The biggest confusion that a candidate gets while searching for a job is about his Eligibility and Education qualification. Although we answer questions raised by readers, some queries are commonly asked by many candidates. This is one such question that has been asked from the time we started bankexamsindia.com !
Q: Should I be a MBA graduate to be eligible/apply for bank recruitments ?
A : MBA graduation is NOT necessary for entry level recruitments conducted by public sector banks. Entry level jobs are Clerks, Probationary Officers & in some cases Managers. For applying to these positions, the minimum eligibility would be a Degree or Pass in 12th/ 10th std in any discipline.
* Incase the recruitment is for specialized posts like Agriculture, Systems, IT, Credit, Finance etc., - candidates with Degree in those subjects would be asked to apply.
Healthy Competition: Public sector banks does also recruit MBA candidates! Infact, some banks mention in recruitment notice, that candidates with higher qualifications would be preferred. But for these entry level jobs, all eligible candidates, irrespective of degrees will have to appear for the written test.
(private banks have not been discussed here, since they follow a recruitment process of their own & it is heard, most private sector banks recruit management graduates)
Final Word : B.Sc/ Diploma or MBA graduate - whatever be the qualification, only those who prepare for bank exams & pass in the written examination with maximum marks, make it to the Interview & then to the job finally.
We hope this post on education qualification would help shed some light on a question that many would have longed to ask someone,before applying for upcoming bank exams.