A Comparative Study on the Performance of Selected Public Sector and Private Sector Banks in India

Cheenu Goel, Chitwan Bhutani Rekhi


Efficiency and profitability of the banking sector in India has assumed primal importance due to intense competition, greater customer demands and changing banking reforms. Since competition cannot be observed directly, various indirect measures in the form of simple indicators or complex models have been devised and

used both in theory and in practice. This study attempts to measure the relative performance of Indian banks. For this study, we have used public sector banks and private sector banks. We know that in the service sector, it is difficult to quantify the output because it is intangible. Hence different proxy indicators are used for measuring productivity of banking sector. Segmentation of the banking sector in India was done on bank assets size. Overall, the analysis supports the conclusion that new banks are more efficient that old ones. The public sector banks are not as profitable as other sectors are. It means that efficiency and profitability are interrelated. The key to increase performance depends upon ROA, ROE and NIM.


Efficiency, Profitability, Segmentation, Performance, Indicators

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