This article focuses on the test paper/exam pattern of the Bank Probationary Officers (PO) Exam.

Bank PO Exam Pattern

The post of Bank Probationary Officer, popularly known as PO, is considered as one of the reputed posts in banks. The PO is required to perform all the works in a bank. Majority of the banks allow minimum two years of probation period for the post of PO. The criterion to become Bank PO is an entrance test and subsequent interview, which are conducted by almost all the nationalized banks in India, separately. The entrance test is generally called Bank PO Exam. Go through the following lines to get an idea about the test paper pattern of Bank PO Exam.
Bank Probationary Officers Exam Pattern
In general, the question paper pattern of Bank Probationary Officer (PO) Exam can be traced as mentioned in the given lines.
Bank PO Written Exam
  • Bank PO written exam consists of multiple-choice type questions and descriptive type questions.
  • The objective-type questions are required to answer within 2 hours duration while 60 minutes are given for completing descriptive part of the question paper.
  • The questions are generally asked in the test from these topics:
    Reasoning Ability Test
    General Awareness
    Computer Knowledge 
    Quantitative Aptitude
    English Language 
    Marketing Knowledge
  • There is a provision of negative marking in the entrance test.
Final selection of the candidates for the post of Bank Probationary Officer (PO) is based upon the ranks of the candidates in the entrance test along with their performances in the personal interview. The interview is purposefully conducted to examine the mental ability of the candidates, before selecting them for the related posts.

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