Carrer Option in Banking

Indian Banking Sector Overview & Career

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A.Field description

Banks take care of the money of individuals and corporates and pay interest on the deposited money, provide loans to people for business or personal use. Other services they offer include exchange of foreign currency, giving advice on investment and insurance. A Banking course will train the person in resource management, planning, man-management, funding, operations, handling of loans and profit generation.

Education Guide
Education Details & Eligibility

To study banking, the candidate needs to be a graduate. Preference is given to commerce graduates, banking. Banking courses offer the following subjects:

  • International Finance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Information Technology
  • Operations Management
  • Micro and Development Finance
  • Marketing, Human Resource Management

After the banking course, the candidates can expect to get a career in banks as officers, cashiers, or in specialized departments such as merchant banking, foreign exchange, currency values, treasury management etc.

Course Duration

Candidates get recruited at the clerical level and officer level. The procedure of selection varies with nationalized banks.

Selection procedure of RBI- The Reserve Bank of India is the regulatory institution for banks and makes all the policies and regulations for the other banks. It conducts tests for three types for entry level positions:

  • Clerical grade
  • Grade A officers
  • Grade B officers

The entry point for clerical staff is in the cash department as examiners of coins and notes. They are promoted to the next grade when they successfully clear the relevant examinations after 5-10 years of service.

There is an All India Exam conducted for class I posts. Graduates, post graduates, CAs , MBAs in the 21-26 years of age group are eligible. The candidates are tested in logical reasoning, mental ability, numerical aptitude and general English. The examination is in parts.l

  • Paper I is a written test comprising General Mental Ability (Objective type).
  • Paper II is a subjective one which has English Essays/Comprehension/Precis writing etc.
  • Paper III is on Economics and Social problems.
D. Institutions that offer this Education

Almost all the deemed and general university offer Bachelor degree in Banking.
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E.Job Opportunities and Job Roles
In India:

The Reserve Bank of India as well as all the other nationalized banks recruit personnel in the following grades:

  • Grade A Officers,
  • Grade B Officers,
  • Clerical Grade

A candidate can also be recruited in nationalized banks as Probationary Officers. Banking jobs are also available in the Treasury and Forex Department, Merchant Banking Department and Foreign Exchange Departments of these banks. Banks in the private sector like ICICI Bank etc. employ personnel as

  • Probationary Officers,
  • Credit Control Manager,
  • Corporate Banking Executive,
  • Relationship Managers,
  • Customer Care Executives

An individual who has completed the banking course and has good knowledge can get a very good job with attractive salary abroad.  They can find their dream jobs in banks like ABN AMRO, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank, Barclays Plc, HSBC, Citi Bank, Goldman Sachs, Royal Bank of Scotland etc.

  • Project Finance Manager
  • Equity and Fixed Income Settlements Specialists
  • Commercial Finance Manager
  • Compliance Officer
  • Corporate Banking Trade Analyst
  • Cash Management Operator
  • Consumer Banking Asset Operator
  • Investment Banking
  • Business Analyst
  • Market Risk Analyst
  • Corporate Banking Credit Analyst
  • Consumer Banking Asset Operation Manager
  • Corporate Banking Branch Head etc.
F.  Salary Range

Salary range is approximate only.  It varies based on your proficiency in the field and the company that you join. Many multinational companies pay good salary and benefits to their employees.
The salary can be from Rs.5000 to Rs.50,000, depending on the level and experience.

G.  Related Links

The Bankers Benevolent Fund is the independent occupational benevolent fund for the banking community

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