Bank Clerical

In Millennium City, VSBM is the only institute of its kind for banking aspirants. Samantaray Academy, provides complete package of pre-placement Training for Bank Probationary Officer and Clerical Cadre posts of all the Nationalized and Multinational Banks. The present recruitment process of Nationalized Banks is undergoing the phase of transition. Our dedicated and experienced faculties from Banking Industry and Academy are at work continuously (doing research) to provide you latest information regarding the selection procedure, area of coverage, pattern of problem, level of difficulty, etc. and how to tackle the challenge.

Career Prospective in Banking Industry

Next to Civil Service(UPSC) ‘Banking’ as a profession is preferred by most of the educated youth. A ‘Clerk Today’ can retire as a “Senior Officer” in future drawing a salary of over Rs 28,000 per month. Presently, more than 1,60,000 officers working in different banks of banking industry had started their career with clerical cadre jobs. Anyone starting career as a Probationary Officer today may be promoted to the post of Deputy General Manager, General Manager, Managing Director or even the Chairman of the Bank. Most of the Chairmen of State Bank of India had started their career as Probationary Officer.

Future of Banking Industry

A few years back in the beginning of computerization process and abolition of Banking Service Recruitment Boards (BSRB), there was a lot of speculation that Banking Industry would dry up employment opportunity. But in 2008, we saw a new era in Banking Industry with the recruitment of 20,000 young men and women in the post of Clerical Cadre jobs by State bank of India. For the first time in banking history there was such a large number of recruitment and that to in a highly computerized environment. Laksh of posts are waiting for you in banking industry. As per the Chairman, O.P. Bhat, State Bank of India is going to recruit 20,000 clerks and 5000 Officers during Current financial year. In this fiscal Bank of India will recruit 10,000 and in the next two years Bank of India will hire 75,000 to strengthen its human resource pool to meet the requirement of expansion plan of the Bank-TOI Sources.

So, dear friends don´t waste your precious time in waiting for any advertisement or openings. As per the latest trend, the total recruitment process of any job in banks will take minimum 4 months to maximum 6 months because of computerization and online procedure. You will get maximum 60 days from the date of advertisement for preparing yourself for written test, 30-60 days for preparing for personal Interview and another 30-60 days for final result. For Bank P.O. Main written test you will get another 30 days.Besides Bank P.O. and Clerk, Specialist Officers are recruited by Banks like Legal Officers, IT Officers, Agriculture Officers, etc.


Educational Qualification:
As per the latest trend any graduate with 40% marks or a candidate qualifying 10+2 pattern with 55% is eligible for Bank Clerical Cadre post. For the post of Bank P.O. educational qualification varies from Bank to Bank. As per the criteria of UCO Bank any graduate is eligible for Bank P.O. where as SBI asks for 60% marks is aggregate in graduation. 5% relaxation is admissible for SC/ST candidates.

For the post of Bank P.O.minimum age is 21 years and maximum 30 years. For Clerical post minimum age should be 18 years where as maximum age is 28 years.5 years and 3 years age relaxation is admissible for SC/ST and OBC candidates respectively.

Selection Procedure



Personal Interview (P.I.)

The first stage of selection procedure for clerical job is a judicious mixture of objective test with multiple choice and Descriptive Test. Objective Test is conducted for a total of 200 marks with negative marking system. For each wrong answer ¼ of the allotted mark is deducted as penalty. The subjects of written examination are:

General English(Qualifying)

Numerical Ability

Reasoning Ability

Clerical Aptitude

According to latest pattern some of the Banks like SBI has omitted clerical aptitude section and introduced three new sections, i.e.,

General Awareness

Marketing & Computer Knowledge

Psychometric Test

The Descriptive Test consists of 4 to 5 questions to be answered within 45 to 60 minutes.

Bank P.O.:
The selection procedure for Bank P.O. is more or less same as that of Bank Clerk with a slight difference that in some Banks there are two stages of written examination, i.e., preliminary examination and main examination. But the content of test is same for both the stages of examination as follow:

General English(Qualifying)

Quantitative Aptitude


General Awareness

Marketing & Computer

After objective test all the candidates have to answer a descriptive paper within 45 to 60 minutes.

How to prepare for Bank P.O./Clerk Exam.?

“CAS”Approach is quite helpful for aspirants preparing for Banking Examination.

C – Clarity in concept

A – Accuracy in Solution

S – Speed or Time Management

Conceptual clarity:
For Conceptual Clarity students need to brush up their basic concepts in English and Mathematics till class X. NCERT Books from class- VII to X are sufficient to brush up fundamental concept in Mathematics. In English Wren and Martin or Nesfield will meet the requirement. Besides these books VSBM provides study materials like- Hand outs, Class Test Papers, Weekly Test Papers, Monthly Test Papers, and VST Series etc.

Accuracy in Solution:
The saying “practice makes perfect” holds true for candidates preparing for competitive examination like Bank P.O. and Clerk. VSBM provides sufficient practice paper starting from class test papers to very similar test papers. Doubt clearance and post analysis of the test is the key to build confidence among students.

Speed or Time Management:
The key to success in Banking examination is time management or ability to solve problems within stipulated time. Difficulty does not come in the way of success of a serious candidate. Rather time management plays a vital role for determining high success or Failure of a candidate.

Experts at VSBM are highly instrumental in shaping success stories of candidates by guiding them with short-cut tricks and techniques. The short-cut tricks and techniques devised by our trainers are quite helpful to Solve Problem within stipulated time.