There was a season when IT jobs were in hot demand among freshers in India.During the past few years, the demand for bank jobs has increased to a great extent.It has become so popular that already employed IT professionals are applying for bank exams in large numbers.
Hence here is the list of important banking exams & posts software engineers can apply for.
It is a well known that the Indian IT sector mostly relies on international markets for business.That was the reason why many IT employees lost their jobs during the recession period.
For the past couple of years public sector banks in India have been among the top employment generators.Last year, 20 govt. banks had collectively created 55,000 jobs.
The primary reason citied by software guys is bank jobs offers a more stable & secure career compared to IT jobs.
Which IBPS Bank Exams Can you Apply?
IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is the agency that takes care of recruitment activities for entry level jobs in govt. banks.
So if you are moving from any IT to banking, there are certain IBPS exams that you need to qualify to get jobs.Let us look at them below:
IBPS PO Exam:You must apply for this if you wish to become an officer (probationary officer) in a nationalized bank.
- Pass in any degree
- Age to be within 20 – 30yrs
- Experience not required
- Approximate monthly salary is Rs.22,000-25,000
Update:The IBPS PO 2015 notification was announced recently & registrations shall open in July.
IBPS Clerk Exam: To become a clerk, you should qualify in this recruitment process.
- Pass in any degree
- Aged between 20- 28yrs
- Experience not compulsory
- Approx. salary of Rs.14,000 – 18,000/ month
Dates:The IBPS Clerk 2015 notification is expected to be released in the month of August.
IBPS RRB Exam:Regional Rural Banks (RRB) are mostly present in rural areas to provide banking services for people living in those regions.There are 3 posts within this RRB structure that are suitable for IT workers.
Office Assistant: The job profile is similar to that of clerks in commercial banks.
- Any degree
- Aged between 18 – 28 years
- Proficiency in the state`s local language (read,write & speak)
Officer (scale I):The candidate should have completed a degree & has to be within 18 – 30 yrs.He/ She must posses local language proficiency.
IT Officer (scale II):This job requires one year experience (any field)
- Degree in Electronics/ Communication/ Computer Science/ IT with 50% marks aggregate.
- Certificate in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP etc. is desired.
- Age to be between 21 – 32 years.
You can appear for Office assistant & Officer (scale I or II) exams by submitting two separate applications.
Update:Application process starts from July.See IBPS RRB 2015 exam notification
IBPS Specialist Officer Exam:This exam is specifically created for people who have specialized degrees.Some of the posts eligible for appointment are IT Officer, Agri officer, Law officer, Marketing officer etc..
IT Officer (scale I): If you had completed BE/Btech degree & wish to work in IT dept. of a public bank, this post should be on top of your list.
- Age must be within 20 – 30yrs
- 4 year Engineering Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ IT/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ ECE/ Electronics & Instrumentation
- PG degree in the above disciplines are also accepted.
Dates:The IBPS Specialist Officer 2015 exam notification will be published in December 2015.
These are the IBPS bank exams that a person working in IT or software company can register.Since there is no limit on the no. of attempts, you may apply for all the 4 examinations as well or you may also checkout the other upcoming bank exams
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