We receive numerous mails asking for Tips on preparing for clerical exams, as part of the bank recruitment 2010.So,we decided to brief to all aspiring candidates, about the pattern of clerk exams conducted by most banks in India,
Eligibility : To become eligible for applying to clerical post,
(a) Degree from a recognized University in any discipline or its equivalent. OR
(b) Pass with 50% marks in aggregate in Higher Secondary Exam of 10+2+3 pattern/ XI standard of 11+3 pattern/ Pre-degree or intermediate or any equivalent exam OR
(c) Pass with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in Matriculation/Senior School
certificate (Old pattern)/ or equivalent.
These eligibility conditions may change according to the requirements of each bank
Written test : The written exam for clerical position will have the following sections,
1) Test of reasoning 2)Numerical Ability 3) Clerical aptitude 4)Test of English
* The Duration for written test would normally be 2 Hrs or 2.5 Hrs.So practice with model question papers /previous year papers.It helps you adjust time & pick up speed.
* Focus on basics & concepts of mathematics for numerical ability as the standard of question will be of secondary level.Read the reasoning/aptitude questions completely & understand it before choosing the correct answer.
* Before answering the questions,plan on the sections that have to be answered first.Start to answer from the paper which you are confident of & move to questions that consume time.