Almost all the banks in India offer openings at various levels every year, right from Bank Clerical to Probationary Officers (PO). The post of Probationary Officer is a very important job in a bank. After gaining experience as a PO, one can grow in his/her career, by moving towards higher posts like Manager and General Manager in a bank. Bank Probationary Officers do not perform a particular work. In fact, they are multi-tasking experts, who might be asked to perform anything and everything related to the banking sector.
In order to select the candidates for the post of Bank PO, almost all the banks conduct Bank PO Exam, at the all-India level. It is general assumption that the candidates, who have passed the graduation or post graduation with Commerce/Economics stream, are only eligible to appear for Bank PO Exam. However, in recent years, several banks have started recruiting candidates from humanities and science background as well, on the basis of their marks in Bank PO Exam.
Apart from the written test, several banks also conduct interview for the post of Probationary Officer (PO). The interviews are generally conducted with the purpose of examining candidates’ body language and verbal skills, which are prerequisites to become Bank PO. To qualify both these tasks, one has to be fully prepared by utilizing various study materials such as sample question papers or previous years’ papers, books, newspapers and magazines. One can also join coaching centers to obtain guidance for the exam.