Bank PO exams are conducted by every bank that wishes 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. Every bank has its own PO exam which is conducted whenever the need for fresh recruits arises. POs take on managerial responsibilities later. The exam is not tough if one has been regularly preparing for it.
The eligibility criteria might differ slightly from bank to bank. A general outline of the same:
The written test is a cakewalk for those who have been preparing for competitive exams like CAT, XAT etc since the areas tested remain the same. The difficulty level is less for the PO exam. The method of preparation too will be similar. There are a lot of good books on Data Analysis & Interpretation and Reasoning in the market which have numerous solved and unsolved questions for practice. Marketing & Computers is a relatively new area being tested in the PO exam; books for the same are also easily available. For quantitative section, practice is the key. One must be thorough with the basics of mathematics especially till Xth Std. Prepare topics like algebra, profit loss, percentage etc. Apart from class X textbooks, some of the reference books are Sultan Chand publications’- Quantitative aptitude, Abhijit Guha, R.S. Agarwal & R.K. Gupta. To score well in the general awareness section, one must keep themselves abreast with the current affairs. Make reading the newspaper a daily habit. GK books like the Manorama yearbook also are of great help.
This exam is for Probationary Officers in Banks
To be announced soon