Bank PO Jobs and Exam Details

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Dewesh Nandan
Dewesh Nandan Prasad
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Updated on Jan 25, 2023 19:09 IST

Bank PO jobs are one of the most prestigious and sought jobs in India. Read the complete article to know the complete details about the Bank PO Jobs like Job profile, salary, eligibility, and more.

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Bank PO Jobs

Bank Probationary Officer (PO) is a post in the banking sector that is highly sought by aspirants in India PO is a highly reputed job in the bank sector that can give opulent life. The bank PO exam is conducted by various public sector banks to recruit probationary officers. This article discusses the bank PO Jobs profile, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, salary, and other information related to the bank PO exam in India.  

What is Bank PO Exam? 

The Bank PO (Bank Probationary Officers) exams are taken to recruit the aspirants as PO in the banks. It is an entry-level post in the banks to handle the overall management work within the banking sector. The bank PO exam is taken by several institutions and banks in India. The list of the exam institution has been given below: 

Bank PO Job Profile  

The aspirants who are not aware of things to be done by the Bank Probationary officers can check the points below to the job profile of a bank PO. The points will give a clear idea about the job profile of Bank PO: 

  • A bank PO has to manage the overall bank. They have to work as customer relationship officers, manage various complaints, resolve problems reported by the customers, etc. 
  • The PO has to do the managerial work like supervising the clerks  
  • Managing the cash flows, all types of loans, mortgages, and finances  
  • Verify all the loan related documents before the sanction 

List of Banks for Bank PO Jobs  

The aspirants can check the list of banks for which the bank PO exam is taken in India. The applicants can prefer their desired banks when filling out the application for the bank PO exam. The list of the Banks has been given below for the aspirants: 

SBI PO  

  • State Bank of India (SBI) 

IBPS PO  

  • Punjab National Bank 
  • Union Bank of India 
  • Bank of India 
  • Bank of Baroda  
  • Bank of Maharashtra 
  • Indian Bank 
  • Canara Bank 
  • Indian Overseas Bank 
  • Central Bank of India 
  • UCO Bank 
  • Punjab & Sindh Bank  
  • Union Bank of India  

Also Read: SBI PO Psychometric Test 

IBPS RRB PO 

  • Assam Gramin Vikash Bank 
  • Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank 
  • Aryavart Bank 
  • Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank 
  • Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas 
  • Baroda Rajasthan Kshetriya Gramin Bank 
  • Baroda Uttar Pradesh Gramin Bank 
  • Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank 
  • Bangiya Gramin Vikash Bank 
  • Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank 
  • Chaitanya Godavari Grameena Bank 
  • Dakshin Bihar Gramin Bank 
  • Ellaquai Dehati Bank 
  • Himachal Pradesh Gramin Bank 
  • Jharkhand Rajya Gramin Bank 
  • J&K Grameen Bank 
  • Kerala Gramin Bank 
  • Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank 
  • Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank 
  • Karnataka Gramin Bank 
  • Maharashtra Gramin Bank 
  • Mizoram Rural Bank 
  • Meghalaya Rural Bank 
  • Madhyanchal Gramin Bank 
  • Manipur Rural Bank 
  • Madhya Pradesh Gramin Bank 
  • Nagaland Rural Bank 
  • Odisha Gramya Bank 
  • Purvanchal Bank 
  • Puduvai Bharathiar Grama Bank 
  • Punjab Gramin Bank 
  • Prathama UP Gramin Bank 
  • Paschim Banga Gramin Bank 
  • Rajasthan Marudhara Gramin Bank 
  • Saurashtra Gramin Bank 
  • Sarva Haryana Gramin Bank 
  • Saptagiri Grameena Bank 
  • Tripura Gramin Bank 
  • Telangana Grameena Bank 
  • Tamil Nadu Grama Bank 
  • Uttarakhand Gramin Bank 
  • Uttarbanga Kshetriya Gramin Bank 
  • Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank 
  • Utkal Grameen Bank 
  • Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank 

Also Read: SBI PO Exam Cetres

The aspirants who are looking up for these bank PO exams must go through their eligibility criteria and the exam pattern to understand the Bank PO exam better. The eligibility criteria and exam pattern has been discussed below in the article. 

Bank PO Eligibility Criteria 

The aspirants who want to become PO in the banks must know the eligibility criteria before applying for the exams. The Bank PO eligibility criteria have been given below for the aspirants: 

Nationality 

The aspirants who want to apply for the bank PO exams in India must be a citizen of India. Candidates who do not belong to the Indian sub-continent will not be allowed to fill out the application form for the bank PO exams.  

Age Limit Criteria 

The aspirants must fulfill the age limit criteria to apply for the bank PO exam. The age limit for different banks has been given below for the candidates: 

  • SBI PO Age Limit: The aspirant's age must lie between 21 years to 30 years. The aspirants exceeding or falling behind this age span will not be allowed to apply for the SBI bank PO exam 
  • IBPS PO Age Limit: The aspirant’s age must be between 20 to 30 years to apply for the IBPS PO exam
  • IBPS RRB PO Age Limit: The aspirants’ age must lie between 18 to 40 years to apply for the IBPS RRB PO exam

Educational Qualification 

The candidate must be a graduate to apply for bank PO exams. Candidates appearing in the final year of graduation cannot apply for the bank PO exams.  

Bank PO Exam Pattern  

The exam pattern of the various institution for the bank PO exams has been discussed below. The aspirants must know the exam pattern to make a strategy for the preparation: 

SBI PO Exam Pattern  

The exam pattern for the State Bank of India (SBI) PO exams has been given below for the candidates. The candidates can check the SBI PO prelims and mains exam pattern to make a strategy for the exam: 

SBI PO Exam Pattern 

Prelims  

Sections  

Time Duration 

English Language  

20 Minutes 

Quantitative Aptitude 

20 Minutes 

Reasoning Ability 

20 Minutes  

Mains 

English Language 

40 Minutes  

Quantitative Aptitude 

45 Minutes 

Reasoning Ability  

60 Minutes 

General Awareness 

35Minutes 

Descriptive Paper  

30 Minutes 

Note: The SBI PO prelims exam is taken for 100 marks which continues for 60 minutes. On the other hand, the SBI PO mains exam 250 marks which continue for 3 hours and 30 minutes  

IBPS PO Exam Pattern  

The IBPS PO prelims exam is taken for 100 marks which continues for 60 minutes. On the other hand, the IBPS PO mains exam 224 marks which continue for 3 hours and 30 minutes. Check the exam IBPS PO exam pattern in the table below:

IBPS PO Exam Pattern  

Prelims  

Sections 

Time Duration 

English Language  

20 Minutes 

Quantitative Aptitude 

20 Minutes 

Reasoning Ability  

20 Minutes 

Mains 

English Language 

40 Minutes 

Quantitative Aptitude 

45 Minutes 

Reasoning Ability 

60 Minutes 

General Awareness 

35 Minutes 

Descriptive Paper 

30 Minutes  

IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern 

The IBPS Regional Rural Bank Probationary Officers exam pattern has been discussed below for the candidates who want to apply for the IBPS RRB PO posts. The IBPS RRB PO prelims is taken for 80 marks that continue for 45 minutes. On the other hand, the mains exam is taken for 200 marks that continue for 3 hours. Check the complete IBPS RRB exam pattern below in the table:

IBPS RRB PO Exam Pattern  

Prelims 

Sections 

Time Duration 

Quantitative Aptitude  

45 Minutes 

Reasoning Ability 

Mains  

English/Hindi Language 

180 Minutes 

Quantitative Aptitude 

Reasoning Ability 

General Awareness 

Computer Knowledge 

Bank PO Salary 

The aspirants who are beating around the bush about the expected salary for the bank PO can look at the salary list of the bank PO given below: 

  • SBI PO Salary: SBI provides INR 23,00 approx. as basic for the SBI PO post. The pay scale of a Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee is 36000-1490/7-46430-1740/2-49910-1990/7-63840. 
  • IBPS PO Salary: The IBPS PO gets 27,000 approx. as basic pay. Along with the handsome salary the job holders get bonuses, allowances, and other perks.  
  • IBPS RRB PO Salary: The salary of the IBPS RRB PO depends upon various factors like the demography of the Job, allowances, etc. but the general in-hand salary for IBPS Bank PO is INR 53,000.  

Read More: IBPS PO Preparation Tips

Bank PO Jobs FAQs

Q: Which banks participate in IBPS PO exam?

A: The list of the banks that participates in IBPS PO exam has been given below for the candidates:
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Punjab and Sind Bank
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Union Bank of India
  • Indian Bank, etc.

Q: What is the age limit criteria for bank PO exams?

A: The age limit varies for different institutions but the general age limit of the bank PO exam is 21 to 30 years. The candidates must be a graduate to apply for the bank POs exam. 

Q: What is IBPS PO salary?

A:  Upon joining as Probationary Officers, candidates are entitled to a basic salary INR 36,000. The pay scale is INR 23,700-(980 / 7)-30,560-(1145 / 2)-32,850-(1310 / 7)-42,020 (INR 980 is the annual increment that add up to the IBPS PO salary and is applicable for seven years). Besides, candidates are also entitled to different perks and allowances. 

Q: What is the career growth of SBI PO?

A: SBI provides immense opportunities for growth in career. The attractive promotion policy of the Bank provides an opportunity to the brilliant officers to reach the Top Management Grade in a reasonably quick time. Candidates can be promoted from the Middle Management Grade Scale-II (MMGS-II) to Junior Management Grade Scale-I (JMGS-I) based on performance.

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