Bank Clerk - Job Profile, Salary, Exams & Syllabus


Who is a Bank Clerk?


Bank Clerk is an entry level position in a Bank. Generally, bank clerk play various roles in banks like cashier, teller, accountant etc. Various PSU Banks (Government Banks) as well as Private Banks recruit for clerical posts every year.

A clerical post is the first entry point for a candidate who aspires to become a banker. Being a front office job, a Bank Clerk pays a vital role in providing the best customer service to all the existing customers of the Bank.

Bank Clerk Salary

Bank Clerk Salary has been revised after the 7th Pay Commission. Apart from the Basic Pay, a Bank Clerk is given additional allowances such as Dearness Allowance, Special Allowance, Transport Allowance, House Rent Allowance etc. The salary of a Bank Clerk might differ according to location, i.e. A bank Clerk placed in a Bank situated in an urban or metropolitan city will earn relatively more than a Clerk placed in a Bank situated in a small town or locale.

Mention below is the detail of the Pay Grade of a Bank Clerk:

Salary Distribution Places with Population greater than 45 lakhs Below 45 Lakhs
Basic Pay Rs.11765/- Rs.11765/-
Special Allowance Rs.911.79/- Rs.911.79/-
DA Rs.5311.58/- Rs.5311.58/-
CCA Rs. 0/- Rs. 0/-
Transport Allowance Rs.425/- Rs.425/-
Total Salary (without HRA) Rs.18413.37/- Rs.18413.37/-
HRA Rs.1176.5/- Rs.1058.85/-
Gross Salary with HRA Rs.19589.87/- Rs.19472.22/-

Bank Clerk Vacancy

The Bank Clerk Vacancy varies from Bank to Bank. The vacancy depends upon the availability of seats in the respective Bank. Let’s have a look at the different vacancies created through few Bank Clerk Exams:


  • SBI Clerk: Around 15000 (expected)
  • IBPS Clerk: 19243 posts
  • Other Banks: 10000+ posts

Bank Clerk Job


Mention below is a list of jobs/responsibilities that a Bank Clerk is vested upon on joining any Government or Public Sector Bank:

  • A Bank Clerk handles and takes care of all customer responsibilities and customer services. 
  • A Bank Clerk attends to customer's requirements like passing of cheques, withdrawal slips etc. in a Bank. 
  • He/She ensures the compliance to KYC guidelines by RBI. 
  • He/She maintains and updates the account of customer and follow them up by calling them in advance. 
  • A Bank Clerk is also responsible for directing a customer to all the Banking facilities and help them with activities such as opening an account, applying for loan, passbook updates etc. 
  • They also hold the responsibility of reminding the customer of the ongoing and upcoming Banking Schemes for the current financial year.

Bank Clerk Exam


Bank Clerk is the coveted Job that gives candidates an opportunity to join the Public Sector and Government Banks all over the country. Bank Clerk exam is conducted in two phases: Preliminary Test and Mains Exam. A candidate is required to clear both these phases in order to be eligible for joining Public Sector Banks to the post of Clerical Cadre. Given below are the Bank Clerk Jobs for the year 2017:



Bank Clerk Syllabus


Bank Clerk Syllabus is a bit different for both preliminary level of exam and the mains exam. The Bank Clerk preliminary exam constitutes of three sections: Reasoning, English Language, Numerical Ability.

The mains exam comprises of four sections: Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, General/Financial Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language.



Growth Path of Bank Clerk



There are immense learning and growth opportunities for Bank Clerks in Banks. Bank Clerks are promoted as Assistant Managers in a period of 2-5 years depending on bank to Bank. They follow the same path as Bank Probationary Officer, though they are a notch below than PO.



Bank Clerk Vs Bank PO


Both are entry level jobs in banks - while bank clerk undertake clerical assignments, a PO takes up managerial assignments in the banks in the beginning of their career. In later years, both can growth to any level in banks.

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