Banking jobs have always attracted Indian youth for long.Though job security & secured salary are the primary reasons, relaxations offered in eligibility conditions also lures many to turn government employees.As most of you would want to know about bank exam qualification details, we are explaining here on Who are eligible to apply for bank jobs in the year 2017.
IBPS bank exams are the biggest & the only common test held for recruitment of bank jobs in India.
While those who were unable to qualify previously are waiting to give their next best shot, fresh graduates are eager to sit for their 1st IBPS bank exams.
The recently released IBPS bank exam calendar 2017 has made aspirants sit up & take note of the upcoming bank exam dates.
4 main banking job exams are scheduled for the year 2017-18 as per the official notification released by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.They are:
- RRB CWE for vacancies in Regional rural banks
- Clerk CWE for Clerical cadre posts
- PO CWE for Probationary officer posts
- Specialist Officer CWE for specialist officer positions
Now let us look at the eligibility conditions required to apply for each IBPS exam.
IBPS RRB Exam (Regional Rural Banks)
There are 56 regional rural banks in India which are similar to normal public sector banks but are located only in villages & towns.
Their main purpose is to provide banking services for those in rural areas.
A common written exam is conducted for recruitment of Office Assistants & Officers in branches of these RRB`s.
Here are the eligibility conditions for IBPS RRB VI 2017 exams.
Officer (scale I)
|Age||Min:18 yrs Max: 28 (for assistant) & 30 years (for Officers)|
|Education||Pass in degree|
|Others||Knowledge of local language of the state you are applying is necessary.|
The IBPS RRB 2017 notification is expected to be released in July 2017.
IBPS Clerk Qualification in 2017
The IBPS Clerk (VII) 2017 Exam will be conducted to fill clerk jobs in 19 public sector banks across India.
The following are IBPS clerk exams eligibility conditions & all those candidates satisfying these can submit their applications:
Agelimit: 20 – 28 years (+5yrs for sc/st, +3yrs for obc, +10yrs for disabled)
Education: Should have completed graduation (any degree)
Language: Proficiency (able to read /write/ speak) in official language of the state that you are applying for, is required.
Computer Knowledge: Must have studied computer science/ IT as subject in high school or college.If not, then you NEED to posses atleast a certificate/ diploma in computer operations/ language from a training institute.
As you may know, there are no interviews for clerk jobs in banks.Hence all those who qualify in prelims & main exams are shortlisted for allotment.
The IBPS clerk 2017 (VI) notification is expected in the month October 2017
IBPS PO Qualification in 2017
To apply for probationary officer (PO) post in 2017-18, one needs to qualify in IBPS PO (VII) 2017 CWE which is to be happen this year.
The IBPS PO exams eligibility conditions are,
* Agelimit for PO: 20 – 30 years (relaxation in maximum age is same just like in clerk)
* Education: You must have passed in degree (any discipline)
The IBPS PO 2017 (IV) notification could be released in August 2017.
IBPS Specialist Officers Qualification in 2017
If you are a professional degree holder such as BE/ Btech/ MBA (Finance/Marketing/ HR) CA/ LLB then IBPS SO exam for specialist officer jobs in govt banks will be the right choice.
The Specialist Officer positions available in PSBs are IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, HR Officer, Marketing Officer, Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari.
Since there are different specialist officer posts, The IBPS specialist officer exams eligibility conditions also differs, which are:
Age Limit (for all posts): 20 – 30 years (+5yrs for sc/st, +3yrs for obc, +10yrs for disabled)
IT Officer: 4 year BE/ Btech degree OR PG in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation.
Agricultural Field Officer: 4 year degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering.
Rajbhasha Adhikari: PG degree in Hindi Or Sanskrit.
Law Officer: Degree in Law (LLB) & must be enrolled as an advocate with bar council
HR/ Personnel Officer: Any UG degree & Full time PG (degree/ diploma) in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.
Marketing Officer: Any graduate & Full time MMS (Marketing) / MBA (Marketing)/ PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing.
The IBPS SO (VII) 2017 notification should be out in December 2017
All the above eligibility conditions are set by IBPS & hence can change as per the govt rules prevailing at the time of issuing recruitment notices.
If you had a doubt of who are eligible to apply for IBPS bank exams in 2017, the above should help you get the necessary clarifications.Also it might help you get ready for upcoming bank & govt exams
Incase you have any doubts, feel free to ask them through the comments below.