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    Bank exam after completing degree

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    Can I write bank exams after completing my BA degree in English Literature.I've only 55% of marks and I also need information about joining MBA course whether I would be eligible to join that course or not. I wish that I could join MBA course hereafter and also prepare for Bank exams side by side. Is this is possible?
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  • You can apply for bank if you are a graduate in the age group of 21-28 years. The bank recruitment is done by an institution named as IBPS and every year the different banks give their requirement to this institution and it arranges a combined competitive examination for the same. It takes examination for clerks as well as Probationary Officers posts.

    The syllabus of the examination is mainly based on Reasoning, Numerical ability, General English, Financial knowledge, Computer awareness etc. The competition in bank recruitment examination is very high as on an average 1 out of 100 to 120 applicants get finally selected through a process of preliminary and mains examination.

    You can try to join a MBA course in a university or college and simultaneously do preparation for bank exam also. Please remember that now a days there are many competitive examinations where similar questions are asked related to aptitude test or reasoning or mathematical abilities or general knowledge. So whatever examination you are trying to attempt please do it wholeheartedly as the hard work you will be doing will also be useful elsewhere in case you do not succeed in this particular one. Do not believe in guess papers and other tricks. Do a thorough study and definitely you will get success in your attempt.

    Knowledge is power.

  • A graduation with 55% marks is suitable to apply for bank clerk or officer post. The maximum age allowed is 28 years.
    Every year there will be an advertisement basing on the positions vacant. All nationalised banks except SBI will give an advertisement. SBi will advertise separately. You can apply for both. The application to be forwarded to the concerned authority as mentioned in the advertisement with all asked for details, enclosures and the required fee. For all the suitable candiadtes there will be a written test. The test will be objective type and will have questions about your mathematical ability, general knowledge, reasoning and computer knowledge. Basing on the performance in the written they will call the shortlisted candidates for an interview and if you are selected for the written test and interview you will be appointed subject to medical examination.

    You can Join MBA college and simultaneously you can get prepared for your bank examination, which is possible. You can select a good college and get into your MBA so that you will have better career prospectus with MBA than with only graduation.

    always confident

  • You have not mentioned your age. You have a B.A, English with 55%

    1.Bank exams or IBPS exams are highly competitive, number of candidates writing this run in lakhs for a few thousand seats.The age limit is 21-28 years with a relaxation of the upper limit for SC/ST/OBC in the range of 3-5 years.

    2.One of the basic criteria is a valid degree of Graduation from an UGC recognized college/university.55% is the cut off and please be careful when you declare this because if your aggregate is 54.9, then also it is rounded down to 54% only.

    3.This competitive exams includes Language skills in English (you would do well with the B.A English background) both in the preliminary and the Main component of the exam. The other areas of focus include reasoning ability, aptitude for computers and numbers and general knowledge.

    4.Joining a MBA course and preparing side by side can be done provided age is on your side. If you need a government job and age is not on your side, it would be better to prepare seriously for the banking and other competitive exams, then get the job. Once you get the job, then you can always do your MBA by distance mode from IGNOU or an UGC recognized university.

    5.There are many coaching centers and online resources available to help you prepare for the exams. Here apart from knowledge, practice in mock papers and timing yourself helps.

    6.You can find study material from

    There are free apps related to general knowledge and current affairs, that you can download for use when you are travelling or on the move.

  • As far your concern whether you would be eligible to qualify the Banking - examination, you should note the eligibility - criteria for the PO examination conducted by different - banks including the Private - ones. Most of the banks follow the parameters as mentioned below-
    1) The aspirants should have passed the graduate - examination with a minimum percentage of 55 if one belongs to general - category and a suitable concession is offered to SC/ ST / OBC candidates.
    2) For the candidates of the general - category, age - limit has been has been fixed 21- 28 years and for SC/ST/OBC categories, a relaxation of 3-5 years is allowed depending upon their categories.
    Now let us concentrate how you can be successful on the Banking PO examination. The examination is very competitive in nature and yo need to be thorough in Reasoning, Mathematical - ability, Aptitude - test and your sound concept of grammar in English. Since the percentage of success in the said examination hardly exceeds 2 percent, you need to enrol yourself in some reputed - institute from where you may get suitable tips to qualify this examination. Time - management is a skill and applying the same in solving the Mathematical - problem will save your time effectively in solving such problems. So, you need to follow their advice in this regard. Apart from that, you need to be devotional, sincere and hard working in your preparation.
    If you are concentrating for the Banking examination, you need to devote your full time to the studies required for the same. Of course, you can take up MBA course from IGNOU and this will allow you to clear the papers as per choice. Moreover, the course would be recognised in terms of UGC and in course of preparation, you will get help from their study - centre.

  • 1. Yes, you are eligible to appear in both PSU Bank Clerical Grade examination and PSU Bank Probationary Officer examination with your Graduation degree in English with 55% marks. However, considering the pattern of these examinations and that you are a student of literature, you have to prepare systematically in a planned way to become successful.

    2. To join any B-school to study MBA or equivalent Degree/PG Diploma (from IIMs), you have to appear in entrance examinations (CAT/MAT/XLRI Entrance, etc.), again for which you need a lot of preparation. However, it is not impossible.

    3. However, I would advise you to prioritize your choice and prepare accordingly. Both examinations are really very competitive and only very few become successful.

    "If you are killed in action, you go to Heaven. If you win, you rule this Earth (as beautiful as Heaven). That is why, O son of Kunti, take a firm resolve and fight!"-- Shrimad Bhagwad Gita

  • The exam which you need to write to get a job in bank is Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). This exam is conducted for various posts separately such as clerical, probationary officer, specialist officer etc. The exam pattern for every post is in two phases, prelims and mains. Both objective type and has negative marking (0.25 for each wrong answer). You need to apply online for the exam once the official statement is released.

    The subjects for these exams will generally include English, Aptitude, General knowledge, reasoning and arithmetic. Since you are already in BA - English literature I guess you don't have any problem with English. Preparing for other subjects is easy but you need to practice a lot and put lot of dedication.

    As for MBA course, you can join any reputed college and prepare for bank exams in parallel. MBA admission depends on the institution in which you want to get into. Some colleges give admissions based on merit while some based on competitive exams such as GMAT. There are lot business schools which conduct their own entrance exams for admission process. But getting admission in a business school is very expensive than others. I would suggest you to write down what you want to achieve. MBA also has very high job opportunities. Most of them have campus interviews and you will have a job even before you come out of the college. Business schools offer very high paid campus placing system. Some get jobs with monthly salary in lakhs of rupees. On the other side bank job will have other amenities such as benefits from government in every sector. But your salary will not be too high but moderate enough to have savings if you plan perfectly.

    So plan what you want first and then pursue accordingly.

    Good Luck.

    Thank You
    Dr. V. Shashikanth

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