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State Bank of India - Probationary Officer (SBI PO)

State Bank of India - Probationary Officer (SBI  PO)

Who Can Apply?

o    Participating candidates should be a citizen of India.

Age Limit

o    The age of applying candidates should not be more than 30 years and should not be less than 21 years.

o    Age relaxation will be applicable for reserved category candidates. To see the relaxation, candidates need to see below.

Relaxation in Age

o    Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (5 years)

o    Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)  (3 years)

o    Persons With Disabilities  (SC/ST): 15 years OBC: 13 years General: (10 years)

o    Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on 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. (5 years)

o    Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989         (5 years)

No. of chance in SBI PO

o    General (4 Times)

o    General (PWD) (7 Times)

o    OBC (7 Times)

o    OBC(PWD) (7 Times)

o    SC/SC(PWD)/ ST/ ST (PWD) (No Restriction)

Essential Qualification

o    Candidates, who are going to apply for SBI Exam, Graduation degree in any discipline from University or institute which recognized by the central government.

o    Applicants, who are pursuing final year/semester of their graduation can also eligible to apply.

o    But they need to show their proof of having passed the graduation examination at time of Interview.

Job Responsibilities of Bank PO

          What is the work of Probationary Officer - Job profile of PO in a bank  is a multitasking nature during first two years. As a PO, you have to work in various departments. It will be Deposits, Loans & Advances, Clearing, Pensions, Payment and Cheque clearances, Fixed Deposit, ATM and Internet Banking, Credit Card, Report Making, Account related queries like closure, statement, ATM Issues, etc.

          All work allotted to you according to the bank policies it may differ for all banks. You will post in any of branch of the bank and department also gives the best training to polish you. Here are some of the primary duties of PO on the bank check it out.

Customer service  - First work of SBI PO job profile Which is a top most work of any of officer in the bank. Probationary Officer main work is handled customer and try to provide them with a solution for their queries. It will be related to any of banking service like account statement, required of any of another document such as forms and issuing cheque books. Open new accounts, handle any other bank product, cash deposit and withdrawal, etc. Bank PO will manage these types of many works on a daily basis.

Account Related  - Most of the banks assigned newly recruit Probationary officers to handle bank account related queries of their customers.

          It will be various types like Account opening, Closure of dead accounts, print account statement when needed, issuing Cheque books to the client, arrange depositing slips, bank passbook entry and many of others account awareness provides to new customers like account features, benefits, etc. this is second work of SBI po job profile.

Cash handling - Basically this step is applicable for Bank clerk but due to many conditions such as overburden of works, PO will be the second major post for handle cash transactions. During heavy footfall in branch probationary officers also manage all types depositing and withdrawal cash. For this purpose, you should be trained with transaction software of bank. Many times as per schedule you will also assign to handle cash in ATMs to the selected locations. It is a temporary work in SBI po job profile.

Payment Clearance - This is also PO responsibility in the bank after clerk to manage all clearance system of payments for Inward clearing and outward clearing. Cheque clearing by fetching actual data of client also done by PO as per requirement. You can also assign to process all types of transactions like Demand Draft (DD), Cheques, NEFT, RTGS and other payment methods.

Loan Processing - In starting of Probationary officer probation period most of the time bank assigned all new freshers to their loan and Insurance department to selling their products. Department will train you for these products that how to sell and what to sell and how to convince customer and giving complete knowledge about the product.

Generate New Business - Bringing business to bank it is another feature of SBI Bank PO Job Profile where you will have to manage various activities like promoting banking products, New Account opening, selling Insurance, loans, etc. this feature purely depends on bank policies. Some of the public sector banks do not have marketing and sales executive to perform this job in that case you will have to enhance the business of the bank.

ATM Related Queries - In some of the banks you will be assigned for ATM based queries example ATM Lost how to block ATM card online, New ATM request, ATM pin no. not received, the machine did not dispatch cash but deducted from the account and you handle many of similar issues.

Reporting and Verification - Other daily reporting works of transactions and account related also assigned to the bank PO. And manually verify each transaction and records of accounts on a daily basis if required. Hope now you understand complete PO Job description in the bank

Selection Procedure:

SBI Exam for Probationary Officer conducts by Institute of banking personnel selection every year for PO recruitment in banks. Department designs this PO exam in three stage selection program.

o    Phase I - Preliminary

o    Phase II - Mains

o    Phase III - Interview



Phase I - Prelims Exam patter

o    Reasoning Ability Paper (35 Questions - 35 Marks)

o    Quantitative Aptitude Paper (35 Questions - 35 Marks)         

o    English Language Paper (30 Questions - 30 Marks)    

                  Duration 1 Hrs

      Total 100 Questions & 100 Marks

 Phase II - Mains

o    Reasoning (50 Questions & 50 Marks)

o    General Awareness Paper (40 Questions & 40 Marks)

o    Quantitative Aptitude  (50 Questions & 50 Marks)

o    English Language (40 Questions & 40 Marks)

o    Computer Knowledge  (20 Questions & 20 Marks)     

                  Duration 2 Hrs

      Total 200 Questions & 200 Marks

Phase III - Interview



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