A probationary officer (PO) or management trainee as the name signifies is the entry-level designation for a new employee when it comes to officer assignments in Indian banks. IBPS’s Common Bank Exam and Interview is the newly-set standard or screening process that is used by the public and private banks to recruit suitable persons to PO positions, and one has to clear IBPS exam for a banking career with them.
Update: IBPS PO registration is now over. Register for SBI PO exam 2014.
Becoming a PO at younger age is somewhat a dream professional achievement. A PO can even become the managing director of the serving bank if he/she gets selected at the right age and contributes greatly to the growth of the firm. The current MD of SBI, Mrs. Arundhati Bhattacharya joined the bank as a PO in 1977, and now she is the youngest administrator of the elite PSU at the age of 57.
After the IBPS selection, the bank will send a new employee to undergo probation or training period that lasts up-to 2 years; they can terminate the contract of a person during this period if they find him/her unfit for the managerial job. After training the candidate will be promoted as Assistant manager and will get a variety of banking duties depending on personal interest or the at the discretion of the institution. Eventually, a PO will head the various divisions of the bank during the service tenure. As of 2014, the gross salary of newly appointed bank PO selected through IBPS is approximately 30,000/-INR, and the CTC totals around 50000 /-INR for a Metro posting.
IBPS PO Recruitment Process
IBPS PO recruitment starts with the collection of online applications. IBPS will publish the schedule of the application process on their website, and all aspirants can apply within the dates stipulated in the notification. You can find a calendar of ongoing or upcoming PO recruitment just below this line.
IBPS PO Exam 2014 dates published:
Registration with IBPS qualifies the candidates for the objective-style online exam. Tentative dates of the IBPS PO exam 2014 is as listed above, however, the actual date and center of the online exam will be intimated to each candidate through a call letter a few weeks after the successful web enrollment. Before registration one should thoroughly read the eligibility conditions for applying the PO exam. Typically, a candidate with a university degree, falling in 20-30 age-group is eligible for IBPS PO exam.
Read the Full Eligibility requirements for IBPS PO Exam.- Have a look at the Nationality part, and relaxation in age limits applicable to you.
IBPS has a newly introduced section in the PO application form for the candidates to choose bank preferences. The preferences you enter here will be used to decide your final placement as a Probationary officer. Go to the list of IBPS enabled banks to prepare an order of banks in such a way that the bank you like most is the first one in the list, followed by others in descending order.
Apply online for IBPS PO Recruitment 2014. (Click the link to proceed with registration)
Applicants who clear the PO exam will be invited for a Common Interview in January 2015. The result of online PO exam and interview will decide the final selection and placement.
IBPS PO exam preparation:
The syllabus of the 2014 PO exam is exactly similar to the previous year’s exams. If you’re new to the IBPS recruitment, you have to check the full outline of the examination to start with the preparations. Detailed syllabus and pattern of IBPS Exam.
- Quantitative aptitude and reasoning sections always have the typical puzzle style of questions which repeats every year with slight differences. Master the way of solving such questions by trying out the previous years IBPS PO papers. The quantitative aptitude test also includes simple and advanced arithmetic problems.
- The English module often incorporates “find the error” type questions, reading and interpreting passages, finding antonyms, synonyms, test of vocabulary, etc.
- Reading Economic Times and general news will greatly benefit you in solving the GK section of the IBPS PO exam. Study the general banking related terms, functions of RBI, etc.
- Computer knowledge is pretty easy for those who have studied computer subjects at degree or matriculation level. Try the IBPS computer questions listed in this page.
Books that we recommend for IBPS PO exam in 2014.
IBPS PO solved 6th edition by Arihant Experts: BUY
Pros: Latest book with solutions all the previous IBPS PO exams including 2013 paper.
Cons: Price, a few printing mistakes.
You may also check the alternative from Kiran Prakashan for IBPS PO (BUY): This book has the advantage of being less pricey, but it is a bit old and do not include the questions from last year’s PO exam- bad printing and material is another thing to note.
However, we highly recommend Kiran’s SBI PO solved 2000-2014 (Buy) : Just try-out everything in the SBI book and then continue the preparation with IBPS PO papers- you will notice some similarities in the pattern of the questions.
Manorama Yearbook 2014 would fulfill your GK needs for the IBPS PO exam: Buy
A sample IBPS PO quiz based on previous exams.
Check the demo and instructions page to see how IBPS PO online exam works.
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