October 17, 2016



Role of Probationary officer

Probationary Officer is the first entry point for a job in bank, especially to fresh graduates & those without prior experience. The PO will report to their immediate senior officer, who will closely monitor & evaluate the performance of him/her for a certain period.

While on job, Probationary officers will have to take up assignments given by their managers. Along with training, they will also be deployed across various departments of the bank to gain exposure in operations & working of bank. So, in short, the PO must be willing to take up any work during the probation period in order to understand the process effectively & to scale greater heights and reach higher positions.

Probation Period: Normally, the probation period for PO’s will be for 2 years. The probation period can also considered as the learning phase. Hence it is extremely important to be in good conduct during probation. Banks have the right to terminate the employee during the probation, if he/she does not fit the position.

1. IBPS Preliminary Exam – 

Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Paper 35 35 01 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude Paper 35 35
3 English Language Paper 30 30
 Total 100 100

 2. Common Written Exam (CWE) – IBPS Common Written Exam (IBPS CWE) is an Objective type question paper which will be conducted Online. This exam contains 200 marks with a duration of 02 hours. There will be Negative marking also for every wrong Answer
0.25 marks Each Student required to the get minimum score to qualify for Second Stage for Interview. IBPS CWE Exam Consists five different Sections that are Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude, General Knowledge and Computer Knowledge. See details below.


Name of Tests

Maximum Marks




50 (40 Mins)

140 Mins


English Language

40 (30 Mins)


Quantitative Aptitude

50 (40 Mins)


General Awareness

40 (20 Mins)


Computer Knowledge

20 (10 Mins)



IBPS Common Interview – Candidates who have been qualified IBPS PO MT 6 CWE 2016 they will be called for Interview to be directed by the Participating Organizations and composed by the Nodal Bank in each one State/ UT with the assistance of IBPS. Meetings will be led at select focuses. The interview will be conducted at the selected Interview Centers.