IBPS & SBI P.O. Entrance Exam
The Indian banking sector has shown phenomenal growth in terms of volumes in the last two decades.
This can be guaged from the fact that in the last 8 years, the total value of banking assets has gone up from US$1.3Trillion in 2010 to US$2.1Trillion, which is equal in size to India's GDP !!
The assets of the public sector banks in India constitute 70% of all assets of its entire banking sector. This has been the position in the last two decades and, therefore, the public sector banks will continue to remain the principal agents of growth and development in India.
By their very intrinsic nature, the banking operations in India are officer oriented because speed of transactions is a key element of working in any bank branch. The banking processes are so designed that executive discretion in verifying the documents speedily is always at play. The ‘span of control’ is, therefore, always kept low. An ‘officer’ in a bank is one who is allowed to take any decision about a ‘negotiable instrument’ which is a document of financial value.
Another unique feature of the banking sector in India is the large proportion of lady employees both at the executive and clerical level, as evident from the details given below:
Total number of executives in Public Sector Banks as on 31st March 2017 :
Male executives : 2,93,059
Lady executives : 85,724
Total : 3,78,783
Total number of clerical cadre staff in these banks as on 31st March 2017 :
Male staff : 2,19,687
Lady staff : 1,01,657
Total : 3,21,362
This is because the banks offer a work profile which enables the employees to maintain a very stable work-life balance, apart from uninterrupted leave for meeting personal obligations over the weekends.
IBPS is the institution created through the combined efforts of a large number of public sector banks to standardize recruitment processes both at the executive and the staff recruitment level. However, the State Bank of India, the largest bank in India, holds its own independent recruitment both at executive and staff level.
Both IBPS and SBI hold their recruitment of executives – called Probationary Officers -- through a three tier examination process. This consists of a Preliminary examination, a Mains examination and then, an interview.
At Athena Coaching Academy, a six month compact course is offered to enable the aspirants to become familiar with the skills and nuances of this stage wise selection process. The syllabus of this coaching program is wholly synchronous with the segment wise syllabus of the Prelims and Mains tiers of the actual examination.
The coaching program consists of classes five days a week from 10 am to 1pm on Maths & Reasoning, General Awreness and English Comprehension Skills. The bar is gradually raised from week to week to enable the aspirants to reach the standards expected at the Mains level even before they appear for the Prelims exam. Special care is taken to cover all topics which figure in the Mains syllabus but not in the Prelims syllabus.
For the aspirants who reach the interview stage, personalized coaching having requisite emphasis on personality development and soft skills is arranged at no extra costs whatsoever.
The fees for the 6 month coaching program is Rs.15,000/- which can be paid in two instalments. The registration is to be done with Rs.8,000/- and the balance amount has to be paid within 30 days of such registration.
For aspirants who are desirous of paying the full fees in advance, a rebate of 20% is offered.
A similar rebate of 20% is offered to aspirants who join in groups of three or more, even if they pay the fees in two instalments.
Athena Coaching Academy take pride in offering personally customized coaching for all its programs. Aspirants are welcome to join as per their convenience. Our facebook page “ Athena Bank Coaching in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow” would carry weekly updates on all such bank coaching program so that the aspirants could gather all relevant information therein.
Aspirants who are desirous of reaching the top of the merit list in their respective bank exams can be fully confident of getting full value for their money if they join the coaching program of Athena Coaching Academy. It is a stepping stone to achieving a glorious career in the banking industry.