Bank PO 2021

By : Akash Mishra

Updated : Feb 5, 2021, 13:03

A Bank PO (full form: Probationary Officer) is an assistant manager of Scale I in the bank and also known as Scale I Officer. This managerial level job post is secured by clearing the online exam through various public-sector banks across India.

Bank Probationary officer has to go through the training program, once the selection process is finished. The probation period of the PO is 2 years that may differ from bank to bank. The banks look for fresh graduates who have a great enthusiasm to learn and work hard.

Bank PO Exam 2021 Notification

Bank PO Notification 2021 has been released in various departments of the banks. Bank PO exam date 2021 also has been announced by the officials which are going to take place soon. Check the notification and exam date details of the upcoming bank PO exams below.

Candidates preparing for Bank PO exam 2021, check the notification on upcoming recruitment, exam date, eligibility, syllabus & pattern, admit card, salary, and more. Stay connected with the Bank PO recruitment 2021 alert here once officially released. The latest updates about IBPS PO, SBI PO & other banks' PO information will be shared to notify you.


Bank PO Exam Date 2021 List

Bank PO Exam NameExam Date
IBPS PO09th, 10th, 16th & 17th October 2021
IBPS RRB PO01, 07th, 08th, 14th & 21st August 2021
ECGC PO14th March 2021
SBI PONot Announced

What is the Eligibility Criteria for Bank PO?

There are some eligibility criteria for Bank PO that you must take care of before applying. To apply the post, a candidate must ensure whether he/she is 20-30 years old. There is an age relaxation of 5 years to those candidates who belong to SC and ST. The OBC category has 3 years of relaxation. Moreover, you should have the minimum educational qualification that you are graduated from the recognized university to apply for IBPS PO and SBI PO. Thus, following some default BANK PO eligibility criteria that you must know.

  1. Age (20-30)
  2. Nationality
  3. Cast Relaxation
  4. Graduation from Recognized University
  5. Bank Po Eligibility Graduation Percentage

Note: There are more criteria defined by all banks.

Sr.Eligibility CriteriaSBI Bank POIBPS Bank PO






Age Relaxation

5 Years (SC/ST) & OBC 3 Years

5 Years (SC/ST) & OBC 3 Years



Graduation Degree from Recognized University

Graduation Degree from Recognized University

Check here IBPS PO eligibility criteria

What is the Syllabus and Exam Pattern of Bank PO Exam?

The bank PO syllabus and exam pattern are designed to assess the candidate’s general knowledge as well as aptitude skills. As syllabus and pattern are the same for IBPS PO and SBI PO but the preliminary and mains exams are a little different. See complete detail below:

Exam PhaseIBPS PO QuestionsMarksSBI POQuestionsMarks
Preliminary ExamEnglish Language



Quantitative Aptitude3535
Quantitative Aptitude3535Reasoning Ability3535
Reasoning Ability3535English Language3030
Mains ExamReasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude4560Data Analysis & Interpretation3560
English Language3540Reasoning & Computer Aptitude4560
Data Interpretation & Analysis3560English Language3540
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness4040General Awareness4040

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What is Bank PO Salary?

The Bank PO basic pay is 23,700 + allowances such as Transport Allowance, HRA, CCA, and DA. The default pay-scale for a candidate is Rs. 23,700 - 42,020. The Bank PO salary in IBPS and SBI matters a lot for freshers because they are working hard to full fill their dreams and also want to get a higher compensation while joining the bank sector. The salary status is almost same for all banks but there may be minor benefits depending on the bank's policies.

Check here IBPS PO salary and SBI PO salary.

Bank Probationary Officer Job Profile

The job profile of Bank PO is to take care of customer’s requirements by handling queries, and customer account related issues as it’s trained on different categories of work such as finance, accounting, billing, and investment. Thus, the bank expects much from the PO to provide optimal services to its customers. Below are the top leading banks where the candidates can start their journey as probation officers:

What is Bank PO Selection Process?

There are three important phases in Bank PO selection process. The selection procedure is done on the basis of the following phases:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Group Exercise and Interview

View preliminary exam and mains exam in below step.

Read also: IBPS PO Selection Process

Latest Bank PO Vacancies

The banks recruit probationary officers and management trainees every year by conducting a common written examination (CWE), which is called the IBPS PO exam. To see the step-by-step recruitment procedure for IBPS go to IPBS PO Recruitment. See also SBI PO Recruitment

Find here a list of upcoming bank exams, their recruitment process, and more detail.

Bank PO job vacancy is released yearly by banks to provide the best opportunity to the aspiring candidates.

Bank PO Exam Preparation

Take the test for complete preparation and practice in order to improve your performance. You must choose the right books for bank PO exam preparation. Get ready to have an online test series for IBPS PO and SBI PO with some special features that help you to improve your performance score. Enroll to access for FREE Mockup Bank PO online test series here and improve your preparation skills. You can download No.1 Exam Prep App for PO Exams.

See also: Best Books for SBI PO Exam Preparation

Bank PO Result Announcement

Bank PO Result Date - The Bank PO prelims exams, main exams, and final interview results vary according to the date. In each phase of the examination, you will be announced about the result and final merit state wise. Once the candidate appears in the merit list will be considered for medical fitness testing. Here are interview preparation tips for IBPS PO.

Read here success stories of some PO toppers.

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