PO Exam

Bank Probationary Officer (PO) is a good profile post in any bank. Candidates can be recruited as bank PO after clearing the Bank PO Exam conducted by the respected bank. So it all depends on the performance in the exam, the better you perform, higher is the probability to cut through the competition.

Since, there is no specific task for a PO, therefore a PO can be asked to do anything till the completion of probation period. One the employee has been confirmed with the job he/she can be given the routine work like posting, passing, scrolling or advances or anything that is related to banking. There are many jobs for a PO. Almost all the banks all over India require a Probationary officer. So the future aspects to be a PO are too good for a youth. Students interested in Banking must try for a Probationary Officer.


Selected candidates will be on probation for a period of two years. They will get a starting basic pay around Rs.12000/- In the scale of Rs.10,000-470/6-12820-500/3-14320-560/7-18240 applicable to Officers Junior Management Grade Scale I. They will also be eligible for D.A., H.R.A. & C.C.A. as per rules in force from time to time. At present, initial monthly emoluments of Probationary Officers, including D.A., H.R.A. and C.C.A., are approximately Rs.17000/- at Metropolitan centres.

Selection Procedure

a) Tier I – Preliminary Examination: Time 2 Hrs. (combined)
Candidates will be called for an objective type examination. The objective type examination will consist of

i) Reasoning Ability Test
ii) Quantitative Aptitude
iii) General Awareness/Computer Knowledge
iv) English Language

b) Tier II – Main Test: Time 3 Hrs. (combined)

Main test will be an Objective and Descriptive type examination.

The objective type examination of 2 hours duration will consist of :
i) Test of Reasoning
ii) Data Analysis and Interpretation
iii) Marketing Knowledge
iv) Test of English Language

The Descriptive type examination will be a test of English knowledge – Time 60 Minutes

C) Tier III – Group Discussion & Interview:

Qualifying candidates will be called for Group Discussion and Interview and the shortlisted candidates from Tier III will be considered for final selection to the post of probationary officer.

NOTE: Candidates have to pass both in Tier II & Tier III for final selection.

Eligibility Criteria:

•Candidate must be nationality of India.
•Candidate must have completed their graduation with at least 60 % aggregate from the recognized University to be eligible for this course.
•Candidate must be computer literate to be eligible for this course.
•Candidate must be above 21 years of age and must not be more than 30 years of age.

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