In India, the search for a job starts right from the college especially during final year.While some aspire to get into top MNC companies few others lookout for opportunities in public sector hoping for a secured future.Hence it’s always common to see students prepare for various governmental exams while in college.
With the number of bank jobs on the rise for the past couple of years, final year/ semester students are focusing on cracking bank exams in their first attempt itself. BankExamsIndia.com has been receiving questions from such people asking if they can take up these IBPS exams while in college.
Things have changed aplenty on this front during the past two years.So here are the updated rules that should help those currently pursuing degree to better understand their positions.
Who can Apply for IBPS Bank Exams?
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is the organization that conducts common written examinations for probationary officer & clerk level posts in 20+ public sector banks.They facilitate in filling atleast 50,000 vacancies in govt. owned banks every year.
To register for CWE, applicants have to fulfill certain conditions that include age, educational qualifications etc.,
|The Govt. of India had recommended changes to the eligibility criteria followed by IBPS.According to it only graduates will be allowed to take part in Clerk & PO selection.|
- Students in final year/semester cannot apply for IBPS common test anymore.
- Applicants must have got their results/ degree certificate at the time of submitting their registrations.
But final year students are eligible to apply for bank recruitments that don't require IBPS exam scores. Click here for list of such banks.
Can final year students apply for SBI jobs?
No.State Bank of India has also modified the eligibility conditions for PO & Clerk jobs.Therefore, those studying in their final year or semester are not eligible for SBI recruitments too.
Do I Need 60% in Degree?
This is yet another common question asked by many bank job aspirants.It was true that banks were demanding 60% in graduation but it was before two years.
IBPS invites applications for PO, Clerk, Specialist Officer, RRB Officer & Office assistant exams from candidates who have passed in degree.See eligibility conditions for bank exams in 2015
|This means, a candidate may have secured 40% aggregate but if his/ her college has awarded a pass class, then they ARE ELIGIBLE for all IBPS bank exams.|
There are some exceptions to this rule.Private sector banks like ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Kotak Bank, Federal Bank,Tamilnad Mercantile Bank etc., still ask for 55% or 60% in degree.
So don't believe in websites that advise you to have 60% in degree to apply for upcoming bank exams.They are just trying to create panic in your mind.