximum questions correctly from each section. Shortlisted candidates from written test are called forward for group discussion and personal interviews. Final list of candidates prepared after these selection rounds are welcomed to clerical jobs in bank.

Thus, if you have zeal to get through the clerical exam you can definitely reach up to its zenith.