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    What is the basic exam one has to pass to become a clerk in government bank?


    Interested in taking up a government job? Want to know the basic eligibility for a clerical position in the government? Here, on this Ask Expert page for the eligibility criteria for the clerical position.

    Which exam one has to pass to become a clerk or similar post in government bank?
    How one can prepare for such type of exam?
    Is there any coaching requirement for such exam preparation? How does a private bank recruit a person for a clerk or similar post?
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  • A pass in SSC with minimum 55% marks is the minimum qualification required for becoming a clerk in a government bank.
    They will announce for the post when they require, you can apply for the same.
    Once you apply they will conduct a written test. This test will be in General Knowledge, Simple analytical skills and IQ. Once you got the required cut off mark as prescribed the bank from time to time they will call you for an interview. 75% weighting to the written test marks and 25% interview marks will be given for giving you the rank. and based on the rank you will be given the post. This weight percentage will vary from bank to bank and time to time.
    There are many coaching institutes in which you can get good coaching for this entrance test.

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  • Matriculation - certificate recognised by a Board is enough to appear for the clerical tests conducted by different - sectors such as Railways, Banks, Central - government, State - government etc. However, the minimum marks are specified for each category to scrutinise the aspirants. The minimum marking for the General - category for the jobs in different sectors is normally fixed at 55 percent and for the other categories there is some relaxation in terms of the percentage. One has to refer to the appropriate commission in order to ascertain the marks as decided by the Recruitment - board.
    The Recruitment - board displays advertisements in the leading News - papers where in there will be a total - description of the no of vacancies indicating the number of seats alloted for each category of the candidates and even for the written - test, if any, is mentioned along with the place and time of written - test. The writen - test would consist of General - knowledge, Reasoning and Mathematical - skill test the duration of which will be three hours. Upon qualifying the said test, candidates will be called for the oral - Interview and finally the medical - test will follow to screen out candidates.
    In order to be successful for such tests, the aspirants would do better if they join in some reputed Institute for the valuable guidance and tips.

  • The common entrance test for clerks for Govt banks is conducted by IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Service) every year.

    The applicants for clerk post should be in the age group 20-28 years and should possess a graduation degree. There is age relaxation for various categories like SC/ST, Ex Army, Handicapped etc.

    The total vacancies of participating banks taken together in a year is around 8000 and a number of students about 8-9 lakh participate in this exam. So the competition is tough but with hard work and consistent efforts one can get selected.

    The exam consists of prelim and main modules followed by interview. One has to qualify in both of them.

    In prelim the test papers will be on Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability and English Language.

    In mains the test papers will be on Financial Awareness, General English, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude and Quantitative Aptitude.

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  • 1. For appearing in IBPS Clerical Grade Examination for recruitment in PSU Banks, a candidate must hold a Graduation degree in any stream from a University recognised by UGC, or any other Degree recognised as equivalent to Graduation by the Government of India. The candidate must hold the Degree at the time of applying for the position.

    2. In addition to the Graduation degree, the candidate must possess operating and working knowledge in computer systems, i.e. the candidate should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/language, or the candidate should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

    3. Further, proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (where the candidate is supposed to work) is desirable.

    4. The age limit for the General Category candidates is 20-28 years under normal circumstances.

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  • Bank clerk posts are very competitive ( around 10-15lakh aspirants appear for a few thousand jobs), the annual potential posts varies from bank to bank depending on the needs, hence the total number of government job available might vary from year to year.

    There are many coaching centers and online material available for the bank clerk exams.One can check free apps ( bankersadda, adda247 etc) or free educative videos

    The exams generally have a preliminary compotent and the Main exam. The syllabus and focus is slight different for both parts.
    For the prelimary part the foucs in on skills in English and numbers and reasoning. In the main exams the focus is on awareness of computers, general current affairs and reasoning. Many experts advise to read the newpapers, brush up on English skills and general knowledge. Practice papers or mock exams are very useful so that you can time yourself and improve the performance.Apart from online resources or private coaching centers, the IBPS helps some candidates with the preparation for exams. There are limited slots available for SC/ST/Minorities at Nodal Banks to help in the preparation for bank exams.You have to register via the ibps.in website

    Among the eligibility criteria is having a recognized graduate degree, a good grasp of the computer operations and Indian citizenship.

  • The exam for which you need to appear and pass to become a clerk in a bank is Institute of Banking Personel Selection (IBPS) exam. It contains two papers i.e, prelims and mains.

    The preliminary exam is an objective type of (multiple choice) which consists of 100 questions which carry one mark each. The time allotted is one hour and there will 1/4 negative marking for each wrong answer. There will be a cut off mark with which your result will be announced online. Once you have cleared the prelim exam then you need to write the main exam.

    The main exam consists of 190 questions with multiple choice of answers. The syllabus for the main exam generally includes quantitative aptitude, general knowledge, reasoning, English language, and arithmetic. The time allotted here is 160 minutes. Each section has a set of allotted questions and a candidate has to pass in all sections for further selection. Here also there is negative marking, 1/4 mark per the wrong answer.

    Once you have cleared the mains, you will be called upon for final document verification. You need to carry all the original documents for verification which includes all your educational certificates, application forms, caste/income certificate, physical disability certificate (if applicable) and NOC forms if applicable. After all the documents are verified you will be called by any government bank for the recruitment.

    Private banks have their own recruitment process. You need to follow their respective websites for careers link.


    The basic eligibility criteria for approaching IBPS is any graduate degree with minimum 55% marks. There are many coaching centers which provide study material and coaching for IBPS exams. You can Google search in your local area or try yellow pages.

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  • The Govt banks recruit their clerks through IBPS. All the participating banks give their requirement to this institute and it holds a combined examination for selection of persons.
    The age of the candidates should be in the band of 21-28 years and they should have a graduate degree to appear in the examination. Basic knowledge of computers is also required.
    The examination consists of two parts one is preliminary while the second is mains. One has to qualify in both of the exams for eligible to be considered for the appointment to the post.
    The examination syllabus is very general in nature like reasoning and analytical skills, general English, numerical and quantitative aptitude, basic financial and computational questions etc.
    There are a large number of candidates who apply for these posts every year and on an average one out of one hundred students is selected.

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  • Based on your query private banks have different norms and regulation where you need to find on the net. But for government banks, graduation is the minimum qualification compulsory. You can complete your graduation in any stream. The percentage should be above 50 % and for SCST 35 % and above. Age must be less than 28 years and should have completed 20 years. Now mentioning about the exams there are two major entrance exams for the bank clerk post. One is conducted by the Institue of Banking Personnel Services while the other is conducted by the State Bank of India.IBPS is an about 40 years old organization. It is trusted by 20 public sector banks to conduct clerk and bank to entrance exam on their behalf. The exams are held twice a year first time in March and the second time towards the end of the year.
    The Eligibility Criteria
    1) Nationality should be Indian.
    2) Must have degree certificate.
    3)Should have completed basic's in computers.
    4) Age limit is 20 to 28 years for the exam.
    5) Three years relaxation for the OBC in upper age limit.
    6) Five years relaxation for SC/ST
    These are the basic eligibility for banking jobs. If you qualify these then you can apply for any bank jobs and read their norms before application, because each has their own set of rules and regulation as per their convenience.

  • To become Clerk or similar post in government sector bank, you must clear the written test conducted in IBPS or SBI.
    The educational qualification required to apply for Clerk post in bank is Graduation pass or an equivalent examination pass from government recognised college or university.
    Age limit to apply for Clerk or similar post in government sector banks is 21-28 years and the age relaxations are as per Reserve Bank of India regulations.
    And selection procedure of clerk post in banks is preliminary exam, main exam and Language Proficiency Test.
    And written test for this post is conducted in five sections namely Reasoning ability, Quantitative aptitude, General awareness with special reference to banking industry and current affairs, Computer knowledge, English language knowledge.
    And there is no compulsion to join in any coaching institute to clear this exam. You can clear the exam if you plan properly and prepare accordingly. And my suggestion is to read one English news paper daily and if you do so, you can easily clear English language section. Practice more aptitude and reasoning questions so that you can clear these two sections with in stipulated time.
    For similar post like clerk, private sector banks conducts their own entrance exam and personal interview to recruit the candidates or they will hire the candidates with the help of job consultancies.


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