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Selection Procedure for Bank Probationary Officer Exams

Apr 30, 2011 13:09 IST
Selection Procedure : Bank PO
Selection Procedure : Bank PO

Bank Recruitment for Bank PO Exams

For excelling in bank PO exam, it is very important that a candidate knows the nerve of the bank exam ie, the syllabus and the entire selection procedure. A candidate should be aware of the topics to be covered, current affairs and should start preparing for it well in advance. Apart from preparing specifically for individual bank exams, jagranjosh.com has outlined general selection procedure for bank PO exams. We wish you luck in your endeavour!

A. Written Examination

The Written Examination will comprise of Objective Test and Descriptive Test details of which is furnished hereunder:

a) Objective Test

Objective Test consisting of Test of Reasoning, Test of English Language, Test of Quantitative Aptitude, Test of  General Awareness, Test of Computer Knowledge.


Sl. No. Test No. Of Questions
1 Test of Reasoning 50
2 Test of English Language 50
3 Test of Quantitative Aptitude 50
4 Test of General Awareness 50
5 Test of Computer Knowledge 50
  Total 250

The candidates shall be required to qualify in each objective test as per the cut-off marks determined by individual banks. There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the objective tests which will result in negative marks for every wrong answer ie, one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.

b) Descriptive Test
It will consist of 4 questions out of which the candidates are required to attempt 3 questions only. The descriptive paper of Allahabad bank judges the candidate on their knowledge on situations, current topics, topics of common interest, national issues etc. The candidates are required to write essay type answers on these questions. The questions are basic in nature and not much preparation is required for it. To prepare for this section, candidates need to remain updated about the various current topics and try to write short notes on them along with life situations.

Note: The question paper for above test both Objective and Descriptive except the Test of English Language and Descriptive Paper will be printed bilingual ie English and Hindi. Bank will decide the minimum cut-off marks for each test as well as Total Weightage Marks.

Depending on the number of number of vacancies, such of those candidates who rank sufficiently high in the order of merit in the written test as per the cut off marks decided by the Bank will only be called for the interview.

B. Group Discussion and/ or Interview
Candidates who clear the written test are called for group discussion and personal interview. After GD and PI, mark of all sections ie written GD, and PI added to decide the final score and shortlist the candidates.

Group Discussion demands knowledge of current affairs, cool temperament, and right attitude. So always be prepared with some current topic especially with economical/ financial topics. Reading news paper and watching news will help a lot.

Personal Interview is conducted to check the behavior, conversation skill, and knowledge about banking and financial topics. Technical questions may come from your previous job (if u you are already working), projects that you have done, academic subjects and about the bank also. So, prepare well on one subject from your academic curriculum, do a good research on the bank and rehearsal mock interviews.

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Sir meri english bahut weak hai Kya mujhe bank po ki tyari karni chahiye


i want the information about the bank job what the selection process of this


I am b.com(h) 1st year student. I want to prepare myself as a bank po . please give me more information about this

Aayush singh tomar,

thanks for all the necessary an required information

Himanshu Bhardwaj,

Post what are the stages of bank p.o?

humera sayed ,

complited 3years fulltime diploma in computer By MSBTE. now appeared BCA course. And now wants to prepare for BPO

anurag singh,

please notified me for the various post of 2014

Ranjeet Kaur,

Bank clerk

Bipul kumar,

name of book to clear the bank PO exam

Animesh Ghosh,

I am a defence person. Am I eligible for bank P O exam ? Date of publication of next exam notification ?

Prabhupada jena,

Give me various information about bak po exams

prodyumna chowdhury,

give me important notification about bank po recuitment


plz tell me abt d bst book preferred for p.o. exam ..


good enough for freshers who have a little knowledge about PO exam

sugandha chaudhari,

what books i refer for bank po exam.please send on email id.

kunwar lucky,

plz sir tell me how i m impro in pi

vijaylaxmi chaudhary,

material is quite good but it can be improved by having categories arts science ,engg. stream students so that one can directly check over there:-)

gauri ,

plz sir i want to about the procedure of bank po exam

sandeep keshari,

i want to know the procedure of bank po


Hi Dude, I want to know about how to develop my aptitute skill, I have a thearitical mind so could you please tell me.


Please give me a proper guidencce for Bank PO exam.. i have completed my BE in computer science


i am b.pharma II year student. i want to prepare for entrance exam for po in bank. please give me all information about this.


Respected sir, please give me a proper guidence for prepration for bank po exam . and which book is best and what will be the study material.please reply me as soon as peossible Thanks Sonia

ashutosh singh,

from where i get the relevant and appropriate study material for bank po examination124.124.40.15

Tejaswini Verma,

sir, i m persuing bca(science) ,and after completing my degree i want to start preparation for PO EXAMS..so i request u sir plz tell me the syllabus n name of books wich will b usefull for studies.

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