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# Syllabus for Bank Probationary Officer (PO) Exams

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Banking profession is an attractive option for young graduates. It is one of the most wanted job positions. It enjoys much respect and prestige in our society. Probationary Officers Exams are conducted by individual banks as and when required. Banks hire eligible graduates by this exam for training for a Probation Period of two years. The selected candidates' performance during the probation period will decide their position after training. You should keep yourself informed as different bank have different dates for entrance test for PO Exams. You may keep visiting Job and Entrance Exam Updates Page for recent news and announcements by various banks.

1. Test of Reasoning/Mental Ability/Aptitude:

This section usually tries to test the reasoning abilities and mental aptitude of the candidate. Questions are asked mainly from the following categories.

VERBAL

• Number Series
• Alphabet Series
• Test of Direction Sense
• Coding-Decoding
• Number Ranking
• Arithmetical Reasoning
• Problem on Age Calculation
• Blood Relations
• Analogy
• Decision Making etc.

NON-VERBAL

• Non Verbal Series
• Mirror Images
• Cubes and Dice
• Grouping Identical Figures
• Embedded Figures etc

2. Quantitative Aptitude:

This section tests the quantitative and mathematical skills of the candidate. Questions are asked mainly from the following categories.

• Number System
• HCF, LCM
• Simplification
• Decimal Fractions
• Ratio and Proportions
• Unitary Method
• Percentage
• Time and Distance
• Time and Work
• Profit and Loss
• Average
• Simple and Compound Interest
• Mensuration (2D and 3D)
• Algebra
• Data Interpretation

3. English:

This section is designed to test the language abilities and understanding of English grammar. Questions are asked mainly from the following categories.

• Verb
• Subject Verb Agreement
• Error Correction
• Tenses
• Sentence Rearrangement
• Fill in the Blanks with Modals, Articles etc
• Comprehension
• Answering questions based on Unseen Passages
• Vocabulary
• Synonyms
• Antonyms

4. General Awareness:

This section is checks whether the candidate keep himself/herself up to date with the world around them. Questions are asked mainly from the following categories.

• Current Affairs (National and International)
• Major Financial/Economic News
• Budget and Five Year Plans
• Who's Who
• Sports
• Books and Authors
• Awards and Honours
• Science - Inventions and Discoveries
• Abbreviations
• Important Days
• International and National Organisations

NOTE:

Syllabus may vary from Bank to Bank and from Time to Time. However this broadly covers all the topics one should prepare for Bank PO Examination. This syllabus is valid for bank Probationary Officer Recruitment Exam conducted by State Bank of India (SBI), Bank of Baroda (BOB), Allahabad Bank, ICICI, Corporation Bank, Bank of Maharashtra and other national banks.

More Sample Question Papers:

You can find more sample papers here: Computer, English, Reasoning, Maths, General Knowledge

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1. shivangi khare said:

please send the information of all upcoming bank po examination which is held by various branches in india.thanks

2. nisha said:

i want to know the syllabus, structure of paper, sample papers and date of exams in 2010

3. satish said:

iam prepareing for sbi po.please send me what is need of general english. what required syllabus i have been prepared

4. namita pachling said:

Hi, I am applied for the post of Probationery Officer in sbi Bank. So, please help me to finding the notes for the written exam of the same post. Also guide me for the exam how can i prepare for the exam?
namita

5. debashis gupta said:

Please let me updated the dates of the bank exam.

6. arpit said:

i want to know about the paper structure ie how many questions are there and what is the time duration of the exam and the syllabus

7. sonam chopra said:

plz send the syllabus for PO exams ,andhra bank and relevant information on my I D

sonam chopra

8. MANISH JHA said:

PLEASE SEND EVERY BANK PO EXAM RELATED INFORMATION ON MY MAIL ID.

9. MANISH JHA said:

HI
PLEASE SEND ME ALL BANK PO EXAM RELATED INFORMATION ON MY MAIL ID.

WITH WARM REGARD
MANISH JHA
9990852043

10. prakash choudhary said:

plz help me i m going to apply bank p.o. so plz provide me syllabus and upcoming vacancy, on my email id

thanks

11. pratishtha chandel said:

plz send me the information of all upcoming bank po examination which is held by various branches in india.thanks

12. Kumar Atul said:

Please,send the dates of all bank exams(clerical/PO) that are going to be conducted in 2009.Kindly send the details to the email ID mentioned above.
Thanks.

13. PROSUN CHAKRABORTY said:

Sir,
I am prearing myself to sit for the PO & clarical jobs of Banks(Specially for SBI). But I am bit confused with the process to develop my preparation with the respective syllabus. Moreover, there are numerous books which contain the huge syllabus ,causing a great confusion to select an ideal book or books to prepare with. Please help me on the same . And kindly let me know how to get success in these exams.

Thanks & Regards,
Prosun Chakraborty (033-25798206)

14. aniket rohit said:

hi i m aniket so first of all u ve to required information abt the cut-off marks n then according to this u should have idea abt tat which types of apti quest n reasoning , verbal questions r asking . so according to model set u ve to select n i think for general awareness manorma yr book n for apti R.S. agrwal verbal n nonverbal is sufficient 4 this. i ve also applied 4 this after my engg.

15. aniket rohit said:

i wan to know abt the cut-off marks for all the bank PO examination bcz without this we can't be satisfied of our study n can't think to crack this. so plz send me details n some recent model set paper

16. ajit kumar said:

there r 2 xams held in june-july namely ubi po at 21june nd second one andhra bank.

17. ajit kumar said:

sir i hve given allahabad clerk held on 15march 2009 nd m solved 164 out 220.kindly tell me can i think abt interview call frm bank.when result be published?

18. SANDEEP GUPTA said:

Plz help me..I have applied for Probationary Officers in United Bank of India, Please notify me how to prepare and what is the syllabus fot it...n i want some model papers..please help me and reply me as soon as possible....

19. shweta said:

Plz help me..I have applied for Probationary Officers in United Bank of India, Please notify me how to prepare and what is the syllabus fot it...n i want some model papers..

20. RaviRanjan Kumar said:

I have applied for IT Officer Exam Allahabad bank
I want Syllabus & How I prepare for exam

please inform me all the upcoming bank po exam date & please give me the sample papers also

Thanks

21. Namit Kumar said:

hi,please inform me all the upcoming bank po exams on my email id

22. sapna srivastava said:

hi,please inform me all the upcoming bank po exams on my email id

23. aruna said:

hi,
please inform me all the upcoming bank exams for the year 2009 to my mail id...

24. anjali said:

please inform me all the upcoming bank po exam date & please give me the sample papers also

25. Leela said:

Hi,

I want syllabus for General awareness (recent). I have applied for Probationary Officers in indian overseas bank Please notify me how to prepare and what is the syllabus fot it.

Thanks,
Leela

26. Leela said:

Hi,

I want syllabus for General awareness (recent). I have applied for Probationary Officers in indian overseas bank Please notify me how to prepare and what is the syllabus fot it.

Thanks,
Leela

27. BANU said:

plz inform all upcoming bank exams to my mail id

28. vandana said:

i have aplied for probationary officer in indian overseas bank.So plz guide me how to prepare for the exam ,syllabus for it and please provide me some model paperto prepare for it.

29. suma said:

i want some model papers for PO exam.

30. surya said:

Give some model papers for PO exam

31. poornima said:

have applied for Probationary Officers in Canara Bank, indian overseas bank , NABARD Please notify me how to prepare and what is the syllabus fot it.

32. shwetha said:

Plz help me..I have applied for Probationary Officers in Canara Bank, Please notify me how to prepare and what is the syllabus fot it...n i want some model papers..

33. Sourabh said:

I have cleared the PNB Management Trainee Prelim exams, and I want to know the detailed syllabus of PNB Management Trainee Mains, which has been scheduled to 22nd March 2009.

Need guidance....
Thanks

34. shalini said:

I have applied for IT Officer Exam Allahabad bank
I want Syllabus & How I prepare for exam

Thanks

35. Naveena said:

Iam in a confusion, I have applied for Probationary Officers in Canara Bank, Please notify me how to prepare and what is the syllabus fot it.

36. Brijesh Sharma said:

I have applied for IT Officer Exam Allahabad bank
I want Syllabus & How I prepare for exam

I have applied for IT Officer Exam Allahabad bank
I want Syllabus & How I prepare for exam

Thanks

37. Vijendra Rathod said:

Hi, I am applied for the post of Probationery Officer in Uco Bank. So, please help me to finding the notes for the written exam of the same post. Also guide me for the exam how can i prepare for the exam?
Thank You!!!

plz tell me how bcan i prepare for descriptive test of po exams&also i want past papers of po's exams

39. Neeta said:

I have applied for IT Officer Exam Allahabad bank
I want Syllabus & How I prepare for exam

Thanks

40. kusum said: