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Banking Jobs are amongst the most prestigious jobs in India. Indian Candidates who are aiming for Latest Bank Jobs in Government public sector Banks, Nationalized banks, Government undertaking Banks, Scheduled Banks and Leading Private Indian Banks – Get short details about Current Banking Jobs Openings, Upcoming Bank Exams in this page.

Every Year, all major Public Sector Banks commonly conducting Bank careers examinations – Clerks (Clerical), Specialist Officer (SO), Probationary Officers (PO) and Management Trainees (MT) through Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).

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State Bank of India, country’s biggest public sector bank, recently invited applications for several thousand posts at junior as well as probationary officer’s level. According to reports, the bank received as many as 9.75 lakh applications for 2,000 probationary officers’ posts and over 16.6 lakh applications for 8,300 posts at the clerical level. The competition for each seat of a probationary officer comes out to be 500, while for clerks, it is around 200

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Salary Range

Addl Senior Assistant

Rs.31253.00 – 105447

Assistant (Non Bank)

Rs.21991.00 – 77557.00

Assistant (Banking)

Rs.17020 – 133260

Clerk On Probation

Rs.18579 – 75914

Computer Operator

Rs.32252 – 75040

Customer Care Assistant

Rs.14476 – 84186

Godown Keeper

Rs.39574 – 71193

RK/RK cum Cashier

Rs.29602 – 99513

Senior Stenographer

Rs.48502 – 81052

Spl RK/RK Cashier

Rs.56113 – 132678

Spl Stenographer

Rs.21152 – 106208

Spl Assistant (Non Bank)

Rs.53873 – 137095

Spl Assistant (Banking)

Rs.58782 – 190654

Sr Assistant (Non bank)

Rs.41123 – 107603

Sr Assistant (Banking)

Rs.34377 – 165693


SBI recruits contestants for the posts of Specialist Officers. There are almost 50 Deputy Manager-Specialist officers vacancies in SBI on Regular and Contract Basis. There are around 400 vacancies in SBI SO recruitment.

Name of the Exam SBI-SO(Specialist Officers)
Mode Computer Based Online Exam
Exam Notification August 2019
Application Form September 6- September 22, 2019
Admit Card October 10, 2019
Exam Dates October 20, 2019

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection holds the IBPS PO Bank Exam every year which is a doorway to the most preferred bank jobs. IBPS shortlists deserving candidates for the post of PO and clerk for various nationalised banks listed under it. IBPS started holding CWE to recruit IBPS PO and clerk for various banks. The registration is done online. IBPS PO 2019 Exam notification is out and the registration for the same will start from 7th August 2019. IBPS CWE IX Prelims Exam 2019 will be held on 12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th October 2019. The tentative date for mains was also mentioned in the notification which is 30th November 2019.


Name of the Exam IBPS-PO(Probationary Officer)
Mode Computer Based Online Exam
Exam Notification August 2, 2018
Application Form August 7 – 28, 2019
Admit Card October, 2019
Exam Dates

October 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2019

Grade B Officer post in RBI is a highly respected job in India. RBI Grade B Exam is conducted annually by the RBI and lakhs of students take part in this recruitment. RBI is the central bank of India and the numerous perks offered by RBI Grade B post apart from the reputed job, makes it the most sought-after job among students in large numbers. The Reserve Bank of India releases the notification for Grade B exam every year. This year RBI Grade B notification will be released for various posts including-

  • Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – (General)
  • Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DEPR
  • Officers in Grade ‘B’ (DR) – DSIM
Name of the Exam RBI- Grade B
Mode Online and Offline
Exam Notification September 20, 2018
Application Form September 21- October 11, 2019
Admit Card
Exam Dates November 9, December 1-2, 2019


Indian Bank PO: Indian Bank Probationary Officer (PO) work is one of the most requesting desk work in the nation. This year, the open area bank has reported 417 opportunities for the post of Probationary Officers. The online enlistment has begun and applicants can top off the Indian Bank PO application structure from the official site of the Indian Bank.

Name of the Exam Indian Bank-PO
Mode Offline (Pen and Paper Mode)
Exam Notification January 2019
Application Form January 2019
Admit Card 3rd Week of January 2019
Exam Dates 4th Week of January 2019

Banking exam Faqs

Incase of minimum eligibility being fixed at 60%, you must have either secured exactly or above 60%. If you have scored 59.89%, it won’t be rounded off to the nearest whole number. Hence, the candidate will be not eligible for the job, if the score is less than the prescribed percentage, even by 0.01%.

Age Limits : For the post of Clerks 18 – 28 yrs & for Officers/PO posts 21 – 30 yrs would be the general condition. Apart from this, there are relaxations for candidates of certain categories-
Category Upper age limit increased by
SC/ ST Candidates 5 years
OBC 3 years
Physically Challenged Candidates 10 years
Ex- Servicemen 5 years
Widows, Divorced women etc., 9 years
* The data was compiled based on previous bank recruitments & may change. The final decision to include the relaxations, rests with the selection Bodies.

MBA is not necessary for entry-level recruitments conducted by banks. Entry-level jobs include Clerks, Probationary Officers & in some cases Managers. To apply for these positions, the minimum eligibility would be a Degree or Pass in 12th/10th std in any discipline.

* In case the recruitment is for specialised posts like Agriculture, Systems, IT, Credit, Finance etc., – candidates with Degree in those subjects are asked to apply.

Specialist Officers have expertise in a specific area, in which they may have graduated or had a good experience. Example – A Graduate in Agriculture/Horticulture/Allied sciences can be appointed as a Specialist officer to lend loans to farmers, agricultural companies & to collect deposits from nearby farms, dairies etc., Since these people are specialized in a particular field, they are used by banks to work more closely with that specific public community.

Specialist officers are also appointed based on the need, vision, business, and reach of the bank. If a bank has huge foreign deposits or if it handles a large number of foreign transactions, a specialist officer with strong knowledge of foreign exchange policies, rules etc may be appointed.

This is the main reason why banks expect candidates graduated from the specific stream like Electronics, Computer science, Agriculture, Horticulture & other subjects to apply for the post of Specialist Officers. In short, the role of Specialist Officers is much needed, if the bank is willing to reach out to all parts of societies in the country.

Large banks recruiting in huge numbers will have negative marks for wrong answers in their preliminary test to decrease the number of candidates progressing on to the next level.

Such information will be provided in the recruitment advertisement for the banks.