Banking Jobs has become a coveted career choice not only for students from commerce and economic background but for students with any academic background. Two of the major career options most coveted by people are Bank Clerks and Bank PO. Posts of Bank PO and Bank Clerks are high in demand, because of the good job profiles that these posts hold. They provide a steady income with flexible working hours which makes them highly coveted. Therefore, difficult exams are conducted to recruit candidates for these two posts, as these posts demand high responsibility.
Every year Bank Clerk and Bank PO exams are held, and based on their result many deserving candidates are recruited in the banks. Bank Clerk and Bank PO exam are being conducted by IBPS from this year (2011). The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will organize the common written exam (CWE) for Probationary Officers / Management Trainees and Common Written Exam for Clerical Cadre in the Public Sector Banks (19 participating banks) to recruit candidates in 19 Public Sector Banks.
The questions asked in bank exams depend on the posts for which the exam is conducted. However, general knowledge questions cover one of the major portions of the bank exam questions. Therefore, one has to have good knowledge about the current affairs especially in the field of banking, trading and finance. One can read newspapers and underline new words, later one can look up for them in the dictionary. Reading newspapers also helps increasing general knowledge which is an important section of the question papers of IBPS Bank PO and IBPS Bank Clerk Exam. There are model question papers available on the internet, which are very helpful. They help you get a gist of the kind of questions asked and the marking scheme of the question paper. The syllabus is vast and each subject needs to be given equal importance. You also need to work on your vocabulary as a separate section consists of vocabulary.
Many students end up failing in the bank exams even after through practice and study. One of the reasons for this might be that they are misguided about the preparation method or are uninformed about the exam pattern and marking schemes. Either of the mentioned reasons is a product of unawareness on the candidates part. You need to search for information related to the exam pattern and the kind of questions asked which would give you a gist of the pattern followed. Supplementary notes are very important which are easily accessible on the internet. In addition, it is important to be updated with the current changes in the syllabus if any