There has been a considerable amount of growth in the Banking Sector which has increased its demand as a career choice. There have been many cases in which individuals are leaving their jobs and getting into the banking field. One of the major reasons behind this is that banks offer much more facilites in terms of additional perks and job security. Similarly, banks offer a wide variety of jobs which are open to candidates from all academic backgrounds. 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 workign hours which makes them highly coveted. Therefore, difficult exams are conducted to recruit candidates for these two posts, as these posts demand high responsibilty, only the best out of the many is chosen.
Bank Clerk:
There is various type of bank clerks which perform various functions in a Bank. They work behind the scenes but carry out the main functions in a bank.
There are new account clerks, who deal with opening new accounts for customers and even closing them, exchange clerks who handle international bank accounts, statement clerks who prepare the monthly balance sheet etc.
There are also clerks who take care of the general affairs in the bank.
However, all these various type of clerks have to give the same bank exam which is conducted by the respective bank.
Their recruitment is a careful process which is taken care of, under the guidance of the highest officials of the bank

Bank PO:
Bank Probationary Officers are popularly known as bank po.
The name is given because of the probationary period they have to serve after teh final recruitment. It is only after this probationary period that they can serve the respective bank with proper work assigned to them.
The probation period consists of two years. In these years, they are given various assignments, based on their performance in these assignments, they are chosen for the further work.
Institute of Banking Personnel, a recruiter for various posts in banks, have introduced a new format in conducting bank banks, for 19 public sector banks who have volunteered to participate.

It is called the Common written examination to be conducted in 2011, which would recruit candidates for the post of bank po in the 19 public sector banks.
Bank PO and Bank Clerk are two important posts offered by the banks but also the toughest posts to achieve. One has to study very hard to get recruited in these posts and live a luxurious life.

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