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 ...

Wednesday

My day to day experience with SBI

It was a great day when my friend called me saying my roll no appearing in the final selected candidates list.
After a month or so I got a provisional letter asking me to report State Bank of Patiala HO, Patiala for fulfilling pre-appointment formalities like medical, domicile etc. And the next day I got confirmation for my first branch of State Bank of Patiala (Associate bank of SBI) in Hisar which is my home city itself.

I got my Formal Appointment letter in which it was written that the first year of my job will be for training comprising institutional training and on the job training. My institutional training was postponed for a while as bank was requiring officers immediately.

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  1. hello arun i am BE (software) student ...do u think that BE student can survive in the field of bank beacause v are unaware of banking concepts but i m interested in serving banks.....

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    1. Sir,i need tnpsc group 4 previous year question papers with answer keys.
      ibps bank clerk exam book

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  2. Sir I am a clerk my basic is 11100 and completed jaiib and caiib now i have cleared promotion exam for scale 1 so i want to know what will be my basic when i will join a scale 1 officer.any one please answer me correctly .

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  3. hi sir ,
    I want to know is SBI will take Medical Test After Joining.

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  4. Hi,

    I am married and i have applied for clerical post.I am ready to join any of the govt banks. but i have question? . I am earning affordable money at private sector. pay for clerk is less , half of my original salary. Is there any option to increase the payment, i.e like any other exams . Also i do not want any transfers. it is critical , could you please soon.

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  5. My son got job in CAG as Auditor and also as PO in SBI. Pls advise which job is better...

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  6. plzzz guide me too..
    my email id-imdj1991@gmail.com

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  7. I have completed B.Tech in IT in 2011, since then i am preparing for government jobs. I have no work experience. I want to know if any work experience is needed for selection in IBPS/SBI PO or RBI GRADE”B” posts. Does Experienced candidates are preferred?? plz help.........

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  8. Hello, recently I got selected in IOB second list. I have certain queries like: 1. Is the bank lenient in providing Posting to married ladies? 2. What is the leave policy during probation? 3. Does ladies too transferred to other places in 2-3 yrs? Is it mandatory to take transfers?.. Anybody plz reply.. i'll be thankful..

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  9. hello,
    i am a graduate from biology background and now want to pursue my career in banking sector.my main concern for this field is transfer.everyone says that this field is good for ladies but i want to know how this field will be proved good if transfer will be done frequently?please put a detailed light over this point of this sector
    thankyou

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  10. hello,
    i am a graduate from biology background and now want to pursue my career in banking sector.my main concern for this field is transfer.everyone says that this field is good for ladies but i want to know how this field will be proved good if transfer will be done frequently?please put a detailed light over this point of this sector
    thankyou

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  11. Dear Sir,

    Please let me know the annual increment in a bank PO., you may give example of sbi. Would also like to know the minimum time for a promotion. would be so kind of you, incase you reply to my questions. looking for your kind feedback.

    Regards,

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  12. Hi Sir,

    Will i get posting as my preference. If not how much time will i have to wait to get the post in my state.

    Anuj

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  13. Hi,
    Did any one know how the posting will be given for Probationary officer of SBI after 2 years

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  14. hello sir,
    i have cleared ibps po-3 exam...after having a glance over all these comments i m quite worried abt joining any bank as a PO...if it is possible...please tell me which is the best to join as a PO...wat abt salary and other incentives for a PO and also please tel me abt job profile of a PO...
    thank u

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  15. What are the different positions we can acquire in a sequential way till CMD, after joining as PO in any Bank.

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  16. Hi,
    I am 28 yrs old and an MBA from a reputed college. I have a total of 3years of experience of which 2 years as Business Analyst (service Industry: prone to layoffs and recession) in healthcare and Pharma sector. Currently I am working as Business analyst in a Big Pharma MNC in Hyderabad. Due parents' wish I had applied for IBPS bank PO exam and got selected in syndicate bank. I am currently drawing a salary of 5.5 lac per annum from my current organisation, with Rs 38000 p.m as take home pay. Now everybody including my parents are advising me to go for BANK PO job as it offers security, but I am in a big big dilemma. Not at all able to decide what to do...and I have a very less time to think upon. I need some guidance from any expert individual who can help me in this time. My email is anshuldtiwari@gmail.com. Contact: 7738585985 . I as such dont like bank job but on the other hand I am not much aware of what actully bank job profile would be, May be it would be good and my disliking for it may not be right without knowing it. Please I need urgent guidance from some expert

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  17. hello all,
    what will happen after completion of probationary period?

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  18. please give advice for PO III interview

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  19. What is the hierarchy for an IT Officer in bank ?

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  20. Hello Sir,
    Am a Post-graduate student in Life Science. I dont have any experience in banking, but now comes the PO option, am thinking of opting Bank PO. Can you say the entry level salary and career growth as PO??!?

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  21. hello sir,
    i am selcted as po in iob .. what is the next step ??? when i could expect training letter??

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  22. hello sir,
    i have a query regarding the timings in banks as po... what is the normal daily time schedule and for d time of heavy workloads???
    regards,
    Honey MV

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  23. Plz suggest me bst books for po examspreparation .....for sbi...

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  24. Anyone can contribute here for answer anyone... please come ahead

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  25. The best thing we can do is to read more and more newspaper editorials (best is The Hindu). Other thing in the last hours is to solve at least one mock daily with strict timing. see performance and track yourself to judge the timing given for each section.

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  26. Can I take sabbatical (baby care) leave of 2 years during my probation period. I am working as a clerk in ubi.

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  27. In State Bank Group, the option of Sabbatical Leave is given to Women officers. In Bank of India, it is also there for women officers. In clerical cadre, you please ask your HR Dept. for the same.

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  28. Generally all women employees are given option of 2 years sabbatical leave viz. they are officers, clerical etc. But it actually depends on the particular Bank's policy.

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  29. Hello Sir!!! I am a PO working with Bank of Baroda. Although I have no regrets working with a bank when I am a BTech and people keep telling me that this is not where I should be, I am concerned about my future career. Do certifications like CISA, CIA help in career progression in a bank???

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  30. Hello Dear,
    Of course the courses Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) or CIA are always a good career maker in the bank. But these are generally for specialist cadre entrant. If you have entered in specialist cadre, then it is good. If you are in general cadre, you have to show yourself a good candidate to be in for systems.

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  31. hi guys
    I am yeswanth.My question is will i be posted in my native place(city) or atleast my state?
    I'm from vijayawada,Andhra Pradesh.

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  32. Its not quite sure. In State Bank of India, it depends on the circle you will get.

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  33. Scale III officer gets Rs.3000/- less than a Group 'A' entry level officer in Central Govt. with added burden of stress, work load, more risk, no social life, and poorly managed sector and govt. caring least for the sector..i will suggest never join a banking career as a long term option, u will 100% repent after few years down the line when you will neither be able to leave or join a new jib, moreover with the passing age u will always be expected to work like a young donkey, leaving your family life and facing adverse haelth conditions and unwelcomed harshness of life.... So never join a bank job, It's worstttt

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  34. Hello Mr Sanjeev,

    I've received an offer from UCO Bank for the post of Bank po. I wish to prepare for UPSC simultaneously working in the bank. Will I get enough time to study?
    Looking forward to hear from you.

    Thanks

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  35. I started working in SBI leaving my IT job. I was selected as PO through SBI PO exam. I find the job much better and refreshing than my last IT job. The working environment is fine and my job is also good. I think I have good growth opportunities here. You can read my full review here

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  36. Hello Goyal Sir,
    I got selected in PNB Clerk and Canara Bank PO in IBPS 3!
    Sir pls guide me what should I opt for!
    If I go for PO in CANARA then how frequent will be the transfers?
    In Clerk I know they will post me in the applied state!
    But plz clarify on the transfer policy of canara in PO!

    And if I opt for PO then will I get enough time to crack UPSC? Pls reply soon sir !

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  37. hello sir
    i am economics graduate from DU and wanted to know whether po career in a good option for me or there is any other great job for my field .and what are the scope after po jobs in banks

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  38. Hi All,

    I am working as software professional since last 4 years and getting satisfied remuneration. My parents suggesting for Govt PO jobs in banking Domain. Please suggest is it good to move to banking domain? And how will be career in banking domain? And what are the pros and cons in banking domain when compared to software industry. Please give your suggestions at 'majji.venkataramana@gmail.com'

    Thanks,
    MVRamana.

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  39. Dear Mr Ajith,
    Did your wife get state transfer during 2 years probation period?

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  40. Dear Mr DK Goyal,
    Please help me by answering my 2 questions. Its very urgent to know from you.

    1)What is the exact PROBATION PERIOD of SBI PO?
    2)Is there any rule that an SBI PO can get transfer during PROBATION PERIOD? If yes can you please send me the link?

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  41. How does government policies affect you as a manager of bank?

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  42. Dear Sir,
    I am Sangeetha, working in Indian Overseas Bank @ Goa State. I had applied for transfer to my in-law's place i.e Pune Maharashtra, around 4-5 months back. But till date I have not received any information regarding the same. I have done several follow-up, but no one give the proper information. I could not understand to whom should I contact. I request to give me any Contact detail or email id of right person of IOB. Pl replay on following mail id. santoshkshetty@gmail.com

    Thanks in advance

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  43. Sir,
    I got selected for Bank of Baroda Manipal university and IDBI Manipal university. But i am also giving my IBPS CWE 2014-15. What is the difference between a PO from Manipal University and an IBPS PO? What's the advantage in doing one year PG Diploma from Manipal? Will there be any difference in Grade Scale or in career growth in the bank? And which is better between IDBI Manipal and BoB Manipal??

    Thanks in advance

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  44. Thanking you Mr. Goyal sir for your outstanding help in suggestions

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  45. I am afraid to say this that i am still finding a better job in any bank. Anyway i was working as a IT assistant in a organization. but my experience was not good because management is not good. careerjobpk.com

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  46. sir how can i contact you.. i need some suggestion

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  47. Hello Sir,
    I would like to know if we can choose our posting location for a probationary officer.

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  48. Respected Sir,
    I am a b.tech student of prestiguish collage IIT. I want to apply for jobs in psu such as other engineering student.
    But i have slightly SQUINT problem in my one eye.According to medical rules,SQUINT PERSON not FIT for govt, job.
    Now what should i do. My whole career is ruined due to medical rules
    Sir, i have not faced any problem last 22 years from my birth due to my eye.
    WHY psu do not allow me...???
    Sir kindly requist to you,please look my matter seriously.
    many indian faced this type of problem..
    Sir,i have not serious problem with my eye..



    Any job in INDIA for which i am applicable???
    SIR ,EK IITIAN HONE KE BAD BHI ME BEROJGAAR HO CHUKA HU.
    sir any post in banking/ssc or any service???please help me.
    thanks

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  49. sir,i am iit graduate student..due to squint in my eyes i can't job in technical line.
    sir now what should i do..??
    sir BANK PO/ibps exam ki post ke liye me applicable hu...??
    sir please help me,,
    sir,iit se pdne pr bhi meri job nhi lg pa rhi hai...please help me

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  50. sir,i am iit graduate student..due to squint in my eyes i can't job in technical line.
    sir now what should i do..??
    sir SBI BANK PO/IBPS ki post ke liye me applicable hu...??
    sir please help me,,
    sir,iit se pdne pr bhi meri job nhi lg pa rhi hai...please help me

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  52. Hello Sir,

    I am preparing for Bank PO. I want to know about the postings procedure.

    Will we be posted in the city of our choice? or on what basis is the posting done?

    Please let me know.

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  53. What happened at last? Is a colorblind person eligible for bank job?

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  54. Hi,
    Please Help
    Could you please tell me how strain full the job is and how can we avoid transfer and work in same state for lifetime. I am really confused whether I should go for bank jobs because I cannot afford transfers.
    Thanks

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    1. YES, FOR WOMAN IT IS CLOSE TO HOME POSTING

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    2. YES, FOR WOMAN IT IS CLOSE TO HOME POSTING

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  55. Hi,
    My wife has been allotted UCO Bank For PO 3.
    The correspondence from UCO bank has not yet come but received the information from IBPS.
    i want to know the posting, joining, training details ofd UCO Bank for WOMEN.
    Will they allot me a branch near my home.

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  56. hi..I want to know how much housing (lease rental) is paid to an assistant systems manager in SBI??
    It is currently 29500 for an SBI PO. Also compare the salary structures for both SBI PO and SBI assistant systems manager if the resident is in Mumbai. Which gives a better hike?

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  57. How can I prepare to crack sbi probationary officer exam book without any coaching class?

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  58. Pls suggest me a best book to prepare for sbi probationary officer exam book

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  59. Hi, I am a hearing impaired person and selected as PO in Bank of Baroda...Currently I am working in TCS nd I aint happy with it. I have done MTech(IT). Pls Tell me hows the work for Hearing impaired person in Bank of Baroda?

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  60. Hi, I am a hearing impaired person and selected as PO in Bank of Baroda...Currently I am working in TCS nd I aint happy with it. I have done MTech(IT). Pls Tell me hows the work for Hearing impaired person in Bank of Baroda?

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  62. I found the stuff really useful. preparing for bank po and i found the information helpful.
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  63. sbi po interview call letter download karte time jo posting ki choice bhari thi kya unme baad me koi chnage kiya ja sakta hai?

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  64. Hello sir,,
    I have competed BE /EEE
    Is there any chance to promote from po to specialist officer in SBI?
    Or directly have to apply for specialist officer?

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  65. Hello sir,,
    I have competed BE /EEE
    Is there any chance to promote from po to specialist officer in SBI?
    Or directly have to apply for specialist officer?

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  66. Sbi po: sir I am selected for sbi po but I am having chronic hepatitis...will that stop me to get through medical examination? Please tell me

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  68. Hi sir I am sagar from mp got selected in gramin bank po and result of ibps po will come on 01 April in which I am having +39 over cutoff so what should I do either join gramin bank po or Waite for resultibpibps po

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  69. Is training given to individual candidate to selected bank branch only individually , or all candidates gets training in special centre

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  71. how is union bank of india to work as a PO , and how is the (PGPB&F) program which it will be offering with NIIT , is it worth joining it or its better to get selected from ibps as PO and join any bank as a PO .
    Thanks

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  72. I'm currently pursuing MA and will be a passout only on 2018 May,and i was planning to write SBI PO 2017 exam, so if i clear the sbi po selection procedures, will i be able to take leave,complete my MA and join SBI?

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