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Courses & Eligibility

Candidates after 10+2 of any stream can take up banking as their career, but graduates specialized in Commerce, Mathematics or Economics; post graduates, MBA holders,
Chartered Accountants and Chartered Financial Analysts get more preference in the field. Many of the universities and B-schools like the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance provide specialized courses in Banking and Finance and the eligibility criteria will vary depending on the courses. Diploma courses offer practical insights into the subjects of Banking & Finance and give candidates an exposure to the operational processes of the modern banking environment.

Banking is a competent field and those who have apt skills can taste the cup of success. Professionalism and dynamism are two major essential quality needed for this career. The other necessary skills include basic knowledge of the industry, good communication skills both written and verbal, interpersonal skills, leadership qualities, capacity to motivate team members, ability to deal with customers, ability to use computers and related technology and an alert nature. One should also possess a mathematical aptitude, a clear logical and analytical mind, diplomacy, sincerity and sound knowledge of the banking system with up-to-date knowledge of recent developments. However to join foreign sector banks one needs specialization in some specific areas like project analysis, credit appraisal skills, managing huge loan portfolios and foreign exchange.

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