How to build your career as Bank Manager – IBPS PO, SBI PO Guide

It is the dream of every student that they study well and build his/her career in the future. Here the term career is used to refer to get a job in the government sector or in a good and highly reputed multinational company. Today we are going to discuss one such prestigious job, which many students have dreamt of.

Many students may have been dreaming of becoming bank managers in the near future, For which many are constantly preparing hard. If you want to get a job as a manager in a bank, you need to prepare accordingly, because lots of deserving and aspiring people are constantly preparing for this post.

But if you work hard in the right direction, you can build your career as Bank Manager just by following your passion. In today’s article, we will discuss how to become a bank manager. Also discuss what are the eligibility criteria to apply for the post of a bank manager, what are the exams that we need to qualify to become a manager in a bank, and what are the types of exams and other important related topics.

IBPS PO or Bank Manager Job Overview

Recruitment NameIBPS PO, SBI PO
Position Probationary Officer or Bank Manager
Managed organizationIBPS, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Job LocationIndia
Education QualificationGraduation
Application ProcessOnline
CategoryCareer
How to become Bank Manager

How can I be a bank manager?

It is not possible to become a bank manager just by passing the required exam. For that we need to be appointed as PO, Probationary Officer first, and later through promotion only we can become managers in a bank. For this, some necessary qualifications are required which we have discussed in the article below.

What are the Eligibility Criteria required to become a Probationary Officer?

To apply for the Bank PO or Manager post we will need some important criteria which are,

  • To apply for this post applicants must have completed graduation degrees like BCA, BA, B.COM, B.SC, and BE/B.TECH and must have scored a minimum of 60% marks in graduation.
  • The applicant’s Age limit to apply for this post should be between 20-30 years, This age criteria is meant only for general candidates.
  • Also, we should need to know how to read, write and speak in English.

Applicant age limit for PO

You must be in between 20-30 years of age to apply for this post. On the contrary, SC, ST, and PWD candidates ages should be 20-35.

Selection Process For PO Posts

Before applying for the Probationary Officer post you need to decide whether you want to get selected by a government bank or a private bank. Because both the selection process and exam pattern are different in these banks. There are two ways to become a Probationary Officer in a government bank. Through these two exams, SBI PO and IBPS PO we can become managers in banks.

SBI PO Exam is conducted only for State Bank PO Posts. But to become a Probationary Officer in any government bank other than a state bank you have to participate in the IBPS PO exam. IBPS is the national organization that conducts the selection process in 11 government undertaking banks, like the Bank of Maharashtra, Punjab National Bank, and other government undertaking banks.

There are different procedures for becoming a Probationary Officer in private sector banks. The selection process of PO posts in private banks varies from bank to bank, but today we will only discuss how to become a manager in a government undertaking banks through the IBPS PO exam.

Exam Pattern For IBPS PO Posts

Exam Pattern and Stages

The selection process for Probationary Officers in government banks is generally done in three stages. The first stage is the preliminary exam, the second step is Mains exam. After qualifying these two stages, candidates are selected for the third stage. Where candidates have to go through an interview, group discussions, and document verification.

Stage 1- Prelims Exam

In the First stage prelims exam is conducted which consists of MCQ questions of a total of 100 marks. Each question is worth 1 mark i.e. total of 100 questions have to be faced. The prelims test is taken based on 3 subjects. There are 30 questions from the English Language, 35 questions from Quantitative Ability, and 35 questions come from Reasoning Ability. 20 minutes are allotted for each subject i.e exam duration is 60 minutes ie 1 hour. All questions are objective types, and if you answer 4 questions wrong 1 mark will be deducted as a negative marking.

Stage 2- Mains Exam

The Mains exam consists of two papers, paper I and paper ll. Paper l contains objective-type questions and paper ll contains subjective-type questions.

Paper l: objective-type

The first paper of Mains exam carries 200 marks which consist of 155 questions. Where there are 45 questions from Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, 40 questions from General Awareness, 35 questions from English Language and 35 questions come from Data Analysis & Interpretation.

Paper ll: subjective-type

Paper ll is taken after paper l, which consists of subjective type questions and only 2 questions are asked; one is Letter Writing and another is Essay Writing. Paper 2 carries 50 marks for SBI PO and 25 marks for IBPS PO.

Stage 3: Interview

Those who qualify for the prelims and mains exam are called for the third stage i.e. interview. A total of 100 marks are allotted for the interview for PO posts. To qualify for the interview, 40% marks are required for general candidates and 35% marks for SC, ST, and PWD candidates. The final merit list of those who have qualified and been selected at all stages is updated on the official website.

Salary of Bank Manager

A bank manager’s or Probationary Officer’s salary starts from 45000 rupees and goes up to 85000 rupees, the figure varies from bank to bank. Salary generally depends on banks and job locations. Besides, other extra allowances like DA, TA, HRA, CCA, and Medical Allowance are also given separately.

Important Notice: IBPS PO Vacancy out for 6432 Posts

Currently, the recruitment for the post of PO has been started by IBPS. The online application has begun on the 2nd of August, those who want to try can apply by the 22nd of August. You can apply for a total of 6432 vacancies, both male and female candidates from all over India can apply for this post.

To apply for the post of PO, you can visit the official website and fill in the online form there. We have already discussed above the educational qualifications, tenures, age limits, selection process, and exam patterns.

Bank Manager or IBPS PO FAQs

how to become a bank manager after the 12th?

To become a bank manager, you have to complete your graduation first. After passing graduation with 60% of the marks you can apply for this post.

How long does it take to become a bank manager?

It is not possible to become a manager in a bank just by passing the exam, first of all, you have to be appointed as a PO and then through promotion, it is possible to become a manager. Generally, after 3 to 5 years of experience, it is possible to become a manager.

Can I directly become a bank manager?

As we have mentioned before, it is not possible to become a bank manager directly.

Is there any exam for the bank managers?

Probationary Officers are appointed through IBPS PO and SBI PO examinations in government banks.

I passed graduation with less than 60% marks, is it possible to apply for IBPS PO 2022 exam?

Yes, all those who have completed graduation can apply.

How many total vacancies are there for IBPS PO posts this year?

Candidates can apply this year for 6432 posts.

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