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 ...


SBI Probationary Officer Recruitment Drive: Rush ! Only nine days remaining.

State Bank of India, the biggest Bank of India by branches and ATMs across the country has called for a big recruitment drive with having mood of selecting 1897 talented people on board vide advt. no. CRPD/PO/2014-15/01. The State Bank of India has already indicated that the last hour rush can be very high and generally the kind of organizations like SBI, does not increase its last dates like our State Governments Recruitment Boards. The online registration will remain open till 25th April and now only nine days are remaining for registration.

The candidate will have to face two phases of exam for getting selected. First phase would be including Objective Test of 200 marks containing four different sections (English Language, General Awareness; Marketing & Computers, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning (High Level) and Descriptive Exam of 50 marks of English Language, whereas later a group discussion and interview would be held for selected candidates.

The whole marks secured from both the two phases will be given out of 100 marks with giving weightage of 75:25 respectively. State Bank of India has given reminders about registering as soon as possible as very high number of people would be participating for the exam. Surely SBI is making good marketing by mentioning the package roughly about Rs. 840000/- per annum (lease amount mentioned considering 1897 will be posted in Mumbai only). 




You must have heard of the SBI again hiring 1837 Probationary Officers. The pay scale would be Rs. 14500-25700, but you must know that a probationary officer would get 4 added increments if gets selected in SBI only from the starting month itself. The bank has increased its lease amount last year making Rs. 29000 in Mumbai city for a starting PO, making jealous of other Bank's PO's receiving around 7-8 thousand INR. But you must have seen a caution there in the advertisement, which in itself says that the reasoning part would be of expert level (High level), which was never seen in last time advertisements.

So start preparing tough as the competition is going to be immense high. Last time it was 1100 per vacancy; this time it could be more than 1500, when all down traded Chartered Accountants CAs and B-techs are eyeing the landing place.