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NIIT IFBI announces 3rd National Banking Entrance Test for industry-linked post graduate programs Top 2,600 candidates in the merit list will be offered pre-course placement offers from leading banks
New Delhi, February 13, 2013: NIIT Institute of Finance, Banking & Insurance Training Ltd. (IFBI) – India’s largest Banking training institute, today announced the 3rd National Banking Entrance Test (NBET) for their Post Graduate programs from February 15th to 28th, 2013.

Successful candidates will be eligible for direct admission into the industry linked diploma programs- Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Operations (PGDBO) and BankVantage Career programs. Top 2,600 candidates in the merit list will be offered pre-course placement offers from leading private sector banks in India.

Graduates/Post graduates with 50% or above marks in graduation, Class XII & Class X, and final year graduation students, are eligible to apply for the National Banking Entrance Test. Candidates should be born on or after 1st July, 1988 to be eligible for applying for the test. The applicants can either visit IFBI centre or can apply online by submitting application form at
Flagging off 3rd NBET nationally, Mr Bimal Jain, President, NIIT IFBI, said, “With the Indian banking industry on a growth path, there is a huge requirement for skilled professionals. NBET is an initiative by IFBI to identify and train the right talent for the fast evolving banking sector in India.”

NBET would be an online examination in the areas of Verbal, Numerical, Logical and Basic Checking. Candidates who qualify in NBET would need to appear for a personal interview and shortlisted candidates would need to enroll for the PG Programs in order to accomplish a secured banking career with top recruiters like –ICICI Bank, Axis Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Yes Bank etc.

With India close to fulfilling its long-awaited commitment of opening more banks in order to achieve financial inclusion, job opportunities in the banking sector are set to rise. There are an estimated 85,000 vacancies in various PSU banks across the country and the government is keen on filling these in this fiscal year itself. Analysts are of the view that with the opening of new banks, at least 50,000 people can get jobs in India.

The Banking Programs offered by NIIT IFBI aim at creating industry ready versatile professionals, who can adapt to working environment in the Banking Industry. These Diploma programs equip a person with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude for business development roles in Banks, thus making the person a sought after professional by the leading organisations in the Banking Industry.
The Institute for Finance, Banking and Insurance (IFBI), India’s largest Banking training institute, was established in 2006 to meet the manpower challenges of multi-skilled and trained professionals in the fast evolving BFSI sector.
In its six year journey, IFBI has launched over 19,000 careers in leading organizations of the Banking and Financial Services Industry.
IFBI’s offerings are designed in the context of modern-day Banking, Insurance and Financial Services by developing competencies on four dimensions – domain, technology, application and customer-service. IFBI created a benchmark in the industry by innovating the concept of “Appointment letter at the time of Enrollment”.
IFBI offers a range of programmes for various categories of BFSI aspirants and professionals, such as:

Career programmes – Post Graduate Diploma in Banking Operations (PGDBO) programme, Post Graduate Diploma in Retail Banking(PGDRB), Post Graduate Diploma in Branch Banking(PGDBB), BankVantage Career Programs, Certificate Course in Retail Banking Sales Management; Preparatory courses for PSU Banks  - Probationary Officers (PO) and Clerical recruitment exams; Corporate Training programmes; Short term industry relevant certification programmes.
IFBI was rated as the ‘Best Training School’ in the Banking and Financial Services domain by The Week- Nielsen Survey, May 2009.

About NIIT
NIIT Limited, a leading Global Talent Development Corporation and Asia’s premier IT trainer, offers learning and knowledge solutions across 38 countries. Leading IT journal Dataquest has conferred upon NIIT the ‘Top IT Training Company’ award successively for the past 20 years, since the inception of this category.

NIIT’s Individual Learning Business offerings include industry-endorsed programs for students seeking careers in IT – GNIIT and Edgeineers, and Global Net Plus for IT professionals. The company has introduced “India’s first cloud campus”, through its new-age GNIIT program. This offers students a higher mobility as they can access courseware using Netbooks to connect seamlessly to NIIT’s Cloud Campus network.

NIIT’s Corporate Learning Solutions offers Managed Training Services including integrated learning solutions (strategic consulting, learning design, content development, delivery, technology, assessment and learning management) to Fortune 500 companies, Universities, Technology companies, Training corporations and Publishing houses.

NIIT Yuva Jyoti, a joint venture between NIIT and NSDC, offers vocational skills training programs to enhance employability of youth across India.

NIIT has provided computer-based learning to over 16,500 government and private schools. The futuristic NIIT NGuru range of learning solutions for schools comprises Interactive Classrooms, Math Lab, IT Wizard programs and Quick School (Education Resource Planning software).

NIIT Imperia - Centre for Advanced Learning, offers Executive Learning Programs in association with leading Business schools in India, KPMG, Google India and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), using the synchronous learning platform.

NIIT Institute of Finance Banking & Insurance (IFBI), formed by NIIT with equity participation from ICICI Bank, offers programs for individuals and corporates in Banking, Financial Services and Insurance.

NIIT Institute of Process Excellence Limited, a NIIT-GENPACT venture (NIIT Uniqua), offers complete training outsourcing services to the Business Process, Knowledge and Technology Services industry to create business models that enhance productivity and lower costs.

NIIT has been ranked among the ‘Top 10 India’s Best Companies to Work for- 2012’ by Great Places to Work Institute and ‘Top 10 Best Employers in India- 2011’ by Aon Hewitt. The company has also been voted the second most trusted education brand in India by Brand Equity- Nielsen Survey 2011.

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Prateek Chatterjee
Vice President, Corporate Communications & Marketing, NIIT Limited
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Reema Bardhan
Corporate Communications & Marketing, NIIT Limited
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