SBP Institute offers THE BEST training for the forthcoming Bank PO and Clerical Exams.More than 1500 officers working in Public Sector Banks are our former students!!!Join SBP now itself. You too can become a Bank Officer!!!
We provide you with
1. Complete study material in English / Hindi.
2. Short-cut Techniques in quantitative aptitude
that you will not find anywhere.
3. Classes on reasoning, quantitative aptitude,
English and General Awareness,Computer Knowledge,Marketing aptitude.
4. Special classes on quantitative aptitude for weak
5. Special classes for English improvement.
6. Weekly tests to assess the comprehension level
of the students.
7. Classes on banking and economy.
8. Group Discussions.
9. Interview Sessions.
10. Details regarding latest vacancies and results.
11. Problem solving section (PSS), A one step solution to all your problems.
12. Speed tests (MOCK PAPERS) facility.
13. Memory-based papers of PO/Clerk/SO/LIC/ADO etc. Held Previously.
14. Detailed Discussion and analysis of speed-tests.
15. Interactive session with the successful
16.Personality development classes.
WHAT IS BANK PO ?
A Bank Probationary Officer (PO) in the bank is the starting level appointment for bank officers and the promotional prospects are quite healthy with the work as it defining the limit for the candidate’s success. Job profile of PO (Probationary Officer) is General Banking, administration work and any other work assigned by the Bank from time to time.
A Bank PO can be asked to do anything till the completion of its probation period. After the confirmation he/she can give tasks having routine work like posting, scrolling or advances or anything that is related to banking. He/she generally assigned to various responsibilities, as directed by the Sr. Manager. They are trained for accounting, marketing, finance, investment as well as billing.
The Bank PO also work on increasing other aspects of the bank’s business such as the loan department, the the mortgage and finance divisions of the bank. Handling customer complaints and issues is also the responsibility of the Bank PO. Often this means dealing with complaints over issues such as charges, discrepancies in accounts, or even in complaints with service at the bank. Good communication skills and an ability to resolve conflicts calmly is essential for a Bank PO .
Bank PO joins the bank as Asst manager after the end of probation period . Initially he/she may be posted in a branch where he/she will handle daily customer transaction like passing a cheque, cash management, Draft issuance etc. After certain experience and depending upon skill/aptitude, the person would be given an opportunity to work in other areas like planning, marketing, budgeting, processing of loan , investment management etc.
Bank Probationary Officers Exam (Bank PO) as the name suggests, is meant to select personnel for prestigious and high profile jobs in the banking sector. In the light of new competition in the banking industry, it is necessary to strengthen the management of the public sector banks. Probationary Officer’s play a major role in the role in the current scenario in the modern day banking. The prestige and the responsibility attached with the job has been a center of attraction for the youth and hence they appear for these bank exams in India.
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
This system of Common Examination for recruitment of Probationary Officers / Management Trainees has been approved by each of the 20 participating Public Sector Banks and the Managing Committee of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) with the consent of the Govt of India.
IBPS, an autonomous body registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 and a Public Trust under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950, has been authorised by IBA and has received a mandate from the 20 Public Sector Banks listed below to conduct the Common Written Examination. The CWE for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts will be conducted twice a year by IBPS.
|Allahabad Bank||Canara Bank|
|Indian Overseas Bank||Union Bank of India|
|Andhra Bank||Central Bank of India|
|Oriental Bank of Commerce||United Bank of India|
|Bank of Baroda||Corporation Bank|
|Punjab National Bank||UCO Bank|
|Bank of India||Dena Bank|
|Punjab & Sind Bank||Vijaya Bank|
|Bank of Maharashtra||Indian Bank|
|Syndicate Bank||IDBI Bank|
An individual who aspires to join any of the above Public Sector Banks as a Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee will necessarily be required to take the CWE. Prospective candidates who wish to appear for the CWE will have to apply to IBPS and should carefully read the advertisement regarding eligibility criteria, online registration process, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters and score cards.
Candidates who appear for the CWE will be able to check their status after the examination. Scorecards will be issued to candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks and above in each test of the examination.
Each participating Public Sector Bank will independently issue a separate recruitment notification, specifying their vacancies and stipulating the eligibility criteria in terms of age, educational qualification, experience (if any), minimum required level of IBPS score in each component test plus Total Weighted Score (if any) etc. Successful candidates in the CWE who have been issued scorecards and who meet the stipulated eligibility criteria are then required to apply to any of the participating banks. They wish to, quoting their personal details and their CWE scores. Each bank will then individually shortlist candidates and carry out their own selection processes such as Group Discussions and/ or Interviews etc. for final selection.
Please note that the eligibility criteria specified is the basic criteria for applying to various Public Sector Banks. However merely applying for CWE/ appearing for the examination does not imply that a candidate will necessarily be eligible for employment in all or any of the 20 Public Sector Banks as each Bank will stipulate its own eligibility/ qualifying criteria.
Prospective Candidates should ensure that they fulfill the specified eligibility criteria
before applying for the Common Written Examination (CWE):
I. Nationality / Citizenship:
A candidate must be either –
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Minimum: 20 Years Maximum: 30 Years
The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates.
Relaxation of Upper age limit
|Sl. No||Category||Age relaxation|
|1||Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe||5 years|
|2||Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|3||Persons With Disabilities||10 years|
including Emergency Commissioned Officers
(ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers
(SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on
|5||completion of assignment (including those whose
assignment is due to be completed within the stipulated time) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct
or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment 5 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989
|6||Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
|7||Persons who have completed 5 years of service in
(i) In case of a candidate who is eligible for relaxation under more than one of the above categories the age relaxation will be available on a cumulative basis with any one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted as
(ii) Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of Interview conducted by a particular Bank, if called by the Bank.
(iii) Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured employment under the Central
Government in Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ will be permitted the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-Servicemen for securing another employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group ‘C’/ ‘D’ under the Central Government. However, such candidates will not be eligible for the benefit of reservation for Ex-Servicemen in Central
Pattern of the IBPS Bank PO CWE :
Structure of Examination (ONLINE):
The below tests, except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e.English and Hindi.
(a) Pattern of Exam:
|S.No||Name of Obj Test||Max Marks||Duration|
|4||General Awareness( with special ref to Banking Industry)||40|
(b) Negative Marking – 1/4th or 0.25 marks assigned to the question will be deducted.
(c) Cutoff Score: Each candidate will have to secure a minimum standard score in each of the tests as well as on the Total Weighted Standard Score to be called for interview
(d) Interview: Candidates who have been shortlisted CWE PO/MT-III will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations. Interviews will be conducted at select centres. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. Candidates are required to download their interview call letters www.ibps.in
(e) Interview Marks : The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CWE (exam) and interview will be 80:20.
(f) Final Selection : The combined final scores of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in CWE PO/MT-III and Interview. A candidate should qualify both in the CWE and interview to be shortlisted for subsequent allotment process
Exam Syllabus For IBPS PO
1. IBPS PO – ENGLISH LANGUAGE (40 marks, 40 questions)
Vocabulary: Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms, Word Formation, Sentence Completion
Comprehension: Theme detection, Deriving Conclusion, Passage Completion
Error Detection and Rearrangement: Passage Correction, Sentence Correction, Spelling
Grammar: Active Passive Voice, Direct Indirect Speech
General Usage: Idioms and Phrases
2. IBPS PO – LOGICAL REASONING (50 marks, 50 questions)
Verbal Reasoning: Analogy, Coding Decoding, Blood Relation, Sitting Arrangement, Series Completion, Syllogism, Decision Making, Statement Reasoning
Non-verbal Reasoning: Series Completion, Analogy, and Classification
3. IBPS PO – QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE (50 marks, 50 questions)
Arithmetic: Numbers, Simplification, Roots, Average, Surds & Indices, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Partnership, Chain Rule, Time & Work, Pipes & Cisterns, Time & Distance, Problems on Trains, Boats & Streams, Alligation, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Stocks & Shares, Clocks, Logarithms, Mensuration, Volume & Surface Area, Permutation & combination, Probability, Heights & Distances
Data Interpretation: Tabulation, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Pie Charts
4. IBPS PO – GENERAL/MARKETING/BANKING AWARENESS (40 marks, 40 questions)
Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environments around him and its application to society. These questions will be such that they do not require a specific study of any discipline.
– Knowledge of current events
– Everyday observations and experience in the scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person
– India and its neighboring countries
– Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economy, General Polity, Indian Constitution, Scientific Research
Over 70% of the questions will be related to Economy, Banking and Finance.
5. IBPS PO – COMPUTER AWARENESS (20 marks, 20 questions)
General Knowledge on Computer usage and application (basic hardware and software)