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Bank Probationary Officer (PO) Exam Preparation

Bank Probationary Officer (PO) exam is one among the well known bank exams in India. Bank PO exams are a gateway to officer and clerical posts in various private and public banks. This examination is tough to crack and needs quality preparation. Let's discuss the examination pattern and the various books which can be helpful for candidates.

General Information about Bank PO exam:

This exam has a preliminary examination of 2 hours duration and is objective type. Preliminary examination has four sections:

1) Test of Reasoning

2) Quantitative Aptitude

3) General Awareness/Computer knowledge

4) English Language

Only candidates who clear the preliminary examination are allowed to go ahead to the next round. The main examination is 3 hours duration and this is a combination of objective and descriptive type examination.

The objective type examination is of 2 hours duration and consists of the following:

1) Test of Reasoning

2) Data Analysis and Interpretation

3) Marketing Knowledge

4) English Language

The descriptive type examination will be on English knowledge and has time duration of 60 minutes. Candidates who clear the main examination with the minimum percentile are called for group discussion and interview.

There are many concepts covered in each of these sections and it's very essential that candidates prepare for all these sections.

Reasoning ability: This checks candidate's ability in the following sections:

1) Analogy in figures, words and Numerics.

2) Series completion

3) Coding and decoding

4) Insert the missing character

5) Classification

Quantitative Aptitude:

1) Simple and compound interest

2) Area and volume

3) Percentage

4) Profit and loss

5) Work and time


7) Simple fraction

General Awareness:

1) Constitution of India

2) Current economic affairs

3) Indian Geography, economy and history

4) Sports

5) Computer knowledge


1) Vocabulary

2) Prepositions

3) Comprehension

4) Synonyms/Antonyms

5) Grammar

6) Comprehension

There are many books which can help candidates. These books cover all the above sections and provide old question papers which are of great help. Some of the well known bank p o officer's exams books are

1) IBPS Bank PO/MT Descriptive English by Kiran Prakashan

2) Bank PO Planner by Upscportal

3) Bank PO Practice test papers by Jha S N

4) Bank PO Guide by SC Gupta

5) Previous paper for Bank PO with detailed solutions by K Kundan

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Source by Sabitha Malhotra