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Bank PO Exam

A Bank Probationary Officer is an Assistant Manager of Scale I in a bank. He is a Junior Manager of Grade I scale and hence called Scale I Officer. After the selection criteria is completed, a Probationary Officer has to go through an intensive training program at the respective Bank’s Institute or  College where they are trained. The probation period of a PO generally  lasts for 2 years. This depends on the bank which a candidate joins.

Every year all the government as well as the private banks conduct Bank PO exams to recruit young officers. The major banks participating in this process are listed below:

  • State Bank of India
  • Allahabad Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Punjab National bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • ICICI Bank
  • Cooperative Banks
  • Corporation Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • HDFC Bank
    & many more.

Generally, Recruitment is done in three phases. The first two phases includes written test which are preliminary exams and mains exam respectively. The third phase  is the interview phase. Candidates selected after the first two rounds get eligible for the interview round. After getting selected in these three rounds a merit list is generated based on the candidate’s performance. The one who make it to the list are selected for the post of PO

The syllabus of Bank PO exam is designed to assess the candidate’s aptitude as well as his general awareness. The preliminary paper is divided into three sections- Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and Verbal Ability. The mains paper contain five sections – namely General Awareness, Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and Verbal Ability.

  • A candidate must be of age between 21-30 years while applying for Bank PO exam. Age relaxation of 5 years is given to candidates belonging to SC and ST. the candidates belonging to OBC categories are given an age relaxation of 3 years. The ex-servicemen and the candidates holding Jammu and Kashmir quota are also given an age relaxation of 5 years. Differently Abled Candidates are also given relaxation (as per the notification).
  • Apart from this the minimum educational qualification of the candidate must be that of a graduate from a designated University.
  • A candidate who has appeared for Degree and awaiting results can also apply.

PSBs – CRP PO/MT-IX Exam Dates 2020-21

Sr. No. Activity IBPS PO Exam Dates
1 Online Examination – Preliminary 03.10.2020 04.10.2020 10.10.2020
2 Online Examination – Main 28.11.2020


IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2020

PSBs – CRP CLERK-IX Exam Dates 2020-21

Sr. No. Activity IBPS Clerk Exam Dates
1 Online Examination – Preliminary 12.12.2020 13.12.2020 19.12.2020
2 Online Examination – Main 24.01.2021


IBPS SO Exam Dates 2020

PSBs – CRP SPL-IX Exam Dates 2020-21

Sr. No. Activity IBPS RRB SO Dates
1 Online Examination – Preliminary 26.12.2020 & 27.12.2020
2 Online Examination – Main 30.01.2021

To get through this prestigious exam, a proper preparation is necessary keeping in mind the current pattern and Bank PO syllabus. You can either prepare for the exam on your own or consider a coaching institute for your preparation. Opting for Comprehensive Study Materials & Test Series is another option to prepare for bank PO exams. Prepare Current Affairs through Monthly Current Affairs from Current Affairs section.

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