There are many entrance level and aptitudes exams taken by different banks for recruitment of personnel for different posts in banking sectors like PO/Clericals which are held by different banks or institutes for various positions from Regional Rural Banks to Private banks.
IBPS Common Written Exam for Probationary Officer:
A Common Written Examination is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) as for selection of candidate for the posts of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee in the Public Sector Banks. This system of Common Examination for recruitment of Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees has been approved by participation of 22 Public Sector Banks and the Managing Committee of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) with Government of India. IBPS will make arrangements for the online examination then declare result of online examination and inform the shortlisted candidates about the interview. Interviews will be conducted by the participating organizations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each state/ UT with the help of IBPS.
State Bank of India Probationary Officer:
State Bank of India conducts examination for the post of Probationary Officers in the bank. The written exams for PO by STATE BANK OF INDIA (SBI) include a written examination which is a part of Phase-I for the selection process for the recruitments of candidates for Probationary Officers. Further the exam is divided into two sections section 1 & section 2. Section 1 of the exam will consist of Objective Tests whereas; section B will consist of a Descriptive Paper.
IBPS Common Written Exam for Clerical Recruitment for PSUs:
Common Written Examination (CWE Clerk-IIV) is for selection of candidate for Clerical cadre posts in the Public Sector Banks which is conducted online by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) in November/ December. Candidates who appear and are shortlisted in the examination for the next phase, will be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organizations and conducted by IBPS. Depending on the State/UT wise available vacancies in Participating organizations, candidates selected will be allotted to one of the Participating Organizations.
State Bank of India Clerical Recruitment:
State Bank of India conducts its separate examination for the recruitment of only Indian citizens for appointment in the Clerical Cadre posts in its different branches. Candidates must give online examination by applying online through Bank’s site www.statebankofindia.com or www.sbi.co.in Final selection will be made on the basis of performance in the written test and interview taken together. The written test will be of Objective type consisting of General English, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and Marketing and Financial Aptitude/Computer Knowledge.
Common Written Exam for Regional Rural Banks:
Regional Rural Banks has a Common Written Examination (CWE) , is conducted for recruitment of Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Office Assistants (Multipurpose) in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). The next Common Written Examination for RRBs (RRBs CWE-III) is conducted for the recruitment of Group “A”-Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Group “B”-Office Assistants (Multipurpose) is conducted online by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).
Common Written Exam for Specialist Officer:
A Common Written Examination (CWE) is conducted for the recruitment of Specialist Officers (SO) in Public Sector Banks coordinated by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). There are different post requirements and different Scales which totally depend upon the vacancies at the moment. Example – Marketing Officer, Law officer, HR Officer, IT Officer, etc. So the eligibility will vary on the post and the scale of the required officer.
Most of the private banks have their own aptitude tests for candidates. For Example ICICI Bank conducts its own full time residential training programme, which is conducted at ICICI Manipal Academy campus, Bangalore. Candidates joining the Probationary Officer Training Programme will be then enrolled for MBA in Banking and Finance with Manipal University, an UGC recognized University.