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HindustanTimes Thu,23 Oct 2014
How to become a bank PO
HT Education Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, April 30, 2014
First Published: 10:29 IST(30/4/2014)
Last Updated: 11:06 IST(30/4/2014)

A bank probationary officer (PO) is one who handles multiple  tasks, from cheque clearance to billing or ­working in the forex section during the probation period. Once ­confirmed, the employee will do routine work related to banking. POs also take on managerial ­responsibilities later.

From insurance, wealth ­management, to merchant ­banking, etc, there are ­numerous opportunities for those ­interested in this field. Today it’s all about innovative banking, therefore, a PO should be able to think out-of-the-box.

Graduates from any stream can apply to a public sector bank as a PO. Every bank recruits its staff through a written test, group discussion and interview.  Hard work, proper planning and execution, communication skills and ability to work under pressure will help a PO get ahead.

Banking on
Be receptive and alert about bank functions and also to the training

Rs. I take home
Rs. 10,000- Rs. 20,000 per month

I love my job because...
Pay scale and job security make it an ­attractive option

Expert gyan
There is no limit to how high one can rise — you can be executive director or the chairman of a bank. It depends on your aptitude and learning from experience while working


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