Banking is one of the fastest growing industry in India and they are considered as sunrise sector of Indian Economy. More so, the government is focusing on providing banking facilities in every village and town, under its Financial Inclusion scheme. And hence, more and more branches of the banks are being opened in every part of the country.
As the sector is growing very fast, it also needs manpower at various levels. Essentially the recruitment in bank sector happens at the following levels:
Bank Probationary Officer (Bank PO): This is a managerial position in a bank. After the essential 1 to 2-year training, candidates are designated as Assistant Managers (AM) or Deputy Managers (DM). Starting Salary as a Bank PO ranges from Rs. 30,000 - Rs. 40,000, depending upon bank to bank and location of posting.
Bank Clerks: As the name suggests, this is a clerical position in the bank and this can be considered as entry level job in a bank. Salary of a Bank Clerk is generally in the range of Rs. 20,000-25,000 depending on bank to bank and posting location.
Specialist Officers (SO): Banks also hire candidates for specialist profiles like – IT Officer, HR Officer, Marketing Officer, Finance Officer, Law Officer, Agriculture Officer etc. Usually, the grade and the starting salary of Specialist Officer is in the same range as Probationary Officers. Every year, government banks recruit more than 1,00,000 candidates for various roles. So in the terms of the employment in government sector, Banking is the most lucrative sector to grab a government job. Following banks are the main bank which are recruiting regularly over the years – State Bank of India, Reserve Bank of India, NABARD, SIDBI PSU Bank: Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Dena Bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab & Sindh Bank, Punjab National Bank, Syndicate Bank, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank of India, Vijaya Bank, IDBI Bank.
Every year, multiple exams are conducted for the recruitment of Bank PO, Bank Clerk & Specialist Officers. Broadly, these exams can be classified into following Categories-
IBPS PO: It is a common exam conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for 20 PSU Banks for the recruitment of Probationary Officers.
IBPS Clerk: It is a common exam conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for 20 PSU Banks for the recruitment of Clerical Cadres.
IBPS Specialist Officers (IBPS SO): It is a common exam conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for 20 PSU Banks for the recruitment of Specialist Officers like Marketing Officer, IT Officer, HR Officer etc.
IBPS Regional Rural Bank Exam: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a common written exam for all the Regional Rural Banks of India (RRBs) for the posts of Probationary Officer, Clerical and Specialist Officers.
SBI Probationary Officer: State Bank of India conducts its own exam for recruitment of Probationary Officers.
SBI Clerk: State Bank of India conducts its own exam for recruitment of Clerical Cadres.
RBI Grade B Exam: Reserve Bank of India recruit officers (Grade B) through an All India exam. Through, there are very few jobs in this, but working with RBI has its own benefits and future prospects.
RBI Assistants Exam: RBI recruits Clerical Cadres through an All India exam. Again, a job in RBI is considered very prestigious.
Staff Selection Commission or SSC has been one of the most desirable organizations for Government exams in India. It conducts Combined Graduate Level - SSC CGL exam every year for recruitment to non-technical Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ non gazetted posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India.
Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments. Govt. jobs are the most sought after career choice in India. More so, the government is focusing on providing better facilities and services in every aspect of our lives. Govt is focusing on the development of our country and to do that millions of Jobs will be created in the coming years. SSC is the leading Govt. organization that provides employment to lakhs of students in India. A great opportunity lies ahead for all the SSC aspirants.
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for recruitment to various subordinate services like:
• Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India.
• Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.
• Inspectors of Income Tax.
• Preventive Officers in Customs.
• Examiner in Customs.
• Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.
• Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.
• Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.
• Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others.
• Accountant/ Junior Accountant
• Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC
• Compiler in Registrar General of India.
SSC also conducts various other exams like:-
• Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL)
• Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) 10+2 Examination
• Multitasking (Non-Technical) Staff Examination
• Scientific Assistant Exam
• Stenographers Grade 'C' and 'D' Examination
• SSC Constables (GD) in CAPFs, NIA & SSF Examination
• Sub Inspector In CPOs Exam
• Junior Engineer (Civil & Elect) Examination
• Junior Translators (CSOLS) /Junior Hindi Translators Examination
• Section Officer (Audit | Commercial) Examination
• Food Corporation of India (FCI) Examination
• Lower Division Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDC)