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Bank Probationary Officer Career Information

What a Bank Probationary Officer does

Abilities & Traits Required


The candidate must be a graduate from a recognised University or must possess an equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Government of India. The age limit is between 21 and 30 years as on the specified date notified in the press advertisements with exceptions in specific cases. The upper age limit is relaxed for SC/ST and OBC candidates, ex-Servicemen / Commissioned Officers and Officers of Regional Rural Banks, subject to certain conditions.

Graduate/ postgraduates/CA/MBA in the 21-28 year age group, are eligible to take the examination.

Computer Literacy: Operating Computer Systems in MS DOS, MS Windows, Basic concepts of Networking & Connectivity, MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point etc.), shall be an essential qualification, which a candidate must either possess before or acquire within 6 months, of joining the Bank in case the candidate is selected for appointment.


Nearly 1000 probationary officers are recruited every year by banks in India. This avenue of direct recruitment as Probationary Officers in Banks, offers a promising career for bright young people today.

Expected earnings of a Bank Probationary Officer:

The job brings in a handsome remuneration, security of service and job satisfaction. The work content is rich and varied.

Starting salary is Rs 15000 20000 per month, with Rs 2000 increment per annum (excluding other allowances).

While seniority is one of the major considerations for promotion, there are also other opportunities of promotions, through departmental exam held every 2 or 3 years

Scale of Pay: Rs 20000 -30000/- (After the Initiatory Months)

Emoluments: DA, HRA, CCA will be paid as per Bank's rules in force from time to time depending upon the place of posting. Total initial monthly emoluments at the Major 'A' class cities may be Rs. 30000/-(approx) for the post. Medical Aid, LTC, Pension, P.F., Gratuity etc. will be admissible as per Bank's rules.

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