Dena bank entrance exam FAQs

Dena bank entrance exam FAQs

1. I am looking forward for the job in Dena bank, but before that I will like to know about it?

Dena Bank was founded on 26 May 1938, by the family of Devkaran Nanjee under the name Devkaran Nanjee Banking Company Ltd.

It became a Public Limited Company in December 1939 and later the name was changed to Dena Bank Ltd. The bank was nationalized (and therefore dropped "Limited" from its name) in 1969. The bank's head office is in Mumbai, with a network of 1291 branches (as at March 2011) across the country. It’s one among the few banks to receive the World Bank loan for technological upgradation and training. It has introduced telebanking facility at metropolitan centres.

2. What are the achievements till date of Dena Bank?

It has introduced Minor Savings scheme. “DENA KRISHI SAKH PATRA” is a credit card provided in rural India. At selected branches Smart Card is introduced.

It also has rating system in which customers can rate the Bank services.

3. How many branches of Dena Bank are there across the country?

The bank's head office is in Mumbai, with a network of 1291 branches across the country.

4. What are the career opportunities in Dena Bank?

Those who are applying for Probationary Officer’s posts are eligible for most of the Managerial positions. A Probationary Officer begins his career as a trainee in the junior management and later he/she can move to the top level as a General Manager/Manager/Director and even to a Chairman position.

Those who are applying for Clerk posts gets training from the bank staff and training colleges and is given an opportunity to rise to the higher levels of the management through various departmental exams in the bank. He/she also gets the chance to learn in Finance, Management, Banking and other areas through various national level institutions that are setup for bank education.

Recruitment exams are also being conducted for Specialist Officers post to maintain the finance, marketing, legal. Human resource and other departments those are open for candidates having professional qualifications.

5. What are the requirements for applying in Dena Bank?

To apply for Dena Bank recruitment, you must have any graduation degree along with valid score card issued by IBPS.

6. What is IBPS score card?

For qualifying the exam following IBPS score card is used:

Reasoning; General 24; SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Ex-SM 21

English Language; General 24; SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Ex-SM 21

Numerical Ability; General 24; SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Ex-SM 21

General Awareness with Special Reference to the Banking Industry; General 24; SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Ex-SM 21

Computer Knowledge; General 24; SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Ex-SM 21

Candidates should have obtained the specified IBPS score in each test and/in aggregate in the Common Written Examination. Candidates should be able to produce the score card in support of the scores mentioned in the on line application form, if called for further Interview.

7. Where can I get the Application form?

You should visit website and under the caption Recruitments/ Career should fill up the application. Please use IBPS Registration Number and Password to apply online.

8. What are the eligibility criteria for exam?

For Dena bank PO recruitment. You must have at least 21 years of age and not more than 30 years for OC/General, 20 to 34 years for OBC and 18 to 35 years for ST/ST Candidates as per the reference date.

For Dena bank Clerk Recruitment, you must have at least 18 years of age and not more than 28 years for OC/General, 18 to 31 years for OBC and 18 to 33 years for ST/ST Candidates as per the reference date.

9. How to apply or what procedure is followed for applying in exams?

These are the following steps to be followed:
a. For applying in exam online you need a valid e-mail id which should be active till the declaration of result.

b. Before applying online a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/her photograph and signature. Your online application will not be registered unless you upload your photo and signature as specified.

c. Verify the details in application form before submitting.

d. After submitting application, take a printout of the system generated fee payment Challan immediately. No change/ edit will be allowed thereafter. The registration at this stage is provisional.

10. Is Computer awareness necessary?

Yes, candidate is also required to have a certificate on Computer Awareness course from any reputed computer institute.

11. What is the selection procedure for Bank?

After qualifying the test, Bank invites you for the interview where selection depends on your performance in Group Discussion and Interview rounds.

12. What would be the format of Written Exam?

Written Examination format:

Name of Test (Objective)

Reasoning ----------------------------50 Max Marks
English Language ---------------------40 Max Marks
Quantitative Aptitude ----------------50 Max Marks
General Awareness (with Special Reference to Banking Industry) ----40 Max Marks
Computer Knowledge ----------------20 Max Marks

Total Marks: 200
Total Time: 2 hrs

The above tests except the Test of English Language and Descriptive Paper on English Composition will be printed bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

13. What type of questions can be asked in Bank interview?

For preparation of Bank interview there are few tips which can be considered important:

a. Questions like “Brief us about your background” can be asked. You have to tell about your family, your education and experience if you have any.
b. You must be aware about Bank as you are choosing it as a career. Banking knowledge especially few terms like loans, credits, debits, etc.
c. Current News updates as to know your awareness level.
d. Knowledge of your state as well as local area especially for clerk post. Knowing local language will be beneficial.
e. There might be questions regarding the knowledge of Bank which you want to join. They would try to find out that how much you are interested in this job.
f. Know yourself is very important part of interview. What are your strength and weaknesses? Emphasis on your strengths and try to show the least required weakness.
g. Show your usefulness to the Bank.
h. Last but not the least your confidence will speak a lot about you. Always be confident in answering.
i. Try to be clear in your replies rather than roaming around the topic.
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