IBPS PO Salary, Job Profile & Career Growth 2018

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IBPS PO Job Profile, Salary & Career Growth 

Dear Students, the much-awaited notification of IBPS PO 2018is out already. The notification comes as a bliss to all the banking aspirants across the country who have been preparing for months and years. And, for sure, all of you must now be eager to know your work profile, growth and salary post your selection as a Probationary Officer in a Public Sector Bank. So, Adda247 is here with a detailed description of the work profile, growth prospects and salary structure of a Probationary Officer who is posted in a Public Sector Bank through the examinations conducted by IBPS every year.

IBPS PO Salary, Job Profile & Career Growth Details:


IBPS PO Work Profile


When a candidate gets selected for the post of Probationary Officer through IBPS PO 2018 Examination, she first serves a probation period of 2 years (that varies across different Public Sector Banks). After the bank employee completes her probation period, she appears for an internal exam (rules and structure of which vary across different Public Sector Banks) conducted by the bank she is serving for. A candidate is only assigned for the post of Assistant Manager when she qualifies this exam and the probation period is extended if she fails. 
  • Probationary Officers and Managers in banks are into customer dealing, maintenance and supervising regular branch activities. 
  • The job role or the work responsibility of a Probationary Officer of a Public Sector Bank is to look after public relations, monitor and regulate branch activities & tasks, address customer related issues & grievances, approve & monitor daily transactions of branch & customers and handle the processing of loans.
  • An assistant manager is expected to multitask and verify the work done by clerks whenever required. Also, she has to be aware of the policies and decisions made by the management so as to implement them for a smooth functioning of the branch.

Growth Opportunity


After getting selected for the post of a Probationary Officer, one is promoted to the post of Assistant Manager through an internal examination we previously discussed. These banks keep conducting internal examinations at regular intervals for the process of promotion. Apart from these internal examinations, one also gets promoted on the basis of her seniority. The growth chart of a probationary officer begins with the post of Assistant Manager and then she is promoted to the following posts:
  • Deputy Manager
  • Branch Manager
  • Senior Branch Manager
  • Chief Manager
  • Assistant General Manager
  • DGM
  • General Manager
After being posted in a Public Sector Bank, you can also appear for Associate Exams for JAIIB and CAIIB Certifications that serve a purpose when you are getting promoted. 


IBPS PO Salary & Allowances


A Probationary Officer in a Public Sector Bank gets a basic pay of Rs. 23,000 to Rs. 27000. Various perks and benefits are also added to this basic pay and the overall salary finally amounts to Rs. 39,000 to Rs. 42,000. The salary of a candidate also depends on the place of posting and the bank she is selected for.