State Bank of India (SBI) is the leading public sector bank in the country with over 13000+ branches all across the country and over 2 lakh people working at various posts. It is a bank which attracts most of the banking aspirants who want to join the public sector bank. It is due to the growth and pay perks received by the employees once. The ladder to growth in the bank is also quite smooth and depends on the vitality and performance of individual candidates in the long run. SBI Probationary Officer post is the entry level officer grade post, for which the aspirants try their best in the entrance examinations. The attractive pay package and a respectable position in the bank make even the other bank employees to compete for the position in SBI.
Career Graph of SBI Probationary Officers
Though, all the banks have a definite promotional channel through which the candidates scale high up in the rank of officers, SBI has a faster promotion rate. Due to the high number of branches and ever increasing business of the bank, it is in constant need of skilled manpower to control the branches present across the country. The Probationary Officers, within two years after their completion of probationary period (2 years), are offered the position of Deputy Manager in Scale II officer level. The faster growth and promotion rate means a constant vacancy arises at various level posts and thus the bank recruits candidates on a regular basis. Due to the advancement in technology and initiation of core banking, the banks are looking for skilled and talented people who can take responsibility at the higher levels.
Promotion Exams and growth
The SBI conducts promotion exams every year for the candidates working at different levels in the bank, in order to allow them to utilize their potential to the fullest and serve the bank with their ability. SBI conducts promotional exams frequently. The promotional system is quite transparent and the policy for promotion is quite clear at all the levels. The deserving candidates are given the chance to promote themselves to the higher level posts, through proper channel.. The candidates who have potential could rise faster to high rank within 3-4 years. The promotional ladder is as given in the SBI bank:
Probationary Officer (Assistant Manager, JMGS I)
Deputy Manager (MMGS II)
Manager (MMGS III)
Chief Manager (SMGS IV)
AGM (SMGS V)
DGM (TEGS VI)
GM (TEGS VII)
Foreign Placements and transfers
The fact that SBI has a significant presence in the international forum with branches in over 34 countries, it provides opportunity for officers in India to be posted on offshore branches depending on their performance and skills. With faster promotion rates, the bank offers foreign postings to the deserving candidates as per requirement. With over 200 foreign branches/offices; SBI has the largest network of international branches among public sector banks in the country. The candidates applying for SBI PO post must undergo the career prospects well before applying and understand the responsibility that they need to undergo after got selection.