Bank PO

Bank Probationary Officer(PO) is a graduate based exam which is conducted by the various banks. Naukrihold helps you to provide various banks recruitment notification and also helps to crack the Bank PO exams.

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What is Bank PO Exam?

Bank Probationary Officer(PO) is a graduate based exam which is conducted by the various banks. These recruiting bodies are IBPS, SBI, RBI etc.

What are the upcoming Bank PO Exams 2020?

SBI PO 2020

IBPS PO 2020

Bank of Baroda PO 2020

Canara Bank PO 2020

Dena Bank PO 2020

Federal Bank PO 2020

IDBI Assistant Manager 2020

Indian Bank PO 2020

JK Bank PO 2020

IBPS Officer Scale 1 2020

South Indian Bank PO 2020

Syndicate Bank PO 2020

What is the eligibility for a Bank PO?

Eligibility of a candidate is judged for Bank PO based on 2 criteria which is - education and age. You need to fullfill the following Bank eligibility standards to apply for the Bank PO exam.

Age Limit for Bank PO Exam

Minimum Age - 21 years

Maximum Age - 30 years

Age Relaxation for Bank PO Exam

The Age Relaxation for Bank PO Exam will be applicable as per Govt. rules.

Bank PO Educational Qualification

The qualification required to apply for Bank PO Recruitment is a Bachelor’s Degree.

What are the responsibilities of a Bank PO?

A Probationary Officer holds the designation of an Assistant Manager in any Public Sector Bank. A Bank PO has various functions to play in the workings of a bank which are stated below:

Banking Activities Regulation – A Bank PO has the duty of managing all the functions of thel bank and seeing that all the activities are performed on time and as planned.

Loans & Credit Facility – He has the responsibility of the promotion of Loans and Credit facility of the Rural Bank amongst farmers for Agricultural Development & distribute the credits. He has to Make the farmers understand the benefits of the credit facilities in the most transparent ways.

Credit profile – Checking upon the loan taker and further check his capacity to pay back the loan to avoid the loans to turn in Non Performing Assets is one of the most important responsibilities of a Bank PO.

Repay of the loan – He has the responsibility of maintaining the official records of the loans taken by different entities, reminding them to repay them and taking the other alternative actions like mortgaging the properties if the need be.

Public Communication – Communicating to the masses and spreading the different policies and schemes to local people is the key duty of the Bank PO.

Audit of the report – He is responsible for maintaining the bank’s annual balance sheet and access the annual reports of the bank & creating the audit reports of the financial year and tallying it with the last year’s report to check profit.

The implementation of schemes – Implementing the schemes passed by Central Government for the development of Rural Area & managing distribution of the money among them that is allotted by Government is the responsibility of the Bank PO.

What is the Salary & Pay Scale of a Bank PO?

Bank PO salary is hefty right from the initial stage. The Pay Scale is different that depends on the bank you are working in. Let’s have a look at the difference of Pay Scale for IBPS & SBI bank which you can earn if you get recruited.

If you get recruited in any of the Banks under IBPS, the Final Bank PO Salary including HRA, DA, etc. goes up to Rs. 38,360 – 40,700/- initially. Moreover, it will increase along your career path at the bank. Apart from that, there are a number of allowances that you will be getting like medical cover, travel allowance, Newspaper allowance etc.

If you are recruited as a SBI PO, the Pay Scale is 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020. The Total compensation per annum is a minimum of ₹7.55 lakhs and maximum of ₹12.93 lakhs depending on the place of posting and other factors. This means that an entry level SBI Probationary Officer in a city like Mumbai could earn over ₹1 lakh a month.

What is the Bank PO Syllabus 2020?

Bank PO Prelims Exam consist of three subjects namely, Quant, Reasoning & English Language. The Detailed Bank PO Syllabus is mentioned below:

Quantitative Aptitude

- Simplification

- Average

- Percentage

- Ratio & Proportion

- Data Interpretation

- Mensuration

- Quadratic Equations

- Interest

- Problems on Age

- Profit & Loss

- Number Series

- Speed, Time & Distance

- Time & Work

- Number System

- Data Sufficiency

- Linear Equations

- Permutation Combination

- Mixture & Allegations

Logical Reasoning

- Coded/Mathematical Inequalities

- Syllogisms

- Coding/Decoding

- Circular & Linear Seating Arrangement

- Blood Relation

- Direction & Distance

- Ordering & Ranking

- Arrangement & Pattern

- Double Lineup

- Scheduling

- Analogy

- Classification

- Data Sufficiency

- Series

English Language

- Reading Comprehension

- Grammar

- Verbal Ability

- Cloze Test

- Fill in the Blanks

- Error Spotting

- Phrase Replacement

What is the Bank PO Selection Procedure & Exam Pattern 2020?

The selection process for the Bank PO exam consists of 3 stages, which are:

Prelims Exam

Mains Exam (Objective + Descriptive)

GD & Interview

(Note - However, this selection stage differs from bank to bank).

             - There is one-fourth negative marking in both Prelims & Mains for each question wrongly marked!

             - Once you clear the first 2 stages of PO Exam, you will have to face an Interview.

             - Once you clear all these 3 stages, you will be selected as a Bank PO.

Bank PO Exam Pattern 2020

Section No. of Qs Marks
30 30
35 35
35 35
TOTAL 100 100

B. Bank PO Mains Exam Pattern
     Objective Test

Section No. of Qs Marks Duration
& Computer
45 60 60 Min
35 35 40 Min
Data Analysis &
35 60 45 Min
(with special
reference to
40 40 35 Min
TOTAL 155 200 3 hour

   Descriptive Test

Topics Marks Duration
Letter Writing
& Essay
50 30 Min

C. Interview

In case of IBPS, the Interview consists of 100 marks. The weightage (ratio) of Mains Exam & IBPS PO Interview is 80:20, for the final selection. The final selection of the candidates is done on the basis of the combined total of both the stages.

On the other hand, in case of SBI PO, the third stage is of 50 marks which comprises of GD & Interview based on the following pattern:

Test Max Marks
Interview 30

How can I Apply for Bank PO Exam?

You can apply for Bank PO Exam through Online mode only. To apply for Bank PO Exam, follow the below mentioned steps:

Search "" on Google

Under the "Latest Government Jobs" section of Naukrihold, find the Bank PO link OR You can register through the official website of Bank.

Open that link and click on Online Apply link

Use a valid email ID that should be kept active till the declaration of Bank PO results.

You have a scanned photograph and signature ready as per requirements mentioned in the official notification.

You have to pay the Application fee online using Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets, etc.

Submit the Application Form.

Take out the Print Out of the Application Form for future reference.

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