I am New – What Posts are available in Banks?

banking jobs,jobs in banks,banking exams in india What are the Jobs/Positions available in a Bank ? - This would be first question that arise in the minds of candidates looking for jobs in Indian banks.Here are the common positions for which recruitment is conducted regularly & would help in knowing about the position before applying for upcoming bank exams.


Visit any bank & you would come across many employees in that branch.One person would be functioning as a cashier, while few others would be seated on separate desks.Ever wondered the role of each of them you saw?


Who are they?

Whatever be the scale of a bank employee, they would have joined the organization initially in any of these 4 cadres

  1. Clerk
  2. Probationary Officer
  3. Specialist Officer
  4. Managers & above

Let us now see about each position in detail & what it takes to become one..

Clerk cum Cashier/ Office Assistant

Clerical jobs in banks are the starting point for a career in banking, especially for candidates with a degree or equivalent.

  • The clerk is assigned duties of taking care of general branch banking (such as interacting with customers,maintaining account/create reports or any work specified by banks).Read the complete job profile of clerks 

In a govt. bank, these clerks are the ones that you see in cash counters who take care of day today transactions of customers.


job posts in banks,jobs in banks Probationary Officers (PO)

Candidate with a degree (any stream) are generally considered eligible to apply for PO position.

  • There are many professional who joined as PO, have reached top positions & have also become MD & CEO of banks.
  • PO`s will be trained in all departments & will assist their managers in various activities.Read the complete job profile of bank po 

A probationary officer is ranked above the clerk in terms of grade & salary as well. But clerks can become PO through internal promotions.


Specialist Officers

The specialist officers will work in specific departments like Engineering, Systems, Marketing, Management, Public relations etc., & are as important as the above two.

  • Companies from different sectors approach banks for loans to expand their business & specialist officers will analyze the company including its capacity to repay etc.,before sanctioning the amount.
  • For this, candidates from a specific area of study are recruited.For example,a candidate with B.E in computers might be recruited into the bank`s computer section to work in the systems dept.
  • So, professional graduates/candidates with specialized degree would be preferred.

So what does an Agri officer do?


Agricultural Officers: Public sector banks lend loans to farmers for agri purposes & agricultural officers are recruited to assess, verify & provide better support for people in rural areas involved in farming activities.


Although the openings are limited ,candidates with qualification in Agriculture/ Veterinary Science/Horticulture & other subjects related to agriculture are offered postings.


If you are you looking to apply for bank jobs? Then see Bank Exams Eligibility Conditions



This managerial position is mostly filled through promotions held within the bank.


But in some cases,candidates with MBA degree or any degree with minimum 3 or 5 yrs of experience are also recruited by banks.


The positions discussed above were for public sector banks only.Private bank jobs have a different management structure & their recruitment process/ eligibility conditions also differ.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for the info sir.. very useful one ..

we heard that banking exams are really very tuff to get through.. I am planning for PO and speciliast officer in two banks..

could you please suggest me on how to prepare and which part of my study I need to concentrate on more.

Thanks a lot again ..

Anonymous said...

which post is having more scope to grow in our career path .. is it Specialist officer or PO's

bank jobs in india said...

Nothing is impossible if you plan systematically & work according to the plans.We have filled this site about Preparing for clerk exams,preparing for PO & specialist officers.Kindly go through all of them and you will get an idea of what to expect.

The scope of growth depends on your performance irrespective of the post your are in.Both the positions can take you to great height if you perform consistently.

Anonymous said...

plz give details reg
Karnataka Bank Officer PO Scale I exam pattern
plz we r looking forward to it....
plz reply

Anonymous said...


I got 78% in B.COM and 60.08% in MBA.Can you please suggest me which post i should apply.


Anonymous said...

helloo sir i have written sbi exam on 8th nov i attended in each part 30 bits can i get cut marks how many

Anonymous said...

I had given the exam of BAnk of India for clerk. I have completed the diploma in engg.

I want to ask u, is the Diploma in engineering is equivalant to 12th STD. and if yes then the Bank will consider it.

amaresh tripathy said...

when i started to register for the bank of india PO exam i saw that the form that was meant to fill the transaction i.d, would not accept my request as i did not fill the P.G column of the form as i am only a graduate how can i fill the P.G column, the bank has not mentioned the requirement of P.G degree as essential, i dont know whom to contact for this? please help

Ajit said...

I am facing the same problem as amaresh trpathy.........kindly help us....their mail id is not available too..............


Anonymous said...

hello sir,I have completed Diploma in computer engineering (D.CM.E) in 2003 with 62%
marks. can u pls suggest me which post is i should apply
pls reply sir

rohini said...

hello sir i am Rohini i have 59.25% is it passible to apply for any of d post in ur bank? plz reply to my id bnrohini@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

hello sir
i am Sneha.U i have 68% in BBM right now im doing my MBA, till now i have secured 76% by time the recruitment gets over i will have completed my MBA & i am sure i will get above 75%.since i am a fresher can i apply for the job in bank of india and karnataka bank

Anonymous said...

i have 68% in bbm and am persuing MBA which will be completed in mar-april 2010 i=till now i have 76% can i apply for bank of india probationary officers job(scale-1)

Anonymous said...

sir, i have done b.sc.with 54% and right now i am working with private bank since last one & half year? can i apply for this any post ?
please reply............