Nationalized banks, located across the country, in order to fill their vacant clerical cadre conduct bank clerical/clerk exam. The test is among the highly competitive job entrance exams of India. It helps in analyzing the aspirant’s abilities and skills for the following clerical posts: Clerk, Typist (English), Steno (English), Agricultural Clerks, Steno (Hindi), Typist (English and Hindi), Steno (English and Hindi), Clerk-cum-Cashier, Clerk-cum-Godown Keeper, Data Entry Operators and Telephone Operators jobs. In order to appear in Bank clerical exam, certain eligibility criteria have been laid down by the authorities, which is mandatory to be followed. It should be noted that by merely satisfying the eligibility norms does not entitle any candidate to be called for written test or interview.
Final selection in bank clerk exam is based on candidate’s performance in written test, followed by interview. The written test comprises of objective questions as well as descriptive paper. The descriptive paper is of only qualifying nature. Merit in objective paper is considered. The selected candidates are called for interview. Objective paper comprises of 200 questions that are required to be answered with in a time limit of 95 minutes. The questions are from the following sections: Reasoning ability, Clerical Aptitude, English, Socio-Economic, Banking Awareness, Numerical ability Marketing aptitude and Computer Awareness. On appointment, candidates will be on probation period for minimum 6 months of duration, which may be extended for another 3 months in the bank’s discretion. On successful completion of the probation, candidates will be confirmed for Bank’s services.