Banking is a lucrative and prestigious career in India. Entry to the management cadre is via Probationary Officer (PO) examination. There are good opportunities of career advancement in this sector and the most attractive part is that banks are good pay masters offering high pay and perks.
The banks hire one as an entry level Officer on probation for a period of 1 to 2 years. In the stage as a P.O. (Probationary officer), you will be trained in numerous banking disciplines.
The bank P.O. exam is divided into three stages:
Phase 1: It consists of 100 objective type questions covering Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and English language. (Total-100 questions for one hour).
Phase 2: It is the Main exam consisting of a Multiple Choice paper and Descriptive paper. Multiple choice objective paper consists of 4 parts: Reasoning, Data Analysis, General Awareness and English language.
English language papers for both stages include: Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension
Phase 3: This consists of Group discussion followed by Personal Interview.
To prepare for bank P.O. test, one can enrol in bank P.O. training institute in Delhi.
Eligibility: The candidates must have completed graduation in any discipline and must be generally between 20 and 30 years.
There are various entrance exams conducted by various banks. The most prominent are:
These are some of the main selection procedures for recruitment as Bank Probationary Officers.