Bank PO Exams Overview

    Bank PO exams are conducted by banks that wish to recruit officers. This is one of the best ways for graduates to enter the field of banking. Probationary officers, as the name suggests, work on probation for two years during which they undergo extensive on-the-job and off-the-job training and get to learn the nuances of banking. The PO’s performance during these two years decides his next allocation. Bank PO exam is conducted whenever the need for fresh recruits arises in banks. POs take on managerial responsibilities later. The exam is not tough if one has been regularly preparing for it.


    Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates who wish to apply for CWE PO/MT-V should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS:
    • The aspirant must be an Indian national
    • The aspirant must have completed his/her graduation with from a recognized University/institute to be able to apply
    • The aspirant must be computer literate to be eligible to apply
    • The aspirant must be above 21 years of age and must not be more than 30 years of age. 

    Exam Syllabus

    The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an autonomous body that implements world class processes and systems of assessment and selection of personnel for various client organizations, conduct relevant supportive research and publicize the findings. IBPS has acquired a unique distinction of being a premier national level Institute for employment testing, admission testing, training and research; related to selection and management of human resources. Working on international testing models like the ETS model, the Institute conducts a wide spectrum of activities in personnel selection both for promotion within and recruitment and selection from outside the organization. Its various verticals include Client Relations, Design and Analysis, Research and Development, Processing and Technology Operations and Support Services. It also has its own technology infrastructure for data ware house and processing. It has state-of-the-art printing facility that is capable of printing over 100 thousand data booklets and answer sheets per day. The Institute has the capability of testing simultaneously as many as 1 million candidates in 2000 venues across 200 centers (cities) in one session. 

    IBPS conducts an online examination for selection of personnel for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in its Participating Organisations in the month of October.

    Any eligible candidate who aspires to join any of the Participating Organisations listed below as a Probationary Officer/Management Trainee or in a similar post in that cadre is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CWE PO/MT-V).

    Candidates who are shortlisted after taking the examination are subsequently called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organizations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank with the help of IBPS.


    Participating Organizations:


    Allahabad Bank

    Canara Bank

    Indian Bank

    Syndicate Bank

    Andhra Bank

    Central Bank of India

    Indian Overseas Bank

    UCO Bank

    Bank of Baroda

    Corporation Bank

    Oriental Bank of Commerce

    Union Bank of India

    Bank of India

    Dena Bank

    Punjab National Bank

    United Bank of India

    Bank of Maharashtra


    Punjab & Sind Bank

    Vijaya Bank

    Bharatiya Mahila Bank

    IDBI Bank

    Any other bank or financial institution






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