This article throws light on the registration process, application forms and preparation for Bank Probationary Officers (PO) Exam 2011.

Bank PO Exam 2011

The first step towards building a career in banking is to become Bank Probationary Officer, popularly known as Bank PO. The job of Probationary Officer is crucial, because it demands multi tasking. Selection of the aspirants to the post is done on the basis of an entrance exam - Bank PO Exam. Every year, almost all the nationalized banks in India, such as SBI, Allahabad Bank, Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank etc. conduct Bank PO Exam, at various parts of the country. In 2011, various banks are recruiting candidates for the post of Bank Probationary Officer. Final selection of the candidates for Bank PO also depends upon their performance in the interview conducted by the particular Bank.
How to Register for Bank PO (Probationary Officer) Exam 2011?
The following steps will guide you to register for Bank PO Exam 2011.
  • Bank PO Exam 2011 application forms are available online, at the respective official websites of the nationalized banks, which conduct the job entrance test this year. The candidates can download the application forms by visiting the official website of the particular Bank.
  • The candidate has to take print out of the downloaded application form and submit it with a Demand Draft (DD) to the respective bank.
  • Once the online registration procedure is completed, the candidate will be given a User ID and password for further proceedings.
  • Candidates, who are not able to register for Bank PO Exam 2011 online can obtain the application forms by visiting the local branch of that particular bank.
  • Candidates can also get application forms for Bank PO Exam 2011 through newspapers such as ‘Employment Newspaper’ or in the book stores.
Bank PO Exam 2011 Preparation
Bank PO Exam 2011 question papers would generally consist of questions asked from topics including quantitative aptitude, reasoning ability test, English Language, computer knowledge, general awareness, marketing knowledge etc. To prepare for these topics, one should follow the preparation tips given below.
  • Before you start preparing for Bank Probationary Officer (PO) Exam 2011, you should divide your time according to the topics that are usually covered in the exam.
  • Try to solve sample question papers or previous years’ question papers of Bank PO Exam, to get an actual idea about the types of questions.
  • Read various books that can provide you in-depth knowledge of the topics asked in the exam.
  • Focus as much as possible on grammar and vocabulary to prepare for English language questions of the exam.  
  • Read newspapers and magazines on a daily basis, to keep an eye on the latest news and general knowledge topics, particularly the prevalent economic issues.
  • To score well in the Reasoning Section and Quantitative Aptitude Sections of Bank Probationary Officers Exam 2011, start your preparation right from the basics of these topics.
Question Paper Pattern of Bank PO Exam 2011
The question paper pattern of Bank PO Exam 2011 can be explained as follows:
  • The test comprises of objective-type questions and descriptive type questions.
  • Candidates are required to answer all the objective-type questions within 2 hours duration, while the descriptive type questions have to be written within 60 minutes duration.
  • Marks will be deducted for each wrong answer in the test.
  • Questions in the exam may be based on these areas:
  • Marketing Knowledge
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Reasoning Ability
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • Candidates, who have successfully cleared written test, are required to appear in interview to finalize their selection as Bank Probationary Officer.
Syllabus for Bank PO Exam 2011
The following lines will describe you the syllabus for Bank Probationary Officer (PO) Exam 2011.
General Awareness
Inventions and discoveries, political happenings in the country, latest happenings, international and national organizations, important dates, sports, economics news, books and authors, awards and honors etc.
arithmetical reasoning, coding-decoding, blood relations, decision making, problem on age calculation, analogy, grouping identical figures, cubes, dices, embedded figures, mirror images etc.
English Language
Error connection, subject verb agreement, vocabulary, grammar, synonyms and antonyms, comprehension, sentence formation etc.
Quantitative Aptitude
ratio and proportions, simplifications, time and distance, time and work, number system, decimal fractions, simple and compound interest, percentage, average, algebra, profit and loss, unitary methods etc.

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