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Know Everything about Banking PO Exam

About Banking PO

  • Banking PO(Probationary Officer) exam is taken by famous banks to recruit candidates at officer level
  • Minimum age limit for the test is 20-28 years
  • Examination is held in two phases: Written test and interview
  • PO exam is when conducted by nationalized banks together is known as IBPS PO exam
  • SBI alone takes its own exam for PO termed as SBI PO exam
  • Both SBI PO and IBPS PO held once in a year

Why should you take Banking PO Exam?

If you want to be hired for Officer rank in a bank then you should definitely go for banking PO exam. Recruitment through Banking PO exam are done in banks all over India for the posts of:

  • JMGS – I (Junior Management Grade Scale -I)
  • MMGS – II (Middle Management Grade Scale – II)
  • MMGS – III (Middle Management Grade Scale – III)
  • SMGS – IV (Senior Management Grade Scale – IV)
  • SMGS – V (Senior Management Grade Scale – V)

Eligibility Conditions

The candidates who are of 20-28 years of age are eligible to apply for the exam.

A bachelor’s degree and computer literacy is required.

The candidates who are nationals of India, are a subject of Nepal or Bhutan, have migrated (and are now settling in India) from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Malawi, Uganda, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam.

Structure of Test
The written part of the test consists of 200 questions and divided into the following sub-parts:

Section No of Questions Time Allowed
GK (General Knowledge) and Current Affairs 40 2 hours
Reasoning Aptitude 50
Numerical Ability or Quantitative Aptitude 50
English Knowledge 40
Computer Knowledge 20
Total 200 2 hours

Its up to the candidate- how to manage the total time in exam. Every student proceed as per own strategy.

About Interview

The interview is based on general questions and other technical questions about banking. The time taken for interview is 15 minutes; however it may vary as per the requirements of the interviewers.
Note: The candidates need to pass the written test to become eligible for giving the interview.

Normally the fee for applying for the Banking PO exam is INR 600. However, for candidates of Scheduled class or tribe, the fee is INR 100. Fees can only be paid online through online banking, credit or debit cards.

All the sections of the written test are marked according to the number of questions asked. Thus, total marks for the written test is 200. There is a penalty of .25 for each wrong answer. The final score format after interview is decided by the banks only.

Bank PO Preparation

To prepare for the Banking PO exam, students should choose those institutes which give attention to all the areas of the exam- Maths, Reasoning, GK, Computers and English. It is also important to seek for interview preparation classes conducted by qualified teachers. Find the best bank PO coaching institute for you.

About Navjot Kaur

Being a blogger and an education counselor, I enjoy helping and guiding students regarding education and career planning. In this blog, we have tried contributing all relevant information required by students. I assist students in making prudent career decisions.

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