A special studies reveal that more than 40% of applicants for bank jobs this year are women. The number has significantly increased if one compares the scenario with what it was 15-20 years ago. “Women have been late entrants in this space. In fact, till 1970, one could find women doing just clerical work. Only after 1975 did they start joining banks as officers,” says Shubhalakshmi Panse, executive director at Vijaya Bank.
Nearly 1.93 lakh women candidates were successful in Common Written Exams (CWE) for Clerks conducted by IBPS. The exam was conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), Mumbai in November/December 2011 and result published on February 29, 2012. In Tamil Nadu, successful women candidates outnumbered the men. There were 12,161 women out of the 20,258 candidates who qualified from there.
In Common Written Exams (CWE) for the recruitment of Probationary Officer/Management Trainee in public sector banks conducted by IBPS 1.11 lakh candidates were successful and out of which 36% were woman candidates.
Women are really coming forward towards the rapidly growing banking sectors in India. And soon we can see more women at State-owned banks.