Banking As a Profession

For Young graduate, an attractive offer after college is banking profession. It remains in this most wanted job position for years and it is because it enjoys much respect and prestige in the society. After the extinction of BSRB the only window to enter into this well sought career is Probationary Officers (PO) Exams conducted by individual banks. Banks inducts eligible graduates by this exam for training for a probational period of two years. The selected candidates performance during the probation period will decide their position after training. Different Banks recruit probationary officers during different periods in the year. Students has to keep on watch about the notifications and should be alert on applying promptly.

Career as a Probationary Officer

Pursuing Career as a probationary officer is a unique experience in itself. But it is the most common and highly sought after question that "what a Probationary Officer really do?".After the selection and till the date of joining the same question was making my mind puzzle. Hence I would like to share some of my experience with all of you looking after banks as a career option. I would be sharing my day to day experience within the bank so stay with us ...


Banks on two days off - wait of November

So awaited month of Nov. 2012 (for pay scale revision) is coming augmented with Employees of public sector banks are striking work for two days starting today i.e. Wednesday. This strike is as said “against reform proposals that would ease mergers and allow more foreign and private capital into the sector”.

It is also recommended in reforms agenda that wage hikes should be bank-specific and not industry-wide, as is the present practice. Whatsoever, the other thing is that we have got two days off and I got time for my favorite blog. These days, so many vacancies are out in Banking sector in clerical, officers and in specialist officers cadre. With a systematic and concentrated approach, it is not a big deal to prepare and crack these exams. SBI associate Banks i.e. State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ), State Bank of Maysore (SBJ), State Bank of Patiala (SBP), State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) and State Bank of Travancore (SBT) are looking up for a good number of clerical staff (7740 no.) this year. State Bank of Saurashtra (SBS) and State Bank of Indore (SBOI) has already been merged with parent i.e. State Bank of India. News is SBI's Management Board has approved this month for merging one associate this year itself. Let us see, what happens next.