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    How to launch a career in Banking

    Eager to have a career in banking but are worried about a gap in academics? Know from experts if this gap would create an issue and what are the related areas you can opt for.

    I want to do my career in banking. I want to give banking exams like PO/DP/AO but the problem is that I graduated in second class and had 2 years gap. Hence I am confused about whether or not I will be able to have a career in banking Please provide guidance - will this gap create an issue? If I am not able to appear for any banking exam due to the gap, then what are the options which I can consider? Any related career? Please give me guidance as I am feeling depressed.
  • #141420
    Yes, You can be Banker. I have seen many Banking Sector Recruitment Notifications and I have been also preparing for the same. Though, you have not clearly mentioned the kind of gap you have in your study career but as far I know if you're a Graduate in any stream you are eligible!
    You can apply for SBI PO which has been announced recently and you can also apply for IBPS PO/Clerks/SO and all which is about to announced soon. There is a big competition in Banking Sector so you need to work hard. There are some banks which announced their recruitment notification by their own. You need to be alert and keep trying for it. Work hard and prepare well, if you're a graduate you are eligible.

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  • #141421
    Assuming you have done graduation in commerce. See following options and think which suits for you to get job in banking sector.
    1. Since you have gap in education your preference become low after interview because of other qualified applicants. So clearing written does not matter in such situation. Apply for post graduation and secure good score without gap. Interviewers or employer generally look recent graduation and its score. So your chances become high.
    2. Read the news of job posting carefully for qualification. In post it will be written only for certain year passing out students or for some percentage secured students or only for first class. See if you are fulfill eligibility. If you are then you can apply. Still you will need good score in written and well convincing during interview.
    3. Try both in public and private sector banks. If you get 3-5 years of experience in private sector then also in parallel you can attempt government banking exams and use this experience as expertise and you will have upper hand.

    Hope this will help in your decision.

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  • #141424
    Graduation must require to give exam in bank like for Bank PO, and bank clerks. so first complete your graduation first. For making a career in bank you must know to operate a computer first. you can start by giving Bank PO( probationary officer) and clerk exams. some colleges situated job fair for final year students. so we never want to go anywhere, banks manager and some companies manager came on college and choosing a best candidate.

  • #141432
    First of all congratulation for selecting your area of career. By doing this you stand out of the crowd where people are still confused to select their career. Second don't get depressed. It may be a hard time but it will never stay as it is. Now your question is How to go for the banking exam.
    1. Your graduation concern:
    Most of the public sector banking exam required Graduation from any disciple for the generalised post. They do not ask any class till now to go for recruitment exam. So you are eligible.

    2. Your Gap year:
    Recruitment body do not ask your gap reason at the time of filling the form for the written exam. They may ask you the reason at the time of interview for PO post. for a clerical post, there is no interview, only your written exam marks will count. So focus on written exam preparation and after that Interview. You are eligible on this ground. please check the notification before going to appear any banking examination.

    3. Other option:
    Most of the private bank ask the first class in the graduation so it is a rare case. Still, you are passionate to go for banking as a career. You can try for the Banking Correspondence(Person appoint by the bank to give service in a rural area). For this, you can contact banks in your area.

    First, apply for SBI PO 2017 and do preparation the last date for this is 6 March 2017.

    All the best

    hope you will have a clear idea.

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  • #141441
    Right now State Bank Of India has ivited applications for post of Probationary Officers.(Their ADVERTISEMENT NO. CRPD/PO/2016-17/19) . If you at e eligible as per age and education parameters, you may apply online . Last day for online application is 6th March.2017. For detail please visit

    You may also visit the website of private banks like HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, ICICI bank etc. and register yourself. When they have vacancies or when they are staring recruiting , they may intimate you.
    You may visit the web site of IBPS and be update about any new recruitment coming. Apart from that individual banks are periodically advertising for their needs.

  • #141447
    Some things to clarify. Your graduation matters a lot. Gap year happens for many and often ignored by HR recruiters these days. But you have to prove yourself in the exams during recruitment program. When it comes to banking PO and other traditional routes are not the only option to get into banking. There are some of the other options such as technical, sales, marketing, public relations. For technical positions in bank, you have some other process to follow. For example, ICICI, HSBC and few other banks have the process of exam and other technical rounds for placement.

    Same can be said for the marketing and sales personnel,, in such case however it would be something different process than regular HR based recruitment. You may have to check the process for the respective bank. As it will definitely vary from one from another.

  • #141481
    You need not fear for the past lapses such as enormous gap in aquistion of the degree. You may go through the advertisement of Probationary - officers of different banks where in they indicate the qualifying marks as being not less than 50 percent. Once your marks match with the eligibility criteria, you are eligible to appear for the competitive examination.
    Concentrate on your preparation for the examination and in order to achieve success in the PO examination, you need to fulfil the three components ie strengthening your Mathematical skill where you have to arrive at the right answer in a shortest possible time and the other areas of preparation are Reasoning and Grammar in English. If you undertake a personnel coaching from a reputed institute, your conception will improve. In the meanwhile, join some English - speaking course so that you will be equipped with presentation skill in English.
    In order to know the latest pattern, you can have a look of the past question papers of PO of SBI and in that way, you can have the distinct idea of the existing pattern of the examination.

  • #141737
    Do not worry so much. For the nationalised bank in our country the criteria for appearing in PO/CLERK/SO is only graduation. Just follow the job notifications from SBI & IBPS which are the main recruiter in the nationalised banking sector in our country. RRB banking posts are also needs graduation only. There is no specification for class or year gap problems. They only considers about the criteria that you are graduate. But sometimes for the private banks the criteria is 1st class. So, if you want to be a banker there is lot of chance for you. don't worry so much and keep concentrating on your studies.

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