Allahabad bank is one of the reputed joint-stock banks in India. Currently, the Bank has approximately 2,500 branches in India. It is one of the golden opportunities for all those who are looking for Bank jobs. Allahabad bank employment process materializes for a lot of levels of employment. The selection process for the Bank depends on the type of position being hired, and the Bank reserves the rights to improve or remove any selection level based on the number of applications and the number of positions. Interest candidates can apply through IBPS examination for the probationary officers and clerical positions in the Allahabad bank. The Bank will release the minimum cut off required in the job notification, and candidates with a score more than cut off can easily apply online. The selection process for the management trainee positions would include the written test followed by group discussion and personal Interview. And for management trainee positions, only candidates with the management and engineering background can apply.

In April 2019, the Bank published the notification for the recruitment for Specialist officer posts in the Bank. There was a total of 92 vacancies for the posts which included 14 in JMG scale -I and 78 in MMG scale II. The overall selection process took around four months to fill the required positions. The selection process included the written test and the candidates who cleared the written test appeared for the personal interview round.

Overview of recruitment for the Specialist Officer (SO) posts in Allahabad Bank

Organization Name Allahabad Bank
Post Name Specialist Officer
Application mode Online
Category Allahabad Bank Syllabus
Job Category Government job
Selection Process Written examination and Interview

Candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria will have to appear for the written test. The written examination of the Allahabad Bank would be objective and descriptive question paper. The objective question will be on the examination of reasoning ability, quantitative aptitude, general awareness, including the banking industry, computer knowledge, and English language. Candidates are recommended to read the information booklet which is provided by the Bank on the website. It contains all the information about the selection process and merit list. All the candidates who will clear the written examination will appear for the personal interview round.

Interview process of the Allahabad bank is considered usually tricky. Candidates are highly recommended to prepare hard and well before appearing for the interview process. The interview panel generally includes more than three people to judge the candidate. The Interview will be conducted for 30 marks, and the candidate will be evaluated based on intelligence, motivation, communication skills, and professional skills. Candidates would need to score a minimum of 40% as the qualifying marks in the interview process.

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The following are a few questions that are asked in the interview process:-

  1. What are the primary reasons for joining the banking sector?
  2. Questions to judge the openness to work at remote village locations.
  3. What other industries does the candidate seek in consideration?
  4. Technical issues like CRR, Repo and reverse repo
  5. Questions on the candidate’s interest and hobbies
  6. Problem-solving scenario discussion involving customer satisfaction.
  7. Questions on current affairs and general banking
  8. Questions on financial statement analysis, business terminology and case study
  9. Questions on the greatest strength of the candidate
  10. Questions on the biggest weakness of the candidate

The final selection of the candidate will be decided based on aggregate marks obtained by the candidates in the written test and also the Interview. It will be strictly according to the descending order of merit list. Candidates would need to clear both the written test and Interview round to be finally selected for the post.

The point that the candidate should note is that just merely satisfying the eligibility norms doesn’t entitle a candidate to be called for the written test. The Bank will shortlist the candidates based on qualification, work experience, age, or any other suitable criteria.

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