Banks are conducting examinations for selection of clerical staff, probationary officers and specialist officers. From 2011 onwards 19 nationalized banks were joined together under the umbrella of IBPS (Indian Banking Personnel selection) for common recruitment of their staff. IBPS will conduct a common written examination and a common interview for successful candidates. Based on the score in the interview and written test one bank will be allotted to each successful candidate by the IBPS.
Besides IBPS, SBI and its associates are conducting separate examination for selection of their staff. Also RBI, NABARD, various regional rural banks and all scheduled banks are conducting examinations in yearly basis to recruit staff.