The advent of liberalization has re-energized the banking sector in India. With mushrooming of private sectors, the government banks have also registered tremendous growth. The growth in banking sector has definitely brought many employment opportunities. To sustain its position in Indian Market, Public Banks always look out for skilled manpower i.e. Probationary Officers & Management Trainees, who can perform various banking tasks efficiently.
Getting a job as a probationary officer in any public bank has never been an easier task. One has to qualify its entrance test i.e. IBPS exam. Earlier, every nationalized bank used to conduct their own entrance exam but in the year 2011 IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Section) has made it compulsory for all 19 major public banks to conduct the national level eligibility exam for selection to these banks.
BANK PO exam is conducted every year for those candidates who wish to get jobs in the posts of Probationary Officer and Clerical Post (Clerk).
Bank PO Registration / Application Form
Application forms for Bank PO exam can be obtained from the official website of IBPS.
EduVidya provides you the steps that should be followed during admission procedure.
If you’re going with the online application, then make sure that you have duly scanned your photograph and signature. The reason for this; the online application form should be filled within 20 minutes.
The Application fees can be submitted in both, online as well as offline mode. Online payment can be made by using credit cards or debit cards. Now, if you’re going with offline mode then, you have to fill the IBPS application form. After this, you have to click on ‘Offline’ button that lies at the end of the form. Once you click on the button, then IBPS will register your application for the exam and will provide you login credentials, consisting of a unique password and registration number. Next, you to make the print out of computer generated challan. The Challan is required to take into any IBPS designated center, where it will get sealed by the authority against the cash payment.
Application Fees for General category is Rs 450, whereas for other reserved categories like SC/ST and PH is Rs. 50.
Bank PO Syllabus
There is no set syllabus for the exam but questions will be asked various common subjects such as Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (with Special focus on Banking Industry), Computer Knowledge. The test will also include Basic English i.e. reading comprehension, verbal ability and verbal reasoning.
CWE for IBPS PO consist of objective type questions, where candidate has to select the correct answer of four options. There will be total 250 questions with a total duration of 2½ hrs. For each wrong answer, 1/4th will be deducted from the marks allotted to the question.
Bank PO Preparation
If you’re also one of them, who believe that it’s great to get into banking field and get going with life but wondering how to prepare for IBPS Bank PO exam, then don’t worry you have landed on the right page. Edu Vidya provide you some of the essential preparation tips for IBPS PO exam.
During preparation, try to give special attention to current affairs as this will help you to fetch more marks in General Awareness section. Make exact note of major incidents that occurred in the last 6-8 months, both national as well as international. Cover each section like Sports, Politics and Technology etc.
For English Section, get thorough with the Grammar, comprehension passages and vocabulary.
You can also enroll yourself with a coaching center for getting doubts clear. In past few years, many classes for Bank PO have popped up, which offer good tuition to students.
Attempting mock tests prior to exam will also be conducive in fetching high marks.
Bank PO Notification
Bank PO Exam 2016 Notification:-