Banking personal selection exams lead to tension situation in Karnataka. Kannada Associations staged protests outside the exam centres against allowing non-locals for the exams in Hubli over which Officers cancelled the exam. Pro Kannada Activists stopped Telugu people in Bengaluru in this regard. Kannada activists demand to allow only locals to write the exam. The same thing happened in Tamilnadu also earlier and now in Karnataka. Till 2010 only Kannada people were eligible to write Banking exams which was now relaxed over which the activists are protesting.