Banking is an increasingly popular choice of employment for fresh graduates and experienced professionals in India. Banks provide attractive salaries, a measure of job security and many perks for their employees.
Due to such reasons, the competition for bank jobs is increasing at an exponential pace. The competition indicates that aspirants should have a top-notch bank exam preparation to be able to crack the exam and get selected as a bank employee.
For anyone who aspires to join the banking sector, they need to be well aware of the bank exam syllabus and the selection process that is followed by each recruiting body to appoint the candidates at various posts.
Agency Publishing the Bank Exam Notification
Upcoming Bank Exam
SBI PO Exam
SBI SO Exam
SBI Clerk Exam
IBPS PO Exam (CWE PO/MT)
IBPS SO Exam (CWE SO)
IBPS Clerk Exam (CWE Clerical)
IBPS RRB Exam (CWE RRB)
RBI Officer Grade B Exam
RBI Assistant Exam
India Post Payments Bank
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development
Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (IIBF Exams)
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The full form of Bank PO Exam is the ‘Bank Probationary Officer Exam’. Bank PO is a Scale 1 officer position offered in various banks of the country. Scale 1 officer is a manager level personnel who is entitled to perform managerial tasks. The exam is conducted by various bodies like IBPS, SBI, IPPB etc. to select manager level employees for Banks. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection or IBPS organizes the PO exam to select candidates for this post in 20 Public Sector Banks in India. Other Public and Private banks like SBI and IPPB also hold this exam for the recruitment of Probationary Officers in their respective banks.
Although the eligibility criteria for a Bank PO exam may differ from bank to bank, yet, the general criteria that are being considered by all the banks is listed in the table below.
Nationality of the applicant
Age of the applicant
20 years to 30 years**
Educational qualification of the applicant
Should have a graduation degree from a recognized university
*The nationality or citizenship of the applicant who appears for the IBPS CWE or Bank PO examination can be one of the following:
**The given age bracket is for General category applicants only. Age relaxation of 3 years is applicable for applicants belonging to the OBC category. On the other hand, applicants belonging to SC or ST category will get an age relaxation of 5 years.
The job description or job profile of a Probationary Officer (PO) in a bank consists of a number of duties. Some of these duties can be listed as follows:
Name of Exam
Date of Exam
SBI PO Notification
April 2020 (tentative)
SBI PO Prelims
SBI PO Mains
July 2020 (tentative)
IBPS PO Notification
August 2020 (tentative)
IBPS PO Prelims
3, 4, and 10 October 2020
IBP PO Mains
November 28. 2020
IBPS RRB PO Notification
July 2020 (tentative)
IBPS RRB PO Prelims
26 and 27 December 2020
IBPS RRB PO Mains
A candidate can apply for the Bank PO exam through online mode only. Candidates must follow below given steps to successfully apply for the Bank PO exam.
Above mentioned steps will result in the successful submission of the Application form.
The Bank PO exam pattern varies across banks and is subject to change as it is set by their own conducting bodies. The most common examination pattern adopted by a majority of Banks for their PO recruitment comprises of the following steps:
No, it is not necessary to have 60% marks in one’s graduation. However, these rules vary across banks as each of them might have a different criterion. We request you to kindly check the detailed eligibility criteria for each of the banks.
No, IBPS PO is not a government job type. Even if the banks are public sector banking entities and are under control of the Government of India, employees of these banks continue to be under the respective PSBs and not the government.
As mentioned above, the Banking Sector (IBPS PO) is not a part of the public sector jobs. Grade-wise classification is applicable for government sector jobs but banking jobs are classified into scales. For your reference, a Bank PO Fresher would be considered as a Scale 1 officer.