How to prepare for Probationary Officer Exam - Explained


Probationary Officer – This is the first entry point for starting a management career in banking industry.PO`s move up the ladder to occupy positions like Manager,General Manager etc., based on their performance & experience.That is the reason for the huge interest shown by graduates  in applying for PO posts.We have explained in detail about the Exam process & Methods to prepare for Probationary Officer exam.

 

Examination : The exams for Probationary banks are almost same in all banks.They would have tow tests – Objective test & Descriptive test.The Objective test would have the following sections – Reasoning,Quantitative aptitude,Test of English & General awareness.0.25 marks would be reduced for each wrong answer as negative marking.

** It is necessary that candidates have to pass in each section of the objective test.

 

The descriptive test will expect candidates to write essay-type answers on questions given.Normally it would for 60mins & the test is only to qualify.The marks awarded are not added to final selection or ranking,but you have to clear this test(minimum 40% marks) as well.

 

Preparing for PO Exam : Candidates will have to answer 200-250 objective questions within 2 hours & this makes it a necessity for fast mind calculations,short methods to arrive at answers etc.,

 

1) Allocate maximum time for preparing Aptitude & Reasoning sections.Similarly,focus more on these sections during the test,as they are prone to confuse you often.

2) Quantitative aptitude will deal with basic maths – algebra,profit loss,percentage problems,arithmetic problems etc.Books of Std.10th would help in preparing for this.

3) Practice is the only key to crack Reasoning questions.Most candidates feel this part lets them down during the exam.Questions would be based on diagrams, statements,analysis etc, & will test your problem solving skills.

4) Test of English will have questions on grammar, vocabulary,synonyms,antonyms,fill-in-the blanks,sentence formation etc.,Books on basic english language would suffice.

5) General awareness needs no introduction as questions are asked only from general events,economic development,people & organizations.Read newspapers with special focus on banking & finance,money markets,global business.

6) Do not guess wildly & blindly as there is negative marks for each wrong answer.

 

Working on previous year question papers will help you develop speed,time allocation & understanding the type of questions asked.Below are few solved previous years question papers for PO exam,which can be bought online.

** Oswaal Bank PO Exam (10 Years Solved Papers) – Rs.319 – Buy Online


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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear sir
how to prepare for descriptive paper?

how to start & end? does writing statistic with related topic helps?please guide me?
regards

Dipin K Sam said...

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Anonymous said...

hi,

how to prepare for descriptive paper?

how to start & end? does writing statistic with related topic helps?please guide me?
regards

Anonymous said...

This web site is really good..please let me know the job profile of PO?

ankita said...

hi! the website is amazing pls contie the gud work and kindly let me know the job profile of po in sbi and the promotion ladder to reach to higher positions. do reply

Saurabh said...

hi,

how to prepare for descriptive paper?

how to start & end? does writing statistic with related topic helps?please guide me?
regards

neesha said...

Hi. This site is really helpful.Continue your work and support for all. Let me know the main difference between PO and clerk...? and the hierarchy of positions. Waiting for ur reply..

amar said...

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ss said...

How to prepare for PO written exam? i.e reference books for quantitative aptitude,reasoning,general English,General Awareness.........

usha said...

Dear sir
1. how to prepare for descriptive paper?

how to start & end? does writing statistic with related topic helps?please guide me?

2.How to prepare for PO written exam? i.e reference books for quantitative aptitude,reasoning,general English,General Awareness.........

3. As i belong to Engineering graduate how will the interview questions since i dont have much knowledge on the Banking sector

Arun Prakash said...

Can you please give me guidance on how to tackle the question "Being an engineering graduate, why do you opt for PO job?"