Banking exams in India

If you are a graduate and looking for a good bank job then following are the exams you should definitely opt for.

1. IBPS Clerk

This is one of the most popular Banking exams in India offering the post of clerks in participating Banks. A lot of Banks recruit clerks on the basis of this exam only. A large number of candidates apply for this exam so you can expect a stiff competition. Generally, the application form for IBPS clerk is available around the month of September, October every year.

Minimum Age limit: 20 years

Maximum Age Limit: 28 years.

2. IBPS PO

Along with the IBPS Clerk exam, the IBPS also conducts the IBPS PO exam. As the name itself suggests this exam is conducted for the recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO). If you are looking to be a Bank officer then this is the exam you should definitely try to crack. You need to be a graduate in order to appear for this exam. The application form is generally released in the month of August/ September.

Minimum Age Limit: 20 Years

Maximum Age Limit: 30 Years

3. NIACL Assistant

The New India Assurance Insurance Company Limited (NIACL) conducts this exam to recruit the candidates for the post of assistant. NIACL is one of the five insurance companies that are owned by the government. The candidate must have a recognized bachelor’s degree in order to apply for this exam.

Minimum Age: 21 Years

Maximum Age: 30 Years

4. RBI Grade B

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) conducts the RBI Grade B exam every year for the recruitment of Grade B officers. The Pay scale of RBI Grade B officers is quite good. This is the reason why a large number of candidates apply for this exam every year. Generally, the application form for RBI Grade B is released around the month of July every year.

Minimum Age: 21 Years

Maximum Age: 30 Years

5. SBI PO

If you are looking to work in the State Bank of India as an officer then you need to clear this exam. This is one of the most reputed exams in the banking sector that’s why a very large number of candidates apply for this exam every year. After clearing the preliminary exam the candidate is called to participate in the main exam. The final selection is done after the interview. Usually, the application form is released around the month of April.

Minimum Age: 21 Years

Maximum Age: 30 years

6. SBI Clerk

Just like SBI PO, SBI also conducts the exam for the recruitment of clerk as well. The difficulty level of SBI clerk question paper is lower than that of PO but the competition level still remains very high. Lakhs of candidates apply for this exam every year. Generally, the SBI releases the official notification for SBI clerk exam in the month of January. If you are a graduate looking to be a clerk in the state bank of India then you should definitely go for this exam.

Minimum Age: 20 Years

Maximum Age: 28 Years

7. IBPS SO

If you are a professional graduate i.e. having a professional graduate degree such as B.Tech or a degree in law then you can also opt for IBPS Special Officer (SO) exam. The competition level in the Special officer exam is less than that of IBPS PO or Clerk Exam. However, you should have a good knowledge of your trade in order to secure good marks in this exam. The application form for IBPS SO is generally released in the month of November.

Minimum Age: 20 years

Maximum Age: 30 years

8. NABARD

National Bank of Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) also conducts its own separate exam to select the candidates for the post of Development Assistant. Generally, the number of vacancies available through this exam is quite less as compared to the other popular exam such as IBPS Clerk, SBI PO etc. Nevertheless, if you are good enough then you still grab a job for yourself through this exam.

Minimum Age: 21 Years

Maximum Age: 30 Years

9. IBPS RRB

This exam is conducted for the recruitment of both clerk and officers in the regional rural banks across India. This exam has two stages i.e. Prelims and Main. However, there is no interview for the post of office assistant (Clerk). The proficiency in the local language is necessary for this exam.

Minimum Age (Office Assistant): 18 Years

Maximum Age (Office Assistant): 28 Years

Minimum Age (Assistant Manager): 18 Years

Maximum Age (Assistant Manager): 30 Years

10. LIC HFL Recruitment

LIC also invites the applications from the young graduates for the recruitments of Assistants, Associates, and Assistant Managers. Generally, the applications for the LIC Housing Finance recruitment release in the month of August. The age limit for the post of associate and assistant through this exam is 21 to 28 years.

Apart from these top exams, there are many more banking exams you can opt for after your graduation. Some of them are given below:

· IPPB Recruitment

· LIC AAO

· IDBI PO

· NICL AO

· Federal Bank Clerk/ PO

· Bank of Baroda SO

· South Indian Bank PO

· Saraswat Bank

· UIIC Assistant

· Syndicate Bank PO

· Canara Bank PO Etc.