Bank Clerk

A Bank Clerk, is a financial service professional who serves as the primary point of contact for most bank customers, administering basic banking transactions , documentation and administrative functions.A clerk is mostly a front staff in a bank. Depending on the requirement clerks are placed at different counters of the banks e.g. savings, deposit, retail loans, cash credit, agricultural loans, credit cards, government business, cash receipt or payment etc. Maximum customer interface in banks occurs at these counters managed by clerical staff.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will conduct Common Written Examination or CWE for Clerical Cadre in December 2012. The system of Common Written Examination has been approved by each of the 19 participating Public Sector Banks and the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) with the consent of Government of India.

The Syllabus for the Clerical Cadre exam is as mentioned below:

Penalty for Wrong Answers: For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.

Five Changes Rolled out in IBPS Clerk Exam 2012

However, This IBPS Clerk Exam is different in many aspects from the previous IBPS Exam Clerk Exam, as several changes have been introduced in this exam .

1. Online Exam: IBPS Clerk Exam 2012 goes Online This means that there will be No Offline (Pen,Paper) Exam and applicants will have to give the exam on a Computer System.
2. 20 Public Sector Banks: lDBI Joins the list, and Now there will be 20 Public Sector banks Offering Jobs to the successful students in the IBPS Clerk Exam .
3. Changes in Eligibility Criteria: Graduation is now mandatory to Apply for Clerk Jobs and same in mentioned in the IBPS Clerk Notification 2012, where as for the previous IBPS Clerk Exam, applications are invited from 12th Class Passed candidates.
4. Common Interviews: Applicants who pass the IBPS Written Exam will have to appear in the Common interview to be conducted by IBPS, based on which they will be chosen for Offer for Clerk Jobs by any One Public Sector Bank through a Computerized System.
5. Changes in Examination structure: IBPS Clerk Written Exam 2012 comprises of 200 Questions carrying 200 marks with 40 Questions in Each Section. The total Duration of the Written Exam is 2 hours.

Who is Eligible to appear in the IBPS Clerk Exam 2012 ?

Applicants who full fill the below mentioned Eligibility Criteria can appear in the IBPS Clerk Exam 2012
Age Limit (As on 01-10-2012) Min: 20 years and Max: 28 years
Educational Qualifications: Degree in any Discipline from a Recognised University of India.

Other Requirements
1. Candidates must have the working and operating Know,ledge of Computers. A Degree/Diploma/Certificate in Computer Operations/Language in required plus should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/Col legelInstitute.
2. Applicants must be able to read, write and speak the Local Language of the State/UT for which they are applying.