How to apply for Public and Private Sector Banks Jobs in India

(I) Public Sector Banks

The year 2011 and 2012 had bring much joys to the students who are aspiring to make a career in Banking Sector, as the IBPS had taken the Command to conduct the Recruitment Exams on the Behalf of 19 Public Sector Banks. By taking the IBPS Common Written Exam (CWE), you have a chance to get the Bank Job in any of these 19 Public Sector Banks. Apart from these banks, there are other. Public Sector Banks Like SBI, IDBI that did not use the IBPS Platform for the Selection of employees and hence decided to stay away from the IBPS Common Recruitment pattern.In this article, we will discuss in Detail about How to apply for Jobs in Public Sector and Private Sector Banks in India

 Career Opportunities in Public Sector Bank

Public Sector banks are regularly conducting the Recruitment Drives for the post of Clerks and Officers. According to an estimate there are approximately 7.5 lakh bank jobs in the next 5 years. Two reasons that seems to justify this massive requirement in Public Sector Banks are:

  • Record Retirement of Employees in upcoming the 3-4 years.
  • Opening of New Bank Branches and Expansion of Business
Apart from these reasons, the banks had also received a Directive from the Finance Ministry to provide Banking Services to people in the under banked areas with a Population capacity of 5000 by Sept, 2012.

List of Public Sector Banks in India

There are 21 Public Sector Banks in India as given on the Website of Indian Banks Association (IBA). Public Sector Banks in India can be categorized into 2 parts:

(1)    Banks Under IBPS

(2)    Non-IBPS Public Sector Banks

Banks under IBPS: Recruitment in these banks is being conducted by IBPS since July, 2011.IBPS conducts the Common Written Exam (CWE) on the behalf of these Banks and issued the Scorecards to the Qualified Students. After that these students will apply for Jobs in 19 Public Sector Banks based on the marks obtained in the IBPS CWE. 

List of 19 Public Sector Banks under IBPS
Allahabad Bank
Indian Overseas Bank
Andhra Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Bank of Baroda
Punjab National Bank
Bank of India
Punjab & Sind Bank
Bank of Maharashtra
Syndicate Bank
Canara Bank
Union Bank of India
Central Bank of India
United Bank of India
Corporation Bank
UCO Bank
Dena Bank
Vijaya Bank
Indian Bank

Non-IBPS Public Sector Banks: These Banks conduct their recruitment exams independently and do not rely on any external agency or organization to conduct the Written Exam on their behalf. There are only 2 Public Sector Banks that decided to stay away from the IBPS platform and would like to conduct the whole recruitment process independently

The 2 Non-IBPS Public Sector Banks are:

1.State Bank of India (SBI).
2.Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI)

How to Apply for Jobs in Public Sector Banks in 2012-2013 ?

As we discussed above that Public Sector Banks are categorized into two parts viz Banks under Banks and Bank not under the IBPS. The application procedure to apply for Jobs in both these banks is different.

How to get Jobs in 19 Public Sector Banks under IBPS ?

You can check name of the participating banks List above titled “List of 19 Public Sector Banks under IBPS”.These banks recruit candidates through IBPS Platform.IBPS Platform is a Common Written Exam (CWE) conducted by IBPS on a specified date. The IBPS Exam is conducted for the posts of Probationary Officers, Specialist Officers and Clerk,. Those students who are declared successful in the IBPS CWE are issued scorecards with validity of one year. These passed students in the IBPS CWE can then apply for Jobs in 19 Public Sector Banks.

So, in case, if you are interested in getting a Bank Job in any of the above mentioned 19 Public Sector banks, then you must have to appear in the IBPS Exam. Currently IBPS is conducting 5 Common Written Exams (CWE’s) (2 for PO/MT, 2 for Clerks and one for SO) in an year

How to apply for Jobs in Non-IBPS Banks?

There are only 2 Public Sector Banks (SBI and IDBI) that are not using the IBPS CWE Platform and hence these are called as Non-IBPS Banks. These Banks recruit candidates through Public Notifications in the Leading News Papers Like Hindustan Times, times of India, Tribune etc. These banks conduct their complete Recruitment Procedure viz written Test, Interview etc and did not rely on external agency for conducting the exam on their part

SBI Recruitment 2012 and 2013

SBI is regularly conducting exams for for PO and Clerk position.The Notifications for these Exams are published in the leading Newspapers and the details are also made available on the March, 2012 SBI had announced its Clerk Recruitment 2012, under which the bank invited applications for 9500 Clerk vacancies. The SBI Clerk exam was successfully conducted in May-June, 2012.With this exam is over, now all eyes are focused on SBI PO Recruitment 2012.It is expected the SBI will announce its PO Recruitment Project-2012.For more Details on SBI PO Exam 2012, you can check our detailed post at the Link given below

SBI PO Recruitment 2012

After the Completion of SBI 2012 Recruitment, students will start preparing for SBI Exams in 2013.It is expected that SBI will recruit candidates in large numbers in 2013, as there will opening of new bank branches in several parts of the country. More Details about SBI Recruitment in 2013 can be had by checking the post at the link given below:

SBI Recruitment 2013

IDBI Recruitment 2012

We have some good candidates who wish to apply for Jobs in Public Sector Banks without appearing in the IBPS Exams. IDBI Bank, one of 21 Public Sector Banks in India had announced the  500 Executive Vacancies. Last Date to apply for Jobs in IDBI Bank is 23rd July, 2012.More details at the Link below:

IDBI Recruitment 2012

(II) Private Sector Banks

Apart from the Public Sector banks, there are also 23 Private Sector Banks that are also conducting Recruitment's from time to time. Some of the popular Private Sector Banks are HDFC, ICICI, Axis Bank, Ing Vysya etc. These banks conduct their recruitment exams separately and did not rely on external agencies to conduct the exams on their behalf. These banks mostly recruit candidate’s through Walk-ins, since the vacancies in these banks are limited.

Career Opportunities in Private Sector Banks

Some of the fastest growing Private Sector Banks Like ICICI, HDFC, and Axis Bank have started to conduct recruitment's in large numbers and invites applications through Public Notifications Eg. ICICI Bank, India’s top Private Sector bank is conducting its PO Recruitment programme since 2007.However the Bulk of recruitment in Private Sector Banks is mostly done through Consultants. Consultants are   Online Job Portals Like Shine.Com, These Consultants register candidates by uploading there resumes and inform them with the latest vacancies in the Private Sector Banks.

Private Sector Banks Offers Jobs, both for fresher’s as well as Experienced, so there is no need to worry if you are just out of college and want to make a career in Banking Industry.

List of Private Sector Banks in India

There are 23 private Sector Banks in India that are providing job opportunities to candidates who are desirous of making a career in Private Banking Sector. Currently ICICI Bank is the India’s largest Private Sector Bank with a branch network of 2630 and the list is followed by HDFC, Axis, Kotak etc. Here is the Complete

List of 23 Private Banks in India
Axis Bank
Karnataka Bank
Bank of Rajasthan
Karur Vysya Bank
Catholic Syrian Bank
Kotak Mahindra Bank
City Union Bank
Lakshmi Vilas Bank
Capital Local Area Bank Ltd.
Nainital Bank
Development Credit Bank
Ratnakar Bank
Dhanalakshmi Bank
SBI Comm. & Intl. Bank
Federal Bank
South Indian Bank
Tamilnad Mercantile Bank
Yes Bank
IndusInd Bank

ING Vysya Bank

Jammu and Kashmir Bank

How to Apply for Jobs in Private Sector Banks in 2012-2013?

Private Sector Banks in India have shown tremendous growth in the past ten years and this in turn had provided opportunities for Indian youth to start a career in Private Banking Sector. But still the Questions remain unanswered: How to get a join or apply for a Job in Private Sector Banks?

Private Sector banks in India mostly recruit candidates through Consultants. So it is important to know actually who these consultants are. Consultants are Companies that provides Job opportunities to students based on their Skill Sets. Suppose you are looking for Jobs in Bank Sector, then these consultants will help you in getting your Desired Jobs by arranging the Interviews Sessions with these banks. The Two most popular Consultants are and

Now the Next Step is to get yourself Registered with these consultants.

How to get registered with the Consultants?

Before registering with these Consultants make sure, you have your Updated RESUME with yourself as it is needed at the time of registration. Here are few steps to register with these consultants.

1). Click on the Appropriate Banner below. If you have experience in any field, then click on the Experienced Banner and if you are a fresher, then click on the Fresher’s Banner.

2) After that, you have will to register with these consultants by providing your Personal details in the Registration form and then upload the Resume.

3) After successful registration, you will receive a confirmation email from these consultants which you have to confirm in your Inbox.

4) Once registered, you will start receiving email alerts for your desired Bank Job from these consultants.

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